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, intense, stylized, captivating and talky films and TV shows about / with heresy, religion, betrayal, christianity, church, murder, dialogue, storytelling, society and adaptation 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 Trial of Joan of Arc (1962), Goya's Ghosts (2006), The Shack (2017), The Da Vinci Code (2006), The Heretics (2017), The Man Who Was Thursday (2016), The Little Hours (2017), Stealing Heaven (1988), Flame in the Wind (1971), Inquisition (1977).

List of heresy movies

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic
Duration: 158 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, factual, rough, serious ...
Plot: politics, battles, joan of arc, siege, rape, war, burned alive, heroic mission, brutality, betrayal, heroine, murder ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
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The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A reconstruction of the trial of Joan of Arc based entirely on the transcripts of the real-life trial, concerning Joan's imprisonment, interrogation and final execution at the hands of the English.
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, bleak, serious
Plot: interrogation, burned at the stake, martyrdom, saint, joan of arc, torture chamber, trial, heresy, courtroom drama, confined, society, death sentence ...
Time: 15th century
Place: france, europe
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Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, factual, intense, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, french, rape, prison, arrest, society, confession, model, wound, father daughter relationship, clergy ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 19th century
Place: spain, dungeon
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The Shack (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. ...
Style: philosophical, suspenseful, psychedelic, sad
Plot: forgiveness, god, christian, death of daughter, depression, hate, guilt, missing child, metaphor, husband wife relationship, cabin in the woods, serial killer ...
Place: oregon
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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 ...
Plot: nun, convent, lesbian, sex, heresy, sex scene, priest, erotica, mother superior, cruelty, evil nun, evil woman ...
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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, clever, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Plot: holy grail, christianity, adventure, investigation, riddles and clues, ancient mystery, secret, artifact, uncover truth, ancient, search, professor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1st century, 2000s
Place: holy land, europe, france, zurich switzerland, paris france ...
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The Heretics (2017)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young girl is abducted by a man, who claims that a cult is hunting her. His goal is to protect her until sunrise but while restrained, the young girl falls deathly ill. While her friends and family search for her, the source of her illness becomes ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: demon, cabin in the woods, satanic cult, bad dream, satanic ritual, vomiting, kidnapping, female psychopath, bound and gagged, female killer, stabbed in the back, suicide ...
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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: surprise ending
Plot: soldier, bar, drinking, faith, blood, secret society, catholic, catholic church, world war two, alcohol, hit by a car, confession ...
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The Little Hours (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
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: sexy
Plot: nun, servant, humming, brother sister relationship, virgin, handyman, screaming, blindfold, rescue, sex scene, garden, old woman ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: italy
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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: serious, sexy, sexual, erotic, captivating ...
Plot: convent, celibacy, pregnancy, theology, nun, fall in love, love and romance, society, lifestyle, romance, power relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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: french revolution, sin, revolution, church, social class, forced confession, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, menage a trois, adulterer, inquisition, nude painting ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s
Place: madrid, spain
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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, religious persecution, accusation, monk, church, inquisition, theology, martyr, faith, soldier, burned at the stake, torture ...
Time: 16th century
Place: dungeon, spain
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Inquisition (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 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: scary, serious, suspenseful, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: village, spanish inquisition, satanism, revenge, death, devil, torture, devil worship, danger, rivalry, supernatural, supernatural ability ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 1500s
Place: france
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I, the Worst of All (1990)
Genre: Drama
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: sexual, psychological, gloomy, realistic, tense ...
Plot: injustice, solitude, convent, burned alive, intrigue, writer's life, patronizing, human spirit, woman in danger, forbidden love, clergy, religions or cults ...
Time: 17th century, 1920s
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, tokyo, israel ...
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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: bleak, stylized, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, faith, gender bending, imaginary, hopes, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, human spirit, royal family, leadership, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s
Place: southern italy, palestine, israel
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The Secrets (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 120 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: tense, gloomy, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, rabbi, coming out, religions or cults, repression, individualism, rebelliousness, selflessness, self discovery, rebellion, prodigy, forbidden love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: 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, serious, talky, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, interracial relations, hopes, society, introspection, love affair, couples, dishonesty, self discovery, marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, 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
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA
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, captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, insanity, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, killings, perfume, corpse, genius, deadly, french ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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The Order (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: investigation, murder, violence, catholic church, priest, sin, mentor protege relationship, vatican, supernatural, mystery, escapades, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, rome italy, jerusalem, paris france, italy
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The Name of the Rose (1986)
Genre: Crime, 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: intellectual, psychological, clever, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: monk, investigation, clergy, monastery, trial, execution, temptation, murder, danger, uncover truth, god or devil, accident ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: italy, europe
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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: politics, fighting the system, battles, religions or cults, romance, state affairs, culture clash, royal family, political unrest, destiny, social differences, society ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: europe, spain
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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
Plot: protestant, politics, bible, hypocrisy, spirituality, church, reformation, faith, theology, catholicism, born again christian, conscience ...
Time: 16th century
Place: germany
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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: talky, captivating, realistic, serious, earnest ...
Plot: idealism, execution, treason, ambition, oath, betrayal, clergy, rebellion, rivalry, royal family, dishonesty, royal court ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, new york
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Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
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: serious, sincere, emotional, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, bribery, hypocrisy, church, theology, idealism, german, rebellion, human spirit ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, england, egypt
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Luther (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man's view cause a rift between peasants and the church.
Style: realistic, serious, talky
Plot: church, politics, injustice, destiny, religions or cults, righting the wronged, rebelliousness, against the odds, society, hopes, idealism, clergy ...
Time: 16th century, 70s
Place: germany
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King Arthur (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, ...
Style: epic, stylized, entertaining, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, knight, swords and armor, battles, freedom, christianity, king arthur, arthurian legend, horse, military, invasion, bishop ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, england, britain, dungeon ...
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Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Ten years before her death, Joan hears voices. Six years later, from the village of Domremy, she begins her mission to unite France under King Charles. First she leads a defense of Vaucouleurs against the Burgundians, then obtains safe passage to ...
Style: serious, bleak, captivating, inspirational, epic ...
Plot: betrayal, sword, joan of arc, maid, heroes, royal family, village, rescue, soldier, visionary, society, danger ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s, future
Place: france, europe, england, new orleans
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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: futuristic, stylized, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear holocaust, martial arts, chaos, tragic hero, rivalry, vengeance, blood, future dystopia, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, near future
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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, stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: parallel world, fantasy world, magical, adventure, orphan, journey, experiment, kidnapping, witch, adventurer, chosen one, best friends ...
Place: england, oxford university
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Giordano Bruno (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 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: captivating, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: church, burned alive, state affairs, against the rules, betrayal, ambition, forbidden love, rebellion, clergy, rivalry, against humanity, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, 1600s, renaissance, 1500s
Place: italy, europe, venice, rome italy
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