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, touching and psychological films and TV shows about / with catholic, priest, religion, church, catholic church, death, catholic priest, prayer, murder and society plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Italy, Poland and other countries.
catholic movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as catholic: Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005), In the Name Of (2013), The Two Popes (2019), Yes, God, Yes (2019), Confession (2005), The Magdalene Sisters (2002), Spotlight (2015), The Drop (2014), Good Favour (2017), Fatima (2020).

List of catholic movies

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, christian film, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, catholic, bishop, world war two, faith, catholic church, politics, heroes, follow your dream, human spirit, priest, christian ...
Place: poland, vatican, europe
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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: catholic church, gay, homosexuality, clergy, lgbt, gays and lesbians, church, youth, catholic, sex with a priest, priest, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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The Two Popes (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: thought provoking, humorous, psychological, based on true events
Plot: catholic church, pope, religion, catholicism, catholic, cardinal the priest, catholic priest, priest, forgiveness, guilt, confession, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, buenos aires argentina, italy, argentina
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Yes, God, Yes (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Alice, a young innocent Catholic girl, is tempted into masturbating after an AOL chat suddenly turns sexual, however is conflicted as the act would be considered a sin.
Style: sex comedy, teen sex comedy, thought provoking, christian film, light ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: first sexual experience, catholic school, coming of age, teenage girl, sexual awakening, catholic, high school, christianity, grownups, sex education, religious faith, right and wrong ...
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, catholic, mystery, investigation, courtroom drama, false accusation, moral dilemma, dishonesty, legal, deadly, crimes, clergy ...
Time: contemporary
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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
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, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, nun, sexual harassment, punishment, sin, life is a bitch, society, sexual abuse, violence against women, human spirit, mercilessness, corporal punishment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland, latin america
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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, twists and turns, psychological, talky, tense ...
Plot: journalism, conspiracy, investigative journalism, twists & turns, catholicism, investigation, pedophilia, expose, lawyer, catholic, child abuse, catholic church ...
Time: year 2002, year 2001, year 1976, september 11 2001
Place: boston, florida
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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: tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, organized crime, robbery, crimes, criminal's revenge, crime boss, gangsters, danger, fall in love, bar, crime, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, boston, usa, massachusetts
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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: contemplative, unusual plot structure, psychological, captivating, mystical
Plot: mysterious stranger, village, catholic, christianity, faith, teenager, religion, folklore, magical power, youth, mysticism, female director ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
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Fatima (2020)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Portugal, USA
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: sincere, touching, realistic, christian film, captivating ...
Plot: mysticism, miraculous event, catholic, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, faith, priest, redemption, children, flash forward, nun ...
Time: year 1917, year 2005, year 2017, year 1989, year 1918 ...
Place: portugal
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Darlin' (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Found at a Catholic hospital filthy and ferocious, feral teenager Darlin’ is whisked off to a care home run by The Bishop and his obedient nuns, where she’s to be rehabilitated into a "good girl" as an example of the miraculous work of ...
Style: bloody, suspense, scary, suspenseful, wild
Plot: cannibal, wilderness, beast, catholic, hospital, blood, nurse, priest, danger, brutality, violence, submission ...
Time: 2010s
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Gunpowder (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
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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, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
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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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, bleak, tense, emotional, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, criminal's revenge, mafia, hitman, bank robbery, manhunt, organized crime, murder, betrayal, criminal heroes, on the road ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
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The Perfect Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kathleen Turner stars as suburban mother and devout Catholic Eileen Cleary, who has always kept up appearances. When she runs for the Catholic Woman of the Year title at her local parish, her final test is introducing her family to the board for the ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, church, family problems, couples, religions or cults, physical appearance, parents and children, couple relations, society, gender, gays and lesbians, catholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, contemplative ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, society, religion, mother daughter relationship, catholic, family relations, coming of age, journey, life is a bitch, bittersweet, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
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American Guinea Pig: The Song of Solomon (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Catholic Church is trying to save an innocent soul from the ravages of satanic possession. Wave after wave of holy men are sent to confront the possessed.
Style: psychotronic, splatter, bloody, scary, bleak ...
Plot: curse, demon, catholic church, catholic, supernatural, priest, supernatural power, exorcism, death, exorcist, blood, church ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
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The Devil Inside (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.
Style: rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demonic possession, exorcism, possessed girl, found footage, death, investigation, uncover truth, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, supernatural, deadly, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1989, year 2009
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, vatican
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Pretty Rosebud (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Drama - A career woman stuck in an unhappy marriage struggles to find happiness. - Chuti Tiu, Kipp Shiotani, Dana Lee
Style: sincere, serious, tense, touching, realistic ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, interracial sex, culture clash, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, relationship vs career, workplace, introspection, rebelliousness, couples, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: disturbing, factual, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: magician, sorcerer, assassination, occult, russian revolution, russian history, historical character, murder, main character shot, traitor, poisoned, assassin ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: russia
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Catching Faith (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: From the outside, Alexa has the perfect life. Her son is the high school football star, daughter a straight A student and her husband is CFO of a booming start-up company. The sudden death ...
Style: light, christian film, entertaining, feel good, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, teen drama, teens
Plot: high school athlete, faith, belief in god, christianity, christian, high school, football player, high school football, high school student, teenage boy, student athlete, latin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, america, wisconsin
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The Witch Chronicles (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After 300 years of seeking revenge on the Hekate Family through The Hekate Chronicles, Bertrand Guilladot's ghost, a Catholic Priest from Dijon, France in 1742, who sold his soul to the devil through witchcraft, has finally met his match. Azar ...
Style: suspense, scary, bleak, unusual plot structure
Plot: priest, murder, catholic, revenge, haunted, church, control, devil, murderer, witch, satan, snake ...
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Beyond the Dreamcatcher (0000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When an online shock jock's latest episode takes him on a journey into the notorious deep web, his own darkness threatens to drag him into the depths of the binary abyss.
Style: tech noir, psychedelic, neo noir, avant garde, psychotronic ...
Plot: hallucination, drugs, religion, insanity, catholic, death, lust, rape, child abuse, death of father, murder, anxiety ...
Place: usa
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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, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: interracial relations, wedding, racism, family relations, family gatherings, marriage, couples, parents and children, verbal byplay, couple relations, society, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, africa
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The Ledge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A thriller in which a battle of philosophies between a fundamentalist Christian and an atheist escalates into a lethal battle of wills.
Style: psychological, sincere, emotional, tense, uplifting ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, cheating wife, moral dilemma, unfaithful wife, atheist, hopes, redemption, introspection, life turned upside down, race against time, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
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Edges of the Lord (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A 12-year-old Jewish boy hides with a family of Catholic peasant farmers to escape the Nazis.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, village, hidden identity, human spirit, survival, wartime life, anti semitism, fish out of water, lifesaver, against humanity, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: poland, europe, vatican
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The Devil's Child (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman's mother makes a last-minute deal with the Devil to save her daughter's life, not realizing that her daughter's life is her stake. The daughter lives but with no chance of children. 20 years later, she mysteriously becomes ...
Plot: 666, priest, devil, childbirth, catholic, baby, pregnancy, occult, exorcism, falling from height
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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, sincere, serious, intellectual
Plot: small town, confession, idealism, small town life, social relations, religions or cults, clergy, society, hopes, religion, belief in god, priest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956, 1950s
Place: ireland
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Pistol Whipped (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Steven Seagal stars in this gritty, no-holds barred action film as an elite ex-cop with a gambling problem and a mountain of debt. When a mysterious man offers to clear his debts in exchange for the assassination of the city's most notorious ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gambling, murder, spy, debt, danger, deadly, dishonesty, downfall, introspection, redemption, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
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The Last Don II (1998)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: As the elder don dies, his young heir moves into the position. He quickly proves to be as ruthless as he tries to discover who has launched a plot to overthrow his rule and may be infiltrating other families. In a left over plot line, his aunt ...
Style: rough, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, gangsters, family relations, catholic, autism, secret agents, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, las vegas
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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, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: soldier, priest, saint, spanish civil war, redemption, unfulfilled love, self discovery, haunted by the past, love, dying father, journalist, betrayal ...
Time: year 1936, 70s, year 1937, 1930s
Place: spain, europe
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