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1. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

8.0
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81 Metascore

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 340,021 | Gross: $232.91M

2. Silence (I) (2016)

R | 161 min | Drama, History

7.1
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79 Metascore

In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 87,930 | Gross: $7.10M

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: 12,038

4. Shogun (1980)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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An English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 10,752

5. Black Robe (1991)

R | 101 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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In the 17th century, a Jesuit missionary nicknamed Black Robe by the natives and his small party of companions try reaching the Huron tribe in Canada all while facing mistrust, Iroquois warring parties and harsh winter conditions.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Aden Young, Sandrine Holt, August Schellenberg

Votes: 6,013 | Gross: $8.21M

6. Angélique (1964)

TV-14 | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.9
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In the first of the Angélique series, the beautiful feisty teenage heroine becomes entangled in a political assassination plot and is betrothed to a stranger who is twelve years her senior and a reputed sorcerer.

Director: Bernard Borderie | Stars: Michèle Mercier, Robert Hossein, Jean Rochefort, Claude Giraud

Votes: 2,309

7. Camila (1984)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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In 1840's Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful young socialite named Camila falls in love with Ladislao, a Jesuit priest. After several failed attempts at fighting his own feelings, he ... See full summary »

Director: María Luisa Bemberg | Stars: Susú Pecoraro, Imanol Arias, Héctor Alterio, Elena Tasisto

Votes: 1,024

8. The Dumbfounded King (1991)

106 min | Comedy, History

6.7
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After spending a night with a sensual prostitute, the King of Spain decides that he wants to see his wife naked. His decision causes a real revolution amidst his subjects.

Director: Imanol Uribe | Stars: María Barranco, Joaquim de Almeida, Laura del Sol, Gabino Diego

Votes: 666

9. 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: 280

10. Gallant Journey (1946)

Approved | 85 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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This historical drama is a biopic of the U.S. aviation pioneer John J. Montgomery who was the first American to fly a glider in 1883.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Glenn Ford, Janet Blair, Charles Ruggles, Henry Travers

Votes: 195

11. Nuevo mundo (1978)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, History

7.3
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A story of a priest set in the 16th century Mexico who converted the local pagan population to Christianity by making a statue of Virgin Mary resembling a native woman.

Director: Gabriel Retes | Stars: Aarón Hernán, Tito Junco, Bruno Rey, Juan Ángel Martínez

Votes: 69

12. La boda del señor cura (1979)

102 min | Drama

4.6
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The evolution of Jesuit priest Juan Camí, from his early years of great faith and Falange-supporting patriotism, to the moment he loses his faith, becomes a Communist and marries a stripper.

Director: Rafael Gil | Stars: José Sancho, José Bódalo, Manuel Tejada, Blanca Estrada

Votes: 18

13. Sakada (1976)

Drama

7.3
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The inner workings of a family headed by a union organizer are revealed when his body is brought back to his hometown for burial. A sakada is a farmer who works in a sugarcane field ... See full summary »

Director: Behn Cervantes | Stars: Robert Arevalo, Hilda Koronel, Pancho Magalona, Bembol Roco

Votes: 10

14. Les nouveaux aristocrates (1961)

95 min | Drama

5.9
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Denis, a hypersensitive teenager, is revolted both against his distant, pretentious, well-to-do parents and their superficial society firends and the stiff, intolerant catholic ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Rigaud | Stars: Paul Meurisse, Maria Mauban, Yves Vincent, Charles Belmont

Votes: 17

15. Sadan miekan mies (1951)

80 min | Adventure

6.2
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Director: Ilmari Unho | Stars: Kalervo Nissilä, Marja Korhonen, Toini Vartiainen, Uljas Kandolin

Votes: 66

16. Die Jesuiten (2000 TV Short)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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17. The Musketeers (2014–2016)
Episode: A Rebellious Woman (2014)

TV-14 | 55 min | Adventure, Drama

8.4
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The musketeers must save an enlightened woman who has been accused of witchcraft.

Director: Richard Clark | Stars: Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Tamla Kari, Alice Sanders

Votes: 395

18. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Clark's Place (2016)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Philip must consider his life with Martha and make a crushing choice from which there is no coming back.

Director: Noah Emmerich | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Dylan Baker, Brandon J. Dirden

Votes: 857

19. Shogun (1980)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1980)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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Set in early 17th-century Japan, shipwrecked English navigator John Blackthorne finds intrigue and culture shock in a feudal society that puts a premium on honor. A rival Lord sentences Blackthorne to death.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 136

20. Shogun (1980)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1980)

Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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Treachery, tragedy and turns of events occur. Toronaga becomes SHOGUN after the defeat of Lord Ishido. Mariko is killed in the final battle at Osaka Castle. Heartbroken, but resolute, Blackthorne begins construction of another ship.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 114

21. Touch (2012–2013)
Episode: Perfect Storm (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Calvin hands the Aster Corps access card over to Martin, who is tasked with retrieving all Calvin's computer files from Aster Corps. Calvin warns Martin to avoid his old partner, Tony Rigby... See full summary »

Director: Nelson McCormick | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, David Mazouz, Lukas Haas, Saïd Taghmaoui

Votes: 248

22. EWTN Presents Bookmark (1998– )
Episode: Pope Francis: Our Brother, Our Friend (2014)

Family, Talk-Show

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Peruvian journalist Alejandro Bermudez discusses Pope Francis: Our Brother, Our Friend, a collection of interviews Bermudez conducted with ten Jesuits in Argentina following the 2013 election to pope of Buenos Aires Archbishop Bergoglio.

Directors: Mike Holmes, Fred Williams | Stars: Doug Keck, Alejandro Bermudez

23. EWTN Live (2002– )
Episode: Seven Revolutions: How Christianity Changed the World (2015)

56 min | Family, Talk-Show

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Father Mitch enjoys an wide-ranging and ages-spanning discussion with Mike Aquilina and James Papandrea, co-authors of the book Seven Revolutions: How Christianity Changed the World and How It Can Change It Again.

Director: Mike Holmes | Stars: Mitch Pacwa, Mike Aquilina, James Papandrea

24. StarTalk (2015– )
Episode: The Big Bang Theory's Simon Helberg & Bill Prady (2018)

TV-PG | 47 min | Talk-Show

8.0
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Neil discusses the portrayal of scientists in pop culture featuring his interview with The Big Bang's Theory Simon Helberg and Bill Prady.

Director: Peter Fackler | Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, Charles Liu, Simon Helberg

Votes: 11

25. Zero Hour (2004– )
Episode: The Lima Siege (2007)

55 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.9
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On April 22 1997 in Lima Peru, a deadly game is in play for the lives of 72 men, held hostage for 126 days by a revolutionary guerrilla movement at the Japanese Ambassador's residence. On ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Lang | Stars: Sean Pertwee, Sally Bowen, Julio Wicht, Luis Giampietri

Votes: 12

26. Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003–2010)
Episode: The Vatican (2009)

TV-MA | Comedy, Documentary

7.5
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Penn and Teller reveal what an evil organization the Vatican really is.

Directors: Star Price, Tim Rogan | Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller, Pope Benedict XVI, Joelle Casteix

Votes: 80



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