Best History Movies of 1990

1.

Hamlet

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield, Ian Holm, Helena Bonham Carter, Stephen Dillane, Nathaniel Parker, Sean Murray, Michael Maloney ..
Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli
Release date: 1990-12-19
Best History Movies of 1990 : The Long Walk Home
2.

The Long Walk Home

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott led by Martin Luther King.

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Whoopi Goldberg, Dwight Schultz, Ving Rhames, Dorothy Love Coates, Erika Alexander, Jason Weaver, Lexi Randall, Dylan Baker, Crystal Robbins ..
Directed by: Richard Pearce
Release date: 1990-12-21
3.

Mountains of the Moon

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship emerging amidst hardship, and then dissolving after their journey.

Starring: Patrick Bergin, Richard E. Grant, John Savident, Bernard Hill, Iain Glen, Fiona Shaw, Leslie Phillips, Delroy Lindo, Garry Cooper, Omar Sharif ..
Directed by: Bob Rafelson
Release date: 1990-02-16
4.

The Krays

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

The Krays is a film based on the lives and crimes of the British gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, twins who are often referred to as The Krays and were active in London in the 1960s.

Starring: Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Billie Whitelaw, Tom Bell, Susan Fleetwood, Charlotte Cornwell, Kate Hardie, Avis Bunnage, Alfred Lynch, Gary Love ..
Directed by: Peter Medak
Release date: 1990-04-27
5.

Come See the Paradise

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a beautiful Japanese American Lily Dawanura (Tamlyn Tomita), at the outset of World War II. The clash of cultures, at once painful for the two lovers, becomes insurmountable after the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. Lily and the Kawamuras are relocated To a bleak, outdoor internment camp in California, Jack is drafted into the Army, powerless to help the woman he loves abandoning all hope of ever winning her family's approval.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita, Sab Shimono, Brady Tsurutani, Shizuko Hoshi, Stan Egi, Ronald Yamamoto, Akemi Nishino, Naomi Nakano, Elizabeth Gilliam ..
Directed by: Alan Parker
Release date: 1990-08-17
Best History Movies of 1990 : Lenin: The Train
6.

Lenin: The Train

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

March/April 1917. The first world war is already a couple year to pace. A sealed train with Russian emigrants keeps on driving from Zürich Germany and Sweden to Sint-Petersburg. The outlaws stand under the guidance of Vladimir J. Lenin. Two senior officers support the revolutionary bomb "to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Yet there are some unpleasant clashes between Socialists and enthusiastic workers who are worried about the war. During train travel there comes an end to Lenin's affair with the gracious Inessa, and his wife Nadja is prepared take back him. The triumphant entrance in St. Petersburg will exceed all expectations....

Starring: Ben Kingsley, Dominique Sanda, Leslie Caron, Jason Connery, Timothy West, Peter Whitman, Günther Maria Halmer, Dagmar Schwarz, Xabier Elorriaga, Paolo Bonacelli ..
Directed by: Damiano Damiani
Release date: 1990-04-30
Best History Movies of 1990 : Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair
7.

Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

Genua, 3rd October 1985. Together with over 500 other passengers Margot and Pierre Bergeron, a married couple from France, the Serafinis, an Italian family, Anne Higgins, an Englishwoman, Gitta and Helmut Holzer from Germany and an American couple called Marilyn and Leon Klinghoffer board the 'Achille Lauro'. The mood is cheerful and relaxed, everyone is looking forward to twelve days of sun, sea and peace. No one suspects that there are four Palestinian terrorists among the passengers: Al Assadi, Fatayer, Al Ashker and Molqi, their leader. The ship puts to sea in perfect weather. Three marvellous days follow. Everyone appears to be happy and contented. But in the case of some of the passengers appearances are deceiving. Marilyn Klinghoffer, for example, only pretends to her crippled husband that she is well and happy; in reality she is seriously ill with cancer and knows that this will be her last voyage. She does not want to upset her husband, however. A crisis is brewing between ...

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Eva Marie Saint, Renzo Montagnani, Joseph Nasser, Rebecca Schaeffer, Brian Bloom, Dominique Sanda, Bernard Fresson, Yossi Ashdot, Jochen Horst ..
Directed by: Alberto Negrin
Release date: 1990-04-29
Best History Movies of 1990 : Friends, Comrades
8.

Friends, Comrades

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

The boisterous good humor of Jurmala (Mikk Mikiver), the nickel-mine owner, is, if anything, only barely dented by the raging battles in Finland before, during and after World War Two. In fact, everywhere he goes, he meets prospective customers on all sides of the conflict with his all-inclusive greeting "Friends, Comrades." Indeed, the resource he is wrenching from the earth's bowels is necessary to all forms of industrial activity, and is especially necessary for military applications. Thus, he has no reason to fear that he will ever run out of customers. This doesn't prevent him from using every possible means to entice them. At home, his relationship with his wife is not so prosperous, and they resort to some extraordinary means to try and keep on an even keel.

Starring: Mikk Mikiver, Stina Ekblad, Hannu Lauri, Paavo Liski, Elle Kull ..
Directed by: Rauni Mollberg
Release date: 1990-05-26
9.

The King's Whore

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

Set in the 17th-century, an Italian nobleman weds an impoverished countess, who is wooed by the King of Piedmont and faces pressure from his entire court to succumb to his wishes.

Starring: Timothy Dalton, Valeria Golino, Stéphane Freiss, Robin Renucci, Margaret Tyzack, Eleanor David, Paul Crauchet, Leonardo Ruta, Federico Pacifici ..
Directed by: Axel Corti
Release date: 1990-11-14
Best History Movies of 1990 : 1871
10.

1871

2.3
6.2/10 IMDB

A young actress becomes politically aware within the Paris Commune of 1871.

Starring: Ana Padrão, Roshan Seth, John Lynch, Timothy Spall, Jack Klaff, Maria de Medeiros, Dominique Pinon, Med Hondo, Figueira Cid, Marcello Urgeghe ..
Directed by: Ken McMullen
Release date: 1990-09-09

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