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

3.6
7.1/10 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.

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
5.

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
6.

Heat Wave

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

A rookie black journalist investigates the tensions of the Watts section of Los Angeles in the bloody summer of 1965.

Starring: Cicely Tyson, Blair Underwood, Sally Kirkland, James Earl Jones, Margaret Avery, David Strathairn, Glenn Plummer, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Paris Vaughan, Harold Pruett ..
Directed by: Kevin Hooks
Release date: 1990-08-13
7.

A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

In 1919, the great English military man T. E. Lawrence tries to help the king of the Syrian in the Conference of Peace in Paris.

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Denis Quilley, Alexander Siddig, Nicholas Jones, Roger Hammond, Peter Copley, Paul Freeman, Polly Walker, Gillian Barge, Jim Carter ..
Directed by: Christopher Menaul
Release date: 1990-04-18
Best History Movies of 1990 : Lenin: The Train
8.

Lenin: The Train

2.9
6.9/10 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 : Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes
9.

Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

The movie follows the perspective of several characters (such as Japanese victims, soldiers, American prisoners of war and others) and how they lived or tried to survive the effects felt during the aftermath of the Atomic Bomb dropping by the Enola Gay at Hiroshima, during World War II.

Starring: Max von Sydow, Judd Nelson, Mako, Tamlyn Tomita, Stan Egi, Brady Tsurutani, Sab Shimono, Shizuko Hoshi, Ben Wright, Pat Morita ..
Directed by: Peter Werner
Release date: 1990-08-06
Best History Movies of 1990 : Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair
10.

Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair

2.4
6.0/10 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 : 1871
11.

1871

2.3
6.4/10 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
12.

The King's Whore

2.3
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 : A Ghost in Monte Carlo
13.

A Ghost in Monte Carlo

2.3
5.9/10 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 ..
Directed by: John Hough
Release date: 1990-04-02
14.

American Experience: Nixon

1.8
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
Best History Movies of 1990 : You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story
15.

You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story

1.8
7.8/10 IMDB

Biographical portrait of one of Broadway's most brilliant songwriters. Told through the use of archival material and interviews with the rich and famous that knew him, this portrait concentrates on his career and his public life events.

Starring: Bobby Short, Richard Adler, Kitty Carlisle, Saul Chaplin, Cyd Charisse, Alfred Drake, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Michael Feinstein, Ted Fetter, Brendan Gill ..
Directed by: Allan Albert
Release date: 1990-07-23
Best History Movies of 1990 : Kremlin Farewell
16.

Kremlin Farewell

1.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A drama of intrigue and betrayal in Stalin's Russia. Stepan grows up in an orphanage, learning to love Stalin as 'a father to all children'. He retains disturbing memories of the disappearance of his real father and, when a strange message is delivered to him, he's determined to find out the truth.

Starring: Freddie Jones, Kenneth Colley, Polly Walker, Richard Wilson, Daniel Eastland, Bernard Kay, Ken Robertson, Tony Quant, Laurence Zage, James French ..
Directed by: Tristram Powell
Release date: 1990-04-01
Best History Movies of 1990 : Waffen SS: Hitler's Elite Fighting Force
17.

Waffen SS: Hitler's Elite Fighting Force

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A historical documentary production company owning more 5,000 hours of footage and 800 hours of finished programs. Eagle Media is well known for their work with A&E Network, the History Channel, PBS, The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel and others. As an Emmy Award winning Production Company, Eagle Media has a reputation for excellence in historical productions of all kinds. The company offers some truly unique resources as the foremost producer of historical reenactment and a pioneer in the use of 3D graphics to animate historical locations.

Directed by: Michael Campbell
Release date: 1990-02-07
Best History Movies of 1990 : Nehru: The Jewel of India
18.

Nehru: The Jewel of India

1.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Based on the life of Jawaharlal Nehru (played by Pratap Sharma) -- who succeeded Mahatma Gandhi and became independent India's first prime minister -- this red-letter film takes an inside look at the man known as the Jewel of India. Directed by former politician Kumar Kiran, the movie intertwines historical information and human drama to examine the personal and professional life of one of India's master statesmen.

Starring: Partap Sharma, Tanuja, Girish Karnad, Anupam Kher, Rita Bhaduri, Jawaharlal Nehru ..
Directed by: Kiran Kumar
Release date: 1990-01-01
Best History Movies of 1990 : Secret Weapon
19.

Secret Weapon

1.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Fact-based story of an Israeli government agent assigned to use her beauty as well as intelligence to snag a man on the run with atomic secrets.

Starring: Griffin Dunne, Karen Allen, Jeroen Krabbé, Stuart Wilson, Joe Petruzzi, John Rhys-Davies, Brian Cox, Iain Mitchell, Patrick Bailey, Ronnie Stevens ..
Directed by: Ian Sharp
Release date: 1990-03-19
Best History Movies of 1990 : Fall From Grace
20.

Fall From Grace

1.4
5.7/10 IMDB

Jim Bakker establishes a large televangelical empire in the 1980s, including Heritage Village. However, they are removed from P.T.L, the ministry that they had established in 1987.

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Bernadette Peters, Richard Herd, Beth Grant, John McLiam, Richard Paul ..
Directed by: Karen Arthur
Release date: 1990-04-29
Best History Movies of 1990 : Lorenzo’s Songbook Volume One: The Discovery
21.

Lorenzo’s Songbook Volume One: The Discovery

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Join Mary and Ty on a delightful musical adventure as they discover their pioneer heritage and an amazing new friend, while sharing favorite Primary songs. A magical tale children will relive over and over.

Starring: Marvin Payne, Mary Greenwood, Jeffrey Tate, Michael Peterson ..
Directed by: Bob Williams
Release date: 1990-01-01
22.

Pink Triangle

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The clash between Bohemian Berlin and the rise of Nazi power, animated.

Directed by: Bob Doucette
Release date: 1990-01-01

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