Absolution movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant absolution movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, disturbing and stylized films and TV shows about / with absolution, death, confession, priest, flashback, church, storytelling, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
absolution movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as absolution: Ophelia (2018), Rosemary's Baby (1968), Words on Bathroom Walls (2020), Romans (2017), The Dinner (2017), The Pillars of the Earth (2010), Bless Me, Ultima (2012), Perfect Obedience (2014), Absolution (2015), The Tracker (2002).

List of absolution movies

Ophelia (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ophelia comes of age as lady-in-waiting for Queen Gertrude, and her singular spirit captures Hamlet's affections. As lust and betrayal threaten the kingdom, Ophelia finds herself trapped between true love and controlling her own destiny.
Style: scenic, colourful, stylized, exciting, inspirational
Plot: imaginary kingdom, castle, murder, storytelling, revenge, adaptation, love and romance, battle, battles, king, prince, nature ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
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Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn't safe around their strange neighbors.
Style: surreal, psychological, gothic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: satanic cult, losing-it hero, mystery, witch, devil, mind game, hallucination, woman in danger, pregnancy, demonic possession, supernatural, dreams ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965, year 1966
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, vatican
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Words on Bathroom Walls (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story follows a student navigating high school life while living with paranoid schizophrenia and battling wild hallucinations. An experimental drug trial promises to help hide his illness from his peers and, most importantly, from the girl of ...
Style: realistic, touching, romanticism
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: schizophrenia, teenage protagonist, catholic school, teenager, hearing voices, high school, life turned upside down, diagnosis, hopes, cooking, tutor, lust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, brazil
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Romans (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An adult victim of childhood sexual abuse confronts the horrors of his past
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, unusual plot structure
Plot: male rape victim, pedophile priest, revenge, haunted by the past, dark past, rage, apology, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, storytelling, confession, boy, christian ...
Time: 21st century
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The Dinner (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two brothers and their wives meet up at a haute-cuisine restaurant to discuss what to do about a horrific crime that their sons committed together. As the quartet debate their options, the conversation reopens old wounds between the siblings.
Style: ambiguous ending, enigmatic, rough, cynical, suspenseful
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, father son relationship, violence, teenager, flashback, anger, restaurant, husband wife relationship, arson, politician, brother brother relationship, politics ...
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The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, Hungary
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Pillars of the Earth is an eight-part 2010 TV miniseries, adapted from Ken Follett's novel of the same name.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: medieval, catholic church, ambition, power struggle, throne, state affairs, religions or cults, manipulations, royal family, society, heir heiress, rivals ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Bless Me, Ultima (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a village in New Mexico, the life of young farm boy Antonio is dramatically changed when an old medicine woman joins his household. This affecting coming-of-age tale recounts Antonio's experiences to reveal the spiritual conflict in his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing, touching
Plot: friendship, village, healer, war, youth, introspection, human nature, village life, elderly, social relations, good versus evil, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: new mexico, usa
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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 ...
Plot: pedophile, child abuse, catholic church, beating, pedophile priest, priest, punishment, obedience, chastity, corporal punishment, bullying, forbidden love ...
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Absolution (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kiia and Lauri, speeding toward the hospital overnight. Kiia in pain, holding the wheel with one hand and another in his stomach - the birth has started ahead of schedule. Surprisingly, the vehicle collides with something. Kiia fright and brakes, ...
Plot: car accident, hospital, birth, forgiveness, priest, husband wife relationship, bridge, hit and run, pregnancy, lie, death of husband, marriage ...
Time: 2010s
Place: finland
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The Tracker (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Somewhere in Australia in the early 20th century outback, an Aboriginal man is accused of murdering a white woman. Three white men are on a mission to capture him with the help of an experienced Indigenous man.
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: aborigine, manhunt, racism, murder, fanatic, australian outback, expedition, life is a bitch, injustice, vigilantism, crimes, society ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: australia
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The Devil's Playground (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful drama relating the intimate aspect of teenage boys and their priest/educators behind the walls of a religious institution where rigid discipline backfires natural feelings are deemed unnatural acts and human lives are controlled in the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, celibacy, altar boy, school, family relations, catholic school, mutual masturbation, society, hopes, gays and lesbians, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 1950s, year 1953
Place: melbourne australia, australia, melbourne
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The Plague of the Zombies (1966)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sir James Forbes arrives in a remote Cornish village to identify a mysterious plague afflicting the population. Local squire Charles, a disciple of Haitian witchcraft, is using the voodoo magic to resurrect the dead to work in his decrepit and ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: zombie, countryside, village, hypnosis, investigation, voodoo, witchcraft, plague, mysterious character, escapades, deadly creature, amateur detective ...
Time: 60s
Place: caribbean, haiti, cornwall, england, europe
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The Child I Never Was (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A serial killer dispassionately discusses the nuts and bolts of his grisly avocation, as well as the youthful traumas which helped to mold him into a psychopath, in this disturbing independent drama from Germany, based on the true story of of ...
Style: serious, psychological, disturbing, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: pedophile, murder, psychopath, sexual obsession, sexual abuse, investigation, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, society, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1962, year 1976, year 1966
Place: germany, europe
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Perceval (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film chronicles Perceval's knighthood, maturation and eventual peerage amongst the Knights of the Round Table, and also contains brief episodes from the story of Gawain and the crucifixion of Christ.
Style: stylized, sincere, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: king arthur, battles, knight, sword fight, wooing, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, heroes, obsessive quest, escapades, rescue, folk hero ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
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Beyond the Fire (2009)
Genre: Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: From tragedy comes a burning love, but can passion survive the torment of a sinister past
Style: captivating, sincere, touching, romantic, psychological
Plot: haunted by the past, musician, rape victim, music band, flatmate, nightclub, love affair, fall in love, female director, irish, loss of virginity, british ...
Place: london
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The Statement (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, France, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, intense, bleak ...
Plot: war criminal, investigation, politics, murder, on the run, fighting the system, danger, life is a bitch, state affairs, law enforcement, haunted by the past, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, vichy, provence, paris france ...
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The Rite (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, clergy, church, supernatural, exorcism, good versus evil, teachers and students, supernatural ability, seminary, spirit, power relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican, italy, rome italy, europe, xian ...
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The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as ...
Style: melancholic, psychological, bleak, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, age difference, first love, sexuality, sexual relations, unlikely couple, sex scene, court, trial, secret, female prisoner ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 90s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, israel, west berlin west germany ...
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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, contemplative, tense, serious ...
Plot: sex with a priest, closeted homosexual, catholic priest, gay, celibacy, sexual abuse, forbidden love, conservative, sin, gays and lesbians, moral dilemma, father daughter incest ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, liverpool, iraq
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The Order (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: For centuries, a secret Order of priests has existed within the Church. A renegade priest, Father Alex Bernier, is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of one of the Order's most revered members. Following a series of strangely ...
Style: psychological thriller, twists and turns, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, catholic church, priest, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, supernatural ability, mentor protege relationship, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican, rome italy, europe, new york, italy ...
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Men with Guns (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Dr. Fuentes is a medical professor approaching his retirement and journeys to find old students, with sometimes disturbing results.
Style: clever, touching, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: soldier, politics, hopes, jungle, self discovery, countryside, rich and poor, sexual abuse, power relations, native, tourist, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: central america
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In Bruges (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.
Style: atmospheric, neo noir, tragicomedy, twist ending, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, irish, tourist, hitman, guilt, haunted by the past, death, neo-noir, suicidal, redemption, partners, canadian stereotype ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: belgium, bruges, europe, dublin ireland, ireland ...
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The Official Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Argentina
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, politics, family relations, uncover truth, society, parents and children, political unrest, haunted by the past, state affairs, missing person, secret, history teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, bolivia, spain
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The Ruling Class (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 154 min.
Story: When the Earl of Gurney dies in a cross-dressing accident, his schizophrenic son, Jack, inherits the Gurney estate. Jack is not the average nobleman; he sings and dances across the estate and thinks he is Jesus reincarnated. Believing that Jack is ...
Style: cult film, witty, humorous, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, delusion, country estate, mental illness, crimes, deadly, schizophrenia, split personality, misfit, couples, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, victorian era
Place: england, britain, europe, london
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The Conformist (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
Style: sexual, sexy, bleak, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Plot: fascism, assassination, politics, train travel, exile, honeymoon, childhood trauma, introspection, political unrest, state affairs, against humanity, society ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, italy, rome italy, france, europe
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Angry Harvest (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the winter of 1942-43, a Jewish family leaps from a train going through Silesia. They are separated in the woods, and Leon, a local peasant who's now a farmer of some wealth, discovers the woman, Rosa, and hides her in his cellar. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, sincere, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, train, world war two, captivity, fashion, twins, war, society, life is a bitch, on the run ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, poland, holland, vienna
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Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.
Style: neo noir, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: baseball, rape, police corruption, drug addiction, redemption, masturbation, gambling, catholicism, corruption, drinking alcohol, drinking, heroin ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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