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, cult film, tense and scary films and TV shows about / with cult, violence, murder, danger, death, brutality, blood, deadly, blood splatter and supernatural plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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 1982
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cult: The Wicker Man (1973), Get Out (2017), Martyrs (2008), Aquarius (2015), Shaun of the Dead (2004), Night of the Living Dead (1968), The Ritual (2017), Eraserhead (1977), Colonia (2015), Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966).

List of cult movies

 7.5
 79K
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, twist ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: cult, ritual, investigation, sacrifice, island, virgin, paganism, trap, disappearance, society, mystery, missing person ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, united kingdom
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 7.7
 560K
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, psycho, secrets, brainwashing, survival, missing person, interracial relations, secret society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york
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 7.0
 92K
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, twist ending, sinister, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: torture, child abuse, brutality, violence, cult, torment, torture chamber, kidnapping, porn, afterlife, death, suffering ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
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 7.0
 12K
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: tense, stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, police detective, missing person, police investigation, crimes, murder, hippie, policewoman, police, interrogation, drugs, party ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1969, year 1968
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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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: parody, witty, humorous, not serious, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, dark humor, siege, cult, zombie attack, zombie outbreak, zombie survival, cannibalism, survival, friends, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, london, britain
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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, rough, suspense, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cult, cannibalism, survival, rescue, isolation, back from the dead, chaos, trapped, cemetery, confinement indoors, group of strangers ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1967
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
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 6.3
 94K
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: enigmatic, tense, psychological, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: lost in the woods, ritual, forest, hiking, supernatural horror, paganism, guilt, sacrifice, norse mythology, supernatural, witchcraft, monster ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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 7.3
 113K
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, avant garde, art house, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: surrealism, existentialism, nightmare, cult, insanity, baby, freak, parents and children, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, psychology ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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 7.0
 53K
Colonia (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, suspense, tense, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture chamber, cult, military dictatorship, religious fanatic, coup d'etat, violence against women, kidnapping, torture, escape, political unrest, survival, sect ...
Time: 70s, year 1973
Place: chile, south america, latin america, germany, new jersey
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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: psychotronic, serious, slasher, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: cult, destiny, family in danger, fire, sacrifice, family life, woman in danger, couple relations, ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, psychopath ...
Time: 60s
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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, slasher ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: killer child, cult, small town, murder, cornfield, preacher, human sacrifice, good versus evil, sacrifice, isolation, children, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
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 5.6
 4K
Bad Dreams (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 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, suspenseful, rough, slasher, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cult, supernatural, hospital, afterlife, suicide, cult leader, psychopath, mind game, woman in danger, insanity, sole survivor, nightmare ...
Time: 80s, 70s
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The Addams Family (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, dark fantasy, sitcom, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: horror for children
Plot: eccentric family, dark humor, goth, cult, satire, family life, butler, supernatural ability, supernatural, couple relations, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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 7.4
 87K
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, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, fbi, psychopath, murderer, killings, cult, crimes, special agents, investigation, police investigation, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.5
 41K
The Endless (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 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, captivating, emotional, suspense
Plot: brothers, cult, time loop, supernatural, childhood trauma, suicide, brother brother relationship, camp, brother, human nature, haunted by the past, life is a bitch ...
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 5.0
 5K
Jackals (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, 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, psychological, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: cult, family in danger, siege, murder, baby, father son relationship, intervention, kidnapping, terror, night, isolated house, house ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
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 4.7
 8K
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: bleak, suspense, captivating, exciting, psychotronic ...
Plot: cult, haunted by the past, childhood trauma, supernatural, hallucination, murder, suicide, possession, sole survivor, abandoned house, childhood memory, news report ...
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Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, 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: epic, stylized, exciting, dark fantasy, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sword and sorcery, barbarian, good versus evil, cult, slavery, escapades, gladiator, mythology, obsessive quest, vengeance, heroic mission, black magic ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, 80s
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 6.3
 67K
Dead Snow (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, 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: scary, parody, not serious, bleak, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, nazi zombie, dark humor, world war two, supernatural, nazism, friends, cult, survival, best friends, nazi, undead ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, europe
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When Heroes Fly (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Israel
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: psychological, captivating, exciting, suspense, tense
Plot: cult, soldier, disappearance, jungle, girlfriend, post traumatic stress disorder, friendship, investigation, rivalry, crimes, forest, israeli ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel, colombia
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 2.8
 2K
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, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, cult, filmmaking, biker, violence spree, sexual abuse, crimes, mind game, dangerous attraction, obsession, strong sexual content ...
Time: 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
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Children of Sorrow (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Simon Leach is a very, very sick man. Thriving on despair, pain, and panic, he unites a group of broken and desperate people in the middle of the desert. He showers them with the love and affection they’re so desperate for, but Simon has a much ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: cult, missing person, mysterious character, religions or cults, murder, isolation, desert, manipulation, brainwashing, death, found footage, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, Haikyo.com. She becomes involved with Kumiko's "family circle", which grows darker after the mass suicide of 54 ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, scary
Plot: mass suicide, dysfunctional family, cult, family relations, nihilism, suicide, internet, woman in danger, youth, on the run, teenage life, leaving home ...
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, realistic, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cult, hip hop, crimes, fighting crime, rivalry, partners, uninhibited rivalry, farce, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, police station ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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 7.3
 14K
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: disturbing, surreal, psychological, biting, realistic ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, sex with mother, life is a bitch, self discovery, mistaken identity, family problems, society, cult, captivity, parents and children, torture ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
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 3.4
 304
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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cult, psychopath, crimes, vengeance, mental illness, split personality, obsession, rivalry, suburbs, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 8.4
 91K
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, atmospheric, serious, captivating
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien planet, space travel, ancient mystery, space and aliens, alien race, time travel, parallel world, save the world, parallel universe, escapades, cult, megalomaniac ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
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 8.0
 11K
Millennium (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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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, good versus evil, fbi, conspiracy, investigation, prophecy, secret movement, supernatural, cult, murder investigation, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
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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, rough, suspenseful, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, world war two, battles, gunfight, cult, war, adventure, partners, survival, life is a bitch, military, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 70s
Place: germany, france, europe
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 6.4
 135K
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: slasher, suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, maniac, murder, camp, psychopath, drowning, cult, fear, revenge, serial murder, teenage life, strong sexual content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1958, 50s
Place: new jersey, usa
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