Most Popular "Abbess" Titles
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1. The Sound of Music (1965)
G | 174 min | Biography, Drama, Family
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
2. Anthony Adverse (1936)
Approved | 141 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves.
3. The Devils (1971)
X | 111 min | Drama, History
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.
4. Robin and Marian (1976)
PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.
5. The Song of Bernadette (1943)
Approved | 156 min | Biography, Drama
In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all ... See full summary »
6. Black Narcissus (1947)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings.
7. The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974)
PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure
The Four Musketeers defend the queen and her dressmaker from Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter.
8. Sacred Flesh (2000)
Taunted by visions of Mary Magdalene, who reveals the confessions of the younger nuns at the convent, the Mother Superior's mind is filled with the violent, sexual acts of her fellow sisters.
10. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)
PG | 120 min | Drama, Romance
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.
11. Le scomunicate di San Valentino (1974)
93 min | Drama, Horror
Lucita has been locked away in a convent by her family in order to keep her away from her lover, Esteban. The pair make plans to elope, but Esteban is accused of heresy before Lucita can ... See full summary »
13. The Singing Nun (1966)
97 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
Young and inexperienced Sister Ann has just arrived at her next posting at Samaritan House, a Dominican order located in a disreputable neighborhood of Ghent, Belgium. Sister Ann is ... See full summary »
14. Mozart's Sister (2010)
120 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A re-imagined account of the early life of Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart, five years older than Wolfgang and a musical prodigy in her own right.
15. The Garden of Allah (1936)
Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
The star-crossed desert romance of a cloistered woman and a renegade monk.
16. The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)
Not Rated | 85 min | Biography, History
The film dramatizes about a dozen vignettes from the life of St. Francis and his early followers - starting with their return in the rain to Rivotorlo from Rome when the Pope blessed their ... See full summary »
17. Mother Joan of the Angels (1961)
110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A priest is sent to a small parish in the Polish countryside which is believed to be under demonic possession and there he finds his own temptations awaiting.
18. I, the Worst of All (1990)
R | 105 min | Drama
A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The ... See full summary »
19. Francis of Assisi (1961)
Not Rated | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History
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. Clare (Dolores Hart) is a young ... See full summary »
20. Flavia (1974)
R | 96 min | Drama, Horror
After a cult besieges her convent, a young nun goes with an army of Muslims to destroy the convent and kill who wronged her.
Writers: Bruno Di Geronimo, Gianfranco Mingozzi, Fabrizio Onofri, Sergio Tau, Francesco Vietri, Raniero di Giovanbattista | Director: Gianfranco Mingozzi | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, María Casares, Claudio Cassinelli, Anthony Higgins
21. The Nun (1966)
GP | 135 min | Drama
In eighteenth-century France a girl (Suzanne Simonin) is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior (Madame de Moni, Sister Sainte-Christine, and Madame de ... See full summary »
22. The Iron Mask (1929)
Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, History
King Louis XIII of France is thrilled to have born to him a son - an heir to the throne. But when the queen delivers a twin, Cardinal Richelieu sees the second son as a potential for ... See full summary »
23. Vision (2009)
Unrated | 110 min | Biography, Drama
The life story of the multi-talented German nun Hildegard von Bingen. The film portrays an original woman - best known as a composer and religious visionary - whose grand claims often run ... See full summary »
24. Green Dolphin Street (1947)
Approved | 141 min | Adventure, Romance, Drama
Sophie loved Edmund, but he left town when her parents forced her to marry wealthy Octavius. Years later, Edmund returns with his son, William. Sophie's daughter, Marguerite, and William ... See full summary »
26. Interno di un convento (1978)
95 min | Drama, Romance
A zealous, handsome priest, who is the confessor for a convent full of women, encourages the equally zealous abbess of one such institution to enforce the same strict rules on these ... See full summary »
27. Madame Bovary (1991)
PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Romance
In nineteenth-century France, the romantic daughter of a country squire (Emma Rouault) marries a dull country doctor (Charles Bovary). To escape boredom, she throws herself into love ... See full summary »
28. The Trapp Family (1956)
106 min | Family, Romance, Comedy
A novice nun, Maria, is sent to care for the unruly children of a weathy Baron. The Baron and Maria fall in love, Maria leaves the convent and they marry. Under Maria's guidance the family ... See full summary »
30. Storia di una monaca di clausura (1973)
R | 97 min | Drama
A woman who was promised to a powerful family's son at birth falls in love with another man, refuses to renounce him, and is sent to a nunnery by her shocked parents. Once there, she first ... See full summary »
31. Nasty Habits (1977)
PG | 96 min | Comedy
In a Philadelphia convent, two nuns battle it out to be elected to the position of head abbess, and neither is about to let anything stand in the way of getting what she wants.
32. Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun (1977)
80 min | Drama, Adventure, Horror
16-year-old Maria is forced into Serra D'Aires convent, secretly run by Satanists. Her confessor is in collusion with the Mother Superior. Maria is tortured, forced into sex with men, women... See full summary »
33. Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)
114 min | Drama, History, War
France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as ... See full summary »
34. Angels of Sin (1943)
80 min | Drama
Rich young Anne-Marie thinks she has found her vocation when she joins a Dominican convent as a novice. The convent specialises in rehabilitating female prisoners, and Anne-Marie becomes ... See full summary »
35. In This House of Brede (1975 TV Movie)
105 min | Drama
A well-to-do London businesswoman gives up her comfortable life, including the man who loves her, to become a cloistered Benedictine nun.
37. Madonna of the Seven Moons (1945)
88 min | Drama, Mystery
In the early part of this century, Maddelena a teenage Italian girl, is attacked whilst walking in the woods. The attack leaves her mentally scarred and our story flashes forward to the ... See full summary »
38. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944)
Unrated | 107 min | Drama, Romance
A rope bridge over a gorge in the Peruvian Andes snaps, sending five people plunging to their deaths. A priest sets out to find out more about the life of each of the victims.
40. Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
Homer Smith returns to the chapel which, years before, he helped to build to find that the nuns have taken in a group of homeless/unwanted/runaway children. Once again, he is inspired by ... See full summary »
41. Le monache di Sant'Arcangelo (1973)
100 min | Drama
1577. The Mother Superior at the convent of Archangel is seriously ill. The determined and calculating Mother Giulia plots to become the next Mother Superior. She receives tough competition... See full summary »
47. Aje aje bara aje (1989)
134 min | Drama
Sun Nyog struggles after joining a Buddhist temple as a nun for lack of discipline. She saves an alcoholic from suicide but he later rapes her and she is forced out of the temple. Still, ... See full summary »
48. La monja alférez (1944)
88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A 17th century woman, imprisoned for fighting in a bar, recounts her past to a priest. She tells of her father teaching her how to fence, of being sent to a convent by her aunt when her ... See full summary »
49. Thais (I) (1917)
Thais, an Egyptian courtesan, is converted to a life of a penitant by Paphnutius, a holy man. She is taken to a convent in the desert and lives her life in the care of the abbess there. But... See full summary »
50. La badessa di Castro (1974)
A young woman is forced into a convent. However, due to her nobility she rises to be an abbess. She has to deal with corruption in the church.