Films about the Civil War

Films about the Civil War
List of the best films about the Civil war according to visitors: Chapayev, Mosul, The Last Face, Captain America: Civil War, Underground, A Tale of Love and Darkness, A Private War, Free State of Jones, There Be Dragons, The Good Lie.

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

Genre
Country
Chapayev (1934)
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.

Mosul (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA

When ISIS took their homes, families and city, one group of men fought to take it all back. Based on true events, this is the story of the Nineveh SWAT team, a renegade police unit who waged a guerrilla operation against ISIS in a desperate struggle to save their home city of Mosul.

The Last Face (2016)
Markimdb: 5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00

Miguel, a heroic Spanish doctor, puts himself in harm's way to deliver medical treatment to the victims of military uprisings in Africa.

Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.

Underground (2016)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:15

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.

A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)
Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, detective, military, biography, history
CountryIsrael, USA

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.

A Private War (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:34

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.

Free State of Jones (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, western, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:49

In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.

There Be Dragons (2011)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, military, biography
CountrySpain, USA, Argentina
Duration02:02

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.

The Good Lie (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryKenya, India, USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration01:50

A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned to help them, but the young man struggles to adjust to this new life and his feelings of guilt about the brother he left behind.

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The Beguiled (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:23

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.

The Birth of a Nation (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:42

Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virgina that results in a violent retaliation from whites.

Fist Fight (2017)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

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

Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

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.

Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

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.

Lincoln (2012)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, India
Duration02:30

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.

King Lear (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:57

An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.

Guernica (2016)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, military
CountrySpain, USA

The fates of Henry - an American correspondent - and Teresa, one of the Republic's censors during the Spanish Civil War.

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrewestern
CountryUSA
Duration02:15

After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.

C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2005)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:29

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.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration01:51

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.

Rio Grande (1950)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, adventure, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke is posted on the Texas frontier to defend settlers against depredations of marauding Apaches. Col. Yorke is under considerable stress by a serious shortage of troops of his command. Tension is added when Yorke's son (whom he hasn't seen in fifteen years), Trooper Jeff Yorke, is one of 18 recruits sent to the regiment.

Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:05

A gang of criminals, which includes a piano player and an imposing former convict known as 'Gruesome', has found out about a scientist's secret formula for a gas that temporarily paralyzes anyone who breathes it. When Gruesome accidentally inhales some of the gas and passes out, the police think he is dead and take him to the morgue, where he later revives and escapes. This puzzling incident attracts the interest of Dick Tracy, and when the criminals later use the gas to rob a bank, Tracy realizes that he must devote his entire attention to stopping them.

Attack of the Gryphon (2007)
Markimdb: 3.3
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA

In a mystical land torn apart by civil war, a warrior princess must team up with a rival warrior prince to hunt down an evil sorcerer who has summoned a giant flying demon which is terrorizing their land.

Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:43

Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get children out of the country, a British correspondent decides to take an orphaned girl home to London.

Sahara (2005)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration02:04

Scouring the ocean depths for treasure-laden shipwrecks is business as usual for a thrill-seeking underwater adventurer and his wisecracking buddy. But when these two cross paths with a beautiful doctor, they find themselves on the ultimate treasure hunt.

Sometimes in April (2005)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryFrance, Rwanda, USA
Duration02:20

Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.

The Postman (1997)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:57

In 2013 there are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the Unites States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare and something yet undiscovered: the power to inspire hope.

Doctor Zhivago (2002)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration03:46

Doctor Zhivago is a 2002 British television miniseries directed by Giacomo Campiotti and starring Hans Matheson, Keira Knightley and Sam Neill. The teleplay by Andrew Davies is based on the 1957 novel of the same title by Boris Pasternak. The serial is the second English-language screen adaptation of the book, following the 1965 feature film. It was produced by Granada Television, with co-funding from the American PBS station WGBH Boston and the German company Evision. It was first broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom, beginning on 24 November 2002. In the United States, it aired as part of Masterpiece Theatre on 2 and 9 November 2003.

Winchester (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, fantasy, detective
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:46

San Jose, California, 1906. Isolated in her labyrinthine mansion, eccentric firearm heiress Sarah Winchester believes that she is being haunted by the souls of those killed by the guns manufactured by her company.




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