Catholic Film Office presents 'films for a lockdown’


As Australians stay home this Easter long weekend, it’s an opportune time to check out some recent movies you might have missed on the big screen. The Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting has compiled a list of “films for a lockdown”.

Fr Richard Leonard, director of the ACOFB, said the list contains “some of the best films in recent years which should be found on various streaming services”.

“Please check out the film first for its rating for language, violence and content and search for our office’s review of that title at so that you make the best decisions for you and your family,” Fr Leonard said.

“While there is a good range of genres here, there are those titles which some people would find offensive or difficult to watch.”

Go to for films that inspire you to deepen faith, hold to hope or love even more generously.


  • By the Grace of God
  • Captain Marvel
  • Emu Runner
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Green Book
  • Hotel Mumbai
  • Joker
  • Late Night
  • Marriage Story
  • Palm Beach
  • Parasite
  • Rocketman
  • Stan & Ollie
  • The Farewell
  • The Irishman
  • The King
  • The Two Popes
  • Toy Story 4
  • Downton Abbey
  • Tolkien


  • A Star is Born
  • An Interview with God
  • Beautiful Boy
  • BlacKkKansman
  • Boy Erased
  • Capernaum
  • Chappaquiddick
  • Darkest Hour
  • First Man
  • I, Tonya
  • Ladies in Black
  • Shoplifters
  • The Children Act
  • The Post
  • Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • The Wife


  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Loving
  • Loving Vincent
  • Silence
  • Jackie
  • Hidden Figures
  • Beatrix at Dinner
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • The Promise
  • Lion
  • Moonlight
  • Denial
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Fences
  • Viceroy’s house
  • Victoria and Abdul
  • Wonder
  • Wonder Woman
  • Borg vs McEnroe
  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • La La Land
  • The Big Sick


  • Carol
  • Spotlight
  • Brooklyn
  • United Kingdom
  • I, Daniel Blake
  • Arrival
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • Sully
  • Rosalie Blum
  • Man Who Knew Infinity
  • Pie in the Sky
  • Snowden
  • Remember
  • Hunt for Wilderpeople
  • Son of Saul
  • The Lady in the Van
  • Room
  • Like Crazy
  • The Accountant
  • God Willing
  • Life, Animated
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • Marguerite
  • Mia Madre


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