The Catholic Church has been immensely portrayed in cinema. However, nuns are not often represented. This list includes a wide variety of films; from comedy to musicals, from historical dramas to family films. Some are heartbreaking, powerful dramas that will leave you emotional. Others will leave you laughing, feeling good and hopeful. Here is the list of top movies about nuns ever. You can watch some of these best nun movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
12. The Singing Nun (1966)
A Belgian nun, Sister Ann, is sent to another order. When Father Clementi hears her uplifting singing style, he takes her to a talent contest. Suddenly, Sister Ann is signed to a record deal and everyone is listening to her light-hearted songs. However, she is unprepared for her newfound fame and unwanted side-effects. “The Singing Nun” is an inspiring movie based on the true story of Jeanine Deckers. Although a bit simplistic, it is very entertaining and uplifting. Debbie Reynolds plays Sister Ann and gives one of the best performances of her career, showing off her singing skills.
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11. Sister Act (1992)
When Deloris Wilson (Whoopi Goldberg), a worldly singer, witnesses a mob crime, the police has to hide her as a nun in a traditional convent. We follow her as she struggles to fit in. This comedy classic with amazing music explores the importance and power of music and the struggles a group of nuns has to go through. It counts with a wonderful cast and amusing dialogue, with a lot of memorable lines. Despite not being an Academy Award-winning flick, it is a fantastic film if you want to watch something light that will make you feel good.