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 Chile to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he uncovers a trail of cover-ups that implicate the US State department which supports the 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

The Atomic Cafe

7.6/10 IMDB

A disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government-issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.

Starring: Paul W. Tibbets Jr., W.H.P. Blandy, Albert Einstein, Harry S. Truman ..
Directed by: Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty
Release date: 1982-03-17
Best History Movies of 1982 : The Blue and the Gray

The Blue and the Gray

7.5/10 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

Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars, and finds England under the reign of Prince John and his henchmen and finds himself being involved in the power-struggle for the throne of England.

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

A Woman Called Golda

7.6/10 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 : Genocide


7.3/10 IMDB

The mass murder of Jewish people by the Nazi regime is chronicled, with a warning that anti-Semitism is on the rise and the events of the Holocaust could happen again. The history of European Jewish culture and events before and during the Holocaust are seen in newsreels, photographs, and animated segments. The words of the victims of the era are read, and footage from the liberation os a concentration camp is shown.

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Orson Welles, Simon Wiesenthal, Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Göring, Rudolf Heß, Adolf Hitler ..
Directed by: Arnold Schwartzman
Release date: 1982-03-14
Best History Movies of 1982 : Inside the Third Reich

Inside the Third Reich

7.3/10 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
Best History Movies of 1982 : Squizzy Taylor

Squizzy Taylor

5.8/10 IMDB

This Australian crime drama chronicles the life of notorious, keen witted, acid tongued 1920s Melbourne gangster Squizzy Taylor. Wormy and diminutive, yet cunning and determined small-time hoodlum Squizzy Taylor rises to prominence and popularity in Melbourne, Australia in the 1920's. Squizzy romances brash moll Dolly and works for bookie Henry Stokes before branching out on his own while being hounded by the police and courted by the press the whole time.

Starring: David Atkins, Jacki Weaver, Alan Cassell, Steve Bisley, Michael Long, Kim Lewis, Robert Hughes, Cul Cullen, Peter Hosking, Tony Rickards ..
Directed by: Kevin James Dobson
Release date: 1982-07-07
Best History Movies of 1982 : The Barretts of Wimpole Street

The Barretts of Wimpole Street

8.2/10 IMDB

Jane Lapotaire and Joss Ackland star in this adaptation of Rudolph Besier's play. Elizabeth Barrett is kept a virtual prisoner by her father. Then the poet Robert Browning bursts into her life.

Starring: Jane Lapotaire, Joss Ackland, Jeremy Brett, Nigel Stock, Lea Brodie, Carmen du Sautoy, Alex Guard, Stephen Kemble, David Holloway, Haydn Wood ..
Directed by: Michael Darlow
Release date: 1982-12-30
Best History Movies of 1982 : Inchon


2.8/10 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, Toshiro Mifune, Richard Roundtree, David Janssen, Nam Koong-won, Gabriele Ferzetti, Rex Reed, Sabine Sun ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1982-05-04
Best History Movies of 1982 : I Remember Nelson

I Remember Nelson

7.8/10 IMDB

Vice Adm. Horatio Nelson's remarkable naval career and troubled personal affairs are brought to life in this miniseries, which tells his famous story through the narratives of those who knew him best.

Starring: Kenneth Colley, Tim Pigott-Smith, Geraldine James, Raf Vallone, Paolo Bonacelli, Phil Daniels, Anna Massey, Daniel Massey, Ken Kitson, Laurence Naismith ..
Directed by: Simon Langton
Release date: 1982-04-14
Best History Movies of 1982 : Concierto barroco

Concierto barroco

6.2/10 IMDB

The narration of the encounter of Antonio Vivaldi, George Friedrich Haendel and Domenico Scarlatti during the 1709 Venetian Carnival.

Directed by: José Montes-Baquer
Release date: 1982-01-01

Forty Days of Musa Dagh

5.3/10 IMDB

Armenian guerrilla troops fight against the Turkish forces on the mountain of Musa Dagh.

Starring: Kabir Bedi, Sid Haig, David Opatoshu, Michael Constantine, John Hoyt, Maurice Sherbanee, Guy Stockwell, ronnie carol, Manuel Kichian, Peter Haskell ..
Directed by: Sarky Mouradian
Release date: 1982-01-01
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

7.2/10 IMDB

Examines the use of Sinti in the making of "Tiefland". Gladitz claims that Riefenstahl knew that they would be sent to Auschwitz.

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

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