You have omitted that wonderful flick about the Western cloister, the Bar Nun.
Actually, barring nuns doesn't sound like that bad an idea.
The Nun's Story
Another vote for "The Nun's Story."
Yet another vote for the Nun's Story.
That c_nt, Emma Thompson, should be forced to watch it and then reply as to whether she thinks Audrey Hepburn is "twee."
(50 years from now, Audrey will still be an icon, Emma will be forgotten.)
"The Magdaline Sisters" makes me feel all warm inside at Christmastime.
I could have gone to Nashville and become Loretta Lynn...
Another vote for "The Nun's Story". Cannot even believe it was not listed as a choice!!!
The nun in the Nun's Story was a lesbian. I didn't catch that in the movie
Love, love LOVE nun movies! In fact, I'm watching "The Singing Nun" right now. My favorite nun movies usually co-star Mary Wickes..."The Trouble With Angels, Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows, Sister Act.
"Heel toe, heel toe, heel toe..."
I agree with R10, Nuns on the Run. Memorable lines. "Sister Euphemia of the Five Wounds. 'Five Wounds' for short. "
me 3 for r10 !
Abdolutely, R15! Will "The Devils" ever get an official DVD/Blu-Ray release in the US?
What about Sally Field, as Sister Bertrile in "The Flying Nun'?
Doncha like her? Doncha really, really like her?
Actually, R24, I thought the guy who played Carlos was hot.
As I recall, Carlos was an aficionado of tight white pants.
Angus of God.
Shirley MacLaine in "Two Mules for Sister Sara"
She's a hooker disguised as a nun, on the run with Clint Eastwood at his cowboy hottest.
Huge fan of nun movies. One of my favorites not listed yet....School of the Holy Beast. Made in Japan so you know it is going to be perverted and sleazy.
Some incredible imagery like a woman getting beaten with roses and the thorns cutting into the skin.
A nun being tortured by being forced to drink large amounts of water while she is sitting over a picture of Jesus. Will she or won't she piss on Jesus?
"The Bells of St. Mary's", starring Ingrid Bergman and Bing Crosby, was the biggest boxoffice hit of 1945.
Bergman's nun role was the one Joan Crawford feared would win the oscar, and so she took to bed so she wouldn't attend.
Agnostic of God
Black Narcissus is so lovely to look at.
Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows because of the character named "Roosevelt" and because it was so groovy.
I tried to post this over the weekend, but it didn't seem to take. Almodovar's Dark Habits -- a convent filled with heroine addicted nuns. One of them is named Sister Rat, as I recall. I can't recall if they were all lesbians or not.
"The Little Nuns" (1965) starring Catherine Spaak: "Two nuns come to Rome to protest to an airline about its jet planes which have been flying over their convent school."
The Flying Nut
Considering that all of the movies you list are several decades old (except Doubt) I would hardly say they are "so popular".
Behind Convent Walls (Interno di un convento).
Add another vote for "The Nun's Story."
By far the best depiction of conventual, cloistered life and the struggle between self-affirmation and self-denial. Brilliant performance by Hepburn.
The Nun's Story. Obviously.
Bells of St Marys
Where Angels Go Trouble Follows
How do you solve a problem like Maria?
Let me show you.
The Golden Gate Murders (tv movie, 1979).
Where's La Religieuse? Great movie and Anna Karina is wonderful in it.
The Trouble with Angels is a very stylish film directed by Ida Lupino and it's still a lot of fun.
Howver, The Nuns Story and Black Narcissus are pieces of cinematic art.
I also want to mention the wonderful Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison starring Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr, directed by John Huston.
Have to cast my vote for The Nun's Story. I even read the book, which was very good.
Love Roz Russel!
The Trouble with Angels.
What about DEAD MAN WALKING and TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA?
I'll have to give an honorary mention to MERMAIDS 'cause even though none of the main characters is a nun, Winona does spend almost the entire film aspiring to be a nun, and it does feature some nuns toward the end.
My favorite is "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison" with Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr.
No poll option for "Nun of the above"?
I thought ugly thoughts about Sister Marguerite!!
"Conspiracy of Hearts" is a charming story about nuns rescuing Jewish children from the holocaust. It stars Lilli Palmer.
"The Carmelites" is about nuns going underground during the French Revolution. It has a highly dramatic ending. It stars Jeanne Moreau as the Mother Superior.
'Conspiracy of Hearts' is pretty much forgotten but a beautiful movie.
Audrey did her best work in 'The Nun's Story' plus the supporting cast was perfection.
Claudette Colbert in "The Deliverance of Sister Cecelia" about a nun who ran an underground railroad operation to help people escape from the Communists in Slovakia in the 1950s. She finally had to use the same route when they caught on to her work.
I'm with r56. Doubt is my fave. Meryl Streep was awesome in that film.
"In This House of Brede," starring DL fave Diana Rigg. A very evocative film, well done, and practically a shut-out all-female cast. The book is a terrific read.
I agree with Dame r61.
Twee Audrey Hepburn ruined THE NUN'S STORY for me.
Who voted for SONG OF BLAND-NEDETTE ?
I voted SISTER ACT. It's a classic.
Nothing on the DL in the last five years has restored my faith in the camp aesthetic of gay people like seeing that THE TROUBLE WITH ANGELS has the most votes here.
And best of all, there was the sequel, WHERE ANGELS GO, TROUBLE FOLLOWS! As several posters noted.
I loved In This House of Brede.
Another vote for The Devils and Vanessa.
Another vote for Bells of St. Mary's.
Hepburn in A Nun's Story was amazing. Probably the best movie made, with a nun as the central character.
Thought Doubt was outstanding. Very accurate portrayals of Catholic clergy in 1960s NYC ( I know, I was a student then).
But Nuns on the Run was pretty hysterical. Robby Coltrane stole the show. "Spectacles, Testicles, Wallet & Watch"....
[quote]Hepburn in A Nun's Story was amazing. Probably the best movie made, with a nun as the central character.
Really? "The best movie made"? Ever?
Agnes of God is the best one OP. Why did you leave it off the list? Not "faith promoting"?
Gladys Cooper as the hateful nun in Song of Bernadette was unforgettable.
The Killing of Sister George.
R33 another vote for Black Narcissus; so beautiful to look at it and hit home the old expression about the road to hell being paved with good intentions.
Liked the Magdelene Sisters too, but I'd like to believe that most nuns & clergy tried to help and not hurt others...(naive, yes I know...)
Nun of the Above.
"The Nun's Bad Habit". When I was in high school there was a drive in theater a couple of town over that on weekends would show cheesy old pornos at midnight on weekends. I would take buddies there to see the regular feature, them not knowing about the midnight show. Once it started and the buddy was into it, I'd whip it out. Only problem was the creepy dude in the white. Camaro who was there every weekend and knew want I was up to. I bet I saw that stupid movie a dozen times.
Nun of Your Fucking Business.
Come To The Stable. Loretta and Celeste at their finest with sexy Hugh Marlowe and crazy Elsa Lancaster. My personal fav.
R79 Are the rights available?
"The Nun's Story" is probably the best movie ever made about nuns, and has got to be Audrey Hepburn's best performance. She dropped all her charming mannerisms and movie star glamour for once, and was just a person struggling with the choices she'd made. She was marvelous, and makes you grip your seat over the tiniest conflicts.
However, my personal favorite is still "Nuns On The Run", which is such a sweet, funny movie. RIP George Harrison.
r71 Sweetie, read the ENTIRE paragraph, and then get back to us, OK?
R82 Well, it would've been a lot more understandable without the unnecessary comma.
"Come to the Stable"
"The Magdalene Sisters"
"Song of Bernadette"
that one with Sally Field
"The Trouble With Angels"...so sweet and funny!
"Take off her binder! Take off her binder!"
I have not looked at the other replies yet, but you have left out the greatest one: THE NUN'S STORY in 1959 with one of Audrey Hepburn's greatest roles in Zinnemann's timeless classic.
THE NUN'S STORY, plus Deborah Kerr's two great nuns: Sister Clodagh when she was 26 in BLACK NARCISSUS in 1947, and a decade later her much simpler Irish nun Sister Angela, so perfect with marine Mitchum in Huston's 1957 classic HEAVEN KNOWS MR ALLISON.
Ingrid Bergman's lovely nun in THE BELLS OF ST MARYS.