Best History Movies of 1988

1.

Eight Men Out

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.

Starring: John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, Charlie Sheen, D. B. Sweeney, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, John Mahoney, David Strathairn, Michael Rooker, Don Harvey ..
Directed by: John Sayles
Release date: 1988-09-02
2.

Gorillas in the Mist

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris, John Omirah Miluwi, Iain Cuthbertson, Constantin Alexandrov, Waigwa Wachira, Iain Glen, David Lansbury, Maggie O'Neill ..
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 1988-09-23
Best History Movies of 1988 : Blackadder's Christmas Carol
3.

Blackadder's Christmas Carol

4.8
8.0/10 IMDB

Pleasant Ebenezer Blackadder is turned into a cruel and witty miser after seeing visions of his ancestors and descendants.

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Robbie Coltrane, Miriam Margolyes, Jim Broadbent, Patsy Byrne, Denis Lill ..
Directed by: Richard Boden
Release date: 1988-12-23
Best History Movies of 1988 : The Creation - Greatest Adventure Stories from the Bible
4.

The Creation - Greatest Adventure Stories from the Bible

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

The three protagonists listen to a storyteller recount the creation as well as the Fall. At the same time, they learn their own lessons in honesty after tricking a gardener into giving them fruit for free.

Starring: Darleen Carr, Terry McGovern, Rob Paulsen, Tim Curry, Marc Singer, Stephanie Zimbalist, Les Tremayne ..
Directed by: Don Lusk
Release date: 1988-07-05
5.

The Steamie

3.5
8.5/10 IMDB

Tony Roper wrote 'The Steamie' for Glasgow's Mayfest in 1987. Return to Hogmany 1957 when a fiesty group of Glasgow women; Mrs Culfeathers, Dolly, Doreen and the irrepressible Magrit, all meet at The Steamie to do the traditional family wash before the New Year. The Steamie is a hilarious cameo of Glasgow's social history where the washing was always easier to do when the Women shared their laugher and sorrow and a scandalous supply of gossip. This is the definitive version of the most popular play of the last 20 years with the all star cast of Dorothy Paul as Magrit, Eileen McCallum as Dolly, Kate Murphy as Doreen, Sheila McDonald as Mrs Culfeathers and a very young Peter Mullan as Andy, the whisky loving handy man.

Starring: Eileen McCallum, Dorothy Paul, Katy Murphy, Sheila Donald, Peter Mullan, Irene Sunters, Caroline Paterson, Myra McFadyen, Lillian Welsh, Faye Milligan ..
Directed by: Haldane Duncan
Release date: 1988-12-31
6.

To Kill a Priest

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Ed Harris, Joss Ackland, Tim Roth, Timothy Spall, Pete Postlethwaite, Cherie Lunghi, Joanne Whalley, David Suchet, Charlie Condou ..
Directed by: Agnieszka Holland
Release date: 1988-01-01
Best History Movies of 1988 : The Four Minute Mile
7.

The Four Minute Mile

3.1
7.2/10 IMDB

A dramatization of the race to the four-minute mile.

Starring: Richard Huw, Nique Needles, Adrian Rawlins, John Philbin, Michael York, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Tracy Mann, Adrian Dunbar, Richard Wilson, Mark Pennell ..
Release date: 1988-11-09
Best History Movies of 1988 : Stealing Heaven
8.

Stealing Heaven

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

Abelard, a famous teacher of philosophy at the cathedral school of Notre Dame, falls in love with one of his students, Héloïse d'Argenteuil. A sixteen-year old girl raised in a convent, Héloïse has an intellectual curiosity and rebels against the status of women in 12th century Europe. When others begin to suspect their relationship, Heloise's uncle Fulbert and the bishop of Paris work together to put a stop to it. Héloïse becomes pregnant with Abelard's child, and they are married in secret. Abelard struggles for acting against the will of God, yet is unable to escape his love for Heloise.

Starring: Derek de Lint, Kim Thomson, Denholm Elliott, Bernard Hepton, Rachel Kempson, Angela Pleasence, Kenneth Cranham ..
Directed by: Clive Donner
Release date: 1988-05-20
Best History Movies of 1988 : Roots: The Gift
9.

Roots: The Gift

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

On Christmas Eve 1770, a young African warrior, who three years prior had been captured and sold into slavery in America, leads a desperate group of runaway slaves as they attempt to reach freedom in the North.

Starring: LeVar Burton, Louis Gossett Jr., Jerry Hardin, Kate Mulgrew, Shaun Cassidy, Avery Brooks, Michael Learned, John McMartin, Brandy Brown, Maria Bryant ..
Directed by: Kevin Hooks
Release date: 1988-12-11
10.

The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank

2.6
6.8/10 IMDB

During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic above the office. The film tells the true story of Gies' struggle to keep the family hidden and safe, as the Nazis turn Amsterdam upside-down. Based upon Gies' memoirs and Anne Frank's famous diary.

Starring: Mary Steenburgen, Paul Scofield, Victor Spinetti, Tom Wilkinson, Lisa Jacobs, Huub Stapel, Eleanor Bron ..
Directed by: John Erman
Release date: 1988-04-17

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