Highest-Rated Movies about 'Civil War Reconstruction', Sort by Popularity


The Shadow Riders (1982), Seraphim Falls (2006), Thunder Over the Plains (1953), Hellgate (1953), Escort West (1959), The Hellbenders (1967), Deep in the Heart of Texas (1942), The Bushwhackers (1951) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Civil War Reconstruction movies.


The Shadow Riders (1982)

Texas brothers (Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott) back from the Civil War learn renegades have abducted their siblings and girlfriend (Katharine Ross).

veteran, gunslinger, brother, uncle, criminal, girlfriend, engaging

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Seraphim Falls (2006)

At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge.

soldier, philosopher, bounty hunter, lady, prostitute, fugitive, brooding

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Thunder Over the Plains (1953)

In Post-Bellum Texas, an army captain tries to keep the peace between overtaxed, impoverished farmers and greedy carpetbaggers.

lawman, politician, wife, prisoner, veteran, gutsy, tense

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Hellgate (1953)

A man is framed and sent to toughest prison in the territory.

prisoner, union soldier, prison guard, confederate soldier, cellmate, prison official, bleak

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Escort West (1959)

An ex-Confederate officer and his young daughter, traveling West, rescue two women survivors of an Indian attack.

confederate soldier, daughter, native american, survivor, sister, union soldier, fiery

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The Hellbenders (1967)

The Civil War is over and the South has fallen, but Col. Jonas (Joseph Cotten) has a plan to revive the Confederacy. He raids a Union Army detail and walks away with valuable treasure that he intends to put to use raising another rebel army. Jonas needs to keep the treasure safe during shipment, so he places it in a coffin and forces saloon girl Claire (Norma Bengell) to play widow. Claire is unwilling to do her part, however, and puts herself in danger by opposing the dangerous Jonas.

colonel, son, outlaw, saloon girl, alcoholic, thief, brutal

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Deep in the Heart of Texas (1942)

Jim Malloy (Johnny Mack Brown) returns from the Civil War to Texas to find his father, Colonel Malloy (William Franum), leading a band of land grabbers and carpet-baggers during the Reconstruction Era.

soldier, father, friend, editor, daughter, government official, tense

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The Bushwhackers (1951)

An evil arthritic rancher and his murderous daughter are having settlers killed to prevent them from selling their land to the railroad.

veteran, rancher, pacifist, publisher, settler, thug, suspenseful

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