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, captivating, psychological, visually appealing and bleak films and TV shows about / with clergy, religion, priest, society, religions or cults, church, catholic, catholicism, christian and christianity plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and History genres shot in UK, USA, Italy and other countries.
clergy movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as clergy: Father Brown (2013), The Rite (2011), The Name of the Rose (1986), The Thorn Birds (1983), The Borgias (2011), Doubt (2008), In the Name of... (2013), Calvary (2014), Leon Morin, Priest (1961), The Mission (1986).

List of clergy movies

Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: who done it, murder, clergy, amateur detective, investigation, uncover truth, riddles and clues, priest, law enforcement, friendship, church, social relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom
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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, psychological, disturbing, macabre ...
Plot: supernatural, clergy, exorcism, church, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, supernatural ability, teachers and students, catholicism, religions or cults, secrets, spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican, italy, rome italy, latin america, europe ...
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The Name of the Rose (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Italy, France
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: intellectual, psychological, gloomy, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: investigation, monastery, clergy, medieval, monk, uncover truth, riddles and clues, murder, abbey, inquisition, god or devil, crimes ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, south of france, france, italy
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The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 460 min.
TV show
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, family saga, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, catholic priest, couple relations, tragic love, clergy, destiny, love and romance, priest in love, sex with a priest, romance, age difference ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century ...
Place: australia, vatican
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The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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, clever, captivating, epic, realistic ...
Plot: historical character, brother sister incest, siblings relations, intrigue, sex scene, rivalry, lust, incest, clergy, sin, incestuous sex, catholic church ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, florence
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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: suspense, sincere, enigmatic, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: pedophilia, clergy, pedophile, priest, nun, teacher, guilt, sexual abuse, religion, school, suspicion, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, year 1964, victorian era, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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In the Name of... (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The contemporary story of a priest who launches a centre for troubled youth in a small parish. He is a good priest and is well-liked by his congregation, which remains unaware of his complicated past.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, homosexuality, catholic church, priest, church, clergy, sex with a priest, gays and lesbians, catholic, coming out, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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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, atmospheric, cynical, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: death threat, priest, clergy, catholic church, murder, confession, character study, existentialism, child molestation, human nature, small town life, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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Leon Morin, Priest (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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: touching, realistic, bleak, sincere, serious ...
Plot: clergy, world war two, atheist, priest, religion, church, seduction, self discovery, unfulfilled love, theology, religions or cults, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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The Mission (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to ...
Style: epic, thought provoking, harsh, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: jungle, mission, clergy, jesuit, slavery, christian, christianity, slave trader, slave, ethnic conflict, native american, punishment ...
Time: 18th century
Place: brazil, south america, argentina, latin america, spain ...
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Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland, Italy
Duration: 186 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: realistic, serious, factual, psychological, touching ...
Plot: catholic, clergy, christian, faith, world war two, religion, catholic church, bishop, politics, heroes, human spirit, follow your dream ...
Place: poland, vatican, 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: biblical, christian film, factual, rough, brutal ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: christianity, jesus, religion, betrayal, torture, suffering, brutality, sacrifice, bible, religions or cults, death, life philosophy ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, jerusalem, ancient greece, middle east
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Black Death (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: gothic, atmospheric, bleak, scary, brutal ...
Plot: medieval, plague, knight, monk, witch, obsessive quest, dealing with death, inquisition, pagan, adventure, sword and sorcery, sword and shield ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, london, europe
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30 Coins (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Father Vergara—an exorcist, boxer and ex-convict—lives in a remote village in Spain. Hoping to be lost and forgotten, Vergara’s demons catch up to him.
Style: suspense, dark, disturbing, psychological, scary ...
Plot: clergy, exorcism, curses spells and rituals, religion and supernatural, supernatural horror, supernatural, god or devil, priest, demon, supernatural power, death, devil ...
Place: vatican, spain
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A Hidden Life (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II and is executed by them in 1943. Opening at Jägerstätter’s home in Austria’s countryside, the film follows Franz and his wife, Fani, ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, romantic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, clergy, prison, prisoner, courtroom, third reich, prison life, treason, love, farmer, scarecrow, arrest ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1943, year 1942, year 1939
Place: austria, berlin germany
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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: sincere, thought provoking, unusual plot structure, meditative, visually appealing ...
Plot: monk, monastery, faith, clergy, muslim, terrorism, islam, religion, courage, christian, idealism, hostage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: algeria, france, palestine
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Priest (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In an alternate world, humanity and vampires have warred for centuries. After the last Vampire War, the veteran Warrior Priest lives in obscurity with other humans inside one of the Church's walled cities. When the Priest's niece is ...
Style: dark fantasy, scary, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, post apocalypse, supernatural, distopia, vampire hunter, good versus evil, future dystopia, human versus monster, master warrior, lone hero, cyberpunk, vampire slayer ...
Time: future
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Pope Joan (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, UK, Italy, Spain
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A 9th century woman of English extraction born in the German city of Ingelheim disguises herself as a man and rises through the Vatican ranks.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, feminist film
Plot: clergy, monk, monastery, impossible love, cross dressing, healing power, pope, woman dressed as man, ambition, medieval, hidden identity, rise to the top ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: vatican, germany, rome italy, europe, italy
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Carnivàle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Carnivàle is an American television series set in the United States during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. In tracing the lives of two disparate groups of people, its overarching story depicts the battle between good and evil and the struggle ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: god or devil, prophecy, supernatural, healing power, supernatural ability, surrealism, good versus evil, evil, psychic, circus, dwarf, self discovery ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1935, year 1934
Place: california, usa
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Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, clever, slasher ...
Plot: murder mystery, investigation, murder, priest, police detective, village, partners against crime, partners, who done it, amateur detective, haunted by the past, village life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
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Father Ted (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: A crazy comedy about three rather strange parish priests exiled to Craggy Island, a remote island off the Irish west coast.
Style: surreal, sitcom, semi serious, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: priest, clergy, island, catholic church, catholic priest, bishop, friendship, against the odds, family relations, contests and competitions, love and romance, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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Mystery!: Cadfael (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: Cadfael is the name given to the TV series of The Cadfael Chronicles adaptations produced by British television company ITV Central between 1994 and 1998. The series was broadcast on the ITV network in the UK, and starred Sir Derek Jacobi as the ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: monastery, investigation, monk, priest, crimes, clergy, medieval, mystery, murder, riddles and clues, murder investigation, christianity ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
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Ghost Hunt (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Ghost Hunt, originally titled Akuryō Series, is a light novel series written by Fuyumi Ono. It follows the adventures of the Shibuya Psychic Research Center as they investigate mysterious occurrences all over Japan with a team of other ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, shoujo, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: ghost, paranormal activity, clergy, supernatural, supernatural ability, afterlife, monk, mystery, teenage life, exorcism, psychic, paranormal ...
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Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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: family saga, realistic, captivating, rough, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: renaissance, political intrigue, brother sister sex, european history, church, historical character, clergy, italian history, power struggle, ambition, politics, political corruption ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican, naples italy, europe ...
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Silence (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, 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: philosophical, stylized, cerebral, intellectual, suspense ...
Plot: missionary, christianity, religious persecution, crisis of faith, torture, religion, culture clash, doubt, betrayal, clergy, japanese history, jesuit ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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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: scenic, sexy, touching, philosophical, breathtaking ...
Plot: saint, clergy, leper, medieval, religion, christian, catholicism, idealism, freedom, catholic, pagan, male nudity ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, jerusalem
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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, suspense, suspenseful, frightening, macabre ...
Plot: exorcism, supernatural, devil, religion, priest, demonic possession, exorcist, demon, occult, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, evil force ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, new york, asia, iraq ...
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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
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, brutal, disturbing, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: convent, nun, life is a bitch, corporal punishment, sexual harassment, violence against women, human spirit, sin, punishment, evil nun, sexual abuse, mistreatment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, latin america, europe
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The Islands (2019)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true-life story of Chiefess Kapiolani who descended into an active volcano to demonstrate her new-found faith and ushered in a new beginning in Hawaii.
Style: christian film, stylized, serious, psychological
Plot: clergy, christian, society, leadership, teaching the ways of the world, going straight, christianity, religion, historical character, legends and myths, ambition, religious conversion ...
Time: victorian era
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The Royal Siren (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Constance, 1410. Marie, daughter of the richest bourgeois of the city, is on the eve of marrying a prestigious lawyer, son of an earl. Although the compromise fills with pride the girl's father, anxious to ennoble, Marie is not just convinced ...
Style: serious, suspense, sincere, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: brothel, prostitute, medieval, forced marriage, investigation, execution, rape, clergy, life is a bitch, society, male female relationship, prostitution ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century
Place: germany, europe
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