Archbishop movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant archbishop movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, clever, talky and dramatic films and TV shows about / with archbishop, catholic church, society, priest, religion, catholic, husband wife relationship, clergy, death and politics plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as archbishop: The Forgiven (2017), The Thorn Birds (1983), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968), Novitiate (2017), My Pastor Among the Nudists (1982), Edward II (1970), Shadow Builder (1998), Becket (1964), Salvador (1986), Foul Play (1978).

List of archbishop movies

 6.0
 3K
The Forgiven (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After the end of Apartheid, Archbishop Desmond Tutu meets with a brutal murderer seeking redemption.
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological, inspirational
Plot: archbishop, antichrist, murderer, suspense, racist, forgiveness, changing lives, redemption, moral transformation, guilty conscience, serial killer, priest ...
Place: africa
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The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 460 min.
TV show
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...
Style: sentimental, touching, family saga, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, catholic church, catholic priest, clergy, couple relations, tragic love, priest in love, love and romance, family life, sex with a priest, destiny ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: australia, vatican
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The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Metropolitan Archbishop Lakota of L'viv, freed after twenty years in the Soviet Gulag, travels to Rome where circumstances conspire to see him elevated to the Papacy. Inspired by the life story of Ukrainian Catholic Cardinal Josyf Slipyj,
Style: tense, realistic, serious, epic, retro
Plot: catholic church, pope, politics, state affairs, society, catholicism, revolution, political unrest, rebellion, leadership, clergy, rebelliousness ...
Time: 60s
Place: vatican, europe, china, asia, rome italy ...
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 6.7
 5K
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, controversial ...
Plot: nun, lesbian, catholic church, monastery, catholicism, altar boy, lesbian love, mother daughter relationship, flagellation, coming of age, lgbt, catholic ...
Time: year 1964, year 1954, 60s
Place: vatican, tennessee
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My Pastor Among the Nudists (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A country priest receives his bishop with the mission of converting a nudist colony.
Style: sex comedy
Audience: adult
Plot: nudism, nudist camp, archbishop, priest, barmaid, female nudity, sex, beach, catholic priest, gay stereotype, safe, nudist ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
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 7.3
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Edward II (1970)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The reign of Edward II, King of England, is troubled from the start when he brings his male lover, hated by the nobles, out of exile.
Plot: medieval, lgbtq, homosexual, murder, archbishop, king, gay, monarchy, british royal family, royal family, infidelity, male homosexuality ...
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Shadow Builder (1998)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A demon is summoned to take the soul of a young boy who has the potential to become a saint. By doing this he will open a doorway to hell and destroy the world.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough
Plot: child in peril, archbishop, demon, witch, mythical creature, religions or cults, escapades, violence spree, supernatural, clergy, rivalry, race against time ...
Time: 90s
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 7.8
 15K
Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, talky, tense, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: religion, friendship, politics, medieval, british history, martyr, betrayal, murder, christian, royalty, catholic, intrigue ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, california, rome italy, europe, france ...
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 7.4
 22K
Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: tense, political, harsh, factual, thought provoking ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, politics, war correspondent, photojournalist, war, reporter, suspense, cold war, revolution, military, dictator ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, san francisco, central america, south america
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 6.8
 16K
Foul Play (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, tense, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, conspiracy, spy, fall in love, police investigation, suspense, woman in danger, assassination plot, car chase, law enforcement, amateur detective, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, phoenix arizona
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The Reluctant Saint (1962)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Directed by Edward Dmytryk, The Reluctant Saint is based on the life of Saint Joseph of Cupertino. When young Giuseppe Diesa (Maximilian Schell) is sent to work at a monastery circa 17th century Italy -- his parents believed he was mentally ...
Plot: catholic, saint, christian, miraculous event, catholic church, archbishop, prank, demonic possession, mysticism, hunchback, death of father, heist ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy
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Moon Over Parador (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the dictatorship of Parador at the time the dictator dies. The dictator's right hand man, Roberto, makes Jack an offer he cannot refuse.. to play the dictator. Jack's acting skills ...
Style: political, clever, humorous, campy, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, revolution, farce, impersonation, fictitious country, dictator, nude, weapons, runaway, justice, secrets, corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: latin america, argentina, south america, paraguay, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
Style: talky, sexy, colourful, heartbreaking, dramatic ...
Plot: british history, tudors, royal family, british monarchy, royalty, adultery, british royal family, renaissance, intrigue, betrayal, politics, king ...
Time: 16th century, 60s, 18th century, 1930s, middle ages
Place: england, london, scotland, europe, britain
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Let's Have a Riot (1970)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Episodes centering on different aspects of early 1970s Italian life:set in a television studio, a factory, a university, and a Catholic parish.
Style: intellectual
Plot: mogul, con artists, extremist, years of lead, translator, revolutionary, police officer, weirdo, illicit love, eccentricity, male female relationship, satire ...
Place: new york
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Dangerous Pursuit (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman discovers the next target of a hired assassin and attempts to foil his plan.
Plot: twenty something, murder, witness, female protagonist, hotel, guilt, archbishop, cover up, husband wife relationship, roommate, prostitute, sex for money ...
Place: new york, oregon
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 7.1
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Romero (1989)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his county. This fil chronicles the transformation ...
Style: inspirational, realistic, sexy, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: church, murder, catholic, religion, christian, politics, bishop, military, political corruption, poverty, propaganda, violence ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: latin america, south america
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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, meditative, light ...
Plot: writers, women, art, religion, catholic, writer's life, poetry, catholicism, hospital, lesbian, greed, literature ...
Time: 17th century, 1920s
Place: latin america, spain, tokyo, israel, japan ...
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 7.1
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Shooter (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.
Style: intense, exciting, serious, realistic, political ...
Audience: manly, boys' night
Plot: sniper, conspiracy, corruption, fbi, military, one man army, revenge, swat team, cover up, assassination, false accusation, on the run ...
Time: 21st century
Place: virginia, iraq, philadelphia, boston, usa ...
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Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Nigeria, Kenya
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The chronicle of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and his tyranic rule from 1971 to his overthrow in 1979.
Style: sinister, slasher, political thriller
Plot: dictator, erotica, atrocity, historical figure, psycho killer, president, murder victim, homicidal maniac, luxury, ambassador, mass murder, political repression ...
Place: africa, uganda
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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: serious, realistic, anthology, weird
Plot: royal family, libertine, female nudity, amputation, cannibal, scandal, priest, prisoner, deportation, time travel, french revolution, french royalty ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, versailles, europe, africa, louisiana ...
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 5.2
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Possessed (2000)
Genre: Horror, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An 11 year old boy starts throwing temper tantrums, vomiting on and attacking people, and swearing uncontrollably. Furniture begins to move on its own when he is around, and he doesn't remember any of it. After giving up on the protestants, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: demon, supernatural, family relations, parents and children, clergy, priest, church, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, uncover truth, mind game, losing-it hero ...
Place: st. louis missouri
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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: political, thought provoking, inspirational, spiritual, talky ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: politics, lawyer, catholic, idealism, justice, betrayal, court, legal, intrigue, royal family, christian, royalty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, new york, vatican, rome italy, europe
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 6.2
 165K
Johnny English (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Rowan plays the eponymous lead character in a spoof spy thriller. During the course of the story we follow our hero as he attempts to single-handedly save the country from falling into the hands of a despot.
Style: parody, humorous, funny, exciting, clever ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: spy, secret agents, agent, secret service, goofy hero, comedy of errors, british, farce, espionage, heroes, undercover, weapons ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, france
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I Don't Know Much, But I'll Say Everything (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Pierre Gastié-Leroy is the son of a wealthy director of a factory of weapon manufacturing. Despite his parents, two generous uncles and a bishop godfather who try to inculcate him the rigid values of his social level, Pierre is a dreamer, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty
Plot: farce, disorder, nothing goes right, juvenile delinquency, goofy hero, chaos and mayhem, factory, bazooka, bank robbery, army general, father son relationship, bourgeoisie ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
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 6.9
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Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, factual, talky, serious ...
Plot: revolution, battles, royal family, political unrest, british history, society, tyranny, military, leadership, intrigue, against the odds, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, 80s, 18th century, middle ages
Place: england, ireland, scotland, europe, london ...
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Bridge of San Luis Rey is American author Thornton Wilder's second novel, first published in 1927 to worldwide acclaim. It tells the story of several interrelated people who die in the collapse of an Inca rope-fiber suspension bridge in ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: investigation, destiny, social decay, clergy, life is a bitch, escapades, survival, murder, haunted by the past, religions or cults, twins, catholic ...
Time: 18th century
Place: peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
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John Wycliffe: The Morning Star (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This affecting biography chronicles the life and times of prominent European philosopher John Wycliffe, who was the first to translate the Bible into English. The 14th century, Oxford University scholar often found himself caught between opposing ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: reformation, medieval, christian, catholic, ancient, clergy, translator, hopes, society, fighting the system, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
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 6.7
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The Cardinal (1963)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A young Catholic priest from Boston confronts bigotry, Naziism, and his own personal conflicts as he rises to the office of cardinal.
Style: epic, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: priest, church, racism, catholic priest, catholic, abortion, bigotry, christian, religion, intrigue, state terrorism, family relations ...
Place: vatican, italy, boston, vienna, georgia ...
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 6.5
 1K
Vision (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hildegard von Bingen was truly a woman ahead of her time. A visionary in every sense of the word, this famed 12th-century Benedictine nun was a Christian mystic, composer, philosopher, playwright, poet, naturalist, scientist, physician, herbalist ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: nun, gender, healing power, visionary, seer, medieval, prodigy, convent, catholic church, human nature, monastery, hopes ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: germany, europe, rome italy
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, uplifting, dramatic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: british royal family, world war two, royal family, british history, stuttering, disability, unlikely friendships, politics, british monarchy, king of england, historical character, friendship ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 50s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: england, britain, london, united kingdom, europe ...
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