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1. How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.0
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47 Metascore

An alien touring the galaxy breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, Stephen Campbell Moore

Votes: 1,365

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: 78,882

3. The Master (2012)

R | 138 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: 122,209 | Gross: $16.38M

4. Drive Angry (2011)

R | 104 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller

5.4
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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: 87,341 | Gross: $10.71M

5. Far Cry 5 (2018 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.8
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A deputy is sent to the town of Hope County to arrest Joseph Seed, a corrupt evangelical religious leader who rules the town with the help of his disturbed followers.

Director: Patrick Methe | Stars: Greg Bryk, Steve Byers, Mark Pellegrino, Seamus Dever

Votes: 1,098

6. Colonia (2015)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.1
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33 Metascore

A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody has ever escaped from.

Director: Florian Gallenberger | Stars: Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Michael Nyqvist, Richenda Carey

Votes: 36,869

7. 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: 135,436 | Gross: $29.12M

8. Midnight Special (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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76 Metascore

A father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver

Votes: 63,660 | Gross: $3.71M

9. Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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75 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: 44,147 | Gross: $2.98M

10. Mississippi Burning (1988)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.8
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65 Metascore

Two F.B.I. 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: 73,313 | Gross: $34.60M

11. 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: 57,599 | Gross: $1.10M

12. The Veil (I) (2016)

R | 93 min | 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: 6,329

13. 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, a gang leader orchestrates the murder of an ex-con and his girlfriend.

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

Votes: 7,496

14. Last Shift (I) (2014)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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

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

Votes: 13,250

15. Horizon Zero Dawn (2017 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Mystery

9.4
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In a primitive tribal world where strange, monstrous, animalistic machines roam the wilderness, a brave young female warrior goes on a quest to learn the truth about her mysterious origin and the state the world is in.

Director: Mathijs de Jonge | Stars: Ashly Burch, Laura van Tol, Ava Potter, JB Blanc

Votes: 3,313

16. Death Race 2050 (2017 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

3.7
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In the year 2050 the planet has become overpopulated, to help control population the government develops a "Death Race." Annually competitors race across the country scoring points for ... See full summary »

Director: G.J. Echternkamp | Stars: Manu Bennett, Malcolm McDowell, Marci Miller, Burt Grinstead

Votes: 3,592

17. 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: 31,447 | Gross: $0.02M

18. The Omega Man (1971)

GP | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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Army doctor Robert Neville struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo

Votes: 25,435 | Gross: $8.72M

19. Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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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 forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

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

Votes: 15,246 | Gross: $1.33M

20. Holy Hell (2016)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

7.0
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64 Metascore

An inside look at a West Hollywood cult formed by a charismatic teacher in the 1980s that eventually imploded.

Director: Will Allen | Stars: Will Allen, Dimitrius Pulido, Phillipe Coquet, David Christopher

Votes: 3,187 | Gross: $0.02M

21. 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: 14,316 | Gross: $0.01M

22. The Funhouse Massacre (2015)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

5.3
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Six of the world's scariest psychopaths escape from a local Asylum and proceed to unleash terror on the unsuspecting crowd of a Halloween Funhouse, whose themed mazes are inspired by their various reigns of terror.

Director: Andy Palmer | Stars: Robert Englund, Jere Burns, Scottie Thompson, Matt Angel

Votes: 2,338

23. Sound of My Voice (2011)

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

6.6
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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: 18,453 | Gross: $0.41M

24. Slipstream (1989)

PG-13 | 102 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.9
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In the near future, where Earth has been devastated by natural disasters, and giant winds rule the planet, bounty hunter Matt kidnaps a murderer out of the hands of two police officers, ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Lisberger | Stars: Bob Peck, Mark Hamill, Kitty Aldridge, Bill Paxton

Votes: 2,085

25. Borderland (2007)

R | 105 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

5.6
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On a trip to a Mexican border town, three college friends stumble upon a human-sacrifice cult.

Director: Zev Berman | Stars: Brian Presley, Jake Muxworthy, Rider Strong, Beto Cuevas

Votes: 8,616

26. Reaper (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.1
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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: 2,170

27. The Hunted (1995)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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Paul is on a business trips to Nagoya, 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 the wrong ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 4,098 | Gross: $6.61M

28. Bad Dreams (1988)

R | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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The lone survivor of a suicide cult wakes from a thirteen-year coma in a psychiatric ward, where other patients suddenly start dying under mysterious and gruesome circumstances.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Jennifer Rubin, Bruce Abbott, Richard Lynch, Dean Cameron

Votes: 2,662 | Gross: $9.80M

29. 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 »

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

Votes: 924 | Gross: $1.37M

30. Faults (2014)

Not Rated | 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: 6,445

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

TV-14 | 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: 1,129

32. Snuff (1975)

X | 80 min | Horror

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: 1,319

33. Spasms (1983)

R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.2
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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: 768

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

R | 83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

4.0
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Six college students on a road Trip takes a wrong turn and ends up trapped within a strangely deserted rural town inhabited by a murdeous cult of children and the supernatural forces that controls them.

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

Votes: 3,762

35. House of Manson (2014)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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An unflinching chronicle of Charles Manson's life leading up to the orchestration of the Tate and LaBianca murders..

Director: Brandon Slagle | Stars: Ryan Kiser, Devanny Pinn, Reid Warner, Chriss Anglin

Votes: 798

36. Schizopolis (1996)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery

7.0
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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: 4,660 | Gross: $0.01M

37. The World's Greatest Sinner (1962)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama

6.7
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A bored insurance salesman quits his job to go into politics. He first starts preaching about how man is greater than he thinks and that man can live forever. He ends up forming his own ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Carey | Stars: Timothy Carey, Gil Barreto, Betty Rowland, James Farley

Votes: 644

38. 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: 369

39. Children of the Stones (1977– )

30 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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Scientist Adam Brake and his son Matthew arrive in the sleepy English village of Milbury to find it under the grip of weird psychic powers unleashed by the sinister village squire, Hendrick... See full summary »

Stars: Gareth Thomas, Veronica Strong, Peter Demin, Ruth Dunning

Votes: 468

40. Low Blow (1986)

R | 90 min | Action

3.6
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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...

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

Votes: 287 | Gross: $0.06M

41. 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: 2,889

42. Fear Town, USA (2014)

92 min | Comedy, Horror

5.3
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On St. Blevins Day (the most debauched of regional holidays), four boys looking to lose their virginity, a girl haunted by a dark secret, a lonely teenager, and an escaped mental patient ... See full summary »

Director: Brandon Bassham | Stars: Anna Callegari, Cody Lindquist, Amber Nelson, Mark Vigeant

Votes: 114

43. 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: 2,187

44. Mindwarp (1992)

R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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In post-apocalyptic 2037, Judy rebels against the AI-ruled utopia where people live in a happy VR simulation. She's exiled to a post-nuclear wasteland where she meets drifter Stover. Mutated cannibals capture them for their leader Seer.

Director: Steve Barnett | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Angus Scrimm, Marta Martin, Elizabeth Kent

Votes: 1,730

45. The Pyx (1973)

R | 108 min | Horror, Thriller, Crime

5.5
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A detective investigating the death of a heroin-addicted prostitute uncovers evidence pointing to the existence of a murderous devil cult.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Karen Black, Christopher Plummer, Donald Pilon, Jean-Louis Roux

Votes: 638

46. 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: 734

47. Dragon Fury (1995)

Not Rated | 79 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.4
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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: 110

48. 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: 897

49. 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: 4,354 | Gross: $0.13M

50. Devil's Prey (2001)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

3.5
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A group of young adults attend an all-night rave only to discover that it's a trap for a satanic cult that requires flesh for bloody sacrifices.After a night of being chased by masked members, the would-be victims find sanctuary

Director: Bradford May | Stars: Ashley Jones, Charlie O'Connell, Bryan Kirkwood, Jennifer Lyons

Votes: 818