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, emotional, dramatic, reflective and harsh films and TV shows about / with missionary, society, catastrophe, storytelling, culture clash, mentor, dialogue, redemption, violence and death plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
missionary movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as missionary: Silence (2016), Chariots of Fire (1981), The Sand Pebbles (1966), Rambo (2008), Warbus (1986), Suits on the Loose (2005), Nukie (1987), Latter Days (2003), 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: philosophical, bleak, suspense, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: christianity, missionary, religious persecution, crisis of faith, torture, culture clash, betrayal, religion, japanese history, doubt, courage, loneliness ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: underdog, sport, ambition, missionary, running, friendship, prejudice, athlete's life, contests and competitions, patriotism, mayor, follow your dream ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one ...
Place: scotland, england, europe, france, paris france
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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, emotional, serious ...
Plot: u.s. navy, friendship, missionary, chinese, battle, ship, navy, adventure, romance, war, military, political unrest ...
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, boat, jungle, rapist, master warrior, military, sniper, bomb, lone wolves, missionary, one man army, snake ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: burma, thailand, asia, mine, arizona ...
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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, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: culture clash, civilization, missionary, tribe, amazon, malaria, adventure, adventurer, escapades, jungle, small town, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, south america, india
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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: missionary, vietnam war, behind enemy lines, jungle, school bus, epilepsy, snake, epileptic seizure, vietcong, battle, booby trap, u.s. army
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, mormon, waitress
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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, missionary, radio, scientist, extraterrestrial, helicopter, computer, alien, telepathy, twins, space travel, sexploitation ...
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, emotional, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming out, gay, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, self discovery, lgbt, romance, culture clash, fall in love, strong sexual content, opposites attract, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, new jersey ...
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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, romance, adventure, social differences, cattle drive, couples, fall in love, wilderness, journey ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s, year 1939 ...
Place: australia, england, pearl harbor, shanghai china, japan ...
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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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, neurotic
Plot: warlord, mission, missionary, bandit, doctor, religions or cults, danger, convent, society, ego clash, moral dilemma, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1960s
Place: china, asia, mongolia
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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, realistic, exciting
Plot: feral child, priest, jungle, adventure, adventurer, young heroes, missionary, amazon, vengeance, escapades, heroes, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america
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Transamerica (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bree is about to get a sex change operation that will finally allow her to actually be what she’s already been in her mind for a long time: a transitioned woman. Yet before this happens she suddenly runs into her son who ends up coming for the ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, road movie, sincere ...
Plot: transsexual, hidden identity, gender bending, therapist, road trip, on the road, psychiatrist, transsexuality, parent child relationship, cocaine, runaway, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: prodigy, catholicism, south seas, jungle, paradise, missionary, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, rise and fall, obsession, couple relations, love affair ...
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: clergy, rebelliousness, missionary, parrot, rebellion, society, adventure, disorder, fighting the system, dishonesty, escapades, fight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colombia, latin america, venezuela
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The Falls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Falls is a feature film about two missionaries that fall in love while on their mission. RJ travels to a small town in Oregon with Elder Merrill to serve their mission and teach the words of Joseph Smith. Living together and sharing the ...
Style: humorous, serious, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: church, gays and lesbians, gay, teenage life, religions or cults, hopes, society, youth, missionary, praying, gay kiss, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, idaho
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: british empire, princess, kilt, underwear, parody, rebellion, escapades, military, british army, soldier, adventure, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: india, asia, afghanistan
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The Field Is White (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: When things are not going well for John Taylor, he reads his journal and reflects on his missionary life and his companion Elder Alma Johnson. They try to teach people about the gospel and want to give lessons, but the people are not interested. ...
Plot: latter day saints, mormon, basketball, memory, flashback, missionary, journal, rejection, field, mormonism, loneliness, lake ...
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The Singing Nun (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Belgian nun, Sister Ann is sent to another order where she's at first committed to helping troubled souls like, Nichole and little Dominic. When Father Clementi hears Sister Ann's uplifting singing style, he takes her to a talent ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating
Plot: convent, world, clergy, musician's life, rising to stardom, religions or cults, ambition, artists and showbiz, performer's life, human spirit, introspection, showbiz ...
Time: 60s
Place: belgium, europe, africa
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We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, depressing, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, parents and children, haunted by the past, violence, mass murder, family relations, estrangement, family problems, prison visit, guilt, tragic event, massacre ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, new york
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The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Allie Fox, an American inventor exhausted by the perceived danger and degradation of modern society, decides to escape with his wife and children to Belize. In the jungle, he tries with mad determination to create a utopian community with disastrous ...
Style: touching, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: jungle, utopia, adventure, village, immigrants, obsessive quest, village life, danger, dysfunctional family, escapades, obsession, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, central america, south america, latin america
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The Cure (1997)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, psychosis, interrogation, junkyard, hotel, prostitute, stranger, interview, record player, hallucination ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Paradise: Faith (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Second film in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy. A devout Catholic woman practises her religion at home and in the local community, but is unprepared for the reappearance of her estranged husband, who is a Muslim.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, biting
Plot: culture clash, religions or cults, human nature, self discovery, couple relations, society, sex scene, orgy, religious fanatic, crucifix, kneeling, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria
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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, police, death, prisoner, australian, killer, hostage
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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: serious, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, revolution, society, state affairs, fighting the system, political unrest, teenage life, life is a bitch, militant, holding cell, radical ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, year 1965, year 1967, year 1964 ...
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: college, love triangle, sexual relations, romance, man-woman relation, lovers reunited, friends, love and romance, couples, fall in love, buddies, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: mini skirt, female nudity, bare breasts, sex, bra, bedroom, cleavage, lingerie, nipples, bed, breast suckling, shower ...
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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: freemason, blood, queen, interview, goth, female vampire, missionary, mormon, lost, hunter, snake, cheerleader ...
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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, painting, artist, obsession, death, suicide, guilt, doctor, famous painting, train, genius, mental illness ...
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 flag, missionary, japanese soldier, race
Place: china
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