Best History Movies of 1973

1.

Serpico

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.

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
3.

Jesus Christ Superstar

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Oscar-nominated film adaptation of the rock opera of the same name, based on the last weeks before the crucifixion of Jesus. The film was directed by Norman Jewison. Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson were nominated for two 1974 Golden Globe Award for their portrayals of Jesus and Judas, respectively.

Starring: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen, Bob Bingham, Larry Marshall, Josh Mostel, Kurt Yaghjian, Paul Thomas, Pi Douglass ..
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Release date: 1973-08-15
4.

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 : Painters Painting
5.

Painters Painting

3.1
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.

Directed by: Emile de Antonio
Release date: 1973-03-19
Best History Movies of 1973 : The Birdmen
6.

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. ..
Directed by: Philip Leacock
Release date: 1973-11-08
Best History Movies of 1973 : The Man Without a Country
7.

The Man Without a Country

3.0
7.4/10 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
Best History Movies of 1973 : Bequest to the Nation
8.

Bequest to the Nation

2.1
6.5/10 IMDB

Set before the Battle of Trafalgar, this is the story of relationship between Admiral Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton during the Napoleonic Wars.

Starring: Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch, Michael Jayston, Anthony Quayle, Margaret Leighton, Dominic Guard, Nigel Stock, Roland Culver, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Richard Mathews ..
Directed by: James Cellan Jones
Release date: 1973-04-18
9.

Honor Thy Father

2.0
5.2/10 IMDB

Joseph Bologna stars as Bill Bonanno in this made-for-television adaptation of the controversial bestseller from Gay Talese, chronicling the rise of New York's infamous Bonanno organized crime family. When his father disappears in 1964 and Bill is compelled to take over the "empire," other mafiosi attempt to take what's theirs. Brenda Vaccaro and Richard S. Castellano fill out the impressive cast of this gripping crime tale.

Starring: Joseph Bologna, Brenda Vaccaro, Raf Vallone, Richard S. Castellano, Joe De Santis ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1973-03-01
Best History Movies of 1973 : Medea
10.

Medea

1.8
7.8/10 IMDB

Ben Caldwell’s Medea, a collage piece made on an animation stand and edited entirely in the camera, combines live action and rapidly edited still images of Africans and African Americans which function like flashes of history that the unborn child will inherit. Caldwell invokes Amiri Baraka’s poem “Part of the Doctrine” in this experimental meditation on art history, Black imagery, identity and heritage.

Directed by: Ben Caldwell
Release date: 1973-01-01

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