Religious Movies

List of the best religion movies selected by visitors to our site: The Passion of the Christ, Kingdom of Heaven, Pope Joan, Constantine, The Possession of Michael King, Paul, Apostle of Christ, The Young Messiah, God's Not Dead 2, Mary Magdalene, The Nun.

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The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersPriests
PlotReligious, Death, False accusations
PlaceUSA, Court, Roman Empire
StyleHeavy, Depressive

"The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, especially on the part of the jewish community. The films languages are Arabic, Latin and Hebrew and its actors are laymen which was controversially received as well.

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.2)
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration02:25
CharactersFathers, Knights, Warriors, Kings, Military
PlotWar, Religious, Death, Justice, Adventure, Travel
PlaceItaly
StyleExciting, Heavy

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.

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.

Constantine (2005)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:01
CharactersAngels, Heroes, Demons
PlotReligious, Supernatural, Investigation, Superpowers
StyleGothic, Disturbing

John Constantine has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with a policewoman to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles.

The Possession of Michael King (2014)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersDemons
PlotExorcism, Religious, Supernatural, Fear
StyleDisturbing

The film tells the story of documentary filmmaker Michael King (Shane Johnson), who doesn’t believe in God or the Devil. Following the sudden death of his wife, Michael decides to make his next film about the search for the existence of the supernatural, making himself the center of the experiment – allowing demonologists, necromancers, and various practitioners of the occult to try the deepest and darkest spells and rituals they can find on him – in the hopes that when they fail, he’ll once and for all have proof that religion, spiritualism, and the paranormal are nothing more than myth. But something does happen. An evil and horrifying force has taken over Michael King. And it will not let him go.

Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
PlotReligious
PlaceRoman Empire

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.

The Young Messiah (2016)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
PlotReligious, Travel
PlaceEgypt
StyleTouching

Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.

God's Not Dead 2 (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.4)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersTeachers, Lawyers, Judge
PlotReligious
PlaceSchool

When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble and could expel God from the public square once and for all.

Mary Magdalene (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 5.9)
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia
Duration02:09
CharactersStrong women, Horses
PlotReligious, Love, Death, Betrayal, Uprising
PlaceRoman Empire
TimeNight
StyleDeep Meaning, Soulful, Fascinating

Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world is changing. Mary is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied her by the rigid hierarchies of the day. As the notoriety of the group spread and more are drawn to follow Jesus’ inspirational message, Mary’s spiritual journey places her at the heart of a story that will lead to the capital city of Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus’ destiny and her own place within it.

The Nun (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersDemons, Nuns, Fathers
PlotReligious, Supernatural, Ghosts
StyleCreepy, Unexpected ending, Depressive, Tense

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.

Novitiate (2017)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersLesbians, Nuns
PlotReligious, Snow

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.

Come Sunday (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersPriests
PlotOn real events, Religious
StylePhilosophical, Netflix, Makes me think

Evangelist Carlton Pearson is ostracized by his church for preaching that there is no Hell.

Apostle (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:18
CharactersLifeguards, Prophets, Brothers, Vampire, Gods
PlotAbduction, Sects, Religious, Revenge, Supernatural, Dancing, Mystery
StyleNetflix, Exciting, Tense

In 1905, a man travels to a remote island in search of his missing sister who has been kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult.

The Case for Christ (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:03
CharactersJournalists, Reporters
PlotInvestigation, Religious, On real events
PlaceCourt

Based on the true story of an award-winning investigative journalist -- and avowed atheist -- who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife... with unexpected, life-altering results.

Barabbas (2019)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:54
PlotReligious
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.

Saint☆Young Men (2013)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:30
CharactersGods
PlotReligious

Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha, the founders of Christianity and Buddhism, are living together as roommates in a Tokyo apartment while taking a vacation on Earth. The comedy often involves jokes about Christianity, Buddhism, and all things related, as well as the main characters' attempts to hide their identities and understand modern society in Japan.

By the Grace of God (2019)
Mark2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:17
CharactersPriests
PlotInvestigation, Religious

Alexandre lives in Lyon with his wife and children. One day, he discovered by chance that the priest who abused him to scouts always officiates with children. He then starts a fight, quickly joined by François and Emmanuel, also victims of the priest, to "release their word" on what they suffered.

Boy Erased (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama, biography
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersGay, Teens, Artists, Writers
PlotReligious, Computers, Basketball, Art, On real events
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Hotels, Party, College

Jared, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.

An Interview with God (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersJournalists, Gods
PlotRelationship, Religious, Depression
StylePhilosophical, Deep Meaning, Soulful, Makes me think, Heavy

An up-and-coming journalist finds his world and faith increasingly challenged when he's granted the interview of a lifetime – with someone who claims to be God.

Time Out (1988)
Mark8 (imdb: 4.3)
CountryDenmark
Duration01:23
CharactersFathers
PlotTime travel, Religious
PlaceSchool

John is a Danish-born son who sets out to locate his father in this comedy thriller.




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