After careful consideration, the Cafe Pollsters decided to omit Friar Tuck--portrayed most famously by Eugene Pallette in The Adventures of Robin (1938). We're concerned that the Friar and Robin Hood would dominate the poll and it just wouldn't be any fun. That leaves the following monk movie nominees for your consideration:
Brother Sun, Sister Moon - Franco Zeffirelli's biography of Francis of Assisi was a big hit with the college crowds of the 1970s, who appreciated its message of hope and Donovan's songs.
The Garden of Allah - Charles Boyer stars as a Trappist monk who leaves the monastery and eventually marries Marlene Dietrich! Unfortunately, things don't quite work out for the couple.
The Name of the Rose - Sean Connery's William of Baskerville was a 14th century monk who, along with his apprentice (Christian Slater), investigated a murder in an abbey. The film was based on Umberto Eco's bestseller.
Other movies with monks include Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Luther, Francis of Assisi, and the TV-movie Kung Fu. Edward G. Robinson posed as a monk in Brother Orchid. The George Maharis movie The Monk wasn't about a monk, but a private eye named Gus Monk.
You can vote for one of the nominees above by visiting the poll in the green sidebar to the right.