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, stylized and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with pope, society, vatican, religion, catholic church, cardinal the priest, clergy, religions or cults, politics and priest plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres shot in Italy, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as pope: The Two Popes (2019), Crusaders (2001), The Pope Must Diet (1991), The Pope's Toilet (2007), Popetown (2005), The Young Pope (2016), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968), From a Far Country (1981), The Conclave (2006), Bikini Bandits (2002).

List of pope movies

 7.6
 99K
The Two Popes (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Italy
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, psychological, humorous, dark humor, based on true events
Plot: vatican, catholic church, pope, religion, catholicism, catholic, catholic priest, cardinal the priest, priest, forgiveness, guilt, confession ...
Time: 21st century
Place: rome italy, buenos aires argentina, italy, argentina
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 5.7
 537
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, captivating, epic
Plot: crusade, adventure, pope, friendship, battles, war, heroic mission, leadership, military, society, politics, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: holy land, europe, israel
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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, witty, not serious, alternative comedy, feel good ...
Plot: vatican, priest, pope, clergy, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, disorder, religions or cults, dishonesty, catholic church, cardinal the priest, silly humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, rome 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: pope, smuggling, escapades, dishonesty, farce, cons and scams, village life, disorder, drifter, poverty, society, village ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: uruguay, latin america
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 5.1
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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 ...
Style: satirical, dark humor, captivating, humorous, adult animation
Plot: pope, bishop, nun, society, religion, dishonesty, politics, lifestyle, lust, sin, clergy, corruption ...
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 8.4
 36K
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: psychological, surreal, controversial, captivating, satirical ...
Plot: catholic church, vatican, cigarette smoking, kangaroo, pope, nun, orphan, sex scene, male nudity, conspiracy, god, abuse of power ...
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, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: catholic church, vatican, pope, politics, society, state affairs, revolution, political unrest, rebelliousness, prison, rebellion, leadership ...
Time: 60s
Place: china, europe, soviet union, rome italy, asia ...
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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, realistic, captivating, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: pope, world war two, rebellion, politics, catholic church, against humanity, clergy, life is a bitch, state affairs, artists and showbiz, hopes, confined ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, rome italy
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 6.5
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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: stylized, disturbing, captivating, suspense
Plot: politics, pope, vatican, rivalry, brutality, war, violence, film starts with sex, cardinal the priest, sex scene, female nudity
Time: renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, rome italy
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Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lithuania, USA
Duration: 83 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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: clergy, fighting the system, rebellion, hopes, society, dishonesty, politics, state affairs, leadership, forbidden love, human spirit, religions or cults ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, poland
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 4.2
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Bikini Bandits (2002)
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Bikini Bandits are sent to hell after their car goes off a cliff.
Style: humorous, light, not serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: time travel, good versus evil, murderous pair, youth, rivalry, college life, vigilantism, rebelliousness, silly humor, partners, escapades, prank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: serious, captivating, stylized, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: church, religions or cults, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, society, deadly, clergy, ambition, dishonesty, preacher, shipwreck, saint ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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 8.2
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The New Pope (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: vatican, catholic church, cardinal the priest, strongman, pope, secrets, catholic priest, lord, tongue in cheek, conspiracy, religion, power ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
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The Mighty Anselmo and His Squire (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After having challenged the German Ottone to single combat for the hand of Leonza, the bishop's niece, the valiant knight Anselmo da Montebello, leaves for Rome where he must deliver a precious relic to the Pope and obtain a sum of ...
Style: decamerotic, sex comedy
Plot: pope, crusade, castration, horse actor, female nudity, sex, talking animals, talking horse
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The Third Solution (1988)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Roman Catholic Pope is planning a reconciliatory meeting with the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, an event awaited for many generations. But suddenly, right while the Pope is addressing the crowds gathered in the Piazza Navone, a nun is ...
Plot: agent, pope, nun, espionage, ukrainian, murder, reconciliation, priest, vatican, conspiracy, diplomat, catholicism ...
Place: russia, europe, italy, rome italy
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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: medieval, pope, death of wife, death of friend, battle, loss of wife, battles, loss of son
Time: 8th century, 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: 1990s, 2010s, 2000s, 1960s, twentieth century ...
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, serious, exciting
Plot: bishop, church, assassination attempt, human spirit, heroic mission, rebellion, fighting the system, leadership, clergy, idealism, rebelliousness, tragic hero ...
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, solar system, inquisition, science, pope, astronomer, injustice, prodigy, state affairs, rebellion, society, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: europe, england
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 5.4
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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: atmospheric, contemplative, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: pope, religions or cults, power relations, hidden identity, clergy, gender, rise to the top, dishonesty, ambition, society, strong female presence, legends and myths ...
Time: middle ages
Place: rome italy, europe
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 6.7
 8K
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, realistic, serious
Plot: impossible love, vatican, ambition, cross dressing, clergy, healing power, monk, monastery, hidden identity, rise to the top, idealism, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages
Place: germany, rome italy, europe, italy
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 5.1
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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: realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, gangsters, black market, nun, pope, scandal, catholic, catholic church, sicilian, priest, money, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 1950s
Place: italy, rome italy
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 6.7
 13K
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: identity crisis, human nature, vatican, religion, self discovery, clergy, introspection, self involved, self fulfillment, lifestyle, catholic church, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, 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, realistic, serious, saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, helicopter, christianity, organized crime, assassination, priest, family relations, pope, confession, lawyer, vatican ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, usa, europe, sicily ...
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 7.2
 13K
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: thought provoking, sincere, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, politics, genocide, anti semitism, vatican, war crime, ss, conscience, torment, idealism, war ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, europe, poland, rome italy, romania ...
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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: uplifting, serious, epic, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: painter, genius, architect, sculpture, painting, infidelity, historical figure, life & death, pope, hard labor, showdown, standoff ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, quarry, 1500s, 1960s ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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 8.1
 67K
The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: stylized, captivating, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: queen, historical character, royal court, king, royal family, intrigue, love triangle, throne, couple relations, betrayal, siblings relations, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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 6.0
 2K
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, entertaining, absurd
Plot: time travel, political satire, escape, organized crime, hypocrisy, terrorism, oil well, subculture, social decay, disorder, life turned upside down, rich and poor ...
Time: stone age, middle ages
Place: hungary, manhattan new york city, new york, washington d.c.
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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, anthology, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, loss of virginity, sexual relations, mass murder, beach, looking for sex, couple relations, youth, lifestyle, pope, romance ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century, middle ages, 15th century, renaissance
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 7.5
 4K
Priest Daens (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Belgium, France, Netherlands
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the petite bourgeoisie in oppressing workers. He writes a few ...
Style: bleak, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: revolution, politics, working class, factory, injustice, fighting the system, exploit, exploitation, social differences, against the odds, rebelliousness, workplace situations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, turn of the century, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: belgium, europe, flanders, poland, berlin germany ...
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