Hollywood Films Set During the American Revolution:


The Spirit of '76 (1917)
- Produced by Robert Goldstein.
- Silent film
- Banned for its portrayal of the British, who were then American allies in WWI.
Spirit of 76
   
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America (1924)
- Starred Lionel Barrymore; Directed by D.W. Griffith.
- Silent film
America
   
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
- Starred Claudette Colbert and Henry Fonda; Directed by John Ford;
- Based upon the book by Walter D. Edmonds.
Drums Along the Mohawk
   
The Howards of Virginia (1940)
- Starred Cary Grant.
- Based upon the the book Tree of Liberty by Elizabeth Page.
The Howards of Virginia
   
Johnny Tremain (1957)
- Disney movie
- Set in Massachusetts at the start of the Revolutionary War.
Johnny Tremain
   
1776 (1972)
- Starred William Daniels.
- Musical based upon the Broadway play.
1776
   
George Washington (1984)
- Starred Barry Bostwick as George Washington.
- Television miniseries that led to a sequel.
George Washingotn
   
Revolution (1985)
- Starred Al Pacino and Donald Sutherland.
- Largely set in and around New York.
Revolution
   
April Morning (1988)
- Starred Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Urich.
- Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation.
- Based upon the book by Howard Fast.
- Set in Lexington, Massachusetts in April 1775.
April Morning
   
The Broken Chain (1993)
- Starred Pierce Brosnan.
- Turner cable film.
- Follows Chief Joseph Brandt and his alliance with the British during the war.
The Broken Chain
   
The Crossing (2000)
- Starred Jeff Daniels as George Washington.
- A & E Network telefilm.
- Focuses on Washington in December 1776.
The Crossing
   
The Patriot (2001)
- Starred Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger
- The Patriot Resource hosts a The Patriot section including fact or fiction analysis.
- Set in South Carolina, depicting militia and partisan fighting.
The Patriot
   
Benedict Arnold - A Question of Honor (2003)
- Starred Aiden Quinn as Benedict Arnold and Kelsey Grammar as George Washington.
- A & E Network telefilm.
Benedict Arnold
   
National Treasure (2004)
- Starred Nicolas Cage.
- Plot revolves around finding a mythical Templar treasure hidden by Revolutionary Era Freemasons.
National Treasure
   
John Adams (2008)
- HBO miniseries
- Based upon the biography by David McCullough.
John Adams
   
Battle of Bunker Hill (2010)
- Produced and Directed by Tony Malanowski.
- Independent production of the Battle of Bunker Hill in docudrama style.
Battle of Bunker Hill




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