Clergy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant clergy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, bleak, scary, intense and stylized films and TV shows about / with clergy, priest, society, religions or cults, church, religion, catholicism, storytelling, danger and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Horror and History genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as clergy: The Thorn Birds (1983), The Borgias (2011), The Rite (2011), Doubt (2008), The Name of the Rose (1986), Father Brown (2013), Calvary (2014), Leon Morin, Priest (1961), The Passion of the Christ (2004), Of Gods and Men (2010).

List of clergy movies

The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 477 min.
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, family saga, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, clergy, destiny, tragic love, love and romance, hopes, social differences, fall in love, love affair, sex with a priest, priest ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 20s, 60s ...
Place: australia, mine
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 7.9
 44K
The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth ...
Style: serious, captivating, clever, epic, sexual ...
Plot: clergy, intrigue, siblings relations, historical character, sin, rivalry, ruler, manipulations, secret, brother sister incest, priest, state affairs ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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 6.0
 83K
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, serious, bleak ...
Plot: church, clergy, supernatural, good versus evil, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, danger, teachers and students, hospital, apprentice, exorcist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, latin america
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 7.5
 110K
Doubt (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and ...
Style: realistic, clever, sincere, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: clergy, nun, pedophile, religions or cults, school, boy, guilt, janitor, tolerance, gossip, singing, wine ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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The Name of the Rose (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 14th-century Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young novice arrive at a conference to find that several monks have been murdered under mysterious circumstances. To solve the crimes, William must rise up against the Church's ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, clever, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: monk, investigation, clergy, monastery, uncover truth, danger, god or devil, execution, christianity, temptation, trial, amateur detective ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: italy, europe
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 7.7
 5K
Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, intellectual
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, church, riddles and clues, crimes, danger, law enforcement, village life, police investigation, priest ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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 7.4
 50K
Calvary (2014)
Genre: Drama
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: bleak, dark humor, captivating, cynical, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, death threat, priest, human nature, small town life, social relations, confession, goodhearted, small town, character study, investigation, mysterious man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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Leon Morin, Priest (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In World War II, the widow Barny sees the Italian soldiers arriving in occupied Saint Bernard while walking to her job. Barny lives with her daughter and works correcting tests and feels a great attraction toward her boss Sabine. When the Germans ...
Style: serious, talky, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: clergy, church, new wave, village, introspection, self discovery, unfulfilled love, wartime life, cause and meaning, religions or cults, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe
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The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: bleak, epic, rough, biblical, factual ...
Plot: betrayal, christianity, suffering, torture, religions or cults, clergy, bible, sacrifice, redemption, last supper, mission, religion ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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Of Gods and Men (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: French drama based on the 1996 kidnapping and killing of seven monks in Algeria. A group of Trappist monks reside in the monastery of Tibhirine in Algeria, where they live in harmony with the largely muslim population. When a bloody conflict between ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: clergy, terrorism, monk, monastery, hostage, medicine, faith, protection, koran, peace, evacuation, sunrise ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: algeria, palestine, france
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 8.0
 318K
The Exorcist (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, biblical ...
Plot: supernatural ability, evil force, supernatural, priest, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, clergy, exorcism, good versus evil, girl, losing-it hero, crisis of faith ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, iraq, middle east, washington d.c.
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 6.7
 12K
We Have a Pope (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The newly elected Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is about to greet the faithful who have gathered to see him. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, call on a renowned therapist who also happens to be an ...
Style: realistic, psychological, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: clergy, identity crisis, human nature, self discovery, introspection, catholic church, self involved, church, religion, catholicism, cardinal the priest, self fulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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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, rough, serious, suspense, depressing ...
Plot: sexual harassment, convent, nun, sexual abuse, human spirit, punishment, life is a bitch, irish, clergy, humiliation, religions or cults, convent school ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
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Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland, Italy
Duration: 155 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: serious, realistic
Plot: clergy, church, anti semitism, bishop, against the rules, follow your dream, leadership, human spirit, rebelliousness, holocaust, wartime life, religions or cults ...
Place: poland, europe
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 7.8
 5K
Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Borgia is a French-German-Czech historical drama television series created by Tom Fontana. The show recounts the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance. Borgia debuted in Italy via ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: political intrigue, clergy, church, historical character, political corruption, ambition, politics, rivalry, political unrest, power struggle, crime, blind ambition ...
Time: middle ages, renaissance, 15th century, 16th century, 1500s ...
Place: italy, europe, florence italy, naples italy, spain ...
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 7.5
 4K
Viy (1967)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in the church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, stylized, bleak
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, supernatural ability, danger, witch, church, clergy, evil dead, escapades, wizards and magicians, supernatural power ...
Place: ukraine, russia, kiev ukraine
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 4.0
 3K
The Nun (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of catholic school girls are victimized by a sadistic and jealous nun, "Sister Ursula". The girls drown the nun in a pool of "holy" water. Eighteen years later circumstances arise in which the nuns spirit is released to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, rough ...
Plot: evil nun, ghost, ritual murder, violence, gory, vengeance, supernatural ability, clergy, boarding school, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona spain, europe, spain, barcelona
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 4.9
 8K
Hell Baby (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After she and her husband move into a haunted house, a woman gives birth to a demonic infant that wreaks havoc.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, scary, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, parody, haunted house, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, pregnancy, clergy, danger, demons, family, stupidity, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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 6.1
 47K
Vampires (1998)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The church enlists a team of vampire-hunters to hunt down and destroy a group of vampires searching for an ancient relic that will allow them to exist in sunlight.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, gothic, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, chase, vampire slayer, vampire hunter, vengeance, relic, priest, gory, cross, obsessive quest, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new mexico, mexico
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Bloody Mallory (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mallory is the head of an elite government-run strike force dedicated to combating the supernatural. Her team includes the drag queen Vena Cava, an explosives expert; a mute, pre-teen telepath capable of possessing others named Talking Tina; and an ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, good versus evil, obsessive quest, anti heroes, martial arts, gory, femme fatale, save the day, battles, heroic mission, deadly, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
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 7.5
 16K
Outcast (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Kyle Barnes has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, bleak, melancholic
Plot: demon, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, uncover truth, clergy, investigation, danger, haunted by the past, good versus evil, chaos, rivalry, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a frightening wave of violence sweeps through New York City, troubled cop Sarchie fails to find a rational explanation for the bizarre crimes. However, his eyes are opened to a frightening alternate reality when renegade Jesuit priest, Mendoza ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, priest, supernatural, demonic possession, bible, good versus evil, gory, curses spells and rituals, partners, crime, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: new york, usa, iraq, bronx new york city
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 40K
Black Death (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: As the plague decimates medieval Europe, rumours circulate of a village immune from the plague. There is talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to raise the dead. A fearsome knight joined by a cohort of soldiers and a young monk are ...
Style: bleak, gothic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: monk, plague, good versus evil, obsessive quest, danger, knight, afterlife, village, supernatural, dealing with death, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.5
 50K
Bad Education (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the 1960s. Father Manolo, director of the school and its professor of literature, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three are ...
Style: stylized, sexual, sexy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, transvestism, transsexual, gender bending, teacher, priest, clergy, dangerous attraction, sexual identity, boarding school, gays and lesbians, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 31K
Father Ted (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: A crazy comedy about three rather strange parish priests exiled to Craggy Island, a remote island off the Irish west coast.
Style: surreal, not serious, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: island, priest, clergy, sitcom, irish, small town life, religions or cults, small town, friendship, misfit, society, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 2K
Rev. (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Rev. is a British television sitcom produced by Big Talk Productions. The show premiered on BBC Two on 28 June 2010. The show's working titles were The City Vicar and Handle With Prayer. The series revolves around a Church of England priest, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: clergy, church, sitcom, religions or cults, urban, moral dilemma, society, social relations, challenge, christianity, belief, priest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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 6.2
 1K
The Borgia (2006)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: royal family, betrayal, rivalry, society, state affairs, leadership, ambition, dishonesty, clergy, uninhibited rivalry, downfall, political unrest ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 80K
Silence (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Mexico, Taiwan, UK, USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.
Style: bleak, philosophical, suspense, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: christianity, missionary, religious persecution, crisis of faith, torture, culture clash, clergy, betrayal, religion, japanese history, doubt, fish out of water ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain, Argentina, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The young Father Amaro is put to the test. He is sent to Mexico to help take care of aging Father Benito when he meets a 16-year-old girl that he begins and affair with. It turns out the girls mother had been having an affair with Father Benito. ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, touching, reflective ...
Plot: forbidden love, celibacy, clergy, drug dealing, catholicism, hospital, priest, heart attack, restaurant, abortion, pregnancy, politics ...
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, tokyo
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Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: clergy, materialism, bishop, human nature, human spirit, introspection, self discovery, society, folk hero, parents and children, hopes, family relations ...
Time: middle ages
Place: italy, europe, jerusalem, rome italy
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