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Movies Set in 1861

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The Aeronauts(2019)

PG-13
| 1h 41min | Adventure, Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 352 votes)

In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and advancing scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them. But they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.

Little Women(2019)

PG
| 2h 15min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.0/5 (with 1,860 votes)

Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.

The General(1926)

NR
| 1h 19min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
4.1/5 (with 356 votes)

During America’s Civil War, Union spies steal engineer Johnnie Gray's beloved locomotive, 'The General'—with Johnnie's lady love aboard an attached boxcar—and he single-handedly must do all in his power to both get The General back and to rescue Annabelle.

How the West Was Won(1962)

G
| 2h 42min | Western
3.6/5 (with 129 votes)

The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.

Gods and Generals(2003)

PG-13
| 3h 34min | Drama, History, War
3.0/5 (with 55 votes)

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.

American Friends(1991)

3.1/5 (with 2 votes)

Francis Ashby, a senior Oxford don on holiday alone in the Alps, meets holidaying American Caroline and her companion Elinor, the blossoming Irish-American girl she adopted many years before. Ashby finds he enjoys their company, particularly that of Elinor, and both the women are drawn to him. Back at Oxford he is nevertheless taken aback when they arrive unannounced. Women are not allowed in the College grounds, let alone the rooms. Indeed any liaison, however innocent, is frowned on by the upstanding Fellows.

Class of '61(1993)

2.5/5 (with 3 votes)

Three West Point 1861 generation cadets and friends go on opposite sides after the breakout of The Civil War, with tragic consequences. A subplot involves Lucius, a Shelby Peyton's slave, who kills a slave trader and goes on the run.

Great Day in the Morning(1956)

1h 32min | Western
2.8/5 (with 8 votes)

After a card game Southerner Owen Pentecost finds himself the owner of a Denver hotel. Involved with two women - one who came with the hotel, and one newly arrived from the East to open a dress shop - he then has to make even more fundamental choices when, with the start of the Civil War, he becomes one of a small minority in a strongly Unionist town.

Sacred Ground(1983)

PG
| 1h 40min | Drama, Western
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

SACRED GROUND tells the fact-based story of a mountain man and his Indian wife who happen upon a partially built cabin and finish it for their own home, not realizing that they occupy a sacred burial ground. A Paiute burial party clashes with the couple and in the ensuing skirmish, the wife is critically wounded while in the middle of childbirth. Bitter over her loss and needing a wetnurse for his baby, he steals one of the Paiute woman who had just lost a baby. In this modern version of Helen of Troy, the battle is on, as he takes on the whole band in a desperate attempt to survive. Written by Dale Roloff.

Arizona(1940)

2h 5min | Western
2.9/5 (with 9 votes)

Phoebe Titus is a tough, swaggering pioneer woman, but her ways become decidedly more feminine when she falls for California bound Peter Muncie. But Peter won't be distracted from his journey and Phoebe is left alone and plenty busy with villains Jefferson Carteret and Lazarus Ward plotting at every turn to destroy her freighting company. She has not seen the last of Peter, however.

The Tall Target(1951)

1h 18min | Mystery, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 8 votes)

A detective tries to prevent the assassination of President-elect Abraham Lincoln during a train ride in 1861.

Frontier Pony Express(1939)

NR
| 58min | Western
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

In the midst of the Civil War, Lassiter has a plan to get control of California. Working out of St. Joseph, he plans to send forged messages to the troops on the west coast via Pony Express. First he attempts to bribe Pony Express ride Roy Rogers. When Roy refuses he turns to the outlaw Johnson and his gang and this leads to trouble.

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I Vicerè(2007)

2.9/5 (with 10 votes)

Story in set in Sicily, 1800. The Uzeda family fights to remain in control of its power against the new regime, both on political and personal side, leading to intricate love affairs, difficult parental relashionship and obstacles on their way to the top.

Confederate Honey(1940)

8min | Animation
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Nett Cutler (Elmer Fudd) romances Crimson O'Hairoil in this send-up of Gone With the Wind (1939).

Directed by Friz Freleng

Hearts in Bondage(1936)

1h 12min | Drama, History
2.1/5 (with 3 votes)

Best friends Kenneth Reynolds and Raymond Jordan are U.S. Navy officers, and Kenneth is engaged to Raymond's sister. But the eruption of the Civil War divides them, as Raymond stands by his native Virginia while Kenneth remains on duty as a Northern officer. Kenneth's uncle, John Ericsson, designs a new kind of ship, an ironclad he calls the Monitor. Eventually the war pits Kenneth, on board the Monitor, against his friend Raymond, serving aboard the South's own ironclad, the Merrimac (as it is called here). A naval battle ensues, one that will go down in history.

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