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1. 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

2. Jumper (2008)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.0
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35 Metascore

A teenager with teleportation abilities suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators.

Writers: David S. Goyer, Jim Uhls, Simon Kinberg, Steven Gould | Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson

3. Silent Hill (2006)

R | 125 min | Horror, Mystery

6.6
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30 Metascore

A woman goes in search for her daughter, within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill. Based on the video game.

Writer: Roger Avary | Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger

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. V/H/S (2012)

R | 116 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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55 Metascore

When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.

Writers: Brad Miska, Simon Barrett, David Bruckner, Nicholas Tecosky, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, Chad Villella | Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, Joe Swanberg, Chad Villella, Ti West, Adam Wingard | Stars: Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes, Adam Wingard, Hannah Fierman

6. Bubble Boy (2001)

PG-13 | 84 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

5.6
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41 Metascore

"Bubble Boy" is a comedy about a young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom. When he finds out that the woman he has loved... See full summary »

Writers: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio | Director: Blair Hayes | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Swoosie Kurtz, Marley Shelton, Danny Trejo

7. Audition (1999)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.3
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69 Metascore

A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.

Writers: Ryû Murakami, Daisuke Tengan | Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura

8. The Shrine (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

5.6
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Two female journalists and a photographer travel to Europe to investigate a serious of mysterious disappearances, only to find themselves embroiled in a struggle against a kind of evil they never expected.

Writers: Jon Knautz, Brendan Moore, Trevor Matthews | Director: Jon Knautz | Stars: Aaron Ashmore, Cindy Sampson, Meghan Heffern, Trevor Matthews

9. Quo Vadis (1951)

Passed | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A fierce Roman general becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emporer Nero.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien, Henryk Sienkiewicz | Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov

10. Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)

119 min | Documentary

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An in-depth look at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.

Writers: Alex Gibney, Lawrence Wright | Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Lawrence Wright, Mike Rinder, Marty Rathbun, Paul Haggis

11. Postal (2007)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

4.4
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22 Metascore

In the ironically named city of Paradise, a recently laid-off loser teams up with his cult-leading uncle to steal a peculiar bounty of riches from their local amusement park; somehow, the recently arrived Taliban have a similar focus, but a far more sinister intent.

Writers: Uwe Boll, Bryan C. Knight | Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Dave Foley, Verne Troyer, Zack Ward, Chris Coppola

12. Help! (1965)

Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.3
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Ringo finds himself the human sacrifice target of a cult and the band must try to protect him from it.

Writers: Marc Behm, Charles Wood | Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

13. Marked for Death (1990)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.8
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Chicago DEA agent John Hatcher has just returned from Colombia, where his partner was killed in the line of duty by a drug dealer who has since been taken down. As a result of his partner's... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Grais, Mark Victor | Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Steven Seagal, Joanna Pacula, Basil Wallace, Keith David

14. Babette's Feast (1987)

G | 102 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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In a remote 19th Danish century village two sisters lead a rigid life centered around their father, the local minister, and their church. Both had opportunities to leave the village: one ... See full summary »

Writers: Karen Blixen, Gabriel Axel | Director: Gabriel Axel | Stars: Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle

15. Gunga Din (1939)

Approved | 117 min | Adventure, War

7.6
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In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land.

Writers: Joel Sayre, Fred Guiol, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Rudyard Kipling | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

16. Resident Evil 4 (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

9.1
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Leon S. Kennedy, now a federal agent, is hired to rescue the president's daughter from a sinister cult.

Writers: Eric Bailey, David Crislip, Haruo Murata, Shinsaku Ohara | Directors: Kuniomi Matsushita, Shinji Mikami | Stars: Paul Mercier, Carolyn Lawrence, Rino Romano, Salli Saffioti

17. Love Exposure (2008)

237 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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75 Metascore

A bizarre love triangle forms between a young Catholic upskirt photographer, a misandric girl and a manipulative cultist.

Writer: Shion Sono | Director: Shion Sono | Stars: Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima, Sakura Andô, Yutaka Shimizu

18. Death of a Ghost Hunter (2007)

107 min | Horror, Thriller

4.6
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Renowned "ghost hunter", Carter Simms is paid to conduct a paranormal investigation of a supposedly haunted house. Along with a cameraman, a reporter, and a spiritual advocate, she embarks on a three night journey into terror.

Writers: Mike Marsh, Sean Tretta | Director: Sean Tretta | Stars: Patti Tindall, Mike Marsh, Davina Joy, Lindsay Page

19. The Elizabeth Smart Story (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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Based on the true story of the kidnapping of teenager Elizabeth Smart,in June 2002, by two people, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Writer: Nancey Silvers | Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Dylan Baker, Lindsay Frost, Amber Marshall, Tom Everett

20. Silent Hill 3 (2003 Video Game)

M | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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The third game in the Silent Hill Trilogy. The heroine of this game is teenaged Heather who is suddenly thrust into a strange alternate reality filled with demonic imagery and twisted ... See full summary »

Writers: Hiroyuki Owaku, Keiichiro Toyama | Director: Kazuhide Nakazawa | Stars: Heather Morris, Richard Grosse, Donna Burke, Clifford Rippel

21. Darkest Night (2012)

99 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

3.8
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A family gathers for a happy reunion and marriage announcement on Christmas Day at an isolated mansion in the Philippine mountains only to encounter a series of bizarre, demonic, and tragic events.

Writer: Russ Williams | Director: Noel Tan | Stars: DJ Perry, Anne Gauthier, Issa Litton, Nic Campos

22. Hallowed Ground (2007 Video)

83 min | Horror, Thriller

4.4
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After she becomes stranded in a small town, a young woman discovers her arrival there was foretold a century earlier by the town's founding preacher and that she is an integral part of his impending - and terrifying - rebirth.

Writer: David Benullo | Director: David Benullo | Stars: Jaimie Alexander, Brian McNamara, Ethan Phillips, Chloë Grace Moretz

23. End of the Line (II) (2007)

95 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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In this unsettling and creepy thriller, Karen (Ilona Elkin), a young nurse who works in a psychiatric ward, boards the last subway train of the night only to have it stop suddenly in the ... See full summary »

Writer: Maurice Devereaux | Director: Maurice Devereaux | Stars: Ilona Elkin, Nicolas Wright, Neil Napier, Emily Shelton

24. Serial (1980)

R | 86 min | Comedy

6.7
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It's the end of the 70s. Hippies are assimilating, women are raising their consciousness, and men are becoming confused and ineffectual. Don't expect to be able to keep track of all the ... See full summary »

Writers: Cyra McFadden, Rich Eustis, Michael Elias | Director: Bill Persky | Stars: Martin Mull, Tuesday Weld, Jennifer McAllister, Sam Chew Jr.

25. Alien Nation: Millennium (1996 TV Movie)

90 min | Sci-Fi

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It's 1999, and as the end of the millenium approaches, people are attempting to find spiritual enlightenment. But a few people want to skip all the work that entails, and a holy Tenktonese ... See full summary »

Creator: Kenneth Johnson | Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli, Terri Treas

26. The Dead Next Door (1989)

Unrated | 78 min | Horror

5.1
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The government sets up a Zombie squad after an epidemic has made the world run rampant with living corpses. Raimi, Mercer, Kuller, and others head off to Ohio to try and find a cure to the ... See full summary »

Writer: J.R. Bookwalter | Director: J.R. Bookwalter | Stars: Pete Ferry, Bogdan Pecic, Michael Grossi, Jolie Jackunas

27. The Deceivers (1988)

PG-13 | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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Fact-based account of a secret society of murderers, and of the man who exposed them in British India 1825.

Writers: John Masters, Michael Hirst | Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Saeed Jaffrey, Shashi Kapoor, Helena Michell

28. Rock Slyde (2009)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy

5.5
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A film noir comedy about Rock Slyde, a down-and-out private detective that engages in a turf war with an upstart quasi-religious cult, The House of Bartology.

Writer: Chris Dowling | Director: Chris Dowling | Stars: Patrick Warburton, Andy Dick, Rena Sofer, Elaine Hendrix

29. Ticket to Heaven (1981)

PG | 108 min | Drama

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David is a young man seduced by a religious cult that uses starvation, exhaustion, and brainwashing to mold recruits into money hustling disciples of a messiah-like leader. Chronicles ... See full summary »

Writers: Anne Cameron, Josh Freed, Ralph L. Thomas | Director: Ralph L. Thomas | Stars: Nick Mancuso, Saul Rubinek, Meg Foster, Kim Cattrall

30. The City of the Dead (1960)

PG-13 | 78 min | Horror, Thriller

6.9
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A young coed (Nan Barlow) uses her winter vacation to research a paper on witchcraft in New England. Her professor recommends that she spend her time in a small village called Whitewood. He... See full summary »

Writers: George Baxt, Milton Subotsky | Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Patricia Jessel, Dennis Lotis, Christopher Lee, Tom Naylor

31. Distance (2001)

Unrated | 132 min | Drama

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Members of a cult, modeled on Aum Shinrikyo, sabotage a city's water supply, then commit mass suicide near the shores of a lake. Family members of the perpetrators meet at the lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ones' deaths.

Writer: Hirokazu Koreeda | Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Arata Iura, Yûsuke Iseya, Susumu Terajima, Yui Natsukawa

32. The Emigrant (1994)

129 min | Drama

6.5
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The biblical tale of Joseph is told from an Egyptian perspective in this interesting character study. In this film, Joseph is called Ram. Ram, tired of his family's backward superstitious ... See full summary »

Writers: Rafiq As-Sabban, Youssef Chahine | Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Mahmoud Hemida, Khaled Nabawy, Michel Piccoli, Hanan Turk

33. Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948)

Approved | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

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Boy is away at school in England. The high priest is trying to force a young girl to marry an evil pearl trader posing as the god Balu. She escapes, is recaptured and is finally rescued by ... See full summary »

Writers: Carroll Young, Edgar Rice Burroughs | Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, George Zucco, Andrea Palma

34. Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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An American journalist in Prague searches for his girlfriend who has suddenly disappeared.

Writers: Aldo Lado, Ruediger von Spies | Director: Aldo Lado | Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Jean Sorel, Mario Adorf, Barbara Bach

35. Madeinusa (2006)

100 min | Drama

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Madeinusa is a girl aged 14 with a sweet Indian face who lives in an isolated village in the Cordillera Blanca Mountain range of Peru. This strange place is characterized by its religious ... See full summary »

Writer: Claudia Llosa | Director: Claudia Llosa | Stars: Magaly Solier, Carlos J. de la Torre, Yiliana Chong, Juan Ubaldo Huamán

36. Cult of the Cobra (1955)

Approved | 82 min | Horror

5.8
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American G.I.s who trespass on a Hindu ceremony are hunted down by a beautiful woman who has the power to transform herself into a cobra.

Writers: Jerry Davis, Cecil Maiden, Richard Collins | Director: Francis D. Lyon | Stars: Faith Domergue, Richard Long, Marshall Thompson, Kathleen Hughes

37. Blood Cult (1985 Video)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

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Female students on a college campus are being killed and their body parts used for blood sacrifices.

Writers: Stuart Rosenthal, James Vance | Director: Christopher Lewis | Stars: Juli Andelman, Charles Ellis, James Vance, Bennie Lee McGowan

38. Louis Theroux: The Most Hated Family in America in Crisis (2011)

60 min | Documentary

7.5
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Louis returns to the Phelps family to find that several members have left the cult, and that they are being sued.

Writer: Louis Theroux | Director: Emma Cooper | Stars: Louis Theroux, Steve Drain, Betty Phelps, Fred Phelps

39. Santa Fe (1997)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

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Paul Thomas is an ex-cop who happened to be the sole survivor of a mass cult suicide in Wyoming. He returns to his home town of Santa Fe in order to put his life back together. However, ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Medoff, Andrew Shea | Director: Andrew Shea | Stars: Tina Majorino, Gary Cole, Sheila Kelley, Jere Burns

40. My Life in Orange (2011)

110 min | Comedy

6.2
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A look at a Bavarian commune of the Indian Bhagwan cult.

Writers: Ursula Gruber, Georg Gruber | Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller | Stars: Amber Bongard, Bela Baumann, Petra Schmidt-Schaller, Georg Friedrich

41. WrestleMania XV (1999 TV Special)

Action

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WWF Champion The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, WWF Intercontinental Champion The Road Dogg vs. Val Venis vs. Goldust vs. Ken Shamorck, WWF European Champion Shane McMahon vs. X-Pac, WWF... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Steve Austin, Dwayne Johnson, Brian James, Sean Morley

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

50 min | Documentary

7.2
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Writer: Aleister Crowley | Director: Neil Rawles | Stars: Brian Cox, Aleister Crowley, Gavin Baddeley, Colin Wilson

43. The Stranglers of Bombay (1959)

80 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.4
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In the 1830s a captain in the East India Company lobbies to investigate the criminal Thugee Cult of Kali, an organized crime group of stranglers and thieves.

Writer: David Zelag Goodman | Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Guy Rolfe, Allan Cuthbertson, Andrew Cruickshank, George Pastell

44. Shepherd (1999)

R | 86 min | Action, Sci-Fi

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In a post-apocalyptic underground society ruled by rival religious cults, Dakota is working as an assassin, or "Shepherd" for The Church of Miles. He has been given an assignment to take ... See full summary »

Writer: Nelu Ghiran | Director: Peter Hayman | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Roddy Piper, David Carradine, Heidi von Palleske

45. W Is War (II) (1983)

93 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.1
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Writer: Willy Milan | Director: Willy Milan | Stars: Anthony Alonzo, Paul Vance, Joonee Gamboa, Alicia Alonzo

46. Alison's Birthday (1981)

97 min | Horror

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A young girl is subjected to a reign of terror so that her soul can be transferred to the body of an old crone.

Writer: Ian Coughlan | Director: Ian Coughlan | Stars: Joanne Samuel, Lou Brown, Bunney Brooke, John Bluthal

47. Isang araw walang Diyos (1989)

Action, Drama, War

6.2
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Writers: Peque Gallaga, Don Escudero, Lore Reyes | Directors: Peque Gallaga, Lore Reyes | Stars: Richard Gomez, Janice de Belen, Alice Dixson, Edu Manzano

48. Banking on Heaven (2005)

73 min | Documentary

7.8
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A hard-hitting documentary on the largest polygamous cult in the U.S., the Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), located right on the Utah-Arizona border. This film shows how women and ... See full summary »

Writer: Laurie Allen | Director: Dot Reidelbach | Stars: Laurie Allen, Linda Binder, Duffy Bistline, Pam Black

49. Low Blow (1986)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

2.8
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Leo Fong plays a private investigator who is in search of a young girl kidnapped by a religious cult. Destined to save her, he teams up with a Vietnam vet, a pro-boxing champ and a former cop to save her...

Writer: Leo Fong | Director: Frank Harris | Stars: Leo Fong, Cameron Mitchell, Troy Donahue, Diane Stevenett

50. 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