Pelliculae Massonicae

Representations of Masonry in the movies: movies that contain references to freemasonry, either in passing, or as a dramatical element.
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1.
L'Age d'Or (1930)
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A surrealist tale of a man and a woman passionately in love with one another, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society. (60 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
“ To avoid arrest, "the Man" (Gaston Modot), produces a special delegate certificate, given to him by the International Goodwill Society, depicting Masonic symbols ” - cinematicus
 
2.
The Leopard (1963)
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The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily. (187 mins.)
“ Father Pirrone exclaims: "You nobles will come to an arrangement with the liberals...and even the masons? At the expense of the Church?" ” - cinematicus
 
3.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
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A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life. (137 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
4.
Z (1969)
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Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles. (127 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
“ Z (1969)
When a pacifist and humanitarian speaker, "the Deputy", is attacked on his way to a peace rally, an unidentified man joins the rally organizers to help get him to safety and then justifies his presence by saying: "I'm a mason."] ” - cinematicus
 
5.
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
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Two British soldiers in India decide to resign from the Army and set themselves up as deities in Kafiristan--a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander. (129 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ two masonic colonial soldiers find alexander the macedonian brought masonry and is worshipped by a remote isolated tribe who take them for kings on account of their masonic pendant. ” - cinematicus
 
6.
Being There (1979)
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A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics. (130 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
“ the character of Benjamin Turnbull 'Ben' Rand (Melvyn Douglas) was given a Masonic funeral. Peter Sellers himself was a freemason. ” - cinematicus
 
7.
Murder by Decree (1979)
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Sherlock Holmes investigates the murders commited by Jack the Ripper and discovers a conspiracy to protect the killer. (124 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
“ Plummer's character presents some pseudo-masonic signs to another character to prove he is a fellow Mason. ” - cinematicus
 
8.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984 TV Series)
Episode: The Norwood Builder (1985)
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When a notorious retired builder is found dead, his recently-named heir is the prime suspect. (60 mins.)
“ Sherlock identifies a man seeking his help as a mason by his watch chain. ” - cinematicus
 
9.
Aliens (1986)
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The moon from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Sgt. Apone (Al Matthews), wears a masonic ring. ” - cinematicus
 
10.
Tombstone (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating. (130 mins.)
“ A retelling of the gunfight at the OK Corral and its aftermath. Jon Tenney, as John Behan, Cochise County Sheriff wears a square and compasses watchfob. Buck Taylor, as Turkey Creek Jack Johnson, wearing a square and compasses pendant responds to Val Kilmer’s Doc Holliday saying he has no friends by saying, "Hell, I've got lots of friends." ” - cinematicus
 
11.
NewsRadio (1995 TV Series)
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The workplace sitcom "NewsRadio" explores the office politics and interpersonal relationships among the staff of WNYX NewsRadio... (23 mins.)
“ one episode discusses a character asking the station's owner for the masons' password to gain favor with a court judge ... ” - cinematicus
 
12.
Rosewood (1997)
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A dramatization of a 1923 horrific racist lynch mob attack on an African American community. (140 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
“ white supremacists lynch blacks even though they appeal to their common masonic fraternal vow of mutual protection ” - cinematicus
 
13.
Magnolia (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley. (188 mins.)
“ at some point the TV show host tells his partner "we meet on the level, and part on the square" ” - cinematicus
 
14.
From Hell (2001)
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In Victorian Era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper. (122 mins.)
“ it is implied a cover-up is mounted by a highly placed masonic lodge to protect a Royal who is a member of it ” - cinematicus
 
15.
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
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In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace. (118 mins.)
Director: Charles Shyer
“ Christopher Walken plays Cagliostro, self-styled "the Grand Master of the Illuminati" ” - cinematicus
 
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“ the protagonist's father is an active mason. ” - cinematicus
 
17.
Domino (2005)
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A recounting of Domino Harvey's life story. The daughter of actor Laurence Harvey turned away from her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter. (127 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ At about the 45 minute mark, Christopher Walken is reported to be wearing a masonic ring. ” - cinematicus
 
18.
American Gangster (2007)
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In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East. (157 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Ted Levine, as Det. Lou Toback, wears a masonic lapel pin. ” - cinematicus
 
19.
Il Divo (2008)
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The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946. (110 mins.)
“ makes references to the notorious P2 lodge which mounted terrorist black flag operations to pin them on leftist parties and activists ” - cinematicus
 
20.
State of Play (2009)
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When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend. (127 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
“ A cobalt blue travel mug emblazened with the masonic square and compasses is visible on Washington Globe reporter Cal McAffrey's cluttered kitchen table. ” - cinematicus
 
21.
The Pacific (2010 Mini-Series)
Episode: Peleliu Hills (2010)
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Sledge finds the carnage and death of his companions on Peleilu increasingly difficult to bear as Basilone continues his bond drive in the States. (530 mins.)
“ One of the characters attends a Shriner fundraiser as a medal awardee to promote war bonds. ” - cinematicus
 
22.
Bernie (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In small-town Texas, an affable mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when she starts to become controlling, he goes to great lengths to separate himself from her grasp. (99 mins.)
“ Toward the end of the movie, a Masonic plaque fixed to the courthouse appears briefly in an exterior scene, with people sitting on the lawn in front of it. ” - cinematicus
 
23.
Pawn (2013)
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A petty robbery spirals into a tense hostage situation after three gunmen hold up a diner that's a front for the mob. (88 mins.)
“ Opening scene shows a Masonic temple to the right of the diner, with the lettering "Masonic temple" above its portico and the square and compass symbol below them. Opening credit sequence features a craft symbol. ” - cinematicus
 
24.
Toast of London (2012 TV Series)
Episode: High Winds Actor (2014)
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When Steven's friend Axel Jacklin, Britain's best actor at performing in front of a wind machine, dies... (30 mins.)