Best History Movies of 1976

1.

All the President's Men

5.7
8.0/10

In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National Headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of names and addresses of Republican fund organizers on the accused further arouses his suspicions. After the editor of the Post runs with the story and assigns Woodward and Carl Bernstein to it, they find the trail leading higher and higher in the Republican Party—and eventually into the White House itself.

Starring: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, Hal Holbrook
Directed by: Alan J. Pakula
Release date: 1976-04-04
2.

The Message

5.6
8.2/10

Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka, Michael Forest
Directed by: Moustapha Akkad
Release date: 1976-03-09
3.

Midway

4.8
6.8/10

This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1976-06-18
4.

21 Hours at Munich

2.7
6.4/10
21 Hours at Munich
A dramatization of the incident in 1972 when Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic compound in Munich and murdered 11 Israeli athletes.
Starring: William Holden, Shirley Knight, Franco Nero, Anthony Quayle, Richard Basehart
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1976-11-07
5.

Victory at Entebbe

2.5
6.1/10
Victory at Entebbe
The film is based on an actual event: Operation Entebbe and the freeing of Israeli hostages at Entebbe Airport (now Entebbe International Airport) in Uganda.
Starring: Helmut Berger, Theodore Bikel, Linda Blair, Kirk Douglas, Richard Dreyfuss
Directed by: Marvin J. Chomsky
Release date: 1976-12-13

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