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1. The Vampire Diaries (2009– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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A teenage girl is torn between two vampire brothers.

Creators: Julie Plec, Kevin Williamson | Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen

2. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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40 Metascore

A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years.

Writers: David Benioff, Skip Woods | Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Danny Huston

3. John Carter (2012)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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51 Metascore

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.

Writers: Andrew Stanton, Mark Andrews, Michael Chabon, Edgar Rice Burroughs | Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton

4. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

Not Rated | 161 min | Western

8.9
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90 Metascore

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.

Writers: Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Leone, Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Mickey Knox | Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

5. The Free State of Jones (2016)

Drama, Thriller | Filming

As civil war divides the nation, a poor farmer from Mississippi leads a group of rebels against the Confederate army.

Writer: Gary Ross | Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali

6. Lincoln (2012)

PG-13 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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86 Metascore

As the Civil 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.

Writers: Tony Kushner, Doris Kearns Goodwin | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

7. Gone with the Wind (1939)

G | 238 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.

Writers: Margaret Mitchell, Sidney Howard | Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

8. Gangs of New York (2002)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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72 Metascore

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

Writers: Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent

9. The Last Samurai (2003)

R | 154 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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55 Metascore

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

Writers: John Logan, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, William Atherton

10. Dances with Wolves (1990)

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

8.0
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72 Metascore

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

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

11. Glory (1989)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, War

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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.

Writers: Kevin Jarre, Lincoln Kirstein, Peter Burchard, Robert Gould Shaw | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman

12. Cold Mountain (2003)

R | 154 min | Drama, History, Romance

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.

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

13. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

PG | 135 min | Western

7.9
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A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.

Writers: Forrest Carter, Philip Kaufman, Sonia Chernus | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George, Bill McKinney

14. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

R | 160 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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68 Metascore

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.

Writers: Andrew Dominik, Ron Hansen | Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker

15. Jonah Hex (2010)

PG-13 | 81 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

4.6
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33 Metascore

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.

Writers: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor, William Farmer, John Albano, Tony DeZuniga | Director: Jimmy Hayward | Stars: Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, John Malkovich, Michael Fassbender

16. Sahara (2005)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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41 Metascore

Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.

Writers: Clive Cussler, Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, John C. Richards, James V. Hart | Director: Breck Eisner | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Penélope Cruz, Steve Zahn, William H. Macy

17. Little Women (1994)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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87 Metascore

The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.

Writers: Louisa May Alcott, Robin Swicord | Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes

18. The Conspirator (2010)

PG-13 | 122 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.0
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55 Metascore

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.

Writers: James D. Solomon, Gregory Bernstein | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin Kline

19. Hatfields & McCoys (2012 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 290 min | Drama, History, Romance

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Dramatization of the bitter blood feud between the two families on the West Virginia/Kentucky border in the years after the Civil War.

Stars: Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Matt Barr, Tom Berenger

20. Roots (1977 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama, History, War

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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, Olivia Cole, Ben Vereen, John Amos

21. North and South (1985 TV Mini-Series)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

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

Creator: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

22. Gettysburg (1993)

PG | 271 min | Drama, History, War

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

Writers: Michael Shaara, Ronald F. Maxwell | Director: Ronald F. Maxwell | Stars: Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, Stephen Lang, Richard Jordan

23. Field of Lost Shoes (2014)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Drama, War

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28 Metascore

Based on a true story of the American Civil War, culminating at the Battle of New Market, May 1864. A group of teenage cadets sheltered from war at the Virginia Military Institute must ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Farrell, Dave Kennedy | Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Jason Isaacs, Lauren Holly, Keith David, Nolan Gould

24. Love (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.6
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After losing contact with Earth, Astronaut Lee Miller becomes stranded in orbit alone aboard the International Space Station. As time passes and life support systems dwindle, Lee battles to... See full summary »

Writer: William Eubank | Director: William Eubank | Stars: Gunner Wright, Corey Richardson, Bradley Horne, Nancy Stelle

25. The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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The Civil War divides friends and destroys families, but that's nothing compared to the anarchy in the black-ruled South after the war.

Writers: Thomas Dixon Jr., D.W. Griffith, Frank E. Woods | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper

26. The Seventh Son (1912)

Short, Drama

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Writer: Hal Reid | Director: Hal Reid | Stars: Ralph Ince, Mary Maurice, James Morrison, Tefft Johnson

27. Seraphim Falls (2006)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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62 Metascore

At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge.

Writers: David Von Ancken, Abby Everett Jaques | Director: David Von Ancken | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson, Anjelica Huston, Michael Wincott

28. Gods and Generals (2003)

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

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. Prequel to the 1993 classic "Gettysburg".

Writers: Jeff Shaara, Ronald F. Maxwell | Director: Ronald F. Maxwell | Stars: Stephen Lang, Robert Duvall, Jeff Daniels, Donzaleigh Abernathy

29. How the West Was Won (1962)

Approved | 164 min | Western

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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.

Writer: James R. Webb | Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda

30. Major Dundee (1965)

Approved | 123 min | Adventure, War, Western

6.8
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62 Metascore

During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Julian Fink, Oscar Saul, Sam Peckinpah | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton, James Coburn

31. The General (1926)

Unrated | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines.

Writers: Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman, Al Boasberg, Charles Henry Smith | Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley

32. Ride with the Devil (I) (1999)

R | 138 min | Drama, Romance, War

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69 Metascore

Jake Roedel and Jack Bull Chiles are friends in Missouri when the Civil War starts. Women and Blacks have few rights. Jack Bull's dad is killed by Union soldiers, so the young men join the ... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Woodrell, James Schamus | Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich, Jewel Kilcher, Jeremy W. Auman

33. American Outlaws (2001)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Western

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25 Metascore

When a Midwest town learns that a corrupt railroad baron has captured the deeds to their homesteads without their knowledge, a group of young ranchers join forces to take back what is ... See full summary »

Writers: Roderick Taylor, John Rogers | Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Colin Farrell, Scott Caan, Ali Larter, Gabriel Macht

34. Little Women (1949)

Passed | 122 min | Drama, Family, Romance

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Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord Mass in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the civil war, the sisters: Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth... See full summary »

Writers: Andrew Solt, Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman, Louisa May Alcott | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien, Elizabeth Taylor

35. Rio Lobo (1970)

G | 114 min | Adventure, Western, Romance

6.8
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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.

Writers: Burton Wohl, Leigh Brackett | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam

36. The Beguiled (1971)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

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While imprisoned in a Confederate girls boarding school, a Union soldier cons his way into each of the lonely women's hearts.

Writers: Albert Maltz, Irene Kamp, Thomas Cullinan | Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Hartman, Jo Ann Harris

37. Love Me Tender (1956)

89 min | Drama, Romance, Western

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Elvis plays Clint Reno, one of the Reno brothers who stayed home while his brother went to fight in the Civil War for the Confederate army. When his brother Vance comes back from the war, ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Buckner, Maurice Geraghty | Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Richard Egan, Debra Paget, Elvis Presley, Robert Middleton

38. North and South, Book II (1986 TV Mini-Series)

570 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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The story of two friends and their families on opposite sides of the American Civil War.

Creator: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

39. Shenandoah (1965)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War, Western

7.4
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In Shenandoah, Virginia, widower farmer Charlie Anderson lives a peaceful life with his six sons - Jacob, James, Nathan, John, Henry and Boy, his daughter Jennie, and his daughter-in-law ... See full summary »

Writer: James Lee Barrett | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Stewart, Doug McClure, Glenn Corbett, Patrick Wayne

40. The Civil War (1990 TV Mini-Series)

680 min | Documentary, History, War

9.4
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards

41. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

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.

Writer: Kevin Willmott | Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: Greg Kirsch, Renee Patrick, Molly Graham, William Willmott

42. Jezebel (1938)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A haughty headstrong Southern Belle in Antebellum Louisiana loses her fiance due to her stubborn vanity and pride and vows to get him back.

Writers: Clements Ripley, Abem Finkel, John Huston, Owen Davis | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay

43. Mysterious Island (1961)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

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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.

Writers: John Prebble, Daniel B. Ullman, Crane Wilbur, Jules Verne | Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Gary Merrill

44. The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Approved | 115 min | Adventure, War, Western

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A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail/supply center. Along with them is sent a doctor who causes instant antipathy between him and the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Martin Rackin, Harold Sinclair | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt

45. Dead Birds (2004)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller, Western

5.7
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A group of Confederate soldiers hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.

Writer: Simon Barrett | Director: Alex Turner | Stars: Henry Thomas, Patrick Fugit, Nicki Aycox, Michael Shannon

46. The Undefeated (1969)

G | 119 min | Western

6.6
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After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are leading two disparate groups of people through strife-torn Mexico. John Henry and ... See full summary »

Writers: James Lee Barrett, Stanley Hough | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: John Wayne, Rock Hudson, Antonio Aguilar, Roman Gabriel

47. Little Women (1933)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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Little Women is a "coming of age" drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War, the girls father is away serving as a minister to the troops... See full summary »

Writers: Louisa May Alcott, Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas, Edna May Oliver

48. Raintree County (1957)

160 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.4
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A graduating poet/teacher falls in love with a Southern woman, and then the Civil War and her past create problems.

Writers: Millard Kaufman, Ross Lockridge Jr. | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, Nigel Patrick

49. Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (1994 TV Mini-Series)

273 min | Drama, History, War

5.8
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Civil War has just finished, but things in the country aren't much better, especially in the South.

Stars: Philip Casnoff, Kyle Chandler, Cathy Lee Crosby, Lesley-Anne Down

50. The Blue and the Gray (1982 TV Mini-Series)

381 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent.

Creator: John Leekley | Stars: Stacy Keach, John Hammond, Diane Baker, Kathleen Beller