Movies about priests

Movies about priests
List of the best priest movies selected by visitors to our site: The Seventh Day, OMG: Oh My God!, The Vatican Tapes, Red Hook Summer, The Club, Nor'easter, A Hidden Life, There Be Dragons, The Christmas Candle, The Hour of the Lynx.

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

The Seventh Day (2021)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, detective
CharactersDemons, Priests, Heroes, Mentors
PlotExorcism, Superpowers, Death, Supernatural, Chase
StyleTense, Disturbing

A renowned exorcist teams up with a rookie priest for his first day of training. As they plunge deeper into hell on earth, the lines between good and evil blur, and their own demons emerge.

OMG: Oh My God! (2012)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CharactersLawyers, Judge, Priests
PlotEarthquake, Supernatural
StyleTo cry

A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake.

The Vatican Tapes (2015)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller
PlotCars, Obsession, Water, Supernatural, Religious
StyleTense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

In a highly secured vault deep within the walls of Vatican City, the Catholic Church holds thousands of old films and video footage documenting exorcisms/supposed exorcisms and other unexplained religious phenomena they feel the world is not ready to see. This is the first tape - Case 83-G - stolen from these archives and exposed to the public by an anonymous source.

Red Hook Summer (2012)
Markimdb: 5.1
CharactersLosers, Priests
PlotLife, Family life
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his strict grandfather, Enoch, a firebrand preacher, is bent on getting him to accept Jesus Christ as his personal savior. Only Chazz, the feisty girl from church, provides a diversion from the drudgery. As hot summer simmers and Sunday mornings brim with Enoch’s operatic sermons, things turn anything but dull as people’s conflicting agendas collide.

The Club (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, detective
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.

Nor'easter (2012)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Depressive

A young and inexperienced priest encourages a family to declare their long-missing son dead, but once they do, the boy mysteriously returns, testing the priest's commitment to church doctrine over the laws of the natural world.

A Hidden Life (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany
CharactersArtists, Lawyers, Sisters, Priests, Farmers
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Motorcycles, Betrayal
PlacePrison, Village, Trains, Court, Mountains
TimeWorld War II
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Makes me think

The story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. Based on real events.

There Be Dragons (2011)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, military, biography
CountrySpain, USA, Argentina
CharactersJournalists, Soldier, Priests
PlotLove, On real events, Death, Jealousy
PlaceAircraft, Mountains, Spain
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Serious

Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life.While researching the life of Josemaria Escriva, the controversial founder of Opus Dei, the young journalist Robert uncovers hidden stories of his estranged father Manolo, and is taken on a journey through the dark, terrible secrets of his family’s past.

The Christmas Candle (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersAngels, Priests
PlaceVillage, England
TimeNew Year, 19th century
StyleTo cry, By books, Serious

Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries old legend may come to an end.

The Hour of the Lynx (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryDenmark, Sweden
CharactersPsychologists, Priests, Cats
PlacePrison, Psychiatric hospitals, Sweden
StyleAction, By books, Serious, Disturbing

Helen, a priest, is approached by scientist Lisbeth with a desperate plea for help. A young man, who has been sent to a high security psychiatric ward after having killed an old couple, has attempted suicide while rambling about God. Having been part of an experiment attempting to humanize inmates by assigning them pets, the young man has suddenly gone ballistic. Fearing that he will attempt suicide again priest and scientist must now confront their mutual animosities while trying to grasp the truth. In a race against time the two women begin a shocking journey deeper and deeper into the sick mind of a young man's soul.

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The Nun (2013)
Markimdb: 6.5
CountryFrance, Germany, Belgium
CharactersLesbians, Lawyers, Nuns, Priests
Time18th century
StyleSoulful, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

Suzanne Simonin describes her life of suffering in letters. As a young woman she is sent to a convent against her will. Since her parents cannot afford the dowry required for a marriage befitting her rank they decide she must instead become a nun. Although a kind and understanding Mother Superior helps her to learn the convent’s daily routine, Suzanne’s desire for freedom remains unabated. When the Mother Superior dies, Suzanne finds herself faced with reprisals, humiliation and harassment at the hands of the new Abbess and the other Sisters. For many years, Suzanne is subjected to bigotry and religious fanaticism. (

The Confession (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersHired assassins, Priests
TimeNew Year

On Christmas Eve, a hit-man enters a church to confess his sins to a priest. While at first the Confessor seems to be an evil, cold-blooded killing machine and the Priest the ultimate arbiter of good, as the Confessor’s journey is revealed, it becomes clear that both men are much more complicated than either could have suspected.

The Living and the Dead (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotSupernatural, Ghosts, Fear
PlaceEngland, Estate
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems, Depressive, Disturbing

Somerset 1894. When a pioneering Victorian psychologist brings his vivacious young wife to live on his family's estate, he is confronted by one disturbing case after another. Are these strange events linked merely by coincidence, or is there something more sinister - more supernatural - going on at Shepzoy?

Holy Flying Circus (2011)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Priests
PlotOn real events, Religious
StyleSmart, Tense, Fancy

A fantastical re-imagining of the events of 1979, when Monty Python made Life of Brian and the debate about what is an acceptable subject for comedy was blown wide open.

Isabel (2012)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CharactersKings, Strong women, Priests
PlotOn real events, Intrigue, Inheritance
StyleFascinating, Serious

Charting the life of Isabella I of Castile, one of the most important women in Spain’s history, Isabel follows her passionate story from childhood to being crowned Queen. From her political struggles within King Henry IV's court to her wedding to Ferdinand of Aragon, the drama encapsulates the passions, emotions and sacrifices of a woman who refused to just be a figurehead and whose outlook was ahead of her time.

Mata Hari (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia, Portugal, Ukraine
CharactersFriends, Priests
PlotDancing, Revenge, Blackmail

A sex icon becomes a spy during one of the most important wars of the 20th century.

Silence (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, Italy
PlotTime travel, Loneliness, Religious, Fear
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleBy books, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.

The Last Exorcism (2010)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, France
PlotSupernatural, Religious, Ghosts, Evil spirits
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Creepy, Serious, Disturbing

After years of performing “exorcisms” and taking believers’ money, Reverend Marcus travels to rural Louisiana with a film crew so he can dispel what he believes is the myth of demonic possession. The dynamic reverend is certain that this will be another routine “exorcism” on a disturbed religious fanatic but instead comes upon the blood-soaked farm of the Sweetzer family and a true evil he would have never thought imaginable.

Coexister (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, music
CharactersMusicians, Jews, Friends, Losers, Priests
PlotReligious, Art, Radio
PlaceParty, France, Hotels
StyleLight, Fascinating

Under the pressure of his boss, a music producer decides to set up a group consisting of a rabbi, a priest and an imam to make them sing the living together. But the religious he recruits are far from being saints ...

Do You Believe? (2015)
Markimdb: 6.1
CharactersCriminals, Priests
PlotReligious, Mythology, Meaning of life
StyleMakes me think, Serious

When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate.