10 Revolutionary War Movies
Johnny Tremain (1957)
Hal Stalmaster stars as the title character in 1957's Johnny Tremain, an adaptation of Esther Forbes' 1943 novel by the same name from Walt Disney Productions. Johnny brushes shoulders with Paul Revere and helps the colonists in their fight for the revolution.
The Crossing (2000)
Jeff Daniels became General George Washington for the 2000 A&E TV movie The Crossing. Starring alongside Roger Rees, Sebastian Roché, and Steven McCarthy, Daniels portrays Washington on his famed journeys and battles in the 1770s.
The Scarlet Coat (1955)
Cornel Wilde, Michael Wilding, George Sanders, and Anne Francis starred in 1955's The Scarlet Coat, weaving a tale of spies, betrayal, and romance in the late 18th century.
The Devil’s Disciple (1959)
Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, and Janette Scott teamed up for 1959's The Devil’s Disciple, which follows a New England family caught up in the drama of the war.
The Patriot (2000)
Roland Emmerich recruited Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Jason Isaacs, Joely Richardson, and Chris Cooper, among others, for 2000's The Patriot. The Oscar-nominated drama embedded with the army as the Revolutionary War brewed.
D. W. Griffith led the 1924 silent film America, bringing Robert W. Chambers' The Reckoning to the big screen.
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Walter D. Edmonds' 1936 novel made it to moviegoers a few years later with 1939's Drums Along the Mohawk. The film stars Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, and John Carradine, and follows settlers as the revolution brews.
Appearing alongside Donald Sutherland in 1985's Revolution, Al Pacino plays Tom Dobb, a fur trapper who joins the revolution after it hits too close to home.
Nearly 200 years after the revolution, William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, and Ken Howard, among others, took on the events of the famed war with 1972's 1776. The three actors played John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson, respectively, adding musical numbers to the famed historical events.
April Morning (1988)
Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Urich, and Chad Lowe brought the Revolutionary War to viewers as a part of allmark Hall of Fame's 1988 TV movie April Morning. The picture focuses on the events surrounding the shot heard round the world.