Best History Movies of 1973

1.

Serpico

5.6
7.7/10

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
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1973-12-05
2.

The World at War

5.5
9.2/10
The World at War
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

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
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Release date: 1973-08-15
4.

Executive Action

3.5
6.7/10

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
Directed by: David Miller
Release date: 1973-11-07
5.

Painters Painting

3.1
7.4/10
Painters Painting
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
6.

The Man Without a Country

3.0
7.4/10
The Man Without a Country
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
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1973-04-24
7.

Bequest to the Nation

1.5
6.5/10
Bequest to the Nation
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
Directed by: James Cellan Jones
Release date: 1973-04-18
8.

Hazel's People

0.0
0/10
Hazel's People
An NYU student visits a Mennonite friend in Lancaster, Pennsylvania after a fellow Mennonite is killed while protesting the Vietnam War.
Starring: Graham Beckel, Rachel Thomas, Stephen G. Weaver, Luke Sickle, John Miller
Directed by: Charles Davis
Release date: 1973-01-21

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