Vatican movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant vatican movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, suspense and captivating films and TV shows about / with vatican, priest, religion, catholic church, catholic, nun, pope, church, cardinal the priest and catholicism plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, Italy, UK and other countries.
vatican movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as vatican: The Two Popes (2019), Angels & Demons (2009), The New Pope (2019), The Young Pope (2016), The Da Vinci Code (2006), The Apparition (2018), The Rite (2011), Stigmata (1999), Lost City Raiders (2008), Pope Joan (2009).

List of vatican movies

The Two Popes (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Explores the relationship and opposing visions between two of the most powerful leaders in the Catholic Church, both of whom must address their own pasts and the demands of the modern world in order to move the church forward.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, humorous, dark humor, based on true events
Plot: vatican, catholic church, pope, religion, catholicism, catholic, catholic priest, cardinal the priest, priest, forgiveness, guilt, confession ...
Time: 21st century
Place: rome italy, buenos aires argentina, italy, argentina
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Angels & Demons (2009)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon investigates a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. He discovers evidence of the unimaginable, the rebirth of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati, the most powerful ...
Style: exciting, intellectual, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, riddles and clues, vatican, religions or cults, symbolism, danger, investigation, illuminati, secret society, professor, ancient, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, geneva switzerland, harvard university
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The New Pope (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: As Pope Pius XIII hangs between life and death in a coma, charming and sophisticated moderate English aristocrat Sir John Brannox is placed on the papal throne and adopts the name John Paul III. A sequel series to “The Young Pope.”
Style: stylized, captivating, satirical, atmospheric, philosophical
Plot: vatican, catholic church, cardinal the priest, strongman, pope, secrets, catholic priest, lord, tongue in cheek, conspiracy, religion, power ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
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The Young Pope (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Lenny Belardo, the youngest and first American Pope in the history of the Church, must establish his new papacy and navigate the power struggles of the closed, secretive Vatican.
Style: psychological, surreal, controversial, captivating, satirical ...
Plot: catholic church, vatican, cigarette smoking, kangaroo, pope, nun, orphan, sex scene, male nudity, conspiracy, god, abuse of power ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christianity, holy grail, ancient mystery, adventure, uncover truth, riddles and clues, conspiracy, investigation, secrets, vatican, obsessive quest, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, holy land, france, europe, london ...
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The Apparition (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Jordan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jacques is a journalist at a large regional newspaper in France. His reputation as an impartial and talented investigator attracts the attention of the Vatican who recruits him for a special task; taking part of a committee to investigate the ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: vatican, catholic church, pilgrimage, reporter, religion, investigation, faith, priest, journalist, catholic priest, lawyer, interview ...
Place: south of france, southern france, rome italy, jordan
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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, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: clergy, church, curses spells and rituals, vatican, exorcism, supernatural, good versus evil, supernatural ability, teachers and students, seminary, power relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, latin america
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Stigmata (1999)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young woman with no strong religious beliefs, Frankie Paige begins having strange and violent experiences, showing signs of the wounds that Jesus received when crucified. When the Vatican gets word of Frankie's situation, a high-ranking ...
Style: suspenseful, biblical, psychological, scary, bleak ...
Plot: religion, vatican, miraculous event, secrets, danger, priest, supernatural, woman in danger, hopes, faith, moral dilemma, mission from god ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, brazil, rome italy, new york, pittsburgh
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Lost City Raiders (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The year is 2048, and global warming has flooded much of Earth's land areas. A father and his two sons try to salvage treasures from sunken buildings when they are given an important assignment by the New Vatican.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: global warming, treasure hunt, vatican, sunken treasure, ancient mystery, adventurer, save the world, heroic mission, escapades, life is a bitch, chaos, danger ...
Time: 21st century, 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, realistic, serious
Plot: impossible love, vatican, ambition, cross dressing, clergy, healing power, monk, monastery, hidden identity, rise to the top, idealism, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages
Place: germany, rome italy, europe, italy
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The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Metropolitan Archbishop Lakota of L'viv, freed after twenty years in the Soviet Gulag, travels to Rome where circumstances conspire to see him elevated to the Papacy. Inspired by the life story of Ukrainian Catholic Cardinal Josyf Slipyj,
Style: epic, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: catholic church, vatican, pope, politics, society, state affairs, revolution, political unrest, rebelliousness, prison, rebellion, leadership ...
Time: 60s
Place: china, europe, soviet union, rome italy, asia ...
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Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, politics, genocide, anti semitism, vatican, war crime, ss, conscience, torment, idealism, war ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, europe, poland, rome italy, romania ...
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The Pope Must Diet (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A less-than-qualified and far-from-perfect priest is mistakenly named the new pope. As the pontiff, he must deal with Vatican corruption, the Mob and the reappearance of his old lover.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, alternative comedy, feel good ...
Plot: vatican, priest, pope, clergy, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, disorder, religions or cults, dishonesty, catholic church, cardinal the priest, silly humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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The Order (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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: scary, serious, bleak, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, catholic church, vatican, mentor protege relationship, priest, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, danger, religions or cults, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe, paris france, jerusalem, italy ...
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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: psychological, realistic, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: identity crisis, human nature, vatican, religion, self discovery, clergy, introspection, self involved, self fulfillment, lifestyle, catholic church, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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The Vatican Tapes (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a highly secured vault deep within the walls of Vatican City, the Catholic Church holds thousands of old films and video footage documenting exorcisms/supposed exorcisms and other unexplained religious phenomena they feel the world is not ready ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, bleak
Plot: supernatural horror, demonic possession, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, exorcist, vatican, supernatural, religions or cults, clergy, danger, evil, loss of control ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, italy
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The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, soldier, vatican, fighting the system, uninhibited rivalry, human spirit, military, clergy, hopes, survival, politics, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, germany, california
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The Conclave (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1458, five years after the fall of Constantinople to the Moslems, eighteen cardinals meet to elect a new pope. Rodrigo Borgia, a 27 year old cardinal learns to play a very dangerous game.
Style: stylized, disturbing, captivating, suspense
Plot: politics, pope, vatican, rivalry, brutality, war, violence, film starts with sex, cardinal the priest, sex scene, female nudity
Time: renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, rome italy
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Novitiate (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, during the Vatican II era, a young woman training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, sexuality and the changing church.
Style: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful
Plot: nun, monastery, catholic church, flagellation, coming of age, catholicism, mother daughter relationship, vatican, crucifix, reform, priest, archbishop ...
Time: year 1964, 1960s, 60s, year 1954
Place: tennessee
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Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, Poland, USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, Karol Wojtyla is brought up by his father in the Polish city of Krakow during the first half of the 20th century. When his homeland is invaded by the Nazis in 1939, he secretly opposes the systematic persecution of ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: bishop, church, assassination attempt, human spirit, heroic mission, rebellion, fighting the system, leadership, clergy, idealism, rebelliousness, tragic hero ...
Place: poland, europe
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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: realistic, serious, factual, christian film, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, catholic, bishop, world war two, politics, heroes, follow your dream, human spirit, faith, priest, christian, catholic church ...
Place: poland, europe
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Suburra: Blood on Rome (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 50 min.
Story: In 2008, a fight over land in a seaside town near Rome spirals into a deadly battle between organized crime, corrupt politicians and the Vatican.
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, exciting, suspense
Plot: cosa nostra, vatican, corruption, rivalry, murder, crimes, betrayal, death, dishonesty, organized crime, violence, friendship ...
Place: rome italy
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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: realistic, captivating, rough, epic, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: political intrigue, historical character, clergy, church, power struggle, politics, political corruption, european history, ambition, rivalry, political unrest, corrupted ruler ...
Time: middle ages, 1400s, 16th century, 1500s, renaissance ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, florence italy, spain ...
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Arrivano i bersaglieri (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the year 1870 Rome, then governed by the Pope, was captured by the Italian General La Marmora's troops. After the armistice, the Italian soldier Alfonso killed a Pope's soldier, the son of Don Prospero. Then he sought refuge in the ...
Plot: italian soldier, soldier, italian history, vatican, italian army, war for independence
Time: 1870s
Place: italy, rome italy
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Deccal 2 (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: Turkey
Story: The baby, which is the prophecy of the prophecy that will drag the whole world to evil and disaster, was born on 6.6.2016. Bebeðin mother, who has committed suicide by not being able to resist the emotions, but the evil sect that protects the baby ...
Plot: jewish, vatican, nightmare, exorcism, antichrist
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You, Me and the Apocalypse (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: When the news is announced that a comet is on an unavoidable collision course with Earth, the most hilarious and unexpected chain of events imaginable is set in motion.
Style: feel good, light, captivating, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: apocalypse, comet, priest, missing wife, media, chaos, end of the world, adoption, prison escape, convent, interrogation room, news report ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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The Senator Likes Women (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Senator Pupis feels a strong and uncontrollable urge to grab women's bottoms, a habit than can lead to embarrassment, especially if the woman in question is head of another state and the occasion a state visit. In his desperation Pupis turns to ...
Style: sexy, surreal, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: convent, politics, political satire, vatican, sexploitation, siblings relations, zombie, state affairs, clergy, countryside, satire, revolution ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, helicopter, christianity, organized crime, assassination, priest, family relations, pope, confession, lawyer, vatican ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, usa, europe, sicily ...
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Van Helsing (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Romania
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Famed monster slayer Gabriel Van Helsing is dispatched to Transylvania to assist the last of the Valerious bloodline in defeating Count Dracula. Anna Valerious reveals that Dracula has formed an unholy alliance with Dr. Frankenstein's monster ...
Style: gothic, exciting, scary, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, vampire hunter, good versus evil, adventure, dracula, human versus monster, immortality, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 15th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: transylvania, europe, budapest, romania, rome italy ...
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The Nun (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking ...
Style: scary, surprise ending, bleak, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, demon, supernatural horror, evil nun, murder, priest, nun, spirit, murder mystery, buried alive, ghost, mysterious death ...
Time: year 1952
Place: romania, rome italy
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