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, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful and tense films and TV shows about / with absolution, death, priest, confession, church, nude, flashback, storytelling, murder and fear plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
absolution movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as absolution: The Reader (2008), The Last Duel (2021), Perfect Obedience (2014), The Order (2003), Pilgrimage (2017), Ophelia (2018), Rosemary's Baby (1968), Words on Bathroom Walls (2020), Retaliation (2017), The Dinner (2017).

List of absolution movies

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: sexy, melancholic, touching, emotional, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, older woman younger man relationship, age difference, forbidden love, court, first love, nazi, holocaust, older woman younger man sex, secret, world war two, sex ...
Time: year 1958, year 1988, year 1966, post world war two, year 1980 ...
Place: germany, israel, west berlin west germany, hamburg germany, europe ...
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The Last Duel (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.
Style: cerebral, epic, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: duel, rape, medieval, sword duel, husband wife relationship, showdown, knight, revenge, murder, suspense, violence, group sex ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: france, normandy, scotland, paris france
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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
Plot: pedophile priest, child abuse, punishment, teenager, pedophile, corporal punishment, catholic church, catholic priest, bullying, gay, seminary, confession ...
Place: mexico
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The Order (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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, scary, gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, religions or cults, suspense, supernatural, twists and turns, catholic church, religion, uncover truth, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, sin, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, europe, paris france, italy ...
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Pilgrimage (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 13th century Ireland a group of monks must escort a sacred relic across an Irish landscape fraught with peril.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspenseful, bloody
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monk, pilgrimage, religion, relic, viking, warrior, penance, fight, heroic mission, journey, medieval, knight ...
Time: future, 13th century, middle ages
Place: ireland, france
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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 ...
Audience: date night
Plot: castle, imaginary kingdom, murder, crown prince, medieval, revenge, love, treason, betrayal, father son relationship, intrigue, vengeance ...
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: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, gothic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: devil, paranoia, satanic cult, witchcraft, murder, rape, witch, demonic possession, macabre, pregnancy, satanism, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1966
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, 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, romantic, touching, aesthetic, offbeat
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: schizophrenia, teenager, teenage protagonist, diagnosis, lust, romantic relationship, hopes, high school, hearing voices, romanticism, love and romance, chance meeting ...
Time: 21st century
Place: oregon, brazil
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Retaliation (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, unusual plot structure, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: male rape victim, male nudity, revenge, haunted by the past, rage, female nudity, rape victim, sex scene, pedophile priest, dark past, confession, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
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, cynical, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: restaurant, father son relationship, teenager, violence, brother brother relationship, anger, husband wife relationship, politician, flashback, arson, food, suspense ...
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The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Genre: Drama, 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, atmospheric, realistic, intense, visually appealing ...
Plot: medieval, power struggle, ambition, king, throne, heir, cathedral, religions or cults, state affairs, catholic church, culture clash, world politics ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 18th century, 50s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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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: youth, healer, coming of age, friendship, village, child's point of view, introspection, war, social relations, village life, elderly, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: new mexico, usa
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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, guilty conscience, pregnant woman, marital problem, childbirth, anger, female nudity, pastor, reverend ...
Time: 2010s
Place: finland
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The Tracker (2002)
Genre: Drama, 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, serious, rough, bleak, inter cultural ...
Plot: aborigine, australian aboriginal, fanatic, outback, racism, murder, australian outback, expedition, injustice, vigilantism, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
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, serious, realistic
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, adolescence, altar boy, gay, youth, lgbt, boy, male objectification, catholic school, boyhood, sensuality ...
Time: 50s, 70s, year 1953
Place: melbourne australia, australia
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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: slasher, gothic, gothic horror, serious, scary ...
Plot: zombie, monster, supernatural, zombie attack, occult, cemetery, pagan, socialist, apocalypse, macabre, living dead, voodoo ...
Time: 60s
Place: cornwall, haiti, caribbean, europe, england
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The Child I Never Was (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 83 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: disturbing, serious, psychological, bleak, art house ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: pedophile, youth, murder, coming of age, psychopath, serial killer, sexual predator, sexual obsession, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, investigation ...
Time: year 1962, year 1976, year 1966, 21st century
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, serious, realistic, sincere, epic ...
Plot: king arthur, medieval, arthurian legend, female nudity, knight, sword fight, crazy love, ancient, time travel, battles, peasant, choir ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france
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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: touching, romantic, sincere, captivating, psychological
Plot: haunted by the past, rape victim, music band, musician, nightclub, flatmate, love affair, fall in love, loss of virginity, forgiveness, male virgin, flashback ...
Place: london
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The Statement (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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, intense, serious, political ...
Plot: war criminal, world war two, investigation, politics, murder, justice, on the run, fighting the system, jewish, nazi, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 90s
Place: france, poland, europe, 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, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: supernatural, clergy, exorcism, church, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, supernatural ability, teachers and students, supernatural horror, suspense, demonic possession, catholic ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vatican, italy, latin america, europe, rome italy ...
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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, sexy, allegory, visually appealing ...
Plot: gay, sex with a priest, forbidden love, catholic priest, closeted homosexual, homosexuality, sexual repression, homosexual, religion, lgbt, sexual abuse, church ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, united kingdom, europe, iraq, liverpool
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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: serious, realistic, tense, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: sex crime, soldier, politics, hopes, jungle, jaguar, rain forest, partisan, native, tourist, power relations, golden years ...
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, humorous, cynical, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, irish, hitman, guilt, haunted by the past, dwarf, partners, tourist, friendship, death, gangsters, suicide ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: belgium, bruges, europe, ireland, amsterdam ...
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The Official Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
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: political, captivating, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, adoption, family relations, uncover truth, society, revolution, parents and children, state affairs, political unrest, haunted by the past, secret, intrigue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, buenos aires argentina, bolivia
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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: surreal, humorous, satirical, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: mental illness, dark humor, insanity, dysfunctional family, farce, religion, country estate, misfit, split personality, mistaken identity, disorder, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, victorian era
Place: britain, europe, england, 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: political, art house, reflective, breathtaking, philosophical ...
Plot: fascism, assassination, italian fascism, fascist, murder, sexuality, honeymoon, professor, politics, existentialism, ambush, child molestation ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 70s, 20th century, year 1938 ...
Place: italy, paris france, 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: political, serious, realistic, psychological, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, captivity, female nudity, jewish, survival, train, anti semitism, older man younger woman relationship, ghetto, fashion, twins ...
Time: 1940s
Place: poland, holland, europe, 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, disturbing, bleak, sexy, controversial ...
Audience: boys' night, adult
Plot: police, gambling, drugs, rape, police corruption, corruption, addiction, drug addiction, gangsters, redemption, violent, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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