Movies about nuns

Movies about nuns
List of the best nun movies selected by visitors to our site: Call the Midwife, The Little Hours, Benedetta, Philomena, Little Sister, Ida, The Crucifixion, Doubt, The Devil's Doorway, Novitiate.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Country
Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersLesbians, Doctors, Friends, Nuns, Nurses
PlotOn real events, Medicine, Life, Friendship, Death
PlaceEngland, Hospitals, London
StyleSoulful, By books, Touching, Serious, Disturbing

Drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:09
CharactersWitch, Lesbians, Jews, Nuns, Turtles
PlotPrison Break, Passion, Fight, The escape, Money
PlaceItaly
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFascinating

A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the middle ages.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryFrance, Netherlands, Belgium
CharactersLesbians, Nuns
PlotPassion, Religious
PlaceItaly
StyleWomens in main roles

In the late 17th century, with plague ravaging the land, Benedetta Carlini joins the convent in Pescia, Tuscany, as a novice. Capable from an early age of performing miracles, Benedetta’s impact on life in the community is immediate and momentous.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration01:38
CharactersFamily, Writers, Journalists, Nuns, Reporters
PlotOn real events, Mystery, Adoption
PlaceEngland, Ireland
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersNuns, Veterans
PlotWar, Friendship
PlaceUSA

October, 2008. Young nun Colleen is avoiding all contact from her family, until an email from her mother announces, “Your brother is home.” On returning to her childhood home in Asheville, NC, she finds her old room exactly how she left it: painted black and covered in goth/metal posters. Her parents are happy enough to see her, but unease and awkwardness abounds. Her brother is living as a recluse in the guesthouse since returning home from the Iraq war. During Colleen’s visit, tensions rise and fall with a little help from Halloween, pot cupcakes, and GWAR. Little Sister is a sad comedy about family – a schmaltz-free, pathos-drenched, feel good movie for the little goth girl inside us all.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryPoland, Denmark
Duration01:22
CharactersTeens, Jews, Nuns, Priests, Partners
PlotTravel, Fate
PlaceSchool, USSR, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching, Depressive

Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Romania, USA
Duration02:54
CharactersDemons, Journalists, Nuns, Insects
PlotExorcism, Investigation, Death, Supernatural
PlacePrison
StyleFascinating, Disturbing

When a priest is jailed for the murder of a nun on whom he was performing an exorcism, an investigative journalist strives to determine whether he in fact murdered a mentally ill person, or if he lost the battle with a demonic presence.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersTeachers, Students, Nuns, Priests
PlotInvestigation, Gifts
PlaceSchool
StyleSoulful, Tense, Depressive, Serious

In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and authority.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:42
CharactersDemons, Nuns, Priests
PlotObsession, Supernatural
PlaceIreland
StyleTense, Depressive, Disturbing

In the autumn of 1960, Father Thomas Riley and Father John Thornton were sent by the Vatican to investigate a miraculous event in an Irish home for 'fallen women', only to uncover something much more horrific.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersLesbians, Nuns
PlotReligious, Snow
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Romania
Duration01:30
CharactersDemons, Nuns, Fathers
PlotFighting Evil, Supernatural, Religious, Ghosts
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense, Creepy, Depressive

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 not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in “The Conjuring 2” as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersFriends, Losers, Nuns, Priests, Investigators
PlotMusic, Friendship, Uprising
StyleExciting

A Reno singer witnesses a mob murder and the cops stash her in a nunnery to protect her from the mob's hitmen. The mother superior does not trust her, and takes steps to limit her influence on the other nuns. Eventually the singer rescues the failing choir and begins helping with community projects, which gets her an interview on TV—and identification by the mob.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryRomania, France, Belgium
Duration02:35
CharactersLesbians, Friends, Nuns, Priests
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Religious
StyleSoulful, By books, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Depressive

A drama centered on the friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.

Markimdb: 3.9
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersDemons, Nuns
PlotSupernatural, Ghosts
StyleDisturbing

Based on true events. Aesha goes to an isolated b&b in Kent after her mom books her in so she can get some head space for her studies. In the night Aesha is visited by a nun at the door who will progressively begin to show her true colours as the night unfolds - As the nun continues to bother Aesha at the door, Aesha begins to question her surroundings in this isolated suspense horror.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, history
CountryFrance, Poland
Duration02:20
CharactersDoctors, Jews, Photographers, Nuns, Surgeons
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Money, Death, Religious
PlaceForest, Hospitals
TimeWorld War II, Winter
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Makes me think, Disturbing

Poland, 1945. Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, is on a mission to help the war survivors. When a nun seeks for her help, she is brought to a convent where several pregnant sisters are hiding, unable to reconcile their faith with their pregnancy. Mathilde becomes their only hope.

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Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA

The story of a streetwise party girl who gets mixed up in a violent drug deal and finds a possible way out - by masquerading as a Catholic nun.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:49
PlotObsession, Religious
PlacePrison, Nature
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense, Creepy, Disturbing

Fantastic story of the first half of the XIX century about a monk named Ivan who must fight the dark forces in his monastery.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, history
CountryItaly
Duration01:27
CharactersInvestigators

In a series of simple and joyous vignettes, director Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly convey the universal teachings of the People’s Saint: humility, compassion, faith, and sacrifice. Gorgeously photographed to evoke the medieval paintings of Saint Francis’s time, and cast with monks from the Nocera Inferiore Monastery, The Flowers of St. Francis is a timeless and moving portrait of the search for spiritual enlightenment.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure, history
CountryItaly, United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Horses, Artists, Friends, Nuns
PlotLove, Passion, The escape, Wedding, Viruses
PlaceItaly

The film is set in Tuscany during the Black Death. As in the Decameron, ten young Florentines take refuge from the plague. But instead of telling stories, they have lusty adventures, bawdy exchanges, romance and swordplay. There are randy nuns, Saracen pirates, and a sexy cow.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySpain, France
Duration01:36
CharactersNuns
Time18th century
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Heavy, Depressive

A virtuous monk descends to the depths of sin and depravity after Satan sends an unholy temptress to lead him astray.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryItaly, France
Duration02:21
CharactersWriters, Journalists, Nuns, Poets, Artists
PlotArt, Birthday
PlaceItaly, Party
StyleBeautiful, Philosophical, Intellectual

Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersCannibals, Nurses, Drivers
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Rites of passage
PlaceForest, Hospitals, Small cities
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, Serious

Found at a Catholic hospital filthy and ferocious, feral teenager Darlin’ is whisked off to a care home run by The Bishop and his obedient nuns, where she’s to be rehabilitated into a "good girl" as an example of the miraculous work of the church. But Darlin’ holds a secret darker than the "sins" she is threatened with, and she is not traveling alone. The Woman who raised her, equally fierce and feral, is ever present in the shadows of Darlin’s psyche and is determined to come for her no matter who tries to get in her way.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:31
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Police
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Investigation, Betrayal, Chase
PlacePrison
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Action, Oscars, Fascinating

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.

Markimdb: 4.1
Genrehorror
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersWitch, Demons, Nuns
PlotObsession, Mystery
StyleTense, Depressive, Gothic, Disturbing

During the 17th century, a young woman is saved from execution and led to a priory to repent her sins but discovers a greater evil lies within.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersScammers, Alcoholics, Nuns
PlotCard games, Sects, Fear
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTense, Creepy, Disturbing

St. Agatha is set in the 1950s in small town Georgia. A pregnant con woman named Agatha is on the run and seeks refuge in a convent hidden in deafening isolation. What first starts out as the perfect place to have a child turns into a dark lair where silence is forced. Ghastly secrets are masked, and every bit of will power Agatha has is tested. She soon learns the sick and twisted truth of the convent and the odd people that lurk inside its halls. Agatha must now find a way to discover the unyielding strength needed to escape and save her baby before she’s caged behind these walls forever.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama
CountryHong Kong, China
Duration02:11
CharactersEmperors
PlotKung Fu, Martial Arts, Rivalry
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, Epic, Depressive, Serious

China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighboring lands. Fuelled by his success on the battlefield, young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin's masters when he beats one of them in a duel. But the pride comes before a fall. When his own family is wiped out by a rival warlord, Hao is forced to take refuge with the monks. As the civil unrest spreads and the people suffer, Hao and the Shaolin masters are forced to take a fiery stand against the evil warlords. They launch a daring plan or rescue and escape.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:59
PlotLife, Family life
PlaceItaly, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Fancy, Makes me think

In an Italian seaside town, young Titta gets into trouble with his friends and watches various local eccentrics as they engage in often absurd behavior. Frequently clashing with his stern father and defended by his doting mother, Titta witnesses the actions of a wide range of characters, from his extended family to Fascist loyalists to sensual women, with certain moments shifting into fantastical scenarios.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:39
CharactersNuns
PlotCars, The escape, Friendship, Female friendship
PlaceItaly, France, Beach, Hospitals, Night Clubs
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Disturbing

Beatrice is a blabbermouth and a so-called billionaire countess who likes to believe she’s in intimacy with world leaders. Donatella is a young quiet tattooed woman, locked in her own mystery. They are both patients of a mental institution and subject to custodial measures.

Markimdb: 4
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
CharactersDemons, Family
PlotLoneliness, Supernatural, Fear
StylePsychological problems, Tense, Depressive

Following the murder of her family at the hands of her father in the wake of World War I, a young woman is sent to live in a convent. However, the demons that plagued her father follow, reawakening the nightmares of her past.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, detective
CountryChile
Duration01:42
CharactersDogs, Gay, Nuns, Priests
PlotMoney, Investigation
PlaceSea, Small cities
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Depressive, Serious

In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts, the separation from their communities the worst form of punishment by the Church. They keep to a strict daily schedule devoid of all temptation and spontaneity, each moment a deliberate effort to atone for their wrongdoings.





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