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The Crucible (1996)
 6.8
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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, sincere, rough, serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, baroque, dramatic ...
Plot: witch, politics, hysteria, confession, curse, passion, vengeance, teenage life, heroes, couple relations, religions or cults, legal action, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, love and romance, communism, hopes, love affair, legal, danger, society, couples, dishonesty, curses spells and rituals, senator ...
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, dramatic and interesting films with plots about betrayal, society, corruption, catastrophe, mentor, dishonesty and dialogue mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Crucible: Salem Witch Trials (2002), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), The Conspirator (2010), The Age of Innocence (1993), Recount (2008). 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, religions or cults, society, legal, social decay, americana, courtroom drama, politics, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 68
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: courtroom, adultery, superstition, hysteria, possession, devil, witchcraft, justice, lucifer, minister, witch hunt, paganism ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, courtroom drama, assassin, civil rights, widow, activist, trial, power relations, righting the wronged, legal, jury ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: serious, thought provoking, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, historical character, civil war, assassination, lawyer, president, conspiracy, boarding house, trial, death sentence, legal, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: touching, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, forbidden love, high society, love triangle, countess, lawyer, romance, aristocracy, life turned upside down, unfulfilled love, lover ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 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, captivating, serious, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, election, campaign, republican, democrat, presidential election, government, political corruption, fighting the system, head of state, historical character ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, captivating, serious, realistic, earnest ...
Plot: idealism, ambition, treason, execution, period piece, oath, betrayal, royal court, rivalry, mistress, intrigue, clergy ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, missing person, couple relations, wartime life, life is a bitch, romance, love and romance, immigrants, clergy, love triangle, couples ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: europe, spain, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.3
 65K
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: touching, emotional, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: slavery, slave trade, rebellion, dignity, mutiny, idealism, interracial relations, dishonesty, righting the wronged, freedom, social injustice, humanity ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1830s, 1840s
Place: cuba, usa, africa, spain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: murder, small town, politics, violence, interview, hypocrisy, sin, life is a bitch, injustice, deadly, family relations, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: usa, wyoming, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, friendship, bus, segregation, master and servant, couples, human spirit, power relations, friends, society, injustice, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1955
Place: alabama, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
And the Band Played On (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.
Style: touching, talky, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, virus, hiv, doctor, epidemic, terminal illness, deadly virus, gender, society, injustice, ego clash ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.8
 32K
The Verdict (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties ...
Style: tense, touching, sincere, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, character study, redemption, courtroom, self esteem, fighting the system, injustice, coma, workplace situations, dishonesty, introspection, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.
Style: epic, biblical, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, injustice, tragic hero, political unrest, state affairs, heroic mission, christianity, dishonesty, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, dungeon, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 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, sincere, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, college, friendship, betrayal, vengeance, society, rivalry, buddies, best friends, youth, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: politics, intrigue, forgery, romance, revenge, couples, dishonesty, royal family, rivalry, state affairs, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Scarlet Letter (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Set in puritanical Boston in the mid 1600s, the story of seamstress Hester Prynne, who is outcast after she becomes pregnant by a respected reverend. She refuses to divulge the name of the father, is "convicted" of adultery and forced to ...
Style: realistic, sexy, serious, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: destructive relationship, forbidden love, interracial relations, clergy, extramarital affair, infidelity, romance, repression, social misfits, adultery, betrayal, illegitimate child ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 26K
A Civil Action (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to "get rid of" a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything - including his career and ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, trial, courtroom drama, small town, law firm, lawsuit, leukemia, uncover truth, legal investigation, reach out, righting the wronged, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., massachusetts, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.0
 13K
Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, tense, talky, clever, realistic ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, friends, rise and fall, society, introspection, rivalry, religions or cults, intrigue ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, psychological, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, lawsuit, farm, betrayal, vengeance, family, tragedy, unfulfillment, legal, infidelity, terminal illness, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: disturbing, talky, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: anti semitism, racism, injustice, discrimination, job seeking, false accusation, mistaken identity, society, sexual abuse, disorder, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 553
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: captivating, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, corporate crimes, uncover truth, hopes, life is a bitch, state affairs, rebellion, investigation, righting the wronged, legal, false accusation, against the odds ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 40K
Bobby (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, captivating, intense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, senator, corruption, racial slur, reporter, state affairs, power relations, dishonesty, assassination, anti war, marriage ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, usa, vietnam, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 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: serious, atmospheric, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: politics, catholicism, sin, clergy, bribery, hypocrisy, church, theology, idealism, german, rebellion, life is a bitch ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. ...
Style: realistic, clever, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: political corruption, betrayal, fighting the system, dishonesty, relationship vs career, state affairs, legal, infidelity, workplace romance, love affair, workplace, congress ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, realistic, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, terrorism, strike, struggle, human spirit, prison life, ira, introspection, custody, republican ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Get on the Bus (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Get On the Bus follows several Black men on a cross country bus trip to the Million Man March. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid off aircraft worker, a former Gang Banger, a Hollywood actor, a cop who is of mixed racial ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, thought provoking, touching, serious ...
Plot: racism, bus, politics, on the road, friendship, human nature, self discovery, rich and poor, hopes, injustice, gang, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, california, cross country ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, fighting the system, terrorism, coal mining, politics, injustice, society, crimes, life is a bitch, workplace situations, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: greed, character study, rise to the top, ambition, villain, oil, rivalry, money, obsession, small town, evil, arson ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s, turn of the century ...
Place: california, mine, usa, los angeles, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 7K
Rosewood (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Spurred by a white woman's lie, vigilantes destroy a black Florida town and slay inhabitants in 1923.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, biting ...
Plot: small town, racism, murder, hanging, false accusation, massacre, politics, violence spree, interracial relations, blacks and whites, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: florida, usa, california, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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