5 Movies Like Novitiate To Watch

Best Movies Like Novitiate

Here is our list of Movies like Novitiate that we are sure you will enjoy. A young woman undergoing training to become a nun grapples with questions of religion, the changing church, and sexuality in this early 1960s film, which is set during the time of Vatican II.

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The Letters

Year: 2014

Director: William Riead

A dramatization of letters Mother Teresa (Juliet Stevenson) sent to Father Celeste van Exem (Max von Sydow), her longstanding friend and spiritual guide, over the course of nearly fifty years.


Year: 2021

Director: Paul Verhoeven

An Italian nun from the 17th century experiences unsettling religious and sensual visions. She is helped by a companion, and the two women’s connection turns into a passionate love affair.

The Innocents

Year: 2016

Director: Anne Fontaine

1945. French Red Cross physician Mathilde is on a mission to assist the French camp survivors. She is requested for assistance by a nun while she is working in Poland. Some nuns in her monastery are expecting babies.

Here Below

Year: 2012

Director: Jean-Pierre Denis

Martial, a chaplain with a weakened faith and a veteran of the Resistance, is introduced to Sister Luce. She leaves the convent, switching from the love of Christ to the love of a man. Yet it runs into the barrier of desire and reality.

The Girl King

Year: 2015

Director: Mika Kaurismäki

The Swedish queen Kristina, shown in THE GIRL KING as clever and flamboyant from the age of six, battles the conservative elements that oppose her plans to modernize Sweden and who have no patience for her coming-of-age sexuality.

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