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 weird, psychological, serious, cult film, controversial and interesting films and TV shows about / with religion, religious, christian, church, faith, dialogue, suspense, god, storytelling and christianity plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
religion movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as religion: The Man from Earth (2007), Stations of the Cross (2014), Dogma (1999), Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), Stigmata (1999), God Friended Me (2018), Apostle (2018), The Prince of Egypt (1998), The Wicker Man (1973), The Exorcist (1973).

List of religion movies

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: philosophical, sincere, psychological, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: philosophy, immortality, religion, society, atheism, professor, hidden identity, christianity, existentialism, twists and turns, suspense, legend ...
Time: future, prehistoric times, prehistory, middle ages, stone age ...
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Stations of the Cross (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maria finds herself caught between two worlds. At school this 14-year-old girl has all the typical teenage interests, but when she’s at home with her family she follows the teachings of the Society of St. Pius XII and their traditionalist ...
Style: serious, captivating, art house, melancholic, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: religion, self sacrifice, good versus evil, church, priest, domineering mother, school, society, clergy, religious fundamentalist, religious fundamentalism, catholic ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany, seattle
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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, clever, controversial, witty, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: religion, angel, god, dark humor, save the world, satire, heaven and hell, religions or cults, god or devil, atheism, good versus evil, stripper ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: illinois, new jersey, usa, wisconsin
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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, serious, harsh ...
Plot: ancient egypt, religion, god, jewish, old testament, christian, christianity, bible, ancient history, moses, slavery, judaism ...
Time: ancient times, biblical epic, middle ages, 14th century
Place: egypt, holy land, israel, middle east, xian
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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, realistic, factual, sexy ...
Plot: medieval, religion, war, battles, joan of arc, god, courage, politics, heroic mission, heresy, burned at the stake, betrayal ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: france, england, new orleans, europe, paris france
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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, scary, controversial, biblical, psychological ...
Plot: religion, miraculous event, priest, supernatural, demon, investigation, conspiracy, mission from god, suspense, destiny, hopes, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: vatican, usa, rome italy, brazil, new york ...
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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: emotional, captivating, touching, spiritual, witty ...
Plot: atheist, religion, god, good deed, help, friends, facebook, belief in god, family relations, black man white woman relationship, faith, outside help ...
Time: 21st century
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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: scary, slasher, splatter, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: religion, ransom, cult, suspense, church, murder, father daughter relationship, violence, evil cult, vampire, torture, brutality ...
Time: victorian era, 90s, 20th century
Place: wales
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The Prince of Egypt (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the ...
Style: uplifting, biblical, captivating, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: religion, slavery, ancient egypt, jewish, desert, ancient history, freedom, bible, self discovery, prince, pharaoh, hopes ...
Time: biblical epic
Place: egypt, africa, north africa
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The Wicker Man (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Police sergeant Neil Howie is called to an island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed. Stranger still, however, are the rituals that take place there.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, twist ending, scary, controversial ...
Plot: cult, religion, ritual, disappearance, paganism, investigation, sacrifice, female nudity, secret society, human sacrifice, temptation, police ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: scotland, europe, united kingdom, scottish highlands, fictional island
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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, suspenseful, psychological, controversial, satanic ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: supernatural, religion, exorcism, devil, suspense, demon, priest, occult, satan, demonic possession, exorcist, supernatural ability ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, asia, washington d.c., iraq ...
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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, psychological, humorous, motivational, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: religion, catholic church, catholic, pope, catholic priest, dark humor, priest, confession, guilt, forgiveness, catholicism, cardinal the priest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy, buenos aires argentina, argentina
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, mind bending, clever, intellectual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: conspiracy, twists and turns, christianity, treasure hunt, religion, investigation, holy grail, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, suspense, secrets, uncover truth ...
Time: 2000s, 1st century, 21st century
Place: vatican, london, italy, paris france, europe ...
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Messiah (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A wary CIA officer investigates a charismatic man who sparks a spiritual movement and stirs political unrest. Who exactly is he? And what does he want?
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, controversial, cult film ...
Plot: religion, messiah, cia, prophet, cia agent, politics, isis, jesus, disorder, society, media, investigation ...
Place: middle east, israel, texas
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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, thought provoking, breathtaking, cerebral ...
Plot: christian, redemption, religion, solitude, loneliness, forgiveness, monk, life philosophy, monastery, island, hopes, sin ...
Time: future
Place: russia
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Boy Erased (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, USA, China
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church supported gay conversion program.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, sentimental, captivating, sad ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: lgbt, gay, religion, lgbtq, gay teenager, father son relationship, gay interest, coming of age, church, homosexual, lgbt teen, gay lead character ...
Place: southern usa, new york, arkansas
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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, christian film, rough, controversial, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, manly
Plot: jesus, christianity, religion, betrayal, suffering, death, redemption, torture, bible, mission, sacrifice, roman ...
Time: biblical epic, ancient times, 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, jerusalem, rome italy, ancient greece, middle east
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First Reformed (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A pastor of a small church in upstate New York starts to spiral out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: religion, church, priest, suicide, christianity, suspense, reverend, minister, environment, depression, journal, environmentalism ...
Time: year 2017
Place: new york, new york state
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Silence (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.
Style: philosophical, stylized, cerebral, melancholic, intellectual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missionary, religious persecution, christianity, crisis of faith, religion, culture clash, torture, faith, doubt, clergy, betrayal, christian ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, portugal, tokyo, asia
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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, suspenseful, dark, disturbing, satanic ...
Audience: teens, date night, adult
Plot: devil, demon, religion, supernatural, courtroom, supernatural horror, priest, investigation, death, suspense, legal, evil force ...
Time: 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
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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, atmospheric, absurd, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: angel, apocalypse, supernatural, religion, desert, good versus evil, heroes, survival, god, save the world, prophecy, extinction ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, north america, los angeles
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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: captivating, psychological, disturbing, complex
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: religion, teacher, violence, student, school, male nudity, bible, religious fundamentalist, religious fundamentalism, faith, anger, gay ...
Place: russia
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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, controversial, satirical, surreal ...
Plot: religion, god, catholic church, satire, pope, scandal, infidelity, betrayal, intrigue, nun, celibacy, conspiracy ...
Place: vatican, italy, rome italy
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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: scary, psychological, disturbing, dark, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, religion, exorcism, found footage, supernatural, demon, suspense, demonic possession, satanic cult, evil spirit, devil, preacher ...
Time: 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, southern usa, california
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The Witch (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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: atmospheric, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, dark ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, witchcraft, religion, paranoia, isolation, wilderness, suspense, family bonds, black magic, curses spells and rituals, insanity ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century
Place: new england, canada, new hampshire, usa
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By The Grace of God (2018)
Genre: Crime, 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, cult film ...
Plot: pedophilia, religion, child abuse, children, pedophile priest, cardinal the priest, church, priest, gay, husband wife relationship, journalist, boyhood ...
Time: year 2016, year 2015, year 2014
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The Unholy (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alice, a young hearing-impaired girl who, after a supposed visitation from the Virgin Mary, is inexplicably able to hear, speak and heal the sick. As word spreads and people from near and far flock to witness her miracles, a disgraced journalist ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, mysterious, captivating, splatter ...
Plot: religion, virgin mary, suspense, mysticism, supernatural, macabre, church, witch, healing, investigation, tv news, press conference ...
Place: boston
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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA, UK, China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: touching, inspirational, sentimental, emotional, brutal ...
Audience: manly, girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, soldier, conscientious objector, religion, american soldier, u.s. army, bible, military, father son relationship, pacifism, u.s. military ...
Time: 1940s, middle ages, 20th century, year 1945
Place: okinawa, okinawa japan, japan, tennessee, usa
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Life of Brian (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he's not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the ...
Style: parody, controversial, funny, humorous, satirical ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: religion, satire, monty python, christmas, jewish, ancient rome, ancient, absurdism, dark humor, british, male nudity, god ...
Time: biblical epic, 1st century, 1930s
Place: ancient greece, jerusalem, palestine, middle east, holy land
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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, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: gay, coming out, lgbt, religion, couples, gays and lesbians, art, gender, society, abusive husband, youth, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century
Place: bahamas, caribbean
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