Religious fundamentalist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant religious fundamentalist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, psychological and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with religious fundamentalist, society, religion, religious fundamentalism, religious fanatic, death, family relations, murder, prayer and nudity (full frontal - brief) plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as religious fundamentalist: The Student (2016), Red State (2011), The Disintegration (2011), Cold Hell (2017), Stations of the Cross (2014), The Second Coming (2003), The Ladykillers (2004), Electrick Children (2012), Jinnah (1998), Mary Magdalene (2018).

List of religious fundamentalist movies

The Student (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Veniamin, a teenager in the midst of a mystical crisis, has his mother, schoolmates and entire high school turned upside down by his questions. - Can girls go to their swimming classes in bikinis? - Does sex education have a place in school? - ...
Style: suspense, psychological, captivating, complex
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: religion, teacher, violence, student, school, bible, male nudity, religious fundamentalism, religious fundamentalist, faith, anger, gay ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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Red State (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter Christian fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, realistic, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, protest, gay slur, torture, gay, church, dark humor, sacrifice, religious fundamentalist, confined, religion, cult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey, texas, xian
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The Disintegration (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Three young men meet Djamel (Yassine Azzouz), a charismatic manipulator, who turns the three friends against society.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: terrorism, religion, nato, indoctrination, religious fanatic, racism, religious fundamentalist, fighting the system, rebellion, lifestyle, islam, society ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, brussels
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Cold Hell (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Özge Dogruol, a young Vienna based taxi driver of Turkish origin. She witnesses an extremely brutal murder. The offender seems to be a crazed serial killer and he is convinced that Özge has seen him. A life-and-death struggle ensues.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: female vigilante, serial killer, crimes, police detective, religious intolerance, religious fundamentalist, psycho killer, psychopath, heroine, religious fanatic, assassination attempt, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vienna, germany
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Stations of the Cross (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maria finds herself caught between two worlds. At school this 14-year-old girl has all the typical teenage interests, but when she’s at home with her family she follows the teachings of the Society of St. Pius XII and their traditionalist ...
Style: serious, captivating, melancholic, art house, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: religion, self sacrifice, good versus evil, priest, domineering mother, school, society, clergy, religious fundamentalism, religious fundamentalist, sacrifice, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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The Second Coming (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 144 min.
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Story: Steven Baxter is the Son of God, and can produce the miracles to prove it. How does the world react when he announces it has to produce a Third Testament within five days, or else it's Judgment Day?
Style: psychological, serious, captivating
Plot: miraculous event, apocalypse, hopes, save the world, chaos, religions or cults, worldwide chaos, religious fundamentalist, disaster, catastrophe, chaos and mayhem, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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The Ladykillers (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a band in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting landlord – a sharp old woman.
Style: funny, humorous, entertaining, absurd, clever ...
Plot: heist, dark humor, robbery, crimes, crime gone awry, painting, cons and scams, eccentricity, greed, culture clash, african american, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, new orleans, usa
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Electrick Children (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Electrick Children tells the story of Rachel, a rambunctious girl from a polygamist colony in southern Utah. On Rachel’s 15th birthday, she finds a forbidden cassette tape. Having never seen anything like it before, Rachel plays the cassette tape, ...
Style: sentimental, serious, melancholic, psychological, experimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage pregnancy, pregnancy, family relations, self discovery, religions or cults, religious fundamentalism, teenage life, unwanted pregnancy, parents and children, innocence lost, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1996
Place: utah, las vegas, nevada, usa
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Jinnah (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, Pakistan, India
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Biography of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of modern Pakistan is told through flashbacks as his soul tries to find eternal rest. The flashbacks start in 1947 as Jinnah pleads for a separate nation from the Muslim regime, infuriating Lord ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: muslim, politics, political unrest, religious fundamentalist, religions or cults, imperialism, congress, hopes, head of state, rivalry, intrigue, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1947, year 1948
Place: india, kashmir, pakistan
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Mary Magdalene (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world ...
Style: biblical, captivating, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: religion, baptism, belief, christian, faith, jesus, apostle, treason, resurrection, religious, superstition, miraculous event ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s
Place: jerusalem, xian
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Young Ahmed (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Belgian teenager hatches a plot to kill his teacher after embracing an extremist interpretation of the Quran.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, sincere
Plot: fanatic, escape, muslim, psychologist, arab, friendship, disorder, society, youth, culture clash, religion, religious ...
Time: contemporary
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Dangerous Calling (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A suspense thriller set in the world of small town church politics, Dangerous Calling follows the story of Pastor Evan Burke and his wife Nora as they assume leadership of First Baptist Willit Springs after the mysterious death of the previous ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, christian film, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: faith, church, small town, uncover truth, who done it, clergy, crimes, society, dishonesty, dark past, suspicion, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
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The Mission (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An Iranian assassin is sent to the United States to kill a former Iranian official who served under the Shah of Iran. The night before the assassination he find out that his target (Mr. Tabataie) has already been killed by a Muslim American Hassan ...
Plot: iraq iran war, muslim, prospector, professional killer, life & death, makeover, guilt, politics, sin, tolerance, religious faith, poverty ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york, iran
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Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The take-down of an infamous leader of a small polygamous Mormon fundamentalist group, who ordered assassinations of his opponents.
Plot: serial killer, true crime, crimes, husband wife relationship, police, cult leader, sect, murder, polygamy, sermon, religious fundamentalist, mormon ...
Time: 70s
Place: utah
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Quickie Express (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A guy become a gigolo in pizza-deliveryman disguise.
Style: sex comedy
Plot: gay relationship, gigolo, religious fundamentalist, cover up, gay, gay love, loneliness, pizza delivery boy, plot twist, marital infidelity, medical student, male escort ...
Place: indonesia
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Death Race 2050 (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The year 2050 the planet has become overpopulated, to help control population the government develops a race. The Death Race. Annually competitors race across the country scoring points for killing people with their vehicles.
Style: humorous, exciting, suspense, captivating, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: car race, dark humor, murder, absurdism, corporate world, post apocalypse, distopia, car chase, brutality, rivalry, revenge, bomb ...
Place: kansas, texas, oklahoma, new mexico, south dakota ...
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100% Arabic (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: France, Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The movie takes place in a poverty-stricken, rent-controlled neighborhood on the outskirts of Paris. Algerian immigrants, many of whom are in France illegally, the place has earned the nickname of "100%Arabica". It's a rough ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous, emotional
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, disco, satire, ambition, life is a bitch, ghost, buddies, follow your dream, music band, artists and showbiz, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, paris france, france
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Marriage of the Blessed (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Haji is severely traumatized by the war with Iraq. Back from the front, he's unable to adapt to civilian life. Despite family opposition, his fiancée stands by him as together they challenge both the authority of family and state to lead their ...
Plot: iraq iran war, iraq war, war trauma, mental institution, photographer, flashback, wedding, surrealism, wealth, women's rights, politics, hijab ...
Place: iran, tehran iran, lebanon, africa
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The Rapture (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lonely telephone operator leading an empty, amoral life finds God — only to have her faith continually tested in ways beyond what she could have imagined.
Style: disturbing, surreal, thought provoking, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: end of the world, religion, mother daughter relationship, religious conversion, murder, faith, christian, religion and supernatural, religions or cults, family relations, family problems, distopia ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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Loggerheads (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled woman seeks out the child she gave up for adoption; a gay motel owner takes in a handsome drifter; and the wife of a preacher frets that a gay couple has moved in across the street. All of their lives will intersect as Loggerheads subtly ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, self discovery, society, couple relations, parents and children, family life, haunted by the past, birth mother, hiv positive, sea turtle, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 60s, contemporary, 20th century, year 2001 ...
Place: north carolina, appalachia, usa
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The King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A motiveless malignancy? Elvis leaves the Navy and heads for Texas where he contacts his father, whom he's never met, the pastor at a Christian community church. Pastor Dave tells Elvis to stay away and, without telling his family that Elvis is ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, incestuous sex, redemption, illegitimate son, hypocrisy, confession, murder, haunted by the past, society, clergy, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: austin texas, usa, texas
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Hairspray (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Pleasantly plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her best friend, Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show – and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, lyrical, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, chick flick, kids ...
Plot: dancing, artists and showbiz, dream come true, teenage love, racism, follow your dream, fat girl, teenager, teenage girl, music, stereotypes, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, chicago illinois
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Footloose (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock.
Style: feel good, captivating, serious, intense, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick, family outing ...
Plot: dancing, high school, teenager, love and romance, music, youth, rebellion, dancer's life, rebelliousness, small town, church, teenage rebellion ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, utah
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Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the rise of morals crusader Mary Whitehouse in the UK in the 1960's,
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, humorous, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: media, couple relations, private vs public, couples, ignorance, conservatism, campaigning, television, morality, christian, husband wife relationship, campaign ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
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Contact (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and ...
Style: philosophical, inspirational, cerebral, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: science, nasa, alien encounter, space travel, scientist, space and aliens, alien contact, first contact, benign alien, religion, intelligence, alien ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico, new mexico, washington d.c., usa, florida ...
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Wadjda (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Germany, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight ...
Style: touching, talky, stylized, feminist film, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, bicycle, islam, muslim, muslim girl, school, gender, dreams, children, religious fanatic, hijab, women ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, iran, japan
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Higher Ground (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Vera Farmiga's directorial debut, HIGHER GROUND, depicts the landscape of a tight-knit spiritual community thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith. Inspired by screenwriter Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir This Dark ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: faith, evangelical christianity, belief in god, redemption, human spirit, introspection, self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, religions or cults, society, christian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 70s
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Anarchy TV (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of anarchists use their public-access TV show to satirize the government until a right-wing preacher attempts to shut them down.
Style: suspense, cynical, biting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: satire, anarchist, television, anarchism, minister, activism, anarchy, preacher, friends, fighting the system, society, clergy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Escape From Raqqa (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Turkey
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paris, spring 2015. Faustine travels to Syria with her little son to join ISIS; but, once in Raqqa, she soon realizes the hell she is gotten herself into. Her husband Sylvain quickly understands that the French government is powerless to help him, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Plot: isis, escape, border crossing, rescue mission, attempted escape, risk, mother child separation, activist, life risking, military, airport, night ...
Time: year 2015
Place: syria, paris france, turkey
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Timbuktu (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Mauritania, Qatar
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed. A look at the brief occupation of Timbuktu by militant ...
Style: disturbing, compassionate, harsh, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: islam, desert, culture clash, brutality, political unrest, religious fanatic, legal, family in crisis, religions or cults, religious differences, life turned upside down, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: africa, rio de janeiro, middle east
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