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 realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, dramatic and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with martyr, death, religion, murder, betrayal, christian, execution, violence, family relations and idealism plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
martyr movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as martyr: Sita Sings the Blues (2008), John Hus (1977), Silence (2016), Martyrs (2015), The Dream (1985), The Red Horse (1981), Joan the Maid 2: The Prisons (1994), Flame in the Wind (1971), Paul: The Emissary (1997), A.D. (1985).

List of martyr movies

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, epic, captivating, semi serious, colourful ...
Plot: mistrust, monk, jazz, martyr, duty, suspicion, gossip, long distance relationship, exile, leaving home, imaginary, family problems ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: india, 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: contemplative, thought provoking, realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: martyr, power relations, fighting the system, clergy, dishonesty, rebellion, hopes, society, false accusation, political corruption, idealism, religions or cults ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, central europe
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Silence (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, Italy
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, bleak, suspense, melancholic ...
Plot: christianity, missionary, religious persecution, crisis of faith, torture, culture clash, japanese history, clergy, betrayal, religion, doubt, martyrdom ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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: suspense, brutal, tense, suspenseful, bloody ...
Plot: torture, orphanage, revenge, child abuse, sadistic horror, torment, female friendship, investigation, creature, secret, brutality, church ...
Time: 2010s
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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: wrongful imprisonment, socialist, political activist, revenge, false evidence, coward, brother brother relationship, martyr, simpleton, falsely accused, frame up, false accusation ...
Time: turn of the century, 20th century
Place: netherlands, holland
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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: exile, communist, mountain, communism, fascism, horse, russian, liberation, tavern, death, deportation, murder ...
Time: post world war two
Place: istanbul turkey, soviet union, macedonia, ussr, black sea
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Joan the Maid 2: The Prisons (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 176 min.
Story: The second film covers Joan's trial and the end of her life.
Plot: trial, martyr, politics, french soldier, french army, british army, court, medieval, battles, joan of arc, teenage girl, witness ...
Time: 15th century
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If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Based on the preachings of Reverend Estus W. Pirkle, this film warns what will happen to America if the citizens do not give up their depraved ways and turn to God and Jesus for salvation. Communist infiltrators, the "footmen", will pave ...
Style: cult film, underground film, propaganda film
Plot: christian propaganda, rope, decapitation, bible, execution, propaganda, religious persecution, impalement, bloody body of a child, anti communist, religious conversion, child execution ...
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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, church, priest, religious persecution, dungeon, soldier, christianity, accusation, faith, hiding place, monk, martyr ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain
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Paul: The Emissary (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Robert Marcarelli - In this impressive drama, starring Gary Cooper, we follow Saul the angry zealot to Paul the servant of Christ, who will pay any price to bring his message to the world. - Garry Cooper, Leon Lissek, Kermit Christman
Style: biblical, christian film
Plot: bible, martyr, ship, evangelist, prison guard, fortune teller, faith, campfire, stoning, christian, demon, earthquake ...
Time: 1st century, ancient times
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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, roman empire, apostle, adoption, martyrdom, ancient rome, jesus christ, gladiator, martyr, corporal punishment, pursuit, jesus ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
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Patmos (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 72 min.
Story: As an older man, the Apostle John was sentenced to forced labor on the Island of Patmos. God honored John with His visions, faithfully transcribed to become the Book of Revelation.
Style: christian film
Plot: penal colony, revelation, martyr, slave labor, religious persecution, prisoner, martyrdom, island, apostle, exile, roman empire, apocalypse ...
Time: 1st century
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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: female director, pigeon, animal trainer, suburbs, poverty, ordinary people, gang, martyr, bullying, funeral, lower class, bully
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The Ninth Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, Czech Republic
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, clergy, heroes, soldier, traitor, faith, national socialism, nazi occupation, introspection, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: vatican, paris france, germany, russia, netherlands ...
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The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: thought provoking, surprise ending, suspense, serious, rough ...
Plot: fighting the system, death sentence, death row, false accusation, professor, death, reporter, death penalty, investigation, suicide, murder, activist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, spain, new york ...
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Khartoum (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: English General Charles George Gordon, a devout Christian, is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, factual, talky ...
Plot: siege, desert, politics, culture clash, imperialism, military, islam, heroes, battles, negotiation, british empire, wartime ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 18th century
Place: africa, sudan, egypt, england, london ...
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Kafka (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. ...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, murder, writers, investigation, expressionism, worker, secret, palaces castles and temples, insurance, uncover truth, missing person, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, 18th century
Place: prague, prague czech republic, central europe, prague czechoslovakia
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The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this belated sequel to 'The Decline of the American Empire', 50-something Montreal college professor, Remy, learns that he is dying of liver cancer. He decides to make amends meet to his friends and family before he dies. He first tries ...
Style: touching, sentimental, clever, philosophical, emotional ...
Plot: dying, friendship, professor, illness, haunted by the past, culture clash, reunion, friends, death, cancer, family relations, heroin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, middle ages, september 11 2001, future
Place: canada, quebec, sydney australia, colorado, united states ...
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In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: politics, revolution, political corruption, government, butterfly, tragic love, vengeance, siblings relations, dishonesty, love and romance, conspiracy, professor ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 50s, 60s, 1930s ...
Place: dominican republic
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Hunger (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.
Style: disturbing, bleak, sincere, rough, serious ...
Plot: prisoner, prison, ira, suffering, hunger, prison life, protest, humiliation, police brutality, dying, fighting the system, idealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: northern ireland, ireland, europe, belfast
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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: thought provoking, sincere, captivating, meditative, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: monk, terrorism, clergy, monastery, hostage, execution, muslim, faith, peace, evacuation, political unrest, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1996
Place: algeria, palestine, france
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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: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: king of england, ambition, romance, infidelity, intrigue, head of state, dishonesty, royal family, state affairs, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, clergy ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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Hanna's War (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, Israel, Austria, Spain
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Hanna's War is the true story of Hanna Senesh, a Hungarian-Jewish WW2 resistance fighter, who would become Israel's "Joan of Arc". As a young person, she fled Nazi-occupied Hungary for Palestine, where she was recruited and ...
Style: contemplative, sincere, bleak, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, rescue, holocaust, life is a bitch, danger, unfulfillment, military, against the odds, religions or cults, society, war, confined ...
Place: israel, middle east, hungary
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Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: prostitute, lifestyle, life is a bitch, french, rape, prison, period piece, heresy, spanish inquisition, arrest, society, hunting ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 19th century
Place: spain, madrid
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Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: saint, clergy, leper, materialism, bishop, family relations, male nudity, self discovery, introspection, human nature, parents and children, human spirit ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, jerusalem
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, counterfeit money, forgery, world war two, nazi, survival, anti semitism, jewish, german, war crime, racial slur ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, austria, zurich switzerland ...
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Elizabeth (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
Style: factual, stylized, realistic, epic, serious ...
Plot: queen, historical character, queen elizabeth i, british history, royal court, british royal family, head of state, political intrigue, throne, politics, rise to the top, treason ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, paris france ...
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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, tense, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, murder, battles, family relations, introspection, self discovery, crimes, parents and children, dealing with death, hopes, deadly, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
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Edges of the Lord (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A 12-year-old Jewish boy hides with a family of Catholic peasant farmers to escape the Nazis.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, village, hidden identity, human spirit, survival, wartime life, anti semitism, fish out of water, lifesaver, against humanity, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, vatican
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Angry Harvest (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the winter of 1942-43, a Jewish family leaps from a train going through Silesia. They are separated in the woods, and Leon, a local peasant who's now a farmer of some wealth, discovers the woman, Rosa, and hides her in his cellar. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, sincere, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, train, world war two, captivity, fashion, twins, war, society, life is a bitch, on the run ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, poland, holland, vienna
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