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, realistic, atmospheric, interesting and stylized films and TV shows about / with religions or cults, religion, society, danger, murder, destiny, storytelling, mentor, dialogue and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as religions or cults: Angels & Demons (2009), Salem (2014), Inferno (2016), Agora (2009), The Passion of the Christ (2004), The Da Vinci Code (2006), The Book of Eli (2010), Faults (2014), Population 436 (2006), The Nativity Story (2006).

List of religions or cults movies

 6.7
 278K
Angels & Demons (2009)
Genre: Action, 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: twists and turns, exciting, intellectual, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: conspiracy, riddles and clues, illuminati, religions or cults, secret society, symbolism, ancient, search, danger, investigation, professor, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, vatican, europe, italy, harvard university ...
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 7.2
 22K
Salem (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, scary, serious, stylized ...
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, religions or cults, evil force, society, supernatural ability, danger, punishment, devil, love affair, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
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 6.2
 163K
Inferno (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After waking up in a hospital with amnesia, professor Robert Langdon and a doctor must race against time to foil a deadly global plot.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, mind bending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: conspiracy, ancient mystery, adventure, danger, religions or cults, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, memory loss, conspiracy theory, museum, chases and races, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence italy, florence, venice ...
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 7.2
 67K
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: emotional, sincere, touching, stylized, epic ...
Plot: roman empire, political unrest, master and servant, religions or cults, impossible love, christianity, historical character, destiny, mathematics, unfulfillment, philosophy, love and romance ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 5th century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, alexandria egypt, rome italy ...
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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: biblical, factual, rough, bleak, epic ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, jesus, torture, religion, life philosophy, religions or cults, bible, sacrifice, suffering, mission ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 30s, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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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: twists and turns, clever, exciting, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ancient mystery, holy grail, conspiracy, adventure, riddles and clues, christianity, uncover truth, investigation, secrets, secret society, symbolism, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1st century, 2000s
Place: vatican, paris france, holy land, france, europe ...
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 6.9
 298K
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, serious, biblical, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, post apocalypse, lone hero, future dystopia, warrior, post apocalyptic, dystopic future, chaos, danger, lone wolves, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
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 6.7
 8K
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, atmospheric, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: religions or cults, brainwashing, mind control, kidnapping, redemption, life is a bitch, parents and children, hotel, manipulation, cult leader, violence, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.7
 11K
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, scary, serious, suspense, offbeat
Plot: small town life, danger, religions or cults, isolation, small town, curses spells and rituals, riddles and clues, conspiracy, brainwashing, mystery, mayor, murder ...
Time: contemporary
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The Nativity Story (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mary and Joseph make the hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event in this retelling of the Nativity story. This meticulously researched and visually lush adaptation of the biblical tale follows the pair on their arduous path to their arrival in ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, tricky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christianity, christmas, jesus, angel, religions or cults, oppression, bible, prophecy, priest, childbirth, miraculous event, pregnancy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, palestine, jerusalem ...
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 3.7
 65K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: missing child, religions or cults, isolation, investigation, matriarchy, secret place, small town, graphic violence, commune, family problems, sacrifice, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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 7.3
 209K
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: witty, humorous, exciting, satirical, clever ...
Plot: angel, god or devil, satire, chosen one, god, save the world, religions or cults, religion, heaven and hell, good versus evil, obsessive quest, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, ancient history
Place: usa, new jersey, wisconsin, illinois
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Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tim and Allie seek shelter in a remote desert compound after becoming lost and stranded. A strange Manson-like character, Preacher, reluctantly allows them inside with strict orders to be gone by morning and not wander "where you are not ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: religions or cults, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, isolation, deadly, danger, supernatural ability, confined, youth, off the road, farmhouse, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 5.7
 18K
Son of God (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
Style: uplifting, captivating, epic, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: prophet, jesus christ, jesus, christianity, religions or cults, tragic hero, chosen one, bible, torture, clergy, idealism, resurrection ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
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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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: coming out, gay teenager, homosexuality, lgbt, gay, gays and lesbians, tragic event, teen suicide, gay relationship, homosexual, male homosexuality, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, california, united states, portland oregon
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 7.7
 8K
Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.
Style: serious, captivating, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, who done it, clergy, investigation, uncover truth, danger, priest, law enforcement, social relations, village life, riddles and clues, church ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom
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 3.5
 526
Canes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: David Goodman is on the pick of his career as a PR executive when he suddenly loses his chance for a big promotion and, unfortunately, his sight at a street attack. Soon after a message is left on his answering machine about a doctor, named ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: religions or cults, supernatural, danger, good versus evil, escapades, friendship, curses spells and rituals, devil, blindness, deal with the devil, rivalry, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
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The Zohar Secret (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Israel, USA, Ukraine, Russia, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Max finds himself in possession of an ancient scroll that describes the entire history of humankind from beginning to end. Seeking to use the information for his own gain, Max triggers the mechanism that begins influencing his own life.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, exciting, epic, serious ...
Plot: reincarnation, religions or cults, heroic mission, mystery, supernatural, hopes, society, human spirit, miraculous event, imaginary, heroes, world spanning ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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The Book of Esther (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Ester becomes King Xerxes’ queen, her Cousin Mordecai and that despicable Haman engage in a dangerous game of intrigue for control of the young Persian King Xerxes.
Style: biblical, epic, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: palace intrigue, betrayal, society, danger, religions or cults, genocide, self discovery, heroic mission, destiny, anti semitism, female protagonist, old testament ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia
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 7.0
 2K
The Secrets (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In The Secrets, two brilliant young women discover their own voices in a repressive orthodox culture where females are forbidden to sing, let alone speak out. Naomi, the studious, devoutly religious daughter of a prominent rabbi, convinces her ...
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, religions or cults, rabbi, selflessness, best friends, self discovery, forbidden love, haunted by the past, friendship, rebelliousness, prodigy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
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 6.1
 16K
Little Buddha (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Liechtenstein, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Little Buddha is a movie about the life of Siddhartha starring Keanu Reeves and Bridget Fonda and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Style: sentimental, serious, meditative, compassionate, touching ...
Plot: enlightenment, reincarnation, self discovery, monk, buddhist, teachers and students, buddha, religions or cults, human nature, parents and children, religion, boy ...
Place: tibet, seattle, asia, usa, seattle washington
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 5.2
 2K
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, future dystopia, religions or cults, society, professor, ethics, bible, christianity, preaching, fish out of water, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, victorian era, 1890s
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Bab'Aziz - The Prince That Contemplated His Soul (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Hungary, France, Germany, Iran, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of a blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years. With faith as their only guide, the two ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, exciting, sentimental ...
Plot: desert, spirituality, destiny, self discovery, adventure, hopes, religions or cults, mysterious place, human spirit, escapades, lost, blind man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, Hungary
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Pillars of the Earth is an eight-part 2010 TV miniseries, adapted from Ken Follett's novel of the same name.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: medieval, catholic church, ambition, power struggle, throne, state affairs, religions or cults, manipulations, royal family, heir heiress, power relations, rivals ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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 5.2
 6K
Timber Falls (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A weekend of camping in the mountains becomes an excursion into hell for a young couple, who become pawns in a grotesque plot hatched by deranged locals.
Style: scary, slasher, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, forest, murder, gory, danger, rescue, serial killer, psychopath, religions or cults, confined, fanatic, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
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 8.0
 367K
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: scary, suspense, suspenseful, frightening, psychological ...
Plot: devil, priest, exorcism, religion, supernatural, evil force, demons, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, paranormal activity, demon, clergy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, asia, middle east, iraq
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 6.5
 29K
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, dark, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: devil, angel, good versus evil, prophecy, afterlife, vicious, god, christianity, supernatural, religions or cults, insubordination, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, arizona, california
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Beyond the Boundary (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The dark fantasy follows a high school sophomore named Akihito Kanbara. Although the boy appears human, he is half Youmu and invulnerable to wounds because he can heal quickly. One day, Akihito meets freshman Mirai Kuriyama when it seems she is ...
Style: exciting, light, humorous, tense, captivating ...
Plot: immortality, supernatural, heroes, danger, monster, religions or cults, school, adventure, couples, love and romance, rivalry, murder ...
Place: japan
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Children of God (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bahamas
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Johnny (Johnny Ferro) is an art student in Nassau whose technique is perfect, but he’s creatively blocked. His teacher sends him off to the rural island of Eleuthera where he meets Romeo (Stephen Tyrone Williams), a hot musician. They begin a ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: gay, coming out, lgbt, couples, religion, gender, gays and lesbians, society, youth, artists and showbiz, religions or cults, art ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas, caribbean
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 5.2
 17K
The Order (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: For centuries, a secret Order of priests has existed within the Church. A renegade priest, Father Alex Bernier, is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of one of the Order's most revered members. Following a series of strangely ...
Style: psychological thriller, twists and turns, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, catholic church, priest, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, supernatural ability, mentor protege relationship, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican, rome italy, europe, italy, new york ...
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