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, dramatic, intense, harsh and emotional films and TV shows about / with missionary, society, storytelling, catastrophe, culture clash, mentor, escapades, father son relationship, dialogue and danger 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), Australia (2008), 7 Women (1966), Where the River Runs Black (1986).
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The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
182 min.
Rambo (2008)
Action, Thriller, War
Germany, USA
92 min.
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Loving Vincent (2017)
Animation, Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Poland, UK, USA
94 min.
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Malta, USA
114 min.

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, 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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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, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: underdog, sport, ambition, prejudice, missionary, running, friendship, athlete's life, contests and competitions, mayor, patriotism, 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: ship, u.s. navy, friendship, missionary, battle, chinese, battles, navy, adventure, romance, war, military ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, jungle, rapist, boat, master warrior, sniper, bomb, lone wolves, tough heroes, danger, deadly, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: burma, thailand, asia, southeast asia, mine
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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, jungle, adventure, adventurer, escapades, buddies, small town ...
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, epilepsy, school bus, jungle, epileptic seizure, battle, snake, u.s. army, booby trap, vietcong
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: waitress, missionary, mormon
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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: computer, helicopter, telepathy, twins, extraterrestrial, missionary, radio, scientist, alien, african tribe, sexploitation, space travel ...
Place: south africa, africa
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Australia (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
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, emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: inheritance, unlikely couple, opposites attract, prejudice, missionary, cattle drive, trampled to death, stampede, ranch, racist, adventure, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, year 1942, 1940s ...
Place: australia, england, shanghai china, pearl harbor, 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: bandit, mission, doctor, missionary, warlord, 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, realistic, suspenseful, 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, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: transsexual, hidden identity, gender bending, therapist, cocaine, road trip, sexual identity, on the road, hustler, motel, waitress, psychiatrist ...
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, paradise, jungle, catholicism, south seas, missionary, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, rise and fall, obsession, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tahiti
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: clergy, rebelliousness, parrot, missionary, rebellion, adventure, society, disorder, fighting the system, dishonesty, escapades, physical abuse ...
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, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, church, gay, teenage life, religions or cults, hopes, society, youth, missionary, gay kiss, coming out, smoking pot ...
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: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: underwear, kilt, princess, british empire, 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: journal, latter day saints, mormon, missionary, flashback, basketball, memory, mormonism, cell phone, truck, loneliness, sunset ...
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: convent, clergy, world, 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, realistic, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, parents and children, haunted by the past, estrangement, violence, family problems, family relations, mass murder, prison visit, killing spree, killings, guilt ...
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: jungle, adventure, immigrants, obsessive quest, village life, danger, dysfunctional family, escapades, obsession, society, utopia, village ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, central america, south america, latin america
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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, husband wife relationship, wheelchair, lust, female masturbation, female full frontal nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria
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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 ...
Plot: sex, dress, bedroom, bra, shower, lesbianism, erotica, lesbian, breast suckling, panties, bare breasts, female nudity ...
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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: lust, blood, interview, queen, teenager, sacrifice, jealousy, terror, vegetarian, gay, undead, chaos ...
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Loving Vincent (2017)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Poland, UK, USA
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, artist, painting, famous painting, suicide, doctor, guilt, death, obsession, torment, gossip, art ...
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 flag, japanese soldier, race, missionary, japanese occupation
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: preacher, prostitute, odd couple, lawyer, singing, bar, beating, judge, pimp, male virgin, missionary, peep show ...
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: orphanage, rescue mission, vietnam veteran, danger, military, daring rescue, tough heroes, vengeance, war, escapades, heroes, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, year 1975
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, washington d.c., bangkok thailand ...
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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, old west, adventure, chases and races, escapades, gang, getting home, rescue, danger, imaginary, motorcycle ...
Time: 19th century, future, 80s, 18th century
Place: mexico
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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, gold, jungle, decapitation, cannibalism, indians, missionary, female nudity, priest, male 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, pilot, blowgun, novelist, missionary, hands tied behind back, human sacrifice, waterfall, guitar
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