Best Civil War Dramas

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1.
Lincoln (2012)
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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.)
 
2.
North and South (1985 Mini-Series)
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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War. (561 mins.)
 
3.
North and South, Book II (1986 Mini-Series)
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The story of two friends and their families on opposite sides of the American Civil War. (570 mins.)
 
4.
Glory (1989)
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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. (122 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
5.
Field of Lost Shoes (2015)
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Based on a true story of the American Civil War, culminating at the Battle of New Market, May 1864.... (96 mins.)
Director: Sean McNamara
 
6.
Shenandoah (1965)
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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.)
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (1994 Mini-Series)
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Civil War has just finished, but things in the country aren't much better, especially in the South. (273 mins.)
 
9.
Buffalo Soldiers (1997 TV Movie)
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Fact based story about the all-black US Cavalry Troop H which protected the Western territories in post Civil War times... (100 mins.)
Director: Charles Haid
 
10.
Gettysburg (1993)
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In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War. (271 mins.)
 
11.
How the West Was Won (1962)
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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.)
 
12.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
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A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
13.
Ride with the Devil (1999)
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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
 
14.
Cold Mountain (2003)
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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.)
 
15.
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
 
16.
The Horse Soldiers (1959)
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A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail/supply center... (120 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
17.
Major Dundee (1965)
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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
 
18.
Andersonville (1996 TV Movie)
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The story of the most notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp in the American Civil War. (167 mins.)
 
19.
To Appomattox (2015 Mini-Series)
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The emotional lives of America's Civil War generals, their wives and families - from West Point to Appomattox - against a backdrop of a war.
 
20.
Springfield Rifle (1952)
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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
 
21.
Dark Command (1940)
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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
 
22.
Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)
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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
 
23.
Ironclads (1991 TV Movie)
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A naval battle between two large ships: the "Monitor" and the "Merrimack". (94 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
24.
Westbound (1959)
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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
 
25.
Hellgate (1952)
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Man is framed & sent to toughest prison in the territory. (87 mins.)
 
26.
The Man from Colorado (1948)
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Two friends return home after their discharge from the army after the Civil War. However, one of them... (100 mins.)
Director: Henry Levin
 
27.
The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams (2005)
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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.)
 
28.
The Guns of Fort Petticoat (1957)
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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
 
29.
Run of the Arrow (1957)
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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
 
30.
Sons of Virginia (2007)
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Daniel Neal and his Older brother josh grew up together on a farm in Northern Virginia. Daniel the hard... (48 mins.)
Director: Dale Jackson
 
31.
No Retreat from Destiny: The Battle That Rescued Washington (2006 Video)
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Tells the story of the Confederacy's last great invasion of the north, in July 1864, and the subsequent attack on Washington... (107 mins.)
 
32.
The Colt (2005 TV Movie)
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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
 
33.
My Brother's War (2005)
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On the day of her engagement, Grace Kieler finds her family and fiancé divided on political matters... (115 mins.)
 
34.
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (2005)
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"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.)
 
35.
Wicked Spring (2002)
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During the 1864 battle of the Wilderness, three Union soldiers and three Confederate Soldiers get seperated... (102 mins.)
 
36.
True Women (1997 TV Movie)
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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... (183 mins.)
Director: Karen Arthur
 
37.
Class of '61 (1993 TV Movie)
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Three West Point 1861 generation cadets and friends go on opposite sides after the breakout of The Civil War, with tragic consequences. A subplot involves Lucius, a Shelby Peyton's slave, who kills a slave trader and goes on the run. (95 mins.)
Director: Gregory Hoblit
 
38.
The Rose and the Jackal (1990 TV Movie)
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Union detective Allan Pinkerton falls in love with an aristocrat caught spying for the Confederacy. (100 mins.)
Director: Jack Gold