U.s. civil war movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant u.s. civil war movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspense, intense, captivating and dramatic films and TV shows about / with u.s. civil war, american civil war, civil war, violence, gun, battles, gunfight, brutality, battle and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, War and Western genres shot in USA, Italy, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as u.s. civil war: Lincoln (2012), A Rebel Born (2019), Free State of Jones (2016), Field of Lost Shoes (2015), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Shango (1970), The Conspirator (2010), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Face to Face (1967), Hickok (2017).

List of u.s. civil war movies

Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: emotional, epic, captivating, factual, political ...
Plot: idealism, president, american civil war, racism, civil war, politics, historical character, head of state, slavery, leadership, political unrest, republican ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
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A Rebel Born (2019)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A Rebel Born follows the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was a brilliant and very controversial Confederate general in the War Between the States. Even now, more than 150 years after the end of the war, Forrest has remained surrounded in ...
Style: epic, rough, factual, complex
Plot: confederate army, war, war violence, union soldier, battles, battlefield, weapons, warrior, combat, epic battle, u.s. civil war, army ...
Time: 1860s
Place: usa
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Free State of Jones (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his ...
Style: factual, captivating, intense, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: american civil war, slavery, rebellion, justice, wartime, revolution, courage, period piece, vengeance, society, escapades, u.s. civil war ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s, 60s, 1960s ...
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Field of Lost Shoes (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of teenage cadets sheltered from war at the Virginia Military Institute must confront the horrors of an adult world when they are called upon to defend the Shenandoah Valley.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, touching
Plot: american civil war, battles, war, teenage life, military, danger, youth, battle, teenage boy, friendship, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1860s
Place: usa, virginia
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany, USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.
Style: epic, exciting, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, anti hero, treasure hunt, gunfight, greed, gold, good versus evil, heroes, cowboy, cons and scams, lone wolves, army ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, santa fe new mexico ...
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C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.
Style: clever, educational film, satirical, disturbing, humorous ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, politics, interracial relations, journalism, society, injustice, political unrest, discrimination, alternate reality, slavery, civil war ...
Time: year 1912, 1930s
Place: canada, montreal quebec, san francisco, new york, south america ...
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Shango (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Shango is a Texas Ranger who finds himself up against a former Confederate officer and his gang of thugs who have been terrorizing a local border town in search of gold.
Plot: bandit, revolt, nightmare, village, shot in the head, vegetable, old woman, mechanic, psychopath, cave, fight, hallucination ...
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The Conspirator (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, historical character, civil war, assassination, lawyer, boarding house, trial, death sentence, legal, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
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The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.
Style: realistic, brutal, harsh, suspense, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, native americans, murder, cowboy, loss of son, war crime, vengeance, tough heroes, civil war, horse, deadly, native american ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: texas, missouri, usa, kansas, arizona
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Face to Face (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: History Professor Brad Fletcher heads west for his health, but falls in with Soloman Bennett's outlaw gang. Fascinated by their way of life, Fletcher finally takes over the gang, leading with a new 'efficient' ruthlessness.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, allegory
Plot: old west, desert, graphic violence, orchestral, wanted, criminal heroes, partners, gang, crimes, bank robbery, torture, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas, usa, arizona
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Hickok (2017)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Legendary Lawman and Gunslinger Wild Bill Hickok, is tasked with taming the wildest cow-town in the West, while delivering his own brand of frontier Justice and infamous gunfighter's reputation as the fastest draw in the West is put to the test
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, serious
Plot: civil war veteran, love interest, showdown, western hero, criminal, murder, battles, gunfight, gunslinger, cowboy, old west, battle ...
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Last Stand at Saber River (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As America recovers from the Civil War, one man tries to put the pieces of his life back together but finds himself fighting a new battle on the frontier. Cable is an embittered Confederate soldier who returns from the war to reclaim his Arizona ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: american civil war, battles, confederate soldier, territory, introspection, homecoming, heroes, adventure, military, rivalry, soldier, hopes ...
Place: arizona, usa, mexico, texas
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Haunted (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In Arizona during the Civil War, a woman is accused of witchcraft, tied to a horse and left to die in the desert. One hundred years later, the descendants of the woman's accusers start being killed off, and the townspeople suspect the woman has ...
Plot: possession, witchcraft, phone booth, bound and gagged, actor, native american, ghost town, flashback, tied to a chair, occult, supernatural power, demon ...
Time: 1860s, 70s
Place: arizona
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3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, ...
Style: tense, psychological, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, old west, gang, heroic mission, heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, race against time, righting the wronged, sheriff, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, sonora, yuma arizona ...
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Sandburg's Lincoln (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A miniseries about President Abraham Lincoln.
Plot: usa history, u.s. civil war, president, civil war, husband wife relationship, american civil war, politician, u.s. president, trial, government, politics, american history ...
Time: 19th century
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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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This Savage Land (1969)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Shortly after the Civil War, Kansas homesteaders are harrassed by Confederate marauders.
Plot: civil war veteran, love interest, mud, kiss, cowboy, ex soldier, old west, u.s. civil war, death of wife, settler, gunfight, gun ...
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The Little Shepherd Of Kingdom Come (1961)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Director Andrew V. McLaglen's 1961 drama, based on John William Fox's novel, is the tale of a young man returning home after fighting in the Civil War. The cast includes Jimmie Rodgers, Luana Patten, Chill Wills, George Kennedy, Neil ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: civil war, musket, kiss, violence, shepherd, u.s. cavalry, main character shot, faith, christian, sword fight, american flag, flintlock rifle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kentucky
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Lincoln (1992)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Famous actors read testimonies from people close to Lincoln about him and his actions during the Civil War.
Plot: civil war, american civil war, president, u.s. president, u.s. civil war, assassin, general, usa president
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The Beguiled (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school, young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in ...
Style: sexy, gothic, suspense, romantic, psychotronic
Plot: seduction, sexual tension, girls' school, amputee, union soldier, girls' boarding school, american civil war, southern belle, rage, teacher, murder, confederate soldier ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: virginia
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The Private History of a Campaign That Failed (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark Twain tale of cowardly Confederate soldiers.
Plot: confederacy, accomplice, cowardice, civil war, american civil war, mark twain, u.s. civil war, confederate soldier, soldier
Place: missouri
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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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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.
Style: gothic, exciting, stylized, scary, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, vampire hunter, imaginary, immortality, good versus evil, secret identity, slavery, tough heroes, head of state, danger, supernatural, undead ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, year 1961
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, new orleans, indiana
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The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same girl, who bears a striking resemblance to the beautiful but ruthless vampire they knew and loved in 1864.
Style: romantic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, werewolf, supernatural romance, dangerous attraction, high school, vampire human love, immortality, teen romance, youth, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, 19th century ...
Place: virginia, usa
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After seeking to live a normal life, Logan sets out to avenge the death of his girlfriend by undergoing the mutant Weapon X program and becoming Wolverine.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, psychotronic, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, superhero, heroes, genetically altered, rage, experiment, scientist, army, good versus evil, vengeance ...
Time: 2000s
Place: nigeria, usa, ohio, las vegas, new orleans ...
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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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Sahara (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, USA, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Scouring the ocean depths for treasure-laden shipwrecks is business as usual for a thrill-seeking underwater adventurer and his wisecracking buddy. But when these two cross paths with a beautiful doctor, they find themselves on the ultimate treasure ...
Style: exciting, buddy comedy, entertaining, scenic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, treasure, desert, obsessive quest, treasure hunter, adventure, archaeology, good versus evil, escapades, danger, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, nigeria, sahara desert, egypt
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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
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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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, working class, family life, military, rebellion, society, showdown, brother brother relationship, standoff, slavery, war ...
Time: 19th century
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Arizona Bushwhackers (1968)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: During the Civil War, a Confederate spy takes a job as marshal of a small western town as a cover for his espionage activities. However, he soon finds out that a local businessman is selling weapons to a band of rampaging Indians.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, starting over, espionage, society, chase, small town, showbiz, anti war, celebrity culture, captivity, americana, moral dilemma ...
Place: arizona
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