Manson Family list

by BloedEnMelk | created - 01 May 2011 | updated - 24 Jun 2011 | Public

A list of movies and documentaries related to Charles Manson and the Manson Family. If you have anything to add, please tell me. Alphabetical order. Some are good, some are crap. Most I have seen, some I haven't (yet).

Note: I have only focussed on members of the Manson Family. So I haven't added movies with Sharon Tate.

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1. The Book of Manson (1989)

120 min | Crime

Charles Manson, claiming to be the Second Coming, leads his young followers down the path of sex and murder in this bizarre homage by renowned artist Raymond Pettibon.

Director: Raymond Pettibon | Stars: Robert Hecker, Joe Cole, Shannon Smith, David Markey

Votes: 22

2. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Charles Manson: Journey Into Evil (1995)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary on Charles Manson.

Stars: Judy Muller, Charles Manson, Vincent Bugliosi, Alvin Carpis

Votes: 100

3. Charles Manson Superstar (1989 Video)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

For forty years, Charles Manson has survived most of his life in what he calls 'the hallways of the all ways,' the reform schools, jails and prisons that have been his home and tomb. His ... See full summary »

Director: Nikolas Schreck | Stars: Charles Manson, Nikolas Schreck, Zeena Schreck, James N. Mason

Votes: 395

4. Citizen Shane (2004)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary

Adult businesses in Lowndes County, Mississippi (the "Buckle of the Bible Belt") are being unfairly harassed by local law enforcement. Record label owner Shane Ballard, 22, plans to change ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Tibbett | Stars: Shane Ballard, Aaron Dunn, Charles Manson, Warren Dearman

Votes: 62

5. Death Scenes 2 (1992 Video)


A nauseating mondo documentary about violent death. The bulk of the tape is consumed with the same war-atrocity footage already overused in dozens of other mondo films.

Director: Nick Bougas | Stars: Harold Wells, Susan Atkins, Lenny Bruce, Renee Chen

Votes: 134

6. Helter Skelter (1976)

Not Rated | 194 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The investigation and trial of the horrific Tate-LaBianca mass murders orchestrated by the psychotic pseudo-hippie cult leader, Charles Manson.

Stars: George DiCenzo, Steve Railsback, Nancy Wolfe, Marilyn Burns

Votes: 3,232

7. Helter Skelter (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A new take on the Manson Family murders, with a keen focus on Charles Manson himself.

Director: John Gray | Stars: Jeremy Davies, Clea DuVall, Allison Smith, Eric Dane

Votes: 3,193

8. The Other Side of Madness (1971)

X | 82 min | Crime, Drama

A mixture of documentary footage and re-enactment scenes, some filmed on the action locations, of the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders committed by the gang known as the Manson Family.

Director: Frank Howard | Stars: Brian Klinknett, Erica Bigelow, Paula Shannon, Linda Van Compernolle

Votes: 176

9. Inside the Manson Gang (2007)

85 min | Documentary, Crime

'Inside the MANSON Gang' The incredible behind the scenes, exclusive footage and true story of the most notorious white gang in American history, and the Trial of the 20th Century. Robert ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hendrickson | Stars: Mary Brunner, Bruce Davis, Lynette Fromme, Sandra Good

Votes: 108

10. Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969)

12 min | Short, Horror

Experimental short, featuring strobe-like erotic imagery with several shots of the Rolling Stones in performance and an original synthesizer score by Mick Jagger.

Director: Kenneth Anger | Stars: Kenneth Anger, Bobby Beausoleil, Bill Beutel, Harvey Bialy

Votes: 1,609

With Bobby Beausoleil

11. Manson, My Name Is Evil (2009)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

Perry, a sheltered chemical engineer, falls in love with Leslie, a former homecoming princess, when he becomes a jury member at her hippie death cult murder trial.

Director: Reginald Harkema | Stars: Peter MacNeill, Gregory Smith, Ryan Robbins, Anjelica Scannura

Votes: 767

12. Live Freaky Die Freaky (2006)

Unrated | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

In a distant future, a cult forms around the Manson Family, when Charles Manson is mistaken for the messiah. Meanwhile, in 1969, Manson convinces his followers to murder Sharon Tate.

Director: John Roecker | Stars: Nick 13, Billie Joe Armstrong, Tim Armstrong, Rob Aston

Votes: 621 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Lucifer Rising (1972)

29 min | Short, Fantasy

Egyptian gods summons the angel Lucifer - in order to usher in a new occult age.

Director: Kenneth Anger | Stars: Kenneth Anger, Bobby Beausoleil, Donald Cammell, Haydn Couts

Votes: 2,594

With Bobby Beausoleil

14. Manson (1973)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Documentary on Charles Manson and his family. Has a number of insightful interviews with many family members most notably Squeaky and Sandy (Blue and Red). There is also a history of Manson... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Hendrickson, Laurence Merrick | Stars: Mary Brunner, Vincent Bugliosi, Bruce Davis, Lynette Fromme

Votes: 879

THE best Manson documentary, according to my humble opinion

15. Manson (2009 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Crime, History

Follows Charles Manson's 'Family' member Linda Kasabian, and her story to what when on at Spahn's Movie Ranch and the final days leading up to the grisly 1969 Tate/La Bianca murders.

Director: Neil Rawles | Stars: Ryan Blakely, Meredith Cheesbrough, Sascha Cole, Roger Doche

Votes: 401

16. The Manson Family (1997)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, History

56 Metascore

A dramatization of the horrific and notorious Manson Family Murders, in the form of super 8 home movies.

Director: Jim Van Bebber | Stars: Marcelo Games, Marc Pitman, Leslie Orr, Maureen Allisse

Votes: 2,983 | Gross: $0.02M

17. Manson Family Movies (1984 Video)

88 min | Horror

In response to the legend that the "Manson Family" may have filmed themselves in some of theirs exploits, this film is a re-creation as to what a film of their may have been like. The film,... See full summary »

Director: John Aes-Nihil | Stars: Rick the Precious Dove, John Aes-Nihil, Katie Lazarus, Knarly Dana

Votes: 109

18. Manson Girls

Drama | Pre-production

About the female devotees who joined Manson's flock in the 1960s and helped carry out brutal killings meant to start an apocalyptic race war.

Director: Susanna Lo | Stars: Stella Maeve, Eric Balfour, Monica Keena, Patti D'Arbanville

19. Manson Rising

Biography, Crime, Drama | Announced

The misadventures of 20 year old Charles Manson and Rosalie Jean Willis: outcasts, lovers, and criminals. They beg, borrow and steal their way across 1950s America, heading for the promised... See full summary »

20. Manson's Missing Victims (2008 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 48 min | Documentary

It is almost universally believed by those who were involved with, or who have studied, the Manson murders that there are far more victims still out there. This documentary looks for some of their graves.

Stars: Mitch Lewis, Charles Manson, Paul Dostie, Steven Kay

Votes: 112

21. Biography (1987– )
Episode: The Manson Women: An American Nightmare (2002)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

They were unlikely killers, to say the least. Barely out of their teens, products of California's post-war suburbs, they became eager members of Charles Manson's bizarre family.

Stars: Susan Atkins, Jess Bravin, Mary Brunner, Vincent Bugliosi

Votes: 77

22. The Mind of Manson (2007 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary

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Votes: 15

23. Mondo Hollywood (1967)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

Documentary about the social/political/cultural scene in Los Angeles, and especially Hollywood, in the mid to late '60s.

Director: Robert Carl Cohen | Stars: Margaretta Ramsey, Dale Davis, Theodore Charach, Ram Dass

Votes: 142

With Bobby Beausoleil

24. Most Evil (2006–2015)
Episode: Manson (2008)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, Crime

Retrace the investigation of Charles Manson and how he convinced young, middle-class men and women to commit unthinkable acts of violence. Dr. Stone speaks with two of Manson's followers to gain insight into his power.

Stars: Michael Stone, AnnMarie Guidone, Vincent Bugliosi, Barbara Hoyt

Votes: 17

25. The Ramrodder (1969)

X | 92 min | Western

Cowboy marries an Indian princess and is accepted by the tribe until he is framed for a rape/murder.

Director: Ed Forsyth | Stars: Roger Gentry, Kathy Williams, Robert Aiken, Julia Blackburn

Votes: 132

With Bobby Beausoleil

26. The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter (2009)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Crime

"The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter" walks in the footsteps of the Manson Family, visiting over 40 locations related to the infamous Tate/LaBianca murders, and tying together the dozens of ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dorsey | Stars: Ron Hale, Craig Harvey, Nikki Medlin, Scott Michaels

Votes: 621

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