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A list of the best films about the US Civil War. The Civil War remains the bloodiest war in American history, resulting in the loss of 620,000 soldiers and many many more civilian casualties. Naturally, the conflict - which still echoes in contemporary US culture and politics - has provided source material for a rich variety of different films, including the iconic "Gone With the Wind" and numerous other award-winning, undisputed "classics," such as "Glory" and "Dances with Wolves."

Many of these films also have books and classic literature as their source material, including "The Red Badge of Courage" and "Gods and Generals," based on the non-fiction book "The Killer Angels."

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Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott

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Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Civil War Movies Ever Made
Clint Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen, Mark Strong

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Glory is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Civil War Movies Ever Made
Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, John Vernon

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John Wayne, William Holden, Althea Gibson

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James Stewart, Katharine Ross, George Kennedy

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William H. Macy, Thomas F. Wilson, William Sanderson

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Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law

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Mark Ruffalo, Tobey Maguire, Jewel

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Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket

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Audie Murphy, James Whitmore, Andy Devine

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John Wayne, Merlin Olsen, Rock Hudson

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Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Pamelyn Ferdin

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RodneyBlair added Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, James Coburn

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RodneyBlair added Charles Bronson, Rod Steiger, Brian Keith

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bojanthebest added John Wayne, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam

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Boris Karloff, Mike Donlin, Glen Cavender

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William Holden, Richard Widmark, Scatman Crothers

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RodneyBlair added Jim Broadbent, Robert Stephens, Bruce Payne

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Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Anthony Quinn

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Fess Parker, Slim Pickens, Harry Carey

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William Shatner, Martin Sheen, Alan Hale