The American Civil War On Film

The American Civil War is the only war to have been fought on American soil, and these films explore its complicated origins and consequences. View the accompanying resource.

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The General (1926) (1926) Rating: U 5+

3.6456 out of 5 79 Votes (Members)
Duration
75 mins
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Death-defying stunts and hilarious humour make up Buster Keaton's tale of Johnny the engineman, on an adventure to rescue his lost love.

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This film has a couple of uses of moderate bad language

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Amistad (1997) Rating: 15 14+

2.3333 out of 5 15 Votes (Members)
Duration
148 mins
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Colonial courtroom drama following the saga of the slave rebellion aboard La Amistad, highlighting the horrors and responses to slavery.

CSA - The Confederate States Of America (2004) Rating: 12 11+

0 out of 5 0 Votes (Members)
Duration
89 mins
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Mockumentary envisioning what the US would have been like if the South had won the 1860s civil war, and slavery hadn't been abolished.

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Contains strong sex and violence.

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Cold Mountain (2003) Rating: 15 14+

5.0000 out of 5 1 Votes (Members)
Duration
148 mins
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American Civil War epic following a soldier's trek back across harsh country to be reunited with his love, who is determinedly keeping a farm running.

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This film has one use of strong bad language

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Glory (1989) Rating: 15 14+ 16+

5.0000 out of 5 2 Votes (Members)
Duration
117 mins
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American Civil War drama about the 54th Massachusetts Volunteers - one of the few regiments made up entirely of black troops.

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