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stateofplay
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Any other Good/Great movies with Civil War battles besides...
Gettysburg
Gods and Generals
GLORY
Free State of Jones

?

Just watched Glory again last night-love this film so looking for something else.

Gettysburg too damn long to watch again right now.
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re: Any other Good/Great movies with Civil War battles besides...
If you haven't done it already, watch Ken Burns "Civil War" series that was aired on PBS many years ago. If I'm not mistaken, it is something like 10 hours of viewing.

Great series that covers the Civil War extensively with interviews with scholars on the subject, recitations of letters and passages from journals of the soldiers and tons of great photos.

Shelby Foote, one of the foremost scholars on the Civil War does a hell of a job with his presentations during the show.


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re: Any other Good/Great movies with Civil War battles besides...
This isn't really that great a movie, but it is notable for at least two things: the later GWTW took not a little from it, and there is one extraordinary scene (which would never be done today) in which the Scarlett-like heroine walks into a barn full of rebellious ex-slaves and talks them down (even slapping one of the men)







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re: Any other Good/Great movies with Civil War battles besides...
Mysterious Island (1961)
Rio Lobo
Jonah Hex


Kafka
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re: Any other Good/Great movies with Civil War battles besides...
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Mysterious Island (1961)
So we're gonna list movies that happen to take place during the Civil War?

Good/Bad/Ugly

Love Me Tender -- although technically the War is over when the film begins (that will be very significant re the plot)



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re: Any other Good/Great movies with Civil War battles besides...
The Horse Soldiers


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dirtsandwich
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re: Any other Good/Great movies with Civil War battles besides...
The Outlaw Josey Wales


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PJinAtl
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re: Any other Good/Great movies with Civil War battles besides...
Not great, but check out Field of Lost Shoes (2014). It is the story of the VMI cadets that fought at the Battle of New Market.


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RollTide1987
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re: Any other Good/Great movies with Civil War battles besides...
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Any other Good/Great Civil War movies besides...


quote:

Gods and Generals


quote:

Free State of Jones





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re: Any other Good/Great movies with Civil War battles besides...
Lincoln, Gone With The Wind, Red Badge of Courage


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re: Any other Good/Great movies with Civil War battles besides...
I always found Cold Mountain to be a very good one.
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SportsGuyNOLA
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re: Any other Good/Great movies with Civil War battles besides...
Major Dundee is as good as it gets.

Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, and a young Jim Hutton.

Directed by Peckinpah. That’s really all you need to know.



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Frac the world
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re: Any other Good/Great movies with Civil War battles besides...
I can’t imagine thinking Free State of Jones is a good movie


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re: Any other Good/Great movies with Civil War battles besides...
Uncivil Warriors starring The Three Stooges is a good one


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re: Any other Good/Great movies with Civil War battles besides...
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Uncivil Warriors starring The Three Stooges is a good one



Loved the Stooges as a kid and still will watch some of their shorts from time to time.

As a matter of fact, every Saturday from about 5 till 7 p.m. they show shorts on ME TV right before that sci-fi show "Svengolie" comes on.


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stateofplay
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re: Any other Good/Great movies with Civil War battles besides...
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I can’t imagine thinking Free State of Jones is a good movie


I don't. I guess I shouldve just said any other Civil War movies to watch besides these four



Jack Ruby
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re: Any other Good/Great movies with Civil War battles besides...
There's a litte movie called Gone With The Wind out there to view. Its basically a drama about a spoiled little bitch, but it's a must watch if you've never seen it.


Btw, the Horse Soldiers is awesome and extremely underrated. Wayne and Holden going head to head on screen is unreal.


StatMaster
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re: Any other Good/Great movies with Civil War battles besides...
The Blue and the Grey was a good series with some big actors in it.


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re: Any other Good/Great movies with Civil War battles besides...
As a kid I really enjoyed Fess Parker in The Great Locomotive Chase about Union troops stealing a Confederate train. Haven't seen it since then so no clue how it holds up. I just remember really liking it as a ten year old.


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