Best History Movies of 1969


Battle of Britain

6.9/10 IMDB

In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.

Starring: Harry Andrews, Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Curd Jürgens, Ian McShane, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer, Kenneth More, Nigel Patrick, Michael Redgrave ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1969-09-15

The Bridge at Remagen

6.7/10 IMDB

In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.

Starring: George Segal, Ben Gazzara, Robert Vaughn, Bradford Dillman, Peter van Eyck, Matt Clark, Tom Heaton, Bo Hopkins, E.G. Marshall, Hans Christian Blech ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1969-06-25
Best History Movies of 1969 : Anne of the Thousand Days

Anne of the Thousand Days

7.4/10 IMDB

Henry VIII of England discards his wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.

Starring: Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas, Anthony Quayle, John Colicos, Michael Hordern, Katharine Blake, Valerie Gearon, Michael Johnson, Peter Jeffrey ..
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Release date: 1969-12-18

The Eagle Has Landed: The Flight of Apollo 11

8.1/10 IMDB

A 1969 documentary on the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon made by NASA, telling the story of the historic first landing of men on the Moon in July, 1969. It depicts the principal highlight events of the mission from launching through post-recovery activities of Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins. Through television, motion picture and still photography, the film provides an "eye-witness" perspective of the Apollo 11 mission.

Starring: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins ..
Release date: 1969-07-31
Best History Movies of 1969 : Where's Jack?

Where's Jack?

6.5/10 IMDB

Based on the adventures of Jack Sheppard, the thief and jail-breaker who became a folk hero in 1720s London.

Starring: Tommy Steele, Stanley Baker, Alan Badel, Dudley Foster, Fiona Lewis, Sue Lloyd, Noel Purcell, William Marlowe, Eddie Byrne, Michael Elphick ..
Directed by: James Clavell
Release date: 1969-04-01

Castle Keep

6.1/10 IMDB

During the Battle of the Bulge, an anachronistic count shelters a ragtag squad of Americans in his isolated castle hoping they will defend it against the advancing Germans.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Peter Falk, Bruce Dern, Patrick O'Neal, Astrid Heeren, Scott Wilson, Tony Bill, Al Freeman Jr., James Patterson ..
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Release date: 1969-07-23


8.6/10 IMDB

Kenneth Clarke's eloquent and deeply personal documentary mini-series explores the cultural heritage of the western world, from the collapse of the Roman Empire until the birth of modernism.

Starring: Kenneth Clark ..
Directed by: Michael Gill, Peter Montagnon, Ann Turner
Release date: 1969-02-23
Best History Movies of 1969 : Alfred the Great

Alfred the Great

6.2/10 IMDB

While Old England is being ransacked by roving Danes in the 9th century, Alfred is planning to join the priesthood. But observing the rape of his land, he puts away his religious vows to take up arms against the invaders, leading the English Christians to fight for their country. Alfred soundly defeats the Danes and becomes a hero. But now, although Alfred still longs for the priesthood, he is torn between his passion for God and his lust for blood.

Starring: David Hemmings, Michael York, Prunella Ransome, Colin Blakely, Ian McKellen, Peter Vaughan, Alan Dobie, Julian Glover, Vivien Merchant ..
Directed by: Clive Donner
Release date: 1969-10-08
Best History Movies of 1969 : Arthur Rubinstein: The Love of Life

Arthur Rubinstein: The Love of Life

6.9/10 IMDB

Documentary about Polish-American pianist, Arthur Rubinstein.

Starring: Arthur Rubinstein ..
Directed by: Gérard Patris, François Reichenbach
Release date: 1969-06-17

The Trouble with Girls

5.3/10 IMDB

Chautauqua manager Walter Hale and his loyal business manager struggle to keep their traveling troupe together in small town America.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Sheree North, Marlyn Mason, Nicole Jaffe, Edward Andrews, John Carradine, Anissa Jones, Vincent Price, Joyce Van Patten, Pepe Brown ..
Directed by: Peter Tewksbury
Release date: 1969-06-24
Best History Movies of 1969 : The Bushbaby

The Bushbaby

6.4/10 IMDB

The young daughter of a park ranger in Tanzania is distressed to learn that she and her father must permanently return to England, thus separating her from the one thing she loves most, a pet Bushbaby. Fearing what the future holds she decides to set the pet free but while doing so misses the boat back to England. After meeting up with a friendly native they try to resolve the situation together. Things take a turn for the worse when it is falsely reported that the native has kidnapped her, thus putting a price on his head

Starring: Margaret Brooks, Louis Gossett Jr., Donald Houston, Laurence Naismith, Marne Maitland, Geoffrey Bayldon, Jack Gwillim, Margaret Leclere ..
Directed by: John Trent
Release date: 1969-09-01

A Walk with Love and Death

6.4/10 IMDB

Attempting to evade the turmoil of France's Hundred Years' War, Parisian student Heron of Foix decides to journey to the sea. En route, he meets the pretty aristocrat Lady Claudia, and the couple begin a romance amid the intense conflict. As the struggle between peasants and noblemen rages on, Heron and Claudia take shelter at a monastery -- but even their newfound love can't completely keep the horrors of war at bay.

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Assi Dayan, Anthony Higgins, John Hallam, Robert Lang, Guy Deghy, Michael Gough, George Murcell, Eileen Murphy, Anthony Nicholls ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1969-10-05
Best History Movies of 1969 : Che!


4.8/10 IMDB

Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The film covers Guevara's life from when he first landed in Cuba in 1956 to his death in an ambush by government troops in the mountains of Bolivia in 1967.

Starring: Omar Sharif, Jack Palance, Woody Strode, Cesare Danova, Rodolfo Acosta, BarBara Luna, Frank Silvera, Robert Loggia, Albert Paulsen, Linda Marsh ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1969-06-27

An American Time Capsule

7.6/10 IMDB

An iconographic film that uses over 1300 images to relate the history of the United States in just 3 minutes.

Directed by: Charles Braverman
Release date: 1969-01-01
Best History Movies of 1969 : De Sade

De Sade

4.2/10 IMDB

The 18th-century French marquis recalls his sadomasochistic experiments and goes to jail for lewd behavior.

Starring: Keir Dullea, Senta Berger, Lilli Palmer, Anna Massey, Sonja Ziemann, Christiane Krüger, Uta Levka, Barbara Stanek, Susanne von Almassy, Friedrich Schoenfelder ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield, Roger Corman, Gordon Hessler
Release date: 1969-08-27
Best History Movies of 1969 : The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

0.0/10 IMDB

Watch the Blackhorse squadron move their massive vehicles from the road into the trees. Part of "The Big Picture" series.

Release date: 1969-01-01

Gunsmith of Williamsburg

0.0/10 IMDB

The gun was a vital part of life in colonial Williamsburg, and this docudrama demonstrates the expertise that went into the making of each weapon. The master gunsmith explains the principal parts of an early American rifle and demonstrates the gun's complex manufacturing process. The guns of the period were crude military weapons, but with revolution stirring, the colonists depended on their weapons to send a message to the British Crown.

Starring: Wallace Gusler, Arthur LaBonte, David Brinkley ..
Release date: 1969-05-31

Louis Riel

0.0/10 IMDB

Opera by Harry Somers portraying Metis leader Louis Riel and his Northwest Rebellion.

Starring: Bernard Turgeon, Donald Rutherford, Patricia Rideout, Mary Morrison, Roxolana Roslak, Joseph Rouleau, Paul Trepanier, Howell Glynne, Peter Milne, David Astor ..
Directed by: Leon Major
Release date: 1969-10-29

America (Newsreel)

0.0/10 IMDB

Against the background of the escalation of the war in Vietnam, AMERICA documents the development of the anti-war movement on the home front. Conversations with Vietnam veterans, young teenagers, and African American militants contextualizes footage that graphically depicts the heightened incidents of mass protest and police repression.

Directed by: Newsreel
Release date: 1969-05-05

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