some cult films... as in *cult* films
Cults have fascinated me since I stumbled on that 2006 Jonestown documentary airing on PBS and was absolutely riveted to the tv
I'm only going to include ones that are, from the onset or the premise, clearly about cults and not just a Surprise! It's a Cult! style ending (although I do enjoy a good surprise cult). I haven't seen most of these and am leaning a lot on descriptions.
Fiction towards the top and documentaries bringing up the rear. Quality ranges from butt-rock horror to idk-Ebert-probably-gave-it-5-stars. I'm definitely including some filmés/documentaries of very dubious quality, so be aware of that. You can't expect me to resist adding things like a reefer-madness looking doc about satanic cults lol - sort by rating or popularity if you want to push aside the mountain of garbage I've thrown onto this list
Feel free to recommend some in the comments ✌️