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Showdown- These Rosary Bleeds Right Here?

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.)

  • The Cannonball Run
  • Paddington 2
  • Caddyshack
  • Black Narcissus
  • The Princess Bride
  • The African Queen
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • A Man for All Seasons
  • The Exorcist
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Dead Man Walking
  • Frailty
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • The Master
  • Silence
  • The Keepers
  • Lady Bird
  • The Two Popes
  • Life of Brian
  • The Sound of Music
  • Doubt