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 suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, scary, tense and serious films and TV shows about / with cult, violence, murder, danger, brutality, deadly, blood, death, insanity and splatter plots mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
cult movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as cult: The Wicker Man (1973), Martyrs (2008), Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966), Aquarius (2015), The Endless (2017), Millennium (1996), Eraserhead (1977), Society (1989), Love Exposure (2008), Get Out (2017).

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, suspenseful, cult film, christian film ...
Plot: cult, virgin, ritual, island, investigation, trap, paganism, disappearance, society, mystery, missing person, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, 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, rough, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: torture, child abuse, violence, cult, kidnapping, torture chamber, brutality, gory, torment, vengeance, afterlife, death ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
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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: cult film, serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Plot: cult, family in danger, fire, hand, flashlight, sacrifice, gun, slasher, woman in danger, couple relations, supernatural ability, deadly ...
Time: 60s
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Aquarius (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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: stylized, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, police detective, missing person, police investigation, crimes, murder, hippie, nickname, policewoman, police, interrogation, name calling ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1968 ...
Place: usa, california
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The Endless (2017)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: captivating, emotional, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: cult, childhood trauma, suicide, supernatural, brother brother relationship, camp, brothers, haunted by the past, time loop, brother, life & death, life is a bitch ...
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Millennium (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A retired FBI serial-profiler joins the mysterious Millennium Group, a team of underground ex-law enforcement experts dedicated to fighting against the ever-growing forces of evil and darkness in the world.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, tense
Plot: serial killer, cult, good versus evil, fbi, secret movement, supernatural, investigation, prophecy, murder investigation, crimes, supernatural ability, who done it ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
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Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: The story of the Peoples Temple cult led by Jim Jones and the events leading up to one of the largest mass suicides in history.
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: cult, commune, poison, psychopath, fighting the system, leadership, rebellion, religions or cults, drug abuse, against humanity, sect, messiah ...
Time: 70s, year 1980
Place: africa
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Eraserhead (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Style: surreal, art house, psychological, avant garde, disturbing ...
Plot: surrealism, insanity, cult, nightmare, baby, existentialism, freak, parents and children, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, crazy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Beverly Hills teen (Billy Warlock) discovers his parents are part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite.
Style: scary, surreal, psychological, dark humor, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: secret society, surrealism, cult, transformation, delusion, body horror, psychiatrist, mystery, youth, teenage life, suburbs, social differences ...
Time: 80s
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Love Exposure (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 237 min.
Story: After Yu's mother dies his father, a priest, only seems to take solace in the confessions of his sons sins causing Yu to partake in various 'sinful' activities to appease him. This is a teen love story as only the Japanese could bring ...
Style: uplifting, disturbing, psychological, surreal, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, cult, love, sin, family values, society, rebelliousness, christianity, fall in love, teenage life, youth, prank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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: twist ending, psychological, tense, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: interracial romance, hypnosis, racism, survival, human monster, cult, friendship, african american, missing, psycho, disappearance, satire ...
Place: new york
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Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Although not the first zombie film, Night of the Living Dead is the progenitor of the contemporary "zombie apocalypse" ...
Style: scary, rough, suspense, cult film, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cannibalism, survival, cult, rescue, isolation, chaos, back from the dead, danger, trapped, cemetery, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
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Kill List (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.
Style: disturbing, tense, bleak, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: brutality, hitman, cult, ritual sacrifice, ex soldier, priest, crime, deadly, crimes, marital problem, danger, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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The Veil (2016)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story springs from the real-world headlines of religious cults and mass suicides. With Veil, it begins 30 years ago, when members of a religious cult known as Heaven's Veil take their own lives. The truth behind what really happened remains ...
Style: suspense, bleak, captivating, exciting
Plot: cult, abandoned house, haunted by the past, supernatural, childhood trauma, murder, possession, sole survivor, hallucination, little girl, female protagonist, childhood memory ...
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The Colony (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Luxembourg, UK
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, touching, suspense, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: military dictatorship, torture chamber, violence against women, cult, kidnapping, political unrest, torture, discipline, religious fanatic, escape, genocide, coup d'etat ...
Time: year 1973
Place: chile, south america, latin america, germany, new jersey
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The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a remote corner of England's Peak District, a mysterious skull is unearthed. But even weirder is that Lady Sylvia steals the skull for use in worshiping - very erotically - her pagan god, The White Worm, who hungers for the taste of virginal ...
Style: dark humor, gothic, scary, psychedelic, surreal ...
Plot: vampire, archaeologist, cult, human sacrifice, worm, supernatural, temple, dangerous attraction, deadly creature, surrealism, transformation, monster ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
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Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead return to life and make strenuous attempts to snack on ordinary Londoners.
Style: dark humor, humorous, cult film, british horror, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, siege, friends, cult, misfit, death, british, pub, slacker, survival, winchester rifle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, england, britain, london
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Apostle (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
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: prophet, cult, ransom, violence, father daughter relationship, deal with the devil, religion, brother, kidnapping, brutality, preaching, praying ...
Time: 1900s
Place: wales
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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: suspense, psychological, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: cult, family in danger, siege, baby, murder, home invasion, terror, night, intervention, father son relationship, kidnapping, house ...
Time: 20th century, year 1983
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When Heroes Fly (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Eleven years after falling out, four friends, war veterans of a Special Forces unit, reunite for one final mission: to find Yaeli, a former lover of one of them and sister of another. Their journey will take them deep into the Colombian jungle but, ...
Style: psychological, exciting, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: cult, soldier, disappearance, jungle, girlfriend, friendship, search, danger, investigation, rivalry, crimes, forest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel, colombia
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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: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, banned film ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, cult, filmmaking, sex, violence, biker, violence spree, banned, crimes, crime, gory ...
Time: 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
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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
Plot: dysfunctional family, cult, nihilism, internet, suicide, woman in danger, on the run, family relations, teenage life, youth, leaving home, mysterious stranger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Big Money Hustlas (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sugar Bear (Shaggy 2 Dope), a detective from Frisco is called down to NYC by police chief (John G. Brennan) to assist Officer Harry Cox (Harland Williams). The mission is to take down the corrupt crime ring controlled by Big Baby Sweets (Violent J) ...
Style: rough, not serious, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cult, hip hop, blood, fighting crime, crimes, partners, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, farce, police station, crime, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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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: surreal, dark humor, disturbing, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: mother son incest, incest, cult, captivity, torture, mistaken identity, self discovery, life is a bitch, society, estrangement, family problems, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
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Stargate SG-1 (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The story of Stargate SG-1 begins about a year after the events of the feature film, when the United States government learns that an ancient alien device called the Stargate can access a network of such devices on a multitude of planets. SG-1 is an ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, captivating
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ancient mystery, space travel, space and aliens, time travel, parallel world, save the world, wormhole, alien race, alien planet, escapades, cult, megalomaniac ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, near future ...
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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 ...
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: siege, cult, fbi, standoff, raid, cult leader, true crime, fbi agent, shoot out, fire, united states of america
Time: year 1993, 1990s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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The Last Man (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, Argentina
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense
Plot: cult, contemplating suicide, end of the world, gang, messiah, post traumatic stress disorder, violence, apocalypse, crying, revolver, storm, prediction ...
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The Hexecutioners (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two disparate young women working for a company that conducts euthanasia are dispatched to a remote estate to perform a custom assisted-suicide ritual, but unwittingly summon the wraiths of a Death Cult that once inhabited the property.
Style: rough, suspense, bleak, scary
Plot: cult, ritual, missing person, death, euthanasia, haunted house, suicide, disappearance
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To the Devil a Daughter (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American occult novelist battles to save the soul of a young girl from a group of Satanists, led by an excommunicated priest, who plan on using her as the representative of the Devil on Earth.
Style: serious, psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: satanism, occult, supernatural, satanist, deal with the devil, demon, cult, ritual, danger, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, supernatural ability ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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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, bleak, suspenseful, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, missing person, human sacrifice, bondage, evil, cult, drinking, insanity, danger, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, texas, usa, latin america
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