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Salem Witch Trials (2002)
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: witch hunt, false accusation, puritan, religions or cults, society, politics, legal, americana, courtroom drama, social decay, life is a bitch, death row, dishonesty, deadly, state affairs, religion, religious fanaticism, faith, execution, wizards and magicians, fire, preacher, village, church, colony ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, usa

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Most similar movies to Salem Witch Trials

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and disturbing films with plots about life is a bitch, legal, society, dishonesty, courtroom drama, crimes and deadly mostly in Drama, History and Crime genres. Some movies like Salem Witch Trials: Devil's Bride (2016), The Crucible (1996), Heart of the Beholder (2005), Death of a Prophet (1981), The Exonerated (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: based on true events, disturbing, captivating, enigmatic, tense
Plot: witch hunt, witch, false accusation, obsession, lie, jealousy, betrayal, adultery, falling in love, fall in love, village, extramarital affair ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: finland, sweden
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100%
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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, rough, disturbing, twists and turns, factual ...
Plot: politics, witch, confession, curse, legal action, vengeance, witch hunt, danger, society, courtroom drama, legal, hopes ...
Time: 17th century, 90s, 1600s, 50s, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, california
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100%
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, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, confined, fighting the system, false accusation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, dishonesty, society, legal, law enforcement, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Heart of the Beholder (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a family who opened the first videocassette rental stores in St. Louis in 1980. The family was ruined by a corrupt prosecutor who had been blackmailed by a religious group because the family refused to remove Martin ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, rivalry, injustice, religions or cults, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, society, legal, dishonesty, life is a bitch, campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: controversial, sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: assassination, politics, racism, jazz, leadership, rebellion, folk hero, ambition, society, fighting the system, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Exonerated (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, fighting the system, injustice, human spirit, courtroom drama, rebellion, society, confined, life is a bitch, deadly, legal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 809
Family Sins (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the Burt family who seemed normal, upstanding members of the community but were actually deeply embedded in crime. The matriarch took in foster children who were subsequently molested and abused by her husband and children ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: sexual abuse, unlikely criminals, courtroom drama, legal action, crimes, dishonesty, family problems, legal, under the surface, family relations, suburbs, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 45
Boxed (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The thriller Boxed addresses the little-known fact that the Irish Republican Army would bring in sympathetic priests to administer last rites to those they were about to execute. The film analyzes the fallout that occurs when one of these priests ha ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, social decay, idealism, uncover truth, moral dilemma, legal, life is a bitch, politics, danger, church, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, investigation, crimes, legal, dishonesty, society, injustice, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, nightclub, rape, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Plague City: SARS in Toronto (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The once clean and healthy city of Toronto becomes the pariah of the western world when a deadly chain of infection lands in the city. Panic spreads as the number of SARS cases increases as there are no effective treatments.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: public health, doctors and patients, hopes, society, life is a bitch, politics, deadly, plague, terminal illness, epidemic, disease, medical profession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, fighting the system, coal mining, working undercover, leadership, society, injustice, legal, social decay, crimes, miner, rebel ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 909
Zuzu Angel (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Zuzu Angel" covers the last years of the famous Brazilian fashion designer in her doomed quest for justice in the case of her activist son Stuart's arrest, torture, murder and subsequent corpse disposal by the military forces in ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, society, crimes, rebellion, legal, injustice, politics, life is a bitch, parents and children, price of justice ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Citizen Verdict (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American people, but this time they're also ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, tv show, crimes, legal investigation, dishonesty, jury, media, law enforcement, life is a bitch, fighting the system, state affairs, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 662
The 19th Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fundamentalist sect member BeckyLyn is accused of killing her husband. Queenie, another wife in the polygamist sect, doesn't believe BeckyLyn is capable of such violence and desperate to prove her innocence reaches out to her excommunicated son ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, righting the wronged, society, church, estrangement, religions or cults, mormon, uncover truth, deadly, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.9
 2K
Witchhammer (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 107 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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), burned alive, religions or cults, graphic violence, deadly, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, crimes, false accusation, murder, injustice ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages
Place: europe, czech republic, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Matthew Shepard Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a senseless act of hatred, openly gay college student Matthew Shepard was murdered in 1998. This critically-acclaimed, moving film recounts the final days of Matthew's killers' trial—and the weeks leading to Matthew's ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak
Plot: gay slur, gay lead character, murder, gays and lesbians, social decay, courtroom drama, legal action, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, society, legal, hate crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Howard Beach: Making a Case for Murder (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In December, 1986, 3 black men ran into car trouble in Howard Beach, a middle-class neighborhood in New York City. Unable to start their car, they sought refuge in a nearby restaurant. What happened later that night shocked the entire city.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, controversial, tense ...
Plot: racism, society, crimes, legal, courtroom, social decay, americana, murder, courtroom drama, working class, rich father, italian american ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.5
 245
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, realistic, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: idealism, moral dilemma, ambition, fighting the system, rivalry, injustice, columnist, couples, righting the wronged, hopes, legal, against the odds ...
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 507
Our Fathers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the '80s, priests and especially the Father Geoghan arrested for sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Law, also indicted, and the diocese was aware of the actions of these men of the church and was kept secret for years, until the victims decide ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: church, social decay, courtroom drama, clergy, legal investigation, dishonesty, society, fighting the system, crimes, legal, sexual harassment, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, boston, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, epic, bleak
Plot: rebellion, rebel, life is a bitch, society, political unrest, rebelliousness, religions or cults, state affairs, tragic event, christianity, war, swede ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Just Ask My Children (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a modern-day witch hunt, in which a couple is falsely accused and imprisoned for molesting their own children.
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: custody, fighting the system, courtroom drama, false accusation, reunion, parents and children, family problems, injustice, legal, life is a bitch, legal action, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, sincere, serious, factual ...
Plot: racism, courtroom, courtroom drama, civil rights, legal, widow, activist, life is a bitch, injustice, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 12K
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, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, democrat, campaign, republican, political corruption, dishonesty, state affairs, americana, media ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1940's South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing a a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he didn't have the sense to know what he was doing. ...
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: politics, false accusation, interracial relations, racism, prison, aunt, convenience store, redemption, death row, animal life, power relations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
One Angry Juror (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Sarah Walsh, a tough New Orleans attorney who serves on a murder trial jury and does some investigating of her own.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, false accusation, courtroom drama, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, catastrophe, world trade center manhattan new york city, world trade center, crime, politics, deadly, crimes, leadership, chases and races, undercover, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Fact-based story of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr., son and namesake of the famed pilot, and ensuing trial of accused and convicted killer, Bruno Hauptmann.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, folk hero, dealing with death, missing child, journalism, legal, crimes, deadly, injustice, life is a bitch, courtroom drama ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 2K
13 Roses (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of thirteen totally normal young women that suffered harsh questioning and were put in prison under made up charges of helping the rebellion against Franco back in the 1940s. Despite of their innocence, the thirteen were soon executed ...
Style: disturbing, touching, emotional, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: spanish civil war, woman in danger, false accusation, social decay, injustice, life is a bitch, society, betrayal, political unrest, prison life, idealism, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.2
 579
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: state affairs, law enforcement, heroes, dishonesty, hopes, politics, righting the wronged, military, rivalry, investigation, fighting the system, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
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: thought provoking, serious, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, historical character, civil war, assassination, lawyer, boarding house, trial, death sentence, legal, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%