Cult movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant cult movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out disturbing, suspenseful, scary, psychological, weird and cult film films and TV shows about / with cult, suspense, violence, murder, death, brutality, macabre, supernatural, gore and blood plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
cult movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as cult: The Wicker Man (1973), Get Out (2017), Midsommar (2019), Martyrs (2008), The Ritual (2017), Hereditary (2018), Sound of My Voice (2011), The Believers (1987), The Endless (2017), Waco (2018).

List of cult movies

The Wicker Man (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Police sergeant Neil Howie is called to an island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed. Stranger still, however, are the rituals that take place there.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, twist ending, scary, controversial ...
Plot: cult, religion, ritual, disappearance, paganism, investigation, sacrifice, female nudity, secret society, human sacrifice, temptation, police ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: scotland, europe, united kingdom, scottish highlands, fictional island
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Get Out (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: racism, cult, suspense, brainwashing, hypnosis, survival, interracial romance, manipulation, kidnapping, african american, paranoia, abduction ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city
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Midsommar (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A young couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown and attend its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Style: disturbing, rough, psychedelic, brutal, enigmatic ...
Plot: cult, ritual, paganism, religious cult, emotional breakdown, nervous breakdown, isolated community, sacrifice, burned alive, female protagonist, rite, grief ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: sweden, new york, scandinavia, europe, eastern europe
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Martyrs (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
Style: disturbing, scary, twist ending, brutal, splatter ...
Plot: torture, cult, kidnapping, violence, child abuse, brutality, revenge, death, afterlife, torment, vengeance, torture chamber ...
Time: year 1971
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The Ritual (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them.
Style: psychological, disturbing, scary, enigmatic, tense ...
Plot: monster, forest, lost in the woods, cult, supernatural, creature, hiking, ritual, paganism, guilt, friends, creature feature ...
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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Hereditary (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After their reclusive grandmother passes away, the Graham family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: cult, fear, demon, ghost, dysfunctional family, supernatural, seance, supernatural horror, secret society, possession, evil spirit, terror ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: utah
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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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The Believers (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Mourning the accidental death of his wife and having just moved to New York with his young son, laconic police psychologist Cal Jamison (Martin Sheen) is reluctantly drawn into a series of grisly, ritualistic murders involving the immolation of two ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: cult, ritual, supernatural, voodoo, child in peril, religion, murder, macabre, investigation, brutality, torture, ritual murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, minneapolis minnesota
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The Endless (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two brothers return to the cult they fled from years ago to discover that the group's beliefs may be more sane than they once thought.
Style: emotional, suspenseful, captivating, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: suicide, cult, time loop, brothers, supernatural, brother brother relationship, brother, suspense, childhood trauma, cosmic horror, camp, human nature ...
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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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As Above, So Below (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, psychological, tense ...
Plot: found footage, supernatural, underground, survival, catacomb, archaeology, ghost, ancient mystery, cult, treasure hunt, confined, suspense ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france, france, iran
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Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A film adaptation of the classic sword and sorcery hero, Conan the Barbarian. A horde of rampaging warriors massacre the parents of young Conan and enslave the young child for years on The Wheel of Pain. As the sole survivor of the childhood ...
Style: dark fantasy, epic, exciting, stylized, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sword and sorcery, barbarian, sword fight, cult, fight, good versus evil, snake, slavery, warlord, sword, medieval, violence ...
Time: 80s, prehistoric times, stone age
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Satanic Panic (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pizza delivery girl is suddenly in for the fight of her young life when encountering a group of Satanists in need of a virgin to ritually sacrifice.
Style: psychological, slasher, tense, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cult, satanic cult, satanist, virgin, coven, sacrifice, satanic ritual, curse, satanism, cancer, loss of virginity, loss of daughter ...
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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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Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 159 min.
Story: A teenager named Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Toyokawa, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS, She becomes involved with Kumiko's "family circle", which grows darker after the mass suicide of 54 ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, scary, psychological ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: mass suicide, cult, dysfunctional family, family relations, suicide, internet, nihilism, woman in danger, teenage life, youth, on the run, leaving home ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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The Void (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and ...
Style: dark, stylized, surreal, scary, splatter ...
Audience: date night
Plot: body horror, monster, hospital, insanity, another dimension, human experiment, cosmic horror, murder, mutation, macabre, cult, small town ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
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Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Bad Boy Bubby is just that: a bad boy. So bad, in fact, that his mother has kept him locked in their house for his entire thirty years, convincing him that the air outside is poisonous. After a visit from his estranged father, circumstances force ...
Style: disturbing, surreal, psychological, art house, dark ...
Plot: incest, cult, mother son incest, self discovery, sex with mother, dark humor, torture, captivity, mistaken identity, life is a bitch, family problems, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
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Children of the Corn (1984)
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: scary, slasher, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: cult, killer child, children, suspense, religion, supernatural, small town, violence, murder, isolation, good versus evil, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
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Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the footage shot by a lost team of documentarians who were making a film about the area's local cannibal tribes.
Style: brutal, disturbing, scary, controversial, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cannibalism, torture, amazon rainforest, jungle, rape, violence, death, cannibal, animal cruelty, african tribe, sadism, murder ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south america, latin america, north america, usa, new york
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Colonia (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Luxembourg, UK, USA
Duration: 110 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, harsh, exciting, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: suspense, cult, religious fanatic, kidnapping, religion, genocide, escape, torture chamber, torture, prison, survival, abuse ...
Time: 70s, year 1973
Place: chile, germany, south america, new jersey, latin america
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The Conspiracy (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A documentary about conspiracy theories takes a horrific turn after the filmmakers uncover an ancient and dangerous secret society.
Style: scary, mind bending, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: secret society, conspiracy, found footage, cult, human prey, suspense, corporation, uncover truth, manhunt, hidden truth, secret movement, new world order ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Suicide Club (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When 54 high school girls throw themselves in front of a subway train it appears to be only the beginning of a string of suicides around the country. Does the new all-girl group Desert have anything to do with it? Detective Kuroda tries to find the ...
Style: psychological, surreal, disturbing, atmospheric, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, cult, conspiracy, death, police investigation, violent, surrealism, high school, brutality, macabre, hacker, student ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: A dying professor leaves his great-nephew a collection of documents pertaining to the Cthulhu Cult. The nephew begins to learn why the study of the cult so fascinated his grandfather. Bit-by-bit he begins piecing together the dread implications of ...
Style: scary, stylized, suspenseful, surreal, witty ...
Plot: ancient mystery, cult, nightmare, suspense, supernatural, investigation, monster, macabre, cosmic horror, cthulhu, obsession, secrets ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: louisiana, rhode island
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Impetigore (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, South Korea, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Enticed by a promise of inheritance, a young woman returns to the village of her birth. Unbeknownst to her, the villagers hide a sinister plan -- one that may require her very own death.
Style: disturbing, scary, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: curse, cult, suspense, black magic, village, remote location, hometown, mysterious past, terror, runaway, ritual sacrifice, ritual murder ...
Place: indonesia
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Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 159 min.
Story: After Dr. Bill Hartford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly ...
Style: sexual, psychological, sexy, artsy, atmospheric ...
Audience: adult
Plot: marriage, voyeurism, sex, obsession, orgy, disguise, adultery, infidelity, lust, sexuality, secret society, prostitute ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, seattle, usa
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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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Aquarius (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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Story: In the late 1960s, a Los Angeles police sergeant with a complicated personal life starts tracking a small-time criminal and budding cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his “cause.” The name of that man is Charles Manson.
Style: tense, stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, cult, hippie, missing person, police investigation, murder, interrogation, policewoman, police, name calling, police station, lawyer ...
Time: 60s, year 1967, 20th century, year 1968, year 1969
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Borderland (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three college students, Phil, Ed, and Henry take a road trip into Mexico for a week of drinking and carefree fun only to have Phil find himself a captive of a group of satanic Mexican drug smugglers who kill tourists and whom are looking for a group ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, scary, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: extreme violence, murder, killing spree, evil, missing person, serial killer, cult, insanity, bondage, human sacrifice, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: mexico, usa, latin america, texas
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Children of Sorrow (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Simon Leach is a very, very sick man. Thriving on despair, pain, and panic, he unites a group of broken and desperate people in the middle of the desert. He showers them with the love and affection they’re so desperate for, but Simon has a much ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, dark, tense, captivating ...
Plot: found footage, cult, desert, violence, isolation, murder, missing person, brainwashing, mysterious character, religions or cults, suspense, death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Lesbian Vampires (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: West Germany, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An erotic horror tale about a vixen vampiress seducing and killing women to appease her insatiable thirst for female blood.
Style: erotic, gothic, surreal, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian vampire, vampire, lesbian, cult, sexploitation, lesbian sex, supernatural, female protagonist, obsession, striptease, female nudity, sex show ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, istanbul turkey, turkey, constantinople
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