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

  • Angels of Sin

    27

  • The Song of Bernadette

    28

  • The Fighting Sullivans

    29

  • Going My Way

    30

  • The Keys of the Kingdom

    31

  • Rome, Open City

    32

  • The Bells of St. Mary's

    33

  • Paisan

    34

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    35

  • Black Narcissus

    36

  • The Fugitive

    37

  • Monsieur Vincent

    38

  • Brighton Rock

    39

  • The Miracle of the Bells

    40

  • Rope

    41

  • 3 Godfathers

    42

  • Come to the Stable

    43

  • Heaven Over the Marshes

    44

  • Guilty of Treason

    45

  • The Flowers of St. Francis

    46

  • Diary of a Country Priest

    47

  • Flying Padre

    48

  • The Red Inn

    49

  • Quo Vadis

    50

  • Don Camillo

    51

  • Kid Monk Baroni

    52

  • The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima

    53

  • Europe '51

    54

  • I Confess

    55

  • The Return of Don Camillo

    56

  • The Robe

    57

  • I Was a Parish Priest

    58

  • The Heart of the Matter

    59

  • The Priest Lorenzo

    60

  • Father Brown

    61

  • On the Waterfront

    62

  • The Silver Chalice

    63

  • Joan of Arc at the Stake

    64

  • The End of the Affair

    65

  • The Miracle of Marcelino

    66

  • The Prisoner

    67

  • Forbidden

    68

  • Don Camillo's Last Round

    69

  • The Ten Commandments

    70

  • The Awakening

    71

  • A Man Escaped

    72

  • The Wrong Man

    73

  • The Seventh Seal

    74

  • Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

    75

  • Saint Joan

    76

  • An Affair to Remember

    77

  • Nazarin

    78

  • The Nun's Story

    79

  • Say One for Me

    80

  • The Big Fisherman

    81

  • Pickpocket

    82

  • The Virgin Spring

    83

  • Conspiracy of Hearts

    84

  • Dialogue with the Carmelites

    85

  • The Singer Not the Song

    86

  • Divine Love

    87

  • Mother Joan of the Angels

    88

  • The Hoodlum Priest

    89

  • Viridiana

    90

  • Constantine and the Cross

    91

  • Francis of Assisi

    92

  • Léon Morin, Priest

    93

  • Don Camillo: Monsignor

    94

  • King of Kings

    95

  • The Devil at 4 O'Clock

    96

  • Satan Never Sleeps

    97

  • The Given Word

    98

  • The Trial of Joan of Arc

    99

  • The Reluctant Saint

    100