Greatest Civil War films

Or more precisely as many films as I can find (excluding documentaries) about, set or with characters shaped by the civil war.

1-35 Films that I've seen and which are set wholly or mostly during the Civil War loosely ordered with my favourites first.

36-77 Films that I've seen which are either partially set during the Civil War, include references to the war or have major characters who are veterans of the war, again loosely ordered with my favourites first.

78-288 Films which I've not seen or don't recall seeing but which are set wholly or partly during the war. Ordered by year with the most recent films first.

289+ Films which are not Civil War films at all but which have scenes set during the war or important references to the war.
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1.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ An absolute classic. The scene with Scarlett moving through the rows of wounded soldiers at the railway marshalling yard in Atlanta whilst the camera slowly pans out to show more and more wounded men and then finally the tattered Battle Flag always brings a lump to my throat. ” - sabercro
 
2.
Glory (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates. (122 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
“ The story of the 54th Massachusetts Coloured Infantry. The battle scenes are excellent and both Morgan Freeman and Denzil Washington, in particular, are superb. ” - sabercro
 
3.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery. (161 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ Without doubt the greatest spaghetti western ever made. Clint, Lee and Eli searching for Confederate gold with the civil war ever present in the background. Superb. ” - sabercro
 
4.
Gettysburg (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War. (271 mins.)
“ Okay, the dialogue is a bit painful and some of the moustaches/beards are awful, but the set pieces are incredible. This is the first civil war film I ever saw on the big screen and well worth it it was too. ” - sabercro
 
5.
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Excellent post-war western with Clint Eastwood,a veteran of Bloody Bill Anderson's Missouri raiders refusing to surrender and then pursued by Bill McKinney's Kansas red-legs through Indian Territory and into Texas. ” - sabercro
 
6.
The General (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines. (67 mins.)
“ Wonderful silent movie with Buster Keaton attempting to save his girl and his train from Yankee spies. ” - sabercro
 
7.
The Horse Soldiers (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail/supply center... (120 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ I grew up watching John Wayne and cavalry films so this is one of my favourites. Haven't seen it for a while, but excellent scenes which spring to mind are the Confederate attack from the train and the 'battle' with the the cadets. ” - sabercro
 
8.
Ride with the Devil (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Jake Roedel and Jack Bull Chiles are friends in Missouri when the Civil War starts. Women and Blacks have few rights... (138 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Hugely underated film about the Missouri/Kansas border conflicts during the war. ” - sabercro
 
9.
The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Truncated adaptation of Stephen Crane's novel about a Civil War Union soldier who stuggles to find the courage to fight in the heat of battle. (69 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ Much maligned, but I don't really know why. Audie Murphy is perfect and the battle scenes very well done. ” - sabercro
 
10.
The Conspirator (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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. (122 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
“ Excellent courtroom drama about the trial of Mary Surratt, allegedly one of the Lincoln conspirators. ” - sabercro
 
11.
Lincoln (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
As the War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. (150 mins.)
“ Slightly overlong, but nevertheless fascinating story of how the 13th Amendment was passed by the House of Representatives. Daniel Day-Lewis is superb as Lincoln. ” - sabercro
 
12.
Cold Mountain (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart. (154 mins.)
“ Pretty good adaptation of a very good book. Jude Law deserts from the Army of Northern Virginia and tries to get back home to Cold Mountain where Nicole Kidman is waiting for him. The scenes of the Battle of the Crater at the beginning of the film are spectacular. ” - sabercro
 
13.
Major Dundee (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In 1864, due to frequent Apache raids from Mexico into the US, a Union officer decides to illegally cross the border and destroy the Apache, using a mixed army of Union troops, Confederate POWs, civilian mercenaries and scouts. (123 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
“ Set in the last six months of the civil war, prison camp commandant Charlton Heston, against orders, leads a motley unit of prison guards, Confederate prisoners, coloured troops and criminals across the border into Mexico in pursuit of an Apache raiding party. Richard Harris is very good as the Confederate captain who promises to serve only 'until the Apache is taken or dead'. Charlton Heston plays himself as usual and there's an excellent supporting cast with many well known names and faces. Overall, one of the better Galvanized Yankee films. ” - sabercro
 
14.
Shenandoah (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
During the Civil War, a Virginia farmer and his family vow to remain neutral but one of the sons is captured by Union soldiers, sending the farmer to his rescue. (105 mins.)
“ James Stewart tries to hold his family together whilst the war rages around his Virginia farm. ” - sabercro
 
15.
The Beguiled (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
While imprisoned in a Confederate girls' boarding school, an injured Union soldier cons his way into each of the lonely women's hearts, causing them to turn on each other, and eventually, on him. (105 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
“ More of a psychological thriller than a war film. Clint Eastwood's wounded Yankee corporal spreads jealousy and distrust amongst the staff and pupils of the Southern girls boarding school where he is recuperating from his wounds. ” - sabercro
 
16.
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan. (195 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W.Griffiths 1915 masterpiece set before, during and immediately after the Civil War. Clearly racist but still a remarkable piece of film making for the time. ” - sabercro
 
17.
The Raid (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Van Heflin As Maj. Neal Benton (83 mins.)
Director: Hugo Fregonese
“ Very good account of the raid on St. Albans, Vermont by escaped confederate prisoners in late 1864. There's not a great deal of action but the film benefits from an excellent cast led by Van Heflin, Richard Boone and Anne Bancroft. ” - sabercro
 
18.
Free State of Jones (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government. (139 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
“ I really wanted to enjoy Free State of Jones, but unfortunately, that is not the case. The story, apparantly based on a true incident, of farmers, deserters and runaway slaves declaring a free state in part of South-Eastern Mississippi is certainly interesting and I will admit completely new to me. However, whilst the film starts off promisingly with some impressive scenes, by the time it had finished I had the impression that I'd been watching an overlong documentary rather than a feature film which, alas, is not what I was after. ” - sabercro
 
19.
Alvarez Kelly (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
During the Civil War, Mexican cattleman Alvarez Kelly supplies the Union with cattle until Confederate Colonel Tom Rossiter's hungry men force Kelly to change his customers. (116 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
“ Interesting twist on a civil war film with William Holden and Richard Widmark attempting to drive a heard of cattle through Grant's lines to feed Richmond. ” - sabercro
 
20.
The Blue and the Gray (1982 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent. (381 mins.)
“ Haven't seen this for nearly 30 years and don't remember too much about it other than that it was pretty good. ” - sabercro
 
21.
North and South, Book II (1986 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The story of two friends and their families on opposite sides of the American Civil War. (570 mins.)
“ Haven't seen this for nearly 25 years, again pretty good on the whole. ” - sabercro
 
22.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: The Passersby (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
While headed home a Confederate soldier meets an anguished woman at the end of the Civil War. (51 mins.)
“ Nice little Twilight Zone episode with an endless stream of weary soldiers walking down a dusty road beside a derelict mansion. But where does the road lead to? ” - sabercro
 
23.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: Still Valley (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In June 1863, Confederate soldiers come across a warlock who can help bring victory to the Southern cause. (51 mins.)
“ A witch offers hope to the Confederacy towards the end of the civil war courtesy of the Twilight Zone. ” - sabercro
 
24.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: Back There (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
At a prominent club in Washington, D.C., a socialite argues about whether it would be possible to change history by traveling back in time. When he leaves the club he finds himself in 1865, on the night that President Lincoln will be shot. (51 mins.)
“ A socialite travels back in time to the night Lincoln is assassinated. But can he change the past? ” - sabercro
 
25.
Gods and Generals (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The rise and fall of legendary war hero Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson as he leads the Confederacy to great success against the Union from 1861 to 1863. (219 mins.)
“ Prequel to Gettsyburg. Overly ambitious history of Stonewall Jackson from the outbreak of the Civil war until his death after Chancellorsville in 1863. Battle scenes are nowhere near as good as Gettysburg, Even at three and a half hours long it appears to be rushed and disjointed. Would have been better as a much longer mini-series or a shorter film covering a smaller period of time. Also with the exception of Jackson himself pretty much every other character was underdeveloped. In particular there were far too many Confederate Generals seen in a single scene only with barely a line of dialogue between them. This one is, alas, not recommended. ” - sabercro
 
26.
Springfield Rifle (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Major Lex Kearney becomes the North's first counterespionage agent as he tries to discover who's behind the theft of Union cavalry horses in Colorado during the Civil War. (93 mins.)
Director: Andre DeToth
“ Reasonable B-Movie with Gary Cooper on a counter-espionage mission trying to track down a Union traitor. ” - sabercro
 
27.
Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
During the Civil War, a group of Confederates escapes from the Union POW camp at Fort Bravo but has to contend with the desert, the Mescalero Indians and the pursuing Union troops. (99 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
“ A small group of Confederate soldiers led by John Forsyth break out of a prisoner of war camp somewhere in the West. The escapees are tracked down by Union captain William Holden and then need to join forces to beat of an attack by hostile indians. ” - sabercro
 
28.
Dark Command (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In Kansas, during the Civil War opposing pro-Union and pro-Confederate camps clash and visiting Texan Bob Seton runs afoul of William Cantrell's Raiders. (94 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
“ Variation of the Kansas/Missouri border war with John Wayne defending Lawrence, Kansas and his girl from Walter Pidgeon's Will 'Cantrilll'. ” - sabercro
 
29.
Ironclads (1991 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A naval battle between two large ships: the "Monitor" and the "Merrimack". (94 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
“ TV movie about the Battle of Hampton Roads between the Monitor and the Merrimac. Can't remember a great deal about it but seem to recall that it was ok. ” - sabercro
 
30.
The Battle (1911 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Union soldiers march off to battle amid cheering crowds. After the battle turns against the Union Army... (19 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ Early D.W. Griffith short about a young lieutenant who overcomes his initial fears to save the union army in his first battle. Pretty good little film with some impressive battle scenes. ” - sabercro
 
31.
The House with Closed Shutters (1910 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
During the Civil War a young soldier loses his nerve in battle and runs away to his home to hide; his sister puts on his uniform... (16 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ Early D.W. Griffith short about a young man who enlists in the confederate army, only to run back home when encountered by union cavalry. His sister, ashamed at her brothers actions, takes his place in the army whilst he hides at home behind closed shutters. ” - sabercro
 
32.
In the Border States (1910 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
During the Civil War, a father living in a border state leaves to join the Union Army. After he leaves... (17 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ Early D.W. Griffith short about a young girl who saves a confederate soldier and her own father, a corporal in the union army. Very low budget, but a nice little film nevertheless. ” - sabercro
 
33.
Westbound (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In 1864 Capt. John Hayes goes to Colorado to take over the stagecoach line and keep the flow of Western gold flowing and help the North win the Civil War. (72 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
“ B-Movie western with Randolph Scott protecting a stagecoach line carrying Union gold shipments from southern sympathizers. ” - sabercro
 
34.
Advance to the Rear (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A Union army outfit of misfits and rejects is sent to the Western territory. Southern spies try to figure out what they're up to. (100 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
“ A real rarity - a civil war comedy. ” - sabercro
 
35.
South of St. Louis (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The friendship of three Texas Ranchers. Later their ranch was destroyed by Cotrell, of the Union army,and his band of outlaw raiders. The original title was "Distant Drums", this was a description of Civil War army deserters. (88 mins.)
Director: Ray Enright
“ Average B-movie about three partners whose friendship is put to the test after their ranch is burned by a guerilla band loyal to the Union. ” - sabercro
 
36.
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission imperiled. (103 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ My favourite film in John Ford's cavalry trilogy. Set in 1876 shortly after Custer's defeat at the Little Big Horn. Not a civil war film, but contains numerous references to the war with Nathan Brittle's C troop including veterans of both the Union and Confederate cavalry. ” - sabercro
 
37.
Rio Grande (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A cavalry officer posted on the Rio Grande must deal with murderous raiding Apaches, his son who's a risk-taking recruit and his wife from whom he has been separated for many years. (105 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ Excellent post war western set in 1879. John Wayne's Colonel Kirby Yorke commands a cavalry regiment on the Mexican frontier. When a group of new recruits arrive he is surprised to find his son amongst them. It is the first time he has seen him since his marriage breakup after he is ordered to burn his wife's mansion during Sheridan's Shenandoah campaign in 1864. Shortly afterwards his wife Kathleen arrives. ” - sabercro
 
38.
The Searchers (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An American Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches. (119 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ Excellent post war western with John Wayne's Confederate veteran returning home to find Commanches have raided his brothers farm and captured his neice whom he then spends years searching for. ” - sabercro
 
39.
How the West Was Won (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century - including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads. (164 mins.)
“ Another excellent western spanning many years before, during and after the Civil War. George Peppard saves General Grant's life at the battle of Shiloh. ” - sabercro
 
40.
The Undefeated (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are... (119 mins.)
“ Nice little post war western with Rock Hudson's unrepentant Confederates joining with John Wayne's Union veterans in Mexico. ” - sabercro
 
41.
Fort Apache (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
At Fort Apache, an honorable and veteran war captain finds conflict when his regime is placed under the command of a young, glory hungry lieutenant colonel with no respect for the local Indian tribe. (128 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ My least favourite of John Ford's cavalry trilogy, but still a very good film. Civil War General Henry Fonda, now reverted back to Lt-Colonel leads his regiment in a campaign against the Apaches. ” - sabercro
 
42.
Rio Lobo (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (114 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ Starts with an impressive Confederate raid on a Union train carrying gold. With the war over John Wayne's Union colonel joins forces with the Confederate captain to track down a Union traitor. ” - sabercro
 
43.
The Last Samurai (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle. (154 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
“ Tom Cruise plays a traumatized Union veteran who goes to Japan to help train their army in modern tactics. ” - sabercro
 
44.
Sommersby (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A farmer returns home from the Civil War, but his wife begins to suspect that the man is an impostor. (114 mins.)
Director: Jon Amiel
“ Another film set after the war when Richard Gere's Confederate veteran Jack Sommersby returns home. ” - sabercro
 
45.
True Grit (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory. (128 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
“ Set after the civil war but both John Wayne and Glen Campbell play Confederate veterans. I do enjoy the scene where they insult each other about their respective war records. I've even been to Lone Jack where Rooster lost his eye during a 'little scrap outside Kansas City'. There's a very small but nice little museum there. ” - sabercro
 
46.
John Carter (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior. (132 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stanton
“ Pretty good sci-fi block buster in which Captain John Carter, a veteran of the 1st Virginia Cavalry finds himself transported to Mars where he becomes involved in a Martian civil war. ” - sabercro
 
47.
Seraphim Falls (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge. (115 mins.)
“ Interesting post-war western in which Pierce Brosnan an ex union captain is pursued through the wilderness by Liam Neeson's ex confederate colonel. But which of the two is the victim? ” - sabercro
 
48.
They Died with Their Boots On (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point... (140 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
“ Errol Flynn at his swashbuckling best in a post war biopic of George Armstrong Custer and the battle of the Little Big Horn. ” - sabercro
 
49.
Shane (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act. (118 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
“ Not too sure about this but I believe that Shane and some of the Homesteaders are Confederate veterans whilst Jack Palance and the Ranchers men were Yankees. ” - sabercro
 
50.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: The Field Where I Died (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Agents Mulder and Scully investigate a suspicious religious cult, which inadvertently draws Mulder into recalling a past life, in the field where he died. (45 mins.)
“ Interesting X Files episode in which agent Mulder discovers that in a past life he was killed in a civil war skirmish. ” - sabercro
 
51.
The Hateful Eight (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters. (187 mins.)
“ Civil war references aplenty in Tarantino's latest western with Bruce Dern playing Confederate General Sandy Smithers, Samuel L. Jackson playing ex Union Major Marquis Warren and Walton Goggins as the son of the Confederate guerilla who led Mannix's Marauders. ” - sabercro
 
52.
The Man from Colorado (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two friends return home after their discharge from the army after the Civil War. However, one of them... (100 mins.)
Director: Henry Levin
“ Best friends Glenn Ford and William Holden return home after serving together in a Union cavalry regiment. But Ford begins to suffer from phsychological problems and trouble brews when they both fall for the same girl. ” - sabercro
 
53.
The Rebel Without Claws (1961 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the American Civil War, Tweety is determined to get a message to General Lee, but Sylvester has been deployed to stop him. (6 mins.)
Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
“ The civil war starring Looney Tunes Sylvester and Tweety Pie. Union army cat Sylvester attempts to stop confederate messenger bird Tweety Pie from delivering a vital message to General Lee. ” - sabercro
 
54.
Santa Fe Trail (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In 1854, Jeb Stuart, George Custer and other graduates from West Point are posted to Kansas to help pacify the territory before railroad construction to Santa Fe can resume. (110 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ Entertaining but historically inaccurate account of Errol Flynn's Jeb Stuart and Ronald Reagan's George Custer in their encounters with Raymond Massey's John Brown prior to the Civil War. ” - sabercro
 
55.
Chato's Land (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In 1870s New Mexico, a half-breed kills a bigoted sheriff in self-defense but the posse that eventually hunts him finds itself in dangerous territory. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Winner
“ Post war western in which Jack Palance dusts off his Confederate cavalry officers uniform to lead a posse against Charles Bronson's apache halfbreed. During the pursuit Palance's Captain Quincy Whitmore reminises about the war and George H. Thomas in particular. ” - sabercro
 
56.
Three Violent People (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When Confederate officer Colt Saunders returns to his Texas ranch after the war he finds his lands wanted by carpetbaggers and by corrupt provisional government commissioners Harrison and Cable. (100 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
“ Confederate cavalryman Charlton Heston returns home to his Texas ranch after four years of war and fights to keep it from a corrupt carpetbagger politician. The story is spiced up by Heston's new wife who isn't all she appears to be and his one-armed brother who sides with the carpetbaggers. ” - sabercro
 
57.
Hellgate (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Man is framed & sent to toughest prison in the territory. (87 mins.)
“ Okay prison drama as a former confederate soldier is imprisoned in Hellgate prison after being wrongly accused of helping a guerrilla band. Good perfomances by Sterling Haydon as the prisoner and Ward Bond as the camp commandant. ” - sabercro
 
58.
The Long Riders (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the Jesse James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge. (100 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
“ Retelling of the story of the James Younger gang. Probably most famous because of the four sets of brothers playing the James, Younger, Miller and Ford brothers. ” - sabercro
 
59.
Thunder Over the Plains (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In Post-Bellum Texas, an army captain tries to keep the peace between overtaxed, impoverished farmers and greedy carpetbaggers. (82 mins.)
Director: André De Toth
“ Randolph Scott plays Captain Porter, a texan unionist who returns to his home town after the war and uses his influence to put an end to the corrupt carpetbagger regime. ” - sabercro
 
60.
Hellbenders (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An ex-Confederate and his sons plan to use stolen money as a way to revive the Confederacy. (90 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
“ Average spaghetti western with former confederate colonel Joseph Cotton and his sons steal a US Army gold consignment with the hope of restarting the Civil War. ” - sabercro
 
61.
The Guns of Fort Petticoat (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Union Army deserter, Lt. Hewitt, trains a rag tag band of all-female homesteaders to defend themselves against a Comanche tribe on the warpath. (82 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
“ Audie Murphy serving in a union cavalry regiment at the end of the civil war deserts his post to return to his native Texas to warn a group of female homesteaders whose husbands are away fighting in the confederate army that a band of renegade indians is on the warpath. Initially mistrusted and considered a traitor by all he eventually wins the ladies over, trains them to fight the indians and saves the day. An entertaining if fairly average B western. ” - sabercro
 
62.
Run of the Arrow (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When the South loses the war, Confederate veteran O'Meara goes West, joins the Sioux, takes a wife and refuses to be an American but he must choose a side when the Sioux go to war against the U.S. Army. (86 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
“ Rod Steiger refuses to surrender at the end of the Civil War and joins a tribe of Sioux. ” - sabercro
 
63.
Dances with Wolves (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military. (181 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
“ Kevin Costner has a breakdown at the end of the Civil War and is posted to a remote outpost in the West. ” - sabercro
 
64.
Mysterious Island (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
During the Civil War a group of Union soldiers and two Confederates escape the stockade using a hot air balloon and end up on a strange Pacific island. (101 mins.)
Director: Cy Endfield
“ Okay adaptation of Jules Verne's classic story. In the closing days of the civil war, three union soldiers and a war reporter break out of Libby prison in Richmond and escape in a confederate observation balloon taking with them a captured rebel sergeant. After losing control of the balloon, strong westerly winds blow them across the American continent and eventually deposits them on a mysterious island somewhere in the Pacific ocean. ” - sabercro
 
65.
Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In New Mexico, a Confederate veteran returns home to find his fiancée married to a Union soldier, his Yankee neighbors rallied against him and his property sold by the local banker who then hires a gunman to kill him. (92 mins.)
Director: Richard Wilson
“ George Segal, the solitary rebel from a pro-union New Mexico town, returns home after the war to find he has been cheated out of his farm and the woman he loves married to a crippled union veteran. Whilst trying to get his home back he kills a man in self defense. The response from the town leaders is to call in a gunslinger, in the shape of Yul Brynner, to rid themselves of the rebel once and for all. An average B-movie at best. ” - sabercro
 
66.
Bad Company (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A god-fearing Ohio boy dodging the Civil War draft arrives in Jefferson City where he joins up with a hardscrabble group of like runaways heading west. (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
“ Set in the last few months of 1863 and shortly after his brother is killed at Chickamauga, an Ohio boy from a good family attempts to avoid being conscripted into the Union army. At Jefferson City, Missouri he runs into "Bad Company" in the shape of a young Jeff Bridges and together with a motley band of companions, including some more draft dodgers, they head west. The story is okay but a little slow. ” - sabercro
 
67.
Redemption (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
1865, the American Civil War has just ended. The last remaining members of a now destitute Southern family journey to California... (97 mins.)
“ Post war story in which the remnants of a destitute Atlanta family travels west to California in search of gold and their missing father. The eldest son is suffering from PTSD as a result of his wartime experience and for the younger it's a coming of age story. Unfortunately, not very well done. I'd consider it no better than average at best. ” - sabercro
 
68.
The Desperados (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
During the Civil War, Josiah Galt, a former parson, and his sons David, Jacob and Adam, become a gang of bandits who plunder... (91 mins.)
Director: Henry Levin
“ Fairly average B-movie western. Jack Palance commands an irregular confederate cavalry unit which over the course of the war becomes nothing more than a band of outlaws specializing in murder, theft, rape, pillage etc. What makes this film interesting is that it was filmed in Spain with a largely British supporting cast including some well known names such as Kenneth Cope, Kate O'Mara and the delectable Sylvia Syms. ” - sabercro
 
69.
Jonah Hex (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
The U.S. military makes a scarred bounty hunter with warrants on his own head an offer he cannot refuse: in exchange for his freedom, he must stop a terrorist who is ready to unleash Hell on Earth. (81 mins.)
Director: Jimmy Hayward
“ Rather strange post war story with James Brolin playing a rebel veteran turned bounty hunter attempting to save the USA from a deranged former confederate general who has managed to build himself a weapon of mass destruction. Megan Fox is there to provide some eye candy, but other than that the story is ridiculous to say the least. ” - sabercro
 
70.
I giorni della violenza (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
During the last months of the Civil War, Joe's brother is unjustly killed by Clifford, a captain in the Northen army. Joe decides to join a group of Southerners determined to resist till the end. (105 mins.)
Director: Al Bradley
“ Yet another spaghetti western, and once again, not particularly good. Set in Missouri from 1863 through to 1866. A ranch hand joins up with a pro-southern guerilla band in order to avenge his best friend who was murdered by Union troops. ” - sabercro
 
71.
One by One (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
At the Texas/Mexico frontier, during the Civil War, Colonel Greyson was accused of embezzling $ 500,000... (90 mins.)
“ Very average post war spaghetti western. The son of a dishonoured confederate colonel tracks down the men who killed his father and stole $500,000 dollars of confederate money. ” - sabercro
 
72.
Day of Judgment (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Ty Hardin stars as a Yankee soldier who seeks revenge on the six killers who murdered his wife & child and burned his home. He tracks down and kills each man one by one until he finds the leader of the gang. (99 mins.)
Director: Mario Gariazzo
“ Mediocre spaghetti western in which a Southerner who fought for the Union returns home after the war to find his house burned to the ground and his wife and child murdered. This, we later learn was apparantly in retaliation for fighting for the wrong side in the war. Our 'hero' then spends the next two years tracking down and killing all of those responsible. End of story. ” - sabercro
 
73.
Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (2012 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
While the Civil War rages on, President Abraham Lincoln must undertake an even more daunting task - destroying the Confederate Undead. (96 mins.)
“ In November of 1863, a week before Abraham Lincoln is due to give his Gettysburg Address, he turns up at Fort Pulaski near Savannah along with a dozen secret service agents (one of whom is John Wilkes Booth) in order to confront a zombie epidemic. Inside the fort he finds three living confederate soldiers, one being Pat Garrett and another a miraculously alive Stonewall Jackson, complete with the worst fake beard you'll ever see, a polyester uniform and tacky rebel tourist shop slouch hat. Poor old Stonewall even managed to get himself demoted to Major-General. In Savannah itself, Abe picks up a young Teddy Roosevelt and his one true love who nows runs a bordello. Need I say more?, I think you get the picture...... ” - sabercro
 
74.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them. (105 mins.)
“ After Lincoln's parents are killed by a vampire when he is a boy he vows to take his revenge on them. To be fair the first half of the film isn't too bad, but when we get to the civil war segment and learn that the vampires are fighting with the confederacy during the battle of Gettysburg, the film deteriorates rapidly. Big budget rubbish to be avoided at all costs. ” - sabercro
 
75.
2001 Maniacs (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Eight college students traveling to Florida for Spring Break stumble into a remote town in Georgia where they are set upon by the residents who are out to avenge their deaths by Union troops over 100 years earlier during the Civil War. (87 mins.)
Director: Tim Sullivan
“ On the aniversary of it's destruction by union troops, the ghosts of the massacred inhabitants of a southern town return to kill and eat young northerners who are lured into the town. Bad story, bad acting, bad effects, this really is a film to avoid. ” - sabercro
 
76.
Confederate Zombie: Trail of Blood (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
The Lincoln Long Coat Xander must track and hunt down zombies in a small town of Georgia in 1864. (6 mins.)
Director: Stephen Gilliam
“ Luckily this is short since it makes Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies look good! ” - sabercro
 
77.
2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
When this year's round of unsuspecting Northerners fail to show up for their annual Guts N' Glory Jamboree... (84 mins.)
Director: Tim Sullivan
“ More pointless gore in the sequel to 2001 Maniacs. Remarkably, considering how bad the original is, this is even worse! ” - sabercro
 
78.
Rebel (???? TV Movie)
Boston son, Nathaniel Starbuck, ends up on the wrong side of the Mason-Dixon line in 1861, the summer of the bloody battle at Bull Run. An epic hero's journey set within the chaos of the America's bloodiest war.
Director: Luke Cook
“ Not seen. ” - sabercro
 
79.
The Beguiled (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
At a girls' school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events. (93 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
“ Not seen. ” - sabercro
 
80.
Echoes of War (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A Civil War veteran returns home to the quiet countryside, only to find himself embroiled in a conflict between his family and the brutish cattle rancher harassing them. (100 mins.)
Director: Kane Senes
“ Not seen. ” - sabercro
 
81.
Field of Lost Shoes (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Based on a true story of the American Civil War, culminating at the Battle of New Market, May 1864.... (96 mins.)
Director: Sean McNamara
“ Not seen. ” - sabercro
 
82.
Copperhead (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
An Upstate New York family is torn apart during the American Civil War. (120 mins.)
“ Not seen. ” - sabercro
 
83.
Saving Lincoln (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
The true story of Abraham Lincoln and his bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon. This unique film... (101 mins.)
Director: Salvador Litvak
“ Not seen. ” - sabercro
 
84.
Dog Jack (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
"Dog Jack" is the story of a slave boy and his dog who escape the master's plantation, join the union army... (114 mins.)
“ Not seen. ” - sabercro
 
85.
The Cinema Snob (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A high-brow art critic takes a look at films below mainstream. He looks at lesser known titles in the categories of pornography...
“ Not Seen. ” - sabercro
 
86.
Freedom (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
With help from Union sympathizers and some generous but unwitting Confederates, two Union officers captured after a battle in east Tennessee escape and attempt to return to Union lines with the assistance of the Underground Railroad. (92 mins.)
Director: Rick McVey
“ Not seen ” - sabercro
 
87.
Sons of Virginia (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Daniel Neal and his Older brother josh grew up together on a farm in Northern Virginia. Daniel the hard... (48 mins.)
Director: Dale Jackson
“ Not seen. ” - sabercro
 
88.
Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories (2006 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Three of the most popular and controversial Civil War stories by legendary writer Ambrose Bierce are presented in this acclaimed feature collection. (93 mins.)
“ Not seen. ” - sabercro
 
89.
Prairie Rose (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The story of a young Southern women's adventure to rescue her husband from a Union Civil War POW camp, Camp Douglas, in Chicago in the fall of 1862. (91 mins.)
“ Not seen. ” - sabercro
 
90.
No Retreat from Destiny: The Battle That Rescued Washington (2006 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Tells the story of the Confederacy's last great invasion of the north, in July 1864, and the subsequent attack on Washington... (107 mins.)
“ Not seen. ” - sabercro
 
91.
The Colt (2005 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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... (80 mins.)
Director: Yelena Lanskaya
“ Not seen. ” - sabercro
 
92.
The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
The true love story of the conflict between Capt. Robert Adams' dedication to the south and his love for Eveline McCord, his beloved from the north. Produced, written and directed by the descendants of Robert and Eveline, this American Civil War tale is an explosive, richly detailed saga of fierce combat, honor and the will to risk all that's precious for love or country. (96 mins.)
“ Not Seen. ” - sabercro
 
93.
Confederate Zombie Massacre! (2005 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
It's Love and Gore in the Civil War! The very true story of a fictitious battle during which the use... (17 mins.)
Director: Devi Snively
“ Not Seen. ” - sabercro
 
94.
My Brother's War (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
On the day of her engagement, Grace Kieler finds her family and fiancé divided on political matters... (115 mins.)
“ Not seen. ” - sabercro
 
95.
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is a psychological thriller that takes many emotional turns and finally catches the audience off guard as it ends with an unsettling, macabre twist. (51 mins.)
“ Not seen. ” - sabercro
 
96.
C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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. (89 mins.)
Director: Kevin Willmott
“ Not seen. ” - sabercro
 
97.
Dead Birds (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A group of Confederate soldiers hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces. (91 mins.)
Director: Alex Turner
“ Not seen. ” - sabercro
 
98.
Wicked Spring (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
During the 1864 battle of the Wilderness, three Union soldiers and three Confederate Soldiers get seperated... (102 mins.)
“ Not seen. ” - sabercro
 
99.
Gangs of New York (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer. (167 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Not seen. ” - sabercro
 
100.
Dear America: When Will This Cruel War Be Over? (2000 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Living in the Confederate South during the Civil War, a young Confederate girl faces a dilemma when a Union soldier is injured at her doorstep. (27 mins.)
“ Not seen. ” - sabercro