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, atmospheric, scary, disturbing and tense films and TV shows about / with cult, violence, murder, danger, deadly, brutality, death, blood, supernatural and splatter plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
cult movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as cult: The Wicker Man (1973), Martyrs (2008), Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966), Millennium (1996), Aquarius (2015), Get Out (2017), Night of the Living Dead (1968), The Invitation (2015), Midsommar (2019), The Endless (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, christian film, scary ...
Plot: cult, investigation, virgin, trap, paganism, disappearance, ritual, island, society, mystery, missing person, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, seaport
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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, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, cult, child abuse, violence, torture chamber, kidnapping, gory, torment, suffering, brutality, vengeance, afterlife ...
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Plot: cult, family in danger, fire, gun, sacrifice, flashlight, hand, supernatural, supernatural ability, couple relations, destiny, family life ...
Time: 60s
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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: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, tense
Plot: cult, serial killer, good versus evil, investigation, murder investigation, prophecy, fbi, secret movement, supernatural, crimes, fighting crime, government agency ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
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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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, police detective, missing person, police investigation, crimes, murder, hippie, nickname, interrogation, police, policewoman, police station ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969, year 1967 ...
Place: usa, california
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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, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: hypnosis, interracial romance, racism, cult, survival, missing, friendship, african american, human monster, brainwashing, violence, female villain ...
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, survival, cult, rescue, isolation, chaos, back from the dead, danger, trapped, cemetery, confinement indoors ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1968, 1960s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
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The Invitation (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will and his new girlfriend Kira are invited to a dinner with old friends at the house of Will’s ex Eden and her new partner David. Although the evening appears to be relaxed, Will soon gets a creeping suspicion that their charming host David is ...
Style: twist ending, dark, scary, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: suicide, deception, cult, conspiracy, obsession, suspicion, stabbing, dinner party, paranoia, mass murder, psychological thriller, wife husband relationship ...
Place: california
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Midsommar (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 147 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: enigmatic, rough, suspenseful, brutal, suspense
Plot: ritual, cult, sacrifice, trip, paganism, hallucinogenic drug, community, incest, blood, death, burned alive, isolation ...
Place: sweden
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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: emotional, suspense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: childhood trauma, cult, suicide, supernatural, brothers, brother brother relationship, camp, haunted by the past, time loop, ghost, human nature, good versus evil ...
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The Colony (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, touching, suspense, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: torture chamber, violence against women, cult, kidnapping, religious fanatic, military dictatorship, political unrest, torture, discipline, escape, genocide, revolution ...
Time: year 1973
Place: chile, south america, latin america, germany, new jersey
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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, psychedelic, surreal ...
Plot: vampire, archaeologist, cult, human sacrifice, supernatural, temple, dangerous attraction, deadly creature, worm, 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, british horror, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, siege, friends, cult, misfit, death, british, pub, slacker, winchester rifle, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, britain, london
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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, suspense, scary, exciting, ambiguous ending
Plot: cult, ransom, violence, father daughter relationship, prophet, religion, brother, kidnapping, brutality, preaching, praying, murder ...
Time: 1900s
Place: wales
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Snuff (1975)
Genre: Horror
Country: 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, gory, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
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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, realistic ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, captivity, cult, torture, mistaken identity, self discovery, life is a bitch, murder, family problems, society, estrangement ...
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, serious, atmospheric, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ancient mystery, space travel, space and aliens, time travel, save the world, wormhole, parallel world, alien race, cult, megalomaniac, changing the past or future, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
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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: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric
Plot: satanism, supernatural, satanist, deal with the devil, demon, occult, ritual, cult, 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: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, rough, psycho film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, murder, bondage, cult, evil, drinking, human sacrifice, insanity, danger, crime, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, texas, latin america
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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, nightmare, baby, freak, existentialism, cult, unwanted pregnancy, parents and children, art, imagination, crazy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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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, torture, back from the dead, multiple storylines, transformation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 19th century, 1830s
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The Following (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, 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, exciting, captivating, serious
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, fbi, mind game, killings, police investigation, crimes, special agents, crime, cult, violence, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Genre: Action, 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: sword and sorcery, barbarian, slavery, good versus evil, escapades, cult, gladiator, danger, obsessive quest, vengeance, heroic mission, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history, prehistoric times, stone age, 80s
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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, mysterious character, danger, woman in danger, cult, love affair, dangerous attraction, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: europe, austria, sicily italy
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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, serial killer, danger, teenager, maniac, fear, axe, lake, gory, camp, cult ...
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: brutal, disturbing, scary, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, cannibalism, amazon rainforest, torture, atrocity, insanity, gory, survival, violence spree, brutality, cult, rape ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south america, latin america, new york, usa
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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, race against time, danger, world domination ...
Time: 1960s
Place: bahamas, england, europe, buckingham palace, scotland yard ...
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Death Race 2000 (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In a boorish future, the government sponsors a popular, but bloody, cross-country race in which points are scored by mowing down pedestrians. Five teams, each comprised of a male and female, compete using cars equipped with deadly weapons. ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, serious, rough ...
Plot: car chase, survival, rivalry, chases and races, danger, cult, contests and competitions, escapades, reckless driving, dark hero, crimes, air disaster ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, cross country, united states
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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, brutality ...
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, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: eccentric family, family life, dark fantasy, supernatural ability, parents and children, family tradition, butler, couple relations, marriage, sitcom, siblings relations, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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