Best History Movies of 1964

1.

Fail Safe

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Larry Hagman, Frank Overton, Edward Binns, Dan O'Herlihy, William Hansen, Russell Hardie, Janet Ward ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1964-10-07
2.

Zulu

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

In 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War, man-of-the-people Lt. Chard and snooty Lt. Bromhead are in charge of defending the isolated and vastly outnumbered Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes.

Starring: Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth, Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Paul Daneman, Patrick Magee, Glynn Edwards, Neil McCarthy ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Release date: 1964-01-22
3.

Becket

5.4
7.8/10 IMDB

King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas Becket, technically a deacon of the church, to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously and provides abler opposition to Henry.

Starring: Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Gino Cervi, Paolo Stoppa, Donald Wolfit, Martita Hunt, Pamela Brown, Siân Phillips, Felix Aylmer ..
Directed by: Peter Glenville
Release date: 1964-03-11
4.

The Fall of the Roman Empire

4.3
6.7/10 IMDB

In the year 180 AD Germanic tribes are about to invade the Roman empire from the north. In the midst of this crisis ailing emperor Marcus Aurelius has to make a decission about his successor between his son Commodus, who is obsessed by power, and the loyal general Gaius Livius.

Starring: Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Quayle, John Ireland, Omar Sharif, Mel Ferrer, Eric Porter, Finlay Currie ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1964-03-24
Best History Movies of 1964 : Culloden
5.

Culloden

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

Culloden, Scottish Highlands, April 16th, 1746. It was one of the most mishandled and brutal battles ever fought in Great Britain. Its aftermath was tragic. The men responsible for such a disaster must be exposed. The men, women and children who suffered because of it must be remembered.

Starring: Olivier Espitalier-Noel, George McBean, Robert Oates, Tony Cosgrove, Don Fairservice, Patrick Watkins, Peter Watkins ..
Directed by: Peter Watkins
Release date: 1964-12-15
6.

633 Squadron

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

When Norwegian resistance leader Lieutenant Erik Bergman reports the location of a German V-2 rocket fuel plant, the Royal Air Force's 633 Squadron is assigned the mission to destroy it. The plant is in a seemingly-impregnable location beneath an overhanging cliff at the end of a long, narrow fjord lined with anti-aircraft guns. The only way to destroy the plant is by collapsing the cliff on top of it.

Starring: Cliff Robertson, George Chakiris, Maria Perschy, Harry Andrews, Donald Houston, Michael Goodliffe, John Meillon, John Bonney, Angus Lennie, Scot Finch ..
Directed by: Walter Grauman
Release date: 1964-04-06
7.

The Secret Invasion

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

During World War II, convicts are recruited by the Allies for an extremely hazardous mission.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Raf Vallone, Mickey Rooney, Edd Byrnes, Henry Silva, William Campbell, Peter Coe, Špela Rozin, Helmo Kindermann, Enzo Fiermonte ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1964-09-16
8.

Island of the Blue Dolphins

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

Based on the beloved book by Scott O'Dell, this family movie tells the adventures of a young Native American girl. After her father is killed by a malevolent white trapper, Karana joins her community as they leave their island home in the Pacific to live on the mainland. Upon her departure, Karana realizes that her brother has been left behind. She immediately swims back to be with him and the two remain on the abandoned island. Though Karana is able to domesticate a wolf, her brother is not so fortunate with the animals and is killed by a pack of wild dogs. She is left to survive against the odds.

Starring: Celia Milius, Larry Domasin, Ann Daniel, George Kennedy, Hal John Norman, Martín Garralaga, Alex Montoya, Carlos Romero, George Kennedy, Hal Jon Norman ..
Directed by: James B. Clark
Release date: 1964-09-10
Best History Movies of 1964 : The Searching Eye
9.

The Searching Eye

1.7
6.8/10 IMDB

The simple actions of a young boy on the beach provide visual metaphors for the normally unseen world. The camera adds a profound dimension to what the boy has seen, giving us a deeper understanding of visual awareness.

Starring: Walter Lang, Gary Merrill, Vic Perrin ..
Directed by: Saul Bass
Release date: 1964-04-22
10.

Zorikan The Barbarian

1.2
5.5/10 IMDB

The Film Zorikan The Barbarian

Starring: Dan Vadis, Walter Brandi, Eleonora Bianchi, Vincenzo Musolino ..
Directed by: Roberto Mauri
Release date: 1964-01-01
Best History Movies of 1964 : Three Swords for Rome
11.

Three Swords for Rome

1.2
5.1/10 IMDB

Peplum movie from 1964

Starring: Roger Browne, Mimmo Palmara, Lisa Gastoni, Mario Feliciani, Nerio Bernardi, Walter Brandi ..
Directed by: Roberto Mauri
Release date: 1964-12-31
Best History Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: Marco Polo
12.

Doctor Who: Marco Polo

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS crew lands in the Himalayas of Cathay in 1289, their ship badly damaged, and are picked up by Marco Polo's caravan on its way along the fabled Silk Road to see the Emperor Kublai Khan. The story concerns the Doctor and his companions' attempts to thwart the machinations of Tegana, who attempts to sabotage the caravan along its travels through the Pamir Plateau and across the treacherous Gobi Desert, and ultimately to assassinate Kublai Khan in Peking, at the height of his imperial power.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Mark Eden, Derren Nesbitt, Zienia Merton, Martin Miller, Jimmy Gardner, Charles Wade ..
Directed by: Waris Hussein, John Crockett
Release date: 1964-04-04
Best History Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror
13.

Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS materialises not far from Paris in 1794 — one of the bloodiest years following the French Revolution of 1789. The travellers become involved with an escape chain rescuing prisoners from the guillotine and get caught up in the machinations of an English undercover spy, James Stirling — alias Lemaitre, governor of the Conciergerie prison.

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Keith Anderson, Jack Cunningham, Jeffry Wickham, Neville Smith, Laidlaw Dalling, Peter Walker ..
Directed by: Henric Hirsch
Release date: 1964-09-12
Best History Movies of 1964 : Doctor Who: The Aztecs
14.

Doctor Who: The Aztecs

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS materialises inside an Aztec tomb. Outside it, the Doctor and his companions soon discover that Mexico in the 15th century is a bloodthirsty and dangerous place... And with Barbara mistaken for a reincarnation of an ancient high priest called Yetaxa, the history teacher thinks that she can put an end to the barbaric human sacrifices once and for all. But can she rewrite history without disastrous consequences?

Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill, William Russell, Keith Pyott, John Ringham, John Ringham, John Ringham, John Ringham, John Ringham ..
Directed by: John Crockett
Release date: 1964-06-13

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