Best History Movies of 1975

1.

Love and Death

5.6
7.7/10 IMDB

Boris is a simple Russian villager who pines from afar for his beautiful cousin Sonja. Forced against his will into joining the Russian army during the Napoleonic Wars, the cowardly Boris accidentally becomes a military hero. But when his beloved Sonja comes to him with a dangerous patriotic scheme, Boris debates his desires and beliefs.

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Georges Adet, Frank Adu, Edmond Ardisson, Féodor Atkine, Yves Barsacq, Lloyd Battista, Jack Bérard, Eva Betrand ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1975-06-10
2.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging Rock. Despite rules against it, Miranda and several other girls venture off. It's not until the end of the day that the faculty realizes the girls and one of the teachers have disappeared mysteriously.

Starring: Rachel Roberts, Karen Robson, Jane Vallis, Anne-Louise Lambert, Dominic Guard, Helen Morse, Margaret Nelson, John Jarratt, Jenny Lovell, Peter Collingwood ..
Directed by: Peter Weir
Release date: 1975-09-02
Best History Movies of 1975 : Overlord
3.

Overlord

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

During the World War II, a young man is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day, June 6th, 1944.

Starring: Brian Stirner, Davyd Harries, Nicholas Ball, Julie Neesam, Sam Sewell, John Franklyn-Robbins, Stella Tanner, Harry Shacklock, David Scheuer, Ian Liston ..
Directed by: Stuart Cooper
Release date: 1975-07-01
4.

The Count of Monte-Cristo

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

A TV adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets the Abbe Faria, a fellow prisoner whom everyone believes to be mad. The Abbe tells Edmond of a fantastic treasure hidden away on a tiny island, that only he knows the location of. After many years in prison, the old Abbe dies, and Edmond escapes disguised as the dead body. Now free, Edmond must find the treasure the Abbe told him of, so he can use the new-found wealth to exact revenge on those who have wronged him.

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Kate Nelligan, Isabelle De Valvert, Tony Curtis, Dominic Guard, Louis Jourdan, Trevor Howard, Taryn Power, Dominic Barto, Donald Pleasence ..
Directed by: David Greene
Release date: 1975-01-10
5.

The Wind and the Lion

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers, and the attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention.

Starring: Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, Brian Keith, John Huston, Geoffrey Lewis, Simon Harrison, Polly Gottesman, Steve Kanaly, Vladek Sheybal, Nadim Sawalha ..
Directed by: John Milius
Release date: 1975-05-22
6.

Mandingo

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter.

Starring: James Mason, Susan George, Ken Norton, Perry King, Richard Ward, Brenda Sykes, Lillian Hayman, Roy Poole, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Paul Benedict ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1975-06-06
7.

The Hindenburg

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to uncover a possible saboteur aboard the doomed zeppelin he finds that any of the passengers and crew could be the culprit.

Starring: George C. Scott, Anne Bancroft, William Atherton, Roy Thinnes, Gig Young, Burgess Meredith, Charles Durning, Richard Dysart, Robert Clary, René Auberjonois ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1975-12-25
Best History Movies of 1975 : Winstanley
8.

Winstanley

3.2
7.1/10 IMDB

Gerrard Winstanley is the leader of a 17th Century religious group that believes the land should be owned communaly. He comes into conflict with both the state and the church.

Starring: Miles Halliwell, Jerome Willis, Terry Higgins, Phil Oliver, David Bramley, Alison Halliwell, Dawson France, Bill Petch, Barry Shaw, Sid Rawle ..
Directed by: Kevin Brownlow, Andrew Mollo
Release date: 1975-01-01
Best History Movies of 1975 : The Last of the Mohicans
9.

The Last of the Mohicans

3.0
6.5/10 IMDB

An animated adaptation of the classic story. A young scout is befriended by a tribe of Mohawks.

Release date: 1975-11-27
Best History Movies of 1975 : Antony and Cleopatra
10.

Antony and Cleopatra

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Adaptation of Shakespeare's play.

Starring: Janet Suzman, Richard Johnson, Corin Redgrave, Patrick Stewart, Rosemary McHale, Philip Locke, Mary Rutherford, Raymond Westwell, Darien Angadi, Geoffrey Hutchings ..
Directed by: Jon Scoffield
Release date: 1975-01-04

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