Catholicism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant catholicism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, intense, interesting, dramatic and suspense films and TV shows about / with catholicism, priest, religion, mentor, catholic, destiny, runaway, death, nun and church plots mostly in Drama, History and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
catholicism movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as catholicism: The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), Spotlight (2015), The Omen (2006), Angels & Demons (2009), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002), Luther (2003), We Have a Pope (2011), Keeping the Faith (2000), The Rite (2011).

List of catholicism movies

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing ...
Style: suspense, scary, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom, catholicism, lawyer, priest, teenage girl, supernatural, good versus evil, courtroom drama, uncover truth, danger, evil force, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, illinois, usa
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Spotlight (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters ...
Style: factual, psychological, talky, tense, emotional ...
Plot: conspiracy, journalism, child abuse, catholicism, investigation, pedophilia, catholic church, sex scandal, lawyer, twists & turns, investigative journalism, gay ...
Time: year 1976, year 2002, year 2001
Place: boston, florida
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The Omen (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A diplomatic couple adopts the son of the devil without knowing it. A remake of the classic horror film of the same name from 1976.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, harsh, serious ...
Plot: murder, demon, prophecy, catholicism, parents and children, supernatural ability, loss of child, hospital, nanny, ambassador, church, monk ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, italy, manhattan new york city ...
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Angels & Demons (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon investigates a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. He discovers evidence of the unimaginable, the rebirth of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati, the most powerful ...
Style: exciting, intellectual, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: riddles and clues, investigation, conspiracy, religions or cults, danger, scientist, ancient, search, professor, mystery, secret society, mastermind ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, harvard university, geneva switzerland
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, colourful ...
Plot: queen, throne, royal family, british history, queen elizabeth i, execution, political intrigue, period piece, politics, head of state, catholicism, palace intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 18th century ...
Place: england, spain, europe, scotland, virginia ...
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The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain, Argentina, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The young Father Amaro is put to the test. He is sent to Mexico to help take care of aging Father Benito when he meets a 16-year-old girl that he begins and affair with. It turns out the girls mother had been having an affair with Father Benito. ...
Style: sexual, touching, realistic, serious, reflective ...
Plot: celibacy, forbidden love, abortion, catholicism, hospital, temptation, sin, lust, drug lord, hypocrisy, bishop, pregnancy ...
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, tokyo
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Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, bribery, hypocrisy, church, theology, idealism, german, rebellion, human spirit ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, england, egypt
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We Have a Pope (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The newly elected Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is about to greet the faithful who have gathered to see him. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, call on a renowned therapist who also happens to be an ...
Style: psychological, realistic, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: identity crisis, clergy, human nature, self discovery, introspection, self involved, self fulfillment, lifestyle, catholic church, catholicism, cardinal the priest, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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Keeping the Faith (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Best friends since they were kids, Rabbi Jacob Schram and Father Brian Finn are dynamic and popular young men living and working on New York's Upper West Side. When Anna Reilly, once their childhood friend and now grown into a beautiful ...
Style: clever, humorous, feel good, talky, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: rabbi, love triangle, priest, catholicism, clergy, celibacy, friendship, romance, church, sexual tension, christianity, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Rite (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: church, supernatural, clergy, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, teachers and students, vatican, seminary, exorcism, power relations, supernatural ability, catholicism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, latin america
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The Vatican Tapes (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a highly secured vault deep within the walls of Vatican City, the Catholic Church holds thousands of old films and video footage documenting exorcisms/supposed exorcisms and other unexplained religious phenomena they feel the world is not ready ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense, bleak
Plot: exorcism, supernatural, danger, clergy, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, demonic possession, exorcist, vatican, supernatural horror, evil, psychological torment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: exciting, clever, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Plot: holy grail, christianity, adventure, investigation, riddles and clues, ancient mystery, secret, artifact, uncover truth, ancient, search, professor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1st century, 2000s
Place: holy land, europe, france, zurich switzerland, paris france ...
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Damien (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After discovering his origins, Damien Thorn must cope with life as the Anti-Christ.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, bleak
Plot: supernatural, destiny, antichrist, evil, devil, religion, based on movie, deadly, catholicism, bible prophecy, mysticism, photograph ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Priest (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Obsessed with fantasies of sex, Father Miguel seeks professional help through his church but they are not listening; thus leaving the Father in a dilemma; leaving the church or should he try, on his own, to surrender to these temptations?
Plot: masturbation, priest, sexual obsession, catholicism, crisis of faith, sex with a priest, lust, sex, female nudity, belt, male nudity, celibacy ...
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6 Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, split personality, supernatural, psychiatrist, mental illness, catholicism, forest, grave, witch doctor, fear, mentally unstable, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1910s, 2000s
Place: usa, canada
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Brideshead Revisited (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 659 min.
Story: In this eleven parts British television serial, Charles Ryder's involvement with members of the aristocratic Marchmain/Flyte family is followed throughout the years between the two World Wars.
Style: touching, psychological, gloomy, captivating, tense ...
Plot: friendship, aristocracy, catholicism, mistress, soldier, couples, obsessive quest, bohemian life, destructive relationship, social climbing, siblings relations, self discovery ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: oxford university, england, venice
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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspense, depressing, serious ...
Plot: sexual harassment, nun, convent, sexual abuse, punishment, human spirit, life is a bitch, irish, rebellion, clergy, unwanted pregnancy, society ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the ...
Style: stylized, captivating, sexual, sexy, factual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: queen, love triangle, royal court, royal family, intrigue, king, seduction, mistress, jealousy, siblings relations, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
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Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, clever, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, politics, massacre, torment, anti semitism, war crime, pope, doctor, conscience, vatican ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, hungary, romania ...
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Bad Education (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the 1960s. Father Manolo, director of the school and its professor of literature, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three are ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, psychological, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, transsexual, transvestism, teacher, priest, dangerous attraction, blackmail, first love, child abuse, gay, life is a bitch, gender bending ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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May the Lord Be with Us (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Austria, Germany
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The Defenestration of Prague, which took place on May 23, 1618, was the decisive historical moment that unleashed the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) between several Catholic and Protestant states and changed the course of European history forever.
Plot: historical event, catholicism, aristocrat, czech history, defenestration, politics, politician, nobleman, european history
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, prague, central europe
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Bloody Bloody Bible Camp (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1977 a group of young, horny, out of control Christians are spending a fun filled weekend at the mountain lakeside Happy Day Bible Camp. One by one these youthful sinners pay a BLOODY penance for their misdeeds. Flash forward 7 years, when ...
Style: scary, rough, sexual, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, camp, murder, psychopath, deadly, gory, religions or cults, crimes, danger, catholicism, gore, summer camp ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Metropolitan Archbishop Lakota of L'viv, freed after twenty years in the Soviet Gulag, travels to Rome where circumstances conspire to see him elevated to the Papacy. Inspired by the life story of Ukrainian Catholic Cardinal Josyf Slipyj,
Style: serious, tense, realistic, epic
Plot: catholic church, pope, vatican, fighting the system, human spirit, obsessive quest, leadership, political unrest, revolution, politics, prison, journalism ...
Time: 60s
Place: china, asia, europe, soviet union, italy
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The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 477 min.
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, family saga, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, clergy, destiny, tragic love, love and romance, hopes, love affair, priest, fall in love, social differences, sex with a priest ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: australia, mine
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Legend About Thiel (1977)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 311 min.
Story: Based on the book by Belgian XIX century author Charles de Coaster.
Plot: catholicism, friendship
Time: 16th century
Place: flanders, netherlands, holland
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Extramuros (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This 1985 Spanish film reveals one of the many terrible aspects of 16th century Spain, still plagued by the radical Christian Inquisition, one of a plethora of difficulties Spaniards faced at the time. Spanish super star Carmen Maura plays a nun ...
Plot: female homosexuality, lgbt, catholicism, inquisition, death, lesbian, lesbianism, female nudity, wound, hand wound, lesbian love, blood ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain
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The Milky Way (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages.
Style: offbeat, surreal, atmospheric, clever, witty ...
Plot: nun, surrealism, bible, escapades, miraculous event, hopes, religions or cults, s&m, hitchhiker, adventure, imaginary, clergy ...
Time: 20th century
Place: spain, france, europe
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Romero (1989)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his county. This fil chronicles the transformation ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, tragic ending, christian film ...
Plot: murder, church, bishop, fighting the system, priest, politics, society, battles, political unrest, clergy, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, south america
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The 13th Day (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In a world torn apart by persecution, war and oppression, 3 children were chosen to offer a message of hope to the world.Based on the memoirs of the oldest Seer, Lucia Santos, and many thousands of independent eye-witness accounts, The 13th Day ...
Plot: catholicism, interrogation, abduction, children, village, pope, virgin mary, prophecy, catholic, sun, heavy rain, faith ...
Place: portugal
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Samaritan Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Yeo-jin and Jae-yeong are two teenage girls who are trying to earn money for a trip to Europe. To reach this end, Jae-yeong is prostituting herself while Yeo-jin acts as her pimp, setting her up with the clients and staying on guard for the police. ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, sexual
Plot: prostitute, murder, coming of age, police officer, friendship, teenage life, couples, deadly, vengeance, youth, redemption, virginity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, korea
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