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As the American Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancip... Read all

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Tony Kushner, Doris Kearns Goodwin
Production: N/A
Year: 2012
MetaScore: 86/100
ImdbRating: 7.3
BoxOffice: $182,207,973
Released: 16 Nov 2012
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 107 wins & 252 nominations total

76 Clips

It's not illegal to bribe congressmen - Lincoln 00:19
It's not illegal to bribe congressmen
It was right after the revolution - Lincoln 03:58
It was right after the revolution
If you want to discuss peace with President Lincoln - Lincoln 00:44
If you want to discuss peace with President Lincoln
If the rebels surrendered next week - Lincoln 01:31
If the rebels surrendered next week
If we submit ourselves to law - Lincoln 02:53
If we submit ourselves to law
If you can look into the seeds of time - Lincoln 00:28
If you can look into the seeds of time
I went to Richmond to talk to traitors - Lincoln 00:41
I went to Richmond to talk to traitors
I want to see Willie - Lincoln 00:14
I want to see Willie
I ought have done for Tad's sake - Lincoln 00:46
I ought have done for Tad's sake
I must make my decision - Lincoln 00:47
I must make my decision
I haven't noticed you - Lincoln 00:15
I haven't noticed you
I have to do this - Lincoln 02:29
I have to do this
I don't know about myself - Lincoln 00:31
I don't know about myself
I don't hold with equality in all things - Lincoln 00:21
I don't hold with equality in all things
I did say  some  colored men - Lincoln 01:17
I did say some colored men
I can't make sense of it - Lincoln 01:18
I can't make sense of it
I can't listen to this anymore - Lincoln 01:35
I can't listen to this anymore
I believe I am smiling - Lincoln 00:12
I believe I am smiling
I appeal to my fellow Democrats - Lincoln 00:25
I appeal to my fellow Democrats
I am the president of the United States of America - Lincoln 00:29
I am the president of the United States of America
How the people love my husband - Lincoln 00:50
How the people love my husband
Have you lost your very soul - Lincoln 01:35
Have you lost your very soul
Fondly do we hope - Lincoln 02:50
Fondly do we hope
Euclid's first common notion is this - Lincoln 01:31
Euclid's first common notion is this
Estimable colleagues - Lincoln 00:45
Estimable colleagues
Don't waste that power - Lincoln 00:21
Don't waste that power
Don't spend too much money on the flub dubs - Lincoln 00:16
Don't spend too much money on the flub dubs
Do you need company - Lincoln 00:15
Do you need company
Dictators aren't susceptible to law - Lincoln 02:00
Dictators aren't susceptible to law
Deliver your own goddamn petition - Lincoln 00:14
Deliver your own goddamn petition
By outward appearance - Lincoln 00:21
By outward appearance
But I would rather stay - Lincoln 00:16
But I would rather stay
Back when I rode the legal circuit in Illinois - Lincoln 11:09
Back when I rode the legal circuit in Illinois
Anyone who thinks that doesn't understand - Lincoln 01:25
Anyone who thinks that doesn't understand
And though it's imperceptible in the darkness - Lincoln 01:54
And though it's imperceptible in the darkness
You have a visitor - Lincoln 01:37
You have a visitor
You are a democrat - Lincoln 00:16
You are a democrat
Wood conclude his interminable gabble - Lincoln 00:39
Wood conclude his interminable gabble
With malice toward none - Lincoln 01:20
With malice toward none
When you were a slave - Lincoln 00:54
When you were a slave
When the people disagree - Lincoln 01:23
When the people disagree
When have I ever been so easily bamboozled - Lincoln 01:18
When have I ever been so easily bamboozled
What violates natural law - Lincoln 00:19
What violates natural law
We're eager to be on our way to Washington - Lincoln 01:19
We're eager to be on our way to Washington
We have no need to investigate them - Lincoln 02:38
We have no need to investigate them
We have heard the chimes at midnight - Lincoln 00:14
We have heard the chimes at midnight
Votes for women - Lincoln 00:10
Votes for women
To which I always listen - Lincoln 00:17
To which I always listen
Thus fulfilling - Lincoln 01:01
Thus fulfilling
Though I wanted to - Lincoln 01:30
Though I wanted to
There's none before us now - Lincoln 01:04
There's none before us now
The war will be over in a month - Lincoln 00:32
The war will be over in a month
The people elected me to represent them - Lincoln 04:13
The people elected me to represent them
The part assigned to me is to raise the flag which - Lincoln 00:36
The part assigned to me is to raise the flag which
The moral carcass of the gentleman from Ohio - Lincoln 02:07
The moral carcass of the gentleman from Ohio
The kind that hates niggers - Lincoln 00:18
The kind that hates niggers
The greatest measure of the Nineteenth Century - Lincoln 00:30
The greatest measure of the Nineteenth Century
That's what he said - Lincoln 00:21
That's what he said
That there is a great - Lincoln 01:04
That there is a great
Sum a bitch gonna sit down - Lincoln 00:18
Sum a bitch gonna sit down
Some of us was in the Second Kansas Colored - Lincoln 01:20
Some of us was in the Second Kansas Colored
Slavery is the only insult to the natural law - Lincoln 00:21
Slavery is the only insult to the natural law
Shall we stop this bleeding - Lincoln 00:13
Shall we stop this bleeding
Shake thy hoary locks - Lincoln 00:11
Shake thy hoary locks
Seward can't do it - Lincoln 00:25
Seward can't do it
Roll call concludes - Lincoln 00:47
Roll call concludes
Read it to me again - Lincoln 01:19
Read it to me again
Over in Pennsylvania - Lincoln 00:23
Over in Pennsylvania
Nothing surprises you - Lincoln 00:35
Nothing surprises you
Not only of the millions now in bondage - Lincoln 01:53
Not only of the millions now in bondage
My vote ties us - Lincoln 00:15
My vote ties us
My trust in him is marrow deep - Lincoln 00:13
My trust in him is marrow deep
Maybe a negro colonel - Lincoln 02:02
Maybe a negro colonel
Looks like he ate a bad oyster - Lincoln 00:13
Looks like he ate a bad oyster
Lincoln the capitulating compromiser - Lincoln 01:03
Lincoln the capitulating compromiser
Liberality all around - Lincoln 00:50
Liberality all around

Cast

Abraham Lincoln - Daniel Day-Lewis
Mary Todd Lincoln - Sally Field
William Seward - David Strathairn
Robert Lincoln - Joseph Gordon-Levitt
W.N. Bilbo - James Spader
Preston Blair - Hal Holbrook
Thaddeus Stevens - Tommy Lee Jones
Robert Latham - John Hawkes
Alexander Stephens - Jackie Earle Haley
Edwin Stanton - Bruce McGill
Richard Schell - Tim Blake Nelson
John Hay - Joseph Cross
Ulysses S. Grant - Jared Harris
Fernando Wood - Lee Pace
George Pendleton - Peter McRobbie
Tad Lincoln - Gulliver McGrath
Elizabeth Keckley - Gloria Reuben
John Nicolay - Jeremy Strong
George Yeaman - Michael Stuhlbarg
Alexander Coffroth - Boris McGiver
James Ashley - David Costabile
Asa Vintner Litton - Stephen Spinella
Clay Hawkins - Walton Goggins
William Hutton - David Warshofsky
Private Harold Green - Colman Domingo
Corporal Ira Clark - David Oyelowo
First White Soldier - Lukas Haas
Second White Soldier - Dane DeHaan
Navy Yard - Shouting Soldier - Carlos Thompson
Mr. Jolly - Bill Camp
Mrs. Jolly - Elizabeth Marvel
Montgomery Blair - Byron Jennings
Elizabeth Blair Lee - Julie White
Minerva - Blair's Servant (as Charmaine Crowell-White) - Charmaine White
Leo - Blair's Servant - Ralph D. Edlow
Gideon Welles - Grainger Hines
James Speed - Richard Topol
William Fessenden - Walt Smith
John Usher - Dakin Matthews
William Dennison (as James Ike Eichling) - James 'Ike' Eichling
Senator Bluff Wade - Wayne Duvall
Schuyler Colfax - Bill Raymond
White House Doorkeeper - Tom Pendel - Ford Flannagan
White House Petitioner (as Bob Ayers) - Robert Ayers
Jacob Graylor - Robert Peters
Edwin LeClerk - John Moon
Charles Hanson - Kevin Lawrence O'Donnell
Giles Stuart - Jamie Horton
Nelson Merrick (as Joseph Dellinger) - Joe Dellinger
Homer Benson - Richard Warner
Union Army Officer - Elijah Chester
Captain Nathan Saunders - River Queen - Dave Hager
Officer in Peace Commissioners Exchange - Sean Haggerty
Senator R.M.T. Hunter - Mike Shiflett
Judge John A. Campbell - Gregory Itzin
Petersburg Siege Lines - Confederate Officer - Stephen Dunn
Willie Lincoln - Chase Edmunds
Senator Charles Sumner - John Hutton
Major Thompson Eckert - Robert Ruffin
David Homer Bates - Drew Sease
Gustavus Fox - John Lescault
Charles Benjamin - Scott Wichmann
Samuel Beckwith - Adam Driver
House of Representatives - Woman Shouter (as Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith) - Jean Kennedy Smith
House of Representatives - Woman Shouter - Shirley Augustine
House of Representatives - Woman Shouter - Sarah Wylie
House of Representatives - Woman Shouter - Margaret Ann McGowan
House of Representatives - Woman Shouter - Hilary Montgomery
Ely Parker - Asa-Luke Twocrow
Union Soldier - Bodyguard (as Lancer Shull) - Lancer Dean Shull
Wounded Soldier - Robert Wilharm
Wounded Soldier - Kevin Kline
Wounded Soldier (as Sgt. John Jones) - John Jones
Wounded Soldier - Paul Gowans
Wounded Soldier - Joseph Miller
Marguerite - Mary Dunleavy
Clerk - Edward McPherson - Christopher Evan Welch
Sergeant At Arms - Alan Sader
Aaron Haddam - Gannon McHale
Augustus Benjamin - Ken Lambert
Arthur Bentleigh (as Tom Belgrey) - Thomas K. Belgrey
John Ellis - Ted Johnson
Walter Appleton - Don Henderson Baker
Josiah S. 'Beanpole' Burton - Raynor Scheine
Nehemiah Cleary (as Armistead Nelson Wellford) - Armistead Wellford
Harold Hollister - Michael Ruff
House of Representatives - Soldier One - Rich Wills
House of Representatives - Soldier Two - Stephen Bozzo
Sergeant - Grant's HQ - Christopher Alan Stewart
Corporal - Grant's HQ - Teddy Eck
Walter H. Washburn - Todd Fletcher
Myer Strauss - Charles Kinney
Joseph Marstern - Joseph Carlson
Chilton A. Elliot - Michael Goodwin
Daniel G. Stuart - Edward McDonald
Howard Guillefoyle (as James Batchelder) - Jim Batchelder
John F. McKenzie - Gregory Hosaflook
Andrew E. Finck - Joe Kerkes
John A. Casson - William Kaffenberger
Avon Hanready - Larry Van Hoose
Rufus Warren - C. Brandon Marshall
House of Representatives - Rebel Shouter (as David Graham) - David Russell Graham
House of Representatives - Rebel Shouter - Benjamin Shirley
House of Representatives - Rebel Shouter - Henry Kidd
House of Representatives - Rebel Shouter - Joseph Frances Filipowski
House of Representatives (as Tom Aldridge) - Thomas Aldridge
House of Representatives (as Sidney Blackmer) - Sidney Blackmer Jr.
House of Representatives - Billy Caldwell
House of Representatives (as Glenn Crone) - Glenn T. Crone
House of Representatives - Martin Dew
House of Representatives - Theodore Ewald
House of Representatives - Todd Hunter
House of Representatives - Joe Inscoe
House of Representatives (as Raymond Johnson) - Raymond H. Johnson
House of Representatives - Gary Keener
House of Representatives - Randolph Meekins
House of Representatives - Frank Moran
House of Representatives - Charley Morgan
House of Representatives - Chad Pettit
House of Representatives - Barry Privett
House of Representatives - Leslie Rogers
House of Representatives - Marcello Rollando
House of Representatives - Keith Tyree
House of Representatives - Kevin J. Walsh
House of Representatives - Robert Wray
Lydia Smith - S. Epatha Merkerson
General Robert E. Lee - Christopher Boyer
Actor Swordsman - Stephen Dunford
Actor Demon Affrit - David Doersch
Leonard Grover - Christopher Cartmill
Dr. Joseph K. Barnes - Robert Shepherd
Union Soldier - Misan Akuya
Woman Shouter - Sheree Ali
Violinist - Randy Allen
Union Soldier - Aaron Angus
Confederate Soldier - Walker Babington
Republican Representative - Logan Bennett
Page Boy - Nathan Bieri
Drunk Confederate Soldier - Corey Booth
Marine Band Musician - Garman Bowers Jr.
Democrat Senator - Jacob Brankley
U.S. Congressman - Ryland Breeding
Confederate Orderly Sergeant - Benjamin M. Brown
Harold Green - Leon Addison Brown
Union Soldier - Aaron Canada
Republican Representative #21 - Paul W. Carroll
Union Soldier - DéRome A. Chrétien
White House guest - Chris Condetti
Petitioner - Paul D'Elia
Union Soldier - Skye Dennis
Republican US Representative - John Dever
Working Man - Joe Duquette
Theatre Patron / White House Guest - Kelsea Edgerly
Confederate Soldier - Brian Elder
Union Solider - Spencer Ellis
General Halleck - Jeff Elmore
Marine Band Musician - Mark Elrod
Wounded Solider - Mark Falvo
Confederate Soldier - Dennis Farrell
Union Soldier - Daniel Fissmer
Representative - David Foster
Civilian - Keiston France
Grover's Theater Patron - Terry Menefee Gau
House of Representatives - David Gibbs
Union Soldier - Chance Gibson
Petitioner - Katherine Gray
Balcony Shouter - Dot Gregory
Union Soldier - Israel David Groveman
Grover's Theater Patron - Lucas N. Hall
Contraband Man - Vonn Harris
Union Cavalry Col. - Theodore L Henry
Confederate Soldier - Josh Herzog
Radical Repulican Rep - Jack Hoke
Workman - Bob Hurley
Union Cavalry - Kevin Inouye
Gen. Grant's Staff - Shaun Irving
Marine Band Musician - Don Johnson
Confederate Soldier - James Judice
Radical Republican, House of Representatives - Dave Kearney
Radical Republican - Stephen L. Kolb
Marine Band Musician - Reese Land
White House Doorman - T. Alloy Langenfeld
Union Soldier - Jon Michael Lawrence
Congressman - David Leehy
Union Soldier - Lance Lemon
3rd Contraband Man - J. Emerson McGowan
Court Reporter - Stephen McKenna
Radical Republican - Jim Meisner Jr.
Congressman - William L. Moss Jr.
Congressman - William Moss
Union Soldier - Adrian Nanney
Radical Republican - Robert Lucas Nelson
Confederate Soldier - Joseph Patrick O'Connell
Color Gaurd - Dakota Oher
Civilian - Travis Oliver
Drunk Contraband Slave - Ken Peebles
Grover's Theater Patron - Melondy Phillips
Union Soldier - Shane Pinson
Theatre Patron / White House Guest - Laura Rikard
Assistant Surgeon General Charles H. Crane - Chad Roberts
Confederate Soldier - Brian Schools
General Brigadier Michael Morgan - Matthew Sims
Theatre Patron - Leigh Spofford
Marine Band Musician - Jeffrey Stockham
Congressman #350 - Eric Stoupa
Journal Clerk - Stephen Szibler
Aide to US Grant - Bryan Veronneau
Marine Band Musician - Charles West
Brigadier General Rufus Ingalls - William White
James English - Lawrence Whitener
House of Representatives - Ryan Wick
5th Contraband Man - Philip N. Williams
Union Soldier - Skylor Williams
Clerk - Jim Ed Wills
Rev. Phineas D. Gurley - John T. Witt
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