Pop Culture


1965 – Help! Directed by Richard Lester. A fictional version of the Indian criminal cult Thugees

1981 – Ticket to Heaven (a cult based loosely on the Unification Church)

1984 – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom features a cult group inspired by Thuggees.

1985 – Witness, set among the amish sect of pennysylvania

1992 – Malcolm X. Shows his connection to the Nation of Islam

1999 – Holy Smoke! Shows a woman under the influence of a “Guru”

2003 – Latter Days – based on a gay relationship involving a closed Mormon missionary

2011 – Martha Marcy May Marlene. A woman adjusts to life outside a cult


Simpsons “Joy of the Sect”

Family Guy – Chitty Chitty Death Bang

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

AHS Cult