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, serious, scary, disturbing, surprise ending and tense films and TV shows about / with cult, danger, brutality, violence, murder, deadly, death, supernatural, splatter and dialogue plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cult: The Wicker Man (1973), Martyrs (2008), Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966), Millennium (1996), Aquarius (2015), Conan the Barbarian (1982), Get Out (2017), Night of the Living Dead (1968), The Endless (2017), The Colony (2015).

List of cult movies

 7.6
 58K
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, christian film, scary ...
Plot: cult, investigation, trap, paganism, disappearance, ritual, island, society, mystery, missing person, amateur detective, virgin ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, seaport
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 7.1
 73K
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, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: violence, torture, cult, torment, child abuse, torture chamber, kidnapping, suffering, afterlife, gory, brutality, vengeance ...
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Plot: cult, family in danger, sacrifice, flashlight, fire, gun, supernatural, slasher, destiny, couple relations, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 60s
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 8.1
 9K
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, tense
Plot: cult, serial killer, good versus evil, investigation, murder investigation, prophecy, fbi, supernatural ability, supernatural, secret movement, crimes, government agency ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
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 7.1
 10K
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, missing person, police detective, police investigation, crimes, murder, hippie, policewoman, police, interrogation, nickname, lawyer ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1967 ...
Place: usa, california
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Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Spain, 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: stylized, exciting, epic, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: barbarian, cult, slavery, good versus evil, escapades, sword and sorcery, gladiator, danger, obsessive quest, vengeance, heroic mission, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history, prehistoric times, stone age, 80s
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 7.7
 397K
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, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: hypnosis, racism, cult, survival, missing, interracial romance, friendship, plot twist, african american, human monster, brainwashing, violence ...
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, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cannibalism, trapped, survival, cult, rescue, isolation, back from the dead, danger, chaos, cemetery, siege ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1967, 1960s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
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 6.5
 21K
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, suspense, suspenseful, emotional
Plot: childhood trauma, cult, suicide, brothers, supernatural, brother brother relationship, camp, haunted by the past, time loop, ghost, violence, good versus evil ...
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 7.1
 42K
The Colony (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Luxembourg, UK, USA
Duration: 106 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, intense, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: torture chamber, cult, kidnapping, religious fanatic, military dictatorship, political unrest, torture, discipline, escape, violence against women, genocide, revolution ...
Time: year 1973
Place: chile, germany, new jersey, latin america
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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, british horror, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, siege, british, zombie apocalypse, friends, cult, misfit, death, pub, slacker, gory, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, england, britain, london
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 6.3
 30K
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: cult, ransom, violence, father daughter relationship, prophet, religion, brother, kidnapping, brutality, preaching, deity, deal with the devil ...
Time: 1900s
Place: wales
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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, psychopath, cult, filmmaking, sex, violence, biker, violence spree, banned, sexual abuse, mind game, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
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 8.4
 77K
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, serious, atmospheric, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ancient mystery, space travel, space and aliens, time travel, parallel world, parallel universe, wormhole, save the world, cult, master villain, megalomaniac, changing the past or future ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, near future ...
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 5.6
 9K
Borderland (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, rough, psycho film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, murder, bondage, drinking, cult, evil, human sacrifice, insanity, danger, curses spells and rituals, crime, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, texas, usa, latin america
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 7.4
 89K
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, nightmare, baby, freak, existentialism, cult, insanity, parents and children, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, crazy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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 6.9
 37K
Creepshow (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A. Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.
Style: suspenseful, dark humor, scary, macabre, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, zombie, murder, gory, cult, danger, death, violence, revenge, torture, back from the dead, multiple storylines ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 1830s, 19th century
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 7.5
 80K
The Following (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Notorious serial killer Joe Carroll, after being found guilty of murdering 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature, escapes from death row. The FBI calls former agent Ryan Hardy to consult on the case, as he was ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, captivating, exciting, serious
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, fbi, mind game, killings, police investigation, crimes, special agents, cult, violence, good versus evil, victim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Blade of the Ripper (1971)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, Austria
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Newly married to an older man, Julie returns to Vienna, where a razor wielding slasher is killing women. Jean, her cruel and sadistic former lover, immediately contacts her, certain that only he can satisfy her strange vice. But she rejects him. She ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, psycho film, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mystery killer, murder, obsession, love triangle, cult, danger, woman in danger, mysterious character, femme fatale, power relations, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: europe, austria, sicily italy
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 6.5
 104K
Friday the 13th (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, camp, serial killer, revenge, danger, teenager, maniac, fear, axe, lake, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
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: disturbing, scary, rough, banned film, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, cannibalism, torture, atrocity, amazon rainforest, gory, survival, violence spree, brutality, cult, rape, violence ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south america, latin america, new york, usa
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 7.3
 16K
Help! (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This Beatles film has an obscure Asian cult, that believes in human sacrifice, chasing Ringo after he accidentally put on the their victim's ceremonial ring. He is pursued by the cult, a pair of mad scientists, a member of a side cult that no ...
Style: humorous, witty, surreal, absurd, light ...
Plot: mad scientist, chase, the beatles, adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, cult, music, curses spells and rituals, adventurer, rescue, world domination ...
Time: 1960s
Place: bahamas, england, europe, scotland yard, buckingham palace ...
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The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
Genre: 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, surreal, psychedelic ...
Plot: archaeologist, vampire, worm, human sacrifice, supernatural, temple, dangerous attraction, deadly creature, cult, surrealism, curses spells and rituals, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
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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: suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, small town, isolation, human sacrifice, killer child, preacher, good versus evil, sacrifice, cornfield, cult, children, religion ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
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The Addams Family (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A satirical inversion of the ideal of the perfect American nuclear family, they are an eccentric wealthy family who delight in everything grotesque and macabre, and are never really aware that people find them bizarre or frightening. In fact, they ...
Style: gothic, humorous, dark humor, offbeat, not serious ...
Plot: eccentric family, supernatural ability, family tradition, family life, parents and children, butler, couple relations, marriage, sitcom, siblings relations, small town, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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 6.3
 61K
Dead Snow (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Norway
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eight medical students on a ski trip to Norway discover that Hitler's horrors live on when they come face to face with a battalion of zombie Nazi soldiers intent on devouring anyone unfortunate enough to wander into the remote mountains where ...
Style: dark humor, scary, humorous, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, nazi, best friends, gory, parody, cult, nazism, danger, youth, supernatural, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, medical school, europe
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 2.8
 29K
Troll 2 (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young child is terrified to discover that a planned family trip is to be haunted by vile plant-eating monsters out of his worst nightmare...
Style: scary, humorous, serious, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, cult, witch, seance, danger, goblin, popcorn, sandwich, vacation, monster, seduction, destiny ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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The Inglorious Bastards (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in Europe during WWII, a group of American soldiers on their way to military prison are beset upon by a German artillery attack, escaping with Switzerland in their sights. Before making it any farther, they volunteer to steal a V2 warhead for ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, escape, explosion, war, gunfight, soldier, rivalry, military, life is a bitch, battle zone, escapades, fugitives ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: france, germany, europe
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker ...
Style: sexual, exciting, scary, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: transvestism, cult, mad scientist, butler, dancer, cannibalism, time warp, dark and stormy night, castle, gender bending, young lovers, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: transylvania, ohio
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 8.3
 810K
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and ...
Style: tense, stylized, captivating, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, psychopath, crimes, violence spree, gang, heist gone wrong, dark hero, cult, undercover cop, perfect crime, thief ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
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