Roman Catholic Cinema

I'm keeping this one fairly simple and broad. Any films directly from a Catholic perspective, any films made by Catholic directors that deal with faith issues, any about Catholic saints or Catholic history, any about Catholic characters where that seems like an important part of the plot. Also, just about any movie with major characters who are popes, bishops, priests, monks, or nuns. But I'm not looking to be totally comprehensive here: tiny amateur movies that no one's ever seen don't need to be included, nor does every random TV documentary with a Catholic subject. And while plenty of these films are critical from various angles, movies that are entirely about trashing Catholicism in extreme ways are generally excluded. Also pornography--I'm not putting a bunch of nunsploitation films on here.

Otherwise, it's just a big, long, chronological list. Use as you see fit.

See also: Orthodox Cinema. A Protestant Cinema.

  • The Temptation of St. Anthony

    1

  • The Devil in a Convent

    2

  • Joan of Arc

    3

  • The Life and Passion of Jesus Christ

    4

  • The Parish Priest's Christmas

    5

  • The Nativity

    6

  • Joan the Woman

    7

  • The Pilgrim

    8

  • The White Sister

    9

  • The Ten Commandments

    10

  • The King of Kings

    11

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    12

  • The Sign of the Cross

    13

  • Les Misérables

    14

  • Two Monks

    15

  • Les Misérables

    16

  • The Informer

    17

  • The Cardinal

    18

  • San Francisco

    19

  • Boys Town

    20

  • Angels with Dirty Faces

    21

  • Love Affair

    22

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    23

  • The Fighting 69th

    24

  • Brother Orchid

    25

  • Men of Boys Town

    26

  • The Virgin who Forged a Fatherland

    27

  • Angels of Sin

    28

  • The Song of Bernadette

    29

  • The Fighting Sullivans

    30

  • Going My Way

    31

  • Till We Meet Again

    32

  • The Keys of the Kingdom

    33

  • Rome, Open City

    34

  • The Bells of St. Mary's

    35

  • Paisan

    36

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    37

  • Black Narcissus

    38

  • The Fugitive

    39

  • Monsieur Vincent

    40

  • Brighton Rock

    41

  • The Miracle of the Bells

    42

  • Rope

    43

  • 3 Godfathers

    44

  • Come to the Stable

    45

  • Heaven Over the Marshes

    46

  • Guilty of Treason

    47

  • The Flowers of St. Francis

    48

  • Diary of a Country Priest

    49

  • Flying Padre

    50

  • The Red Inn

    51

  • Quo Vadis

    52

  • Don Camillo

    53

  • Kid Monk Baroni

    54

  • The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima

    55

  • Europe '51

    56

  • I Confess

    57

  • The Return of Don Camillo

    58

  • The Robe

    59

  • I Was a Parish Priest

    60

  • The Heart of the Matter

    61

  • The Priest Lorenzo

    62

  • Father Brown

    63

  • On the Waterfront

    64

  • The Silver Chalice

    65

  • Joan of Arc at the Stake

    66

  • The End of the Affair

    67

  • The Miracle of Marcelino

    68

  • The Prisoner

    69

  • Forbidden

    70

  • Don Camillo's Last Round

    71

  • The Ten Commandments

    72

  • The Awakening

    73

  • A Man Escaped

    74

  • The Wrong Man

    75

  • The Seventh Seal

    76

  • Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

    77

  • Saint Joan

    78

  • An Affair to Remember

    79

  • Nazarin

    80

  • The Nun's Story

    81

  • Say One for Me

    82

  • The Big Fisherman

    83

  • Pickpocket

    84

  • The Virgin Spring

    85

  • Conspiracy of Hearts

    86

  • Dialogue with the Carmelites

    87

  • The Singer Not the Song

    88

  • Divine Love

    89

  • Mother Joan of the Angels

    90

  • The Hoodlum Priest

    91

  • Viridiana

    92

  • Constantine and the Cross

    93

  • Francis of Assisi

    94

  • Léon Morin, Priest

    95

  • Don Camillo: Monsignor

    96

  • King of Kings

    97

  • The Devil at 4 O'Clock

    98

  • Satan Never Sleeps

    99

  • The Given Word

    100