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10+ Best Civil War Movies

The Civil War has been one of America’s bloodiest periods in history. Since then, numerous films have been produced to commemorate the battle of the fallen men and women, and for future generations to witness the blood-soaked horror of the past.

If you are looking for the best Civil War movies of all time, consider it done! Prepare to be enthralled by our expertly curated collection of outstanding historical films.

Civil War Movies

The Torchlighters - Heroes of the Faith
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Stephen Larriva, Russell Boulter (Actors)

Torchlighters: The Harriet Tubman Story (Season 1: Episode 17)

Does God answer prayers? Every day Harriet Tubman prayed for deliverance from the oppression of slavery. Little did she know, God had a plan, and she was part of it. Discover the incredible story of faith, perseverance, and prayer in the latest Torchlighters episode: The Harriet Tubman Story!

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Abraham Lincoln - Inspiring Heroes DVD
  • Abraham Lincoln (Actor)
  • Richard Rich (Director)

Abraham Lincoln – Inspiring Heroes

A century ago, only one man stood in the way of the disintegration of the United States of America ‘ and he was a gangly, storytelling country lawyer from Illinois with no political experience at the national level.

And yet by the sheer force of his will and his uncompromising stand on critical issues, Abraham Lincoln not only saved the nation but carved out an immortal place in world history.

Gettysburg: Extended Edition
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels, Martin Sheen (Actors)

Gettysburg: Extended Edition

The epic story of the three-day battle that forever changed the course of the American Civil War, this sweeping drama is compassionately recounted through the eyes of soldiers.

The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George (Actors)

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Josey Wales is a simple farmer in Missouri. A vicious band of Union Red Legs, led by Terrill, burns his home to the ground, killing his wife and son.

The Red Badge of Courage
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Douglas Dick (Actors)

The Red Badge of Courage

Real war hero Audie Murphy stars as a young Union soldier who fights to atone for a moment of cowardice during the Civil War.

The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sam Waterston, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman (Actors)

The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns

The original Emmy Award-winning nine-part series is now digitally restored to achieve the highest definition for optimal picture quality.

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Friendly Persuasion (DVD)
  • NTSC - Color - Widescreen
  • Subtitled: English & French (Main Feature Only)

Friendly Persuasion

For two years the Civil War has been elsewhere. Now Confederate forces are nearby, looting and burning. It is time to fight back, Jess Birdwell's neighbors insist. Yet Birdwell, a Quaker, knows there must be a better way to settle things.

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Lincoln
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn (Actors)

Lincoln

From DreamWorks Pictures and legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes an epic film that chronicles the untold story of the final four months of the man regarded as America's greatest President.

Gone with the Wind
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard (Actors)

Gone with the Wind

Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland, and Hattie McDaniel star in producer David O. Selznick’s Academy award-winning epic set against the backdrop of the Civil War.

Andersonville
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jarrod Emick, Frederic Forrest, Ted Marcoux (Actors)

Andersonville

A powerful, compelling tale of war and will, with Emmy Award-winning direction by John Frankenheimer.

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Gods and Generals (DVD) (WS)
  • Gods and Generals - DVD Brand New
  • Jeff Daniels, Stephen Lang, Robert Duvall (Actors)

Gods and Generals

Covering four major battles of the Civil War, this epic saga charts the early years of the Civil War, and how the campaigns unfolded from Manassas to the Battle of Fredericksburg.

Horse Soldiers
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers (Actors)

Horse Soldiers

John Wayne, Constance Towers, and William Holden star in this 1863, fact-based story about a Union mission to destroy a railroad junction deep within Confederate territory.

The Conspirator
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline (Actors)

The Conspirator

From director Robert Redford comes the riveting true story behind the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln – including the lone woman who was accused of plotting his murder.

Dances with Wolves
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Rodney A. Grant (Actors)

Dance with Wolves

Dances With Wolves chronicles the exploits of Lieutenant John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) during the Civil War after encountering and eventually being accepted by a Native American tribe.

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