Religions or cults movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant religions or cults movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense, interesting and stylized films and TV shows about / with religions or cults, society, religion, danger, blood, murder, destiny, christianity, supernatural and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as religions or cults: Angels & Demons (2009), Agora (2009), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Prayers for Bobby (2009), The Wicker Man (2006), The Passion of the Christ (2004), Salem (2014), Stigma of the Wind (2007), Faults (2014), Time Changer (2002).

List of religions or cults movies

Angels & Demons (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon investigates a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. He discovers evidence of the unimaginable, the rebirth of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati, the most powerful ...
Style: exciting, intellectual, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: riddles and clues, conspiracy, danger, investigation, religions or cults, vatican, scientist, professor, search, ancient, illuminati, secret movement ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, harvard university, geneva switzerland
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Agora (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Malta, Bulgaria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.
Style: touching, sincere, stylized, epic, emotional ...
Plot: master and servant, destiny, roman empire, religions or cults, christianity, love and romance, impossible love, political unrest, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, power relations, fall in love ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, spain
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspense, clever, serious ...
Plot: holy grail, christianity, riddles and clues, adventure, investigation, ancient mystery, secret, artifact, ancient, uncover truth, mystery, search ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: holy land, france, europe, jerusalem, scotland ...
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Prayers for Bobby (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: coming out, gay teenager, tragic event, homosexuality, gay, gays and lesbians, homosexual, family relations, christianity, lgbt, religions or cults, teen suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, san francisco, portland oregon
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The Wicker Man (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, missing child, investigation, religions or cults, secret place, small town, mystery, commune, family problems, sacrifice, occult, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: bleak, epic, factual, rough, biblical ...
Plot: torture, christianity, betrayal, sacrifice, bible, religion, suffering, jesus, clergy, religions or cults, roman empire, redemption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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Salem (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, 'Salem' explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, evil force, danger, love affair, dishonesty, supernatural ability, society, devil, punishment, hanging ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
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Stigma of the Wind (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Four years ago, Kazuma Kannagi was defeated by his cousin Ayano Kannagi for the right to be the successor of Enraiha, a sword passed down in the Kannagi family. His defeat, along with his lack of talent for En-Jutsu, the fire arts, the ...
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: heir heiress, magic, tribe, society, religions or cults, rivalry, heroes, magical, fire, environmentalism, wind, super powers ...
Place: japan
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Faults (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Claire is under the grip of a mysterious new cult called Faults. Desperate to be reunited with their daughter, Claire's parents recruit one of the world's foremost experts on mind control, Ansel Roth.
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: religions or cults, brainwashing, hotel, redemption, life is a bitch, parents and children, manipulation, sect, cult leader, mind control, character study, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Time Changer (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The year is 1890 and Bible professor Russell Carlisle has written a new manuscript entitled "The Changing Times". His colleague, Dr. Norris Anderson, believes that what Carlisle has written could greatly affect the future of coming ...
Style: serious, christian film, psychological, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, religions or cults, society, future dystopia, christianity, morality, professor, ethics, bible, preaching, fish out of water ...
Time: future, victorian england, 1890s, victorian era
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The Exorcist (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to ...
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, psychological, biblical ...
Plot: evil force, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, priest, supernatural, devil, clergy, psychiatrist, religions or cults, girl, demons, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., asia, iraq, middle east
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The Prophecy (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The angel Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest and a little girl can stop him.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: good versus evil, afterlife, god, angel, devil, prophecy, religions or cults, supernatural, vicious, insubordination, society, religion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, california
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The Book of Eli (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, rough, tense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, warrior, post apocalyptic, chaos, post apocalypse, lone wolves, future dystopia, danger, christianity, tough heroes, brutality ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country, san francisco
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Dogma (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The latest battle in the eternal war between Good and Evil has come to New Jersey in the late, late 20th Century. Angels, demons, apostles and prophets (of a sort) walk among the cynics and innocents of America and duke it out for the fate of ...
Style: humorous, exciting, satirical, clever, witty ...
Plot: angel, chosen one, save the world, god or devil, heaven and hell, religion, good versus evil, religions or cults, obsessive quest, redemption, god, christianity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, ancient history, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey, wisconsin, illinois
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South of Hell (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A supernatural thriller set in South Carolina, South Of Hell focuses on Maria Abascal (Suvari), a stunning demon-hunter-for-hire whose power stems from within. Like those she hunts, Maria is divided within herself, struggling with her own demon, ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, twist ending
Plot: supernatural ability, good versus evil, religions or cults, demon, danger, siblings relations, small town, family relations, track down, devil worship, deception, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia, south carolina
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Salem Witch Trials (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film recounts the sobering tale of how 19 innocent lives were taken in a community experiencing paranoid hysteria regarding the suspected - but unproved - presence of the occult in the small New England town.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, society, religions or cults, social decay, legal, politics, americana, courtroom drama, dishonesty, death row ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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Jesus (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film is notable for presenting a more human Jesus, compared to more solemn portrayals in earlier films; here Jesus laughs and cries like anyone else. Among other things, he weeps at Joseph’s funeral, throws stones in Lake Galilee when meeting ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic, based on the bible, surprise ending ...
Plot: bible, christianity, resurrection, jewish, hopes, society, religions or cults, leadership, sin, jesus christ, main character dies, judaism ...
Place: palestine
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The Bible: Moses (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An ordinary man is called upon by God to do the impossible in this lovingly told production of the Old Testament story. When the Pharaoh of Egypt begins to tighten the noose on his Jewish slaves, Moses (Ben Kingsley) leads them to freedom. Philip ...
Style: epic, serious, based on the bible, biblical, suspense ...
Plot: religions or cults, ten commandments, oracle, leadership, society, danger, heroes, state affairs, miraculous event, hopes, bible, exodus ...
Place: egypt, middle east, holy land, africa
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The Vatican Tapes (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a highly secured vault deep within the walls of Vatican City, the Catholic Church holds thousands of old films and video footage documenting exorcisms/supposed exorcisms and other unexplained religious phenomena they feel the world is not ready ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, bleak
Plot: supernatural horror, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, demonic possession, exorcist, supernatural, danger, clergy, religions or cults, evil, vatican, psychological torment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
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Vampire Clan (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five friends welcome real life vampirism into their lives. They cut their own wrists and let their friends drink from them. Rod, the leader, and a very psychotic young guy, ends up killing Heathers parents and stealing their car to go on a crazy ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, stylized, scary
Plot: murder, teenage life, religions or cults, juvenile delinquency, leadership, investigation, uncover truth, slasher, gory, suburbs, vampire, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996, 2000s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa
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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Style: epic, biblical, stylized, harsh, exciting ...
Plot: ancient egypt, bible, destiny, god, religion, christianity, old testament, miraculous event, religions or cults, family relations, society, human spirit ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, middle east, israel
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The Leftovers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When 2% of the world's population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to understand just what they're supposed to do about it. The drama series 'The Leftovers' is the story of the people who didn't ...
Style: mind bending, captivating, serious, twists and turns, offbeat ...
Plot: disappearance, society, life turned upside down, missing person, haunted by the past, miraculous event, police chief, cause and meaning, worldwide chaos, chaos, small town sheriff, apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a frightening wave of violence sweeps through New York City, troubled cop Sarchie fails to find a rational explanation for the bizarre crimes. However, his eyes are opened to a frightening alternate reality when renegade Jesuit priest, Mendoza ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, curses spells and rituals, demonic possession, supernatural, evil force, priest, bible, partners, good versus evil, crime, crimes, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, iraq
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Jug Face (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The pit has spoken. Dawai, the potter of a backwoods community, has crafted a face on a ceramic jug of the person that the pit wants sacrificed. Ada, pregnant with her brother’s child, has seen her face on the jug and hides it in the woods, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: human sacrifice, pit, small town, incest, misogyny, neglect, religions or cults, society, deal with the devil, woman in danger, destiny, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Nun (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of catholic school girls are victimized by a sadistic and jealous nun, "Sister Ursula". The girls drown the nun in a pool of "holy" water. Eighteen years later circumstances arise in which the nuns spirit is released to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, british horror, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: evil nun, ghost, ritual murder, violence, vengeance, gory, deadly, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, supernatural, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona spain, barcelona, spain, europe
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Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Haunted by terrible acts the Nazis forced him to participate in, the disenchanted Father Lankester Merrin focuses his energies on helping with an archaeological dig in the northern part of Kenya. There, the crew uncovers a church that predates ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, priest, church, archaeologist, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, danger, exorcism, deadly, supernatural ability, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1947, 1940s, year 1944
Place: africa, kenya
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The Mission (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to ...
Style: epic, realistic, thought provoking, harsh, based on true events ...
Plot: jungle, clergy, punishment, mission, slavery, peaceful mission, interracial relations, christianity, hopes, wilderness, religions or cults, murder ...
Time: 18th century
Place: brazil, south america, argentina, portugal, latin america ...
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Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young reporter (Lucy Liu) wakes up and realises that she is not alive anymore. She goes on a personal vendetta for a group a cultists that are responsible for her death.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, gothic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, investigation, supernatural, religions or cults, gory, deadly, danger, crimes, vengeance, murder, martial arts, blood ...
Time: contemporary
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Population 436 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A census-taker (Sisto) is sent to investigate why a certain small town has had the same population -- 436 residents -- for the last 100 years.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, offbeat
Plot: isolation, small town life, danger, small town, curses spells and rituals, riddles and clues, mayor, religions or cults, mystery, murder, conspiracy, sheriff ...
Time: contemporary
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Takva: A Man's Fear of God (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Humble and introvert Muharrem lives in a solitary and meager existence of a prayer and sexual abstinence adhering strictly to the most severe Islamic doctrines.His extraordinary devotion attracts the attention of the leader of a rich and powerful ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: conservative, muslim, islam, new job, politics, solitary, fall in love, family relations, religions or cults, society, prayer, faith ...
Time: contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey
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