Movies Similar to the Devils (1971)

Movies like The Devils (1971).

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The Baby of Mâcon (1993)

Starring: Julia Ormond, Ralph Fiennes, Philip Stone, Jonathan Lacey
Duration: 2h 2mins
Genres: Drama, History

In the mid-17th, the court of Cosmo Medici gather to watch a play.
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Quills (2000)

Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine
Duration: 2h 4mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

Quills begins in Paris during the Reign of Terror, with the incarcerated Marquis de Sade penning a story about the libidinous Mademoiselle Renard, a ravishing young aristocrat who meets the imprisoned preeminent sadist.
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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

Starring: Eileen Walsh, Dorothy Duffy, Nora-Jane Noone, Anne-Marie Duff
Duration: 1h 54mins
Genres: Drama

In Ireland, 1964, so-called "fallen" women are considered sinners who needed to be redeemed.
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A Man for All Seasons (1988)

Starring: Charlton Heston, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson
Duration: 2h 30mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

A Man for All Seasons is a 1988 American made-for-television drama film about St. Thomas More, directed by and starring Charlton Heston.
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Luther (2003)

Starring: Joseph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Peter Ustinov, Alfred Molina
Duration: 2h 3mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

The film begins during a thunderstorm in 1505, as Luther is returning to his home.
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The Gathering Storm (2002)

Starring: Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Broadbent, Linus Roache
Duration: 1h 36mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

In 1934, Winston Churchill is deep in his wilderness years, and struggling to complete his biography of his ancestor the Duke of Marlborough, which he hopes will revive his fortunes.
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Galileo (1975)

Starring: Topol, Edward Fox, Colin Blakely, Georgia Brown
Duration: 2h 25mins
Genres: Biography, Drama

The film closely follows the "American" version of Brecht's play Galileo. In 1609 Galileo is a mathematics professor in Padua, Italy.
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Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)

Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson, Patrick McGoohan, Timothy Dalton
Duration: 2h 8mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Following the death of her husband Francis II of France in 1560, Mary, Queen of Scots (Vanessa Redgrave) returns to her native land.
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12 Years a Slave (2013)

Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt
Duration: 2h 14mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

12 Years a Slave is a 2013 biographical period-drama film and an adaptation of the 1853 slave memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.
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Silence (2016)

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano
Duration: 2h 41mins
Genres: Drama, History

Silence is a 2016 epic historical drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and with a screenplay by Jay Cocks and Scorsese, based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Shūsaku Endō.
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Macbeth (1971)

Starring: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw, Terence Bayler
Duration: 2h 20mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

In the Middle Ages, a Norwegian invasion of Scotland is suppressed by Macbeth, Thane of Glamis, and Banquo.
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Elizabeth (1998)

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Liz Giles, Rod Culbertson, Paul Fox
Duration: 2h 4mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Elizabeth is a 1998 British biographical period drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur and written by Michael Hirst.
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The Crucible (1996)

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, Joan Allen
Duration: 2h 4mins
Genres: Drama, History

Early one morning in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, a group of young village girls meet in the woods with a Barbadian slave named Tituba.
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Goya's Ghosts (2006)

Starring: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Randy Quaid
Duration: 1h 53mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

In 1792, Spain suffers amid upheaval from the French Revolution.
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Pope Joan (1972)

Starring: Liv Ullmann, Jeremy Kemp, Natasa Nicolescu, Sharon Winter
Duration: 2h 12mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Pope Joan is a 1972 British historical drama film based on the story of Pope Joan.
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Beyond the Gates (2005)

Starring: John Hurt, Hugh Dancy, Dominique Horwitz, Louis Mahoney
Duration: 1h 55mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

Shooting Dogs, released in the United States as Beyond the Gates, is a 2005 film, directed by Michael Caton-Jones and starring John Hurt, Hugh Dancy and Clare-Hope Ashitey.
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Jimmy's Hall (2014)

Starring: Barry Ward, Francis Magee, Aileen Henry, Simone Kirby
Duration: 1h 49mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

In 1932, after ten years in the United States, Jimmy Gralton returns to his native Ireland to help his mother run the family farm.
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Scandal (1989)

Starring: John Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bridget Fonda, Ian McKellen
Duration: 1h 46mins
Genres: Drama, History

An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him.
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The Libertine (2004)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich, Paul Ritter
Duration: 1h 54mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester (Depp), delivers a prologue of themes of his fondness for drink, his sexual proclivities, and his disdain for his audience.
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Carry on Abroad (1972)

Starring: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims
Duration: 1h 28mins
Genres: Comedy

The film opens with pub landlord and frequent holidaymaker Vic Flange (Sid James) openly flirting with the sassy saucepot widow Sadie Tompkins (Barbara Windsor) as his battleaxe wife, Cora (Joan Sims), looks on with disdain.
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