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1. The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)

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

7.8
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A young teen struggles to make a decision between two vampire brothers and their supernatural lives. Soon after she discovers the truth her whole world turns upside down.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham

Votes: 247,602

2. Gone with the Wind (1939)

G | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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97 Metascore

A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

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

Votes: 247,777 | Gross: $198.68M

3. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

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

6.6
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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.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Danny Huston

Votes: 409,598 | Gross: $179.88M

4. Cold Mountain (2003)

R | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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.

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

Votes: 127,290 | Gross: $95.64M

5. Lincoln (2012)

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

7.4
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86 Metascore

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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Votes: 218,212 | Gross: $182.21M

6. Gangs of New York (2002)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama

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.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 351,743 | Gross: $77.81M

7. John Carter (2012)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton

Votes: 229,394 | Gross: $73.08M

8. Little Women (1994)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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87 Metascore

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

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes

Votes: 40,778 | Gross: $50.08M

9. Dances with Wolves (1990)

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

8.0
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72 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 207,970 | Gross: $184.21M

10. 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.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, William Atherton

Votes: 350,220 | Gross: $111.11M

11. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

R | 105 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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42 Metascore

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 137,761 | Gross: $37.52M

12. Sahara (2005)

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

6.0
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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.

Director: Breck Eisner | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Penélope Cruz, Steve Zahn, Jude Akuwudike

Votes: 83,341 | Gross: $68.67M

13. North and South (1985–1994)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 8,146

14. Glory (1989)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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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.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 109,373 | Gross: $26.83M

15. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Family

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: 197,443 | Gross: $219.96M

16. Roots (1977)

TV-14 | 588 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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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, Robert Reed, John Amos, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 13,882

17. Gettysburg (1993)

PG | 271 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War.

Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, Stephen Lang, Richard Jordan

Votes: 23,412 | Gross: $10.77M

18. The Civil War (1990)

TV-14 | 680 min | Documentary, History, War

9.1
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

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

Votes: 8,837

19. The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Not Rated | 195 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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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: 19,121 | Gross: $10.00M

20. Gods and Generals (2003)

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

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.

Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Stephen Lang, Robert Duvall, Jeff Daniels, Donzaleigh Abernathy

Votes: 14,070 | Gross: $12.87M

21. The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Romance, War

7.2
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In 1863, a Union outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in Mississippi to destroy enemy railroads but a captive southern belle and the unit's doctor cause frictions within ranks.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt

Votes: 7,748

22. North and South, Book II (1986)

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.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

Votes: 3,975

23. The General (1926)

Not Rated | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines.

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley

Votes: 65,749

24. Shenandoah (1965)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War, Western

7.4
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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.

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

Votes: 6,727

25. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )

TV-14 | 795 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.8
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A documentary that weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.

Stars: Meryl Streep, Edward Herrmann, George Will, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Votes: 1,428

26. The Blue and the Gray (1982– )

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.

Stars: Stacy Keach, John Hammond, Julia Duffy, Robin Gammell

Votes: 1,258

27. Field of Lost Shoes (2015)

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

5.8
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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 »

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Jason Isaacs, Lauren Holly, Keith David, Tom Skerritt

Votes: 1,336

28. Abraham Lincoln (1930)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Walter Huston, Una Merkel, William L. Thorne, Lucille La Verne

Votes: 1,124

29. Lincoln (1992 TV Movie)

240 min | Biography, History

7.1
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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: 226

30. The Colt (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 80 min | Action, Drama, History

6.9
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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. Refusing the orders to shoot it, lest it prove a hindrance, ... See full summary »

Director: Yelena Lanskaya | Stars: Ryan Merriman, Steve Bacic, William MacDonald, Darcy Belsher

Votes: 446

31. The Hunley (1999 TV Movie)

94 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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During the siege of Charleston of 1864, Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley becomes the first submersible to sink an enemy warship in wartime.

Director: John Gray | Stars: Armand Assante, Donald Sutherland, Alex Jennings, Chris Bauer

Votes: 1,058

32. The Red Badge of Courage (1951)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, War

7.3
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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.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Douglas Dick, Royal Dano

Votes: 3,396

33. Lincoln (1988– )

188 min | Drama, History, War

7.3
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After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency.

Stars: Richard Mulligan, Deborah Adair, Tom Brennan, Gregory Cooke

Votes: 338

34. Lincoln (1974– )

Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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The life of Abraham Lincoln is told in episodic parts.

Stars: Hal Holbrook, Sada Thompson, Michael Cristofer, James Carroll Jordan

Votes: 56

35. The Raid (1954)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Drama, War

6.9
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Van Heflin As Maj. Neal Benton

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone, Lee Marvin

Votes: 619

36. Kentucky (1938)

Passed | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.5
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Romeo and Juliet story set amidst horse racing in Kentucky. The family feud of lovers Jack and Sally goes back to the Civil War and is kept alive by her Uncle Peter.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Loretta Young, Richard Greene, Walter Brennan, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 372

37. The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)

Approved | 83 min | War, Western

5.9
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A former spy moves to Arizona to join a gold robbery, but when he gets there decides that it's not for him and tries to change his life.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Joan Weldon, George Macready

Votes: 808

38. Arizona Bushwhackers (1968)

Approved | 87 min | Romance, Western

4.9
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A Confederate spy takes the sheriff job in a lawless Union town where people are hostile to him and where a crooked saloon owner peddles rifles to the renegade Indians.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Howard Keel, Yvonne De Carlo, John Ireland, Marilyn Maxwell

Votes: 202

39. The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (1961)

108 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.4
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An orphan fights for the north in the Civil War, then returns to his girlfriend in Kentucky.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Jimmie Rodgers, Luana Patten, Chill Wills, Linda Hutchings

Votes: 76

40. Booker (1984 TV Short)

40 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.1
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Set in the 1860's South, Booker is the impassioned story of the boy who struggled through slavery to found the Tuskegee Institute. Through the eyes of nine-year-old Booker T. Washington, ... See full summary »

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Shavar Ross, CCH Pounder, Thalmus Rasulala, James Bond III

Votes: 29

41. The Great Missouri Raid (1951)

Approved | 84 min | Western

6.0
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In this Western, the James and Younger boys ride the outlaw trail again all because of a mean Union Army Major.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Wendell Corey, Macdonald Carey, Ellen Drew, Ward Bond

Votes: 162

42. This Savage Land (1969 TV Movie)

G | 97 min | Western

6.1
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Ohio widower Ben Pride moves to Kansas with his parents and children shortly after the Civil War. When they arrive in Lawrence they are harassed by Confederate marauders.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Glenn Corbett, Kathryn Hays, Andrew Prine

Votes: 66

43. Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood (2009 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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The Old West, 1864. In order to save their family, the McCall brothers will kill anyone who stands between them and the legendary Gold of Juarez. Though women and greed will test their bond... See full summary »

Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Giselle Anthony, Jay Tavare, John Cygan

Votes: 698

44. The Private History of a Campaign That Failed (1981 TV Movie)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Mark Twain tale of cowardly Confederate soldiers.

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: Joseph Adams, Gary McCleery, Roy Cockrum, Harry Crosby

Votes: 34

45. The Battle of Shiloh (2012 Video)

175 min | Documentary, History, War

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The Battle of Shiloh documentary takes the viewer to the fields of western Tennessee. They are filled with soldiers. Thousands of soldier reenactors set up camps and cook on open fires. ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Clark | Stars: Bruce Clark, Brad Clark, Mary Clark

46. Sherman's March (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary, History, War

7.6
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This documentary chronicles General William Tecumseh Sherman's fabled "March to the Sea" through Georgia and the Carolinas, utilizing state of the art production techniques including CGI, special effects and historical re-creations.

Director: Rick King | Stars: Bill Oberst Jr., Christopher Clawson, Jared Morrison, Mike Brown

Votes: 132

47. I Am an American (1944)

Approved | 16 min | Short, History

6.2
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A hypothetical married Polish couple arrives in New York in the early 1840's and walks to Ohio where they settle and prosper and raise children. The man loses an arm in the Civil war, and ... See full summary »

Director: Crane Wilbur | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Gary Gray, Gordon Hart, Dick Haymes

Votes: 91

48. Gettysburg: Darkest Days & Finest Hours (2008)

Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.2
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This impressive and epic commemoration of the 145th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg tells the story of the pivotal 1863 battle from the soldier's point of view. All new dramatic ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin R. Hershberger | Stars: Dana Joel Bogdanski, Dan DeLuca, Jared Frederick, Guy Gane

Votes: 26

49. The Gettysburg Story (2013)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

7.2
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The Gettysburg Story brings alive America's greatest battle in a fresh, dynamic way. Cutting-edge technologies including aerial drone cinematography, helicopter mounted cameras, motion ... See full summary »

Director: Jake Boritt | Star: Stephen Lang

Votes: 16

50. Lost River: Lincoln's Secret Weapon (2009)

Not Rated | 109 min | History

6.1
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True story of Anna Ella Carroll, unrecognized heroine of the American Civil War who assisted Lincoln as an unofficial cabinet member; she later devised the Tennessee River Plan that brought an early end to the war.

Director: Jason Urban | Stars: Tami Sutton, Fritz Klein, James Reeves, Joe Jones

Votes: 32