And why are they so popular?
What's your favorite nun movie?
|by Agnes of God||reply 90||02/23/2014|
You have omitted that wonderful flick about the Western cloister, the Bar Nun.
Actually, barring nuns doesn't sound like that bad an idea.
|by Agnes of God||reply 1||12/09/2012|
The Nun's Story
|by Agnes of God||reply 2||12/09/2012|
Another vote for "The Nun's Story."
|by Agnes of God||reply 3||12/09/2012|
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.)
|by Agnes of God||reply 4||12/09/2012|
"The Magdaline Sisters" makes me feel all warm inside at Christmastime.
|by Agnes of God||reply 5||12/09/2012|
I really liked "Change of Habit" with Elvis and Mary Tyler Moore.
|by Agnes of God||reply 6||12/09/2012|
Yet another vote for "The Nun's Story".
Audrey Hepburn wasn't just another pretty face, she could really act when she had good material.
|by Agnes of God||reply 7||12/09/2012|
Where Angels Go Trouble Follows is much more mod than any of the films mentioned here. As such its liberal message still holds up.
|by Agnes of God||reply 8||12/09/2012|
Only popular with the Jesus freaks.
|by Agnes of God||reply 9||12/09/2012|
"Nuns on the Run"
|by Agnes of God||reply 10||12/09/2012|
I the Worst of All
|by Agnes of God||reply 11||12/09/2012|
Speaking of "TNS", Peter Finch is blazin' hot in that film. He's so irresistably homely handsome.
|by Agnes of God||reply 12||12/09/2012|
Agnus of God.
|by Agnes of God||reply 13||12/09/2012|
|by Agnes of God||reply 14||12/09/2012|
Vanessa Redgrave as the hunchback mother superior in The Devils.
|by Agnes of God||reply 15||12/09/2012|
As a child we dreamed of one day becoming a nun.
|by Agnes of God||reply 16||12/09/2012|
I could have gone to Nashville and become Loretta Lynn...
|by Agnes of God||reply 17||12/09/2012|
Another vote for "The Nun's Story". Cannot even believe it was not listed as a choice!!!
|by Agnes of God||reply 18||12/09/2012|
The nun in the Nun's Story was a lesbian. I didn't catch that in the movie
|by Agnes of God||reply 19||12/09/2012|
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..."
|by Agnes of God||reply 20||12/09/2012|
I agree with R10, Nuns on the Run. Memorable lines. "Sister Euphemia of the Five Wounds. 'Five Wounds' for short. "
|by Agnes of God||reply 21||12/11/2012|
me 3 for r10 !
|by Agnes of God||reply 22||12/11/2012|
Abdolutely, R15! Will "The Devils" ever get an official DVD/Blu-Ray release in the US?
|by Agnes of God||reply 23||12/11/2012|
What about Sally Field, as Sister Bertrile in "The Flying Nun'?
Doncha like her? Doncha really, really like her?
|by Agnes of God||reply 24||12/11/2012|
Actually, R24, I thought the guy who played Carlos was hot.
|by Agnes of God||reply 25||12/11/2012|
As I recall, Carlos was an aficionado of tight white pants.
|by Agnes of God||reply 26||12/11/2012|
Angus of God.
|by Agnes of God||reply 27||12/11/2012|
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.
|by Agnes of God||reply 28||12/11/2012|
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?
|by Agnes of God||reply 29||12/11/2012|
Anus of Dog
|by Agnes of God||reply 30||12/11/2012|
"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.
|by Agnes of God||reply 31||12/11/2012|
Black Narcissus is so lovely to look at.
|by Agnes of God||reply 33||12/11/2012|
Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows because of the character named "Roosevelt" and because it was so groovy.
|by Agnes of God||reply 34||12/11/2012|
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.
|by Agnes of God||reply 35||12/12/2012|
|by Agnes of God||reply 36||12/12/2012|
"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."
|by Agnes of God||reply 37||12/12/2012|
Considering that all of the movies you list are several decades old (except Doubt) I would hardly say they are "so popular".
|by Agnes of God||reply 38||12/12/2012|
Behind Convent Walls (Interno di un convento).
|by Agnes of God||reply 39||12/12/2012|
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.
|by Agnes of God||reply 40||12/12/2012|
The Nun's Story. Obviously.
|by Agnes of God||reply 41||12/12/2012|
Bells of St Marys Where Angels Go Trouble Follows
|by Agnes of God||reply 42||12/12/2012|
How do you solve a problem like Maria?
Let me show you.
|by Agnes of God||reply 43||12/12/2012|
The Golden Gate Murders (tv movie, 1979).
|by Agnes of God||reply 44||12/12/2012|
Where's La Religieuse? Great movie and Anna Karina is wonderful in it.
|by Agnes of God||reply 45||12/12/2012|
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.
|by Agnes of God||reply 46||12/12/2012|
Have to cast my vote for The Nun's Story. I even read the book, which was very good.
|by Agnes of God||reply 47||12/12/2012|
Love Roz Russel!
|by Agnes of God||reply 48||12/12/2012|
The Trouble with Angels.
|by Agnes of God||reply 49||12/12/2012|
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.
|by Agnes of God||reply 50||12/12/2012|
My favorite is "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison" with Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr.
|by Agnes of God||reply 51||12/13/2012|
No poll option for "Nun of the above"?
|by Agnes of God||reply 52||12/13/2012|
I thought ugly thoughts about Sister Marguerite!!
|by Agnes of God||reply 53||12/13/2012|
"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.
|by Agnes of God||reply 54||12/16/2012|
'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.
|by Agnes of God||reply 55||02/19/2014|
Mine is Doubt but seconded by Agnes of God.
|by Agnes of God||reply 56||02/19/2014|
The Nun's Story with Audrey Hepburn.
|by Agnes of God||reply 57||02/19/2014|
|by Agnes of God||reply 58||02/19/2014|
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.
|by Agnes of God||reply 59||02/19/2014|
I'm with r56. Doubt is my fave. Meryl Streep was awesome in that film.
|by Agnes of God||reply 60||02/19/2014|
"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.
|by Agnes of God||reply 61||02/20/2014|
|by Agnes of God||reply 62||02/20/2014|
I agree with Dame r61.
|by Agnes of God||reply 63||02/20/2014|
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.
|by Agnes of God||reply 64||02/20/2014|
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.
|by Agnes of God||reply 65||02/20/2014|
I loved In This House of Brede.
|by Agnes of God||reply 66||02/20/2014|
Another vote for The Devils and Vanessa.
|by Agnes of God||reply 67||02/20/2014|
Another vote for Bells of St. Mary's.
|by Agnes of God||reply 68||02/20/2014|
|by Agnes of God||reply 69||02/20/2014|
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"....
|by Agnes of God||reply 70||02/20/2014|
[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?
|by Agnes of God||reply 71||02/20/2014|
Agnes of God is the best one OP. Why did you leave it off the list? Not "faith promoting"?
|by Agnes of God||reply 72||02/20/2014|
Gladys Cooper as the hateful nun in Song of Bernadette was unforgettable.
|by Agnes of God||reply 73||02/20/2014|
The Killing of Sister George.
|by Agnes of God||reply 74||02/20/2014|
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...)
|by Agnes of God||reply 75||02/20/2014|
Nun of the Above.
|by Agnes of God||reply 76||02/20/2014|
"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.
|by Agnes of God||reply 77||02/20/2014|
Nun of Your Fucking Business.
|by Agnes of God||reply 78||02/20/2014|
Come To The Stable. Loretta and Celeste at their finest with sexy Hugh Marlowe and crazy Elsa Lancaster. My personal fav.
|by Agnes of God||reply 79||02/22/2014|
R79 Are the rights available?
|by Agnes of God||reply 80||02/22/2014|
"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.
|by Agnes of God||reply 81||02/22/2014|
r71 Sweetie, read the ENTIRE paragraph, and then get back to us, OK?
|by Agnes of God||reply 82||02/22/2014|
R82 Well, it would've been a lot more understandable without the unnecessary comma.
|by Agnes of God||reply 83||02/22/2014|
"Come to the Stable"
"The Magdalene Sisters"
"Song of Bernadette"
|by Agnes of God||reply 84||02/22/2014|
that one with Sally Field
|by Agnes of God||reply 85||02/22/2014|
"The Trouble With Angels"...so sweet and funny!
"Take off her binder! Take off her binder!"
|by Agnes of God||reply 86||02/23/2014|
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.
|by Agnes of God||reply 87||02/23/2014|
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.
|by Agnes of God||reply 88||02/23/2014|
Ingrid Bergman's lovely nun in THE BELLS OF ST MARYS.
|by Agnes of God||reply 89||02/23/2014|
|by Agnes of God||reply 90||02/23/2014|