Religion Gone Bad

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The Devils (1971)
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In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun. (111 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
2.
Day of Wrath (1943)
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The young wife of an aging priest falls in love with his son amidst the horror of a merciless witch hunt in 17th century Denmark. (97 mins.)
 
3.
The Conqueror Worm (1968)
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A young soldier seeks to put an end to the evils caused by a vicious witch hunter. (86 mins.)
Director: Michael Reeves
 
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The Crucible (1996)
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A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials. (124 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Hytner
 
5.
Forgotten Sins (1996 TV Movie)
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A county sheriff is accused by his daughter of having abused her. Her accusation gets more and more elaborate... (100 mins.)
Director: Dick Lowry
 
6.
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1989 Mini-Series)
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Jessica's extraordinarily strong will and heart enables her to rebel against her fanatical, cult-like upbringing... (165 mins.)
 
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Elmer Gantry (1960)
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A fast-talking traveling salesman with a charming, loquacious manner convinces a sincere evangelist that he can be an effective preacher for her cause. (146 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
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Fall from Grace (1990 TV Movie)
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Biographical film about televangelists Jim and Tammy Bakker chronicles their rise in the religious arena... (100 mins.)
Director: Karen Arthur
 
9.
Beware My Brethren (1972)
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Led by a sinister minister, a controlling religious sect called the Brethren has taken control of widow Birdy Wemys... (98 mins.)
 
10.
Middletown (2006)
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An overzealous priest returns to his home town and ends up battling against his brother for the heart of the locals. (88 mins.)
Director: Brian Kirk
 
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Wise Blood (1979)
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A Southerner--young, poor, ambitious but uneducated--determines to become something in the world. He decides that the best way to do that is to become a preacher and start up his own church. (106 mins.)
Director: Jhon Huston
 
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The Night of the Hunter (1955)
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A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. (92 mins.)
 
13.
In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco (1993 TV Movie)
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Religious fanatics are barricaded in a building, and surrounded by police. But they're not going to surrender, they prefer to die. (98 mins.)
Director: Dick Lowry
 
14.
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
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Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum. (114 mins.)
Director: Peter Mullan
 
15.
The Crime of Father Amaro (2002)
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Politics and sexual passions threaten to corrupt a young, newly-ordained priest in a small Mexican town. (118 mins.)
Director: Carlos Carrera
 
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The Wicker Man (1973)
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A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there. (88 mins.)
Director: Robin Hardy
 
17.
The Master (2012)
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A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader. (144 mins.)
 
18.
Four Lions (2010)
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Four incompetent British jihadists set out to train for and commit an act of terror. (97 mins.)
Director: Chris Morris
 
19.
An Enemy of the People (1989)
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In this adaption of the Ibsen stage play, an idealistic physician discovers that the town's hot springs are dangerously contaminated. But with the community relying on the spa for tourist dollars, his warnings to the falls for deaf ears. (99 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray