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, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful and humorous films and TV shows about / with catholic priest, priest, religion, catholic, catholic church, clergy, church, confession, society and death plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as catholic priest: The Thorn Birds (1983), The Boys of St. Vincent (1992), Priest (1994), The Priests (2015), Final Prayer (2013), Evil (2019), The Day of the Beast (1995), Season of the Witch (2011), On the Downlow (2004), The Two Popes (2019).

List of catholic priest movies

The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 477 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, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, couple relations, catholic priest, clergy, destiny, hopes, older man younger woman relationship, priest, catholic church, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 30s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: australia
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The Boys of St. Vincent (1992)
Genre: 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, rough, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: pedophilia, man boy relationship, child molestation, homosexual rape, catholic priest, underage sex, orphanage, rape of a minor, sexual abuse, pedophile, catholicism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, london, newfoundland
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 7.0
 10K
Priest (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 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, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sex with a priest, closeted homosexual, gay, catholic priest, sexual abuse, forbidden love, conservative, sin, gays and lesbians, moral dilemma, celibacy, crisis of faith ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, iraq, liverpool
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 6.4
 2K
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: thought provoking, dorama, captivating, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: catholic priest, evil spirit, exorcism, demonic possession, mysticism, supernatural power, prayer, fear, hopes, friendship between men, saving a life, religious faith ...
Place: seoul
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 5.8
 7K
Final Prayer (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
Plot: church, catholic priest, religions or cults, paganism, suicide, uncover truth, supernatural, danger, clergy, deadly, countryside, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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 7.6
 12K
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: enigmatic, exciting, psychological, macabre, christian film ...
Plot: paranormal investigation, demon, supernatural power, psychologist, catholic priest, spirituality, demonic possession, miraculous event, skepticism, mother daughter relationship, mind game, priest ...
Time: contemporary
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The Day of the Beast (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story revolves around a Basque Roman Catholic priest dedicated to committing as many sins as possible (Angulo), a death metal salesman from Carabanchel (Segura), and the Italian host of a TV show on the occult (De Razza). These go on a literal ...
Style: suspenseful, surreal, scary, dark humor, atmospheric ...
Plot: black magic, apocalypse, murder, prophecy, catholic priest, devil, heroic mission, unlikely criminals, save the world, sin, antichrist, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: spain, europe, los angeles, usa, madrid
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Season of the Witch (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 14th century Crusader returns with his comrade to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. The Church commands the two knights to transport a witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.
Style: gothic, stylized, suspense, dark, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: knight, dark fantasy, gothic horror, legends and myths, supernatural, witch, good versus evil, monk, witchcraft, inquisition, curse, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe
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 5.7
 167
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: emotional, rough, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gang member, confession, catholic priest, injustice, gang, love and romance, society, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, love affair, forbidden love, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.6
 108K
The Two Popes (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
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: dark humor, thought provoking, psychological, humorous, 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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 7.5
 3K
Silentium (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Silentium is a 2004 Austrian film based on a novel by Wolf Haas.
Style: suspenseful, cynical, realistic, suspense, witty ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, catholic priest, investigation, crime, clergy, crimes, widow, pervert, society, convent, trap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 6.6
 1K
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, rough, disturbing, exciting, captivating
Plot: drug addict, prayer, mountain, hard labor, catholic priest, drug rehab, friendship, love, new life, troubled youth, nun, death ...
Place: france
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 6.6
 9K
Gunpowder (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: England, 1603. Elizabeth I is dead and King James of Scotland has taken the throne. With the country at war with catholic Spain, English catholics are persecuted and priests caught saying mass are punished with death. Several attempts have already ...
Style: factual, suspense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: king of england, british history, planned murder, activist, catholic priest, catholic, parliament, religion, treason, execution, british royal family, assassination plot ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, scotland, britain
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Perpetual Grace LTD (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: James, a disgraced firefighter turned grifter, seizes a chance, illicit opportunity to reverse his life’s worsening course as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown, who turns out to be far more dangerous than he appears.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, twists and turns, dark humor
Plot: neo noir, con artists, neo-noir, catholic priest, murder, secrets, crimes, odd, sheriff, family, church, money ...
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 5.4
 147
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, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: gay, father son relationship, teenage boy, friendship between boys, catholic priest, dysfunctional family, pedophilia, kidnapping, foursome, lgbt, passion, cigarette smoking ...
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The Apparition (2018)
Genre: Drama
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: psychological, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: vatican, catholic church, pilgrimage, reporter, religion, faith, investigation, journalist, catholic priest, priest, teenage girl, lawyer ...
Place: south of france, southern france, rome italy, jordan
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Mission to Matrimony: The Gay Marriage Proposal (2006)
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A pro-gay-marriage Catholic archbishop. Members of the Westboro Baptist Church. High-profile politicians. A former lesbian converting homosexuals to "straightness." Two survivors of 9/11 victims denied marital benefits. And much more... ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, thought provoking, serious
Plot: homosexuality, gay rights, mother daughter relationship, children, catholic priest, gay couple, lesbian, gay marriage, family relations, gay parent, protest, interview ...
Place: massachusetts
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The Holy Child (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Marc (Lambert Wilson) is a man of the cloth who's gained a bit of celebrity for his public espousal of religious celibacy. In fact, he's even written a book about the subject. But Marc's 15 minutes of fame could be up when a bratty ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, captivating
Plot: secret, fatherhood, satire, juvenile delinquent, scandal, christian, bastard, friendship, illegitimate son, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, teenage boy ...
Place: montreal, montreal quebec, kosovo, paris france
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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: private detective, cover up, catholic priest, murder investigation, nun, revenge, brother and sister, child abuse, priest, rape
Place: ireland
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The Devil's Hour (2016)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the town of Triune, a dark and Unspeakable Secret... remembers. Percy Pullman is a successful author and pastor who has become the infatuation of a killer hell bent on terror. Meanwhile, Raymond Fisk, a young local teacher, exhibits signs of ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, scary
Plot: catholic priest, supernatural power, paranormal phenomena, exorcism, occult, religion, crisis of conscience, attempted murder, levitation, desperation, x ray, autism ...
Place: harvard university
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 7.2
 247
Don't Tell (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on true events that changed the law. This is the story of a survivor, Lyndal, a young woman sexually abused as an 11 year old while attending a prestigious school. Her courage to fight for justice is entrusted to a local lawyer determined to ...
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, serious, based on true events
Plot: pedophile, investigative reporter, justice, lawyer, interview, cover up, child abuse, friendship, trust, child molestation, truth, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, year 1991, year 2001, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: australia
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 5.0
 109
Rasputin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Grigorij Efimovic Rasputin (1869-1916) the mystic and self-proclaimed holy man. The saint-demon and the simple peasant. About the plot against Rasputin, hated and feared at the highest levels of government because of his surreal influence on the ...
Style: factual, exciting, tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: magician, sorcerer, assassination, occult, russian revolution, historical character, main character shot, traitor, poisoned, assassin, religion, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: russia
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 7.5
 5K
Camino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A religious organization interferes with the life of a terminally ill girl.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: terminal illness, child illness, family problems, family relations, doctors and patients, family in crisis, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, youth, child cancer, catholic school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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 8.6
 37K
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, semi serious, not serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: priest, island, clergy, friendship, catholic church, family relations, against the odds, workplace, love and romance, social awkwardness, bishop, conservative ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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 6.4
 24K
Silver Bullet (1985)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The small city of Tarker's Mill is startled by a series of sadistic murders. The population fears that this is the work of a maniac. During a search a mysterious, hairy creature is observed. This strange appearance is noticed once a month. ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, atmospheric, cult film ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: beast, werewolf, small town, danger, escapades, social relations, deadly, murder, transformation, dangerous animal, curfew, catholic priest ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1976
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George and the Dragon (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A knight returning from the Crusades takes on a dragon and becomes a legend.
Style: serious, exciting, light, melancholic, tense ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: sword, clergy, good versus evil, heroes, dragon, wooing, danger, rivalry, nun, mother superior, catholic priest, soldier ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe, middle east, holy land
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The Blind Sunflowers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ourense, Spain, 1940. Every time that Elena locks the door, she locks her secrets. Her husband Ricardo spend years hidden in his house with his children (Elenita and Lorenzo), trying to dodge persecution. Salvador, a priest confused after battling ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: repression, secret, confession, survival, life is a bitch, family relations, society, fugitives, love and romance, clergy, soldier, parents and children ...
Place: spain, galicia
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 7.0
 471
The Librarians (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Librarians is an Australian television comedy series which premiered on 31 October 2007 on ABC TV. In Ireland the show airs on RTÉ Two. The series is produced and written by Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope who are also the principal cast members. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, multicultural ...
Plot: friends, criminal heroes, mentally unstable, unlikely partners, workplace, gender, best friends, unlikely criminals, workplace situations, paralysis, priest, racism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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 5.7
 390
Stella Days (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Norway, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A priest stationed in Tipperary, Ireland, is eager to return to Rome. Told he cannot do so until he has raised enough money for the building of a new church, he decides to open a cinema in the local town.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, intellectual
Plot: small town, confession, small town life, idealism, clergy, social relations, religions or cults, society, hopes, religion, belief in god, priest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956, 1950s
Place: ireland
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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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: clergy, vengeance, nun, danger, gory, deadly, rivalry, crimes, gang, revenge, femdom, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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