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1. The Following (2013– )

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

7.6
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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.

Creator: Kevin Williamson | Stars: Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore, Valorie Curry

2. 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.

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

3. Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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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.

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

4. Drive Angry (2011)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

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.

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

5. The Sacrament (2013)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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49 Metascore

A newsteam trails a man as he travels to an undisclosed location to find his missing sister. Upon entering "Eden Parish" and meeting the community's leader, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems.

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

6. The Mechanic (2011)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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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.

Writers: Richard Wenk, Lewis John Carlino | Director: Simon West | Stars: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Tony Goldwyn

7. 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.

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

8. 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.

Writers: Simon Barrett, Jamie Nash, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Evans, Jason Eisener, John Davies, Brad Miska | 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

9. 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.

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

10. Octane (2003)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.2
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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.

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

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

R | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

4.0
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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 »

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

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

192 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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The story of the People's Temple cult led by Jim Jones and the events involving its move to Guyana and its eventual mass suicide.

Writers: Ernest Tidyman, Charles A. Krause | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Powers Boothe, Ned Beatty, Irene Cara, Veronica Cartwright

13. Snuff (1976)

X | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

2.7
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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, Ana Carro, Liliana Fernández Blanco, Michael Findlay

14. 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, Scott Allen, Betsy Brantley, Marcus Lyle Brown

15. The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)

Unrated | 88 min | Horror

6.5
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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.

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

16. Believers (2007 Video)

R | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
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Two doctors 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.

Writers: Julia Fair, Daniel Myrick, Daniel Noah | Director: Daniel Myrick | Stars: Johnny Messner, Jon Huertas, Daniel Benzali, Erik Passoja

17. 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 »

Writers: Scott Michaels, Michael Dorsey | Director: Michael Dorsey | Stars: Lloyd Bryan Adams, Ron Hale, Craig Harvey, Nikki Medlin

18. Everybody Wins (1990)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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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 »

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

19. 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 »

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

20. 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.

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

21. 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.

Writers: Doug Ferrin, Celeste Hammond, Michael Sonye | Director: Frank Roach | Stars: Renee Harmon, Lynne Kocol, Wolf Muser, Thomas McGowan

22. 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 »

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

23. Spasms (1983)

R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.6
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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 »

Writers: Don Enright, William Fruet, Michael Maryk, Brent Monahan | Director: William Fruet | Stars: Peter Fonda, Oliver Reed, Kerrie Keane, Al Waxman

24. 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.

Writers: Richard Pepin, Michael Derbas, Paul A. Birkett | Director: Richard Pepin | Stars: Antonio Sabato Jr., Emmanuelle Vaugier, Clarence Williams III, Ed O'Ross

25. Savage Messiah (2002)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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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 »

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

26. 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.

Writers: Robert MacGunigle, Harry Clork, Albert Mannheimer, Laurence Gross, Edward Childs Carpenter | Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Red Skelton, Conrad Veidt, Ann Rutherford, Virginia Grey

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

100 min | Biography, Drama

5.7
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The take-down of an infamous leader of a small polygamous Mormon fundamentalist group, who ordered assassinations of his opponents.

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

28. Jigoku (1999)

Horror

4.8
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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 »

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

29. Orapronobis (1989)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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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 »

Writer: Jose F. Lacaba | Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Phillip Salvador, Dina Bonnevie, Gina Alajar, Bembol Roco

30. The Wickedest Man in the World (2002 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

7.1
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Writer: Aleister Crowley | Director: Neil Rawles | Stars: Brian Cox, Aleister Crowley, Gavin Baddeley, Colin Wilson

31. 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 »

Writer: Keith Smith | Director: Keith Smith | Stars: Clint Howard, Tony Todd, Candace Kita, Lauren McKnight

32. 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 »

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

33. Disaster (2003)

R | 90 min | Action

2.3
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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.

Writers: Boaz Davidson, Danny Lerner, Michael D. Weiss | Director: Yossi Wein | Stars: Jim Davidson, Marnie Alton, Sonny Surowiec, John Simon Jones

34. Join Us (2007)

100 min | Documentary

6.9
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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 »

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

35. Death of an Angel (1986)

PG | 91 min | Drama

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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.

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

36. Sweet Savior (1971)

X | 92 min | Thriller, Drama

4.2
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A Manson-like cult leader takes his "flock" to New York City, where they do drugs and kill people.

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

37. Franklin: A Symphony of Pain (2014)

Not rated | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

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Writers: Richard R. Anasky, Sean Donohue, Jeremy Westrate | Director: Jeremy Westrate | Stars: Nikolas Franklin, Greg G. Freeman, Slake Counts, Dee Dee Seruga

38. Timesplitters 2 (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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

39. Daas (2011)

102 min | Drama, History

5.6
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Writer: Adrian Panek | Director: Adrian Panek | Stars: Andrzej Chyra, Mariusz Bonaszewski, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Janusz Chabior

40. Masamang ugat (2003)

100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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

41. Meat Market 2 (2001 Video)

Unrated | 80 min | Action, Horror

4.2
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Three diverse characters wander the zombie-infested wastelands until they are captured by a militaristic cult of brainwashed madmen.

Writer: Brian Clement | Director: Brian Clement | Stars: Bettina May, Alison Therriault, Stephan Eng, Terra Thomsen

42. Huwag kang kikibo... (2001)

100 min | Drama, Thriller

4.7
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Writer: Ricardo Lee | Director: Gil Portes | Stars: Priscilla Almeda, Raymond Bagatsing, Via Veloso, Leandro Baldemor

43. Slaves in Paradise (1999 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

6.7
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A look at the Austrian far-left Friedrichshof Commune which was set up in 1972 by artist Otto Muehl. It was dissolved in 1990 when Muehl was convicted of the abuse of teenagers who lived in the commune.

Director: Madonna Benjamin | Stars: Jack Davenport, Otto Muehl

44. Rabbit Stories (2013)

129 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Meet Ted and Kate, a miserable suburban couple who destroy the last of their marriage battling for the affections of a secondhand motorcycle in a bazaar love triangle. Then there's Mac and ... See full summary »

Writer: Kirsten Russell | Director: Kirsten Russell | Stars: Mauricio Alexander, Jake Battah, Marc Bonan, Tom Brangle

45. The Fanatical Teachings of Julian Tau (2000)

20 min | Comedy, Short

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Fanatical leader Julian Tau brings his childhood regression techniques to the weak and vulnerable and forms the "New Beginnings" cult. But what happens when someone within the cult finds ... See full summary »

Writers: Adam Hammel, Keith J. Knight | Directors: Adam Hammel, Keith J. Knight | Stars: Daniel Alvaro, Donna Castellano, Sanjay Chandani, Justin Christopher

46. Sticky Fingers (1997 Video)

85 min | Comedy

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A road trip journey across the desert to redemption turns to mayhem when two down-and-out ex-cons are pursued by men in black suits, tempted by Vegas showgirls, and cornered by a cult of polygamists.

Writer: Rick Cipes | Director: Rick Cipes | Stars: Sam Bottoms, David Brainard, Sheridan Crist, Candice Gaylord

47. Cult Killer: The Story of Rick Rodriguez (2006 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

6.8
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On January 7th 2005, 29 year old Rick Rodriguez murdered his former nanny and then killed himself on a lonely desert highway. Hours earlier he had videoed his suicide note and this final ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Godwin | Stars: David Berg, Ben Jimenez, Celeste Jones, Kristinn Jones

48. Maniacal Night (2001)

92 min | Comedy

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Writer: Tak-Sam Leong | Director: Tak-Sam Leong | Stars: Hiromasa Taguchi, Kar Lok Chin, Chi-leung Chan, Alfred Cheung

49. Dudley Town (2006)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Adventure, Crime

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Two young men in searching for their destinies find themselves caught up in a cult and manipulated by the Cult leader into submission to the groups' philosophy.

Writer: Corey Fontana | Director: Corey Fontana | Stars: Carson Grant, Tom Kelly, Michael Noel, Amy Kersten

50. Magpakailanman (2012– )
Episode: Ang huwad na sugo: The Sex Cult Story (2013)

Drama

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Writers: Vienel Ello, Jake Tordesillas | Director: Neal Del Rosario | Stars: Mel Tiangco, Michael De Mesa, Jomari Yllana, Ana Capri