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What are the best occult documentaries?

It looks like occult documentaries are all the rage nowadays. Everywhere you look, there's a documentary or docu-series about every religious extremist group. Cinema is full of occult-themed films and a prime example of these is Robert Eggers' The Witch. Released in 2015, the film made it to the top of the box office during its opening weekend. Since then, it has become famous for being the most successful film of all time with a goat in a starring role. But, enough of the jokes. Thanks to The Witch's popularity, it created an even greater interest in historical films related to witchcraft and the occult. To give you an idea of what's in store for you as you indulge in this dark category, we made our own list. Here are some of our top picks for documentaries that explore occult themes!

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  1. 1Häxan

    19

    Benjamin Christensen's 1922 film Haxan is your own educational introduction to 15th-century witch hunts. It consists of dramatized scenes of interrogations, Sabbath rituals, and other forms of devilry. It kind of borders between occult themes and supernatural horror territory so it's not for the faint of heart.

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  1. 2Aleister Crowley: The Wickedest Man in the World

    14

    Just watching this documentary will send chills down your spine. In this Masters of Darkness documentary, we take a look into the life of Aleister Crowley. He was the founder of the religion/philosophy known as Thelema. He was described as a black magician, drug fiend, sex addict, and traitor to the British people.

  2. 3The Occult Experience

    9

    This film won an award at the 1985 International Film and Television Festival of New York. It features the lives and work of a few occultists. The highlight of which would have to be Australian artist and occultist Rosaleen Norton.

  1. 4Secrets of the Occult

    2

    Secrets of the Occult delves deep into the world of the ancient and modern magicians. Their claims are put under the microscope. It's to see the fascinating connection between ancient beliefs and the discoveries of the modern mind and the physical world. So if you want to indulge in occult ancient themes, then you should definitely watch this.

  2. 5Rasputin: The Devil in the Flesh

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    You'd either be amazed or horrified to know that a person like this one ever existed. Rasputin: The Devil in the Flesh follows the life of Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin. This dark picture film of his spiritual journey is filled with malice and horror, almost like you're watching a real-life horror film. 

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1HäxanMovies 19 Paid
2Aleister Crowley: The Wickedest Man in the WorldMovies 14 Paid
3The Occult ExperienceMovies 9 Paid
4Secrets of the OccultMovies 2 Paid
5Rasputin: The Devil in the FleshMovies 1 Paid
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