Films about the Civil War

Films about the Civil War
List of the best films about the Civil war according to visitors: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, The Four Feathers, Donbass. Borderland, Emperor, 1917, The Beguiled, Angels of Revolution, Field of Lost Shoes, Beasts of No Nation, The Flight.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration01:51
CharactersStrong women, Friends, Presidential
PlotLove, Survival, Dancing, Fight, Revolution
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:05
CharactersHeroes, Military, Slaves, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Slavery
PlaceDeserts
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Serious

The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which symbolize cowardice. To redeem his honor he disguises himself as an Arab and secretly saves the lives of those who branded him a coward.

Markimdb: 3
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
CharactersSoldier
PlotWar, Skirmishes, Friendship, Death, Fate
PlaceUkraine
StyleExciting, Action, To cry, Fascinating, Heavy

In the center of the plot of the film is a young soldier of the Ukrainian army, Andrei Sokolov, who is sent to the combat zone as a driver. Fleeing from the shelling, Andrew finds himself in the basement of a dwelling house, where he meets different people, each of whom dreams of only one thing - so that the war will end as soon as possible.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
CharactersHorses, Snake, Hunters
PlotLove, Fight, Slavery, Money

An escaped slave travels north and has chance encounters with Frederick Douglass and John Brown. Based on the life story of Shields Green.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, India, Spain, Canada, China
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar
TimeWorld War I
StyleExciting, Worth watching

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersHorses, Teachers, Students, Soldier
PlotDancing, Passion, Weapon, Jealousy, Seduction
Time19th century
StyleTense, Gothic

During the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school, young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:53
CharactersArtists, Friends
PlotRevolution, Snow, Culture
PlaceRussia, USSR
StyleFascinating

Five friends – a poet, an actor, a painter, an architect and a primitivist film director – are five red avant-garde artists who try to find the embodiment of their hopes and dreams in the young Soviet state. The Revolution is boiling up like a bottle with apple cider: winged service dogs and heart-shaped potatoes, dead Semashko, the People’s Commissar for Health, and cheerful angels, love for the Tsar and love for the young secretary Annushka, executions and pregnancies – everything is interlaced and inseparable!

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Military
PlotWar
Time19th century

A group of teenage cadets sheltered from war at the Virginia Military Institute must confront the horrors of an adult world when they are called upon to defend the Shenandoah Valley.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Fathers, Mothers
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Relationship, Weapon
PlaceSchool, Jungle, Africa
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in a fictional West African country. While Agu fears his commander and many of the men around him, his fledgling childhood has been brutally shattered by the war raging through his country, and he is at first torn between conflicting revulsion and fascination Depicts the mechanics of war and does not shy away from explicit, visceral detail, and paints a complex, difficult picture of Agu as a child soldier.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, military, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration03:16

The film is about a group of people who in other times wouldn't have anything in common, some of them innocent bystanders, some moral criminals. But nothing is straightforward and simple. From Russia "the run" continues to Constantinople, to Paris, back to Russia. Some of them have understood that they can't live outside Russia and go back maybe to be happy, maybe not, some go back to face sure death for their crimes, some don't go back and know that are going to miss homeland forever, some are comfortably well off (are they?) in exile. Sentimental without syrup, tragic and comical at the same time.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryYugoslavia, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria
Duration03:14
PlotWar, Revolution, Art, Freedom
PlaceYugoslavia
TimeWorld War II
StyleFascinating, Smart, Black humor, Makes me think, Depressive

Black marketeers Marko and Blacky manufacture and sell weapons to the Communist resistance in WWII Belgrade, living the good life along the way. Marko's surreal duplicity propels him up the ranks of the Communist Party, and he eventually abandons Blacky and steals his girlfriend. After a lengthy stay in a below-ground shelter, the couple reemerges during the Yugoslavian Civil War of the 1990s as Marko realizes that the situation is ripe for exploitation.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersDogs, Horses, Strong women, Blonde girls, Military
PlotSurvival, Death
PlaceUSA
Time19th century
StyleAction, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to the isolated farmhouse that she shares with her sister Louise and their female slave Mad. When the pair of soldiers track Augusta down intent on exacting revenge, the trio of women are forced to take up arms to fend off their assailants, finding ways to resourcefully defend their home––and themselves––as the escalating attacks become more unpredictable and relentless.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration04:40
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Rivalry
PlaceCollege, Small cities
StyleSoulful, Heavy, Epic, Serious

The film centers mostly around the personal and professional life of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a brilliant if eccentric Confederate general, from the outbreak of the American Civil War until its halfway point when Jackson is killed accidentally by his own soldiers in May 1863 during his greatest victory.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, adventure, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersSerial killers, Hunters, Orphans
PlotSurvival, Revenge, Slavery, Death, Pursuit
PlaceNature, USA
Time19th century
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Gloomy, Serious

On the outskirts of the Civil War, a boy is sent north by a bounty hunter gang to retrieve a wanted man.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
PlotSlavery, Supernatural, Justice, Freedom
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Successful author Veronica finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, India
Duration02:30
CharactersPresidential
PlotWar, On real events, Slavery, Political, Justice
PlaceThe White House, USA
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Tense, Epic

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredocumentary, military
CountryUSA

"The Battle of Russia," Chapter V of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series, follows the beginning of the end for Adolph Hitler.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:33

This film is based on the book about Vasili Ivanovich Chapaev (1887 - 1919) who was in real life the Commander of the 25th Division of the Red Army. Chapaev is an uneducated peasant and a decorated hero in the World War I and later in the Russian Civil War, that followed the Russian revolution. This man of action is fighting on the side of the poor people. His troops consist of peasants, just like him. Unable to write, he can brilliantly demonstrate various battle tactics by moving potatoes on the table. He is street smart. He never lost a battle against the experienced Generals of the Tzar's Army.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration02:04
PlotWar
StyleAction, Depressive

Follows a soldier trying to gain recognition for comrades who died in 1948, at a turning point in the civil war between the communists and the nationalist forces of the Kuomintang (KMT).

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
CharactersSerial killers, Bikers, Truckers, Military
PlotWar, Slavery, Friendship, Freedom
PlaceBeach
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Epic, Makes me think, Serious

Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, drama
CountryCanada
CharactersZombie, Witch
PlotSurvival, Supernatural
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious

A decade after the American Civil War, Edward Young returns home from a hunting trip to find a horrific reanimation of his wife and that their son Adam has disappeared. He must battle his way through an unexplainable outbreak of the walking dead.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:34

This late 60s Russian films is set in 1920, just 3 years after the October revolution. Folks had the choice between red and white, revolution and contra revolution. In that torn-apart-time, one man, the comedian Volodya, tries to mediate, not between different ideologies, but social life and art. While others just want to wash away their gloom, he reflects on the everyday sorrows and the role of art in that time of changes.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, Italy, Romania, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersFriends, Soldier
PlotLove, Survival, Slavery, Friendship, Death
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind to tend their farm. As Inman makes his perilous journey home, Ada struggles to keep their home intact with the assistance of Ruby, a mysterious drifter sent to help her by a kindly neighbor.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, detective, military, biography, history
CountryIsrael, USA
CharactersKnights, Teachers, Spiders, Jews, Gypsies
PlotOn real events, Soccer, Travel, Chess, Friendship
PlaceVillage, School, Party, Deserts, India
StyleSoulful, By books, Sad ones, Disturbing

The story of young Amos Oz, growing up in Jerusalem in the years before Israeli statehood with his parents; his academic father, Arieh, and his dreamy, imaginative mother, Fania.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
PlotAdventure, Slavery
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating, Serious, Disturbing

A group of slaves plan a daring 600-mile escape from a Georgia plantation. Along the way, they are aided by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad as they attempt to evade the people charged with bringing them back, dead or alive.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersBikers, Heroes, Orphans
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes
PlaceAfrica
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersHorses, Gods, Ninja, Teachers
PlotMartial Arts, Skirmishes, Revenge, Fight, Blackmail
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleLight

When one school teacher gets the other fired, he is challenged to an after-school fight.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, military, biography
CountrySpain, USA, Argentina
Duration02:02
CharactersJournalists, Soldier, Priests
PlotLove, On real events, Death, Jealousy
PlaceAircraft, Mountains, Spain
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Serious

Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life.While researching the life of Josemaria Escriva, the controversial founder of Opus Dei, the young journalist Robert uncovers hidden stories of his estranged father Manolo, and is taken on a journey through the dark, terrible secrets of his family’s past.

Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersMilitary, Journalists, Soldier, Presidential
PlotWar, On real events, Weapon, Depression, Political
PlaceAfghanistan, Iraq
StyleInteresting

A rock star general bent on winning the “impossible” war in Afghanistan takes us inside the complex machinery of modern war. Inspired by the true story of General Stanley McChrystal.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:34
CharactersTerrorists, Strong women, Writers, Journalists, Photographers
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Friendship, Revolution
PlaceAfghanistan, Jungle, Iraq, Deserts, Syria
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing, Womens in main roles

One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.





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