The Prestige
The Prestige (2006)

Two friends and fellow magicians become bitter enemies after a sudden tragedy. As they devote themselves to this rivalry, they make sacrifices that bring them fame but with terrible consequences.

9/10

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writer: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine

The Professor and the Madman
The Professor and the Madman (2019)

In the mid-19th century, the editor of the very first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary receives a torrent of potential entries from a doctor confined at the Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum.

7/10

Director: Farhad Safinia

Writer: John Boorman, Todd Komarnicki, Farhad Safinia

Stars: Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Natalie Dormer

Hysteria
Hysteria (2011)

Two doctors in Victorian England use manual stimulation of female genitalia to cure their patients' ills, leading to the invention of the vibrator.

7/10

Director: Tanya Wexler

Writer: Stephen Dyer, Jonah Lisa Dyer

Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce

Zulu
Zulu (1964)

Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift.

7/10

Director: Cy Endfield

Writer: John Prebble, Cy Endfield

Stars: Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson