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, bleak and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with religions or cults, religion, society, danger, supernatural, vengeance, murder, rivalry, priest and violence plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
religions or cults
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TOP 10 movies tagged as religions or cults: Angels & Demons (2009), The Da Vinci Code (2006), The Wicker Man (2006), The Passion of the Christ (2004), Stigma of the Wind (2007), The Exorcist (1973), Dogma (1999), Salem Witch Trials (2002), South of Hell (2015), The Vatican Tapes (2015).

List of religions or cults movies

 6.7
 250K
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: riddles and clues, investigation, conspiracy, religions or cults, danger, mystery, ancient, scientist, secret society, search, mastermind, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, europe, harvard university, geneva switzerland, italy
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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, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: holy grail, christianity, adventure, investigation, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, uncover truth, secret, artifact, ancient, mystery, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: holy land, europe, france, jerusalem, paris france ...
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 3.7
 60K
The Wicker Man (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
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: missing child, isolation, small town, investigation, religions or cults, secret place, mystery, cult, sacrifice, family problems, 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, rough, biblical, factual ...
Plot: betrayal, christianity, suffering, torture, clergy, religion, religions or cults, sacrifice, redemption, last supper, mission, bible ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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Stigma of the Wind (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
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: religions or cults, heroes, society, tribe, magic, rivalry, heir heiress, magical, super powers, fire, war, environmentalism ...
Place: japan
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 8.0
 328K
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, psychological, biblical ...
Plot: supernatural ability, evil force, supernatural, priest, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, devil, religions or cults, girl, clergy, good versus evil, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, iraq, washington d.c., middle east
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 7.3
 197K
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, dark humor ...
Plot: god or devil, angel, save the world, heaven and hell, good versus evil, religions or cults, obsessive quest, chosen one, religion, redemption, society, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, ancient history, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey, wisconsin, illinois
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, courtroom drama, society, religions or cults, americana, legal, social decay, politics, wizards and magicians, life is a bitch ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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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: serious, scary, suspenseful, twist ending
Plot: supernatural ability, good versus evil, demon, danger, religions or cults, small town, siblings relations, track down, family relations, devil worship, deception, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, south carolina
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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: serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense, bleak
Plot: exorcism, clergy, supernatural, religions or cults, danger, curses spells and rituals, exorcist, demonic possession, vatican, evil, supernatural horror, priest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
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Bless the Child (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Maggie's sister Jenna saddles her with an autistic newborn named Cody she touches Maggie's heart and becomes the daughter she has always longed for. But six years later Jenna suddenly re-enters her life and, with her mysterious new ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychological, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, demon, satanism, murder, autism, supernatural ability, religions or cults, danger, save the world, apocalypse, custody ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
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 5.6
 9K
Borderland (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three college students, Phil, Ed, and Henry take a road trip into Mexico for a week of drinking and carefree fun only to have Phil find himself a captive of a group of satanic Mexican drug smugglers who kill tourists and whom are looking for a group ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, rough, psycho film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, human sacrifice, serial murder, insanity, drinking, evil, cult, murder, bondage, religions or cults, extreme violence, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, texas, usa
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 7.2
 20K
Salem (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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, suspenseful, scary, serious, stylized
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, society, love affair, evil force, danger, supernatural ability, uncover truth, dishonesty, punishment, hanging ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa
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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, stylized, biblical, harsh, serious ...
Plot: destiny, bible, ancient egypt, christianity, god, religion, miraculous event, religions or cults, uninhibited rivalry, royal family, human spirit, siblings relations ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, middle east, israel
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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, serious, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, curses spells and rituals, priest, supernatural, demonic possession, bible, good versus evil, gory, partners, crime, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: new york, usa, iraq, bronx new york city
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 4.1
 3K
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, suspense, bleak, rough ...
Plot: evil nun, ghost, ritual murder, violence, gory, vengeance, supernatural ability, clergy, boarding school, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona spain, europe, spain, barcelona
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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: gothic, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, gory, investigation, vengeance, martial arts, murder, crimes, deadly, supernatural, religions or cults, danger, blood ...
Time: contemporary
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 8.3
 64K
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, serious, captivating, twists and turns, surreal ...
Plot: disappearance, missing person, society, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, police chief, miraculous event, small town sheriff, worldwide chaos, mystery, depression, cause and meaning ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 8.2
 40K
The Message (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, UK, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.
Style: epic, serious, captivating, exciting, rough
Plot: muslim, religions or cults, war, desert, leadership, adventure, islam, arab, society, exile, fighting the system, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages
Place: middle east
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 4.1
 15K
Devil's Due (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unexpected pregnancy takes a terrifying turn for newlyweds Zach and Samantha McCall.
Style: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, satan, family in danger, danger, supernatural ability, pregnancy, curses spells and rituals, deadly, religions or cults, babies and infants, self mutilation, pregnant woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: louisiana, new orleans, france, usa, paris france
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The Master and Margarita (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 500 min.
Story: The Master and Margarita is a Russian TV mini-series, based on the novel written by Soviet writer Mikhail Bulgakov between 1928 and 1940.
Style: atmospheric, mind bending, stylized, suspenseful, classic literature ...
Plot: heaven and hell, deal with the devil, manipulations, chaos and mayhem, society, black magic, supernatural, politics, temptation, curses spells and rituals, mystery, religions or cults ...
Time: 30s, ancient history
Place: russia, holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem ...
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 6.2
 16K
Franklyn (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set between the parallel worlds of contemporary London and the futuristic faith dominated metropolis of Meanwhile City, Franklyn weaves a tale of four souls, whose lives are intertwined by fate, romance and tragedy. As these worlds collide, a single ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, psychological, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: future dystopia, parallel world, mental illness, masked vigilante, vigilantism, urban, imaginary, looking for love, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, imaginary friend ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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 5.3
 5K
Timber Falls (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
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, rough, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: isolation, psychopath, serial killer, gory, survival, forest, slasher, rescue, fanatic, murder, danger, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspense, depressing, brutal ...
Plot: sexual harassment, convent, nun, sexual abuse, human spirit, punishment, irish, life is a bitch, clergy, rebellion, humiliation, convent school ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
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 5.2
 2K
King David (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.
Style: epic, realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: royal family, rivalry, war, dishonesty, bible, heroes, adventure, state affairs, tragic hero, religions or cults, historical event, battlefield ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east
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 5.7
 2K
Touch (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Juvenal, a presumed miracle worker, appears on the scene Bill Hill attempts to exploit him but his plans go astray with the untimely intervention of August Murray and the developing relationship between Juvenal and Lynn Faulkner.
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, witty, light ...
Plot: romance, hopes, love and romance, religions or cults, love, moral ambiguity, solitude, investigation, clergy, supernatural ability, journalism, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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The Messengers (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When a mysterious object crashes to Earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have assigned the task of preventing the impending Apocalypse.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, bleak
Plot: apocalypse, superhuman powers, fugitives, angel, good versus evil, danger, rivalry, chaos, destiny, religions or cults, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
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 6.9
 268K
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, chaos, lone wolves, brutality, christianity, future dystopia, post apocalyptic, danger, tough heroes, heroes, book ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country, san francisco
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The Exorcism of Molly Hartley (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Taking place years after The Haunting of Molly Hartley, who now, as an adult, has fallen under the possession of an evil spirit and must be exorcised by a fallen priest before the devil completely takes her.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, macabre, suspense ...
Plot: exorcism, supernatural, priest, young girl, save the lady, satan, supernatural power, woman in danger, preacher, evil, devil, clergy ...
Time: contemporary
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Christmas in South Park (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There's no better time of year than Christmas, especially in South Park. So, stop fighting with the family, gather 'round the fire and watch these classic South Park episodes. Join in as the citizens of South Park sing many of ...
Style: humorous, not serious, clever, biting, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: mischievous children, religions or cults, youth, parody, social relations, disorder, buddies, partners, totalitarianism, hare krishna, religion, hitler ...
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