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, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological and bleak films and TV shows about / with inquisition, torture, female nudity, nun, priest, monk, murder, religion, death and witch plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Mystery genres shot in Italy, France, Spain and other countries.
inquisition movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as inquisition: Dangerous Beauty (1998), Season of the Witch (2011), The Demons (1973), Galileo (1975), Black Death (2010), The Name of the Rose (1986), The Devils (1971), The Antichrist (1974), Will (2017), The Milky Way (1969).

List of inquisition movies

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: sexual, witty, clever, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, prostitute, society, social differences, rich and poor, fall in love, couple relations, courtesan, fighting the system, false accusation, rebellion ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: venice, italy, europe, cyprus, poland
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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: stylized, suspense, exciting, gothic, intense ...
Plot: knight, supernatural ability, good versus evil, monk, witch, supernatural, legends and myths, adventure, fight, plague, inquisition, monastery ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe
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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.
Plot: inquisition, torture, nun, convent, blood, female homosexuality, rape, lesbian, death, murder, lesbian sex, exploitation ...
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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, talky, realistic
Plot: church, science, pope, solar system, inquisition, fighting the system, politics, prodigy, inventions and discoveries, injustice, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: england, europe
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Black Death (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: bleak, gothic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: monk, plague, good versus evil, danger, obsessive quest, dealing with death, clergy, village, supernatural, heroic mission, afterlife, knight ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe, london
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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: psychological, intellectual, clever, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: monk, investigation, clergy, monastery, uncover truth, danger, god or devil, execution, christianity, temptation, trial, amateur detective ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, italy
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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
Plot: inquisition, convent, nun, letter, satanism, forced to strip, lesbian kiss, confession, priest, torture, apple, buttocks ...
Place: portugal
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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: sexual, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: convent, nun, hysteria, surrealism, clergy, catholic church, priest, torture, controversy, inquisition, sexual abuse, christianity ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, england, europe, london
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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: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Plot: inquisition, past, adultery, faith, reincarnation, paralysis, ghost, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, dangerous attraction, afterlife, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy
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Will (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: suspense, epic, suspenseful, exciting, satirical
Plot: betrayal, medieval, heroes, couples, poetry, escapades, rivalry, friendship, father daughter relationship, prostitute, murder, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england
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The Milky Way (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
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: semi serious, clever, offbeat, surreal, witty ...
Plot: nun, surrealism, bible, religions or cults, farce, on the road, escapades, adventure, inquisition, catholicism, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: spain, europe, france
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Grave Robbers (1989)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 87 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!
Plot: torture, crypt, slasher, inquisition, grave robber, resurrection, monk, decapitation, murder, blood, jail, devil worship ...
Place: dungeon
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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, monk, sword fight, false accusation, priest, nun, 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, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: gothic horror, insanity, buried alive, secret door, spanish inquisition, castle, investigation, vengeance, supernatural, inquisition, torturer, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, 14th century, middle ages, 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, religious persecution, spanish inquisition, fear, burned at the stake, sex, rape, prison, torture
Time: 1500s
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Convent of Sinners (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 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 ...
Plot: incest, torture, priest, exploitation, sadism, inquisition, incest rape, nipples, whip, anger, lesbianism, female full frontal nudity ...
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Isabel (2011)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Charting the life of Isabella I of Castile, one of the most important women in Spain’s history, Isabel follows her passionate story from childhood to being crowned Queen. From her political struggles within King Henry IV's court to her ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, based on true events ...
Plot: queen, state affairs, king, throne, intrigue, kingdom, palace intrigue, monarchy, rise to the top, royal family, religions or cults, rivalry ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: spain, europe, portugal
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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, sexuality, monk, monastery, temptation, inquisition, sorceress, black magic, female nudity, lust, breasts, knife ...
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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: sexual, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: innocence, supernatural, coming of age, sexuality, teenager, priest, vampire, demon, corruption, danger, adventure, vampirism ...
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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, atmospheric, serious, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: monastery, monk, abandoned baby, murder, nun, femme fatale, downfall, rose, innocence lost, religions or cults, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, madrid, spain
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The Name of the Rose (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
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 ...
Plot: manuscript, burned at the stake, male female relationship, poison, priest, false accusation, psychopath, inquisition, abbey, pig, laughter, mentor protege relationship ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: italy
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The Monk (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Madrid at the time of the Inquisition, the monk Ambrosio is renowned for his faith and his strength of will, a saint in the eyes of the populace. But when he discovers the beautiful Matilda hidden in his own monastery, all his repressed passions ...
Plot: spanish inquisition, female nudity, monk, inquisition, temptation, woman dressed as man, convent, nun, monastery, torture
Time: 1600s
Place: spain
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Xica da Silva (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In the Colonial Brazil, a smart, sassy and sensual slave rises to become a queen as an important contractor falls for her, all for the anger of a woman obsessed with him.
Plot: caged human, inquisition, promiscuity, execution, spell, vampire, slave, slavery, diamond, homosexuality, sex scene, obsession ...
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Goya or the Hard Path of Knowledge (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany, Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: As a painter in the court of King Carlos IV, Goya has attained wealth and reputation. He believes in King and Church, yet he is also a Spaniard who dearly loves his people. This contradiction presents him with a dilemma.
Style: 70mm film
Plot: heretic, heresy, forced confession, social class, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, inquisition, sin, nude painting, french revolution, catholic church, christianity ...
Time: 1800s, 18th century
Place: spain, madrid
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The Jew (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Brazil
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of Brazilian Antônio José da Silva, a jewish poet, playwright and lawyer living in the 18th Century Lisbon, who managed to avoid Inquisition by converting himself to Catholicism, after being tortured. But his fierce criticism of ...
Plot: jewish, torture, torture chamber, inquisition
Time: 18th century
Place: portugal, dungeon
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Extramuros (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This 1985 Spanish film reveals one of the many terrible aspects of 16th century Spain, still plagued by the radical Christian Inquisition, one of a plethora of difficulties Spaniards faced at the time. Spanish super star Carmen Maura plays a nun ...
Plot: female homosexuality, lgbt, catholicism, lesbianism, death, female nudity, lesbian, lesbian relationship, wound, hand wound, lesbian love, inquisition ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain
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Ave María (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the colonial New Spain Ana is a missionary who decides to support the indigenous people.
Plot: sexism, inquisition, period piece, feminist, catholicism, misogyny, female scientist, religion, catholic priest, nun
Time: 17th century
Place: mexico
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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, theology, inquisition, accusation, burned at the stake, religious persecution, monk, church, faith, soldier, martyr, bible ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, dungeon
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The Witches' Sabbath (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The freshly graduated psychiatrist David shall deliver an opinion about young Maddalena, who's on trial for murdering a hunter. She claims she's a witch and acted on behalf of the devil.
Style: baroque
Plot: devil, witch, sex, murder, explicit sex, loss of virginity, inquisition, reincarnation, attempted rape, plague, orgasm, masturbation ...
Time: 17th century
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Damnatus: The Enemy Within (2008)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Damnatus: The Enemy Within (or to give it its original German name, Damnatus: Der Feind Im Innern) is a fan film set in the universe of Warhammer 40K. It follows a small team of mercenaries recruited by the Imperial inquisition as they attempt to ...
Style: gothic
Plot: inquisition, holocaust, dark future, demonic possession, planet, heretic, demon, gunfight, ritual, plague, explosion, mercenary
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