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, visually appealing, captivating, thought provoking and dramatic films and TV shows about / with heretic, religion, society, catholic, catholic church, church, christianity, murder, heresy and death plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as heretic: The Pit and the Pendulum (1991), Joan of Arc (1999), Giordano Bruno (1973), See (2019), Black Death (2010), Fanny Lye Deliver'd (2019), Goodbye, Children (1987), The Annunciation (1984), Pilgrimage (2017), The Headsman (2005).

List of heretic movies

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, serious, bleak, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: inquisition, spanish inquisition, heretic, witch, dungeon, religions or cults, supernatural, clergy, good versus evil, woman in danger, telepathy, haunted house ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: spain, europe
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Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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: dramatic, intense, psychological, epic, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: medieval, betrayal, siege, king of france, faith, joan of arc, religion, violence, sword fight, female protagonist, intrigue, sword ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, future
Place: france, england, new orleans, paris france, europe
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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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See (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A virus has decimated humankind. Those who survived emerged blind. Centuries later when twins are born with the mythic ability to see, their father must protect his tribe against a threatened queen.
Style: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, tense, apocalyptic ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, blindness, clan, escape, distopia, warrior, suspense, tribe, blind character, blind man, apocalypse ...
Time: future
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Black Death (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: gothic, atmospheric, bleak, brutal, scary ...
Plot: medieval, knight, plague, sword and sorcery, monk, obsessive quest, dealing with death, witch, inquisition, pagan, sword and shield, heroic mission ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, london, 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, 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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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: sad, art house, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: world war two, jewish, nazi, friendship, holocaust, nazism, anti semitism, childhood, coming of age, children, schoolboy, school ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, germany, poland, vatican, paris france ...
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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: 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 Annunciation (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Annunciation (in Hungarian: Angyali üdvözlet) is a Hungarian film directed by András Jeles in 1984, based on The Tragedy of Man (1861) by Imre Madách. When Adam (Péter Bocsor) and Eve (Júlia Mérő), having succumbed to Lucifer's ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: bible, symbolism, devil, philosophy, angel, children, coming of age, religions or cults, heroes, obsessive quest, ancient history, murder ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ancient greece, athens greece, france, paris france, prague ...
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Pilgrimage (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 13th century Ireland a group of monks must escort a sacred relic across an Irish landscape fraught with peril.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspenseful, bloody
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monk, pilgrimage, religion, relic, viking, warrior, penance, fight, heroic mission, journey, medieval, knight ...
Time: future, 13th century, middle ages
Place: ireland, france
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The Headsman (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Hungary, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Central Europe, early 16th century: two childhood friends, Martin & Georg, find themselves on rival sides of a religious war with both of them struggling to do the right thing.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, epic, realistic ...
Plot: executioner, inquisition, rivalry, friendship, clergy, hopes, military, escapades, state affairs, society, homecoming, medieval ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe
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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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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, christian, faith, catholic, priest, bible, inquisition, martyr, religion, christianity, torture, catholic church ...
Time: 16th century
Place: 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: military, distopia, inquisition, dark future, mercenary, planet, plague, heretic, gunfight, demon, holocaust, demonic possession ...
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Bride of Fire (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 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: iranian, medical student, arab, heretic, tribe, aunt, cousin cousin relationship, suicide, river, dead wife, islam, fire ...
Place: iran
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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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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: political, thought provoking, inspirational, spiritual, talky ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: politics, lawyer, catholic, idealism, justice, betrayal, court, legal, intrigue, royal family, christian, royalty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, new york, vatican, rome italy, europe
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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, inspirational, emotional, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: mental illness, treasure hunt, father daughter relationship, insanity, family relations, obsession, musician, child as adult, eccentricity, escapades, obsessive quest, estrangement ...
Place: california, usa, southern california, los angeles, new jersey
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Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972)
Genre: Biography, 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: fairy tale, captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: tudors, british royal family, renaissance, british aristocracy, historical event, ancient, king, couples, religions or cults, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
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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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Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 135 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: scenic, touching, sexy, philosophical, lyrical ...
Plot: saint, clergy, christian, religion, medieval, beautiful scenery, catholic, christianity, church, catholic church, catholicism, freedom ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, jerusalem
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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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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: factual, realistic, stylized, political, epic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: queen, british history, queen elizabeth i, tudors, historical character, politics, head of state, british royal family, royal court, royal family, throne, political intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, 19th century, victorian era, middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, london, scotland, spain, europe ...
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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, sexy, rough, visually appealing, road movie ...
Plot: religion, revolution, politics, fighting the system, liberation theology, nude, french, death, poverty, christian, corruption, justice ...
Time: 19th century, 1920s, 20th century, 1890s, turn of the century
Place: poland, tokyo, berlin germany, belgium, europe ...
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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: scary, serious, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: witch, witchcraft, occult, tudors, murder, revenge, rape, torture, massacre, cult, black magic, pagan ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century
Place: england, europe
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The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Argentina, Spain
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: controversial, harsh, stylized, touching, realistic ...
Audience: adult
Plot: priest, abortion, celibacy, forbidden love, lust, religion, catholicism, corruption, sin, sex with a priest, priest in love, hypocrisy ...
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, tokyo
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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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John Wycliffe: The Morning Star (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This affecting biography chronicles the life and times of prominent European philosopher John Wycliffe, who was the first to translate the Bible into English. The 14th century, Oxford University scholar often found himself caught between opposing ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: reformation, medieval, christian, catholic, ancient, clergy, translator, hopes, society, fighting the system, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe
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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, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: christian, tudors, christianity, liberation theology, intrigue, religion, translator, burned alive, reformation, religions or cults, church, rebellion ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, germany, netherlands
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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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