Best History Movies of 1979

1.

Hair

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

"Hair" is a 1979 musical war comedy-drama film adaptation of the 1968 Broadway musical "Hair: An American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" about a Vietnam War draftee, Claude, who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on his way to the army induction center. Claude heads to New York upon receiving his draft notice, leaving the family ranch in Oklahoma. He arrives in New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture before reporting in for boot camp.

Starring: John Savage, Treat Williams, Annie Golden, Beverly D'Angelo, Dorsey Wright, Don Dacus, Richard Bright, Nicholas Ray, Charlotte Rae, Miles Chapin ..
Directed by: Miloš Forman
Release date: 1979-03-14
2.

Caligula

4.0
5.4/10 IMDB

The perversion behind imperial Rome, the epic story of Rome's mad Emporer. All the details of his cruel, bizarre reign are revealed right here: His unholy sexual passion for his sister, his marriage to Rome's most infamous prostitute, his fiendishly inventive means of disposing those who would oppose him, and more.

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Teresa Ann Savoy, Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Paolo Bonacelli, Guido Mannari, Giancarlo Badessi, John Steiner, Bruno Brive ..
Directed by: Tinto Brass, Bob Guccione, Giancarlo Lui
Release date: 1979-01-21
3.

Jesus

4.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Three and a half years of Jesus' ministry, as told in the Gospel of Luke.

Starring: Brian Deacon, Rivka Neuman, Alexander Scourby, Niko Nitai, Joseph Shiloach, Ori Levy ..
Directed by: Peter Sykes, John Kirsh, John Krish
Release date: 1979-10-19
Best History Movies of 1979 : All Quiet on the Western Front
4.

All Quiet on the Western Front

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation. But when the horrors of war soon become too much to bear, and as his friends die or become gravely wounded, Paul questions the sanity of fighting over a few hundreds yards of war-torn countryside.

Starring: Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Ian Holm, Patricia Neal, David Bradley, Paul Mark Elliott, Dominic Jephcott, Michael Sheard, Ewan Stewart ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1979-11-14
Best History Movies of 1979 : Henry IV Part 2
5.

Henry IV Part 2

3.4
7.9/10 IMDB

The death of King Henry the Fourth and the coronation of King Henry the Fifth.

Starring: Jon Finch, David Gwillim, Anthony Quayle, John Fowler, Bruce Purchase, Bryan Pringle ..
Directed by: David Giles
Release date: 1979-12-16
6.

Zulu Dawn

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Denholm Elliott, Bob Hoskins, Peter O'Toole, John Mills, Nigel Davenport, Simon Ward, Phil Daniels, Peter Vaughan, Ronald Lacey ..
Directed by: Douglas Hickox
Release date: 1979-05-14
Best History Movies of 1979 : S.O.S. Titanic
7.

S.O.S. Titanic

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

The Titanic disaster is depicted as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board.

Starring: David Janssen, Cloris Leachman, Susan Saint James, David Warner, Ian Holm, Helen Mirren, Harry Andrews, Warren Clarke, Maurice Roeves, Ian Abercrombie ..
Directed by: William Hale
Release date: 1979-09-23
8.

Black Jack

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

In this fascinating adventure of the England of the 1750s, the huge Frenchman Black Jack (Jean Franval) miraculously survives a hanging by the British authorities in Yorkshire and escapes from the grim jaws of "justice." He takes to the countryside in the company of Tolly, a teenaged boy who is able to translate Black Jack's odd speech into something comprehensible. They join up with Belle, an aristocratic teenager who has escaped from the madhouse her family imprisoned her in when she grew troublesome. Together, the three join a carnival. However, as it becomes clear that the girl is far from crazy, love between Tolly and Belle grows. This story, set in the mid-18th century, is based on a novel by Leon Garfield.

Starring: Jean Franval, Stephen Hirst, Louise Cooper, Phil Askham, Pat Wallis, John Young, William Moore, Doreen Mantle, Russell Waters, Brian Hawksley ..
Directed by: Ken Loach
Release date: 1979-09-09
Best History Movies of 1979 : Breakthrough
9.

Breakthrough

2.9
5.1/10 IMDB

Starting in late May 1944, during the German retreat on the Eastern Front, Captain Stransky (Helmut Griem) orders Sergeant Steiner (Richard Burton) to blow up a railway tunnel to prevent Russian forces from using it. Steiner's platoon fails in its mission by coming up against a Russian tank. Steiner then takes a furlough to Paris just as the Allies launch their invasion of Normandy.

Starring: Richard Burton, Rod Steiger, Helmut Griem, Klaus Löwitsch, Michael Parks, Werner Pochath, Robert Mitchum, Véronique Vendell, Horst Janson, Joachim Hansen ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1979-03-01
10.

Canada Vignettes: Wop May

2.6
7.0/10 IMDB

This short animated film is about Wop May, one of Canada's leading bush pilots in the 1920s.

Starring: Donald Brittain ..
Directed by: Blake James
Release date: 1979-01-01

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