I’m looking to watch a trilogy of amazing movies about nuns . . .
I plan to watch Black Narcissus, Mother Joan of the Angels, and __________________ .
Any recommendations for the third movie?
Check out this list. My personal recommendation would be “Marketa Lazarová” even though there are only a few scenes with nuns involved.
for starters The Devils Of Monza is the stand out here
Beautiful Antonia Is Both A Nun And A Demon
Rivette’s The Nun.
Agnes of God, Doubt
Nasty Habits, 1977, with Glenda Jackson, Sandy Dennis, Geraldine Page, Melina Mercouri, and a lot of others.
I concur with the Rivette masterpiece.
Pedro Almodóvar Dark Habits
nuns on the run :O(
None of these are very good.
sound of music…
the magdalene sisters.
The Nun’s Story with Audrey Hepburn is the first thing that comes to mind.
Since Erebus mentioned Black Narcissus, I’ll recommend Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison. Echoes of John Huston’s earlier African Queen resound here and there, but it’s worth watching for Deborah Kerr’s charming portrayal of a wide-eyed nun. Now, if someone can name a third movie in which Kerr played a nun we’d really have ourselves a trilogy.
Bells of St. Mary’s by McCarey (lead Ingrid Bergman)
and never enough Anna Karina.. The Nun is wonderful!
Damned If You Don’t by Su Friedrich.
ZEN (2008) features an important subplot about a Buddhist nun.
THE TROUBLE WITH ANGELS with Hayley Mills and Rosalind Russell
WHERE THE BOYS ARE
Jacques Rivette’s The Nun is an understated masterpiece based on the great Diderot’s novel, with clever casting of Anna Karina, embodiment of 60s vitality and freedom, in Pierrot le Fou for example, stuck in a convent in 1750s France. It filled me, not for the first time, with deep hostility to the Catholic church, but wider society too comes in for stick, and i was surprised to find my sympathies diverting to a mother superior. I don’t want to give away too much, but it seems piety doesn’t fit the church any more than following the call of nature.
Flavia the Heretic
The Trouble with Angels, without doubt. The last few lines of dialogue are hysterical.
Les Anges du Peche (Angels of the Streets) by Robert Bresson is one of the most beautiful films I’ve ever seen. I think you can only find it in PAL format in some specialty video stores. Though I don’t doubt the internets could help you out somehow. It’s certainly worth the effort to find it.
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) by John Huston with Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr.