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 suspenseful, suspense, scary, serious, tense and rough films and TV shows about / with ritual, death, murder, blood, violence, danger, supernatural, nudity (full frontal - brief), knife and deadly plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
ritual movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ritual: Midsommar (2019), The Ritual (2017), A Dark Song (2016), The Wicker Man (1973), The Golem (2018), The Alienist (2018), The Skeleton Key (2005), The Bride (2017), Pyewacket (2017), Ready or Not (2019).

List of ritual movies

Midsommar (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden
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, enigmatic, rough, suspenseful, psychedelic ...
Plot: ritual, paganism, hallucinogenic drug, sacrifice, magic mushroom, community, incest, cult, death, blood, travel, trip ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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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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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: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, british horror
Plot: occult, black magic, ritual, angel, supernatural, demon, isolated house, loss of child, mansion, ghosts, loss of son, supernatural power ...
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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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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, suspense, exciting, scary
Plot: ritual, survival horror, rabbi, monster, golem, legend, folklore, child, evil, ancient, supernatural being, jewish ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: lithuania, europe
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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, psychologist, murder investigation, crime, ritual, police, crimes, violence, crime investigation, reporter, private detective ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
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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, suspenseful, macabre, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, occult, ghost, supernatural horror, attic, black magic, paralysis, ritual, spell, rite, plot twist, mysterious character ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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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, enigmatic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: ritual, old mansion, family curse, wedding, love and romance, redemption, family, crimes, vengeance, abduction, family history, photograph ...
Place: russia
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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, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: ritual, black magic, mother daughter relationship, forest, teenage girl, witch, devil worship, murder, curse, occult, witchcraft, female protagonist ...
Place: canada
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Ready or Not (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: twists and turns, scary, suspense, suspenseful, brutal ...
Plot: game, fiancee, rite, hide and seek, murder, deal with the devil, satanic cult, family curse, ritual, wealth, wedding, female protagonist ...
Time: year 1989, 80s, 2010s
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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, serious, scary, suspense, remake of american film ...
Plot: cornfield, ritual, danger, society, rivalry, countryside, small town, murder, corn, human sacrifice, blood, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1975, year 1963, 70s
Place: usa, nebraska, vietnam, asia
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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: suspenseful, scary, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ritual, pagan, grief, haunted by the past, danger, mystery, spouse in danger, isolation, curses spells and rituals, village, dealing with death ...
Place: ireland
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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: scary, suspenseful, sexy, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, ritual, psychopath, prank, psycho killer, serial killer, sorority, fraternity, violence, danger, haunted by the past, supernatural ...
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, crimes, family relations, religions or cults, deadly, danger, supernatural, cult, murder, sacrifice ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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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, spiritualism, satanism, ritual, secret society, fear, demon, dysfunctional family, evil spirit, supernatural, evil, curse ...
Place: utah
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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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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, rough, bleak, scary, psychotronic
Plot: witch, ritual sacrifice, ritual, occult, humiliation, torture, rape, witchcraft, sect, exploitation, possession, pagan ...
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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, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: scarecrow, supernatural, friends, cornfield, murder, group of friends, danger, farm, violence, zombie, ritual, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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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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: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, saga
Plot: supernatural, wedding, monster, ritual, family feud, ghost, demon, supernatural ability, tragic love, heroic mission, death in the family, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
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The Crimson Rivers (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, 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, crime, mountain, police investigation, police detective, crimes, faked death, secret, corpse, ritual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, alps, paris france
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Get Carter (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, murder, ritual, gangsters, vengeance, crime, lone wolves, rivalry, criminal heroes, deadly, criminal's revenge, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, seattle, las vegas, seattle washington
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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: bleak, serious, scary, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: satanism, reincarnation, religions or cults, ritual, occult, blood, magic, curse, death, voyeurism, experiment gone awry, slasher ...
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: gothic, stylized, suspense, dark, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: knight, dark fantasy, gothic horror, legends and myths, supernatural, witch, good versus evil, monk, witchcraft, inquisition, curse, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe
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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, light, feel good, dark
Plot: adoption, ritual, indigenous people, ancestor, boy, determination, orphan, courage, tribe, initiation, slingshot, sibling rivalry ...
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, aristocrat, adventure, survival, captivity, lifestyle, danger, manhood, injustice, interracial relations, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, south dakota, india, california
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The Protector (2018)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Turkey
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: The epic adventure of Hakan, a young shopkeeper whose modern world gets turned upside down when he learns he’s connected to a secret, ancient order, tasked with protecting Istanbul.
Style: exciting, captivating, enigmatic, tense
Plot: archaeology, plague, ritual, love, friendship, superhero, heroes, immortal, fight scenes, save the world, netflix, ancient mystery ...
Time: 16th century, 15th century
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey, constantinople, ottoman empire
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Truth or Dare (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A harmless game of "Truth or Dare" among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: truth or dare, supernatural horror, game, danger, murder, survival, demon, college, characters killed one by one, rivalry, sacrifice, manipulation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, mexico, london, tokyo, big ben london ...
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The Brotherhood (2001)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The fraternity "Doma (House of) Tau Omega" has found a key to eternal youth without having to become blood-drinking vampires. Will they be able to recruit Chris, an innocent and perfect newcomer?
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: college, fraternity, supernatural, vampire, frat party, teenage life, danger, friendship, ritual, student life, secret society, initiation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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The Other Side of the Door (2016)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Grieving over the loss of her son, a mother struggles with her feelings for her daughter and her husband. She seeks out a ritual that allows her say goodbye to her dead child, opening the veil between the world of the dead and the living. Her ...
Style: enigmatic, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Plot: evil spirit, ritual, death, death of son, ghost, shaman, suicide attempt, car accident, nightmare, drowning, pregnant, temple ...
Place: india
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