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1. 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: 132,547 | Gross: $56.06M

2. Face/Off (1997)

R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.3
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82 Metascore

In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a ruthless terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same criminal impersonates the cop.

Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 284,715 | Gross: $112.23M

3. Sleepers (1996)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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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 10 years later, they get their chance for revenge.

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

Votes: 154,890 | Gross: $53.30M

4. 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: 99,501 | Gross: $33.42M

5. Calvary (2014)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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77 Metascore

After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.

Director: John Michael McDonagh | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 41,792 | Gross: $3.59M

6. Sister Act (1992)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

6.2
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When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena

Votes: 65,189 | Gross: $139.61M

7. Righteous Kill (2008)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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36 Metascore

Two veteran New York City detectives work on a case of serial executions of criminals who escaped justice.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Carla Gugino, 50 Cent

Votes: 73,516 | Gross: $40.08M

8. 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: 5,499

9. Angela's Ashes (1999)

R | 145 min | Drama

7.3
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54 Metascore

Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens

Votes: 17,025 | Gross: $13.04M

10. Diner (1982)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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86 Metascore

A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Daniel Stern

Votes: 15,038 | Gross: $14.10M

11. Stan Helsing (2009)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Horror

3.6
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It's Halloween night, and slacker video clerk Stan Helsing along with his insanely sexy ex-girlfriend , best buddy and an exotic dancer/'massage therapist' - detours into a town cursed by ... See full summary »

Director: Bo Zenga | Stars: Steve Howey, Diora Baird, Kenan Thompson, Desi Lydic

Votes: 9,949

12. Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama

7.2
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A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Peter Ustinov, Kathleen Wilhoite

Votes: 16,445 | Gross: $7.29M

13. The Nun's Story (1959)

Not Rated | 149 min | Drama

7.6
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After leaving a wealthy Belgian family to become a nun, Sister Luke struggles with her devotion to her vows during crisis, disappointment, and World War II.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft

Votes: 7,096

14. The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.

Director: Peter Care | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Jena Malone, Emile Hirsch, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 12,069 | Gross: $1.78M

15. Heaven Help Us (1985)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A new transfer student to St. Basil's Boys' Prep School tries to fit in while romantically pursuing a troubled young girl.

Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Andrew McCarthy, John Heard, Mary Stuart Masterson

Votes: 3,202

16. The Butcher Boy (1997)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw, Eamonn Owens, Alan Boyle

Votes: 7,894 | Gross: $1.82M

17. Priest (1994)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Father Greg Pilkington (Linus Roache) is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover, frowned upon by the Church. Upon ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 8,092 | Gross: $4.18M

18. Rome, Open City (1945)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, War

8.1
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During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, resistance leader Giorgio Manfredi is chased by Nazis and he seeks refuge and escape.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero, Vito Annichiarico

Votes: 16,408

19. Son of the Bride (2001)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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68 Metascore

At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time ... See full summary »

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Héctor Alterio, Norma Aleandro, Eduardo Blanco

Votes: 11,580 | Gross: $0.62M

20. Murmur of the Heart (1971)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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This is a jolly coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old boy named Laurent Chevalier who is growing up in bourgeois surroundings in Dijon, France. This is France in the mid-1950s rather than... See full summary »

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Lea Massari, Benoît Ferreux, Daniel Gélin, Michael Lonsdale

Votes: 6,455 | Gross: $1.20M

21. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

8.0
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A young priest taking over the parish at Ambricourt tries to fulfill his duties even as he fights a mysterious stomach ailment.

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Claude Laydu, Nicole Ladmiral, Jean Riveyre, Adrien Borel

Votes: 6,762

22. The Boys of St. Vincent (1992 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

7.8
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The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Henry Czerny, Johnny Morina, Brian Dooley, Philip Dinn

Votes: 1,207 | Gross: $0.20M

23. Hate Crime (2005)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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41 Metascore

Robbie Levinson and Trey McCoy suddenly encounter intolerance and hostility at the hands of their new neighbor, Chris Boyd, the son of a fundamentalist preacher. One evening, Trey sets out ... See full summary »

Director: Tommy Stovall | Stars: Seth Peterson, Bruce Davison, Chad Donella, Cindy Pickett

Votes: 1,081 | Gross: $0.04M

24. The Devil's Playground (1976)

107 min | Drama

6.9
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Fred Schepisi's film, 'The Devil's Playground' is an intimate portrait of Tom, a thirteen-year-old struggling in spirit and body with the constraints of living in a Catholic seminary. It is... See full summary »

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Charles McCallum, John Frawley, Arthur Dignam, Nick Tate

Votes: 728

25. Zelary (2003)

R | 150 min | Romance, Drama

7.7
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66 Metascore

A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life ... See full summary »

Director: Ondrej Trojan | Stars: Anna Geislerová, György Cserhalmi, Ivan Trojan, Jaroslava Adamová

Votes: 2,820 | Gross: $0.33M

26. Tous les matins du monde (1991)

115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.6
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It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Anne Brochet, Guillaume Depardieu

Votes: 5,124 | Gross: $3.09M

27. If Dad Only Knew (2004)

99 min | Comedy

6.5
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Bobby, the youngest boy in an Irish Catholic family, is gay and his coming out to his brothers and the family's way of dealing with the news is the basis of this film.

Director: Pete Jones | Stars: Pete Jones, Nathan Fillion, Stoney Westmoreland, Dev Kennedy

Votes: 622

28. Love Like Poison (2010)

92 min | Drama

6.5
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Anna a young teenager comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local ... See full summary »

Director: Katell Quillévéré | Stars: Clara Augarde, Lio, Michel Galabru, Stefano Cassetti

Votes: 593

29. Butterfly (1999)

R | 96 min | Drama

7.6
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69 Metascore

For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Cuerda | Stars: Manuel Lozano, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Uxía Blanco, Gonzalo Uriarte

Votes: 6,346 | Gross: $2.09M

30. Twist of Faith (2004)

TV-MA | 87 min | Documentary

7.3
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70 Metascore

A man confronts the trauma of past sexual abuse as a boy by a Catholic priest only to find his decision shatters his relationships with his family, community and faith.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Jeff Anderson, Barbara Blaine, David Clohessy, Sandy Comes

Votes: 681 | Gross: $0.00M

31. Testosterone (2003)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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34 Metascore

Dean has been stumped for some time in his attempt to produce a follow-up to "I was a Teenage Speed Freak," his incredibly successful graphic novel. His fans expect great things from him ... See full summary »

Director: David Moreton | Stars: David Sutcliffe, Celina Font, Antonio Sabato Jr., Jennifer Coolidge

Votes: 1,027 | Gross: $0.03M

32. Absolution (1978)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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At a Catholic public school, Benjamin Stanfield is tired of being the teacher's pet and decides to play a practical joke on his form master Father Goddard. In confession, Stanfield tells ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Richard Burton, Dominic Guard, David Bradley, Billy Connolly

Votes: 821

33. Fists in the Pocket (1965)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

8.0
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A young man takes drastic measures to rid his dysfunctional family of its various afflictions.

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Lou Castel, Paola Pitagora, Marino Masé, Liliana Gerace

Votes: 2,542

34. Orphans (1998)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Four siblings gathered together for their mother's funeral in Glasgow face individual torments over night during a tumultuous storm that rips the roof off the church.

Director: Peter Mullan | Stars: Douglas Henshall, Gary Lewis, Rosemarie Stevenson, Stephen McCole

Votes: 1,383 | Gross: $0.05M

35. Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)

150 min | Drama

7.8
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In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Paolo Bonacelli, Alain Cuny, Lea Massari

Votes: 1,388

36. Ecstasy (I) (2011)

96 min | Drama, Thriller

4.3
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A single church-going mother desperately tries to save her two daughters from walking down the same dark path she was once on; and a young woman fights against addiction to a mysterious party drug.

Stars: Christy Andersen, Ava Andersen, Halle Andersen, Robert Ambrose

Votes: 700

37. The Fire That Burns (1997 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama

7.0
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Two boys in their early teens in a strictly-run pre-WWII Catholic School form a firm friendship which is troubled by an abbot who is obsessed with the younger of the students.

Director: Christophe Malavoy | Stars: Christophe Malavoy, Michel Aumont, Naël Marandin, Clément van den Bergh

Votes: 283

38. Malpertuis (1971)

125 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Malpertuis is a labyrinth where characters issued from the Greek mythology are made prisoners by Cassavius. He manages to keep them (as well as his nephew and niece) as prisoners even after... See full summary »

Director: Harry Kümel | Stars: Orson Welles, Susan Hampshire, Michel Bouquet, Mathieu Carrière

Votes: 949

39. The Child I Never Was (2002)

86 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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59 Metascore

Fictionalized account of Jürgen Bartsch, a German boy who became notorious in the 1960's after his conviction for the serial killings and sexual molestation of a number of young German boys... See full summary »

Director: Kai S. Pieck | Stars: Tobias Schenke, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Ulrike Bliefert, Walter Gontermann

Votes: 442

40. Judgment (1990 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

6.7
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Fact-based story of a Louisiana priest accused of molesting young parishioners, and of the family of one of his victims, caught between their loyalty to their son and to their Church.

Director: Tom Topor | Stars: Keith Carradine, Blythe Danner, Jack Warden, David Strathairn

Votes: 181

41. The Confessional (1976)

R | 104 min | Horror

6.5
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A troubled young girl goes to confession at the local church. Unfortunately, the sexually frustrated priest she confesses to becomes obsessed with her. At first, the priest stalks the girl,... See full summary »

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Anthony Sharp, Susan Penhaligon, Stephanie Beacham, Norman Eshley

Votes: 438

42. 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: 908

43. True Friends (1998)

R | 103 min | Drama

5.7
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The films tells the story of three friends living in the Bronx in New York - Juan Jose a.k.a. J.J., Joey and Louie. The first half of the film tells of them when they were children, and ... See full summary »

Director: James Quattrochi | Stars: James Quattrochi, Loreto Mauro, Rodrigo Botero, John Capodice

Votes: 150

44. Landscape After Battle (1970)

109 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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Film opens with the mad rush of haphazard freedom as the concentration camps are liberated. Men are trying to grab food, change clothes, bury their tormentors they find alive. Then they are... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Stanislawa Celinska, Aleksander Bardini, Tadeusz Janczar

Votes: 567

45. The Priest (1978)

109 min | Drama

6.8
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Obsessed with fantasies of sex, Father Miguel seeks professional help through his church but they are not listening; thus leaving the Father in a dilemma; leaving the church or should he try, on his own, to surrender to these temptations?

Director: Eloy de la Iglesia | Stars: Simón Andreu, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, José Franco, Ramón Reparaz

Votes: 97

46. Story of a Bad Boy (1999)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.5
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17 year old Pauly is a closeted high school kid who wants it all. His dad wants him to make the track team, his mom wants him to do well in band, and Pauly just wants to get closer to the new student teacher doing the school play.

Director: Tom Donaghy | Stars: Jeremy Hollingworth, Christian Camargo, Stephen Lang, Julie Kavner

Votes: 170

47. Night Friend (1988)

R | 95 min | Drama

5.2
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A priest goes to great lengths in an effort to get a teenage prostitute off the streets.

Director: Peter Gerretsen | Stars: Chuck Shamata, Heather Kjollesdal, Daniel MacIvor, Réal Andrews

Votes: 28

48. Pianese Nunzio, Fourteen in May (1996)

114 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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A young priest crusades against organized crime in his Naples neighbourhood but falls in love with a 13-year old boy. It's the chance the gangsters were waiting for to get rid of the thorn ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Capuano | Stars: Gaetano Amato, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Flavio Brunetti, Rosaria De Cicco

Votes: 276

49. The Tree of Guernica (1975)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, War

6.7
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The Spanish Civil War, as experienced by the town of Villa Ramiro. The local count and his Fascist nephews ally with the rebels; the count's son, indifferent to politics at the outset, ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Arrabal | Stars: Mariangela Melato, Ron Faber, Cosimo Cinieri, Rocco Fontana

Votes: 287

50. Pentecost (2011)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Ireland 1977. Eleven-year-old Damian Lynch (Scott Graham) is called in at the last moment to serve as an altar boy at an important mass in his local parish. Following his last appearance as... See full summary »

Director: Peter McDonald | Stars: Andrew Bennett, Scott Graham, Michael McElhatton, Valerie Spelman

Votes: 319