Religious movies

List of the best religion melodrama movies selected by visitors to our site: The Miseducation of Cameron Post, If Beale Street Could Talk, Viceroy's House, Thelma, Before We Vanish, Princess Cyd, Rebel in the Rye, The Little Hours, The Discovery, Indignation
In the top there are new films of 2018, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersLesbians, Teens
PlotReligious
StyleWomens in main roles, Touching, Makes me think

In 1993, teenager Cameron is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night. Run by the strict and severe Dr. Lydia Marsh and her brother, Reverend Rick, the center is built upon repenting for "same sex attraction." In the face of intolerance and denial, Cameron meets a group of fellow sinners including the amputee stoner Jane, and her friend, the Lakota Two-Spirit, Adam. Together, this group of teenagers form an unlikely family as they fight to survive.

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersLawyers, Sisters, Jews
PlotLove, Investigation, Money, Religious, Justice
PlacePrison, New York
StyleOscars

After her fiance is falsely imprisoned, a pregnant African-American woman sets out to clear his name and prove his innocence.

Viceroy's House (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, India, Sweden
Duration02:21
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, Political, Religious, Intrigue
PlaceIndia

In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.

Thelma (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryNorway, France, Denmark, Sweden
Duration02:16
CharactersParents, Family, Students, Mothers, Fathers, Lesbians, Birds, Snake
PlotReligious, Relationship, Telekinesis, Snow, Loneliness
PlaceNorway, Lake
StyleFascinating, Tense, Disturbing

A college student starts to experience extreme seizures while studying at a university in Oslo, Norway. She soon learns that the violent episodes are a symptom of inexplicable, and often dangerous, supernatural abilities.

Before We Vanish (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryJapan
Duration01:00
CharactersKillers, Police, Doctors, Reporters, Dogs, Aliens, Soldier, Sisters, Journalists, Criminals
PlotInvestigation, Martial Arts, Religious, Computers, Cars
PlaceJapan, Hospitals, Aircraft

Narumi is on bad terms with her husband Shinji when one day, Shinji goes missing. He comes back a couple of days later, but seems like a totally different person, and is now gentle and tender. He goes for a walk every day. Meanwhile, Journalist Sakurai covers the story of a family that was brutally murdered, when an unexplained phenomenon takes place. Shinji Kase tells his wife that he came to Earth to invade.

Princess Cyd (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.7)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersLesbians, Sisters, Journalists, Gay, Photographers
PlotLove, Moving, Dancing, Soccer, Depression, Computers, Religious, Chess
PlaceParty, Beach

High school athlete Cyd Loughlin lives alone with her depressive father in South Carolina, perpetually longing to get away from it all. When her aunt, famous novelist Miranda Ruth, agrees to host her for a few weeks during the summer, Cyd jumps at the opportunity. While there, she falls for a girl in the neighborhood, even as she and her aunt gently challenge each other in the realms of sex and spirit.

Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersWriters, Geniuses, Hermits, Jews
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Death, Survival, Depression, Dancing, Religious, Success, Loneliness
PlaceHotels
StyleTouching, Exciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.

The Little Hours (2017)
Mark1 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersWitch, Lesbians, Nuns, Jews, Turtles
PlotThe escape, Jealousy, Money, Religious, Witchcraft, Loneliness
PlaceItaly
TimeMiddle Ages

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

The Discovery (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersScientists
PlotLife after death, Depression, Dreams, Religious, Uprising, Mental disorders, Loneliness
PlaceMansions
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical, Depressive, Tense, Smart

In the near future, due to a breakthrough scientific discovery by Dr. Thomas Harbor, there is now definitive proof of an afterlife. While countless people have chosen suicide to reset their existence, others try to decide what it all means. Among them is Dr. Harbor's son Will, who has arrived at his father's isolated compound with a mysterious young woman named Isla. There, they discover the strange acolytes who help Dr. Harbor with his experiments.

Indignation (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:23
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Jews, Singers
PlotLove, War, Happiness, Religious, Divorce
PlaceUSA, College

In 1951, Marcus Messner, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with anti-Semitism, sexual repression, and the ongoing Korean War.

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Trash Fire (2016)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersGay, Snake, Strong women, Orphans, Photographers
PlotTravel, Bulimia, Depression, Mystery, Religious
PlaceUSA

A man forced to confront his past when he and his girlfriend end up entangled in a web of lies.

Mucize (2015)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryTurkey
Duration02:16
PlotFate, Religious
StyleTouching

1960s Turkey countryside. A newly assigned teacher finds out that the solitary village is missing a school. He gets fond of the village people and especially a disabled man. The teacher helps the village to build a new school and educate the children and the disabled man.

Colonia (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryGermany, Luxembourg, France, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:05
CharactersDogs, Military, Students
PlotSects, Love, Religious, Revolution, On real events
PlacePrison, Aircraft
StyleTouching, Atmospheric, Action, Tense, Disturbing

A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.

The Girl King (2015)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryFinland, Germany, Canada, Sweden, France
Duration02:24
CharactersLesbians, Gay
PlotDeath, Religious, On real events
StyleFascinating

A portrait of the brilliant, extravagant Kristina of Sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize Sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality.

Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryNetherlands, Belgium, Finland, Mexico, France
Duration01:42
CharactersDogs, Gay, Horses, Bodyguards, Writers
PlotDancing, Money, Religious, Loneliness, On real events
PlaceMexico, Hotels
StyleAtmospheric

In 1931, following the success of the film Battleship Potemkin, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to the city of Guanajuato, Mexico, to shoot a new film. Freshly rejected by Hollywood, Eisenstein soon falls under Mexico’s spell. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino Cañedo, the director opens up to his suppressed fears as he embraces a new world of sensual pleasures and possibilities that will shape the future of his art.

I Origins (2014)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersScientists, Inventors
PlotLife after death, Love, Death, Meaning of life, Religious, Pursuit, Loneliness
PlaceIndia, USA
StyleMakes me think, Atmospheric

I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab partner, they make a stunning scientific discovery that has far reaching implications and complicates both his scientific and and spiritual beliefs. Traveling half way around the world, he risks everything he has ever known to validate his theory.

I'm in Love with a Church Girl (2013)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersCriminals
PlotMoney, Religious
PlaceParty
StyleTouching

Miles Montego has it all - cars, boats, good looks, mansion, money, women, but more importantly, he has a past.

Jewtopia (2012)
Mark8 (imdb: 4.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersJews
PlotReligious

Smitten with a Jewish woman, a gentile asks his Jewish pal to advise him on how to act like a member of the community.

Guzaarish (2010)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.4)
Genremelodrama
CountryIndia
Duration02:06
CharactersWizards, Disabled people, Nurses, Losers
PlotLove, Travel, Religious, Relationship
PlaceSea, India, Nature, Asia
StyleTo cry, Makes me think, Touching, Gloomy

Ethan, a magician rendered paralyzed in an accident, sets off a furor when he makes a petition to the court to end his own life.

Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010)
Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:37
PlotLove, Religious
PlaceIndia

A young, aspiring filmmaker falls in love with a girl who moves into the house above his, but her sophisticated nature does more harm than good to him.

Elena Undone (2010)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.1)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersLesbians, Friends, Gay
PlotReligious
StyleTouching, Fascinating

The wife of a pastor who preaches against homosexuality embarks on an affair with a female writer.

Pope Joan (2009)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryGermany, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain
Duration02:29
PlotReligious

A 9th century woman of English extraction born in the German city of Ingelheim disguises herself as a man and rises through the Vatican ranks.

Daltry Calhoun (2005)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Businessmen
PlotDeath, Dancing, Motorcycles, Religious, Seduction
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Touching

In small town Tennessee, a ne'er-do-well man (Knoxville) wrestling for control over his fading golf club is reunited with his estranged daughter, a 14-year-old musical prodigy.

Koi... Mil Gaya (2003)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:51
CharactersHeroes, Losers, Aliens
PlotMotorcycles, Love, Computers, Growing up, Religious, Basketball, UFO
PlaceIndia, Village, Asia

A developmentally disabled man meets an extraterrestrial after a huge spacecraft leaves it behind.

The Man Who Sued God (2001)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryAustralia
Duration01:37
CharactersLawyers, Journalists, Partners, Gods
PlotRivalry, Religious
PlaceAustralia

A lawyer becomes a fisherman from frustration. When his one piece of property, his boat, is struck by lightning and destroyed he is denied insurance money because it was “an act of God”. He re-registers as a lawyer and sues the insurance company and, as God’s representative, The Church.

Queen Margot (1994)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.4)
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryFrance, Italy, Germany
Duration02:39
CharactersKings, Princesses
PlotLove, War, Religious, Intrigue, Political
PlaceFrance
TimeMiddle Ages, 16th century
StyleDepressive, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy

The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the Hugenot King Henri of Navarre. Catherine of Medici maintains her behind-the-scenes power by ordering assaults, poisonings, and instigations to incest.

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