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    25 Films That Do A Great Job Discussing Religion And The Trauma It Can Cause

    It's giving Father, Son, and a "Hey Alexa, find therapists near me."

    Religion is a tricky subject to discuss, and an even trickier subject to discuss well.

    Theodore Pellerin and Lucas Hedges lie in bed together

    And with such a wide range of religious beliefs and interpretations, it becomes obvious that not all religions, or religious people, are either good or bad.

    Geraldine Viswanathan and Jack Kilmer talk at a skate park
    Andrew Garfield holds up communion bread while others pray
    Clair Foy holds a child next to Rooney Mara

    1. 1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture (2023)

    Ed Oxford looks up in a church

    2. Boy Erased (2018)

    Nicole Kidman holds Lucas Hedges's face in her hands

    3. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)

    Natasha Lyonne and Clea DuVall lean their faces close together

    4. Carrie (1976)

    Sissy Spacek and William Katt win Prom King and Queen

    5. The Crucible (1996)

    Daniel Day-Lewis and Joan Allen stand outdoors

    6. The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)

    Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield stand together in a crowd

    7. Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)

    The Church of Scientology exterior

    8. Hala (2019)

    Geraldine Viswanathan and Jack Kilmer stand outside lockers

    9. Higher Ground (2011)

    Vera Farmiga wears a white dress

    10. Jesus Camp (2006)

    A girl raises her hand and cries

    11. The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

    Geraldine McEwan leads Nora-Jane Noone, Anne-Marie Duff, and Dorothy Duff down a hallway

    12. Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

    John Hawkes teaches Elizabeth Olsen to fire a gun

    13. One of Us (2017)

    A group of Jewish men look out at New York City's skyline

    14. Paris Is Burning (1990)

    A drag queen walks before a table of judges

    15. Philomena (2013)

    Judi Dench and Steve Coogan sit next to each other at an airport

    16. Pray Away (2021)

    Anti-gay protesters hold up flags

    17. Prophet's Prey (2015)

    A man with a bunch of Mormon women

    18. Saint Maud (2019)

    Morfydd Clark screams

    19. Saved! (2004)

    Mandy Moore leads worship at a church with Jena Malone and Elizabeth Thai on instruments

    20. Silence (2016)

    Yosuke Kubozuka kneels down in front of Andrew Garfield on the cliffs of Japan

    21. Spotlight (2015)

    Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, and Brian d'Arcy James sit around a desk

    22. The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)

    Mozhan Marno gets her arms tied behind her

    23. Trembling Before G-d (2001)

    A group of Jewish men huddle around a camera

    24. The Whale (2022)

    Brendan Fraser sits in his kitchen

    25. Women Talking (2022)

    Ben Whishaw, Rooney Mara, and Claire Foy sit on a rug looking into the distance