Religious fanaticism movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant religious fanaticism movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out disturbing, suspense, psychological, captivating, realistic and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with religious fanaticism, religion, religions or cults, society, religious fanatic, faith, murder, life is a bitch, religious cult and death plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as religious fanaticism: Prayers for Bobby (2009), Midnight Mass (2021), Modus (2015), Red State (2011), Agora (2009), Brimstone (2016), The Righteous Gemstones (2019), Stake Land (2010), Salem Witch Trials (2002), Heart of the Beholder (2005).

List of religious fanaticism movies

Prayers for Bobby (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.
Style: touching, sentimental, sad, serious, art house ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: lgbt, gay, coming out, gay teenager, suicide, life is a bitch, homosexuality, gay relationship, gay love, religious fanaticism, gay rights, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1984, year 1979
Place: usa, san francisco, california, portland oregon
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Midnight Mass (2021)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 450 min.
TV show
Story: An unsettlling omen washes ashore in the wake of the storm. Later, when the locals gather for a potluck, tragedy strikes - and a miracle occurs.
Style: mystical, scary, suspense, dark, mysterious ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, secret, religious fanaticism, community, island, paranormal, supernatural horror, priest, catholicism, ex convict, mysterious man ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s
Place: israel, middle east
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Modus (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Belgium, UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: During a snowy Christmas season in Sweden, psychologist and profiler Inger Johanne Vik finds not only herself but also her autistic daughter drawn into the investigation of a number of disturbing deaths, through which she meets detective Ingvar ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, dark, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, religious fanaticism, murder, investigation, winter, crimes, uncover truth, family relations, death, society, couples, police officer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
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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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Agora (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Malta, Bulgaria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.
Style: philosophical, epic, emotional, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: ancient history, impossible love, mathematics, roman empire, political unrest, atheism, medieval, historical character, religions or cults, ancient egypt, master and servant, unrequited love ...
Time: 5th century, middle ages
Place: egypt, alexandria egypt, rome italy, ancient greece, spain ...
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Brimstone (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In the menacing inferno of the old American West, Liz is a genuine survivor who is hunted by a vengeful preacher for a crime she didn’t commit.
Style: suspense, brutal, epic, disturbing, macabre ...
Plot: obsession, church, mute, female protagonist, brutality, sign language, father daughter incest, rape, preacher, plot twist, sexual torture, pedophile ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: netherlands
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The Righteous Gemstones (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 36 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a world-famous televangelist family with a history of deviance, greed and, yes, charitable work, all in the name of Jesus.
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: religion, greed, family relations, religious fanaticism, cover-up, society, parents and children, patriarch, secrets, religious fanatic, religious, wealthy family ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
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Stake Land (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned towns and cities, and it's up to Mister, a death ...
Style: scary, bleak, road movie, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: post apocalypse, vampire, vampire hunter, supernatural, epidemic, survival, apocalypse, monster, infected, depression, vengeance, violence ...
Time: future, contemporary
Place: canada, usa
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Salem Witch Trials (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: The film recounts the sobering tale of how 19 innocent lives were taken in a community experiencing paranoid hysteria regarding the suspected - but unproved - presence of the occult in the small New England town.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, execution, religions or cults, society, legal, politics, courtroom drama, americana, social decay, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
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Heart of the Beholder (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a family who opened the first videocassette rental stores in St. Louis in 1980. The family was ruined by a corrupt prosecutor who had been blackmailed by a religious group because the family refused to remove Martin ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: rivalry, fighting the system, rebellion, corporate crime, society, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, courtroom drama, injustice, religions or cults, store ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
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A Is For Acid (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John George Haigh, the notorious "acid bath murderer" in 1940s England, becomes the subject of this dramatisation
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspense
Plot: serial killer, acid, murder mystery, murder, deception, religious fanaticism, serial murder, mental health, crimes, true crime, debt, money ...
Time: 1940s
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Die Puppenspieler (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
Story: Helpless, the young convent student Richard has to watch as his mother Sarazenin Zobeida is condemned by the inquisitor Heinrich Institoris as a witch and burned at the stake. From then on, Richard swears revenge on Institoris for what he did to his ...
Style: captivating, disturbing
Plot: inquisition, revenge, religious fanaticism, adventure, religious faith, religion, life is a bitch, social problems, medieval, corporal punishment, renaissance, court ...
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Tyler Perry's Ruthless (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A spinoff of "The Oval," follows Ruth Truesdale as she's forced to play nice with a scandalous religious cult of powerful sex crazed fanatics in the hopes of freeing herself and her daughter.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, disturbing, suspense
Plot: cult, religious cult, religious fanatic, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, religious faith, religions or cults, religious fanaticism, problem, life is a bitch, black cast, religion ...
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We Still Say Grace (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The teenage daughter of a religious fanatic attempts to escape her twisted family life when three strangers break down near their remote farmhouse and interrupt her father's delusional family suicide pact.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: suicide, family relations, problem, religions or cults, mass suicide, religious fanaticism, faith, father daughter relationship, religious cult, religious fanatic, religion, convention ...
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Joan of Arc (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Dumont's sequel to Jeannette picks up where the previous film left off, with Jeanne's military victories, her capture, trial, and ultimate execution.
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: burned alive, female protagonist, death sentence, court, religious fanatic, religions or cults, historical figure, religious hypocrisy, female warrior, religious persecution, medieval, faith ...
Time: 15th century
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The Sinners (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seven girls start a cult where each of them must embody one of the seven deadly sins. They realize there's more to their religious town after they go missing, one by one.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychotronic, suspense, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, revenge, murder, violence, secret, death, seven deadly sins, demon, creature, supernatural power, characters in danger, vengeance ...
Place: canada
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Tell the World (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia
TV show
Story: In 19th Century New England, the lives of a diverse group of people collide through interweaving stories of despair, identity, faith, hope and trust.
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: faith, religion, religions or cults, religious faith, society, church, religious intolerance, religious cult, religious fanaticism, religious fanatic, bible prophecy, religious ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, new england
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Ignatius of Loyola (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Philippines, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Historical biographical religious drama film based on the memoirs of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order who was also canonized as a saint in Roman Catholicism.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, psychological, disturbing, suspense
Plot: jesuit, saint, religion, catholic, inquisition, religious faith, religious cult, religious conversion, belief in god, life is a bitch, faith, violence ...
Place: the philippines
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House of Sweat and Tears (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: She, leader of a religious sect, leads a group of people. All live together in a claustrophobic place. The arrival of a mysterious character changes everything.
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: sect, mystery, religions or cults, religious fanaticism, supernatural horror, religious fanatic, cult leader, religion and supernatural, secret society, religious cult, religious sect, society ...
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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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Padre Pio: Miracle Man (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 202 min.
Story: The poor Italian peasant boy Francesco already has visions of Jesus and Mary as a child, but the Devil visits him too. He, Francesco, is quite certain that he will become a priest. After entering the Capuchin Order it becomes clear that Padre Pio ...
Style: suspense, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, spiritual
Plot: catholic, saint, religion, miraculous event, priest, christian, religious persecution, religious faith, catholic priest, faith, religions or cults, reconciliation ...
Place: italy
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Divine Love (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Brazil, Uruguay, Denmark, Norway, Chile, Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 2027 Brazil, civil servant Joana mainly deals with divorce cases. As a member of a branch of evangelical Christians known as the Divino Amor group, she uses her position to offer a kind of physical therapy to couples who want to separate. ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: swinger, wife swapping, orgasm, strong sexual content, swinger couple, interracial sex, sexuality, sex, open marriage, religion, sexual pleasure, marital reconciliation ...
Time: near future, future
Place: brazil
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A.D. The Bible Continues (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A.D.: The Bible Continues is a television miniseries, based on the Bible, and a sequel to the 2013 miniseries. It is produced by Roma Downey, Mark Burnett, and Richard Bedser.
Style: biblical, exciting, epic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: religions or cults, religion, faith, christian, jesus, heroes, bible, human nature, society, hopes, escapades, religious faith ...
Time: 1st century
Place: holy land
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The Desert Within (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: To redeem himself from a great sin, a man dedicates himself to building a church.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense
Plot: family problems, murder, life is a bitch, death sentence, social problems, wartime, religion, religious persecution, social relations, mass murder, wartime life, society ...
Time: 1920s
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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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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, mind bending, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: conspiracy, adventure, twists and turns, christianity, investigation, treasure hunt, holy grail, mystery, religion, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century, 1st century
Place: vatican, london, paris france, europe, england ...
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Empire of the Wolves (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Turkey
Duration: 128 min.
Story: When the young detective Paul Nerteaux finds the third slashed female corpse of illegal Turkish immigrants, he decides to ask for support to the experienced dark retired detective Jean-Louis Schiffer to chase the serial killer. Together, they ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, memory loss, murder, mystery, serial killer, mind game, master criminal, terrorism, life is a bitch, police officer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, istanbul turkey, paris france, europe, turkey
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The Afflicted (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A story of incomprehensible abuse delivered by an explosively violent mother of four. Journey through the mind of a child that experiences a living hell, defined and defended by the twisted religious beliefs of her mother (
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: crimes, parents and children, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, alcohol abuse, family problems, domestic disturbance, siblings relations, serial killer, bad mother, abuse, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.
Style: heroic, inspirational, realistic, touching, harsh ...
Plot: gunfight, atrocity, christian, christianity, religion, civil war, orphan, child in peril, lone hero, army, violence, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: uganda, africa, sudan, pennsylvania, california
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Holy Ghost People (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: religions or cults, rescue, missing person, crimes, uncover truth, clergy, woman in danger, religion, brainwashing, religious fanaticism, mountain, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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