Poll: Nuns in Movies
Which movie, where the lead character is a nun, is your favorite? Discuss the list here
Poll by: leavey-2
Created Feb 6 2020
Set at a Catholic school in the Bronx, it centers on a nun who grows suspicious when a priest begins taking too much interest in the life of a young black student. Is she being overly protective or not protective enough?
Sister Act (1992)
including Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.
The Nun (2018)
A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania.
Dead Man Walking (1995)
A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.
A novice nun about to take her vows uncovers a family secret dating back to the German occupation.
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
Nun Sara is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan, who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed.
The Nun's Story (1959)
After leaving a wealthy Belgian family to become a nun, Sister Luke struggles with her devotion to her vows during crisis, disappointment, and World War II.
Black Narcissus (1947)
After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings.
The Singing Nun (1966)
A Belgian nun, Sister Ann is sent to another order where she's at first committed to helping troubled souls like, Nichole and little Dominic. When Father Clementi hears Sister Ann's uplifting singing style, he takes her to a talent contest.
The Little Hours (2017)
In the Middle Ages, a young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns. Introduced as a deaf mute man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation.
Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.
The Innocents (2016)
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.
Agnes of God (1985)
When a naive novice nun is discovered with a dead newborn in her convent quarters, a court-appointed psychiatrist investigates her case.
Nuns on the Run (1990)
Brian and Charlie work for a gangster. They steal money for themselves, but when their escape doesn't go to plan, they have to seek refuge in a nuns' teacher training school.
The Nun (2013)
1760s France. Suzanne is shocked when her bourgeois family sends her to a convent. There she faces oppression and torment, leading her to fight back and expose the dehumanizing effect of cloistered life.
The Song of Bernadette (1943)
A young peasant girl saw a divine miracle. The phenomenon became widely known and changed the lives of many.
St. Agatha (2018)
In the 1950s in small-town Georgia, a pregnant young woman named Agatha seeks refuge in a convent.
Queen Kelly (1932)
A convent girl is abducted and seduced by a prince before being sent off to a brothel in East Africa.
Angels of Sin (1943)
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.
Sister Smile (2009)
A biography of the Belgian nun Jeannine Deckers, who became a popular singer in the early 1960s and struggled with the contradiction between the church and her true self.
The life of little St. Therese of Lisieux, depicted in minimalist vignettes. Therese and her sisters are all nuns in a Carmelite convent.
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)
During World War II, an American marine and an Irish nun form an unlikely friendship after being stranded on a South Pacific island.
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
At a big city Catholic school, Father O'Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building.
Lilies of the Field (1963)
A travelling handyman becomes the answer to the prayers of nuns who wish to build a chapel in the desert.
Change of Habit (1969)
An incognito nun tries to help a doctor clean up an inner city ghetto, with the pair growing closer as time goes on.
The Trouble with Angels (1966)
Two high-spirited young students at St. Francis Academy For Girls keep things hopping for the challenged Mother Superior and her staff of bewildered Sisters.
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