This page lists documentaries about the papacy and individual popes, as well as movie dramatizations of the lives of individual popes.
PS3537 .T669 A72 2005 DVD
A feature-length movie dramatization of Irving Stone's novel about the struggle between Pope Julius II and the artist Michelangelo over the painting of the Sistine Chapel. Starring Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison.
BX2230.2 .J64 2000 DVD
This programme lets you join Pope John Paul II as he celebrates The Holy Mass in such diverse countries as Argentina, Canada, Spain, Poland, Australia, the Philippines and St. Peter's Basilica in The Vatican.
BX1378.6 .C475 2008 DVD
Complete coverage of the 2008 apostolic visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States including the speeches he gave in New York City and Washington, D.C.
BX1378.5 .C487 2006 DVD
Father Thomas Norris reflects on the contemporary relevance of "Encyclical on the New Millennium", an apostolic letter delivered by John Paul the Great at the close of the Great Jubilee in 2000.
BX830 1962 .C6635 2006z
A documentary about the Second Vatican Council which took place between 1962 and 1965 and marked a break with the Catholic Church's past, both on a liturgical and a canonical level.
BT741.2 .J643 W46 2004 DVD
Author and host Christopher West uses Pope John Paul's Theology of the Body for an eight-part discussion on marriage and sexuality as God meant them to be experienced, while also addressing more general questions of importance on human origins, the meaning of life, gender, and the existence of evil.
BX1378.6 .E44 2005 DVD
120 minutes; released 2005.
EWTN news anchor Raymond Arroyo and Father Richard John Neuhaus guide viewers through the election of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI on 19 April 2005.
BX1378 .H33 2008 DVD
An examination of the response of Pope Pius XII to the Nazi extermination of Jews during World War II.
DG794 .I57 2002 DVD
90 minutes; released 2002.
A documentary about Vatican City narrated by Martin Sheen. Directed by John Bredar.
PG7169 .O4 P722 1988 DVD
95 minutes; released 1988.
A movie adaptation of a play by Pope John Paul II about love and family. Starring Burt Lancaster. Directed by Michael Anderson.
BX1378.5 .J6355 2004 DVD
Go inside the Vatican walls in this video that highlights 25 years of meetings between John Paul II and university students. Watch never before seen footage of John Paul II as he laughs and jokes with students from around the world and challenges them to live up to the full demands of the Gospel. John Paul II's humor, affection for young people, and ability to relate to today's youth has never been so candidly captured.
BX1378.5 .J646 2004 DVD
Two documentaries on Pope John Paul II.
BX1378.5 .I6363 2006 DVD
A four-part documentary which traces Pope John Paul II's journey through the seasons of his life.
BX1378.5 .J635 1999 VHS
A PBS Frontline documentary about Pope John Paul II.
BX1378.5 .I636 2006 DVD
A chronological presentation of the life of Pope John Paul II.
BX1378.5 .I6364 2006 DVD
An intimate and meditative portrait in which Pope John Paul II relates the most significant events of his life, touching upon some of the most important events of modern times.
BX1378.5 .J65562 2007 DVD
A documentary about Pope John Paul II divided into five chapters: Poland's Native Son, Called from a Far-Away Country, Forging New Paths, Papal Firsts, and Karol Wojtyla's Agony.
BX1378.5 .S8822 2006 DVD
A CBC dramatization of the life of Pope John Paul II (born Karol Wojtyla). The film begins in 1930s Poland, where Karol's artistic aspirations are halted by the Nazi invasion. He forms a politically-committed underground threatre and during the occupation decides to enter the priesthood. His compassion leads Karol to take a strong and dangerous stance against the tyranny of Communism, which he helped to bring down in his homeland, and throughout his life he would take up the cause of the oppressed. His faith and courage finally lead him to Rome and the Papacy.
BX1378.5 .L54 2003 DVD
A three-part documentary about Pope John Paul II.
BX1378.5 .L54 2005 DVD
Reported by NBC News' Keith Morrison - this documentary uses archival footage, interviews with childhood friends and Vatican insiders, to trace Pope John Paul II's career from his beginnings in Poland to his Papal missions around the globe as a champion of human rights.
BX2347.8 .Y7 M47 2004 DVD
Reflections on the messages the Holy Father has given to the youth of the world through World Youth Days.
BS2515 .P47 2003 DVD
Best-selling Catholic author Stephen Ray takes the viewer to Galilee, Jerusalem, and Rome in his study of St. Peter the Apostle. He answers questions about the infallibility of the Pope, papal succession, and the truth of Catholic teaching. Part of The Footprints of God series.
BX1378.5 .P57 1993 VHS
News coverage of the 1993 visit of Pope John Paul II to Colorado.
BX1378.6 .P665 2008 DVD
The first in-depth biographical documentary film on the life of Pope Benedict XVI, from his childhood in Bavaria, Germany to his papacy as the Vicar of Christ.
BX955.2 .M322 2003 DVD
16 (30 minute) episodes
Patrick Madrid explores the many myths and misconceptions Catholics and non-Catholics have regarding the papacy.
BX1378.5 .P6567 2006 DVD
A dramatization of the life of Pope John Paul II. Starring Jon Voight and Cary Elwes.
BX1378.5 .P583 2004 DVD
Contains Do Not Be Afraid - The Life and Teachings of Pope John Paul II, and Do This in Memory of Me - The Easter and Christmas Liturgies Celebrated by Pope John Paul II. HBO Video.
BX1378.5 .P6576 2005 DVD
A feature-length documentary on the life of Pope John Paul II.
BX1378.5 .P65765 2005 DVD
This BBC tribute looks at the life and legacy of Pope John Paul II.
BX1378.5 .P657 2005 DVD
A&E documentary celebrating the life and faith of Pope John Paul II.
BX1378.5 .P6573 2003 DVD
Approx. 83 minutes.
Examines the belief and influence of Pope John Paull II.
BX1378 .M373 2004 DVD
12 (30 minute) programs
Sister Margherita Marchione and Ronald Rychlak explore the life, work, and teachings of Pope Pius XII.
BX1378.5 .S268 2007 DVD
Approx. 60 minutes.
Footage of John Paul II is set to a soundtrack of traditional and contemporary music.
PR9619.3 .W4 S4 2005 DVD
162 minutes; released 1968.
A feature-length movie about a fictional Russian pope who attempts to avert a conflict between Communist Russia and Communist China by declaring that the Church's wealth should alleviate the world's starving people and challenges other institutions to do the same. Starring Anthony Quinn.
UA749.5 .S65 1997 DVD
An exclusive visit behind the walls of the Vatican records the history, traditions, and daily life of the smallest army in the world, the Swiss Guard, whose duty is to defend the pope.
BX1378.5 .S6 2005 DVD
This documentary guides viewers through the funeral Mass of Pope John Paul II.
BX1378.6 .S65 2005 DVD
EWTN news anchor Raymond Arroyo and Father Richard John Newhaus guide viewers through the Inaugural Mass of Pope Benedict XVI in April 2005.
BX1378.5 .D972 2008 DVD
A documentary about Pope John Paul II based on the biography by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz. Narrated by Michael York.
BX1378.5 .T847 2005z DVD
A documentary about the dramatic events of 2005: the worsening of Pope John Paul II's illness, his last days, the funeral mass, and the the conclave which elected Pope Benedict SVI.
DG796 .V38 2005 DVD
A comprehensive history of the origins of the Vatican - from the Roman "Old St. Peter's" to the papacy's temporary move to Avignon to today's tourist mecca - through interviews with historians, reconstructions of crucial events, and on-site artifacts.
BX830 1962 .V234 1988 DVD
12 discs, approx. 324 minutes
A retrospective look at the Second Vatican Council and its impact on matters of liturgy and doctrine.
BX1378.5 .W452 2005 DVD
A documentary about the life of Pope John Paul II based on the biography by George Weigel.
BX2347.8 .Y7 W679 2002 DVD
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation documents Pope John Paul II's visit to Canada for World Youth Day, July 18-28, 2002.