Ritual movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ritual movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, suspenseful, scary, serious, disturbing and tense films and TV shows about / with ritual, murder, supernatural, death, blood, danger, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity and deadly plots mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ritual: Midsommar (2019), The Ritual (2017), A Dark Song (2016), The Wicker Man (1973), The Skeleton Key (2005), The Bride (2017), The Golem (2018), Ready or Not (2019), The Alienist (2018), Children of the Corn (2009).

List of ritual movies

 7.1
 285K
Midsommar (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 148 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: brutal, rough, enigmatic, psychedelic, disturbing ...
Plot: ritual, paganism, hallucinogenic drug, sacrifice, religious cult, community, magic mushroom, rite, cult, death, incest, corpse ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia, europe
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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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 6.2
 17K
A Dark Song (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, british horror
Plot: occult, black magic, ritual, angel, supernatural, female protagonist, demon, loss of child, isolated house, loss of son, supernatural power, occult ritual ...
Place: wales
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 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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The Skeleton Key (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, macabre, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, occult, ghost, black magic, ritual, attic, supernatural horror, paralysis, rite, witchcraft, soul transference, mysterious character ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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 4.6
 3K
The Bride (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This is a story of a small town girl named Nastya. Her newly married husband Ivan drives her to his hometown to meet his family. Upon their arrival Nastya feels she made a wrong decision: she is surrounded by weird people and she sees creepy photos ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, enigmatic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: ritual, old mansion, family curse, wedding, family, redemption, love and romance, family history, vengeance, abduction, ghost, crimes ...
Place: russia
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 5.5
 7K
The Golem (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Israel
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A re-imagining of the old mystical folklore that follows a woman and a tight-knit Jewish community that is besieged by foreign invaders. She conjures a dangerous creature to protect them but it may be more evil than she ever imagined.
Style: psychotronic, exciting, scary, suspense
Plot: ritual, golem, survival horror, rabbi, monster, folklore, legend, child, evil, ancient, jewish, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 17th century
Place: lithuania, europe
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 6.8
 140K
Ready or Not (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.
Style: brutal, suspense, twists and turns, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: game, rite, family curse, murder, ritual, fiancee, hide and seek, deal with the devil, satanic cult, wealth, female protagonist, wedding ...
Time: year 1989, 2010s, 80s
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 7.7
 53K
The Alienist (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crime reporter, John Moore, meets with psychologist, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, murder investigation, police, crime investigation, psychologist, ritual, crimes, private detective, violence, homicide detective, reporter ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
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Children of the Corn (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set primarily in 1975 in the fictional town of Gatlin, Nebraska this remake of the 1984 original (based on Stephen King's 1977 short story) centers around traveling couple Burt and Vicky as they fight to survive a cult of murderous children who ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, slasher ...
Plot: ritual, cornfield, society, rivalry, sacrifice, small town, countryside, children, murder, human sacrifice, king, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1975, 70s, year 1963
Place: nebraska, usa, vietnam, asia
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The Initiation (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Kelly, a young woman, has been plagued by nightmares of a burning man her entire life. Upon entering college, she pledges a sorority that forces them to perform an initiation night prank. With several of her friends, she breaks into a store and ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, sexy, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ritual, murder, psychopath, prank, serial killer, psycho killer, fraternity, sorority, supernatural, haunted by the past, student life, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
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The Believers (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Mourning the accidental death of his wife and having just moved to New York with his young son, laconic police psychologist Cal Jamison (Martin Sheen) is reluctantly drawn into a series of grisly, ritualistic murders involving the immolation of two ...
Style: psychological, tense, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: voodoo, ritual, ritual murder, cult, crimes, religions or cults, family relations, supernatural, child in peril, murder, sacrifice, death ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, minneapolis minnesota, brooklyn new york city
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 7.3
 291K
Hereditary (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After their reclusive grandmother passes away, the Graham family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, psychotronic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural horror, ritual, fear, spiritualism, secret society, possession, satanism, demon, dysfunctional family, evil spirit, curse, supernatural ...
Place: utah
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 5.8
 9K
Pyewacket (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A frustrated, angry teenage girl awakens something in the woods when she naively performs an occult ritual to evoke a witch to kill her mother.
Style: suspense, scary, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: black magic, ritual, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, occult, forest, curse, witch, devil worship, murder, female protagonist, witchcraft ...
Place: canada
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 5.5
 8K
Wake Wood (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The parents of a girl who was killed by a savage dog are granted the opportunity to spend three days with their deceased daughter.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, scary, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ritual, pagan, grief, haunted by the past, isolation, mystery, spouse in danger, village, curses spells and rituals, dealing with death, small town ...
Place: ireland
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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: serious, scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: satanism, occult, supernatural, afterlife, ritual, demon, cult, curses spells and rituals, satanist, deal with the devil, woman in danger, supernatural ability ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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The Crimson Rivers (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, police investigation, police detective, mountain, demon, corpse, ritual, crimes, faked death, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, alps, paris france
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 7.8
 102K
The OA (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Prairie Johnson, blind as a child, comes home to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk with the FBI or her parents about the seven years she went missing.
Style: enigmatic, bleak, suspense, mysterious, twist ending
Plot: parallel universe, alternate dimension, disappearance, mysticism, alternate reality, captive, mysterious disappearance, ritual, healing, abduction, experiment, blindness ...
Place: san francisco
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 5.1
 10K
Husk (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A group of friends stranded near a desolate cornfield find shelter in an old farmhouse, though they soon discover the dwelling is the center of a supernatural ritual.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: scarecrow, cornfield, supernatural, friends, murder, curse, ritual, farm, zombie, curses spells and rituals, group of friends, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jean Reno, Benoit Magimel and Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Star Wars Trilogy) star in the riveting action-packed sequel to Crimson Rivers. No one is safe when seemingly random killings emerge as a deadly pattern intended to usher ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, talky, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police detective, apocalypse, police investigation, ritual, serial killer, who done it, mysterious character, law enforcement, partners against crime, uncover truth, monk ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
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 6.2
 5K
Dust Devil (1992)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker.
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: desert, supernatural, ritual, woman in danger, murder, missing person, investigation, hallucination, fire, adultery, hitchhiker, demon ...
Time: 90s
Place: south africa, namibia
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A Woman Possessed (1975)
Genre: Horror
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Laurent, a seemingly normal young man, is looking to join a witches’ sect that resides in a forest near his house. The only thing is Laurent’s wife Aline also needs to join the sect in order to complete his initiation. Aline is understandably ...
Style: suspense, bleak, rough, scary, psychotronic
Plot: witch, ritual, possession, ritual sacrifice, occult, rape, torture, humiliation, sect, witchcraft, exploitation, pagan ...
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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: suspense, bleak, scary, rough
Plot: ritual, cult, missing person, euthanasia, death, haunted house, suicide, disappearance, chase
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Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, Romania, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During a bitter family feud, Jodie Hatfield, and her boyfriend Ricky McCoy, decide to leave town to avoid being found out, but are soon caught in the act. Wanting vengeance, he seeks out the monster Pumpkinhead, and resurrects it seek revenge on the ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, saga, slasher ...
Plot: wedding, supernatural, monster, ritual, family feud, ghost, demon, tragic love, supernatural ability, death in the family, vigilantism, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary
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Chemical Wedding (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A shy, stuttering professor brings satanist Aleister Crowley back to life.
Style: scary, serious, slasher, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: satanism, occult, curse, reincarnation, religions or cults, ritual, magic, voyeurism, death, supernatural, supernatural ability, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 1940s
Place: england, europe
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Season of the Witch (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 14th century Crusader returns with his comrade to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. The Church commands the two knights to transport a witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.
Style: dark fantasy, gothic horror, gothic, stylized, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: knight, supernatural, good versus evil, legends and myths, witch, monk, curse, witchcraft, inquisition, sword and sorcery, curses spells and rituals, monastery ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe
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 6.0
 72
Grace's Room (2016)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Billie, a twenty something burnout, is tasked with house-sitting for her aunt and uncle, but after inviting some friends over, becomes convinced her teenage cousin Grace has stolen a notebook containing her latest screenplay. While hunting for the ...
Style: tense, scary, bleak, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: human sacrifice, ritual, cult, ritual sacrifice, friends, friend, demon, goat, gunfight, paranormal, murder, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.3
 188
The Indian (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Dutch eight-year-old boy Koos discovers he was adopted after birth in Peru. While searching for his roots, Koos meets Peruvian Indians at the cinema. The enterprising rascal now devotes himself to becoming a quintessential Indian, more proudly even ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, feel good, light, dark
Plot: indigenous people, ritual, ancestor, boy, orphan, courage, determination, tribe, adoption, initiation, sibling rivalry, adventure ...
Place: peru, netherlands
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A Man Called Horse (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1825 an English aristocrat is captured by Indians. He lives with them and begins to understand/accept their lifestyles. Eventually he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their leader.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, intense, scenic ...
Plot: native americans, ritual, adventure, captivity, lifestyle, survival, manhood, injustice, interracial relations, bear attack, aristocrat, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, south dakota, india, california
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 5.5
 989
The Ninth (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Petersburg at the end of the 19th century was embraced by a massive enthusiasm for the occult sciences and esotericism. British medium Olivia Reed arrives in the capital of the Russian Empire on tour and gathers crowds of people at her public ...
Style: captivating, mysterious, atmospheric, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: black magic, investigation, occult, love, ritual, psychic power, book of magic, past, killing spree, back from the dead, search, storytelling
Time: 19th century
Place: st. petersburg russia
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