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, suspense and bleak films and TV shows about / with inquisition, torture, murder, female nudity, priest, death, blood, monk, religions or cults and nun plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Mystery genres shot in USA, Italy, France and other countries.
inquisition movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as inquisition: The Demons (1973), The Name of the Rose (2019), Season of the Witch (2011), Black Death (2010), The Conqueror Worm (1968), The Devils (1971), The Antichrist (1974), The Pit and the Pendulum (1991), Dangerous Beauty (1998), The Name of the Rose (1986).

List of inquisition movies

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, female homosexuality, blood, nun, torture, rape, murder, pubic hair, lesbian sex, lesbian, mother superior, slashing ...
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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, suspense
Plot: inquisition, satanism, nun, letter, teenage rape, occult, convent, prayer, public execution, confession, female protagonist, sex scene ...
Place: portugal
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The Name of the Rose (2019)
Genre: Drama, 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 ...
Style: tense, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing
Plot: inquisition, murder mystery, abbey, medieval, murder, fight, friendship, priest, religious fanatic, serial killer, monk, catholic ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: italy
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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, stylized, suspense, dark, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark fantasy, knight, witch, supernatural, good versus evil, gothic horror, legends and myths, monk, supernatural ability, inquisition, curse, witches ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe
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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, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: medieval, plague, monk, danger, obsessive quest, village, dealing with death, clergy, knight, heroic mission, good versus evil, inquisition ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe, 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, crimes, danger, clergy, religions or cults, witch, violence, rape ...
Time: 17th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: england, europe, latin america
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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: psychological, disturbing, cult film, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: convent, hysteria, inquisition, nun, clergy, sexual abuse, surrealism, priest, danger, society, fighting the system, politics ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, london, europe, england
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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, psychological, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: reincarnation, paralysis, inquisition, past, faith, adultery, losing-it hero, supernatural, ghost, disability, danger, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy
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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, atmospheric, bleak, scary ...
Plot: spanish inquisition, inquisition, dungeon, witch, heretic, woman in danger, religions or cults, deadly, danger, clergy, supernatural, good versus evil ...
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: sexual, witty, clever, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: prostitute, forbidden love, courtesan, rich and poor, society, love and romance, beauty, social differences, fall in love, couple relations, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: venice, italy, europe, turkey, cyprus ...
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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, suspenseful, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: clergy, investigation, monk, monastery, uncover truth, riddles and clues, murder, serial killer, god or devil, temptation, execution, danger ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, italy, southern france, france
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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 ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: incest rape, father daughter incest, inquisition, depravity, torture, sadism, priest, exploitation, evil nun, female masturbation, incest, nun's habit ...
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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, suspenseful, serious, epic, realistic
Plot: executioner, adventure, friendship, rivalry, homecoming, escapades, state affairs, hopes, clergy, society, military, monastery ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe
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Witch Hunter Robin (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, redemption, supernatural, heroic mission, adventure, secret movement, working undercover, life is a bitch, paranormal activity, undercover, prodigy, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan, asia
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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: realistic, talky, serious
Plot: church, inquisition, solar system, science, pope, life is a bitch, state affairs, obsessive quest, plague, astronomer, society, injustice ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: europe, england
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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: epic, suspense, satirical, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: couples, escapades, heroes, rivalry, betrayal, poetry, medieval, society, inquisition, friendship, romance, prostitute ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england
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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, inquisition, monastery, sexuality, monk, temptation, sorceress, black magic, nipples, breasts, knife, lust ...
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Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
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: biblical, uplifting, intellectual, touching, sincere ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, against the odds, rebelliousness, fighting the system, social decay ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, england, egypt
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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, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: monastery, murder, nun, abandoned baby, femme fatale, downfall, monk, life is a bitch, deadly, religions or cults, temptation, seduction ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, spain, madrid
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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: surreal, offbeat, semi serious, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: nun, miraculous event, satire, surrealism, bible, crucifix, hopes, imaginary, escapades, clergy, society, s&m ...
Time: 20th century
Place: spain, paris france, france, europe
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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, slasher, crypt, dungeon, resurrection, monk, cemetery, inquisition, grave robber, blood, murder, satanism ...
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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, priest, false accusation, sword fight, spanish inquisition, monk, nun
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: atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Plot: spanish inquisition, gothic horror, insanity, castle, investigation, vengeance, buried alive, religions or cults, crimes, danger, hidden identity, haunted by the past ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 16th century, 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, jewish, fear, spanish inquisition, torture, religious persecution, rape, sex, prison, burned at the stake
Time: 1500s
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Two Evil Eyes (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two horror segments based on Edgar Allan Poe stories set in and around the city of Pittsburgh. "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" concerns a cheating wife who is trying to scam her dying husband out of millions by having her ...
Style: anthology, suspenseful, scary, serious, rough ...
Plot: zombie, hypnosis, murder, greed, violence, investigation, ghost, rivalry, cat, nightmare, hallucination, photographer ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: new york, pittsburgh, america
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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: captivating, stylized, realistic, contemplative, bleak ...
Plot: joan of arc, saint, burned alive, heresy, martyrdom, interrogation, torture chamber, burned at the stake, medieval, trial, courtroom drama, realism ...
Time: 15th century
Place: europe, france
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Rhino Season (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Iraq, Turkey
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel has just been released from a thirty-year prison sentence in Iran. Now the one thing keeping him going is the thought of finding his wife, who thinks he's been dead for over twenty years.
Style: stylized, realistic, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, haunted by the past, tragic love, society, separated, confined, life is a bitch, love and romance, selflessness, lovers apart, tragic hero, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: iran, turkey, middle east, kurdistan, tehran iran ...
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A Woman Possessed (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An evil princess who kills her lovers is condemned by the Inquisition. Four centuries later she returns with the help of a vampire and tries to live forever in the body of an identical woman.
Style: christmas horror, psychotronic
Plot: vampire, undead, hay, stable, christmas, christmas tree, princess, resurrection, back from the dead, inquisition
Time: 1960s, 60s
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The Monk (1990)
Genre: Drama, 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, torture, monastery, convent, female nudity, temptation, inquisition, woman dressed as man, monk, nun
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: spell, sex scene, diamond, vampire, slavery, slave, execution, caged human, satanism, promiscuity, stake, soap ...
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