Religious cult movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant religious cult movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychological, disturbing and realistic films and TV shows about / with religious cult, cult, religion, murder, church, cult leader, danger, blood, violence and death plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as religious cult: Mandy (2018), Hallowed Ground (2007), Darkest Night (2012), Ticket to Heaven (1981), Silent Hill (2006), The Master (2012), Sweetwater (2013), Ungodly Acts (2015), Children of the Corn (1984), Backwoods (2008).

List of religious cult movies

Mandy (2018)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Belgium, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, thought provoking, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: revenge, cult leader, cabin in the woods, religious cult, husband wife relationship, violence, biker gang, lumberjack, chainsaw, rescue, nightmare, motorcycle ...
Time: year 1983
Place: united states, california, usa
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Hallowed Ground (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After she becomes stranded in a small town, a young woman discovers her arrival there was foretold a century earlier by the town's founding preacher and that she is an integral part of his impending - and terrifying - rebirth.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: small town, danger, crimes, small town life, mentally unstable, clergy, journalism, deadly, gory, religious fanatic, evil man, preaching ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Darkest Night (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A family gathers for a happy reunion and marriage announcement on Christmas Day at an isolated mansion in the Philippine mountains only to encounter a series of bizarre, demonic, and tragic events.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious, dark
Plot: religious cult, night, black magic, found footage, gothic horror, family in danger, gory, isolation, reunion, danger, terrorism, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia
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Ticket to Heaven (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David is a young man seduced by a religious cult that uses starvation, exhaustion, and brainwashing to mold recruits into money hustling disciples of a messiah-like leader. Chronicles David's chilling transformation into a gaunt, mindless ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: religious cult, brainwashing, cult, kidnapping, cons and scams, breakup, dishonesty, religions or cults, society, innocence lost, human nature, clergy ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, toronto ontario canada
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Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric ...
Style: scary, dark, surreal, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, survival, evil, suffering, missing child, insanity, sadism, trapped, violence, torture, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
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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: stylized, intellectual, atmospheric, realistic, tense ...
Plot: drifter, right hand man, cult leader, religious cult, book, alcoholic, belief, question, popularity, ex military, temperamental, power relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, alabama, england, california
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Sweetwater (2013)
Genre: Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the late 1800s, a fanatical religious leader, a renegade Sheriff, and a former prostitute collide in a blood triangle on the rugged plains of the New Mexico Territory.
Style: realistic, offbeat, exciting, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, old west, investigation, haunted by the past, farm, danger, disorder, law enforcement, deadly, vengeance, good versus evil, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona
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Ungodly Acts (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Story: Inspired by actual events. When Melissa Cooper's body is found hanging from a swing set, the 27-year-old's death is initially ruled a suicide. But two weeks later a young man, Adam, comes forward claiming he murdered Melissa on the orders ...
Plot: in the closet, murder, religious cult, student, police investigation, commune, flashback, wedding night, cult leader, interrogation, suicide, dysfunctional marriage ...
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Children of the Corn (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, small town, isolation, human sacrifice, killer child, preacher, good versus evil, sacrifice, cornfield, cult, children, religion ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
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Backwoods (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: While camping in Jasper Park up North California, the couple Tom Alan Smithee and Gwen Marie Holden are attacked by a group of strangers; Tom is immediately killed and Gwen is abducted by the men to an underground facility to breed.
Style: scary, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: attempted rape, bound and gagged, torture, contests and competitions, crimes, gory, deadly, wilderness, slasher, danger, isolation, survival ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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ATF (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the wake of the tragic events at Waco, Texas where an armed conflict with armed militiamen broke out, agents of the federal government's Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) carry out a clandestine mission within another militia operation ...
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: religious cult, government, federal agent, car bomb, hostage situation, law enforcement, machine gun, loss of brother, female agent, dance, target practice, fbi agent ...
Place: u.s. capitol building
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The Stakelander (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When his home of New Eden is destroyed by a revitalized Brotherhood and its new Vamp leader, Martin finds himself alone in the badlands of America with only the distant memory of his mentor and legendary vampire hunter, Mister, to guide him.
Style: road movie
Plot: vampire, arena, flare, attempted murder, woman shot, survivor, old friend, interracial kiss, feral child, secret passageway, holding hands, little girl ...
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The Silence (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With the world under attack by deadly creatures who hunt by sound, a teen and her family seek refuge outside the city and encounter a mysterious cult.
Style: exciting, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, macabre
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: sign language, creature, survival, deafness, danger, family, saving a life, apocalypse, deaf, self sacrifice, teenage girl, binoculars ...
Time: 21st century
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The Cliff: Acantilado (2016)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A mass suicide involving members of a cult takes place in the Canary Islands. Gabriel's younger sister, Cordelia, who he hasn't seen for years, was one of the cult followers. Gabriel decides to travel there and find out what happened.
Plot: disappearance, kidnapping, pregnancy, investigation, sea, goddess, sex scene, baby, pregnant woman, discussion, beach, brother ...
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Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by ...
Style: clever, realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, sherlock holmes, friendship, rivalry, danger, mastermind, amateur detective, investigation, private detective, adventure, mystery, teenage life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, future ...
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, egypt
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Apostle (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1905, a man travels to a remote island in search of his missing sister who has been kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult.
Style: bloody, scary, suspense, exciting, ambiguous ending
Plot: cult, ransom, violence, father daughter relationship, prophet, religion, brother, kidnapping, brutality, preaching, deity, deal with the devil ...
Time: 1900s
Place: wales
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What Still Remains (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After the loss of her family, a young woman struggles to survive in a world long-since destroyed by disease; but when a lonely traveler offers her a place in his community, she must decide if the promise of a better life is worth the risk of ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, intense, tense
Plot: virus, community, survival, secrets, weapons, female protagonist, religious, arrow in chest, tied up, pandemic, tied to a tree, religious cult ...
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Live-In Fear (2016)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A tale of four dysfunctional friends on a crash course to bloody self-destruction in the snowy Utah mountains.
Plot: mountain, snow, dead mother, alcoholic, goddess, toilet, vomiting, son murders mother, actress, guitar, atheist, ghost ...
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Psycho Diver: Soul Siren (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Music, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Yuki Kano has it all: fame, wealth, the world at her feet. There's also something very wrong with her... from time to time, she's totally unable to sing (which, for a pop star, is not good). Enter Bosujima, a "psycho diver" with ...
Style: psychological
Plot: car, wound, dead animal, cult, fight, stabbing, religion, knife murder, assassin, stabbed, goon, music video ...
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Save Me (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Korea
Story: 4 young men who don't have jobs face a woman in an alley. The woman says "save me."
Style: suspense
Plot: friendship, cult, ritual, abuse, suicide, small community, psychological abuse, religious cult, irrational behavior, pastor, brainwashing, scam ...
Place: korea
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The Colony (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Luxembourg, UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.
Style: psychological, touching, intense, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: torture chamber, cult, kidnapping, religious fanatic, military dictatorship, political unrest, torture, discipline, escape, violence against women, genocide, revolution ...
Time: year 1973
Place: chile, germany, new jersey, latin america
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The World's Greatest Sinner (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A bored insurance salesman quits his job to go into politics. He first starts preaching about how man is greater than he thinks and that man can live forever. He ends up forming his own political party, "The Eternal Man" party. He begins ...
Style: surreal
Plot: politics, widow, surrealism, salesman, atheist, sex with teenager, political party, atheism, candidate, catholicism, rock band, dog ...
Time: 1960s
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Devil's Prey (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of young adults attend an all-night rave, only to discover that it's a trap for a satanic cult that requires flesh for bloody sacrifices.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, satanic
Plot: murder, crimes, chases and races, rave, gory, small town, on the run, youth, danger, religions or cults, supernatural, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
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The Path (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Path explores the unknown and mysterious world of the cult-like Meyerist Movement in upstate New York. At the center of the movement lies Eddie, a conflicted husband; Sarah, his devoted wife; and Cal, an ambitious leader. We follow each as they ...
Style: biblical, thought provoking, suspense, melancholic
Plot: faith, cult, identity crisis, manipulation, meaning of life, deception, shrine, worship, belief, religion, religious cult, sect
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Madeinusa (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Madeinusa is a girl aged 14 with a sweet Indian face who lives in an isolated village in the Cordillera Blanca Mountain range of Peru. This strange place is characterized by its religious fervor. From Good Friday at three o'clock in the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, witty, stylized ...
Plot: hopes, love and romance, fall in love, village life, forbidden love, social differences, society, against the odds, village, racism, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: peru, latin america, andes mountains
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WWE Backlash: In Your House (1999)
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Backlash: In Your House was a PPV presented by Castrol GTX, which took place on April 25, 1999 at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island. It was the 28th and final event to be promoted under the In Your House banner, as shortly ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: wrestling, baseball bat, suit and tie, title bout, masked wrestler, corporation, texan, abduction, giant, religious cult, ex cop, boiler room ...
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WWE WrestleMania XV (1999)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Story: WrestleMania XV took place on March 28, 1999 at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ten matches were scheduled on the event's card, which featured a supercard. The main event contested the WWF Championship between the ...
Plot: wrestling, referee, wrestler hero, suit and tie, blonde bombshell, wrestling ring, wrestlemania, knocked unconscious, surprise attack, nightstick, boxer, wrestler ...
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The Witness At Your Door (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A dramatic presentation of how innocent people become ensnared by the Watchtower Society. An inside look at how the Jehovah's Witnesses recruit, brainwash, and train new members.The Witness at Your Door is a compelling, fast-moving drama which ...
Style: christian film
Plot: cult, brainwashing, indoctrination, discussion, doubt, religious conversion, bible quote, theology, religious differences, religious cult, christian, religion ...
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Death of an Angel (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Grace, a priest, tracks her missing daughter to a religious community where the strange father Angel is keeping a wooden Jesus figure that sheds actual blood. When the cross is stolen, Grace decides to help out to get her daughter back.
Plot: blood, prayer, chase, cross, death of husband, cripple, cult leader, symbolism, religious cult, u.s. mexico border, runaway, martyr ...
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W Is War (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Filipino director Willy Milan's first entry into the Maxsploitation sub-sub-genre.
Plot: castration, candelabra, drug trafficking, self defense, gang, rescue, church, abduction, candle, swimming pool, hospital, fictional war ...
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