Initiation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant initiation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary, captivating, psychotronic and suspense films and TV shows about / with initiation, danger, murder, youth, supernatural, deadly, friendship, college, curses spells and rituals and female protagonist plots mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as initiation: The Skulls II (2002), Death Tunnel (2005), Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2019), The Brotherhood (2001), The Wound (2017), One Dark Night (1982), The Indian (2009), The Riot Club (2014), Always Say Yes (2019), A Woman Possessed (1975).

List of initiation movies

The Skulls II (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After joining the Skulls, Ryan Sommers (Robin Dunne) is warned not to betray any secrets about the organization or its high-powered members. However, when Ryan witnesses a murder within the Skulls' private chambers, he finds that the closer he ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, murder, lacrosse, secret, betrayal, initiation, mind game, investigation, college life, uncover truth, police corruption, leadership ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut
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 2.7
 5K
Death Tunnel (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: For an initiation stunt, five college women are locked in a Kentucky hospital built in 1910 where 63,000 people died from a disease known as the "white plague". Deep under the hospital is the "Death Tunnel" which once were used ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological, based on supposedly true story
Plot: plague, uncover truth, survival, hospital, mind game, supernatural, mysterious character, afterlife, haunted by the past, initiation, school, ghost ...
Time: 20th century, year 1932
Place: kentucky, usa
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Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 132 min.
TV show
Story: This three-part, self-contained limited series is about the newest member of the Midnight Society, her first scary tale, and what happens to the group when the terrifying events of her story start to actually happen in their small town.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Audience: horror for children
Plot: carnival, fantasy becomes reality, rescue, deal with the devil, group of friends, eccentricity, new student, mind control, initiation, small town, brother sister relationship, girl ...
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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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 6.7
 2K
The Wound (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Eastern Cape, South Africa. A lonely factory worker, Xolani, takes time off his job to assist during an annual Xhosa circumcision initiation into manhood. In a remote mountain camp that is off limits to women, young men, painted in white ochre, ...
Plot: initiation, gay interest, gay slur, machismo, gay teenager, circumcision, gay sex, in the closet, rite of passage, banned, closeted homosexual, male friendship ...
Place: south africa
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One Dark Night (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A strange man named Karl Rhamarevich dies shortly after discovering a way to become even more powerful in death through telekinesis. On the night of his burial in a crypt, Julie is to spend the night there as part of an initiation rite, supervised ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, suspense, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, reanimation, mind control, mausoleum, survival, supernatural ability, deadly, woman in danger, curses spells and rituals, zombie, prank ...
Time: 80s
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The Brotherhood IV: The Complex (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lee Hanlon, the smartest student at an elite military school called the Complex, is intrigued by the academy's Black Skulls brotherhood but finds himself thrust into the role of global savior when he discovers their devilish origin.
Plot: secret society, initiation, bomb, homoeroticism, homosexual subtext, new student, cult, conspiracy, greco roman wrestling, gay, succubus, sexual innuendo ...
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 6.2
 168
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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 6.0
 22K
The Riot Club (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.
Style: captivating, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, satirical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: spoiled brat, debauchery, university, student life, friends, social relations, society, social differences, alcohol, eccentricity, stereotypes, rich ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1700s, year 1976, 1850s ...
Place: england, oxford university, europe, london, california
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Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp's Adventure (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Lady and Tramp's mischievous pup, Scamp, gets fed up with rules and restrictions imposed on him by life in a family, and longs for a wild and free lifestyle. He runs away from home and into the streets where he joins a pack of stray dogs known ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: cartoon dog, pets, friendship, talking dog, animal shelter, dogcatcher, firefly, adventure, family, animal life, disorder, rescue ...
Time: 1910s
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 6.2
 358
Always Say Yes (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Héctor travels from Hermosillo to Mexico City in the hopes of posing naked for photography collective Feral. His friend Carlos choses not to go with him. Héctor, determined to experiment with his desire without limits, promises himself to always ...
Plot: erotica, explicit sex, unsimulated sex, gay erotica, sexual awakening, gay sex, gay, initiation, gay interest, male objectification, pubic hair, ejaculation ...
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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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The Ornithologist (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: Portugal, France, Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Stranded along a sublime river fjord in northern Portugal, a hunky ornithologist is subjected to a series of brutal and erotic Stations-of-the-Cross-style tests.
Style: queer cinema, avant garde, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: ornithologist, forest, lost, gay sex, portuguese, male objectification, nudity (full frontal - brief), river, surrealism, watching someone, barefoot male, climbing ...
Time: 21st century
Place: portugal
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 6.0
 19K
Starry Eyes (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, surreal, intense ...
Plot: hollywood, gory, filmmaking, religions or cults, manipulation, woman in danger, curses spells and rituals, artists and showbiz, manipulations, fame, violence, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
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The Final Curtain (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of college theater students sneak into the Baxter University theater at night to initiate the 'frosh meat'. Something goes terribly wrong. The next night the same actors become locked into the theater, each one of them has to face ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: college, slasher, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, deadly, theater, actor, college student, rite of passage, strangulation, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Flamingo Kid (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Brooklyn teenager Jeffrey Willis, thoroughly unhappy with his modest homestead, embraces the other-world aspects of his summer job at the posh Flamingo Club. He spurns his father in favor of the patronage of smooth-talking Phil Brody and is seduced ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, exciting, touching ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, kids
Plot: coming of age, romance, wisdom of life, youth, nightclub, social differences, fall in love, summer job, gambler, family relations, cheating, brooklyn new york city ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, 1950s ...
Place: usa, new york, california
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 7.3
 629K
Black Panther (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: King T'Challa returns home from America to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within ...
Style: suspense, futuristic, stylized, intense, cult film ...
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, warrior, technology, martial arts, king, loss of father, haunted by the past, spy, murder, black hero, chase ...
Time: future, 2010s, 1990s, year 1992, 20th century ...
Place: africa, oakland california, nigeria, south korea, london
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 4.9
 1K
Virgin Witch (1972)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Christine gets her big chance at modelling when she applies at Sybil Waite's agency. Together with Christine's sister Betty they go to a castle for the weekend for a photo shoot. Sybil has lured Christine to the castle for more than ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: occult, witch, witchcraft, exploitation, countryside, fashion, supernatural, danger, curses spells and rituals, twins, palaces castles and temples, virgin ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, london, europe
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An Average Little Man (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Giovanni Vivaldi is an average middle-aged man with a secure job as a government accountant. He wishes nothing more than to set up his only son Mario, his biggest pride in the world, with the same secure government job before he eventually retires. ...
Style: tragicomedy, italian comedy, dark humor, ambiguous ending, controversial
Plot: kidnapping, accountant, revenge, torture, years of lead, loss, heist, justice, dead fish, tied up, screaming woman, illness ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy, italy
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Crystal Nights (1992)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Greece, France, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In this supernatural-themed romance, a German woman in the between-wars period is being initiated into some kind of esoteric/psychic order and learns at that time that her ideal mate won't even be born for quite a few years. By 1936, she has ...
Style: pre war
Plot: swastika, betrayal, anti semitism, symbolism, female director, suicide, true love, divorce, older woman younger man relationship, military officer, mother daughter relationship, wedding day ...
Time: 1930s
Place: greece
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Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A powerful railroad executive, Dagny Taggart, struggles to keep her business alive while society is crumbling around her. Based on the 1957 novel by Ayn Rand.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political corruption, politics, totalitarianism, idealism, human spirit, society, workplace, workplace intrigue, hopes, ambition, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: future, year 2016, year 2017
Place: usa, colorado, new york, russia
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She-Devils on Wheels (1968)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An all-female motorcycle gang, called 'The Maneaters' hold motorcycle races, as well as terrorize the residents of a small Florida town, and clash off against an all-male rival gang of hot-riders.
Style: humorous, offbeat, rough, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knife fight, decapitation, girl gang, revenge, exploitation, murder, sex party, kidnapping, vengeance, violence spree, psychopath, motorcycle chase ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, florida
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Sisters of Death (1976)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: During an all-girl secret society initiation, one of the new members is killed playing Russian Roulette. Many years later the survivors are invited for a reunion to a lavish estate, which turns out to be owned by the crazed father of the girl who ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, isolation, murder, reunion, survival, woman in danger, vengeance, siblings relations, high school, curses spells and rituals, crimes, danger ...
Time: 70s
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The Initiation of Sarah (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sorority girl unwittingly becomes the focus of a battle between good and evil.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: sorority, college, secret society, siblings relations, college life, danger, betrayal, youth, sister sister relationship, supernatural ability, female protagonist, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When three college guys get caught spying on a sorority ritual, they're forced to accompany the pledges on their next assignment: stealing a trophy from a bowling alley. But the token they pinch has a devilish imp who makes their lives a living ...
Style: offbeat, sexual, humorous, not serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bowling, sorority, monster, spanking, curses spells and rituals, wish come true, buddies, supernatural, youth, espionage, escapades, misfit ...
Time: 80s
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The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Honeymooning in Bavaria, the young couple become stranded and are forced to stay the night in the area. Doctor Ravna, owner of the impressive chateau that sits imposingly above the village, invites them to dinner that evening. Their association with ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: vampire, honeymoon, rescue, castle, newlyweds, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, isolation, stranded, abduction, husband wife relationship, professor ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, turn of the century, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, bavaria
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The Flying Classroom (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A boy who was once a perpetual outcast finds friends in a new boarding school, united with his new peers gets involved in a heated rivalry with a group of students from a neighboring school.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: boarding school, friendship, fight, mischievous children, youth, disorder, teachers and students, theatre play, school play, male bonding, male friendship, prank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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The Initiation of Sarah (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority.
Style: offbeat, bleak, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school, college, danger, supernatural, supernatural ability, youth, rivalry, prank, mentally unstable, mystery, power relations, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
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 5.1
 2K
Killer Party (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three sorority pledges are tasked with ensuring that the gals of Sigma Alpha Pi throw a killer party at an abandoned fraternity house. Unfortunately a vengeful spirit decides to take the killer epithet literally. With a special appearance by ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, captivating, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, college, supernatural, prank, costume party, danger, youth, vengeance, student life, friendship, demonic possession, haunted house ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A reporter investigating the bizarre death of a woman who leaped from a building in flames finds herself mixed up in a cult of witches who are making her part of their sacrificial ceremony during the Christmas season.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, serious, scary ...
Plot: castration, slasher, murder, witchcraft, gore, holiday horror, voodoo, reporter, christmas, rape, cockroach, feminism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: los angeles
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