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Films about the war[]

Before 1920[]

  • Barbara Frietchie: The Story of a Patriotic American Woman (1908)
  • The Guerrilla (1908)
  • The Fugitive (1910)
  • The House with Closed Shutters (1910)
  • In the Border States (1910)
  • The Battle (1911), directed by D.W. Griffith
  • His Trust Fulfilled (1911)
  • Railroad Raiders of '62 (1911)
  • Swords and Hearts (1911)
  • For Her Sake (1911)
  • Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight (1912)
  • The Informer (1912)
  • The Lie (1912)
  • The Seventh Son (1912)
  • The Battle of Gettysburg (1913)
  • The Battle of Shiloh (film) (1913)
  • The Price of Victory (1913)
  • The Seed of the Fathers (1913)
  • Dan (1914)
  • The Sleeping Sentinel (1914)
  • Barbara Frietchie (1915)
  • The Birth of a Nation (1915), also known as The Clansmen, controversial film directed by D.W. Griffith
  • Colonel Carter of Cartersville (1915)
  • The Coward (1915)
  • According to the Code (1916)
  • Her Father's Son (1916)
  • Naked Hearts (1916)
  • The Sting of Victory (1916)
  • The Blood of His Fathers (1917)
  • The Field of Honor (1917)
  • The Lincoln Cycle (1917)
  • The Spreading Dawn (1917)
  • Hearts of Love (1918)
  • The Last Rebel (1918)
  • Morgan's Raiders (1918)
  • The Scarlet Drop (1918)
  • The Son of Democracy (1918)
  • Miss Dulcie from Dixie (1918)
  • Hay Foot, Straw Foot (1919)
  • Secret Service (1919)

1920s[]

  • The Copperhead (1920)
  • Held by the Enemy (1920)
  • Hitchin' Posts (1920)
  • The Kentucky Colonel (1920)
  • The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (1920)
  • The Highest Law (1921)
  • Johnny Ring and the Captain's Sword (1921)
  • Grandma's Boy (1922)
  • Barbara Frietchie (1924)
  • The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln (1924)
  • The Warrens of Virginia (1924)
  • Hands Up! (1926)
  • The General (1927), film by Buster Keaton about The Great Locomotive Chase
  • The Heart of Maryland (1927)
  • Court-Martial (1928)
  • Morgan's Last Raid (1929)
  • The Overland Telegraph (1929)

1930s[]

  • Only the Brave (1930)
  • Abraham Lincoln (film) (1930)
  • Little Women (1933, 1949, 1978, 1994), adaptations of the book written by Louisa May Alcott
  • Operator 13 (1934)
  • The Littlest Rebel (1935), starring Shirley Temple
  • So Red the Rose (1935)
  • Uncivil Warriors (1935), a comedy starring The Three Stooges
  • The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936), a movie about alleged Lincoln assassination co-conspirator Samuel Mudd
  • General Spanky (1936), a comedy starring Our Gang.
  • Hearts in Bondage (1936)
  • Trailin' West (1936)
  • Under Southern Stars (1937)
  • Western Gold (1937)
  • John Ericsson - segraren vid Hampton Roads (1937), film about the inventor of the USS Monitor, John Ericsson
  • Strange Glory (1938)
  • Lincoln in the White House (1939)
  • The Arizona Kid (1939)
  • Gone with the Wind (1939), romance starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, featuring life before and after the Battle of Atlanta

1940s[]

1950s[]

1960s[]

1970s[]

1980s and 1990s[]

  • The Shadow Riders (1982) made for TV movie, starring Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott
  • Glory (1989), drama, starring Matthew Broderick and Denzel Washington, about the African-American 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
  • Across Five Aprils (1990)
  • Dances With Wolves (1990)
  • Ironclads (1991), made-for-TV drama about the ironclad warships CSS Virginia and the USS Monitor, which clashed at the Battle of Hampton Roads
  • Gettysburg (1993), war movie featuring Tom Berenger and Jeff Daniels about the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Ghost Brigade (1993)
  • Sommersby (1993)
  • Ozarks: Legacy and Legend (1995)
  • Andersonville (1996), TV movie about the notorious Andersonville prison camp
  • The Tempest (1998), TV adaptation of the Shakespeare play set in the Civil War
  • The Hunley (TV) (1999), movie about the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley
  • Ride with the Devil (1999), Ang Lee film about the guerrilla battles in Kansas and Missouri between the jayhawkers and the bushwhackers

2000s[]

Television shows and miniseries[]

Documentaries[]

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