Showdown: Keeping the Faith

Which rebel hearts do you think of in the little hours? Which sister’s act do you love the most? Who is your man for all seasons? This Showdown is a roundup of your ten best badass priests, naughty novitiates, saints with secrets, racy rabbis, mysterious ministers, vicious vicars, magical monks, Nazi-busting nuns. Whether you’re Team Brian or Team Benedetta, break the seventh seal and throw the spotlight on religious characters who go well beyond the job description to keep the keys of the kingdom. (No deities, gods or kami—we want earth-bound characters, real or fictional.)

  • Life of Brian

    1

  • The Prince of Egypt

    2

  • The Seventh Seal

    3

  • The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

    4

  • Inherit the Wind

    5

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    6

  • The Ten Commandments

    7

  • Carrie

    8

  • The Exorcist

    9

  • The Mission

    10