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Movies Set in 1865

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Free State of Jones(2016)

R
| 2h 20min | Action, Drama, History, War
3.4/5 (with 570 votes)

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.

Bedazzled(2000)

PG-13
| 1h 33min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 652 votes)

Elliot Richardson, a suicidal techno geek, is given seven wishes to turn his life around when he meets a very seductive Satan. The catch: his soul. Some of his wishes include a 7 foot basketball star, a rock star, and a hamburger. But, as could be expected, the Devil puts her own little twist on each of his fantasies.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets(2007)

PG
| 2h 4min | Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 1,992 votes)

Benjamin Franklin Gates and Dr. Abigail Chase re-team with Riley Poole and, now armed with a stack of long-lost pages from John Wilkes Booth's diary, Ben must follow a clue left there to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln(2012)

PG-13
| 2h 29min | History, Drama
3.5/5 (with 1,492 votes)

The revealing story of the 16th US 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.

How the West Was Won(1962)

G
| 2h 42min | Western
3.6/5 (with 141 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.

American Outlaws(2001)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | Action, Western
3.1/5 (with 80 votes)

When a Midwest town learns that a corrupt railroad baron has captured the deeds to their homesteads without their knowledge, a group of young ranchers join forces to take back what is rightfully theirs. They will become the object of the biggest manhunt in the history of the Old West and, as their fame grows, so will the legend of their leader, a young outlaw by the name of Jessie James.

Little Big Man(1970)

PG-13
| 2h 19min | Adventure, Western, Comedy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 197 votes)

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.

The Conspirator(2010)

PG-13
| 2h 2min | Crime, Drama, History
3.3/5 (with 166 votes)

Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.

Mysterious Island(1961)

NR
| 1h 41min | Adventure, Kids & Family, Fantasy
3.2/5 (with 52 votes)

During the US Civil War, Union POWs escape in a balloon and end up stranded on a South Pacific island, inhabited by giant plants and animals. They must use their ingenuity to survive the dangers, and to devise a way to return home. Sequel to '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' .

Major Dundee(1965)

PG-13
| 2h 3min | War, Western
3.3/5 (with 49 votes)

During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a band of Apaches who have been raiding U.S. bases in Texas.

Mysterious Island(2012)

PG
| 1h 26min | Horror, Science Fiction, Adventure
2.5/5 (with 12 votes)

During the American Civil War, five northern POWs make the decision to escape the war by hijacking a hot air balloon. Drifting through the night, they wake to find themselves marooned on a desert island, but they aren't alone.

Directed by Mark Sheppard

Alucarda(1977)

1h 14min | Horror, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 31 votes)

A young girl's arrival at a convent after the death of her parents marks the beginning of a series of events that unleash an evil presence on the girl and her mysterious new friend, an enigmatic figure known as Alucarda. Demonic possession, Satan worship, and vampirism follows.

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The Light at the Edge of the World(1971)

PG
| 2h 8min | Adventure
2.9/5 (with 16 votes)

Pirates take over a lighthouse on a rocky island. They then execute a devious plan to cause ships to run aground, pillaging their wrecks. A lone member of the lighthouse crew survives, and he deperately fights their plot. A shipwrecked maiden that avoids the pirates slaughter soon complicates the situation.

Killing Lincoln(2013)

PG
| 1h 29min | Documentary, Drama
2.9/5 (with 21 votes)

April 14, 1865. One gunshot. One assassin hell-bent on killing a tyrant, as he charged the 16th President of the United States. And in one moment, our nation was forever changed. This is the most dramatic and resonant crime in American history—the true story of the killing of Abraham Lincoln.

Directed by Adrian Moat - With Billy Campbell

The Oblong Box(1969)

PG
| 1h 31min | Horror
3.0/5 (with 25 votes)

Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Occasionaly Sir Edward escapes and causes havoc around the town.

Mad Dog Morgan(1976)

R
| 1h 42min | Action, Crime, Drama, Western
3.0/5 (with 14 votes)

The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s.

Hangman's Knot(1952)

NR
| 1h 21min | Action, Western
3.1/5 (with 8 votes)

In 1865, a troop of Confederate soldiers led by Major Matt Stewart attack the wagon of gold escorted by Union cavalry and the soldiers are killed. The only wounded survivor tells that the war ended one month ago, and the group decides to take the gold and meet their liaison that knew that the war ended but did not inform the troop. The harsh Rolph Bainter kills the greedy man and the soldiers flee in his wagon driven by Major Stewart. When they meet a posse chasing them, Stewart gives wrong information to misguide the group; however, they have an accident with the wagon and lose the horses. They decide to stop a stagecoach and force the driver to transport them, but the posse returns and they are trapped in the station with the passenger. They realize that the men are not deputies and have no intention to bring them to justice but take the stolen gold.

Savate(1995)

R
| 1h 28min | Action, Western
3.0/5 (with 7 votes)

1865: A young French officer, travelling the U.S. in search of the murderer of his best friend, gets involved in a struggle between poor farmers and a rich landowner. To help the farmers, he offers them his "Savate" (French kickboxing) skills.

Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog(1961)

1h 27min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 17 votes)

In Scotland 1865, An old shepherd and his little Skye terrier go to Edinburgh. But when the shepherd dies of pneumonia, the dog remains faithful to his master, refuses to be adopted by anyone, and takes to sleeping on his master's grave in the Greyfriars kirkyard, despite a caretaker with a "no dogs" rule. And when Bobby is taken up for being unlicensed, it's up to the children of Edinburgh and the Lord Provost to decide what's to be done.

The Son of Monte Cristo(1940)

1h 42min | Action, Adventure
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

Rightful owner of the kingdom, the Duchess of Zona, is engaged in a power struggle with the evil General Gurko. Edmond, the son of Monte Cristo, dons many disguises to come to the aid of the Duchess.

Salome, Where She Danced(1945)

PG-13
| 1h 30min | Western, War, Drama, Music
1.8/5 (with 1 vote)

During the Austrian-Prussian war, Anna Marie is a dancer who is forced to flee her country after she is accused of being a spy. She ends up in a lawless western town in Arizona, where she uses her charms and dancing skills to transform herself into "Salome" during her dance routines.

The Light That Failed(1939)

1h 37min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

A London artist struggles to complete one last painting before going blind.

The Challenge(1938)

2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Dramatization of the first climbing of the Matterhorn in 1865.

Song of Scheherazade(1947)

1h 45min | Adventure, Drama, Music
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

A beautiful cabaret dancer inspires composer Rimsky-Korsakov.

Ghost of Zorro(1949)

2h 47min | Adventure, Western, Action

Although ostensibly the grand-son of the legendary hero, Clayton Moore's Ken Mason is little more than a cowboy in a black mask in this 12 chapter Republic serial. Mason, the head of the telegraph line work crew, assumes his ancestor's trade-mark mask (but not whip) in order to prevent a local czar (Roy Barcroft) from sabotaging the burgeoning telegraph line. Pamela Blake, a brunette starlet formerly known as Adele Pearce, played Mason's imperiled girlfriend, and the serial also benefitted from the usual competent work of Republic's great stunt-performers, including Dale van Sickel, Tom Steele, Eddie Parker, and Joe Yrigoyen.

The Day Lincoln Was Shot(1998)

1h 35min | Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A dramatization of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Based on the book by Jim Bishop.

Directed by John Gray - With Lance Henriksen

Confederate Honey(1940)

8min | Animation
2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

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

Directed by Friz Freleng

The Andersonville Trial(1970)

2h 30min | TV Movie, Drama
3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

A dramatization of the 1865 war-crimes trial of Henry Wirz, commandant of the notorious Confederate POW camp at Andersonville, Georgia.

The Last Rebel(1971)

1h 30min | TV Movie, Western

Set in 1865 in southwest Missouri, at the close of the Civil War the film follows the adventures of two Confederate men and a black man who they rescue from a lynching.

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