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Across Five Aprils (1990)
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Across Five Aprils (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Story: Jethro Creighton (Todd Duffey) is a young man of nine years from Southern Illinois who is growing up during the outbreak of the American Civil War. Helping his father farm is all he really knows. This makes things difficult when his kin fights for the Union Army, as well as the Rebel cause. He doesn't know who what to do. Should he fight for the Yankees, the Rebs, or just continue working on the farm? He has a cousin who is a deserter which he helps with food and a blanket; this is a crime not taken lightly. He writes Abraham Lincoln for advice on the matter. The president responds in a letter which guides him some, but more or less provides him with comfort; when a nine year old is in the midst of war, what is more important?
Plot: slavery, civil war, american civil war, death, battles, soldier, family relations, confederacy, union, brother brother relationship, dialect, battle
Place: illinois

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films with plots about soldier, battles, military, war, death, heroes and civil war mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Across Five Aprils: Gettysburg (1993), The Colt (2005), Gods and Generals (2003), Glory (1989), The Blue and the Gray (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
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Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
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The Colt (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Gods and Generals (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 219 min.
Story: The film centers mostly around the personal and professional life of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a brilliant if eccentric Confederate general, from the outbreak of the American Civil War until its halfway point when Jackson is killed ...
Style: epic, serious, sincere, rough, intense ...
Plot: american civil war, confederate soldier, battles, confederate army, military, epic battle, war hero, military life, battlefield, social relations, rivalry, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 1860s, 19th century
Place: virginia, west virginia, maine, usa, washington d.c.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, epic ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, freedom, slavery, racism, war, prejudice, hopes, glory, human spirit, civil war, heroic mission ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 93 min.
Story: Legendary writer Ambrose Bierce was known to be brilliant, cantankerous and romantic in all his life's passions, and was revered as one of the top storytellers of the late 19th Century. In 1890, he presented his recently published collection of ...
Style: touching, melancholic, exciting, captivating, surprise ending
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 381 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: He went to war to free slaves but in the end was freed by them.
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