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51. The Naked Spur (1953)

Passed | 91 min | Thriller, Western

7.4
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A bounty hunter trying to bring a murderer to justice is forced to accept the help of two less-than-trustworthy strangers.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 9,222

52. Seraphim Falls (2006)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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62 Metascore

At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge.

Director: David Von Ancken | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson, Anjelica Huston, Michael Wincott

Votes: 27,844 | Gross: $0.42M

53. Mysterious Island (1961)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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During the Civil War a group of Union soldiers and two Confederates escape the stockade using a hot air balloon and end up on a strange Pacific island.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Gary Merrill

Votes: 5,831

54. Ride with the Devil (I) (1999)

R | 138 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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69 Metascore

During the American Civil War, two friends join the Bushwhackers, a militant group loyal to the Confederacy.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich, Jewel Kilcher, Jeremy W. Auman

Votes: 12,314 | Gross: $0.63M

55. Jezebel (1938)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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In 1850s Louisiana, a free-spirited Southern belle loses her fiancé due to her stubborn vanity and pride, and vows to win him back.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay

Votes: 10,798

56. Westbound (1959)

Passed | 72 min | Action, Romance, War

6.6
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In 1864 Capt. John Hayes goes to Colorado to take over the stagecoach line and keep the flow of Western gold flowing and help the North win the Civil War.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Virginia Mayo, Karen Steele, Michael Dante

Votes: 950

57. A Quiet Passion (2016)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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77 Metascore

The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Emma Bell, Sara Vertongen, Rose Williams, Benjamin Wainwright

Votes: 4,651 | Gross: $1.86M

58. Shenandoah (1965)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War, Western

7.3
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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: 7,328

59. Friendly Persuasion (1956)

Passed | 137 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer

Votes: 5,855

60. Death of a Nation (2018)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary, History

4.6
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1 Metascore

This docudrama draws parallels between the dramatic fracturing of the nation over Abraham Lincoln's presidency and the presidency of Donald Trump.

Directors: Dinesh D'Souza, Bruce Schooley | Stars: Dinesh D'Souza, Victoria Chilap, Pavel Kríz, Rafael Prazák

Votes: 5,937 | Gross: $5.89M

61. El Condor (1970)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.0
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The El Condor, the fabled Mexican stronghold rumoured to contain Emperor Maximilian's mythical reserves in gold, will attract two adventurous fortune seekers, who with eyes gleaming with desire, will shortly know that only fools rush in.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Jim Brown, Lee Van Cleef, Patrick O'Neal, Marianna Hill

Votes: 895

62. Trackdown (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

8.0
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Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman travels the Old West tracking down assorted killers, bank robbers, horse thieves and other evildoers.

Stars: Robert Culp, Norman Leavitt, Ellen Corby, Peter Leeds

Votes: 198

63. Dead Birds (2004)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller, Western

5.6
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A group of Confederate soldiers hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.

Director: Alex Turner | Stars: Henry Thomas, Patrick Fugit, Nicki Aycox, Michael Shannon

Votes: 9,252

64. Virginia City (1940)

Passed | 121 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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Union officer Kerry Bradford escapes from Confederate Prison and is set to Virginia City in Nevada. Once there he finds that the former commander of his prison Vance Irby is planning to send $5 million in gold to save the Confederacy.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Miriam Hopkins, Randolph Scott, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 2,003

65. Love Me Tender (1956)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.2
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At the end of the Civil War, a Confederate team is ordered to rob a Union payroll train but the war ends leaving these men with their Union loot, until the Feds come looking for it.

Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Richard Egan, Debra Paget, Elvis Presley, Robert Middleton

Votes: 3,303 | Gross: $4.50M

66. Down in the Delta (1998)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

6.8
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73 Metascore

Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts ... See full summary »

Director: Maya Angelou | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman Jr., Esther Rolle, Loretta Devine

Votes: 1,394 | Gross: $5.66M

67. Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (1994)

273 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.2
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Civil War has just finished, but things in the country aren't much better, especially in the South.

Stars: Philip Casnoff, Kyle Chandler, Cathy Lee Crosby, Lesley-Anne Down

Votes: 1,965

68. Major Dundee (1965)

Approved | 123 min | Adventure, War, Western

6.8
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62 Metascore

In 1864, due to frequent Apache raids from Mexico into the U.S., a Union officer decides to illegally cross the border and destroy the Apache, using a mixed army of Union troops, Confederate POWs, civilian mercenaries, and scouts.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton, James Coburn

Votes: 6,443 | Gross: $0.01M

69. Santa Fe Trail (1940)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.3
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In 1854, Jeb Stuart, George Custer and other graduates from West Point are posted to Kansas to help pacify the territory before railroad construction to Santa Fe can resume.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey, Ronald Reagan

Votes: 2,882

70. The Rebel (1959–1961)

Approved | 30 min | Western

7.8
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After the end of the Civil War, a former Confederate Army private roams the Wild West, and, as a rogue drifter, gets involved in helping out various settlers threatened by various bad guys.

Stars: Nick Adams, Chuck Hamilton, Sid Troy, Ross Sturlin

Votes: 401

71. I Married a Witch (1942)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward

Votes: 6,082 | Gross: $0.31M

72. The Blue and the Gray (1982)

381 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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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: 1,360

73. 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: 1,817

74. Union Pacific (1939)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, Western

7.1
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In 1862, Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads compete westward across the wilderness toward California.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston

Votes: 2,310

75. Field of Lost Shoes (2015)

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

5.7
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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: Michael Krebs, Jake Lawson, Sean Marquette, David Arquette

Votes: 1,466

76. Quantrill's Raiders (1958)

Approved | 68 min | Action, War, Western

5.4
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A Civil War guerilla gang plans an attack on a Kansas arsenal.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Steve Cochran, Diane Brewster, Leo Gordon, Gale Robbins

Votes: 206

77. Red Mountain (1951)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Western

6.0
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In 1865 Confederate Capt. Sherwood is heading to Colorado where Confederate Gen. Quantrill is stirring up rebellion using various Indian Nations.

Directors: William Dieterle, John Farrow | Stars: Alan Ladd, Lizabeth Scott, Arthur Kennedy, John Ireland

Votes: 320

78. Raintree County (1957)

Approved | 160 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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A student falls in love with a Southern belle, but their relationship is complicated by her troubled past and the onset of the Civil War.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, Nigel Patrick

Votes: 3,181

79. Alvarez Kelly (1966)

Approved | 116 min | Western

6.4
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During the Civil War, Mexican cattleman Alvarez Kelly supplies the Union with cattle until Confederate Colonel Tom Rossiter's hungry men force Kelly to change his customers.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: William Holden, Richard Widmark, Janice Rule, Patrick O'Neal

Votes: 1,919

80. Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History

5.3
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2 Metascore

Documentarian Dinesh D'Souza analyzes the history of the Democratic Party and what he thinks are Hillary Clinton's true motivations.

Directors: Dinesh D'Souza, Bruce Schooley | Stars: Dinesh D'Souza, Jonah Goldberg, David Guyette, Andrea Cohen

Votes: 6,312 | Gross: $13.10M

81. The Legend of the Golden Gun (1979 TV Movie)

Unrated | 100 min | Fantasy, Western

5.8
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During the American Civil War, after his family is killed by Confederate raider William Quantrill, a young farmer seeks the help of a famous gunfighter in order to exact revenge on Quantrill.

Director: Alan J. Levi | Stars: Jeff Osterhage, Carl Franklin, Robert Davi, Keir Dullea

Votes: 233

82. Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror

5.9
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Six people are lured into a small Deep South town for a Centennial celebration where the residents proceed to kill them one by one as revenge for the town's destruction during the Civil War.

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis | Stars: Connie Mason, William Kerwin, Jeffrey Allen, Shelby Livingston

Votes: 3,904

83. The Story of Adele H (1975)

PG | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Adèle Hugo's unrequited love for a lieutenant.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Bruce Robinson, Sylvia Marriott, Joseph Blatchley

Votes: 6,743

84. Roots: The Next Generations (1979)

840 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.

Stars: Debbi Morgan, Dorian Harewood, Paul Koslo, Stan Shaw

Votes: 2,162

85. Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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After the death of Shaggy's Uncle Beaureguard, he, Scooby, and Scrappy arrive at his uncle's plantation to collect the inheritance. But as soon as they arrive, they find it is haunted by ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Sommer, Carl Urbano, Ray Patterson | Stars: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Sorrell Booke, William Callaway

Votes: 3,073

86. True Women (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.7
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Covering nearly fifty years of mid-19th-century turmoil, from the tumultuous Texas Revolution to the early women's suffrage movement, "True Women" is a gripping tale of endurance, love, and above all, gritty female determination.

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Dana Delany, Annabeth Gish, Angelina Jolie, Michael York

Votes: 1,952

87. Hondo (1967)

60 min | Western

7.3
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Hondo, an embittered former Rebel officer, travels Arizona Territory in the 1870s with his dog Sam. Often clashing with the local cavalry, who he holds responsible for the death of his ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Taeger, Kathie Browne, Noah Beery Jr., Gary Clarke

Votes: 129

88. The Shadow Riders (1982 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Romance, Western

6.8
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After the Civil War, two brothers demobilized from the army return home and must rescue certain relatives who have been kidnapped by a band of renegade Confederates.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Dominique Dunne, Ben Johnson

Votes: 1,963

89. Custer of the West (1967)

G | 143 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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George Armstrong Custer's love of the heroic traditions of the Calvary and his distaste with the coming of industrialization leads him to his destiny at the Little Big Horn.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Robert Shaw, Mary Ure, Ty Hardin, Jeffrey Hunter

Votes: 1,145

90. To Appomattox (2015– )

Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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The emotional lives of America's Civil War generals, their wives and families - from West Point to Appomattox - against a backdrop of a war.

Stars: Damian Lewis, Jason O'Mara, William Zabka, Helen McCrory

Votes: 139

91. The Red Badge of Courage (1951)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, War

7.2
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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: 3,726

92. Andersonville (1996)

167 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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The story of the most notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp in the American Civil War.

Stars: Jarrod Emick, Frederic Forrest, Ted Marcoux, Carmen Argenziano

Votes: 1,697

93. 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: 573

94. A Southern Yankee (1948)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, History, War

6.7
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A hapless bellboy in a St. Louis hotel near the end of the Civil War is recruited by the Union secret service to impersonate a notorious Confederate spy.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Red Skelton, Brian Donlevy, Arlene Dahl, George Coulouris

Votes: 450

95. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: Greg Kirsch, Renee Patrick, Molly Graham, William Willmott

Votes: 4,524 | Gross: $0.67M

96. Enemy Gold (1993)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime

4.3
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While on a mission to stop a drug operation, three Federal agents accidentally discover gold from the Civil War. With the aid of a corrupt agent, a ruthless criminal kingpin will hunt them down, one by one.

Director: Christian Drew Sidaris | Stars: Bruce Penhall, Mark Barriere, Suzi Simpson, Tanquil Lisa Collins

Votes: 513

97. Last Stand at Saber River (1997 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 96 min | Action, Drama, Western

7.0
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After the Civil War, a returning Confederate veteran must reclaim his Arizona land and homestead from the Yankee carpetbaggers who illegally occupy it.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Tom Selleck, Suzy Amis, Rachel Duncan, Haley Joel Osment

Votes: 1,487

98. Woman They Almost Lynched (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Western

6.7
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Laying on the Missouri-Arkansas border, the neutral Border City, its female mayor and city council, take no side in the ongoing Civil War and they're prepared to hang any troublemaker, Yankee or Confederate, who stirs the townsfolk up.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: John Lund, Brian Donlevy, Audrey Totter, Joan Leslie

Votes: 240

99. Journey to Shiloh (1968)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, War, Western

5.6
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At the beginning of the Civil War, seven friends embark on a cross-country journey in order to join the Confederate army.

Director: William Hale | Stars: James Caan, Michael Sarrazin, Brenda Scott, Don Stroud

Votes: 744

100. Love (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Music, Sci-Fi

5.5
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A man spends years alone on a space station orbiting Earth after losing communication with Houston/Earth. Time is spent on maintenance, exercise, watching old messages and reading a journal by a soldier in the American civil war 1864.

Director: William Eubank | Stars: Gunner Wright, Corey Richardson, Bradley Horne, Nancy Stelle

Votes: 8,293



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