Best History Movies of 1982



8.0/10 IMDB

In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive resistance', endeavouring to win freedom for his people without resorting to bloodshed.

Starring: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, Rohini Hattangadi, John Mills, Martin Sheen, Ian Charleson, Roshan Seth ..
Directed by: Richard Attenborough
Release date: 1982-11-30


7.7/10 IMDB

Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he uncovers a trail of cover-ups that implicate the US State department which supports the right-wing dictatorship.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, John Shea, Melanie Mayron, Charles Cioffi, David Clennon, Richard Venture, Jerry Hardin, Richard Bradford, Joe Regalbuto ..
Directed by: Costa-Gavras
Release date: 1982-02-12
Best History Movies of 1982 : The Blue and the Gray

The Blue and the Gray

7.6/10 IMDB

This movie is also in existance as a 3 part miniseries. America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent. The plot revolves around the families of two sisters; Maggie Geyser and Evelyn Hale. The Geysers are farmers who reside near Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Hales own a small newspaper in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Geysers are generally indifferent to the issue of slavery, but are sympathetic to the Southern cause. The lone exception in the family is son John, an artistic young man who becomes sympathetic to the plight of Southern slaves and free Negroes. The Hales are pro-Union and anti-slavery, but, like many Northerners at the time, they hope for a peaceful solution to the nation's problems.

Release date: 1982-06-16
Best History Movies of 1982 : Ivanhoe


6.7/10 IMDB

This is a remake of Walter Scott's Ivanhoe. Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He find England under the reign of Prince John and his henchmen and finds himself being involved in the power-struggle for the throne of England. Will justice prevail and will all fair ladies in distress be rescued?

Starring: Anthony Andrews, James Mason, Sam Neill, Michael Hordern, Julian Glover, Ronald Pickup, David Robb, Stuart Wilson, Michael Gothard, Tony Haygarth ..
Directed by: Douglas Camfield
Release date: 1982-02-23
Best History Movies of 1982 : Inside the Third Reich

Inside the Third Reich

7.4/10 IMDB

A dramatization of the life of Albert Speer, Hitler's young architect and onetime confidant, and his meteoric rise into the Nazi hierarchy. Based upon Speer's own monograph of the same title.

Starring: Rutger Hauer, John Gielgud, Maria Schell, Blythe Danner, Trevor Howard, Derek Jacobi, Viveca Lindfors, Randy Quaid, Stephen Collins, Ian Holm ..
Directed by: Marvin J. Chomsky
Release date: 1982-05-09

A Captain's Honor

6.5/10 IMDB

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Starring: Nicole Garcia, Jacques Perrin, Claude Jade, Charles Denner, Georges Wilson, Georges Marchal, Robert Etcheverry, Christophe Malavoy, Patrick Chauvel, Jean-Fran├žois Poron ..
Directed by: Pierre Schoendoerffer
Release date: 1982-01-01
Best History Movies of 1982 : Inchon


2.6/10 IMDB

A noisy and absurd re-telling of the great 1950 invasion of Inchon during the Korean War which was masterminded by General Douglas MacArthur.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Gazzara, Toshir? Mifune, Richard Roundtree, David Janssen, Nam Koong Won, Gabriele Ferzetti, Rex Reed, Sabine Sun ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1982-05-04

A Woman Called Golda

7.5/10 IMDB

The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Leonard Nimoy, Ned Beatty, Franklin Cover, Judy Davis, Anne Jackson, Robert Loggia, Jack Thompson, Anthony Bate, Ron Berglas ..
Directed by: Alan Gibson
Release date: 1982-04-26
Best History Movies of 1982 : The Story of the Great Black Swamp

The Story of the Great Black Swamp

0.0/10 IMDB

The Great Black Swamp was a wetland in northwest Ohio and extreme northeast Indiana that existed from the end of the Wisconsin glaciation period until the late 19th century. The Story of the Great Black Swamp is a folklife documentary that investigates the Black Swamp area from its creation during the glacial ages to its transformation into farmland.

Starring: Glenn Colerider ..
Directed by: Paul G. Lopez
Release date: 1982-01-01
Best History Movies of 1982 : Time of Darkness and Silence

Time of Darkness and Silence

0.0/10 IMDB

Nina Gladitz produced a documentary Zeit des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit (Time of Darkness and Silence) and examined the use of these Sinti in the making of Tiefland. Riefenstahl subsequently sued Gladitz for defamation and while it was shown that she visited camps and selected Sinti for extras, Gladitz' claim that Riefenstahl knew that they would be sent to Auschwitz had to be stricken from the documentary. Gladitz, however, refused to do so, and thus her film has not been shown since.

Starring: Josef Reinhardt, Leni Riefenstahl ..
Directed by: Nina Gladitz
Release date: 1982-09-03

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