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1. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.5
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48 Metascore

Benjamin Gates must follow a clue left in John Wilkes Booth's diary to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Jon Voight

Votes: 208,030 | Gross: $219.96M

2. The Ridiculous 6 (2015)

TV-14 | 119 min | Comedy, Western

4.8
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18 Metascore

An outlaw who was raised by Native Americans discovers that he has five half-brothers; together the men go on a mission to find their wayward, deadbeat dad.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia, Taylor Lautner

Votes: 39,960

3. Zoolander (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

6.6
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61 Metascore

At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor, Will Ferrell

Votes: 234,555 | Gross: $45.17M

4. The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Not Rated | 195 min | Drama, History, War

6.4
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The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper

Votes: 20,815 | Gross: $10.00M

5. House of Wax (1953)

GP | 88 min | Horror

7.1
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An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones

Votes: 14,859 | Gross: $23.75M

6. The Conspirator (2010)

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

6.9
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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.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin Kline

Votes: 26,620 | Gross: $11.54M

7. Killing Lincoln (2013 TV Movie)

Unrated | 92 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Killing Lincoln is the suspenseful, eye-opening story of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Director: Adrian Moat | Stars: Tom Hanks, Regen Wilson, Billy Campbell, Jesse Johnson

Votes: 2,022

8. Saving Lincoln (2013)

Not Rated | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.4
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21 Metascore

The true story of Abraham Lincoln and his bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon. This unique film features sets created from actual Civil War photographs.

Director: Salvador Litvak | Stars: Tom Amandes, Lea Coco, Penelope Ann Miller, Bruce Davison

Votes: 249

9. The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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The story of Dr. Samuel Mudd, who was imprisoned after innocently treating President Lincoln's assassin in 1865.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Warner Baxter, Gloria Stuart, Claude Gillingwater, Arthur Byron

Votes: 1,825

10. The Lazarus Man (1996– )

60 min | Western

7.6
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Shortly after the Civil War, a man pulls himself out of a grave in the South wearing Southern clothing but carrying Northern gold and carrying a US Army revolver. He has no memory save for ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Urich, Isabelle Townsend, Wayne Grace, Natalija Nogulich

Votes: 137

11. The Plainsman (1936)

Passed | 113 min | Biography, History, Romance

6.9
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Wild Bill Hickok attempts to stop an Indian uprising that was started by white gun-runners.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison, Charles Bickford

Votes: 1,837

12. Lincoln (1992 TV Movie)

240 min | Biography, History

6.8
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Famous actors and actresses read testimonies from people close to Lincoln about him and his actions during the Civil War.

Directors: Peter W. Kunhardt, James A. Edgar | Stars: Jason Robards, James Earl Jones, Glenn Close, Richard Widmark

Votes: 229

13. Bullyparade: The Movie (2017)

100 min | Comedy

4.9
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Feature film adaptation of the German sketch comedy show, in which comedians present five parodies of popular films.

Director: Michael Herbig | Stars: Michael Herbig, Christian Tramitz, Rick Kavanian, Sky du Mont

Votes: 2,610

14. The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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April 14, 1865. As four year of Civil War draw to a close, our country again faces unforgettable tragedy: the assassination of the President. Starring Lance Henriksen as the Great ... See full summary »

Director: John Gray | Stars: Rob Morrow, Lance Henriksen, Donna Murphy, Jean Louisa Kelly

Votes: 327

15. The Lincoln Conspiracy (1977)

G | 90 min | Drama

6.1
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Sunn Classics "speculative fiction" film proposing a theory that the killer of Abe Lincoln escaped to Canada instead of being tracked down and killed soon after the assassination.

Director: James L. Conway | Stars: Bradford Dillman, John Dehner, John Anderson, Robert Middleton

Votes: 119

16. Prince of Players (1955)

Approved | 102 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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A tragic and sentimental story that depicts the early career of the 19th century American actor, Edwin Booth with some mention of the events leading to the assassination of President ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Dunne | Stars: Richard Burton, Maggie McNamara, John Derek, Raymond Massey

Votes: 329

17. Tennessee Johnson (1942)

Passed | 103 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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A chronicle of the life of Andrew Johnson from his first arrival in Tennessee to his time as President of the United States.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Van Heflin, Lionel Barrymore, Ruth Hussey, Marjorie Main

Votes: 463

18. The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 145 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Country doctor Samuel Mudd is unfairly punished by the U.S. Government after he unwisely shelters a wounded John Wilkes Booth during the night after Abraham Lincoln's assassination.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Susan Sullivan, Richard Dysart, Michael McGuire

Votes: 134

19. The Man in the Barn (1937)

Passed | 11 min | Short, History, Mystery

6.3
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Questioning accepted history, this speculative drama asks if John Wilkes Booth didn't die by gunshot while trapped in a burning barn surrounded by troops just days after Lincoln's assassination, but rather escaped to live another 38 years.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Carey Wilson, Ernie Adams, Erville Alderson, Virginia Brissac

Votes: 128

20. They've Killed President Lincoln! (1971 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama, History

7.6
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The events surrounding the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865, dramatized using simulated documentary footage.

Director: Robert Guenette | Stars: Richard Basehart, Richard Bauer, Mark D'Angelo, Brian Donohue

Votes: 17

21. The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln (1924)

120 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.5
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A biographical film featuring the presidency and assassination of Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: George A. Billings, Danny Hoy, Ruth Clifford, Nell Craig

Votes: 20

22. April 1865 (2003 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, War

8.2
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APRIL 1865 examines the extraordinary series of events that changed the course of history in 30 brief days. In that one month, Petersburg fell, Richmond fell and burned, General Lee ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Bosler, Allen Brenner, Bill Ciampa, Rob Gibson

Votes: 43

23. Secrets of the Secret Service (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

6.7
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Stars: Rob Naughton, Michael A. Sheehan, Joseph Funk, Joseph Petro

Votes: 39

24. Wild, Wild West: The Steel Assassin (1999 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Mystery

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In this action adventure, both a sequel to Wild Wild West (1999) and very loose remake of The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Steel Assassin (1966), Artemus Gordon and Jim West must stop a mysterious assassin known only as The Bull before she can kill President Grant.

Stars: Jim Ward, Andre Ware

25. The Hunt for Lincoln's Assassin (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

7.8
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Director: Mike Loades | Stars: Philip Banks, Karl Bittner, Bruce Blauer, Mike Brown

Votes: 18

26. Lincoln (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 140 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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Abraham Lincoln, a self-taught Illinois lawyer and legislator with a reputation as an eloquent opponent of slavery, shocked many when he overcame several more prominent contenders to win ... See full summary »

Director: Vikram Jayanti | Stars: Harold Holzer, Andrew Solomon, Gore Vidal, Jacob Cowley

Votes: 41

27. The Lincoln Assassination (1995 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 52 min | Documentary

7.6
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An examination of the conspiracy to assassinate the beloved American president, Abraham Lincoln.

Director: Laura Verklan | Stars: Louise Mudd Arehart, Tom Berenger, James O. Hall, Harold Holzer

Votes: 27

28. A Sobbing of the Strong-The Passion of Our Father Abraham in Three Acts (2014)

180 min | Documentary, History, Musical

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The incredible story of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in April of 1865.

Director: David George | Stars: Christina Roman, Will Barnet, Katey Parker, Karr Washington

29. The Power of Love (2003)

Not Rated | 8 min | Short

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In the spring of 1859, John Wilkes Booth was fired from a Philadelphia theater company after a reviewer criticized him for "lack of confidence." While seeking solace in the arms of a ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Amundson | Stars: Jennifer K.D. Hughes, Kevin Viol

30. The Toll of War (1913)

30 min | Short, Drama, History

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Edith Eldridge, daughter of Colonel Eldridge, disguises herself as a boy to enlist with her two brothers in the Confederate array. Her identity is discovered and she is rejected. Federal ... See full synopsis »

Director: Francis Ford | Stars: Francis Ford, William Clifford, Ethel Grandin

31. The Persistence of Dreams (2005)

4 min | Short, Drama, History

8.5
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Three days before his death, Abraham Lincoln dreamt of his assassination. Shot in real-time, this film portrays the last conscious moments of Lincoln's life.

Director: Erik Courtney | Stars: Jeffrey DeMunn, Rosemary Knower, Sean Hagan, Jane Beard

Votes: 42

32. The Presidents (2005– )
Episode: A. Johnson to Arthur (1865-1885) (2005)

Documentary, Biography, History

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About US Presidents 17) Andrew Johnson (1865-1869), 18) Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877), 19) Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881), 20) James A. Garfield (1881) and 21) Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885).

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Ken Ackerman, Steve Alexander, Paul Bergeron

33. Mystery Files (2010– )
Episode: Abraham Lincoln (2010)

TV-G | 24 min | History

6.8
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Over time, Abraham Lincoln's status has risen to almost mythic proportions, but what's the real story behind the legend?

Director: Kate Haddock | Stars: Struan Rodger, Harold Holzer, James MacPherson, Michael Burlingame

Votes: 54

34. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided Part 1 - Ambition (2001)

Not Rated | 360 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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Todays theme is Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided Part 1 - Ambition.

Stars: David Morse, Holly Hunter, David McCullough, Jean Harvey Baker

Votes: 131

35. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Back There (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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At a prominent club in Washington, D.C., a socialite argues about whether it would be possible to change history by traveling back in time. When he leaves the club he finds himself in 1865, on the night that President Lincoln will be shot.

Director: David Orrick McDearmon | Stars: Russell Johnson, Paul Hartman, Bartlett Robinson, John Lasell

Votes: 1,569

36. Copper (2012–2013)
Episode: Beautiful Dreamer (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Action, Drama

8.7
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The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln shatters any hope of a smooth post-war recovery for the people of New York City and the United States at large. Detective Kevin Corcoran is on... See full summary »

Director: Kari Skogland | Stars: Tom Weston-Jones, Kyle Schmid, Anastasia Griffith, Ato Essandoh

Votes: 78

37. Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)
Episode: Beautiful Dreamer (1998)

TV-G | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.4
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Tess becomes a teacher at a school in Washington D.C. with young children. One child turns in an essay about wanting to be a hit man when he grows up. Tess tells a story about Abraham Lincoln to the students, giving them insight into life.

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, Christine Healy

Votes: 23

38. Sleepy Hollow (2013–2017)
Episode: Columbia (2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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Following the death of Abbie Mills, Ichabod and Jenny begin searching for the next Witness.

Director: Russell Lee Fine | Stars: Tom Mison, Janina Gavankar, Lyndie Greenwood, Jerry MacKinnon

Votes: 346

39. The Ray Bradbury Theatre (1985–1992)
Episode: Downwind from Gettysburg (1992)

22 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.1
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Walter Bayes has devoted his life to creating a robot duplicate of Abraham Lincoln to inspire the American people to recommit themselves to the nation's ideals. On the night of its ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Bailey | Stars: Howard Hesseman, Robert Joy, Kelly Johnson, Roy Bonnell

Votes: 48

40. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992–2014)
Episode: Episode #19.9 (2010)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Director: Anthony Caleca | Stars: Jay Leno, Rickey Minor, Morgan Freeman, Eric Stonestreet

41. American Dad! (2005– )
Episode: Lincoln Lover (2006)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

7.7
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Stan doesn't realize until it's too late that he's befriended a group of gay Republican men.

Directors: Brent Woods, Ron Hughart, Anthony Lioi | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane

Votes: 536

42. Unsolved History (2002– )
Episode: Plots to Kill Lincoln (2004)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

6.8
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The multiple plots and conspiracies to assassinate President Lincoln before that of John Wilkes Booth.

Directors: Robert M. Wise, Dan Gagliasso | Stars: Heather Burton, Gregory A. Gale, Dan Galiaso, Dale Gibson

Votes: 10

43. Pawn Stars (2009– )
Episode: Rick's Bad Day (2009)

TV-14 | 22 min | Reality-TV

6.9
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Deals don't work out as Rick pays too much for a clock and his good purchase results in damage to the store. Big Hoss gets a distasteful delivery job.

Director: Jairus Cobb | Stars: Corey Harrison, Richard Harrison, Rick Harrison, Austin 'Chumlee' Russell

Votes: 48

44. The Presidents (2005– )
Episode: Taylor to Lincoln (1849-1865) (2005)

Documentary, Biography, History

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About US Presidents 12) Zachary Taylor (1849-1850), 13) Millard Fillmore (1850-1853), 14) Franklin Pierce (1853-1857), 15) James Buchanan (1857-1861) and 16) Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865).

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Jean Baker, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton

45. Days That Shook the World (2003– )
Episode: Terror: Made in America - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln & Oklahoma City Bombing (2004)

30 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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The assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth and the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City by Timothy McVay are profiled.

Director: Dan Clifton | Stars: Peter Guinness, Jim Babel, Cathy Scearce, Donald William Jayroe

Votes: 9

46. Timeless (2016–2018)
Episode: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (2016)

Not Rated | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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The team debates whether to prevent Abraham Lincoln's assassination when they learn that Flynn has ties to John Wilkes Booth.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Paterson Joseph

Votes: 1,653

47. Ford Star Jubilee (1955–1956)
Episode: The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Herbert Anderson, Raymond Bailey, William 'Billy' Benedict, Paul Bryar

48. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: The Day the World Wept-The Lincoln Story (1960)

Approved | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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In 1865 President Abraham Lincoln has a dream in which he foresees his own death. His wife Mary has a similarly fatalistic vision but other, ordinary Americans who have never met Lincoln, ... See full summary »

Director: John Newland | Stars: John Newland, Barry Atwater, Jeanne Bates, Robert Carson

Votes: 40

49. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Passersby (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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While headed home, a Confederate soldier meets an anguished woman at the end of the Civil War.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: James Gregory, Joanne Linville, Rex Holman, David Garcia

Votes: 1,427

50. Copper (2012–2013)
Episode: The Place I Called My Home (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Action, Drama

8.0
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In the wake of President Lincoln's assassination, the country is reeling. As Detective Kevin Corcoran mourns with Robert Morehouse and Doctor Matthew Freeman, the three men decide to join a... See full summary »

Director: Larysa Kondracki | Stars: Tom Weston-Jones, Kyle Schmid, Anastasia Griffith, Ato Essandoh

Votes: 88



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