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1. The Mechanic (2011)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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49 Metascore

Follows an elite hit man as he teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Tony Goldwyn

Votes: 118,989 | Gross: $29.11M

2. The Following (2013–2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command.

Stars: Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore, Valorie Curry

Votes: 74,010

3. The Master (2012)

R | 144 min | Drama

7.1
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86 Metascore

A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons

Votes: 105,669 | Gross: $16.38M

4. Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.0
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82 Metascore

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

Director: Ciro Guerra | Stars: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, Brionne Davis

Votes: 8,122 | Gross: $1.32M

5. Red State (2011)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.2
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50 Metascore

Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Michael Parks, Melissa Leo, John Goodman, Michael Angarano

Votes: 53,477

6. Drive Angry (2011)

R | 104 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller

5.5
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44 Metascore

A vengeful father escapes from hell and chases after the men who killed his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter.

Director: Patrick Lussier | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke

Votes: 81,990 | Gross: $10.71M

7. The Veil (I) (2016)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.7
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Twenty-five years after members of a religious cult committed mass suicide, the lone survivor returns to the scene of the tragedy with a documentary crew in tow.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Jessica Alba, Lily Rabe, Thomas Jane, Aleksa Palladino

Votes: 4,261

8. Mississippi Burning (1988)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.8
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65 Metascore

Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif

Votes: 65,871 | Gross: $34.60M

9. V/H/S/2 (2013)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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49 Metascore

Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student's disappearance.

Directors: Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sánchez, Timo Tjahjanto, Adam Wingard | Stars: Lawrence Michael Levine, Kelsy Abbott, Adam Wingard, Hannah Hughes

Votes: 27,258 | Gross: $0.02M

10. Last Shift (I) (2014)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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A rookie cop's 1st shift in the last night of a closing police station alone turns into a living nightmare.

Director: Anthony DiBlasi | Stars: Juliana Harkavy, Joshua Mikel, Hank Stone, J. LaRose

Votes: 8,887

11. Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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76 Metascore

Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.

Director: Sean Durkin | Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes, Christopher Abbott

Votes: 40,549 | Gross: $2.98M

12. Faults (2014)

89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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70 Metascore

A man who debunks mind control techniques as a profession must help a couple whose daughter has recently joined a cult.

Director: Riley Stearns | Stars: Leland Orser, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Ellis, Jon Gries

Votes: 5,004

13. The Sacrament (2013)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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49 Metascore

A news team trails a man as he travels into the world of Eden Parish to find his missing sister, where it becomes apparent that this paradise may not be as it seems.

Director: Ti West | Stars: Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Kentucker Audley, Amy Seimetz

Votes: 11,940 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Sound of My Voice (2011)

R | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.7
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67 Metascore

Two documentary filmmakers attempt to penetrate a cult who worships a woman who claims to be from the future.

Director: Zal Batmanglij | Stars: Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius, Brit Marling, Davenia McFadden

Votes: 15,856 | Gross: $0.41M

15. The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.0
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On his way to becoming an immortal demon, gangleader Luc Crash (Boreanaz) orchestrates the murder of Jimmy Cuervo (Furlong) and his girlfriend, Lily (Chriqui).

Director: Lance Mungia | Stars: Yuji Okumoto, Marcus Chong, Tito Ortiz, Tara Reid

Votes: 7,022

16. Reaper (I) (2014)

90 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.0
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Criminals and a beautiful but cunning hitchhiker battle a supernatural force known as the Reaper.

Director: Wen-Han Shih | Stars: Danny Trejo, Vinnie Jones, Jake Busey, Shayla Beesley

Votes: 1,173

17. The Hunted (1995)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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Paul is on one of his many business trips to Tokyo, as a computer-chip executive from New York, when he meets a beautiful and mysterious woman. Later, he finds himself in the wrong place at... See full summary »

Director: J.F. Lawton | Stars: Christopher Lambert, John Lone, Joan Chen, Yoshio Harada

Votes: 3,712 | Gross: $6.61M

18. Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980 TV Movie)

192 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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The real-life story of the Peoples Temple cult led by Reverend Jim Jones and the events involving its move to Guyana and its eventual mass suicide.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Powers Boothe, Ned Beatty, Irene Cara, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 971

19. Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998 Video)

R | 83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

4.1
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Six college students take a wrong turn and find themselves lost in a strangely deserted rural town... only to discover that this deceptively quiet place hides a murderous cult of children ... See full summary »

Director: Ethan Wiley | Stars: Stacy Galina, Alexis Arquette, Eva Mendes, Greg Vaughan

Votes: 3,400

20. Snuff (1975)

X | 80 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller

2.8
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A so-called "snuff" movie involving the exploits of a cult leader leading a gang of bikers in a series of supposedly real killings on film.

Directors: Michael Findlay, Horacio Fredriksson, Simon Nuchtern | Stars: Margarita Amuchástegui, Tina Austin, Ana Carro, Brian Cary

Votes: 1,187

21. Schizopolis (1996)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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44 Metascore

Fletcher Munson, the lethargic employee of a pseudo-religious self help company, and his doppelganger, the friendly but dull dentist Dr. Jeffrey Korchek.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Steven Soderbergh, Miles Hardy, Scott Allen, Betsy Brantley

Votes: 4,282

22. Kumaré (2011)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

7.5
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60 Metascore

A documentary about a man who impersonates a wise Indian Guru and builds a following in Arizona. At the height of his popularity, the Guru Kumaré must reveal his true identity to his disciples and unveil his greatest teaching of all.

Director: Vikram Gandhi | Stars: Vikram Gandhi, Toby, Greg, Molly

Votes: 3,967 | Gross: $0.13M

23. The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)

Unrated | 88 min | Horror

6.4
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When car trouble strands a honeymooning couple in a small Southern European village, an aristocratic family in the area reaches out to help them with sinister consequences.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Clifford Evans, Edward de Souza, Noel Willman, Jennifer Daniel

Votes: 1,757

24. Octane (2003)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.3
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While on a late night road trip home, a woman must save her rebellious teenage daughter who runs off with a bizarre group of blood-letting psychos.

Director: Marcus Adams | Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Norman Reedus, Bijou Phillips, Mischa Barton

Votes: 2,791

25. Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story (1993 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

5.6
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The take-down of an infamous leader of a small polygamous Mormon fundamentalist group, who ordered assassinations of his opponents.

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Brian Dennehy, William Devane, Tracey Needham, Dee Wallace

Votes: 158

26. Believers (2007 Video)

R | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
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Two paramedics responding to an emergency call find themselves kidnapped by a religious sect whose great obsession is to stop the end of the world by committing suicide and killing people.

Director: Daniel Myrick | Stars: Johnny Messner, Jon Huertas, Daniel Benzali, Erik Passoja

Votes: 2,037

27. Everybody Wins (1990)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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A seeming good Samaritan (Debra Winger) hires a private detective (Nolte) to prove a teen sitting in prison on a murder charge is innocent. His investigation discovers deep corruption in a ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Debra Winger, Nick Nolte, Will Patton, Judith Ivey

Votes: 844 | Gross: $1.37M

28. The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter (2009)

105 min | Documentary, Crime

6.4
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"The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter" walks in the footsteps of the Manson Family, visiting over 40 locations related to the infamous Tate/LaBianca murders, and tying together the dozens of ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dorsey | Stars: Ron Hale, Craig Harvey, Nikki Medlin, Scott Michaels

Votes: 517

29. Dragon Fury (1995)

79 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.9
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Mason, a dragon warrior from the future, returns to the year 1999 in search of a serum that can combat a disease simply known as "The Plague." In the post-apocalyptic world of 2099 -- after... See full summary »

Director: David Heavener | Stars: Richard Lynch, Robert Chapin, Chona Jason, Deborah Stambler

Votes: 90

30. The Collective (2008)

85 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.2
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Tyler Clarke is on the red-eye to New York City. Two days ago she received a cryptic voice-mail from her sister Jessica. She was asking for help but she didn't say why. And now that Tyler ... See full summary »

Directors: Judson Pearce Morgan, Kelly Overton | Stars: Kelly Overton, Laura Allen, Shane McRae, Donnie Keshawarz

Votes: 408

31. Savage Messiah (2002)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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Based on real-life events in Canada in the late 1980's, social worker Paula Jackson investigated a commune run by a messiah-like figure who referred to himself as Moses. Jackson's findings ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Azzopardi | Stars: Polly Walker, Luc Picard, Isabelle Blais, Louis Ferreira

Votes: 848

32. Dust Up (2012)

Unrated | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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A former vigilante who has embraced his peaceful nature comes to the aid of a young mother in trouble with a cannibalistic drug lord.

Director: Ward Roberts | Stars: Amber Benson, Jeremiah Birkett, Aaron Gaffey, Devin Barry

Votes: 239

33. Manson (1973)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.4
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Documentary on Charles Manson and his family. Has a number of insightful interviews with many family members most notably Squeaky and Sandy (Blue and Red). There is also a history of Manson... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Hendrickson, Laurence Merrick | Stars: Mary Brunner, Vincent Bugliosi, Bruce Davis, Lynette Fromme

Votes: 602

34. Guyana: Cult of the Damned (1979)

R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

5.3
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Reverend Jim Jones, the priest of an independent church in the South American country Guyana, orders his followers to commit suicide. But not all of them follow him blindly and begin to think on their own.

Director: René Cardona Jr. | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Gene Barry, John Ireland, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 330

35. Spasms (1983)

R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.7
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A gigantic serpent is captured on a remote island and shipped to an American college for experimentation. A British millionaire and an American scientist find themselves in hot pursuit of ... See full summary »

Director: William Fruet | Stars: Peter Fonda, Oliver Reed, Kerrie Keane, Al Waxman

Votes: 610

36. Mindstorm (I) (2001)

R | 97 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

3.0
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A psychic's investigation into the disappearance of a Senator's daughter leads her to a dangerous cult and the truth about her mysterious past.

Director: Richard Pepin | Stars: Antonio Sabato Jr., Emmanuelle Vaugier, Clarence Williams III, Ed O'Ross

Votes: 505

37. Orapronobis (1989)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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In 1985, in the obscure town of Dolores, the Orapronobis, a cult under the leadership of Kumander Kontra (Roco)... See full synopsis »

Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Phillip Salvador, Dina Bonnevie, Gina Alajar, Bembol Roco

Votes: 97

38. Jigoku (1999)

102 min | Horror

4.3
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A frenzied cult classic by Teruo Ishii, the Japanese master of all thing taboo. 16 year old Rika wants to leave a murderous cult but she is sent to Hell where she meets demons and souls who... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Mutsumi Fujita, Hisayoshi Hirayama, Michiko Maeda, Yôko Satomi

Votes: 220

39. Timesplitters: Future Perfect (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.9
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Sergeant Cortez is on a mission back in time to save all of humanity...if time doesn't end up killing him first. Sent to undo the TimeSplitter threat before the threat manifests in the ... See full summary »

Directors: David Doak, Stephen Ellis | Stars: Tom Clarke Hill, Sarah Mennell, Wayne Forester, Les Spink

Votes: 525

40. Frozen Scream (1975)

85 min | Horror

2.7
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Mad scientists turn people into frozen zombies and the zombies wreak havoc and kill people.

Director: Frank Roach | Stars: Renee Harmon, Lynne Kocol, Wolf Muser, Thomas McGowan

Votes: 257

41. Wrong Way (1972)

X | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

3.0
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Two girls are driving home when their car breaks down in the country. They are kidnapped by a gang of drug-crazed hippies, and repeatedly raped. They escape, but soon run into a death cult ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Williams | Stars: Laurel Canyon, Candy Sweet, Forrest Lorne, Ray Wray

Votes: 113

42. The Profit (2001)

(Banned) | 128 min | Drama

7.4
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This period piece is a fictional biography of a cult leader's rise to power and his subsequent descent into isolation and paranoia.

Director: Peter N. Alexander | Stars: Eric Rath, Cliff Roca, Tom Luce, Christine Eads

Votes: 441

43. Whistling in the Dark (1941)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.9
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Radio crime show host 'The Fox' along with his fiancée and ex-girlfriend are kidnapped by a larcenous cult who demand that he help them plan a perfect murder.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Red Skelton, Conrad Veidt, Ann Rutherford, Virginia Grey

Votes: 613

44. Crimson Saints

90 min | Action, Crime, Horror | Announced

Texas Ranger Captain James Francis and his team are investigating a series of racially motivated killings near Schilling Fields, Texas, when he stumbles upon one small towns deep dark ... See full summary »

Director: Keith Smith | Stars: Clint Howard, Candace Kita, Heather Ashley Chase, Chanel Ryan

45. Timesplitters 2 (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.6
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In 2401, humanity is at war with relentless aliens, TimeSplitters. Space marines Cortez and Hart travel through time to stop the aliens in various spots, including Wild West, zombie-infested Gothic church and Blade Runner-esque future.

Directors: David Doak, Stephen Ellis | Stars: Tom Clarke Hill, Anna Burford, Kevin Clarke, Imme Dahlberg

Votes: 520

46. Join Us (2007)

100 min | Documentary

6.8
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Award winning filmmaker, Ondi Timoner, follows four families as they leave an abusive church in South Carolina and realize they have been in a cult. The film documents them as they enter ... See full summary »

Director: Ondi Timoner | Stars: Raymund Melz, Deborah Melz, Joaquin Sullivan, Liz Shaw

Votes: 127

47. Masamang ugat (2003)

100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Director: Willy Milan | Stars: Eddie Garcia, Ace Vergel, Victor Neri, Mikey Macapagal Arroyo

48. Sweet Savior (1971)

X | 92 min | Thriller, Drama

4.3
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A Manson-like cult leader takes his "flock" to New York City, where they do drugs and kill people.

Director: Robert L. Roberts | Stars: Troy Donahue, Renay Granville, Francine Middleton, Tallie Cochrane

Votes: 104

49. Disaster (2003)

R | 90 min | Action

2.1
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When the girlfriend of a cult leader tries to leave the flock, she finds escape to be more difficult than she imagined.

Director: Yossi Wein | Stars: Jim Davidson, Marnie Alton, Sonny Surowiec, John Simon Jones

Votes: 204

50. Death of an Angel (1986)

PG | 91 min | Drama

5.3
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Grace, a priest, tracks her missing daughter to a religious community where the strange father Angel is keeping a wooden Jesus figure that sheds actual blood. When the cross is stolen, Grace decides to help out to get her daughter back.

Director: Petru Popescu | Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Alex Colon, Abel Franco, Irma García

Votes: 43