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, humorous, clever, suspense and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with nun, priest, convent, clergy, religion, society, runaway, catholic church, mentor and nudity (full frontal - brief) plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as nun: The Magdalene Sisters (2002), Sister Act (1992), American Horror Story (2011), Philomena (2013), Call the Midwife (2012), Mother Joan of the Angels (1961), Beyond the Hills (2012), Revelations (2005), Agnes of God (1985), Ida (2013).

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: nun, convent, sexual harassment, punishment, sin, violence against women, life is a bitch, society, sexual abuse, human spirit, rebellion, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
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 6.4
 86K
Sister Act (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, 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, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: nun, fish out of water, convent, catholic church, singer, music, church choir, murder, friendship, concert, witness protection, murder witness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1968
Place: san francisco, usa, nevada, las vegas
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American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, scary, captivating, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, death, witch, danger, mental institution, insanity, nun, evil, couple relations, nightmare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2013 ...
Place: los angeles, new orleans, usa, massachusetts, florida ...
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 7.6
 93K
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, loss of son, golden years, forgiveness, secret, convent, self discovery, church, buried truth ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1952 ...
Place: ireland, washington d.c., england, usa, oxford university
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Call the Midwife (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: sincere, touching, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, nun, midwife, nurse, childbirth, child birth, friends, family relations, family life, nursing, pregnancy, home birth ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, year 1961 ...
Place: england, london, europe
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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: psychological, suspenseful, sexual, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: nun, rabbi, forbidden love, convent, possession, mystery, ghost, love and romance, polish, religions or cults, burned alive, uncontrollable ...
Time: 17th century
Place: poland
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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: sincere, disturbing, realistic, based on true events, atmospheric ...
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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 6.4
 1K
Revelations (2005)
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Plot: nun, end of the world, investigation, save the world, race against time, apocalypse, murder, supernatural, mystery, mysterious character, amateur detective, uncover truth ...
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 6.6
 7K
Agnes of God (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
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, hypnosis, psychiatrist, court, trial, murder, convent, mystery, investigation, crimes, deadly, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: montreal, quebec, canada, montreal quebec, israel
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 7.4
 52K
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, jewish, anti semitism, orphan, family secret, uncover truth, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, introspection, world war two, faith ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, denmark
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 7.5
 120K
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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The Little Hours (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
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, disturbing, romantic, captivating
Plot: nun, convent, lust, apology, chase, lie, suspicion, pursuit, prayer, jealousy, servant, sodomy ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: italy
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 5.8
 80K
Super Nacho (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, hopes, goofy hero, contests and competitions, ambition, fall in love, monk, orphanage, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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Brides of Christ (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK, Ireland
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, sincere, touching, emotional
Plot: nun, convent, abortion, bishop, clergy, rebelliousness, teachers and students, love affair, moral dilemma, introspection, self discovery, teenage life ...
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, writers, art, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: rome italy, italy
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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, not serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: cross dressing, fish out of water, nun, farce, on the run, convent, hidden identity, misfit, partners, dishonesty, gender bending, money ...
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, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: convent, nanny, nun, world war two, love and romance, opposites attract, singer, family relations, party, puppet show, newcomer, novice ...
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, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: sacrifice, nun, witch, ghost, revenge, devil, supernatural power, childhood, supernatural, spirit, friend, murder ...
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 7.2
 9K
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: nun, clergy, priest, introspection, isolation, haunted by the past, catholic church, tragic event, small town, prayer, secret, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america, pacific ocean, santiago chile
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 7.8
 13K
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, fighting the system ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, london, england, europe
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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: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful
Plot: nun, monastery, catholic church, flagellation, coming of age, catholicism, mother daughter relationship, vatican, crucifix, reform, priest, archbishop ...
Time: year 1964, 1960s, 60s, year 1954
Place: tennessee
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Divorcing Jack (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: He's Irish, he's ageing, he drinks, is a touch cynical and when he has time writes a newspaper column. On the eve of the country's first election as an independent state, Dan Starkey's life is about to change after he finds the ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: nun, columnist, political corruption, murder, death, amateur detective, media, deadly, chases and races, life turned upside down, disorder, breakup ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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The Flying Nun (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Flying Nun is an American sitcom produced by Screen Gems for ABC based on the 1965 book The Fifteenth Pelican, by Tere Rios. It starred Sally Field as Sister Bertrille. The series originally ran on ABC from September 7, 1967, to April 3, 1970, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sitcom
Plot: convent, nun, hidden identity, against the rules, nothing goes right, love and romance, amateur detective, workplace, society, fall in love, family life, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: latin america, puerto rico
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The Milky Way (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 102 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: atmospheric, witty, humorous, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: nun, miraculous event, satire, bible, surrealism, crucifix, hopes, adventure, imaginary, religions or cults, s&m, hitchhiker ...
Time: 20th century
Place: spain, europe, france, 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, small town life, human spirit, interracial relations, religions or cults, farm, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
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 8.2
 22K
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, newcomer, oath, faith, lie, wine, guilt, novice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: spain, europe
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The Blues Brothers (1980)
Genre: 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, car chase, nun, blues, race against time, criminal heroes, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, soul music, music band, shopping mall ...
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, lethal injection, death sentence, nun, death penalty, redemption, warden, forgiveness, confession, court ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, southern usa
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 6.6
 6K
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: clever, offbeat, humorous, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: nun, sin, drug abuse, satire, convent, gender, society, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
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Marquis de Sade's Justine (1969)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Liechtenstein, West Germany, Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman named Justine is (willingly) used and abused by all manner of perverts, freaks and sexual deviants.
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, sexual, erotic ...
Plot: prostitute, nun, masochism, dirty old man, murder, obsession, prostitution, voyeur, lesbian sex, prison, rape, perversion ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century, 1780s
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