Catholic priest movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant catholic priest movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating, psychological and suspense films and TV shows about / with catholic priest, priest, religion, catholic, catholic church, confession, clergy, church, society and catholicism plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Crime genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as catholic priest: The Boys of St. Vincent (1992), Priest (1994), The Thorn Birds (1983), The Exorcist (1973), The Borderlands (2013), Evil (2019), The Priests (2015), The Two Popes (2019), The Prayer (2018), In the Name of... (2013).

List of catholic priest movies

The Boys of St. Vincent (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pedophilia, child abuse, child molestation, catholic priest, man boy relationship, orphanage, homosexual rape, pedophile priest, child molester, underage sex, catholic orphanage, sexual abuse ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, london, newfoundland
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Priest (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Father Greg Pilkington is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover, frowned upon by the Church. Upon hearing the confession of a young girl of her incestuous father, Greg enters an ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sexy, clever, visually appealing ...
Plot: gay, sex with a priest, forbidden love, catholic priest, celibacy, closeted homosexual, homosexuality, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual abuse, lgbt, sin, crisis of faith ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, united kingdom, europe, iraq, liverpool
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The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 460 min.
TV show
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...
Style: sentimental, touching, family saga, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, catholic priest, tragic love, romance, couple relations, clergy, priest, age difference, catholic church, priest in love, destiny ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: australia, vatican
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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, suspenseful, macabre, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, exorcism, religion, devil, demonic possession, occult, priest, exorcist, supernatural ability, clergy, evil force, demon ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, asia, new york, washington d.c., iraq ...
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The Borderlands (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Vatican investigators are sent to the British West Country to investigate paranormal activity, and they find the events are more disturbing than they first imagined.
Style: atmospheric, serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: found footage, church, catholic priest, supernatural, suicide, religions or cults, uncover truth, paganism, clergy, countryside, curses spells and rituals, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Evil (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Skeptical female clinical psychologist Kristen Benoist joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific ...
Style: exciting, psychological, enigmatic, macabre, christian film ...
Plot: paranormal investigation, demon, spirituality, miraculous event, skepticism, demonic possession, twists and turns, investigation, catholic priest, riddles and clues, mind game, psychologist ...
Time: contemporary
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The Priests (2015)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: To save a girl in danger, a priest and deacon jump into a mysterious case.
Style: psychological, dorama, thought provoking, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: catholic priest, evil spirit, exorcism, demonic possession, mysticism, supernatural power, hopes, religious faith, saving a life, friendship between men, fear, possession ...
Place: seoul
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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, cerebral, motivational ...
Plot: religion, catholic church, catholic, catholic priest, pope, dark humor, priest, guilt, forgiveness, confession, catholicism, cardinal the priest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy, argentina, buenos aires argentina
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The Prayer (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Thomas is a drug addict. In an effort to put an end to his habit, he joins a community of former addicts who live isolated in the mountains and use prayer as a way to cure themselves.
Style: serious, disturbing, captivating, rough, exciting
Plot: mountain, drug addict, friendship, hard labor, catholic priest, love, new life, drug rehab, nun, death, troubled youth, religion ...
Place: alps, france
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In the Name of... (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The contemporary story of a priest who launches a centre for troubled youth in a small parish. He is a good priest and is well-liked by his congregation, which remains unaware of his complicated past.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, homosexuality, church, clergy, coming out, youth, priest, teenage life, sex with a priest, catholic church, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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True Confessions (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: neo noir, psychological, suspenseful, talky, clever ...
Plot: catholic priest, priest, murder, serial killer, crimes, redemption, police corruption, political corruption, desert, brother brother relationship, death, greed ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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: catholic priest, world war two, sicilian, catholic, black market, scandal, pope, nun, catholic church, money, priest, gangsters ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, post world war two
Place: vatican, italy, brooklyn new york city, rome italy
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The Confession (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Under the German occupation, in a small French town, the arrival of a new priest arouses the interest of all women... Barny, a young communist and atheist woman, can not however be more indifferent. Driven by curiosity, the young skeptic went to the ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: catholic priest, religious faith, religion, nazi occupation, confession, village, atheist, moral transformation, faith, belief in god, priest, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france
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The Cardinal (1963)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A young Catholic priest from Boston confronts bigotry, Naziism, and his own personal conflicts as he rises to the office of cardinal.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: priest, church, racism, catholic priest, catholic, bigotry, abortion, christian, intrigue, religion, bishop, family relations ...
Place: vatican, boston, italy, vienna, rome italy ...
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Perfect Obedience (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The fictional Father Ángel de la Cruz is based on Legion of Christ founder Marcial Maciel, whose long history of child abuse was not addressed until 2006 and only publicly acknowledged in 2009. But director Luis Urquiza chooses to structure his ...
Style: disturbing, suspense
Plot: pedophile priest, punishment, pedophile, child abuse, teenager, catholic church, corporal punishment, bullying, gay, confession, seminary, catholic priest ...
Place: mexico
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The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, witch, paranormal investigation, exorcism, paranormal, investigation, fear, supernatural horror, supernatural power, psychic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1971 ...
Place: rhode island, new england, connecticut, usa
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Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the 'Red Scare'.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, political ...
Plot: fighting the system, deportation, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, ambition, rebellion, priest, social relations, dance school, injustice, clergy ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1932
Place: ireland, new york
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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, melancholic, art house, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: religion, self sacrifice, good versus evil, priest, domineering mother, school, society, clergy, religious fundamentalism, religious fundamentalist, sacrifice, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Serial (Bad) Weddings (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A catholic French couple sees their life upside down when their four daughters get married to men of different religion and origins.
Style: funny, light, entertaining, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: wedding, interracial relations, racism, sister sister relationship, black man, catholic, marriage, happy ending, jewish, stereotypes, family bonds, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, africa
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On the Downlow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Isaac and Angel are two young Latinos involved in a south side Chicago gang. They have a secret in a world where secrets are forbidden.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, rough, sexy ...
Plot: confession, catholic priest, gay, lgbt, injustice, love and romance, life is a bitch, youth, juvenile delinquency, gang, society, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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The Devil and Father Amorth (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: William Friedkin attends an exorcism with Father Gabriele Amorth, as he treats an Italian woman named Cristina for the ninth time. Prior to filming, Cristina had purportedly been experiencing behavioural changes and “fits” that could not be ...
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: priest, christianity, exorcism, catholicism, catholic church, catholic priest, teenager, supernatural, supernatural ability, youth, demonic possession, religion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy
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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, satirical, captivating, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: catholic church, pope, religion, politics, strongman, catholic priest, secrets, power, intrigue, lord, conspiracy, christian ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vatican, rome italy, europe, italy
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Corpus Christi (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a 20-year-old Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation while living in a Youth Detention Center. He wants to become a priest but this is impossible because of his criminal record. When he is sent to work at a carpenter’s ...
Style: art house, sincere, ambiguous ending, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: priest, catholic church, prison, juvenile prison, fake priest, ex convict, car accident, fake identity, grief, mayor, fire, funeral ...
Place: poland, eastern europe
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The Apparition (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Belgium, Jordan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jacques is a journalist at a large regional newspaper in France. His reputation as an impartial and talented investigator attracts the attention of the Vatican who recruits him for a special task; taking part of a committee to investigate the ...
Style: realistic, psychological, thought provoking, captivating, art house
Plot: catholic church, reporter, journalist, pilgrimage, investigation, religion, faith, priest, catholic priest, lawyer, teenage girl, religious fanatic ...
Time: 2010s
Place: vatican, south of france, rome italy, jordan, alps
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Crossway (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A very interesting thriller about the coming of age of a troubled young man searching his place in this world. Teenage boy Jonathan (Fabien de Marchi) is having a hard time living with his father and stepmother. On a whim, he steals some money and ...
Style: homoerotic, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, catholic priest, father son relationship, friendship between boys, teenage boy, dysfunctional family, pedophilia, kidnapping, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, sex scene, masturbation ...
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Jack Taylor: Priest (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
TV show
Story: Feature-length crime drama, starring Iain Glen as the private detective created by author Ken Bruen. Taylor is asked for help after a priest is beheaded, and soon finds himself mixed up in a murky world of child abuse and revenge.
Plot: murder investigation, private detective, cover up, catholic priest, revenge, brother and sister, child abuse, rape, priest, nun
Place: ireland
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Father Ted (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: A crazy comedy about three rather strange parish priests exiled to Craggy Island, a remote island off the Irish west coast.
Style: surreal, sitcom, semi serious, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: clergy, priest, island, catholic church, bishop, friendship, catholic priest, against the odds, family relations, contests and competitions, love and romance, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a frightening wave of violence sweeps through New York City, troubled cop Sarchie fails to find a rational explanation for the bizarre crimes. However, his eyes are opened to a frightening alternate reality when renegade Jesuit priest, Mendoza ...
Style: scary, rough, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, demonic possession, curses spells and rituals, priest, catholic, police investigation, exorcism, supernatural horror, bible, religions or cults, evil force, confession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2013
Place: new york, iraq, usa, bronx new york city
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Calvary (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Style: meditative, atmospheric, cynical, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: death threat, priest, catholic church, clergy, murder, confession, character study, existentialism, catholic, child molestation, human nature, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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Nude Nuns with Big Guns (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Upon taking her vows to become a nun, Sister Sarah is abused, brainwashed and drugged into submission by the corrupt clergy. On the verge of death from a lethal dose of drugs, Sister Sarah receives a message from God telling her to take vengeance on ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: nun, lesbian sex, sexploitation, revenge, erotica, sex, female domination, strip club, exploitation, clergy, sister sister relationship, public sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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