Directed by Chris Newby.
108 minutes; released 1993.
In fourteenth-century England, a peasant girl is so attracted to a statue of the Virgin Mary that the local priest suggests she be walled up in the church as an anchoress. But when the priest has the girl's mother tried as a witch, she digs herself out of her cell, a crime for which the punishment is death.
Directed by Leo McCarey.
126 minutes; released 1945.
Easy-going Father O'Malley and iron-willed Sister Benedict find themselves in a subtle battle of wits over how the children should be educated at St. Mary's Parochial School. Starring Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman.
Directed by John Huston.
108 minutes; released 1957.
A nun is marooned with a Marine sergeant on a South Pacific island occupied by Japanese troops. Based on the novel by Charles Shaw. Starring Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum.
Directed by Peter Mullan.
120 minutes; released 2002.
Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a home for unwed mothers run by nuns. Audio-track in English or French, with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles.
Directed by Fred Zinnemann.
152 minutes; released 1959.
A young nun dedicated to medical work in the African Congo and in World War II Belgium struggles to reconcile her independent spirit to the rigors and humility of a religious life.
Directed by Jean Delannoy.
106 minutes; released 1989.
The story of Saint Bernadette Soubirous (the visionary of Lourdes) after she entered the Sisters of Charity convent at Nevers. Audio-track in English or French.
Directed by Márta Mészáros.
110 minutes; released 1996.
A dramatization of the life of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, the Carmelite nun who was killed at Auschwitz. Audio-track in French with English subtitles.
Directed by Josefina Molina.
450 minutes; released 1984.
A mini-series dramatization of the life of the sixteenth century Spanish nun and mystic, Teresa de Jesus. Audio-track in Spanish with optional English subtitles.
Directed by Karen Arthur.
95 minutes; released 1998.
A nun attempts to fulfill a friend's last wish by completing work on a new chapel. The project seems hopeless, until the arrival of a mysterious stranger.
Directed by James Neilson.
94 minutes; released 1968.
In this sequel to The Trouble With Angels a young nun convinces her wry but wise Mother Superior to take the convent's nuns on a bus trip to a California peace rally.
Directed by Margarethe von Trotta.
111 minutes; released 2009.
The story of Saint Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th century Benedictine nun, who was one of the of the most important, inspirational and visionary female leaders of the Medieval Age.