List of book-based war films (1775–1898 wars)

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This is list of war films based on books for wars that took place between 1775 and 1898.

Contents

American Revolutionary War (1775–1783)[edit]

Politics[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
The Declaration of Independence 1924 Kenneth S. Webb USA Eve of the Revolution Carl Becker 1918 Non-fiction
America 1924 D.W. Griffith USA America; or, The Sacrifice Robert W. Chambers 1924 Novel
The Adams Chronicles 1976 Paul Bogart & James Cellan Jones USA Diary and Autobiography of John Adams aka
The Adams Papers
John Adams & L.H. Butterfield (editor) 1961 Diary
John Adams 2008 Tom Hooper USA John Adams David McCullough 2001 Non-fiction

Military Operations[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
The Spirit of Lafayette 1919 James Vincent USA The Spirit of Lafayette James Mott Hallowell 1918 [1] Non-fiction
Cardigan 1922 John W. Noble USA Cardigan Robert W. Chambers 1901 Novel
Janice Meredith 1924 E. Mason Hopper USA Janice Meredith Paul Leicester Ford 1901 Novel
The Howards of Virginia 1940 Frank Lloyd USA The Tree of Liberty Elizabeth Page 1939 Novel
The Eve of the Revolution 1924 Kenneth S. Webb USA Eve of the Revolution Carl Becker 1918 Non-fiction
Johnny Tremain 1957 Robert Stevenson USA Johnny Tremain Esther Forbes 1944 Novel
April Morning 1988 Delbert Mann USA April Morning Howard Fast 1961 Novel
America 1924 D.W. Griffith USA America; or, The Sacrifice Robert W. Chambers 1924 Novel
The Crossing 2000 Robert Harmon USA The Crossing Howard Fast 1971 Novel
Drums Along the Mohawk 1939 John Ford USA Drums Along the Mohawk Walter D. Edmonds 1936 Novel
Vincennes 1923 Edwin L. Hollywood USA The Old Northwest Frederic A. Ogg 1919 Non-fiction
The Scarlet Coat 1955 John Sturges USA "Betrayal on the Hudson" (uncredited) Hollister Noble & Sidney Harmon (uncredited) 195? Story
Yorktown 1924 Webster Campbell USA Washington and His Comrades in Arms George M. Wrong 1918 Non-fiction
John Paul Jones 1959 John Farrow USA "Nor'wester" Clements Ripley 195? Story

Home front[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
The Frontier Woman 1924 Webster Campbell USA Pioneers of the Old Southwest: a Chronicle of the Dark and Bloody Ground Constance L. Skinner 1921 Non-fiction

French Revolution (1789–1799)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Scaramouche 1923 Rex Ingram USA Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini 1921 Novel
Scaramouche 1952 George Sidney USA Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini 1921 Novel
Start the Revolution Without Me 1970 Bud Yorkin USA The Corsican Brothers Alexandre Dumas, père 1844 Novella
That Night in Varennes
La Nuit de Varennes
1982 Ettore Scola France & Italy La Nuit de Varennes ou l'Impossible n'est pas français Catherine Rihoit 1982 Novel
The Lady and the Duke 2001 "Éric Rohmer" France Ma vie sous la révolution Grace Elliott 1859 Memoir
A Tale of Two Cities 1935 Jack Conway USA A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens 1859 Novel
The Scarlet Pimpernel 1934 Harold Young UK The Scarlet Pimpernel Baroness Orczy 1903 & 1905 Play & Novel
Orphans of the Storm 1921 D.W. Griffith USA Les deux orphelines Adolphe d'Ennery & Eugène Cormon 1874 & 1877 Play & Novel

French Revolutionary Wars (1792–1802)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Events Portrayed
Quatre-vingt-treize 1920 André Antoine,
Léonard Antoine,
Albert Capellani
France Ninety-Three
Quatrevingt-treize
Victor Hugo 1874 Novel Chouan counter-revolution
Les Chouans 1946 Henri Calef France Les Chouans ou la Bretagne en 1799 Honoré de Balzac 1829 Novel Chouan counter-revolution
Quatrevingt-treize 1962 Alain Boudet France Ninety-Three
Quatrevingt-treize
Victor Hugo 1874 Novel Chouan counter-revolution
Chouans! 1988 Philippe de Broca France Les Chouans ou la Bretagne en 1799 [2] (uncredited) Honoré de Balzac (uncredited) 1829 Novel Chouan counter-revolution
Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters 1999 Andrew Grieve UK Mr. Midshipman Hornblower "C.S. Forester" 1950 Novel Invasion of France in 1795
Hornblower: The Even Chance 1998 Andrew Grieve UK Mr. Midshipman Hornblower C.S. Forester 1950 Novel
Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant 1998 Andrew Grieve UK Mr. Midshipman Hornblower C.S. Forester 1950 Novel
Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil 1999 Andrew Grieve UK Mr. Midshipman Hornblower C.S. Forester 1950 Novel

Napoleonic Wars[edit]

Politics and Diplomacy
Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
The Young Mr. Pitt 1942 Carol Reed UK & USA The Young Mr. Pitt Viscount Castlerosse 194? Novel
POWs
Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
The Secret of St. Ives 1949 Phil Rosen USA St. Ives: Being The Adventures of a French Prisoner in England Robert Louis Stevenson & Arthur Quiller-Couch 1898 Novel
St. Ives 1998 Harry Hook France, Germany, Ireland, UK St. Ives: Being The Adventures of a French Prisoner in England Robert Louis Stevenson & Arthur Quiller-Couch 1898 Novel
Espionage
Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
The Reluctant Widow 1950 Bernard Knowles UK The Reluctant Widow Georgette Heyer 1946 Novel

Land operations[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
The Two Sergeants
I due sergenti
1936 Enrico Guazzoni Italy I due sergenti: romanzo dell'epoca napoleonica: sulla trama del dramma di D'Aubigny Paolo Lorenzini 1932 Novel
Suvorov
Суворов
1941 Vsevolod Pudovkin & Mikhail Doller USSR maxims from
The Science of Victory
Generalissimo
Marshal
Alexander Suvorov
18?? Manual
Kolberg 1945 Veit Harlan & Wolfgang Liebeneiner Nazi Germany Joachim Nettelbeck, Bürger zu Colberg. Eine Lebensbeschreibung, von ihm selbst aufgezeichnet. Joachim Nettelbeck 1821 Memoir
The Ashes
Popioły
1965 Andrzej Wajda Poland Popioły Stefan Żeromski 1902 Novel
The Duellists 1977 Ridley Scott UK "The Duel" Joseph Conrad 1908 Story
War in the Highlands
La Guerre dans le Haut Pays
1999 Francis Reusser Switzerland, France, Belgium La Guerre dans le Haut-Pays Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 1915 Novel
Brigadier Gerard 1915 Bert Haldane USA The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard Arthur Conan Doyle 1896 Stories
The Fighting Eagle 1927 Donald Crisp USA The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard Arthur Conan Doyle 1896 Stories
War and Peace 1915 Vladimir Gardin & Yakov Protazanov Russian Empire War and Peace Leo Tolstoy 1863–1869 Novel
War and Peace 1956 King Vidor Italy & USA War and Peace Leo Tolstoy 1863–1869 Novel
War and Peace 1966-67 Sergei Bondarchuk USSR War and Peace Leo Tolstoy 1863–1869 Novel

Naval operations[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Nelson 1918 Maurice Elvey UK The Life of Nelson Robert Southey 1813 Non-fiction
Nelson 1926 Walter Summers UK The Life of Nelson Robert Southey 1813 Non-fiction
H.M.S. Defiant 1962 Lewis Gilbert UK & USA Mutiny Frank Tilsley 19?? Novel
Master and Commander:
The Far Side of the World
2003 Peter Weir USA Master and Commander
(Aubrey–Maturin series)
Patrick O'Brian 1969 Novel
Captain Horatio Hornblower 1951 Raoul Walsh USA & UK The Happy Return "C.S. Forester" 1937 Novel
Midshipman Easy 1915 Maurice Elvey UK Mr Midshipman Easy Captain Marryat 1836 Novel
Midshipman Easy 1935 Carol Reed UK Mr Midshipman Easy Captain Marryat 1836 Novel
Sea Devils 1953 Raoul Walsh USA Toilers of the Sea & Les Travailleurs de la mer Victor Hugo 1866 Novel

Peninsular War (1807–1814)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Portrays
The Pride and the Passion 1957 Stanley Kramer USA The Gun "C.S. Forester" 1933 Novel Peninsular War
Rózaniec z granatów 1970 Jan Rutkiewicz Poland Rózaniec z granatów (?) Ksawery Pruszyński 196? Story Peninsular War
Sangre de mayo
Sangre de mayo
2008 José Luis Garci Spain La Corte de Carlos IV
from Episodios nacionales
Benito Pérez Galdós 187? Novel Peninsular War
The Adventures of Gerard 1970 Jerzy Skolimowski UK & Switzerland The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard Arthur Conan Doyle 1896 Short Story Peninsular War
The Saragossa Manuscript
Rękopis znaleziony w Saragossie
1965 Wojciech Has Poland The Saragossa Manuscript
Manuscrit trouvé à Saragosse (French)
Rękopis znaleziony w Saragossie (Polish)
Jan Potocki (disputed) 1815 Novel Siege of Saragossa in the Peninsular War.

Other 18th century wars[edit]

Haitian Revolution (1791–1804)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Lydia Bailey 1952 Jean Negulesco USA Lydia Bailey Kenneth Roberts 1947 Novel
San Domingo 1970 Hans-Jürgen Syberberg West Germany Betrothal in St. Domingo Heinrich von Kleist 1811 Novella

Irish Rebellion of 1798[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
The Fighting O'Flynn 1949 Arthur Pierson USA The O'Flynn Justin Huntly McCarthy 19?? Novel

19th century[edit]

Finnish War[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Fänrik Ståls sägner 1910 Carl Engdahl Sweden The Tales of Ensign Stål Johan Ludvig Runeberg 1848–1860 Epic poem
Fänrik Ståls sägner - del I 1926 John W. Brunius Sweden The Tales of Ensign Stål Johan Ludvig Runeberg 1848 Epic poem
Fänrik Ståls sägner - del II 1926 John W. Brunius Sweden The Tales of Ensign Stål Johan Ludvig Runeberg 1860 Epic poem
Sven Tuuva the Hero
Sven Tuuva
1958 Edvin Laine Finland The Tales of Ensign Stål Johan Ludvig Runeberg 1848–1860 Epic poem

Spanish American wars of independence[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Event Portrayed
La guerra gaucha
La guerra gaucha
1942 Lucas Demare Argentina La guerra gaucha Leopoldo Lugones 1905 Novel Argentine War of Independence
The Knight of the Sword
El Santo de la Espada
1970 Leopoldo Torre Nilsson Argentina El Santo de la Espada Ricardo Rojas 1933 Novel Battle of San Lorenzo in the Argentine War of Independence
The Knight of the Sword & 'El Santo de la Espada 1970 Leopoldo Torre Nilsson Argentina El Santo de la Espada Ricardo Rojas 1933 Novel Battle of Maipú in the Chilean War of Independence
The Knight of the Sword
El Santo de la Espada
1970 Leopoldo Torre Nilsson Argentina El Santo de la Espada Ricardo Rojas 1933 Novel Peruvian War of Independence

War of 1812[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Event Portrayed
The Buccaneer 1958 Anthony Quinn USA Lafitte, the Pirate Lyle Saxon 1930 Novel Battle of New Orleans
Captain Caution 1940 Richard Wallace USA Captain Caution Kenneth Roberts 1934 Novel

Caucasian War (1817–1864)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Event
The White Warrior
Agi Murad, il diavolo bianco
1959 Riccardo Freda Italy Hadji Murat Leo Tolstoy 1904/1912 Novel

November Uprising (1830–1831)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Droga w swietle ksiezyca 1973 Witold Orzechowski Poland "?" Ambrose Bierce 18?? Stories

Texas Revolution (1835–1836)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Event Portrayed
Martyrs of the Alamo 1915 Christy Cabanne USA Martyrs of the Alamo (?) Theodosia Harris 191? Novel Battle of the Alamo
The Alamo 1960 John Wayne USA Thirteen Days to Glory: The Siege of the Alamo (uncredited) Lon Tinkle (uncredited)[3] 1958 Non-fiction Battle of the Alamo
The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory 1987 Burt Kennedy USA Thirteen Days to Glory: The Siege of the Alamo Lon Tinkle 1958 Non-fiction Battle of the Alamo
The Alamo 2004 John Lee Hancock USA ? (uncredited) José Enrique de la Peña (uncredited) 1836? Memoir Battle of San Jacinto

War of the Farrapos (1835–1845)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Netto Perde Sua Alma 2001 Tabajara Ruas &
Beto Souza
Brazil Netto Perde Sua Alma Tabajara Ruas 2001 Novel
Paixão de Gaúcho 1957 Walter George Durst Brazil O Gaúcho José de Alencar 1870 Novel
Coração de Gaúcho 1920 Luiz de Barros Brazil O Gaúcho José de Alencar 1870 Novel

Canadian Rebellions of 1837[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Event Portrayed
Quelques arpents de neige 1972 Denis Héroux Canada Candide Voltaire 1758 Novel Lower Canada Rebellions

Missouri Mormon War[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided 2006 Sterling Van Wagenen USA Truth Will Prevail Gerald N. Lund 1992 Novel
Zion's Camp
Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
The Work and the Glory: American Zion [4] 2005 Sterling Van Wagenen USA Like a Fire is Burning Gerald N. Lund 1991 Novel

The Great Trek[edit]

9 April 1838

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Die Voortrekkers 1973 David Millin South Africa The Great Trek Oliver Ransford 1972 [5]¤ Non-fiction

The Great Game (1838–1907)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer 1935 Henry Hathaway USA The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Francis Yeats-Brown 1930 Memoir
Wee Willie Winkie 1937 John Ford USA Wee Willie Winkie Rudyard Kipling 1888 Story
The Drum 1938 Zoltan Korda UK The Drum A. E. W. Mason 1937 Novel
Kim 1950 Victor Saville USA Kim Rudyard Kipling 1901 Novel
King of the Khyber Rifles 1953 Henry King USA King of the Khyber Rifles Talbot Mundy 1916 Novel
The Man Who Would Be King 1975 John Huston USA "The Man Who Would Be King" Rudyard Kipling 1888 Story
Kim 1984 John Howard Davies UK Kim Rudyard Kipling 1901 Novel

First Opium War (1839–1842)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Tai-Pan 1986 Daryl Duke USA Tai-Pan James Clavell 1966 Novel

Revolutions of 1848[edit]

Hungarian Revolution of 1848[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
The Rising Sea
Föltámadott a tenger - Petőfi és Bem
1953 László Ranódy, Mihály Szemes, Kálmán Nádasdy Hungary Két férfi [6] Gyula Illyés 1936? Novel
The Eagle and the Eaglet
A sas meg a sasfiók[7]
1975 Miklós Hajdúfy Hungary Zoltánka Gyula Krúdy 192? [8] Novel

Schleswig Wars[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Event Portrayed
Royal Flash 1975 Richard Lester UK Royal Flash George MacDonald Fraser 1970 Novel First Schleswig War
Tine 1964 Knud Leif Thomsen Denmark Tine Herman Bang 1889 Novel Second Schleswig War

Wars of Italian Independence (1848–1866)[edit]

Early Insurrections
Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Vanina Vanini 1961 Roberto Rossellini Italy Vanina Vanini Stendhal 183? Novella
The Horseman on the Roof
Le hussard sur le toit
1995 Jean-Paul Rappeneau France The Horseman on the Roof & Le hussard sur le toit Jean Giono 1951 Novel
Italian unification
Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
1860 1934 Alessandro Blasetti Italy "La processione incontro a Garibaldi" Gino Mazzucchi 19?? Story
The Leopard 1963 Luchino Visconti Italy Il Gattopardo Giuseppe di Lampedusa 1958 Novel
Second Italian War of Independence
Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Event Portrayed
Radetzky March & Radetzkymarsch 1965 Michael Kehlmann West Germany, Austria Radetzky March Joseph Roth 1932 Novel Battle of Solferino

Crimean War (1853–1856)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Florence Nightingale 1915 Maurice Elvey UK The Life of Florence Nightingale Edward Tyas Cook 1913 Non-fiction
The Charge of the Light Brigade 1968 Tony Richardson UK The Reason Why: The Story of the Fatal Charge of the Light Brigade Cecil Woodham-Smith 1953 Nonfiction

Indian Rebellion of 1857[edit]

Sepoy Mutany
Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
The Campbells Are Coming 1915 Francis Ford USA The Campbells Are Coming (?) Emerson Hough 19?? Story
Bengal Brigade 1954 Laslo Benedek USA Bengal Tiger Hall Hunter 195? Novel
The Chess Players 1977 Satyajit Ray India "Shatranj Ke Khilari"
(हिंदी) /
"Shatranj ki bazi" (اردو)
Munshi Premchand 193? Story

Utah War (1857–1858)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Event Portrayed
September Dawn 2007 Christopher Cain USA Mormonism Unveiled; Or The Life and Confessions of the Late Mormon Bishop John D. Lee
[9] (uncredited)
John D. Lee (uncredited) 1877 Memoir Mountain Meadows massacre

American Civil War (1861–1865)[edit]

Politics and Diplomacy[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
The Crisis 1916 Colin Campbell USA The Crisis Winston Churchill 1901 Novel
The Perfect Tribute 1935 Edward Sloman USA "The Perfect Tribute" Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews 1906 Story
The Perfect Tribute 1991 Jack Bender USA "Lincoln Got No Applause at Gettysburg: The Perfect Tribute" Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews 1906/1987 (retitled) Story

Military[edit]

Regular Operations
Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Event Portrayed
The Birth of a Nation 1915 D. W. Griffith USA The Clansman Thomas Dixon, Jr. 1905 Novel
A Time Out of War 1954 Denis Sanders USA "Pickets" from The Haunts of Men [10] Robert W. Chambers 1898 Story
Au coeur de la vie 1963 Robert Enrico France "The Mocking-Bird" Ambrose Bierce 1890? Story
Journey to Shiloh 1968 William Hale USA Journey to Shiloh Heck Allen 1960 Novel
The Private History of a Campaign That Failed 1981 Peter H. Hunt USA &
West Germany
"The Private History of a Campaign That Failed" "Mark Twain" 1885 StoryMemoir
The Colt 2005 Yelena Lanskaya USA "Zherebyonok" Mikhail Sholokhov 192? Story
Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories (Segment 1) 2006 Don Maxwell USA "One Kind of Officer" from Civil War Stories Ambrose Bierce 1890? Story
Dog Jack 2009 Edward T. McDougal USA Dog Jack Florence W. Biros © 1990 [1]¤ Novel
Gods and Generals 2003 Ronald F. Maxwell USA Gods and Generals Jeffrey Shaara 1998 Novel
Glory 1989 Edward Zwick USA Lay This Laurel Lincoln Kirstein 1973 Non-fiction
The Red Badge of Courage 1951 John Huston USA The Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane 1895 Novel
Gettysburg 1993 Ronald F. Maxwell USA The Killer Angels Michael Shaara 1974 Novel Battle of Gettysburg
Chickamauga 1962 Robert Enrico France "Chickamauga" Ambrose Bierce 1890? Story Battle of Chickamauga
Cold Mountain 2003 Anthony Minghella USA Cold Mountain Charles Frazier 1997 Novel Battle of the Crater
Dixie 1924 Webster Campbell USA The Day of the Confederacy W.M. Stephenson 1919 Non-fiction
Sahara 2005 Breck Eisner USA Sahara Clive Cussler 1992 Novel
Intelligence and Espionage
Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Operator 13 1934 Richard Boleslavsky USA Secret Service Operator 13 Robert W. Chambers 1934 [1] Stories
The Man from Dakota 1940 Leslie Fenton USA Arouse and Beware MacKinlay Kantor © 1936 [1] Novel
Military Justice
Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories (Segment 2) 2006 Don Maxwell USA "The Story of Conscience" from Civil War Stories Ambrose Bierce 1890 Story
The Bridge 1929 Charles Vidor USA Civil War Stories Ambrose Bierce 1890 Story
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge 1962 Robert Enrico France "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" Ambrose Bierce 1890 Story
Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories (Segment 3) 2006 Don Maxwell & Brian James Egen USA "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" from Civil War Stories Ambrose Bierce 1890 Story
The Beguiled 1971 Don Siegel USA A Painted Devil Thomas Cullinan 196? Novel
Raids and Irregular Operations
Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Dark Command 1940 Raoul Walsh USA The Dark Command: A Kansas Iliad [11] W.R. Burnett 1938 Novel
The Raid 1954 Hugo Fregonese USA Affair at St. Albans Herbert Ravenel Sass 195? Non-fiction?
The Horse Soldiers 1959 John Ford USA The Horse Soldiers Harold Sinclair © 1956 [1] Novel
The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976 Clint Eastwood USA Gone to Texas: The Rebel Outlaw Josey Wales Forrest Carter 1973 Novel
Ride with the Devil 1999 Ang Lee USA Woe to Live On Daniel Woodrell 1998 Novel
The General 1927 Clyde Bruckman & Buster Keaton USA Daring and Suffering: A History of the Great Railroad Adventure (uncredited) William Pittenger (uncredited) 1863 Memoir
The Great Locomotive Chase 1956 Francis D. Lyon USA Daring and Suffering: A History of the Great Railroad Adventure (uncredited) William Pittenger (uncredited) 1863 Memoir

Homefront[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Band of Angels 1957 Raoul Walsh USA Band of Angels Robert Penn Warren 1955 Novel
Dear America: When Will This Cruel War Be Over? * 2000 ? USA When Will This Cruel War Be Over?: the Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson Barry Denenberg 1996 [1] Novel
So Red the Rose 1935 King Vidor USA So Red the Rose Stark Young 1934 Novel
Gone with the Wind 1939 Victor Fleming USA Gone with the Wind
Margaret Mitchell 1936 Novel
Raintree County 1957 Edward Dmytryk USA Raintree County Ross Lockridge, Jr. 1948 Novel

Franco-Mexican War[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Präriejäger in Mexiko: Benito Juarez 1988 Hans Knötzsch East Germany Präriejäger in Mexiko Karl May 1925? Novel

Paraguayan War (1864–1870)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Netto Perde Sua Alma 2001 Tabajara Ruas &
Beto Souza
Brazil Netto Perde Sua Alma Tabajara Ruas 2001 Novel

Glorious Revolution in Spain (1868)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
The Fencing Master
El maestro de esgrima
1992 Pedro Olea Spain The Fencing Master Arturo Pérez-Reverte 1988 Novel

Franco-Prussian War (1870–1871)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Mademoiselle Fifi 1944 Robert Wise USA "Mademoiselle Fifi" Guy de Maupassant 1882 Story
The Green Mare 1959 Claude Autant-Lara France La Jument verte Marcel Aymé 1933 Novel
Komunaris chibukhi 1929 Kote Mardjanishvili USSR Pipe of a Communard Ilya Ehrenburg 19?? Novel

French colonial conflicts in North Africa[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Under Two Flags 1936 Frank Lloyd USA Under Two Flags Ouida 1867 Novel
Fort Saganne 1984 Alain Corneau France Fort Saganne Louis Gardel 1980 Novel
Beau Geste 1926 Herbert Brenon USA Beau Geste P.C. Wren 1924 Novel
Beau Sabreur 1928 John Waters USA Beau Sabreur P.C. Wren 1926 Novel
Beau Ideal 1931 Herbert Brenon USA Beau Ideal P.C. Wren 1928 Novel
Beau Geste 1939 William A. Wellman USA Beau Geste P.C. Wren 1924 Novel
Hermoso ideal 1948 Alejandro Galindo Mexico Beau Ideal P.C. Wren 1928 Novel
Beau Geste 1966 Douglas Heyes USA Beau Geste P.C. Wren 1924 Novel

US Indian Wars[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Dances with Wolves 1990 Kevin Costner USA Dances with Wolves Michael Blake 1988 Novel

Tonquin Incident[edit]

June 1811

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
This Woman Is Mine [12] 1941 Frank Lloyd USA "I, Jack Lewis" Gilbert W. Gabriel 194? Story

Apache Wars[edit]

1851–1886

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Rio Grande 1950 John Ford USA "Mission with No Record" James Warner Bellah 1947 Story
Only the Valiant 1951 Gordon Douglas USA Only the Valiant Charles Marquis Warren 1943 Novel
Hondo 1953 John Farrow USA "The Gift of Cochise" Louis L'Amour 194? Story
A Distant Trumpet 1964 Raoul Walsh USA A Distant Trumpet Paul Horgan 1951 Novel
Duel at Diablo 1966 Ralph Nelson USA Apache Rising Marvin H. Albert 1957 Novel

Sioux War of 1865[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Soldier Blue 1970 Ralph Nelson USA Arrow in the Sun Theodore V. Olsen 196? Novel

Black Hills War (1876–1877)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson 1976 Robert Altman USA Indians Arthur Kopit 1969 Play
Tonka 1958 Lewis R. Foster USA Tonka David Appel 195? Novel
The Glory Guys 1965 Arnold Laven USA The Dice of God Hoffman Birney 1956 Novel
Little Big Man 1970 Arthur Penn USA Little Big Man Thomas Berger 1964 Novel
Son of the Morning Star * 1991 Mike Robe USA Son Of The Morning Star: Custer And The Little Bighorn Evan S. Connell 1984 Non-fiction

Cheyenne War (1878–1879)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
White Feather 1955 Robert D. Webb USA White Feather (?) John Prebble 195? Story (?)

Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Events Portrayed
Under the Yoke 1952 Dako Dakovski Bulgaria Under the Yoke Ivan Vazov 1893 Novel
The Turkish Gambit 2005 Dzhanik Faiziyev Russia & Bulgaria The Turkish Gambit Boris Akunin 1998 Novel Siege of Plevna

Zulu War (1879)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Events Portrayed
Zulu Dawn 1979 Douglas Hickox USA, South Africa Zulu Dawn Cy Endfield 1979 Non-fiction Battle of Isandlwana
Zulu 1964 Cy Endfield UK "Slaughter in the Sun" John Prebble 1958 Article Siege of Rorke's Drift

War of the Pacific (1879–1883)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Adiós al Séptimo de Línea 2010 Alex Bowen & Diego Rougier Chile Adiós al Séptimo de Línea Jorge Inostrosa Cuevas 1955 novel

First Boer War (1880–1881)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Events Portrayed
Majuba 1968 David Millin South Africa The Hill of Doves Stuart Cloete 1941 Novel Battle of Majuba Hill

North-West Rebellion (1885)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
North West Mounted Police 1940 Cecil B. DeMille USA Royal Canadian Mounted Police [13] (uncredited) R.C. Fetherstonhaugh (uncredited) 1938 [14][5] Non-fiction

Colombian Civil War of 1885[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Love in the Time of Cholera 2007 Mike Newell USA & Colombia Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel García Márquez 1985 Novel

Chilean Civil War (1891)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Héroes, la gloria tiene su precio 2007 Cristián Galaz, Gustavo Graef-Marino, Ricardo Larraín, Rodrigo Sepúlveda Chile Balmaceda y la contrarevolución de 1891 Hernán Ramírez Necochea 1972 Non-fiction

First Matabele War (1893)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Shangani Patrol 1970 David Millin Rhodesia A Time to Die Robert Cary 1968 Non-fiction

War of Canudos (1896–1897)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Antônio Conselheiro e a Guerra dos Pelados 1977 Guga de Oliveira Brazil Os Sertões aka Rebellion in the Backlands Euclides da Cunha 1902 Non-fiction
Guerra de Canudos 1997 Sérgio Rezende Brazil Os Sertões aka
Rebellion in the Backlands (uncredited)
Euclides da Cunha (uncredited) 1902 Non-fiction

The Sudan Campaign (1898)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type
Young Winston 1972 Richard Attenborough UK My Early Life: A Roving Commission Winston Churchill 1930 Memoir
The Light That Failed 1939 William A. Wellman USA The Light That Failed Rudyard Kipling 1890 Novel
Four Feathers 1915 J. Searle Dawley USA The Four Feathers A. E. W. Mason 1902 Novel
The Four Feathers 1921 René Plaissetty UK The Four Feathers A. E. W. Mason 1902 Novel
The Four Feathers 1929 Merian C. Cooper, Lothar Mendes, & Ernest B. Schoedsack USA The Four Feathers A. E. W. Mason 1902 Novel
The Four Feathers 1939 Zoltan Korda UK The Four Feathers A. E. W. Mason 1902 Novel
Storm Over the Nile 1955 Zoltan Korda & Terence Young UK The Four Feathers A. E. W. Mason 1902 Novel
The Four Feathers 1977 Don Sharp UK The Four Feathers A. E. W. Mason 1902 Novel
The Four Feathers 2002 Shekhar Kapur UK & USA The Four Feathers A. E. W. Mason 1902 Novel

Scramble for Africa (1880–1914)[edit]

Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type Events Portrayed
Sarraounia 1986 Med Hondo France & Burkina Faso Sarraounia Abdoulaye Mamani 1980 Novel Battle of Lougou

For later conflicts, see the List of films based on war books — 1898–1926.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Unless otherwise stated, the source for film information is the IMDb.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Publication details for this title have been confirmed by the catalogue of the US Library of Congress.
    Source: Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  2. ^ French Wikipédia: « Libre adaptation du roman d'Honoré de Balzac. » Retrieved on 2009-07-20.
  3. ^ Historian Lon Tinkle, an advisor on the film, had his name removed due to its lack of historical authenticity.
  4. ^ The film involves "Joseph Smith and his '1834 Zion's Camp Expedition--an army of 250 men carrying bayonets and muskets.' [... This] army invades Missouri".
    Source: The Work and the Glory II: American Zion review, Steve Klein, MormonInfo.org, 28 October 2005. Retrieved 2010-07-07.
  5. ^ a b Publication details for this title have been confirmed by the catalogue of the British Library.
    Source: British Library Integrated Catalogue.
  6. ^ Source: IMDb.
  7. ^ The film is about revolutionary poet and hero Sándor Petőfi and his son Zoltán
  8. ^ No publication details for this title are available at the British Library.
    Source: British Library Integrated Catalogue.
  9. ^ Screenwriter Schutter lists 48 sources in her novelization. She considers this book to be particularly significant: White Flag: America's First 9/11, by Wayne Capurro.
  10. ^ Source: Films of Robert W. Chambers, Larry Loc. Retrieved on 2009-08-30.
  11. ^ Rara-Avis bibliography of W.R. Burnett
  12. ^ The Suicide Bomber of Clayoquot Sound, Revived, The Tyee, Claudia Cornwall, March 14, 2008.
  13. ^ Publisher: Carrick & Evans, New York, 1938.
  14. ^ Publication details for this title have been confirmed by the catalogue of Library and Archives Canada.
    Source: Library Search.

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