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1. The Name of the Rose (2019– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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In 1327, an enlightened friar and his young apprentice investigate a series of mysterious deaths at an abbey risking the wrath of a powerful Inquisitor. Television adaptation of Umberto Eco's novel 'The Name of the Rose'.

Stars: John Turturro, Rupert Everett, Damian Hardung, Fabrizio Bentivoglio

Votes: 1,589

2. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

R | 137 min | Drama, Horror

8.0
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96 Metascore

A young couple moves in to 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.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 174,901

3. The Name of the Rose (1986)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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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: 95,650 | Gross: $7.15M

4. The Brothers Grimm (2005)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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51 Metascore

Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Monica Bellucci, Petr Ratimec

Votes: 111,793 | Gross: $37.92M

5. The Bourne Legacy (2012)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.7
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61 Metascore

An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.

Director: Tony Gilroy | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Scott Glenn

Votes: 271,836 | Gross: $113.20M

6. Elizabeth (1998)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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75 Metascore

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, Liz Giles, Rod Culbertson, Paul Fox

Votes: 86,979 | Gross: $30.08M

7. Casanova (2005)

R | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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57 Metascore

The fabled romantic Giacomo Casanova, after failing to win the affection of the Venetian woman Francesca Bruni, strives to discover the real meaning of love.

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

Votes: 49,973 | Gross: $11.29M

8. The Devils (1971)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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49 Metascore

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.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Dudley Sutton, Max Adrian

Votes: 12,079

9. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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45 Metascore

A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 63,222 | Gross: $16.29M

10. Häxan (1922)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen, Clara Pontoppidan

Votes: 10,598

11. Black Death (2010)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, History

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.

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

Votes: 41,608 | Gross: $0.02M

12. Black Sunday (1960)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror

7.2
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A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant, with only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor standing in her way.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi, Ivo Garrani

Votes: 12,328

13. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world.

Director: Jaromil Jires | Stars: Jaroslava Schallerová, Helena Anýzová, Petr Kopriva, Jirí Prýmek

Votes: 7,063

14. Witchfinder General (1968)

Unrated | 86 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

6.8
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A young soldier seeks to put an end to the evils caused by a vicious witch-hunter when the latter terrorizes his fiancée and kills her uncle.

Director: Michael Reeves | Stars: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies, Hilary Heath

Votes: 8,246

15. Dangerous Beauty (1998)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A Venetian courtesan becomes a hero to her city, but later becomes the target of an inquisition by the Church for witchcraft.

Director: Marshall Herskovitz | Stars: Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell, Oliver Platt, Fred Ward

Votes: 15,126 | Gross: $4.53M

16. Isabel (2011–2014)

75 min | Biography, History

8.3
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Life of Isabella I of Castile, also known as Isabella the Catholic.

Stars: Michelle Jenner, Ramon Madaula, Rodolfo Sancho, Jordi Díaz

Votes: 1,591

17. The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)

R | 97 min | Horror, Romance

6.0
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Horror film set in 1492 Toledo, Spain, depicting the cruel deeds of a monk named Torquemada, Grand Inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Stephen Lee, William Norris, Mark Margolis

Votes: 3,779 | Gross: $0.00M

18. Fellini's Casanova (1976)

R | 155 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Casanova is a libertine, performing seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone, and is he really an interesting person? Is he really alive?

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Tina Aumont, Cicely Browne, Carmen Scarpitta

Votes: 6,340

19. Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer (2006)

145 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.1
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Viggo Mortensen plays the Spanish soldier-turned-mercenary Captain Alatriste, a heroic figure from the country's 17th century imperial wars.

Director: Agustín Díaz Yanes | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Elena Anaya, Unax Ugalde, Eduard Fernández

Votes: 11,762

20. Joan of Arc (1999)

Unrated | 180 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.6
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Spurred by divine voices and visions, fifteenth century teen Joan d'Arc leads French forces against the English.

Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Chad Willett, Peter O'Toole, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 5,481

21. Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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When the Chantry is destroyed, leaving only one survivor, demons are loosed up on the world. In an attempt to restore order and save the world, the survivor--now the inquisitor-- recreate the long forgotten inquisition.

Directors: Mike Laidlaw, Pierre Michel-Estival | Stars: Harry Hadden-Paton, Alix Wilton Regan, Jon Curry, Sumalee Montano

Votes: 3,689

22. Luther (2003)

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

6.6
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47 Metascore

During the early sixteenth century, idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the Catholic Church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.

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

Votes: 14,240 | Gross: $5.79M

23. Day of Wrath (1943)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History

8.2
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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.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Thorkild Roose, Lisbeth Movin, Sigrid Neiiendam, Kirsten Andreasen

Votes: 8,401

24. Macario (1960)

91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.3
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Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he meets three apparitions, the Devil, God, and Death. Each asks him... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Gavaldón | Stars: Ignacio López Tarso, Pina Pellicer, Enrique Lucero, Mario Alberto Rodríguez

Votes: 2,151

25. 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: 3,216 | Gross: $0.04M

26. The Visitors II: The Corridors of Time (1998)

G | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.1
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Knight Godefroy has to return to our time from 1023 to get back the sacred jewels that Jacquouille has taken to the 20th century.

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Muriel Robin, Marie-Anne Chazel

Votes: 9,887 | Gross: $0.15M

27. Angélique (1964)

TV-14 | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.9
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In the first of the Angélique series, the beautiful feisty teenage heroine becomes entangled in a political assassination plot and is betrothed to a stranger who is twelve years her senior and a reputed sorcerer.

Director: Bernard Borderie | Stars: Michèle Mercier, Robert Hossein, Jean Rochefort, Claude Giraud

Votes: 2,309

28. Fire Over England (1937)

92 min | Adventure, History, Romance

6.5
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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 »

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Flora Robson, Vivien Leigh, Raymond Massey

Votes: 1,521

29. The Devonsville Terror (1983)

R | 82 min | Horror

4.7
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Dr. Worley investigates a 300-year-old witch's curse in the New England town of Devonsville. Three liberated, assertive women move into town, which angers the bigoted, male-dominated town ... See full summary »

Director: Ulli Lommel | Stars: Suzanna Love, Robert Walker Jr., Donald Pleasence, Paul Willson

Votes: 705

30. Captain from Castile (1947)

Passed | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.9
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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: 1,681

31. The Monk (2011)

R | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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56 Metascore

Madrid, in the seventeenth century. Abandoned at the doorstep of a monastery, Ambrosio has been brought up by the Capucin Friars. After becoming a friar himself, he becomes an unrivaled ... See full summary »

Director: Dominik Moll | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Déborah François, Joséphine Japy, Sergi López

Votes: 3,560 | Gross: $0.01M

32. Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun (1977)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Adventure, Horror

5.5
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16-year-old Maria is forced into Serra D'Aires convent, secretly run by Satanists. Her confessor is in collusion with the Mother Superior. Maria is tortured, forced into sex with men, women... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Susan Hemingway, William Berger, Herbert Fux, Ana Zanatti

Votes: 895

33. Storm: Letters van Vuur (2017)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.1
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Storm Voeten, son of printer Klaas Voeten, becomes the target of a hunt by the Inquisition. Aided by Marieke, a mysterious girl living in the underground sewers of Antwerp, Storm is caught ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Bots | Stars: Davy Gomez, Juna de Leeuw, Yorick van Wageningen, Angela Schijf

Votes: 409

34. The Reincarnation of Isabel (1973)

Unrated | 98 min | Horror

5.0
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A group of vampires keep the body of a witch in a castle cellar. They require virgin blood to resurrect her. A party of people arrive and things kick off.

Director: Renato Polselli | Stars: Mickey Hargitay, Rita Calderoni, Raul Lovecchio, Christa Barrymore

Votes: 691

35. The Antichrist (1974)

R | 112 min | Drama, Horror

5.7
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A paralyzed young woman becomes possessed by the Devil when a hypnosis session - intended to heal her disability - accidentally awakens memories of her past life as a witch.

Director: Alberto De Martino | Stars: Carla Gravina, Mel Ferrer, Arthur Kennedy, George Coulouris

Votes: 1,375

36. The Lord Inquisitor: Seed of Ambition (2017)

Short, Action, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Warhammer 40k influenced movie.

Director: Erasmus Brosdau | Stars: Alan Kelly, Stephen Fawkes, Jean Pierre Morne Allers

Votes: 38

37. Xica da Silva (1996– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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In the Colonial Brazil, a smart, sassy and sensual slave rises to become a queen as an important contractor falls for her, all for the anger of a woman obsessed with him.

Stars: Taís Araújo, Drica Moraes, Victor Wagner, Carlos Alberto

Votes: 281

38. Inquisición (1977)

90 min | Horror

6.1
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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: 385

39. The Brainiac (1962)

Approved | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.1
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In 1661 Mexico, the Baron Vitelius of Astara is sentenced to be burned alive by the Holy Inquisition of Mexico for witchcraft, necromancy, and other crimes. As he dies, the Baron swears ... See full summary »

Director: Chano Urueta | Stars: Abel Salazar, Ariadne Welter, David Silva, Germán Robles

Votes: 896

40. Giordano Bruno (1973)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

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 »

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

Votes: 672

41. The Demons (1973)

R | 79 min | Horror

5.2
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A group of nuns become possessed by demons and are then tortured in a dungeon of horrors during the inquisition.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Anne Libert, Carmen Yazalde, Doris Thomas, Karin Field

Votes: 569

42. I, the Worst of All (1990)

R | 105 min | Drama

6.9
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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: 546 | Gross: $0.05M

43. The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)

182 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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Upon finding a book that relates his grandfather's story, an officer ventures through Spain meeting a wide array of characters, most of whom have a story of their own to tell.

Director: Wojciech Has | Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Iga Cembrzynska, Elzbieta Czyzewska, Gustaw Holoubek

Votes: 4,415 | Gross: $0.12M

44. Angélique (I) (2013)

113 min | Adventure, History, Romance

6.1
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In France, prior to Louis XIV ascending the throne, a young baroness is forced to marry against her will and is caught up in a web of treachery and murder, threatening her and her husband, whom she has come to love deeply.

Director: Ariel Zeitoun | Stars: Nora Arnezeder, Gérard Lanvin, Tomer Sisley, David Kross

Votes: 1,373

45. El Greco (2007)

119 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco".

Director: Yannis Smaragdis | Stars: Nick Clark Windo, Juan Diego Botto, Laia Marull, Lakis Lazopoulos

Votes: 4,171

46. Convent of Sinners (1986)

88 min | Drama

4.9
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Convent of Sinners is the story of Susanna, a young girl who is raped by her own father and sent to a convent for her sins, where she falls in love with a priest. The other nuns, however, ... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Eva Grimaldi, Karin Well, Gabriele Gori, Jessica Moore

Votes: 286

47. The Monk (1972)

94 min | Drama, Horror

5.5
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Ambrosio is a monk who is sexually tempted by an emissary of the Devil, a young girl in monk's robes.

Director: Adonis Kyrou | Stars: Franco Nero, Nathalie Delon, Nicol Williamson, Nadja Tiller

Votes: 250

48. Destiny (1997)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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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, Mahmood Hemaidah, Layla Olwi

Votes: 2,279

49. Beyond the Limits (2003)

100 min | Horror, Thriller

4.8
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The rookie journalist Vivian seeks Frederick, the caretaker of the oldest cemetery in an undefined country, asking for an interview and the old man tells the story of two "costumers" and ... See full summary »

Director: Olaf Ittenbach | Stars: Darren Shahlavi, Russell Friedenberg, David Creedon, Natacza Boon

Votes: 1,030

50. Galileo (1975)

PG | 145 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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This biopic is about Galileo Galilei, the seventeenth century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Topol, Edward Fox, Colin Blakely, Georgia Brown

Votes: 436



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