Monk movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant monk movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, stylized, visually appealing, allegory, melancholic and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with monk, mentor, storytelling, murder, dialogue, runaway, death, destiny, brutality and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
monk movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as monk: Of Gods and Men (2010), Shaolin (2011), Andrei Rublev (1966), Black Death (2010), Season of the Witch (2011), The Name of the Rose (1986), Bulletproof Monk (2003), The Island (2006), Mystery!: Cadfael (1994), Samsara (2001).

List of monk movies

Of Gods and Men (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: French drama based on the 1996 kidnapping and killing of seven monks in Algeria. A group of Trappist monks reside in the monastery of Tibhirine in Algeria, where they live in harmony with the largely muslim population. When a bloody conflict between ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, captivating, meditative, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: monk, terrorism, clergy, faith, monastery, hostage, execution, muslim, peace, evacuation, political unrest, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, 1990s
Place: algeria, palestine, france
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Shaolin (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighboring lands. Fuelled by his success on the battlefield, young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin's masters when he beats one of them in a duel. ...
Style: serious, stylized, bleak, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: monk, shaolin, martial artist, shaolin monk, martial arts, shaolin kung fu, wu shu, monastery, state affairs, refugee, conquering, dictatorship ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, asia
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Andrei Rublev (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 205 min.
Story: An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: monk, christianity, artist, monastery, human spirit, social misfits, prince, hopes, youth, painting, invasion, massacre ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Black Death (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: As the plague decimates medieval Europe, rumours circulate of a village immune from the plague. There is talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to raise the dead. A fearsome knight joined by a cohort of soldiers and a young monk are ...
Style: gothic, bleak, suspenseful, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: medieval, plague, monk, knight, inquisition, danger, village, clergy, obsessive quest, sword and sorcery, dealing with death, mercenary ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Season of the Witch (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 14th century Crusader returns with his comrade to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. The Church commands the two knights to transport a witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.
Style: dark fantasy, gothic horror, gothic, suspense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: knight, supernatural, legends and myths, witch, good versus evil, monk, witchcraft, curse, inquisition, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, witches ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe
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The Name of the Rose (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 14th-century Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young novice arrive at a conference to find that several monks have been murdered under mysterious circumstances. To solve the crimes, William must rise up against the Church's ...
Style: intellectual, psychological, gloomy, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: investigation, monastery, clergy, monk, uncover truth, riddles and clues, god or devil, murder, temptation, execution, court, danger ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, italy, south of france, france, southern france
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Bulletproof Monk (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mysterious and immortal Tibetan kung fu master, who has spent the last 60 years traveling around the world protecting the ancient Scroll of the Ultimate, mentors a selfish street kid in the ancient intricacies of kung fu.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monk, prophecy, scroll, heroes, martial arts, good versus evil, master warrior, adventure, supernatural, supernatural ability, dragon, knife fight ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: tibet, san francisco, usa, asia, hong kong ...
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The Island (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, breathtaking, cerebral, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, religion, sin, loneliness, solitude, life philosophy, hopes, psychic, island, forgiveness ...
Place: russia
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Mystery!: Cadfael (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: Cadfael is the name given to the TV series of The Cadfael Chronicles adaptations produced by British television company ITV Central between 1994 and 1998. The series was broadcast on the ITV network in the UK, and starred Sir Derek Jacobi as the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, contemplative
Plot: monk, monastery, investigation, mystery, clergy, priest, crimes, murder, amateur detective, christianity, danger, male protagonist ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
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Samsara (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: India, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A love story situated in the Himalayas. A Buddhist monk can't choose between life and the way of the Buddha.
Style: philosophical, thought provoking, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: monk, self discovery, buddhism, human nature, social differences, culture clash, lifestyle, monastery, rich and poor, hopes, society, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, tibet, himalaya, india
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Pilgrimage (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, Belgium, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 13th century Ireland a group of monks must escort a sacred relic across an Irish landscape fraught with peril.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, bloody
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monk, vikings, pilgrimage, viking, penance, male objectification, relic, religion, warrior, knight, heroic mission, journey ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: ireland
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Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: chosen one, supernatural ability, magical, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, friendship, good versus evil, warrior, heroes, peril, heroic mission, pride and honor ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia
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Little Buddha (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Liechtenstein, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Little Buddha is a movie about the life of Siddhartha starring Keanu Reeves and Bridget Fonda and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Style: serious, sentimental, meditative, compassionate, touching ...
Plot: reincarnation, enlightenment, self discovery, monk, buddhist, teachers and students, buddha, religions or cults, human nature, parents and children, religion, boy ...
Place: tibet, seattle, asia, usa, seattle washington
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The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bourgeois convention is demolished in Luis Buñuel’s surrealist gem. Featuring an elegant soiree with guests seated at toilet bowls, poker-playing monks using religious medals as chips, and police officers looking for a missing girl who is right ...
Style: surreal, thought provoking, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: monk, s&m, incest, estrangement, social decay, society, chaos, religions or cults, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
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The Omen (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil. A classic horror film with Gregory Peck from ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, scary, tense ...
Plot: antichrist, devil, prophecy, priest, good versus evil, monk, apocalypse, murder, gory, supernatural, mystery, death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, england, europe, israel, italy ...
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Horror Express (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mysterious and unearthly deaths start to occur while Professor Saxton is transporting the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid creature he found in Manchuria back to Europe.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, gothic horror, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monk, monster, murder, train, expedition, creature, anthropologist, supernatural, evil alien, mystery, zombie, alien ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, prehistory, 70s, 80s
Place: china, siberia, russia, asia, england ...
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. On the way, Arthur battles the Black ...
Style: absurd, humorous, parody, surreal, cult film ...
Plot: holy grail, monty python, adventure, monk, legends and myths, king arthur, sword fight, knight, courage, disorder, absurd humor, surrealism ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: england, europe, xian, scotland yard
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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.
Style: philosophical, meditative, melancholic, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: existentialism, buddhism, life, buddhist monk, meditation, human nature, monk, teachers and students, guilt, life changing experience, isolation, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan, China
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, a slave who went on to conquer half the world in the 11th century.
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, stylized, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, battles, leadership, monk, king, battle, escape, ambition, leader, historical character, rise to the top, power struggle ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, asia, china
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The Name of the Rose (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In 1327, Friar William from Baskerville, followed by the young novice Adso da Melk, reaches an isolated Benedictine abbey on the Alps to aid in a dispute between the Franciscan Order and the Avignon papacy. Upon arrival in the abbey the two find ...
Style: captivating, enigmatic, disturbing, tense, entertaining
Plot: murder mystery, inquisition, abbey, medieval, monk, monastery, murder, religious fanatic, priest, fight, friendship, murder investigation ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: italy
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The Last Airbender (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, psychotronic, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural ability, good versus evil, chosen one, imaginary, danger, heroic mission, destiny, save the world, master warrior, hopes, heroes, kingdom ...
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The Shadow (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the 1930's comic strip, puts the hero up against his arch enemy, Shiwan Khan, who plans to take over the world by holding a city to ransom using an atom bomb. Using his powers of invisibility and "The power to cloud men's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, neo noir, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: superhero, adventure, good versus evil, secret identity, monk, invisibility, danger, undercover, heroic mission, vigilante, escapades, hypnosis ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, asia, usa, tibet
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Running on Karma (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A monk turned body-builder, with the gift to see into people's lives, befriends a female cop, and uses his gift to change the force of Karma and her destiny.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monk, murder, martial arts, investigation, supernatural ability, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly, track down, love affair, clergy ...
Time: contemporary
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Xiaolin Showdown (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Xiaolin Showdown is an American animated television series that aired on Kids WB and was created by Christy Hui. Set in a world where martial arts battles and Eastern magic are commonplace, the series follows four young warriors in training that ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: monk, martial arts, battles, dragon, unstoppable, adventure, rivalry, family, good versus evil, superhero, escapades, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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Legend of the Millennium Dragon (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A spectacular journey of an unwilling young hero thrust into a mysterious past full of monsters, dragons, and strange hidden powers. Through a series of out of this world battles and adventures, Jun, a shy middle school boy, is transformed into a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, emotional, serious, epic
Audience: teens
Plot: monk, battles, adventure, heroic mission, dragon, self discovery, destiny, uninhibited rivalry, time travel, danger, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
Place: japan, asia
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The Reckoning (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 14th Century England, this tale of murder and mystery follows a fugitive priest who falls in with a troupe of actors. As they Arrive in a small town, the actors encounter a woman bing sentenced to death for practicing witchcraft and murder. ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, psychological, twists and turns, scenic ...
Plot: mystery, redemption, murder, medieval, monk, priest, village, infidelity, theatrical troupe, society, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe, spain
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Pope Joan (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, UK, Italy, Spain
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A 9th century woman of English extraction born in the German city of Ingelheim disguises herself as a man and rises through the Vatican ranks.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: impossible love, ambition, clergy, woman dressed as man, healing power, monk, cross dressing, monastery, hidden identity, rise to the top, idealism, society ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: vatican, germany, rome italy, europe, italy
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Sita Sings the Blues (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The movie is about Sita, the Hindu Goddess from the epic "The Ramayana", who accompanies Lord Rama on a 14 year exile in forest. Sita is abducted by Ravana, the ruler of Lanka. This movie tells the story of Rama and Sita, along-with a ...
Style: stylized, epic, semi serious, captivating, colourful ...
Plot: mistrust, monk, jazz, duty, martyr, long distance relationship, suspicion, gossip, exile, leaving home, imaginary, family problems ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: india, asia
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The Secret of Kells (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, Belgium, France, UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Adventure awaits 12 year old Brendan who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. In order to finish Brother Aiden's book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a secret quest that ...
Style: stylized, exciting, feel good, fairy tale, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: in the woods, fairy, adventure, viking, good versus evil, monk, monastery, underwater scene, underwater, sea monster, legends and myths, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: ireland, europe
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Robin Hood (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in Nottingham. There, he assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow, Marion; and draws the ire of the town's sheriff ...
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knight, medieval, robin hood, love and romance, folk hero, adventure, archer, king of england, fighting the system, king, escapades, crusade ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
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