Best History Movies of 1962

1.

Lawrence of Arabia

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, José Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy, Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Donald Wolfit ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1962-12-11
2.

The Longest Day

5.6
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
3.

Mutiny on the Bounty

5.2
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
4.

Long Day's Journey Into Night

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one another.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, Dean Stockwell, Jeanne Barr ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1962-10-09
Best History Movies of 1962 : H.M.S. Defiant
5.

H.M.S. Defiant

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes this difficult, and when the captain is disabled, the chance for violence increases.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Anthony Quayle, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock, Tom Bell, Richard Carpenter, Peter Gill, Ray Brooks, Robin Stewart ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1962-04-15
6.

The 300 Spartans

3.4
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
Best History Movies of 1962 : Tower of London
7.

Tower of London

3.3
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
8.

Geronimo

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

In 1883, the Apache Indians lead by Geronimo reluctantly surrender to the attacks of American and Mexican troops, in exchange for a territory and food for their warriors. Soon though, Geronimo escapes the camps and declares war against the Americans.

Starring: Chuck Connors, Kamala Devi, Pat Conway, Armando Silvestre, Adam West, Lawrence Dobkin, John Anderson, Denver Pyle, Ross Martin, Mario Navarro ..
Directed by: Arnold Laven
Release date: 1962-04-27
9.

Sodom and Gomorrah

3.0
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
10.

Black Fox: The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

The rise and fall of Nazi Germany in part through the use of classical allegory.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Adolf Hitler ..
Directed by: Louis Clyde Stoumen
Release date: 1962-01-01

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