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, serious, scary, psychological and tense films and TV shows about / with cult, danger, violence, deadly, murder, blood, death, supernatural, insanity and brutality plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
cult movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as cult: The Wicker Man (1973), Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966), Martyrs (2008), Shaun of the Dead (2004), Get Out (2017), Aquarius (2015), Eraserhead (1977), Night of the Living Dead (1968), The Ritual (2017), The Colony (2015).

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: cult film, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: cult, ritual, investigation, island, virgin, trap, paganism, disappearance, society, mystery, missing person, amateur detective ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
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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, scary, suspenseful, serious, macabre ...
Plot: cult, destiny, family in danger, hand, sacrifice, flashlight, fire, gun, couple relations, family life, woman in danger, psychopath ...
Time: 60s
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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, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, child abuse, cult, brutality, violence, torture chamber, kidnapping, torment, gory, suffering, afterlife, death ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
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Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK, France, USA
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, witty, humorous, not serious, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, cult, siege, survival, friends, parody, anti heroes, zombie attack, supernatural, chases and races, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, england, london, britain
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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, surprise ending, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, interracial romance, hypnosis, cult, african american, human monster, survival, psycho, friendship, missing person, brainwashing, missing ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
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Aquarius (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, policewoman, nickname, interrogation, police, drugs ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1968 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Eraserhead (1977)
Genre: Fantasy, 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, psychological, art house, avant garde, disturbing ...
Plot: surrealism, existentialism, cult, nightmare, insanity, baby, freak, parents and children, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, crazy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
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, cult film, rough, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cult, survival, rescue, isolation, chaos, back from the dead, danger, cannibalism, trapped, cemetery, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
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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: disturbing, enigmatic, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Plot: supernatural horror, lost in the woods, ritual, paganism, guilt, hiking, norse mythology, forest, supernatural, friends, monster, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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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, emotional, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cult, torture chamber, coup d'etat, violence against women, kidnapping, religious fanatic, discipline, political unrest, military dictatorship, torture, military, soldier ...
Time: 70s, year 1973
Place: chile, south america, latin america, germany, new jersey
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The Endless (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, 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: suspenseful, emotional, captivating, suspense
Plot: cult, brothers, supernatural, childhood trauma, suicide, brother brother relationship, camp, time loop, brother, danger, human nature, haunted by the past ...
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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, tense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: cult, family in danger, siege, home invasion, murder, baby, intervention, night, kidnapping, terror, father son relationship, house ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
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The Following (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychopath, fbi, killings, crimes, special agents, cult, police investigation, crime, violence, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Bad Dreams (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 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: scary, rough, suspenseful, macabre, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, cult, hospital, suicide, cult leader, mind game, woman in danger, psychopath, afterlife, deadly, danger, insanity ...
Time: 80s, 70s
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When Heroes Fly (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: captivating, psychological, exciting, tense, suspense
Plot: cult, soldier, disappearance, jungle, girlfriend, post traumatic stress disorder, friendship, danger, investigation, search, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: colombia, israel
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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: psychopath, murder, cult, filmmaking, violence, biker, violence spree, banned, sexual abuse, gory, crimes, mind game ...
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, realistic, serious, scary
Plot: dysfunctional family, cult, family relations, nihilism, suicide, internet, woman in danger, on the run, youth, teenage life, leaving home, false identity ...
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, suspenseful, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cult, hip hop, blood, crimes, fighting crime, uninhibited rivalry, farce, rivalry, partners, police station, law enforcement, crime ...
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, realistic ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, cult, captivity, torture, groping, self discovery, mistaken identity, life is a bitch, sex with mother, estrangement, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
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Craig (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: CRAIG is a lonely, somewhat awkward, young man trying to recover from losing his parents in a big fire. Besides a friend from childhood, in one go he looses everyone he cares about. The friend, Cliff, isn't of much use either. He has his own ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cult, psychopath, vengeance, mental illness, crimes, danger, deadly, gory, split personality, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Stargate SG-1 (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien planet, space travel, ancient mystery, space and aliens, wormhole, time travel, alien race, parallel world, save the world, escapades, cult, megalomaniac ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 1990s ...
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Millennium (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, good versus evil, investigation, conspiracy, prophecy, fbi, supernatural, secret movement, cult, murder investigation, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
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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, suspense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: siege, cult, fbi, standoff, showdown, true crime, cult leader, raid, gunfight, fbi agent, shoot out, fire ...
Time: year 1993, 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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The Last Man (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, Argentina, UK
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: psychotronic, suspense, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: apocalypse, post traumatic stress disorder, storm, cult, suicidal thoughts, gang, end of the world, contemplating suicide, messiah, male protagonist, war veteran, father daughter relationship ...
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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: bleak, scary, suspense, rough
Plot: ritual, cult, missing person, death, euthanasia, pursuit, 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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: satanism, occult, supernatural, ritual, deal with the devil, demon, cult, curses spells and rituals, danger, woman in danger, psychopath, rivalry ...
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: killing spree, murder, missing person, bondage, drinking, drinking alcohol, cult, evil, insanity, danger, drug abuse, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, texas
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Zombie Women of Satan (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a group of nightclub performers – including Pervo the clown, Zeus, a flatulent dwarf, and Skye, a feisty rock chick – arrive on a remote farm for a cable TV interview, they soon discover the dark secret of the sinister family who live there ...
Style: not serious, sexy, suspense, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: zombie, experiment gone awry, cult, deadly creature, escapades, parody, danger, supernatural, deadly, missing person, gory, mad scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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In Search of Lovecraft (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: While shooting a Halloween news story on horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, reporter Rebecca Marsh discovers that the "fiction" Lovecraft wrote is actually true and the creatures and cults described in his writings really exist.
Style: bleak, scary, serious, offbeat
Plot: nightmare, cult, supernatural, writer's life, uncover truth, ancient mystery, journalism, deadly, mad scientist, religions or cults, chaos, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
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Daughters of Satan (1972)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man buys a painting depicting witches being burned at the stake, one of whom bears an uncanny resemblance to his wife.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, talky ...
Plot: reincarnation, witch, cult, supernatural, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, ghost, danger, supernatural ability, burned alive, occult, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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