Religious persecution movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant religious persecution movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out christian film, realistic, serious, biblical, dramatic and interesting films and TV shows about / with religious persecution, christian, religion, faith, christianity, church, prayer, society, bible and religions or cults plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Mexico and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as religious persecution: Silence (2016), A Cry in the Dark (1988), The Holy Office (1974), Question 7 (1961), Untold Scandal (2003), Agora (2009), The Passion of the Christ (2004), God's Not Dead 2 (2016), Muhammad: The Last Prophet (2002), The Gospel According to Vic (1986).

List of religious persecution movies

 7.2
 83K
Silence (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Mexico, Taiwan, UK, USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.
Style: philosophical, bleak, suspense, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: christianity, missionary, religious persecution, crisis of faith, torture, culture clash, betrayal, religion, japanese history, doubt, courage, loneliness ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom, trial, courtroom drama, false accusation, injustice, dedicated lawyer, legal action, investigation, murder, grief, jail, nightmare ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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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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 7.0
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Question 7 (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suspenseful story of a boy and his father, each forced to decide his future on his willingness to stand up for what he believes.
Plot: religious persecution, socialism, conscience, propaganda, pastor, communism, crisis of conscience, anti communist, christianity
Place: east berlin east germany, east germany
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Untold Scandal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Based on the novel 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses,' this film is set in aristocratic 18th-century Korea at the end of the Chosun Dynasty. The irresistible temptress Lady Cho asks her cad of a younger cousin, Jo-won, to deflower the innocent ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: womanizer, betrayal, seduction, eroticism, manipulations, romance, mind game, vengeance, couple relations, dangerous attraction, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 18th century
Place: korea, asia
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 7.2
 61K
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, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, christianity, master and servant, destiny, impossible love, political unrest, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, power relations, unfulfilled love, philosophy ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, spain
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For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Mexico
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929), which was touched off by a rebellion against the Mexican government's attempt to secularize the country.
Style: epic, sincere, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: rebellion, military, fighting the system, rebelliousness, war, political unrest, society, wartime life, religions or cults, injustice, battles, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: mexico, latin america
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The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: bleak, epic, rough, biblical, factual ...
Plot: betrayal, christianity, suffering, torture, clergy, religion, religions or cults, sacrifice, redemption, last supper, mission, bible ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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God's Not Dead 2 (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble and could expel God from the public square once and for all.
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, manipulation, alternate universe, religious fanatic, christianity, overalls, religion, courtroom, jury, lawyer, judge, witness ...
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Muhammad: The Last Prophet (2002)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: More than fourteen centuries ago, Mecca was filled with gambling, drunkenness, slavery, the mistreatment of women, and greed. The holy Ka'bah was littered with idol gods. Pilgrims came by the thousands to worship them. Quarysh, Mecca's ...
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, folk hero, family, obsessive quest, human spirit, religions or cults, righting the wronged, fighting the system, heroes, hopes, society, clergy ...
Time: middle ages, ancient history
Place: middle east
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The Gospel According to Vic (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Vic Mathews teaches a remedial class at the Blessed Edith Semple School in Scotland. Some at the school are trying to discover the two more miracles that would promote the late Edith Semple to sainthood; Mathews, a non-believer, wishes the school ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: school, miraculous event, religions or cults, hopes, terminal illness, society, youth, power relations, life is a bitch, falling in love, religion, skepticism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, england, glasgow scotland
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 4.8
 38K
God's Not Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After he refuses to disavow his faith, a devout Christian student (Shane Harper) must prove the existence of God or else his college philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) will fail him.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: christian, christianity, teachers and students, college life, student life, college, religions or cults, society, youth, power relations, religion, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus, egypt, israel, middle east
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Stealing Heaven (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Abelard, a famous teacher of philosophy at the cathedral school of Notre Dame, falls in love with one of his students, Héloïse d'Argenteuil. A sixteen-year old girl raised in a convent, Héloïse has an intellectual curiosity and rebels ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: theology, nun, convent, love and romance, pregnancy, fall in love, celibacy, tragic love, forbidden love, society, romance, couples ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 5.0
 2K
The Curse (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nathan Hayes is a religious man trying to hold onto his farm and keep his family in line. A real estate developer is trying to buy most of the farm property in the area, including Mr. Hayes family farm, in the hope that the Tennesse Valley Authority ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: mutant, meteorite, infection, farm, chicken, cow, fanaticism, pitchfork, water, gory, dangerous animal, countryside ...
Time: 80s
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Gold Through the Fire (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Peter's American dream came true. But the trial of his faith had just begun...
Style: christian film
Plot: christianity, religious persecution, russian, prayer, outcast, church, high school, courtroom, soccer, popularity, christian, refugee
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Smuggler's Ransom (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: It is 1985 and a Cold War is raging between East and West. A young woman named Carmen, while attempting to smuggle Bibles into Romania, is captured by communist forces. Unfortunately, Carmen’s father was a Soviet Nuclear Physicist who became ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, smuggler, government agent, cold war, prisoner, gun, religious persecution, faith, prayer, christianity, secret agent, rescue ...
Place: romania
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If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Based on the preachings of Reverend Estus W. Pirkle, this film warns what will happen to America if the citizens do not give up their depraved ways and turn to God and Jesus for salvation. Communist infiltrators, the "footmen", will pave ...
Style: propaganda film
Plot: evangelist, bible, rope, sermon, dead children, pastor, communism, martyr, dead child, talking to the camera, pitchfork, preacher ...
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A Distant Thunder (1978)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Patty is lying awake one night in a church basement, distraught and scared. She is to be executed the next morning for refusing to take the Mark of the Beast. Patty knows what lies ahead if she takes the mark but can still not believe in Christ.When ...
Style: christian film
Plot: religious persecution, guillotine, minister, preacher, christian, religion, bible prophecy
Time: future
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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: church, muslim, christian, religion, islam, religious conversion, outcast, airport, father son relationship, friend, friendship, prayer ...
Place: middle east
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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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Years of the Beast (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: College professor Stephen Miles (Gary Bayer), his wife, a young girl, and a drifter (Jerry Houser) are suddenly faced with a society where money is worthless, food is scarce, your neighbor is your enemy and oppression reigns. The four must survive a ...
Style: christian film
Plot: missing person, professor, husband wife relationship, prime minister, prayer, faith, rapture, hiding place, new world order, bible prophecy, good versus evil, on the run ...
Time: future
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Paul: The Emissary (1997)
Country:
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Robert Marcarelli - In this impressive drama, starring Gary Cooper, we follow Saul the angry zealot to Paul the servant of Christ, who will pay any price to bring his message to the world. - Garry Cooper, Leon Lissek, Kermit Christman
Style: biblical, christian film, based on the bible
Plot: bible, prisoner, religious conversion, sermon, healing, judaism, martyr, faith, earthquake, evangelist, fortune teller, apostle ...
Time: 1st century
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Patmos (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 72 min.
Story: As an older man, the Apostle John was sentenced to forced labor on the Island of Patmos. God honored John with His visions, faithfully transcribed to become the Book of Revelation.
Style: christian film
Plot: apocalypse, religious persecution, roman empire, martyrdom, prisoner, roman, island, apostle, slave labor, christian, revelation, exile ...
Time: 1st century
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A King for Burning (1993)
Genre: History
Country: Germany
Duration: 197 min.
Story: "King of the Last Days" is a German television miniseries in 1993 about the 16th century Anabaptist rebellion in Münster .
Plot: bible, female nudity, branding, religious persecution, burned at the stake, public execution
Place: germany
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Jesus: The Desire of Ages (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: "Jesus - The Desire of Ages" is a soft glove in a hard hand as far as Christian movies go. It packs a punch of theological and emotional power gloved in all the soft, warm fuzzies that make family viewing so enjoyable. The movie opens with ...
Style: biblical
Plot: roman soldier, messiah, disciple, religious persecution, bible, religion, virgin mary, bible story, jesus christ, last supper, prophecy, christian
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Accidental Activist (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Ted and Lynn Murphy lead a simple suburban life. They have three wonderful children, their own small business, and good relationships with friends and neighbors. But that life is turned upside down when Ted signs a petition advocating traditional ...
Style: christian film
Plot: speech, gay friend, protest, petition, activism, intolerance, activist, marriage, husband wife relationship, christian, boycott, religious persecution ...
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New World Order: The End Has Come (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: "New World Order" is a Christian-themed film about the second half of the Tribulation, popular in current eschatological circles. After the Rapture, two young women question their true loyalties during the Earth's final days.
Style: christian film
Plot: tattoo, religion, execution, resistance, bar, prayer, faith, christian, newscaster, new world order, bible prophecy, betrayal ...
Time: future
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Emma Smith: My Story (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: By the side of a founder of a new faith was a woman of undeniable courage.
Plot: doubt, mormonism, religious leader, female protagonist, mormon, death of child, prophet, religion, lynch mob, prayer, faith, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1840s, 19th century
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Handcart (2002)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This is a fictional love story with the 1856 Handcart Pioneers as the backdrop. Sam Hunter, falls for a Mormon Pioneer woman, Abigail, as she is moving west. As the pioneers stop in his town of Iowa City, he pretends to desire joining the Mormon ...
Plot: journey, pioneer, religious persecution, latter day saints, prejudice, faith, christian, mormon
Time: 1850s, 19th century
Place: utah
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Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A film that focuses on some of the events during the life of Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, which was both filmed and distributed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Plot: angel, riverboat, mormon, mormonism, mob violence, religious persecution, latter day saints, prophet, lynch mob, revelation, religion
Time: 1840s, 1830s, 1820s, 19th century
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