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List Rules Movies that include nuns as main characters only.

A list of the best nun movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This nun movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about nun are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about nun you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous nun movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these nun movie titles for more information about the films.

List is made up of items like Two Mules for Sister Sara and The Sound of Music.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best nun movies?" and "What is the greatest nun movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular nun movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these nun movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good nun movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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Trent Walker added The Song of Bernadette Vincent Price, Jennifer Jones, Lee J. Cobb

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Trent Walker added The Nun's Story Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Dean Jagger

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The Sound of Music Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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Trent Walker added The Bells of St. Mary's Ingrid Bergman, Bing Crosby, Una O'Connor

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Sister Act Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel

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Trent Walker added Black Narcissus Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons, Flora Robson

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Trent Walker added Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr

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Trent Walker added Doubt Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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In This House of Brede is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nun Movies
kltie added In This House of Brede Diana Rigg, Judi Bowker, Pamela Brown

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Trent Walker added Agnes of God

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Trent Walker added The Nun Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Charlotte Hope

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Brother Sun, Sister Moon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nun Movies
kltie added Brother Sun, Sister Moon Alec Guinness, Judi Bowker, Peter Firth

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The Keys of the Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nun Movies
kltie added The Keys of the Kingdom Gregory Peck, Vincent Price, Roddy McDowall

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Trent Walker added Lilies of the Field Sidney Poitier, Ralph Nelson, Lilia Skala

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DennisNJ added Trouble With Angels

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kltie added Conspiracy of Hearts Sylvia Syms, Lilli Palmer, Peter Arne

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Trent Walker added Dead Man Walking Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Jack Black

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kltie added Ida Joanna Kulig, Jerzy Trela, Agata Kulesza

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kltie added Sister Smile Ginevra Colonna, Antonio Salines, Ana Valeria Dini

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kltie added The Magdalene Sisters Nora-Jane Noone, Anne-Marie Duff, Geraldine McEwan

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Trent Walker added Come to the Stable Loretta Young, Celeste Holm, Elsa Lanchester

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claireross added The Innocents

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kltie added Vision – From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen Barbara Sukowa, Heino Ferch, Lena Stolze

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clairec added God Is the Bigger Elvis

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kltie added The Letters Max von Sydow, Rutger Hauer, Juliet Stevenson

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Trent Walker added The Singing Nun Debbie Reynolds, Katharine Ross, Greer Garson

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claireross added The Nun Anna Karina, Francisco Rabal, Micheline Presle

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claireross added Trailblazers in Habits

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Trent Walker added Nuns on the Run Eric Idle, Robbie Coltrane, Janet Suzman

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claireross added The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima Sherry Jackson, Gilbert Roland, Frank Silvera

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claireross added The Runner Stumbles Dick Van Dyke, Kathleen Quinlan, Tammy Grimes

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Mother Teresa of Calcutta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nun Movies
kltie added Mother Teresa of Calcutta Olivia Hussey, Laura Morante, Ingrid Rubio

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The Keepers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nun Movies
clairec added The Keepers

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claireross added Little Sister

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Trailblazers in Habits is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nun Movies
clairec added Trailblazers in Habits Susan Sarandon

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claireross added Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows Stella Stevens, Milton Berle, Susan Saint James

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The Very Private Work of Siste... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Nun Movies
Peiyi Yu added The Very Private Work of Sister K Bruce Jennings, Bradley Goodwill, Liza Curtiss

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claireross added Viridiana Fernando Rey, Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal

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The Keepers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Nun Movies
clairec added The Keepers Erin Brown, Sara Taylor-Iakovakis, Fred Wagner

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The Keepers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Nun Movies
clairec added The Keepers

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The Keepers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nun Movies
clairec added The Keepers David Gizzarelli

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The Keepers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Nun Movies
clairec added The Keepers

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Change of Habit Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore, Ed Asner

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Trent Walker added Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lauryn Hill, Maggie Smith

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The White Sister is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Nun Movies
kltie added The White Sister Clark Gable, Helen Hayes

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Mother Teresa: In the Name of ... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Nun Movies
kltie added Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor Geraldine Chaplin, William Katt, Keene Curtis

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Trent Walker added Two Mules for Sister Sara Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Armando Silvestre

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clairec added Sister Helen

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kltie added Thérèse Catherine Mouchet, Mona Heftre, Hélène Alexandridis

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clairec added Sisters of War Claire van der Boom, Sarah Snook, Khan Chittenden