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1. The Patriot (2000)

R | 165 min | Action, Drama, War

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63 Metascore

Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.

Writer: Robert Rodat | Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs

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.

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

3. Pocahontas (1995)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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58 Metascore

An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth-century Virginia.

Writers: Carl Binder, Susannah Grant, Philip LaZebnik, Tom Sito, Glen Keane, Joe Grant, Ralph Zondag, Burny Mattinson, Ed Gombert, Kaan Kalyon, Francis Glebas, Rob Gibbs, Bruce Morris, Todd Kurosawa, Duncan Marjoribanks, Chris Buck, Andrew Chapman, Randy Cartwright, Will Finn, Broose Johnson, T. Daniel Hofstedt, David Pruiksma, Nik Ranieri, Vincent DeFrances, Tom Mazzocco, Don Dougherty, Jorgen Klubien, Mike Gabriel | Directors: Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg | Stars: Mel Gibson, Linda Hunt, Christian Bale, Irene Bedard

4. The Crucible (1996)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, History

6.8
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A Salem woman accuses her ex-lover's wife of witchcraft.

Writer: Arthur Miller | Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, Joan Allen

5. Free Birds (2013)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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38 Metascore

Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.

Writers: Scott Mosier, Jimmy Hayward, David I. Stern, John J. Strauss | Director: Jimmy Hayward | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Dan Fogler, Amy Poehler

6. John Adams (2008 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 501 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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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

7. The Scarlet Letter (1995)

R | 135 min | Drama, Romance

5.1
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An affair between a young woman and a pastor has disastrous consequences.

Writers: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Douglas Day Stewart | Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall, Lisa Andoh

8. An American Girl Adventure (2005 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama, Family

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When Felicity meets Penny, a beautiful copper - colored mare, she knows with all her heart that she must free Penny from her cruel owner. Felicity desperately wishes for that same sureness ... See full summary »

Writers: Anna Sandor, Valerie Tripp | Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Kevin Zegers, David Gardner, John Schneider

9. Even the Rain (2010)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, History

7.4
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69 Metascore

As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.

Writer: Paul Laverty | Director: Icíar Bollaín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Luis Tosar, Karra Elejalde, Juan Carlos Aduviri

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

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.1
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Historically inaccurate chronicle of Squanto's life prior to and including the arrival of the "Mayflower" in 1620.

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

11. Northwest Passage (1940)

Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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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.

Writers: Laurence Stallings, Talbot Jennings, Kenneth Roberts | Directors: King Vidor, Jack Conway, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey

12. Unconquered (1947)

Approved | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils the political and personal ambitions of renegade Martin Garth in the Ohio Valley following the French and Indian War.

Writers: Charles Bennett, Fredric M. Frank, Jesse Lasky Jr., Neil H. Swanson | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Howard Da Silva, Boris Karloff

13. The Crucible (1957)

145 min | Drama, History

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Salem, 1692. Industrious farmer, John Proctor, has twice made love to 17-year-old Abigail, a youth he and his wife have taken in. (His wife Elisabeth has rebuffed him for seven months; she ... See full summary »

Writers: Marcel Aymé, Arthur Miller, Jean-Paul Sartre | Director: Raymond Rouleau | Stars: Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Mylène Demongeot, Alfred Adam

14. The Broken Chain (1993 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama, War, Action

5.7
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The story of 2 Iroquis brothers caught in the midst of the Revolutionary War.

Writer: Earl W. Wallace | Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Girard Swan, Michael Abrams, Vernon Abrams

15. John Paul Jones (1959)

126 min | Action, Biography, History

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The career of Revolutionary War naval hero from his youth in Scotland through his service to Catherine the Great of Russia.

Writers: John Farrow, Jesse Lasky Jr., Clements Ripley | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Stack, Marisa Pavan, Charles Coburn, Erin O'Brien

16. Mohawk (1956)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

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An artist working in a remote army post is juggling the storekeeper's daughter, his fiancée newly arrived from the east, and the Indian Chief's daughter. But when a vengeful settler manages... See full summary »

Writers: Maurice Geraghty, Milton Krims | Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Scott Brady, Rita Gam, Neville Brand, Lori Nelson

17. Allegheny Uprising (1939)

Not Rated | 81 min | Adventure, History, Western

6.4
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In British colonial America, Captain Swanson's adherence to the rules results in Trader Callendar's selling to the Indians under cover of a government permit. Jim Smith won't sit still for ... See full summary »

Writers: P.J. Wolfson, Neil H. Swanson | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, George Sanders, Brian Donlevy

18. The Scarlet Letter (1973)

90 min | Drama, History

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In 17th-century Salem, Hester Prynne must wear a scarlet A because she is an adulteress, with a child out of wedlock. For seven years, she has refused to name the father. A vigorous older ... See full summary »

Writers: Tankred Dorst, Ursula Ehler, Bernardo Fernández, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Wim Wenders | Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Senta Berger, Hans Christian Blech, Lou Castel, Yelena Samarina

19. The Scarlet Letter (1934)

69 min | Drama, History, Romance

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In the seventeenth century, in Massachusetts, a young woman is forced to wear a scarlet "A" on her dress for bearing a child out of wedlock.

Writers: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Leonard Fields, David Silverstein | Director: Robert G. Vignola | Stars: Colleen Moore, Hardie Albright, Henry B. Walthall, Cora Sue Collins

20. Northwest Passage (1958–1959)

25 min | Adventure

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Major Robert Rogers organized "Rogers Rangers" to search for the alleged waterway across the United States during the French and Indian War (1754-1759). Helping Rogers, an experienced ... See full summary »

Stars: Keith Larsen, Buddy Ebsen, Don Burnett, Philip Tonge

21. Ben and Me (1953)

Passed | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.6
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A mouse tells the story of how he guided Benjamin Franklin to success and prominence.

Writers: Robert Lawson, Bill Peet, Winston Hibler, Del Connell, Ted Sears | Director: Hamilton Luske | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Hans Conried, Charles Ruggles, Bill Thompson

22. Benjamin Franklin (2002 TV Mini-Series)

210 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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The story of the renowned American polymath.

Stars: Ralph Archbold, Richard Easton, Dylan Baker, Colm Feore

23. The American Revolution (1994 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, History, War

8.2
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Thorough documentary of how the American Colonies rebelled against England and the personalities involved in the creation of a new nation.

Writer: Don Cambou | Director: Lisa Bourgoujian | Stars: Charles Durning, Kelsey Grammer, Michael Learned, Cliff Robertson

24. The Deerslayer (1957)

78 min | Adventure, War, Western

5.2
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In colonial America, wanderer Deerslayer gets involved with Tom Hutter, a bigoted trapper, and his two contrasting daughters.

Writers: James Fenimore Cooper, Carroll Young, Kurt Neumann | Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Lex Barker, Rita Moreno, Forrest Tucker, Cathy O'Donnell

25. Thanks (1999–2000)

30 min | Comedy

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A comedic view of the settling of America by the Puritans.

Creators: Mark Legan, Phoef Sutton | Stars: Tim Dutton, Kirsten Nelson, Cloris Leachman, Jim Rash

26. The Crucible (1967 TV Movie)

135 min | Drama, History

7.8
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In the Puritan New England town of Salem, Massachusetts, a group of girls go dancing in the forest with a black slave named Tituba... See full synopsis »

Writer: Arthur Miller | Director: Alex Segal | Stars: George C. Scott, Colleen Dewhurst, Melvyn Douglas, Tuesday Weld

27. The Master of Ballantrae (1984 TV Movie)

150 min | Adventure

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Writers: William Bast, Robert Louis Stevenson | Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: John Gielgud, Ian Richardson, Finola Hughes, Nickolas Grace

28. The Scarlet Coat (1955)

Unrated | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.2
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During the Revolutionary War, American Major John Boulton feigns desertion in order to uncover a British plot to seize the stronghold of West Point.

Writer: Karl Tunberg | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Michael Wilding, George Sanders, Anne Francis

29. Dear America: Standing in the Light (1999 TV Short)

29 min | Short, Drama, Family

6.6
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A teenage Quaker farm girl is abducted by Indians in 1750s Pennsylvania.

Writer: Mary Pope Osborne | Director: Stacey Stewart Curtis | Stars: Marc Donato, Stephanie Mills, Grant Nickalls

30. Dear America: The Winter of Red Snow (1999 TV Short)

29 min | Short, Drama, Family

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The story of a teenage girl and her family who live in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, during the American Revolution.

Writer: Kristiana Gregory | Director: Don McCutcheon | Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Robert Bockstael, Conrad Coates, Catherine Disher

31. Dear America: A Journey to the New World (1999 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Drama, Family

7.7
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The story of a twelve-year-old Pilgrim girl's first few months at Plymouth Colony.

Writers: Kathryn Lasky, Eric Tuchman | Director: Don McCutcheon | Stars: Alison Pill, Andrew Airlie, Brenda Bazinet, Susannah Hoffmann

32. The Crucible (1980 TV Movie)

Drama, History

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An adaptation of the famous play concerning the Salem witch trials.

Writer: Arthur Miller | Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Michael Harbour, Eric Porter, Sarah Berger, Daniel Massey

33. Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot (1957)

34 min | Short, Drama, History

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This is a 37-minute orientation film, filmed in the spring of 1956, for visitors to historic Colonial Williamsburg, and photographed in the area restored by the Rockerfeller Foundation. The... See full summary »

Writer: Emmet Lavery | Director: George Seaton | Stars: Jack Lord, Leora Dana, Margery Maude, Richard Striker

34. Convoy of Women (1974)

Adventure, War, Western

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Writers: Marius Lesoeur, Francesco Mazzei | Director: Pierre Chevalier | Stars: Gilda Arancio, Alice Arno, Edmond Besnard, Claude Boisson

35. First Landing (2007 TV Movie)

58 min | History

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On the perilous journey to the new world, tensions run high between the would-be settlers of Jamestown. While more well-known settlers like John Smith, Christopher Newport and Edward ... See full summary »

Writers: Cristobal Krusen, Mike Sinclair | Director: Cristobal Krusen | Stars: Guy Birtwhistle, Stephen Blackehart, Josh Adamson, Marc Appleby

36. Shehaweh (1992– )

Crime

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Stars: Flint Eagle, Marina Orsini, Luc Picard, Maurice Barrier

37. The Deserter (2003)

PG | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, History

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A British Revolutionary War drummer accidentally deserts from his regiment and is hunted down for execution.

Writer: Eric Bruno Borgman | Director: Eric Bruno Borgman | Stars: Eric Bruno Borgman, Michael Kaplan, George Souza, Michael Greeley

38. The Witch of Salem (1913)

Short

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A young Puritan boy in Salem, Massachusetts falls in love. When the object of his affection is accused of witchcraft, hysteria envelopes the town and the boy must find a way to prevent his ... See full summary »

Writer: C. Gardner Sullivan | Director: Raymond B. West | Stars: Charles Ray, Clara Williams

39. Liberty or Death (2007 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary, History

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To avoid interference from the royal governor of the colony and his marines, the Second Virginia Convention met in Richmond, Virginia on March 20, 1775 to discuss recent proceedings at the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Tait Roberts | Stars: Kevin McGranahan, Mike Wells, Steve Hawkins, Gerry Notare

40. Marie Ann (1978)

88 min | Adventure, Western, Drama

6.0
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About a young married woman who, after a kidnapping, becomes attached to an Indian.

Writers: Marjorie Morgan, George Salverson | Director: Martin Walters | Stars: Andrée Pelletier, John Juliani, Tantoo Cardinal, Gordon Tootoosis

41. Witchcraft (1916)

Drama

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Writers: Robert Ralston Reed, Margaret Turnbull | Director: Frank Reicher | Stars: Fannie Ward, Jack Dean, Paul Weigel, Lillian Leighton

42. Gospel of Liberty (1996 Video)

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 »

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

43. Order in the Court (1997 Video)

60 min | Drama, Family, History

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"Order in the Court" takes students inside a colonial courtroom for three actual cases involving young people. A mother tries to free her daughter froma contract she believes has not been ... See full summary »

Writers: Jeremy Fried, Tom Hay, William G. Wagner | Director: William G. Wagner | Stars: Clip Carson, Donald Coleman, Mark Couvillon, Jack Flinton

44. Church vs State (1998)

Documentary, Drama, Family

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Church vs State brings students to a time in America when church and state were often allied. Though many came to America for religious freedom, in some places there was little tolerance ... See full summary »

Writers: Andrew Gardner, Carson Hudson, Dennis Montgomery, William G. Wagner | Director: William G. Wagner | Stars: Harvey L. Bakari, Willie Balderson, Bill Barker, Stan Beadle

45. The Spirit of '76 (1908)

Short, Action, Drama

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During the American Revolution, an American girl, played by Betty Harte, hides her soldier sweetheart, played by Hobart Bosworth, when British Redcoats occupy her plantation. Through a ruse... See full summary »

Director: Francis Boggs | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Betty Harte, Tom Santschi

46. Beyond History: History as a Tool (1997 Video)

Documentary, Drama, Family

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This program focuses on the use of history as a tool for curricular integration. You will see a reproduction of an eighteenth century fire engine in use, and then learn how historians ... See full summary »

Directors: Erik Elvrgren, William G. Wagner | Stars: Pete Pitard, Rob Smith

47. Prelude to Independence: The Stamp Act Crisis (1995 Video)

Documentary, Drama, Family

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Director: Michael Durling | Stars: Clip Carson, Jack Flinton, Tom Hay, Tres Matthews

48. Choosing Revolution (1999 Video)

Drama, Family, History

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Choosing Revolution explores how families were divided on the thorny issue of separation from Great Britain and the stereotypes of loyalist and patriot.

Director: William G. Wagner | Stars: Nathan Betz, Clip Carson, Jack Flinton, Tom Hay

49. How Mrs. Murray Saved the American Army (1911)

Short, Action, Drama

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During the American Revolution, Mrs. Murray (Miriam Nesbitt), a spirited American wife, pretends to welcome the British command into her home, While they gorge on her enormous meals, she ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Miriam Nesbitt, Mabel Trunnelle, Charles Ogle, Robert Brower

50. Discovering the Past (1998 Video)

60 min | Drama, Family, History

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"Discovering the Past" teaches students how we know what we know about the past. Students join Colonial Williamsburg archaeologists as they sort though history's remnants in order to tell ... See full summary »

Writers: Meredith Poole, William G. Wagner | Director: William G. Wagner | Stars: Mary Conlee, Cory Foley, Jesselyn Ombac, Meredith Poole