Entertainment

The Best Fictional Clergymen  

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630 votes 82 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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Reverend Lovejoy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons
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Father Mulcahy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
M*A*S*H
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Damien Karras is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
The Exorcist
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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
Father Vito Cornelius is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
The Fifth Element
6
Father Brennan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Father Brennan The Omen, The Omen
7
Jesse Custer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Preacher
8
Mr. Eko is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Lost
9
Father Pablo Ramirez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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Father Maxi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Father Maxi South Park
11
Shepherd Book is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
ChrisPezzica added Firefly, Serenity, Firefly media franchise
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Father Ted Crilly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Father Ted
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Father Ray Mukada is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
ChrisPezzica added Father Ray Mukada Oz
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John Cavil (Number One) is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Battlestar Galactica
15
Father Richard Moore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Father Richard Moore The Exorcism of Emily Rose
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Father Wolfgang is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Father Wolfgang Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
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Father Janovich is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Father Janovich Gran Torino
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Father Phil Intintola is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
ChrisPezzica added Father Phil Intintola The Sopranos
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Pope Pius XII is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Pope Pius XII The Young Pope
20
Al Delvecchio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Happy Days
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Judge Claude Frollo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Hunchback
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Reverend Sykes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
To Kill a Mockingbird
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Friar Laurence is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Friar Laurence Romeo + Juliet
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Rickety Cricket is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen
Rickety Cricket It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
25
Brother Justin Crowe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Clergymen