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, suspense, scary, atmospheric and macabre films and TV shows about / with cult, violence, brutality, danger, murder, supernatural, runaway, dialogue, death and storytelling plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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 1665
cult movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as cult: The Wicker Man (1973), The Endless (2017), Aquarius (2015), Highlander (1986), Mother! (2017), Martyrs (2008), Get Out (2017), Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966), Apostle (2018), Night of the Living Dead (1968).

List of cult movies

 7.6
 56K
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: cult, island, investigation, paganism, disappearance, ritual, human sacrifice, virgin, missing person, mystery, supernatural horror, foreskin ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, seaport
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 6.5
 15K
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: suspense, emotional, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: cult, childhood trauma, suicide, brothers, supernatural, brother brother relationship, camp, haunted by the past, violence, human nature, danger, life is a bitch ...
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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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, missing person, police detective, police investigation, crimes, murder, hippie, policewoman, interrogation, nickname, police, lawyer ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1969 ...
Place: usa
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 7.2
 109K
Highlander (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York City in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal.
Style: suspenseful, sincere, suspense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: immortality, cult, sword fight, good versus evil, master warrior, lone wolves, supernatural, mythology, magic, dark hero, memory, mentor ...
Time: 16th century, 80s, 20th century, 1500s, 1940s
Place: scotland, new york, europe, usa, scottish highlands ...
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 6.6
 142K
Mother! (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Style: disturbing, macabre, suspenseful, psychological, absurd ...
Plot: cult, cannibalism, surrealism, uninvited guest, pregnant woman, death of son, brutality, poet, nameless character, vandalism, baby, death ...
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 7.1
 71K
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: child abuse, torment, torture, cult, suffering, violence, gory, torture chamber, brutality, afterlife, vengeance, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
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 7.7
 350K
Get Out (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
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, suspense ...
Plot: hypnosis, cult, plot twist, family, missing, african american, survival, racism, brainwashing, violence, interracial romance, secrets ...
Place: new york
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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, sacrifice, gun, flashlight, fire, family in danger, ghost, slasher, supernatural ability, woman in danger, psychopath, family life ...
Time: 60s
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 6.3
 25K
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: ransom, cult, violence, prophet, father daughter relationship, religion, kidnapping, brutality, brother, deity, preaching, deal with the devil ...
Time: 1900s
Place: wales
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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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cannibalism, survival, trapped, cult, isolation, rescue, cemetery, danger, farm, chaos, back from the dead ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1967, 1960s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
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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: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense
Plot: serial killer, cult, surrealism, murder investigation, fbi, investigation, murder, good versus evil, profiler, prophecy, crime, special agents ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
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 8.4
 75K
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 and aliens, space travel, time travel, parallel world, master villain, military, save the world, cult, wormhole, changing the past or future, alien planet ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s ...
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 6.9
 35K
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, macabre, dark humor, scary, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, zombie, murder, cult, gory, danger, death, revenge, violence, torture, voodoo, multiple storylines ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1830s, 19th century, future
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 7.4
 86K
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, psychological, avant garde, art house, disturbing ...
Plot: surrealism, nightmare, baby, existentialism, insanity, cult, freak, parents and children, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, crazy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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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: gothic, dark humor, scary, surreal, psychedelic ...
Plot: vampire, archaeologist, worm, human sacrifice, temple, deadly creature, cult, supernatural, dangerous attraction, surrealism, curses spells and rituals, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
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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, brutal, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, cannibalism, torture, amazon rainforest, gory, survival, atrocity, cult, violence spree, brutality, rape, violence ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south america, latin america, usa, new york
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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, supernatural ability, parents and children, family life, couple relations, family tradition, marriage, sitcom, small town, butler, siblings relations, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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 6.3
 59K
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, gory, best friends, cult, parody, brutality, vengeance, wartime, wilderness, torture ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, europe, medical school
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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: killer child, human sacrifice, murder, isolation, small town, preacher, sacrifice, cornfield, good versus evil, cult, children, religion ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
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 2.8
 28K
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: serious, scary, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: small town, cult, witch, goblin, seduction, monster, popcorn, sandwich, vacation, danger, seance, deadly creature ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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, camp, serial killer, revenge, maniac, teenager, fear, lake, gory, danger, axe ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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 3.7
 58K
The Wicker Man (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, small town, missing child, investigation, religions or cults, secret place, mystery, cult, sacrifice, family problems, occult, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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 5.4
 112K
Annabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, evil doll, death, sacrifice, violence, toy comes to life, cult, danger, paranormal activity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1970
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, santa monica california
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 8.3
 25K
Babylon 5 (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Babylon 5 is a five-mile long space station located in neutral space. Built by the Earth Alliance in the 2250s, it's goal is to maintain peace among the various alien races by providing a sanctuary where grievances and negotiations can be ...
Style: serious, futuristic, bleak, suspense, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space station, space travel, outer space, culture clash, time travel, adventure, space opera, benign alien, good versus evil, philosophy, space and aliens, transformation ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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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, semi serious, rough, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, escape, explosion, war, gunfight, anti heroes, buddies, adventure, battle, fugitives, soldier, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: france, germany, europe
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York City, she must navigate a world she didn’t think even existed anymore.
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, sincere, not serious ...
Plot: fish out of water, sitcom, hopes, misfit, strong female lead, cult, bunker, nanny, abduction, new job, song and dance, rich woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.7
 7K
Faults (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Claire is under the grip of a mysterious new cult called Faults. Desperate to be reunited with their daughter, Claire's parents recruit one of the world's foremost experts on mind control, Ansel Roth.
Style: tense, psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: cult, hotel, redemption, religions or cults, confined, power relations, parents and children, down on your luck, hopes, life is a bitch, kidnapping, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.1
 15K
The Sacrament (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A fashion photographer is traveling to meet his sister at Eden Parish. Once there, his friends begin to film interviews with the Eden Parish inhabitants, all of whom speak of the commune in glowing terms. However, they soon discover that there is a ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, cult, brainwashing, interview, massacre, journalist, poison, cult leader, lethal injection, drugs/alcohol, mysterious character, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted, but the memories of what she experienced in ...
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: cult, hippie, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, sibling relationship, lake or river, religions or cults, family relations, siblings relations, estrangement, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, new york state, california
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 5.8
 6K
Gothic (1986)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord ...
Style: gothic, surreal, psychological, scary, psychedelic ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, seance, ghost, supernatural, surrealism, insanity, cult, drugs, hallucination, demons, brutality ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
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