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

3.1
6.2/10 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
Best History Movies of 1969 : The Bushbaby
5.

The Bushbaby

2.6
6.2/10 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
6.

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 : Alfred the Great
7.

Alfred the Great

2.4
6.4/10 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 : Che!
8.

Che!

2.1
4.9/10 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
Best History Movies of 1969 : De Sade
9.

De Sade

1.7
4.0/10 IMDB

The 18th-century French marquis (Keir Dullea) 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
Release date: 1969-08-27
10.

An American Time Capsule

1.7
7.3/10 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

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