Missionary movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant missionary movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, surprise ending, emotional, captivating and breathtaking films and TV shows about / with missionary, culture clash, catastrophe, redemption, storytelling, society, dialogue, mentor, escapades and danger plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
missionary movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as missionary: Silence (2016), Warbus (1986), Suits on the Loose (2005), The Sand Pebbles (1966), Rambo (2008), Nukie (1987), Latter Days (2003), Chariots of Fire (1981), Australia (2008), 7 Women (1966).

List of missionary movies

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, crisis of faith, religious persecution, torture, culture clash, betrayal, japanese history, religion, doubt, martyrdom, portuguese ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Warbus (1986)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Philippines, USA, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The plot concerns a small group of people who are forced to flee from their base (which happens to be a Mission) in an old school bus when the VC launch a vicious assault upon it. Along the way they are joined by a group of three battle hardened ...
Plot: school bus, jungle, behind enemy lines, vietnam war, missionary, epilepsy, epileptic seizure, booby trap, u.s. army, battle, vietcong, snake
Place: vietnam
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Suits on the Loose (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Suits on the Loose is the story of two rebellious teens, Justin and Ty, and their breakout from a desert survival camp. When two naive Mormon missionaries, Elder Talbot and Elder Johnson, run into a restroom at a remote rest stop, Justin steals ...
Plot: missionary, waitress, mormon
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The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" ...
Style: epic, tense, realistic, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, navy, chinese, battle, missionary, u.s. navy, ship, politics, redemption, war, civil war, romance ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
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Rambo (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When governments fail to act on behalf of captive missionaries, ex-Green Beret John James Rambo sets aside his peaceful existence along the Salween River in a war-torn region of Thailand to take action. Although he's still haunted by violent ...
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, mercenary, boat, warrior, jungle, military, bomb, torture, rape, rapist, master warrior, stabbing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: burma, thailand, asia, arizona, southeast asia ...
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Nukie (1987)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: South Africa, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two alien brothers crash their ship in the U.S. They get separated, and one searches the country for the other one.
Plot: african tribe, alien, computer, telepathy, twins, missionary, radio, scientist, helicopter, extraterrestrial, sexploitation, space travel ...
Place: south africa, africa
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Latter Days (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss) and Christian Markelli (Wes Ramsey) are the two most opposite people in the world. Aaron is a young Elder (or a Mormon missionary) who wants to do his family proud and is quite passionate about his religion and film. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, humorous, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, coming out, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, self discovery, romance, culture clash, lgbt, opposites attract, gender, fall in love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, new jersey ...
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Chariots of Fire (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: underdog, sport, ambition, friendship, running, missionary, prejudice, opponent, lifestyle, social differences, society, hopes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s, post world war one ...
Place: scotland, england, france, europe, paris france
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Australia (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving ...
Style: epic, stylized, captivating, scenic, colourful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, inheritance, opposites attract, prejudice, social differences, adventure, journey, fall in love, greed, aristocracy, wilderness, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s, year 1939 ...
Place: australia, england, japan, shanghai china, pearl harbor ...
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At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, before the natives murdered them all. They are sent by the ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: culture clash, jungle, tribe, amazon, malaria, missionary, civilization, escapades, buddies, small town life, danger, adventurer ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, south america, india
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7 Women (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a mission in China in 1935, Agatha Andrews is a rigid missionary beset by Mongolian bandits led by Warlord chief Tunga Khan. With her are her assistant Jane Argent, staff members Emma Clark, Miss Russell and Miss Binns, head of the British ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, neurotic
Plot: warlord, mission, missionary, doctor, bandit, woman in danger, danger, society, moral dilemma, ego clash, rivalry, convent ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1960s
Place: china, mongolia, asia
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Where the River Runs Black (1986)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An orphaned boy who was raised in the Amazon jungle is brought back to civilization by a priest who knows his father.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: jungle, priest, feral child, escapades, legends and myths, clergy, americana, rivalry, youth, wizards and magicians, young heroes, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america
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Paradise Found (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Paradise Found is a biography about the painter Paul Gauguin. Focusing on his personal conflict between citizen life and his family life and the art scene in Frane. In an incredible imagery montage Gauguin manages to make a successful living in the ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: tragic hero, artists and showbiz, love and romance, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, couple relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, tragic love, lifestyle, rise and fall, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: europe, france, tahiti, paris france
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Turn the Other Cheek (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two missionaries (Bud Spencer and Terence Hill) come into conflict with the authorities when they turn their missionary into a parrot farm. The Bishop of Maracaibo calls them his 'black sheep' and the Monsignore has been called to check on ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: rebelliousness, society, rebellion, clergy, adventure, escapades, dishonesty, fighting the system, disorder, parrot, missionary, peasant ...
Time: 19th century
Place: latin america, colombia, venezuela
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Pugoy - Hostage Davao (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Philippines
Story: Pugoy: Davao Hostage Crisis movie based on 1989 crisis starred Ian Veneracion. The story behind the rape joke of mayor duterte..
Plot: missionary, killer, hostage, prisoner, death, police, australian
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Katherine (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A harrowing look at the 60s and early 70s through the eyes of Katherine Alman, a wealthy debutante who slowly, but inexorably spirals down into a fight for the causes that shook a nation, leading a path to the underground life. Written by Miguel Cane
Style: tense, captivating, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, politics, state affairs, society, militant, fighting the system, political unrest, teenage life, life is a bitch, black market, friendship between women ...
Time: 60s, year 1966, year 1967, year 1964, year 1965 ...
Place: san francisco, guatemala, peru
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Woman Is the Future of Man (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As the first snow falls in Seoul, two old friends reunite; one is a successful college professor, and the other, a struggling filmmaker recently returned from the United States. After their reminiscences, they finally decide to go in search of the ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: college, romance, contests and competitions, unfulfillment, sexual relations, lovers reunited, longing, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, friends, love and romance, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
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Platinum Blonde (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angela is a mysterious blonde with a special mission: to bring together separated lovers. Join her as she helps a shy woman open up to her attractive boss, a man express his love to his brother's fiancee, and a movie editor in love with a young ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: bed, billiards, mini skirt, angel, white dress, missionary, skirt, cleavage, nipples, lingerie, bra, bedroom ...
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Thicker Than Water: The Vampire Diaries Part 1 (2008)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A dark comedy about a family taking care of their vampire daughter.
Plot: mormon, ritual, vampire, undead, garden, rose, gay, lost, immortality, hell, saint, rice ...
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Loving Vincent (2017)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Poland, UK, USA, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from all across the world to the Loving ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: painter, playing piano, bullying, destruction, search, shooting, crow, puzzle, cow, petition, portrait, torment ...
Time: 19th century, year 1990
Place: paris france
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The Last Race (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: China, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Eric Liddell - China's first gold medalist and one of Scotland's greatest athletes - returns to war-torn China.
Plot: sport, japanese occupation, japanese soldier, race, missionary, japanese flag
Place: china
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Some Kind of Saint (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young man travels to Munich to become a priest and save the sinners. Then he meets a prostitute.
Plot: judge, singing, male virgin, peep show, missionary, beating, hospital, bible, lawyer, prostitute, catholic priest, head wound ...
Place: munich germany
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Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When Colonel James Braddock is told that his Asian wife and 12-year-old son are still alive in Communist Vietnam, he mounts a one-man assault to free them. Armed with the latest high-tech firepower, Braddock fights his way into the heart of the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, military, vietnam veteran, rescue mission, orphanage, vengeance, chases and races, war, clergy, tough heroes, daring rescue, confined ...
Time: 80s, year 1975
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, thailand, cambodia ...
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Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lyle Swann is a successful off-road racer who mistakenly gets sent back in time 100 years. When a band of outlaws robs Swann of his motorcycle, he's forced to outfox the gangsters and give in to the seductions of a gorgeous local lady. With ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, road movie, surprise ending ...
Plot: time travel, desert, motorcycle, old west, revenge, experiment, adventure, imaginary, chases and races, getting home, sent to the past, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, future, 80s, 18th century
Place: mexico
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Carry On... Up the Khyber (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond looks after the British outpost near the Khybar pass. Protected by the kilted Third Foot and Mouth regiment, you would think they were safe. But the Khazi of Kalabar has other ideas. He wants all the British dead! But his ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: soldier, rebellion, parody, dinner, underwear, kilt, princess, british empire, battle, photograph, palace, save the kingdom ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: india, asia, afghanistan
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Jericho (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At early 16th century a priest joins the spanish conquerros in order to bring christianity to the indios. The expedition is murdered by the indios, only the priest is sparred. Santiago, the priest, first tries to continue christianization, but ...
Plot: native american, invasion, male nudity, priest, indians, gold, cannibalism, decapitation, jungle, missionary, female nudity
Time: 16th century
Place: venezuela
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Valley of Mystery (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Meridian Airlines flight from Miami to Caracas crashes in the Venezuelan jungle, stranding 130 passengers and crew in hostile surroundings.
Plot: survival, blowgun, human sacrifice, waterfall, guitar, missionary, pilot, hands tied behind back, novelist
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Mister Moses (1965)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A con man on the run in Africa aids a minister's daughter by helping lead a local tribe to their new homeland.
Plot: jeep, native tribe, missionary, bible, relocation, helicopter, village, fire, elephant, evacuation, magic, witch doctor
Time: 1960s
Place: africa, kenya
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Archipelago (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An architect witness the brutal massacre by the police of an anti-government meeting and escapes to a remote archipelago.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: massacre, architect, murder, police, police raid, escape, death, dissident, american indian, surrealism, pursuit, native american ...
Place: santiago chile
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Saturday's Warrior (1989)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ordinary LDS family has a teenager named Jimmy and he wonders about life and what is coming. Jimmy's sister Julie has a boyfriend on a mission who she plans to marry when he gets home. Jimmy's twin sister Pam is handicapped and is ...
Plot: latter day saints, singing, heaven, immortality, afterlife, park, telephone call, mormonism, missionary, rebelliousness, artist, mormon ...
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