4.0/10
3,099
43 user 26 critic

The Nun (2005)

La monja (original title)
Years ago, a cruel and merciless nun turned boarding school into a living hell for her students until they could no longer bear the abuse, and she mysteriously disappeared. Now the alumnae are being brutally murdered one by one.

Director:

Luis de la Madrid

Writers:

Jaume Balagueró (based on an original story by), Manu Díaz (screenplay by) (as Manu Díez) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Abandoned (2006)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An adopted woman returns to her home country and the family home that she never knew and must face the mystery that lies there.

Director: Nacho Cerdà
Stars: Anastasia Hille, Karel Roden, Valentin Goshev
Fragile (2005)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

At her new job in a rundown children's hospital, a nurse desperately tries to keep her patients safe from a plague of random, mysterious attacks.

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Calista Flockhart, Richard Roxburgh, Elena Anaya
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

A damaged young woman is looking forward to moving to a beautiful new home, but the spirit of a deranged nun wants her to stay right where she is.

Director: Aaron Mirtes
Stars: Lacy Hartselle, Rae Hunt, Kate Kilcoyne
The Nun (2018)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.

Director: Corin Hardy
Stars: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

In 1965, in Northern Spain, a dam will be built to bring progress to the location of Desbaria and the town of Marienbad is near to be completely flooded. Two boys, Teo and Luis, cross the ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Omar Muñoz, Santiago Pasaglia, Eva Pont
The Nameless (1999)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

5 years after a mom's 6 y.o. girl is murdered, she gets a phone call from someone claiming to be the daughter. An ex cop and a reporter help. A secret group called The Nameless may be behind it all.

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Emma Vilarasau, Karra Elejalde, Tristán Ulloa
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Two estranged brothers reunite at their childhood home in the Alaskan wild. They set out on a two-day hike and are stalked by an unrelenting grizzly bear.

Director: David Hackl
Stars: James Marsden, Thomas Jane, Piper Perabo
Darkness (2002)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Anna Paquin, Lena Olin, Iain Glen
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An uproar is caused when some mutilated cadavers are discovered, giving way to the legend of the "Werewolf of Allariz". A traveling vendor rolls through the forest in his old wagon. A woman... See full summary »

Director: Paco Plaza
Stars: Julian Sands, Elsa Pataky, John Sharian
Reeker (2005)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Strangers trapped at an eerie travel oasis in the desert must unravel the mystery behind their visions of dying people while they are preyed upon by a decaying creature.

Director: Dave Payne
Stars: Devon Gummersall, Derek Richardson, Tina Illman
Discarnate (2018)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A neuroscientist's obsession with a drug that expands the human mind inadvertently unleashes a deadly supernatural force on his team.

Director: Mario Sorrenti
Stars: Thomas Kretschmann, Nadine Velazquez, Bex Taylor-Klaus
Nun (2017)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A troubled nun attempts to confront the haunts of her past by visiting an old flame in a distant city.

Director: Chad Dossett
Stars: Julianna Robinson, William McNamara, Kirsten Roeters
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anita Briem ... Eva
Belén Blanco Belén Blanco ... Julia
Manu Fullola ... Gabriel
Alistair Freeland Alistair Freeland ... Joel
Cristina Piaget Cristina Piaget ... Sor Úrsula
Paulina Gálvez ... Zoe
Natalia Dicenta ... Susan
Lola Marceli ... Mary
Teté Delgado Teté Delgado ... Cristy (as Tete Delgado)
Oriana Bonet Oriana Bonet ... Eulalia
Katrine Romming Katrine Romming ... Mary 17
Maia Jenkinson Maia Jenkinson ... Eulalia 17
Joana Rañé Joana Rañé ... Zoe 17
Gemma Martínez Gemma Martínez ... Cristy 17
Meritxell Santamaria Meritxell Santamaria ... Susan 17
Edit

Storyline

A group of teenage girls are terrorized by Sister Ursula, a nun that believes she must rid the world of all sin. After Sister Ursula mysteriously disappears, the Catholic school is shut down. Many years later, the women, all grown up, are terrorized by a ghostly nun. The daughter of one of the women sets out to find out what happened all those years ago. Written by Jameson

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Not all water is holy... See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Spain | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nun See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$759,209
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

(at around 1h 25 mins) When the water is filling in the shower room at the end, the water is closer to the light fixture in one scene than it is in the next scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Zoe 17: God, I hate those stupid jerks, and their fucking boarding school.
Mary 17: And all their stupid sermons.
Zoe 17: That fucking slut is going to punish us again.
Susan 17: Are you crazy, Zoe? How can you call her that? She's a nun.
See more »

Connections

References I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Me Falta el Aliento
Written by Shuarma (as Juan Manuel Álvarez), Julio Cascán (as Julio Cascán Cavallé),
Jordi Ramiro (as Jorge Ramiro Galena Espadas) and Víctor Lozano Guarch
Performed by Elefantes
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
And then there were nun.
22 July 2018 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Directed by Luis de la Madrid and produced by Brian Yuzna's Spanish label Fantastic Factory, The Nun is a modestly budgeted, reasonably effective horror that starts off like a supernatural I Know What You Did Last Summer (the '97 slasher is even referenced in this movie), but ends with a neat psychological twist. It's by no means perfect, suffering from some iffy CGI effects and a few dodgy performances from its largely European cast, but it does deliver in terms of creepy atmosphere, and benefits from a couple of fun, gory death scenes.

The story, by Jaume Balagueró (The Darkness), sees a young woman, Eve (Anita Briem), travelling to Spain with her friends Julia (Belén Blanco) and Joel (Alistair Freeland) after she witnesses her mother being murdered by a ghostly nun. In Barcelona, Eve searches for clues to help her understand what happened, her investigation leading to the now closed Catholic boarding school attended by her mother 18 years earlier. As she delves deeper into the mystery, Eve begins to suspect that her mother was killed by the vengeful spirit of Sister Ursula, a strict nun at the school who disappeared shortly before its closure.

With the ghostly nun only appearing in water, there is quite a lot of not-quite-convincing digital trickery involved, but the nun herself is suitably scary looking, and kills off her victims in some satisfyingly inventive ways, the best being a fatal elevator ride (the lift severing the victim's arms) and a decapitation by falling sheet of glass. Other less memorable deaths include a slashed throat, an impalement on a broken pipe, and the crucifixion of a woman with big hooters and a gimpy leg (the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away).

5.5 out of 10, rounded up to 6 for IMDb.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 43 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed