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The Second Civil War is a drama film made for the HBO cable television network and first shown on March 15, 1997.

Directed by Joe Dante, the film is a satire about anti-immigrant sentiment in the melting pot that is the United Statesmarker.

The film was shown in theaters in Italymarker, Portugalmarker, the Netherlandsmarker and Francemarker in 1997 and 1998, before being released on videotape. In Australia, the film was released directly to videotape in April/May 1998. The DVD was released in 2005. Beau Bridges won the 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for his portrayal of a Governor of Idahomarker who decides to close that state's borders to immigrants, precipitating a national crisis.

The film also stars James Earl Jones, Elizabeth Peña and Denis Leary as reporters for a CNN like cable network, ("NN"); Phil Hartman as the U.S. President, James Coburn as his chief political advisor, and William Schallert as the Secretary of Defense. Brian Keith portrayed a general in one of his final movie roles.

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