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, stylized, interesting and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with religions or cults, religion, society, storytelling, destiny, dialogue, danger, mentor, adaptation and graphic violence plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
religions or cults
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religions or cults movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as religions or cults: Angels & Demons (2009), Inferno (2016), Agora (2009), Salem (2014), The Passion of the Christ (2004), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Faults (2014), The Nativity Story (2006), Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011), Son of God (2014).

List of religions or cults movies

 6.7
 269K
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: exciting, intellectual, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, riddles and clues, vatican, religions or cults, secret society, symbolism, danger, investigation, illuminati, professor, ancient, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, geneva switzerland, harvard university
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 6.2
 156K
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, adventure, conspiracy, religions or cults, danger, memory loss, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, conspiracy theory, museum, chases and races, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence italy, florence, turkey ...
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 7.2
 65K
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, touching, sincere, stylized, epic ...
Plot: political unrest, roman empire, master and servant, religions or cults, impossible love, christianity, destiny, love and romance, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, religious fanaticism, power relations ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, rome italy, spain
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 7.1
 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, evil force, society, religions or cults, danger, punishment, supernatural, supernatural ability, devil, love affair ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
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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, bleak, factual, rough, epic ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, jesus, religion, torture, bible, sacrifice, religions or cults, life philosophy, suffering, roman empire ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
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, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christianity, holy grail, ancient mystery, adventure, uncover truth, riddles and clues, conspiracy, secrets, investigation, vatican, obsessive quest, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: paris france, holy land, france, europe, london ...
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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: atmospheric, psychological, tense, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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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The Nativity Story (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, History
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, jesus, angel, religions or cults, christmas, bible, miraculous event, prophecy, priest, childbirth, pregnancy, family relations ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, palestine, jerusalem ...
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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, youth, deadly, confined, danger, supernatural ability, 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: based on the bible, uplifting, captivating, epic, stylized ...
Plot: religions or cults, jesus christ, chosen one, tragic hero, prophet, resurrection, torture, jesus, clergy, idealism, belief, oracle ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
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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, suspenseful, tense, suspense, biblical ...
Plot: good versus evil, devil, prophecy, angel, afterlife, religions or cults, god, supernatural, society, insubordination, vicious, religion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, arizona
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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, gay, lgbt, tragic event, gays and lesbians, teen suicide, homosexual, family relations, life is a bitch, religious intolerance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, california, portland oregon, united states
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 3.7
 64K
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: isolation, missing child, investigation, religions or cults, secret place, small town, graphic violence, commune, matriarchy, family problems, sacrifice, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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 6.9
 290K
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, post apocalyptic, dystopic future, chaos, warrior, lone wolves, future dystopia, lone hero, brutality, danger ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
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 3.5
 527
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, danger, friendship, escapades, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, devil, blindness, deal with the devil, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
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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, serious, scary, suspense, offbeat
Plot: small town life, isolation, danger, small town, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, riddles and clues, conspiracy, mayor, mystery, murder, brainwashing ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.3
 206K
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, satire, god, chosen one, religion, god or devil, save the world, heaven and hell, religions or cults, good versus evil, obsessive quest, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, ancient history
Place: usa, new jersey, wisconsin, illinois
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Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Edward and Alphonse Elric are two brothers gifted with the ability of alchemy, the science of taking one thing and changing it into another. However, alchemy works on the theory of Equivalent Exchange -- for something to be created, something else ...
Style: emotional, exciting, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: magical, alchemy, imaginary, young heroes, journey, youth, siblings relations, search, artifact, heroes, obsessive quest, accident ...
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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, epic, exciting, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: reincarnation, religions or cults, mystery, supernatural, heroic mission, human spirit, society, hopes, miraculous event, heroes, imaginary, world spanning ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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 7.0
 2K
The Secrets (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 120 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, haunted by the past, forbidden love, rebelliousness, friendship, 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: serious, sentimental, meditative, compassionate, touching ...
Plot: reincarnation, self discovery, monk, enlightenment, buddhist, teachers and students, religions or cults, buddha, parents and children, human nature, 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, suspenseful ...
Plot: time travel, time machine, religions or cults, society, future dystopia, christianity, bible, ethics, professor, preaching, fish out of water, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, victorian england, 1890s, victorian era
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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, sentimental, exciting ...
Plot: desert, spirituality, religions or cults, hopes, adventure, self discovery, destiny, human spirit, mysterious place, lost, blind man, storytelling ...
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, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: medieval, catholic church, ambition, power struggle, state affairs, religions or cults, manipulations, royal family, throne, manipulation, rivals, power relations ...
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, bleak, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: survival, isolation, forest, serial killer, psychopath, rescue, danger, murder, gory, slasher, confined, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
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 8.0
 357K
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, religion, supernatural, evil force, demons, supernatural ability, priest, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, paranormal activity, demon, clergy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, middle east, asia, iraq
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 8.3
 2K
Isabel (2011)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: Charting the life of Isabella I of Castile, one of the most important women in Spain’s history, Isabel follows her passionate story from childhood to being crowned Queen. From her political struggles within King Henry IV's court to her ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, based on true events ...
Plot: queen, royal family, palace intrigue, aristocracy, throne, state affairs, unfaithful husband, conquering, royalty, religions or cults, rise to the top, intrigue ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: spain, europe, portugal
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 5.8
 7K
Final Prayer (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: atmospheric, serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: church, catholic priest, religions or cults, paganism, suicide, uncover truth, supernatural, danger, clergy, deadly, curses spells and rituals, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Bangkok Love Story (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Steamy Thai nights provide the backdrop for unbridled romance, crime and action as two men unexpectedly brave forbidden love. Maek, a cold assassin-for-hire, is sent to knock off Iht, a police informant, when in a twist of fate the killer is shot ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, gays and lesbians, gender, love and romance, couples, destiny, love affair, friendship, buddies, dishonesty, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, thailand, bangkok thailand
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The Princess of Montpensier (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the high courts of 16th Century France, where the wars of religion between Catholics and Protestants are raging. Marie de Mézières, a beautiful young aristocrat, is in love with Henri de Guise, but her hand in marriage is promised to the ...
Style: serious, emotional, stylized, touching, captivating ...
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, unfaithful wife, royal court, french history, princess, society, passion, royal family, aristocracy, jealous husband, love ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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