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1. The Sound of Music (1965)

G | 172 min | Biography, Drama, Family

8.0
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63 Metascore

A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Votes: 192,582 | Gross: $163.21M

2. Tulip Fever (2017)

R | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.2
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38 Metascore

An artist falls for a young married woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of seventeenth century Amsterdam.

Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Jack O'Connell, Holliday Grainger

Votes: 16,707 | Gross: $2.43M

3. The Devils (1971)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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49 Metascore

In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Dudley Sutton, Max Adrian

Votes: 12,545

4. Black Narcissus (1947)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

7.8
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After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Jenny Laird

Votes: 20,131

5. Robin and Marian (1976)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw, Richard Harris

Votes: 10,738 | Gross: $8.72M

6. The Song of Bernadette (1943)

Approved | 156 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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A young peasant girl saw a divine miracle. The phenomenon became widely known and changed the lives of many.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Charles Bickford, William Eythe, Vincent Price

Votes: 5,747

7. The Nun (1966)

GP | 140 min | Drama

7.4
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Suzanne is forced against her will to take vows as a nun and three mothers superior treat her in radically different ways. Suzanne's virtue brings disaster to everyone in this faithful adaptation of a bitter attack on religious abuses.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Micheline Presle, Francine Bergé

Votes: 2,056 | Gross: $0.03M

8. The Innocents (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, History

7.3
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78 Metascore

1945. Mathilde is a French Red Cross doctor working on a mission to help the French survivors of the German camps. While she works in Poland, she is asked for help by a nun. In her convent, several nuns got pregnant.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza, Vincent Macaigne

Votes: 8,553 | Gross: $1.06M

9. Hawk the Slayer (1980)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.5
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With the aid of his companions, a man seeks to defeat his evil brother who has taken a nun hostage.

Director: Terry Marcel | Stars: Jack Palance, John Terry, Bernard Bresslaw, Ray Charleson

Votes: 2,872

10. The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, History

7.0
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The Four Musketeers defend the queen and her dressmaker from Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Michael York, Raquel Welch, Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 9,348 | Gross: $19.10M

11. Mariette in Ecstasy (2019)

PG-13 | Drama

7.5
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Set in a turn-of-the-century religious community about a nun who has recently taken her vows.

Director: John Bailey | Stars: Geraldine O'Rawe, Eva Marie Saint, Alex Appel, Nancy Beatty

Votes: 38

12. Behind Convent Walls (1978)

95 min | Drama, Romance

5.0
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A zealous, handsome priest, who is the confessor for a convent full of women, encourages the equally zealous abbess of one such institution to enforce the same strict rules on these ... See full summary »

Director: Walerian Borowczyk | Stars: Ligia Branice, Howard Ross, Marina Pierro, Gabriella Giacobbe

Votes: 952

13. Till We Meet Again (1944)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, War

7.3
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Till We Meet Again is a 1944 American drama film directed by Frank Borzage and written by Lenore J. Coffee. The film stars Ray Milland, Barbara Britton, Walter Slezak, Lucile Watson, ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Ray Milland, Barbara Britton, Walter Slezak, Lucile Watson

Votes: 114

14. Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun (1977)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Adventure, Horror

5.5
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16-year-old Maria is forced into Serra D'Aires convent, secretly run by Satanists. Her confessor is in collusion with the Mother Superior. Maria is tortured, forced into sex with men, women... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Susan Hemingway, William Berger, Herbert Fux, Ana Zanatti

Votes: 918

15. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)

PG | 120 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.1
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25 Metascore

In 1714 Peru, a friar is tried by the Inquisition for questioning God's intentions when five die in the collapse of an Andean rope bridge.

Director: Mary McGuckian | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Kathy Bates

Votes: 3,254 | Gross: $0.04M

16. The Singing Nun (1966)

Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.1
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Young and inexperienced Sister Ann has just arrived at her next posting at Samaritan House, a Dominican order located in a disreputable neighborhood of Ghent, Belgium. Sister Ann is ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Ricardo Montalban, Greer Garson, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 1,080

17. The Sinful Nuns of Saint Valentine (1974)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Horror

4.7
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Lucita has been locked away in a convent by her family in order to keep her away from her lover, Esteban. The pair make plans to elope, but Esteban is accused of heresy before Lucita can ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Grieco | Stars: Françoise Prévost, Jenny Tamburi, Paolo Malco, Franco Ressel

Votes: 565

18. The Garden of Allah (1936)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.9
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The star-crossed desert romance of a cloistered woman and a renegade monk.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Charles Boyer, Tilly Losch, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 1,276

19. The Iron Mask (1929)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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King Louis XIII of France is thrilled to have born to him a son - an heir to the throne. But when the queen delivers a twin, Cardinal Richelieu sees the second son as a potential for ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Belle Bennett, Marguerite De La Motte, Dorothy Revier, Vera Lewis

Votes: 1,103 | Gross: $3.27M

20. Flavia, the Heretic (1974)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror

5.8
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During the late Middle Ages, a young woman who's been forced to become a nun by her corrupt father teams up with an army of Muslims who are invading the area, to destroy the convent and kill everyone who wronged her.

Director: Gianfranco Mingozzi | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, María Casares, Claudio Cassinelli, Anthony Higgins

Votes: 898

21. Madame Bovary (1991)

PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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In nineteenth-century France, the romantic daughter of a country squire marries a dull country doctor. To escape boredom, she throws herself into love affairs with a suave local landowner and a law student, and runs up ruinous debts.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-François Balmer, Christophe Malavoy, Jean Yanne

Votes: 3,346 | Gross: $1.94M

22. Story of a Cloistered Nun (1973)

R | 97 min | Drama

5.6
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A woman who was promised to a powerful family's son at birth falls in love with another man, refuses to renounce him, and is sent to a nunnery by her shocked parents. Once there, she first ... See full summary »

Director: Domenico Paolella | Stars: Catherine Spaak, Suzy Kendall, Eleonora Giorgi, Martine Brochard

Votes: 248

23. Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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France, 1719. Four years after Louix XIV's death, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent for the nine-year-old Louis XIV. Philippe is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Christine Pascal

Votes: 1,254

24. Angels of Sin (1943)

80 min | Drama

7.4
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Rich young Anne-Marie thinks she has found her vocation when she joins a Dominican convent as a novice. The convent specialises in rehabilitating female prisoners, and Anne-Marie becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Renée Faure, Jany Holt, Sylvie, Mila Parély

Votes: 1,202

25. Mother Joan of the Angels (1961)

110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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A priest is sent to a small parish in the Polish countryside which is believed to be under demonic possession and there he finds his own temptations awaiting.

Director: Jerzy Kawalerowicz | Stars: Lucyna Winnicka, Mieczyslaw Voit, Anna Ciepielewska, Maria Chwalibóg

Votes: 2,601

26. Sacred Flesh (2000)

Not Rated | 75 min | Horror

3.3
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Taunted by visions of Mary Magdalene, who reveals the confessions of the younger nuns at the convent, the Mother Superior's mind is filled with the violent, sexual acts of her fellow sisters.

Director: Nigel Wingrove | Stars: Sally Tremaine, Moyna Cope, Simon Hill, Kristina Bill

Votes: 455

27. The Demons (1973)

R | 79 min | Horror

5.2
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A group of nuns become possessed by demons and are then tortured in a dungeon of horrors during the inquisition.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Anne Libert, Carmen Yazalde, Doris Thomas, Karin Field

Votes: 592

28. I, the Worst of All (1990)

R | 105 min | Drama

6.9
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A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The ... See full summary »

Director: María Luisa Bemberg | Stars: Assumpta Serna, Dominique Sanda, Héctor Alterio, Lautaro Murúa

Votes: 550 | Gross: $0.05M

29. The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)

Not Rated | 85 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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A series of vignettes depicting the lives of the original Franciscan monks, including their leader and the bumbling Ginepro.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Gianfranco Bellini, Peparuolo, Severino Pisacane

Votes: 2,990

30. Mozart's Sister (2010)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.4
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71 Metascore

A reimagined account of the early life of Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart, five years older than Wolfgang, and a musical prodigy in her own right.

Director: René Féret | Stars: Marie Féret, Marc Barbé, Delphine Chuillot, David Moreau

Votes: 1,412 | Gross: $0.71M

31. Nasty Habits (1977)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

6.0
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In a Philadelphia convent, two nuns battle it out to be elected to the position of head abbess, and neither is about to let anything stand in the way of getting what she wants.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Melina Mercouri, Geraldine Page, Sandy Dennis

Votes: 283

32. The Lady of Monza (1969)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

5.7
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A film loosely based on real life events of Marianna De Leyva, better known as "The Nun of Monza," a 17th century nun accused of and tried by the church for breaking celibacy and plotting murder.

Director: Eriprando Visconti | Stars: Anne Heywood, Hardy Krüger, Antonio Sabato, Anna Maria Alegiani

Votes: 143

33. Francis of Assisi (1961)

Not Rated | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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In 13th century Italy, Francis Bernardone, the son of an Assisi merchant, renounces a promising army career in favor of a monastic life and starts his own religious order, sanctioned by the Pope.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Dolores Hart, Stuart Whitman, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 729

34. Tokugawa onna keibatsu-shi (1968)

85 min | Drama, Horror

6.3
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The Joy of Torture is an anthology that is made up of three separate stories that all intersect: The first segment is about Shinza who was hurt while working when a log hit him on the head,... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Masumi Tachibana, Fumio Watanabe, Reiko Mikasa

Votes: 267

35. Naughty Nun (1972)

82 min | Comedy

5.6
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To spite her father, a young woman enters a convent. However, the woman's old boyfriend shows up and tries to win her back.

Director: Mariano Laurenti | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Piero Focaccia, Riccardo Garrone, Dada Gallotti

Votes: 141

36. Madonna of the Seven Moons (1945)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Mystery

6.4
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In the early part of this century, Maddelena a teenage Italian girl, is attacked whilst walking in the woods. The attack leaves her mentally scarred and our story flashes forward to the ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Crabtree | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Stewart Granger, Patricia Roc, Peter Glenville

Votes: 400

37. The Trapp Family (1956)

106 min | Family, Romance, Comedy

6.4
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A novice nun, Maria, is sent to care for the unruly children of a weathy Baron. The Baron and Maria fall in love, Maria leaves the convent and they marry. Under Maria's guidance the family ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Liebeneiner | Stars: Ruth Leuwerik, Hans Holt, Maria Holst, Josef Meinrad

Votes: 257

38. The Nun and the Devil (1973)

100 min | Drama

5.4
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Kingdom of Naples, 1577: The Roman Inquisition and the witch hunt are in force and torture is authorized in the trials, while the people live in misery and fear. The handsome Spanish ... See full summary »

Director: Domenico Paolella | Stars: Anne Heywood, Luc Merenda, Ornella Muti, Martine Brochard

Votes: 325

39. Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.2
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Homer Smith returns to the chapel which, years before, he helped to build to find that the nuns have taken in a group of homeless/unwanted/runaway children. Once again, he is inspired by ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Maria Schell, Fay Hauser, Lisa Mann

Votes: 74

40. La monaca di Monza (1962)

100 min | Drama

6.1
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Virginia de Leyva, daughter of a Spanish Lord, becomes a nun in Monza, in 1600s. She becomes very strict with herself and the students until she's unable to resist a romance with the nobleman Gian Paolo Osio which will lead both to danger.

Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Giovanna Ralli, Gabriele Ferzetti, Mario Feliciani, Lilla Brignone

Votes: 15

41. In This House of Brede (1975 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 105 min | Drama

7.9
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A well-to-do London businesswoman gives up her comfortable life, including the man who loves her, to become a cloistered Benedictine nun.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Diana Rigg, Pamela Brown, Gwen Watford, Denis Quilley

Votes: 245

42. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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A rope bridge over a gorge in the Peruvian Andes snaps, sending five people plunging to their deaths. A priest sets out to find out more about the life of each of the victims.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Lynn Bari, Akim Tamiroff, Francis Lederer, Alla Nazimova

Votes: 162

43. Cradle Song (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Drama

7.4
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The only filmed English version of Gregorio Martinez Sierra's classic Spanish play.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Dorothea Wieck, Evelyn Venable, Guy Standing, Louise Dresser

Votes: 17

44. La badessa di Castro (1974)

102 min | Drama, Thriller

5.6
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A young woman is forced into a convent. However, due to her nobility she rises to be an abbess. She has to deal with corruption in the church.

Director: Armando Crispino | Stars: Barbara Bouchet, Pier Paolo Capponi, Evelyn Stewart, Antonio Cantafora

Votes: 48

45. Aje aje bara aje (1989)

134 min | Drama

6.9
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Sun Nyog struggles after joining a Buddhist temple as a nun for lack of discipline. She saves an alcoholic from suicide but he later rapes her and she is forced out of the temple. Still, ... See full summary »

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Soo-youn Kang, Yeong-mi Jin, In-chon Yu, Mu-song Jeon

Votes: 126

46. Tales of Erotica (1973)

88 min | Comedy

4.9
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Four women of Gubbio - Angelica, Violetta, Lisa and Bettina - are conducted before the court by their lovers and husbands.

Director: Piero Regnoli | Stars: Mario Carrara, Gino Cassani, Roberto Ceccacci, Luigi Leoni

Votes: 17

47. Lilla helgonet (1944)

104 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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Celestin is the singing teacher in a monastery and Denis is one of her students. They both dream about the life outside.

Director: Weyler Hildebrand | Stars: Marguerite Viby, Åke Söderblom, Thor Modéen, Naemi Briese

Votes: 44

48. Fol-de-Rol (1972 TV Movie)

60 min | Family

8.0
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A filmed version of Sid and Marty Krofft's 1968 live puppet show, set at a medieval fair.

Director: Tony Charmoli | Stars: Cyd Charisse, Howard Cosell, Totie Fields, Milt Kamen

Votes: 7

49. Thais (1984)

99 min | Drama

4.9
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Thais, an Egyptian courtesan, is converted to a life of a penitant by Paphnutius, a holy man. She is taken to a convent in the desert and lives her life in the care of the abbess there. But... See full summary »

Director: Ryszard Ber | Stars: Tomasz Dedek, Piotr Garlicki, Andrzej Halinski, Ewa Harasimowicz

Votes: 41

50. La monja alférez (1944)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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A 17th century woman, imprisoned for fighting in a bar, recounts her past to a priest. She tells of her father teaching her how to fence, of being sent to a convent by her aunt when her ... See full summary »

Director: Emilio Gómez Muriel | Stars: María Félix, Ángel Garasa, José Cibrián, Delia Magaña

Votes: 44



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