Pope movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant pope movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, clever, epic and dramatic films and TV shows about / with pope, society, religion, catholic church, cardinal the priest, priest, politics, catholic, clergy and nun plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres shot in Italy, France, UK and other countries.
pope movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as pope: The Young Pope (2016), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968), Amen. (2002), Pope Joan (2009), Immoral Tales (1973), The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965), Karl der Grosse (1993), Call Me Francesco (2015), Pope John Paul II (2005), Galileo (1975).

List of pope movies

The Young Pope (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Lenny Belardo, the youngest and first American Pope in the history of the Church, must establish his new papacy and navigate the power struggles of the closed, secretive Vatican.
Style: surreal, captivating, psychological, satirical, tragicomedy
Plot: cigarette smoking, sex scene, vatican, catholic church, conspiracy, tongue in cheek, orphan, nun, scandal, male nudity, female nudity, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
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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: epic, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: pope, catholic church, vatican, clergy, obsessive quest, catholicism, philosophy, threat, catholic, human spirit, rebelliousness, revolution ...
Time: 60s
Place: china, asia, soviet union, europe, italy
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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: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, politics, pope, vatican, conscience, doctor, euthanasia, anti semitism, catholicism, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, poland, europe, austria, prague ...
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Pope Joan (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, UK, Italy, Spain
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A 9th century woman of English extraction born in the German city of Ingelheim disguises herself as a man and rises through the Vatican ranks.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: impossible love, cross dressing, clergy, pope, vatican, ambition, monk, monastery, hidden identity, empowerment, gender bending, religions or cults ...
Time: middle ages
Place: germany, europe, italy, rome italy
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Immoral Tales (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Four erotic tales from in various historical eras. The first, 'The Tide', is set in the present day, and concerns a student and his young female cousin stranded on the beach by the tide, secluded from prying eyes. 'Therese ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: anthology, mass murder, pope, incest, beach, father daughter incest, looking for sex, riding a bicycle, virgin, cousin, orgy, castle ...
Time: 15th century, 17th century, middle ages, 19th century, renaissance
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The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel ...
Style: epic, serious, sincere, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: pope, infidelity, clergy, battle zone, politics, tragic hero, human spirit, tragic love, ambition, artist, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1960s, 1500s
Place: italy, europe
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Karl der Grosse (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young Charlemagns is placed on the Frankish throne in the middle of the 8th Century A.D. Despite having many powerful enemies he slowly unites the nations of Western Europe and rebuilds civilization on the ruins of the Roman Empire.
Plot: pope, battle, death of wife, loss of wife, death of friend, loss of son
Time: middle ages
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Call Me Francesco (2015)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A biopic of the rise of father Jorge Mario Bergoglio SJ from a teacher in a Jesuit High School in Argentina to archbishop and cardinal of Buenos Aires to Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. The story touches on his relation with his fellow Jesuits in ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: pope, election
Time: 2010s, 2000s, twentieth century, 1990s, 1960s
Place: rome italy
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Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, Poland, USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, Karol Wojtyla is brought up by his father in the Polish city of Krakow during the first half of the 20th century. When his homeland is invaded by the Nazis in 1939, he secretly opposes the systematic persecution of ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: pope, church, assassination attempt, bishop, clergy, tragic hero, leadership, rise to the top, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, heroic mission ...
Place: poland, europe
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Galileo (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Challenged by a new student, tutor and theorist Galileo co-opts emerging telescope technology and discovers irrefutable proof of the heretical notion that the earth is not the center of the universe. But in a rigid society ruled by an uneasy ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic
Plot: church, inquisition, solar system, pope, science, fighting the system, politics, prodigy, inventions and discoveries, injustice, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: england, europe
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The Pope Must Diet (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A less-than-qualified and far-from-perfect priest is mistakenly named the new pope. As the pontiff, he must deal with Vatican corruption, the Mob and the reappearance of his old lover.
Style: alternative comedy, humorous, not serious, realistic, witty
Plot: priest, pope, comedy of errors, clergy, mistaken identity, vatican, religions or cults, dishonesty, society, disorder, gangsters, switching roles ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, italy
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The Pope's Toilet (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Uruguay, Brazil, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A small South American village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, biting
Plot: pope, smuggling, cons and scams, farce, village, village life, pilgrim, dishonesty, social relations, escapades, society, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: uruguay, latin america
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Pope Joan (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Based on the medieval legend of Pope Joan, who was made Pope for a brief period around 855 A.D. The movie presents her existence as fact, though it is questionable that Pope Joan really did exist, and portrays her relationships with other notables ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: pope, clergy, hidden identity, rise to the top, gender bending, religions or cults, society, gender, legends and myths, ambition, dishonesty, power relations ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe
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Popetown (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: France, UK
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Popetown is a controversial animated sitcom, billed by its producers as "Father Ted meets South Park", following the doodles and scribblings of a student at school during a lesson. His drawings depict the life of Father Nicholas, who lives ...
Plot: pope, priest, nun, catholic priest, bishop, religion
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The District (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Hungary
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In an effort to end family feuding, a young gypsy travels back in time to kill mammoths to ensure Hungary becomes rich by killing mammoths in order to create a massive oil reservoir. Things don't go entirely according to plan...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: urban, time travel, subculture, vatican, oil well, meditation, computer hacker, nuclear bomb, hungarian, mass suicide, chinese, prime minister ...
Time: stone age, middle ages
Place: hungary, manhattan new york city, washington d.c.
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Monsignor (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The vows of an ambitious young American priest are tested during World War II. Not only does Father John Flaherty get involved with the black market to raise money for the Vatican, he also falls in love with a young French nun.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: money, priest, sicilian, scandal, black market, pope, catholic, catholic church, nun, clergy, church, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: rome italy, italy
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The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
Style: epic, stylized, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, helicopter, christianity, assassination, organized crime, vatican, pope, confession, lawyer, gangsters, crime, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, sicily ...
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From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: pope, catholic church, politics, clergy, human spirit, idealism, church, rebelliousness, anti semitism, genocide, holocaust, political unrest ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: poland, europe, germany, rome italy, warsaw poland
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Crusaders (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Towards the end of the eleventh century, Pope Urban II announces a crusade against the Saracens, who have occupied the holy city of Jerusalem. Three young friends Richard, Peter and Andrew set off to join the crusading army.
Style: captivating, serious, epic, realistic
Plot: friendship, pope, adventure, religions or cults, battles, love, crusade, heroes, society, desert, war, urban ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, holy land, israel
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Young Rebel (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: pope, slavery, kingdom, adventure, political intrigue, corporal punishment, turk, torture chamber, naval battle, torture, beating, brother brother relationship ...
Place: turkey, cyprus, rome italy
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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: talky, serious, realistic, captivating, earnest ...
Plot: idealism, oath, betrayal, ambition, treason, execution, blind ambition, pope, death penalty, royal court, intrigue, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, new york
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Just the Ticket (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Gary Starke is one of the best ticket scalpers in New York City. His girlfriend, Linda, doesn't approve of his criminal lifestyle, though, and dumps him when she gets the opportunity to study cooking in Paris. Gary realizes that he has to give ...
Plot: ticket, cooking, pope, girlfriend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, crime
Place: new york
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Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Borgia is a French-German-Czech historical drama television series created by Tom Fontana. The show recounts the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance. Borgia debuted in Italy via ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: political intrigue, clergy, church, political corruption, ambition, politics, rivalry, political unrest, power struggle, historical character, crime, blind ambition ...
Time: middle ages, renaissance, 15th century, 16th century, 1500s ...
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, florence italy, spain ...
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The 13th Day (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In a world torn apart by persecution, war and oppression, 3 children were chosen to offer a message of hope to the world.Based on the memoirs of the oldest Seer, Lucia Santos, and many thousands of independent eye-witness accounts, The 13th Day ...
Plot: catholicism, prophecy, abduction, pope, children, mother daughter relationship, faith, secret, catholic, interrogation, heavy rain, village ...
Place: portugal
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May God Forgive Us (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Madrid, summer 2011. Economic crisis. 15-M movement and 1.5 million pilgrims waiting for the Pope’s arrival live side by side in a Madrid that’s hotter and more chaotic than ever. In this context, detectives Velarde and Alfaro must find what ...
Plot: serial killer, priest, church, pope, dead dog, apartment, police inspector, necklace, morgue, old woman, pilgrim, pendant ...
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Money Money Money (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When they realize the times are changing, five crooks decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions.
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: kidnapping, buddies, crime, criminal's revenge, bank, goofy hero, hostages, crime gone awry, cons and scams, heist, criminal heroes, nothing goes right ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, latin america, paris france
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Una vita scellerata (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Benvenuto Cellinin (1500 - 1571), a soldier and one of the most important craftsmen and artists of Renaissance Italy whose life was marked by many achievements and adventures, but also crimes.
Plot: sculpture, italian history, judge, pope, artist, cardinal the priest
Time: 1500s, renaissance, 16th century
Place: italy, florence
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Good King Dagobert (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: King's Dagobert I intestinal and sexual problems loom large as he survives an attack on his royal caravan then barely makes it to Rome to personally give thanks to the Pope. After he arrives at the Vatican, he becomes involved in the battle ...
Plot: ambush, crown, bishop, pope, monk, virgin, impostor, confession, king, princess, lust, female nudity ...
Place: france, rome italy
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Perfect Obedience (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The fictional Father Ángel de la Cruz is based on Legion of Christ founder Marcial Maciel, whose long history of child abuse was not addressed until 2006 and only publicly acknowledged in 2009. But director Luis Urquiza chooses to structure his ...
Plot: masturbation, catholic priest, bullying, pope, punishment, obedience, pedophile, forbidden love, corporal punishment, seminary, cigarette smoking, confession ...
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Suburra (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A gangster known as "Samurai" wants to turn the waterfront of Rome into a new Las Vegas. All the local mob bosses have agreed to work for this common goal. But peace is not to last long.
Plot: mafia, threesome, underage sex, escort, bare breasts, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, drug overdose, villa, techno music, conservative, shooting ...
Time: year 2011
Place: rome italy, italy
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