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, suspense, scary, interesting and stylized films and TV shows about / with religions or cults, religion, society, storytelling, danger, vengeance, murder, dialogue, mentor and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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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), Agora (2009), Stigma of the Wind (2007), The Exorcist (1973), The Prophecy (1995), The Magdalene Sisters (2002), Dogma (1999).

List of religions or cults movies

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, scientist, ancient, search, professor, mystery, secret society, mastermind ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, harvard university, 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, clever, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Plot: holy grail, christianity, adventure, investigation, riddles and clues, ancient mystery, secret, artifact, uncover truth, ancient, search, professor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1st century, 2000s
Place: holy land, europe, france, zurich switzerland, paris france ...
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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: isolation, small town, investigation, religions or cults, missing child, secret place, mystery, cult, family problems, sacrifice, trapped, occult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, religion, sacrifice, religions or cults, clergy, redemption, bible, death, mission ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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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: touching, sincere, stylized, epic, emotional ...
Plot: master and servant, christianity, roman empire, destiny, love and romance, impossible love, political unrest, fall in love, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, power relations, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, spain
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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: magic, tribe, heir heiress, religions or cults, heroes, society, rivalry, magical, super powers, war, fire, environmentalism ...
Place: japan
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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, suspenseful, psychological, biblical ...
Plot: evil force, supernatural ability, priest, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, clergy, psychiatrist, religions or cults, devil, girl, good versus evil ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, middle east, iraq, washington d.c.
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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, suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: good versus evil, angel, afterlife, prophecy, religions or cults, supernatural, society, insubordination, vicious, religion, christianity, devil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, arizona
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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, serious ...
Plot: sexual harassment, nun, convent, sexual abuse, punishment, human spirit, life is a bitch, irish, rebellion, clergy, unwanted pregnancy, society ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
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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, exciting, satirical, clever, witty ...
Plot: god or devil, angel, heaven and hell, chosen one, save the world, good versus evil, religions or cults, obsessive quest, redemption, religion, christianity, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, ancient history, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey, wisconsin, illinois
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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, religions or cults, demon, small town, siblings relations, danger, family relations, track down, devil worship, deception, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, south carolina
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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, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, religions or cults, society, legal, politics, americana, courtroom drama, social decay, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: usa, massachusetts
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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, suspenseful, scary, suspense, bleak
Plot: exorcism, supernatural, danger, clergy, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, demonic possession, exorcist, vatican, supernatural horror, evil, psychological torment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
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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: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious, stylized
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, evil force, love affair, society, danger, dishonesty, uncover truth, supernatural ability, punishment, hanging ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
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Vampire Clan (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five friends welcome real life vampirism into their lives. They cut their own wrists and let their friends drink from them. Rod, the leader, and a very psychotic young guy, ends up killing Heathers parents and stealing their car to go on a crazy ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized, scary
Plot: murder, juvenile delinquency, religions or cults, teenage life, investigation, leadership, uncover truth, gory, suburbs, slasher, vampire, society ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: florida, 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, biblical, stylized, harsh, exciting ...
Plot: christianity, destiny, bible, ancient egypt, old testament, miraculous event, religions or cults, god, christian, religion, royal family, human spirit ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, middle east, israel
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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, captivating, serious, twists and turns, surreal ...
Plot: disappearance, missing person, society, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, police chief, miraculous event, worldwide chaos, cause and meaning, small town sheriff, mystery, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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, rough, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, priest, demonic possession, bible, partners, good versus evil, religions or cults, evil force, gory, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, iraq
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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, british horror, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: evil nun, ghost, ritual murder, violence, vengeance, boarding school, danger, haunted by the past, supernatural, deadly, gory, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona spain, europe, spain, barcelona
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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, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
Plot: good versus evil, archaeologist, supernatural, priest, exorcism, church, religions or cults, danger, curses spells and rituals, deadly, supernatural ability, redemption ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1947, year 1944
Place: africa, kenya
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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, scary, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, investigation, crimes, deadly, gory, danger, religions or cults, vengeance, murder, supernatural, martial arts, blood ...
Time: contemporary
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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, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient mystery, adventure, danger, memory loss, museum, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, chases and races, race against time, religions or cults, amnesia, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence, venice, istanbul turkey ...
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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: psychological, tense, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, family in danger, satan, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, danger, religions or cults, pregnancy, deadly, self mutilation, pregnant woman, satanic cult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, france, paris france
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The Book of Life (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 63 min.
Story: The end of the millenium has taken on a certain significance in modern day prophecies. What happens if Jesus Christ has second thoughts about the Apocalypse? It is December 31, 1999 and New Year's Eve takes on new meaning when the Devil, Jesus ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, futuristic, surreal, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, redemption, society, introspection, moral dilemma, human nature, rivalry, hopes, legends and myths, religions or cults, destiny, save the world ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, jerusalem, empire state building manhattan new york city
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Francesco (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death to tell stories so that Leone can record them: a privileged and virile youth, a prisoner of war, an heir who turns away from his father and gives all to ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, factual, gloomy ...
Plot: clergy, hopes, religions or cults, redemption, society, starting over, religion, historical event, monk, saint, social differences, miraculous event ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: italy, europe
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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: scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, murder, demon, satanism, autism, religions or cults, apocalypse, danger, supernatural ability, save the world, custody ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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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, psychological, bleak, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: parallel world, future dystopia, mental illness, masked vigilante, imaginary, looking for love, urban, religions or cults, vigilantism, parents and children, life is a bitch, track down ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a ...
Style: serious, captivating, uplifting, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, expedition, mountain, self discovery, society, escapades, teachers and students, adventure, religions or cults, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
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The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, Hungary
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, realistic, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: heir heiress, ambition, royal family, power struggle, state affairs, religions or cults, rivals, manipulations, power relations, conflict, queen, king ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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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, bleak, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, isolation, serial killer, survival, rescue, slasher, gory, danger, murder, forest, religions or cults, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
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