List of Movies Concerning the History and Literature of the 19th Century

This list is designed to supplement the study of the 19th Century (1800-1900AD). It is by no means a comprehensive list, but I did try to find the 'best of' in every category.

To help find what you might be interested in here is a table of contents with topic (note that there is sometimes overlap):
Napoleon & Regency Era (1800-1830) - 1
Europe in the Victorian Era (1830-1900) - 20
"Wild West" Folk-tales - 38
Early US History - 49
US Civil War - 70
1800s Literature -107
Far East (China/India/Japan) - 133
Australia - 144
Africa - 147

I tried to find as many documentaries/dramas/docu-dramas as I could find of this time period for both history and Literature, but some areas are simply very sparsely covered (like non-US/European history). I would very much welcome additions, if you can find something that fits.

My criteria for a movie/show to be included were that:
1) It had to fall within the historical time-frame given,
2) It had to receive at least a star rating of 6.0 from IMDb,
3) It had to be at least be theoretically possible to FIND the movie somewhere, such as on Netflix or Amazon.

I tried to find multiple age ratings for each category, but wasn't always successful. I have NOT watched most of the movies listed here, so cannot guarantee their quality or appropriateness.

*Parental Discretion Advised when selecting from this list*

Please see my other lists for other Historical periods or for simply a list of 'movies everyone should see'.
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1.
Napoléon (2002 Mini-Series)
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The year is 1816, and NAPOLEON, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl BETSY his life story... (380 mins.)
 
2.
N (Io e Napoleone) (2006)
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Elba island, 1814. Martino is a young teacher, idealist and strongly anti Napoleon, in love with the beautiful and noble Baroness Emily... (100 mins.)
Director: Paolo Virzì
“ Also known as 'Napoleon and Me'. ” - Sherrill777
 
3.
Napoleon (2000 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Documentary about the rise and fall of one of the greatest military geniuses of modern times from his Corsican childhood to final exile in St. Helena. (240 mins.)
“ 4-hour PBS mini-series. Also known as 'Empires: Napoleon'. ” - Sherrill777
 
4.
Napoleon and Love (1974 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A dramatized account of Napoleon's love life and his many women; from first-love, marriage, and betrayal with Josephine... (60 mins.)
 
5.
Vanity Fair (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp (Witherspoon) defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia. (141 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
 
6.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America. (138 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
7.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits. (126 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
8.
Hornblower: Mutiny (2001 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Hornblower and his comrades come under the command of a revered but obviously mentally unstable captain and eventually must mutiny. (240 mins.)
Director: Andrew Grieve
“ There are a lot more Horatio Hornblower TV movies, but I only list this one. ” - Sherrill777
 
9.
Sharpe's Rifles (1993 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In the Peninsular War, a British sergeant is field promoted to a lieutenant in charge of a disrespectful rifle company. (102 mins.)
Director: Tom Clegg
“ There are a whole bunch more TV movies with 'Sharpe', but I only list this one. ” - Sherrill777
 
10.
War and Peace (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families. (208 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
“ This could also be part of the Literature section, but I placed it here instead. ” - Sherrill777
 
11.
The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
During Napoleon's exile on St. Helena, some loyalists hire a look-alike to swap places with the deposed emperor: while the impostor lives in luxury on the island, the real Napoleon returns to Paris in order to retake the throne. (108 mins.)
Director: Alan Taylor
 
12.
Waterloo (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Facing the decline of everything he has worked to obtain, conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte and his army confront the British at the Battle of Waterloo. (134 mins.)
 
13.
The Duellists (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A duel between two feuding Napoleonic officers eventually evolves into a decades-long series of duels, after each bout - for various reasons - ends unresolved. (100 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
14.
St. Ives (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In 1813, Capitaine Jacques St. Ives, a Hussar in the Napoleonic wars, is captured and sent to a Scottish prison camp... (90 mins.)
Director: Harry Hook
 
15.
Les Misérables (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives... (134 mins.)
Director: Bille August
 
16.
Les Misérables (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever. (158 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
“ I highly recommend seeing the Broadway production of this, if possible. ” - Sherrill777
 
17.
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge. (131 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
“ This could also be placed in the Literature section. ” - Sherrill777
 
18.
The Count of Monte Cristo (1998 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The Classic tale from Alexandre Dumas. Edmond Dantes is unjustly sent to prison for 18 years. He escapes to reclaim his fiancée Mercedes and revenge against his nemesis, Mondego. (400 mins.)
Director: Josée Dayan
“ This version is much more faithful to the novel than the above movie, but this mini-series only has English subtitles. ” - Sherrill777
 
19.
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to speak or walk, and bearing a strange note. (110 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
20.
The Young Victoria (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert. (105 mins.)
“ This begins the section of the Victorian Era for Europe. ” - Sherrill777
 
21.
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which... (139 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
22.
The Impressionists (2006 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
"Three hour mini-series tells the intimate history of a most illustrious brotherhood of Impressionist artists - Monet...
Director: Tim Dunn
“ Any biographies of the various artists would work too! ” - Sherrill777
 
23.
Sissi (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In the first of a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the young vibrant princess catches the eye of her sister's fiancé, Emperor Franz Josef. (102 mins.)
Director: Ernst Marischka
“ The first of several films of this royal's life. ” - Sherrill777
 
24.
Mountains of the Moon (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source... (136 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
 
25.
Mrs Brown (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown... (105 mins.)
Director: John Madden
 
26.
Victoria & Albert (2001 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837... (200 mins.)
Director: John Erman
 
27.
Guiana 1838 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The abolition of slavery in the British Caribbean in 1834 prompts Gillanders, Arbuthnot & Company in Calcutta... (120 mins.)
Director: Rohit Jagessar
 
28.
The Brontës of Haworth (1973 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(60 mins.)
Director: Marc Miller
 
29.
Cranford (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town. (60 mins.)
 
30.
Anna Karenina (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky. (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
31.
From Hell (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In Victorian Era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper. (122 mins.)
 
32.
Jack the Ripper (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the queen. (190 mins.)
 
33.
The Leopard (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily. (187 mins.)
 
34.
Immortal Beloved (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer... (121 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
 
35.
The Four Feathers (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A British officer resigns his post just before battle and subsequently receives four white feathers from his friends and fiancee as symbols of what they believe to be his cowardice. (132 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
36.
The Irish Empire (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An exploration of the history of Irish migration. (250 mins.)
 
37.
Khartoum (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In the Sudan, in 1884-85, Egyptian forces led by a British general defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim army led by a religious fanatic, the Mahdi. (134 mins.)
“ This doesn't technically take place in Europe, but I'm leaving it in this location on the list anyway since it doesn't seem to fit anywhere very well. ” - Sherrill777
 
38.
Tall Tales & Legends (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An anthology series that showcases various mythical characters and incidents throughout history.
“ This begins the section on "The Wild West Folk Tales". ” - Sherrill777
 
39.
Bunyan and Babe (2016)
12 year old Travis Barclay and his little sister Whitney are sent begrudgingly on a summer trip to visit their grandparents' farm in Delbert County...
Director: Tony Bancroft
 
40.
Song of the South (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The kindly story-teller Uncle Remus tells a young boy stories about trickster Br'er Rabbit, who outwits Br'er Fox and slow-witted Br'er Bear. (94 mins.)
“ This one may be impossible to find as a DVD, but you can catch parts (or all of it) on YouTube. ” - Sherrill777
 
41.
American Legends (2001 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Consists of new narration by James Earl Jones, which is interspersed with the Disney shorts John Henry (2000), Johnny Appleseed (1948), Paul Bunyan (1958), and The Brave Engineer (1950). (57 mins.)
Director: Lara Shapiro
“ A collection of shorts. Searching for them by individual title on Netflix may be useful. ” - Sherrill777
 
42.
Lonesome Dove (1989 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Epic story about two former Texas rangers who decide to move cattle from the south to Montana. Augustus... (384 mins.)
“ This is my token "Western" movie. Since there are hundreds of Westerns, I don't bother listing them all out, but if you like the genre, here during the pre- (and a bit of post-) Civil War era is the best time to watch them.

I suggest: 'Shane', 'Stagecoach' and 'High Noon' as the best choices. ” - Sherrill777
 
43.
The Mask of Zorro (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young thief, seeking revenge over the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who is also seeking a vengeance of his own. (136 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ A superhero of the old West! - There was, of course, a TV series (and a movie sequel) if you prefer. ” - Sherrill777
 
44.
Maverick (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief. (127 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ Another one that's based off of a TV series. ” - Sherrill777
 
45.
The Lone Ranger (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice. (150 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ And another with a TV series... ” - Sherrill777
 
46.
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A wild stallion is captured by humans and slowly loses the will to resist training. Yet throughout his struggles for freedom, the stallion refuses to let go of the hope of one day returning home to his herd. (83 mins.)
“ This isn't a classic folk-tale or legend, but it is a nice movie to introduce the 'Wild West' to a young child. ” - Sherrill777
 
47.
Time Machine: Boone and Crockett - The Hunter Heroes (2001 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Dual biographies of the legendary American frontiersmen Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett. (90 mins.)
Director: Gary Foreman
 
48.
Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Legends (and myths) from the life of famed American frontiersman Davey Crockett are depicted in this feature film edited from television episodes... (93 mins.)
Director: Norman Foster
“ There are several Davy Crockett movies. Since he was a real person, this may fit more with history than folk tales, but considering how historically inaccurate he is in these movies, I felt it was better to place him here. ” - Sherrill777
 
49.
Tombstone (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating. (130 mins.)
“ The line between folklore and history is a bit blurred here, but I'll place this as the start of the Early US history (despite the numerous bits of this film that are probably more legend than fact). ” - Sherrill777
 
50.
Wyatt Earp (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Wyatt Earp is a movie about a man and his family. The movie shows us the good times and the bad times of one of the West's most famous individuals. (191 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
51.
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
52.
Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (1997 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The story of the most important American exploration expedition in American history and the participants in it. (240 mins.)
Director: Ken Burns
 
53.
The Journey of Sacagawea (2004 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Alan Austin
 
54.
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.)
 
55.
The War of 1812 (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
For two and a half years, Americans fought Against the British, Canadian colonists, and native nations... (120 mins.)
 
56.
First Invasion: The War of 1812 (2004 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Elaborate reenactments are juxtaposed with comments by historians in this glossy review of America's...
Director: Gary Foreman
 
57.
The Buccaneer (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
During the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland: General Andrew Jackson... (119 mins.)
Director: Anthony Quinn
 
58.
The Louisiana Purchase (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The History Channel looks at the background of the Louisiana Purchase and how Thomas Jefferson's emissaries managed to double the size of the United States with the stroke of a pen. (50 mins.)
 
59.
The Emigrants (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden)... (191 mins.)
Director: Jan Troell
 
60.
Amistad (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
About a 1839 mutiny aboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the northeastern coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the free man who led the revolt. (155 mins.)
 
61.
The Alamo (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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. (167 mins.)
Director: John Wayne
 
62.
Deadwood (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime. (55 mins.)
 
63.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader. (160 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
 
64.
The Miracle Worker (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate. (106 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
65.
Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The story of the Apache chief and his armed resistance to the US Government's subjugation of his people. (115 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
66.
Centennial (1978 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s. (1256 mins.)
“ This mini-series covers a lengthy period of time (beyond the 1800s). ” - Sherrill777
 
67.
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A chronicle of how American Indians were displaced as the U.S. expanded west. Based on the book by Dee Brown. (133 mins.)
Director: Yves Simoneau
 
68.
American Experience (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A series showcasing documentaries on American history. (60 mins.)
“ Episodes cover many different aspects of American History. Relevenant here might be 'Dolley Madison' or 'Walt Whitman', but I would suggest browsing through the options. ” - Sherrill777
 
69.
Rough Riders (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Undersecretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt resigns to form a volunteer militia unit called "The Rough Riders" to fight in the Spanish American War. (240 mins.)
Director: John Milius
 
70.
The Civil War (1990 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War. (680 mins.)
“ This begins the section on the US Civil War ” - Sherrill777
 
71.
Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
During the Civil War, a Southern civilian is about to be hanged for attempting to sabotage a railway bridge. When the execution takes place from the bridge, the rope breaks and he begins his escape toward home. (28 mins.)
Director: Robert Enrico
 
72.
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
 
73.
Friendly Persuasion (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War. (137 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
74.
Drums in the Deep South (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Two old friends find themselves on opposite sides during the Civil War in a desperate battle atop an impregnable mountain. (87 mins.)
 
75.
Aftershock: Beyond the Civil War (2006 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A inside look about life during the harsh period of Reconstruction after the American Civil War in rural southern states.
Director: David Padrusch
 
76.
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
 
77.
Andersonville (1996 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The story of the most notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp in the American Civil War. (167 mins.)
“ Also the 'Andersonville Trial' is a movie on this topic. ” - Sherrill777
 
78.
Band of Angels (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Mantha Starr grows up as a privileged southern Belle in the ante-bellum South but after her father dies broke, her world is destroyed when she discovers her mother was black. (125 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
79.
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
 
80.
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.)
 
81.
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.)
 
82.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
83.
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
“ May be appropriate for a younger audience than most of these listed for the Civil War. ” - Sherrill777
 
84.
The Littlest Rebel (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Shirley Temple's father, a rebel officer, sneaks back to his rundown plantation to see his family and is arrested... (73 mins.)
Director: David Butler
“ This would be appropriate for a young audience. ” - Sherrill777
 
85.
The Hunley (1999 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
CSS Hunley tells the incredible true story of the crew of the manually propelled submarine CSS Hunley... (94 mins.)
Director: John Gray
 
86.
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
 
87.
Hatfields & McCoys (2012 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Dramatization of the bitter blood feud between the two families on the West Virginia/Kentucky border in the years after the Civil War. (290 mins.)
 
88.
The Great Locomotive Chase (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During the Civil War Union spy Andrews and his men volunteer to steal a Confederate train and drive it to Union territory while destroying the Confederate railway system along the way. (85 mins.)
Director: Francis Lyon
 
89.
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. Prequel to the 1993 classic "Gettysburg". (219 mins.)
 
90.
Glory (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates. (122 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
91.
Pharaoh's Army (1995)
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During the American Civil War, a Union Army captain leads his rag-tag cavalry troop up a misty creek... (90 mins.)
Director: Robby Henson
 
92.
The Underground Railroad (1999 Documentary)
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The history of the Underground Railroad. (95 mins.)
Director: Jeff Lengyel
 
93.
Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad (1994 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A number of slaves risk their lives to escape their masters with their only help coming from the famous secret slave escape network. (91 mins.)
Director: Don McBrearty
 
94.
Raiders of Ghost City (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
During the latter stages of the Civil War, a gang of supposed Confederates, headed by Alex Morel (Lionel Atwill)... (225 mins.)
 
95.
The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
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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
 
96.
North and South (1985 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War. (561 mins.)
 
97.
The Blue and the Gray (1982 Mini-Series)
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America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent. (381 mins.)
 
98.
Little Big Man (1970)
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Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer. (139 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
99.
Shenandoah (1965)
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In Shenandoah, Virginia, widower farmer Charlie Anderson lives a peaceful life with his six sons - Jacob... (105 mins.)
 
100.
Sherman's March (2007 Documentary)
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This documentary chronicles General William Tecumseh Sherman's fabled "March to the Sea" through Georgia and the Carolinas, utilizing state of the art production techniques including CGI, special effects and historical re-creations.
Director: Rick King