10 Unbelievably Bizarre Movies and Documentaries About Cults

Are you searching for bizarre cult stories to binge? You've got company. Recently a Redditor asked, “Could you please suggest some movies or documentaries about cults or cult-like situations?"

"They can be true stories or works of fiction.” The internet responded to deliver this list of top-voted cult films.

Jesus Camp (2006)

Jesus Camp is a documentary about a charismatic Christian summer camp that brainwashes children that they have “Prophetic gifts” and can “Take America back for Christ.”

Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

Martha Marcy May Marlene is a thriller film following a young woman (Elizabeth Olsen) who suffers from delusions and paranoia after returning to her family from an abusive cult.

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

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief is a documentary about Scientology. It presents a condensed history of Scientology and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, deconstructing the church's claims.

The Master (2012)

The Master is a psychological drama film following a World War II Navy veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) struggling to adjust to a post-war society. He meets charismatic leader Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman) in a religious movement called The Cause.

Sins of the Amish (2022)

Sins Of The Amish is a two-part series on Peacock, examing the sexual abuse plaguing the Amish community and the broken criminal justice system failing to protect the victims. 

The Endless (2017)

The Endless is a sci-fi horror drama following two brothers (Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead) who visit an alleged UFO death cult to which they formerly belonged.

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