Heresy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant heresy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, weird, atmospheric, sexy and captivating films and TV shows about / with heresy, religion, catholic, priest, death, christian, female nudity, catholic church, christianity and church plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
heresy movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as heresy: The Name of the Rose (1986), Martin Luther (2002), The Little Hours (2017), Luther (2003), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Goya's Ghosts (2006), Fanny Lye Deliver'd (2019), Inquisition (1977), The Secrets (2007), Labyrinth (2012).

List of heresy movies

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her ...
Style: epic, captivating, realistic, factual, sexy ...
Plot: medieval, religion, war, battles, joan of arc, god, courage, politics, heroic mission, heresy, burned at the stake, betrayal ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: france, england, new orleans, europe, paris france
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The Name of the Rose (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 14th-century Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young novice arrive at a conference to find that several monks have been murdered under mysterious circumstances. To solve the crimes, William must rise up against the Church's ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, suspenseful, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: investigation, monastery, uncover truth, clergy, monk, medieval, murder, religion, murder mystery, riddles and clues, twists and turns, abbey ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: canada, europe, france, south of france, italy
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The Sinful Nuns of Saint Valentine (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lucita has been locked away in a convent by her family in order to keep her away from her lover, Esteban. The pair make plans to elope, but Esteban is accused of heresy before Lucita can escape. Hiding in the convent, Esteban discovers the ...
Style: sexy, sexploitation film
Plot: erotica, nun, evil nun, convent, cult, valentine's day, exploitation, church, mental disorder, bishop, crucifix, framed for murder ...
Place: italy
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Martin Luther (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Learn how one man reluctantly took on the most powerful institution of his day and won. Martin Luther is credited with expounding a new vision of man's relationship with God and, by extension, a redefinition of man's relationship with ...
Style: christian film, tense, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing
Plot: reformation, christianity, church, faith, conflict, priest, theology, protestant, conscience, liberation, spirituality, christian ...
Time: 16th century
Place: germany
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The Little Hours (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the middle ages.
Style: parody, sexy, funny, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: convent, nun, lust, lie, suspicion, jealousy, passive aggressive woman, sodomy, bishop, donkey, priest, sex scene ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: italy, sicily, florence
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Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: uplifting, political, sincere, touching, intellectual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christianity, christian, religion, rebellion, inquisition, politics, reformation, idealism, renaissance, human spirit, medieval, hypocrisy ...
Time: 1930s, 16th century
Place: germany, rome italy, egypt, england, vatican ...
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, mind bending, clever, intellectual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: conspiracy, twists and turns, christianity, treasure hunt, religion, investigation, holy grail, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, suspense, secrets, uncover truth ...
Time: 2000s, 1st century, 21st century
Place: vatican, london, italy, paris france, europe ...
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Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.
Style: thought provoking, factual, intense, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: rape, artist, french, art, prison, prostitute, spanish history, life is a bitch, lifestyle, painter, religion, women ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, regency period, georgian era
Place: spain, madrid
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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, female protagonist, heresy, female nudity, puritan, male full rear nudity, ambush, hostage, murder, farm, heretic ...
Time: 17th century
Place: britain, england
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Inquisition (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Period piece set during the Inquisition about a witch-finder general who falls in love with the village beauty, who has made a pact with the devil to seduce and condemn the man who is killing off Satan's servants.
Style: gothic, sexy, scary, serious, stylized ...
Plot: spanish inquisition, devil, village, devil worship, medieval, inquisition, witchcraft, witch, torture, revenge, death, satanism ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: france
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The Secrets (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In The Secrets, two brilliant young women discover their own voices in a repressive orthodox culture where females are forbidden to sing, let alone speak out. Naomi, the studious, devoutly religious daughter of a prominent rabbi, convinces her ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lgbt, lesbian interest, lesbianism, religions or cults, rabbi, lgbtq, best friends, self discovery, selflessness, lesbian love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel
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Labyrinth (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Germany, UK, South Africa, Czech Republic
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: She inherits a house in the South of France from an aunt she has never met; she is haunted by dreams of a woman from the past, whom she does not know; and now she stumbles upon an archaeological find that will bear witness to a genocide committed ...
Style: stylized, tense, serious, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: medieval, holy grail, archaeologist, destiny, sect, crusade, legends and myths, tombs and skeletons, obsessive quest, conspiracy, archeological dig, ancient ...
Time: 13th century, year 2012, middle ages, 21st century
Place: europe, france, south of france
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The Name of the Rose (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In 1327, Friar William from Baskerville, followed by the young novice Adso da Melk, reaches an isolated Benedictine abbey on the Alps to aid in a dispute between the Franciscan Order and the Avignon papacy. Upon arrival in the abbey the two find ...
Style: tense, disturbing, enigmatic, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: murder mystery, inquisition, abbey, monastery, medieval, monk, priest, burned at the stake, murder, friendship, murder investigation, religious fanatic ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: italy
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Eye of the Devil (1966)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A French nobleman deserts his wife because of an ancient family secret.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: black magic, occult, pagan, family relations, family secret, estate, curses spells and rituals, husband wife relationship, nightmare, archery, witchcraft, religion ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, paris france, london
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The Milky Way (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages.
Style: surreal, psychedelic, satirical, road movie, mind bending ...
Plot: surrealism, religion, bible, satire, anarchist, inquisition, crucifix, existentialism, christian, catholic, liberation theology, devil ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: spain, france, paris france, europe
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The Man Who Was Thursday (2016)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary, Italy, Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY is inspired by the existentialist novel of the same name by G.K. Chesterton (1908). The novel is considered a metaphysical thriller, and our film could be considered the same, though it also can be thought of in more ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, surprise ending, psychotronic
Plot: mysterious woman, investigation, seductress, secret society, suspense, hot and sexy, anarchist, supernatural power, pope, confession, catholic, villain ...
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Goya or the Hard Path of Knowledge (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany, Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: As a painter in the court of King Carlos IV, Goya has attained wealth and reputation. He believes in King and Church, yet he is also a Spaniard who dearly loves his people. This contradiction presents him with a dilemma.
Style: 70mm film
Plot: inquisition, art, artist, painter, french revolution, royal family, napoleonic wars, female nudity, forced confession, nude painting, social class, adulterer ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: germany, spain, madrid, ussr
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I, the Worst of All (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The prelate finds her a symbol of European laxity. He engineers ...
Style: sexy, reflective, unusual plot structure, meditative, light ...
Plot: writers, women, art, religion, catholic, writer's life, poetry, catholicism, hospital, lesbian, greed, literature ...
Time: 17th century, 1920s
Place: latin america, spain, tokyo, israel, japan ...
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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, art house, bleak, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: jesus, religion, christianity, catholic, christian, bible, god, faith, betrayal, christmas, gender bending, liberation theology ...
Time: 60s, biblical epic, 70s
Place: rome italy, vatican, italy, ancient greece, israel ...
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A Price Above Rubies (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life.
Style: touching, emotional, light, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: jewelry, orthodox jew, women, stereotypes, loneliness, love and romance, self discovery, jewish, love affair, introspection, judaism, job ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, israel, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA, Belgium
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, clever, captivating, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night, adult
Plot: serial killer, obsession, psychopath, suspense, perfume, psychology, insanity, macabre, sense of smell, twists and turns, genius, killings ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 19th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, germany, provence
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The Order (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: For centuries, a secret Order of priests has existed within the Church. A renegade priest, Father Alex Bernier, is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of one of the Order's most revered members. Following a series of strangely ...
Style: psychological, scary, gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, religions or cults, suspense, supernatural, twists and turns, catholic church, religion, uncover truth, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, sin, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, europe, paris france, italy ...
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Destiny (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Musical, Romance
Country: France, Egypt
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph and his liberal court judgements are not liked by everyone. The caliph's political rivals, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: medieval, religion, writers, philosopher, muslim, ramadan, politics, state affairs, rebelliousness, society, fighting the system, idealism ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: spain, europe, andalusia
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Luther (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A man's view cause a rift between peasants and the church.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, contemplative
Plot: reformation, church, christian, faith, supernatural, politics, state affairs, fighting the system, human spirit, hopes, clergy, rebelliousness ...
Time: 16th century, 70s
Place: germany
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Fist of the North Star (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a nuclear holocaust tears the world apart, mankind is forced to the harshness of not only the oppression of others who are much more powerful, but the dead earth which seems to be getting worse with every passing moment. But a savior has risen ...
Style: anime, manga, adult animation, mind bending, apocalyptic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, female nudity, underground, end of the world, murder, fighter, chaos, heroes, rivalry, tragic hero, kung fu ...
Time: future, near future, 80s
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The Golden Compass (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far North, unaware that it's part of her destiny.
Style: epic, fairy tale, exciting, dark fantasy, aesthetic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, journey, steampunk, alternate reality, orphan, magical, parallel world, polar bear, wizards, best friends, witch, magic ...
Place: england, london, oxford university
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Giordano Bruno (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, fearing his influence in Europe, wants to bring him on trial ...
Style: dramatic, spiritual, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: female nudity, scientist, burned alive, catholic, writers, philosopher, philosophy, art, church, renaissance, prison, righting the wronged ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century
Place: rome italy, venice, italy, europe
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The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: surreal, melancholic, philosophical, thought provoking, artsy ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: metaphysics, death, spirituality, afterlife, surrealism, cancer, buddhism, immortality, loneliness, obsession, love, love story ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, latin america, guatemala, central america
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Bridge of San Luis Rey is American author Thornton Wilder's second novel, first published in 1927 to worldwide acclaim. It tells the story of several interrelated people who die in the collapse of an Inca rope-fiber suspension bridge in ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: investigation, destiny, social decay, clergy, life is a bitch, escapades, survival, murder, haunted by the past, religions or cults, twins, catholic ...
Time: 18th century
Place: peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
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Vision (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hildegard von Bingen was truly a woman ahead of her time. A visionary in every sense of the word, this famed 12th-century Benedictine nun was a Christian mystic, composer, philosopher, playwright, poet, naturalist, scientist, physician, herbalist ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: nun, gender, healing power, visionary, seer, medieval, prodigy, convent, catholic church, human nature, monastery, hopes ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: germany, europe, rome italy
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