Civil War 2024 Parents Guide

Prepare for an intense cinematic experience with Civil War, an upcoming 2024 epic action war film written and directed by Alex Garland. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Cailee Spaeny, Jesse Plemons, and Nick Offerman, the film is set to hit U.S. theaters on April 26, 2024, via A24 distribution.

Movie NameCivil War (2024 film)
GenreAction, Adventure, Mystery & Thriller, Drama
Original LanguageEnglish
DirectorAlex Garland
ProducersAndrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, Gregory Goodman
WriterAlex Garland
Release Date (Theaters)Apr 26, 2024 (Wide)
Production CompaniesA24, DNA Films

Civil War Plot Summary:

In the not-so-distant future, a dedicated team of journalists embarks on a perilous journey crisscrossing the vast expanse of the United States. Their mission unfolds against the backdrop of a society in the throes of a rapidly intensifying civil war that has unrelentingly gripped the entire nation. As they traverse the landscape, they confront the harrowing realities of a nation torn apart by conflict, witnessing firsthand the human stories, struggles, and unexpected alliances that emerge amidst the chaos. The team’s quest for truth takes them into the heart of the unfolding war, where each twist and turn reveals the profound impact on individuals and communities alike. In the face of adversity, they navigate through a fractured and evolving America, documenting the profound transformation that the landscape and its people undergo in the crucible of this tumultuous civil war.

Ultimately, this epic journey becomes more than a journalistic endeavor; it transforms into a profound reflection on the indomitable human spirit in the crucible of conflict. As the journalists navigate the front lines of this civil war, they leave an indelible mark on the narrative of a nation torn apart, weaving together a mosaic of stories that resonate with the echoes of history.

Civil War 2024 Parents Guide

Why is Civil War Rated R?

Civil War (2024 film) is rated R by The MPAA due to intense action and war sequences, strong language, and mature war-related themes.

Parental Advisory:


  • The film features intense action and war sequences with realistic portrayals of combat.
  • Expect scenes depicting warfare, potentially involving weaponry and physical confrontations.


  • Strong language may be present, including explicit and mature dialogue.


  • The storyline revolves around war, exploring its various aspects such as sacrifice, survival, and the psychological toll on individuals.
  • Mystery and thriller elements may involve suspenseful and intense situations.

Recommended Age:

  • Due to the R rating, the content is intended for audiences 17 and above. Parental discretion is advised, and it may not be suitable for younger viewers.

Civil War (2024 film) Cast

  1. Jesse Plemons
  2. Nick Offerman
  3. Kirsten Dunst
  4. Cailee Spaeny
  5. Wagner Moura
  6. Sonoya Mizuno
  7. Jefferson White
  8. Karl Glusman
  9. Stephen McKinley Henderson
  10. Alexa Mansour
  11. Juani Feliz
  12. Melissa Saint-Amand as Shopkeeper
  13. Jojo T. Gibbs
  14. Nelson Lee
  15. Jared Shaw as Chief Clark
  16. Jeff Bosley as SFC Brown
  17. James Yaegashi as Corporal
  18. Greg Hill as Gas station guard 1
  19. Justin James Boykin as Injured American Soldier
  20. Jess Matney as Checkpoint Soldier
  21. Evan Holtzman as Secret Service Agent
  22. Xavier Mills as American Medic
  23. Brent Moorer Gaskins as Injured Marine
  24. Justin Garza as Ram
  25. Adam Rivette as Reef 1
  26. Cora Maple Lindell as Dying Refugee
  27. Easy Ian Radcliffe as Marine
  28. Jason Eller
  29. Brian Philpot as Shipwreck
  30. Tywaun Tornes as Gunner
  31. Ashley Lillig as Injured Rioter
  32. Joe Manuel Gallegos Jr. as Air Steward
  33. Steve Masterman-Smith as Returning Airline Passenger
  34. Evan Lai
  35. Simeon Freeman as Soldier Mike
  36. Peter Nguyen as Marine
  37. Anthony King-West as Camp Refugee
  38. Randy S. Love as Soldier
  39. Cross Holder as Mercenary
  40. Daniel Patrick Shook as Color Guard Marine
  41. Cody Marshall as Soldier
  42. LePrix Robinson as Female Army Soldier
  43. Scott Andersen as Extra (uncredited)
  44. Ryan Austin Bryant as Refugee / WF Marine (uncredited)
  45. Christopher Cocke as Airport Customer (uncredited)
  46. Lauren Marie Gordon as Marine (uncredited)
  47. Kevin Howell as Western Force Army Soldier (uncredited)
  48. Kevin Kedgley as Western Forces Marine / Flag Detail (uncredited)
  49. Timothy LaForce as Soldier (uncredited)
  50. Temper Lavigne as Refugee kid (uncredited)
  51. Ernest Scooby Rogers as Riot Police / ARMY Soldier (uncredited)
  52. Kim Rosen as Airplane Passenger (uncredited)
  53. Robert Tinsley as Marine (uncredited)
  54. Jaclyn White as War journalist (uncredited)
  55. Bobby Baldy Williams as Extra (uncredited)


Civil War is a 2024 action war film directed by Alex Garland, featuring Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Cailee Spaeny, Jesse Plemons, and Nick Offerman. It depicts a team of journalists navigating a divided U.S. amidst a civil war, exploring human stories and unexpected alliances. The R-rated film includes intense action, realistic combat scenes, strong language, and mature war themes. Scheduled for an April 26, 2024 release via A24, it reflects on the human spirit amid conflict.