Roman Catholics: Films & TV

by fra_angelico | created - 15 Feb 2013 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

Películas y series de TV sobre la Iglesia Católica.

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1. Calvary (2014)

R | 102 min | Drama

77 Metascore

After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.

Director: John Michael McDonagh | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 52,984 | Gross: $3.59M

2. Monsieur Vincent (1947)

Not Rated | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

St. Vincent de Paul struggles to bring about peace and harmony among the peasant and the nobles in the midst of the Black Death in Europe, carrying on his charitable work in the face of all obstacles.

Director: Maurice Cloche | Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Aimé Clariond, Jean Debucourt, Lise Delamare

Votes: 643

3. The Nun's Story (1959)

Not Rated | 149 min | Drama

After leaving a wealthy Belgian family to become a nun, Sister Luke struggles with her devotion to her vows during crisis, disappointment, and World War II.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft

Votes: 8,665 | Gross: $12.80M

4. La controverse de Valladolid (1992 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, History

Spain conquered the seas, found a new world and different realities than the one known in Europe. But a question needed to be answered with what they found in those new territories: do the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe | Stars: Jean-Pierre Marielle, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean Carmet, Jean-Michel Dupuis

Votes: 325

5. The Name of the Rose (1986)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger, Elya Baskin

Votes: 95,666 | Gross: $7.15M

6. The Confessions (2016)

108 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

42 Metascore

Ministers from the G8 countries meet in Germany to decide on a secret plan affecting many countries. IMF director Roché has invited a monk for his confession. Roché's later found dead. Is it murder or suicide? Did he reveal the plan?

Director: Roberto Andò | Stars: Toni Servillo, Daniel Auteuil, Pierfrancesco Favino, Moritz Bleibtreu

Votes: 1,407

7. Madeinusa (2006)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

14-year-old Madeinusa comes of age during the Easter festivities of her tiny, isolated village.

Director: Claudia Llosa | Stars: Magaly Solier, Carlos J. de la Torre, Yiliana Chong, Juan Ubaldo Huamán

Votes: 1,467

8. Ida (2013)

PG-13 | 82 min | Drama

91 Metascore

A novice nun about to take her vows uncovers a family secret dating back to the German occupation.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik, Jerzy Trela

Votes: 47,890 | Gross: $3.83M

9. We Have a Pope (2011)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

A story centered on the relationship between the newly elected Pope and his therapist.

Director: Nanni Moretti | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Nanni Moretti, Jerzy Stuhr, Renato Scarpa

Votes: 12,411 | Gross: $0.48M

10. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1431, Jeanne d'Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, André Berley, Maurice Schutz

Votes: 41,974 | Gross: $0.02M

11. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Passed | 117 min | Drama, Romance

In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 9,667 | Gross: $3.27M

12. Elizabeth (1998)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

75 Metascore

The early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Liz Giles, Rod Culbertson, Paul Fox

Votes: 86,991 | Gross: $30.08M

13. The Mission (1986)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

55 Metascore

Eighteenth century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 52,312 | Gross: $17.22M

14. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012)

TV-14 | 106 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

Alex Gibney explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all the way to the Vatican.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Terry Kohut, Gary Smith, Pat Kuehn

Votes: 3,227

15. The Flowers of War (2011)

R | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance

46 Metascore

An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tianyuan Huang

Votes: 46,436 | Gross: $0.01M

16. The Milky Way (1969)

M/PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Paul Frankeur, Laurent Terzieff, Alain Cuny, Edith Scob

Votes: 6,255

17. The Nun (1966)

GP | 140 min | Drama

In eighteenth-century France a girl (Suzanne Simonin) is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior (Madame de Moni, Sister Sainte-Christine, and Madame de ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Micheline Presle, Francine Bergé

Votes: 1,783 | Gross: $0.03M

18. Canoa: A Shameful Memory (1976)

Not Rated | 115 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

A group of students arrives in a small town during a hiking expedition. Once there, the local priest accuses them of being communist agitators on the run from an army crack-down against ... See full summary »

Director: Felipe Cazals | Stars: Enrique Lucero, Salvador Sánchez, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Roberto Sosa

Votes: 948

19. The Hands (2006)

119 min | Drama

Inspired by true events, the life of Father Mario Pantaleo, a Priest born in Pistoia, Italy, and based in Argentina, who guided by the mysteries of the faith, had "powers" to diagnose and heal diseases through the imposition of hands.

Director: Alejandro Doria | Stars: Graciela Borges, Jorge Marrale, Duilio Marzio, Belén Blanco

Votes: 271

20. Les Misérables (1998)

PG-13 | 134 min | Crime, Drama, History

Valjean, a former criminal, has atoned for his past and now finds himself in the midst of the French Revolution, avoiding a law-obsessed policeman hell-bent on capturing him.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, Christopher Adamson

Votes: 36,353 | Gross: $14.10M

21. Pope Joan (2009)

149 min | Drama, Romance

A woman of English extraction born in the German city of Ingelheim in the ninth century disguises herself as a man and rises through the Vatican ranks.

Director: Sönke Wortmann | Stars: Johanna Wokalek, David Wenham, John Goodman, Iain Glen

Votes: 7,982

23. The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)

65 min | Drama, History

A reconstruction of the trial of Joan of Arc (based entirely on the transcripts of the real-life trial), concerning Joan's imprisonment, interrogation and final execution at the hands of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Florence Delay, Jean-Claude Fourneau, Roger Honorat, Marc Jacquier

Votes: 3,778

24. Juana Inés (2016– )

Biography, History

This series dramatizes the life of Juana Inés de la Cruz, a renowned writer, nun, and influential political figure in 17th-century Mexico.

Stars: Gonzalo Guzmán, Arcelia Ramírez, Yolanda Corrales, Hernan Del Riego

Votes: 457

25. The Keepers (II) (2017)

TV-MA | 436 min | Documentary, Crime

A seven-part docuseries about the unsolved murder of a nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death.

Stars: Gemma Hoskins, Abbie Schaub, Virginia Anzengruber, Jean Hargadon Wehner

Votes: 14,229

26. Silence (I) (2016)

R | 161 min | Drama, History

79 Metascore

In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 88,113 | Gross: $7.10M

27. Luther (2003)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

47 Metascore

During the early sixteenth century, idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the Catholic Church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Peter Ustinov, Alfred Molina

Votes: 14,243 | Gross: $5.79M

28. Pope Joan (1972)

PG | 132 min | Drama, History

In medieval Europe, a pious young woman becomes a scholar of theology, disguises herself as a man, rises through the Catholic Church hierarchy and is elected Pope.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Jeremy Kemp, Natasa Nicolescu, Sharon Winter

Votes: 304

29. Conspiracy of Silence (2003)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

46 Metascore

A can of worms is opened within the Irish Catholic Church following two controversial incidents, the suicide of Frank Sweeney, a parish priest and the expulsion of Daniel McLaughlin, a ... See full summary »

Director: John Deery | Stars: Jonathan Forbes, Brenda Fricker, Niall O'Brien, Catherine Cusack

Votes: 342 | Gross: $0.00M

30. The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)

Not Rated | 85 min | Biography, Drama, History

A series of vignettes depicting the lives of the original Franciscan monks, including their leader and the bumbling Ginepro.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Gianfranco Bellini, Peparuolo, Severino Pisacane

Votes: 2,928

31. The Sound of Music (1965)

G | 172 min | Biography, Drama, Family

63 Metascore

A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Votes: 186,225 | Gross: $163.21M

32. Goya's Ghosts (2006)

R | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

52 Metascore

Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Randy Quaid

Votes: 28,284 | Gross: $1.00M

33. The Borgia (2006)

120 min | Biography, History

A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.

Director: Antonio Hernández | Stars: Lluís Homar, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, María Valverde, Sergio Múñiz

Votes: 1,401

34. Ash Wednesday (1958)

106 min | Drama, War

A prostitute falls in love with an older man, who was a young priest during the Cristero War in Mexico in 1926-29.

Director: Roberto Gavaldón | Stars: María Félix, Arturo de Córdova, Víctor Junco, María Teresa Rivas

Votes: 41

35. Spotlight (I) (2015)

R | 129 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

93 Metascore

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 376,251 | Gross: $45.06M

36. God Willing (2015)

87 min | Comedy

A young man's decision to become a priest affects his whole family, especially his father.

Director: Edoardo Maria Falcone | Stars: Marco Giallini, Alessandro Gassmann, Laura Morante, Ilaria Spada

Votes: 3,034

37. Pepita Jiménez (1946)

84 min | Drama, Romance

A seminary student falls for his father's fiancee, a beautiful young widow named Pepita Jiménez. Now the cleric has to choose between his love to the woman, loyalty to his father and his religious vocation.

Director: Emilio Fernández | Stars: Rosita Díaz Gimeno, Ricardo Montalban, Fortunio Bonanova, Consuelo Guerrero de Luna

Votes: 34

38. I Confess (1953)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A priest, who comes under suspicion for murder, cannot clear his name without breaking the seal of the confessional.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden, Brian Aherne

Votes: 17,583

39. Le pacte du silence (2003)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A priest who is also a doctor investigates the mysterious illness of a young nun who shares a dark secret with her twin sister who is a convicted child murderer.

Director: Graham Guit | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Élodie Bouchez, Carmen Maura, Isaac Sharry

Votes: 899

40. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

81 Metascore

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 340,460 | Gross: $232.91M

41. El escapulario (1968)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

A woman who is about to die calls the town's priest and hands him a scapulary, saying that she knows of its great powers. Anybody who does not believe in them will end up dead.

Director: Servando González | Stars: Enrique Lizalde, Enrique Aguilar, Carlos Cardán, Federico Falcón

Votes: 154

42. The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

54 Metascore

A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, John Malkovich, Rab Affleck, Stéphane Algoud

Votes: 61,762 | Gross: $14.28M

43. Simon of the Desert (1965)

Not Rated | 43 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 4th century, wants to be nearer to God so he climbs a column. The Devil wants him to come down to Earth and is trying to seduce him.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Claudio Brook, Silvia Pinal, Enrique Álvarez Félix, Hortensia Santoveña

Votes: 8,583

44. Gritos de muerte y libertad (2010– )

22 min | Biography, Drama, History

A mini series that shows Mexico's Independence movement.

Stars: Alejandro Tommasi, Alberto Estrella, Arturo Ríos, Julio Bracho

Votes: 79

45. Novitiate (2017)

R | 123 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Set in the early 1960s and during the era of Vatican II, a young woman in training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, the changing church and sexuality.

Director: Maggie Betts | Stars: Melissa Leo, Lisa Stewart, Alyssa Brindley, Chelsea Lopez

Votes: 3,253 | Gross: $0.58M

46. White Elephant (2012)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

67 Metascore

While working alongside his long-time friend and colleague in building a hospital for the residents of a Buenos Aries shantytown, a troubled priest finds solace in a young, atheist social worker.

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Jérémie Renier, Martina Gusman, Miguel Arancibia

Votes: 4,467 | Gross: $0.01M

47. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

R | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

63 Metascore

Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the Crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Martin Hancock

Votes: 253,537 | Gross: $47.40M

48. The Cardinal (1963)

Approved | 175 min | Drama, History, War