Movies like The Crucible

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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, twists and turns, suspense, rough, disturbing, sexy, emotional, factual, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: witch, witch hunt, colonial america, politics, curse, legal, vengeance, manipulation, secrets, prejudice, confession, legal action, justice, society, courtroom drama, false accusation, rivalry, senator, hopes, adultery, lawyer, redemption, hysteria, devil, religion ...
Time: 17th century, 50s, 90s, 1950s, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, new england

Most similar movies to The Crucible

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking and talky films with plots about society, politics, betrayal, catastrophe, corruption, runaway and mentor mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Crucible: Salem Witch Trials (2002), Devil's Bride (2016), The Conspirator (2010), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), Afterburn (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Salem Witch Trials (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 189 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, execution, religions or cults, society, legal, politics, social decay, courtroom drama, americana, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
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100%
Devil's Bride (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Anna’s story takes place on Åland Island in 1666, during the beginning of the most widespread and systematic witch-hunts in Scandinavian history. In all, 16 women were convicted of being in league with the devil, and seven of them were executed. ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, enigmatic, tense
Plot: witch hunt, witch, obsession, false accusation, adultery, jealousy, betrayal, witchcraft, lie, fall in love, village, extramarital affair ...
Time: 17th century
Place: finland, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: factual, emotional, suspense, serious, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: civil war, lawyer, courtroom drama, court, historical character, conspiracy, president, assassination, politics, death sentence, courtroom, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, year 1865, 1860s
Place: usa, england, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: thought provoking, talky, factual, compassionate, inspirational ...
Plot: racism, courtroom, civil rights, courtroom drama, legal, legal investigation, lawyer, justice, investigation, murder, assassination, racial violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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6154
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The Crucible (1967)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Landmark adaptation of the Arthur Miller play. Nominated for 3 Emmy awards.
Style: allegory
Plot: slavery, capture, colonial america, paganism, slave, justice, devil, minister, witchcraft, religion, lucifer, adultery ...
Time: 17th century
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57%
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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, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: aviation, heroes, dishonesty, politics, law enforcement, hopes, state affairs, military, legal, rivalry, uncover truth, fighting the system ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: talky, intense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, friendship, manipulation, betrayal, legal action, college, corruption, society, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, california, virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: political, inspirational, sexy, talky, christian film ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: politics, lawyer, idealism, betrayal, catholic, religion, historical event, courtroom, renaissance, morality, christian, tudors ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, new york, rome italy, vatican, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, bleak, sincere, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: murder, politics, small town, gay, crimes, gay bashing, violence, gay slur, sin, hypocrisy, lgbt, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1998
Place: usa, wyoming, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, disturbing, uplifting, political, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, aids, epidemic, deadly virus, terminal illness, lgbt, medical, investigation, politics, doctor, hiv, scientist ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, africa, usa, new york, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic, talky, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, evolution, bigotry, religions or cults, social relations, society, dedicated lawyer, rebellion, legal, rivalry, small town life ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: thought provoking, tense, atmospheric, suspense, intense ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, redemption, lawyer, character study, legal action, justice, fighting the system, court, legal, investigation, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: suspense, suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, court, lawsuit, courtroom, law firm, small town, legal, environmental, legal investigation, uncover truth, success ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: massachusetts, boston, new york, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Breaker Morant (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: political, tense, thought provoking, witty, factual ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, politics, war, military, legal, anti war, murder, court, military life, tragedy, australian ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, australia, africa, england, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, bleak, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, leadership, government agency, state affairs, head of state, dishonesty, politics, americana, hijacking, tragic event ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, sexy, realistic, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, religion, medieval, british history, martyr, murder, betrayal, christian, politics, royal family, clergy, bishop ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, california, rome italy, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Special Relationship (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatisation that follows Tony Blair's journey from political understudy waiting in the wings of the world arena to accomplished prime minister standing confidently in the spotlight of centre stage. It is a story about relationships, between ...
Style: realistic, political, intense, twists and turns, tricky ...
Plot: politics, world politics, honest, greed, relationships, manipulation, friends, corruption, character study, head of state, political intrigue, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, england, usa, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 14K
Macbeth (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.
Style: disturbing, sexy, atmospheric, bleak, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, medieval, guilt, shakespeare, prophecy, witch, betrayal, ambition, ghost, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, assassination ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, emotional, tense ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, confined, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, society, law enforcement, legal, dishonesty, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Inherit the Wind (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 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: gothic, captivating, thought provoking, talky, clever ...
Plot: lawyer, religion versus science, small town, courtroom, rebelliousness, idealism, human spirit, culture clash, against the odds, courtroom drama, small town life, school ...
Time: 1920s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Cradle Will Rock (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
Style: talky, entertaining, intellectual, factual, serious ...
Plot: art, artist, politics, depression, communism, world politics, capitalism, greed, congress, adaptation, manipulation, justice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, thought provoking, sexy ...
Plot: high society, love triangle, countess, forbidden love, aristocracy, love and romance, destiny, infidelity, marriage, romance, lovers, love ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1890s
Place: new york, philadelphia, usa, paris france, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: factual, realistic, atmospheric, serious, epic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: politics, conspiracy, romance, royal family, revenge, justice, countess, intrigue, police investigation, couples, state affairs, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era, 1770s
Place: france, paris france, versailles, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: inspirational, thought provoking, realistic, touching, political ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: segregation, civil rights, racism, women, friendship, master and servant, unlikely friendships, ku klux klan, black lives matter, girl power, human rights, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1955
Place: alabama, new jersey, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
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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, political, intense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, corruption, senator, assassination, relationships, brutality, racial slur, honest, redemption, reporter, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: california, los angeles, washington d.c., texas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: thought provoking, suspenseful, enigmatic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: journalism, workplace, ambition, workaholic, research, suspicion, career, character study, self discovery, desire for fame, writers, whistleblower ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Too Big to Fail (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, 'Too Big to Fail' offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few ...
Style: factual, thought provoking, tense, political, twists and turns ...
Plot: financial crisis, wall street, finance, politics, economics, greed, stock broker, business, bankruptcy, moral dilemma, race against time, senator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008
Place: washington d.c., new york, usa, california, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, coal mining, fighting the system, working undercover, leadership, society, injustice, social decay, crimes, legal, sabotage, rebel ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: political, sexy, bleak, bloody, gloomy ...
Plot: lawyer, terrorist, british, betrayal, politics, prison, ira, human spirit, death, justice, murder, irish ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, vatican, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: captivating, disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: journalism, legal, rivalry, ambition, fighting the system, idealism, moral dilemma, rebellion, dedicated lawyer, society, hopes, romance ...
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%