Catholic movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant catholic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, thought provoking and sincere films and TV shows about / with catholic, religion, priest, catholic church, catholicism, church, christian, death, mentor and society plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
catholic movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as catholic: Padre Pio: Miracle Man (2000), Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005), Benedetta (2021), In the Name of... (2013), The Two Popes (2019), Goodbye, Children (1987), The Drop (2014), The Magdalene Sisters (2002), Serial (Bad) Weddings (2014), My Night at Maud's (1969).

List of catholic movies

Padre Pio: Miracle Man (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 202 min.
Story: The poor Italian peasant boy Francesco already has visions of Jesus and Mary as a child, but the Devil visits him too. He, Francesco, is quite certain that he will become a priest. After entering the Capuchin Order it becomes clear that Padre Pio ...
Style: suspense, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, spiritual
Plot: catholic, saint, religion, miraculous event, priest, religious persecution, catholic priest, religious faith, faith, reconciliation, religious fanaticism, social problems ...
Place: italy
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Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland, Italy
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The life of the pope John-Paul II, from his youth as a writer, actor, and athlete in war-torn occupied Poland to his election as Pope at the age of 58.
Style: realistic, serious, factual, psychological, touching ...
Plot: catholic, clergy, christian, faith, world war two, religion, catholic church, bishop, politics, heroes, human spirit, follow your dream ...
Place: poland, vatican, europe
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Benedetta (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The story of Sister Benedetta Carlini, a 15th century nun who was hailed as a visionary but later accused of fabricated miracles, homosexuality and other charges, and imprisoned for 35 years.
Style: sexy, lgbt cinema, psychological, erotic, suspenseful ...
Plot: lesbian, nun, lgbt, lesbianism, lesbian romance, convent, catholicism, lesbian sex, lesbian relationship, female masturbation, catholic, crucifix ...
Time: 17th century, 15th century
Place: italy, europe, florence
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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, catholic church, priest, church, clergy, sex with a priest, gays and lesbians, catholic, coming out, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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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, philosophical, cerebral ...
Plot: catholic church, religion, catholic priest, pope, catholic, catholicism, cardinal the priest, dark humor, priest, forgiveness, confession, guilt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy, argentina, buenos aires argentina
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Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: sad, poignant, art house, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: nazi, world war two, friendship, jewish, nazism, anti semitism, catholic, holocaust, coming of age, childhood, school, resistance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, germany, poland, vatican ...
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The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: twists and turns, tense, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, robbery, criminal heroes, crimes, crime boss, organized crime, fall in love, criminal's revenge, catholic, hitman, murder mystery, church ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, boston, brooklyn new york city, usa, massachusetts
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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, brutal, disturbing, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: convent, nun, life is a bitch, corporal punishment, sexual harassment, violence against women, human spirit, sin, punishment, evil nun, sexual abuse, mistreatment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, latin america, europe
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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, humorous, light, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: interracial relations, racism, wedding, marriage, sister sister relationship, black man, catholic, happy ending, racist, jewish, stereotypes, family bonds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, africa
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My Night at Maud's (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality.
Style: philosophical, cerebral, sexy, talky, sexual ...
Plot: catholic, philosophy, love, christmas, love triangle, obsession, morality, catholicism, christianity, male female relationship, mentor, transformation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: france, europe
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Spotlight (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters ...
Style: factual, thought provoking, twists and turns, psychological, tense ...
Plot: journalism, investigation, investigative journalism, lawyer, conspiracy, sexual abuse, catholicism, child abuse, pedophilia, newspaper, catholic church, cover up ...
Time: year 2001, year 2002, september 11 2001, year 1976
Place: boston, massachusetts, new england, florida
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Babette's Feast (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The guest, a General at the Swedish court, is not related to the sister, but, as a callow young man, was in love with her, but chose his military career over happiness with her. His aunt is a member of the religious community. He is the one who, ...
Style: emotional, touching, atmospheric, talky, sentimental ...
Plot: food, cooking, religion, aging, cooking and food, catholic, elderly, life philosophy, sister sister relationship, redemption, friendship, birthday ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century, 1830s ...
Place: denmark, paris france, france, vatican, europe ...
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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, inspirational, uplifting, serious, sexy ...
Plot: renaissance, painter, artist, catholic, art, painting, genius, christian, architect, sculpture, immortality, pope ...
Time: 16th century, 60s
Place: italy, rome italy, vatican, europe
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For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929), which was touched off by a rebellion against the Mexican government's attempt to secularize the country.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, epic, stylized
Plot: religious persecution, rebellion, civil war, catholic, faith, battles, military, fighting the system, political unrest, rebelliousness, wartime life, state affairs ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america
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The Real O'Neals (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A contemporary take on a seemingly perfect Catholic family, whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new, messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, light, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: gay teenager, catholic, lgbt, high school, teenager, family, gay, family relations, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
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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, suspense, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, demonic possession, curses spells and rituals, priest, police investigation, cave, exorcism, bible, religions or cults, evil force, confession, catholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2013
Place: iraq, new york, usa, bronx new york city
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Derry Girls (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the early 1990s, this sitcom features the personal exploits of a 16 year old girl, her family and friends during the Troubles.
Style: light, atmospheric, captivating, entertaining, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, catholic, protestant, lesbian, catholic school, friendship, high school, youth, school, teenage life, society, political unrest ...
Time: 90s
Place: northern ireland, ireland
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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, sad, touching, bleak, depressing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, sport, determination, female boxer, euthanasia, underdog, female athlete, athlete and trainer, human spirit, athlete's life, mentor protege relationship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, las vegas, london ...
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Philomena (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, heartbreaking ...
Plot: journalist, convent, adoption, nun, catholic church, self discovery, journalism, faith, religious intolerance, forgiveness, golden years, catholic ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: ireland, washington d.c., england, usa, oxford university
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Fatima (2020)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Portugal
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In 1917, outside the parish of Fátima, Portugal, a 10-year-old girl and her two younger cousins witness multiple visitations of the Virgin Mary, who tells them that only prayer and suffering will bring an end to World War I. As secularist ...
Style: mystical, touching, sincere, christian film, realistic ...
Plot: mysticism, catholic, world war one, miraculous event, redemption, children, mother daughter relationship, priest, faith, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, convent ...
Time: year 1917, year 1948, year 1989, year 2008, year 2017 ...
Place: portugal
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There Be Dragons (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Spain, USA, Argentina
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life.While researching the life ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: spanish civil war, priest, catholic, dying father, journalist, betrayal, soldier, saint, forgiveness, redemption, unfulfilled love, self discovery ...
Time: year 1936, 1930s, year 1937, 70s
Place: spain, europe
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Road to Perdition (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time ...
Style: harsh, atmospheric, bleak, tense, emotional ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, vengeance, criminal's revenge, organized crime, revenge, hitman, bank robbery, murder, manhunt, assassin, violence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
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Corpo celeste (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After growing up in Switzerland, 13-year-old Marta returns to a city in southern Italy with her mother and older sister. Independent and inquisitive, she joins a catechism class at a local church. However, the games and religious pop songs she ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, religion, catholic, journey, parents and children, teenage life, society, coming of age, children, life is a bitch, menarche, belief in god ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: political, inspirational, sexy, talky, christian film ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: politics, lawyer, idealism, betrayal, catholic, religion, historical event, courtroom, renaissance, morality, christian, tudors ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, new york, rome italy, vatican, europe
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Confession (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small Catholic boarding school an unspeakable act has been committed. When High School student, Luther Scott, confesses to Father Michael Kelly, Kelly is bound silent to the particulars of a grisly murder. Now, framed guilty by the desperate ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, catholic, moral dilemma, false accusation, courtroom drama, mystery, investigation, frame up, introspection, teenage life, who done it, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
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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: twists and turns, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: conspiracy, adventure, christianity, holy grail, ancient mystery, mystery, investigation, riddles and clues, treasure hunt, uncover truth, secrets, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: vatican, paris france, holy land, london, europe ...
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The Reluctant Saint (1962)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Directed by Edward Dmytryk, The Reluctant Saint is based on the life of Saint Joseph of Cupertino. When young Giuseppe Diesa (Maximilian Schell) is sent to work at a monastery circa 17th century Italy -- his parents believed he was mentally ...
Plot: catholic, christian, miraculous event, saint, clumsy, studying, village idiot, diploma, father son relationship, horse, husband wife relationship, donkey ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy
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Thérèse (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The mesmerizing story of a young girl's romance with God. Her faith, trials, and sacrifices reveal a way of life based on love and simplicity. A contemplative film based on the true story of Saint Therese of Lisieux, the most popular saint of ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, spiritual, stylized ...
Plot: saint, human spirit, nun, convent, self discovery, clergy, catholic, miraculous event, religions or cults, ambition, society, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, france
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Broken (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Father Michael, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish, who is modern, maverick, and reassuringly flawed, must be confidante, counselor and confessor to a congregation struggling to reconcile its beliefs with the challenges of ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: catholic church, priest, religion, congregation, catholic, everyday life, life is a bitch, social problems, society, life, religious faith, catholic priest ...
Place: northern england
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Good Favour (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A teenage stranger is welcomed into a household in a devout Catholic village and gradually reveals his motives and what seem to be magical powers.
Style: unusual plot structure, captivating, mystical, psychological, contemplative
Plot: mysterious stranger, catholic, village, teenager, christianity, faith, folklore, religion, mysticism, youth, magical power, superstition ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, ireland
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