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, sincere, thought provoking, dramatic and humorous films and TV shows about / with altar boy, priest, church, catholic, cigarette smoking, catholic church, confession, friendship, mother son relationship and singing plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, France, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as altar boy: Judgment (1990), The Devil's Playground (1976), Novitiate (2017), Funeral Kings (2012), Primal Fear (1996), The Fire That Burns (1997), The Child I Never Was (2002), Die Ministranten (1990), The Club (2015), All Roads Lead to Rome (2015).

List of altar boy movies

 6.5
 370
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: altar boy, child molester, catholic church, coming of age, youth, pedophile priest, lawsuit, childhood sexual abuse, little girl, father son relationship, doctor, holy communion ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: louisiana
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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: tense, realistic, serious
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, altar boy, adolescence, gay, youth, celibacy, lgbt, boy, catholic school, sensuality, child ...
Time: 50s, 70s, year 1953
Place: melbourne australia, australia
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 6.7
 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: thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, sad ...
Plot: nun, lesbian, monastery, catholicism, altar boy, catholic church, lesbian love, mother daughter relationship, flagellation, coming of age, lgbt, reform ...
Time: year 1964, year 1954, 60s
Place: vatican, tennessee
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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: coming of age, youth, group of friends, altar boy, friendship, best friends, teenage boy, buddies, friends, teenage life, sexual content, smoking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.7
 219K
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: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, neo noir, tense ...
Plot: twists and turns, plot twist, court, mental illness, lawyer, murder, legal investigation, corruption, courtroom drama, psychology, split personality, courtroom ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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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: gay, coming of age, lgbt, catholic, childhood, lgbtq, youth, school, religion, altar boy, love, obsession ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
Place: france, paris france
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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: disturbing, serious, psychological, bleak, art house ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: pedophile, youth, murder, coming of age, psychopath, sexual predator, serial killer, sexual obsession, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, year 1962, year 1976
Place: germany, europe
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Die Ministranten (1990)
Country: West Germany, Austria
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The main characters of the story are Pauli, a teacher's son, and Sepp, the son of a sawmill owner. They get to know each other while serving as altar boys, become friends and decide to form their own gang with themselves as leaders. Their first ...
Plot: friendship, rivalry, fixed fight, fight, church, easter, altar boy, priest, friendship between men
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 7.2
 11K
The Club (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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: suspense, atmospheric, melancholic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: priest, clergy, introspection, isolation, haunted by the past, altar boy, child abuse, small town, tragic event, secret, dog, sin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america, pacific ocean, santiago chile, vatican
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All Roads Lead to Rome (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Spain, USA, UK, Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Maggie is an uptight, single mother and college writing teacher from New York City. In an effort to reconnect with her troubled teen daughter Summer, she decides to embark on a journey to a Tuscan village where she frequented in her younger days. ...
Style: light, captivating, humorous, feel good, road movie
Plot: road trip, mother daughter relationship, teenager, chase, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend reunion, old age, repeated scene, altar boy, flash forward, overprotective mother, street life, waking up ...
Place: italy, rome italy, new york, tuscany
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 7.5
 224K
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, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: child abuse, childhood, vengeance, courtroom drama, lawyer, rape, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, pedophilia, friendship, pedophile, juvenile prison ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees
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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, disturbing, touching, sentimental, sexual ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: incest, mother son incest, mother son relationship, coming of age, sexual initiation, oedipus complex, sex, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, love, exploring sexuality ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, 70s
Place: france, tokyo, europe, paris france, indochina
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 7.5
 130K
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: suspense, sincere, enigmatic, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: priest, clergy, sexual abuse, nun, guilt, teacher, pedophilia, pedophile, religion, school, suspicion, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, victorian era, year 1964, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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The Boys of St. Vincent (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pedophilia, child abuse, child molestation, catholic priest, man boy relationship, orphanage, homosexual rape, pedophile priest, child molester, underage sex, catholic orphanage, sexual abuse ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, london, newfoundland
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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: intense, emotional, surreal, humorous, touching ...
Plot: disability, dysfunctional family, vengeance, moral ambiguity, segregation, british, existentialism, justice, siblings relations, depression, brutality, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, england, glasgow scotland, europe, ireland ...
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The Butcher Boy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
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: disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: mental illness, friendship, dysfunctional family, murder, coming of age, childhood, irish, boarding school, transformation, human nature, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: ireland, europe
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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, psychological, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, faith, dysfunctional family, village, mother daughter relationship, belief in god, self discovery, teenage love, breakup, family problems, clergy, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, brittany, europe
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Pianese Nunzio, Fourteen in May (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, sexy, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: gay, coming of age, youth, religion, sex crime, lgbt, age difference, family relations, friendship, unemployment, erection, pedophilia ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, milan italy, vatican ...
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Story of a Bad Boy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 17 year old Pauly is a closeted high school kid who wants it all. His dad wants him to make the track team, his mom wants him to do well in band, and Pauly just wants to get closer to the new student teacher doing the school play.
Style: sex comedy
Plot: gay, lgbt, teacher student relationship, high school, lgbtq, teacher, friendship, father son relationship, friend, sex, catholic school, homosexual ...
Place: new jersey, new york
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 6.5
 209
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: zoophilia, confession, lgbt, gay, priest, masturbation, sexual obsession, catholicism, sex with a priest, catholic priest, crisis of faith, homecoming ...
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Neurosia: Fifty Years of Perversity (1995)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Neurosia is the autobiography of the director Rosa von Praunheim. The movie begins with Rosa presenting his autobiography in a movie theater. Before the film begins, he is shot. But - his body gets lost. A female journalist from a TV station begins ...
Style: parody
Plot: autobiography, painting, marriage, death, father son relationship, singer, food, painter, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, gay slur, diary ...
Place: germany, san francisco, frankfurt germany, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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The Holy Child (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Marc (Lambert Wilson) is a man of the cloth who's gained a bit of celebrity for his public espousal of religious celibacy. In fact, he's even written a book about the subject. But Marc's 15 minutes of fame could be up when a bratty ...
Style: sincere, captivating, semi serious, humorous
Plot: secret, fatherhood, husband wife relationship, friendship, father son relationship, satire, scandal, catholic priest, juvenile delinquent, bastard, illegitimate son, christian ...
Place: montreal, paris france, kosovo
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 7.6
 4K
Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, redemption, small town, romance, marriage, betrayal, self discovery, life is a bitch, couple relations, resistance, society, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, czechoslovakia, central europe, prague
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: gay, coming out, family relations, self discovery, forbidden love, eccentric family, gay lead character, best friends, opposites attract, love and romance, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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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: sentimental, humorous, sincere, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, friendship, teachers and students, rebelliousness, coming of age, society, youth, corporal punishment, dating, catholic school, religion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, boston, usa, brooklyn new york city
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 6.0
 89K
Righteous Kill (2008)
Genre: Crime, 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: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, twists and turns, police investigation, murder, crimes, vigilantism, revenge, killer, gangsters, justice, brutality, assassination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
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Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 119 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, anthology
Plot: royal family, libertine, female nudity, cannibal, amputation, scandal, deportation, prisoner, priest, french revolution, time travel, conspiracy ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, versailles, europe, mississippi, louisiana ...
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 7.1
 11K
Priest (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 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, sexy, clever, visually appealing ...
Plot: gay, sex with a priest, forbidden love, catholic priest, celibacy, closeted homosexual, homosexuality, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual abuse, lgbt, sin, crisis of faith ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, united kingdom, europe, iraq, liverpool
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Son of the Bride (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 123 min.
Story: At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time with their daughter and he has yet to make a commitment ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, witty, sexy ...
Plot: midlife crisis, divorce, family relations, self discovery, heart attack, introspection, fall in love, old friend, parents and children, human nature, family gatherings, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, spain, south america, latin america, buenos aires argentina ...
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 7.3
 379K
Face/Off (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An antiterrorism agent goes under the knife to acquire the likeness of a terrorist and gather details about a bombing plot. When the terrorist escapes custody, he undergoes surgery to look like the agent so he can get close to the agent's ...
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, fbi, prison, revenge, master criminal, switching bodies, special agents, arch villain, hidden identity, transformation, murder, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, hong kong, usa
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