Liberation theology movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant liberation theology movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, political and dramatic films and TV shows about / with liberation theology, society, christian, politics, life is a bitch, religion, hopes, rebellion, murder and christianity plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as liberation theology: Baptism of Blood (2006), White Elephant (2012), Sister Stella L. (1984), Cesar Chavez (2014), Winstanley (1975), The Rosa Parks Story (2002), Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000), God's Outlaw (1986), In the King of Prussia (1982), The Birth of a Nation (2016).

List of liberation theology movies

Baptism of Blood (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In São Paulo, in the late 1960s, the convent of the Dominican friars became a trench of resistance to the military dictatorship that governs Brazil. Moved by Christian ideals, frets Betto, Oswaldo, Fernando, Ivo and Tito came to support the ...
Plot: liberation theology, torture, liberation, electric torture, nudity (full frontal - brief), male objectification, interrogation, prison, male nudity, branding, pubic hair, clothed male naked male
Place: brazil
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White Elephant (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gerónimo is a 45 year old man devastated by a tragic event. His friend Julian tries out afloat by encouraging him to participate in the project of a marginal town near Buenos Aires. Both are Catholic priests who decided to dedicate their life to ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, political ...
Plot: sex with a priest, fighting the system, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, social decay, changing lives, urban ghetto, hopes, against the odds, liberation theology, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: argentina, latin america
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The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.
Style: biblical, stylized, bleak, sexy, harsh ...
Plot: jesus, religion, catholic, christian, god, faith, betrayal, christianity, bible, christmas, gender bending, liberation theology ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, vatican, palestine, israel ...
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Sister Stella L. (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A nun who acts as a counselor in a home for unwed mother undergoes political awakening when her friend and namesake belonging to the same congregation as hers inspires her to get involved in the struggle for justice and freedom of striking workers ...
Style: political
Plot: liberation theology, marxist, nun, labor strike, suicide, reporter, threat, murder, solidarity, company, abuse, capitalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: the philippines
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Cesar Chavez (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, inspirational ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, working class, idealism, hopes, leadership, civil rights, social relations, life is a bitch, society, labor union, migrant worker ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, arizona, yuma arizona
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Winstanley (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gerrard Winstanley is the leader of a 17th Century religious group that believes the land should be owned communaly. He comes into conflict with both the state and the church.
Style: political, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: anarchist, utopia, liberation theology, anarchism, radical, folklore, child in peril, revolution, injustice, battles, religions or cults, politics ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
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The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious, gothic ...
Plot: civil rights movement, african american, fighting the system, racism, civil disobedience, rebellion, social differences, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, society, human spirit ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa
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Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life. What is a moral person to do in a time of savage immorality? That question tormented Dietrich ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, emotional, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, against the odds, idealism, rebelliousness, human spirit, christian, fighting the system, society, life is a bitch, rebellion, religions or cults, against humanity ...
Place: europe, sweden, usa, new york, germany ...
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God's Outlaw (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatized biography of William Tyndale, the 16th Century reformer determined to translate the Bible into English, which illegal act set him at odds with the Catholic Church, Sir Thomas More and King Henry VIII.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: christian, christianity, liberation theology, tudors, intrigue, translator, burned alive, reformation, religions or cults, church, obsessive quest, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, germany, netherlands
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In the King of Prussia (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dramatization of the trial of Christian anti-war activists, known collectively as the "Plowshares Eight". In September 1980, they broke into a General Electric weapons plant in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, and in an act of protest ...
Plot: liberation theology, courtroom, nuclear war, anti war, protest, pacifist
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The Birth of a Nation (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virgina that results in a violent retaliation from whites.
Style: factual, intense, emotional, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, slavery, civil war, preacher, rebellion, rape, torture, suffering, poverty, preaching, murder, gang rape ...
Time: 19th century
Place: virginia, southern usa
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Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "Entertaining Angels" is an interesting title for this movie about the 1920's and 30's social activist, Dorothy Day, for it can be regarded that what this woman did, sometimes single-handedly, always controversially, in her fight ...
Style: political, sincere, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: catholic, christian, political activism, liberation theology, journalist, social activism, newspaper, women's suffrage, hopes, politics, ambition, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, new york, america
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Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, political, sincere, inspirational ...
Plot: racism, civil rights, civil rights movement, politics, black history, justice, idealism, righting the wronged, president, human spirit, racial discrimination, racial segregation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1964, year 1963
Place: alabama, usa, boston, southern usa, birmingham alabama
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The Prince of Egypt (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, stylized, exciting, biblical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, slavery, ancient egypt, religion, jewish, desert, ancient history, freedom, pharaoh, family, self discovery, bible ...
Place: egypt, africa, north africa
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The Mission (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to ...
Style: thought provoking, epic, harsh, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: jungle, mission, slavery, clergy, jesuit, christian, slave, slave trader, religion, redemption, ethnic conflict, native american ...
Time: 18th century
Place: argentina, portugal, latin america, spain, vatican ...
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Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: inspirational, political, factual, intense, stylized ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, politics, civil rights movement, african american, black history, assassination, islam, prison, muslim, racial slur, police brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, africa, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city ...
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The Last Station (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, UK, Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things. The Countess Sofya, wife and muse to Leo Tolstoy, uses every trick of seduction on her ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, factual, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: russian, philosophy, adultery, betrayal, love and romance, family relations, golden years, lifestyle, writer's life, parents and children, art, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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, political, inspirational, sexy, factual ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: idealism, protest, lawyer, politics, human spirit, religious intolerance, leadership, assassination, freedom, courage, hindu, british empire ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, victorian era ...
Place: india, south africa, africa, vatican, new delhi ...
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Django Strikes Again (1987)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Former gunfighter Django has become a monk and abandoned his violent former ways. His daughter is kidnapped by rogue Hungarian soldiers using slave labor to run a silver mine. Django casts off his habit and digs up his machine gun to practice a ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monastery, cowboy, liberation theology, heroes, one man army, monk, gunfighter, mexican revolution, abduction, battleship, righting the wronged, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
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Priest Daens (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Belgium, France, Netherlands
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the petite bourgeoisie in oppressing workers. He writes a few ...
Style: bleak, sexy, suspense, visually appealing, rough ...
Plot: politics, revolution, fighting the system, liberation theology, nudity (full frontal - brief), justice, french, poverty, religion, death, corruption, christian ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s, 1890s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: poland, tokyo, berlin germany, belgium, europe ...
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The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Argentina, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The young Father Amaro is put to the test. He is sent to Mexico to help take care of aging Father Benito when he meets a 16-year-old girl that he begins and affair with. It turns out the girls mother had been having an affair with Father Benito. ...
Style: harsh, stylized, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: priest, abortion, celibacy, forbidden love, lust, catholicism, corruption, sin, priest in love, hypocrisy, pregnancy, clergy ...
Place: mexico, latin america, tokyo, spain
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The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, liberation theology, environmental, social change, president, political corruption, forest, corporate crime, rich and poor, human spirit, price of justice, murder ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century
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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Style: epic, biblical, stylized, harsh, ridiculous ...
Plot: ancient egypt, religion, god, jewish, christianity, christian, old testament, bible, ancient history, slavery, judaism, moses ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages, 14th century
Place: egypt, holy land, israel, middle east, xian
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The Radicals (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the Anabaptist movement and two of its first leaders, Michael and Margaretha Sattler.
Style: biblical, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: liberation theology, christianity, christian, medieval, church, reformation, clergy, romance, hopes, state affairs, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, zurich switzerland, switzerland
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The Day Shall Come (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An impoverished leader of a small religious commune in Miami, is offered cash to save his family from eviction. He has no idea his sponsor works for an FBI agent, who plans to turn him into a criminal by fueling his madcap revolutionary dreams.
Style: tragicomedy, serious, suspenseful, intense, exciting ...
Plot: racism, optimist, nuclear, religious cult, political satire, police raid, police corruption, absurdism, pacifist, social satire, snitch, secret police ...
Place: miami
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Mary Magdalene (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world ...
Style: biblical, captivating, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: religion, baptism, belief, christian, faith, jesus, apostle, treason, resurrection, religious, superstition, miraculous event ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: jerusalem, xian
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Andrei Rublev (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 205 min.
Story: An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, breathtaking, art house, philosophical ...
Plot: artist, painter, monk, art, human spirit, medieval, hunger, christianity, religion, saint, loneliness, god ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: russia, ussr, vatican, moscow russia
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Dead Man Walking (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, psychological, sad ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, death sentence, court, redemption, nun, lethal injection, justice, lawyer, warden, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, southern usa
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Shooting Dogs (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, bleak, sad, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, politics, survival, violence, teacher, priest, survivor, against the odds, moral dilemma, human spirit, fighting the system, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s, year 1994
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa, united kingdom
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Amazing Grace (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of William Wilberforce's courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Although meeting intense opposition, his minister, John Newton, urges him to see the cause through.
Style: inspirational, emotional, factual, political, talky ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: slavery, politics, christian, friendship, freedom, corruption, civil rights, politician, slave trade, justice, culture clash, civil war ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 19th century, 50s, georgian era ...
Place: england, london, africa, paris france, europe ...
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