Most Popular "Cult Leader" Titles
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1. The Following (2013–2015)
TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command.
2. Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 7,008 | Gross: $1.32M
3. The Mechanic (2011)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Follows an elite hit man as he teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims.
Votes: 117,428 | Gross: $29.11M
4. The Master (2012)
R | 144 min | Drama
A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.
Votes: 104,669 | Gross: $16.38M
5. The Veil (I) (2016)
R | 93 min | Horror
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.
6. Drive Angry (2011)
R | 104 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller
A vengeful father escapes from hell and chases after the men who killed his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter.
Votes: 81,661 | Gross: $10.71M
7. Last Shift (I) (2014)
R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A rookie cop's 1st shift in the last night of a closing police station alone turns into a living nightmare.
8. Red State (2011)
R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Horror
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.
9. Mississippi Burning (1988)
R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History
Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.
Votes: 65,374 | Gross: $34.60M
10. Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.
Votes: 40,316 | Gross: $2.98M
12. V/H/S/2 (2013)
R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller
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
Votes: 26,947 | Gross: $0.02M
13. The Sacrament (2013)
R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 11,709 | Gross: $0.01M
14. Sound of My Voice (2011)
R | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Two documentary filmmakers attempt to penetrate a cult who worships a woman who claims to be from the future.
Votes: 15,672 | Gross: $0.41M
15. The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)
R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
On his way to becoming an immortal demon, gangleader Luc Crash (Boreanaz) orchestrates the murder of Jimmy Cuervo (Furlong) and his girlfriend, Lily (Chriqui).
17. The Hunted (1995)
R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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 »
Votes: 3,685 | Gross: $6.61M
18. Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980 TV Movie)
192 min | Biography, Drama
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.
19. Kumaré (2011)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 3,940 | Gross: $0.13M
20. Snuff (1975)
X | 80 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller
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.
21. Schizopolis (1996)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Fletcher Munson, the lethargic employee of a pseudo-religious self help company, and his doppelganger, the friendly but dull dentist Dr. Jeffrey Korchek.
22. Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998 Video)
R | 83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
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 »
23. Octane (2003)
R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
24. The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)
Unrated | 88 min | Horror
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.
25. Manson (1973)
R | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
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 »
26. Everybody Wins (1990)
R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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 »
Votes: 840 | Gross: $1.37M
27. Dragon Fury (1995)
79 min | Action, Sci-Fi
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 »
28. The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter (2009)
105 min | Documentary, Crime
"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 »
29. Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story (1993 TV Movie)
100 min | Biography, Drama
The take-down of an infamous leader of a small polygamous Mormon fundamentalist group, who ordered assassinations of his opponents.
30. Savage Messiah (2002)
R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller
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 »
31. Believers (2007 Video)
R | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
32. Spasms (1983)
R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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 »
33. Jigoku (1999)
102 min | Horror
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 »
34. Dust Up (2012)
Unrated | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A former vigilante who has embraced his peaceful nature comes to the aid of a young mother in trouble with a cannibalistic drug lord.
35. The Collective (2008)
85 min | Mystery, Thriller
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 »
36. Wrong Way (1972)
X | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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 »
37. Mindstorm (I) (2001)
R | 97 min | Action, Horror, Mystery
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.
38. Join Us (2007)
100 min | Documentary
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 »
39. Timesplitters: Future Perfect (2005 Video Game)
M | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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 »
41. Orapronobis (1989)
R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In 1985, in the obscure town of Dolores, the Orapronobis, a cult under the leadership of Kumander Kontra (Roco)... See full synopsis »
42. Timesplitters 2 (2002 Video Game)
T | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
43. Whistling in the Dark (1941)
Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Mystery
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.
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 »
45. Disaster (2003)
R | 90 min | Action
When the girlfriend of a cult leader tries to leave the flock, she finds escape to be more difficult than she imagined.
46. Meat Market 2 (2001 Video)
Unrated | 80 min | Action, Horror
Three diverse characters wander the zombie-infested wastelands until they are captured by a militaristic cult of brainwashed madmen.
48. Sweet Savior (1971)
X | 92 min | Thriller, Drama
A Manson-like cult leader takes his "flock" to New York City, where they do drugs and kill people.
49. Death of an Angel (1986)
PG | 91 min | Drama
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.
50. The Silent Revolution of Truth (2007)
94 min | Documentary, Biography
The documented true life story on the only proved UFO contactee showing much of his amazing photographic, film, video, sound and metal evidence, as well as his amazing prophecies and testimony from other witnesses and experts.