Best History Movies of 1965

1.

Von Ryan's Express

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Von Ryan's Express stars Frank Sinatra as a POW colonel who leads a daring escape from WWII Italy by taking over a freight train, but he has to win over the British soldiers he finds himself commanding.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, Raffaella Carrà, Brad Dexter, Sergio Fantoni, John Leyton, Edward Mulhare, Wolfgang Preiss, James Brolin, John van Dreelen ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1965-06-23
2.

Battle of the Bulge

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent it, Hitler orders an all-out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Dana Andrews, George Montgomery, Ty Hardin, Pier Angeli, Barbara Werle, Charles Bronson, Hans Christian Blech ..
Directed by: Ken Annakin
Release date: 1965-12-16
Best History Movies of 1965 : The Wars of the Roses
3.

The Wars of the Roses

4.0
8.8/10 IMDB

A 1965 BBC adaptation of William Shakespeare's first historical tetralogy (1 Henry VI, 2 Henry VI, 3 Henry VI and Richard III), which deals with the conflict between the House of Lancaster and the House of York over the throne of England, a conflict known as the Wars of the Roses. It was based on the 1963 theatre adaptation by John Barton, and directed by Peter Hall for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Starring: David Warner, Janet Suzman, Peggy Ashcroft, Donald Sinden, Paul Hardwick, Roy Dotrice, Ian Holm, Susan Engel, John Normington, Donald Burton ..
Directed by: Peter Hall, John Barton, Robin Midgley, Michael Hayes
Release date: 1965-04-08
4.

The Agony and the Ecstasy

3.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel directed by Carol Reed. While the novel covers Michelangelo's life from birth to death, the film focuses on the battle of wills between the perfectionist artist and the impatient Pope who commissions (and eventually commands) him to paint the famed chapel.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento, Harry Andrews, Alberto Lupo, Adolfo Celi, Venantino Venantini, Tomás Milián, John Stacy, Fausto Tozzi ..
Directed by: Carol Reed
Release date: 1965-10-07
5.

The Greatest Story Ever Told

3.6
6.6/10 IMDB

From his birth in Bethlehem to his death and eventual resurrection, the life of Jesus Christ is given the all-star treatment in this epic retelling. Major aspects of Christ's life are touched upon, including the execution of all the newborn males in Egypt by King Herod; Christ's baptism by John the Baptist; and the betrayal by Judas after the Last Supper that eventually leads to Christ's crucifixion and miraculous return.

Starring: Max von Sydow, Michael Anderson Jr., Carroll Baker, Ina Balin, Victor Buono, Richard Conte, Joanna Dunham, José Ferrer, Van Heflin, Charlton Heston ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1965-02-15
6.

The War Lord

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

A knight in the service of a duke goes to a coastal villiage where an earlier attempt to build a defensive castle has failed. He begins to rebuild the duke's authority in the face of the barbarians at the border and is making progress until he falls in love with one of the local women.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Rosemary Forsyth, Richard Boone, Maurice Evans, Guy Stockwell, Niall MacGinnis, James Farentino, Henry Wilcoxon, Woodrow Parfrey, Allen Jaffe ..
Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
Release date: 1965-11-17
7.

Genghis Khan

3.2
5.9/10 IMDB

This is the story of the shy Mongol boy Temujin who,during the 13th century, becomes the fearless Mongol leader Genghis Khan that unites all Mongol tribes and conquers India,China,Persia,Korea and parts of Rusia,Europe and Middle-East.

Starring: Omar Sharif, Françoise Dorléac, Stephen Boyd, James Mason, Eli Wallach, Robert Morley, Telly Savalas, Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Hordern, Woody Strode ..
Directed by: Henry Levin
Release date: 1965-04-15
8.

A Trip Down Memory Lane

2.9
7.1/10 IMDB

A Trip Down Memory Lane is a 1965 experimental collage film by Arthur Lipsett, created by editing together images and sound clips from over fifty years of newsreel footage. The film combines footage from a beauty contest, religious procession, failed airflight, automotive and science experiments, animal experimentation, skyscraper construction, military paraphernalia, John D. Rockefeller and scenes of leisure, Richard Nixon and scenes of war, blimps and hot air balloons, and a sword swallower. Lipsett envisioned his film as a kind of cinematic time capsule for future generations.

Directed by: Arthur Lipsett
Release date: 1965-01-01
Best History Movies of 1965 : A King's Story
9.

A King's Story

2.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Life story of King Edward VIII from his birth until abdication in 1936. Talks of life in Victorian England, life in the Royal Navy, and travels as Prince of Wales. In-depth look into the abdication Crisis of 1936. Includes interviews with His Royal Highness The Duke of Windsor and The Duchess of Windsor. Also has many films of the former King from his early childhood through his short reign.

Starring: King Edward VIII, Wallis Simpson, Orson Welles ..
Directed by: Harry Booth
Release date: 1965-01-01
10.

Challenge of the Gladiator

1.9
4.4/10 IMDB

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Starring: Peter Lupus, Massimo Serato, Livio Lorenzon, Gloria Milland, Piero Lulli, Walter Barnes, Andrea Checchi, Dario Michaelis, Franco Ressel, Bruno Scipioni ..
Directed by: Domenico Paolella
Release date: 1965-10-29

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