Ritual murder movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ritual murder movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, tense and psychological films and TV shows about / with ritual murder, murder, female nudity, danger, investigation, serial killer, police, death, blood and ritual plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ritual murder: The Nun (2005), The Ninth Gate (1999), The Void (2016), Charismata (2017), The Wicker Man (1973), Necropolis (1986), A Grain of Truth (2015), The Believers (1987), Satan's Stratagem (2009), A Soul to Redeem (2017).

List of ritual murder movies

Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain, 2016. Two corpses appear in the crypt of the Old Cathedral. Police officer Unai López de Ayala, an expert in criminal profiling, must hunt down the ritual murderer who has been terrorizing the city for two ...
Style: captivating, suspense, psychological, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, ritual murder, investigation, police, corpse, church, journalist, jail, love triangle, ritual sacrifice, sleuth, partners against crime ...
Place: basque country
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 4.0
 3K
The Nun (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of catholic school girls are victimized by a sadistic and jealous nun, "Sister Ursula". The girls drown the nun in a pool of "holy" water. Eighteen years later circumstances arise in which the nuns spirit is released to ...
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: ghost, evil nun, supernatural, ritual murder, curses spells and rituals, curse, vengeance, boarding school, religions or cults, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona, europe, spain
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 6.7
 184K
The Ninth Gate (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An all-expenses-paid international search for a rare copy of the book, 'The Nine Gates of the Shadow Kingdom' brings an unscrupulous book dealer deep into a world of murder, double-dealing and satanic worship.
Style: gothic, dark, satanic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: occult, supernatural, devil, investigation, collector, obsession, chase, secret society, curses spells and rituals, mystery, murder, satanism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, spain, europe, south of france ...
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 5.9
 37K
The Void (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and ...
Style: dark, macabre, suspense, stylized, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: body horror, hospital, monster, insanity, another dimension, human experiment, mutation, murder, cult, small town, isolation, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
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 4.6
 657
Charismata (2017)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As a rookie detective struggling to find acceptance in a police department defined by a culture of bullying and intolerance, things go from bad to worse when the chief suspect in a series of brutal ritualistic murders takes a personal interest in ...
Style: psychological, captivating, scary, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: serial killer, ritual murder, female detective, murder investigation, forensics, serial murder, crime scene, confession, police interrogation, following someone, hallucination, toxic masculinity ...
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 7.5
 82K
The Wicker Man (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Police sergeant Neil Howie is called to an island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed. Stranger still, however, are the rituals that take place there.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, scary, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: cult, religion, ritual, disappearance, secret society, paganism, investigation, female nudity, human sacrifice, temptation, sacrifice, police ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: scotland, europe, united kingdom, scottish highlands
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 3.8
 618
Necropolis (1986)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Reincarnated "Satanic Witch" from New Amsterdam, circa 1600's comes back to revive her cult members by sucking the life force out of people.
Style: psychotronic, slasher
Plot: reincarnation, ritual murder, prostitute, street life, violence, sleaze, evil witch, exploitation, curse, urban setting, villainess, wine ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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A Grain of Truth (2015)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A big shot prosecutor Teodor Szacki divorces his wife and leaves Warsaw to “start a new life” in picturesque town in south­east Poland ­ Sandomierz. After a short while he is called in to investigate a strange and mysterious murder case. ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, tense, captivating, neo noir
Plot: ritual murder, investigation, killings, murder investigation, puzzle, sleuth, serial killer, murder, crime investigation, murderer, urban legend, cold case ...
Place: poland
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The Believers (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Mourning the accidental death of his wife and having just moved to New York with his young son, laconic police psychologist Cal Jamison (Martin Sheen) is reluctantly drawn into a series of grisly, ritualistic murders involving the immolation of two ...
Style: scary, psychological, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: ritual, supernatural, cult, voodoo, child in peril, murder, investigation, brutality, violent, torture, ritual murder, religion ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, minneapolis minnesota
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The Brotherhood 2: Young Warlocks (2001)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: John, a new student at an exclusive private school, is having trouble with a group of bullying jocks who are jealous of his friendship with beautiful classmate Mary. He's intrigued, then, when enigmatic misfit Luc offers him a chance to get ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, bully, supernatural ability, warlock, friendship, teenage life, mind game, manipulation, wizards and magicians, religions or cults, youth, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Satan's Stratagem (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Czech Republic
TV show
Story: Ďáblova lest is a Czech crime movie. The movie was making in Benedict's abbeys of Saint Václav in Broumov, the Church of Saint Margaret in Podlažice and City Museum, Chrast by Chrudim.
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, contemplative
Plot: serial killer, investigation, ritual murder, police detective, murder investigation, police officer, police investigator, religion, police investigation, occult, mystery, police ...
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A Soul to Redeem (2017)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The detective story set in the early 20th century is full of suspense, twists and emotions. Love, hate and desire for revenge are the strongest motivation for the trio of its protagonists. Military trenches are still full of war victims when ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, spiritual
Plot: suspect, police detective, investigation, mysterious woman, strong female character, mother daughter relationship, femme fatale, murder mystery, ritual, murder, mentally unstable, serial murder ...
Time: year 1915, 1910s
Place: europe, central europe
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 6.3
 367
Fritz Lang (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Filmmaker Fritz Lang seeks inspiration for his first sound film by immersing himself in the case of serial killer Peter Kürten.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, exciting
Plot: serial killer, husband wife relationship, murder investigation, child murder, police, adultery, ritual murder, police detective, prisoner, confession, strangler, child murderess ...
Place: germany
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 5.3
 56K
Sinister 2 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, murder, haunted house, burned alive, evil child, nightmare, investigation, deputy, dysfunctional family, found footage, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, norway
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 6.6
 6K
Impetigore (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, South Korea, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Enticed by a promise of inheritance, a young woman returns to the village of her birth. Unbeknownst to her, the villagers hide a sinister plan -- one that may require her very own death.
Style: disturbing, suspense, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: curse, cult, village, black magic, mystery, remote location, hometown, terror, runaway, mysterious past, ritual murder, ritual sacrifice ...
Place: indonesia
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The Devil's Throat (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Bulgaria
TV show
Story: At the height of the refugee crisis in Bulgaria, a competent DANS employee and an ambitious local investigator are investigating the murder of a retired police officer in the border town of Smolyan. The clues are gradually turning them into a ...
Style: suspense, bleak, disturbing, mystical, enigmatic ...
Plot: mystery, ritual, murder investigation, mysticism, ritual murder, murder mystery, satanic ritual, ritual sacrifice, murder, occult ritual, female nudity
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Queen of Spades: Through the Looking Glass (2019)
Genre: Horror
Country: Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The sinister ghost of the Queen of Spades is out for blood, her victims the students of an old boarding school shrouded in gloomy rumors. Exploring the school’s abandoned wing, the teenagers discover a mirror covered in mysterious drawings. ...
Style: scary, bleak, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: evil spirit, supernatural, fear, supernatural horror, child, female ghost, vengeful ghost, ritual, mansion, mysticism, ritual murder, boarding school ...
Time: 21st century
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 6.4
 803
Szadz (2020)
Genre: Crime
Country: Poland
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: A young girl is murdered near Opole. Terrifying body mutilations and marks left in place indicate ritual murder. The matter is being dealt with by Commissioner Agnieszka Polkowska. Due to the extraordinary cruelty of the crime and the suspicion that ...
Style: tense, disturbing, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder investigation, religions or cults, uncover truth, religious fanatic, murder, murder mystery, homicide detective, serial killer, investigation, ritual murder, serial murder, society ...
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The Crimson Rivers (2018)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Old-school police detective Pierre Niemans and his former student Camille Delaunay tackle complex, brutal murder cases.
Style: psychological, enigmatic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, police detective, police, murder, secret society, partners, religious sect, relationships, adaptation, police investigation, investigation ...
Place: france
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 4.8
 827
Sacrifice (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A convicted bank robber breaks free as he is being transported to prison after learning that his daughter has been killed by a serial killer. Determined to find her killer, he joins with a female cop who is working the case. He quickly discovers ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, manhunt, investigation, master criminal, mind game, track down, law enforcement, murder of a policewoman, chase, female serial killer ...
Time: 90s
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 8.0
 7K
Pagan Peak (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: When a gruesomely staged body is found, propped up on a mountain pass in the Alps close to the German-Austrian border, two detectives are sent to investigate. For German detective Ellie, this is the first real challenge of her career; her Austrian ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, slasher, rough ...
Plot: murder, crimes, society, police investigation, death, murderer, abduction, brutality, german, violence, life philosophy, ritual ...
Place: germany, alps, austria
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 4.9
 608
The Banker (1989)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: High-priced prostitutes are being systematically murdered, their corpses mutilated, and a bizarre South American symbol painted in blood is found at the scene. The cop investigating is out to solve the crime before his ex wife, a reporter, becomes ...
Style: psychotronic, slasher, cult film
Plot: serial killer, murder, business, banker, prostitute, victim, reporter, police officer, serial murder, most dangerous game, sadism, violence against women ...
Place: los angeles
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 5.2
 530
The Witchmaker (1969)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychic researcher and his assistants investigate a series of murders of beautiful young women.
Style: satanic, twist ending, psychotronic
Plot: witchcraft, satanism, swamp, serial killer, witch, supernatural, murder, warlock, investigation, ritual murder, occult, sorcerer ...
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Land of the Minotaur (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: Greece, UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A satanic cult kidnaps 3 young people and Priest Donald Pleasence and Costas Skouras must save them from the hands of this evil.
Style: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: satanic cult, kidnapping, occult, tourist, demon, supernatural, investigation, murder, ritual murder, exploitation, priest, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: greece
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 5.8
 112K
End of Days (1999)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On December 28th, 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, the Devil decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride, a ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, satanic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, devil, deal with the devil, apocalypse, good versus evil, disaster, heroic mission, end of the world, female nudity, priest, christianity, church ...
Time: 20th century, year 1979, 70s, year 1999, 90s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city
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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four corrupted fascist libertines round up 9 teenage boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of sadistic physical, mental and sexual torture.
Style: erotic, art house, disturbing, sexy, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: torture, sex, rape, libertine, sexual perversion, kidnapping, sexual torture, fascism, sexual abuse, obsession, strong violent content, atrocity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
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 5.4
 4K
Head Count (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During a weekend getaway to Joshua Tree, a group of teenagers find themselves under mental and physical assault from a supernatural entity that mimics their appearances as it completes an ancient ritual.
Style: scary, twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: brother brother relationship, creature, supernatural, curse, demon, weekend getaway, monster, characters in danger, transformation, isolation, survival, mutation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
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The Spider Labyrinth (1988)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young professor travels to Budapest to locate a lost colleague. Once there, he gets tangled up in a supernatural mystery.
Style: gothic, macabre, slasher, psychotronic
Plot: spider, occult, nightmare, professor, super strength, ritual murder, cobweb, catacomb, hanging, monster, underground, cult ...
Place: budapest
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 6.0
 8K
Q (1982)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: New York police are bemused by reports of a giant flying lizard that has been spotted around the rooftops of New York, until the lizard starts to eat people. An out-of-work ex-con is the only person who knows the location of the monster's nest ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, police investigation, transformation, violence spree, amateur detective, deadly creature, giant monster, curses spells and rituals, psychopath, legend, master criminal, creature feature ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city
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Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Somewhere in upstate New York, a young woman is terrorized by a group of rural farmers primarily interested in a harvest of blood.
Style: disturbing, psychotronic, christmas horror
Plot: occult, sacrifice, farm, ritual, murder, druid, exploitation, ritual murder, vampirism, killer, decapitation, violence ...
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