Movies - TV
The 14 Best Civil War Movie, Ranked
By FIONA UNDERHILL
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General George Armstrong Custer is one of the most well-known figures of the Civil War, a dashing war hero with distinctive long blonde hair. In pitch-perfect casting, Errol Flynn plays Custer in "They Died with Their Boots On" and is brilliantly comedic as he pranks his way through West Point Military Academy and flirts with Libbie Bacon.
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"Love Me Tender" was Elvis' first film role and the only one where he didn't get top billing. The story covers one of the most fascinating periods of the war, the limbo period between Robert E. Lee's surrender to Ulysses S. Grant and the end of the war.
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"Savage State" focuses on a wealthy French immigrant family of five who realizes they need to move back to Paris once the Civil War reaches them. It's good to watch a Western where women are both the heroes and villains, not just the ones needing to be saved.
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In "The General," engineer Johnnie (Buster Keaton) tries to enlist for the Confederate army like his girlfriend Annabelle's father and brother but is rejected due to his important job. Annabelle is outraged that Johnnie isn't going to fight, and he spends the rest of the movie trying to prove himself brave and worthy of her.
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"Lincoln" examines the difficulties that the former president faced to end the war while ensuring that the southern states couldn't revert to practicing slavery. The film makes it clear that the battles in Congress and the House of Representatives were as important as the battles that raged across the nation.