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The Blue and the Gray (1982)
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The Blue and the Gray (1982)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 296 min.
TV show
Story: This movie is also in existance as a 3 part miniseries. America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent. The plot revolves around the families of two sisters; Maggie Geyser and Evelyn Hale. The Geysers are farmers who reside near Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Hales own a small newspaper in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Geysers are generally indifferent to the issue of slavery, but are sympathetic to the Southern cause. The lone exception in the family is son John, an artistic young man who becomes sympathetic to the plight of Southern slaves and free Negroes. The Hales are pro-Union and anti-slavery, but, like many Northerners at the time, they hope for a peaceful solution to the nation's problems.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing, exciting, sincere
Plot: american civil war, battles, military, family life, working class, rebellion, society, showdown, brother brother relationship, standoff, slavery, war, family relations, political unrest, wartime life, head of state, state affairs, cavalry, prostitute, army, wedding, violence, forest, civil war, tough guy ...
Time: 19th century

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Most similar movies to The Blue and the Gray

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and epic films and TV series with plots about war, battles, military, soldier, society, american civil war and battle mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Blue and the Gray: Gettysburg (1993), Shenandoah (1965), North and South (1985), North and South, Book II (1986), Lincoln (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gettysburg (1993)
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 ...
Style: epic, intense, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, slavery, battles, military, war, soldier, heroic mission, state affairs, civil rights, battle zone, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
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 7.3
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Shenandoah (1965)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Charlie Anderson, a farmer in Shenandoah, Virginia, finds himself and his family in the middle of the Civil War he wants nothing to do with. When his youngest boy is taken prisoner by the North the Civil War is forced upon him.
Style: captivating, rough, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, interracial relations, anti war, heroes, family relations, pow, widower, war, bittersweet, society, parents and children, missing person ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: virginia, usa, england
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100%
North and South (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 561 min.
TV show
Story: Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: american civil war, foe turned friend, civil war, friendship, espionage, love and romance, slavery, family feud, military base, love triangle, best friends, military ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 1850s, 1840s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
North and South, Book II (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 570 min.
TV show
Story: The continuing saga of the Hazards and the Mains. The Hazards are from the North and the Mains from the South. George Hazard and Orry Main met at West Point and fought in the Mexican American war together becoming fast friends. Now they find ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, family saga
Plot: american civil war, slavery, civil war, friendship, military life, wartime life, espionage, best friends, romance, war, society, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 7.1
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Lincoln (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Originally titled "Lincoln", the name of this miniseries was changed to "Gore Vidal's ...
Style: captivating, talky, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: politics, assassination, american civil war, state affairs, ambition, rise to the top, hopes, head of state, society, idealism, couple relations, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s
Place: usa
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50%
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Rough Riders (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
Story: In 1898 the US government decided to intervene on the side of the Cuban rebels in their struggle against Spanish rule. Assistant Navy Secretary Theodore Roosevelt decides to experience the war first hand by promoting and joining a volunteer cavalry ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american history, battles, soldier, military, civil war, heroic mission, political unrest, military life, state affairs, war, white house, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: cuba, latin america, san antonio texas, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Andersonville (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
TV show
Story: This lengthy docudrama records the harrowing conditions at the Confederacy's most notorious prisoner-of-war camp. The drama unfolds through the eyes of a company of Union soldiers captured at the Battle of Cold Harbor, VA, in June 1864, and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: american civil war, prison, pow, civil war, rain, union soldier, confederate soldier, confined, gang, soldier, anti heroes, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
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Glory (1989)
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, captivating, thought provoking, epic ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, freedom, slavery, racism, battle, war, prejudice, hopes, glory, military life, african american ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, south carolina, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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1864 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: When Austria and Prussia declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, epic
Plot: love triangle, battles, war, military, danger, military life, political unrest, soldier, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship, army, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: denmark, austria, prussia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.2
 580
War & Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 890 min.
TV show
Story: The classic BBC dramatisation of Tolstoy's epic story of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Anthony Hopkins heads the cast as Pierre Bezuhov (a role for which he won the 1972 Best Actor BAFTA); Morag Hood is the ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, intellectual, exciting ...
Plot: soldier, napoleonic wars, parents and children, fall in love, social differences, love and romance, state affairs, leadership, family life, rich and poor, siblings relations, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, war hero, military life, social relations, couple relations, rivalry, heroes, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 19th century, 1860s
Place: west virginia, maine, virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
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The Colt (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the heat of battle in the midst of the Civil War, a beguilingly innocent colt is born to Union Jim Rabb's beloved mare. Refusing the orders to shoot it, lest it prove a hindrance, Rabb keeps the colt as a consolation in these desperate ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, exciting
Plot: american civil war, soldier, battles, colt, military life, americana, basic training, animal life, daring rescue, military, danger, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: virginia, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Crossing (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A made-for-TV dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: military, heroes, battles, heroic mission, military life, against the odds, rebellion, rebelliousness, state affairs, danger, war, revolution ...
Place: usa, delaware, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 273 min.
TV show
Story: Civil War has just finished, but things in the country aren't much better, especially in the South. The final installment in John Jakes trilogy of the Civil War. It focuses on the Reconstruction period and the continuing saga of the Hazards ...
Style: realistic, serious, saga, family saga
Plot: american civil war, friendship, military life, old west, vengeance, love triangle, obsession, society, rivalry, war hero, musket, death of hero ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, battles, leadership, political unrest, politics, rebelliousness, heroes, rebellion, state affairs, military, revolution ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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April Morning (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenager grows up during the onset of the American revolution.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: military, coming of age, revolution, battles, state affairs, heroes, battle zone, americana, wooing, politics, hopes, youth ...
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 840 min.
TV show
Story: The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, epic, emotional ...
Plot: racism, american civil war, political unrest, culture clash, interracial relations, world war two, family relations, world war one, society, state affairs, bittersweet, innocence lost ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 60s, 1880s ...
Place: africa, usa, tennessee, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, betrayal, tragic hero, battles, ancient rome, political unrest, politics, war, rivalry, state affairs, adventure, military ...
Time: ancient history
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Custer of the West (1967)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: UK, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Biopic of General George Armstrong Custer from his rise to prominence in the Civil War through to his "last stand" at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, tragic ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: native american attack, soldier, tragic hero, military, heroes, american civil war, congress, battles, rivalry, leadership, war, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams (2005)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Amid the bitter divisiveness of the Civil War, Confederate Capt. Robert Adams (Julian Adams) feels the rift within his soul. Steadfastly loyal to the South, Adams also holds an unshakable love for his Northerner wife, Eveline McCord (Gwendolyn ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, romantic, saga
Plot: battles, true love, love affair, wartime life, leadership, society, military, love and romance, heroes, romance, american civil war, supportive spouse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: southern usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Houston: The Legend of Texas (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Sam Elliot stars as Sam Houston, the visionary who nearly single-handedly forged the state of Texas into a powerful entity in its own right. Refusing to forget the Alamo (as if anyone could), Houston led the military in Texas' rebellion against ...
Style: epic, sincere, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, leadership, political unrest, americana, adventure, war, folk hero, head of state, heroes, military, rise to the top, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Color of War (2001)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
Story: A series featuring actual color footage of World War II.
Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: wartime life, military, against humanity, war, life is a bitch, journalism, battle zone, world war two, archive footage, media, society, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.4
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Roots (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
TV show
Story: African teen Kunta Kinte, brought to America to be enslaved, and the generations of his family.
Style: uplifting, realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, human spirit, interracial relations, family history, escape attempt, freedom, discrimination, injustice, social problems ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1860s, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.0
 882
Wicked Spring (2002)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the 1864 battle of the Wilderness, three Union soldiers and three Confederate Soldiers get seperated from their units as twilight engulfs the ravaged battlefield. The men wander alone through the dangerous woods, separate of each other, until ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, epic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: battles, wilderness, genocide, soldier, american civil war, weakness, heroes, politics, military, against humanity, americana, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
In Flanders Fields (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Belgium
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the Boesman family's attempt to survive in the city of Ghent during the first world war focusing on each of the five family member's different experiences
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: soldier, survival, idealism, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, military, teenage life, wartime life, society, war, life turned upside down ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, flanders
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34%
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Napoleon (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, UK, Hungary, Spain, Czech Republic
Duration: 357 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 1816, and NAPOLEON, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl BETSY his life story.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, epic ...
Plot: napoleon bonaparte, napoleonic wars, rise and fall, conquering, battles, ambition, leadership, rise to the top, society, state affairs, politics, military ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s, 1790s, 1810s
Place: france, europe, prussia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
Story: Lucy married at the turn of the last century, when she was fifteen and her husband was fifty. If Colonel William Marsden was a veteran of the "War for Southern Independence", Lucy became a "veteran of the veteran" with a unique ...
Style: touching, epic, sentimental, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: american civil war, bittersweet, couples, couple relations, self discovery, wooing, americana, war, society, romance, love and romance, confederacy ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Devil's Whore (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Set between the years 1642 and 1660, "The Devil's Whore" charts the progress of the English Civil War through the eyes of the a 17 year old girl, the fictional Angelica Fanshawe.
Style: serious, stylized, epic, captivating, realistic
Plot: treason, civil war, battles, revolution, political unrest, rebellion, betrayal, state affairs, sexual tension, parliament, husband wife relationship, throne ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
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Dog Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: "Dog Jack" is the story of a slave boy and his dog who escape the master's plantation, join the union army, and have to face their former master on the battlefield. The story is inspired by the historical true-life adventures of the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, uplifting, bleak
Plot: american civil war, military, soldier, heroes, plantation, slave, teenage boy, scout, military enlistment, war, chaplain, apache ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Journey to Shiloh (1968)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: At the beginning of the Civil War, seven friends embark on a cross-country journey in order to join the Confederate army.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: american civil war, battles, battle zone, military life, destiny, wartime life, on the road, war, heroes, rivalry, friends, military ...
Time: 19th century
Place: tennessee, texas, usa, louisiana, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%