Cult leader movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant cult leader movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious, exciting, tense and psychological films and TV shows about / with cult leader, cult, murder, blood, violence, death, kidnapping, brutality, flashback and danger plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cult leader: Mandy (2018), The Bad Batch (2016), Spasms (1983), Last Shift (2014), The Sacrament (2013), Sound of My Voice (2011), The Master (2012), Preacher (2016), The Manson Family (1997), Double Attack (2013).

List of cult leader movies

 6.6
 44K
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: suspenseful, bleak, captivating, thought provoking, sinister ...
Plot: revenge, cult leader, cabin in the woods, religious cult, husband wife relationship, chainsaw, biker gang, lumberjack, violence, motorcycle, rescue, nightmare ...
Time: year 1983
Place: united states, usa, california
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 5.3
 20K
The Bad Batch (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In a desert wasteland in Texas, a muscled cannibal breaks one important rule: don’t play with your food.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, exciting
Plot: post apocalypse, exile, cult leader, amputation, drug use, desert, outcast, saving a life, little girl, father daughter relationship, illegal immigrant, hallucination ...
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 5.2
 817
Spasms (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gigantic serpent is captured on a remote island and shipped to an American college for experimentation.
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: snake, professor, college, telepathy, monster, poison, cult leader, creature feature, research, killer animal, laboratory, obsession ...
Place: san diego california
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 5.8
 15K
Last Shift (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rookie cop's world is turned upside down when she comes face to face with Paymon - King Of Hell. Officer Jessica Loren has the last shift at a transitioning police station, assigned to wait for a crew picking up bio-hazard waste from the ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, intense, tense, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, female protagonist, police station, mask, jail cell, cult leader, hell, telephone, hanging, cult, policewoman, night ...
Place: california
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 6.1
 15K
The Sacrament (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A fashion photographer is traveling to meet his sister at Eden Parish. Once there, his friends begin to film interviews with the Eden Parish inhabitants, all of whom speak of the commune in glowing terms. However, they soon discover that there is a ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: isolation, cult, brainwashing, poison, interview, cult leader, lethal injection, journalist, massacre, drugs/alcohol, mysterious character, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Sound of My Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A journalist and his girlfriend get pulled in while they investigate a cult whose leader claims to be from the future.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: cult leader, journalist, religions or cults, hopes, couple relations, uncover truth, manipulations, changing the past or future, working undercover, dishonesty, couples, exploit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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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: stylized, intellectual, atmospheric, realistic, tense ...
Plot: drifter, right hand man, religious cult, cult leader, alcoholic, book, belief, life is a bitch, wisdom of life, teaching the ways of the world, drugs/alcohol, under the surface ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, england, alabama, pennsylvania, california
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 8.1
 56K
Preacher (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A preacher sets out on a mission to make the almighty himself confess his sin of abandoning the world. With his best friend Cassidy, an alcoholic Irish vampire, his love Tulip, a red blooded gun towing Texan, and the power of genesis, an unholy ...
Style: twists and turns, dark humor, funny, semi serious, biblical
Plot: heaven and hell, preacher, vampire, supernatural, anti heroes, sin, angel, god, cult leader, dark hero, gore, blood
Place: texas
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The Manson Family (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jim Van Bebber's "The Manson Family" is an extremely violent and bloody horror film that reconstructs the early activities of the Family and their descent into the Tate-LaBianca killings.Van Bebber mixes this with a contemporary sub ...
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, religions or cults, investigation, deadly, gory, leadership, filmmaking, drug abuse, life is a bitch, crime, psychopath, serial killer ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century
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Double Attack (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: A young man and his lookalike team up to fight injustice and settle their personal scores with the evildoers.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, rough, realistic
Plot: dishonesty, mistaken identity, love and romance, crimes, criminal heroes, romance, political corruption, rivalry, gangsters, heroes, fall in love, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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 5.2
 21K
The Silence (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With the world under attack by deadly creatures who hunt by sound, a teen and her family seek refuge outside the city and encounter a mysterious cult.
Style: exciting, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, macabre
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: deafness, sign language, creature, survival, danger, saving a life, family, apocalypse, deaf, self sacrifice, threatened with a gun, silence ...
Time: 21st century
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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, in the closet, religious cult, interrogation, student, flashback, suicide, cult leader, wedding night, homosexuality, church, cult ...
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 6.3
 29K
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, suspense, scary, exciting, ambiguous ending
Plot: cult, ransom, violence, father daughter relationship, prophet, religion, kidnapping, brother, brutality, deity, preaching, deal with the devil ...
Time: 1900s
Place: wales
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 6.3
 7K
The Purge (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in a dystopian America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. Tying them all together is a mysterious savior who’s impeccably equipped for everything the night ...
Style: suspense, tense, brutal, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: social injustice, murder, brutality, blood, party, night, massacre, violence, family in danger, survival, african american, experiment ...
Time: near future
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 5.3
 3K
Jackals (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, an estranged family hires a cult deprogrammer to take back their teenage son from a murderous cult, but find themselves under siege when the cultists surround their cabin, demanding the boy back.
Style: based on supposedly true story
Plot: cult, gasoline, van, stabbed in the stomach, hit with a hammer, bound and gagged, family in danger, muscle car, home invasion, spitting blood, tied to a chair, mask ...
Time: year 1983, 20th century
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 4.0
 577
The Last Man (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tov Matheson is a war veteran with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) who perceives that the end of the world is coming. After establishing a relationship with a dubious Messiah, he leaves his normal life and begins the construction of a shelter ...
Plot: contemplating suicide, crying, gang, storm, cult, apocalypse, end of the world, revolver, post traumatic stress disorder, messiah, violence, war veteran ...
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Never Too Young to Die (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Secret agent Drew Stargrove is brutally murdered by the ruthless hermaphrodite gang leader Velvet Von Ragnar. The murdered secret agent's son, Lance Stargrove is thrust into the dangerous and intriguing world of secret agents and espionage when ...
Style: psychotronic, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: drag, spy, terrorist, criminal heroes, crimes, chases and races, inventions and discoveries, transvestism, rivalry, law enforcement, crime, heavy metal culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past in 1969. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption... before everything goes to hell. A young ...
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, rough ...
Plot: surveillance, hotel, motel, vietnam war, hippie, dark secret, danger, violence, criminal, held at gunpoint, motel room, jukebox ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, year 1969, year 1959
Place: california, nevada
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 8.0
 8K
Waco (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The FBI and ATF seize religious leader, David Koresh's Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas in the spring of 1993. A six-part television series covering a deadly standoff between the federal government and the Branch Davidians spiritual ...
Plot: fbi, cult, siege, standoff, fbi agent, true crime, cult leader, fire, shoot out, raid, united states of america
Time: year 1993, 1990s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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Strange Angel (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of the mysterious and brilliant Jack Parsons in 1940s Los Angeles as by day he helps birth the discipline of American rocketry and by night is a performer of sex magick rituals and a disciple to occultist Aleister Crowley.
Plot: cult, cult leader, husband wife relationship, orgy
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: los angeles
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 4.9
 2K
Slipstream (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Slipstream is a 1989 post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure film. The plot has an emphasis on aviation and contains many common science-fiction themes, such as taking place in a dystopian future in which the landscape of the Earth itself has ...
Style: futuristic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, rescue, adventurer, chase, on the run, betrayal, race against time, partners, track down, rivalry, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: future
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 5.6
 3K
Bad Dreams (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Unity Field, a "free love" cult from the '70s, is mostly remembered for its notorious mass suicide led by Harris, its charismatic leader. While all members are supposed to burn in a fire together, young Cynthia is spared by chance. ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, supernatural, gory, zombie, afterlife, woman in danger, anti war, mind game, deadly, religions or cults, mental illness, ghost ...
Time: 80s, 70s
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Teen Titans: The Judas Contract (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Tara Markov is a girl who has power over earth and stone; she is also more than she seems. Is the newest Teen Titan an ally or a threat? And what are the mercenary Deathstroke's plans for the Titans?
Style: semi serious, exciting, entertaining, touching, suspenseful
Plot: superhero team, superhero, unrequited love, betrayal, good versus evil, supernatural power, cult, villain, martial arts, violence, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, spy ...
Time: 2010s
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How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A couple of British 1970s teenaged boys, Enn and Vic, go to a party to meet girls, only to find that the girls are very different from the boys' expectations.
Style: psychedelic
Plot: alien, punk, punk rock, galaxy, treehouse, singing, single mother, book signing, cult leader, vomiting, teenage boy, surrealism ...
Time: year 1977
Place: london
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House of Manson (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An unflinching chronicle of Charles Manson, the ex-con who was able to amass a dedicated following of young people in the late 1960s. The era of peace and love was ultimately brought to its knees following his orchestration of the notorious Sharon ...
Plot: coercion, mass murder, intruder, free love, noose, promiscuity, woman killed, murder by stabbing, pregnant woman, manipulation, cell, confession ...
Time: year 1969, year 1968, 1960s
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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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 5.5
 673
The Pyx (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A detective investigating the death of a heroin-addicted prostitute uncovers evidence pointing to the existence of a murderous devil cult.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, cult, death, supernatural ability, gory, religions or cults, police detective, supernatural, psychopath, danger, addiction, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, montreal quebec
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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, sex with teenager, political party, church, cult, guitar, dog, snake, catholic, catholic priest, insanity, catholic church ...
Time: 1960s
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 6.6
 26K
The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, apocalypse, survival, zombie, chaos, danger, siege, rivalry, heroes, deadly, isolation, supernatural ...
Time: future, year 1977, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
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 5.3
 2K
Mindwarp (1992)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Revolting mutants hunt human outcasts and underground fighters (Bruce Campbell, Marta Alicia) in a future world of mind control.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, surprise ending
Plot: mutant, manslaughter, wasteland, meat hook, utopia, post nuclear, cannibal, rebel, slave, machete, virtual reality, parasite ...
Time: future
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