Best American Revolution Movies/TV Shows

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Entertainment documenting the uprising against British rule in 1760s to 1780s.

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1. TURN: Washington's Spies (2014–2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, War

This drama follows Long Island farmer Abe Woodhull, who bands together a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight ... See full summary »

Stars: Jamie Bell, Heather Lind, Samuel Roukin, Daniel Henshall

Votes: 17,272

2. John Adams (2008)

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

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: 24,335

3. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

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

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

Votes: 4,929 | Gross: $1.00M

4. The Scarlet Coat (1955)

Unrated | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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

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

Votes: 487

5. The Crossing (2000 TV Movie)

89 min | Biography, Drama, History

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

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

Votes: 1,637

6. The Patriot (2000)

R | 165 min | Action, Drama, History

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.

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

Votes: 233,574 | Gross: $113.33M

7. The Rebels (1979 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama, History, War

Philip Kent takes part in the American Revolution and the newly formed Congress.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Andrew Stevens, Don Johnson, Doug McClure, Jim Backus

Votes: 139

8. The Bastard (1978 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama, History, Romance

Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance, he incurs the wrath of his father's family, and is forced to... See full summary »

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Andrew Stevens, Tom Bosley, Kim Cattrall, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 223

9. Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (2003 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, History

On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Washington is remembered as America's founding ... See full summary »

Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Kelsey Grammer, Flora Montgomery, John Light

Votes: 459

10. Andrew Jackson (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

Through interviews, visits to historical locations and vivid reenactments, this History Channel production details the life of Andrew Jackson. It illuminates his early years as well as his ... See full summary »

Directors: Jim Lindsay, Harlan Glenn | Stars: Edward Herrmann, Peter Kiklowicz, Ryan Proffitt, Nathan Wiederman

Votes: 30

11. Beyond the Mask (2015)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A British East India Trading Company assassin seeks to redeem his past by thwarting a plot against a young nation's hope for freedom.

Director: Chad Burns | Stars: Andrew Cheney, John Rhys-Davies, Kara Killmer, Alan Madlane

Votes: 2,510 | Gross: $1.23M

12. Johnny Tremain (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Family, History

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: 1,367

13. The Howards of Virginia (1940)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, History, War

Just prior to the American War of Independence, aristocratic Virginian Jane Peyton marries unsophisticated rustic farmer and surveyor Matt Howard who takes her to his Shenandoah Valley plantation and later goes to war.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Cary Grant, Martha Scott, Cedric Hardwicke, Alan Marshal

Votes: 951

14. The Devil's Disciple (1959)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, History, Romance

The black sheep of a family and the local minister discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War.

Directors: Guy Hamilton, Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Janette Scott

Votes: 1,846

15. April Morning (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, History, War

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, Susan Blakely, Chad Lowe, Robert Urich

Votes: 508

16. Mary Silliman's War (1994 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, History, War

Mary Silliman's War is a unique, award-winning film on the American Revolution.

Director: Stephen Surjik | Stars: Nancy Palk, Richard Donat, Diane D'Aquila, Paul Boretski

Votes: 61

17. All for Liberty (2009)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama

It is 1775. Henry Felder, a Swiss-German colonist, lives with his family in the British colony of South Carolina. After many years of struggling with corrupt British rulers, Felder is urged... See full summary »

Director: Chris Weatherhead | Stars: Bettina Beard, Delfloria Brown, Halle Brown, Richard Bryant

Votes: 44

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

37 min | Short, Drama, History

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 »

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

Votes: 122

19. George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (1986 TV Movie)

190 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life of George Washington as the first President of the United States of America and his 8 years running his country. The trials he faces dealing with mobs and riots while keeping the country together.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Patty Duke, Jeffrey Jones, Richard Bekins

Votes: 106

20. The Adams Chronicles (1976– )

50 min | Drama, History

Ambitious multipart PBS production that brings to life five generations of one of America's leading political and historical families. It traces their lives from John Adams early years as a... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Wilson, Michael O'Hare, Wesley Addy, David Birney

Votes: 153

21. Revolution (1985)

PG-13 | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A trapper and his young son get pulled into the American revolution early as unwilling participants and remain involved through to the end.

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski, Joan Plowright

Votes: 5,808 | Gross: $0.36M

22. Taking Liberty (1993)

96 min | Drama

Independent Nell Prescott gets involved in intrigue and heroism during the American Revolution and meets Benjamin Franklin along the way.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Ron Bianchi, Robert Boynton, Jason Carter, Eric Close

Votes: 58

23. George Washington (1984– )

480 min | Biography, Drama, History

The early life and career of the American General and President through his participation in the Revolutionary War.

Stars: Barry Bostwick, Patty Duke, David Dukes, Jaclyn Smith

Votes: 297

24. The Broken Chain (1993 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama, War, Action

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

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Eric Schweig, Wes Studi, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Pierce Brosnan

Votes: 319



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