Most Popular Religious Leader Movies and TV Shows
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1. Footloose (1984)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.
Votes: 63,723 | Gross: $80.04M
2. Footloose (2011)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.
Votes: 43,425 | Gross: $51.80M
3. The Golden Child (1986)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A private detective specializing in missing children is charged with the task of finding a special child who dark forces want to eliminate.
Votes: 47,276 | Gross: $79.82M
4. Wild Wild Country (2018– )
TV-MA | 403 min | Documentary, Crime
When the world's most controversial guru builds an utopian city deep in the Oregon country, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal. A true story.
5. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
TV-G | 382 min | Biography, Drama, History
Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this mini-series brings to life all of the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.
6. The Journey (III) (2016)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama
During the 2006 Northern Ireland peace talks, Sinn Fein leader Martin McGuinness (Colm Meaney) and Democratic Party leader Ian Paisley (Timothy Spall) are forced to travel by car together.
7. Department Q: A Conspiracy of Faith (2016)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller
Two intertwined cases linking the past with the present will require the aid of Department Q to catch an elusive serial killer, while time is running out.
8. Escape from Polygamy (2013 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 86 min | Drama
Ryder and Julina have just fallen madly in love. But this passionate romance is forbidden--it goes against the laws of their polygamous community. Things only get more complicated when ... See full summary »
10. Timbuktu (2014)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama
A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed.
Votes: 14,787 | Gross: $1.08M
11. What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004)
Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
A fictional photographer's quest to spiritually rediscover herself is interspersed with documentary footage of scientists and theologians discussing the philosophical aspects of quantum physics.
Votes: 12,841 | Gross: $10.94M
12. Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 192 min | Biography, Drama
The real-life story of the Peoples Temple cult led by Reverend Jim Jones and the events involving its move to Guyana and its eventual mass suicide.
13. The Quiet American (1958)
TV-PG | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A young naive American and a cynical older British diplomat disagree over politics in 1952 Vietnam and over a beautiful young native girl.
14. Simon of the Desert (1965)
Not Rated | 43 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 4th century, wants to be nearer to God so he climbs a column. The Devil wants him to come down to Earth and is trying to seduce him.
16. Brigham Young (1940)
Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Biography, History
In 1844, after the assassination of Mormon leader Joseph Smith by an angry mob in Illinois, the Mormons choose Brigham Young as their new leader and follow him to a new promised land in Utah.
18. What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole (2006)
156 min | Documentary, Drama
Interviews with scientists and authors, animated bits, and a storyline involving a deaf photographer are used in this docudrama to illustrate the link between quantum mechanics, neurobiology, human consciousness and day-to-day reality.
Votes: 2,493 | Gross: $0.14M
19. Syota ng bayan (2001)
105 min | Drama, Romance
Syota ng Bayan is Tanya Marquez (Priscilla Almeda), a starlet who quits showbiz and goes back to her hometown. Upon knowing that a cement factory is causing a lot of havoc in the ... See full summary »
20. Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
In the land of Orlais, where battles are fought with swords and magic, a young heroine rises as templars, mages, and dragons clash. Cassandra, a brash and beautiful Seeker, must stop a ... See full summary »
23. Mr. Wroe's Virgins (1993– )
50 min | Drama, History
Based on the novel novel by Jane Rogers, the series follows the stories of seven young women who came to live and serve in the household of 19th century cult leader John Wroe.
25. Giordano Bruno (1973)
115 min | Biography, Drama, History
Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, ... See full summary »
26. The Work and the Glory II: American Zion (2005)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Western
In November of 1833, the state of Missouri turned a blind eye as hundreds of its peaceful inhabitants were hunted down and driven from their homes in the dead of night. Against this ... See full summary »
Votes: 656 | Gross: $2.03M
27. For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
Unrated | 95 min | Documentary, Romance
An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community.
Votes: 4,255 | Gross: $0.31M
28. Beware My Brethren (1972)
R | 98 min | Horror
A religious sect called the Brethren has taken control of widow Birdy Wemys, sending her unstable son, Kenny, into a spiraling descent into madness. No woman is safe when Kenny's religious ... See full summary »
29. The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided (2006)
PG | 89 min | Drama, Western
Joshua Steed returns to Missouri a wealthy man with a beautiful wife; however, the past has a way of catching up. Soon Joshua is tangled in a web of rumors, deception and betrayal that ... See full summary »
Votes: 378 | Gross: $1.33M
30. Emma Smith: My Story (2008)
PG | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History
Before her death, Emma reflects on her life; beginning with her childhood, up through her final years in Nauvoo. Based on the life of Emma Hale Smith.
32. The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick (1988)
G | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A young Jewish adolescent from an overbearing family likes a Christian girl and is helped by a fun-loving rabbi.
Votes: 200 | Gross: $0.32M
33. Felix Manalo (2015)
178 min | Biography
Felix Ysagun Manalo is a sprawling historical epic that traces the origin of Iglesia Ni Cristo (The Church of Christ) which is established in the Philippines from its humble beginnings in 1914 through the present day.
34. El mártir del Calvario (1952)
113 min | Drama, History
Mexican drama that follows the teachings to disciples and events in the life of Jesus Christ, previous and during his passion, then rising from the dead on the third day.
38. Deus Ex: Invisible War (2003 Video Game)
Twenty years after Deus Ex (2000). Alex D is evacuated from Chicago to Seattle following a terrorist attack, and soon becomes embroiled in a network of plots as the world's factions fight for control of the world.
39. Join Us (2007)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary
Award winning filmmaker, Ondi Timoner, follows four families as they leave an abusive church in South Carolina and realize they have been in a cult. The film documents them as they enter ... See full summary »
40. Windows of Heaven (1963)
50 min | Drama
As 85-year-old President Lorenzo Snow struggles to vanquish the two million dollar indebtedness of the Mormon church in 1899, he feels inspired to journey from Salt Lake City by train and ... See full summary »
41. The Confessional (II) (2009)
Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A disturbed sculptor assumes the identity of a small town priest and designs a game of divine madness for a unsuspecting town.
42. Cafundó (2005)
102 min | Biography, Drama, History
Cafundó is a 35 mm color film which blends fact with fiction in the life of João de Camargo, a former black slave (1858-1942, Sorocaba, Brazil) who, in his old age, works miracles and ... See full summary »
43. Daas (2011)
102 min | Drama, History
Into 18th century Poland new "messiah" arrives from Turkey. He promises eternal life on earth to everone who joins him. 25 years later he is in Vienna. 2 men, each of them on their own and ... See full summary »
44. Dangerous Calling (2008)
94 min | Thriller
A suspense thriller set in the world of small town church politics, Dangerous Calling follows the story of Pastor Evan Burke and his wife Nora as they assume leadership of First Baptist ... See full summary »
45. On the Lord's Errand: The Life of Thomas S. Monson (2008 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary, Biography
A film depicting the life and legacy of Thomas S. Monson, current president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
46. Out of This World (II) (1954)
Approved | 75 min | Documentary, History, News
This was filmed in 1949 when Lowell Thomas and Lowell Thomas Jr. took a journey to Tibet before the Red Chinese had moved in. It shows Tibet as it was then and, for that matter, as it had ... See full summary »