Nun movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant nun movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, clever, humorous, sexy and suspense films and TV shows about / with nun, priest, convent, catholic church, religion, clergy, society, runaway, mentor and catholic plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
nun movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as nun: The Magdalene Sisters (2002), Sister Act (1992), Benedetta (2021), Revelations (2005), American Horror Story (2011), Philomena (2013), Novitiate (2017), Call the Midwife (2012), The Nun (2018), Mother Joan of the Angels (1961).

List of nun movies

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, brutal, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, nun, sexual harassment, punishment, sin, life is a bitch, society, sexual abuse, violence against women, human spirit, corporal punishment, mercilessness ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland, latin america
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Sister Act (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Reno singer witnesses a mob murder and the cops stash her in a nunnery to protect her from the hitmen. The mother superior does not trust her, and takes steps to limit her influence on the other nuns. Eventually the singer rescues the failing ...
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: nun, fish out of water, convent, friendship, witness protection, music, murder witness, church choir, comedy of errors, crimes, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1968
Place: usa, san francisco, nevada, las vegas
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Benedetta (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of Sister Benedetta Carlini, a 15th century nun who was hailed as a visionary but later accused of fabricated miracles, homosexuality and other charges, and imprisoned for 35 years.
Style: sexy, psychological, suspenseful, tense, sentimental ...
Plot: lesbian romance, nun, lesbianism, lesbian, lgbt, convent, catholicism, romance, love and romance, love, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 17th century, 15th century
Place: europe, italy
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Revelations (2005)
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Set just before the start of Armageddon, the mini-series will follow two central characters, a physicist and a nun, who are racing against the clock to see if the end of the world apocalypse can be averted. Bill Pullman plays Dr. Richard Massey, a ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, bleak
Plot: nun, end of the world, apocalypse, save the world, race against time, murder, investigation, mystery, supernatural, mysterious character, amateur detective, uncover truth ...
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American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, tense, scary, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, mental institution, death, witch, danger, nightmare, insanity, evil, nun, evil force ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 1952 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, north carolina ...
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Philomena (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, heartbreaking ...
Plot: nun, adoption, journalist, search, golden years, forgiveness, secret, loss of son, convent, self discovery, church, buried truth ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: ireland, england, usa, oxford university, washington d.c.
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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: nun, monastery, catholic church, flagellation, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, catholicism, altar boy, archbishop, illness, priest, confession ...
Time: year 1964, 1960s, 60s, year 1954
Place: vatican, tennessee
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Call the Midwife (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth.
Style: stylized, touching, sincere, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, nurse, midwife, nun, child birth, childbirth, doctor, family life, friends, family relations, nursing, pregnancy ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, year 1961 ...
Place: england, london, europe
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The Nun (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking ...
Style: scary, surprise ending, bleak, psychotronic, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural horror, supernatural, priest, nun, demon, ghost, evil nun, murder mystery, murder, exorcism, paranormal, spirit ...
Time: year 1952
Place: romania, rome italy, vatican, xian
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Mother Joan of the Angels (1961)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A priest is sent to a small parish in the Polish countryside which is believed to be under demonic possession and there he finds his own temptations awaiting.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, sexual, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: nun, rabbi, murder, forbidden love, convent, possession, danger, society, ghost, love and romance, mystery, supernatural ...
Time: 17th century
Place: poland
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Agnes of God (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a dead newborn is found, wrapped in bloody sheets, in the bedroom wastebasket of a young novice, psychiatrist Martha Livingston is called in to determine if the seemingly innocent novice, who knows nothing of sex or birth, is competent enough ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, psychiatrist, trial, murder, hypnosis, convent, mystery, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: montreal, montreal quebec, canada, quebec, israel
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Ida (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Denmark, France, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, melancholic, art house ...
Plot: nun, family secret, anti semitism, orphan, faith, uncover truth, jewish, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, introspection, world war two ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: poland, europe, denmark
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Beyond the Hills (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Belgium
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A drama centered on the friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.
Style: disturbing, sincere, realistic, based on true events, gloomy ...
Plot: nun, convent, belief in god, friendship, culture clash, traditional versus modern, danger, society, reunion, clergy, exorcism, female friendship ...
Place: romania, europe
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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, guilt, nun, pedophilia, school, teacher, life is a bitch, priest, suspicion, african american, gossip ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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Dark Habits (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A nightclub singer seeks refuge with gay nuns on dope in a Madrid convent.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: nun, sin, drug abuse, satire, convent, love and romance, crimes, clergy, gender, on the run, society, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
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Nacho Libre (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Mexico
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, not serious, light, ironic, funny ...
Plot: nun, wrestling, monastery, follow your dream, goofy hero, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, fall in love, monk, orphanage, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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The Troops of St. Tropez (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The ambitious police officer Cruchot (Louis de Funès) is transferred to St. Tropez. He's struggling with crimes such as persistent nude swimming, but even more with his teenage daughter, who's trying to impress her rich friends by telling ...
Style: humorous, realistic, funny, light, satirical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: comedy of errors, nun, father daughter relationship, gendarme, goofy hero, incompetent police, nudist, crime, crimes, fighting crime, overbearing, officers and cadets ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france, french riviera, saint tropez, cote d'azur, riviera ...
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Brides of Christ (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK, Ireland
TV show
Story: Diane, a young woman growing up in Australia in the mid 1960s, walks away from her fiancé to join a convent after being sure she has a calling to the faith. The Catholic Church and its followers are struggling with huge changes. The Pope has died, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, emotional
Plot: nun, convent, abortion, bishop, clergy, teenage life, self discovery, rebelliousness, introspection, teachers and students, love affair, idealism ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: australia
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The Great Beauty (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Style: philosophical, intellectual, surreal, absurd, lyrical ...
Plot: journalist, nun, high society, artist, aging, party, writer's life, introspection, old love, art, surrealism, stripper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican
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The Little Hours (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the middle ages.
Style: sexy, humorous, romantic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: nun, convent, sodomy, lust, chase, pursuit, suspicion, lie, jealousy, apology, prayer, servant ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: italy, florence italy, sicily, sicily italy, florence
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Nuns on the Run (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Brian and Charlie work for a gangster. When the boss learns they want to "leave" he sets them up to be killed, after they help rob the local Triads of their drug dealing profits. B&C decide to steal the money for themselves, but ...
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: cross dressing, on the run, fish out of water, misfit, nun, chase, gender bending, farce, convent, priest, hidden identity, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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The Sound of Music (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: Film adaptation of a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on a nun who becomes a governess for an Austrian family.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: nanny, convent, nun, world war two, love and romance, opposites attract, governess, singer, family relations, party, novice, puppet show ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938
Place: austria, europe, alps, germany
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Ghost in the Graveyard (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A small town comes under the thumb of Martha, a ghost who returns to haunt the children who witnessed her death during a "game" of Ghost in the Graveyard as young children.
Style: demonic, suspense, psychological, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: witch, nun, revenge, ghost, sacrifice, devil, childhood, supernatural, spirit, friend, murder, nightmare ...
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The Decameron (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An adaptation of nine stories from Bocaccio's "Decameron": A young Sicilian is swindled twice, but ends up rich; a man poses as a deaf-mute in a convent of curious nuns; a woman must hide her lover when her husband comes home early; a ...
Style: anthology, sexy, sexual, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: nun, sexual relations, infidelity, siblings relations, church, love affair, clergy, society, dishonesty, lifestyle, couple relations, bohemian life ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
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The Devils (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dramatised historical account of the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier, a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest accused of witchcraft following alleged demonic possessions of sexually repressed nuns.
Style: psychological, disturbing, cult film, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: convent, inquisition, hysteria, nun, clergy, sexual abuse, surrealism, priest, danger, society, perversion, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, europe, england, london
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The Milky Way (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 105 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: semi serious, talky, surreal, contemplative, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, satire, miraculous event, bible, crucifix, surrealism, hitchhiker, religions or cults, s&m, farce, on the road, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: spain, france, europe, paris france
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Lilies of the Field (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior ...
Style: touching, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, chapel, construction worker, friendship, human spirit, interracial relations, small town life, social relations, friends, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: arizona, usa
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Viridiana (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.
Style: cynical, controversial, thought provoking, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, dwarf, satire, idealism, charity, mother superior, convent, orphan, novice, newcomer, oath, lie ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
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The Blues Brothers (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best – play music – so they get their ...
Style: twists and turns, humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, music, nun, blues, race against time, criminal heroes, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, soul music, car chase, shopping mall, money problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Dead Man Walking (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, death sentence, court, lethal injection, nun, death penalty, redemption, warden, forgiveness, confession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: southern usa, louisiana
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