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5 Must-See Religion Comedies

Updated on August 8, 2012

We all love a good religious comedy flick. Why? Religious comedy points out obvious problems within organized religions and causes us to think objectively about religious philosophies. Plus, it's funny!

Approximately 80% of Americans consider themselves to be Christian, but Christianity is not a unified religion. There are many different sects, with different beliefs, practices and and ideas of how the Bible should be interpreted. Comedians prey upon Christianity because of this weakness, and Americans love it.

There are a great many religious comedies out there, but only a few that have caused me to pause and contemplate certain aspects of organized religion, which is what I'm all about.

The following is a list of five religious comedies that I recommend everyone watch at least once:

  • Dogma
  • Saved!
  • Leap of Faith
  • Religulous
  • Keeping the Faith

An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon by the Voice of God to stop two fallen angels from entering a New Jersey church, which would unmake the world. She is joined by the little known thirteenth apostle named Rufus, a muse, and two "prophets": Jay and Silent Bob. An ex-muse turned demon named Azrael tries to keep the group from accomplishing their goal so that he can have his revenge against God.

Mary is a good Christian girl who goes to a Christian high school. Her life seems perfect, until the day that she finds out that her boyfriend might be gay. After seeing a vision of Jesus in a pool, she does everything in her power to help him turn straight, including offering up her virginity. But none of it helps because her boyfriend is caught and sent to a "Pray Away the Gay" center and Mary ends up pregnant. It's during her time of adversity that she becomes friends with the school's outcasts, including Cassandra, the school's only Jewish girl; Roland, her friend's wheelchair-bound brother, and Patrick, the son of the school's principal; while her best friend turns her into a social outcast.

Jonas is a fraudulent evangelist, who uses every trick in the book to con people attending his shows and giving him money. Jonas and his team of con artists travel the country stopping at big towns and cities to put on their show. When one of the trucks breaks down in a small town, Jonas is quick to accept the challenge of making money in this town. His other goal is to seduce Marva, a waitress in the town, but she's not buying his act, neither is Will, the local sheriff who's determined to expose Jonas as a fraud.

This is actually a documentary, but I had to include it! Borat director Larry Charles follows host Bill Maher as he travels the world interviewing various people about God and religion.

Best friends, a priest and a rabbi, fall in love with the same girl. However, neither of the men can pursue the relationship due to their religious beliefs: the priest cannot break his vow of celibacy and the rabbi cannot marry her since she is not Jewish.


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    • CherylsArt profile image

      Cheryl Paton 

      4 years ago from West Virginia

      I've seen some of these before; I may have to watch them again.

    • Kevina Oyatedor profile image

      kevina oyatedor 

      5 years ago

      Loved Dogma and Saved. Great hub.

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      6 years ago from Suffolk

      Brilliant, dogma's very funny and the others I will be putting on the lovefilm list. Life of Brian is a classic which I'm sure you would enjoy as well.

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      6 years ago

      I loved "Dogma", but have not seen the others. Will have to find them. Great hub.

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      6 years ago

      Great hub. Voted up

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      6 years ago from Upstate New York

      I've actually watched a lot of these. When anyone says, "Let's what a religious movie that is funny/scary/true" I'll be there. But I didn't know about SAVED! I'll have to check it out! Voted up!


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