The Civil War was a bloody war fought not only for attaining freedom but also to abolish an arcane law whose existence was a disgrace to the society. The election of Abraham Lincoln as the president of the United States was a significant step in the history of American democracy. It was also the trigger which started the Civil War between Union army, i.e. those who were in favour of abolishing slavery and the Southern Confederates who were against Abraham Lincoln and his policies. Following is the list of top movies ever based on the civil war; a war that had made the line between good and evil blurry. You can watch several of these best civil war movies on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. Field of Lost Shoes (2015)
Sheltered from the brutal and bloody civil war in the military Institute of Virginia, a group of teenage cadets don’t know yet what war tastes like. However, when they are called upon to defend the Shenandoah Valley in the battle of New Market, they are faced with a deadly choice. Fighting on the Confederate side and protecting the valley from annexation by the Union forces, the young teenagers will realise what it means to fight a war and how it destructs everything you hold dear. A semi-bildungsroman this movie is one of the best known Civil War films.
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11. Gods and Generals (2003)
Based on the best-selling historical novel by Jeff Shaara, “Gods and Generals” this movie is a prequel to the famous Civil War movie Gettysburg. It begins from the secession of the southern states into the Confederate army and continues all the way up to the Battle of Gettysburg covering three significant battles that happened in between. Told from the point of view of the famous Confederate general Stonewall Jackson, the movie just like the novel pays an emphatic nod to the Confederate cause and explains why the Confederate army revolted against Abraham Lincoln’s principles. Although a pious and stern general, Stonewall Jackson was revered by his subjects, and on his untimely death the soldiers lost their purpose and heart. The story culminates into the battle of Gettysburg leading beautifully into the sequel.
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