Religion movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant religion movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, psychological, intense, suspense, biblical and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with religion, god, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, christianity, violence, christian and death plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
religion movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as religion: The Passion of the Christ (2004), Damien (2016), The Student (2016), The Man from Earth (2007), Legion (2010), Stigmata (1999), The Two Popes (2019), Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), The Witch (2015), The Exorcist (1973).

List of religion movies

The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: biblical, factual, rough, bleak, brutal ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: christianity, betrayal, jesus, mission, sacrifice, religion, religions or cults, suffering, bible, torture, death, life philosophy ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, jerusalem, middle east
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Damien (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After discovering his origins, Damien Thorn must cope with life as the Anti-Christ.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, scary, bleak ...
Plot: antichrist, religion, evil, devil, catholicism, destiny, supernatural, bible prophecy, mysticism, photographer, secret, 666 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Student (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Veniamin, a teenager in the midst of a mystical crisis, has his mother, schoolmates and entire high school turned upside down by his questions. - Can girls go to their swimming classes in bikinis? - Does sex education have a place in school? - ...
Style: suspense, psychological, captivating, complex
Plot: religion, bible, teacher, violence, school, student, high school, mother son relationship, faith, anger, disabled person, high school student ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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The Man from Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.
Style: sincere, serious, philosophical, psychological, talky ...
Plot: immortality, philosophy, professor, religion, hidden identity, society, christianity, mistaken identity, legends and myths, psychology, impersonating, legend ...
Time: middle ages, prehistoric times, prehistory, contemporary, 21st century ...
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Legion (2010)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When God loses faith in humankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity's only hope for survival lies in a group of strangers trapped in an out-of-the-way, desert diner with the Archangel Michael.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: angel, apocalypse, good versus evil, god, save the world, fallen angel, supernatural, religion, heroes, pregnancy, heroic mission, desert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north america, los angeles
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The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 1993: after being caught having sex with the prom queen, a girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, disturbing, touching, captivating ...
Plot: lgbt, lgbt teen, lesbian, religion, teenage sexuality, female sexuality, emotional abuse, gay slur, female protagonist, sex scene, teenager, self acceptance ...
Time: 90s, year 1992, year 1993
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Stigmata (1999)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young woman with no strong religious beliefs, Frankie Paige begins having strange and violent experiences, showing signs of the wounds that Jesus received when crucified. When the Vatican gets word of Frankie's situation, a high-ranking ...
Style: suspenseful, biblical, psychological, scary, bleak ...
Plot: miraculous event, religion, priest, investigation, secrets, conspiracy, supernatural, woman in danger, hopes, moral dilemma, faith, mission from god ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: vatican, usa, brazil, pittsburgh, rome italy ...
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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
Plot: catholic church, religion, catholic, pope, catholicism, cardinal the priest, catholic priest, priest, forgiveness, confession, guilt, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy, argentina, buenos aires argentina
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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Style: epic, biblical, stylized, harsh, touching ...
Plot: ancient egypt, religion, bible, prophet, god, ancient history, old testament, christianity, family relations, destiny, miraculous event, christian ...
Place: holy land, egypt, middle east, xian, israel
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The Witch (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1630s New England, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness, exiled from their settlement when William defies the local church. When their newborn son vanishes and ...
Style: dark, scary, atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, witchcraft, religion, family relations, curses spells and rituals, black magic, paranoia, wilderness, paganism, family bonds, parents and children ...
Time: 17th century
Place: new england, usa, new hampshire
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The Exorcist (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to ...
Style: scary, suspense, frightening, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: exorcism, devil, supernatural, priest, religion, curses spells and rituals, evil force, supernatural ability, paranormal activity, brutality, demon, clergy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, new york, middle east, asia ...
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God Friended Me (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A self-proclaimed "pesky atheist" is encouraged to help strangers by someone claiming to be God who friends him on Facebook.
Style: captivating, emotional, witty, touching, light ...
Plot: god, atheist, religion, help, facebook, good deed, friends, black man white woman relationship, family relations, faith, assistant, outside help ...
Time: 21st century
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Dogma (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The latest battle in the eternal war between Good and Evil has come to New Jersey in the late, late 20th Century. Angels, demons, apostles and prophets (of a sort) walk among the cynics and innocents of America and duke it out for the fate of ...
Style: humorous, witty, exciting, satirical, clever ...
Plot: angel, satire, god or devil, religion, god, save the world, religions or cults, heaven and hell, chosen one, good versus evil, dark humor, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, wisconsin, illinois
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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her ...
Style: epic, captivating, rough, factual, realistic ...
Plot: battles, joan of arc, medieval, siege, religion, heroic mission, politics, betrayal, heroine, war, courage, rise and fall ...
Time: 15th century
Place: france, england, europe, paris france, new orleans
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The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing ...
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Plot: devil, supernatural, courtroom, priest, curses spells and rituals, religion, teenage girl, evil force, catholicism, halloween, death, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
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Traitor (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, religion, islam, faith, traitor, bomb, prison, working undercover, undercover, dishonesty, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: sudan, london, toronto ontario canada, madrid, nice france ...
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Cousins (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Lucas is a young man who lives with his religious aunt Lourdes in a quiet country town. He helps his aunt by holding religious meetings with the ladies of the area, in the living room, playing biblical songs on the keyboard. This quiet life will end ...
Style: sincere, captivating, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: gay sex, gay, religion, friendship, lgbt, coming out, forbidden love, love, coming of age, cousin, gay slur, incest ...
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The Book of Eli (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, biblical, serious, rough, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, lone hero, warrior, future dystopia, chaos, protector, dystopic future, lone wolves, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
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The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.
Style: melancholic, psychological, rough, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: surrogate mother, slavery, sexism, rape, infertility, totalitarianism, tyranny, violence against women, violence, protest, kidnapping, alternate reality ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
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The Island (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, cerebral, breathtaking, realistic ...
Plot: monk, redemption, christian, life philosophy, solitude, religion, sin, loneliness, psychic, hopes, island, monastery ...
Place: russia
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Noah (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.
Style: captivating, biblical, exciting, epic, suspense ...
Plot: apocalypse, god, chaos, chosen one, survival, god or devil, belief, noah's ark, angel, religion, adventure, human nature ...
Place: holy land
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The Last Exorcism (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After years of performing “exorcisms” and taking believers’ money, Reverend Marcus travels to rural Louisiana with a film crew so he can dispel what he believes is the myth of demonic possession. The dynamic reverend is certain that this will ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, macabre, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: exorcism, ghost, satanic cult, religion, supernatural horror, evil spirit, farm, preacher, supernatural, human sacrifice, good versus evil, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, new orleans, california
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Children of God (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bahamas
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Johnny (Johnny Ferro) is an art student in Nassau whose technique is perfect, but he’s creatively blocked. His teacher sends him off to the rural island of Eleuthera where he meets Romeo (Stephen Tyrone Williams), a hot musician. They begin a ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: coming out, gay, lgbt, gays and lesbians, couples, religion, gender, society, youth, artists and showbiz, religions or cults, art ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas, caribbean
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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, captivating, satirical, surreal, tragicomedy ...
Plot: catholic church, god, pope, religion, kangaroo, nun, orphan, male nudity, celibacy, intrigue, conspiracy, saint ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vatican, italy, rome italy
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Bruce Almighty (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bruce Nolan toils as a "human interest" television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y. Despite his high ratings and the love of his beautiful girlfriend, Grace, Bruce remains unfulfilled. At the end of the worst day in his life, he angrily ridicules ...
Style: light, humorous, inspirational, witty, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: god, wish come true, supernatural ability, responsibility, chosen one, supernatural power, miraculous event, religion, deal, redemption, divine intervention, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: mount everest
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By The Grace of God (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexandre lives in Lyon with his wife and children. One day, he discovered by chance that the priest who abused him to scouts always officiates with children. He then starts a fight, quickly joined by François and Emmanuel, also victims of the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: pedophilia, child abuse, pedophile priest, religion, priest, children, church, journalist, lawyer, husband wife relationship, cardinal the priest, doctor ...
Time: year 2016, year 2015, year 2014
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God's Not Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After he refuses to disavow his faith, a devout Christian student (Shane Harper) must prove the existence of God or else his college philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) will fail him.
Style: christian film, psychological, thought provoking, serious, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christianity, christian, religion, religious, teachers and students, religions or cults, college life, college student, religious persecution, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, college, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, israel, middle east, egypt
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Apostle (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1905, a man travels to a remote island in search of his missing sister who has been kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult.
Style: bloody, scary, suspense, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: religion, prophet, ransom, father daughter relationship, deal with the devil, kidnapping, brutality, brother, preaching, cult, violence, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: wales
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The Reaping (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Katherine Morrissey, a former Christian missionary, lost her faith after the tragic deaths of her family. Now she applies her expertise to debunking religious phenomena. When a series of biblical plagues overrun a small town, Katherine arrives to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, occult, swamp, apocalypse, river, save the world, miraculous event, curses spells and rituals, small town, sacrifice, religion, disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, egypt
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Teenage Bounty Hunters (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: After joining forces with a veteran bounty hunter, sixteen-year-old fraternal twin sisters Sterling and Blair dive into the world of bail skipping baddies while still navigating the high stakes of teenage love and sex.
Plot: bisexuality, teenager, female protagonist, religion, twins, high school, mother daughter relationship, lesbian, everyday life, small town life, teenage life, bounty hunter ...
Place: usa
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