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, stylized, suspense and epic films and TV shows about / with pope, religion, priest, cardinal the priest, society, catholic church, church, politics, female nudity and catholic plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History 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), The Two Popes (2019), The New Pope (2019), Crusaders (2001), From a Far Country (1981), The Tudors (2007), The Conclave (2006), Pope Joan (2009).

List of pope movies

The Young Pope (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 546 min.
TV show
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: psychological, captivating, surreal, satirical, tragicomedy ...
Plot: catholic church, religion, pope, god, nun, male nudity, celibacy, satire, betrayal, infidelity, saint, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vatican, 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: serious, realistic, tense, epic, retro
Plot: pope, catholic church, politics, society, state affairs, catholicism, leadership, clergy, rebellion, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution ...
Time: 60s
Place: vatican, ussr, europe, china, 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: sincere, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, ss, genocide, jewish, concentration camp, priest, conscience, christian, nazi, pope, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: vatican, poland, rome italy, germany, austria ...
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The Two Popes (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Explores the relationship and opposing visions between two of the most powerful leaders in the Catholic Church, both of whom must address their own pasts and the demands of the modern world in order to move the church forward.
Style: thought provoking, humorous, psychological, philosophical, cerebral ...
Plot: catholic church, religion, catholic priest, pope, catholic, catholicism, cardinal the priest, dark humor, priest, forgiveness, confession, guilt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy, argentina, buenos aires argentina
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The New Pope (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As Pope Pius XIII hangs between life and death in a coma, charming and sophisticated moderate English aristocrat Sir John Brannox is placed on the papal throne and adopts the name John Paul III. A sequel series to “The Young Pope.”
Style: stylized, captivating, satirical, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: catholic church, pope, catholic priest, strongman, religion, politics, secrets, cardinal the priest, power, intrigue, conspiracy, lord ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vatican, rome italy, europe, italy
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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: realistic, captivating, serious, epic
Plot: crusade, adventure, battles, pope, friendship, war, military, leadership, heroic mission, rivalry, politics, society ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: europe, holy land, israel
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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: captivating, uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: pope, catholic church, rebellion, politics, world war two, church, religions or cults, forgery, clergy, hopes, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 70s, 60s, 50s
Place: poland, germany, europe, vatican, rome italy ...
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The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: king, historical character, intrigue, royal family, tudors, love triangle, queen, royal court, heir, power struggle, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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The Conclave (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1458, five years after the fall of Constantinople to the Moslems, eighteen cardinals meet to elect a new pope. Rodrigo Borgia, a 27 year old cardinal learns to play a very dangerous game.
Style: suspense, disturbing, stylized, captivating
Plot: renaissance, pope, politics, rivalry, brutality, war, violence, tudors, medieval, priest, cardinal the priest, sex scene ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: vatican, italy, rome italy
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Pope Joan (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, 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: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, feminist film
Plot: clergy, monk, monastery, impossible love, cross dressing, healing power, pope, woman dressed as man, ambition, medieval, hidden identity, rise to the top ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: vatican, germany, rome italy, europe, 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: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: erotica, incest, incestuous sex, sex with brother, mass murder, sex scene, female masturbation, father daughter incest, sex with sister, voyeurism, voyeur, surrealism ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 19th century, 15th century
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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: humorous, not serious, witty, light, feel good ...
Plot: priest, pope, comedy of errors, clergy, mistaken identity, religions or cults, disorder, dishonesty, catholic church, atheism, cardinal the priest, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: vatican, italy, europe, rome 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, touching, captivating ...
Plot: pope, smuggling, dishonesty, escapades, cons and scams, village life, farce, disorder, poverty, drifter, bicycle, anarchist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: uruguay, latin america
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Popetown (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: France, UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: satirical, humorous, captivating, adult animation, controversial
Plot: pope, religion, bishop, nun, society, lust, dark humor, lifestyle, politics, dishonesty, sin, bribery ...
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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.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: mafia, corruption, underage sex, drug use, politics, revenge, prostitute, drug overdose, female nudity, violence, sex scene, church ...
Time: year 2011
Place: rome italy, italy
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Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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: family saga, realistic, captivating, rough, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: renaissance, political intrigue, brother sister sex, european history, church, historical character, clergy, italian history, power struggle, ambition, politics, political corruption ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican, naples italy, europe ...
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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: abduction, pope, children, prophecy, mother daughter relationship, faith, secret, catholic, catholicism, village, sun, interrogation ...
Place: portugal
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May God Save 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 ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: serial killer, police inspector, murder, crimes, priest, church, pope, police officer, who done it, law enforcement, investigator, murder mystery ...
Time: 2010s
Place: spain, madrid
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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 ...
Plot: pope, election
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, year 2013, 80s ...
Place: rome italy
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We Have a Pope (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The newly elected Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is about to greet the faithful who have gathered to see him. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, call on a renowned therapist who also happens to be an ...
Style: psychological, realistic, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: cardinal the priest, identity crisis, religion, catholicism, human nature, self discovery, introspection, self involved, self fulfillment, lifestyle, society, pope ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, europe, italy
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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: renaissance, pope, artist, judge, italian history, sculpture, painter, autobiography, cardinal the priest, female nudity, gay interest
Time: 16th century
Place: italy, rome 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: crown, king, pope, sin, bishop, confession, princess, king of france, ambush, monk, female nudity, european history ...
Time: 7th century, middle ages
Place: rome italy, france
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Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, Poland, USA
Duration: 201 min.
TV show
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: exciting, realistic, serious, spiritual
Plot: religion, assassination attempt, bishop, church, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, leadership, fighting the system, rebellion, clergy, political unrest ...
Place: vatican, europe, poland
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Pope Joan (1972)
Genre: Biography, 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: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, cult film ...
Plot: pope, religion, medieval, catholic priest, catholicism, feminism, christian, gender, dishonesty, society, hidden identity, rise to the top ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: rome italy, europe
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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, neo noir, dramatic, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, revenge, violence, guilt, murder, assassination, crimes, incest, opera, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1980
Place: italy, new york, palermo italy, sicily, vatican ...
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The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
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, inspirational, uplifting, serious, sexy ...
Plot: renaissance, painter, artist, catholic, art, painting, genius, christian, architect, sculpture, immortality, pope ...
Time: 16th century, 60s
Place: italy, rome italy, vatican, europe
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Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lithuania, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The eventful life of a humble Polish priest who once decried the pomp of the Catholic Church "a circus" and labeled the Pope a "prisoner of the Vatican" before ascending to the papal throne is explored as actor Thomas Kretschmann ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: fighting the system, clergy, dishonesty, state affairs, leadership, hopes, rebellion, politics, society, anti semitism, human spirit, church ...
Place: israel, middle east, europe, poland
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Magnificent Century (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Muhteşem Yüzyıl is a prime time historical Turkish television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, ...
Style: stylized, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sultan, palace intrigue, intrigue, power struggle, political intrigue, royal family, love and romance, couple relations, state affairs, political unrest, political conspiracy, military ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, constantinople, europe
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End of Days (1999)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On December 28th, 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, the Devil decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride, a ...
Style: scary, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, satanic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: devil, supernatural, deal with the devil, good versus evil, apocalypse, heroic mission, disaster, female nudity, priest, christianity, church, temptation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1999, 70s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city
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Anthony, Warrior of God (2006)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of Anthony of Padua (1195-1231) from his arrival on Sicily's shores via shipwreck in 1221 to his death. He's a Portuguese monk who, once in Italy, seeks out St. Francis. Anthony's gift as a great preacher is discovered by ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: saint, religion, church, religions or cults, clergy, ambition, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society, unfulfillment, preacher, catholic ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: italy, sicily, europe
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