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, suspense, disturbing, psychological, serious and captivating films and TV shows about / with religious cult, cult, religion, murder, cult leader, violence, church, religions or cults, corpse and society plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
religious cult
 124
religious cult movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as religious cult: The Other Lamb (2019), Devil's Prey (2001), Midsommar (2019), Save Me (2017), Darkest Night (2012), The Lodge (2019), The Master (2012), Children of the Corn: Runaway (2018), Ungodly Acts (2015), The Path (2016).

List of religious cult movies

The Other Lamb (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Belgium, USA
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: enigmatic, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: teenage sexuality, religious cult, cult leader, cult, sadistic psychopath, female protagonist, religious leader, forest, polygamy, woman, social problems, sorority ...
Is relevant ?
 3.4
 981
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, tense, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: religious cult, murder, religions or cults, supernatural, on the run, crimes, youth, teenage life, small town life, violence, party, teenager ...
Time: contemporary
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 271K
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: brutal, enigmatic, rough, psychedelic, disturbing ...
Plot: ritual, paganism, sacrifice, hallucinogenic drug, magic mushroom, religious cult, community, cult, incest, rite, death, travel ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia, europe
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 1K
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: suspense, disturbing, rough, psychological
Plot: psychological abuse, religious cult, brainwashing, escape, friendship, cult, irrational behavior, ritual, scam, suicide, abuse, church ...
Place: korea
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
 3.2
 276
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: gothic horror, scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: black magic, religious cult, survival, family in danger, estate, ghost, supernatural, terrorism, isolation, curses spells and rituals, found footage, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 42K
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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: stepmother, murder, cult leader, religious cult, winter, destiny, female psychopath, life is a bitch, violence, couples, husband wife relationship, family relations ...
Time: year 2019
Place: massachusetts
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 167K
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, art house, psychological ...
Plot: right hand man, drifter, alcoholic, belief, cult leader, psychiatry, guru, religious cult, popularity, power relations, family relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, future, post world war two ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania, alabama, philadelphia, phoenix arizona ...
Is relevant ?
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, captivating, scary, serious
Plot: religious cult, sacrifice, small town, ritual, human sacrifice, mystery, children, intrigue, rivalry, murder, isolation, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 4.6
 102
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: suspense, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: religious cult, murder, cult leader, commune, church, student, interrogation, suicide, double life, investigation, manipulation, marriage ...
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 9K
The Path (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspense, thought provoking, psychological, melancholic
Plot: cult, religion, religious sect, faith, sect, religious cult, belief, identity crisis, society, social relations, social problems, relationship problems ...
Is relevant ?
My Life in Orange (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A look at a Bavarian commune of the Indian Bhagwan cult.
Style: humorous, captivating, funny, entertaining, light ...
Plot: eccentric family, countryside, friendship, village, village life, religious cult, mother daughter relationship, culture clash, small town, teacher student relationship, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: germany, bavaria
Is relevant ?
The Day Shall Come (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An impoverished leader of a small religious commune in Miami, is offered cash to save his family from eviction. He has no idea his sponsor works for an FBI agent, who plans to turn him into a criminal by fueling his madcap revolutionary dreams.
Style: tragicomedy, serious, intense, exciting, thought provoking ...
Plot: nuclear, optimist, social satire, police corruption, racism, wrongful imprisonment, political satire, pacifist, absurdism, religious cult, police raid, secret police ...
Place: miami
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
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, sect, police, investigation, sister, mass suicide, religious cult, island, uncover truth, kidnapping, coroner, discussion ...
Is relevant ?
Southern Justice (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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: suspense, suspenseful, serious, bleak, dark
Plot: heroes, religious cult, occult, cult, murder, good versus evil, church, christian, police, topless, sex, computer ...
Is relevant ?
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: psychotronic, disturbing, scary, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: vampire, massacre, revenge motive, religious cult, bloodbath, insanity, violence, priest, murder, brutality, christianity, crime spree ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 623
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: private detective, investigation, disorder, crimes, dishonesty, femme fatale, riddles and clues, religious cult, mind control, power relations, sexual content, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
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, suspense, exciting, visually appealing, stylized
Plot: androids, space colony, distant planet, robot human relationship, post apocalypse, alien creature, survival, atheism, war, vestiges of humanity, child, parents and children ...
Time: future, distant future
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 2K
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: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: wife swapping, orgasm, swinger, swinger couple, cuckold, open marriage, interracial sex, strong sexual content, sexuality, sex, explicit sex, trying to get pregnant ...
Time: near future, future
Place: brazil
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
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, suspense, suspenseful, rough, psychological
Plot: child abuse, true crime, child rape, kidnapping, teenage girl, missing child, cult, false identity, escape, religious cult, survival, captivity ...
Place: utah, salt lake city utah
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 73K
Mandy (2018)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
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: psychotronic, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: cabin in the woods, mysticism, chainsaw, cult leader, rescue, nightmare, surrealism, lumberjack, obsession, revenge, husband wife relationship, biker gang ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: california, usa, xian
Is relevant ?
 4.9
 149
Bloodbath (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Liechtenstein
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: religious cult, hippie, ritual sacrifice, expatriate, surrealism, nudity (full frontal - brief), bull, female nudity, washed up star, homosexual, aging, drowning ...
Place: spain
Is relevant ?
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense, psychological ...
Plot: sleep deprivation, brainwashing, mind control, religious cult, cult, clergy, dishonesty, society, breakup, religions or cults, kidnapping, innocence lost ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, toronto ontario canada, usa, san francisco
Is relevant ?
Ignacio de 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: psychological, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, suspense
Plot: jesuit, saint, religious cult, religious faith, life is a bitch, belief in god, religious conversion, prophet, religion, historical character, suicide attempt, religious fanaticism ...
Place: the philippines
Is relevant ?
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, psychotronic
Plot: vampire slayer, vampire, post apocalypse, female vampire, vampire bite, friendship, betrayal, revenge, brotherhood, vampirism, crucifix, nightmare ...
Is relevant ?
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: captivating, tense, humorous, psychotronic
Plot: satanic cult, survival horror, nanny, love hate relationship, conspiracy, husband wife relationship, murder, criminal, violence, student, paranoia, cult ...
Time: 2020s
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 52K
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, suspense, tense, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture chamber, cult, military dictatorship, religious fanatic, violence against women, coup d'etat, kidnapping, torture, escape, political unrest, survival, soldier ...
Time: 70s, year 1973
Place: chile, south america, latin america, germany, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 14K
The Shrine (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of young journalists investigate a cult said to practice human sacrifice, but their ambitious ways may lead them to becoming the cult's next victims.
Style: rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: village, journalist, supernatural, trapped, survival, investigation, escapades, social relations, society, cult, missing person, mysterious place ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, europe
Is relevant ?
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, rough, suspenseful, slasher
Plot: small town, small town life, crimes, mentally unstable, journalism, clergy, evil man, religious fanatic, murder, insanity, preaching, religious cult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 85K
Midnight Mass (2021)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, 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, enigmatic, disturbing, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: priest, island, supernatural, vampire, mysterious man, ghost, secret, community, mysticism, addiction, church, paranormal activity ...
Place: israel, middle east
Is relevant ?
Unholy Ground (2016)
Genre: Horror
Country: Germany
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: suspense, suspenseful
Plot: demon, military, religious cult, survival horror, soldier, religions or cults, mysticism, religious fanatic, female masturbation, tentacle, lesbianism, penetration ...
Is relevant ?