Confession movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant confession movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, psychological, talky, visually appealing and melancholic films and TV shows about / with confession, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, runaway, secrets, death, guilt, catastrophe and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
confession movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as confession: The Confession (2011), Appropriate Adult (2011), Calvary (2014), Kill Your Darlings (2013), The Limehouse Golem (2016), Persona (1966), Constantine (2005), Adrift in Tokyo (2007), Georgia Rule (2007), The Machinist (2004).

List of confession movies

The Confession (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 63 min.
TV show
Story: The Confession is a 10-part web series created by Kiefer Sutherland, written and directed by Brad Mirman, and starring Kiefer Sutherland and John Hurt. It premiered on Hulu on March 28, 2011. Each episode is between five and seven minutes long. It ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, confession, priest, church, haunted by the past, christmas, crimes, redemption, victim, religions or cults, sin, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Appropriate Adult (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
TV show
Story: Dramatisation of the case of serial killers Fred and Rose West, focusing on the way in which they were brought to justice.
Style: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, controversial
Plot: serial killer, murder, confession, police interrogation, crime scene, social worker, prostitute, police investigation, crimes, psychopath, law enforcement, bodies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: england, europe
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Calvary (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Style: meditative, captivating, atmospheric, bleak, cynical ...
Plot: clergy, confession, death threat, priest, painting, human nature, small town life, social relations, goodhearted, catholic church, small town, recovering alcoholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
Style: captivating, bleak, serious, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: poet, sexual tension, youth, friendship, friends, mental illness, gay, bohemian life, obsession, student life, lifestyle, murder ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1944, year 2005 ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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The Limehouse Golem (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times – the mythical Golem – must be responsible.
Style: gothic, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, murder trial, hanging, police inspector, death sentence, confession, court, courtroom, playwright, jealousy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1870s
Place: scotland yard, london
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Persona (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually ...
Style: sexual, atmospheric, psychological, experimental, talky ...
Plot: confession, nurse, actress, postmodernism, betrayal, dream, psychiatry, patient, silence, dreams, strong female presence, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: eastern europe, sweden
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Constantine (2005)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: John Constantine has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with a policewoman to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists beneath the landscape of ...
Style: stylized, dark fantasy, mind bending, gothic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, angel, demon, supernatural ability, hell, devil, god or devil, lucifer, psychic, exorcism, heaven and hell ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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Adrift in Tokyo (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Leading a lazy life, Fumiya has been a university student for 8 years and owes money to loan sharks. One day, a man named Fukuhara comes to collect the loan, which Fumiya cannot pay. So Fukuhara makes a proposition: He will cancel the debt as long ...
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, psychological, light ...
Plot: on the road, confession, loan, city life, regret, gangsters, friendship, crimes, yakuza, teenager, police, flashback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Georgia Rule (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenager, parents and children, family relations, small town, confession, redemption, rebellious daughter, generation gap, uncontrollable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, san francisco, salt lake city utah, california ...
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mike Nichols’ film from Edward Albee's play brought new themes to the film industry. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton have never been more brilliant together as they portray an experienced married couple who love each other yet verbally ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, rough, talky ...
Plot: guest, battle of the sexes, confession, domestic violence, adultery, humiliation, alcohol abuse, crumbling marriage, couples, vicious, family secret, marital problem ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa
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The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, bleak, mind bending, twist ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: insomnia, insanity, mysterious character, uncover truth, obsession, paranoia, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, torment, hallucination, layoff, hit and run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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Flight (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip ...
Style: psychological, tense, heroic, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: airplane, air disaster, alcohol abuse, pilot, courage, stewardess, disaster, addiction, court, investigation, lifesaver, airplane accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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Boy Culture (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful male escort describes in a series of confessions his tangled romantic relationships with his two roommates and an older, enigmatic male client.
Style: psychological, captivating, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: gay, gay african american, gay sex, gay teenager, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, escort, confession, friendship, intergenerational friendship, male prostitute, gay erotica ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, washington state
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Tape (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A three-character ensemble piece set within the confines of a tawdry motor lodge in Lansing, Michigan. After 10 years apart, three disparate people come together to play out the unresolved drama of their final days in high school. Intrigued, we ...
Style: tense, sincere, suspenseful, psychological, talky ...
Plot: obsession, friends, blackmail, confession, criminal, jealousy, rape, haunted by the past, vengeance, rivalry, buddies, childhood sweetheart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, oakland california
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The King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A motiveless malignancy? Elvis leaves the Navy and heads for Texas where he contacts his father, whom he's never met, the pastor at a Christian community church. Pastor Dave tells Elvis to stay away and, without telling his family that Elvis is ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incestuous sex, redemption, hypocrisy, confession, incest, murder, haunted by the past, family problems, society, clergy, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Style: psychological, brutal, surreal, stylized, macabre ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, insanity, dark humor, yuppie, nihilism, sex maniac, sociopath, psycho, millionaire, killings, hidden identity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, yale university ...
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The Skeleton Twins (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Estranged twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them, they realize the key to fixing their lives may ...
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, emotional, melancholic ...
Plot: estrangement, siblings relations, lgbt, confession, twins, infidelity, introspection, gay brother, family problems, suicide attempt, adultery, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
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Tetro (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their ...
Style: psychological, serious, talky, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: family relations, family secret, musician, haunted by the past, confession, writers, family life, brother, society, generation gap, love, misfit ...
Time: future
Place: argentina, usa, new york, patagonia, south america ...
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Betrayal (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While examining one of her patients, a doctor reveals that her husband is cheating with the patient's wife.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, confession, love affair, adultery, love and romance, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, grief, funeral, doctor, cuckold, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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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: serious, rough, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Plot: confession, catholic priest, forbidden love, coming out, showbiz, love affair, interracial relations, injustice, love and romance, life is a bitch, youth, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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The Tournament (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Bahrain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Every ten or seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, survival, hitman, fight, contests and competitions, tournament, competition, combat, confession, martial arts, game of death, prize ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: britain, brazil, england, united kingdom, miami
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Black Irish (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In South Boston, where Irish roots run deep and Catholic tradition reigns, two brothers face similar hardships but lead far different lives. While older brother Terry descends into drugs and crime, 16-year-old Cole vies to make the state baseball ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: baseball, family relations, confession, youth, coming of age, parents and children, family life, teenage life, brother brother relationship, teenage boy, father son relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
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Margot at the Wedding (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed ...
Style: talky, cynical, humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, sister sister relationship, confession, jealousy, family problems, family life, family gatherings, wedding preparations and rituals, couples, siblings relations, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, long island, vermont, harvard university
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The Crucible (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
Style: talky, rough, disturbing, twists and turns, factual ...
Plot: curse, politics, witch, confession, legal action, colonial america, vengeance, witch hunt, courtroom drama, legal, society, senator ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 50s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, california
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Slim Susie (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Erik, a Stockholm urbanite, learns that his beauty-queen sister, Susie, is missing, he goes to their country roots to look for her. But after talking to the eccentric locals -- including a shy video store clerk and a corrupt police officer -- ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, clever, realistic ...
Plot: small town, confession, dishonesty, crimes, gang, mystery, love and romance, dark humor, family relations, missing person, disappearance, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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The Immigrant (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1921 New York. an immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, emotional, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: immigrants, prostitution, family relations, confession, quarantine, american dream, love affair, exploitation, performance, society, survival, forceful separation ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, poland, latin america ...
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Fearless (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another ...
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, uplifting, enigmatic ...
Plot: guilt, air disaster, dealing with death, rescue, loss of son, confession, starting over, human nature, family relations, survival, hopes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san francisco, los angeles, usa, oakland california
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8 Women (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Eight women gather to celebrate Christmas in a snowbound cottage, only to find the family patriarch dead with a knife in his back. Trapped in the house, every woman becomes a suspect, each having her own motive and secret.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, humorous, satirical, not serious ...
Plot: estate, christmas, who done it, eccentric family, maid, murder, dysfunctional family, family relations, french, suicide, who to trust, multiple suspects ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, argentina
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Monsoon Wedding (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India, USA, Italy, Germany, France, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: From an exciting Indian wedding comes a relationship from two different times not only showing the modern but also the traditional. Different characters and stories interact with each other in director Mira Nair film where she used an ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, emotional, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, arranged marriage, confession, culture clash, romance, disagreement, adultery, leaving home, understanding, family secret, conservative, first love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi, punjab, asia, delhi ...
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Dead Man Walking (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, death sentence, court, lethal injection, redemption, warden, forgiveness, confession, prison life, punishment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: southern usa, louisiana
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