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, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking and scary films and TV shows about / with religions or cults, religion, supernatural, blood, suspense, storytelling, danger, death, mentor and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as religions or cults: Population 436 (2006), Salem (2014), Angels & Demons (2009), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Agora (2009), The Order (2003), Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011), A.D. The Bible Continues (2015), The Wicker Man (2006), The Prophecy (1995).

List of religions or cults movies

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, surprise ending, twisted, serious ...
Plot: brainwashing, small town life, religions or cults, small town, curses spells and rituals, isolation, suspense, murder, conspiracy, trap, prophecy, religious fundamentalism ...
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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, stylized, gothic horror ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, evil force, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, society, devil, punishment, love affair, religions or cults, witch hunt ...
Time: 17th century
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
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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: intellectual, exciting, suspenseful, twist ending, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, adult
Plot: conspiracy, twists and turns, murder, illuminati, investigation, riddles and clues, religions or cults, expert, professor, religion, catholicism, ancient ...
Time: 2000s
Place: rome italy, vatican, italy, europe, geneva switzerland ...
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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, suspenseful, mind bending, clever, intellectual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: conspiracy, twists and turns, christianity, treasure hunt, religion, investigation, holy grail, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, suspense, secrets, uncover truth ...
Time: 2000s, 1st century, 21st century
Place: vatican, london, italy, paris france, europe ...
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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: epic, emotional, philosophical, sincere, intellectual ...
Plot: ancient history, impossible love, roman empire, mathematics, political unrest, atheism, medieval, antiquity, historical character, religions or cults, master and servant, religion ...
Time: 5th century, middle ages
Place: ancient greece, egypt, alexandria egypt, rome italy, iberian peninsula ...
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The Order (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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, scary, gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, religions or cults, suspense, supernatural, twists and turns, catholic church, religion, uncover truth, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, sin, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vatican, rome italy, europe, paris france, italy ...
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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, slasher
Audience: teens
Plot: religions or cults, supernatural, youth, supernatural ability, confined, curses spells and rituals, isolation, farmhouse, telekinesis, religion, killer child, creepy child ...
Time: 21st century
Place: nebraska, usa, california
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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: biblical, exciting, serious, epic, thought provoking ...
Plot: religions or cults, religion, christian, faith, jesus, heroes, bible, human nature, hopes, society, escapades, religious faith ...
Time: biblical epic, 1st century
Place: holy land
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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, scary, suspenseful, sexy, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, religions or cults, suspense, isolation, island, missing child, twists and turns, matriarchy, secret place, bee, graphic violence, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, fictional island
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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, dark, dark fantasy, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: devil, afterlife, angel, supernatural, prophecy, good versus evil, suspense, god, religion, christianity, vicious, religions or cults ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, arizona
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The Sacrament (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A fashion photographer is traveling to meet his sister at Eden Parish. Once there, his friends begin to film interviews with the Eden Parish inhabitants, all of whom speak of the commune in glowing terms. However, they soon discover that there is a ...
Style: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, dark, rough ...
Plot: brainwashing, cult, cult leader, religion, isolated community, isolation, found footage, religions or cults, suspense, mass suicide, murder, manipulation ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
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Bab'Aziz: The Prince That Contemplated His Soul (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, road movie ...
Plot: spirituality, human spirit, desert, religions or cults, self discovery, mysterious place, lost, grandfather, poetry, granddaughter, destiny, blind man ...
Time: 21st century
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Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, 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, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: supernatural, demonic possession, curses spells and rituals, priest, supernatural horror, exorcism, suspense, catholic, police investigation, demon, bible, religions or cults ...
Time: year 2013, year 2010, 21st century
Place: new york, iraq, usa, bronx new york city
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The Leftovers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: captivating, mind bending, serious, touching, stylized ...
Audience: adult
Plot: life turned upside down, society, disappearance, apocalypse, haunted by the past, missing person, chaos, depression, small town sheriff, chief of police, worldwide chaos, hopes ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york state, new york
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Faults (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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: dark, psychological, tense, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: brainwashing, kidnapping, cult, mind control, manipulation, redemption, cult leader, life is a bitch, parents and children, religions or cults, sexual innuendo, death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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The Borderlands (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Vatican investigators are sent to the British West Country to investigate paranormal activity, and they find the events are more disturbing than they first imagined.
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: found footage, church, catholic priest, supernatural, suicide, religions or cults, uncover truth, paganism, clergy, curses spells and rituals, countryside, ghost ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england
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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: exciting, suspenseful, intense, twist ending, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night, adult
Plot: conspiracy, twists and turns, ancient mystery, memory loss, treasure hunt, religions or cults, church, riddles and clues, suspense, conspiracy theory, chase, betrayal ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, florence, venice, turkey ...
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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, christian film, rough, controversial, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, manly
Plot: jesus, christianity, religion, betrayal, suffering, death, redemption, torture, bible, mission, sacrifice, roman ...
Time: biblical epic, ancient times, 1st century, 1930s
Place: holy land, jerusalem, rome italy, ancient greece, middle east
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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, clever, controversial, witty, satirical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: religion, angel, god, dark humor, save the world, satire, heaven and hell, religions or cults, god or devil, atheism, good versus evil, stripper ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: illinois, new jersey, usa, wisconsin
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Hadewijch (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A troubled young woman is thrown out of a convent and forms a relationship with a radical Muslim.
Style: thought provoking, touching, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: religious faith, convent, religions or cults, self discovery, love, muslim, youth, clergy, human nature, hopes, friendship, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france, france, middle east, europe
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The Rite (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, ...
Style: scary, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: supernatural, clergy, exorcism, church, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, supernatural ability, teachers and students, supernatural horror, suspense, demonic possession, catholic ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vatican, italy, latin america, europe, rome italy ...
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The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Genre: Drama, 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, atmospheric, realistic, intense, visually appealing ...
Plot: medieval, power struggle, ambition, king, throne, heir, cathedral, religions or cults, state affairs, catholic church, culture clash, world politics ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 18th century, 50s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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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, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, rough ...
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, suspense, demon, redemption, transformation, life philosophy, mentor, priest, church, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1947, year 1944
Place: africa, kenya
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The Zohar Secret (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Israel, USA, Ukraine, 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, esoteric ...
Plot: reincarnation, religions or cults, supernatural, heroic mission, miraculous event, society, hopes, human spirit, artifact, ancient mystery, lifestyle change, changing lives ...
Place: holy land
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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: atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: religions or cults, supernatural, friendship, good versus evil, escapades, curses spells and rituals, blindness, deal with the devil, pact with the devil, paranormal, devil, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts
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The Master (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World ...
Style: art house, psychological, stylized, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cult, right hand man, psychiatry, religion, religions or cults, mentor, brainwashing, society, drifter, mentor protege relationship, male orgasm, belief ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1950, future ...
Place: usa, california, san francisco, alabama, england ...
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Holy Ghost People (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: religions or cults, rescue, uncover truth, missing person, woman in danger, clergy, religion, anti christianity, religious fanaticism, brainwashing, mountain, siblings ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Starry Eyes (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune.
Style: scary, surreal, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: religions or cults, hollywood, filmmaking, cult, casting couch, aspiring actress, friendship, violence, supernatural, suspense, torture, violent ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
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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, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lgbt, lesbian interest, lesbianism, religions or cults, rabbi, lgbtq, best friends, self discovery, selflessness, lesbian love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel
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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, religion, temptation, very little dialogue, nun, sex scene, sin ...
Time: middle ages
Place: greece, europe
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