Convent movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant convent movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, sexy, atmospheric, emotional and captivating films and TV shows about / with convent, nun, priest, society, mother superior, clergy, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), religions or cults and religion plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Romance genres shot in France, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as convent: The Magdalene Sisters (2002), Within the Convent (1978), Call the Midwife (2012), Flavia the Heretic (1974), Alucarda (1977), Love & Savagery (2009), The Devils (1971), St. Agatha (2018), Sister Act (1992), The Sound of Music (1965).

List of convent 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, life is a bitch, society, violence against women, sexual abuse, human spirit, corporal punishment, mercilessness ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
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Within the Convent (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A zealous, handsome priest, who is the confessor for a convent full of women, encourages the equally zealous abbess of the institution to enforce strict rules on these unfortunate women. At the same time, a particularly disturbed nun manages to ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: convent, strong sexual content, scandal, nun, abbess, church, family relations, religions or cults, prison, siblings relations, looking for sex, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
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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, midwife, nurse, nun, child birth, childbirth, doctor, family life, family relations, friends, nursing, pregnancy ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, year 1961 ...
Place: england, london, europe
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Flavia the Heretic (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a cult besieges her convent, a young nun goes with an army of Muslims to destroy the convent and kill who wronged her.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, scary
Plot: convent, torture, injustice, revenge, rape, muslim, rebelliousness, feminism, vengeance, woman in danger, religions or cults, battles ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: italy, europe, xian
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 6.3
 3K
Alucarda (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Mexico
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A young girl's arrival at a convent after the death of her parents marks the beginning of a series of events that unleash an evil presence on the girl and her mysterious new friend, an enigmatic figure known as Alucarda. Demonic possession, ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious, satanic ...
Plot: convent, deal with the devil, nun, exorcism, danger, deadly, friendship, curses spells and rituals, clergy, gory, supernatural, witchcraft ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1860s, year 1865
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Love & Savagery (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1969, a visiting geologist from Newfoundland, Canada causes scandal in a small Irish village when he romances a local girl who's destined for the convent. Love and Savagery is a story of passion, fate, and the consequences of the two. In ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, forbidden love, geologist, nun, romance, couples, isolation, destiny, island, culture clash, orphan, rock ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: ireland, canada
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 7.8
 14K
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, society, danger, perversion, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, europe, england, london
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 5.1
 5K
St. Agatha (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: St. Agatha is set in the 1950s in small town Georgia. A pregnant con woman named Agatha is on the run and seeks refuge in a convent hidden in deafening isolation. What first starts out as the perfect place to have a child turns into a dark lair ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, macabre, brutal, disturbing
Plot: convent, pregnant woman, sect, torture, pregnant, violence, nun, dark secret, female protagonist, danger, fear, young girl ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: georgia
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 6.4
 89K
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: nun, fish out of water, convent, friendship, against the rules, witness protection, murder witness, church choir, comedy of errors, crimes, disorder, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1968
Place: usa, san francisco, nevada, las vegas
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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: nanny, convent, nun, world war two, love and romance, opposites attract, governess, party, singer, family relations, novice, puppet show ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938
Place: austria, europe, alps, germany
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 6.1
 2K
Sade (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man prepares himself to be transferred to a detention center and rest home where he will relive one more time the highlights of his youth.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: convent, revolution, prison, s&m, sexual relations, debauchery, murder, couple relations, couples, rebellion, rebelliousness, passion ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france
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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, bleak ...
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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 7.5
 2K
The Nun (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In eighteenth-century France, a girl is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior treat her in radically different ways, ranging from maternal concern, to sadistic persecution, to lesbian desire.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, gloomy, sexual, thought provoking ...
Plot: convent, monastery, pursuit, priest, suicide, nun, village, new wave, innocence lost, destructive relationship, religions or cults, strong female presence ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
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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, sincere, touching, emotional
Plot: nun, convent, bishop, abortion, clergy, rebelliousness, teachers and students, love affair, moral dilemma, introspection, self discovery, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: australia
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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, on the run, farce, fish out of water, misfit, nun, chase, convent, gender bending, priest, hidden identity, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
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The Flying Nun (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, humorous, semi serious
Plot: convent, nun, priest, catholic orphanage, catholic, mother superior, catholic school, newcomer, novice, clergy, hidden identity, against the rules ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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The Sound of Music Live! (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This new version of "The Sound of Music" will be a faithful adaptation of the original stage musical, to retell the story for a whole new generation. And more than that, it will be broadcast LIVE, adding a whole new level of immediacy and ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: convent, nun, teenage love, family life, fall in love, youth, love and romance, romance, opposites attract, couples, undisciplined, show tunes ...
Time: pre world war two, 1930s, 1920s
Place: austria
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 6.5
 721
Sister Smile (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biography of the Belgian nun Jeannine Deckers, who became a popular singer in the early 1960s and struggled with the contradiction between the church and her true self.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: convent, ambition, showbiz, follow your dream, musician's life, rising to stardom, lifestyle, clergy, life is a bitch, against the rules, society, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, belgium
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Letters of a Portuguese Nun (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: An actress is about to play the part of Mariana Alcoforado, a young nun from the convent of Beja who was writing five letters to her French lover, the officer De Chamilly. The actress, being the perfect embodiment of Mariana, will drive us to a ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: convent, actor's life, love affair, forbidden love, film within a film, romance, society, artists and showbiz, love and romance, filmmaking, religions or cults, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 2K
The Nun (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Suzanne Simonin describes her life of suffering in letters. As a young woman she is sent to a convent against her will. Since her parents cannot afford the dowry required for a marriage befitting her rank they decide she must instead become a nun. ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: convent, clergy, power relations, celibacy, strong female presence, society, women's rights, religion, humiliation, abuse of power, confession, nun ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
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 5.1
 3K
The Convent (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A group of college students break into an abandoned convent and become possessed by demonic spirits.
Style: scary, suspenseful, stylized, harsh, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demon, convent, murder, nun, supernatural, gory, haunted by the past, survival, danger, youth, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s, 80s
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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, captivating, disturbing, romantic ...
Plot: nun, convent, lust, lie, pursuit, suspicion, apology, chase, prayer, jealousy, servant, sodomy ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: italy
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 1K
Bluebeard (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An adaptation of the classic tale of a wealthy aristocrat with a blue beard.
Style: fairy tale, serious, tense, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: convent, serial killer, family relations, gender, innocence lost, siblings relations, feminism, couple relations, mysterious place, palaces castles and temples, couples, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary, 16th century, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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 6.7
 2K
Hadewijch (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A troubled young woman is thrown out of a convent and forms a relationship with a radical Muslim.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sentimental, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: convent, self discovery, religions or cults, youth, clergy, hopes, human nature, friendship, society, religious faith, praying, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, middle east, europe
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 7.6
 94K
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, 2000s ...
Place: ireland, washington d.c., england, usa, oxford university
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 3.3
 296
Nympha (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: NyMpha is the story of Sarah (Tiffany Shepis), a young American girl, who goes to Italy to take vows needed to become a cloister nun of the "New Order" Convent. The rules of the convent are very strict, so strict that they are often ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: convent, clergy, evil nun, profanity, sexual content, religions or cults, insanity, murder, surrealism, flashback, lesbian sex, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
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 3.3
 469
Sacred Flesh (2000)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Taunted by visions of Mary Magdalene, who reveals the confessions of the younger nuns at the convent, the Mother Superior's mind is filled with the violent, sexual acts of her fellow sisters.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: convent, priest, nun, mystery, obsession, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, tragic love, sexual abuse, clergy, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century
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 6.3
 487
Thérèse (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The mesmerizing story of a young girl's romance with God. Her faith, trials, and sacrifices reveal a way of life based on love and simplicity. A contemplative film based on the true story of Saint Therese of Lisieux, the most popular saint of ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, emotional, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: convent, saint, human spirit, self discovery, clergy, ambition, hopes, society, religions or cults, miraculous event, church, nun ...
Place: europe, france
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Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Anne and Lore, neighbors and best friends, barely into their teens, board at a convent school where they have taken a vow to sin and to serve Satan. Anne keeps a secret diary, they read a salacious novel, they get a classmate in trouble, they spy on ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, scary, serious ...
Plot: satanism, seduction, convent school, murder, convent, coming of age, nun, curses spells and rituals, school, investigation, deadly, serial killer ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe
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Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun (1977)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Horror
Country: West Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 16-year-old Maria is forced into Serra D'Aires convent, secretly run by Satanists. Her confessor is in collusion with the Mother Superior. Maria is tortured, forced into sex with men, women, and the horned Devil, and told that it's all a ...
Style: erotic, satanic, suspense, sexploitation film
Plot: inquisition, satanism, nun, letter, convent, butt naked, teenage rape, occult, topless, sex scene, prayer, public execution ...
Place: portugal
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