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, psychological, serious, suspense, realistic and disturbing films and TV shows about / with cult leader, cult, murder, violence, blood, death, female nudity, brutality, danger and kidnapping 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 cult leader: Mandy (2018), Sound of My Voice (2011), Last Shift (2014), Preacher (2016), The Bad Batch (2016), The Sacrament (2013), The Master (2012), The Manson Family (1997), Double Attack (2013), Snuff (1975).

List of cult leader 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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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: tense, psychological, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: cult leader, journalist, uncover truth, haunted by the past, religions or cults, changing the past or future, manipulations, cult, couple relations, manipulation, working undercover, time travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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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, police station, cult leader, female protagonist, jail cell, mask, hanging, hell, telephone, cult, interrogation room, mysterious stranger ...
Place: 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: preacher, heaven and hell, vampire, supernatural, anti heroes, angel, sin, god, cult leader, dark hero, gore, blood
Place: texas
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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.
Plot: exile, cannibal, amputation, drug use, kidnapping, cult leader, post apocalypse, desert, cannibalism, muscleman, bodybuilder, sketch ...
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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, suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, cult, brainwashing, lethal injection, poison, cult leader, massacre, journalist, interview, drugs/alcohol, mysterious character, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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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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: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, gory, crime, filmmaking, cult leader, psychopath, religions or cults, crimes, deadly, serial killer, investigation, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s
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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, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: mistaken identity, crimes, cult leader, romance, dishonesty, heroes, love and romance, rivalry, disorder, gangsters, political corruption, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
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 2.8
 1K
Snuff (1975)
Genre: Horror
Country: Argentina, USA, Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The followers of a charismatic cult leader set out to murder a pregnant actress.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, banned film ...
Plot: murder, cult, violence, sex, psychopath, biker, filmmaking, violence spree, banned, mind game, gory, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
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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, rough, psychological
Plot: surveillance, hotel, vietnam war, hippie, dark secret, violence, held at gunpoint, audio tape, ruse, danger, society, mafia ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969
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 8.0
 7K
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: cult, fbi, standoff, fbi agent, fire, true crime, cult leader, raid, siege, shoot out
Time: year 1993
Place: texas
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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, rough, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, gory, supernatural, afterlife, psychopath, danger, zombie, deadly, ghost, mind game, anti war, mental illness ...
Time: 80s, 70s
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 4.3
 126
Sweet Savior (1971)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sandra Barlow is a 70's girl looking for kicks in the form of sex and drugs. One day, she decides to have an orgy drug party and invite some "freaks" led by Moon to entertain her and her rich friends. Moon has other things in mind as ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: murder, cult leader, cult, lesbian, psycho, gore, pantyhose, female nudity, nude dance, exploitation, rape, sex ...
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Franklin: A Symphony of Pain (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
Style: psychedelic, mind bending
Plot: drugs, cult leader, symbolism, secret society, psychotic, betrayal, self mutilation
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Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and two scientists that, over the course of 40 years, travel ...
Style: fairy tale, meditative, psychological, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: amazon tribe, spirituality, nature, colonialism, religious fanatic, religious conversion, amazon rainforest, amazon, jungle, boat, shaman, scientist ...
Place: colombia, latin america, south america, spain
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 5.2
 2K
Believers (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two paramedics responding to an emergency call find themselves kidnapped by a religious sect whose great obsession is to stop the end of the world by committing suicide and killing people.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, bleak, scary
Plot: doctor, rescue, kidnapping, deadly creature, mentally unstable, zombie, mind game, on the run, race against time, survival, isolation, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.7
 7K
Faults (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Claire is under the grip of a mysterious new cult called Faults. Desperate to be reunited with their daughter, Claire's parents recruit one of the world's foremost experts on mind control, Ansel Roth.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: cult, hotel, redemption, religions or cults, confined, power relations, parents and children, down on your luck, hopes, life is a bitch, kidnapping, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted, but the memories of what she experienced in ...
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: cult, hippie, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, sibling relationship, lake or river, religions or cults, family relations, siblings relations, estrangement, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, new york state, california
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 6.2
 59K
Red State (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter Christian fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.
Style: realistic, tense, disturbing, psychological, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: protest, church, confined, society, deception, christianity, cult, torture, kidnapping, preacher, fanaticism, religious fanaticism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey, texas
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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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 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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 6.3
 6K
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, suspenseful, brutal, tense, bloody ...
Plot: social injustice, murder, brutality, blood, family in danger, violence, massacre, night, party, african american, survival, death ...
Time: near future
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 5.2
 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, improvised weapon, muscle car, spitting blood, house, chopping wood, night, fight to the death, family home, stabbing, fireplace, home invasion ...
Time: 20th century, year 1983
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 4.2
 416
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: apocalypse, gang, end of the world, storm, cult, crying, contemplating suicide, revolver, post traumatic stress disorder, messiah, male protagonist, prediction ...
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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, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: terrorist, drag, spy, secret agents, heavy metal, espionage, sex, working undercover, crime, crimes, undercover, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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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, husband wife relationship, cult leader, 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: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, on the run, race against time, rescue, adventurer, betrayal, fugitives, master villain, adventure, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer ...
Time: future
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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, supernatural power, betrayal, good versus evil, violence, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, spy, cult, martial arts, villain ...
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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, party, single mother, singing, book signing, cult leader, surrealism, teenage boy, vomiting ...
Time: year 1977
Place: london
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