Showdown: Religious Characters (Clergy)

One thing about the Showdowns is that sometimes the brief has a lot of latitude -- maybe even too much. The list of suggestions points to badass characters we might admire. But, it also includes a nod to Spotlight. So, I've included films about the slime of humanity here too, both real and fictional (Spotlight, Magdalen Sisters, and Doubt -- depending on your interpretation of it). While I'm here, there's one good thing about this Showdown: it looks like, for once, it won't have the same 10-20 films, favourites, blockbusters, that everyone always includes.

"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?…

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  • First Reformed
  • Calvary
  • Prince of Darkness
  • The Sound of Music
  • The Night of the Iguana
  • Sister Act
  • The Exorcist
  • The Name of the Rose
  • Doubt
  • The Magdalene Sisters
  • Spotlight
  • Malcolm X
  • There Will Be Blood
  • A Serious Man
  • The Rite
  • Sleepers
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral