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, exciting, stylized and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with religions or cults, religion, society, storytelling, danger, murder, betrayal, redemption, mentor and dialogue 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), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Inferno (2016), Salem (2014), Agora (2009), The Passion of the Christ (2004), Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011), Population 436 (2006), The Book of Eli (2010), The Nativity Story (2005).

List of religions or cults movies

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, investigation, ancient, murder, professor, secrets, symbolism, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, vatican, europe, italy, harvard university ...
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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, mind bending, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ancient mystery, conspiracy, riddles and clues, holy grail, investigation, adventure, uncover truth, christianity, secret society, mystery, secrets, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: vatican, paris france, holy land, france, europe ...
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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: ancient mystery, conspiracy, riddles and clues, adventure, religions or cults, memory loss, treasure hunt, conspiracy theory, biohazard, museum, graphic violence, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence, istanbul turkey, venice ...
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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: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, religions or cults, society, evil force, supernatural ability, devil, punishment, love affair, supernatural, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa
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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: emotional, stylized, sincere, touching, epic ...
Plot: ancient history, roman empire, political unrest, master and servant, impossible love, religions or cults, christianity, historical character, mathematics, destiny, unfulfillment, atheism ...
Time: 5th century
Place: egypt, alexandria egypt, africa, middle east, 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, brutal ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: christianity, betrayal, jesus, mission, sacrifice, religion, religions or cults, suffering, bible, torture, death, life philosophy ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, jerusalem, middle east
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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: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: religions or cults, supernatural, youth, supernatural ability, confined, curses spells and rituals, isolation, farmhouse, escapades, vegan, flashback, stabbed in the back ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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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, scary, serious, suspense, offbeat
Plot: religions or cults, small town life, isolation, small town, curses spells and rituals, conspiracy, riddles and clues, brainwashing, mystery, mayor, murder, trap ...
Time: contemporary
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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, biblical, serious, rough, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, lone hero, warrior, future dystopia, chaos, protector, dystopic future, lone wolves, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
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The Nativity Story (2005)
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, bible, priest, miraculous event, oppression, hopes, prophecy, childbirth ...
Time: 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem, palestine ...
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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, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, religions or cults, isolation, matriarchy, secret place, small town, graphic violence, trapped, commune, family problems, sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
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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, witty, exciting, satirical, clever ...
Plot: angel, satire, god or devil, religion, god, save the world, religions or cults, heaven and hell, chosen one, good versus evil, dark humor, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, wisconsin, illinois
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A.D. The Bible Continues (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A.D.: The Bible Continues is a television miniseries, based on the Bible, and a sequel to the 2013 miniseries. It is produced by Roma Downey, Mark Burnett, and Richard Bedser.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: religions or cults, heroes, human nature, hopes, escapades, society, religion, religious faith, ancient history, religious cult, faith, religious ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land
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Bab'Aziz (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Hungary, France, Germany, Iran, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 96 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: serious, touching, atmospheric, fairy tale, sentimental ...
Plot: desert, spirituality, self discovery, destiny, religions or cults, human spirit, adventure, mysterious place, lost, hopes, escapades, blind man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, stylized, serious ...
Plot: christianity, tragic hero, jesus, prophet, religions or cults, chosen one, clergy, bible, torture, crucifixion of jesus, idealism, resurrection ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land
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Meteora (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Greece, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In a monastery set on the top of sandstone pillars young monk Theodoros and nun Urania find themselves physically drawn to one and other after devoting their lives to the strict rituals and practises of the monasteries. Below them the eternal cycle ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: monastery, religions or cults, forbidden love, love affair, society, love, temptation, sex scene, nun, very little dialogue, sin, moral dilemma ...
Time: middle ages
Place: greece, europe
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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: religions or cults, immortality, heroes, monster, school, supernatural, adventure, couples, love and romance, rivalry, murder, friendship ...
Place: japan
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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, homosexuality, gay teenager, gay, lgbt, male homosexuality, gays and lesbians, tragic event, teen suicide, gay relationship, homosexual, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1984, year 1979
Place: usa, san francisco, california, portland oregon
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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: captivating, serious, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: who done it, amateur detective, clergy, uncover truth, priest, riddles and clues, investigation, murder, law enforcement, church, police investigation, social relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom
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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, suspenseful, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: religions or cults, supernatural, escapades, friendship, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, devil, blindness, deal with the devil, friends, young heroes, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
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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, atmospheric, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: brainwashing, religions or cults, mind control, kidnapping, redemption, parents and children, life is a bitch, hotel, manipulation, cult leader, character study, threat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, exciting, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: reincarnation, religions or cults, supernatural, mystery, heroic mission, human spirit, hopes, society, miraculous event, ancient history, ancient mystery, artifact ...
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: ancient history, palace intrigue, betrayal, religions or cults, self discovery, heroic mission, genocide, society, destiny, anti semitism, female protagonist, old testament ...
Place: persia
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Priest (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In an alternate world, humanity and vampires have warred for centuries. After the last Vampire War, the veteran Warrior Priest lives in obscurity with other humans inside one of the Church's walled cities. When the Priest's niece is ...
Style: dark fantasy, scary, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, post apocalypse, distopia, vampire hunter, good versus evil, supernatural, future dystopia, human versus monster, vampire slayer, master warrior, clergy, disobey ...
Time: future
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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, realistic, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, religions or cults, rabbi, best friends, selflessness, self discovery, prodigy, forbidden love, friendship, rebelliousness, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
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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, buddha, self discovery, monk, buddhist, teachers and students, parents and children, religions or cults, human nature, religion, boy ...
Place: tibet, seattle, usa, asia, nepal ...
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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, suspenseful ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, ethics, religions or cults, society, bible, professor, christianity, future dystopia, preaching, fish out of water, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, victorian era, 1890s
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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, heir, ambition, power struggle, catholic church, throne, state affairs, religions or cults, royal family, society, rivals, power relations ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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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, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: murder, forest, rescue, survival, serial killer, psychopath, confined, religions or cults, fanatic, husband wife relationship, isolation, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
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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: scary, suspense, frightening, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: exorcism, devil, supernatural, priest, religion, curses spells and rituals, evil force, supernatural ability, paranormal activity, brutality, demon, clergy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, new york, middle east, asia ...
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