religion The Best Movies About Cults  

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List Rules Movies about cults, controversial religions, and religious leaders.

Cult classics? No. These aren't cult films, they're the best films about cults. Scientology, the Illuminati and the Masons, some people might add Mormons – there's nothing like a good cult story. Plenty of films have stories about a cult: Fight Club, The Matrix, The Truman Show, Scientology and Me, Rosemary’s Baby, The Master, and Race with the Devil.
 
Many of the movies featured on this list are based on true events and take an honest look at what makes a cult, how mind control is a factor within cults, the historical events that have surrounded various cult tragedies, and controversial religious organizations and their secrets. Some films are purely fictional, while others are very realistic.
 
This list is made up of the best cult movies so vote up your favorites, vote down the ones you hate, or add one you love that isn't on the list. L. Ron Hubbard say you must do so, or face excommunication!
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RightYouAreKen added The Sacrament Amy Seimetz, Joe Swanberg, A. J. Bowen

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Martha Marcy May Marlene Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, Hugh Dancy

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Rosemary's Baby Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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The Master Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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The Village Bryce Dallas Howard, Sigourney Weaver, Joaquin Phoenix

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Eyes Wide Shut Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick

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Jlee Hill added The Virgin Suicides Kirsten Dunst, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

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Ticket to Heaven Kim Cattrall, Saul Rubinek, Meg Foster

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Fight Club Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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Suspiria Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier

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Race with the Devil Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit

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Faults is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Cults
RightYouAreKen added Faults Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lance Reddick, Beth Grant

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Jlee Hill added Guyana: Crime of the Century Yvonne De Carlo, Gene Barry, Joseph Cotten

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Jlee Hill added Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones James Earl Jones, Randy Quaid, LeVar Burton

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The Wave Bruce Davison, Jamie Rose, John Putch

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Deprogrammed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Cults
RightYouAreKen added Deprogrammed

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The Truman Show Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris

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Drive Angry Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, David Morse

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Blinded by the Light Kristy McNichol, Jimmy McNichol, Grace Zabriskie

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Full Cast of Firewall Actors/Actresses 31 Things That Are Normal In The Day, But Terrifying At Night

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Split Image James Woods, Peter Fonda, Brian Dennehy

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God Willing Nina Persson, Janne Carlsson, Georgi Staykov

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September Dawn Jon Voight, Terence Stamp, Dean Cain

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Holy Smoke! Kate Winslet, Pam Grier, Harvey Keitel

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Join Us Deborah Melz, Joaquin Sullivan, Raymund Melz

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Indiana Jones and the Temple o... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies About Cults
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd

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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies About Cults
The Matrix Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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Religulous Bill Maher, José Luis de Jesús