The American Revolution

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1. The Crossing (2000 TV Movie)

89 min | Biography, Drama, History

A dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the Hessian forces at Trenton.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Roger Rees, Sebastian Roché, Steven McCarthy

Votes: 1,701

2. John Adams (2008)

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

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: 25,804

3. The Rebels (1979 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama, History, War

Philip Kent takes part in the American Revolution and the newly formed Congress.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Andrew Stevens, Don Johnson, Doug McClure, Jim Backus

Votes: 147

4. Thomas Jefferson (1997– )

180 min | Documentary, History

A biographical film about The United States' influential and profoundly enigmatic Founding Father.

Stars: Ossie Davis, Joseph Ellis, John Hope Franklin, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 539

5. Revolution (1985)

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

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: 6,018 | Gross: $0.36M

6. John Paul Jones (1959)

126 min | Action, Biography, History

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: 926

7. Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (2003 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, History

On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Washington is remembered as America's founding ... See full summary »

Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Kelsey Grammer, Flora Montgomery, John Light

Votes: 464

8. George Washington (1984– )

480 min | Biography, Drama, History

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: 320

9. George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (1986 TV Movie)

190 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life of George Washington as the first President of the United States of America and his 8 years running his country. The trials he faces dealing with mobs and riots while keeping the country together.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Patty Duke, Jeffrey Jones, Richard Bekins

Votes: 120

10. The Battle for Bunker Hill (2008)

Drama, Western

When former Wall Street executive Peter Salem is released from prison, he heads for the small town of Bunker Hill, Kansas, where his ex-wife and their children have started a new life. Soon... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: James McDaniel, Saeed Jaffrey, Laura Kirk, Kevin Geer

Votes: 61

11. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

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: 5,197 | Gross: $1.00M

12. The Patriot (2000)

R | 165 min | Action, Drama, History

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: 241,703 | Gross: $113.33M

13. April Morning (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, History, War

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: 537

14. The Scarlet Coat (1955)

Unrated | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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: 526

15. Lafayette (1962)

Not Rated | 158 min | Biography, Drama, History

During the American War of Independence, French officer and nobleman La Fayette comes to America's aid with men, money and weapons and becomes a Major-General under George Washington's command.

Director: Jean Dréville | Stars: Pascale Audret, Jack Hawkins, Michel Le Royer, Folco Lulli

Votes: 117

16. Johnny Tremain (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Family, History

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: 1,459

17. The Bastard (1978 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama, History, Romance

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: 236

18. The Adams Chronicles (1976– )

50 min | Drama, History

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

19. The Howards of Virginia (1940)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, History, War

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: 975

20. Allegheny Uprising (1939)

Approved | 81 min | Adventure, History, Western

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: 1,449

21. The Deserter (2003)

PG | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, History

A British Revolutionary War drummer accidentally deserts from his regiment and is hunted down for execution.

Director: Eric Bruno Borgman | Stars: Eric Bruno Borgman, Michael Kaplan, George Souza, Michael Greeley

Votes: 39

22. The Revolutionary War (1995– )

Documentary, History, War

Documentary chronicling the history of the American Revolutionary War against Great Britain that began in 1776.

Stars: Robert Kerbeck, Charles Kuralt, Robert E. Burke, Stephen Christian

Votes: 123

24. The Spirit of '76 (1917)

Drama, History, War

Catherine Montour (Adda Gleason), a striking half-breed Indian princess, and mistress of King George III (Jack Cosgrove) aspires to become the first Queen of America when the revolution breaks out.

Director: George Siegmann | Stars: Adda Gleason, Howard Gaye, George Chesebro, Dark Cloud

Votes: 13

25. The Devil's Disciple (1959)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, History, Romance

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: 1,954

26. 1776 (1972)

G | 141 min | Drama, Family, History

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: 7,268 | Gross: $6.10M

27. Valley Forge (1975 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama, War

George Washington struggles to hold his army together at a critical point during the Revolutionary War.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Richard Basehart, Barry Snider, Harry Andrews, Alan Cauldwell

Votes: 53

28. Amazing Grace (2006)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

65 Metascore

The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Romola Garai

Votes: 23,164 | Gross: $21.21M

29. Jefferson in Paris (1995)

PG-13 | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

45 Metascore

One of the obsessive speculations in American history is whether Thomas Jefferson, in the years before he became president, had an affair with (and fathered a child with) his 15-year-old ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi, Gwyneth Paltrow, Estelle Eonnet

Votes: 2,698 | Gross: $2.47M

30. Give Me Liberty (1936)

Approved | 22 min | Short, Biography, Drama

Patrick Henry's rousing speech before the Virginia legislature argues for colonial independence.

Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: John Litel, Nedda Harrigan, Carlyle Moore Jr., Robert Warwick

Votes: 154

31. Alexander Hamilton (1931)

TV-G | 70 min | Biography, Drama, History

With the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783, General George Washington took Colonel Hamilton with him into the newly formed government. While the main disagreements in the early days was ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: George Arliss, Doris Kenyon, Dudley Digges, June Collyer

Votes: 217

32. Janice Meredith (1924)

Passed | 153 min | Drama, History, Romance

It is 1774, the eve of the American War of Independence. Janice comes from a Tory household. She cavorts with American and British alike, is pursued by Charles Fownes, patriot and friend of... See full summary »

Director: E. Mason Hopper | Stars: Marion Davies, Holbrook Blinn, Harrison Ford, Macklyn Arbuckle

Votes: 662 | Gross: $0.43M

33. Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000 TV Movie)

Unrated | 251 min | Biography, Drama, History

Epic television miniseries exploring the complicated relationship of Thomas Jefferson and slave Sally Hemings, who conducted a 38 year love affair, spanning an ocean, ultimately producing children, grandchildren, and lots of controversy.

Director: Charles Haid | Stars: Sam Neill, Carmen Ejogo, Diahann Carroll, Mare Winningham

Votes: 421

34. Alone Yet Not Alone (2013)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Drama, History

The year is 1755, and the English colonies are being ravaged by the atrocities of war. Opposing European powers have clashed over the fertile Ohio valley, and entire families are devastated... See full summary »

Directors: Ray Bengston, George D. Escobar | Stars: Kelly Greyson, Natalie Racoosin, Clay Walker, Jenn Gotzon Chandler

Votes: 676 | Gross: $0.67M

35. Divided Loyalties (1990)

102 min | Biography

Story of Joseph Brant, chief of the Mohawks, and the events that led to the birth of Canada as a nation. During the time of the American Revolution, while Britain faces full scale ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Azzopardi | Stars: Denis Lacroix, Chris Wiggins, Jack Langedijk, Robert Bidaman

Votes: 37

36. When the Redskins Rode (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Western

In 1753, during the French and Indian War, Colonel George Washington and frontiersman Christopher Gist hope to persuade the Delaware tribes to join the British side but French spies aim for a contrary outcome.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Jon Hall, Mary Castle, James Seay, John Ridgely

Votes: 78

37. America (1924)

Passed | 141 min | Drama, History, War

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: 332



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