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, stylized, sexy, visually appealing and captivating films and TV shows about / with heresy, religion, murder, death, catholic, betrayal, society, storytelling, christianity and priest plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as heresy: Goya's Ghosts (2006), The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962), The Shack (2017), Inquisition (1977), The Name of the Rose (2019), The Da Vinci Code (2006), I, the Worst of All (1990), The Secrets (2007), A Man for All Seasons (1966), Luther (2003).

List of heresy movies

 6.9
 29K
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, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: prostitute, heresy, lifestyle, life is a bitch, french, rape, period piece, spanish inquisition, prison, arrest, society, hunting ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 19th century
Place: spain, madrid
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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic, USA
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: captivating, epic, factual, rough, serious ...
Plot: battles, joan of arc, politics, religion, war, heroic mission, siege, courage, rise and fall, betrayal, god, rape ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
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The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)
Genre: Biography, 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: captivating, serious, realistic, contemplative, stylized ...
Plot: joan of arc, saint, burned alive, martyrdom, torture chamber, burned at the stake, interrogation, trial, heresy, medieval, courtroom drama, death sentence ...
Time: 15th century
Place: europe, france
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 6.3
 30K
The Shack (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Hong Kong
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, psychedelic, sad, christian film, suspenseful
Plot: god, forgiveness, christian, guilt, death of daughter, a vision, missing child, depression, hate, husband wife relationship, cabin in the woods, metaphor ...
Place: oregon
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 6.1
 435
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, stylized, serious, sexy ...
Plot: village, medieval, spanish inquisition, devil, satanism, torture, devil worship, revenge, death, supernatural ability, imaginary, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, middle ages
Place: france
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The Name of the Rose (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
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: captivating, tense, enigmatic, disturbing
Plot: inquisition, murder mystery, abbey, medieval, murder, religious fanatic, fight, friendship, priest, serial killer, monk, catholic ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: 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: sexploitation film
Plot: nun, convent, heresy, insanity, catholic priest, evil woman, sex scene, sexploitation, evil nun, abbess, framed for murder, erotica ...
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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: twists and turns, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christianity, holy grail, ancient mystery, adventure, uncover truth, riddles and clues, conspiracy, investigation, secrets, vatican, obsessive quest, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, holy land, france, europe, london ...
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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: sexy, psychological, gloomy, sexual, serious ...
Plot: solitude, burned alive, injustice, convent, intrigue, writer's life, religions or cults, patronizing, feminism, forbidden love, woman in danger, wrongfully committed ...
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, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, faith, gender bending, state affairs, leadership, life is a bitch, religions or cults, injustice, idealism, human spirit, redemption ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: palestine, southern italy, israel, rome italy
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 7.0
 2K
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: serious, tense, atmospheric, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, religions or cults, rabbi, selflessness, best friends, self discovery, haunted by the past, forbidden love, rebelliousness, friendship, prodigy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
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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, contemplative, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: idealism, treason, execution, ambition, period piece, decapitation, oath, betrayal, clergy, rebellion, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, rome italy, new york
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 6.5
 15K
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: biblical, uplifting, touching, sincere, intellectual ...
Plot: rebellion, politics, catholicism, clergy, sin, hypocrisy, human spirit, idealism, against the odds, social decay, rebelliousness, fighting the system ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, germany, europe, england, egypt
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 6.5
 312
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: talky, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: church, politics, fighting the system, rebelliousness, human spirit, against the odds, destiny, idealism, injustice, religions or cults, society, clergy ...
Time: 16th century, 70s, 1500s
Place: germany
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 6.3
 158K
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: knight, king arthur, roman empire, battles, adventure, medieval, swords and armor, arthurian legend, king, army, folk hero, freedom ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, england, britain, rome italy ...
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 6.6
 6K
Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 240 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, captivating, bleak, biblical, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, joan of arc, sword, maid, society, dishonesty, danger, heroes, strong female presence, a vision, campaign, bishop ...
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: rough, futuristic, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear holocaust, martial arts, rivalry, heroes, tragic hero, anti heroes, anti hero, chaos, wrestler, post apocalypse, murder, blood ...
Time: future, near future, 80s
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 8.0
 354K
The Exorcist (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, frightening, psychological ...
Plot: devil, religion, supernatural, evil force, demons, supernatural ability, priest, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, paranormal activity, demon, clergy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, asia, iraq, middle east
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 7.4
 92K
Elizabeth (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
Style: stylized, realistic, factual, epic, captivating ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, historical character, royal court, british history, british royal family, political intrigue, politics, rise to the top, treason, monarchy, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, paris france ...
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Game of Swords (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Hungary
Duration: 109 min.
Story: At the height of the Spanish Inquisition, high-ranking noblemen begin dropping like flies, with alarming frequency and unexplained violence. But can local 16th-century sheriff Ruy de Mendoza (Christopher Lambert) discern who's responsible when ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, anti semitism, love triangle, mystery, investigation, deadly, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, family secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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 7.4
 10K
The Cure (1997)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, enigmatic ...
Plot: investigation, serial killer, murder, hypnosis, mind control, amnesia, police detective, hallucination, stranger, psychosis, interrogation, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, okinawa japan
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The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain, Argentina, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The young Father Amaro is put to the test. He is sent to Mexico to help take care of aging Father Benito when he meets a 16-year-old girl that he begins and affair with. It turns out the girls mother had been having an affair with Father Benito. ...
Style: touching, realistic, harsh, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: forbidden love, celibacy, catholicism, abortion, clergy, drug lord, bishop, sin, drug dealing, priest, hypocrisy, pregnancy ...
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, tokyo
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 6.5
 51K
Casanova (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: With a reputation for seducing members of the opposite sex, regardless of their marital status, a notorious womanizer discovers a beauty who seems impervious to his charms. However, as he continues to pursue the indifferent lady, he finds himself ...
Style: romantic, humorous, light, factual, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: womanizer, casanova, unlikely couple, romance, gender, duel, bishop, arranged marriage, death sentence, brother sister relationship, extramarital affair, mistress ...
Time: 18th century
Place: venice, italy, europe, rome italy
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 6.6
 5K
Caravaggio (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As influential Italian artist Caravaggio dies in exile in 1610, he recalls his short life, from his childhood to his initial artistic failures to his later triumphs as he catches the eye of a sympathetic cardinal to his destructive relationship with ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, factual ...
Plot: sexual relations, love triangle, painter, artist, rise and fall, lifestyle, life is a bitch, art, painting, lgbt, gay, gender ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: italy, rome italy
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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: emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: investigation, destiny, bridge, social decay, danger, life is a bitch, clergy, escapades, murder, haunted by the past, survival, religions or cults ...
Time: 18th century
Place: peru, latin america, andes mountains, spain
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The Book of Life (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 63 min.
Story: The end of the millenium has taken on a certain significance in modern day prophecies. What happens if Jesus Christ has second thoughts about the Apocalypse? It is December 31, 1999 and New Year's Eve takes on new meaning when the Devil, Jesus ...
Style: humorous, futuristic, dark humor, surreal, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, hopes, society, introspection, human nature, moral dilemma, rivalry, save the world, destiny, legends and myths, religions or cults, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, year 2000, year 1999
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, jerusalem
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 6.9
 39K
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, intrigue, political intrigue, inheritance, lifestyle, play, dishonesty, state affairs, political unrest, aristocracy, writer's life, desire for fame ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, spain, ireland ...
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 5.9
 3K
Labyrinth (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, South Africa, Czech Republic
Duration: 188 min.
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, suspenseful, serious, tense, epic
Plot: archaeologist, holy grail, destiny, medieval, legends and myths, tombs and skeletons, obsessive quest, danger, sect, conspiracy, archeological dig, crusade ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages, year 2012, 13th century
Place: europe, france, southern france, south of france
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 6.8
 195
God's Outlaw (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatized biography of William Tyndale, the 16th Century reformer determined to translate the Bible into English, which illegal act set him at odds with the Catholic Church, Sir Thomas More and King Henry VIII.
Style: thought provoking, contemplative, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: burned alive, translator, anti heroes, clergy, church, religions or cults, anti hero, obsessive quest, against the rules, state affairs, on the run, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, germany
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 6.6
 1K
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: atmospheric, sincere, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: healing power, prodigy, human nature, monastery, religions or cults, introspection, idealism, gender, visionary, power relations, hopes, clergy ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: germany, europe, rome italy
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