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1. The Witch (2015)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

6.8
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83 Metascore

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Julian Richings

Votes: 163,517 | Gross: $25.14M

2. The Patriot (2000)

R | 165 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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63 Metascore

Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs

Votes: 240,789 | Gross: $113.33M

3. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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76 Metascore

Three trappers protect the daughters of a British Colonel in the midst of the French and Indian War.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig

Votes: 138,737 | Gross: $75.51M

4. TURN: Washington's Spies (2014–2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, War

8.1
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A Long Island farmer bands together a group of childhood friends to form an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight for independence

Stars: Jamie Bell, Heather Lind, Samuel Roukin, Daniel Henshall

Votes: 17,962

5. The Crucible (1996)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, History

6.8
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A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, Joan Allen

Votes: 33,549 | Gross: $7.34M

6. Pocahontas (I) (1995)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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58 Metascore

An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth-century Virginia.

Directors: Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg | Stars: Mel Gibson, Linda Hunt, Christian Bale, Joe Baker

Votes: 156,372 | Gross: $141.60M

7. John Adams (2008)

TV-14 | 71 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 25,654

8. The New World (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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69 Metascore

The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale

Votes: 79,310 | Gross: $12.71M

9. The Scarlet Letter (1995)

R | 135 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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An affair between a young woman and a pastor has disastrous consequences.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall, Lisa Andoh

Votes: 13,715 | Gross: $10.40M

10. Zama (2017)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama

6.7
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89 Metascore

Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, on Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires.

Director: Lucrecia Martel | Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín

Votes: 4,337 | Gross: $0.20M

11. Revolution (1985)

PG-13 | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.3
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A trapper and his young son get pulled into the American revolution early as unwilling participants and remain involved through to the end.

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski, Joan Plowright

Votes: 5,994 | Gross: $0.36M

12. 1776 (1972)

G | 141 min | Drama, Family, History

7.6
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A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden

Votes: 7,253 | Gross: $6.10M

13. Even the Rain (2010)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, History

7.4
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69 Metascore

As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.

Director: Icíar Bollaín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Luis Tosar, Karra Elejalde, Juan Carlos Aduviri

Votes: 11,983 | Gross: $0.56M

14. Free Birds (2013)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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38 Metascore

Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history, and get Turkeys off the Thanksgiving menu for good.

Director: Jimmy Hayward | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Dan Fogler, Amy Poehler

Votes: 21,250 | Gross: $55.75M

15. Unconquered (1947)

Passed | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils the political and personal ambitions of renegade Martin Garth in the Ohio Valley following the French and Indian War.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Howard Da Silva, Boris Karloff

Votes: 1,900

16. An American Girl Adventure (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Family

6.7
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When Felicity meets Penny, a beautiful copper - colored mare, she knows with all her heart that she must free Penny from her cruel owner. Felicity desperately wishes for that same sureness ... See full summary »

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Kevin Zegers, David Gardner, John Schneider

Votes: 1,039

17. Northwest Passage (1940)

Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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Langdon Towne and Hunk Marriner join Major Rogers' Rangers as they wipe out an Indian village. They set out for Fort Wentworth, but when they arrive they find no soldiers and none of the supplies they expected.

Directors: King Vidor, Jack Conway, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 3,055

18. Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.0
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Historically inaccurate chronicle of Squanto's life prior to and including the arrival of the "Mayflower" in 1620.

Director: Xavier Koller | Stars: Adam Beach, Mandy Patinkin, Sheldon Peters Wolfchild, Irene Bedard

Votes: 1,032 | Gross: $3.34M

19. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutionary War begins.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins

Votes: 5,164 | Gross: $1.00M

20. April Morning (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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The "April Morning" here is the famous April 19, 1775 upon which the "Shot heard 'round the world" was fired, signaling the start of the American Revolution. Faithful to author Howard ... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Susan Blakely, Chad Lowe, Robert Urich

Votes: 533

21. Johnny Tremain (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Family, History

6.5
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Johnny Tremain is drawn into the Revolutionary War, and becomes a patriot fighting to free the colonies from England. Along the way he learns about life and about himself.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Hal Stalmaster, Luana Patten, Jeff York, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 1,444

22. The Scarlet Letter (1926)

Passed | 115 min | Drama

7.7
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After having a child out of wedlock, a young Puritan woman is pressured to reveal the name of her lover.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Henry B. Walthall, Karl Dane

Votes: 1,429 | Gross: $0.67M

23. John Paul Jones (1959)

126 min | Action, Biography, History

6.5
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The career of Revolutionary War naval hero from his youth in Scotland through his service to Catherine the Great of Russia.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Stack, Marisa Pavan, Charles Coburn, Erin O'Brien

Votes: 916

24. The Light in the Forest (1958)

Unrated | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.4
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A young white man who spent his whole life raised by Native Americans is sent to live with his birth family and must learn to fit in with people he was taught to hate.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Fess Parker, Wendell Corey, Joanne Dru, James MacArthur

Votes: 460

25. Ben and Me (1953)

Passed | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.6
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A mouse tells the story of how he guided Benjamin Franklin to success and prominence.

Director: Hamilton Luske | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Hans Conried, Charles Ruggles, Bill Thompson

Votes: 700

26. George Washington (1984– )

480 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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The early life and career of the American General and President through his participation in the Revolutionary War.

Stars: Barry Bostwick, Patty Duke, David Dukes, Jaclyn Smith

Votes: 319

27. The Crucible (1957)

145 min | Drama, History

7.1
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Salem, 1692. Industrious farmer, John Proctor, has twice made love to 17-year-old Abigail, a youth he and his wife have taken in. (His wife Elisabeth has rebuffed him for seven months; she ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Rouleau | Stars: Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Jean Debucourt, Alfred Adam

Votes: 413

28. The Devil's Disciple (1959)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, History, Romance

7.2
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The black sheep of a family and the local minister discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War.

Directors: Guy Hamilton, Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Janette Scott

Votes: 1,948

29. Liberty! The American Revolution (1997– )

360 min | History, War

8.4
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Six-hour documentary on the American Revolution, from the passage of the Stamp Act (1765) through the ratification of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights (1789). In addition ... See full summary »

Stars: Jane Adams, Peter Donaldson, Colm Feore, Victor Garber

Votes: 326

30. The Scarlet Letter (1979– )

60 min | Drama

5.8
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In the 17th century Massachusetts, a married women, whose husband is missing, has a child with the local pastor. The puritanical residents of her town condemn her to carry the Scarlet Letter of shame. Then the husband shows up.

Stars: Andrew E. Darling, Danielle Hoebeke, Josef Sommer, Meg Foster

Votes: 317

31. The Bastard (1978 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance, he incurs the wrath of his father's family, and is forced to... See full summary »

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Andrew Stevens, Tom Bosley, Kim Cattrall, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 235

32. Allegheny Uprising (1939)

Approved | 81 min | Adventure, History, Western

6.3
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In 1759, in Pennsylvania's Allegheny Valley, local settlers and Indian fighters try to persuade the British authorities to ban the trading of alcohol and arms with the marauding Indians.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, George Sanders, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 1,446

33. The Adams Chronicles (1976)

50 min | Drama, History

8.0
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Ambitious multipart PBS production that brings to life five generations of one of America's leading political and historical families. It traces their lives from John Adams early years as a... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Wilson, Michael O'Hare, Wesley Addy, David Birney

Votes: 159

34. Last of the Mohicans (1977 TV Movie)

120 min | Action, Adventure, War

6.6
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During the French and Indian War in colonial America, a white scout, with two of his Indian brothers, helps a British officer escort two women through dangerous territory, with both French ... See full summary »

Director: James L. Conway | Stars: Steve Forrest, Ned Romero, Andrew Prine, Don Shanks

Votes: 182

35. The Broken Chain (1993 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama, War, Action

5.8
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The story of two Iroquis brothers caught in the midst of the Revolutionary War.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Eric Schweig, Wes Studi, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Pierce Brosnan

Votes: 327

36. Mohawk (1956)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.2
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In 1700s New York, a Boston artist working in the remote Fort Alden is torn between his love for 2 women and thrown into the middle of a Mohawk-Iroquois-American war.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Scott Brady, Rita Gam, Neville Brand, Lori Nelson

Votes: 412

37. The Scarlet Letter (1973)

90 min | Drama, History

5.9
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In 17th-century Salem, Hester Prynne must wear a scarlet A because she is an adulteress, with a child out of wedlock. For seven years, she has refused to name the father. A vigorous older ... See full summary »

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Senta Berger, Lou Castel, Yelena Samarina, Hans Christian Blech

Votes: 652

38. The Howards of Virginia (1940)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, History, War

6.2
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Just prior to the American War of Independence, aristocratic Virginian Jane Peyton marries unsophisticated rustic farmer and surveyor Matt Howard who takes her to his Shenandoah Valley plantation and later goes to war.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Cary Grant, Martha Scott, Cedric Hardwicke, Alan Marshal

Votes: 971

39. Northwest Passage (1958–1959)

25 min | Adventure

7.9
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Major Robert Rogers organized "Rogers Rangers" to search for the alleged waterway across the United States during the French and Indian War (1754-1759). Helping Rogers, an experienced ... See full summary »

Stars: Keith Larsen, Buddy Ebsen, Don Burnett, Philip Tonge

Votes: 75

40. The Scarlet Letter (1934)

Not Rated | 69 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.4
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In the seventeenth century, in Massachusetts, a young woman is forced to wear a scarlet "A" on her dress for bearing a child out of wedlock.

Director: Robert G. Vignola | Stars: Colleen Moore, Hardie Albright, Henry B. Walthall, Cora Sue Collins

Votes: 295

41. The Last of the Mohicans (1971)

344 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.3
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Three trappers protect a British colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.

Stars: Andrew Crawford, Tim Goodman, Kenneth Ives, John Abineri

Votes: 183

42. The Scarlet Coat (1955)

Unrated | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.3
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During the Revolutionary War, American Major John Boulton feigns desertion in order to uncover a British plot to seize the stronghold of West Point.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Michael Wilding, George Sanders, Anne Francis

Votes: 524

43. The Crucible (1967 TV Movie)

135 min | Drama, History

7.7
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In the Puritan New England town of Salem, Massachusetts, a group of girls go dancing in the forest with a black slave named Tituba. While dancing, they are caught by the local minister, ... See full synopsis »

Director: Alex Segal | Stars: George C. Scott, Colleen Dewhurst, Melvyn Douglas, Tuesday Weld

Votes: 69

44. Mary Silliman's War (1994 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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Mary Silliman's War is a unique, award-winning film on the American Revolution.

Director: Stephen Surjik | Stars: Nancy Palk, Richard Donat, Diane D'Aquila, Paul Boretski

Votes: 61

45. The Deerslayer (1957)

78 min | Adventure, War, Western

5.5
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In colonial America, wanderer Deerslayer gets involved with Tom Hutter, a bigoted trapper, and his two contrasting daughters.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Lex Barker, Rita Moreno, Forrest Tucker, Cathy O'Donnell

Votes: 240

46. The Last of the Mohicans (1932)

Approved | 231 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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Natty Bumppo, known as Hawk-Eye, is a frontiersman in the American wilderness. Together with his Indian friends Chingachgook and Uncas, he fights battles against nefarious white soldiers as... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Harry Carey, Hobart Bosworth, Frank Coghlan Jr., Edwina Booth

Votes: 111

47. American Murder Song (2016– )

Crime, Horror, Music

7.8
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In 1816, two Blood Travelers play a game of chance and bring to life a gallery of American killers.

Stars: Saar Hendelman, Terrance Zdunich, Chibi, Toledo Diamond

Votes: 37

48. Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot (1957)

37 min | Short, Drama, History

7.1
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This is a 37-minute orientation film, filmed in the spring of 1956, for visitors to historic Colonial Williamsburg, and photographed in the area restored by the Rockerfeller Foundation. The... See full summary »

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Jack Lord, Leora Dana, Margery Maude, Richard Striker

Votes: 124

49. America (1924)

Passed | 141 min | Drama, History, War

6.4
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The story of a family caught up in the American Revolutionary War.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Neil Hamilton, Carol Dempster, Erville Alderson, Charles Emmett Mack

Votes: 331

50. The Master of Ballantrae (1984 TV Movie)

150 min | Adventure

6.7
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The story of two brothers, Scottish noblemen whose family is torn apart by the Jacobite rising of 1745.

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: John Gielgud, Ian Richardson, Finola Hughes, Nickolas Grace

Votes: 147



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