Best History Movies of 1969

1.

Battle of Britain

5.0
7.0/10 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
2.

Anne of the Thousand Days

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Henry VIII of England discards one 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
3.

The Bridge at Remagen

3.5
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
4.

Castle Keep

3.2
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
5.

Civilisation

3.1
8.7/10 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
6.

The Trouble with Girls

2.8
5.4/10 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
7.

The Bushbaby

2.6
6.3/10 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 ..
Directed by: John Trent
Release date: 1969-09-01
8.

Eagles Over London

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

The British High Command finds itself in the thick of a huge dilemma when it is realized that they have long been infiltrated by spies from a German intelligence group. This all happens during the preliminary stages of the Battle of Britain.

Starring: Frederick Stafford, Van Johnson, Francisco Rabal, Ida Galli, Luigi Pistilli, Renzo Palmer, Luis Dávila, Christian Hay, Jacques Berthier, Teresa Gimpera ..
Directed by: Enzo G. Castellari
Release date: 1969-09-20
Best History Movies of 1969 : Battle of the Japan Sea
9.

Battle of the Japan Sea

2.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Japan and Russia clash in what comes to be known as the Russo-Japanese War. An attempt by the Japanese fleet and army to take Port Arthur fails, and a Russian fleet bears down on the Sea of Japan. Admiral Heihachiro Togo sends his fleet to confront the Russians, with results which stun both nations. Meanwhile, Major Genjiro Akashi makes secret negotiations with the Bolshevik revolutionaries in Russia, negotiations that have repercussions far beyond the conflict at hand.

Starring: Toshir? Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yûzô Kayama, Chish? Ry?, Susumu Fujita, Mitsuko Kusabue, Ryutaro Tatsumi, Hakuô Matsumoto ..
Directed by: Seiji Maruyama
Release date: 1969-08-01
Best History Movies of 1969 : Alfred the Great
10.

Alfred the Great

2.4
6.3/10 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

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