Heretic movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant heretic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, melancholic, stylized, harsh and intense films and TV shows about / with heretic, religion, society, heresy, death, mentor, male female relationship, storytelling, priest and runaway plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
heretic movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as heretic: The Pit and the Pendulum (1991), The Northlander (2016), Flame in the Wind (1971), Damnatus: The Enemy Within (2008), Bride of Fire (2000), Inquisition (1977), Black Death (2010), I, the Worst of All (1990), Lunacy (2005), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968).

List of heretic 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 Pit and the Pendulum (1991)
Genre: Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set during the height of Spanish Inquisition. The beautiful and kind-hearted Maria is arrested as a witch when she inadvertently cries out in horror at the public whipping of a child. As Maria’s husband Antonio tries to save her, Torquemada, the ...
Style: gothic, scary, bleak, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: spanish inquisition, witch, heretic, crimes, escapades, clergy, mental illness, rivalry, heroes, deadly, good versus evil, religions or cults ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: dungeon, spain, europe
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The Northlander (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the year 2961, the time is after humanity and nature has recovered the land. A hunter named Cygnus is called to rise above his duty. He provides for Last Arc, a once nomadic band of survivors in need of food and water that is now growing scarce. ...
Plot: matriarch, heretic, survivor, trap, journey
Time: future
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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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Damnatus: The Enemy Within (2008)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Damnatus: The Enemy Within (or to give it its original German name, Damnatus: Der Feind Im Innern) is a fan film set in the universe of Warhammer 40K. It follows a small team of mercenaries recruited by the Imperial inquisition as they attempt to ...
Style: gothic
Plot: holocaust, inquisition, demonic possession, demon, planet, mercenary, heretic, explosion, ritual, plague, gunfight, dark future
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Bride of Fire (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A tragedy in which a young woman from an Arab tribe, prevented from marrying her non-Arab Persian lover is forced against her wishes to marry her cousin.
Plot: minority, arab, suicide, knife, dead wife, fire, lawyer, death, aunt, heretic, cousin cousin relationship, islam ...
Place: iran
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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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Black Death (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: As the plague decimates medieval Europe, rumours circulate of a village immune from the plague. There is talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to raise the dead. A fearsome knight joined by a cohort of soldiers and a young monk are ...
Style: bleak, gothic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: monk, plague, good versus evil, danger, obsessive quest, clergy, village, supernatural, dealing with death, knight, heroic mission, afterlife ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, 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: 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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Lunacy (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Loosely based on two short stories by Edgar Allan Poe and inspired by the works of the Marquis de Sade. In 19th century France a young man is plagued by nightmares in which he is dragged off to a madhouse. On the journey back from his mother’s ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: faked death, mental institution, blasphemy, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, imaginary kingdom, social misfits, imaginary, wrongfully committed, curses spells and rituals, s&m, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: czech republic, europe
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The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Metropolitan Archbishop Lakota of L'viv, freed after twenty years in the Soviet Gulag, travels to Rome where circumstances conspire to see him elevated to the Papacy. Inspired by the life story of Ukrainian Catholic Cardinal Josyf Slipyj,
Style: serious, tense, realistic, epic
Plot: catholic church, pope, vatican, fighting the system, human spirit, obsessive quest, leadership, political unrest, revolution, politics, prison, journalism ...
Time: 60s
Place: china, asia, europe, soviet union, italy
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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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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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King of California (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Charlie gets released from an insane asylum and moves in with Miranda, the young daughter he left behind. Charlie believes that there is treasure hidden beneath the local Costco, so he puts together a plan to unearth the loot. By convincing Miranda ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, mental illness, mental institution, child as adult, musician, diary, theft, cello, hospital, insanity, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, southern california, mcdonald's restaurant, new jersey
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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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Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 1547, King Henry VIII's life has taken a turn for the worse and he is forced to look back over his life and the many loves which had brought him his three children, only one of which was the desired male heir to secure the Tudor dynasty.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating
Plot: british royal family, royal family, religions or cults, society, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, royal court, intrigue, couples ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, 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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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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Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: clergy, materialism, bishop, saint, folk hero, human spirit, self discovery, family relations, human nature, introspection, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: middle ages
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, jerusalem
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The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 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, stylized, touching, artsy ...
Plot: immortality, loneliness, metaphysics, tragic love, death, cancer, terminal illness, reincarnation, queen, tree, outer space, doctor ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, latin america, europe, guatemala, central america
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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, epic, realistic, factual, serious ...
Plot: queen, historical character, royal court, political intrigue, queen elizabeth i, politics, rise to the top, british history, treason, royal family, head of state, historical figure ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, rome italy, paris france ...
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Priest Daens (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Belgium, France, Netherlands
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the petite bourgeoisie in oppressing workers. He writes a few ...
Style: bleak, realistic, captivating, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: revolution, politics, working class, injustice, factory, fighting the system, life is a bitch, religions or cults, clergy, rebellion, journalism, legal ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century ...
Place: belgium, europe, flanders, poland, tokyo
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Cry of the Banshee (1970)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In seventeenth century England Lord Whitman wages unending war on what he sees as the ever-present scourge of witchcraft, and many local villagers have suffered at his hands. But one victim uses her occult powers to curse his family, enlisting ...
Style: disturbing, scary, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, massacre, rape, revenge, curse, witchcraft, torture, witch hunt, coven, werewolf, witch, village ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: europe, england
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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: sexual, touching, realistic, serious, reflective ...
Plot: celibacy, forbidden love, abortion, catholicism, hospital, temptation, sin, lust, drug lord, hypocrisy, bishop, pregnancy ...
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, tokyo
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)
Genre: Drama, 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: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: investigation, destiny, bridge, society, murder, clergy, siblings relations, escapades, life is a bitch, twins, danger, social decay ...
Time: 18th century
Place: peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
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Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: nazism, friendship, jewish, betrayal, german, priest, boarding school life, anti semitism, auschwitz, resistance, wartime life, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, jerusalem, paris france, vichy ...
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