Jesuit movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant jesuit movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, interesting, captivating, intense and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with jesuit, society, priest, catholic, mentor, betrayal, dialogue, death, culture clash and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
jesuit movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as jesuit: The Mission (1986), Ignatius of Loyola (2016), Silence (2016), Amen. (2002), Black Robe (1991), Shogun (1980), The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975), The Hoodlum Priest (1961), Shogun (1980).

List of jesuit movies

The Mission (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to ...
Style: thought provoking, epic, harsh, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: jungle, mission, slavery, clergy, jesuit, christian, slave, slave trader, religion, redemption, ethnic conflict, native american ...
Time: 18th century
Place: argentina, portugal, latin america, spain, vatican ...
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Ignatius of Loyola (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Philippines, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Historical biographical religious drama film based on the memoirs of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order who was also canonized as a saint in Roman Catholicism.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, psychological, disturbing, suspense
Plot: jesuit, saint, religion, catholic, inquisition, religious faith, religious cult, religious conversion, belief in god, life is a bitch, faith, violence ...
Place: the philippines
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Silence (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.
Style: philosophical, stylized, cerebral, suspense, melancholic ...
Plot: missionary, religious persecution, christianity, crisis of faith, religion, torture, culture clash, doubt, faith, clergy, betrayal, christian ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, portugal, tokyo, asia
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Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: political, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, genocide, priest, conscience, christian, ss, concentration camp, pope, politics, nazism, war crime ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: vatican, poland, rome italy, germany, austria ...
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Black Robe (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the 17th century a Jesuit priest and a young companion are escorted through the wilderness of Quebec by Algonquin Indians to find a distant mission in the dead of winter. The Jesuit experiences a spiritual journey while his young companion falls ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, sexy, atmospheric ...
Plot: native american, christian, indians, wilderness, colonialism, jesuit, culture clash, native americans, nature, winter, missionary, snow ...
Time: 17th century
Place: canada, france, india, quebec
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Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 547 min.
TV show
Story: An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.
Style: atmospheric, epic, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: samurai, shogun, jesuit, martial arts, intrigue, leadership, interracial relations, historical event, white man asian woman relationship, ancient, battles, heroes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, portugal, asia
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The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Years have passed since the Three Musketeers, Aramis, Athos and Porthos, have fought together with their friend, D'Artagnan. But with the tyrannical King Louis using his power to wreak havoc in the kingdom while his twin brother, Philippe, ...
Style: exciting, suspense, atmospheric, serious, epic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adventure, lookalikes, musketeer, sword fight, royalty, twins, swashbuckler, medieval, palace, three musketeers, conspiracy, throne ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: france, egypt, paris france, europe
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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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The Hoodlum Priest (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the life of Fr. Charles Clark, a minister to street gangs.
Style: neo noir
Plot: gas chamber, catholic priest, gangsters, jesuit, christian, minister, execution, homosexual subtext, death row, bully
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Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 159 min.
Story: In the 16th Century, a Dutch ship sails the Pacific from the Americas in order to escape the Spanish. Blackthorn is the pilot of the ship and the first to realize the possibilities of Japan. Japan is a feudal society which has a strong presence of ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, saga
Plot: samurai, feudal japan, shogun, jesuit, ancient, battles, politics, emperor, betrayal, heroes, rivalry, master warrior ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, middle ages
Place: japan, portugal
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Silence (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests encounter persecution when they travel to Japan in the 17th century to spread Christianity and search for their mentor.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, catholic, mental disorder, christianity, jesuit, religious persecution, clergy, life is a bitch, society, religions or cults, disorder, fish out of water ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
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The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this belated sequel to 'The Decline of the American Empire', 50-something Montreal college professor, Remy, learns that he is dying of liver cancer. He decides to make amends meet to his friends and family before he dies. He first tries ...
Style: philosophical, sentimental, touching, emotional, clever ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, drug addiction, philosophy, cancer, life, existentialism, illness, loneliness, life & death, depression, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, middle ages, future
Place: quebec, canada, vermont, china, pacific ocean ...
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The Statement (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, France, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, intense, serious, harsh ...
Plot: war criminal, world war two, investigation, politics, murder, justice, on the run, fighting the system, jewish, nazi, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 90s
Place: france, poland, europe, paris france, vichy ...
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Camila (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Buenos Aires of the 1840s, a young Jesuit and a wealthy socialite fall in love and begin a torrid affair. They escape from the city, and, in disguise, set up house in a village, assuming they are safe and beyond the cares of anyone. However, both ...
Style: romantic, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, first love, sensuality, girl, religion, tragic love, priest in love, sex with a priest, village, social differences, love affair, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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The Exorcist III (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set fifteen years after the original film, The Exorcist III centers around the philosophical Lieutenant William F. Kinderman who is investigating a baffling series of murders around Georgetown that all contain the hallmarks of The Gemini, a deceased ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, macabre, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, possession, priest, investigation, demonic possession, murder, police investigation, clergy, monster, occult, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1998
Place: washington d.c., virginia, usa, copenhagen, india
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Quid Pro Quo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A semi-paralyzed radio reporter is sent out to investigate a story that leads him into an odd subculture and on a journey of disturbing self-realization.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: paraplegic, disability, paralysis, doctors and patients, obsessive quest, switching roles, mother daughter relationship, art, blind date, forgiveness, mental illness, disappearance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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The Dumbfounded King (1991)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Spain, France, Portugal
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Spain, under Philip IV (1621-1665). The film is based on a novel by Gonzalo Torrente Ballester. The King (Gabino Diego) is stunned to see the naked body of Marfisa (Laura del Sol), the most beautiful prostitute of the town and Court. After that, he ...
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, sexual, humorous
Plot: royal court, head of state, society, prostitute, clergy, first sex, couples, monastery, religions or cults, sexual relations, human nature, royal family ...
Time: 17th century
Place: spain, europe
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I, the Worst of All (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The prelate finds her a symbol of European laxity. He engineers ...
Style: sexy, reflective, unusual plot structure, erotic, harsh ...
Plot: writers, women, art, writer's life, religion, catholic, catholicism, hospital, lesbian, poetry, catastrophe, greed ...
Time: 17th century, 1920s
Place: latin america, spain, israel, tokyo, berlin germany ...
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The Pillow Book (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 126 min.
Story: As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, obsessed with books, papers, and writing on ...
Style: erotic, art house, sexy, sexual, non-linear ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), art, model, artist, translator, surrealism, erotica, tattoo, sex, sexuality, betrayal, obsession ...
Time: 10th century, middle ages
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, kyoto japan, shanghai ...
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.
Style: colourful, factual, breathtaking, epic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: british history, queen elizabeth i, throne, queen, women, royal family, tudors, catholicism, medieval, politics, renaissance, political intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1930s, 19th century, victorian era ...
Place: england, spain, scotland, london, europe ...
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Charles II: The Power and The Passion (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his 10 year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.
Style: serious, realistic, epic, political, baroque
Plot: king, royal family, politics, mistress, rise and fall, ambition, social differences, rivalry, head of state, society, rise to the top, betrayal ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, netherlands, london, holland ...
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Child's Play (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At an exclusive boys' school, a new gym teacher is drawn into a feud between two older instructors, and he discovers that everything at the school is not quite as staid, tranquil and harmless as it seems.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: society, dedicated educator, youth, mentally unstable, mystery, school, teachers and students, workplace situations, idealism, rivalry, boarding school, creepy child ...
Time: 70s
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The Exorcist (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, macabre, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, exorcism, religion, devil, demonic possession, occult, priest, exorcist, supernatural ability, clergy, evil force, demon ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, asia, new york, washington d.c., iraq ...
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V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, philosophical, captivating, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, revolution, revenge, fighting the system, freedom, vengeance, society, superhero, rebellion, vigilantism, mysterious character, masked vigilante ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: london, england, britain, big ben london, europe
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The Sea Inside (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman ...
Style: thought provoking, sad, emotional, touching, philosophical ...
Plot: disability, euthanasia, human spirit, death, suicide, handicapped, lawyer, existentialism, character study, life & death, dignity, understanding ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, barcelona, europe, catalonia, galicia
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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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The Mauritanian (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A detainee at the U.S military's Guantanamo Bay detention center is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defense attorney for his release.
Style: thought provoking, suspense, captivating, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: islamic terrorism, lawyer, al qaeda, brutality, courtroom, counter terrorism, interrogation, american imperialism, imprisonment, war on terror, prisoner, falsely accused ...
Time: year 2003, year 2010, year 1988, 2010s, year 2016 ...
Place: jordan, north africa, baltimore, afghanistan, germany ...
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Sing Street (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Style: touching, realistic, feel good, lyrical, depressing ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, youth, music band, musician's life, teenager, school, rock and roll, dream girl, adolescence, bullying, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, england
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Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China.
Style: intense, colourful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial artist, culture clash, master warrior, kung fu, friendship, tragic hero, school, fight, adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, tokyo, hong kong, asia
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