Religious Movies

Religious Movies
List of the best religion movies selected by visitors to our site: Human, Unplanned, Side Effect, We Have a Pope, One Night in Miami..., Paul, Apostle of Christ, Bottom of the World, Hand of God, Barabbas, Paradise: Faith.

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

Human (2015)
Markimdb: 8.7
CharactersFamily, Directors
PlotWar, Time travel, Religious, Political

A combination of first-person stories and exclusive aerial images, HUMAN is a unique documentary. This sensitive experience is an introspection into whom we are today as a community but also and most importantly as an individual. Through wars, inequalities, discriminations, HUMAN confronts us with the realities and the diversity of our human conditions. Beyond this darker side, testimonies show the empathy and the solidarities which we are capable of. All these contradictions are ours and HUMAN leads us to reflect about the future we wish to give to people and the planet today. Filmed in 60 countries during two years, HUMAN by Yann Arthus-Bertrand draws a portrait of nowaday’s Humanity.

Unplanned (2019)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, biography
PlotOn real events, Religious
PlaceCourt, Hospitals, Texas
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, Abby Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman's right to choose led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in. Until the day she saw something that changed everything.

Side Effect (2020)
Markimdb: 5.4
CharactersWitch, Horses, Singers
PlotReligious, Chase, Mythology, Missing people, Fear
StyleCreepy, Gothic

A traumatic experience leads to a break-up between a young married couple. In a desperate attempt to save their marriage, Andrey, the husband, seeks help from a psychic named Mara. His only wish is to make his wife Olga forget the past. Mara's magic works, but the second honeymoon soon turns into a living nightmare... Andrey gradually recognizes that he is dealing with a powerful evil that possesses his wife, and the price of the psychic's service is Olga’s life.

We Have a Pope (2011)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryItaly, France

The newly elected Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is about to greet the faithful who have gathered to see him. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, call on a renowned therapist who also happens to be an atheist. But the Pope's fear of his newfound responsibility is one he must face alone. Winner Best Film at the Italian Golden Globes.

One Night in Miami... (2020)
Markimdb: 7.1
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Boxing, American Football, Money
PlaceParty, Hotels
StyleTense, Makes me think

In the aftermath of Cassius Clay's defeat of Sonny Liston in 1964, the boxer meets with Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown to change the course of history in the segregated South.

Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Pursuit, Religious, False accusations
PlaceRoman Empire
StylePsychological problems, Action, To cry, Fascinating, Serious

Risking his life, Luke ventures to Rome to visit Paul -- the apostle who's bound in chains and held captive in Nero's darkest and bleakest prison cell. Haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds, Paul wonders if he's been forgotten as he awaits his grisly execution. Before Paul's death, Luke resolves to write another book that details the birth of what will come to be known as the church.

Bottom of the World (2017)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
PlotLove, Time travel, Travel, Supernatural, Religious
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

A mysterious disappearance of a young woman leads her boyfriend on a journey for truth and perhaps his own unknown reality in this dark, hypnotic mystery that transcends the limitations of traditional narrative.

Hand of God (2014)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime
CharactersGods, Gods, Judge
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Fascinating, Tense

A morally corrupt judge suffers a breakdown and believes that God is speaking directly to him, compelling him onto a path of vigilante justice.

Barabbas (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
PlaceRoman Empire

The unique view on the well-known story of Christ's death and resurrection, which we see with the eyes of brigand Barabbas who got away from death on the cross.

Paradise: Faith (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
CountryAustria, Germany, France
StyleSoulful, Tense, Serious

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.

The Wise Kids (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
CharactersTeens, Gay, Friends
PlotFriendship, Religious
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTouching, Serious

A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist church, weaving through this ensemble piece are three main characters - Brea, an introspective pastor's daughter experiencing debilitating doubt, the hyperactive Laura, Brea's best friend and a devout believer, and Tim, the open-hearted son of a single father, confronting his homosexuality for the first time. Tensions and buried feelings abound, as colleges are chosen and adults behave badly, as Brea, Laura and Tim attempt to hang onto what they have, all the while yearning to break free.

The Seminarian (2010)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Gay, Students, Friends, Parents
PlotLove, Passion, Relationship, Religious
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleFancy, Touching

The Seminarian is a story about Ryan, a closeted gay student in his final semester of seminary studies. Despite his school's hostile stance towards homosexuality, Ryan has two gay classmates - Gerald and Anthony - in whom he secretly confides. He is also close to his religiously devout mother who, as things stand, is unaware of his sexual orientation. Ryan needs to complete a solid theological thesis in order to continue doctoral work at the university of his dreams. As he works on his thesis 'The Divine Gift of Love,' Ryan begins a relationship with Bradley - a guy he has met on the Internet who seems perpetually unable to commit himself. Ryan confides in Gerald and Anthony, only to learn about their romantic struggles as well. Consequently, Ryan questions his views on God's gift of love.

Heaven is for Real (2014)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, family, biography
CharactersGods, Firefighters, Family, Priests, Parents
PlotOn real events, Supernatural, Religious, Life after death, Meaning of life
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, By books, Touching, Serious

Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Four-year-old Colton shares the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth... things he couldn't possibly know.

Killing Jesus (2015)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genredrama, biography, history
PlotReligious, Uprising, Self-sacrifice
PlaceRoman Empire
StylePsychological problems, By books, Fascinating, Serious

Jesus of Nazareth’s life and ministry were subject to seismic social and political events that led to his execution and changed the world forever.

At Eternity's Gate (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, France, USA
CharactersGeniuses, Artists, Artists
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Loneliness, Mental disorders, Religious
PlaceNature, Psychiatric hospitals, France, Hospitals
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Touching, Disturbing

Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him.

Diana (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
CharactersOld man, Nurses, Singers
PlotInvestigation, Drug addict, Friendship, Death, Mental disorders
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Tense, Makes me think, Serious

Madrid, Spain. The bedroom of Sofía, a luxury escort. Her new client, who has introduced himself as Hugo and appears to be an educated businessman, discovers that she has a name tattooed on her leg: Diana. Hugo cannot help asking her who Diana is.

Indian Horse (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
CharactersHorses, Indians, Teachers, Nuns, Orphans
PlotHockey, Fight, Obsession, Death, Religious
PlaceForest, Cemetery
StyleBy books

Saul is a great native hockey player who overcomes racism in the 1970s then ultimately becomes tempted by alcoholism.

Holy Goalie (2018)
Markimdb: 5.3
PlotSoccer, Religious, Competitions
StyleLight, Fascinating

A young priest coaches a team of uncoordinated monks in order to win a soccer tournament and save their monastery from being turned into a hotel.

11-11-11 (2011)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Spain
PlotSupernatural, Religious, Computers, Fog, Self-sacrifice
PlaceLabyrinths, Beach, Cemetery, Hotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

After the death of his wife and child, an author travels to Barcelona to see his estranged brother and dying father, where he learns that his life is plagued by events that occur on 11/11/11.

Freedom (2014)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, music
PlotSlavery, Religious, Freedom
Time19th century

Two men separated by 100 years are united in their search for freedom. In 1856 a slave, Samuel Woodward and his family, escape from the Monroe Plantation near Richmond, Virginia. A secret network of ordinary people known as the Underground Railroad guide the family on their journey north to Canada. They are relentlessly pursued by the notorious slave hunter Plimpton. Hunted like a dog and haunted by the unthinkable suffering he and his forbears have endured, Samuel is forced to decide between revenge or freedom. 100 years earlier in 1748, John Newton the Captain of a slave trader sails from Africa with a cargo of slaves, bound for America. On board is Samuel's great grandfather whose survival is tied to the fate of Captain Newton. The voyage changes Newton's life forever and he creates a legacy that will inspire Samuel and the lives of millions for generations to come.