Best History Movies of 1989

1.

Glory

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman, Jihmi Kennedy, Andre Braugher, John Finn, Donovan Leitch, JD Cullum, Bob Gunton ..
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Release date: 1989-12-15
2.

Roger & Me

5.4
7.4/10 IMDB

A documentary about the closure of General Motors' plant at Flint, Michigan, which resulted in the loss of 30,000 jobs. Details the attempts of filmmaker Michael Moore to get an interview with GM CEO Roger Smith.

Starring: Michael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Rhonda Britton, Fred Ross ..
Directed by: Michael Moore
Release date: 1989-09-01
3.

Henry V

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Brian Blessed, James Larkin, Paul Scofield, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench, Simon Shepherd, James Simmons, Charles Kay ..
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Release date: 1989-10-05
Best History Movies of 1989 : Casualties of War
4.

Casualties of War

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Don Harvey, John C. Reilly, John Leguizamo, Ving Rhames, Thuy Thu Le, Erik King, Jack Gwaltney, Dan Martin ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1989-08-18
Best History Movies of 1989 : For All Mankind
5.

For All Mankind

4.5
8.2/10 IMDB

A testament to NASA's Apollo program of the 1960s and '70s. Composed of actual NASA footage of the missions and astronaut interviews, the documentary offers the viewpoint of the individuals who braved the remarkable journey to the moon and back.

Starring: Jim Lovell, Russell Schweickart, Eugene Cernan, Michael Collins, Charles Conrad, Richard Gordon, Buzz Aldrin, John Young ..
Directed by: Al Reinert
Release date: 1989-11-01
Best History Movies of 1989 : Romero
6.

Romero

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his county. This fil chronicles the transformation of Romero from an apolitical, complacent priest to a committed leader of the Salvadoran people.

Starring: Raúl Juliá, Richard Jordan, Ana Alicia, Eddie Velez, Alejandro Bracho, Tony Plana, Harold Gould, Lucy Reina, Al Ruscio, Tony Perez ..
Directed by: John Duigan
Release date: 1989-08-25
Best History Movies of 1989 : Elephant
7.

Elephant

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A depiction of a series of violent killings in Northern Ireland.

Starring: Gary Walker, Bill Hamilton, Michael Foyle, Danny Small, Robert Taylor, Joe Cauley, Noel McGee, Patrick Condren, Andrew Downs, Terry Doyle ..
Directed by: Alan Clarke
Release date: 1989-02-13
Best History Movies of 1989 : Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt
8.

Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt

3.6
8.0/10 IMDB

On the eve of 1987's Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, surviving families and friends of people who have died of AIDS prepare panels to be added to a large-scale memorial quilt project. Drawing from the sea of names memorialized, director Robert Epstein focuses on the lives of six people. Alongside the intimate profiles offered, through news footage and interviews, Epstein puts the AIDS crisis in the larger context of social and government response to the disease.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Vito Russo ..
Directed by: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Release date: 1989-12-01
9.

Scandal

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. Eventually a scandal occurs when her affair with the Minister of War goes public, threatening their lifestyles and their freedom.

Starring: John Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bridget Fonda, Ian McKellen, Jeroen Krabbé, Leslie Phillips, Britt Ekland, Daniel Massey, Roland Gift, Jean Alexander ..
Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones
Release date: 1989-03-03
10.

Fat Man and Little Boy

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.

Starring: Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack, Laura Dern, Ron Frazier, John C. McGinley, Natasha Richardson, Ron Vawter, Michael Brockman ..
Directed by: Roland Joffé
Release date: 1989-10-20

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