American History Films

by LitCritChas | created - 18 Dec 2012 | updated - 31 Jul 2013 | Public

A list of films spanning American History of all periods, including military, social, and cultural history.

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1. Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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Historically inaccurate chronicle of Squanto's life prior to and including the arrival of the "Mayflower" in 1620.

Director: Xavier Koller | Stars: Adam Beach, Mandy Patinkin, Sheldon Peters Wolfchild, Irene Bedard

Votes: 946 | Gross: $3.34M

2. The New World (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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69 Metascore

The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale

Votes: 75,164 | Gross: $12.71M

3. The Mayflower (2006 TV Movie)

180 min | History

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Director: Lisa Quijano Wolfinger | Stars: Keith Bartlett, Paul Drinan, Edward Herrmann, Jacqueline King

Votes: 88

4. Animated Hero Classics (1991–2005)
Episode: William Bradford: The First Thanksgiving (1992)

30 min | Animation

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In 1620, John Carver, William Bradford, Captain Standish and 99 pilgrims set sail on the Mayflower toward America in search of religious freedom. As disease and storms hit they are almost ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Rich | Stars: Johnathon Toppo, James March, Joe Lynch, Victor Humphries

Votes: 10

5. The Scarlet Letter (1995)

R | 135 min | Drama, Romance

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An affair between a young woman and a pastor has disastrous consequences.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall, Lisa Andoh

Votes: 12,815 | Gross: $10.40M

6. Courageous Mr. Penn (1942)

Approved | 78 min | Drama

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William Penn's heroic deeds, on the European and American continents, are told in this portrait of the founding father of both the Quakers and the Pennsylvania colony. Based on C.E. Vulliamy's biography "William Penn."

Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Clifford Evans, Deborah Kerr, Dennis Arundell, Aubrey Mallalieu

Votes: 75

7. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part I (1985)

171 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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This is a true story based on transcripts of the Salem Witch Trials. Sarah (Vanessa Redgrave) and her two sisters are put on trial for suspicion of witchcraft. While her sisters are burned ... See full synopsis »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Kim Hunter, Will Lyman, Buffy Baldauf

Votes: 185

8. Salem Witch Trials (2002 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama, History

6.2
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A masterful work accurately details the current consensus of what exactly occurred to prompt the colonial witch-trials.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Henry Czerny, Gloria Reuben, Jay O. Sanders

Votes: 552

9. Gospel of Liberty (1996 Video)

Not Rated | 37 min | Short, Drama

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The revivals of the Great Awakening shook Britain's North American colonies from spiritual slumber during the 1730s-1750s. In Virginia it touched men and women whose spiritual needs had ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Gardner | Stars: Harvey L. Bakari, Oteka Ball, Bill Barker, Stan Beadle

10. The Light in the Forest (1958)

Unrated | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.7
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A young white man who spent his whole life raised by Native Americans is sent to live with his birth family and must learn to fit in with people he was taught to hate.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Fess Parker, Wendell Corey, Joanne Dru, James MacArthur

Votes: 396

11. Northwest Passage (1940)

Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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Langdon Towne and Hunk Marriner join Major Rogers' Rangers as they wipe out an Indian village. They set out for Fort Wentworth, but when they arrive they find no soldiers and none of the supplies they expected.

Directors: King Vidor, Jack Conway, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 2,727

12. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig

Votes: 124,429 | Gross: $75.51M

13. Emissaries of Peace (2007 TV Movie)

57 min

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During the turbulent era of the French and Indian War, the Cherokee people struggled to preserve their independence. Follow Cherokee leader Ostenaco and Virginian Henry Timberlake on their ... See full summary »

Director: Linda Randulfe | Stars: Keith Anderson, Willie Balderson, Barbara Duncan, Ernest Grant

14. Allegheny Uprising (1939)

Not Rated | 81 min | Adventure, History, Western

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In 1759, in Pennsylvania's Allegheny Valley, local settlers and Indian fighters try to persuade the British authorities to ban the trading of alcohol and arms with the marauding Indians.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, George Sanders, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 1,280

15. Roots (1977)

TV-14 | 570 min | Biography, Drama, History

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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Todd Bridges, Robert Reed, John Amos

Votes: 13,290

16. Daniel Boone (1936)

Approved | 75 min | Adventure, History, Western

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In 1775, Daniel Boone settles Kentucky, despite menacing Indians and renegade whites.

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Heather Angel, John Carradine, Ralph Forbes

Votes: 169

17. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

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Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutinary War begins.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins

Votes: 4,506 | Gross: $1.00M

18. Johnny Tremain (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Family, History

6.6
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Johnny Tremain is drawn into the Revolutionary War, and becomes a patriot fighting to free the colonies from England. Along the way he learns about life and about himself.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Hal Stalmaster, Luana Patten, Jeff York, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 1,231

19. April Morning (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, History, War

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The "April Morning" here is the famous April 19, 1775 upon which the "Shot heard 'round the world" was fired, signaling the start of the American Revolution. Faithful to author Howard ... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Urich, Chad Lowe, Susan Blakely

Votes: 481

20. The World Turned Upside Down (1985)

Drama, History

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A dramatization of the story of a typical United Empire Loyalist as told through the eyes of a child.

Director: Joan Henson | Stars: Andy Cline, Katie Haggerty, Terri Hawkes, Craig Melanson

21. Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (1973 TV Movie)

58 min

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Director: Jack Regas | Stars: Ian Abercrombie, Russell Arms, Billy Bowles, Al Checco

22. The Sybil Ludington Story (2012 TV Movie)

27 min | Biography

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Based upon the true story of Sybil Ludington's ride to raise the militia during the American Revolution. In response to the British act of burning the town of Danbury, CT, Sybil heroically ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Bryce | Stars: Kara Burgess, Daniel Seigerman

23. 1776 (1972)

G | 141 min | Drama, Family, History

7.6
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A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden

Votes: 6,670 | Gross: $6.10M

24. Valley Forge (1975 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama, War

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George Washington struggles to hold his army together at a critical point during the Revolutionary War.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Richard Basehart, Barry Snider, Harry Andrews, Alan Cauldwell

Votes: 47

25. The Crossing (2000 TV Movie)

89 min | Biography, Drama, History

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A dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Roger Rees, Sebastian Roché, Steven McCarthy

Votes: 1,540

26. John Adams (2008– )

TV-14 | 71 min | Biography, Drama, History

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The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 22,448

27. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1999 TV Movie)

105 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

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Ichabod Crane, a Yankee wanderer, arrives in Sleepy Hollow and becomes the new schoolmaster. He meets Katrina Van Tassel, and blissfully fantasizes about how can marry her, ultimately, ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Gang | Stars: Brent Carver, Rachelle Lefevre, Vlasta Vrana, Kathleen Fee

Votes: 712

28. The Awakening Land (1978– )

333 min | Drama

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Frontierswoman Sayward Luckett's struggles in Ohio during the late 18th-century and early 19th-century.

Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Hal Holbrook, Jane Seymour, Steven Keats

Votes: 353

29. Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West (2002)

TV-G | 42 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

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This documentary chronicles the Lewis and Clark expedition and breathtaking landscape they crossed while searching for the northwest passage. (Source: Netflix)

Director: Bruce Neibaur | Stars: Kelly Boulware, Sonny Surowiec, Alex Rice, Gregory Paul Jackson

Votes: 226

30. The President's Lady (1953)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama

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The story of president Andrew Jackson from his early years, the film begins when he meets Rachel Donaldson Robards. The plot concentrates on the scandal concerning the legality of their marriage and how they overcame the difficulties.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Susan Hayward, Charlton Heston, John McIntire, Fay Bainter

Votes: 554

31. Tecumseh: The Last Warrior (1995 TV Movie)

92 min | Western

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This western began in 1812 when the settlers tried to take away more and more territories from the indians. Tecumseh, who is the leader of the Shawnee indians, tries to do something. He ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Jesse Borrego, David Clennon, Tantoo Cardinal, Gregory Cruz

Votes: 212

32. The Buccaneer (1958)

Approved | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.6
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During the war of 1812, Louisiana buccaneer Jean Lafitte assists the Americans in defending New Orleans against the attacking British war fleet.

Director: Anthony Quinn | Stars: Yul Brynner, Claire Bloom, Charles Boyer, Inger Stevens

Votes: 1,845

33. Battle of New Orleans (I)

Adventure | Announced

In 1814, Jean Lafitte, better known as the Prince of Pirates, is wanted by all US officials. The elusive Lafitte must convince himself and his buccaneers to embark on a rescue mission in order to save the country that hates him the most.

34. The House of the Seven Gables (1940)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

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Fighting over an inheritance, one Pyncheon brother frames the other for murder.

Director: Joe May | Stars: George Sanders, Margaret Lindsay, Vincent Price, Dick Foran

Votes: 684

35. Seminole (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Western

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A cavalry lieutenant on trial for murder recounts his efforts make peace with the Seminole Indian tribe, under an evil major.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Rock Hudson, Barbara Hale, Anthony Quinn, Richard Carlson

Votes: 719

36. True Women (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

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True Women is a sweeping saga of love, war and adventure. Spanning five decades from the Texas Revolution through the Civil War, Reconstruction and beyond, True Women is the story of the ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Dana Delany, Annabeth Gish, Angelina Jolie, Michael York

Votes: 1,826

37. Amistad (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama, History

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63 Metascore

In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 61,300 | Gross: $44.18M

38. The Alamo (1960)

Unrated | 167 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.9
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In 1836, a small band of soldiers sacrifice their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.

Director: John Wayne | Stars: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Frankie Avalon

Votes: 11,893 | Gross: $17.26M

39. One Man's Hero (1999)

R | 121 min | Action, Drama, History

6.2
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24 Metascore

"One Man's Hero" tells the little-known story of the "St. Patrick's Battalion" or "San Patricios," a group of mostly Irish, and other immigrants of the Catholic religion, who deserted to ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Hool | Stars: Tom Berenger, Joaquim de Almeida, Daniela Romo, Mark Moses

Votes: 946 | Gross: $0.23M

40. North and South (1985)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 7,954

41. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. He has little ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 4,881

42. The Arsenal

Action | Announced

Abolitionist John Brown planned to raid the federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry, arm the local slaves, and ignite a massive revolt in the South. But when the sneak attack becomes a standoff, ... See full summary »

Star: Elizabeth Schaible

43. Gods and Generals (2003)

PG-13 | 219 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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30 Metascore

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.

Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Stephen Lang, Robert Duvall, Jeff Daniels, Donzaleigh Abernathy

Votes: 13,900 | Gross: $12.87M

44. Gettysburg (1993)

PG | 271 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War.

Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, Stephen Lang, Richard Jordan

Votes: 23,101 | Gross: $10.77M

45. Cold Mountain (2003)

R | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 125,204 | Gross: $95.64M

46. Glory (1989)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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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.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 107,918 | Gross: $26.83M

47. Andersonville (1996 TV Movie)

167 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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The story of the most notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp in the American Civil War.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Jarrod Emick, Frederic Forrest, Ted Marcoux, Carmen Argenziano

Votes: 1,567

48. The Hunley (1999 TV Movie)

94 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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During the siege of Charleston of 1864, Confederate submarine CSS Hunley becomes the first submersible to sink an enemy warship in wartime.

Director: John Gray | Stars: Armand Assante, Donald Sutherland, Alex Jennings, Chris Bauer

Votes: 1,050

49. East of Eden (1981– )

480 min | Drama

7.5
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Screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel which begins in the years after the American Civil War and, through the story of the Trask family, brings to light a struggle and conflict inherent in the human condition.

Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jane Seymour, Bruce Boxleitner, Soon-Tek Oh

Votes: 577

50. Fort Apache (1948)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western

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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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendáriz

Votes: 13,678

51. Dances with Wolves (1990)

PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.0
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72 Metascore

Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Votes: 203,097 | Gross: $184.21M

52. Little House on the Prairie (2005– )

95 min | Music

7.2
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Little House on the Prairieis a TV miniseries based on the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Stars: Cameron Bancroft, Erin Cottrell, Kyle Chavarria, Danielle C. Ryan

Votes: 498

53. Roots: The Next Generations (1979)

840 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.

Stars: Dorian Harewood, Debbi Morgan, Paul Koslo, Stan Shaw

Votes: 1,957

54. Washington Square (1997)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance

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Catherine Sloper has found the man of her dreams in Morris Townsend, but her plans to marry him are strongly opposed by her father, who believes Townsend is only interested in his daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Albert Finney, Maggie Smith, Ben Chaplin

Votes: 2,851 | Gross: $1.71M

55. The Bostonians (1984)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Romance

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59 Metascore

A Boston feminist and a conservative Southern lawyer contend for the heart and mind of a beautiful and bright girl unsure of her future.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Tandy, Madeleine Potter

Votes: 1,537 | Gross: $1.01M

56. The Age of Innocence (1993)

PG | 139 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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83 Metascore

A tale of nineteenth-century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Linda Faye Farkas

Votes: 39,606 | Gross: $32.20M

57. The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western

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An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach

Votes: 75,018 | Gross: $4.91M

58. Tombstone (1993)

R | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.8
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A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.

Directors: George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre | Stars: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton

Votes: 104,795 | Gross: $56.51M

59. Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, History, Western

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The story of the Apache chief and his armed resistance to the U.S. Government's subjugation of his people.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Jason Patric, Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall, Wes Studi

Votes: 7,249 | Gross: $18.64M

60. True Grit (2010)

PG-13 | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.6
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80 Metascore

A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin

Votes: 262,312 | Gross: $171.24M

61. Show Boat (1936)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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Despite her mother's objections, the naive young daughter of a show boat captain is thrust into the limelight as the company's new leading lady.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson

Votes: 2,342

62. My Antonia (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama

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Life in rural Nebraska in the late 1890s.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Jason Robards, Eva Marie Saint, Neil Patrick Harris, Jan Tríska

Votes: 213

63. Shane (1953)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Western

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A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde

Votes: 30,793 | Gross: $20.00M

64. Rough Riders (1997– )

240 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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Undersecretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt resigns to form a volunteer militia unit called "The Rough Riders" to fight in the Spanish American War.

Stars: Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott, Gary Busey, Brad Johnson

Votes: 1,561

65. Posse (1993)

R | 111 min | Western

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A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They travel to the West where their leader searches for the men who lynched his father.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Stephen Baldwin, Charles Lane, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

Votes: 3,451 | Gross: $18.29M

66. Belle of the Nineties (1934)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Drama

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Ruby Carter, the American Beauty queen of the night club-sporting world, shifts her operations from St. Louis to New Orleans (which kind of belies the Western genre designation), mostly to ... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Mae West, Roger Pryor, Johnny Mack Brown, John Miljan

Votes: 487

67. Amigo (2010)

R | 124 min | Drama, War

5.8
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63 Metascore

A fictional account of events during the Philippine-American War.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Joel Torre, Chris Cooper, Garret Dillahunt, Arthur Acuña

Votes: 496 | Gross: $0.18M

68. The Real Glory (1939)

Approved | 96 min | History, War

6.7
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A small American contingent tries to train rural tribesmen to defend themselves against fanatical Muslim radicals in 1906 Philippines.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, David Niven, Andrea Leeds, Reginald Owen

Votes: 692

69. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer

Votes: 16,449 | Gross: $7.57M

70. Ah Wilderness! (1935)

Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Story of small-town life in turn-of-the-century America, and a young boy's problems facing adolescence.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Aline MacMahon, Eric Linden

Votes: 523

71. Ragtime (1981)

PG | 155 min | Drama

7.3
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57 Metascore

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Brad Dourif

Votes: 7,158 | Gross: $21.02M

72. The Great Race (1965)

Approved | 160 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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A grand adventurous race takes place between the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate across three continents.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk

Votes: 13,568 | Gross: $25.33M

73. The Color Purple (1985)

PG-13 | 154 min | Drama

7.8
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78 Metascore

A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

Votes: 66,050 | Gross: $98.47M

74. Avalon (1990)

PG | 128 min | Drama

7.3
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A Polish-Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth Perkins, Leo Fuchs, Eve Gordon

Votes: 5,092 | Gross: $15.74M

75. Somewhere in Time (1980)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.3
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29 Metascore

A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time and meet the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright

Votes: 22,619 | Gross: $9.71M

76. The Music Man (1962)

Approved | 151 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.7
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Harold Hill poses as a boys' band leader to con naive Iowa townsfolk.

Director: Morton DaCosta | Stars: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold

Votes: 13,830 | Gross: $14.95M

77. Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)

174 min | Drama

7.8
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Over the course of one day in August 1912, the family of retired actor James Tyrone grapples with the morphine addiction of his wife Mary, the illness of their youngest son Edmund and the ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 3,819

78. Nickelodeon (1976)

PG | 121 min | Comedy

6.3
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This homage to the childhood days of the motion pictures starts in 1910, when the young attorney Leo Harrigan by chance meets a motion picture producer. Immediately he's invited to become a... See full summary »

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Burt Reynolds, Tatum O'Neal, Brian Keith

Votes: 1,628

79. On Moonlight Bay (1951)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

7.1
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During World War I, a teenage girl begins a romance with a college student, but his unconventional attitudes cause friction with her father.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Jack Smith, Leon Ames

Votes: 1,877

80. East of Eden (1955)

PG | 118 min | Drama

8.0
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A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Burl Ives

Votes: 33,353

81. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Unrated | 136 min | Drama, War

8.1
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Votes: 50,186 | Gross: $3.27M

82. A Farewell to Arms (1957)

Approved | 152 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.9
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An English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I fall in love, but the horrors surrounding them test their romance to the limit.

Directors: Charles Vidor, John Huston | Stars: Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones, Vittorio De Sica, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 2,045 | Gross: $11.00M

83. Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

R | 111 min | Drama, War

7.9
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A World War I soldier, rendered blind, deaf, limbless, and mute by a horrific artillery shell attack, finds a unique way of communicating with his doctors.

Director: Dalton Trumbo | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt, Jason Robards

Votes: 13,053

84. A River Runs Through It (1992)

PG | 123 min | Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

The story about two sons of a stern minister -- one reserved, one rebellious -- growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 45,273 | Gross: $43.44M

85. The Great Gatsby (1974)

PG | 144 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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43 Metascore

A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Karen Black

Votes: 20,773

86. Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

G | 138 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Millie comes to town in the roaring twenties to encounter flappers, sexuality and white slavers.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing

Votes: 4,874 | Gross: $34.34M

87. Splendor in the Grass (1961)

Unrated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A fragile Kansas girl's love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle, Audrey Christie

Votes: 14,741 | Gross: $8.72M

88. Auntie Mame (1958)

Unrated | 143 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle.

Director: Morton DaCosta | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Fred Clark

Votes: 8,768 | Gross: $23.30M

89. Gabriel Over the White House (1933)

Passed | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.5
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A political hack becomes President during the height of the Depression and undergoes a metamorphosis into an incorruptible statesman after a near-fatal accident.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Walter Huston, Karen Morley, Franchot Tone, Arthur Byron

Votes: 951

90. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 242,622

91. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

Unrated | 170 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.0
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During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff, Arturo de Córdova

Votes: 6,857 | Gross: $17.80M

92. Paper Moon (1973)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Votes: 27,669 | Gross: $30.93M

93. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)

M/PG | 129 min | Drama

7.9
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The lives of a disparate group of contestants intertwine in an inhumanely grueling dance marathon.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Gig Young

Votes: 13,370

94. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Approved | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.9
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81 Metascore

Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, robbing cars and banks.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman

Votes: 87,211

95. Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)

PG | 86 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.

Directors: Lyman Dayton, Sam Pillsbury | Stars: Joseph Ashton, Dave Matthews, Renee Faia, Mac Davis

Votes: 884

96. The Homecoming (1973)

PG | 111 min | Drama

7.1
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In a dreary North London flat, the site of perpetual psychological warfare, a philosophy professor visits his family after a nine-year absence, and introduces the four men, father, uncle, and two brothers, to his wife.

Director: Peter Hall | Stars: Cyril Cusack, Ian Holm, Paul Rogers, Terence Rigby

Votes: 543

97. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, History

8.1
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A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 70,538

98. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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In 1941, as Japan prepares to open its war against the USA with a pre-emptive strike on Pearl Harbor, a series of American mistakes threatens to inadvertently aggravate its effectiveness.

Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 27,128 | Gross: $29.55M

99. Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, War

7.8
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Woodrow is discharged from the military for hay fever, but fabricates receiving a heroic honorable discharge before returning home.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, Raymond Walburn, William Demarest

Votes: 3,480

100. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 43,668 | Gross: $50.80M