Puritan movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant puritan movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, talky, stylized, melancholic and harsh films and TV shows about / with puritan, husband wife relationship, female nudity, death, mother son relationship, religion, storytelling, dialogue, culture clash and father son relationship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
puritan movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as puritan: Salem Witch Trials (2002), Solomon Kane (2009), Virgin Report (1972), Twins of Evil (1971), The White Ribbon (2009), The Scarlet Letter (1979), The Scarlet Letter (1995), All Is True (2018), Black Journal (1979), Babette's Feast (1987).

List of puritan movies

Salem Witch Trials (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film recounts the sobering tale of how 19 innocent lives were taken in a community experiencing paranoid hysteria regarding the suspected - but unproved - presence of the occult in the small New England town.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, religions or cults, society, americana, social decay, politics, courtroom drama, legal, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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Solomon Kane (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A nomadic 16th century warrior, condemned to hell for his brutal past, seeks redemption by renouncing violence, but finds some things are worth burning for as he fights to free a young Puritan woman from the grip of evil.
Style: atmospheric, gothic, exciting, stylized, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, danger, heroes, tough heroes, redemption, mercenary, adventure, sorcerer, sword and sorcery, murder, violence ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe, dungeon, north africa
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Virgin Report (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: West Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Part documentary, part mockumentary, part sexploitation, all Franco. Starting in the Garden of Eden we are taken on a voyage around the world that covers various rites of passage and cultures deflowering of the virgin.
Style: semi documentary
Plot: puritan, ritual, fight, cult, monk, sex scene, blood on face, virgin, gramophone, disco, woman in bathtub, monastery ...
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Twins of Evil (1971)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: While dabbling in Satanism, Count Karstein resurrects Mircalla Karnstein who initiates him into vampirism. As a rash of deaths afflicts the village, Gustav the head of Puritan group leads his men to seek out and destroy the pestilence. One of his ...
Style: tense, scary, stylized, serious, suspenseful
Plot: vampire, orphan, witch hunt, castle, satanism, sister sister relationship, siblings relations, imaginary, couples, deadly, supernatural ability, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 19th century, 1700s, 18th century
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The White Ribbon (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Canada
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.
Style: epic, disturbing, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: sexual abuse, punishment, child abuse, physical appearance, death, children, fear, humiliation, suicide, oppression, village, abuse ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, northern germany, italy
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The Scarlet Letter (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In the 17th century Massachusetts, a married women, whose husband is missing, has a child with the local pastor. The puritanical residents of her town condemn her to carry the Scarlet Letter of shame. Then the husband shows up.
Plot: adultery, infidelity, puritan, letter, minister, illegitimate child, pariah, adulteress, male female relationship, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 17th century
Place: massachusetts
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The Scarlet Letter (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Set in puritanical Boston in the mid 1600s, the story of seamstress Hester Prynne, who is outcast after she becomes pregnant by a respected reverend. She refuses to divulge the name of the father, is "convicted" of adultery and forced to ...
Style: realistic, sexy, serious, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: forbidden love, destructive relationship, clergy, interracial relations, extramarital affair, infidelity, romance, repression, social misfits, adultery, betrayal, illegitimate child ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, england, europe ...
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All Is True (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the final days in the life of playwright William Shakespeare.
Plot: shakespeare, husband wife relationship, wedding, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, mother son relationship, unwed pregnancy, puritan, boy, father daughter relationship, gardening, death of son ...
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Black Journal (1979)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Black Journal (originally titled Gran Bollito) is a 1977 Italian drama film directed by Mauro Bolognini. It is based on the real life events of Leonarda Cianciulli, the Italian serial killer best known as the "Soap-Maker of Correggio".
Style: macabre, based on true events, dark humor, pre war
Plot: cook, stalking, rival, portrait, neighbor neighbor relationship, bruise, male objectification, police interrogation, dance teacher, heart attack, strong female lead, hand chopped off ...
Time: year 1938, 1930s
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Babette's Feast (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The guest, a General at the Swedish court, is not related to the sister, but, as a callow young man, was in love with her, but chose his military career over happiness with her. His aunt is a member of the religious community. He is the one who, ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: aging, spinster, birthday, lifestyle, lottery, human nature, social relations, family relations, cooking and food, refugees, village life, golden years ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1830s, 18th century
Place: denmark, france, europe, paris france, stockholm sweden
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By the Sword Divided (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: By the Sword Divided is a British television series produced by the BBC between 1983 and 1985. The series was a historical drama set during the mid 17th century, dealing with the impact of the English Civil War on the fictional Lacey family, made ...
Plot: civil war, puritan, english, parliament
Time: 17th century
Place: england
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Now & Later (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sex, politics and American culture are mixed into a combustible combination in Now & Later. Angela is an illegal Latina immigrant living in Los Angeles who stumbles across Bill, a disgraced banker on the run. She takes him in. Through ...
Style: realistic, erotic, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: acceptance, socialism, menage a trois, poverty, repression, friendship, on the run, love and romance, hopes, sexual relations, immigrants, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nicaragua, usa, los angeles
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Midnight Matinee (1989)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Even though a devastating murder took place during a small town's horror film festival two years earlier, townspeople want another festival.
Plot: puritan, pepsi, death, murder, small town, blond boy, film festival, hanged boy, hanged girl, splatter, ex husband ex wife relationship, popcorn ...
Place: canada, british columbia
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Marriages (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The supernatural is invoked to save a romance in 19th century Quebec.
Plot: puritan, death of mother, suicide, sexuality, sex, female nudity, love, sexual repression, pagan, grandmother, male female relationship, convent ...
Time: 1800s
Place: quebec
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Indignation (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1951, Marcus Messner, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with anti-Semitism, sexual repression, and the ongoing Korean War.
Style: talky, intellectual, dramatic, earnest, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, student, jewish, culture clash, friendship, hospital, telephone call, eyeglasses, apology, professor, nickname, divorce ...
Time: 1950s, year 1955
Place: ohio, new jersey, tokyo
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Edvard Munch (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 210 min.
Story: A biographical film about the Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch. It was originally created as a three-part miniseries co-produced by the Norwegian and Swedish state television networks, but subsequently gained an American theatrical ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: expressionism, painter, society, rebelliousness, lifestyle, obsession, writer's life, couple relations, haunted by the past, family problems, couples, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1860s, 1890s ...
Place: norway, germany, paris france, copenhagen denmark, berlin germany ...
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Love at Stake (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Salem, 1692. The mayor and judge are accusing land owner of witchery in order to grab their land. No one knows that are handsome stranger is a real witch and has evil plans for the town.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, realistic
Plot: disorder, courtroom drama, parody, danger, wizards and magicians, friends, religions or cults, supernatural ability, dishonesty, false accusation, legal, clergy ...
Time: 80s, 17th century
Place: turkey
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Sex Ed (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Eddie lands his first teaching gig at an inner city middle school and finds his highly pubescent pupils are receiving no form of sexual education. Eddie isn't really equipped to teach them...he's not exactly experienced romantically.
Style: not serious, humorous, funny, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: teachers and students, workplace situations, looking for sex, misfit, social relations, fish out of water, fall in love, love and romance, sex education, sex talk, virginity, male friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Witch (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1630s New England, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness, exiled from their settlement when William defies the local church. When their newborn son vanishes and ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, dark, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, religion, supernatural, family in danger, parents and children, wilderness, insanity, guilt, violence, isolation, paranoia ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa, new hampshire
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Salem (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, 'Salem' explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, society, evil force, danger, dishonesty, love affair, supernatural ability, punishment, uncover truth, hanging ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa
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Stage Beauty (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Humble Maria, who outfits top London theater star Ned Kynaston, takes none of the credit for the male actor's success at playing women. And because this is the 17th century, Maria, like other females, is prohibited from pursuing her dream of ...
Style: witty, clever, sexual, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gender bending, gay, gender, mistress, cross dressing, actor, mistaken identity, downfall, disorder, actor's life, human nature, lifestyle ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: london, europe, england, egypt
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Laurel Canyon (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up ...
Style: sexual, realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, intern, time lapse photography, culture clash, family relations, living with parents, human nature, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, love and romance, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this belated sequel to 'The Decline of the American Empire', 50-something Montreal college professor, Remy, learns that he is dying of liver cancer. He decides to make amends meet to his friends and family before he dies. He first tries ...
Style: touching, talky, sentimental, realistic, witty ...
Plot: dying, professor, friendship, cancer, estrangement, millionaire, homosexual, radical, heroin, student, friend, university ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, middle ages
Place: canada, quebec, united states, colorado, sydney australia ...
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The Europeans (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Henry James' novel with the same title. It's the fall of 1850, a few miles outside Boston. The household of the dour Mr. Wentworth receives two unannounced visitors from Europe, Eugenia and Felix, the daughter and son of his half ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, biting, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, culture clash, marriage, baroness, couple relations, power relations, family relations, love triangle, infidelity, society, social differences, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new england, europe, usa, france, massachusetts ...
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Elegy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Style: sincere, serious, suspenseful, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: teachers and students, age difference, obsession, love and romance, infidelity, critic, possessiveness, cuban, sexual attraction, hedonism, couples, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city
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Easy A (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage life, teenage love, notoriety, adolescence, friends, virginity, high school life, love and romance, coming of age, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, florida
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Two English Girls (1971)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown, a young Englishwoman. They become friends and Ann invites him to spend holidays at the house where she lives with her mother and her sister ...
Style: sentimental, serious, talky, realistic
Plot: love triangle, family relations, love and romance, destructive relationship, fall in love, romance, siblings relations, couple relations, platonic, couples, woman, frenchman abroad ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, turn of the century, 1900s
Place: europe, france, paris france, wales, normandy
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Cromwell (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, revolution, military, political unrest, tyranny, parliament, king, rise and fall, rebelliousness, society, battles ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 1600s, 18th century, 80s
Place: england, ireland, europe, america, scotland ...
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The Crucible (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: witch, politics, hysteria, confession, curse, passion, vengeance, communism, society, courtroom drama, couples, supernatural ability ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, california
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The Last King (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 235 min.
Story: The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his 10 year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.
Style: realistic, epic, serious, baroque
Plot: royal family, mistress, politics, exile, court, king, unfulfillment, state affairs, romance, social differences, rebelliousness, rise and fall ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, holland, versailles, netherlands
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