Nuns in American Film Bibliography

Query From Jessica Matthews 08 June 1998

Can anyone out there think of American films that have a nun (or nuns) as central characters? Anytime period is fine. Thanks.


Agnes of God (Jane Fonda, Meg Tilly)

Appointment with Danger 1951

Bells of St. Mary's (Ingrid Bergman) 1940s

Body and Soul recent Masterpiece Theater TV (Kristen Scott-Thomas)

Change of Habit 1970 (Mary Tyler Moore and Elvis Presley)

Come to the Stable (Loretta Young)

Damned if You Don't (Su Friedrich, Dir)

Dead Man Walking (Susan Sarandon)1995/96?

Father Goose (Leslie Caron)

Green Mansions

Heaven Knows Mr. Allison (Deborah Kerr) 1950s

In This House of Brede (TV Movie w/Dianna Rigg)

Lillies of the Field 1963

Nasty Habits 1977

Nunsense 1993

Nunsense 2: The Sequel 1994

Nuns on the Run (Eric Idle/Robbie Coltrane)

Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun 1986 TV

Sister Act 1992 (Whoopi Goldberg)
Sister Act II 1994 (Whoopi Goldberg)

Song of Bernadette

The Flying Nun 1967-1970 TV series

The Nun and the Sergeant 1962

The Nun's Story (Audrey Hepburn) 1959

The Singing Nun 1966

The Sister Kinney Story (about the Australian nurse w/Rosalind Russell)

The Sound of Music

The Trouble With Angels (Rosalind Russell, Hayley Mills)

Two Mules for Sister Sara (Shirley MacLaine)

Weekend Nun 1972 TV

Other Suggestions:

See _Videohound Guide to Movies_

See on-line movie database (Internet Movie Database)

Giles, Paul _American Catholic Arts and Fictions_ and his article in _Catholic Lives, Contemporary America_, Thomas J. Ferraro, Ed., (Duke, 1997)

But maybe it's time to find out what the originator of this thread is trying to find, as it's hard to believe that THIS film cite fits within the intellectual frame of this list!

Genevieve G. McBride