Best History Movies of 1976


All the President's Men

8.0/10 IMDB

During the 1972 elections, two reporters' investigation sheds light on the controversial Watergate scandal that compels President Richard Nixon to resign from his post.

Starring: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, Hal Holbrook, Jason Robards, Jane Alexander, Meredith Baxter, Ned Beatty, Stephen Collins ..
Directed by: Alan J. Pakula
Release date: 1976-04-04


6.8/10 IMDB

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, Robert Mitchum, Toshir? Mifune, Cliff Robertson, Robert Wagner, Robert Webber ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1976-06-18

21 Hours at Munich

6.4/10 IMDB

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, Noel Willman, Georg Marischka, Else Quecke, Michael Degen, Djamchid Soheili ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1976-11-07
Best History Movies of 1976 : The First Vision

The First Vision

7.9/10 IMDB

Seeking the true Church of Jesus Christ, 14-year-old Joseph Smith prayed in a grove of trees near his home in Palmyra, New York. In answer to his humble prayer, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ visited him and told him that he must not join any of the churches on the earth at that time.

Starring: Stewart Petersen ..
Directed by: David Kent Jacobs
Release date: 1976-06-15
Best History Movies of 1976 : Victory at Entebbe

Victory at Entebbe

6.1/10 IMDB

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, Stefan Gierasch, David Groh, Julius Harris, Helen Hayes, Anthony Hopkins ..
Directed by: Marvin J. Chomsky
Release date: 1976-12-13
Best History Movies of 1976 : The Story of David

The Story of David

6.3/10 IMDB

Filmed in Israel and Spain, the four-hour made-for-TV movie "The Story of David" stars Timothy Bottoms as the Biblical king. The "David and Goliath" legend is presented as credibly as possible, while David's later disastrous romance with Bathsheba (Jane Seymour) is handled with taste and decorum. Also in the cast are Anthony Quayle as King Saul, and Terence Hardiman as Bathsheba's unfortunate warrior husband Uriah.

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Anthony Quayle, Norman Rodway, Oded Teomi, Yehuda Efroni, Antonio Tarruella, Ahuva Yuval, Jane Seymour ..
Directed by: David Lowell Rich, Alex Segal
Release date: 1976-04-08

The Great Houdinis

6.4/10 IMDB

A biography of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini, examining his fascination with the occult and his promise to his wife on her deathbed that he would speak from the beyond.

Starring: Paul Michael Glaser, Sally Struthers, Ruth Gordon, Vivian Vance, Adrienne Barbeau, Bill Bixby, Jack Carter, Peter Cushing, Nina Foch, Wilfrid Hyde-White ..
Directed by: Melville Shavelson
Release date: 1976-10-08

Hollywood on Trial

7.3/10 IMDB

A detailed look at the events leading up to the blacklisting of Hollywood writers and artists. In October 1947 nineteen Hollywood personalities were subpoenaed by the House Committee on Un-American Activities to testify about their knowledge or possible involvement in the American Communist Party. The first ten to be called refused to cooperate, claiming their first amendment rights, were cited for contempt of Congress and sent to prison. They became known as the "Hollywood Ten" and this is their story.

Starring: John Huston ..
Directed by: David Helpern
Release date: 1976-11-01


5.4/10 IMDB

A mid-19th century mulatto slave is torn between his success as a pit-fighter and the injustices of white society.

Starring: Warren Oates, Pam Grier, Ken Norton, Isela Vega, Yaphet Kotto, John Coliscos, Fiona Lewis, Paula Kelly, Royal Dano, Brenda Sykes ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy, Steve Carver
Release date: 1976-07-30

Bound for Freedom

6.6/10 IMDB

In Colonial New England two indentured servants fare differently. Twelve-year-old James is contracted to a family that treats him like a son and his friend Davy works for a callous farmer.

Starring: Fred Gwynne, Lee Richardson, Mary Doyle, Daniel Tamm ..
Directed by: David A. Tapper
Release date: 1976-03-07

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