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1. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

8.0
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82 Metascore

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 302,076 | Gross: $204.57M

2. King Arthur (2004)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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46 Metascore

A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Clive Owen, Stephen Dillane, Keira Knightley, Ioan Gruffudd

Votes: 143,547 | Gross: $51.88M

3. The Fountain (2006)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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51 Metascore

As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Sean Patrick Thomas, Ellen Burstyn

Votes: 201,443 | Gross: $10.14M

4. The Golden Compass (2007)

PG-13 | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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51 Metascore

In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.

Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards, Ben Walker

Votes: 156,615 | Gross: $70.08M

5. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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56 Metascore

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman, Francesc Albiol

Votes: 201,786 | Gross: $2.21M

6. The Name of the Rose (1986)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger, Elya Baskin

Votes: 86,490 | Gross: $7.20M

7. Elizabeth (1998)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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75 Metascore

A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes

Votes: 79,830 | Gross: $30.01M

8. Casanova (2005)

R | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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57 Metascore

Heath Ledger plays the fabled romantic as a man who, after failing to win the affection of a particular Venetian woman, strives to discover the real meaning of love.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Oliver Platt

Votes: 46,358 | Gross: $11.29M

9. The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.4
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54 Metascore

A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, John Malkovich, Rab Affleck, Stéphane Algoud

Votes: 58,177 | Gross: $14.13M

10. Anonymous (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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50 Metascore

The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis, Sebastian Armesto

Votes: 35,918 | Gross: $4.46M

11. The Egyptian (1954)

Approved | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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In eighteenth-dynasty Egypt, Sinuhe, a poor orphan, becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend Horemheb is appointed to the service of the new Pharoah. Sinuhe's personal triumphs and... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney, Michael Wilding

Votes: 2,745

12. Labyrinth (2012– )

180 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.0
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The series follows two women-medieval Alaïs Pelletier du Mas (Jessica Brown Findlay), who lives through the Crusades and Cathar massacres in medieval France, and modern-day Alice Tanner (... See full summary »

Stars: John Hurt, Tom Felton, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tony Curran

Votes: 2,644

13. The Order (2003)

R | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
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21 Metascore

A young priest is sent to Rome to investigate the troubling death of the head of his order.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Shannyn Sossamon, Benno Fürmann

Votes: 15,518 | Gross: $7.66M

14. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern

Votes: 25,286

15. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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In 1431, Jeanne d'Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, André Berley, Maurice Schutz

Votes: 29,993

16. Caravaggio (1986)

93 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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55 Metascore

A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld.

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Noam Almaz, Dexter Fletcher, Nigel Terry, Sean Bean

Votes: 4,047 | Gross: $0.00M

17. Goya's Ghosts (2006)

R | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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52 Metascore

Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Randy Quaid

Votes: 26,230 | Gross: $1.00M

18. Luther (2003)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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47 Metascore

During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Peter Ustinov, Alfred Molina

Votes: 13,325 | Gross: $5.67M

19. Fist of the North Star (1986)

Not Rated | 110 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.3
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A practitioner of the deadly martial art "Hokuto Shinken" allies with two children and an expert in "Nanto Suicho-Ken" to fight against the rivals who kidnapped his lover and threaten the prosperity of mankind.

Director: Toyoo Ashida | Stars: Akira Kamiya, Yuriko Yamamoto, Kenji Utsumi, Chikao Ohtsuka

Votes: 5,140

20. El crimen del Padre Amaro (2002)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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60 Metascore

Politics and sexual passions threaten to corrupt a young, newly-ordained priest in a small Mexican town.

Director: Carlos Carrera | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Ana Claudia Talancón, Sancho Gracia, Angélica Aragón

Votes: 11,495 | Gross: $5.71M

21. Joan of Arc (1999– )

Unrated | 180 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.7
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Spurred by divine voices and visions, a 15th-century teen leads French forces against the English.

Stars: Ted Atherton, Jacqueline Bisset, Powers Boothe, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 5,172

22. Amen. (2002)

Unrated | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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57 Metascore

During WWII SS officer Kurt Gerstein tries to inform Pope Pius XII about Jews being sent to extermination camps. Young Jesuit priest Riccardo Fontana helps him in the difficult mission to inform the world.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ulrich Mühe, Michel Duchaussoy

Votes: 11,736 | Gross: $0.27M

23. Halo 2 (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.7
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Master Chief must defend Earth from invading Covenant forces.

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Julie Benz, Hamilton Camp, Tim Dadabo

Votes: 6,526

24. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)

137 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso, Susanna Pasolini, Marcello Morante

Votes: 8,448

25. The Secrets (2007)

R | 127 min | Drama

7.1
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In The Secrets, two brilliant young women discover their own voices in a repressive orthodox culture where females are forbidden to sing, let alone speak out. Naomi, the studious, devoutly ... See full summary »

Director: Avi Nesher | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Ania Bukstein, Michal Shtamler, Adir Miller

Votes: 1,637 | Gross: $0.12M

26. Cure (1997)

111 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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70 Metascore

A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Masato Hagiwara, Kôji Yakusho, Tsuyoshi Ujiki, Anna Nakagawa

Votes: 7,052 | Gross: $0.09M

27. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Romance

5.1
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25 Metascore

In 1714 Peru, a friar is tried by the Inquisition for questioning God's intentions when five die in the collapse of an Andean rope bridge.

Director: Mary McGuckian | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Kathy Bates

Votes: 3,025 | Gross: $0.04M

28. Saint Joan (1957)

110 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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In 1456, French king Charles VII recalls the story of how he met the 17 year-old peasant girl Joan of Arc, entrusted her with the command of the French Army and ultimately burned her at the stake as a heretic.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Richard Widmark, Richard Todd, Anton Walbrook, John Gielgud

Votes: 866

29. A Price Above Rubies (1998)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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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

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Christopher Eccleston, Julianna Margulies, Allen Payne

Votes: 2,400 | Gross: $1.08M

30. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

Unrated | 61 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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A mad scientist seeks to mingle human blood with that of an ape, and resorts to kidnapping women for his experiments.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox, Leon Ames, Bert Roach

Votes: 2,789

31. Day of Wrath (2006)

R | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.6
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Set in the 16th century, a sheriff working on a series of murders has to choose between his conscience and protecting his family when he's tied to the crimes.

Director: Adrian Rudomin | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Blanca Marsillach, Brian Blessed, Szonja Oroszlán

Votes: 1,581

32. The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)

65 min | Drama, History

7.7
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A reconstruction of the trial of Joan of Arc (based entirely on the transcripts of the real-life trial), concerning Joan's imprisonment, interrogation and final execution at the hands of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Florence Delay, Jean-Claude Fourneau, Roger Honorat, Marc Jacquier

Votes: 3,268

33. Joan of Arc (1948)

Unrated | 145 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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The abbreviated life of the 15th Century French heroine.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, José Ferrer, Francis L. Sullivan, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 2,168

34. Inquisition (1978)

90 min | Horror

6.0
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Naschy | Stars: Paul Naschy, Daniela Giordano, Mónica Randall, Ricardo Merino

Votes: 288

35. Young Bess (1953)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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The early life of Elizabeth I, from her childhood until her accession to the throne of England in 1558.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Charles Laughton

Votes: 1,159

36. Captain from Castile (1947)

Not Rated | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.0
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The invasion of Mexico by Cortez, as seen by a young Spanish officer fleeing the Inquisition.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 1,366

37. Destiny (1997)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.3
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The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph and his liberal court judgements are ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Nour El-Sherif, Hani Salama, Laila Eloui, Mahmood Hemaidah

Votes: 2,040

38. Vision - Aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen (2009)

Unrated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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68 Metascore

The life story of the multi-talented German nun Hildegard von Bingen. The film portrays an original woman - best known as a composer and religious visionary - whose grand claims often run ... See full summary »

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Heino Ferch, Hannah Herzsprung, Lena Stolze

Votes: 889

39. The Book of Life (1998)

Not Rated | 63 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.7
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The end of the millenium has taken on a certain significance in modern day prophecies. What happens if Jesus Christ has second thoughts about the Apocalypse? It is December 31, 1999 and New... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Martin Donovan, PJ Harvey, Dave Simonds, Thomas Jay Ryan

Votes: 1,675

40. Martin Luther (1953)

Approved | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Biopic of German priest Martin Luther covering his life between 1505-1530 A.D. and the birth of the Protestant Reformation movement.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Niall MacGinnis, John Ruddock, Pierre Lefevre, Guy Verney

Votes: 336

41. Giordano Bruno (1973)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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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, ... See full summary »

Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Hans Christian Blech, Mathieu Carrière, Renato Scarpa

Votes: 566

42. Heresy (2016)

3 min | Short, Drama

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Add a Plot

Director: Marlene Marino | Star: Rose McGowan

Votes: 7

43. The Real Da Vinci Code (2005 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary

6.9
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Tony Robinson examines the claims made in Dan Brown's best-selling novel, "The Da Vinci Code."

Director: Kashaf Chaudhry | Stars: Tony Robinson, Dan Brown, Oliver Davies, Graham Phillips

Votes: 336

44. Luther (1974)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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A man's views cause a rift between peasants and the church.

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Stacy Keach, Patrick Magee, Hugh Griffith, Robert Stephens

Votes: 257

45. God's Outlaw (1986)

93 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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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.

Director: Tony Tew | Stars: Roger Rees, Bernard Archard, Keith Barron, Kenneth Gilbert

Votes: 156

46. I, the Worst of All (1990)

R | 105 min | Drama

7.1
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: María Luisa Bemberg | Stars: Assumpta Serna, Dominique Sanda, Héctor Alterio, Lautaro Murúa

Votes: 500 | Gross: $0.05M

47. Martin Luther (2002 TV Movie)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Martin Luther is born into a world dominated by the Catholic Church. For the keenly spiritual Luther, the Church's promise of salvation is irresistible. Caught in a thunderstorm and ... See full summary »

Director: Cassian Harrison | Stars: Liam Neeson, Timothy West

Votes: 174

48. Barefoot in Athens (1966 TV Movie)

76 min | Drama

7.5
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The last few days in the life of Socrates, including his trial.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Geraldine Page, Anthony Quayle, Eric Berry

Votes: 37

49. Revelation: The Bride, the Beast & Babylon (2013)

95 min | Documentary, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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The World's Most Mysterious and Controversial Book is Now Unveiled! No other book in the Bible has been more misunderstood or misrepresented than Revelation. But now, that all changes with ... See full summary »

Director: Wayne Leman | Stars: Alessandro Bianchi, Ami Garbi, Lynn Holmes, Laura O'Brien

Votes: 56

50. The Gospel of Judas (2006 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

6.8
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One of the most significant discoveries of the twentieth century is revealed in this film.

Director: James Barrat | Stars: Bahran Aloui, Taoufic Bahri, Monc Ed Becheikh, Omar Bey

Votes: 223