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List Rules Movies must take place during the American Revolution.

A list of the best movies ever made about the American Revolution. These films all depict the events of the Revolutionary War, or events surrounding it. (For example, "Drums Along the Mohawk" is set during Revolutionary times, but focuses on the adventures of one family experiencing these events. "The Patriot" takes a similar tack, but eventually features more of the actual Revolutionary War battles.) Some of these Revolutionary war movies are based on classic literature about the Revolution, such as "Johnny Tremain."

Because this is an open list, you can add any American Revolution films that may be missing. (But, please, only the best Revolutionay war movies!) The order of the films is also determined by Ranker Community votes, so be sure to pick your favorites! And if you want a more thorough collection of films, see Ranker's complete guide to Movies Involving the American Revolution

What are the best Revolutionary War movies? There are some great movies made about the American Revolution so take a look and decide for yourself what's the best.
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RichieBohr added John Adams Paul Giamatti

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The Patriot Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

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KeithMorse added The Last of the Mohicans Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Pete Postlethwaite

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The Crossing Jeff Daniels, Roger Rees, Sebastian Roché

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98 42
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Drums Along the Mohawk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Revolution Movies

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Revolution Al Pacino, Annie Lennox, Donald Sutherland

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Johnny Tremain Richard Beymer, Sebastian Cabot, Dabbs Greer

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42 29
April Morning is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Revolution Movies
April Morning Tommy Lee Jones, Rip Torn, Susan Blakely

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31 22
Benedict Arnold: A Question of... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Revolution Movies
Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor Kelsey Grammer, Aidan Quinn, John Light

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The Devil's Disciple is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Revolution Movies
The Devil's Disciple Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Burt Lancaster

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JasonBrinkle added All for Liberty Robert Hy Gorman