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Revolutionary War movies represent some of the best movies ever made, and here on this list of the best films ever made about the American Revolution, you can vote on your favorites. This comprehensive American Revolutionary War movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director, or more. The American Revolutionary War films list below also contains American Revolutionary War movie titles that you can click on for more information about the film.

What are the best movies based on the American Revolution? You can also start your own list by copying the American Revolutionary War films list. There are a variety of war movies, and these are just a few of them.
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Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman
The Patriot is a 2000 American epic historical fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich. Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) is driven to lead the his own group of men during the ...more
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Drums Along the Mohawk is a novel by American author Walter D. Edmonds. The story follows the lives of fictional Gil and Lana Martin, settlers in the Mohawk Valley of the New York frontier ...more
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Jeff Daniels, Roger Rees, Sebastian Roché
The Crossing is a 2000 historical TV film about George Washington crossing the Delaware River and the Battle of Trenton, directed by Robert Harmon. Based on the novel of the same name by Howard ...more
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1776 is a musical with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone. The story is based on the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It dramatizes ...more
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Tommy Lee Jones, Rip Torn, Susan Blakely
Adapted from the novel by Howard Fast. Re-creation of the fateful morning of April 19, 1775, on which British soldiers marched out of Boston to seize and destroy Colonial munitions stockpiled in ...more
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Richard Beymer, Sebastian Cabot, Dabbs Greer
Johnny Tremain is a 1957 film made by Walt Disney Productions, based on the 1944 Newbery Medal-winning children's novel of the same name by Esther Forbes, retelling the story of the years in ...more
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Charles Stanton Ogle, Marc McDermott, Frank McGlynn
The Battle of Bunker Hill is a 1911 short war film written by Clyde Fitch and directed by Oscar Apfel and J. Searle Dawley.
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Christopher Walken, Victor Garber, Harry Andrews
Valley Forge is a drama and war film written by Sidney Carroll and directed by Fielder Cook.
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Al Pacino, Annie Lennox, Donald Sutherland
Revolution is a 1985 British historical drama film directed by Hugh Hudson, written by Robert Dillon, and starring Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, and Nastassja Kinski. The film stars Pacino as a ...more
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Richard Donat, Diane D'Aquila
Mary Silliman's War is a 1994 tv film directed by Stephen Surjik.
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Kelsey Grammer, Aidan Quinn, John Light
Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor is a 2003 film directed by Mikael Salomon.
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Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Burt Lancaster
The Devil's Disciple is a 1959 film adaptation of the George Bernard Shaw play The Devil's Disciple. The Anglo-American film was directed by Guy Hamilton who replaced Alexander Mackendrick and ...more
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Francis Ford, Ethel Grandin
The Deserter is a 1912 silent black-and-white two-reel Western film written and directed by Thomas H. Ince. It was released March 15, 1912 and starred Francis Ford and Ethel Grandin. The film ...more
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Cold Mountain is a 2003 epic drama film written and directed by Anthony Minghella. The film is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Charles Frazier. It stars Jude Law, Nicole ...more
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Field of Lost Shoes 2014 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About the American Revolution
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