Religious intolerance movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant religious intolerance movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, disturbing, touching, captivating and sincere films and TV shows about / with religious intolerance, religion, society, suspense, christianity, husband wife relationship, christian, faith, church and death plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in USA, India, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as religious intolerance: The Breadwinner (2017), Gandhi (1982), Philomena (2013), Cold Hell (2017), The State (2017), Hey Ram (2000), Prayers for Bobby (2009), Second Call (2019), Parzania (2005), Man of God (2021).

List of religious intolerance movies

The Breadwinner (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan, ruled by the Taliban, disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.
Style: sad, rough, heartbreaking, sincere, anime ...
Audience: kids
Plot: disguise, sexism, poverty, prison, religious intolerance, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, imprisonment, gender disguise, taliban, tyranny ...
Place: afghanistan
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Gandhi (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, India, USA, South Africa
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of ...
Style: epic, inspirational, political, spiritual, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: idealism, protest, lawyer, politics, british empire, life philosophy, human spirit, religious intolerance, leadership, assassination, freedom, indian history ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 19th century, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: india, south africa, africa, los angeles, vatican ...
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Philomena (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, journalist, convent, catholic church, self discovery, journalism, religious intolerance, catholic, faith, nun, golden years, illegitimate son ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, 2000s, year 1955 ...
Place: ireland, england, washington d.c., usa, oxford university
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Cold Hell (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Özge Dogruol, a young Vienna based taxi driver of Turkish origin. She witnesses an extremely brutal murder. The offender seems to be a crazed serial killer and he is convinced that Özge has seen him. A life-and-death struggle ensues.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, exciting ...
Plot: female vigilante, serial killer, religious fundamentalist, anti heroine, religious intolerance, police detective, heroine, psychopath, psycho killer, male female partnership, religious fanatic, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vienna, germany
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The State (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The experiences of four British men and women who leave their lives behind to join ISIS in Syria.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, controversial ...
Plot: isis, jihad, recruitment, terrorism, religious intolerance, graphic violence, slavery, mother son relationship, mother and son, terrorist, terrorist group, faith ...
Time: 21st century
Place: syria
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Hey Ram (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Saketh Ram's wife is raped and killed during direct action day riots in Calcutta. He is convinced that Mahatma Gandhi is responsible for all the problems happening in the country. He sets out to kill him.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, patriotic, exciting ...
Plot: assassination, political unrest, religious intolerance, violence, muslim, destiny, husband wife relationship, revenge, religion, hindu, politics, sex crime ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
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Prayers for Bobby (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.
Style: touching, sentimental, sad, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, teen drama
Plot: lgbt, gay, coming out, gay teenager, suicide, homosexual, life is a bitch, homosexuality, gay relationship, gay love, male homosexuality, religious fanaticism ...
Time: year 1984, year 1979, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, california, portland oregon
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Second Call (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: 5 teachers deal with terrible conditions in public schools but renew everyday their faith on the work they do.
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, queer cinema
Plot: school, teacher, high school life, teachers and students, fighting the system, teacher student relationship, coworker, workplace, school teacher, social problems, workplace situations, lgbtq ...
Place: sao paulo brazil, brazil
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Parzania (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Centered around the 2002 massacres in Gujarat, the film tells the story of a happy family that is torn apart by the loss of their son Parzan.
Style: ambiguous ending, enigmatic, captivating, thought provoking, exciting ...
Plot: racism, injustice, family in danger, child's point of view, torture, innocence, religious intolerance, boy in peril, hallucination, rage, politics, indian history ...
Place: india
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Man of God (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Exiled unjustly, convicted without trial, slandered without cause. Man of God depicts the trials and tribulations of Saint Nektarios of Aegina, as he bears the unjust hatred of his enemies while preaching the Word of God.
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, touching
Plot: religion, meaning of life, religious faith, defamation, priest, preacher, christian, suffering, clergy, saint, christianity, judgment ...
Place: egypt
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The Half of It (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Shy, straight-A student Ellie is hired by sweet but inarticulate jock Paul, who needs help wooing the most popular girl in school. But their new and unlikely friendship gets tricky when Ellie discovers she has feelings for the same girl.
Style: lgbt cinema, touching, romantic, compassionate, feel good ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lesbian teen, gay, lgbt teen, high school life, lgbt, teenager, love, high school student, lesbian love, lgbtq, high school ...
Place: washington state
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The Merchant of Venice (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead.
Style: sexy, talky, melancholic, stylized, tense ...
Plot: shakespeare, renaissance, women, friends, love and romance, jewish, prejudice, segregation, culture clash, farce, social decay, life is a bitch ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: venice, italy, england, europe
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A Dangerous Practice (2022)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Arigo, an uneducated man, happily married, father of six, is chosen by a mysterious force to rise up as a spiritually and supernaturally gifted surgeon. Miraculously healing thousands of desperate people, he now faces the ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, psychotronic
Plot: spirituality, supernatural power, society, faith, life is a bitch, healing, religious faith, religious intolerance, social problems, religious, medium, god ...
Place: brazil
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Sword of God (2018)
Genre: History
Country: Poland, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the early Middle Ages, two Christian knights set off to christen a small pagan village hidden deep in the mountains. Despite the differences in their views and perspectives on religion, the two men become travel companions and create a father-son ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating
Plot: inquisition, pagan, medieval, suspense, religious conflict, preaching, religious intolerance, religious conversion, religious persecution, showdown, religion, preacher ...
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Unfreedom (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Muslim fundamentalist in New York kidnaps a liberal Muslim scholar with intent to kill. A closeted lesbian in New Delhi kidnaps her activist bisexual lover with intent to marry. The resulting torture and violence evokes a brutal struggle of ...
Style: erotic, psychological, disturbing, captivating, psychological thriller ...
Plot: lesbian love, lesbian, lgbt, society, social problems, multiple storylines, religious differences, father daughter relationship, religious intolerance, terrorist, family relations, social relations ...
Place: india
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Tell the World (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia
TV show
Story: In 19th Century New England, the lives of a diverse group of people collide through interweaving stories of despair, identity, faith, hope and trust.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: faith, religious faith, religions or cults, society, religion, religious intolerance, religious cult, church, church of england, bible prophecy, religious fanatic, religious fanaticism ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new england, england
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Saul: The Journey to Damascus (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Malta, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Known as Saul the Butcher, the stoning of Stephen was said to have shattered Saul's faith in the Temple and its denial of Christ as the Messiah. His conversion to Christianity and baptism as Paul changed the history of the world.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, psychological, christian film, captivating
Plot: christianity, bible, religious fundamentalism, religious differences, belief in god, religious intolerance, changing lives, bible story, religion, faith, religious faith, change of heart ...
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Children of God (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bahamas
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Johnny (Johnny Ferro) is an art student in Nassau whose technique is perfect, but he’s creatively blocked. His teacher sends him off to the rural island of Eleuthera where he meets Romeo (Stephen Tyrone Williams), a hot musician. They begin a ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: gay, coming out, lgbt, religion, couples, gays and lesbians, art, gender, society, abusive husband, youth, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century
Place: bahamas, caribbean
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Mutiny: A Love Story (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Amongst the communal riots that erupt in the city, Tara shelters a wayward Sakina from a crazed mob and a bond that blossoms into love is created. The two eventually get married and have a son. The happy family, now living in Amritsar, gets the ...
Style: romantic, realistic, serious, patriotic
Plot: family relations, against the rules, fall in love, against the odds, social differences, love and romance, society, political unrest, religions or cults, on the run, escape, chase ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, 50s
Place: india, punjab, pakistan, middle east, asia
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Wound (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Amidst religious riots, a son deals with his mother's life-threatening injuries, and her last request.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: cult, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, religious intolerance, religious fanatic, illegitimate child, hindu, single mother, bittersweet, family relations, religions or cults, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india
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There Will Be Blood (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. ...
Style: serious, disturbing, gloomy, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: greed, oil, character study, ambition, money, suspense, rivalry, rise to the top, religion, father son relationship, visceral, evil ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 19th century, middle ages ...
Place: california, los angeles, pacific ocean, usa, san francisco
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The Laramie Project (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, bleak, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: murder, gay bashing, gay, politics, gay slur, gay interest, violence, hypocrisy, sin, lgbt, life is a bitch, lesbian ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, 21st century
Place: usa, wyoming, california, san francisco
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Agora (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Malta, Bulgaria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.
Style: epic, emotional, philosophical, sincere, intellectual ...
Plot: ancient history, impossible love, roman empire, mathematics, political unrest, atheism, medieval, antiquity, historical character, religions or cults, master and servant, religion ...
Time: 5th century, middle ages
Place: ancient greece, egypt, alexandria egypt, rome italy, iberian peninsula ...
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Paradise: Faith (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Second film in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy. A devout Catholic woman practises her religion at home and in the local community, but is unprepared for the reappearance of her estranged husband, who is a Muslim.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, disturbing, erotic ...
Plot: self flagellation, religious fanatic, religion, missionary, faith, self discovery, belief, husband wife conflict, sin, wheelchair bound, religions or cults, human nature ...
Time: 21st century
Place: austria, vienna
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Dangerous Calling (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A suspense thriller set in the world of small town church politics, Dangerous Calling follows the story of Pastor Evan Burke and his wife Nora as they assume leadership of First Baptist Willit Springs after the mysterious death of the previous ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, christian film, tense, realistic
Plot: faith, church, small town, uncover truth, who done it, society, clergy, dishonesty, murder, isolation, pastor, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
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Hate Crime (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Robbie Levinson and Trey McCoy suddenly encounter intolerance and hostility at the hands of their new neighbor, Chris Boyd, the son of a fundamentalist preacher.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, touching ...
Plot: gay, investigation, murder, gay slur, gay bashing, closeted gay, gay marriage, lgbt, husband wife relationship, uncover truth, repressed homosexual, abusive husband ...
Place: dallas texas
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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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Footloose (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Ren MacCormack is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where loud music and dancing are prohibited. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s ...
Style: feel good, romantic, entertaining, absurd, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: dancing, small town, teenage love, dancer's life, teenager, music, rebellion, love and romance, love, dancer, youth, culture clash ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, southern usa
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Black Friday (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Under torture, Indian gangster Tiger Memon confesses to his involvement in a plot to set off explosives throughout Bombay. The police choose not to believe him, however, and bombs tear through the city that Friday, wreaking havoc and polarizing the ...
Style: serious, disturbing, tense, realistic, entertaining ...
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, politics, muslim, suspense, interrogation, investigation, society, life is a bitch, law enforcement, legal, protest ...
Time: 90s, year 1993
Place: india, asia, kolkata, bombay india, dubai ...
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Behind The Sun (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Samir Majan a young man born and raised a Muslim in the Middle East attends college in America. While at college Samir becomes a Christian, and must go home and face his family.
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, faith, underground movement, friend, father son relationship, airport, friendship, religion, religious conversion, islam, religious differences, muslim ...
Place: middle east
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