Entertainment The Best Fictional Clergymen  

Ranker Entertainment
491 votes 58 voters 31 items

We’re ranking best clergymen characters in film and TV. As sources of inspiration, we often turn to these characters for moral and spiritual support. But while most of these characters are devoted to the cause, some are more committed to the cloth than others.

Father Damien Karras from The Exorcist commits himself to save a poor, innocent young girl's life. As a psychiatric counselor, he also suffers from a crisis of faith, showing all of us that even high-caliber characters like these sometimes have questions that do not always have easy answers.

On the other hand, you have priests like Father Maxi from South Park. He varies in his commitment to faith throughout the series - sometimes he's the voice of reason, while other times he’s just as depraved as everyone else in town. And then there’s Father Matthew Mara from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He’s one of the few - if only - fictional priests to never really recover from his own comedic downward spiral.

Which of these colorful characters is your favorite? Vote up your favorite fictional clergymen and add your own characters if they're missing from this list.

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Damien Karras is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
The Exorcist
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22 5
Father Mulcahy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
M*A*S*H
3
23 10
Reverend Lovejoy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons
4
17 8
Friar Tuck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
The Men of Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood, The Real Robin Hood
5
12 5
Father Vito Cornelius is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
The Fifth Element
6
11 7
Father Brennan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Father Brennan The Omen, The Omen
7
9 6
Mr. Eko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Lost
8
6 5
Father Janovich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Father Janovich Gran Torino
9
6 6
Jesse Custer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Preacher
10
5 5
Father Richard Moore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Father Richard Moore The Exorcism of Emily Rose
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11 12
Father Maxi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Father Maxi South Park
12
8 9
Father Ted Crilly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Father Ted
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6 7
Father Phil Intintola is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
ChrisPezzica added Father Phil Intintola The Sopranos
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5 6
Father Wolfgang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Father Wolfgang Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
15
9 11
Father Pablo Ramirez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
16
8 10
Al Delvecchio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Al Delvecchio Happy Days
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4 6
Father Ray Mukada is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
ChrisPezzica added Father Ray Mukada Oz
18
5 8
Pope Pius XII is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Pope Pius XII The Young Pope
19
4 7
John Cavil (Number One) is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Battlestar Galactica
20
4 7
Shepherd Book is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
ChrisPezzica added Firefly, Serenity, Firefly media franchise
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4 7
Brother Justin Crowe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
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5 9
Father Andrew Kiernan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Father Andrew Kiernan Stigmata
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4 8
Friar Laurence is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Friar Laurence Romeo + Juliet
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3 7
Father Barry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
On the Waterfront
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1 5
Father Alex is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Mamma Mia!