American History in Film: From John Smith to Richard Nixon

A basic history of the United States through movies, starting with the founding of Jamestown and ending with the Watergate scandal. I had to leave some films out (Saving Private Ryan, FMJ, etc) because there are just too many good WWII and Vietnam War movies to list.

  • The New World
  • The Crucible
  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • 1776
  • The Patriot
  • Amistad
  • Gangs of New York
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Glory
  • Gettysburg
  • Dances with Wolves
  • Wings
  • Sergeant York
  • Modern Times
  • The Untouchables
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • The Thin Red Line
  • Judgment at Nuremberg
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • The Right Stuff
  • Good Night, and Good Luck.
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Thirteen Days
  • JFK
  • Mississippi Burning
  • Malcolm X
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Deer Hunter
  • All the President's Men
  • Frost/Nixon


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