Inquisition movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant inquisition movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense, stylized, atmospheric and bleak films and TV shows about / with inquisition, torture, murder, death, female nudity, monk, priest, religions or cults, blood and witch plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Mystery genres shot in Italy, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as inquisition: The Demons (1973), The Name of the Rose (2019), Black Death (2010), Season of the Witch (2011), The Devils (1971), The Conqueror Worm (1968), The Pit and the Pendulum (1991), Dangerous Beauty (1998), Witch Hunter Robin (2002), The Antichrist (1974).

List of inquisition movies

Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun (1977)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Horror
Country: West Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 16-year-old Maria is forced into Serra D'Aires convent, secretly run by Satanists. Her confessor is in collusion with the Mother Superior. Maria is tortured, forced into sex with men, women, and the horned Devil, and told that it's all a ...
Style: erotic, satanic, suspense, sexploitation film
Plot: inquisition, satanism, nun, letter, convent, butt naked, teenage rape, occult, topless, female protagonist, public execution, confession ...
Place: portugal
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 5.3
 671
The Demons (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of nuns become possessed by demons and are then tortured in a dungeon of horrors during the inquisition.
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: inquisition, female homosexuality, torture, nun, convent, rape, witch burning, murder of a nude woman, evil nun, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexploitation, assassin ...
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The Name of the Rose (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In 1327, Friar William from Baskerville, followed by the young novice Adso da Melk, reaches an isolated Benedictine abbey on the Alps to aid in a dispute between the Franciscan Order and the Avignon papacy. Upon arrival in the abbey the two find ...
Style: captivating, enigmatic, disturbing, tense
Plot: murder mystery, inquisition, abbey, medieval, murder, monk, priest, religious fanatic, friendship, fight, serial killer, monastery ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: italy
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 6.4
 45K
Black Death (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: As the plague decimates medieval Europe, rumours circulate of a village immune from the plague. There is talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to raise the dead. A fearsome knight joined by a cohort of soldiers and a young monk are ...
Style: gothic, bleak, suspenseful, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: medieval, plague, monk, knight, inquisition, danger, village, clergy, obsessive quest, sword and sorcery, dealing with death, mercenary ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Season of the Witch (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 14th century Crusader returns with his comrade to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. The Church commands the two knights to transport a witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.
Style: gothic horror, gothic, suspense, dark, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: knight, dark fantasy, supernatural, legends and myths, witch, good versus evil, monk, witchcraft, curse, inquisition, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe
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 7.8
 14K
The Devils (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dramatised historical account of the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier, a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest accused of witchcraft following alleged demonic possessions of sexually repressed nuns.
Style: psychological, disturbing, cult film, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: convent, inquisition, hysteria, nun, clergy, sexual abuse, surrealism, priest, danger, society, perversion, rebellion ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, europe, england, london
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The Conqueror Worm (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: England is torn in civil strife as the Royalists battle the Parliamentary Party for control. This conflict distracts people from rational thought and allows unscrupulous men to gain local power by exploiting village superstitions. One of these men ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: witch hunt, inquisition, soldier, vengeance, murder, religions or cults, clergy, danger, crimes, witch, violence, rape ...
Time: 17th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: england, europe, latin america
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The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)
Genre: Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set during the height of Spanish Inquisition. The beautiful and kind-hearted Maria is arrested as a witch when she inadvertently cries out in horror at the public whipping of a child. As Maria’s husband Antonio tries to save her, Torquemada, the ...
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: spanish inquisition, inquisition, dungeon, witch, religions or cults, woman in danger, good versus evil, danger, clergy, supernatural, heretic, rivalry ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: spain, europe
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Dangerous Beauty (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Veronica is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but the handsome aristocrat she loves, Marco Venier, cannot marry her because she is penniless and of questionable family. So Veronica's mother, Paola, teaches her to become a courtesan, one of the ...
Style: romantic, sexual, witty, clever, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, prostitute, courtesan, love and romance, rich and poor, fall in love, beauty, society, social differences, couple relations, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: venice, italy, europe, cyprus, malta ...
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Witch Hunter Robin (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Solomon fights the harmful use of witchcraft using a database of witches, which includes those who have obtained the power of witchcraft through genetics and others who carry the gene in order to arrest or eliminate them should their powers ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: teens
Plot: redemption, inquisition, adventure, supernatural, heroic mission, secret movement, supernatural ability, working undercover, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, undercover, prodigy ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan, asia
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The Antichrist (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An Italian nobleman seeks help after his paralyzed daughter becomes possessed by the spirit of a malevolent ancestress.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, suspense, scary ...
Plot: reincarnation, paralysis, past, inquisition, faith, ghost, losing-it hero, supernatural, supernatural ability, danger, deadly, disability ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy
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The Name of the Rose (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 14th-century Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young novice arrive at a conference to find that several monks have been murdered under mysterious circumstances. To solve the crimes, William must rise up against the Church's ...
Style: intellectual, psychological, gloomy, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: clergy, investigation, monastery, monk, uncover truth, riddles and clues, god or devil, murder, temptation, execution, danger, serial killer ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, italy, france, southern france, south of france
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Convent of Sinners (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Convent of Sinners is the story of Susanna, a young girl who is raped by her own father and sent to a convent for her sins, where she falls in love with a priest. The other nuns, however, are jealous and angry, they want Susanna for themselves, and ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: incest rape, depravity, father daughter incest, inquisition, sexual torture, exploitation, priest, torture, sadism, evil nun, incest, female masturbation ...
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Gostanza da Libbiano (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating
Plot: false confession, trial, confession, religion, witch, inquisition, torture, devil, rope
Time: 16th century
Place: tuscany
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 6.8
 2K
Will (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The wild story of young William Shakespeare's arrival onto the punk-rock theater scene in 16th century London -- the seductive, violent world where his raw talent faced rioting audiences, religious fanatics and raucous side-shows. It's a ...
Style: epic, suspense, suspenseful, satirical, exciting
Plot: medieval, inquisition, betrayal, couples, escapades, poetry, rivalry, heroes, society, father daughter relationship, prostitute, murder ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england
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Darkside Witches (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In 1589, six innocent women were accused from the inquisition of witchery in the small ligurian mountain.
Style: psychotronic, scary, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: witch, demon, inquisition, deal with the devil, exorcist, revenge, false accusation, female antagonist, murder, ghost, paranormal investigation, chase ...
Time: year 2009
Place: vatican
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 6.1
 979
The Headsman (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Hungary, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Central Europe, early 16th century: two childhood friends, Martin & Georg, find themselves on rival sides of a religious war with both of them struggling to do the right thing.
Style: exciting, serious, epic, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: executioner, rivalry, adventure, friendship, escapades, state affairs, clergy, military, hopes, society, homecoming, religions or cults ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe
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 6.3
 3K
Coven (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Basque Country, 1609. The men of the region are at sea. Ana joins other girls from the village to dance in the woods. Judge Rostegui, given the task of purifying the region by the King, arrests the women and accuses them of witchcraft. He decides to ...
Style: satanic
Plot: inquisition, witchcraft, small village, witch hunt, female friendship, campfire, young girl, spanish inquisition, fire, notary, night, fanaticism ...
Time: 17th century
Place: basque country, spain
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 6.6
 493
Galileo (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Challenged by a new student, tutor and theorist Galileo co-opts emerging telescope technology and discovers irrefutable proof of the heretical notion that the earth is not the center of the universe. But in a rigid society ruled by an uneasy ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky
Plot: church, science, pope, solar system, inquisition, injustice, astronomer, fighting the system, obsessive quest, society, rebellion, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: europe, england
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 5.8
 4K
The Monk (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A well respected monk, Capucino Ambrosio compromises himself with his carnal lust for a pupil, a woman disguised as a monk (Matilda), she tempts the monk to transgress and he is soon found desiring another, the innocent Antonia. Matilda uses magic ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: monastery, murder, nun, femme fatale, downfall, monk, deadly, life is a bitch, religions or cults, abandoned baby, seduction, temptation ...
Time: 18th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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 6.3
 309
Secret Passage (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Isabel and Clara are growing up in a time of terror. It is 1492, and Spain has decreed that all Jews must either convert to Catholicism, go into exile or face trial and execution. Although forcibly baptized, the sisters are chased through ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, bleak, stylized, intense
Plot: spanish inquisition, marriage, anti semitism, religions or cults, inquisition, love, runaway, witch hunt, brutality, crimes, life is a bitch, exploitation ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, italy, istanbul turkey
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 5.4
 273
The Monk (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ambrosio (Franco Nero) is a monk who is sexually tempted by an emissary of the Devil, a young girl in monk's robes. After he has committed numerous crimes, it appears that he will be caught and punished by the Inquisition. Instead, he signs up ...
Plot: devil, inquisition, monastery, monk, sexuality, temptation, sorceress, female nudity, black magic, nipples, knife, breasts ...
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 6.6
 15K
Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: uplifting, biblical, intellectual, touching, sincere ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, christianity, hypocrisy, sin, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, social decay, rebelliousness ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, vatican, england ...
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History of the World: Part I (1981)
Genre: Comedy, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.
Style: humorous, parody, anthology, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: roman empire, spanish inquisition, masturbation, french revolution, revolution, farce, state affairs, lifestyle, anti heroes, legends and myths, verbal byplay, royal family ...
Time: 18th century, 15th century, stone age, future, 16th century ...
Place: france, europe, rome italy, spain
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The Milky Way (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages.
Style: talky, surreal, semi serious, contemplative, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, satire, miraculous event, surrealism, bible, crucifix, s&m, on the road, farce, religions or cults, hitchhiker, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: spain, france, europe, paris france
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 6.3
 507
Grave Robbers (1989)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ruben Galindo's "Grave Robbers" tells the tale of an undead axe-wielding Satanist brought back by young grave robbers.An undead satanic priest is released from his chains of death.And he is thirsty for blood!
Style: slasher
Plot: crypt, dungeon, torture, resurrection, grave robber, inquisition, cemetery, monk, intestines, supernatural horror, decapitation, satanism ...
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 6.1
 153
El Greco (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Greek painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos (Mel Ferrer) woos a beauty (Rosanna Schiaffino) and faces the Inquisition in 16th-century Spain.
Plot: painter, inquisition, artist, false accusation, nun, sword fight, monk, priest, spanish inquisition
Place: spain
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Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to ...
Style: gothic horror, atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: spanish inquisition, castle, buried alive, insanity, investigation, vengeance, religions or cults, crimes, hidden identity, dishonesty, deadly, danger ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, middle ages, 14th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
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The Holy Office (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The long arm of the Inquisition, or the "Holy Office," reached at least as far as 16th-century Mexico (known as New Spain at the time). Many Spanish Catholics of Moorish or Jewish origin found it expedient to flee to the New World to ...
Plot: inquisition, sex, prison, fear, rape, religious persecution, burned at the stake, torture, jewish, spanish inquisition
Time: 1500s, 16th century
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Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Valerie, a Czechoslovakian teenager living with her grandmother, is blossoming into womanhood, but that transformation proves secondary to the effects she experiences when she puts on a pair of magic earrings. Now seeing the world around her in a ...
Style: allegory, cult film, sexual, fairy tale, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, innocence, danger, coming of age, teenager, demon, sexuality, priest, family relations, corruption, vampire, supernatural ability ...
Time: 19th century
Place: central europe
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