Most Popular Abbess Movies and TV Shows
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2. Tulip Fever (2017)
R | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance
An artist falls for a young married woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of seventeenth century Amsterdam.
Votes: 16,707 | Gross: $2.43M
3. The Devils (1971)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
4. Black Narcissus (1947)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama
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.
5. Robin and Marian (1976)
PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.
Votes: 10,738 | Gross: $8.72M
7. The Nun (1966)
GP | 140 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 2,056 | Gross: $0.03M
8. The Innocents (2016)
PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, History
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.
Votes: 8,553 | Gross: $1.06M
10. The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, History
The Four Musketeers defend the queen and her dressmaker from Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter.
Votes: 9,348 | Gross: $19.10M
12. Behind Convent Walls (1978)
95 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
13. Till We Meet Again (1944)
Approved | 88 min | Drama, War
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 »
14. Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun (1977)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Adventure, Horror
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 »
15. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)
PG | 120 min | Drama, History, Romance
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.
Votes: 3,254 | Gross: $0.04M
16. The Singing Nun (1966)
Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Family
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 »
17. The Sinful Nuns of Saint Valentine (1974)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Horror
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 »
19. The Iron Mask (1929)
Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, History
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 »
Votes: 1,103 | Gross: $3.27M
20. Flavia, the Heretic (1974)
R | 96 min | Drama, Horror
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.
21. Madame Bovary (1991)
PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 3,346 | Gross: $1.94M
22. Story of a Cloistered Nun (1973)
R | 97 min | Drama
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 »
23. Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)
Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, History, War
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 »
24. Angels of Sin (1943)
80 min | Drama
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 »
25. Mother Joan of the Angels (1961)
110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
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.
26. Sacred Flesh (2000)
Not Rated | 75 min | Horror
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.
28. I, the Worst of All (1990)
R | 105 min | Drama
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 »
Votes: 550 | Gross: $0.05M
29. The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)
Not Rated | 85 min | Biography, Drama, History
A series of vignettes depicting the lives of the original Franciscan monks, including their leader and the bumbling Ginepro.
30. Mozart's Sister (2010)
Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 1,412 | Gross: $0.71M
31. Nasty Habits (1977)
PG | 96 min | Comedy
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.
32. The Lady of Monza (1969)
R | 105 min | Biography, Drama
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.
33. Francis of Assisi (1961)
Not Rated | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
34. Tokugawa onna keibatsu-shi (1968)
85 min | Drama, Horror
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 »
36. Madonna of the Seven Moons (1945)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Mystery
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 »
37. The Trapp Family (1956)
106 min | Family, Romance, Comedy
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 »
38. The Nun and the Devil (1973)
100 min | Drama
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 »
39. Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
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 »
40. La monaca di Monza (1962)
100 min | Drama
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.
41. In This House of Brede (1975 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 105 min | Drama
A well-to-do London businesswoman gives up her comfortable life, including the man who loves her, to become a cloistered Benedictine nun.
42. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944)
Passed | 107 min | Drama, Romance
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.
44. La badessa di Castro (1974)
102 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
45. Aje aje bara aje (1989)
134 min | Drama
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 »
49. Thais (1984)
99 min | Drama
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 »
50. La monja alférez (1944)
PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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 »