Catholic school movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant catholic school movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious, serious, touching and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with catholic school, nun, youth, school, friendship, coming of age, teenager, society, priest and religion plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as catholic school: Girls in the Dark (2017), The Mighty Macs (2009), Yes, God, Yes (2019), Words on Bathroom Walls (2020), Wishin' and Hopin' (2014), Camino (2008), Sister Mary Explains It All (2001), Marquis de Sade's Justine (1977), Bran Nue Dae (2009), The Girls (2020).

List of catholic school movies

Girls in the Dark (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: One day, Itsumi Shiraishi dies at Seibo Maria Girls High School. She falls off from the rooftop of a school building. Itsumi is the daughter of the administrator at the school and she was envied by all the other students there. Did Itsumi kill ...
Style: captivating, stylized, disturbing, serious
Plot: catholic school, friendship, teenage girl, secret, catholic schoolgirl, older man younger woman relationship, pregnant teenager, teacher student sex, dead girl, female nudity, letter writing, schoolgirl ...
Place: bulgaria
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The Mighty Macs (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, emotional, sincere, serious
Plot: mother superior, college, catholic school, sport, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, feminism, basketball ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania, united states
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 6.1
 10K
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, christian film, thought provoking, light, feel good ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: coming of age, sexual awakening, catholic, teenage girl, high school, catholic school, christianity, first sexual experience, grownups, sex education, right and wrong, religious faith ...
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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, catholic school, teenager, teenage protagonist, hopes, tutor, high school, hearing voices, cooking, romantic relationship, love and romance, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Marc Hall, a young man living in Quebec, registers his prom date as per his Catholic school's rules. He is denied his request, because his prom date is a boy. Marc Hall is an openly gay teenager in a very conservative Catholic school. This film ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: prom, gay teenager, coming out, against the odds, teenage life, teenage love, rebellion, fighting the system, youth, society, lifestyle, catholic school ...
Time: contemporary
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Wishin' and Hopin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by award winning author Wally Lamb. A vivid slice of 1960s life, Wishin' and Hopin' is a wise-and-witty holiday tale that celebrates where we've been-and how far we've come. In the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, light, captivating ...
Plot: small town, christmas, coming of age, parents and children, teachers and students, catholic school, youth, family relations, substitute teacher, friendship, elementary school, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa
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 7.5
 5K
Camino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A religious organization interferes with the life of a terminally ill girl.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: terminal illness, child illness, family problems, family relations, doctors and patients, family in crisis, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, youth, child cancer, catholic school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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Sister Mary Explains It All (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: As Sister Mary delivers a lecture on sin and its consequences, she's interrupted by several of her former students, who have little positive to say about how a Catholic education has impacted their lives.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, talky ...
Plot: society, clergy, religions or cults, church, disorder, rivalry, nun, catholic school, belief in the afterlife, teacher student relationship, satire, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Marquis de Sade's Justine (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Justine is a nubile young virgin cast out of a French orphanage and thrust into a depraved world of prostitution, predatory lesbians, a fugitive murderess, bondage, branding, and one supremely sadistic monk. It's a twisted tale of strange ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, erotic, sadistic
Plot: mother son incest, nun, convent, catholic school, murder, sexploitation, sadism, sex, rape, prostitution, erotica, death ...
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 6.2
 2K
Bran Nue Dae (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the Summer of 1965 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the religious mission for further schooling. After being punished ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: getting home, rebelliousness, teenage life, teenage love, on the road, self discovery, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, rebellion, love and romance, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: australia
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 6.7
 690
The Girls (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Prodded by the rebellious Brisa, puberty is awakening in twelve-year-old Celia. Quickly, the two become allies against the rigid rules of authority in the Catholic girls’ school. However, questions about the right bra, cool bands and sexy clothing ...
Style: melancholic, contemplative, psychological, unusual plot structure, light
Plot: school, nun, homework, catholic school, new friend, teenager, girl, single mother, friends, friendship, youth, society ...
Time: year 1992, contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: spain
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 5.0
 589
Discopathe (2013)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The mid-70's: A timid young New Yorker leads an uneventful life until he is fatefully exposed to the pulsating rhythms of a brand-new genre of music....disco. Unable to control his murderous impulses that stem from a traumatic childhood ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, disco, slasher, blood, strong violent content, deadly, crimes, psychopath, nudity (full frontal - brief), catholic school, neo noir, lesbian sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, montreal, new york, canada, montreal quebec
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 4.1
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Desecration (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sixteen year-old Bobby is emotionally damaged by his mother's early death. He accidentally causes a nun's death, unleashing a chain of supernatural events that lead him into the pits of Hell.
Style: avant garde, macabre, cult film, psychotronic
Plot: hell, childhood trauma, nun, supernatural, catholic school, hallucination, memory, child abuse, bishop, coughing, occult, slashing ...
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The Little Nuns (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two nuns come to Rome to protest to an airline about its jet planes which have been flying over their convent school, disrupting teaching of the little orphans who study there and damaging the ancient fresco of their patron saint through sound ...
Plot: convent school, catholic school, nun, orphan, convent, mother superior, catholic orphanage, nuns
Place: rome italy
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Heaven Help Us (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sixteen-year-old Michael Dunn arrives at St. Basil's Catholic Boys School in Brooklyn circa 1965. There, he befriends all of the misfits in his class as they collide with the repressive faculty and discover the opposite sex as they come of age.
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: discipline, high school, school dance, teenage life, friendship, rebelliousness, teachers and students, society, coming of age, youth, corporal punishment, dating ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, boston
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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: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, school, family relations, celibacy, catholic school, mutual masturbation, altar boy, sexual abuse, teenage life, working class, college life ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 1950s, year 1953
Place: melbourne australia, australia, melbourne
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Silent Predator (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jewish NYPD cop Carol Shaya is assigned to pose as the new student at a Catholic girls’ school in order to catch a nun rapist who is targeting that place.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: nun, catholic school, female protagonist, disorder, clergy, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, hidden identity, strong female presence, religions or cults, college ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york
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Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With global superpowers engaged in an increasingly hostile arms race, Superman leads a crusade to rid the world of nuclear weapons. But Lex Luthor, recently sprung from jail, is declaring war on the Man of Steel and his quest to save the planet. ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, convertible, alter ego, nuclear, nuclear threat, good versus evil, secret identity, mountain, nuclear missile, volcanic eruption, newspaper editor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: italy, new york, san francisco, russia
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Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Deloris Van Cartier is again asked to don the nun's habit to help a run-down Catholic school, presided over by Mother Superior. And if trying to reach out to a class full of uninterested students wasn't bad enough, the sisters discover ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: hip hop, ambition, misfit, underdog, convent, nun, singing, mother superior, catholic school, high school life, music, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, las vegas
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 7.4
 6K
Saint Ralph (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This Canadian made comedy/drama, set in Hamilton, Ontario in 1954, is a sweet and - at times - goofy story that becomes increasingly poignant as the minutes tick by. It's the fictional tale of a wayward 9th grader, Ralph (Adam Butcher), who is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: sport, friendship, coma, runner, human spirit, ambition, goodhearted, teachers and students, religion, coming of age, fighting the system, nun ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954
Place: ireland, europe, boston, ontario canada
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Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular couple, Janey and Lynne are determined to audition. The ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: friendship, tv show, dance, catholic school, vengeance, coming of age, lifestyle, society, youth, contests and competitions, buddies, silly humor ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.
Style: realistic, touching, talky, harsh, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, friendship, youth, juvenile delinquency, high school life, friends, kids in trouble, lifestyle, teenage life, teenager, coming of age, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
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The Chocolate War (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by selling chocolates.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, surreal, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, catholic school, catholic, boxing, student, chocolate, society, manipulations, gang, youth, coming of age, politics ...
Time: 80s
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The Flying Nun (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Flying Nun is an American sitcom produced by Screen Gems for ABC based on the 1965 book The Fifteenth Pelican, by Tere Rios. It starred Sally Field as Sister Bertrille. The series originally ran on ABC from September 7, 1967, to April 3, 1970, ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious
Plot: convent, nun, priest, catholic orphanage, catholic, mother superior, catholic school, newcomer, novice, clergy, hidden identity, against the rules ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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 7.4
 244K
Lady Bird (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York.
Style: realistic, semi serious, ironic, thought provoking, interesting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, first love, best friend, teenage girl, school, father daughter relationship, nickname, loss of virginity, female director, prom, catholic school ...
Time: year 2002, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: california, usa, new york
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 5.2
 18K
Superstar (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Orphan Mary Katherine Gallagher, an ugly duckling at St. Monica High School, has a dream: to be kissed soulfully. She decides she can realize this dream if she becomes a superstar, so her prayers, her fantasies, and her conversations with her only ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: school, love and romance, contests and competitions, teenage life, friendship, unfulfilled love, fish out of water, follow your dream, hopes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school life, cheerleader ...
Time: 90s
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 7.6
 4K
Blood+ (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Blood+, pronounced as "Blood Plus", is an anime series produced by Production I.G and Aniplex and directed by Junichi Fujisaku. The series premiered in Japan on Sony's anime satellite channel, Animax, as well as on terrestrial ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, monster, supernatural, rivalry, immortality, secret organization, teenage life, heroic mission, self discovery, destiny, gory, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, okinawa
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 7.5
 3K
Silentium (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Silentium is a 2004 Austrian film based on a novel by Wolf Haas.
Style: suspenseful, cynical, realistic, suspense, witty ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, catholic priest, investigation, crime, clergy, crimes, widow, pervert, society, convent, trap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 2.5
 276
The Stay Awake (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The ghost of a serial killer, executed for murdering students at a Catholic girls' school, returns to the school to take revenge on the current student body.
Style: scary, serious, psychotronic, low-budget
Plot: slasher, woman in danger, murder, gymnasium, crucifix, demon, explosion, voyeurism, fire, schoolgirl, supernatural ability, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: south africa
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This Special Friendship (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of the tender relationship between a twelve-year-old boy and the upperclassman who is the object of his desire. All set in the rigid atmosphere of a Jesuit-run school.
Style: sexual, touching, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gay teenager, boarding school, sexual abuse, school, gays and lesbians, youth, coming out, friendship, pedophilia, clergy, teenage life, high school ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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