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1. National Treasure (2004)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.9
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39 Metascore

A historian races to find the legendary Templar Treasure before a team of mercenaries.

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

Votes: 286,174 | Gross: $173.01M

2. The Patriot (2000)

R | 165 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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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.

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

Votes: 238,773 | Gross: $113.33M

3. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

R | 105 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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65 Metascore

Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of three people, with the culprit being the legendary apparition, The Headless Horseman.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon

Votes: 307,551 | Gross: $101.07M

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

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

8.1
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A Long Island farmer bands together a group of childhood friends to form an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight for independence

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

Votes: 17,752

5. Marie Antoinette (2006)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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65 Metascore

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Rip Torn, Judy Davis

Votes: 93,322 | Gross: $15.96M

6. John Adams (2008)

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

8.6
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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

Votes: 25,279

7. 1776 (1972)

G | 141 min | Drama, Family, History

7.6
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A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden

Votes: 7,215 | Gross: $6.10M

8. Sons of Liberty (2015– )

TV-14 | 270 min | Drama, History

7.6
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The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America. Based on true stories.

Stars: Ben Barnes, Marton Csokas, Ryan Eggold, Henry Thomas

Votes: 3,613

9. Daniel Boone (1964–1970)

60 min | Adventure, History, Western

7.5
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Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.

Stars: Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton, Dal McKennon

Votes: 1,438

10. Amazing Grace (2006)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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65 Metascore

The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Romola Garai

Votes: 22,993 | Gross: $21.21M

11. Revolution (1985)

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

5.3
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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: 5,926 | Gross: $0.36M

12. Assassin's Creed III (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

8.1
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The American Colonies, 1775. It's a time of civil unrest and political upheaval in the Americas. As a Native American fights to protect his land and his people, he will ignite the flames of a young nation's revolution.

Directors: Alex Hutchinson, Shea Wageman | Stars: Noah Watts, Neil Napier, Robin Atkin Downes, Adrian Hough

Votes: 13,447

13. An American Girl Adventure (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Family

6.8
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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 »

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Kevin Zegers, David Gardner, John Schneider

Votes: 1,019

14. The Devil's Disciple (1959)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, History, Romance

7.3
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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: 1,925

15. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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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: 5,103 | Gross: $1.00M

16. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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The American Revolutionary War is seen through the eyes of an American teenaged lad, a young English lady, and a French boy, all three of whom work as reporters for Benjamin Franklin.

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones, Chris Lundquist

Votes: 958

17. Sweet Liberty (1986)

PG | 106 min | Comedy

5.8
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After selling the rights of his book to a movie production company, a writer finds himself fighting the many egos and varying views around him.

Director: Alan Alda | Stars: Alan Alda, Michael Caine, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 2,455 | Gross: $14.21M

18. The Crossing (2000 TV Movie)

89 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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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: 1,684

19. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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Harvard educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this enlightening PBS series that examines "the DNA of American culture" through an extensive discovery of the ancestors of today's celebrities.... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, CeCe Moore, Ty Burrell, Anderson Cooper

Votes: 574

20. John Paul Jones (1959)

126 min | Action, Biography, History

6.9
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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.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Stack, Marisa Pavan, Charles Coburn, Erin O'Brien

Votes: 901

21. The Time of Their Lives (1946)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.9
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Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retrieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Reynolds, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 2,765

22. The Bastard (1978 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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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: 230

23. The Rebels (1979 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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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: 142

24. Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway (2017)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary

5.9
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The remarkable story of how a group of inspired mavericks made an unlikely marriage of hip-hop and history the biggest musical show in America...and are getting ready to conquer the world.

Director: Elio Espana | Stars: Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jesse Green, Chris Jackson

Votes: 143

25. George Washington (1984)

480 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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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: 312

26. April Morning (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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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: 527

27. Johnny Tremain (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Family, History

6.6
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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: 1,429

28. The Seekers (1979)

240 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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The sons and grandchildren of Philip Kent make a life for themselves in America.

Stars: Randolph Mantooth, Edie Adams, Neville Brand, Delta Burke

Votes: 121

29. The Scarlet Coat (1955)

Unrated | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.3
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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.

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

Votes: 523

30. Time Chasers (1994)

PG-13 | 89 min | Sci-Fi

2.3
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An inventor comes up with a time machine, but must prevent its abuse at the hands of an evil C.E.O.

Director: David Giancola | Stars: Matthew Bruch, Bonnie Pritchard, Peter Harrington, George Woodard

Votes: 2,956

31. The Hollow (2004 TV Movie)

R | 83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

4.6
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Restless spirits stir this Hollow's Eve, beckoning Ian Cranston, the last blood relative of Ichabod Crane, back to Sleepy Hollow. Thundering hooves unleash a wave of bone-chilling screams ... See full summary »

Director: Kyle Newman | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Kaley Cuoco, Nick Carter, Ben Scott

Votes: 1,903

32. The Adams Chronicles (1976)

50 min | Drama, History

8.4
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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: 158

33. Liberty! The American Revolution (1997– )

360 min | History, War

8.4
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Six-hour documentary on the American Revolution, from the passage of the Stamp Act (1765) through the ratification of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights (1789). In addition ... See full summary »

Stars: Jane Adams, Peter Donaldson, Colm Feore, Victor Garber

Votes: 322

34. Ben and Me (1953)

Passed | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.7
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A mouse tells the story of how he guided Benjamin Franklin to success and prominence.

Director: Hamilton Luske | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Hans Conried, Charles Ruggles, Bill Thompson

Votes: 689

35. The Howards of Virginia (1940)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, History, War

6.2
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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: 963

36. The Young Rebels (1970–1971)

60 min | Adventure

8.3
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Jeremy Larkin, Isak Poole, Henry Abington, and Elizabeth Coates were members of "the Yankee Doodle Society", a rebel group based in Chester, Pennsylvania in 1777. Reporting directly to ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Ely, Louis Gossett Jr., Alex Henteloff, Hilarie Thompson

Votes: 77

37. 1776

Drama, History, War | Announced

A look at how General George Washington led the war of independence against the powerful British army in 1776. Based on the book by David McCullough.

38. The Revolution (2006– )

History, War

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Add a Plot

Stars: John W. Hall, Mark Hilliard, Bryan Kennedy, Larry A. Maxwell

Votes: 269

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

100 min | Drama, History

6.4
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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: 460

40. The First American (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, History

7.8
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George Washington is central to understanding America's founding. He was the crucial figure in winning the American Revolution, in creating the Constitution, and in establishing the ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Knoblock | Stars: Newt Gingrich, Callista Gingrich, Robert Lyons, Beverley Simmons

Votes: 64

41. Assassin's Creed III: Liberation (2012 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, History

6.9
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In 18th century Louisiana, a female assassin named Aveline has to infiltrate the Templars' order and uncover and destroy their schemes.

Stars: Gideon Emery, Elias Toufexis, Mark Ivanir, JB Blanc

Votes: 834

42. Thomas Jefferson (1997– )

180 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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A biographical film about The United States' influential and profoundly enigmatic Founding Father.

Stars: Ossie Davis, Joseph Ellis, John Hope Franklin, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 531

43. Sons of Liberty (1939)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Biography, Drama

5.9
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Set during the American Revolution, this colorful 2 reel short tells the story of Haym Salomon, American patriot and financier of the American Revolution.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Claude Rains, Gale Sondergaard, Donald Crisp, Montagu Love

Votes: 272

44. A Clock Work Blue (1972)

86 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.1
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Bumbling Jewish mama's boy researcher Homer acquires a magical watch that enables him to go through time. While traveling through time Homer encounters such notable historical figures as ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Jeffrey Haims | Stars: Tracy Handfuss, Maria Arnold, Suzanne Fields, Shella Bancroft

Votes: 35

45. Benjamin Franklin (2002– )

210 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The story of the renowned American polymath.

Stars: Richard Easton, Dylan Baker, Colm Feore, Keith Arbour

Votes: 143

46. All for Liberty (2009)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama

6.7
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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: 46

47. The Revolutionary War (1995– )

Documentary, History, War

8.7
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Documentary chronicling the history of the American Revolutionary War against Great Britain that began in 1776.

Stars: Robert Kerbeck, Charles Kuralt, Robert E. Burke, Stephen Christian

Votes: 121

48. Beaumarchais the Scoundrel (1996)

116 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

6.8
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The life story of the titular Beaumarchais (Fabrice Luchini), playwright and adventurer, who gets himself into numerous different scrapes and romantic encounters in 18th Century France.

Director: Édouard Molinaro | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Manuel Blanc, Sandrine Kiberlain, Michel Aumont

Votes: 1,169 | Gross: $0.63M

49. In the Year of the Pig (1968)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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A documentary chronicling the background to, and history of, the Vietnam War.

Director: Emile de Antonio | Stars: Harry S. Ashmore, Daniel Berrigan, Joseph Buttinger, William R. Corson

Votes: 1,432

50. The War That Made America (2006– )

Documentary, History, War

7.9
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This was the war between the French and Indians, and the early colonists, 1754, before the Revolution.

Stars: Larry Nehring, Michael L. Colosimo, Sam Edens, Bryan Stefancyk

Votes: 137



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