Best History Movies of 1973

1.

Serpico

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

Frank Serpico is an idealistic New York City cop who refuses to take bribes, unlike the rest of the force. His actions get Frank shunned by the other officers, and often placed in dangerous situations by his partners. When his superiors ignore Frank's accusations of corruption, he decides to go public with the allegations. Although this causes the Knapp Commission to investigate his claims, Frank has also placed a target on himself.

Starring: Al Pacino, John Randolph Jones, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire, Cornelia Sharpe, James Tolkan, M. Emmet Walsh, Tony Roberts, Allan Rich, F. Murray Abraham ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1973-12-05
Best History Movies of 1973 : The World at War
2.

The World at War

5.5
9.2/10 IMDB

The World at War (1973–74) is a 26-episode British television documentary series chronicling the events of the Second World War. It was produced by Jeremy Isaacs, was narrated by Laurence Olivier, and includes a score composed by Carl Davis.

Release date: 1973-10-31
Best History Movies of 1973 : Jimi Hendrix
3.

Jimi Hendrix

4.2
7.8/10 IMDB

Made shortly after his death, this documentary explores the brief life and remarkable legacy of guitarist Jimi Hendrix. After finding fame in the U.K., Hendrix brought his act to the U.S., where his influential playing style left a blazing imprint on a whole generation of musicians. Employing interviews with family and contemporaries, such as Eric Clapton, as well as scorching live performances from Woodstock and Isle of Wight, the film paints an indelible portrait of a rock 'n' roll legend.

Starring: Eric Clapton, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger, Little Richard, Pete Townshend, Billy Cox, Alan Douglas, Eddie Kramer, Buddy Miles ..
Directed by: Joe Boyd, John Head, Gary Weis
Release date: 1973-08-16
Best History Movies of 1973 : Ludwig
4.

Ludwig

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Historical evocation of Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from his crowning in 1864 until his death in 1886, as a romantic hero. Fan of Richard Wagner, betrayed by him, in love with his cousin Elisabeth of Austria, abandonned by her, tormented by his homosexuality, he will little by little slip towards madness.

Starring: Helmut Berger, Romy Schneider, Trevor Howard, Silvana Mangano, Gert Fröbe, Helmut Griem, Izabella Telezynska, Umberto Orsini, John Moulder-Brown, Marc Porel ..
Directed by: Luchino Visconti
Release date: 1973-01-18
5.

Executive Action

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer, Gilbert Green, John Anderson, Paul Carr, Colby Chester, Ed Lauter, Walter Brooke, John Brascia ..
Directed by: David Miller
Release date: 1973-11-07
Best History Movies of 1973 : Hitler: The Last Ten Days
6.

Hitler: The Last Ten Days

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Hitler: The Last Ten Days takes us into the depths of der Furher’s Berlin bunker during his final days. Based on the book by Gerhard Boldt, it provides a bleak look at the goings-on within, and without.

Starring: Alec Guinness, Simon Ward, Adolfo Celi, Diane Cilento, Gabriele Ferzetti, Eric Porter, Doris Kunstmann, Joss Ackland, Philip Stone, Kenneth Colley ..
Directed by: Ennio De Concini
Release date: 1973-04-19
Best History Movies of 1973 : Double Headed Eagle: Hitler's Rise to Power 1918-1933
7.

Double Headed Eagle: Hitler's Rise to Power 1918-1933

3.1
6.6/10 IMDB

Presents a unique and disturbing look at the rise of the Nazi party. The documentary, directed by Lutz Becker, attempts to remain as objective as possible, serving as a neutral observer of the years 1918 through 1933 in Germany. Via newsreel footage and clips of features from the era, the film offers a kaleidoscopic view of the many elements that fueled the rise of the Socialist Nationalist Party, including post-WWI poverty. Hitler occupies a central place in the documentary.

Starring: Adolf Hitler ..
Directed by: Lutz Becker
Release date: 1973-04-06
Best History Movies of 1973 : The Birdmen
8.

The Birdmen

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

During WWII an American soldier sent to Norway to help with the escape of a scientist working on the atomic bomb for the Germans. Before they can escape they are captured and sent to a POW prison camp in an alpine castle. Cook must find a way to escape with the scientist before the Gestapo discover the Norwegian's true identity and convinces the other prisoners to build a two person glider in which they plan to escape.

Starring: Doug McClure, René Auberjonois, Richard Basehart, Chuck Connors, Max Baer Jr., Don Knight, Greg Mullavey, Paul Koslo, Barry Brown, Tom Skerritt ..
Directed by: Philip Leacock
Release date: 1973-11-08
Best History Movies of 1973 : Painters Painting
9.

Painters Painting

3.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Painters Painting: The New York Art Scene 1940-1970 is a 1972 documentary directed by Emile de Antonio. It covers American art movements from abstract expressionism to pop art through conversations with artists in their studios. Artists appearing in the film include Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella, Barnett Newman, Hans Hofmann, Jules Olitski, Philip Pavia, Larry Poons, Robert Motherwell, and Kenneth Noland.

Starring: Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Barnett Newman, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Emile de Antonio, Ed Emshwiller ..
Directed by: Emile de Antonio
Release date: 1973-03-19
Best History Movies of 1973 : The Man Without a Country
10.

The Man Without a Country

3.0
7.3/10 IMDB

At his court-martial, an American Army officer renounces his country. For his punishment he is ordered to spend the rest of his life on a ship that sails all over the world, but he will never be allowed to set foot on his country's soil. nor come within site of it, nor be allowed to know anything about the country

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Beau Bridges, Peter Strauss, Robert Ryan, John Cullum, Walter Abel, Shepperd Strudwick ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1973-04-24

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