Best History Movies of 1981



7.3/10 IMDB

An account of the revolutionary years of the legendary American journalist John Reed (1887-1920), who shared his adventurous professional life with his radical commitment to the socialist revolution in Russia, his dream of spreading its principles among the members of the American working class, and his troubled romantic relationship with the writer Louise Bryant (1885-1936).

Starring: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jack Nicholson, Jerzy Kosi?ski, Paul Sorvino, Maureen Stapleton, Nicolas Coster, M. Emmet Walsh, Ian Wolfe ..
Directed by: Warren Beatty
Release date: 1981-12-25
Best History Movies of 1981 : Masada


7.9/10 IMDB

After the destruction of the Second Temple, 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.

Release date: 1981-04-05

American Pop

7.3/10 IMDB

The history of American popular music runs parallel with the history of a Russian Jewish immigrant family, with each male descendant possessing different musical abilities.

Starring: Ron Thompson, Lisa Jane Persky, Jeffrey Lippa, Frank De Kova, Roz Kelly, Mews Small, Elsa Raven, Vincent Schiavelli, Richard Moll, Lynda Wiesmeier ..
Directed by: Ralph Bakshi
Release date: 1981-02-13
Best History Movies of 1981 : Iancu Jianu, Tax Collector

Iancu Jianu, Tax Collector

7.3/10 IMDB

The movie details the struggle of Iancu Jianu as he's torn between joining the struggle of the poor peasants from which he came from and being on the other side of the law working for the rich.

Starring: Adrian Pintea, Mihai Mereu??, Stela Furcovici, M?rioara Sterian, Radu Beligan, Emanoil Petru?, Ion Marinescu, George Constantin, Mihai P?l?descu, Jean Constantin ..
Directed by: Dinu Cocea
Release date: 1981-02-09
Best History Movies of 1981 : Kent State

Kent State

7.1/10 IMDB

Fine television chronicle of the events of May 1970 at Kent State University in Ohio that led to the killing of four students by the National Guard.

Starring: Jane Fleiss, Charley Lang, Talia Balsam, Keith Gordon, Jeff McCracken, Mark Chamberlin, Ann Gillespie, Roxanne Hart ..
Directed by: James Goldstone
Release date: 1981-02-08
Best History Movies of 1981 : Antony & Cleopatra

Antony & Cleopatra

6.4/10 IMDB

Octavius Caesar (later renamed Augustus Caesar, son of the murdered Julius Caesar), Marc Antony, and Lepidus form the triumvirate, the three rulers of the Roman Empire. Antony, though married to Fulvia, spends his time in Egypt, living a life of decadence and conducting an affair with Queen Cleopatra. In Antony's absence, Caesar and Lepidus worry about Pompey's increasing strength.

Starring: Colin Blakely, Jane Lapotaire, Ian Charleson, Esmond Knight, George Innes, Jonathan Adams, John Paul, Darien Angadi, Janet Key, Howard Goorney ..
Directed by: Jonathan Miller
Release date: 1981-05-08

The Bushido Blade

5.3/10 IMDB

A steel samurai blade that was to be given to the American ambassador by the Emperor of Japan is stolen. American sailors and Japanese samurai are sent to find it.

Starring: Richard Boone, Toshir? Mifune, Mike Starr, Timothy Patrick Murphy, Shin'ichi Chiba, James Earl Jones, Frank Converse, Laura Gemser, Mako, Tetsur? Tamba ..
Directed by: Tsugunobu Kotani
Release date: 1981-11-20

From a Far Country

5.3/10 IMDB

The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtila was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Some years later Nazi Germany attacks Poland and invades the country while Wojtila seeks refuge at the house of Cardinal Wyszynski. Also appear all the other important stations of the life of the Pope.

Starring: Sam Neill, Christopher Cazenove, Cezary Morawski, Lisa Harrow, Daniel Olbrychski, Maja Komorowska, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Andrzej ?apicki, Maurice Denham, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska ..
Directed by: Krzysztof Zanussi
Release date: 1981-09-15

Crisis at Central High

7.0/10 IMDB

Story of the federally-ordered integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957.

Starring: Joanne Woodward, Charles Durning, William Russ, Henderson Forsythe, Calvin Levels, Tamu Blackwell, Bill Morey, Tony Frank, Irma P. Hall, Robert Ginnaven ..
Directed by: Lamont Johnson
Release date: 1981-02-04

Hudson Taylor

7.0/10 IMDB

The early years of the great missionary Hudson Taylor are portrayed in this drama. The movie details his work in China and the trails he endured. Hudson Taylor is an inpiration to all as a man of true faith in the living God.

Starring: Mike Hickman, Rebecca Baker, Charles Applegate, J. Wesley Baker, Vanessa Baker, Mike Brumbaugh, Laura Crandell, Nathan Davis, Harry Elders, April Hall ..
Directed by: Ken Anderson
Release date: 1981-01-01

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