Spanish inquisition movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant spanish inquisition movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, visually appealing, atmospheric, stylized and enigmatic films and TV shows about / with spanish inquisition, female nudity, murder, torture, death, storytelling, nudity (full frontal - brief), inquisition, blood and violence plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, Spain, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as spanish inquisition: Pit and the Pendulum (1961), The Pit and the Pendulum (1991), Secret Passage (2004), Flame in the Wind (1971), Goya's Ghosts (2006), Inquisition (1977), Extraordinary Tales (2013), History of the World: Part I (1981), Man of La Mancha (1972), The Monk (1990).

List of spanish inquisition movies

Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to ...
Style: atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Plot: gothic horror, spanish inquisition, insanity, buried alive, castle, investigation, vengeance, crimes, religions or cults, deadly, hidden identity, danger ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, middle ages, 14th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
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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, serious, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: spanish inquisition, inquisition, dungeon, witch, woman in danger, clergy, danger, supernatural, good versus evil, religions or cults, heretic, heroes ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: spain, europe
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Secret Passage (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Isabel and Clara are growing up in a time of terror. It is 1492, and Spain has decreed that all Jews must either convert to Catholicism, go into exile or face trial and execution. Although forcibly baptized, the sisters are chased through ...
Plot: spanish inquisition, marriage, anti semitism
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, istanbul turkey, italy
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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, heretic, inquisition, religion, torture, soldier, priest, faith, theology, dungeon, prisoner, christian ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain
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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, 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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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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Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: ocean or sea, adventurer, adventure, against the odds, heroic mission, rebelliousness, intrigue, dishonesty, betrayal, royal family, storm, spanish inquisition ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance
Place: spain, portugal, europe, atlantic ocean, west indies ...
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Extraordinary Tales (2013)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: An animated anthology of 5 stories adapted from Edgar Allan Poe.
Style: captivating, enigmatic, disturbing, thought provoking, anthology
Plot: death, old mansion, crow, cemetery, spanish inquisition, hypnotism, hypnosis, writers, storytelling, edgar allan poe, medieval, crazy ...
Time: middle ages
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History of the World: Part I (1981)
Genre: Comedy, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.
Style: humorous, anthology, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: roman empire, parody, masturbation, french revolution, spanish inquisition, revolution, farce, corrupted ruler, legends and myths, political unrest, social differences, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 15th century, stone age, future, ancient history ...
Place: france, europe, rome italy
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Man of La Mancha (1972)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In the sixteenth century, Miguel de Cervantes, poet, playwright, and part-time actor, has been arrested, together with his manservant, by the Spanish Inquisition. They are accused of presenting an entertainment offensive to the Inquisition. Inside ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, lyrical, harsh ...
Plot: delusion, prostitute, friendship, poet, playwright, idealism, spanish inquisition, escape from reality, bittersweet, show tunes, orchestral, follow your dream ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
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The Monk (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Madrid at the time of the Inquisition, the monk Ambrosio is renowned for his faith and his strength of will, a saint in the eyes of the populace. But when he discovers the beautiful Matilda hidden in his own monastery, all his repressed passions ...
Plot: spanish inquisition, temptation, torture, monk, inquisition, nun, female nudity, convent, monastery, woman dressed as man
Time: 1600s
Place: spain
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Legacy in the Bones (2019)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspector Amaia Salazar must return to the Baztan valley in order to solve a series of suicides that seem to follow a similar pattern.
Plot: tomb, mystery, serial killer, flood, abortion, coroner, spanish inquisition, tribe, myth, ritual sacrifice, memories, interrogation room ...
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Lapu-Lapu (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, History, War
Country: Philippines
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A film showing the struggles of Lapu-Lapu and how he defended Mactan, Cebu from the invading Spanish forces.
Plot: spaniard, spanish inquisition, hand to hand combat, warrior, tribe, ship, female nudity, new world, explorer, king, heroes, translator ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: the philippines, spain
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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, nude painting, female full frontal nudity, husband wife relationship, adultery, female nudity, catholic church, based on a novel, painter, church, social class, heretic ...
Time: 1800s, 18th century
Place: madrid, spain
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El Greco (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Greek painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos (Mel Ferrer) woos a beauty (Rosanna Schiaffino) and faces the Inquisition in 16th-century Spain.
Plot: painter, artist, inquisition, spanish inquisition, priest, monk, sword fight, nun, false accusation
Place: spain
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The Holy Office (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The long arm of the Inquisition, or the "Holy Office," reached at least as far as 16th-century Mexico (known as New Spain at the time). Many Spanish Catholics of Moorish or Jewish origin found it expedient to flee to the New World to ...
Plot: inquisition, torture, prison, rape, sex, fear, religious persecution, burned at the stake, jewish, spanish inquisition
Time: 1500s
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Maleficarum (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Country: Bolivia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Maria Francisca, a wealthy young heiress and her friend Mariana De Castro, a young protestant widow, are accused of witchcraft and taken before the Inquisition of Lima, Peru . Maleficarum is the story of Francisca, a wealthy orphan and Mariana, her ...
Style: twist ending
Plot: witchcraft, misogyny, cruelty, witch, torture, tied up, screaming, pubic hair, sexual sadism, bondage, nipples, burned at the stake ...
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Eddie Izzard: Circle (2002)
Genre: Documentary, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Town Hall, New York City, 26 June 2000. An evening with Eddie Izzard in which he moves back and forth in time, with religion as the loose but constant theme.
Style: biting, talky, suspense, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: transvestism, physical appearance, gender bending, theater, society, artists and showbiz, gender, performer's life, cross dressing, world series, muslim, hinduism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, renaissance
Place: new york, greece, persia, amsterdam, britain ...
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Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as Philippe, tries to take advantage of a little rebellion ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: conspiracy, intrigue, politics, rebellion, battles, revolution, scandal, amputation, cannibal, priest, prisoner, deportation ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe, england, spain, paris france ...
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Goya in Bordeaux (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He's living with his much younger wife Leocadia and their daughter Rosario. He ...
Style: surreal, contemplative, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: artist, art, aging, politics, miraculous event, passion, exile, duchess, aristocrat, tyranny, artists and showbiz, elderly ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 1700s
Place: spain, europe, france
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The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
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, artsy, melancholic, atmospheric, non-linear ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, queen, death, reincarnation, tragic love, terminal illness, loneliness, love of one's life, cancer, loss of loved one, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, latin america, guatemala, central america
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, period piece, british history, throne, monarchy, royal family, political intrigue, sea battle, politics, head of state, catholicism ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, spain, scotland, america ...
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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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Chronos (1993)
Genre: Horror
Country: Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Faced with his own mortality, an ingenious alchemist tried to perfect an invention that would provide him with the key to eternal life. It was called the Cronos device. When he died more than 400 years later, he took the secrets of this remarkable ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: immortality, artifact, vampire, back from the dead, invention, aging, supernatural, addiction, haunted by the past, danger, race against time, fountain of youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, 16th century
Place: usa, mexico, latin america, los angeles, mexico city
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Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In 17th century Spain Diego Alatriste, a brave and heroic soldier, is fighting in his King's army in the Flandes region. His best mate, Balboa, falls in a trap and, near to death, asks Diego to look after his son and teach him to be a soldier.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, epic, rough
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, battles, intrigue, soldier, heroes, european history, dishonesty, tough heroes, righting the wronged, hopes, fight back, last wish ...
Time: 17th century
Place: spain, flanders, napoli italy, madrid
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1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, against the odds, state affairs, military, obsessive quest, danger, native americans, royal family, rebelliousness, father son relationship, tribe ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, year 1941
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, haiti, bahamas ...
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El Greco (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Greece, Spain, Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco".
Style: serious, stylized, emotional, captivating, non-linear ...
Plot: idealism, ambition, politics, tragic hero, prodigy, vengeance, destructive relationship, tragic love, fall in love, self destructing, lovers apart, bohemian life ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, middle ages
Place: venice, europe, spain, italy, greece ...
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Assassin's Creed (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France, UK, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malta
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor in 15th century Spain, Callum Lynch discovers he's a descendant of the secret 'Assassins' society. After gaining incredible knowledge and ...
Style: exciting, serious, surprise ending, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: assassin, secret society, brotherhood, adventure, time travel, assassination, parkour, imaginary, memory, danger, undercover, secret identity ...
Time: ancient history, 15th century, 2010s, year 1986, year 2016 ...
Place: spain, london, texas, madrid
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