People of Religion

by RAMPARTisGREAT | created - 12 Nov 2011 | updated - 21 Apr 2012 | Public

I made this list to understand, how religion, religious people, people, who represent religion (priests, monks, preachers, bishops, nuns and Jesus himself) or people, who are against religion are shown in movies.

(Note for me: Priest- "man who is minister in Roman or Orthodox Catholic church.

Synonyms: clergyperson, cleric, curate, divine, ecclesiastic, elder, father, father confessor, friar, holy man, lama, man of God, man of the cloth, monk, padre, pontiff, preacher, rector, vicar.

Notes: a minister is commonly a person who leads the congregation of a Protestant church; pastor is another word for priest or minister and reverend is a generic prefix for a Christian leader.")

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1. Priest (1994)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A homosexual Catholic priest finds out during confessional that a young girl is being sexually abused by her father, and has to decide how to deal with both that secret and his own.

Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Linus Roache, Tom Wilkinson, Robert Carlyle, Cathy Tyson

Votes: 8,755 | Gross: $4.18M

2. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

8.0
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82 Metascore

When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 309,366 | Gross: $232.91M

3. The Prophecy (1995)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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The angel Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest and a little girl can stop him.

Director: Gregory Widen | Stars: Christopher Walken, Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Eric Stoltz

Votes: 25,898 | Gross: $16.12M

4. The Third Miracle (1999)

R | 119 min | Drama

6.6
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55 Metascore

The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood. During his investigation, the priest, who is experiencing a crisis of faith, re-discovers his own purpose in life.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Sofia Polanska, Pavol Simon, Ivan Lukac, Patrik Minar

Votes: 2,939 | Gross: $0.74M

5. To Kill a Priest (1988)

R | 117 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.2
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A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Ed Harris, Joss Ackland, Tim Roth

Votes: 1,177

6. Stigmata (1999)

R | 103 min | Horror

6.2
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28 Metascore

When a young woman becomes afflicted by stigmata, a priest is sent to investigate her case, which may have severe ramifications for his faith and for the Catholic Church itself.

Director: Rupert Wainwright | Stars: Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan Pryce, Nia Long

Votes: 57,807 | Gross: $50.05M

7. The Body (2001)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.4
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21 Metascore

A crucified body dated back to the 1st century A.D is uncovered at an ancient cave in Jerusalem. Trouble ensues as word spreads.

Director: Jonas McCord | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, John Shrapnel, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 6,780 | Gross: $0.03M

8. The Rite (2011)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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38 Metascore

An American seminary student travels to Italy to take an exorcism course.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: Colin O'Donoghue, Anthony Hopkins, Ciarán Hinds, Alice Braga

Votes: 81,413 | Gross: $33.05M

9. Angels & Demons (2009)

PG-13 | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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48 Metascore

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 236,896 | Gross: $133.38M

10. Doubt (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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68 Metascore

A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.

Director: John Patrick Shanley | Stars: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis

Votes: 107,438 | Gross: $33.42M

11. Monsignor (1982)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, War

5.0
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An ambitious priest seduces a nun and leads the Vatican into shady business during and after World War II.

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Geneviève Bujold, Fernando Rey, Jason Miller

Votes: 752 | Gross: $12.41M

12. Signs (2002)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.7
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59 Metascore

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 296,104 | Gross: $227.97M

13. Dogma (1999)

R | 130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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62 Metascore

An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loop-hole and reenter Heaven.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Bud Cort

Votes: 191,250 | Gross: $30.65M

14. The Apostle (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Drama

7.2
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83 Metascore

After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.

Director: Robert Duvall | Stars: Robert Duvall, Todd Allen, Paul Bagget, Lenore Banks

Votes: 12,128 | Gross: $20.73M

15. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.7
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46 Metascore

A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Campbell Scott

Votes: 104,975 | Gross: $75.07M

16. Priest (2011)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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41 Metascore

A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.

Director: Scott Stewart | Stars: Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Karl Urban

Votes: 103,301 | Gross: $29.14M

17. The Unborn (2009)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

4.8
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30 Metascore

A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.

Director: David S. Goyer | Stars: Odette Annable, Gary Oldman, Cam Gigandet, Meagan Good

Votes: 44,783 | Gross: $42.67M

18. Northfork (2003)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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64 Metascore

Set in 1955, the residents of a small Montana community are forced to move their homes to make way for a new dam.

Director: Michael Polish | Stars: Duel Farnes, Nick Nolte, Anthony Edwards, James Woods

Votes: 5,019 | Gross: $1.42M

19. The Rosary Murders (1987)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.7
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A priest is put in a dilemma when the serial killer who has been murdering priests and nuns confesses to him.

Director: Fred Walton | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Charles Durning, Belinda Bauer, Josef Sommer

Votes: 979 | Gross: $1.73M

20. Possessed (2000 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 107 min | Horror, Drama

5.3
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An eleven-year-old boy starts throwing temper tantrums, vomiting on, and attacking people, and swearing uncontrollably. Furniture begins to move on its own when he is around, and he doesn't... See full summary »

Director: Steven E. de Souza | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Henry Czerny, Jonathan Malen, Michael Rhoades

Votes: 1,109

21. Quills (2000)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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70 Metascore

In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine

Votes: 47,213 | Gross: $7.06M

22. El crimen del Padre Amaro (2002)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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60 Metascore

Politics and sexual passions threaten to corrupt a young, newly-ordained priest in a small Mexican town.

Director: Carlos Carrera | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Ana Claudia Talancón, Sancho Gracia, Angélica Aragón

Votes: 11,671 | Gross: $5.71M

23. True Confessions (1981)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A worldly ambitious monsignor clashes with his older brother, a cynical Los Angeles homicide detective who is investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute.

Director: Ulu Grosbard | Stars: Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Charles Durning, Kenneth McMillan

Votes: 5,948 | Gross: $10.20M

24. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Romance

5.1
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25 Metascore

In 1714 Peru, a friar is tried by the Inquisition for questioning God's intentions when five die in the collapse of an Andean rope bridge.

Director: Mary McGuckian | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Kathy Bates

Votes: 3,071 | Gross: $0.04M

25. The Mission (1986)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.5
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Eighteenth century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 48,366 | Gross: $17.22M

26. Father Brown (1974– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Based on the stories of G.K. Chesterton, a British Catholic Priest solves mysteries.

Stars: Kenneth More, Dennis Burgess, David Buck, Graham Crowden

Votes: 237

27. Gran Torino (2008)

R | 116 min | Drama

8.2
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72 Metascore

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley, Ahney Her

Votes: 621,503 | Gross: $148.10M

28. The Name of the Rose (1986)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger, Elya Baskin

Votes: 88,608 | Gross: $7.15M

29. Le moine (1972)

94 min | Drama, Horror

5.7
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Director: Adonis Kyrou | Stars: Franco Nero, Nathalie Delon, Nicol Williamson, Nadja Tiller

Votes: 222

30. Le moine (2011)

R | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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56 Metascore

Madrid, in the seventeenth century. Abandoned at the doorstep of a monastery, Ambrosio has been brought up by the Capucin Friars. After becoming a friar himself, he becomes an unrivaled ... See full summary »

Director: Dominik Moll | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Déborah François, Joséphine Japy, Sergi López

Votes: 3,330 | Gross: $0.01M

31. Luther (2003)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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47 Metascore

During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Peter Ustinov, Alfred Molina

Votes: 13,582 | Gross: $5.79M

32. Les rivières pourpres 2 - Les anges de l'apocalypse (2004)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

5.9
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Pierre Niemans faces the threat of the apocalypse while investigating a series of ritual murders.

Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Jean Reno, Benoît Magimel, Christopher Lee, Camille Natta

Votes: 17,327

33. Bulletproof Monk (2003)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

5.5
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40 Metascore

Based on the very underground comic book, a Tibetan monk becomes a mentor to a young street kid whom he can teach to protect a scroll.

Director: Paul Hunter | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Seann William Scott, Jaime King, Karel Roden

Votes: 44,347 | Gross: $23.02M

34. Thirst (2009)

R | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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73 Metascore

Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ok-bin Kim, Hae-suk Kim, Ha-kyun Shin

Votes: 34,692 | Gross: $0.30M

35. I Confess (1953)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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A priest who comes under suspicion for murder cannot clear his name without breaking the seal of the confessional.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden, Brian Aherne

Votes: 16,041

36. Le confessionnal (1995)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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The year is 1952, in Quebec City. Rachel, 16, unmarried, and pregnant, works in the church. Filled with shame, she unburdens her guilt to a young priest, under the confidentiality of the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lepage | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Patrick Goyette, Jean-Louis Millette, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 1,415 | Gross: $0.58M

37. Mortal Sins (1992 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 93 min | Thriller

5.6
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A serial killer confesses to a priest, who becomes a suspect and a sleuth because he cannot tell the police.

Director: Bradford May | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Roxann Dawson, Francis Guinan, Weston McMillan

Votes: 177

38. Vampires (1998)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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42 Metascore

Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith

Votes: 46,042 | Gross: $20.24M

39. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Horror

7.3
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52 Metascore

Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino

Votes: 241,386 | Gross: $25.75M

40. The Apostate (2000)

R | Crime, Thriller, Horror

4.1
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In San Juan, Puerto Rico, after two gristly murders, the murderer has used the victims' blood to paint the walls by the bodies. An agnostic Jesuit priest, whose brother was the first victim... See full summary »

Director: William Gove | Stars: Richard Grieco, Dennis Hopper, Efrain Figueroa, Bridget White

Votes: 335

41. The King (2005)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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58 Metascore

A troubled man, recently discharged from the Navy, goes to Corpus Christi, Texas, in search of the father he's never met.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Gael García Bernal, William Hurt, Laura Harring, Derek Alvarado

Votes: 6,858 | Gross: $0.28M

42. Adam's Apples (2005)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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51 Metascore

A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen, Nicolas Bro, Paprika Steen

Votes: 39,211 | Gross: $0.00M

43. L'homme au masque d'or (1991)

Drama

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In San Luis de la Paz, a small and and very poor town in northern Mexico, the priest Father Victorio manages an orphanage with nearly 50 children. He does wrestling, disguised with a golden... See full summary »

Director: Éric Duret | Stars: Jean Reno, Marlee Matlin, Marc Duret, Luis de Icaza

Votes: 167

44. Sleepers (1996)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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49 Metascore

After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized. Over ten years later, they get their chance for revenge.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt, Jason Patric

Votes: 165,812 | Gross: $49.10M

45. Le pacte du silence (2003)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.8
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A priest who is also a doctor investigates the mysterious illness of a young nun who shares a dark secret with her twin sister who is a convicted child murderer.

Director: Graham Guit | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Élodie Bouchez, Carmen Maura, Isaac Sharry

Votes: 863

46. The Good Shepherd (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

5.2
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CHRISTIAN SLATER plays a worldly and urbane priest who is forced to challenge his comfortable existence as an ecclesiastical spin-doctor when he comes to believe in the innocence of a young... See full summary »

Director: Lewin Webb | Stars: Christian Slater, Molly Parker, Stephen Rea, Gordon Pinsent

Votes: 1,252

47. Sacrifice (I) (2011)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.4
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A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.

Director: Damian Lee | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Christian Slater, Kim Coates, Devon Bostick

Votes: 2,184 | Gross: $0.03M

48. Silence (I) (2016)

R | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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79 Metascore

In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 69,898 | Gross: $7.08M

49. The Devils (1971)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Dudley Sutton, Max Adrian

Votes: 10,184

50. Francesco (1989)

PG-13 | 119 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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Docudrama about the life of St-Francis of Assisi

Director: Liliana Cavani | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Helena Bonham Carter, Andréa Ferréol, Nikolaus Dutsch

Votes: 1,131

51. Keeping the Faith (2000)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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60 Metascore

Two friends, a priest and a rabbi, fall in love with the same woman they knew in their youth, but the religious position of both men denies them romance.

Director: Edward Norton | Stars: Ben Stiller, Edward Norton, Jenna Elfman, Anne Bancroft

Votes: 46,619 | Gross: $37.05M

52. The Confession (2011– )

Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A unique story of redemption and an exploration of good and evil featuring a hit man and a priest.

Stars: John Hurt, Kiefer Sutherland, Max Casella, Rosemary De Angelis

Votes: 4,761

53. Brooklyn's Finest (2009)

R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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43 Metascore

Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes

Votes: 55,608 | Gross: $27.15M

Sal (Ethan Hawke) goes to Priest, religion plays an important role for him

54. There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | 158 min | Drama

8.1
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93 Metascore

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer

Votes: 422,117 | Gross: $40.22M

55. The Fog (1980)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

6.8
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52 Metascore

An unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in its waters.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman

Votes: 51,796 | Gross: $21.38M

56. Bad Lieutenant (1992)

NC-17 | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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70 Metascore

While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Brian McElroy, Frank Acciarito, Peggy Gormley

Votes: 32,239 | Gross: $2.00M

57. Dangerous Game (1993)

R | 108 min | Drama

5.7
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A New York City film director, working on his latest movie in Los Angeles, begins to reflect the actions in his movie and real-life, especially when he begins an affair with the lead actress.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Madonna, James Russo, Nancy Ferrara

Votes: 3,062 | Gross: $0.07M

58. Mary (I) (2005)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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The Virgin Mary delivers a message to an 11-year-old girl.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Forest Whitaker, Matthew Modine, Heather Graham

Votes: 1,666

59. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

R | 164 min | Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco

Votes: 43,368 | Gross: $7.63M

60. Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

R | 121 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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70 Metascore

Haunted by the patients he failed to save, an extremely burned-out Manhattan ambulance paramedic fights to maintain his sanity over three fraught and turbulent nights.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, Ving Rhames

Votes: 56,340 | Gross: $16.64M

61. The Passion of the Christ (2004)

R | 127 min | Drama

7.2
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47 Metascore

Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern, Christo Jivkov

Votes: 190,882 | Gross: $370.78M

62. The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

R | 114 min | Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.

Director: Peter Mullan | Stars: Eileen Walsh, Dorothy Duffy, Nora-Jane Noone, Anne-Marie Duff

Votes: 23,623 | Gross: $4.89M

63. We're No Angels (1989)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Demi Moore, Hoyt Axton

Votes: 18,801 | Gross: $10.56M

64. The Da Vinci Code (2006)

PG-13 | 149 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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46 Metascore

A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Ian McKellen

Votes: 350,446 | Gross: $217.54M

65. Primal Fear (1996)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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47 Metascore

An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Edward Norton, John Mahoney

Votes: 147,880 | Gross: $56.12M

66. The Book of Eli (2010)

R | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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53 Metascore

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Gary Oldman

Votes: 250,816 | Gross: $94.84M

67. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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72 Metascore

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

Votes: 70,153 | Gross: $48.17M

68. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

Votes: 1,160,994 | Gross: $100.13M

69. The Devil and the Ten Commandments (1962)

126 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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1) Jerôme Chambard, a retired man, taken in by nuns in a convent, swears like a trooper. 2) Françoise takes a lover because he has promised her a diamond necklace. 3) Denis, a seminarist, ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Michel Simon, Lucien Baroux, Claude Nollier, Françoise Arnoul

Votes: 569

70. The Devil's Advocate (1997)

R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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60 Metascore

An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job to work in New York City for a high-end law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones

Votes: 283,638 | Gross: $60.98M

71. Angel Heart (1987)

R | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 68,527 | Gross: $17.19M

72. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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93 Metascore

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 305,640 | Gross: $51.97M

73. Bedazzled (2000)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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49 Metascore

Hopeless dweeb Elliot Richards is granted seven wishes by the Devil to snare Allison, the girl of his dreams, in exchange for his soul.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley, Frances O'Connor, Miriam Shor

Votes: 87,077 | Gross: $37.88M

74. Constantine (2005)

R | 121 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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50 Metascore

Supernatural detective John Constantine helps a policewoman prove her sister's death was not a suicide, but something more.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Djimon Hounsou, Shia LaBeouf

Votes: 258,053 | Gross: $75.98M

75. The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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67 Metascore

Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted, at a cost, when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 52,696 | Gross: $63.77M

76. Little Nicky (2000)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.3
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38 Metascore

After two of the devil's three sons escape Hell to wreak havoc on Earth, the devil must send his third son, the mild-mannered Nicky, to bring them back before it's too late.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Rhys Ifans

Votes: 86,515 | Gross: $39.46M

77. The Omen (1976)

R | 111 min | Horror

7.6
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62 Metascore

Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son?

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens, David Warner

Votes: 90,191 | Gross: $4.27M

78. Lost Souls (2000)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.8
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16 Metascore

A Catholic teacher meets an atheist journalist, whom a group of Catholics and priests believes has been chosen by the devil himself to be the Antichrist.

Director: Janusz Kaminski | Stars: Winona Ryder, Ben Chaplin, Sarah Wynter, Philip Baker Hall

Votes: 9,789 | Gross: $16.78M

79. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

R | 137 min | Drama, Horror

8.0
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96 Metascore

A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 155,987

80. The House of the Devil (2009)

R | 95 min | Horror

6.4
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73 Metascore

In 1983, financially struggling college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret, putting her life in mortal danger.

Director: Ti West | Stars: Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, Greta Gerwig

Votes: 33,970 | Gross: $0.10M

81. Prince of Darkness (1987)

R | 102 min | Horror

6.7
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50 Metascore

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Jameson Parker, Victor Wong

Votes: 28,794 | Gross: $14.18M

82. The Ninth Gate (1999)

R | 133 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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44 Metascore

A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin, Emmanuelle Seigner

Votes: 146,750 | Gross: $18.66M

83. The Tournament (2009)

R | 95 min | Action, Thriller

6.1
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Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Mann | Stars: Ving Rhames, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Hu, Ian Somerhalder

Votes: 32,074

84. Texas Killing Fields (2011)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, History

5.7
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49 Metascore

In the Texas bayous, a local homicide detective teams up with a cop from New York City to investigate a series of unsolved murders.

Director: Ami Canaan Mann | Stars: Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jessica Chastain

Votes: 16,325 | Gross: $0.05M

85. Pray TV (1982 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

5.6
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A newly ordained minister accepts a summer job with a dynamic TV evangelist only to find deep conflicts between the latter's conventional activities servicing his community's spiritual needs and his power wielded as a TV celebrity.

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: John Ritter, Ned Beatty, Richard Kiley, Madolyn Smith Osborne

Votes: 34

86. Leap of Faith (1992)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Fake faith healer Jonas Nightingale is stranded in a small town where he finds he can't fool all of the people all of the time.

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Steve Martin, Debra Winger, Lolita Davidovich, Liam Neeson

Votes: 10,581 | Gross: $23.37M

87. Thicker Than Blood (1998 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

5.5
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Griffin Byrne is the idealistic new history, English and maths teacher in Father Frank Larkin's school in a mainly Latino ghetto neighborhood where most kids, even many of its graduates, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Dan Futterman, Carlo Alban, Luna Lauren Velez

Votes: 330

88. Requiem (2006)

93 min | Drama

7.0
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82 Metascore

An epileptic girl suffers a breakdown during her first year at university, then decides to seek help from a priest in battling the troubles associated with her strict upbringing.

Director: Hans-Christian Schmid | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Burghart Klaußner, Imogen Kogge, Anna Blomeier

Votes: 5,138 | Gross: $0.01M

89. Our Fathers (2005 TV Movie)

R | 130 min | Drama

7.1
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A dramatized account of the hidden sexual abuse and scandal that shook the foundation of the Catholic Church, and the characters, events, and policies that brought the abuse and scandal into existence.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Ted Danson, Christopher Plummer, Brian Dennehy, Daniel Baldwin

Votes: 484

90. The Missionary (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.2
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In 1905, after 10 years of missionary work in Africa, the Rev. Charles Fortesque is recalled to England, where his bishop gives him his new assignment - to minister to London's prostitutes.... See full summary »

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Trevor Howard, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 1,770 | Gross: $7.24M

91. Ticket to Heaven (1981)

PG | 108 min | Drama

7.2
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David is a young man seduced by a religious cult that uses starvation, exhaustion, and brainwashing to mold recruits into money hustling disciples of a messiah-like leader. Chronicles ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph L. Thomas | Stars: Nick Mancuso, Saul Rubinek, Meg Foster, Kim Cattrall

Votes: 616

92. Salvation Boulevard (2011)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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35 Metascore

Set in the world of mega-churches in which a former Deadhead-turned-born again-Christian finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor.

Director: George Ratliff | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Marisa Tomei, Jennifer Connelly

Votes: 4,028 | Gross: $0.03M

93. The Sunchaser (1996)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Michael Reynolds is a rich oncologist who has a $175,000 sports car, a multi-million dollar home, and a new boost in his career. Brandon 'Blue' Monroe is a dying patient who kidnaps ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Jon Seda, Anne Bancroft, Alexandra Tydings

Votes: 3,155 | Gross: $0.02M

94. The Book of Life (1998)

Not Rated | 63 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.7
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The end of the millenium has taken on a certain significance in modern day prophecies. What happens if Jesus Christ has second thoughts about the Apocalypse? It is December 31, 1999 and New... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Martin Donovan, PJ Harvey, Dave Simonds, Thomas Jay Ryan

Votes: 1,702

95. Daens (1992)

138 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the ... See full summary »

Director: Stijn Coninx | Stars: Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje de Boeck, Michael Pas

Votes: 3,363

96. The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003)

PG-13 | 180 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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52 Metascore

The story of Jesus' life as told by the apostle John, narrated by Christopher Plummer.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Henry Ian Cusick, Daniel Kash, Christopher Plummer, Stuart Bunce

Votes: 2,389 | Gross: $4.07M

97. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

G | 108 min | Drama, History, Musical

7.3
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Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ's life, told in an anachronistic manner.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen

Votes: 21,305 | Gross: $24.48M

98. Nazarin (1959)

94 min | Drama

8.0
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A priest in a poor community lives a charitable life in accordance with his religious principles, but many others do not return the favor.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Francisco Rabal, Marga López, Rita Macedo, Ignacio López Tarso

Votes: 4,098

99. Gone (2002)

80 min | Thriller

7.2
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3 lawyers struggle to survive after the biblical Rapture happens

Director: Timothy A. Chey | Stars: Dirk Been, Joel Klug, Timothy A. Chey, Bianca Lapus

Votes: 1,025

100. Alla luce del sole (2005)

89 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Padre Puglisi a priest from a mafia-controlled district of Paleremo, helps kids to get off the streets and in his church creates an embracing place of hope and righteousness, which means ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Faenza | Stars: Luca Zingaretti, Alessia Goria, Corrado Fortuna, Giovanna Bozzolo

Votes: 502