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 serious, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, tense and realistic films and TV shows about / with religious cult, cult, religion, cult leader, church, violence, murder, brainwashing, storytelling and rescue plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as religious cult: Darkest Night (2012), Ticket to Heaven (1981), Silent Hill (2006), The Master (2012), Ungodly Acts (2015), Mandy (2018), Children of the Corn (1984), Backwoods (2008), ATF (1999), Help! (1965).
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The Master (2012)
Drama
USA
138 min.
 7.1
Silent Hill (2006)
Horror
Canada, France, Japan, USA
125 min.
 6.6
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Mandy (2018)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA, Belgium, UK
121 min.
 6.7
Save Me (2017)
Thriller
South Korea
 8.2

List of religious cult movies

 3.3
 228
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological, dark
Plot: gothic horror, religious cult, black magic, night, found footage, family in danger, gory, estate, isolation, danger, ghost, survival ...
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: brainwashing, religious cult, cult, clergy, innocence lost, religions or cults, society, human nature, cons and scams, kidnapping, breakup, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, toronto ontario canada
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 6.6
 197K
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, suspenseful, surreal, dark, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, survival, missing child, suffering, insanity, evil, torture, sadism, revenge, small town, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, west virginia
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 7.1
 125K
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: atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: drifter, right hand man, belief, alcoholic, book, cult leader, religious cult, cause and meaning, drugs/alcohol, under the surface, post war, sexual obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, england, alabama, pennsylvania, california
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 4.8
 74
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: murder, religious cult, in the closet, suicide, homosexuality, cult, church, dysfunctional marriage, police investigation, commune, wedding night, cult leader ...
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 6.7
 29K
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 ...
Plot: cult leader, cabin in the woods, revenge, rescue, nightmare, motorcycle, religious cult, lumberjack, male nudity, bound and gagged, chainsaw, male underwear ...
Time: year 1983
Place: usa, california, united states
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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: small town, killer child, human sacrifice, murder, preacher, sacrifice, cornfield, good versus evil, cult, isolation, children, religion ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
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 4.8
 1K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: attempted rape, bound and gagged, torture, gory, slasher, survival, religious cult, missing person, camping, fbi, bow and arrow, suicide ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 4.5
 219
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: government, car bomb, hostage situation, religious cult, federal agent, law enforcement, loss of brother, dance, target practice, female agent, police dog, video surveillance ...
Place: u.s. capitol building
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 7.3
 15K
Help! (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This Beatles film has an obscure Asian cult, that believes in human sacrifice, chasing Ringo after he accidentally put on the their victim's ceremonial ring. He is pursued by the cult, a pair of mad scientists, a member of a side cult that no ...
Style: humorous, surreal, witty, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: mad scientist, the beatles, music, cult, chase, adventure, good versus evil, fish out of water, adventurer, goofy hero, race against time, rescue ...
Time: 1960s
Place: bahamas, england, europe, scotland yard, buckingham palace ...
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Babette's Feast (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The guest, a General at the Swedish court, is not related to the sister, but, as a callow young man, was in love with her, but chose his military career over happiness with her. His aunt is a member of the religious community. He is the one who, ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: spinster, aging, siblings relations, village life, sect, cook, village, cooking and food, family relations, cooking, social relations, golden years ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1870s, 1880s, 18th century
Place: denmark, france, europe, paris france, stockholm sweden
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 3.2
 170
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: snow, mountain, female vomiting, son murders mother, toilet, vomiting, ghost, supernatural power, telekinesis, goddess, guitar, actress ...
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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: assassin, cult, car, religion, collapsing building, female prisoner, spitting blood, telepathy, cemetery, computer, music video, knife ...
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 8.2
 197
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: cult, ritual, suicide, abuse, friendship, escape, psychological abuse, religious cult, brainwashing, pastor, irrational behavior, scam ...
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 7.1
 39K
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: touching, emotional, psychological, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: cult, kidnapping, religious fanatic, political unrest, torture, love, german, escape, religion, abuse, underwater scene, man punching a woman ...
Time: year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, germany
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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, catholicism, candidate, salesman, rock concert, insurance, insurance agent, immortality, religious cult, cult leader, god, guitar ...
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 3.5
 823
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, gory, small town, on the run, teenage life, crimes, deadly, small town life, religions or cults, chases and races, supernatural, danger ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.4
 7K
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 ...
Plot: cult, faith, religion, religious cult, sect, belief
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 6.9
 1K
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: witty, serious, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: forbidden love, village, social differences, mountain, religions or cults, fall in love, love and romance, society, destiny, racism, village life, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: peru, latin america, andes mountains
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WWE Backlash: In Your House (1999)
Country:
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, ex cop, texan, religious cult, boiler room, rivalry, father daughter relationship, corporation, father son relationship, masked wrestler, title bout, suit and tie ...
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WWE WrestleMania XV (1999)
Genre: Action
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, religious cult, women fight, hit in the groin, painted face, referee, nightstick, knocked unconscious, ex cop, cell, surprise attack, champion ...
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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, indoctrination, brainwashing, prayer, doubt, religious differences, religious cult, crisis of faith, born again christian, bible, theology, discussion ...
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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: death of husband, widow, religion, disappearance, church, cult, mexican, teenage girl, illegal immigrant, death of father, mother daughter relationship, gangster ...
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 5.2
 91
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, law enforcer, eunuch, death, police, missing person, violence, husband wife relationship, swimming pool, female masturbation, reporter, honeymoon ...
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 5.5
 313
The Jut-Nuts I (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Jut-Nuts I
Plot: private detective, guru, cult, coffee, smoking, cat, rope, singer, cigarette smoking, police, female police officer, duct tape over mouth ...
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The Witness Goes Out (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Dramatic sequel to The Witness At Your Door. A lifelong Jehovah's Witness finds freedom from the bondage of the Watchtower Society and in the process discovers the truth behind their stand on blood transfusions and their history of false ...
Plot: cult, brainwashing, mind control, christianity, christian, religion, committee, watchtower, husband wife relationship, prayer, flashback, blood transfusion ...
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 5.1
 45
Dead Certain (1991)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A detective becomes obsessed with bringing a man to justice, whom he is sure is a serial killer and the murderer of a woman with which both men were involved. However, the supposed killer may be as much a victim as the murdered people.
Plot: police, sex, divorce, female nudity, heart ripped out, alcoholic father, religious cult, ex wife, child custody, serial killer, severed finger, stripper ...
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 3.5
 310
Low Blow (1986)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Leo Fong plays a private investigator who is in search of a young girl kidnapped by a religious cult. Destined to save her, he teams up with a Vietnam vet, a pro-boxing champ and a former cop to save her...
Plot: martial arts, fight, villainess, cult, kidnapped girl, infiltration, crime fighter, boxing gloves, martial arts tournament, martial artist, boxer, armed robbery ...
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 4.6
 76
Bloodbath (1979)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Chicken, a desperate hippie junkie living in a small Spanish village, is finding it difficult to separate fantasy and reality. This isn't helped by the villagers practising magic and child sacrifice, or his involvement with a group of boozy ...
Style: psychedelic
Plot: hippie, surrealism, racial slur, urination, homosexual, washed up star, bull, aging, religious cult, ritual sacrifice, female nudity, drowning ...
Place: spain
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 5.9
 182
Black Noon (1971)
Genre: Horror, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A traveling minister and his wife are quietly menaced by a devil cult in the Old West. By the time the Good Reverend figures out what's going on it may be too late to stop the evil
Plot: witchcraft, preacher, occult, cult, gunslinger, small western town, small town, religious cult, desert
Time: 19th century
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