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1. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

TV-G | 382 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, JESUS OF NAZARETH brings to life all the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.

Stars: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

Votes: 14,110

2. Footloose (1984)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.5
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A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 55,084 | Gross: $80.00M

3. Footloose (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.9
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58 Metascore

City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell

Votes: 39,221 | Gross: $51.78M

4. The Golden Child (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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A private detective specializing in missing children is charged with the task of finding a special child who dark forces want to eliminate.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Eddie Murphy, J.L. Reate, Charles Dance, Charlotte Lewis

Votes: 41,973 | Gross: $79.82M

5. Timbuktu (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

7.2
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92 Metascore

A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed.

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako | Stars: Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki, Layla Walet Mohamed

Votes: 12,227 | Gross: $1.07M

6. Holy Hell (2016)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

7.0
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64 Metascore

An inside look at a West Hollywood cult formed by a charismatic teacher in the 1980s that eventually imploded.

Director: Will Allen | Stars: Will Allen, Dimitrius Pulido, Phillipe Coquet, David Christopher

Votes: 2,225 | Gross: $0.02M

7. Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980 TV Movie)

192 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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The real-life story of the Peoples Temple cult led by Reverend Jim Jones and the events involving its move to Guyana and its eventual mass suicide.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Powers Boothe, Ned Beatty, Irene Cara, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 1,018

8. Escape from Polygamy (2013 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama

6.5
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Ryder and Julina have just fallen madly in love. But this passionate romance is forbidden--it goes against the laws of their polygamous community. Things only get more complicated when ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Goldenberg | Stars: Haley Lu Richardson, Mary McCormack, Sam Hennings, Riki Lindhome

Votes: 354

9. September Dawn (2007)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.8
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25 Metascore

A love story set during a tense encounter between a wagon train of settlers and a renegade Mormon group.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Jon Voight, Trent Ford, Tamara Hope, Terence Stamp

Votes: 2,666 | Gross: $1.07M

10. The Big Trees (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Romance, Western

5.8
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A Quaker colony tries to save the giant sequoias from a timber baron.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eve Miller, Patrice Wymore, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 1,094

11. Simón del desierto (1965)

Not Rated | 43 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 4th century, wants to be nearer to God so he climbs a column. The Devil wants him come down to Earth and is trying to seduce him.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Silvia Pinal, Claudio Brook, Enrique Álvarez Félix, Hortensia Santoveña

Votes: 7,326

12. Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker (2012)

90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.9
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In the land of Orlais, where battles are fought with swords and magic, a young heroine rises as templars, mages, and dragons clash. Cassandra, a brash and beautiful Seeker, must stop a ... See full summary »

Director: Fumihiko Sori | Stars: Colleen Clinkenbeard, J. Michael Tatum, Chuck Huber, R. Bruce Elliott

Votes: 2,516

13. For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)

Unrated | 95 min | Documentary, Romance

7.9
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73 Metascore

An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community.

Director: Daniel G. Karslake | Stars: Imogene Robinson, Victor Robinson, Gene Robinson, Isabella 'Boo' McDaniel

Votes: 4,101 | Gross: $0.31M

14. The Most Hated Family in America (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

8.0
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Louis meets the Phelps family, who protest against an America that tolerates homosexuality

Director: Geoffrey O'Connor | Stars: Louis Theroux, Lauren Drain, Steve Drain, Fred Phelps

Votes: 3,038

15. El mártir del Calvario (1952)

113 min | Drama, History

6.6
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Mexican drama that follows the teachings to disciples and events in the life of Jesus Christ, previous and during his passion, then rising from the dead on the third day.

Director: Miguel Morayta | Stars: Enrique Rambal, Manolo Fábregas, Consuelo Frank, Alicia Palacios

Votes: 80

16. Brigham Young (1940)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Biography, History

6.4
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In 1844, after the assassination of Mormon leader Joseph Smith by an angry mob in Illinois, the Mormons choose Brigham Young as their new leader and follow him to a new promised land in Utah.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Dean Jagger, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 759

17. Billy: The Early Years (2008)

PG | 98 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The early life of American Evangelist Billy Graham.

Director: Robby Benson | Stars: J. Thomas Bailey, Dan Beene, Cliff Bemis, Zephyr Benson

Votes: 573 | Gross: $0.32M

18. 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: 551

19. Felix Manalo (2015)

176 min | Biography

9.0
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Felix Ysagun Manalo is a sprawling historical epic that traces the origin of Iglesia Ni Cristo (The Church of Christ) which is established in the Philippines from its humble beginnings in 1914 through the present day.

Director: Joel Lamangan | Stars: Dennis Trillo, Bela Padilla, Mylene Dizon, Rey 'PJ' Abellana

Votes: 3,820

20. America's Most Hated Family in Crisis (2011)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

7.6
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Louis returns to the Phelps family to find that several members have left the cult, and that they are being sued.

Director: Emma Cooper | Stars: Louis Theroux, Steve Drain, Betty Phelps, Fred Phelps

Votes: 1,597

21. The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided (2006)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Western

6.7
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Joshua Steed returns to Missouri a wealthy man with a beautiful wife; however, the past has a way of catching up. Soon Joshua is tangled in a web of rumors, deception and betrayal that ... See full summary »

Director: Sterling Van Wagenen | Stars: Sam Hennings, Brenda Strong, Eric Johnson, Alexander Carroll

Votes: 334 | Gross: $1.33M

22. Mr. Wroe's Virgins (1993– )

50 min | Drama, History

7.6
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Based on the novel novel by Jane Rogers, the series follows the stories of seven young women who came to live and serve in the household of 9th century cult leader John Wroe.

Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kathy Burke, Minnie Driver, Lia Williams

Votes: 83

23. Syota ng bayan (2001)

105 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Syota ng Bayan is Tanya Marquez (Priscilla Almeda), a starlet who quits showbiz and goes back to her hometown. Upon knowing that a cement factory is causing a lot of havoc in the ... See full summary »

Director: Romy Suzara | Stars: Priscilla Almeda, Tonton Gutierrez, Eddie Garcia, Camille Roxas

Votes: 19

24. The Work and the Glory II: American Zion (2005)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Western

6.6
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In November of 1833, the state of Missouri turned a blind eye as hundreds of its peaceful inhabitants were hunted down and driven from their homes in the dead of night. Against this ... See full summary »

Director: Sterling Van Wagenen | Stars: Sam Hennings, Brenda Strong, Eric Johnson, Alexander Carroll

Votes: 597 | Gross: $2.02M

25. Emma Smith: My Story (2008)

PG | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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Before her death, Emma reflects on her life; beginning with her childhood, up through her final years in Nauvoo. Based on the life of Emma Hale Smith.

Directors: Gary Cook, T.C. Christensen | Stars: Patricia Place, Katherine Nelson, Nathan Mitchell, Stephanie Breinholt

Votes: 262

26. Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2002)

Unrated | 104 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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75 Metascore

A film about the state of Chinese occupied Tibet and its history of oppression and resistance.

Director: Tom Piozet | Stars: Edward Edwards, Ed Harris, Shirley Knight, Tim Robbins

Votes: 577 | Gross: $0.58M

27. Deus Ex: Invisible War (2003 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Director: Harvey Smith | Stars: Whitney Ayers, Laura Bailey, Jasmine Baker, Ricardo Bare

Votes: 562

28. Join Us (2007)

100 min | Documentary

6.8
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Award winning filmmaker, Ondi Timoner, follows four families as they leave an abusive church in South Carolina and realize they have been in a cult. The film documents them as they enter ... See full summary »

Director: Ondi Timoner | Stars: Raymund Melz, Deborah Melz, Joaquin Sullivan, Liz Shaw

Votes: 127

29. The Imam (2005)

Drama

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Director: Ismail Günes | Stars: Esref Ziya Terzi, Ahmet Yenilmez, Emin Gürsoy, Turgay Tanülkü

Votes: 758

30. María Magdalena, pecadora de Magdala (1946)

95 min | Drama, History

7.2
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Director: Miguel Contreras Torres | Stars: Medea de Novara, Luis Alcoriza, Tito Junco, José Baviera

Votes: 12

31. The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick (1988)

G | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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A young Jewish adolescent from an overbearing family likes a Christian girl and is helped by a fun-loving rabbi.

Director: Allan A. Goldstein | Stars: Saul Rubinek, Jan Rubes, Noam Zylberman, Aaron Schwartz

Votes: 191 | Gross: $0.32M

32. Beware My Brethren (1972)

R | 98 min | Horror

4.0
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Led by a sinister minister, a controlling religious sect called the Brethren has taken control of widow Birdy Wemys, sending her unstable son, Kenny, into a spiraling descent into madness ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis | Stars: Ann Todd, Patrick Magee, Tony Beckley, Madeleine Hinde

Votes: 284

33. Cafundó (2005)

102 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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Cafundó is a 35 mm color film which blends fact with fiction in the life of João de Camargo, a former black slave (1858-1942, Sorocaba, Brazil) who, in his old age, works miracles and ... See full summary »

Directors: Paulo Betti, Clovis Bueno | Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Leona Cavalli, Leandro Firmino, Alexandre Rodrigues

Votes: 218

34. Soldiers in the Army of God (2000)

70 min | Documentary

7.1
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Directors: Marc Levin, Daphne Pinkerson | Stars: Paul Hill, Neal Horsley, Bob Lokey, Jonathan O'Toole

Votes: 172

35. Windows of Heaven (1963)

50 min | Drama

7.4
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As 85-year-old President Lorenzo Snow struggles to vanquish the two million dollar indebtedness of the Mormon church in 1899, he feels inspired to journey from Salt Lake City by train and ... See full summary »

Director: Judge Whitaker | Stars: Francis L. Urry, John B. Fetzer, Rowena Miller, Lethe Tatge

Votes: 38

36. Daas (2011)

102 min | Drama, History

5.6
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Into 18th century Poland new "messiah" arrives from Turkey. He promises eternal life on earth to everone who joins him. 25 years later he is in Vienna. 2 men, each of them on their own and ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Panek | Stars: Andrzej Chyra, Mariusz Bonaszewski, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Janusz Chabior

Votes: 161

37. The Confessional (II) (2009)

Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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A disturbed sculptor assumes the identity of a small town priest and designs a game of divine madness for a unsuspecting town.

Director: James Anthony Cotton | Stars: Peter Quartaroli, Jane Longenecker, Victor Browne, Noah Maschan

Votes: 67

38. The Revolutionary II (1996 Video)

52 min | Biography, Drama, Family

5.3
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Director: Robert Marcarelli | Stars: John Kay Steel, Jerry Hyman, Mosko Alkalai, Tamar Hanegbi

Votes: 23

39. Out of This World (II) (1954)

Approved | 75 min | Documentary, History, News

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This was filmed in 1949 when Lowell Thomas and Lowell Thomas Jr. took a journey to Tibet before the Red Chinese had moved in. It shows Tibet as it was then and, for that matter, as it had ... See full summary »

Directors: Lowell Thomas Jr., Lowell Thomas | Stars: Lowell Thomas, Lowell Thomas Jr.

40. On the Lord's Errand: The Life of Thomas S. Monson (2008 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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A film depicting the life and legacy of Thomas S. Monson, current president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Stars: M. Russell Ballard, Richard Casto, Wayne Chamberlain, Phil Condie

Votes: 9

41. Keith Allen Will Burn in Hell (2007 TV Movie)

65 min | Documentary

6.6
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Keith Allen visits Westboro Baptist Church to confront them about their extreme religious beliefs.

Director: Keith Allen | Stars: Keith Allen, Steve Drain, Malcolm Hardee, K. Ryan Jones

Votes: 71

42. Zwischenfall in Antiochia (1967 TV Movie)

89 min

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Director: Jörg A. Eggers | Stars: Edd Stavjanik, Diego Goetz, Michaela Trescher, Karl-Heinz Martell

43. Empire I: World Builders (1981 Video Game)

Adventure, Sci-Fi

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The gateway to the New York Rocket Field is your first step of a space voyage in which you may choose one of three career paths to follow, here at the dawn of the interstellar Empire. ... See full summary »

Director: Sherwin Steffin

44. Charles Fillmore: American Mystic (1975)

29 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Director: S. Rickert Grace | Stars: Charles Fillmore, Rosemary Fillmore Rhea

45. Space II (1979 Video Game)

Sci-Fi

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This expansion of Edu-Ware's "Space" role-playing game includes two new scenarios: Shaman, in which your character launches a career on an untamed planet as a religious practitioner trying ... See full summary »

Director: David Mullich

46. The A-Team (1983–1987)
Episode: Children of Jamestown (1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.2
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A wealthy businessman hires the team to rescue his daughter from a religious cult, but after helping the girl escape, Hannibal, B.A., Face and Amy are captured and sentenced to death by the... See full summary »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II | Stars: George Peppard, Dirk Benedict, Melinda Culea, Dwight Schultz

Votes: 239

47. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: Emissary (1993)

TV-PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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When the troubled Commander Sisko takes command of a surrendered space station, he learns that it borders a unique stable wormhole.

Director: David Carson | Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Alexander Siddig, Terry Farrell

Votes: 2,384

48. Lost Worlds (2005–2007)
Episode: Jesus' Jerusalem (2006)

45 min | Documentary, History

6.5
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Experts show how the much-changed Jerusalem would have looked to Jesus.

Votes: 8

49. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)
Episode: The Descent of Man (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Nick and Riley investigate the case of a badly injured skydiver, while Dr. Langston investigates the death of a religious leader out in the desert.

Director: Christopher Leitch | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

Votes: 459

50. Ironside (1967–1975)
Episode: The Priest Killer (1971)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A police chief who is confined to a wheelchair and a former cop who is now a priest team up to discover who has been committing a series of murders of local priests.

Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: Raymond Burr, George Kennedy, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell

Votes: 37