Altar boy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant altar boy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, bleak, touching, psychological and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with altar boy, priest, catholic, catholic church, church, confession, singing, death, family relations and nudity (full frontal - brief) plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as altar boy: Funeral Kings (2012), Judgment (1990), Novitiate (2017), Curse of the Nun (2019), The Club (2015), The Devil's Playground (1976), The Child I Never Was (2002), The Fire That Burns (1997), Murmur of the Heart (1971), Sleepers (1996).

List of altar boy movies

Funeral Kings (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's always a good day for a funeral at St. Mark's Middle School. Andy and Charlie, two altar servers, don't just get to miss class anytime a parishioner kicks the bucket, they cut out early and play hooky as soon as the service is ...
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, psychological, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: altar boy, profanity, youth, friendship, group of friends, best friends, coming of age, teenage boy, drugs/alcohol, buddies, teenage life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.4
 283
Judgment (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fact-based story of a Louisiana priest accused of molesting young parishioners, and of the family of one of his victims, caught between their loyalty to their son and to their Church.
Plot: child molester, altar boy, catholic church, pedophile priest, lawsuit, childhood sexual abuse, altar, sleeping bag, church, sexual abuse, driving, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: louisiana
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 6.6
 4K
Novitiate (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, during the Vatican II era, a young woman training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, sexuality and the changing church.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking
Plot: monastery, nun, catholic church, flagellation, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, catholicism, altar boy, vatican, reform, illness, crucifix ...
Time: year 1964, 1960s, 60s, year 1954
Place: tennessee
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Curse of the Nun (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A damaged young woman is looking forward to moving to a beautiful new home, but the spirit of a deranged nun wants her to stay right where she is.
Style: scary, macabre, bleak, suspense, rough ...
Plot: curse, nun, god or devil, altar boy, supernatural power, suicide, danger, investigation, evil force, life & death, priest, monastery ...
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 7.2
 10K
The Club (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Chile
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts, the separation from their ...
Style: atmospheric, suspense, melancholic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: clergy, priest, nun, introspection, isolation, haunted by the past, catholic church, tragic event, small town, sin, secret, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america, pacific ocean, santiago chile
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The Devil's Playground (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful drama relating the intimate aspect of teenage boys and their priest/educators behind the walls of a religious institution where rigid discipline backfires natural feelings are deemed unnatural acts and human lives are controlled in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, school, celibacy, family relations, catholic school, mutual masturbation, altar boy, sexual abuse, teenage life, working class, college life ...
Time: 70s, 1950s, 50s, year 1953
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
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The Child I Never Was (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A serial killer dispassionately discusses the nuts and bolts of his grisly avocation, as well as the youthful traumas which helped to mold him into a psychopath, in this disturbing independent drama from Germany, based on the true story of of ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: pedophile, murder, psychopath, sexual obsession, sexual abuse, child abuse, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, investigation, juvenile delinquency, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, year 1962, year 1976
Place: germany, europe
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The Fire That Burns (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two boys in their early teens in a strictly-run pre-WWII Catholic School form a firm friendship which is troubled by an abbot who is obsessed with the younger of the students.
Plot: catholic, altar boy, child abuse, gym, german, knife, homosexual, letter, gay, coming of age, ink, sacrifice ...
Time: pre world war two, 1930s
Place: france, paris france
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Murmur of the Heart (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the end of the first Indochina War, an open-minded teenage boy finds himself between the urge to discover love and the ever-present, dominating affection of his mother.
Style: sexy, touching, sentimental, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: mother son incest, incest, mother son relationship, sexual initiation, teenage life, parents and children, self discovery, family relations, coming of age, siblings relations, older woman teenage boy relationship, sexuality ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, indochina, tokyo
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 7.6
 186K
Sleepers (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Style: disturbing, sadistic, suspenseful, serious, harsh ...
Plot: child abuse, pedophilia, childhood, prison rape, vengeance, rape, courtroom drama, haunted by the past, pedophile, crime, homosexual rape, torture ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, new york yankees, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 56K
Calvary (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Style: meditative, bleak, captivating, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: clergy, confession, death threat, priest, painting, small town life, human nature, social relations, goodhearted, small town, recovering alcoholic, catholic church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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United States of Love (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Poland, 1990. The first euphoric year of freedom, but also of uncertainty for the future. Four apparently happy women of different ages decide it's time to change their lives, and fulfill their desires.
Plot: priest, man hits a woman, unhappy marriage, altar boy, bathtub, school, female protagonist, male nudity, woman in bathtub, doctor, church, masturbation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: poland
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If Dad Only Knew (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bobby is a gay man in the closet in 2003, afraid to come out to his three older brothers, even though he's at least 30 and is being pressed by his sister, his boyfriend, and his lesbian beard to tell the lads. The death of his father and a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: coming out, family relations, eccentric family, forbidden love, self discovery, couples, opposites attract, love and romance, best friends, dishonesty, mistaken identity, family life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 4.3
 737
Ecstasy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: ECSTASY is a contemporary and relevant film about how drugs transcend all borders of society and affect every facet of our lives. But when it leaves it takes away your soul. A new party drug arrives on the rave scene in a college town and is ...
Style: touching, gloomy, emotional, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: sexual promiscuity, college, depression, lifestyle, drug abuse, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, parents and children, rave, sex, cocaine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Heaven Help Us (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sixteen-year-old Michael Dunn arrives at St. Basil's Catholic Boys School in Brooklyn circa 1965. There, he befriends all of the misfits in his class as they collide with the repressive faculty and discover the opposite sex as they come of age.
Style: humorous, sentimental, sincere, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: discipline, high school, school dance, teenage life, friendship, rebelliousness, teachers and students, society, coming of age, youth, dating, catholic school ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, boston
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 7.0
 2K
Orphans (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The star of Ken Loach's MY NAME IS JOE, Mullan proves that his talent isn't relegated to acting. As a writer/director, he has crafted a supremely entertaining motion picture. ORPHANS tells the grittily realistic, hysterical, and deeply ...
Style: emotional, intense, surreal, depressing, witty ...
Plot: siblings relations, death in the family, vengeance, dysfunctional family, children, family relations, cemetery, bar, moral ambiguity, disability, justice, british ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, england, ireland ...
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 6.0
 85K
Righteous Kill (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two veteran New York City detectives work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crimes, crime, vigilantism, mind game, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, fighting crime, deadly, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem
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Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as Philippe, tries to take advantage of a little rebellion ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: conspiracy, rebellion, politics, intrigue, battles, revolution, priest, prisoner, deportation, cannibal, scandal, amputation ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe, mississippi, versailles, england ...
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Fists in the Pocket (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ale, a deeply disturbed young man subject to seizures, benignly decides to murder members of his dysfunctional family for altruistic reasons.
Style: bleak, emotional, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: epilepsy, murder, dysfunctional family, epileptic, alienation, siblings relations, deadly, family problems, family relations, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, family in crisis ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe
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 7.0
 10K
Priest (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Father Greg Pilkington is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover, frowned upon by the Church. Upon hearing the confession of a young girl of her incestuous father, Greg enters an ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, tense, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: sex with a priest, closeted homosexual, gay, catholic priest, sexual abuse, forbidden love, conservative, sin, gays and lesbians, moral dilemma, celibacy, crisis of faith ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, iraq, liverpool
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 7.7
 188K
Primal Fear (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, tense, psychological ...
Plot: legal investigation, split personality, mental illness, courtroom drama, psychopath, corruption, lawyer, murder, neo noir, plot twist, bishop, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Pianese Nunzio, Fourteen in May (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young priest crusades against organized crime in his Naples neighbourhood but falls in love with a 13-year old boy. It's the chance the gangsters were waiting for to get rid of the thorn in their side. Will they be able to force the boy to ...
Style: sexual, touching, realistic, serious, sexy
Plot: family relations, friendship, unemployment, transsexual, crimes, juvenile delinquency, youth, gangsters, against the rules, religions or cults, kids in trouble, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, naples italy, milan italy
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 7.3
 20K
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: terminal illness, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, life is a bitch, research, family relations, cure, child illness, parents and children, treatment, parent child relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., rome italy, boston, london, italy ...
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 7.5
 121K
Doubt (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and ...
Style: serious, sincere, suspense, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: pedophile, clergy, nun, guilt, school, teacher, life is a bitch, priest, suspicion, african american, gossip, sexual abuse ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: fascism, village, politics, isolation, anti war, rebelliousness, small town life, culture clash, self discovery, political unrest, village life, performer's life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1935, year 1936
Place: italy, europe, spain, southern italy, new york ...
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The Butcher Boy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. When Francie's world turns to ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, depressing, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, murder, dysfunctional family, mental illness, boarding school, angel, human nature, life is a bitch, crimes, mentally unstable, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: ireland, europe
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The Tree of Guernica (1975)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Vandale leading the Republican opposition to the fascist arm of Villa Romero, one of the Republican strongholds during the Spanish Civil War. She has previously met with Goya during the bombing of Guernica and the hope of seeing him again...
Style: avant garde
Plot: symbolism, matador, ejaculation, dictatorship, public execution, altar boy, fascist, teacher, bomb, blood, erection, torture ...
Place: spain
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 7.3
 20K
Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, compassionate, realistic ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, parents and children, ira, alcohol abuse, injustice, unemployment, human nature, society, family relations, irish, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: ireland, new york, usa, europe, america ...
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 6.5
 1K
Absolution (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At a Catholic public school, Benjamin Stanfield is tired of being the teacher's pet and decides to play a practical joke on his form master Father Goddard. In confession, Stanfield tells Goddard that he has accidentally murdered his friend ...
Style: bleak, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: boarding school, prank, murder, deadly, clergy, crimes, hopes, investigation, rebellion, mind game, teachers and students, crime ...
Time: 70s
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Love Like Poison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna, a young teenager, comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local priest, who is also a childhood friend. Anna clings to her ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, faith, village, teenage love, self discovery, clergy, family problems, breakup, moral dilemma, society, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, brittany
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