The Protestant Reformation

The Protestant Reformation

Movies and shows about the Protestant Reformation and that turbulent period of Christian History.

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  • Protestant Reformation at 500 Years

    1 season

    This series gives viewers an in-depth look at the forces and people who shaped the Protestant Reformation. It describes in detail the social and theological issues at stake in the conflict between the Catholic Church and Protestant reformers during the 16th century. Produced and directed by award...

  • Reformation Overview

    1 season

    These six half-hour programs vividly bring to life the Reformation, its colorful leaders, and history-shaping turning points.

    Optional English Subtitles Available

  • John Wycliffe: Morningstar

    Movie

    In a world emerging from the Black Death, one ambitious priest faces the fury of a corrupt church as he struggles to maintain his integrity. John Wycliffe: Morningstar is a feature docudrama that tells the story of John Wycliffe, maybe the most influential Christian of the medieval world. Living ...

  • This Changed Everything

    1 season

    This Changed Everything: 500 Years of the Reformation celebrates the fruits of the Reformation while exploring difficult questions about the cost of division: Could schism have been avoided? Is there hope for reunification? What did Jesus really mean when He prayed for His followers to be "one"?
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  • Luther: His Life, His Path, His Legacy

    Movie

    Very few historical figures have affected modern society and humanity as enduringly as Martin Luther, and on such a global scale. This comprehensive documentary traces the footsteps of the great Reformer and reflects upon the places which have become inseparably connected with his name. The progr...

  • Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World

    Movie

    Martin Luther triggered a seismic upheaval that rocked the western world in the 1500s—with an impact that continues to reverberate to this day. The great drama of Martin Luther’s life comes alive in this vivid portrayal of the penniless monk’s quest for truth—a quest that would re-shape the churc...

  • John Hus: A Journey of No Return

    Movie

    14th century Czech priest and scholar John Hus is considered one of the first Protestant reformers. His interpretation of scripture and his bold stand against church corruption would strongly influence Martin Luther a century later. Hus spent his last days as a prisoner in Constance on charges of...

  • 500: The Impact of the Reformation Today

    Movie

    A lone monk’s actions 500 years ago continue to have a great impact. In “500: The Impact of the Reformation Today,” renowned Luther scholars from around the world reveal how the Reformation surrounds us more than we realize through religion, politics, and our society. This thought-provoking docum...

  • Jan Amos Comenius

    Movie

    Driven from his homeland because of his faith, this 17th century Christian hero is a testimony of the persistence of Christian courage. Comenius, commonly hailed as the "Father of Modern Education," was stripped of everything but hope…and a vision for the kingdom of God. This major dramatic featu...

  • John Wycliffe: The Morningstar of the Reformation

    Movie

    "John Wycliffe" is a dramatic biography of the life of the 14th century scholar and cleric who translated the Bible into English for the first time.
    Wycliffe found himself in the middle of religious, political and social conflicts. An Oxford scholar, one of Europe's most renowned philosophers, J...

  • Here I Stand: Martin Luther

    Movie

    It is claimed that there have been more books written about Martin Luther than anyone else other than Jesus Christ. In those lists pundits compile about who were the most influential in shaping our modern world, the name Martin Luther inevitably shows up near the top, usually in the top ten. He...

  • Calvin, Zwingli, and Br. Klaus: Shapers of the Faith

    Movie

    John Calvin, Ulrich Zwingli, and Brother Klaus (Niklaus von Flüe) were three very different men who shaped the Christian faith in Switzerland. John Calvin was an intellectual giant of the Reformation, Ulrich Zwingli was a humble priest who brought reform to the church and died in battle, and Brot...

  • God's Outlaw
    Movie + 1 extra

    God's Outlaw

    Movie + 1 extra

    A true story, God's Outlaw is about international politics, church intrigue, cold-blooded betrayal, and false justice ending in a criminal's death. But it's also about victorious faith and spiritual triumph over some of the greatest political and religious forces known in the 16th century.

    A si...

  • Opening the Door to Luther

    Movie

    Open the door to Martin Luther with public television travel host Rick Steves. He takes us to areas of Germany known as Lutherlands. From Eisleben, where Luther was born, to Wittenberg where he taught and preached, and to several other areas, we learn about the tumultuous events of the Reformatio...

  • A Man Named Martin

    3 seasons

    Martin Luther courageously stood against unbiblical teaching and sounded the clarion call of salvation by grace through faith. With iron willed resolve he refused to back down in the face of public abuse and threats on his life. Beginning with Luther’s nailing of his 95 Theses to the church door ...

  • John Hus

    Movie

    Here is an important chapter in the steps leading up to the Reformation. The history books make little mention of this Bohemian priest and scholar who lived 100 years before Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. Yet, John Hus was convinced and taught openly that the Bible should be pres...

  • Martin Luther
    Movie + 1 extra

    Martin Luther

    Movie + 1 extra

    The dramatic black and white classic film of Martin Luther's life made in the 1950's. This film was originally released in theaters worldwide and nominated for an Academy Award. A magnificent depiction of Luther and the forces at work in the surrounding society that resulted in his historic refor...

  • Storm and Luther's Forbidden Letter

    Movie

    When his father is arrested for printing a forbidden letter written by controversial reformer Martin Luther, 12-year-old Storm escapes with the original. On the run from authorities, Storm finds unexpected help from Maria, a young girl who lives in the city’s underground tunnels. In a race agains...

  • Morning Star Of Wittenberg: Life of Katie Luther

    Movie

    This video documentary provides an intimate look at Katharina von Bora, former nun, 16th Century entrepreneur and wife of Martin Luther, father of the Protestant Reformation. It is an in-depth look at the life of the woman who helped Luther change the course of history. We learn how she coped w...

  • In the Footsteps of Martin Luther

    Movie

    T. N. Mohan, director of the multiple award-winning film on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, "Hanged on a Twisted Cross," returned to Germany to film "In the Footsteps of Martin Luther." He introduces Germany as the Land of the Reformation by featuring the ten Luther towns which represent the most significan...

  • Where Luther Walked

    Movie

    How did Martin Luther, who sought only the quiet of a monastery, become a pivotal figure in Western history? Why did he object so strongly to indulgences? How did Gutenberg's new printing press spread his influence? Who did Luther marry? How did he respond when his young daughter died in his ...

  • Man with a Mission

    Movie

    Here is a captivating interview with renowned Tyndale scholar Dr. David Daniell, author of the authoritative William Tyndale: A Biography. In this program, Dr. Daniell shares fascinating insights into many little-known details of Tyndale's life and how he followed his call from God to make the S...

  • The Radicals

    Movie

    The year is 1525. Michael and Margaretha Sattler have fled their religious orders. Their quest: restore the church to the purity of its early days when communities of believers practiced peace, compassion and sacrificial love.

    The Sattlers join a group called the Anabaptists and together cha...

  • Following in the Footsteps of the Swiss Reformation

    This documentary takes us to the fascinating places where the Reformation took place in Switzerland, a nation where two major streams of Protestantism were born.

    We’ll explore Zurich where Huldrych Zwingli ignited the Swiss reformation in the beautiful Grossmünster Church. We’ll see the town ha...