What are the best civil war movies?

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    #1Glory

    Glory

    Glory is a 1989 war movie starring Matthew Broderick and Denzel Washington. It's the story of Robert Gould Shaw leading the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army and the Confederates.

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    Edward Powell
    Written on January 9, 2019
    "One of the best civil war movies of all time that changed the way the U.S. government viewed many of its citizens as well as how it affected the nation's history moving forward since then."
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    #2Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind is a film released in 1939 starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh. It tells the story of a manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

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    Gloria Adams
    Written on January 9, 2019
    "Arguably the best and most famous civil war movie of all time. This movie touched upon many sensitive subject matters that Hollywood steered away from during the time but serves as a prime to this day."
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    #3Gettysburg

    Gettysburg

    Gettysburg is a historical drama starring Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, and Stephen Lang. In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War.

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    Alexander Peters
    Written on January 9, 2019
    "The lengths that the director went to film this movie in the actual Gettysburg battlefield only adds to the realism and authenticity of the movie. The decisions and actions of key persons during that battle."
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    #4Ride with the Devil

    Ride with the Devil

    Ride with the Devil stars Tobey Maguire and Skeet Ulrich and is a historical drama released in 1999. During the American Civil War, two friends join the Bushwhackers, a militant group loyal to the Confederacy.

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    Eugene Barnes
    Written on January 9, 2019
    "This film takes a more down to earth and mundane (considering this is a war film) look at the lives of teenage boys who enlisted in the army for the thrill and adventure of it all and how the whole ordeal changed their lives and how they see it for good."
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    #5Lincoln

    Lincoln

    Lincoln is a 2012 historical drama directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, and David Strathaim. Daniel Day-Lewis won his third Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as president Abraham Lincoln.

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    Tyler Murray
    Written on January 9, 2019
    "This isn't about the life and tribulations of President Lincoln as a whole. Rather, it focuses on one of the most important acts that the president made during his entire term, the abolishment of slavery. Speilberg's flair for the dramatic, as well as the stellar performance of the lead role as Lincoln, achieves this to great effect."
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    #6The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is a film starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, and Lee Van Cleef that was released in 1966. A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

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    Nathan Price
    Written on January 9, 2019
    "You know a film is going to be great when Clint Eastwood is in it and this movie is no exception. Part of the reason why there are so few movies about the civil war is that it was such a horrific time in American history. It involved torture, senseless violence, and just an overall disregard for life. All of which this film tackles bravely."
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    #7The Horse Soldiers

    The Horse Soldiers

    The Horse Soldiers is a 1959 film starring John Wayne and William Holden. 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.

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    Carl Kim
    Written on January 9, 2019
    "Good directing and visual style, witnessing the rivalry between John Wayne and William Holden's characters as well as the drama of a war's campaign made for a great film experience."
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    #8Cold Mountain

    Cold Mountain

    Cold Mountain is a western movie starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Renée Zellweger. This drama follows a wounded Civil War soldier making the long journey home, while his faraway love fights for survival on her deceased father's farm.

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    Olivia Ortega
    Written on January 9, 2019
    "It was not the best civil war movie to be made in recent times. It did, however, took a more feminine-focused look during times of war and the old western era in general."

Summary

Best What are the best civil war movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1GloryMovies 19 Paid
2Gone with the WindMovies 14 Paid
3GettysburgMovies 7 Paid
4Ride with the DevilMovies 3 Paid
5LincolnMovies 2 Paid
6The Good, the Bad, and the UglyMovies 2 Paid
7The Horse SoldiersMovies 1 Paid
8Cold MountainMovies 1 Paid
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