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, humorous, clever and talky films and TV shows about / with pope, society, priest, religion, catholic church, clergy, religions or cults, cardinal the priest, politics and vatican plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres shot in USA, Italy, UK and other countries.
pope movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as pope: Popetown (2005), Karl der Grosse (1993), The Young Pope (2016), Call Me Francesco (2015), Pope John Paul II (2005), Galileo (1975), The Pope Must Diet (1991), The Pope's Toilet (2007), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968), Pope Joan (1972).

List of pope movies

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 ...
Style: satirical, captivating, dark humor, humorous
Plot: pope, bishop, nun, society, sin, lust, politics, religion, dishonesty, lifestyle, clergy, homosexuality ...
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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, loss of wife, death of friend, battle, death of wife, loss of son
Time: middle ages
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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, satirical, psychological, tragicomedy
Plot: cigarette smoking, sex scene, vatican, catholic church, male nudity, conspiracy, nun, tongue in cheek, orphan, kangaroo, scandal, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
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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: twentieth century, 2000s, 2010s, 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: realistic, exciting, serious
Plot: bishop, assassination attempt, church, pope, society, clergy, idealism, tragic hero, rebellion, leadership, human spirit, rebelliousness ...
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, realistic, serious
Plot: church, inquisition, solar system, pope, science, politics, plague, life is a bitch, state affairs, inventions and discoveries, astronomer, prodigy ...
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, realistic, not serious, humorous, witty
Plot: pope, priest, rebellion, clergy, society, misfit, dishonesty, disorder, gangsters, religions or cults, comedy of errors, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
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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: biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: smuggling, pope, village, social relations, escapades, village life, cons and scams, society, farce, dishonesty, disorder, pilgrim ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: uruguay, latin america
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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, tense, realistic, epic
Plot: catholic church, pope, vatican, fighting the system, human spirit, obsessive quest, leadership, political unrest, revolution, politics, prison, journalism ...
Time: 60s
Place: china, asia, europe, soviet union, italy
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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: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, serious
Plot: pope, hidden identity, gender bending, dishonesty, ambition, religions or cults, clergy, power relations, rise to the top, legends and myths, society, gender ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe
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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: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: cross dressing, impossible love, monk, monastery, ambition, vatican, pope, clergy, rise to the top, society, gender, bishop ...
Time: middle ages
Place: germany, europe, italy, rome italy
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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: time travel, urban, time machine, arab, youth, orgy, hypocrisy, mass suicide, prime minister, dog, balcony, bathtub ...
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: catholic, pope, scandal, catholic church, black market, nun, sicilian, priest, money, religions or cults, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: italy, rome 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, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, helicopter, christianity, organized crime, assassination, priest, pope, vatican, lawyer, confession, ambition, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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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: realistic, gloomy, disturbing, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: politics, pope, catholic church, holocaust, forgery, church, rebelliousness, society, political unrest, human spirit, religions or cults, anti semitism ...
Time: 70s, 40s, 60s, 50s, 30s ...
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: realistic, serious, epic, captivating
Plot: friendship, adventure, pope, war, battles, leadership, obsessive quest, heroes, clergy, escapades, heroic mission, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages
Place: israel, europe, holy land
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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: sexual, offbeat, sexy, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: mass murder, anthology, incest, pope, beach, father daughter incest, couples, youth, religions or cults, couple relations, romance, looking for sex ...
Time: 17th century, 15th century, 19th century, middle ages, renaissance
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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, bleak, suspenseful, clever, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, politics, massacre, torment, anti semitism, war crime, pope, doctor, conscience, vatican ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, hungary, romania ...
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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, emotional, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, pope, politics, couples, heroes, human spirit, hopes, unfulfillment, battle zone, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, tragic hero ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance, 1960s
Place: italy, europe
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Young Rebel (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: slavery, pope, kingdom, adventure, naval battle, torture chamber, corporal punishment, turk, brother brother relationship, religion, sword duel, political intrigue ...
Place: turkey, rome italy, cyprus
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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, captivating, realistic, serious, earnest ...
Plot: idealism, execution, treason, ambition, oath, betrayal, clergy, rebellion, rivalry, royal family, dishonesty, royal court ...
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: pope, girlfriend, ticket, cooking, dog, kiss, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, golf, breakup, television, crime
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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Zelig (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, ...
Style: talky, humorous, surreal, not serious, absurd ...
Plot: therapy, great depression, switching roles, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, celebrity, psychiatrist, fictional biography, character study, parody, supernatural, justice ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s, 20s
Place: paris france, bronx new york city, new jersey
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Stars of Eger (1968)
Genre: Adventure, History, Romance, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 157 min.
Story: This romantic and grandiose historical film depicts the era of the constant incursions and heroic battles fought by the defenders of the castle of Eger, led by captain István Dobó, against the heavy odds of superior numbers through the lives and ...
Style: biblical, romanticism
Plot: female soldier, swordswoman, queen, fortress, chariot, patriotism, superstition, lieutenant, pain, hay, intrigue, cattle ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: hungary, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, austria, vienna ...
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The Inhabitant (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three sisters enter the house of a senator with the intention of stealing money obtained from bribes, but once inside, they begin to hear strange cries coming from the basement.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, rough, exciting
Plot: rape, exorcism, priest, demonic possession, exorcist, cross, suicide, car accident, obsession, devil, little girl, incest ...
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The Man Who Was Thursday (2016)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary, Italy, Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY is inspired by the existentialist novel of the same name by G.K. Chesterton (1908). The novel is considered a metaphysical thriller, and our film could be considered the same, though it also can be thought of in more ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: soldier, bar, drinking, faith, blood, secret society, catholic, catholic church, world war two, alcohol, hit by a car, confession ...
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Get Charlie Tully (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Charlie Tully and womanising Reggie Peek con two rich Italians out of £500,000 but during their flight out Charlie is arrested for coning an American and a dog. Reggie stores the money in a Swiss Bank and after Charlie is released is about to tell ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: on the run, love and romance, criminal heroes, chase, dishonesty, gangsters, love affair, bank, crimes, cons and scams, chases and races, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, europe, england, switzerland, italy ...
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Superhero Movie (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The team behind Scary Movie takes on the comic book genre in this tale of Rick Riker, a nerdy teen imbued with superpowers by a radioactive dragonfly. And because every hero needs a nemesis, enter Lou Landers, aka the villainously goofy Hourglass.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, idiotic, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, parody, secret identity, master villain, goofy hero, anti hero, save the world, superhuman powers, nothing goes right, experiment gone awry, good versus evil, superhero spoof ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Yusuf Yusuf (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Turkey
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Since his childhood, interested in cars, car races and dreamed to be a rally pilot but became a minibus driver in Ankara. This movie tells Yusuf's story full of action as well as comedy.
Plot: bus station, road, foreplay, pope, race, bus, wedding
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The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: royal family, leadership, betrayal, society, rivalry, ambition, state affairs, dishonesty, downfall, clergy, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy
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