Father Alek played by Christopher Lambert, To Kill a Priest (1988) The story of the real-life Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko, a much-loved Catholic priest who was killed for speaking out about Communism in his native Poland.
Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty played by Gregory Peck, The Scarlet and the Black (1983) The film set in Rome brings to life the true story of the charming Irish priest dubbed “The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican,” who rescued thousands of Jews during the war.
Father Barry played by Karl Malden, On the Waterfront (1954)
The winner of 8 Academy Awards sees Fr. Barry go up against the mob and give an impassioned sermon reminding the hardworking dockers that Christ is always among them.
Father Ruffino played by Ben Cross, The Assisi Underground (1984)
This film depicts the role the Catholic Church played, through the efforts of Fr. Ruffino who put his own life at risk, in rescuing Jews from the Nazis in Assisi in 1943.
Father Damien Karras played by Jason Miller, The Exorcist (1973) and The Exorcist III (1990) In exorcising demons, Jesuit priest Fr. Karras, who is a complicated, troubled character questioning his own faith, is led to make the ultimate sacrifice.
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Father Chuck O'Malley played by Bing Crosby, Going My Way / The Bells of St. Mary's (1944/5) Winner of 7 Academy awards and presented to Pope Pius XII at the Vatican, this comedy drama follows an inspirational young priest who takes over a parish with the occasional mishap.