Best History Movies of 1962


Mutiny on the Bounty

7.3/10 IMDB

The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a strict discipline. When they arrive at Tahiti, it is like a paradise for the crew, something completely different than the living hell aboard the ship. On the way back to England, officer Fletcher Christian becomes the leader of a mutiny.

Starring: Trevor Howard, Marlon Brando, Richard Harris, Hugh Griffith, Percy Herbert, Gordon Jackson, Chips Rafferty, Noel Purcell, Eddie Byrne, Tim Seely ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1962-11-08
Best History Movies of 1962 : Damon and Pythias

Damon and Pythias

5.0/10 IMDB

Damon is a thief who begins to question his beliefs after he meets Pythias, a liberal Athenian who believes all men are brothers.

Starring: Guy Williams, Don Burnett, Ilaria Occhini, Liana Orfei, Marina Berti, Arnoldo Foà, Carlo Giustini, Aldo Silvani, Andrea Bosic, Maurizio Baldoni ..
Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt
Release date: 1962-09-05

Sodom and Gomorrah

5.7/10 IMDB

Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Stanley Baker, Pier Angeli, Rossana Podestà, Rik Battaglia, Anouk Aimée, Alice Kessler, Ellen Kessler ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1962-01-01

The 300 Spartans

6.6/10 IMDB

Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidas led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army now thought to have numbered 250,000.

Starring: Richard Egan, Ralph Richardson, Diane Baker, Barry Coe, David Farrar, Donald Houston, Anna Synodinou ..
Directed by: Rudolph Maté
Release date: 1962-08-01

Taras Bulba

6.4/10 IMDB

Ukraine, 16th century. While the Poles dominate the Cossack steppes, Andrei, son of Taras Bulba, a Cossack leader, must choose between his love for his family and his folk and his passion for a Polish woman.

Starring: Tony Curtis, Yul Brynner, Sam Wanamaker, Brad Dexter, Perry Lopez, Christine Kaufmann, Guy Rolfe, George Macready, Ilka Windish, Vladimir Sokoloff ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1962-11-21
Best History Movies of 1962 : Tower of London

Tower of London

6.4/10 IMDB

The twisted Richard III is haunted by the ghosts of those he has murdered in his attempt to become the King of England.

Starring: Vincent Price, Michael Pate, Joan Freeman, Robert Brown, Bruce Gordon, Joan Camden, Richard Hale, Sandra Knight, Charles Macaulay, Justice Watson ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1962-10-24
Best History Movies of 1962 : Milagro a los cobardes

Milagro a los cobardes

0.0/10 IMDB

The Passion of the Christ from the point of view of Ana and Ruben, two christians who try to free him with the help of a group of followers who have been saved by the Messiah. The struggle to reach an agreement is the first hard step. Between conspirators the selfishness is strong than faith: they want to help Jesus because they fear they had their diseases back after his death.

Starring: Ruth Roman, Javier Escrivá, Leo Anchóriz, Carlos Casaravilla, Ricardo Canales, Manuel Díaz González, Paloma Valdés ..
Directed by: Manuel Mur Oti
Release date: 1962-06-04


5.7/10 IMDB

The private life of Hitler revealed for the first time!

Starring: Richard Basehart, Cordula Trantow, Maria Emo, Martin Kosleck, John Banner, Martin Brandt, John Wengraf, William Sargent, Narda Onyx, Gregory Gaye ..
Directed by: Stuart Heisler
Release date: 1962-03-21

Cosmic Ray

0.0/10 IMDB

Experimental short uses Ray Charles' “What'd I Say” as accompaniment to constantly shifting collage of female nude, cartoons, and newsreels of atomic bomb explosions.

Starring: Beth Pewther, Joan Brown ..
Directed by: Bruce Conner
Release date: 1962-01-01

The Longest Day

7.8/10 IMDB

The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that when the Allied invasion comes they must be stopped on the beach. "For the Allies as well as the Germans, it will be the longest day"

Starring: Eddie Albert, Paul Anka, Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Richard Beymer, Hans Christian Blech, Bourvil, Richard Burton, Wolfgang Büttner, Red Buttons ..
Directed by: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki
Release date: 1962-09-25

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