Everyone can list their favorite cult films—but how about a list of films about cults? Here are our top five.
"The Master" by Paul Thomas Anderson tops our list. It’s an ambitious script that pulls the veil off Hollywood’s favorite religion (cult): Scientology. Anderson's scripts can be a challenge to get into at first blush, but once you find your way into his characters, there's nothing better. Kind of like joining a cult, you might say...
Honorable mention for this list goes to "Sound of My Voice" written by Zal Batmangliji and Brit Marling.
Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Screenplay by Sean Durkin
Directed by Sean Durkin
Starring: Elizabeth Olson, John Hawkes, Sarah Paulson, and Hugh Dancy
Screenplay by Roman Polanski
Directed by Roman Polanski
Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy, and Angela Dorian