Movies about sects and secret societies

List of the best movies about sects and secret societies selected by visitors to our site: Colonia, BlacKkKlansman, Men in Black: International, Apostle, Hotel Artemis, John Wick, Children of the Corn: Runaway, John Wick: Chapter 2, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, Midsommar.

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Colonia (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryGermany, Luxembourg, France, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:05
CharactersDogs, Military, Students
PlotSects, Love, Religious, Revolution, On real events
PlacePrison, Aircraft
StyleTouching, Atmospheric, Action, Tense, Disturbing

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

BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Mark4.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersJews, Police, Partners, Students
PlotInvestigation, Sects, Weapon, Dancing, Political, Freedom, On real events
PlaceOffice, USA
StyleOscars, Makes me think, Heavy, Fascinating

Colorado Springs, late 1970s. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer, and Flip Zimmerman, his Jewish colleague, run an undercover operation to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.

Men in Black: International (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersAliens, Special agents, Spy
PlotSects, Weapon

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.

Apostle (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:18
CharactersLifeguards, Prophets, Brothers, Vampire, Gods
PlotAbduction, Sects, Religious, Revenge, Supernatural, Dancing, Mystery
StyleNetflix, Exciting, Tense

In 1905, a man travels to a remote island in search of his missing sister who has been kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult.

Hotel Artemis (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:35
CharactersCriminals, Thieves, Strong women, Bodyguards, Spy, Nurses
PlotSects, Survival, Martial Arts, Bank robbery, Chase
PlaceHotels
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

Los Angeles, June 21st, 2028. While the streets are being torn apart by riots, the Nurse, who runs a clandestine hospital for criminals in the penthouse of the Artemis, a closed old hotel, has a rough night dealing with troublemaker clients: thieves, assassins, someone from the past and the one who owns the place and the whole city.

John Wick (2014)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersKillers, Criminals, Tough guys, Hired assassins, Gangsters, Family, Friends, Bodyguards
PlotSects, Fight, Weapon, Fidelity, Revenge, Skirmishes, Chase
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleFor men, Best soundtracks, Worth watching, Heavy, Exciting, Disturbing

Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

Children of the Corn: Runaway (2018)
Markimdb: 3.8
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
PlotSects
PlaceSmall cities

The plot of Children of the Corn: Runaway follows a young pregnant Ruth who escapes a murderous child cult in a small Midwestern town. She spends the next decade living anonymously in an attempt to spare her son the horrors that she experienced as a child. She lands in the small Oklahoma town, but something is following her. Now, she must confront this evil or lose her child.

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration01:37
CharactersKillers, Tough guys, Hired assassins, Warriors, Dogs, Mafia, Snipers, Bodyguards
PlotSects, Travel, Skirmishes, Fight, Weapon, Jealousy, Death, Martial Arts, Survival, Motorcycles, Chase, Cars
PlaceItaly, New York, Party, Hotels
StyleExciting, Noir, Tense, Unexpected ending

John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous killers.

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.4)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersHired assassins, Killers
PlotSects

Super-assassin John Wick returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

Midsommar (2019)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
PlotSects, Freedom
PlaceSmall cities
StyleFor a group of friends, Fancy

A group of friends travels to Sweden to visit the rural hometown of one of them and attend its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

Svaha: The Sixth Finger (2019)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrethriller, fantasy, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:21
CharactersDemons
PlotSects
PlaceKorea

Pastor Park is head of a religious investigation center that exposes cults and cult leaders. While looking into a suspicious new religion called ‘Deer Mount,’ he slowly uncovers clues that connect this cult to a series of mysterious cases of missing teenage girls when a body is found inside a damaged tunnel beams. He begins to uncover dark secrets surrounding this cult and its enforcer Na-han.

Lords of Chaos (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.5)
Genredrama, crime, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, Norway
Duration02:16
CharactersMusicians, Singers, Gay, Cats
PlotMusic, Sects
PlaceNorway

A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the 1990s results in a very violent outcome.

The Deceivers (1988)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, India
Duration01:42
CharactersKillers, Family, Newlyweds, Brides
PlotSects, Investigation
PlaceIndia

India, 1825: the country lives in mortal fear of cult members known as the “Deceivers." They commit robbery and ritualistic murder. Appalled by their activities, an English military man, Captain William Savage, conceives a hazardous plot to stop them. In disguise, he plans to himself become a “Deceiver” and infiltrate their numbers. Ever present in Savage’s adventures is a sense of dread; he is in constant fear of betrayal and vengeance and also undergoes a disturbing psychological transformation as he experiences the cult’s blood lust firsthand.

Wolves at the Door (2016)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersFriends, Guests
PlotTime travel, Sects, Fear, Moving, On real events
PlaceParty, Los Angeles, USA
TimeNight

Four friends gather at an elegant home during the Summer of Love, 1969. Unbeknownst to them, deadly visitors are waiting outside. What begins as a simple farewell party turns to a night of primal terror as the intruders stalk and torment the four, who struggle for their lives against what appears to be a senseless attack.

We Are X (2016)
Mark5 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Japan
Duration02:23
CharactersFriends
PlotSuccess, Death, Sects
PlaceJapan, Hospitals

As glam rock's most flamboyant survivors, X Japan ignited a musical revolution in Japan during the late '80s with their melodic metal. Twenty years after their tragic dissolution, X Japan’s leader, Yoshiki, battles with physical and spiritual demons alongside prejudices of the West to bring their music to the world.

Sacrifice (2016)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrethriller, detective
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Germany, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersPolice, Doctors, Lawyers
PlotSects, Mystery, Moving, Investigation, Mystery, Chase, Adoption
PlaceEngland, Islands, Lighthouse, Party, Helicopters, Scotland
StyleTense

Sacrifice is the story of consultant surgeon, Tora Hamilton, who moves with her husband, Duncan, to the remote Shetland Islands, 100 miles off the north-east coast of Scotland. Deep in the peat soil around her new home, Tora discovers the body of a young woman with rune marks carved into her skin and a gaping hole where her heart once beat. Ignoring warnings to leave well alone, Tora uncovers terrifying links to a legend that might never have been confined to the pages of the story-books.

Midnight Special (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Greece
Duration01:50
CharactersFathers, Military, Aliens, FBI
PlotAbduction, Religious, Sects, Pursuit, Supernatural, Survival, Superpowers, Chase
PlaceHelicopters
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing, Atmospheric, Tense

A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.

The Cliff (2016)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrethriller, melodrama
CountrySpain
Duration01:39
PlotSects, Investigation
PlaceSpain

A mass suicide involving members of a cult takes place in the Canary Islands. Gabriel's younger sister, Cordelia, who he hasn't seen for years, was one of the cult followers. Gabriel decides to travel there and find out what happened.

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 8)
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:01
PlotSects, Money, Investigation, Power
PlaceUSA

Going Clear intimately profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, shining a light on how they attract true believers and the things they do in the name of religion.

Them That Follow (2019)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersSnake
PlotSects, Relationship, Rivalry
PlaceVillage, USA
StyleDisturbing

A Pentecostal pastor, Lemuel Childs, and his believers handle venomous snakes to prove themselves before God. Lemuel’s daughter, Mara holds a secret that threatens to tear the church apart: her romantic past with a nonbeliever, Augie. As Mara’s wedding to a devoted follower looms, she must decide whether or not to trust the steely matriarch of their community, Hope, with her heart and life at stake.




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