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The list contains the best, new and most relevant religious cult movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with religious cult, cult, religion, cult leader, church, murder, brainwashing, female nudity, sect and violence plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Spain and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as religious cult: Darkest Night (2012), Ticket to Heaven (1981), The Master (2012), Mandy (2018), Children of the Corn (1984), Backwoods (2008), ATF (1999), Help! (1965), Babette's Feast (1987), Psycho Diver: Soul Siren (1997).
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The Master
Drama
USA
138 min.
 7.1
Children of the Corn
Horror, Thriller
USA
92 min.
 5.6
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Mandy
Action, Horror, Thriller
USA, Belgium, UK
121 min.
 6.8
Save Me
Thriller
South Korea
 8.2

List of religious cult movies

 3.3
 228
Darkest Night
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: gory, family in danger, isolation, estate, danger, ghost, survival, gothic horror, religious cult, black magic, found footage, night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia
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Ticket to Heaven
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: clergy, innocence lost, religions or cults, society, human nature, cult, brainwashing, religious cult, cons and scams, kidnapping, breakup, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, toronto ontario canada
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 7.1
 125K
The Master
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, intellectual, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: cult, insanity, drifter, right hand man, greed, cause and meaning, storytelling, manipulation, drugs/alcohol, nudity (full frontal - brief), character study, religion ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, california, pennsylvania, alabama, england
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 6.8
 18K
Mandy
Genre: Action, Horror, 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: revenge, cult leader, cabin in the woods, rescue, nightmare, motorcycle, religious cult, lumberjack, covered in blood, cult, chainsaw, kidnap ...
Time: year 1983
Place: california, usa, united states
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Children of the Corn
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: sacrifice, small town, cult, children, murder, killer child, human sacrifice, isolation, religion, brutality, preacher, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
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 4.8
 1K
Backwoods
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, slasher, survival, danger, deadly, wilderness, contests and competitions, on the run, attempted rape, torture, bound and gagged, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 4.5
 219
ATF
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: federal agent, law enforcement, religious cult, hostage situation, car bomb, government, arms dealer, falling from height, machine gun, cigarette smoking, interview, bar ...
Place: u.s. capitol building
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 7.3
 15K
Help!
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, witty, surreal, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: mad scientist, music, chase, cult, adventure, good versus evil, rock and roll, british, fish out of water, adventurer, sacrifice, the beatles ...
Time: 1960s
Place: england, bahamas, europe, london, scotland yard ...
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Babette's Feast
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, reflective ...
Plot: aging, cooking, religion, food, wine, french, siblings relations, art, village life, storytelling, sacrifice, sisters ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1830s
Place: denmark, france, europe, paris france, stockholm sweden
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Psycho Diver: Soul Siren
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: stabbed, wounded, psychokinesis, suit and tie, religion, assassin, music video, cemetery, computer, spitting blood, collapsing building, telepathy ...
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 8.2
 181
Save Me
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, escape, suicide, cult, ritual, abuse, religious cult, irrational behavior, psychological abuse, scam, small community, brainwashing ...
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 7.1
 38K
The Colony
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: suspenseful, intense, dramatic, suspense, interesting ...
Plot: cult, kidnapping, torture, love, german, politics, brainwashing, fascism, religious fanatic, survival, love story, sacrifice ...
Time: year 1973
Place: latin america, germany, chile
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The World's Greatest Sinner
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, rock band, guitar, insanity, catholic, catholic priest, catholic church, snake, church, cult, candidate ...
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 3.5
 823
Devil's Prey
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: gory, small town, on the run, murder, 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
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, belief, sect
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 6.9
 1K
Madeinusa
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, religions or cults, fall in love, love and romance, society, destiny, 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
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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, boiler room, religious cult, texan, ex cop, corporation, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, rivalry, masked wrestler, title bout, suit and tie ...
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WWE WrestleMania XV
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, nightstick, referee, knocked unconscious, ex cop, texan, burn victim, cell, surprise attack, champion, painted face, religious cult ...
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The Witness At Your Door
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, bible quote, discussion, religious conversion, theology, religious cult, bible, doubt, religious differences ...
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Death of an Angel
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: disappearance, religion, widow, cult, church, death of husband, mexican, teenage girl, death of father, illegal immigrant, mother daughter relationship, gangster ...
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 5.2
 91
W Is War
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, swimming pool, missing person, violence, police, death, husband wife relationship, honeymoon, candle, reporter ...
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 5.5
 313
The Jut-Nuts I
Genre: Comedy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Jut-Nuts I
Plot: private detective, coffee, cult, guru, smoking, cat, rope, handcuffed, female police officer, police, singer, cigarette smoking ...
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The Witness Goes Out
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, husband wife relationship, prayer, flashback, christianity, christian, religion, watchtower, committee, blood transfusion ...
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 5.1
 45
Dead Certain
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, divorce, female nudity, sex, alcoholic father, heart ripped out, religious cult, ex wife, religion, serial killer, severed finger, child custody ...
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 3.5
 310
Low Blow
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, villainess, fight, cult, crime fighter, boxing gloves, kidnapped girl, kickboxer, roundhouse kick, religious cult, cult leader, infiltration ...
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 4.6
 76
Bloodbath
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, religious cult, aging, washed up star, bull, ritual sacrifice, female nudity, swimming pool ...
Place: spain
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 5.9
 182
Black Noon
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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 4.1
 298
The Fiend
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Led by a sinister minister, a controlling religious sect called the Brethren has taken control of widow Birdy Wemys, sending her unstable son, Kenny, into a spiraling descent into madness and murder. No woman is safe when Kenny's religious ...
Style: christian horror
Plot: serial killer, religion and supernatural, sexual repression, religious cult, diabetic, religious fanatic, maniac, supernatural, cult, murder of a nude woman, murder, strangulation ...
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 6.6
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The Emigrant
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The biblical tale of Joseph is told from an Egyptian perspective in this interesting character study. In this film, Joseph is called Ram. Ram, tired of his family's backward superstitious life, and tired of being picked on by his brothers, ...
Style: biblical
Plot: eunuch, literacy, priestess, desert, waterfall, bound and gagged, adultery, princess, pharaoh, ancient egypt, starvation, nomad ...
Place: egypt, middle east
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Mind, Body & Soul
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young girl innocently attends a satanic coven's rituals, and is thrown in jail, where she is beaten, abused and raped.
Plot: human sacrifice, pentagram, women's prison, car chase, devil, satanic cult, secret society, ritual sacrifice, woman killed, fortune teller, murder, jail ...
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