Keyword: civil war


Lincoln (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 149 minutes Release date: 11/08/2012
In the final four months of Abraham Lincoln's life and presidency, the full measure of the man came to bear on his defining battle: to plot a forward path for a shattered nation, against overwhelming odds and extreme public and personal pressure. In an act of true national daring, Lincoln exerts enormous political will to end the Civil War, not merely by ending the battle but by fighting to pass...
Half of a Yellow Sun

Half of a Yellow Sun (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 111 minutes Release date: 05/15/2014
Olanna and Kainene are glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family. Returning to a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria after their expensive English education, the two women make very different choices. Olanna shocks her family by going to live with her lover, the "revolutionary professor" Odenigbo in the university town of Nsukka. Kainene turns out to be a fiercely...
Good Lie

The Good Lie (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/02/2014
Mamere and Theo are sons of the Chief in their village in Southern Sudan. When an attack by the Northern militia destroys their home and kills their parents, eldest son Theo is forced to assume the role of Chief and lead a group of young survivors, including his sister Abital, away from harm. But the hostile, treacherous terrain has other dangers in store for them. As the tattered group makes...
Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down (2001)

Rated: R Runtime: 144 minutes Release date: 12/27/2001
The true story of the United States' involvement in Somalia during an ill-fated humanitarian mission. On October 3, 1993, U.S. soldiers entered Somalia on an exercise that was supposed to take less than an hour. The mission turned into a nightlong battle against thousands of heavily armed Somalians. Eighteen U.S. soldiers and more than 500 Somalians were killed as a result of this conflict.

The Conspirator (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 04/14/2011
In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President and Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt,, owns the boarding house where John Wilkes Booth, and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, a newly-minted lawyer...
War Flowers

War Flowers (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 07/05/2014
During the Civil War, Sarah and her daughter, Melody, struggle to survive during harsh times. With her youngest child lost to scarlet fever and her husband, Confederate soldier John Ellis, away at war, the young mother's spirit is tested. When the battle crosses family land and a Yankee soldier is left wounded, Sarah can't abandon him to die and an unlikely bond is forged in the midst of despair...

Brilliance (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/06/2014
War Witch

War Witch (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 02/28/2013
In Sub-Saharan Africa, 14-year-old Komona tells her unborn child the story of how she became a rebel when she was 12. Kidnapped by the rebel army, she was forced to carry a AK 47 and kill. Her only friend was Magician, a 15-year-old boy who wanted to marry her, and, despite the daily horrors of war, they fell in love. But in order to survive, Komona has to return home and make amends with her past...
Saving Lincoln

Saving Lincoln (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 02/14/2013
Marshal Ward Hill Lamon was the bodyguard of Abraham Lincoln. This fact-based film tells the story of the Southerner, who was appointed by Lincoln himself, and his success in foiling repeated attempts on the President's life during the darkest days of the Civil War

Beasts of No Nation (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/08/2014
A young child in an unnamed African country learns to become a soldier under the tutelage of a Commandant.
Little Women

Little Women (1948)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 121 minutes Release date: 11/29/1948
With their father away fighting in the Civil War, the March sisters, Jo, Beth, Amy, and Meg, live in New England with their outspoken mother. The oldest daughter, Meg, is like a second mother to her younger sisters and tomboy Jo tries to fill in for their father. The four girls have various adventures, dreams, romances, and face tragedy as they wait for their father's return.

The Beguiled (1970)

Rated: R Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 11/29/1970
Near the end of the Civil War, wounded Yankee soldier John McBurney is close to death when he is rescued by a twelve-year-old girl from a Louisiana boarding school. As John recovers, he begins to charm the girls, becoming the object of their awakening sexuality and jealousy runs rampant. After he rejects the headmistress of the school for a younger girl, John falls down the stairs breaking his leg...
Twice Born

Twice Born (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 129 minutes Release date: 12/05/2013
Gemma leaves her comfortable apartment in Rome to visit Sarajevo with her son, Pietro. An exhibit commemorating the siege will include photographs by Pietro's father, Diego. Sixteen years earlier, Gemma escaped the war-torn city with Pietro while Diego remained behind and later died. As she uses the visit to repair her difficult relationship with Pietro, she also confronts her past.
Battle of Pussywillow Creek

The Battle of Pussywillow Creek (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 02/28/2013
In this mockumentary, the outrageous life stories of four forgotten Civil War heroes are recounted. An opium-addicted, gay colonel, an aging Chinese launderer, a nerdy escaped slave and a one-armed, teenage prostitute manage to save the Union from a nefarious foreign plot, only to have their stunning victory stricken from the history books.

The Keeping Room (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/05/2014
Field In England

A Field In England (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 02/06/2013
During the Civil War in 17th-Century England, a small group of deserters are fleeing from a raging battle through an overgrown field when they are captured. The captor is an alchemist who forces them to help him search for a hidden treasure he believes is buried in the field. Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descends into a chaos of arguments...
Dead Man's Burden

Dead Man's Burden (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 05/02/2013
In 1870, in the aftermath of the Civil War, Martha and her husband Heck are struggling to make ends meet on the rural New Mexico frontier. When a mining company expresses interest in buying their land, they see their ticket to a better life. But their hopeful plans are complicated when Martha's oldest brother Wade, presumed dead during the war, returns to the family homestead after learning of...

A Relative Stranger (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/06/2014

H4 (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
The African American experience of the 2Oth Century is mapped onto Shakespeare's history plays. Hal is the heir apparent to his father's Kingdom. He shows no capacity to lead a kingdom nor the sufficient personal integrity to follow any law. He prefers to squander his energies on petty exploits and useful idiots. Hot on the heels of a costly civil war, King Henry makes clear his disapproval of Hal...

Zaytoun (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 09/19/2013
Beirut in 1982 is a dangerous place for anyone, especially a young Palestinian refugee like Fahed. He skips school to sell gum and cigarettes on the city's streets, defying his father's wishes and annoying Lebanese rivals who attempt to drive Fahed and his friends back to their camp. Making matters worse, Lebanon is in the midst of a savage civil war between its numerous political and religious...

The Dead Sea (2010)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2010
As the civil war in Sri Lanka rages in early 2009, Tamil refugees begin streaming into India. Dhanushkodi, the Indo-Sri Lankan border town, is at the epicentre of the human rights calamity. Once ravaged by a tsunami, the town's fisherman now struggle to maintain their way of life in the face of harassment from both state police and naval authories from both Sri Lanka and India. Each morning they...
World Made Straight

The World Made Straight (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/06/2014

Walk Like a Man (N/A)

Rated: NR Runtime: 52 minutes Release date: N/A
Dir: Patricia Zagarella
With: N/A
In Bloom

In Bloom (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 01/09/2014
Tbilisi, Georgia, 1992: Civil war is raging in the province of Abkhazia. Two fourteen-year-olds, Natia and Eka, find their childhood coming to an end. Natia's alcoholic father constantly terrorizes her entire family. And Eka is fatherless, and rebels against her mother and older sister. These two friends cannot find any peace outside their family either as every day is filled with anxiety about...
Gone With the Wind

Gone With the Wind (1939)

Rated: G Runtime: N/A Release date: 12/14/1939
Scarlett O'Hara is in love with drippy Ashley Wilkes, and is devastated when he announces that he plans to marry his cousin Melanie. She pleads with Ashley to marry her instead, but then, on the first day of the Civil War, she meets mercurial Rhett Butler. A man to match her strength of character and romantic desires, Butler changes the course of her life. Despite hunger, and the burning of...