Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)

Directed and written by Andrew Hyatt, and starring Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) as Luke the Evangelist, Paul, Apostle of Christ presents a moving portrayal of  the dangers and struggles the early Christian Church endured under a hostile Roman regime as it sought to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)

Coming out in the flower-power days of 1972, Brother Sun, Sister Moon, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, portrays St. Francis of Assisi as the forefather of the hippie protest against war and consumerism. In spite of its dated feel, the movie still inspires as it captures the dedication and love of God of the young St. Francis, who cast off all of his possessions to pursue a life of holiness.

Romero (1989)

The late Raúl Juliá stars as the Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero, an advocate for the poor who spoke out against the injustices and crimes committed in the Salvadoran civil war. He was gunned down in 1980 while celebrating Mass, and was declared a martyr and then canonized by Pope Francis.

Joan of Arc (1948)

This film, starring Ingrid Bergman as St. Joan of Arc, tells the story of the young French heroine who heard the call of God to help the King of France wage war against England and Burgundy.

Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (1999)

This film tells the story of Father Damien, a Belgian priest and missionary who served people suffering from leprosy in the Kingdom of Hawaii in the 19th century. He was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009.

The Song of Bernadette (1943)

The name "Bernadette" soared in popularity shortly after the release of this film about Bernadette Soubirous, the peasant girl from Lourdes, France, who experienced visions of the Virgin Mary near a grotto that has since become a major pilgrimage site for Catholics.

Saint Philip Neri: I Prefer Heaven (2010)

This Italian movie (available with English subtitles) features St. Philip Neri, the 16th-century saint known for his great faith and wonderful sense of humor, both of which come across in this beautifully made film.

Becket (1964)

In this 1964 classic staring Richard Burton and Peter O’Toole, Sir Thomas Becket, trusted advisor to the King Henry II, discovers there is more to life than ambition as he fights for the honor of his Church.

A Man for All Seasons (1966)

This 1966 film is based on the life of St. Thomas More, a man of steadfast faith, who paid the ultimate price when he defied King Henry VIII by refusing to recognize Henry's decision to divorce his wife, remarry and establish the Church of England. A "man for all seasons," More was known for his scholarly, legal, and political achievements as well as for his deep spirituality.

Thérèse (1986)

This captivating French film captures the beautiful faith of Thérèse Martin, the "Little Flower," who entered a Carmelite monastery at the age of 15, where she lived a simple life of prayer and ecstatic intimacy with God.