Best History Movies of 1987


The Other Israel

7.9/10 IMDB

Compiled after 15 months filming and editing, this fast-moving, professional video documentary will give you a unique education on the inner teachings of Judaism and the Talmud. Through the television camera "The Other Israel" takes you where few Christian scholars have gone before.

Starring: Theodore Winston Pike ..
Directed by: Elizabeth Alynn Pike
Release date: 1987-01-01
Best History Movies of 1987 : Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin

6.2/10 IMDB

The life of an aging black slave, Tom, and the people he interacts with.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Avery Brooks, Kate Burton, Bruce Dern, Paula Kelly, Phylicia Rash?d, Edward Woodward, George Coe, Frank Converse, Albert Hall ..
Directed by: Stan Lathan
Release date: 1987-06-14
Best History Movies of 1987 : Sweet Country

Sweet Country

4.7/10 IMDB

An American couple in Chile is drawn into the turmoil that followed President Salvador Allende's 1973 overthrow.

Starring: Jane Alexander, John Cullum, Carole Laure, Franco Nero, Joanna Pettet, Randy Quaid, Irene Papas, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Pierre Vaneck, Katia Dandoulaki ..
Directed by: Mihalis Kakogiannis
Release date: 1987-01-23

The stone lion

7.1/10 IMDB

When a British officer is found dead on a pipeline, tensions rise between a local tribe and authorities.

Starring: Ali Nassirian, Ezzatolah Entezami, Hamid Jebeli, Ali Reza Shoja-Nuri ..
Directed by: Massood Jafari Jozani
Release date: 1987-01-01
Best History Movies of 1987 : The Happy Valley

The Happy Valley

7.2/10 IMDB

In 1940 Kenya as their country prepares for war, the local aristocratic social set lives a decadent, self-indulgent lifestyle, that leads to murder. The same events were also dramatised in the feature film White Mischief, which was released seven months after the first transmission of The Happy Valley.

Starring: Denholm Elliott, Holly Aird, Kathryn Pogson, Michael Byrne, Cathryn Harrison, Amanda Hillwood, Peter Sands, Richard Heffer, Mawa Makondo, Kavundla ..
Directed by: Ross Devenish
Release date: 1987-09-06

Prisoners of Propaganda

0.0/10 IMDB

In 1943, the Imperial Japanese Secret Service made a film called Calling Australia! to show the "exemplary conditions" under which prisoners of war were kept, and to "soften up" the Australian public for the anticipated occupation of their country by Japanese forces. Prisoners of Propaganda tells why the film was made, and how it came to be forgotten.

Starring: Alistair Duncan ..
Directed by: Graham Shirley
Release date: 1987-12-01
Best History Movies of 1987 : Vietnam


7.7/10 IMDB

A young woman becomes an anti war activist when she sees what is happening in Vietnam after the Australians got involved.

Starring: Barry Otto, Nicole Kidman, Nicholas Eadie, Veronica Lang, John Polson, Grace Parr, Pauline Chan, Mark Lee, Warren Coleman, Jim Holt ..
Directed by: John Duigan, Chris Noonan
Release date: 1987-02-23


6.6/10 IMDB

William Walker and his mercenary corps enter Nicaragua in the middle of the 19th century in order to install a new government by a coup d'etat.

Starring: Ed Harris, Richard Masur, Rene Assa, René Auberjonois, Keith Szarabajka, Sy Richardson, Xander Berkeley, Blanca Guerra, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., John Diehl ..
Directed by: Alex Cox
Release date: 1987-12-04

Hope and Glory

7.3/10 IMDB

Director John Boorman drew from his own childhood experiences for this coming-of-age tale about a boy growing up in and around London during World War II. For young Billy Rowan, the nightly bombings provide a frightening show, but they include opportunities to rummage through the rubble with friends in the mornings. As Billy plays, his family struggles to remain intact as they suffer through the anguish and losses of wartime.

Starring: Sebastian Rice-Edwards, Geraldine Muir, Sarah Miles, David Hayman, Sammi Davis, Derrick O'Connor, Susan Wooldridge, Jean-Marc Barr, Ian Bannen, Annie Leon ..
Directed by: John Boorman
Release date: 1987-08-01

Prairie Women

0.0/10 IMDB

This film illustrates the struggles of Canadian prairies women to achieve a more just and humane society within the farm movement and at large. During the early 1900s, women on the prairies looked for ways to overcome their isolation. Out of the resulting farm women's organizations grew a group of women possessing remarkable intellectual abilities, social and cultural awareness, and advanced worldviews.

Starring: Virginia Beckner, Dennis Cyr, Brandi Beckner, David Beckner, Miriam Newhouse, Judith Lebane, Juliet Brown, Brenda Prentice, Sandi Gregg, Elan Ross Gibson ..
Directed by: Barbara Evans
Release date: 1987-01-01

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