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The Crucible (1996)
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The Crucible (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation.
Style: talky, disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, rough, suspenseful, baroque, dramatic ...
Plot: witch, curse, passion, politics, hysteria, confession, legal action, religions or cults, satan, vengeance, danger, dishonesty, heroes, hopes, legal, love and romance, rivalry, society, state affairs, couples, power relations, life is a bitch, master and servant, supernatural ability, couple relations ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, california

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Most similar movies to The Crucible

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about society, politics, life is a bitch, dishonesty, state affairs, mentor and runaway mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Crucible: Salem Witch Trials (2002), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), Recount (2008), The Age of Innocence (1993), The Scarlet Letter (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Salem Witch Trials (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film recounts the sobering tale of how 19 innocent lives were taken in a community experiencing paranoid hysteria regarding the suspected - but unproved - presence of the occult in the small New England town.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking
Plot: false accusation, witch hunt, puritan, courtroom drama, wizards and magicians, americana, legal, society, life is a bitch, death row, social decay, religions or cults ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: talky, serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, racism, assassin, civil rights, activist, widow, trial, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, injustice, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.7
 62
The Crucible (1967)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Landmark adaptation of the Arthur Miller play. Nominated for 3 Emmy awards.
Plot: hysteria, christianity, christian, religion, trial, slave, minister, possession, superstition, adultery, justice, courtroom ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 11K
Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, presidential election, government, campaign, political corruption, election, democrat, republican, head of state, politician, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Age of Innocence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Style: serious, clever, touching, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, infidelity, couples, couple relations, countess, lawyer, marriage, forbidden love, painting, high society, confession ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Scarlet Letter (1973)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 17th-century Salem, Hester Prynne must wear a scarlet A because she is an adulteress, with a child out of wedlock. For seven years, she has refused to name the father. A vigorous older stranger arrives, recognized by Hester but unknown to others ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, clergy, betrayal, couple relations, romance, love triangle, missing person, wartime life, dishonesty, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: europe, spain, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Conspirator (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: captivating, talky, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, lawyer, president, civil war, private club, union, boarding house, trial, assassination, courtroom, execution ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 64K
Amistad (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: slavery, rebellion, mutiny, slave trade, courtroom drama, dignity, idealism, injustice, historical figure, dishonesty, hopes, legal ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1840s, 18th century
Place: usa, cuba, africa, spain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts. Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, leadership, hijacking, politics, americana, danger, society, state affairs, government agency, head of state, political conspiracy, confined ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, captivating, earnest ...
Plot: idealism, oath, betrayal, ambition, treason, execution, fighting the system, blind ambition, death penalty, pope, royal court, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Molly Maguires (1970)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: coal mining, fighting the system, rebellion, betrayal, terrorism, social decay, injustice, miner, coal mine, politics, heroes, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Inherit the Wind (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Style: serious, talky, thought provoking, realistic, captivating
Plot: courtroom, evolution, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, bigotry, legal, society, small town, idealism, small town life, religions or cults, rebellion ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: friendship, racism, bus, human spirit, hopes, society, couples, power relations, life is a bitch, friends, segregation, master and servant ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 851
Vendetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, politics, crimes, courtroom, dishonesty, crime, law enforcement, legal, society, life is a bitch, immigrants, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing. (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The incredible story of the events leading up to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the capture of the terrorists.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, world trade center, skyscraper, working undercover, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, leadership, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 547
Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom drama, dealing with death, investigation, aviation, legal action, obsessive quest, righting the wronged, against the odds, dishonesty, legal, society, state affairs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 1K
Witchhammer (1970)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A ruthless inquisitor spins the superstitions of local peasants into religious heresy, finding cause to accuse dozens of innocent men and women of witchcraft. The inquisitor targets nobles and merchants, whose property and goods are then ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: burned alive, clergy, false accusation, torture chamber, witch, injustice, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, murder, religions or cults, crimes ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages
Place: europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 75
The Radicals (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the Anabaptist movement and two of its first leaders, Michael and Margaretha Sattler.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, captivating
Plot: church, christianity, clergy, religions or cults, society, ambition, romance, heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, state affairs, torture ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, zurich switzerland, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Shattered Glass (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fact-based 2003 drama about the young journalist Stephen Glass, who got a job at The New Republic in 1995 and for three years fabricated at least half of the stories he wrote.
Style: clever, realistic, talky, serious, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, ambition, media, workplace, workaholic, research, suspicion, career, blind ambition, dishonesty, rivalry, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 3K
Focus (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the waning months of World War II, a man and his wife are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighbors. Suddenly the victims of religious and racial persecution, they find themselves aligned with a local Jewish immigrant ...
Style: talky, disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: anti semitism, racism, discrimination, false accusation, mistaken identity, injustice, job seeking, dishonesty, love and romance, society, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Laramie Project (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre ...
Style: clever, talky, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: small town, murder, violence, sexuality, politics, interview, coming out, jury, hypocrisy, sin, gays and lesbians, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: wyoming, usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.6
 229
Alleged (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alleged is a romantic drama based on events occurring behind the scenes and outside the courtroom of the famous Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925. Charles Anderson, a talented young reporter, feels trapped working for his deceased ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: small town, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, romance, courtroom, fighting the system, journalism, idealism, against the odds, courtroom drama, price of justice, religions or cults ...
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 14K
Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: catholicism, theology, clergy, politics, church, idealism, hypocrisy, bribery, sin, obsessive quest, rebellion, social decay ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Some Mother's Son (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the ...
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: human spirit, prison, politics, struggle, strike, betrayal, terrorism, dedicated lawyer, tragic hero, parents and children, custody, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Thousand Acres (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: touching, serious, talky, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, betrayal, family, tragedy, lawsuit, infidelity, parents and children, dishonesty, vengeance, legal, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 4K
True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, betrayal, friendship, college, blind ambition, vengeance, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Wisconsin Death Trip (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Wisconsin Death Trip is an intimate, shocking and sometimes hilarious account of the disasters that befell one small town in Wisconsin during the final decade of the 19th century. The film is inspired by Michael Lesy's book of the same name ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, unemployment, arson, investigation, violence spree, small town, chaos and mayhem, down on your luck, small town life, social decay, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1990s, 1890s, 1880s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 11K
The Devils (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dramatised historical account of the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier, a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest accused of witchcraft following alleged demonic possessions of sexually repressed nuns.
Style: sexual, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: convent, nun, hysteria, clergy, surrealism, sexual abuse, controversy, priest, torture, inquisition, catholic church, supernatural ability ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Death of a Prophet (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After breaking ties with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X became a man marked for death...and it was just a matter of time before his enemies closed in. Despite death threats and intimidation, Malcolm marched on - continuing to spread the word of ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: jazz, racism, assassination, politics, folk hero, fighting the system, rise and fall, americana, rebellion, society, leadership, religions or cults ...
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 500
April Morning (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenager grows up during the onset of the American revolution.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: military, revolution, coming of age, war, battles, politics, battle zone, state affairs, wooing, americana, heroes, hopes ...
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%