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Best films on cults?

  • 22-07-2020 5:32pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,529 ✭✭✭ sxt


    Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) deals great with the psychology of it


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,055 ✭✭✭ MfMan


    Powers Boothe won an Emmy for playing Jim Jones in Guyana Tragedy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,323 ✭✭✭ I see sheep


    The Master


  • Registered Users Posts: 281 ✭✭ MrsBean


    I really enjoyed Wild Wild Country on Netflix. It's a documentary series about the Rajneesh Movement in Oregon. Bought a ranch there in the 80's to build a utopia. Built their own airport and everything.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 4,006 ✭✭✭ donfers


    the wicker man (old version)
    midsommar
    apostle (decent, not as good as the above two though)
    the invitation (excellent hidden little gem on netflix)
    faults (sublime, just sublime)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,445 ✭✭✭ Rodney Bathgate


    The Wicker Man (original)

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom


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  • Registered Users Posts: 369 ✭✭ arcticmonkeys


    Holy hell dont know if its still on netflix but It's crazy stuff .


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,514 ✭✭✭ El Gato De Negocios


    The Manson Family by Jim Van Bebber.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,253 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    In the Line of Duty: Ambush at Waco


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,722 ✭✭✭ El Rifle





    James Earl Jones knew how to run a cult!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 326 ✭✭ Raven Dazzling Salmonella


    The Magdalene Sisters


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,070 ✭✭✭ ZeroThreat


    Does Battlefield Earth count?






    Ok, I'll get my coat....

    :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,984 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    If you want an absolutely amazing insight into the real world of growing up as a Jehovah's Witness, check out Apostasy.

    Some of it might seem a bit hard to believe but it is most definitely highly accurate.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,480 ✭✭✭ jh79


    The Sacrament by Ti West.

    Journalist for Vice visits a cult in South America that his sister is part of for an article. Really good.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,835 ✭✭✭ KilOit


    Not a movie but Waco is very good mini series at only 6 episodes and stars Michael Shannon who is always amazing
    It's based on David Koresh's cult and the siege that happened in 1993 if you remember the famous tv clips of the fire



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,510 ✭✭✭ Hangdogroad


    Split Image (1982) The cult leader in it seemed to be loosely inspired by that Osho Rjaneesh guy though it was made before the cult became known to the wider public


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,687 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    there is an old one on Jim Jones , cant remember if its a TV movie or mini series

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,510 ✭✭✭ Hangdogroad


    silverharp wrote: »
    there is an old one on Jim Jones , cant remember if its a TV movie or mini series

    There was a kind of schlocky exploitation movie called Guyana, Crime Of The Century. There's also a made for TV movie which is more factally based. Both came out fairly soon after the mass suicides.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,472 ✭✭✭✭ Princess Consuela Bananahammock


    Tempted to say Life of Brian :)

    Unorthodox on Netflix was an interesting one about trying to get out of one.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,845 timthumbni


    One upon a time in Hollywood. Rosemary’s Baby too.

    For a real series then Wild, Wild Country as someone earlier suggested. Very entertaining and shows that the US is a very weird huge place, full of very strange people. That woman Sheela is some piece of work. Tough titties.....


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,429 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Midsommar :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,037 ✭✭✭ Mr Crispy


    Hot Fuzz :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,510 ✭✭✭ Hangdogroad


    Hideous Kinky, a good one if op is looking for realistic depiction of cults and how people get involved.


  • Registered Users Posts: 504 ✭✭✭ Ironman76


    KilOit wrote: »
    Not a movie but Waco is very good mini series at only 6 episodes and stars Michael Shannon who is always amazing
    It's based on David Koresh's cult and the siege that happened in 1993 if you remember the famous tv clips of the fire


    Watching this now. Very good so far. Thanks for recommending.

    Midsommar was really good I thought.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,666 ✭✭✭✭ Tony EH


    If it hasn't been mentioned before, 'Faults' is great.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,253 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    The Satanic Rites of Dracula


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,056 ✭✭✭ Tipsy McSwagger


    The Iron Lady


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,655 ✭✭✭ buried


    Apocalypse Now

    "Lunar South is Solar East" - W. B. Yeats



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,207 ✭✭✭ p to the e


    It's been years since I've seen it but I remember liking "Red State" by Kevin Smith. Not your typical Smith film. Michael Parks is fantastic as a Fred Phelps type character. All fire and brimstone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,584 ✭✭✭ El Tarangu


    'White poles, black holes'

    - oh I see you've written cults with an 'L' - apologies; the ones that Louis Theroux did on the Westboro baptist church were quite good.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,571 ✭✭✭ vriesmays




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