Martyr movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant martyr movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, tense, captivating, disturbing and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with martyr, murder, religion, death, christian, christianity, violence, torture, society and brutality plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
martyr movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as martyr: Silence (2016), Martyrs (2015), Z (1969), Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005), Becket (1964), Jan Hus (2015), Flexing with Monty (2010), Sita Sings the Blues (2008), John Hus (1977), Caliphate (2020).

List of martyr movies

Silence (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.
Style: philosophical, stylized, cerebral, melancholic, intellectual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missionary, religious persecution, christianity, crisis of faith, religion, culture clash, torture, faith, doubt, clergy, betrayal, christian ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, portugal, tokyo, asia
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Martyrs (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A woman and her childhood friend seek out revenge on those who victimized and abused them.
Style: brutal, bloody, disturbing, slasher, tense ...
Plot: revenge, torture chamber, sadistic horror, torture, home invasion, torment, burned at the stake, electric torture, held captive, sadism, violent, murder ...
Time: 2010s
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Z (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises ...
Style: political, realistic, thought provoking, tense, bleak ...
Plot: conspiracy, politics, military, assassination, police, government, investigation, corruption, murder investigation, political corruption, justice, violence ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: greece, france, africa, europe
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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
Style: touching, tense, sincere, suspenseful, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: politics, nazism, world war two, resistance, death sentence, nazi germany, gestapo, historical character, nazi, lawyer, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, year 1943, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, berlin germany, east germany, munich germany ...
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Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, talky, tense, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: religion, friendship, politics, medieval, british history, martyr, betrayal, murder, christian, royalty, catholic, intrigue ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, california, rome italy, europe, france ...
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Jan Hus (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The life of Czech pre-Reformation priest Jan Hus, who inspired the Protestant Reformation.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: priest, czech history, martyr, religious faith, protestant, faith, historical character, fighting the system, suspense, historical figure, religious, changing lives ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century
Place: central europe
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Flexing with Monty (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Monty is a bodybuilder. His gym is the very heart of his existence. He is aggressively male, outrageously narcissistic and a bigot. Sharing this strange world is Monty's cerebral and emotionally wounded younger brother, Bertin. One stormy day, ...
Style: thought provoking, humorous, entertaining, disturbing, light ...
Plot: father son relationship, brother brother relationship, mother son reunion, self loathing, nun, exorcism, gay, boxing, martyr, orphan, patricide, sexual abuse ...
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Sita Sings the Blues (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The movie is about Sita, the Hindu Goddess from the epic "The Ramayana", who accompanies Lord Rama on a 14 year exile in forest. Sita is abducted by Ravana, the ruler of Lanka. This movie tells the story of Rama and Sita, along-with a ...
Style: stylized, enigmatic, colourful, epic, captivating ...
Plot: jazz, mistrust, martyr, duty, monk, long distance relationship, suspicion, gossip, exile, leaving home, family problems, ancient ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: india, san francisco, asia
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John Hus (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A faithful recounting of the ministry, trial and martyrdom of the fifteenth century Bohemian priest John Hus, who built on the reforms of John Wycliffe, taught the Bible in the vernacular and who influenced Martin Luther a century later.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, christian film, contemplative
Plot: catholic, christian, liberation theology, martyr, religions or cults, power relations, clergy, fighting the system, hopes, rebellion, society, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century
Place: europe, central europe
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Caliphate (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: National Security agent Fatima receives a tip that a terrorist attack against Sweden is in the planning stage. Meanwhile Sulle, a teenage girl in Stockholm, gets interested in her student assistent who opens doors to a new and fascinating world - ...
Style: exciting, disturbing, tense, slasher, dramatic
Plot: isis, hijab, terrorist, terrorism, suicide bomber, islamic terrorism, islam, muslim, intelligence agency, rape, police, conspiracy ...
Place: syria, middle east, sweden, eastern europe
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A.D. (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 600 min.
TV show
Story: Set just after the death of Jesus Christ, this mini-series chronicles the life & adventures of Jesus's disciples, and events in Rome during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.
Style: epic
Plot: bible, christian, jesus, roman, ancient, biblical stories, martyr, roman empire, apostle, crucifixion of jesus, adoption, martyrdom ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
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The Wicker Man (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Police sergeant Neil Howie is called to an island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed. Stranger still, however, are the rituals that take place there.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, twist ending, scary, controversial ...
Plot: cult, religion, ritual, disappearance, paganism, investigation, sacrifice, female nudity, secret society, human sacrifice, temptation, police ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: scotland, europe, united kingdom, scottish highlands, fictional island
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Burn! (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to deal with the same rebels that he built up because they ...
Style: tense, disturbing, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, racism, politics, bank, island, rebellion, slavery, betrayal, assassination, political unrest, heist, political corruption ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian era
Place: caribbean, england, europe, portugal, fictional island
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The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A reconstruction of the trial of Joan of Arc based entirely on the transcripts of the real-life trial, concerning Joan's imprisonment, interrogation and final execution at the hands of the English.
Style: depressing, fairy tale, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: joan of arc, courtroom drama, courtroom, inquisition, burned at the stake, saint, medieval, martyrdom, burned alive, catholic, female warrior, court ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: france, europe
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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her ...
Style: epic, captivating, realistic, factual, sexy ...
Plot: medieval, religion, war, battles, joan of arc, god, courage, politics, heroic mission, heresy, burned at the stake, betrayal ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: france, england, new orleans, europe, paris france
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Martyrs (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
Style: disturbing, scary, twist ending, brutal, splatter ...
Plot: torture, cult, kidnapping, violence, child abuse, brutality, revenge, death, afterlife, torment, vengeance, torture chamber ...
Time: year 1971
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Of Gods and Men (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: French drama based on the 1996 kidnapping and killing of seven monks in Algeria. A group of Trappist monks reside in the monastery of Tibhirine in Algeria, where they live in harmony with the largely muslim population. When a bloody conflict between ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, unusual plot structure, meditative, visually appealing ...
Plot: monk, monastery, faith, religion, clergy, muslim, christian, islam, courage, idealism, hostage, evacuation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: algeria, france, palestine
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End of the Spear (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "End of the Spear" is the story of Mincayani, a Waodani tribesman from the jungles of Ecuador. When five young missionaries, among them Jim Elliot and Nate Saint, are speared to death by the Waodani in 1956, a series of events unfold to ...
Style: emotional, inspirational, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christian, redemption, christianity, culture clash, murder, life philosophy, battles, family relations, coming of age, courage, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 1940s, 50s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
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El mar (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Childhood friends reunite later in life in Spanish tuberculosis sanitorium. Pressures of death all around combine with dark secrets of their past.
Style: disturbing, erotic, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: tuberculosis, gay, childhood friend, gay erotica, friendship, gay rape, life is a bitch, society, haunted by the past, terminal illness, political unrest, lgbt ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe, mallorca
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Shogun's Sadism (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two short stories set in Edo during the Shogun era. 1. During a time when Christians are persecuted vehemently, Iori falls in love with young Christian girl. When she and her family are captured during a raid, his sadistic master takes her as her ...
Style: disturbing, bloody, extreme horror, controversial, sadistic ...
Plot: tortured to death, violent, exploitation, sadism, torture, execution, religion, brothel, samurai, violence, punishment, female fight ...
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Cain & Abel (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In this modern-day version of the biblical legend on Cain and Abel, strong-willed matriarch Señora Pina favors her younger son Ellis over the older Loren whom she blames for the death of her husband. Ellis grows up cowardly and spoiled while Loren ...
Plot: last will and testament, revenge, domineering mother, brother vs brother, brawl, chambermaid, death of girlfriend, martyr, inheritance, bully, drunk, magic ...
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Naked Among Wolves (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: East Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: complex
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, military, wartime life, nazism, prisoner, war criminal, gas chamber, baby, nazi occupied poland, destiny ...
Place: germany, poland, east germany, frankfurt germany, spain ...
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Death of an Angel (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Grace, a priest, tracks her missing daughter to a religious community where the strange father Angel is keeping a wooden Jesus figure that sheds actual blood. When the cross is stolen, Grace decides to help out to get her daughter back.
Plot: death of husband, cult leader, disappearance, symbolism, widow, religion, martyr, runaway, fanatic, teenage girl, u.s. mexico border, cult ...
Place: los angeles
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The Dream (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Netherlands' submission for the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film in 1985
Plot: falsely accused, false evidence, frame up, false accusation, simpleton, revenge, coward, brother brother relationship, political activist, socialist, martyr, wrongful imprisonment ...
Time: 1890s, turn of the century, 20th century
Place: holland, netherlands
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The Red Horse (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A joint fight of Macedonian and Greek people against the fascist monarchical government of Greece ended with their defeat in 1949, after many years of bloodshed. Many members of the democratic party DAG, as well as the innocent inhabitants ...
Plot: partisan, exile, communist, mountain, communism, fascism, retiring, male female relationship, fighter, horse, russian, violence ...
Time: post world war two
Place: black sea, ussr, istanbul turkey, macedonia
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Flame in the Wind (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in the splendor and terror of the Spanish Inquisition, Flame in the Wind tells the story of Carlos, an earnest young nobleman who is faced with a choice: the church system offers safety, protection, and respectability; the Scriptures offer ...
Style: christian film
Plot: spanish inquisition, christian, faith, catholic, priest, bible, inquisition, martyr, religion, christianity, torture, catholic church ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain
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Born Under Libra (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Divided by student protests and conflicting politics, college lovers Daniel and Mahtab are separated when Daniel flees Tehran. But Mahtab follows, travelling south to his village. As the lovers reunite and head back to Tehran, they find themselves ...
Plot: iraq iran war, university student, martyr, hijab, moon, girlfriend, boyfriend, father daughter relationship
Place: iran
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Pilgrim's Progress (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pilgrim’s Progress: Journey to Heaven is a modern adaptation of John Bunyan’s beloved classic. It is the #1 Christian fantasy of all time! The novel has been heralded as a literary masterpiece around the world, as it has been published in over ...
Style: captivating, tense, allegory, christian film
Plot: evangelist, faith, christianity, beast, christian, pilgrimage, demon, sword fight, traveler, life, thanksgiving, dungeon ...
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Black Dogs Barking (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Restless and young, best buddies Selim and Çaça live a meager existence on the outskirts of Istanbul. By day they breed pigeons on the roof, by night they roam the streets with their entourage in their pimped-up car, "My Orange Angel". ...
Plot: bullying, bully, lower class, ordinary people, gang, martyr, suburbs, poverty, funeral, animal trainer, pigeon
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Henry VIII (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Henry VIII is a two-part British television movie produced principally by Granada Television for ITV. It chronicles the life of Henry VIII of England from the disintegration of his first marriage to an aging Spanish princess until his death ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, fairy tale, weird
Plot: tudors, king of england, royal family, ambition, intrigue, head of state, dishonesty, infidelity, historical event, renaissance, state affairs, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, england
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