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The Best Movies About Abraham Lincoln, Ranked

Updated December 21, 2020 374 votes 130 voters 6.8k views16 items

List RulesOnly movies that feature Abraham Lincoln as a main character.

The best movies about Abraham Lincoln include both biopics and sensationalized fictional accounts about him hunting vampires. The 16th President of the United States has been depicted numerous times in film and TV, but this list only features movies where Abraham Lincoln is the central character. What is the best Abraham Lincoln movie?

In one of his greatest roles, Daniel Day-Lewis won his third Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. Other good Abraham Lincoln biographical films, similar to Lincoln, include Killing Lincoln, Saving Lincoln, and even Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Vote up the best movies about Abraham Lincoln, then check back for new and recent Abraham Lincoln movies as they are released.

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    Lincoln

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis
    Lincoln is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring...  more

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    Abe Lincoln in Illinois

    Ruth Gordon, Raymond Massey
    Abe Lincoln in Illinois is a 1940 biographical film which tells the story of the life of...  more
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    Young Mr. Lincoln

    Henry Fonda, Ward Bond
    Young Mr. Lincoln is a 1939 partly fictionalized biopic about the early life of President...  more
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    Killing Lincoln

    Billy Campbell, Jesse Johnson
    Killing Lincoln is an American television film inspired by the 2011 novel of the same title by...  more
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    The Conspirator

    Evan Rachel Wood, Alexis Bledel
    The Conspirator is a 2010 historical drama film directed by Robert Redford based on an...  more

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    Abraham Lincoln

    Walter Huston, Una Merkel
    Returning to the historic era of his greatest success, Griffith paid homage to the sixteenth...  more
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    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk
    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a 2012 American dark fantasy action horror film directed by...  more
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    Gore Vidal's Lincoln

    Mary Tyler Moore, Sam Waterston
    Gore Vidal's Lincoln is a 1988 drama film directed by Lamont Johnson. The progress of the war...  more
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    Saving Lincoln

    Penelope Ann Miller, Bruce Davison
    Saving Lincoln is a 2012 biographical film written by Nina Davidovich and Salvador Litvak,...  more
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    The Day Lincoln Was Shot

    Wil Wheaton, Lance Henriksen
    The Day Lincoln Was Shot is an 1998 American television film based on the book by Jim Bishop....  more
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    The Better Angels

    Diane Kruger, Wes Bentley
    The Better Angels is a 2014 American biographical drama-historical film about United States...  more
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    Abraham Lincoln

    Frank McGlynn Sr.
    Abraham Lincoln is a short film made in the Phonofilm sound-on-film process. The film was...  more
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    Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies

    Bill Oberst Jr., Chip Lane
    Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies is a 2012 American action horror B movie directed by Richard...  more
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    Presents Professor Merrell Gage of USC, describing the life and career of Abraham Lincoln as...  more
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    The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln

    Louise Fazenda, Ruth Clifford
    The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln is a feature film directed by Phil Rosen and written by...  more
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    The Lincoln Conspiracy

    John Dehner, Bradford Dillman
    The Lincoln Conspiracy is a 1977 film directed by James L. Conway that dramatizes certain...  more