Graveyard Shift Great Movies About the Actual Devil  

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List Rules Vote up the greatest movies in which the Prince of Darkness, Satan himself, is a real character.

Many of the most entertaining characters in film are villains and it doesn't get much more evil than the Devil himself. The top movies about the Devil feature mere mortals being tempted to give into sin - sometimes by characters actually named Satan. This is a list of the greatest movies about the Devil including everything from The Exorcist to Little Nicky to The Omen.

What films will you find on this list of the best movies about Satan? Mia Farrow stars in the classic film Rosemary's Baby, in which a woman discovers that her unborn baby isn't quite human. Ruth Gordon and Sidney Blackmer play the roles of the friendly Satanists next door. The Devil's Advocate is another great movie that features the Devil as one of the characters. Other good movies on this list include The Witches of Eastwick, Legend, and Bedazzled.

Which Devil movie is the best? Give your favorites a thumbs up to move them to the top of the list, and please add any wickedly good films that are missing.

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The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Great Movies About the Actual Devil
Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair
The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin, adapted by William Peter Blatty from his 1971 novel of the same name. The book, inspired by the 1949 ...more
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The Devil's Advocate is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Great Movies About the Actual Devil
Charlize Theron, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves
The Devil's Advocate is a 1997 American mystery thriller film based on Andrew Neiderman's novel of the same name. It is directed by Taylor Hackford and stars Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, and ...more
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107 27
Constantine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Great Movies About the Actual Devil
Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf
Constantine is a 2005 American supernatural action-thriller film directed by Francis Lawrence as his feature film directorial debut, starring Keanu Reeves as John Constantine, with Rachel Weisz, ...more
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The Omen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Great Movies About the Actual Devil
Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner
The Omen is a 1976 British/American supernatural horror film directed by Richard Donner. The film stars Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Harvey Spencer Stephens, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick ...more
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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Great Movies About the Actual Devil
Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes
Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin. The cast includes Mia ...more
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Legend is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Great Movies About the Actual Devil
Tom Cruise, Tim Curry, Mia Sara
Legend is a 1985 British-American fantasy adventure film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, David Bennent, Alice Playten, Billy Barty, Cork Hubbert, and ...more
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46 25
Angel Heart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Great Movies About the Actual Devil
Robert De Niro, Mickey Rourke, Lisa Bonet
Angel Heart is a 1987 American horror mystery film written and directed by Alan Parker, and starring Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, and Lisa Bonet. The film, adapted from the novel Falling Angel ...more
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End of Days is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Great Movies About the Actual Devil
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Tunney, Renee Olstead
End of Days is a 1999 American action fantasy horror thriller film directed by Peter Hyams starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunney, Kevin Pollak, Rod Steiger, CCH Pounder, ...more
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Needful Things is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Great Movies About the Actual Devil
Max von Sydow, Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia
Needful Things is a 1991 horror novel by American author Stephen King. It is the first novel King wrote after his rehabilitation from drugs and alcohol. According to the cover, it is "The ...more
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32 19
Prince of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Great Movies About the Actual Devil
Alice Cooper, Donald Pleasence, Peter Jason
Prince of Darkness is a 1987 American supernatural horror film directed, written and scored by John Carpenter. The film is the second installment in what Carpenter calls his "Apocalypse ...more
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Little Nicky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Great Movies About the Actual Devil
Reese Witherspoon, Ozzy Osbourne, Adam Sandler
Little Nicky is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Steven Brill. It stars Adam Sandler as Nicky, a son of Satan.
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The Witches of Eastwick is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Great Movies About the Actual Devil
Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cher
The Witches of Eastwick is a 1987 American comedy-fantasy film based on John Updike's novel of the same name. Directed by George Miller, the film stars Jack Nicholson as Daryl Van Horne, ...more
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Devil is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Great Movies About the Actual Devil
Zoie Palmer, Caroline Dhavernas, Logan Marshall-Green
Devil is a 2010 American supernatural horror film directed by John Erick Dowdle and written by Brian Nelson based on a story by M. Night Shyamalan. The film stars Chris Messina, Logan ...more
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38 33
South Park: Bigger, Longer & U... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Great Movies About the Actual Devil
George Clooney, Minnie Driver, Isaac Hayes
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut is a 1999 American adult animated satirical musical comedy film based on the animated television series South Park, and produced, co-written by and ...more
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Bless the Child is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Great Movies About the Actual Devil
Christina Ricci, Kim Basinger, Ian Holm
Bless the Child is a 2000 American horror-thriller film directed by Chuck Russell, starring Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits, Angela Bettis, Rufus Sewell, Christina Ricci, and Holliston Coleman. It is ...more
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Faust is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Great Movies About the Actual Devil
William Dieterle, Emil Jannings, Yvette Guilbert
Faust is a 1926 silent film produced by UFA, directed by F. W. Murnau, starring Gösta Ekman as Faust, Emil Jannings as Mephisto, Camilla Horn as Gretchen/Marguerite, Frida Richard as her ...more
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38 41
Bedazzled is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Great Movies About the Actual Devil
Elizabeth Hurley, Brendan Fraser, Frances O'Connor
Bedazzled is a 2000 fantasy-comedy film remake of the 1967 film of the same name, originally written by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, which was itself a comic retelling of the Faust legend. The ...more
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Oh, God! You Devil is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Great Movies About the Actual Devil
George Burns, Ron Silver, Belita Moreno
Oh, God! You Devil is a comedy starring George Burns, Ted Wass, Ron Silver and Roxanne Hart. Directed by Paul Bogart and produced by Robert M. Sherman. The screenplay is by Andrew Bergman. Oh, ...more
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Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Great Movies About the Actual Devil
Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Rebel Wilson
Ghost Rider is a 2007 American supernatural superhero film written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson. Based on the character of the same name which appeared in Marvel Comics, the character's ...more
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Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Great Movies About the Actual Devil
Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Pam Grier
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey is a 1991 American science fiction and fantasy comedy film, and the directing debut of Peter Hewitt. It is the second film in the Bill & Ted franchise, and a ...more
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The Devil and Max Devlin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Great Movies About the Actual Devil
Bill Cosby, Elliott Gould, Lillian Müller
The Devil and Max Devlin is a 1981 film produced by Walt Disney Productions, directed by Steven Hilliard Stern and starring Elliott Gould, Bill Cosby and Susan Anspach. The film was considered ...more