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, sexy, stylized, talky and melancholic films and TV shows about / with puritan, female nudity, husband wife relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, religion, male nudity, mother son relationship, father son relationship and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
puritan movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as puritan: Salem Witch Trials (2002), Solomon Kane (2009), Twins of Evil (1971), The Witch (2015), By the Sword Divided (1983), Virgin Report (1972), The White Ribbon (2009), The Scarlet Letter (1979), The Scarlet Letter (1995), Fanny Lye Deliver'd (2019).

List of puritan movies

Salem Witch Trials (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 189 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, execution, religions or cults, society, legal, politics, social decay, courtroom drama, americana, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
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Solomon Kane (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
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: dark fantasy, gothic horror, gothic, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sword and sorcery, good versus evil, witch, sorcerer, deal with the devil, supernatural, tough heroes, mercenary, heroes, lone wolves, drifter, chase ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: england, europe, north africa
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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: scary, serious, suspenseful, stylized, gothic horror ...
Plot: vampire, sister sister relationship, orphan, satanism, castle, dangerous attraction, supernatural, twin sister, curses spells and rituals, mysterious character, supernatural ability, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century, 19th century, 1780s ...
Place: austria, europe
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The Witch (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
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: dark, scary, atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, witchcraft, religion, family relations, curses spells and rituals, black magic, paranoia, wilderness, paganism, family bonds, parents and children ...
Time: 17th century
Place: new england, usa, new hampshire
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By the Sword Divided (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: puritan, parliament, civil war, english
Time: 17th century
Place: england
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Virgin Report (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: West Germany, Spain
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: erotic, semi documentary, sexploitation film
Plot: puritan, adam and eve, defloration, sexual repression, taboo, wedding night, kama sutra, peacock, groom, sex education, meditation, erotic fantasy ...
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The White Ribbon (2009)
Genre: Drama, 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: disturbing, psychological, thought provoking, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: sexual abuse, child abuse, punishment, physical appearance, family secret, domestic violence, death, innocence, cruelty, torture, priest, village ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, pre world war one, year 1914
Place: germany, europe, northern germany, italy
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The Scarlet Letter (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: infidelity, adultery, puritan, colonial america, minister, letter, extramarital affair, illegitimate child, sexuality, pariah, 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, serious, sexy, sexual, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, interracial relations, destructive relationship, pregnancy, clergy, infidelity, betrayal, romance, extramarital affair, repression, social misfits, adultery ...
Time: 17th century
Place: new england, massachusetts, england, usa, europe ...
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Fanny Lye Deliver'd (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: On an isolated English farm in 1657, Fanny lives a quiet life with her oppressive husband John and their young son. One day their life is rocked with the arrival of young couple Thomas and Rebecca who claim to have been robbed and need a place to ...
Plot: corporal punishment, hedonism, male full rear nudity, foreplay, heretic, heresy, husband wife relationship, farm, hostage, murder, erection, bible ...
Time: 17th century
Place: britain, england
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The Comedian (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A look at the life of an aging insult comic.
Style: captivating, melancholic, light
Plot: aging, comedian, insult, comeback, jewish, comedy club, brother brother relationship, jail, mother son incest, swamp, older man younger woman relationship, women fight ...
Time: year 1985
Place: new york, taiwan, london, somalia, wisconsin ...
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Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An abusive sexual relationship between a white spinster schoolteacher and a young black janitor in 1956 Kansas complicates her struggle to come to grips with her sexuality and emotions.
Plot: interracial sex, exploring sexuality, janitor, female orgasm, gynecological exam, estranged mother, physical exam, racist, childhood trauma, latin, male objectification, first sex ...
Time: year 1954, year 1955, year 1956, 50s
Place: kansas
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Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Angela Baker, a psychotic transsexual, escapes from a mental hospital and surfaces at a summer camp as a counselor who lectures her teenage charges on proper moral behavior. Those teens who break her strict rules -- from the camp chatterbox or a ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, psychopath, camp, murder, serial killer, teenage life, who done it, mystery, youth, rivalry, crimes, teenager ...
Time: 80s
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The Girl with a Pistol (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Sicilian woman is dishonored by her lover, then goes to London with a pistol intending to murder him.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexy, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: woman rapes man, sexual content, romance, love and romance, crimes, society, sex addict, couples, fall in love, vengeance, village, countryside ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, italy, sicily, england, europe ...
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The Big Kahuna (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three salesmen working for a firm that makes industrial lubricants are waiting in the company's "hospitality suite" at a manufacturers' convention for a "big kahuna" named Dick Fuller to show up, in hopes they can ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: salesman, midlife crisis, love and romance, religion and supernatural, religion, existentialism, life & death, hotel, christian, hotel room, baptist, convention ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kansas, usa, xian, new jersey
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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.
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, touching
Plot: father daughter relationship, british history, playwright, historical figure, family secret, retirement, church, husband wife relationship, shakespeare, society, fictional biography, gardening ...
Time: 17th century
Place: united kingdom
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Black Journal (1977)
Genre: 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, pre war
Plot: girl fight, female rivalry, cooking, dual role, suspicious man, mute woman, antagonist as protagonist, family relations, chambermaid, hypocritical woman, incest overtones, psychopath as protagonist ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938
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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, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: aging, elderly, cooking and food, siblings relations, eccentric family, birthday, lifestyle, lottery, maid, family relations, cooking, refugee ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1870s, 1880s, 18th century
Place: denmark, france, europe, paris france, stockholm sweden
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Now & Later (2011)
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, serious, sexy, talky, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: explicit sex, repression, poverty, hell on earth, love affair, introspection, friendship, sexual relations, immigrants, love and romance, society, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nicaragua, usa, los angeles
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Indignation (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China, Brazil, Germany
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: intellectual, exciting, stylized, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jewish, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, atheist, romance, existentialism, adolescence, student, war, jewish life ...
Time: 50s, year 1951, year 1955, 20th century
Place: ohio, new jersey, tokyo
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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: parody, realistic, not serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), wizards and magicians, religions or cults, friends, disorder, rivalry, dishonesty, supernatural ability, clergy, legal, satire, silly humor ...
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, sexy, funny, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: teachers and students, workplace situations, looking for sex, social relations, misfit, fall in love, love and romance, sex education, virginity, sex talk, male virgin, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Salem (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, religions or cults, society, evil force, supernatural ability, devil, punishment, love affair, supernatural, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century
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: humorous, semi serious, sexy, stylized, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: gender bending, cross dressing, gender, mistress, actor's life, mistaken identity, overnight success, lifestyle, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, downfall, human nature ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 19th 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: psychological, serious, sentimental, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, intern, culture clash, fish out of water, love and romance, disorder, couples, couple relations, human nature, estrangement, rock, music business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, sentimental, philosophical, clever, emotional ...
Plot: dying, friendship, professor, illness, haunted by the past, culture clash, friends, death, cancer, millionaire, homosexual, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, future, middle ages
Place: canada, quebec, colorado, montreal, athens greece ...
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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: realistic, semi serious, biting, suspense, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, culture clash, dysfunctional family, baroness, marriage, couple relations, romance, master and servant, unfulfillment, love and romance, lifestyle, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new england, usa, europe, france, vienna ...
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Charles II: The Power and The Passion (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, epic, baroque
Plot: king, royal family, politics, mistress, social differences, rise and fall, ambition, political unrest, rebelliousness, political intrigue, infidelity, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe, holland, london, netherlands ...
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Anonymous (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, incestuous sex, inheritance, political intrigue, intrigue, lifestyle, queen elizabeth i, state affairs, dishonesty, political unrest, aristocracy, desire for fame ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, new york, italy ...
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Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, sexual ...
Plot: plantation, injustice, sexual abuse, racism, cruelty, captivity, rape, death, sadism, brutality, slavery, graphic violence ...
Time: 18th century, 70s, 60s, 1830s, 1850s ...
Place: mississippi, detroit, virginia, memphis
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