Why rewatch the same series over again? Our staff has a great selection of movies and TV that every history buff will enjoy but doesn’t lack in entertainment!
- Lincoln (2010)
As the Civil War nears its end, President Abraham Lincoln clashes with members of his cabinet over the issue of abolishing slavery.
- Dances with Wolves (1990)
Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military. > Watch Trailer!
- Glory (1989)
Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War’s first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates. > Watch Trailer!
- Roots (1977) A dramatization of author Alex Haley’s family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte’s enslavement to his descendants’ liberation. > Watch Trailer!
In the Realm of Ridiculous
- Star Trek: The Savage Curtain (Season 3, Episode 22)
Kirk, Spock, Abraham Lincoln, and Surak are pitted in battle against four notorious villains from history for the purpose of helping a molten rock creature’s understanding of a concept he does not understand, ‘good versus evil’.
- Sahara (2005)
Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the “Ship of Death” in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator. > Watch Trailer
- National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (2007)
Benjamin Gates (Nicolas Cage) must follow a clue left in John Wilkes Booth’s diary to prove his ancestor’s innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. > Watch Trailer
- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them. > Watch Trailer
- DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Abominations (Season 2, Episode 4)
The team members travel to 1863, where they find themselves in the middle of the Civil War; Jax and Amaya take on a mission at a slave plantation; Sara feels the burden of being a leader; Ray fights to find his purpose. > Watch Clip!
TV We Geeked Over
- Drunk History (2013-Present)
Historical reenactments by A-list talent are presented by inebriated storytellers. One of Drunk History’s first episodes featured Will Ferrell as President Lincoln and Don Cheadle as Frederick Douglass and their relationship during the Civil War. Other stories feature Mary Ellen Pleasant, Pinkerton and the Baltimore Plot, Harriet Tubman, Robert Smalls, the Booth Brothers, and more! > Watch Now
- The Twilight Zone: The Passerby (Season 3, Episode 4)
A soldier wakes up after blacking out in a fierce battle but soon realizes that he hasn’t returned to the world he left. > Watch Episode!
- Timeless: The General (Season 2, Episode 9)
A show about an unlikely trio who travel through time in order to battle unknown criminals and protect history as we know it. The team partners with Harriet Tubman to thwart Rittenhouse’s plan to alter the outcome of the Civil War. > Watch Trailer
- Hell on Wheels (2011-2016)
The Civil War is passed, but former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon can’t put it behind him. Fresh are the memories of the death of his wife, killed at the hands of the Union soldiers, an act that sets him on a course of revenge. > Learn More