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 realistic, serious, sincere, suspense, captivating and psychological films and TV shows about / with religious fundamentalism, society, religious fundamentalist, religion, family relations, death, vengeance, murder, prayer and religions or cults plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as religious fundamentalism: The Ledge (2011), The Circle (2000), Cold Hell (2017), Footloose (2011), Population 436 (2006), Electrick Children (2012), The Student (2016), Closed Doors (1999), Dangerous Calling (2008), The Mission (1983).

List of religious fundamentalism movies

 6.5
 19K
The Ledge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A thriller in which a battle of philosophies between a fundamentalist Christian and an atheist escalates into a lethal battle of wills.
Style: psychological, sincere, emotional, tense, uplifting ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, moral dilemma, atheist, life turned upside down, redemption, introspection, hopes, unfaithful wife, police detective, race against time, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
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God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pastor Dave responds to the unimaginable tragedy of having his church, located on the grounds of the local university, burned down.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, rough, christian film
Plot: church, christian, brother brother relationship, faith, religious fundamentalism, religious fanatic, religion, prayer, university, pastor, arson, jail ...
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 7.4
 6K
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, sincere, contemplative, disturbing ...
Plot: on the run, prostitute, rebellion, woman in danger, life is a bitch, pregnancy, politics, friendship, injustice, society, abortion, discrimination ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east, california
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 6.5
 2K
Cold Hell (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria
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: tense, psychological, exciting, suspense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, heroine, psychopath, psycho killer, female vigilante, religious intolerance, female protagonist, brawl, revenge, anti heroine, religious fundamentalism ...
Time: 21st century
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: suspense, enigmatic, captivating, rough
Plot: private investigator, police, psychiatrist, secret, sect, preacher, religious fundamentalism, village idiot, murder, drugged, private detective, librarian ...
Place: finland
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 5.9
 47K
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: sincere, feel good, serious, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: dancing, dance, teenage love, dancer's life, small town, repression, rebellion, rebelliousness, love and romance, music, fish out of water, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, southern usa, boston
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 5.7
 11K
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, serious, scary, suspense, offbeat
Plot: small town life, danger, isolation, small town, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, riddles and clues, conspiracy, mayor, mystery, murder, trap ...
Time: contemporary
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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, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, religions or cults, self discovery, teenage life, unwanted pregnancy, nobody believes, skating, lifestyle, parents and children, innocence lost, mormon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: nevada, las vegas, utah, usa
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 6.8
 5K
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: complex, suspense, psychological, captivating
Plot: religion, teacher, violence, student, school, praying, bible, prayer, anger, classroom, faith, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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 6.6
 252
Closed Doors (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Egyptian movie tells delicately about fundamentalist problematic influence on your people
Plot: religious sect, tragic event, absent father, peeping tom, chambermaid, brainwashing, 13 year old, prostitute, religion, incest, loneliness, repression ...
Time: year 1990
Place: egypt
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Dangerous Calling (2008)
Genre: 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, suspense, christian film, tense ...
Plot: church, small town, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, dishonesty, society, deadly, clergy, murder, religious fanatic, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa
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 6.6
 175
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: destiny, honor, koran, integration, politics, hold up, fundamentalism, religious fundamentalism, hijab, amusement park, hate, tolerance ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, iran, new york
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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: religious fundamentalism, sect, religious fundamentalist, courtroom, sermon, cult, police, murder, polygamy, cult leader, mormon, husband wife relationship
Time: 70s
Place: utah
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 7.4
 39
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 ...
Plot: brother brother relationship, lawyer, religious intolerance, poet, rabbit, judaism, religious fundamentalism, courtroom, shepherd, assassination, strained relationship, trial ...
Place: jerusalem, israel
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 6.6
 268
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: love, immigration, fundamentalism, hate, doctor, martyrdom, cousin cousin relationship, assassination plot, handgun, religious fundamentalism, pistol, assassin ...
Place: iran
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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, melancholic, art house, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: church, clergy, society, overbearing mother, religion, domineering mother, self sacrifice, good versus evil, school, teenage life, anorexia, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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 6.3
 46K
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: sincere, cynical, political comedy, factual, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, americana, election, patriotism, rise to the top, president, leadership, parents and children, iraq war, society, head of state, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 60s, 70s, 21st century ...
Place: texas, usa, washington d.c., yale university, iraq ...
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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, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, dishonesty, fall in love, americana, vengeance, old west, terrorism, religions or cults, crimes, young lovers, tragic hero ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1870s, 1840s
Place: utah, arkansas, usa, salt lake city utah
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 6.2
 62K
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: realistic, tense, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: protest, church, gay slur, confined, society, kidnapping, perversity, danger, psychopath, deception, torture, preacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, xian, new jersey, texas
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, newspaper reporter, mormon, who done it, uncover truth, vengeance, couple relations, siblings relations, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, investigation, gory ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
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 5.8
 2K
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: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, virgin mary, society, hopes, self discovery, obsession, religions or cults, celebrity culture, redemption, showbiz, infidelity, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jerusalem, new york, usa, middle east, israel
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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: clever, disturbing, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom, small town, rivalry, politics, rebellion, dishonesty, society, journalism, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, media, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: america
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Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, twists and turns, whimsical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rise and fall, train, cousin cousin relationship, hypocrisy, music, musician, couples, musical tour, sexual content, wedding, profanity, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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 6.6
 71K
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: serious, captivating, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: dancing, high school, music, dance, youth, rebelliousness, love and romance, dancer's life, rebellion, small town, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah, chicago illinois
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 8.1
 11K
Bombay (1995)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A love story of a good-hearted Hindu man and a beautiful devout Muslim woman who leave their village to marry against the wishes of their parents and move to Bombay to start a fresh life. There they have twin sons and a daughter. But turmoil engulfs ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, controversial, serious, realistic ...
Plot: twins, journalism, forbidden love, separated, family relations, couples, family disapproval, religions or cults, love and romance, romance, society, politics ...
Time: 1990s, year 1992, 90s, year 1993
Place: asia, india, mumbai india
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 5.7
 257
Blue River (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Edward's father walked out on his family years ago. In the years since, his mother has become a fundamentalist Christian and fallen for the school's self-righteous principal, Henry Howland. When Howland begins to mistreat Edward's ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: dysfunctional family, arson, small town life, coming of age, society, youth, single parent, betrayal, family relations, family problems, small town, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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 7.5
 19K
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, serious, realistic, sincere, talky ...
Plot: school, childhood, muslim, family relations, dreams, traditional versus modern, fighting the system, gender, teachers and students, parents and children, power relations, everyday life ...
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, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: faith, evangelical christianity, life is a bitch, hopes, self discovery, human spirit, redemption, introspection, religions or cults, society, christian, friendship between women ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 60s, 1960s
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 6.2
 5K
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: thought provoking, disturbing, mind bending, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, group sex, murder, religious conversion, faith, religions or cults, family problems, family relations, religion and supernatural, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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 7.1
 16K
Timbuktu (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Mauritania, France, 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, harsh, compassionate, emotional, intense ...
Plot: political unrest, religions or cults, legal, family in crisis, life turned upside down, religious differences, islam, desert, religious fanatic, abuse of power, culture clash, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: africa, rio de janeiro, middle east
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