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

List of pope movies

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, humorous, psychological, based on true events
Plot: catholic church, pope, religion, catholicism, cardinal the priest, catholic, catholic priest, priest, guilt, forgiveness, confession, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, buenos aires argentina, italy, argentina
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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, captivating, epic
Plot: crusade, pope, adventure, friendship, battles, war, heroic mission, leadership, military, rivalry, state affairs, politics ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: israel, europe, holy land
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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, controversial, surreal, captivating, satirical ...
Plot: catholic church, god, pope, kangaroo, celibacy, nun, orphan, male nudity, saint, cigarette smoking, sex scene, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vatican, italy, rome italy
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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: uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: pope, world war two, rebellion, politics, catholic church, against humanity, clergy, life is a bitch, state affairs, artists and showbiz, hopes, confined ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, rome italy ...
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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: priest, pope, clergy, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, disorder, religions or cults, dishonesty, catholic church, cardinal the priest, silly humor, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, vatican, 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, captivating, touching ...
Plot: pope, smuggling, dishonesty, escapades, disorder, farce, cons and scams, village life, drifter, poverty, society, social relations ...
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
Plot: pope, bishop, nun, society, dishonesty, politics, lust, dark humor, sin, lifestyle, religion, violence ...
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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, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: catholic church, pope, politics, state affairs, society, leadership, clergy, rebellion, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution, prison ...
Time: 60s
Place: vatican, china, europe, ussr, soviet union ...
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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: captivating, stylized, disturbing, suspense
Plot: politics, pope, rivalry, brutality, war, violence, film starts with sex, female nudity, sex scene, cardinal the priest
Time: renaissance, 15th century, 1400s
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy
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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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: fighting the system, clergy, dishonesty, hopes, church, religions or cults, forbidden love, leadership, rebellion, politics, society, state affairs ...
Place: israel, poland, middle east, europe
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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, realistic ...
Plot: time travel, good versus evil, murderous pair, crimes, partners, silly humor, vigilantism, college life, rebelliousness, rivalry, escapades, best friends ...
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: captivating, serious, stylized, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: church, saint, religions or cults, clergy, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, society, ambition, dishonesty, deadly, preacher, shipwreck ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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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, atmospheric, satirical, captivating, philosophical
Plot: catholic church, cardinal the priest, strongman, pope, secrets, catholic priest, conspiracy, tongue in cheek, intrigue, religion, power, lord ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy, europe
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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: sex comedy, decamerotic
Plot: pope, crusade, talking animals, talking horse, female nudity, sex, castration, horse actor
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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: pope, agent, nun, espionage, catholicism, ukrainian, double agent, priest, conspiracy, reconciliation, catholic, diplomat ...
Place: vatican, europe, russia, italy, rome italy
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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: king, pope, sin, bishop, kingdom, middle aged, wolf pack, ambush, mistress, impostor, virgin, european history ...
Time: 7th century
Place: rome italy, france
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Karl der Grosse (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, medieval, battles, death of wife, battle, loss of wife, death of friend, 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: 80s, 1990s, twentieth century, 2000s, 1960s ...
Place: rome italy
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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: realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: bishop, church, assassination attempt, human spirit, heroic mission, rebellion, clergy, leadership, fighting the system, idealism, political unrest, rebelliousness ...
Place: vatican, 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, solar system, inquisition, science, pope, rebellion, society, obsessive quest, fighting the system, astronomer, injustice, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: england, europe
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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, serious, realistic, contemplative, captivating
Plot: pope, gender bending, ambition, rise to the top, society, hidden identity, dishonesty, clergy, gender, religions or cults, power relations, legends and myths ...
Time: 9th century, middle ages
Place: rome italy, europe
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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
Plot: impossible love, ambition, clergy, woman dressed as man, healing power, monk, cross dressing, monastery, rise to the top, hidden identity, idealism, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: vatican, germany, rome italy, europe, italy
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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: gangsters, world war two, sicilian, black market, nun, catholic church, scandal, pope, catholic, priest, money, society ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, post world war two, 1950s
Place: italy, rome italy, brooklyn new york city, vatican
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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, witty, clever ...
Plot: identity crisis, catholicism, human nature, religion, self discovery, clergy, introspection, self involved, self fulfillment, society, lifestyle, catholic church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vatican, 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, saga, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, helicopter, revenge, assassination, mob boss, priest, family relations, christianity, symbolism, pope ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, vatican, usa, europe ...
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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: thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, ss, concentration camp, politics, genocide, anti semitism, war crime, conscience, torment, idealism, war, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s
Place: vatican, germany, europe, poland, rome italy ...
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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, uplifting, serious, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: painter, genius, architect, sculpture, artist, painting, infidelity, historical figure, life & death, pope, hard labor, standoff ...
Time: renaissance, 16th century, 1500s, 1960s, 60s
Place: italy, vatican, europe, rome italy
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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, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, factual
Plot: mafia, corruption, violence, politics, prostitute, speculation, drug use, revenge, sex scene, pope, blackmail, drug addict ...
Time: year 2011
Place: rome italy, 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 ...
Plot: historical character, queen, king, royal court, royal family, love triangle, intrigue, throne, betrayal, king of england, aristocracy, siblings relations ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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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, serious, sexy ...
Plot: incest, sex with brother, mass murder, loss of virginity, father daughter incest, incestuous sex, beach, sexual relations, youth, lifestyle, looking for sex, couple relations ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century, 15th century, middle ages, renaissance
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