Religious fundamentalism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant religious fundamentalism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, disturbing, psychological, serious, suspense and realistic films and TV shows about / with religious fundamentalism, religion, society, murder, death, faith, bible, religious, blood and religions or cults plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as religious fundamentalism: The Student (2016), Stations of the Cross (2014), Electrick Children (2012), Population 436 (2006), The Circle (2000), Cold Hell (2017), Footloose (2011), God's mighty servant (2011), Mariette in Ecstasy (2009), Superbook (2011).

List of religious fundamentalism 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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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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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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Population 436 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A census-taker (Sisto) is sent to investigate why a certain small town has had the same population -- 436 residents -- for the last 100 years.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, serious, psychological thriller ...
Plot: small town life, brainwashing, religions or cults, isolation, small town, curses spells and rituals, mystery, murder, conspiracy, trap, prophecy, religious fundamentalism ...
Time: contemporary
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The Circle (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, harsh, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, pregnancy, on the run, rebellion, prostitute, life is a bitch, society, friendship, injustice, women, women's rights, discrimination ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east, california
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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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Vares: The Path of the Righteous Men (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The body of a young woman whose heart has been ripped out of her chest is found in a remote are in Finland. The finder of the body, a dismissed pastor, hires private investigator Jussi Vares to investigate the crime. Vares uncovers a criminal ring ...
Style: enigmatic, suspense, captivating, rough
Plot: preacher, murder, private investigator, police, secret, psychiatrist, sect, village idiot, religious fundamentalism, private detective, infidelity, suicide ...
Place: finland
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Footloose (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Ren MacCormack is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where loud music and dancing are prohibited. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s ...
Style: feel good, absurd, entertaining, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: dancing, teenage love, dancer's life, small town, teenager, rebellion, love and romance, youth, culture clash, hip hop, music, love ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, southern usa
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God's mighty servant (2011)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The story of Sister Pascalina Lehnert, who was the personal confidant and secretary to Pope Pius XII for forty years, when he was the papal nuncio in Germany, and then for his whole pontificate. The Pope had great confidence in her wisdom, energy, ...
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating
Plot: catholic, nun, faith, religious, religious faith, religious fundamentalism, religion, religious differences, historical character, life philosophy, convent, female protagonist ...
Place: vatican
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Mariette in Ecstasy (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In this forceful study of religious passion an extraordinary spiritual experience is placed in the center of a deftly evoked natural world, namely, rural upstate New York just after the turn of the century. At summer's end, when she is 17, ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, suspense
Plot: trance, abbess, mother superior, nun, convent, religious conversion, religious, religious faith, belief in god, religion, religion and supernatural, faith ...
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Superbook (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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Story: Chris Quantum is your typical Middle School student -- except if you take into account one of his best friends is a robot named Gizmo. Add his best friend Joy Pepper into the mix and you have a recipe for adventure. The adventures begin for this ...
Style: biblical, sincere, captivating, thought provoking, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: robot, jesus, christian, faith, time jump, bible story, bible, belief in god, adventure, time travel, sent to the past, noah's ark ...
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The Healing Garden (2021)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An aging military chaplain and a young girl from a broken home join forces to plant a miracle garden touched by God. The Healing Garden is a faith-based film, laced with warmth and comedy. It celebrates the healing of families and communities ...
Style: captivating, psychological, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: religion, family, religious fundamentalism, gardening, religious, religious conversion, faith, relationships, society, garden, religious faith
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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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Faustina: Love and Mercy (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Docudrama tracing the life of Saint Faustina Kowalska, whose visions of Jesus Christ inspired the Roman Catholic devotion to the Divine Mercy and earned her the title of "Apostle of Divine Mercy".
Style: captivating, psychological
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, saint, religion, religious fanatic, shrine, religions or cults, religious faith, religious fanaticism, religious fundamentalism, catholic, religious conversion, propaganda ...
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Saul: The Journey to Damascus (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Malta, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Known as Saul the Butcher, the stoning of Stephen was said to have shattered Saul's faith in the Temple and its denial of Christ as the Messiah. His conversion to Christianity and baptism as Paul changed the history of the world.
Style: christian film, thought provoking, psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: christianity, bible, faith, changing lives, religious faith, religious intolerance, belief in god, religious conversion, religious differences, religious fundamentalism, bible story, change of heart ...
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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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Holy Spider (2022)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A journalist descends into the dark underbelly of the Iranian holy city of Mashhad as she investigates the serial killings of sex workers by the so called "Spider Killer", who believes he is cleansing the streets of sinners.
Plot: serial killer, police, journalist, sex worker, strangulation, islam, muslim, murder, death sentence, drug abuse, female journalist, motorcycle ...
Time: year 2001
Place: iran
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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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Svaha: The Sixth Finger (2019)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Pastor Park is head of a religious investigation center that exposes cults and cult leaders. While looking into a suspicious new religion called ‘Deer Mount,’ he slowly uncovers clues that connect this cult to a series of mysterious cases of ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspense, rough, tense ...
Plot: religion and supernatural, investigation, death of mother, supernatural, suicide, child, catholic priest, demon, obsession, pregnancy, religion, crimes ...
Time: year 1999
Place: south korea
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There Will Be Blood (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. ...
Style: suspense, serious, disturbing, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: oil, greed, character study, ambition, rivalry, rise to the top, father son relationship, money, sign language, misanthrope, desert, religion ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, middle ages, turn of the century ...
Place: california, pacific ocean, usa, san francisco, los angeles
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Potato Dreams of America (2021)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A true story about a gay boy growing up in the collapsing USSR, his courageous mail-order bride mother, and their adventurous escape to Seattle in the 90s.
Style: disturbing, humorous, captivating, entertaining
Plot: gay, immigration, american dream, mother son relationship, immigrants, lgbt, transsexual, dream, moving, society, friendship, new life ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: usa, russia, seattle, ussr
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Closed Doors (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Egyptian movie tells delicately about fundamentalist problematic influence on your people
Plot: gulf war, sex crime, boy, high school student, love, hopelessness, rape, islam, loneliness, repression, sin, prostitution ...
Time: year 1990
Place: egypt
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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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Brothers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Israel
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two brothers separated at birth find themselves years later in Israel. Dan, who chose a life of work, lives with his family in a kibbutz in the south. Aaron, his brother, doctor in philosophy and law and the Torah, arrives from the USA to defend the ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: brother brother relationship, brother brother reunion, social relations, conflict, brother brother conflict, marital argument, society, religion, brothers, brother, social problems, social issues ...
Place: israel, jerusalem
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Maryam (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An Iranian-born teenager living in suburban New Jersey thinks of herself as simply an American until anti-Iranian sentiment erupts in her community after American hostages are held in Iran.
Plot: muslim, love, doctor, hijab, fundamentalism, hate, iranian, immigration, martyrdom, religious fundamentalism, cousin cousin relationship, assassination plot ...
Place: iran
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W. (2008)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life -- his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and ...
Style: political, factual, cynical, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: politics, president, oil, ambition, election, americana, patriotism, rise to the top, leadership, parents and children, gulf war, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., texas, iraq, middle east, california ...
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September Dawn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Western
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A story set against the Mountain Meadows Massacre, the film is based upon the tragedy which occurred in Utah in 1857. A group of settlers, traveling on wagons, was murdered by the native Mormons. All together, about 140 souls of men, women and ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: conspiracy, murder, dishonesty, old west, vengeance, fall in love, americana, romance, terrorism, crimes, young lovers, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1870s, 1850s
Place: utah, salt lake city utah, usa, arkansas
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Messenger of Death (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wifes and children of the Mormon Orville Beecham become victims of a massacre in his own house. The police believes the crime had a religious motive. Orville doesn't give any comment on the case, is taken into protective custody. Journalist ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder of family, investigative reporter, newspaper reporter, revenge, reporter, murder, mormon, tough heroes, righting the wronged, investigation, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado
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Mary (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Following the shooting of a film on the life of Jesus called This Is My Blood, Marie Palesi (Juliette Binoche), the actress who plays Mary Magdalene takes refuge in Jerusalem in search of the truth behind the myth. The director of the film, Tony ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic
Plot: religion, christian, virgin mary, filmmaking, society, hopes, obsession, self discovery, religions or cults, redemption, showbiz, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jerusalem, new york, israel, usa, middle east
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Inherit the Wind (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Style: gothic, captivating, thought provoking, talky, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, small town, courtroom, religion versus science, culture clash, against the odds, small town life, idealism, human spirit, teachers and students, school ...
Time: 1920s
Place: america
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