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 suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, tense and serious films and TV shows about / with cult leader, cult, murder, blood, female nudity, death, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), gun and flashback 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: Sound of My Voice (2011), The Sacrament (2013), Mandy (2018), Bad Dreams (1988), The Bad Batch (2016), The Master (2012), The Other Lamb (2019), The Lodge (2019), Baphomet (2021), Charlie Says (2018).

List of cult leader movies

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, thought provoking, tense, ambiguous ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: cult leader, manipulation, journalist, working undercover, uncover truth, religions or cults, cult, exploitation, filmmaking, society, haunted by the past, amnesia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: brainwashing, cult leader, isolation, massacre, mysterious character, religions or cults, missing person, escape attempt, murder, cult, manipulation, commune ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
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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
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Bad Dreams (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 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, rough, slasher, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cult, supernatural, hospital, afterlife, suicide, cult leader, psychopath, mind game, woman in danger, insanity, nightmare, sole survivor ...
Time: 80s, 70s
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The Bad Batch (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, 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: distopia, hallucinogenic drug, exile, amputation, post apocalypse, cult leader, drug use, kidnapping, cannibalism, desert, cannibal, saving a life ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: 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
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Baphomet (2021)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: An American family celebrates their 28-year-old daughter's pregnancy. The celebration is interrupted when a Satanic cult leader, Henrik Brandr, unexpectedly visits their ranch. Henrik offers to pay the family a large sum for ownership of their ...
Style: suspenseful, psychotronic, scary, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: devil worship, survival, cult, cult leader, family, good versus evil, supernatural power, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, hunting, obsessive quest, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Charlie Says (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three young women were sentenced to death in the infamous Manson murder case, but when the death penalty was lifted, their sentence became life imprisonment. One young graduate student was sent in to teach them - and through her we witness their ...
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, suspense
Plot: cult leader, female nudity, life sentence, prison, manipulation, confined, cult, serial murder, female assassin, guilt, naked in public, murder of an innocent person ...
Time: year 2014, year 1969, year 2009, year 2017
Place: los angeles, california
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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: suspense, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: religious cult, murder, cult leader, commune, church, student, interrogation, suicide, double life, investigation, manipulation, marriage ...
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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, surreal, semi serious, humorous
Plot: punk rock, alien, surrealism, galaxy, forbidden love, cult leader, cult, teenage boy, party, punk, trapdoor, pregnant woman ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, year 1992, 90s
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 ...
Style: suspense, rough, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: cult leader, cult, murder, serial murder, manipulation, confession, coercion, criminal, hippie, police raid, mansion, pregnancy ...
Time: year 1968, 60s, year 1969
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The Collective (2008)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jessica (Wynn Everett) travels to New York City to help her sister but she is nowhere to be found. As she delves into a world of darkness and lies surrounding a spiritually depraved community calling itself 'The Collective' with her friend ...
Style: suspense, serious, disturbing, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: cult, cult leader, escape, deception, sister sister relationship, stalking, ritual, murder, investigation, missing sister, search and rescue, mystery ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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Waco (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 292 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense, captivating
Plot: siege, cult, fbi, cult leader, true crime, raid, fbi agent, gunfight, showdown, fire, burning building
Time: year 1993, 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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Franklin: A Symphony of Pain (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
Style: psychedelic, suspense, serious, bleak, mind bending
Plot: secret society, cult leader, psychotic, betrayal, symbolism, self mutilation, abduction, drugs, mask
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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: psychological, tense, atmospheric, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: brainwashing, religions or cults, mind control, kidnapping, redemption, parents and children, life is a bitch, hotel, manipulation, cult leader, character study, lecture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Mindwarp (1991)
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: suspenseful, bleak, serious, futuristic, twists and turns ...
Plot: virtual reality, future dystopia, post nuclear, rebel, mutant, rivalry, confined, parasite, slave, slavery, cult leader, trap ...
Time: future
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Mindstorm (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychic's investigation into the disappearance of a Senator's daughter leads her to a dangerous cult and the truth about her mysterious past.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing
Plot: secret experiment, missing person, fbi, psychic power, fbi agent, mind reading, politician, amnesia, psychic, cult leader, cult, investigation ...
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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, disturbing, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: hippie, paranoia, mind control, haunted by the past, estrangement, life is a bitch, society, cult, runaway, sister sister relationship, socially awkward, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, new york state, california
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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: college, monster, poison, killer animal, snake, professor, telepathy, research, creature feature, laboratory, obsession, cult leader ...
Place: san diego california
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Princesita (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Argentina, Spain
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Tamara lives within a cult that is ruled by the beliefs of its leader Miguel, who becomes obsessively convinced that Tamara is the "chosen one". But when she falls in love with a classmate, Tamara's relationship gets ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, suspense
Plot: child rape, child abuse, rape, cult, chosen one, obsession, power relations, cult leader, rebelliousness, commune, fall in love, coming of age ...
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Preacher (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, biblical, funny, semi serious, macabre ...
Plot: preacher, supernatural power, heaven and hell, supernatural, vampire, dark humor, angel, dark hero, god, sin, supernatural ability, supernatural being ...
Place: texas
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The Funhouse Massacre (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six of the worlds scariest psychopaths escape from a local Asylum and proceed to unleash terror on the unsuspecting crowd of a Halloween Funhouse whose themed mazes are inspired by their various reigns of terror.
Style: slasher, sadistic, brutal, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, halloween, escaped mental patient, trapped, mental institution, killer clown, psychopath, torture, violence, cult, amusement park, cannibalism ...
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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, suspense
Plot: sect, secret society, religious fanaticism, supernatural horror, religion and supernatural, society, mystery, cult leader, religious fanatic, religious sect, religious cult, religions or cults ...
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The Forever Purge (2021)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: All the rules are broken as a sect of lawless marauders decides that the annual Purge does not stop at daybreak and instead should never end as they chase a group of immigrants who they want to punish because of their harsh historical past.
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, psychotronic, surprise ending
Plot: manhunt, murder, vigilante, distopia, mayhem, survival horror, violent death, threat, anger, violence, desert, mass murder ...
Time: near future
Place: el paso texas, texas, usa, mexico
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Last Shift (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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: macabre, suspenseful, tense, scary, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, police station, female protagonist, ghost, cult, locked in, policewoman, police officer, rookie, workplace, brutality, sacrifice ...
Place: california
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Nightfall (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The people of the planet Aeon, blessed with six suns, have never experienced night. When an archeological excavation uncovers evidence of an ancient catastrophe, all signs point towards the impending darkness of the very Nightfall. Panic erupts as ...
Plot: blindness, religious cult, cult leader, loss of eyesight, seductress, mysterious woman, astronomer, father in law son in law relationship, astronomy, apocalypse, prophet, underground ...
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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, serious, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, religions or cults, psychopath, filmmaking, crimes, life is a bitch, leadership, investigation, journalism, serial killer, cult leader ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 20th century
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Double Attack (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
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: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, heroes, mistaken identity, romance, love and romance, crimes, dishonesty, fall in love, political corruption, disorder, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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