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, suspense, atmospheric and tense films and TV shows about / with religious cult, cult, religion, church, murder, danger, violence, cult leader, kidnapping and death plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as religious cult: Mandy (2018), Darkest Night (2012), Ticket to Heaven (1981), Silent Hill (2006), The Master (2012), Ungodly Acts (2015), Children of the Corn (1984), Backwoods (2008), ATF (1999), To the Devil a Daughter (1976).

List of religious cult movies

 6.6
 39K
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: thought provoking, captivating, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: revenge, cult leader, cabin in the woods, religious cult, lumberjack, chainsaw, husband wife relationship, violence, biker gang, rescue, mysticism, motorcycle ...
Time: year 1983
Place: united states, california, usa
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 3.3
 233
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological, dark
Plot: gothic horror, religious cult, found footage, night, black magic, gory, family in danger, isolation, estate, 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: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: religious cult, brainwashing, 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
 201K
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, dark, surreal, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, survival, missing child, evil, suffering, insanity, sadism, revenge, violence, torture, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
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 7.1
 129K
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, alcoholic, book, cult leader, religious cult, cause and meaning, belief, drugs/alcohol, under the surface, post war, post traumatic stress disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, alabama, england, 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: religious cult, murder, in the closet, police investigation, wedding night, cult leader, commune, interrogation, suicide, flashback, student, cult ...
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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: killer child, human sacrifice, murder, isolation, small town, preacher, sacrifice, cornfield, good versus evil, cult, children, religion ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
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 4.8
 2K
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, scary, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: attempted rape, bound and gagged, torture, gory, slasher, survival, religious cult, bow and arrow, missing person, camping, suicide, fbi ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 4.6
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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: law enforcement, religious cult, federal agent, government, hostage situation, car bomb, shot in the neck, cigarette smoking, prayer, dog, interview, bar ...
Place: u.s. capitol building
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To the Devil a Daughter (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American occult novelist battles to save the soul of a young girl from a group of Satanists, led by an excommunicated priest, who plan on using her as the representative of the Devil on Earth.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: supernatural, demon, occult, satanist, satanism, ritual, cult, deal with the devil, ghost, supernatural ability, pact with the devil, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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 7.3
 16K
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, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: aging, spinster, siblings relations, village life, sect, cook, village, cooking and food, family relations, cooking, social relations, golden years ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1830s, 18th century
Place: denmark, france, europe, paris france, stockholm sweden
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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, sex scene, police, lesbian kiss, murder, baby, sister, mass suicide, wife ...
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, amateur detective, friendship, sherlock holmes, investigation, adventure, mystery, private detective, danger, rivalry, mastermind, religion and supernatural ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, future ...
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, egypt
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 6.3
 27K
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: ransom, cult, father daughter relationship, violence, prophet, religion, kidnapping, brother, brutality, deity, preaching, 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: captivating, suspenseful, intense, tense
Plot: virus, community, survival, secrets, weapons, religious, female protagonist, tied up, pandemic, arrow in chest, post apocalypse, religious cult ...
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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, atheist, dead mother, blood drinking, axe murder, telekinesis, supernatural power, female vomiting, hearing voices, religious cult, toilet ...
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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: punched in the face, mother daughter relationship, car, assassin, music video, cult, initiation, wounded, flirting, bar, violence, murder ...
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 8.2
 214
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: irrational behavior, psychological abuse, religious cult, friendship, escape, ritual, cult, brainwashing, scam, small community, pastor, suicide ...
Place: korea
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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: psychological, touching, intense, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: cult, kidnapping, religious fanatic, torture chamber, political unrest, military dictatorship, 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, catholicism, surrealism, widow, sex with teenager, political party, church, guitar, cult, candidate, rock concert, atheist ...
Time: 1960s
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 3.5
 834
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, small town, gory, 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
 8K
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, identity crisis, meaning of life, manipulation, deception, cult, worship, shrine, religion, sect, religious cult, 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: serious, witty, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, village, mountain, religions or cults, fall in love, love and romance, society, racism, village life, against the odds, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: peru, latin america, andes mountains
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WWE Backlash: In Your House (1999)
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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, corporation, boiler room, ex cop, texan, title bout, masked wrestler, suit and tie, abduction, giant, religious cult ...
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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, burn victim, blonde bombshell, wrestlemania, wrestling ring, suit and tie, wrestler hero, canadian, handcuffs, knocked unconscious, surprise attack, masked man ...
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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, bible, watchtower, religion, christian, evangelical christianity, born again christian, religious differences, bible quote, 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: blood, prayer, mother daughter relationship, chase, church, cult, symbolism, u.s. mexico border, cripple, religious cult, cult leader, martyr ...
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 5.2
 94
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, smoking, hospital, corpse, torture, kidnapping, marriage, husband wife relationship, death of brother, swimming pool, desert, death of child ...
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 5.5
 315
The Jut-Nuts I (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Jut-Nuts I
Plot: cult, cat, coffee, guru, cigarette, missing girl, rope, sect, handcuffed woman, religious cult, man dressed as woman, falling from a tree ...
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