This would depend on how much you wanted to see battlefield scenes, and wanted it accurate, or if you were looking for a fictional story to go with real places and dates. I personally like both. I am more keen on factual details, dates, and locations with documentaries, so I can be a little forgiving if the movies aren't overpoweringly full of historical data. I do want realistic battles and events however. I feel "Cold Mountain" was a very good movie, even if it didn't cite real battles and places. The story centered on an individual Southern soldier and his long and difficult plight. What movies do you like?