watch later

Not interested / seen

Wild Wild CountryWild Wild Country

Wild Wild Country

Almost too outrageous to be true – this captivating true crime docuseries tells the unlikely story of an Indian cult in America

Crime, Documentary

best
THE VERY BEST

9.8

show

United States of America
English
Docu-series, Mini-series, Thought-provoking
2018
George Meredith, Ma Anand Sheela, Osho
67 min

Synopsis

rotten tomatoes
imdb
wikipedia
When a controversial cult leader builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal.

Our Take

9.8
The Staff

Wild Wild Country follows the relocation of a hippie cult from India to Oregon in 1981. You haven’t heard of Wasco Country? Nor had anybody else back then. This ghost town with a handful of god-fearing inhabitants, soon became Rajneeshpuram, the cult’s new homestead, home to a thousand disciples, and the subject of nationwide media attention. Spoiler: the town’s old residents did not think much of it.

Will there be debaucherous orgies, long-haired drop-outs, preaching and chanting? Yes. But, through historical footage and interviews with contemporaries, including Ma Anand Sheela, the power-hungry secretary of the orange-clad guru, you will also be absorbed by chemical weapons and attempted murder, one of the biggest immigration fraud case in US history, and, of course, the mysterious and not-so-mysterious ways that a charismatic cult attracts and manipulates its followers. Across six one-hour episodes, this Netflix miniseries by brothers Maclain and Chapman Way gives a captivating, exhaustive, and powerful account of one of the stranger moments in American media history.

Comments

What did you think? Who should watch it?

Next up

The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House

best

8.9

Culturally rich and supremely gentle, The Makanai is an absolute delight to watch

Sweet Tooth

best

8.5

Beautiful, imaginative, and excellently crafted, Sweet Tooth is sure to sate any viewer's appetite for fantasy and adventure

Search Party

best

8.0

A thoroughly enjoyable thriller and takedown of millennial culture

The Staircase

best

8.2

This dramatization of a true crime documentary is a masterclass in storytelling

A Very English Scandal

best

8.0

An uproarious miniseries that strikes the balance between frenetic political drama and dry British comedy

Minx

best

8.3

Right at the intersection of feminism and eroticism is a fun little comedy with charisma to spare

Dickinson

best

8.3

More than a simple biopic, Dickinson adds a thrillingly modern twist to a story about challenging gender and societal norms

Belascoarán, PI

7.2

An inventive tribute to detective films of yore

Tulsa King

7.0

An enjoyable mafia drama that highlights an action vet's comedic chops

Three Pines

7.5

A solid detective procedural elevated by the great Alfred Molina
agmtw
eu

© 2023 agoodmovietowatch, all rights reserved.

We are home to the best film and TV on popular streaming services. Supported only by readers like you and by public grants.