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 disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, psychological, tense and dark films and TV shows about / with religious cult, suspense, cult, religion, religions or cults, religious fanatic, religious fanaticism, murder, faith and supernatural plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as religious cult: Midsommar (2019), The Other Lamb (2019), Divine Love (2019), The Elizabeth Smart Story (2003), Ungodly Acts (2015), The Lodge (2019), Ticket to Heaven (1981), Raised by Wolves (2020), Southern Justice (2006), Bullets, Fangs and Dinner at 8 (2015).

List of religious cult movies

Midsommar (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A young couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown and attend its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Style: disturbing, rough, psychedelic, brutal, enigmatic ...
Plot: cult, ritual, paganism, religious cult, emotional breakdown, nervous breakdown, isolated community, sacrifice, burned alive, female protagonist, rite, grief ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: sweden, new york, scandinavia, europe, eastern europe
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The Other Lamb (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Ireland, Belgium, USA, Denmark, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A haunting and nightmarish tale that tells the story of Selah, a young girl born into a repressive cult known as the Flock. The members of the Flock – all women and female children– live in a rural compound, and are led by one man, known only as ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, suspenseful, disturbing, art house ...
Plot: religious cult, religious leader, female protagonist, cult leader, woman, women, community, suspense, teenage sexuality, polygamy, coming of age, sheep ...
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Divine Love (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Brazil, Uruguay, Denmark, Norway, Chile, Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 2027 Brazil, civil servant Joana mainly deals with divorce cases. As a member of a branch of evangelical Christians known as the Divino Amor group, she uses her position to offer a kind of physical therapy to couples who want to separate. ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological, stylized
Plot: swinger, wife swapping, strong sexual content, interracial sex, orgasm, sexuality, swinger couple, open marriage, naked man, sex, religion, sexual pleasure ...
Time: near future, future
Place: brazil
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The Elizabeth Smart Story (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the kidnapping of teenager Elizabeth Smart,in June 2002, by two people, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, rough, suspenseful, feminist film
Plot: kidnapping, child abuse, true crime, religious cult, missing child, false identity, teenage girl, survival, escape, suspense, child rape, captivity ...
Place: utah, salt lake city utah
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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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, queer cinema
Plot: religious cult, murder, cult leader, commune, church, suicide, interrogation, student, investigation, manipulation, suspense, marriage ...
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The Lodge (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two siblings spend the night alone with their new stepmother. Stuck in a remote mountain cabin, the trio are terrorised by a supernatural force.
Style: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, slasher, psychological ...
Plot: stepmother, suicide, winter, suspense, murder, cult leader, mass suicide, snow, religious cult, brother sister relationship, destiny, life is a bitch ...
Time: year 2019
Place: massachusetts
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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, psychological, realistic, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: cult, religion, religions or cults, sleep deprivation, religious cult, sect, atheism, mind control, brainwashing, dishonesty, society, clergy ...
Time: 80s
Place: toronto ontario canada, california, usa, san francisco
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Raised by Wolves (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: After Earth is ravaged by a great religious war, an atheistic android architect sends two of his creations, Mother and Father, to start a peaceful, godless colony on the planet Kepler-22b. Their treacherous task is jeopardized by the arrival of the ...
Style: futuristic, visually appealing, sad, atmospheric, gothic ...
Plot: space colony, distant planet, androids, robot human relationship, survival, alien creature, atheism, war, post apocalypse, parents and children, loss of child, suspense ...
Time: future, distant future
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Southern Justice (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the sweltering heat of the deep south, Slim Manning, a topless club owner, wants a better life for his teenage daughter, Tracy. There's only one problem. She wants to follow in the footsteps of her mother, Audrey, a topless dancer at ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, dark
Plot: heroes, murder, suspense, cult, religious cult, occult, good versus evil, police, christian, church, smoking, dancing ...
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Bullets, Fangs and Dinner at 8 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A vampire posing as a priest creates a cult of blood thirsty humans and is responsible for a number of killings beginning with a massacre at a church.
Style: campy, psychotronic, disturbing, unusual plot structure, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, massacre, brutality, crime spree, psycho killer, revenge motive, insanity, bloodbath, religious cult, priest, murder, violence ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
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Rock Slyde (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Between trying to get Judy Bee (Elaine Hendrix) back and tracking down a sexy client's stalker, droll Det. Rock Slyde (Patrick Warburton) has his hands full in this comedy that also stars Rena Sofer and includes cameos by Jason Alexander, Brian ...
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, disorder, riddles and clues, dishonesty, femme fatale, religious cult, mind control, satire, farce, sexual content, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Save Me (2017)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 4 young men who don't have jobs face a woman in an alley. The woman says "save me."
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough
Plot: religious cult, escape, brainwashing, cult, friendship, ritual, abuse, suicide, scam, irrational behavior, suspense, psychological abuse ...
Place: korea
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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.
Style: enigmatic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: disappearance, sister, investigation, police, mass suicide, island, sect, religious cult, uncover truth, sex scene, pregnancy, murder ...
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Ignatius of Loyola (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Philippines, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Historical biographical religious drama film based on the memoirs of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order who was also canonized as a saint in Roman Catholicism.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, psychological, captivating
Plot: jesuit, religion, saint, catholic, inquisition, religious faith, religious cult, life is a bitch, belief in god, religious conversion, historical character, depression ...
Place: the philippines
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Colonia (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Luxembourg, UK, USA
Duration: 110 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, harsh, exciting, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: suspense, cult, religious fanatic, kidnapping, religion, genocide, escape, torture chamber, torture, prison, survival, abuse ...
Time: 70s, year 1973
Place: chile, germany, south america, new jersey, latin america
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Children of the Corn: Runaway (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The plot of Children of the Corn: Runaway follows a young pregnant Ruth who escapes a murderous child cult in a small Midwestern town. She spends the next decade living anonymously in an attempt to spare her son the horrors that she experienced as a ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, slasher, serious, scary ...
Plot: religious cult, sacrifice, small town, children, ritual, intrigue, society, rivalry, isolation, countryside, murder, paranormal ...
Place: usa
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Knutby (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Anna, a young and naive woman, moves to Knutby to become part of the free church congregation as a nanny, which to her seems like a warm and pious community. But soon the idyll that never existed crackles, and manipulation, power games, social ...
Style: captivating, disturbing
Plot: cult, nanny, murder, religious cult, religions or cults, manipulative behavior, christianity, female protagonist, countryside, society, faith, intrigue ...
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Hellbound (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: Unearthly beings deliver bloody condemnations, sending individuals to hell and giving rise to a religious group founded on the idea of divine justice.
Style: apocalyptic, mysterious, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: cult, paranormal phenomena, angel, supernatural, hell, death, cult leader, entity, monster, religious cult, paranormal, investigation ...
Place: seoul
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The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two years after defeating a satanic cult led by his babysitter Bee, Cole's trying to forget his past and focus on surviving high school. But when old enemies unexpectedly return, Cole will once again have to outsmart the forces of evil.
Style: slasher, dark, funny, tense, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satanic cult, ritual, nanny, manipulative woman, deal with the devil, husband wife relationship, murder, male virgin, loss of virginity, female bondage, satanism, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 2020s
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H.P. Lovecraft's Monster Portal (2022)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A cult is about to waken H.P. Lovecraft's most feared creature.
Style: tense, disturbing
Plot: paranormal phenomena, giant monster, ritual, demon, ritual sacrifice, monster, suspense, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, satanic cult, religious cult, satanic ritual ...
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We Still Say Grace (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The teenage daughter of a religious fanatic attempts to escape her twisted family life when three strangers break down near their remote farmhouse and interrupt her father's delusional family suicide pact.
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, suspenseful
Plot: suicide, religions or cults, religious fanaticism, suspense, religious cult, religious fanatic, family relations, mass suicide, problem, faith, father daughter relationship, religion ...
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Joan of Arc (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Dumont's sequel to Jeannette picks up where the previous film left off, with Jeanne's military victories, her capture, trial, and ultimate execution.
Style: psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, fairy tale
Plot: female warrior, female protagonist, burned alive, court, death sentence, medieval, religions or cults, religious hypocrisy, religious fanatic, historical figure, religious persecution, religious faith ...
Time: 15th century
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Midnight Mass (2021)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 450 min.
TV show
Story: An unsettlling omen washes ashore in the wake of the storm. Later, when the locals gather for a potluck, tragedy strikes - and a miracle occurs.
Style: mystical, scary, dark, mysterious, enigmatic ...
Plot: vampire, community, supernatural, secret, island, supernatural horror, priest, paranormal, suspense, catholicism, ex convict, mysterious man ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
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Tell the World (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia
TV show
Story: In 19th Century New England, the lives of a diverse group of people collide through interweaving stories of despair, identity, faith, hope and trust.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: faith, religious faith, religions or cults, society, religion, religious intolerance, religious cult, church, church of england, bible prophecy, religious fanatic, religious fanaticism ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new england, england
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Nothing to Lose (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Authorized biopic of Brazilian evangelical bishop Edir Macedo, founder of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God and owner of Record TV network. Based on a book trilogy of the same name, the movie tells the story of the self-made man who faced ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, captivating, humorous, exciting
Plot: bishop, preacher, televangelist, sermon, roadblock, bible, school, church, religion, suspense, religious faith, faith ...
Place: sao paulo brazil, new york, rio de janeiro
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House of Sweat and Tears (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: She, leader of a religious sect, leads a group of people. All live together in a claustrophobic place. The arrival of a mysterious character changes everything.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: sect, secret society, religious fanatic, religion and supernatural, religious sect, cult leader, religious cult, religious fanaticism, society, supernatural horror, religions or cults, suspense
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Apostasy (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A faithful Jehovah's Witness is forced to shun her own sister because of a religious transgression. As the separation draws out, she starts to question the meaning of God's love.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: jehovah's witness, belief in god, religion, teenage daughter, evangelical christianity, faith, religious fanatic, family problems, religious differences, family relations, religious cult, mother daughter estrangement ...
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Gaia (2021)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: South Africa
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On a surveillance mission in a primordial forest, a park ranger encounters two survivalists following a post-apocalyptic lifestyle. The boy and his philosophical father seem to have their own religion, and a mysterious relationship to nature. There ...
Style: mystical, exciting, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: recluse, suspense, forest, supernatural being, occult, religions or cults, creature, survival horror, cult, supernatural, survival, supernatural power ...
Place: africa
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On War (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Bertrand (Mathieu Amalric), a film director, is conducting research for his latest film, and asks a funeral director if he can stay back at his funeral parlour after the close of business. Bertrand cannot resist getting into a coffin, and ...
Style: captivating, psychological
Plot: community, surrealism, cult, forest, death, society, social relations, religious cult, women, snail, drawing, skinny dipping ...
Place: paris france
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Unholy Ground (2016)
Genre: Horror
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Swedish village in the 18th Century: the seemingly idyll is disturbed by a group of soldiers they appear to beware their heavily injured comrade from death. Despite of first hospitality the arrivals notice that the villagers are not only devout, ...
Style: suspenseful
Plot: demon, religious fanatic, survival horror, military, religious cult, soldier, religions or cults, mysticism, suspense, found footage, unsimulated sex, tentacle ...
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