Civil war veteran movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant civil war veteran movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, tense, exciting, suspenseful and interesting films and TV shows about / with civil war veteran, gunfight, gun, civil war, murder, chase, violence, rifle, vengeance and rescue plots mostly in Western, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, Spain, Mexico and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as civil war veteran: Open Range (2003), Bone Tomahawk (2015), True Grit (1969), Hickok (2017), The Lone Ranger (2013), The Hateful Eight (2015), Sommersby (1993), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), News of the World (2020), A Soldier's Revenge (2020).

List of civil war veteran movies

Open Range (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, intense, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gunfight, cowboy, vengeance, violence, old west, revenge, showdown, civil war veteran, gunslinger, corruption, friendship, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: texas, montana
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Bone Tomahawk (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: During a shootout in a saloon, Sheriff Hunt injures a suspicious stranger. One of the villagers takes care of him in prison. One day they both disappear – only the spear of a cannibal tribe is found. Hunt and a few of his men go in search of the ...
Style: scary, brutal, bleak, atmospheric, dark ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wilderness, violent, rescue, native american, brutality, cannibalism, survival, suspense, violence, cannibal, murder, macabre ...
Time: 19th century, 70s
Place: california
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True Grit (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy, Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), on a mission of "justice", which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), because he ...
Style: stylized, harsh, exciting, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: family outing, manly
Plot: revenge, bounty hunter, murder, manhunt, vengeance, hanging, cowboy, reward, civil war veteran, alcoholic, texas ranger, justice ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: texas, arkansas, oklahoma, california, austin texas ...
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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, captivating, serious, tense
Plot: civil war veteran, love interest, criminal, murder, battles, gunfight, cowboy, showdown, civil war, blonde, u.s. marshal, prostitute ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
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The Lone Ranger (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, scenic, buddy comedy, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: horse, texas ranger, superhero, indians, disney, gunfight, native american, corruption, revenge, escape, betrayal, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, san francisco
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The Hateful Eight (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.
Style: stylized, captivating, bloody, talky, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, murder, gang, stagecoach, winter, dark humor, brutality, snow, twists and turns, criminal, revenge, old west ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: wyoming, usa
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Sommersby (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in the south of the United States just after the Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband Jack, believed killed in the Civil War. By all accounts, Jack Sommersby was not a pleasant man, thus when he ...
Style: romantic, touching, psychological, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: husband wife relationship, village life, love, mistaken identity, courtroom drama, american civil war, civil war, suspense, war, war veteran, suspicion of murder, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 50s, victorian era
Place: new jersey, france, tennessee, southern usa, usa
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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, tense, talky ...
Plot: american civil war, revenge, civil war, native americans, native american, suspense, murder, massacre, surrender, manhunt, on the run, runaway ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: texas, missouri, austin texas, usa, kansas ...
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News of the World (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A Texan traveling across the wild West bringing the news of the world to local townspeople, agrees to help rescue a young girl who was kidnapped.
Style: touching, road movie, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: native american, american civil war, civil war veteran, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, rescue, runaway, cowboy, hopes, unlikely friendships, mentor, organized crime ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 1870s, year 1865
Place: dallas texas, san antonio texas, usa, texas
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A Soldier's Revenge (2020)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Haunted by wartime horrors, Civil War soldier-turned-bounty-hunter Frank Connor (Neal Bledsoe) spends his time post-war polishing off two things: whiskey and fugitives. When two desperate children arrive on his doorstep and enlist his help to find ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: old west, civil war veteran, criminal, love interest, murder, rivalry, battles, jousting, heroes, showdown, flashback, gunslinger ...
Time: 19th century
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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, grandparents, civil war veteran, american civil war, violence, accomplice, marauder, ex soldier, u.s. civil war, cowboy, post civil war, small western town ...
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The McMasters (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the immediate post-Civil War era, The McMasters stars Brock Peters as a black Union soldier who finds he must figuratively fight the war all over again. Returning to his southern hometown, Peters quickly learns that nothing has really ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: civil war, blaxploitation, interracial relations, racism, civil war veteran, vigilantism, vengeance, rivalry, life is a bitch, society, soldier, injustice ...
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The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.
Style: intense, entertaining, tense, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: good versus evil, revenge, bounty hunter, dark hero, criminal, duel, showdown, small town, murder, gunfighter, corruption, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 1870s
Place: california, sacramento california
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The Shadow Riders (1982)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After starring in "The Sacketts", Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott team up again but this time as Mac and Dal Traven, in a movie based on a classic Louis L'Amour novel. They are brothers, who meet up at the end of the Civil War fighting on ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, retro
Plot: civil war, brothers, military, kidnapping, civil war veteran, family relations, escapades, rivalry, good versus evil, rescue, vigilantism, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, mexico
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Rough Riders (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
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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, sincere, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american history, civil war, battles, soldier, state affairs, war, political unrest, heroic mission, military life, white house, human spirit, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: latin america, san antonio texas, new mexico, cuba
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Rio Lobo (1970)
Genre: War, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.
Style: harsh, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: american civil war, betrayal, vengeance, civil war, revenge, gunfight, justice, colonel, brutality, redemption, unlikely friendships, old west ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s
Place: texas, ireland, new orleans, usa
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For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Two bounty hunters are in pursuit of "El Indio," one of the most wanted fugitives in the western territories, and his gang.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, harsh, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, bounty hunter, suspense, small town, gang, robbery, violence, cowboy, warrior, revenge, heroes, sidekick ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: texas, austin texas, spain, new mexico, usa ...
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Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Hogan, on his way to do some reconnaissance for a future mission to capture a French fort, encounters Sister Sara, a nun in trouble. Before he knows it, Hogan is accompanying Sister Sara in the dangerous frontier while she seeks to achieve a hidden ...
Style: light, entertaining, stylized, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nun, gunfight, french, cowboy, cowboys and outlaws, rescue, heroes, partners, gunslinger, rivalry, rebelliousness, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: mexico, latin america, france
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The Return of Ringo (1965)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Once again billed as Montgomery Wood, Giuliano Gemma plays a civil war soldier who returns to his family land to find his family decimated, his property taken over by a family of Mexican bandits and his fiancee about to marry the Mexican gangster ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Plot: revenge, civil war veteran, graphic violence, rivalry, rescue, gang, good versus evil, vengeance, undercover, working undercover, family in danger, old west ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, texas, arizona
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Rooster Cogburn (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a band of drunken thugs overruns a small Indian Nation town, killing Minister Goodnight and raping the women folk, Eula Goodnight enlists the aid of Marshal Cogburn to hunt them down and bring her father's killers to justice.
Style: humorous, harsh, melancholic, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: manly, family outing, girls' night
Plot: revenge, courage, battle of the sexes, teacher, spinster, outlaw gang, tough girl, u.s. marshal, raft, death of father, chase, gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s
Place: africa, usa, oregon
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Convicts (1991)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Texas writer Horton Foote's touching story set in 1902 features Robert Duvall as Sol, the hardened boss of a sugar plantation who unwittingly becomes a mentor to a young boy named Horace (Lukas Haas), who comes to Sol looking for a way to earn ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, contemplative
Plot: youth, family relations, farm, civil war veteran, swamp, friends, social relations, nothing goes right, society, hopes, master and servant, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century
Place: austin texas, texas, usa
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Tuck Everlasting (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Natalie Babbitt's award winning book for children comes to the screen in a lavish adaptation from Walt Disney Pictures. Winnie Foster (Alexis Bledel) is a girl in her early teens growing up in the small rural town of Winesap in 1914. ...
Style: fairy tale, romantic, melancholic, sweet, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick, family outing
Plot: fountain of youth, coming of age, mysterious stranger, small town, immortality, first love, teenage girl, teenage boy, teenager, teenage crush, love, kidnapping ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era, 19th century, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york
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Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The world's most highly qualified crew of archaeologists and explorers is led by historian Milo Thatch as they board the incredible 1,000-foot submarine Ulysses and head deep into the mysteries of the sea.
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, exciting, stylized, anime ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: disney, steampunk, princess, treasure hunt, expedition, adventurer, atlantis, ancient civilization, fantasy world, ancient mystery, monster, museum ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: atlantic ocean, washington d.c., iceland
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The Legend of Custer (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer has been reinstated and assigned to command the 7th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hays. The regiment has become a ragtag outfit of thieves and ruffians and Custer must whip the soldiers into shape to fight, the Kiowa, ...
Plot: western hero, heroes, showdown, battles, squad, money, civil war veteran, veteran, general, combat, escape, sword fight ...
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The Proud and Damned (1972)
Genre: Western
Country: USA, Colombia, Philippines, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of five Confederate mercenaries led by Sergeant Will Hansen must choose sides carefully in a small village where they find themselves trapped in the middle of a rebellion. The group is torn as to whether they should honor the powerful ...
Style: serious, tense, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: civil war, confederate soldier, mercenary, graphic violence, redemption, espionage, tough heroes, american civil war, dishonesty, righting the wronged, hopes, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: latin america
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John Carter (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and ...
Style: epic, entertaining, exciting, fairy tale, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: mars, alien, monster, space travel, heroic mission, mysterious planet, distant planet, imaginary kingdom, battles, space, save the day, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 19th century, 1860s, 1870s
Place: virginia, arizona, new york
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Treasure of Matecumbe (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In post-Civil War Kentucky, young David Burnic becomes the unexpected heir to the family secret, a map leading to buried treasure on the Florida isle of Matecumbe.
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: treasure hunt, disney, buried treasure, youth, coming of age, archaeologist, lost treasure, cons and scams, rivalry, chase, criminal heroes, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: florida
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A Time for Killing (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Civil War, Confederate soldiers escape from a Union prison and head for the Mexican border. Along the way, they kill a Union courier bearing the news that the war is over. Keeping the message a secret, the captain has his men go on and ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, retro
Plot: american civil war, civil war, rape, escape, fortress, soldier, prosecution, hostage, battles, old west, heroes, military ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: utah, arizona, new mexico, sonora, mexico
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Near Dark (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars.
Style: scary, road movie, gothic, tense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, hitchhiker, gang, truck, small town, femme fatale, motel, transformation, suspense, violence, farm ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, austin texas, usa, texas, kansas
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The Last Sunset (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Brendan O'Malley arrives at the Mexican home of old flame Belle Breckenridge to find her married to a drunkard getting ready for a cattle drive to Texas. Hot on O'Malley's heels is lawman Dana Stribling who has a personal reason for ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, dog, sandstorm, cowboy, summer, wanted, rancher, romantic rivalry, fall in love, rivalry, on the run, heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
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