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, melancholic, atmospheric, harsh and enigmatic films and TV shows about / with monk, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, destiny, catastrophe, runaway, murder, violence and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
monk movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as monk: The Name of the Rose (1986), Black Death (2010), Shaolin (2011), The Island (2006), Season of the Witch (2011), Bulletproof Monk (2003), Mystery!: Cadfael (1994), The Omen (1976), Avatar: The Last Airbender (2003), The Red Violin (1998).

List of monk movies

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, clever, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: monk, investigation, clergy, monastery, trial, execution, temptation, murder, danger, uncover truth, god or devil, priest ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: italy, europe
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Black Death (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, exciting, rough, serious ...
Plot: plague, monk, good versus evil, danger, obsessive quest, clergy, village, supernatural, dealing with death, knight, heroic mission, afterlife ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe, london
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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: epic, stylized, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: monk, duel, martial arts, shaolin monk, kung fu, wu shu, tai chi, shaolin kung fu, violence, parkour, fictional war, mixed martial arts ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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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, cerebral, philosophical, realistic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, monk, christian, god or devil, hopes, monastery, psychic, sin, navy, mentor, forgiveness, russian ...
Place: russia
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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: stylized, suspense, exciting, gothic, brutal ...
Plot: knight, witch, supernatural ability, monk, legends and myths, dark fantasy, good versus evil, supernatural, inquisition, monastery, gothic horror, adventure ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe
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Bulletproof Monk (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
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, semi serious, stylized, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monk, martial arts, heroes, prophecy, scroll, injection, knife fight, good versus evil, adventure, culture clash, escapades, wiretap ...
Time: 40s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 1943
Place: tibet, usa, san francisco, asia, hong kong ...
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Mystery!: Cadfael (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
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
Plot: monk, monastery, priest, investigation, mystery, clergy, murder, amateur detective, riddles and clues, crime, crimes, heir heiress ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
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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, bleak, psychological, scary, biblical ...
Plot: priest, devil, monk, good versus evil, prophecy, apocalypse, murder, gory, mystery, christianity, archaeologist, antichrist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, rome italy, jerusalem
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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: humorous, absurd, surreal, ironic, atmospheric ...
Plot: holy grail, monk, monty python, legends and myths, knight, king arthur, adventure, disorder, courage, absurd humor, surrealism, crazy ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, dungeon, europe, scotland yard
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Avatar: The Last Airbender (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
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, humorous, stylized, captivating, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: chosen one, friendship, heroic mission, supernatural ability, young heroes, adventure, forces of nature, imaginary, martial arts, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, magical ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia
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The Red Violin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, Italy, USA, UK, Austria
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Spans 300 years in the life of one famed musical instrument that winds up in present-day Montreal on the auction block. Crafted by the Italian master Bussotti (Cecchi) in 1681, the red violin derives its unusual color from the human blood mixed into ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, emotional, enigmatic ...
Plot: monk, musician, monastery, auction, violin, romance, collector, obsessive quest, obsession, classical music, husband wife relationship, orphan ...
Time: 18th century
Place: montreal, beijing china, oxford university, shanghai, vienna
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Andrei Rublev (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 165 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, epic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: artist, monk, christianity, social misfits, human spirit, invasion, monastery, horse, painting, prince, greek, power ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Horror Express (1972)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 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: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, british horror ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: train, monk, evil alien, zombie, monster, alien, murder, good versus evil, polish, fossil, crate, gothic horror ...
Time: 1900s, prehistory, 20th century, 80s
Place: china, siberia, russia, europe, asia ...
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The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
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, humorous, dark humor, stylized, clever ...
Plot: monk, society, s&m, incest, sniper, pianist, estrangement, protest, religions or cults, chaos, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, spain
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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: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, serious, sincere ...
Plot: monk, terrorism, clergy, christmas, muslim, monastery, execution, hostage, evacuation, sunrise, protection, koran ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, 1990s
Place: algeria, palestine, france
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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, entertaining, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, secret identity, monk, invisibility, adventure, undercover, danger, heroic mission, vigilante, escapades, hypnosis ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, tibet, asia, usa
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Pilgrimage (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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: suspense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, bloody
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monk, pilgrimage, journey, relic, male objectification, knight, vikings, warrior, religion, traveler, penance, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland
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The Secret of Kells (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, USA, Denmark, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Hungary
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, serious, feel good, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, in the woods, fairy, good versus evil, legends and myths, young heroes, monk, trapped, monastery, underwater, obsessive quest, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, europe
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Tai-Chi Master (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Falsely accused for cheating in a martial arts competition, two boyhood friends are banished from their Shaolin Temple and go their separate ways. As adults, they join opposing sides in a civil war. When one betrays the other, they settle their ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, monk, betrayal, rebel, army, rivalry, memory loss, cheating, good versus evil, vengeance, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china
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The Golden Child (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A detective specializing in missing children is on a madcap mission to save a youth with mystical powers who's been abducted by an evil cult. He battles a band of super-nasties, scrambles through a booby-trapped chamber of horrors and traverses ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, light, offbeat ...
Plot: chosen one, good versus evil, social worker, adventure, kidnapping, culture clash, rescue, private detective, missing child, monk, supernatural, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: tibet, los angeles, usa, california
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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: touching, serious, sentimental, meditative, dramatic ...
Plot: reincarnation, self discovery, monk, buddhist, teachers and students, power relations, family relations, parents and children, hopes, religions or cults, introspection, society ...
Place: tibet, usa, seattle, asia, seattle washington
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The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: surreal, melancholic, stylized, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, immortality, metaphysics, death, cancer, tragic love, reincarnation, terminal illness, queen, loss of loved one, tree, doctor ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
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Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan
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, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monk, conquering, slavery, king, escape, tribe, arranged marriage, battle, leadership, childhood, legendary, battles ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: mongolia, asia, china, dungeon
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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, atmospheric, meditative, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: redemption, teachers and students, guilt, isolation, buddhist monk, buddhism, lust, mentor, human nature, meditation, life changing experience, philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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Super Nacho (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nacho Libre is loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta ("Friar Storm"), aka Rev. Sergio Gutierrez Benitez, a real-life Mexican Catholic priest who had a 23-year career as a masked luchador. He competed in order to support the orphanage ...
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, offbeat, not serious ...
Plot: nun, monk, sport, priest, wrestling, monastery, orphan, ambition, championship, save the day, fall in love, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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Samsara (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: India, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A love story situated in the Himalayas. A Buddhist monk can't choose between life and the way of the Buddha.
Style: serious, captivating, sexual, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, monk, culture clash, temptation, infidelity, buddhist, buddhism, social relations, love triangle, hopes, rich and poor, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, himalaya, tibet, india
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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham murders Robin's father, the legendary archer vows vengeance. To accomplish his mission, Robin joins forces with a band of exiled villagers (and comely Maid Marian), and together they battle to end the ...
Style: exciting, intense, stylized, scenic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, date night, teens
Plot: knight, folk hero, chase, good versus evil, robbery, thief, courage, adventure, justice, greed, robin hood, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, dungeon, europe, holy land, jerusalem
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Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jean Reno, Benoit Magimel and Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Star Wars Trilogy) star in the riveting action-packed sequel to Crimson Rivers. No one is safe when seemingly random killings emerge as a deadly pattern intended to usher ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, apocalypse, monk, police detective, monastery, serial killer, ritual, minister, who done it, mystery, police investigation, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Before the Rain (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Republic of Macedonia, France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Macedonia, during war in Bosnia, Christians hunt an ethnic Albanian girl who may have murdered one of their own. A young monk who's taken a vow of silence offers her ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, non-linear ...
Plot: albanian, love affair, monk, politics, violence, photographer, murder, girl, restaurant, homecoming, danger, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: macedonia, former yugoslavia, london, england, europe ...
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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: antichrist, murder, demon, prophecy, catholicism, supernatural ability, parents and children, loss of child, hospital, church, nanny, ambassador ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, italy, manhattan new york city ...
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