Occult movie recommendations!

What are your top 3 Occult related movies?
What movie explores the theme realistically?

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Almost none of them explore it realistically, to be perfectly honest.

But I did find Hellboy to be fun (not sure if that counts).

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I’m sure there would be a few out there that explore it realistically.

The Last Witch Hunter 2015 - Vin Diesel

The problem is most come at the occult from a heavy Christian angle.

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Devil’s advocate
Lucifer tv show

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Constantine - the movie.

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A Dark Song (2016)
Night of the Demon (1957) (American title Curse of the Demon)
Night of the Eagle (1962)

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I liked that movie! Lots of Hollywood razzle-dazzle still but some good stuff too

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This will sound weird because it is not at first blush an occult movie - but “The Apostle” with Robert Duvall. With sheer will he reinvents himself and creates a small church of believers.

The movie fallen has something to do with azazel. I havent seen it but ive seen a trailer. Denzel Washington plays the main role.

The show “Requiem” is pretty enjoyable, if a bit dragging at times. I won’t spoil things, but the plot is fairly accurate when it comes to occult things. It’s not explicitly featured much, but there are weird moments and synchronicities, and overall the narrative has a sort of “spiritual journey” feel to it, very mysterious with things unfolding throughout the show until the big reveal.

Simon: King of the Witches is a very realistic look at someone who is an adapt, and his struggles to walk his path in modern society.

Taboo is another soild pick if you are looking for more realistic/less over the top portrayals of magic and the occult.

Lastly, the Holy Mountain is occult based, but very much looks like someone wrote down their psychedelic trip.

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My favorite magickal movie of all time is “Merlin”, which was made in 1998, starring Sam Niel, Miranda Richardson, Helena Bonham Carter, Isabella Rosellini, and Martin Short. Although it is about a legendary time, the magick as depicted rings true, as do the spirits, magicians, and magickal outcomes.

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I just watched one called “A Dark Song”.

It was mostly about what a lot of work ritual magick can be. It was in the “Horror” section, because at the very end there are a couple of “scarey” looking humans before she meets the God.

I think she was attempting to reach her HGA, like Crowley did in Scotland. But that is just a guess, I am going to stop commenting now because I don’t know enough to add anythign of value beyond that.

It isn’t a “Horror” movie like what you would expect. There is a little suspense occassionally, than the “painted body humans” but there are not blood and guts. No lingerie clad women.

It is just about how demanding this ritual is. and about here change of heart - from vengence to forgiveness because of the ritual

Also:
There is a biography on Alister Crowley called 666 The Beast on Amazon Prime you can watch, but it is a documentary type show. I thought it was pretty good.

These are all I can think of at present. Some are simply imagery of the demonic or show a few scenes of those in worship. But they all have that flavor that I look for in a movie. I prefer it when the bad guy wins. But finding those is difficult. Not impossible but time consuming. I hope you like my list.

Eli https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5294518/

The Eighteenth Angel https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119055/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1

Fallen https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119099/?ref_=nv_sr_7?ref_=nv_sr_7

Starry Eyes https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2793490/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1

Last Shift https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2965466/?ref_=tt_sims_tt

The Void https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4255304/?ref_=tt_sims_tti

Exorcismus https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1322306/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1

The Veil https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3533916/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1

Mercy https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2481496/?ref_=tt_sims_tti

Satanic https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4796122/?ref_=nv_sr_2?ref_=nv_sr_2

Asmodexia https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3175438/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1

The Possession Of Michael King https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2282016/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1

The Ninth Gate https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0142688/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_61

The Skeleton Key https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0397101/?ref_=nv_sr_2?ref_=nv_sr_2

Chambers https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7949204/?ref_=rt_li_tt

Let Us Prey https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3148348/?ref_=rt_li_tt

The Dorm https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3587064/?ref_=rt_li_tt

The Vatican Tapes https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1524575/

Nothing Left To Fear https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1662293/?ref_=rt_li_tt

Contracted https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2281159/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Contracted Part Two https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4255110/?ref_=tt_sims_tti

The Lords Of Salem https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1731697/?ref_=rt_li_tt

Constantine https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0360486/?ref_=rt_li_tt

The Devils Advocate https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118971/?ref_=tt_sims_tti

The Shrine https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1341710/?ref_=rt_li_tt

The Omen https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075005/?ref_=rt_li_tt

This speech was so well done by Sam Neill in the Final Conflict. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4urG9f_tSw

The Exorcist https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070047/?ref_=tt_sims_tti

Rosemary’s Baby https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063522/?ref_=tt_sims_tti

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The Box left me unsatisfied. Perhaps its more sci-fi than occult.

https://youtu.be/5-S3JqJZJ3s A dark song is INTENSE! also the remake of suspiria is good too https://youtu.be/BY6QKRl56Ok

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Satanic Panic (2019) looks alright, saw the trailer and thought it was hilarious