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1. 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.

Writers: Andrew Birkin, Bernd Eichinger, Tom Tykwer, Patrick Süskind | Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman, Francesc Albiol

2. The Fountain (2006)

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

7.4
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51 Metascore

Spanning three parallel stories over a millennium, 'The Fountain' is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.

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

3. 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.

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

4. Black Death (2010)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.4
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71 Metascore

Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is given the task of learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village.

Writer: Dario Poloni | Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Carice van Houten, Kimberley Nixon

5. 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.

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

6. The Name of the Rose (1986)

R | 130 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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

Writers: Umberto Eco, Andrew Birkin, Gérard Brach, Howard Franklin, Alain Godard | Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger, Elya Baskin

7. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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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.

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

8. 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.

Writers: Milos Forman, Jean-Claude Carrière | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Randy Quaid

9. The Order (2003)

R | 102 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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21 Metascore

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

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

10. King of California (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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63 Metascore

An unstable dad who after getting out of a mental institution tries to convince his daughter that there's Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia.

Writer: Mike Cahill | Director: Mike Cahill | Stars: Michael Douglas, Evan Rachel Wood, Willis Burks II, Laura Kachergus

11. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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A chronicle of the trial of Jeanne d'Arc on charges of heresy, and the efforts of her ecclesiastical jurists to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.

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

12. Joan of Arc (1999 TV Movie)

Unrated | 180 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.7
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Joan of Arc is born in 1412 in the village of Domrémy in the war zone of Northern France. During her youth she often witnesses the horrors of war, but her spirit is kept high by the legend ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Alexander Miller, Ronald Parker | Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Chad Willett, Jacqueline Bisset, Powers Boothe

13. Vision (2009)

Unrated | 110 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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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 »

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

14. 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.

Writers: Vicente Leñero, Eça de Queirós | Director: Carlos Carrera | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Ana Claudia Talancón, Sancho Gracia, Angélica Aragón

15. Halo 2 (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.6
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Master Chief must defend Earth from invading Covenant forces.

Writer: Joseph Staten | Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Julie Benz, Hamilton Camp, Tim Dadabo

16. Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Drama, War

8.0
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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.

Writer: Louis Malle | Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö, Francine Racette, Stanislas Carré de Malberg

17. The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)

R | 97 min | Horror

6.2
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It is the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Maria does not like what is going on during the "Auto De Fe". When she speaks out, she is arrested and accused of being a witch. Torquemada has ... See full summary »

Writers: Edgar Allan Poe, Dennis Paoli | Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Stephen Lee, William J. Norris, Mark Margolis

18. 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

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

19. 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.

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

20. The Shoes of the Fisherman (I) (1968)

G | 162 min | Drama

7.1
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Set in a futuristic vision of the late 1980's, Ukrainian Archbishop Kiril Lakota is set free after two decades as a political prisoner in Siberia. He is brought to Rome by Fr. David ... See full summary »

Writers: John Patrick, James Kennaway, Morris L. West | Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Laurence Olivier, Oskar Werner, David Janssen

21. Cry of the Banshee (1970)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.5
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In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader, Oona. Oona calls up a magical servant, a "banshee", to ... See full summary »

Writers: Tim Kelly, Christopher Wicking | Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Vincent Price, Essy Persson, Hilary Heath, Carl Rigg

22. Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)

PG | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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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.

Writers: Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Kenneth Ross, Lina Wertmüller, Franco Zeffirelli | Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker, Leigh Lawson, Kenneth Cranham

23. Daens (1992)

138 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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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 ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis Paul Boon, François Chevallier, Stijn Coninx, Addy Weijers | Director: Stijn Coninx | Stars: Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje de Boeck, Michael Pas

24. Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972)

PG | 125 min | Drama

6.9
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On his deathbed, King Henry VIII looks back over his eventful life and his six marriages.

Writer: Ian Thorne | Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Keith Michell, Donald Pleasence, Charlotte Rampling, Jane Asher

25. I, the Worst of All (1990)

R | 105 min | Drama

7.2
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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 »

Writers: María Luisa Bemberg, Antonio Larreta, Octavio Paz | Director: María Luisa Bemberg | Stars: Assumpta Serna, Dominique Sanda, Héctor Alterio, Lautaro Murúa

26. Fire Over England (1937)

Approved | 92 min | Adventure, History, Romance

6.7
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Queen Elizabeth is running this show. The men in her court should be thinking about how to add to the glory of the Elizabethan Age and how to foil those pesky Spanish who got far too much ... See full summary »

Writers: A.E.W. Mason, Clemence Dane, Sergei Nolbandov | Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Flora Robson, Vivien Leigh, Raymond Massey

27. Foundation

Sci-Fi | Announced

A mathematical genius and heretic named Hari Seldon predicts the fall of civilization. 1,000 years later, a mysterious entity begins to over-run the galaxy.

Writers: Isaac Asimov, Dante Harper | Director: Roland Emmerich

28. Giordano Bruno (1973)

115 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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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 »

Writers: Lucio De Caro, Giuliano Montaldo | Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Gian Maria Volonté, Hans Christian Blech, Mathieu Carrière, Renato Scarpa

29. Inquisition (1976)

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 »

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

30. Lunacy (2005)

118 min | Drama, Horror

7.3
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63 Metascore

A horror movie testing two approaches to running an insane asylum - absolute freedom versus control and punishment - within the context of a world that combines the worst of both. Jean ... See full summary »

Writers: Edgar Allan Poe, Marquis de Sade, Jan Svankmajer | Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Jan Tríska, Pavel Liska, Anna Geislerová, Martin Huba

31. Leaves Out of the Book of Satan (1920)

TV-14 | 167 min | Drama

6.8
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After seeing D. W. Griffith's epic Intolerance, Denmark's greatest director, Carl Theodor Dreyer (The Passion of Joan of Arc, Vampyr), was inspired to make his own four-episode historical ... See full summary »

Writers: Edgar Høyer, Marie Corelli | Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Helge Nissen, Halvard Hoff, Jacob Texiere, Hallander Helleman

32. God's Outlaw (1986)

93 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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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.

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

33. The Coming (2008 Video)

108 min | Drama

5.4
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A down-and-out tabloid newspaper reporter gets a tip that a man claiming to be Jesus Christ is being held in a nearby mental institution. He assumes it is a routine story until he finds out... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Geiwitz | Director: Richard Geiwitz | Stars: Marcus Christian, Dave Ellis, Leanna Foglia, James Foxx

34. The Childhood of Maxim Gorky (1938)

98 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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This haunting, unforgettable film, based upon Maxim Gorky's 1913 autobiography, shows a twelve-year-old's journey in life against the tumultuous backdrop of 19th century Russia. With ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Donskoy, Maxim Gorky, Ilya Gruzdev | Director: Mark Donskoy | Stars: Aleksei Lyarsky, Varvara Massalitinova, Mikhail Troyanovsky, Elizaveta Alekseeva

35. Giovanna d'Arco al rogo (1954)

80 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.1
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Writers: Paul Claudel, Roberto Rossellini | Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Tullio Carminati, Giacinto Prandelli, Augusto Romani

36. John Wycliffe: The Morning Star (1984)

75 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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The story of 14th century John Wycliffe, AKA "The Morning Star of the Reformation", who was the first to translate the Bible into English.

Writer: Douglas McIntosh | Director: Tony Tew | Stars: Michael Bertenshaw, James Downie, Peter Howell, Barrie Cookson

37. Flame in the Wind (1971)

120 min | Drama, History

7.9
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Writer: Tim Rogers | Director: Katherine Stenholm | Stars: David Hewson, Bob Jones III, Bob Jones Jr., Richard Rupp

38. Jan Hus (1954)

125 min | Drama

6.5
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Writers: Milos Václav Kratochvíl, Otakar Vávra | Director: Otakar Vávra | Stars: Zdenek Stepánek, Karel Höger, Vlasta Matulová, Ladislav Pesek

39. Heretic (1994 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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In a twisted medieval dimension, undead creatures and bestial horrors have done the unthinkable--callously slaughtering your entire race.

40. Les Cathares (2001 TV Movie)

87 min | Documentary, History

4.8
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Writers: Anne Brenon, Michel Roquebert, Chema Sarmiento | Director: Chema Sarmiento | Stars: Dominique Baudis, Anne Brenon, Olivier De Robert, Jean Duvernoy

41. Heretic II (1998 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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A medieval action game that follows the story of Heretic.

Writers: Daniel Freed, Scott Krager, Brian Pelletier | Stars: Daniel Riordan, Wally Wingert, Rebecca Kyler Downs, Kay E. Kuter

43. Bride of Fire (2000)

116 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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Writers: Hamid Farokhnezhad, Khosrow Sinai | Director: Khosrow Sinai | Stars: Mehdi Ahmadi, Hamid Farokhnezhad, Saeed Poursamimi, Salimeh Rangzan

44. Kafir (2007)

9 min | Short, Drama

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A man who believes God, he is very religious. He hates the heretics. And one day all his trues change.

Writer: Haktan Kaan Icel | Director: Haktan Kaan Icel | Stars: Gokhan Kucuk, Serkan Ozturk, Mustafa Payat, Kerem Sahin

45. A Heretic's Primer on Love and Exertion (2007)

Short

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Identically dressed and with sibling-like resemblance, performance artists Trevor Martin and Kym Olsen shift between spoken word and athletic dance choreography in a collection of 29 scenes... See full summary »

Director: Daniele Wilmouth

46. Cinnamon Hill (2004)

18 min | Drama, Short, Music

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In an attempt to rein her in, a plantation owner binds his female ward to him by shame. Will the birth of their child mean freedom or a shackle to the past? An elegy for the souls that ... See full summary »

Writer: Tara Raquel Cates | Director: Tara Raquel Cates | Stars: Louis Laberge-Cote, Jackie Richardson, Ma'at Zachary

47. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: Let Us Ask the Maiden (2009)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Detective Murdoch investigates the death of a young man, Nathan Siebold, who died just after prayers at his synagogue. Dr. Ogden concludes that he died of as a result of a consistent and ... See full summary »

Creators: R.B. Carney, Cal Coons, Alexandra Zarowny | Director: Harvey Crossland | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris

48. Secret Files of the Inquisition (2006– )
Episode: Root Out Heretics (2006)

Documentary

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In 1308 Pope Gregory IX enlists the Dominicans to root out and destroy a sect know as the Cathars which renounce all the rituals of the Catholicism in favor of simple spiritualism. This ... See full summary »

Writer: David Rabinovitch | Director: David Rabinovitch | Stars: Colm Feore, Alex de Matos, Tracy Dethlefs, Michèle Duquet

49. The Shadow of the Tower (1972– )
Episode: The Serpent and the Comforter (1972)

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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King Henry is intrigued by a preacher who is arrested for heresy and speaks with him to persuade him to give up his dissension against the practices of the Catholic Church. The preacher ... See full summary »

Writer: Hugh Whitemore | Director: Moira Armstrong | Stars: James Maxwell, Peter Jeffrey, Michael Ripper, James Bree

50. Secret Files of the Inquisition (2006– )
Episode: The Tears of Spain (2006)

Documentary

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Writers: Colin King, David Rabinovitch | Directors: Colin King, David Rabinovitch | Stars: Colm Feore, Raoul Bhaneja, Nicola Carpi-Neli, Alfonso Dominguez