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1. The Sound of Music (1965)

G | 174 min | Biography, Drama, Family

8.0
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A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Votes: 157,448 | Gross: $163.21M

2. The Song of Bernadette (1943)

Approved | 156 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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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 »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Charles Bickford, William Eythe, Vincent Price

Votes: 4,759

3. The Devils (1971)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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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: 9,394

4. Robin and Marian (1976)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw, Richard Harris

Votes: 9,270

5. Black Narcissus (1947)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

8.0
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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.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Jenny Laird

Votes: 16,554

6. Interno di un convento (1978)

95 min | Drama, Romance

5.2
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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 »

Director: Walerian Borowczyk | Stars: Ligia Branice, Howard Ross, Marina Pierro, Gabriella Giacobbe

Votes: 749

7. The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, History

7.1
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The Four Musketeers defend the queen and her dressmaker from Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Michael York, Raquel Welch, Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 8,119

8. Hawk the Slayer (1980)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.5
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With the aid of his companions, a man seeks to defeat his evil brother who has taken a nun hostage.

Director: Terry Marcel | Stars: Jack Palance, John Terry, Bernard Bresslaw, Ray Charleson

Votes: 2,387

9. Madame Bovary (1991)

PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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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 »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-François Balmer, Christophe Malavoy, Jean Yanne

Votes: 2,964 | Gross: $1.94M

10. 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: 2,999 | Gross: $0.04M

11. Dark Habits (1983)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A nightclub singer seeks refuge with gay nuns on dope in a Madrid convent.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Cristina Sánchez Pascual, Will More, Laura Cepeda, Miguel Zúñiga

Votes: 4,719

12. The Singing Nun (1966)

97 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.1
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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 »

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Ricardo Montalban, Greer Garson, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 925

13. Les démons (1973)

R | 79 min | Horror

5.7
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A group of nun's become possessed by demons and are then tortured in a dungeon of horrors during the inquisition.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Anne Libert, Britt Nichols, Doris Thomas, Karin Field

Votes: 389

14. In This House of Brede (1975 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama

8.0
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A well-to-do London businesswoman gives up her comfortable life, including the man who loves her, to become a cloistered Benedictine nun.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Diana Rigg, Pamela Brown, Gwen Watford, Denis Quilley

Votes: 215

15. La bella Antonia, prima Monica e poi Dimonia (1972)

Comedy

5.7
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To spite her father, a young woman enters a convent. However, the woman's old boyfriend shows up and tries to win her back.

Director: Mariano Laurenti | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Piero Focaccia, Riccardo Garrone, Dada Gallotti

Votes: 106

16. Francesco, giullare di Dio (1950)

Not Rated | 85 min | Biography, History

7.6
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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 »

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Gianfranco Bellini, Peparuolo, Severino Pisacane

Votes: 2,458

17. The Garden of Allah (1936)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.0
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The star-crossed desert romance of a cloistered woman and a renegade monk.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Charles Boyer, Tilly Losch, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 1,060

18. Le monache di Sant'Arcangelo (1973)

100 min | Drama

5.6
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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 »

Director: Domenico Paolella | Stars: Anne Heywood, Luc Merenda, Ornella Muti, Martine Brochard

Votes: 255

19. Flavia (1974)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror

5.9
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After a cult besieges her convent, a young nun goes with an army of Muslims to destroy the convent and kill who wronged her.

Director: Gianfranco Mingozzi | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, María Casares, Claudio Cassinelli, Anthony Higgins

Votes: 763

20. Anthony Adverse (1936)

Not Rated | 141 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves.

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Fredric March, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Woods, Anita Louise

Votes: 1,215

21. Nannerl, la soeur de Mozart (2010)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.4
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71 Metascore

A reimagined account of the early life of Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart, five years older than Wolfgang, and a musical prodigy in her own right.

Director: René Féret | Stars: Marie Féret, Marc Barbé, Delphine Chuillot, David Moreau

Votes: 1,275 | Gross: $0.71M

22. Sacred Flesh (2000)

75 min

3.4
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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.

Director: Nigel Wingrove | Stars: Sally Tremaine, Moyna Cope, Simon Hill, Kristina Bill

Votes: 423

23. Storia di una monaca di clausura (1973)

R | 97 min | Drama

5.6
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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 »

Director: Domenico Paolella | Stars: Catherine Spaak, Suzy Kendall, Eleonora Giorgi, Martine Brochard

Votes: 209

24. Vision - Aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen (2009)

Unrated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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68 Metascore

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 »

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Heino Ferch, Hannah Herzsprung, Lena Stolze

Votes: 873

25. The Nun (1966)

GP | 135 min | Drama

7.6
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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 »

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Micheline Presle, Francine Bergé

Votes: 1,290

26. Le scomunicate di San Valentino (1974)

93 min | Drama, Horror

4.8
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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 »

Director: Sergio Grieco | Stars: Françoise Prévost, Jenny Tamburi, Paolo Malco, Franco Ressel

Votes: 473

27. Les anges du péché (1943)

80 min | Drama

7.6
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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 »

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Renée Faure, Jany Holt, Sylvie, Mila Parély

Votes: 900

28. Tokugawa onna keibatsu-shi (1968)

85 min | Drama, Horror

6.5
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The Joy of Torture is an anthology that is made up of three separate stories that all intersect: The first segment is about Shinza who was hurt while working when a log hit him on the head,... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Masumi Tachibana, Fumio Watanabe, Reiko Mikasa

Votes: 214

29. Francis of Assisi (1961)

Not Rated | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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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. Clare (Dolores Hart) is a young ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Dolores Hart, Stuart Whitman, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 583

30. Mother Joan of the Angels (1961)

110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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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.

Director: Jerzy Kawalerowicz | Stars: Lucyna Winnicka, Mieczyslaw Voit, Anna Ciepielewska, Maria Chwalibóg

Votes: 1,947

31. Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun (1977)

80 min | Drama, Adventure, Horror

5.6
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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 »

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Susan Hemingway, William Berger, Herbert Fux, Ana Zanatti

Votes: 768

32. Nasty Habits (1977)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

6.4
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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.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Melina Mercouri, Geraldine Page, Sandy Dennis

Votes: 224

33. Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)

114 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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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 »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Christine Pascal

Votes: 968

34. Die Trapp-Familie (1956)

106 min | Family, Romance, Comedy

6.4
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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 »

Director: Wolfgang Liebeneiner | Stars: Ruth Leuwerik, Hans Holt, Maria Holst, Josef Meinrad

Votes: 201

35. The Lady of Monza (1969)

R | 105 min | Drama

5.7
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Director: Eriprando Visconti | Stars: Anne Heywood, Hardy Krüger, Antonio Sabato, Anna Maria Alegiani

Votes: 104

36. The Iron Mask (1929)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.6
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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 »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Belle Bennett, Marguerite De La Motte, Dorothy Revier, Vera Lewis

Votes: 951

37. I, the Worst of All (1990)

R | 105 min | Drama

7.2
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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 »

Director: María Luisa Bemberg | Stars: Assumpta Serna, Dominique Sanda, Héctor Alterio, Lautaro Murúa

Votes: 488 | Gross: $0.05M

38. Madonna of the Seven Moons (1945)

88 min | Drama, Mystery

6.5
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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 »

Director: Arthur Crabtree | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Stewart Granger, Patricia Roc, Peter Glenville

Votes: 330

39. Mariette in Ecstasy (1996)

PG-13 | Drama

7.8
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Director: John Bailey | Stars: Alex Appel, Nancy Beatty, Rutger Hauer, John Mahoney

Votes: 26

40. La badessa di Castro (1974)

Drama, Thriller

5.6
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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.

Director: Armando Crispino | Stars: Barbara Bouchet, Pier Paolo Capponi, Ida Galli, Antonio Cantafora

Votes: 37

41. I giochi proibiti dell'Aretino Pietro (1973)

88 min | Comedy

5.1
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Four women of Gubbio - Angelica, Violetta, Lisa and Bettina - are conducted before the court by their lovers and husbands.

Director: Piero Regnoli | Stars: Mario Carrara, Gino Cassani, Roberto Ceccacci, Luigi Leoni

Votes: 13

42. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944)

Unrated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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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.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Lynn Bari, Akim Tamiroff, Francis Lederer, Alla Nazimova

Votes: 126

43. Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.1
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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 »

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Maria Schell, Fay Hauser, Lisa Mann

Votes: 60

44. Cradle Song (1933)

76 min | Drama

7.1
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The only filmed English version of Gregorio Martinez Sierra's classic Spanish play.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Dorothea Wieck, Evelyn Venable, Guy Standing, Louise Dresser

Votes: 12

45. Till We Meet Again (1944)

88 min | Drama, War

7.4
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Till We Meet Again is a 1944 American drama film directed by Frank Borzage and written by Lenore J. Coffee. The film stars Ray Milland, Barbara Britton, Walter Slezak, Lucile Watson, ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Ray Milland, Barbara Britton, Walter Slezak, Lucile Watson

Votes: 77

46. La monaca di Monza (1962)

100 min | Drama

6.0
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Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Giovanna Ralli, Gabriele Ferzetti, Mario Feliciani, Lilla Brignone

Votes: 10

47. Thais (1984)

99 min | Drama

4.9
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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 »

Director: Ryszard Ber | Stars: Tomasz Dedek, Piotr Garlicki, Andrzej Halinski, Ewa Harasimowicz

Votes: 33

48. Aje aje bara aje (1989)

134 min | Drama

7.0
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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 »

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Soo-Youn Kang, Yeong-mi Jin, In-chon Yu, Mu-song Jeon

Votes: 107

49. La monja alférez (1944)

88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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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 »

Director: Emilio Gómez Muriel | Stars: María Félix, Ángel Garasa, José Cibrián, Delia Magaña

Votes: 28

50. Lilla helgonet (1944)

104 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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Director: Weyler Hildebrand | Stars: Marguerite Viby, Åke Söderblom, Thor Modéen, Naemi Briese

Votes: 31