Traditional Catholic Movies

Traditional Catholic movies and movies with Catholic values that are not injurious to Faith and Morals. Some potentially good movies (especially since 1958) have been excluded due to immodesty or Modernistic tendencies.
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1.
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
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Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem. (127 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
2.
The Song of Bernadette (1943)
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In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump... (156 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
3.
The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952)
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In 1917, three shepherd children living just outside Fatima, Portugal have visions of a lovely lady in a cloud... (102 mins.)
Director: John Brahm
 
4.
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
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The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage. (120 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
5.
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
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The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II. (138 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
6.
Joan of Arc (1948)
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In the Fifteenth Century, France is a defeated and ruined nation after the One Hundred Years War against England... (145 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
7.
The Scarlet and the Black (1983 TV Movie)
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Vatican efforts, lead by Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, to save Allied POWs and downed Allied airmen as the Nazis invade Rome. (143 mins.)
Director: Jerry London
 
8.
Ben-Hur (1959)
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When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. (212 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
9.
The Ten Commandments (1956)
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (220 mins.)
 
10.
Come to the Stable (1949)
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Two nuns from a French convent arrive in a small New England town with a plan to build a children's hospital... (94 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
11.
The Miracle of Marcelino (1955)
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Marcelino is an orphan who grows up in a monastery. One day when he eats his small meal in a room full... (91 mins.)
Director: Ladislao Vajda
 
12.
Quo Vadis (1951)
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A fierce Roman commander becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero. (171 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
13.
Barabbas (1961)
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Barabbas, the criminal that Pontius Pilate induced the populace to vote to set free, so that Christ could be crucified, is haunted by the image of Jesus for the rest of his life. (137 mins.)
 
14.
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
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At a big city Catholic school, Father O'Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building. (126 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
15.
I Confess (1953)
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A priest who comes under suspicion for murder cannot clear his name without breaking the seal of the confessional. (95 mins.)
 
16.
The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)
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A young priest, Father Chisholm is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese... (137 mins.)
Director: John M. Stahl
 
17.
Francis of Assisi (1961)
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Francis Bernardone (Bradford Dillman) is the son of a wealthy cloth merchant in Assisi, who gives up all his worldly goods to dedicate himself to God... (105 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
18.
The Robe (1953)
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In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards. (135 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
19.
Captain from Castile (1947)
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The invasion of Mexico by Cortez, as seen by a young Spanish officer fleeing the Inquisition. (140 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
20.
Thérèse: The Story of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (2004)
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The mesmerizing story of a young girl's romance with God. Her faith, trials, and sacrifices reveal a way of life based on love and simplicity... (96 mins.)
 
21.
Conflict (1973)
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Set in Ireland where the Catholic Church has been superseded by a repressive order with new ideas. When group of Irish monks rebel a Vatican official is sent to bring order once more. (76 mins.)
Director: Jack Gold
“ Martin Sheen, Trevor Howard in Post Vatican II Catholic Drama about changing the Latin Mass. aka "Catholics" ” - Renovo
 
22.
Saintly Sinners (1962)
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A kindly old priest reforms a collection of lovable fellows in his humble parish. (77 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
 
23.
Monsieur Vincent (1947)
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St. Vincent de Paul struggles to bring about peace and harmony among the peasant and the nobles in the midst of the Black Death in Europe, carrying on his charitable work in the face of all obstacles. (111 mins.)
Director: Maurice Cloche
 
24.
The Reluctant Saint (1962)
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In 17th century Italy, a simple and clumsy young man joins a Franciscan order, pursues full priesthood and performs a miracle that eventually ensures his sainthood. (105 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
“ The image at the left is for a different movie. This movie is about St. Joseph of Cupertino ” - Renovo
 
25.
Prince of Foxes (1949)
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An unscrupulous agent for the Borgias suffers a change of heart when asked to betray a noble count and his much younger, very beautiful wife. (107 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
26.
The Prisoner (1955)
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A cardinal is arrested for treason against the state. As a prince of his church, and a popular hero of this people... (95 mins.)
Director: Peter Glenville
 
27.
The Detective (1954)
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Works of art are disappearing, stolen by a master thief, a master of disguise. Father Brown has two goals: to catch the thief and to save his soul. (91 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer