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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 John Adams is a 2008 American television miniseries chronicling most of U.S. President John Adams' political life and his role in the founding of the United States. Paul Giamatti portrays John ...more

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The Patriot Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman The Patriot is a 2000 film directed by Roland Emmerich.

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KeithMorse added The Last of the Mohicans Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Pete Postlethwaite The Last of the Mohicans is a 1992 historical epic film set in 1757 during the French and Indian War and produced by Morgan Creek Pictures. It was directed by Michael Mann and based on James ...more

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The Crossing 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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Drums Along the Mohawk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Revolution Movies
Drums Along the Mohawk 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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1776 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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Revolution 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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Johnny Tremain 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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April Morning is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Revolution Movies
April Morning 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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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 Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor is a 2003 film directed by Mikael Salomon.

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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 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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JasonBrinkle added All for Liberty Robert Hy Gorman