The Best Movies About Abraham Lincoln, Ranked

List Rules
Only 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.

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  • Lincoln
    With the nation embroiled in still another year with the high death count of Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln brings the full measure of his passion, humanity and political skill to what would ...more
  • In the early 1830s, a youthful Abraham Lincoln (Raymond Massey) departs his home in Kentucky to study law and make a name for himself. While traveling to New Orleans to deliver several pigs he raised ...more
  • In this dramatized account of his early law career in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln (Henry Fonda) is born into a modest log cabin, where he is encouraged by his first love, Ann Rutledge (Pauline Moore), ...more
  • Returning to the historic era of his greatest success, Griffith paid homage to the sixteenth President in this moving drama starring Walter Huston. Focusing on Lincoln’s personal tragedies, as well ...more
  • The Day Lincoln Was Shot is an 1998 American television film based on the book by Jim Bishop. It is a re-creation of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, co-written and directed by John Gray, and ...more
  • Gore Vidal's Lincoln is a 1988 drama film directed by Lamont Johnson. The progress of the war is seen through Lincoln's eyes, a very human figure as he contends with Generals who won't fight and ...more
  • Following the assassination of President Lincoln, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill Lincoln, the vice president and the secretary of state. Lawyer Frederick ...more
  • Killing Lincoln is an American television film inspired by the 2011 novel of the same title by Bill O'Reilly. The two-hour political docudrama was originally broadcast on National Geographic Channel ...more
  • Saving Lincoln is a 2012 biographical film written by Nina Davidovich and Salvador Litvak, directed by Salvador Litvak.
  • Abraham Lincoln is a short film made in the Phonofilm sound-on-film process. The film was directed by J. Searle Dawley, produced by Lee DeForest, is based on the 1918 play Abraham Lincoln by John ...more
  • While still a boy, Abraham Lincoln loses his mother to a vampire's bite. He vows revenge, but fails in the attempt, narrowly escaping with his life. He is rescued by Henry (Dominic Cooper), a ...more
  • Abraham Lincoln's childhood in the harsh wilderness, and the hardships that shaped him.
  • Presents Professor Merrell Gage of USC, describing the life and career of Abraham Lincoln as he sculpts a lifelike bust of the 16th president, making physical changes in the subject's hair, beard and ...more
  • Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies is a 2012 American action horror B movie directed by Richard Schenkman, with a screenplay by Schenkman based upon the story concept of Karl Hirsch and Lauren Proctor. ...more
  • The Lincoln Conspiracy is a 1977 film directed by James L. Conway that dramatizes certain conspiracy theories concerning the 1865 assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. The film, which was ...more
  • The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln is a feature film directed by Phil Rosen and written by Frances Marion.