The Cinematic Sisterhood: Saints & Sinners

Films portrayals of nuns usually play on stereotypical perceptions of the holy sisterhood. Some forays have been comedic, some intensely dramatic, some inspiring, gruesomely nightmarish or even musical. Why are film-makers in the habit of making nuns the subject of their movies? Here’s a list of nunny movies that you need to know, including Vanessa Redgrave (pictured) in “The Devils.”

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