Best History Movies of 1992


A League of Their Own

7.2/10 IMDB

As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) on their way to fame. Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell co-star as two of the sisters' teammates.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty, Jon Lovitz, David Strathairn, Garry Marshall, Bill Pullman, Megan Cavanagh, Rosie O'Donnell ..
Directed by: Penny Marshall
Release date: 1992-07-01
Best History Movies of 1992 : Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio

Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio

7.6/10 IMDB

For 50 years radio dominated the airwaves and the American consciousness as the first “mass medium.” In Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio, Ken Burns examines the lives of three extraordinary men who shared the primary responsibility for this invention and its early success, and whose genius, friendship, rivalry and enmity interacted in tragic ways. This is the story of Lee de Forest, a clergyman’s flamboyant son, who invented the audion tube; Edwin Howard Armstrong, a brilliant, withdrawn inventor who pioneered FM technology; and David Sarnoff, a hard-driving Russian immigrant who created the most powerful communications company on earth.

Starring: Jason Robards ..
Directed by: Ken Burns
Release date: 1992-01-29
Best History Movies of 1992 : The Leaving of Liverpool

The Leaving of Liverpool

8.3/10 IMDB

A poignant and forceful saga which traces the fortunes of two English children uprooted from their beloved Liverpool dockside to the alien environment of Australia in the years following World War Two.

Starring: Kevin Knapman, Christine Tremarco, Frances Barber, Bill Hunter, Martin Jacobs, Frank Whitten, David Kaff, Darren Yap, Pamela Rabe, Colin Moody ..
Directed by: Michael Jenkins
Release date: 1992-07-08
Best History Movies of 1992 : Run, Melos!

Run, Melos!

6.9/10 IMDB

The movie tells the story of Melos, a Greek country man that gets arrested and accused of conspiracy against the king. He gets three days to travel to his sister's wedding while Selinentius (Selinae), a genius sculptor that Melos just met stays as a hostage. As opposed to Osamu Dazai's original story, Melos is here innocent of the conspiracy accusation.

Starring: Kouichi Yamadera, Shinji Ogawa, Akiji Kobayashi, Megumi Hayashibara, Takuma Gono ..
Directed by: Masaaki Osumi
Release date: 1992-07-25
Best History Movies of 1992 : Aqui D'El Rei!

Aqui D'El Rei!

6.3/10 IMDB

At the end of the nineteenth century, an army force led by Major Mouzinho de Albuquerque, a cavalry officer, imprisoned in Mozambique the great regulative Governor Gungunhana, who had rebelled against Portuguese government and sovereignty

Directed by: António-Pedro Vasconcelos
Release date: 1992-06-01
Best History Movies of 1992 : Jack Benny: Comedy in Bloom

Jack Benny: Comedy in Bloom

7.9/10 IMDB

Co-stars and celebrity admirers go through Benny's entire career

Starring: Jack Benny, Ann-Margret, Carol Burnett, George Burns, Johnny Carson ..
Directed by: Bill Megalos
Release date: 1992-10-05
Best History Movies of 1992 : The Boer War: 1899-1902

The Boer War: 1899-1902

6.5/10 IMDB

Journey back in time to a different age, when the sun never set on the British Empire and her armies were great in number. The Boer War: 1899-1902 was a turning point in British military history and would revolutionize tactics, battlefield strategy, equipment, and training. Well known participants in the Boar Wars include: Harry "Breaker" Morant, Winston Churchill and Mahatma Gandhi.

Starring: Robert Powell ..
Directed by: Andrew Aitken
Release date: 1992-07-01

The Lamb of God

0.0/10 IMDB

Portrays the dramatic events of the last hours of Jesus' life and his resurrection.

Starring: Michael Flynn, Mark Deakins, Paul Mugerian, Bruce Newbold, Bob Richardson, Derryl Yeager ..
Directed by: Russell Holt
Release date: 1992-04-05

Malcolm X

7.7/10 IMDB

A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of self-determination and racial pride.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman, Jr., Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee, Theresa Randle, Kate Vernon, Lonette McKee, Tommy Hollis ..
Directed by: Spike Lee
Release date: 1992-11-18

A Midnight Clear

7.1/10 IMDB

Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend Christmas together before the surrender plan turns bad and both sides are forced to fight the other.

Starring: Peter Berg, Kevin Dillon, Arye Gross, Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise, Frank Whaley, John C. McGinley, Larry Joshua, David Jensen, Curt Lowens ..
Directed by: Keith Gordon
Release date: 1992-04-24

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