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 disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious and dark films and TV shows about / with cult leader, suspense, cult, murder, blood, death, violence, religion, gun and female nudity 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: The Other Lamb (2019), The Sacrament (2013), Charlie Says (2018), Mandy (2018), Bad Times at the El Royale (2018), Sound of My Voice (2011), Princesita (2017), Faults (2014), The Bad Batch (2016), Bad Dreams (1988).

List of cult leader movies

The Other Lamb (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Ireland, Belgium, USA, Denmark, UK
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: psychological, enigmatic, suspenseful, disturbing, art house ...
Plot: religious cult, religious leader, female protagonist, cult leader, woman, women, community, suspense, teenage sexuality, polygamy, coming of age, sheep ...
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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, disturbing, suspenseful, dark, rough ...
Plot: brainwashing, cult, cult leader, religion, isolated community, isolation, found footage, religions or cults, suspense, mass suicide, murder, manipulation ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
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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: psychological, disturbing, rough, dark, slasher
Plot: cult leader, life sentence, female murderer, serial killer, hippie, female nudity, prison, psychopath, confined, female assassin, suspense, cult ...
Time: year 1969, year 2014, year 2017, year 2009
Place: california, los angeles
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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: suspenseful, surreal, satanic, scary, slasher ...
Audience: date night
Plot: revenge, lumberjack, cult leader, surrealism, chainsaw, cult, kidnapping, vengeance, mysticism, rage, brutality, nightmare ...
Time: year 1983, 80s, 20th century
Place: xian, california, usa
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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, neo noir, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: suspense, hotel, psychopath, survival, motel, surveillance, dishonesty, criminal, kidnapping, dark secret, ruse, death ...
Time: year 1969, 60s, year 1959, 50s
Place: california, nevada, washington d.c.
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Sound of My Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A journalist and his girlfriend get pulled in while they investigate a cult whose leader claims to be from the future.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, surreal, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: cult, cult leader, time travel, manipulation, twists and turns, religions or cults, brainwashing, investigation, journalist, uncover truth, exploitation, society ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, 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: suspenseful, psychological, rough
Plot: child abuse, cult, chosen one, commune, obsession, fall in love, cult leader, rebelliousness, power relations, child rape, nude, young girl ...
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Faults (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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: dark, psychological, tense, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: brainwashing, kidnapping, cult, mind control, manipulation, redemption, cult leader, life is a bitch, parents and children, religions or cults, sexual innuendo, death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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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: exciting, captivating, tense, dystopian, sweet ...
Plot: exile, desert, amputation, cannibalism, cult leader, post apocalypse, distopia, kidnapping, hallucinogenic drug, cannibal, dismemberment, father daughter relationship ...
Time: future
Place: austin texas
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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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, cult, macabre, supernatural, suicide, cult leader, afterlife, insanity, sole survivor, psychopath, mind game, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 70s
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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: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, slasher, psychological ...
Plot: stepmother, suicide, winter, suspense, murder, cult leader, mass suicide, snow, religious cult, brother sister relationship, destiny, life is a bitch ...
Time: year 2019
Place: massachusetts
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Snuff (1975)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada, Argentina
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The followers of a charismatic cult leader set out to murder a pregnant actress.
Style: disturbing, controversial, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: cult, biker, psychopath, murder, lust, sexual promiscuity, rape, cult leader, hippie, filmmaking, violence, sadism ...
Time: 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
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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: rough, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: serial killer, cult leader, cult, murder, coercion, confession, criminal, serial murder, manipulation, death, party, pregnancy ...
Time: year 1969, 60s, year 1968
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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, captivating, political, anime ...
Plot: cult, siege, fbi, raid, cult leader, true crime, fbi agent, gunfight, suspense, criminal justice, religious fanatic, religion ...
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: 90 min.
Story: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
Style: psychedelic, serious, bleak, dark, mind bending
Plot: cult leader, secret society, betrayal, symbolism, psychotic, self mutilation, abduction, suspense, drugs, gore, mask
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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: art house, psychological, stylized, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cult, right hand man, psychiatry, religion, religions or cults, mentor, brainwashing, society, drifter, mentor protege relationship, male orgasm, belief ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1950, future ...
Place: usa, california, san francisco, alabama, england ...
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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: realistic, serious, disturbing, queer cinema
Plot: religious cult, murder, cult leader, commune, church, suicide, interrogation, student, investigation, manipulation, suspense, marriage ...
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Lord of Illusions (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult who are preparing for the resurrection of their leader Nix, a powerful magician who was killed 13 years earlier.
Style: scary, neo noir, dark, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, magic, investigation, supernatural, faked death, occult, violence, desert, fanatic, cult, demon, magician ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1982
Place: los angeles, new york, mojave desert, california, usa
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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: bleak, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic, disturbing
Plot: survival, cult leader, cult, devil worship, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, supernatural power, family relations, revenge, victim, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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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: realistic, disturbing, enigmatic, serious
Plot: cult, suspense, cult leader, sister sister relationship, escape, deception, stalking, murder, ritual, investigation, missing sister, commune ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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Hellbound (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: Unearthly beings deliver bloody condemnations, sending individuals to hell and giving rise to a religious group founded on the idea of divine justice.
Style: apocalyptic, mysterious, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: cult, paranormal phenomena, angel, supernatural, hell, death, cult leader, entity, monster, religious cult, paranormal, investigation ...
Place: seoul
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Mindwarp (1991)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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, surprise ending ...
Plot: post apocalypse, virtual reality, future dystopia, rebel, rivalry, confined, cannibalism, distopia, slavery, apocalypse, trap, cult leader ...
Time: future, 2030s
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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: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological
Plot: mind control, secret experiment, missing person, politician, fbi agent, psychic power, fbi, mind reading, amnesia, psychic, cult leader, cult ...
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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
Plot: sect, secret society, religious fanatic, religion and supernatural, religious sect, cult leader, religious cult, religious fanaticism, society, supernatural horror, religions or cults, suspense
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The Forever Purge (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: scary, disturbing, tense, psychological, bloody ...
Plot: killing spree, human monster, murder, vigilante, suspense, racism, distopia, survival, mayhem, survival horror, desert, anti heroine ...
Time: near future, 2040s, 21st century
Place: el paso texas, mexico, usa, texas
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Daas (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jest rok 1776. Radca wiedeńskiej Kancelarii Nadwornej Henryk Klein (Mariusz Bonaszewski) otrzymuje skargę na hrabiego Jakuba Franka (Olgierd Łukaszewicz), który kilkanaście lat wcześniej został skazany za głoszenie herezji i zbiegł do ...
Style: captivating, enigmatic, realistic, serious
Plot: messiah, investigation, warning, religious leader, cult, worship, uncover truth, polish history, cult leader, royal court, flashback, jewish ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: vienna
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We Summon the Darkness (2019)
Genre: Horror, Music, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The film is set in the Midwest against a backdrop involving a killing spree thought to be orchestrated by a satanic cult. Three best friends embark on a road trip to a heavy-metal show, where they bond with three aspiring musicians and head off to ...
Style: scary, slasher, bleak, dark, exciting ...
Plot: road trip, satanism, devil worship, religion, suspense, satanic cult, serial killer, murder, group of friends, conspiracy, good versus evil, survival ...
Time: year 1988
Place: indiana
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Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A family gets lost on the road and stumbles upon a hidden, underground, devil-worshiping cult led by the fearsome Master and his servant Torgo.
Style: psychotronic, funny, bloody, surprise ending, scary ...
Plot: peeping tom, cult, satanism, dog, driving, surrealism, camp, master, destiny, sacrifice, family in danger, satanist ...
Time: 60s
Place: austin texas
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Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, 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: depressing, meditative, melancholic, enigmatic, cerebral ...
Plot: shaman, amazon rainforest, amazon river, amazon tribe, amazon jungle, nature, wilderness, hallucination, jungle, cult, friendship, existentialism ...
Place: south america, spain, latin america, colombia
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Mississippi Burning (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, suspenseful, political ...
Plot: racism, small town, civil rights, police, african american, ku klux klan, investigation, murder, suspense, racial slur, violence, politics ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: mississippi, canada, usa, southern usa
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