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What's your favorite nun movie?

And why are they so popular?

by Agnes of Godreply 9002/23/2014

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 Godreply 112/09/2012

The Nun's Story

by Agnes of Godreply 212/09/2012

Another vote for "The Nun's Story."

by Agnes of Godreply 312/09/2012

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 Godreply 412/09/2012

"The Magdaline Sisters" makes me feel all warm inside at Christmastime.

by Agnes of Godreply 512/09/2012

I really liked "Change of Habit" with Elvis and Mary Tyler Moore.

by Agnes of Godreply 612/09/2012

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 Godreply 712/09/2012

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 Godreply 812/09/2012

Only popular with the Jesus freaks.

by Agnes of Godreply 912/09/2012

"Nuns on the Run"

by Agnes of Godreply 1012/09/2012

I the Worst of All

by Agnes of Godreply 1112/09/2012

Speaking of "TNS", Peter Finch is blazin' hot in that film. He's so irresistably homely handsome.

by Agnes of Godreply 1212/09/2012

Agnus of God.

by Agnes of Godreply 1312/09/2012

"Nasty Habits"

by Agnes of Godreply 1412/09/2012

Vanessa Redgrave as the hunchback mother superior in The Devils.

by Agnes of Godreply 1512/09/2012

As a child we dreamed of one day becoming a nun.

by Agnes of Godreply 1612/09/2012


I could have gone to Nashville and become Loretta Lynn...

by Agnes of Godreply 1712/09/2012

Another vote for "The Nun's Story". Cannot even believe it was not listed as a choice!!!

by Agnes of Godreply 1812/09/2012

The nun in the Nun's Story was a lesbian. I didn't catch that in the movie

by Agnes of Godreply 1912/09/2012

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 Godreply 2012/09/2012

I agree with R10, Nuns on the Run. Memorable lines. "Sister Euphemia of the Five Wounds. 'Five Wounds' for short. "

by Agnes of Godreply 2112/11/2012

me 3 for r10 !

by Agnes of Godreply 2212/11/2012

Abdolutely, R15! Will "The Devils" ever get an official DVD/Blu-Ray release in the US?

by Agnes of Godreply 2312/11/2012

What about Sally Field, as Sister Bertrile in "The Flying Nun'?

Doncha like her? Doncha really, really like her?

by Agnes of Godreply 2412/11/2012

Actually, R24, I thought the guy who played Carlos was hot.

by Agnes of Godreply 2512/11/2012

As I recall, Carlos was an aficionado of tight white pants.

by Agnes of Godreply 2612/11/2012

Angus of God.

Divine. Yummy.

by Agnes of Godreply 2712/11/2012

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 Godreply 2812/11/2012

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 Godreply 2912/11/2012

Anus of Dog

by Agnes of Godreply 3012/11/2012

"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 Godreply 3112/11/2012

Black Narcissus is so lovely to look at.

by Agnes of Godreply 3312/11/2012

Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows because of the character named "Roosevelt" and because it was so groovy.

by Agnes of Godreply 3412/11/2012

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 Godreply 3512/12/2012


by Agnes of Godreply 3612/12/2012

"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 Godreply 3712/12/2012

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 Godreply 3812/12/2012

Behind Convent Walls (Interno di un convento).

by Agnes of Godreply 3912/12/2012

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 Godreply 4012/12/2012

The Nun's Story. Obviously.

by Agnes of Godreply 4112/12/2012

Bells of St Marys Where Angels Go Trouble Follows

by Agnes of Godreply 4212/12/2012

How do you solve a problem like Maria?

Let me show you.

by Agnes of Godreply 4312/12/2012

The Golden Gate Murders (tv movie, 1979).

by Agnes of Godreply 4412/12/2012

Where's La Religieuse? Great movie and Anna Karina is wonderful in it.

by Agnes of Godreply 4512/12/2012

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 Godreply 4612/12/2012

Have to cast my vote for The Nun's Story. I even read the book, which was very good.

by Agnes of Godreply 4712/12/2012

Love Roz Russel!

by Agnes of Godreply 4812/12/2012

The Trouble with Angels.

by Agnes of Godreply 4912/12/2012


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 Godreply 5012/12/2012

My favorite is "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison" with Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr.

by Agnes of Godreply 5112/13/2012

No poll option for "Nun of the above"?

by Agnes of Godreply 5212/13/2012

I thought ugly thoughts about Sister Marguerite!!

by Agnes of Godreply 5312/13/2012

"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 Godreply 5412/16/2012

'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 Godreply 5502/19/2014

Mine is Doubt but seconded by Agnes of God.

by Agnes of Godreply 5602/19/2014

The Nun's Story with Audrey Hepburn.

by Agnes of Godreply 5702/19/2014


by Agnes of Godreply 5802/19/2014

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 Godreply 5902/19/2014

I'm with r56. Doubt is my fave. Meryl Streep was awesome in that film.

by Agnes of Godreply 6002/19/2014

"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 Godreply 6102/20/2014

The Devils.

by Agnes of Godreply 6202/20/2014

I agree with Dame r61.

by Agnes of Godreply 6302/20/2014

Twee Audrey Hepburn ruined THE NUN'S STORY for me.


I voted SISTER ACT. It's a classic.

by Agnes of Godreply 6402/20/2014

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 Godreply 6502/20/2014

I loved In This House of Brede.

by Agnes of Godreply 6602/20/2014

Another vote for The Devils and Vanessa.

by Agnes of Godreply 6702/20/2014

Another vote for Bells of St. Mary's.

by Agnes of Godreply 6802/20/2014

Sister Act

by Agnes of Godreply 6902/20/2014

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 Godreply 7002/20/2014

[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 Godreply 7102/20/2014

Agnes of God is the best one OP. Why did you leave it off the list? Not "faith promoting"?

by Agnes of Godreply 7202/20/2014

Gladys Cooper as the hateful nun in Song of Bernadette was unforgettable.

by Agnes of Godreply 7302/20/2014

The Killing of Sister George.

by Agnes of Godreply 7402/20/2014

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 Godreply 7502/20/2014

Nun of the Above.

by Agnes of Godreply 7602/20/2014

"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 Godreply 7702/20/2014

Nun of Your Fucking Business.

by Agnes of Godreply 7802/20/2014

Come To The Stable. Loretta and Celeste at their finest with sexy Hugh Marlowe and crazy Elsa Lancaster. My personal fav.

by Agnes of Godreply 7902/22/2014

R79 Are the rights available?

by Agnes of Godreply 8002/22/2014

"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 Godreply 8102/22/2014

r71 Sweetie, read the ENTIRE paragraph, and then get back to us, OK?

by Agnes of Godreply 8202/22/2014

R82 Well, it would've been a lot more understandable without the unnecessary comma.

by Agnes of Godreply 8302/22/2014

"Come to the Stable"

"The Magdalene Sisters"

"Song of Bernadette"

by Agnes of Godreply 8402/22/2014

that one with Sally Field

by Agnes of Godreply 8502/22/2014

"The Trouble With Angels" sweet and funny!

"Take off her binder! Take off her binder!"

by Agnes of Godreply 8602/23/2014

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 Godreply 8702/23/2014

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 Godreply 8802/23/2014

Ingrid Bergman's lovely nun in THE BELLS OF ST MARYS.

by Agnes of Godreply 8902/23/2014

Nun? None.

by Agnes of Godreply 9002/23/2014
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