Best History Movies of 1990



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

The Long Walk Home

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 lead 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

Mountains of the Moon

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

The Krays

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
Best History Movies of 1990 : Lenin: The Train

Lenin: The Train

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

Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair

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

The King's Whore

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


6.3/10 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

A Ghost in Monte Carlo

6.4/10 IMDB

A chance meeting between British nobleman and lovely young Mistral foils a plot by her manipulating Aunt Emilie to avenge the death of her sister, Mistral's mother, who died in childbirth. But when an unscrupulous blackmailer and a rapacious Rajah enter the plot, the growing attraction between Lord and convent girl becomes yet more fraught with Danger.

Starring: Sarah Miles, Oliver Reed, Christopher Plummer, Lysette Anthony, Samantha Eggar, Fiona Fullerton, Marcus Gilbert, Joanna Lumley, Joylon Baker, Lewis Collins ..
Release date: 1990-01-01

American Experience: Nixon

7.9/10 IMDB

The enigmatic nature of the Nixon presidency combined comparatively progressive legislative initiatives with a flagrant abuse of presidential power and the public trust. His achievements in expanding peaceful relations with China and the Soviet Union stand in stark contrast with his continuation of the war in Vietnam. Finally brought down by scandal and duplicity, his administration did much to erode the citizenry's faith in government.

Starring: Will Lyman, Richard Nixon, Helen Gahagan, John Dean, John Ehrlichman, Charles Colson, Elliot Richardson ..
Directed by: David Espar
Release date: 1990-10-08

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