Best Mexican-American War Movies

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1. The Last Command (1955)

Approved | 110 min | History, War, Western

Moderate Jim Bowie leads rebellious Texicans--and Davy Crockett--in a last-ditch stand against his old friend, Santa Anna.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Richard Carlson, Arthur Hunnicutt

Votes: 647

2. Houston: The Legend of Texas (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 144 min | Biography, Drama, History

"From personal heartbreak to the epic fight for liberation, the glory of the Old West is captured in this grand life story of Sam Houston, the man whose bravery and vision led to the creation of Texas." -- from back of box

Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Sam Elliott, Claudia Christian, Devon Ericson, Michael C. Gwynne

Votes: 345

3. The Alamo (2004)

PG-13 | 137 min | Drama, History, War

47 Metascore

Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio Texas.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Emilio Echevarría, Jason Patric

Votes: 18,775 | Gross: $22.41M

4. The Man from the Alamo (1953)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Western

During the Alamo siege, John Stroud is sent to Ox Bow to protect the townsfolk but, following a massacre, he infiltrates Jess Wade's gang of turncoat renegades supporting the Mexicans.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Glenn Ford, Julie Adams, Chill Wills, Hugh O'Brian

Votes: 1,485

5. The First Texan (1956)

Approved | 82 min | Biography, Drama, History

Eastern lawyer Sam Houston moves to Texas. At the request of President Jackson, he leads the Texan independence movement and wins the decisive battle against the Mexican army to gain Texas independence.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Joel McCrea, Felicia Farr, Jeff Morrow, Wallace Ford

Votes: 324

6. Davy Crockett, Indian Scout (1950)

Approved | 71 min | Adventure, Western

Davy Crockett (not the famous Alamo hero, but his nephew) guides a wagon train through hostile territory and rescues the cavalry from ambushing Indians.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: George Montgomery, Ellen Drew, Phillip Reed, Noah Beery Jr.

Votes: 213

7. Kit Carson (1940)

Passed | 97 min | Biography, Romance, Western

Indian fighter, trapper and frontier scout Kit Carson leads a wagon train of settlers from Fort Bridger, along the Oregon Trail through Shoshone territory, to California which plans to secede from Mexico.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Jon Hall, Lynn Bari, Dana Andrews, Harold Huber

Votes: 375

8. Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

American frontiersman Davy Crockett fights in the Creek Indian War, is elected to the U.S. Congress and fights for Texas at the Alamo.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Basil Ruysdael, Hans Conried

Votes: 3,053

9. Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956)

Approved | 81 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Davy Crockett and his sidekick Georgie compete against boastful Mike Fink ("King of the River") in a boat race to New Orleans. Later, Davy and Georgie, allied with Fink, battle a group of ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Jeff York, Kenneth Tobey

Votes: 1,485

10. Alamo: The Price of Freedom (1988)

37 min | Short, Biography, Drama

In 1836, a small band of soldiers sacrifice their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.

Director: Kieth Merrill | Stars: Casey Biggs, Enrique Sandino, Merrill Connally, Derek Caballero

Votes: 147

11. Heroes of the Alamo (1937)

Approved | 75 min | History, War, Western

In early spring of 1833, the smoldering resentment of American settlers in Texas against their oppression by Mexico dictator General Santa Anna/Ana coming to a head. When a decree is issued... See full summary »

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Earle Hodgins, Lane Chandler, Roger Williams, Rex Lease

Votes: 39

12. Man of Conquest (1939)

Passed | 105 min | Biography, History, Romance

The story of Sam Houston, hero of the Texas revolution, statesman, and first president of the Republic of Texas.

Director: George Nichols Jr. | Stars: Richard Dix, Gail Patrick, Edward Ellis, Joan Fontaine

Votes: 118

13. With Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo (1926)

Passed | 60 min | Biography, History, Western

Focuses on Davy Crockett before & during his time at the Alamo as one of the defenders, and ultimately, one of those who gave their lives.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Cullen Landis, Kathryn McGuire, Edward Hearn, Fletcher Norton

Votes: 13

14. Martyrs of the Alamo (1915)

Not Rated | 71 min | Drama, History, War

The story of the defense of the mission-turned-fortress by 185 Texans against an overwhelming Mexican army in 1836.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Sam De Grasse, Allan Sears, Walter Long, Alfred Paget

Votes: 121

15. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)

30 min | Western, Adventure

Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Forbes, William Schallert, John Laing, Joyce Vanderveen

Votes: 163

16. One Man's Hero (1999)

R | 121 min | Action, Drama, History

24 Metascore

"One Man's Hero" tells the little-known story of the "St. Patrick's Battalion" or "San Patricios," a group of mostly Irish, and other immigrants of the Catholic religion, who deserted to ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Hool | Stars: Tom Berenger, Joaquim de Almeida, Daniela Romo, Mark Moses

Votes: 1,026 | Gross: $0.23M

17. Texas (1994 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Adventure, History, Western

In the beginning of the 19th Century, many white Americans are settling in the Mexican province of Texas. As the years go by, political conflicts between the settlers and the Mexican ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lang | Stars: Maria Conchita Alonso, Benjamin Bratt, Frederick Coffin, Patrick Duffy

Votes: 405

18. Two for Texas (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Western

In 1836, two prisoners escape from a Louisiana chain gang run by a vicious strong boss. In the process of the escape, the strong boss is killed which sets his brother, the ex-warden on a ... See full summary »

Director: Rod Hardy | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Scott Bairstow, Irene Bedard, Tom Skerritt

Votes: 235

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