Best History Movies of 1992


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

The Last of the Mohicans

7.7/10 IMDB

In war-torn colonial America, in the midst of a bloody battle between British, the French and Native American allies, the aristocratic daughter of a British Colonel and her party are captured by a group of Huron warriors. Fortunately, a group of three Mohican trappers comes to their rescue.

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig, Jodhi May, Steven Waddington, Wes Studi, Maurice Roëves, Patrice Chéreau, Edward Blatchford ..
Directed by: Michael Mann
Release date: 1992-08-26

A League of Their Own

7.3/10 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. Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan on their way to fame.

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


6.9/10 IMDB

A week in the life of the exploited, child newspaper sellers in turn-of-the-century New York. When their publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, tries to squeeze a little more profit out of their labours, they organize a strike, only to be confronted with the Pulitzer's hard-ball tactics.

Starring: Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, Ann-Margret, Robert Duvall, David Moscow, Luke Edwards, Max Casella, Gabriel Damon, Marty Belafsky, Arvie Lowe Jr. ..
Directed by: Kenny Ortega
Release date: 1992-04-10


6.6/10 IMDB

A portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro. The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Armand Assante, J.T. Walsh, John C. Reilly, Natalija Nogulich, Kevin Crowley, Robert Prosky, Kevin Anderson, Frank Whaley ..
Directed by: Danny DeVito
Release date: 1992-12-25

1492: Conquest of Paradise

6.4/10 IMDB

1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Armand Assante, Sigourney Weaver, Loren Dean, Ángela Molina, Fernando Rey, Michael Wincott, Kevin Dunn, Tchéky Karyo, Frank Langella ..
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 1992-10-09

The Panama Deception

7.5/10 IMDB

This winner of the 1993 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature details the case that the 1989 invasion of Panama by the US was motivated not by the need to protect American soldiers, restore democracy or even capture Noriega. It was to force Panama to submit the will of the United States after Noriega had exhausted his usefulness.

Starring: Elizabeth Montgomery, Michael Parenti ..
Directed by: Barbara Trent
Release date: 1992-07-31

Citizen Cohn

7.1/10 IMDB

As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.

Starring: James Woods, Joe Don Baker, Joseph Bologna, Ed Flanders, Frederic Forrest, Lee Grant, Pat Hingle, John McMartin, Josef Sommer, Daniel Benzali ..
Directed by: Frank Pierson
Release date: 1992-08-22
Best History Movies of 1992 : Diego Rivera: I Paint What I See

Diego Rivera: I Paint What I See

9.3/10 IMDB

The first biographical film on the famed Mexican artist, traces his life from childhood through his Cubist period, his leading role in the Mexican mural renaissance, his fame as a muralist in the USA, and his later years. The film explores Rivera's life and work, including his stormy relationship with Frida Kahlo and the destruction of his famous mural at Rockefeller Center. Shot on location in Mexico and the United States, the film includes a remarkable collection of archival film and photographs, much of which has not been seen before. The text is drawn from the writings of Rivera and Kahlo and from other historical texts. Using Rivera's own words, this richly detailed film brings to life the difficulty he faced in his transition from studio artist to public and political artist, and the conflicts that arose from that point onward.

Starring: Julio Medina, Rosanna DeSoto, Steven Culp, Larry Robinson, Rosanna DeSoto ..
Directed by: Mary Lance
Release date: 1992-07-19
Best History Movies of 1992 : When It Was a Game 2

When It Was a Game 2

8.1/10 IMDB

Composed entirely of never-before-seen 8mm and 16mm footage filmed between 1925 and 1961 by baseball players, their families and their fans, this second chapter in the HBO series "When It Was a Game" brings many lost moments to life. Narrated by Peter Kessler, the documentary features clips of Joe DiMaggio, Ty Cobb, Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Satchel Paige, Tommy Lasorda and Babe Ruth.

Release date: 1992-01-01

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


7.0/10 IMDB

The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.

Starring: Robert Duvall, Julia Ormond, Maximilian Schell, Jeroen Krabbé, Joan Plowright, Jim Carter, Miriam Margolyes, Frank Finlay, Roshan Seth, Daniel Massey ..
Directed by: Ivan Passer
Release date: 1992-11-21
Best History Movies of 1992 : The Lamb of God

The Lamb of God

8.5/10 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
Best History Movies of 1992 : The Donner Party

The Donner Party

8.2/10 IMDB

Doomed attempt to get to California in 1846. More than just a riveting tale of death, endurance and survival. The Donner Party's nightmarish journey penetrated to the very heart of the American Dream at a crucial phase of the nation's "manifest destiny. Touching some of the most powerful social, economic and political currents of the time, this extraordinary narrative remains one of the most compelling and enduring episodes to come out of the West.

Starring: J.D. Cannon, Timothy Hutton, Gene Jones, Amy Madigan ..
Directed by: Ric Burns
Release date: 1992-10-28
Best History Movies of 1992 : The Leaving of Liverpool

The Leaving of Liverpool

8.2/10 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 : An Ungentlemanly Act

An Ungentlemanly Act

7.2/10 IMDB

Based on actual accounts, this film portrays the days and hours before and during the invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentina, which eventually lead to the Falklands War. As the Argentine forces land on the main island and make their way towards Government House, the handful of British defenders batten down the hatches and prepare to defend the Governor Rex Hunt, his family and their fellow islanders from the invaders.

Starring: Ian Richardson, Rosemary Leach, Hugh Ross, Bob Peck, Ian McNeice, James Warrior, Marc Warren, Aidan Gillen, Garry Cooper, Alex Norton ..
Directed by: Stuart Urban, David Mason, Debbi Slater
Release date: 1992-06-13

Christopher Columbus: The Discovery

4.4/10 IMDB

Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court to ask Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand for help. After surviving a grilling from the Head of the Spanish Inquisition Tomas de Torquemada, he eventually gets the blessing from Queen Isabella and sets sail in three ships to travel into the unknown. Along the way he must deal with sabotage from Portugese spies and mutiny from a rebellious crew.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Tom Selleck, Rachel Ward, Robert Davi, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Benicio del Toro, Georges Corraface, George Fisher, Branscombe Richmond, Tailinh Agoyo ..
Directed by: John Glen
Release date: 1992-08-21

Guilty of Innocence

8.2/10 IMDB

This sumptuously photographed period drama is set in 1791 Vienna. Maximilian Bardo, an opportunistic 18-year old Viennese man with aspirations to rise above his bourgeois upbringing, looks for a chance to shoehorn himself into the nobility. His hopes lead him to the castle of a wealthy inventor, Alexander Plant. It is here that a strange story is played out, as Maximilian, full of naive illusions and innocent ideals of what it means to be wealthy and noble, quickly loses his innocence. Falling prey to the jaded aristocrats in residence, he is cruelly initiated into their decadent games.

Starring: Jonathan Zaccaï, Ute Lemper, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, André Wilms, Jan Peszek, Janusz Gajos, Wojciech Pszoniak, Anna Seniuk, Aleksander Bardini, Micha? Pawlicki ..
Directed by: Marcin Zi?bi?ski
Release date: 1992-02-10
Best History Movies of 1992 : The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

8.3/10 IMDB

The globe-spanning story of the oil industry from the first strikes of the 19th century through the Gulf War. The industry's colorful characters and oil's key role in 20th century history are brought to life by participants and historians.

Starring: Daniel Yergin, Donald Sutherland ..
Release date: 1992-12-07
Best History Movies of 1992 : Lincoln and the War Within

Lincoln and the War Within

8.1/10 IMDB

First few weeks of Lincoln's presidency where crucial for the direction the country would take. He had to bridge the gap between the victorious North and the jaded South and William H. Seward, his Secretary of State, played a crucial role.

Starring: Chris Sarandon, Tom Aldredge, Dylan Baker, Tony Carlin, Veronica Cartwright, Allen Fitzpatrick, Jack Gilpin, Stacy Keach, Pirie MacDonald, Joan MacIntosh ..
Directed by: Calvin Skaggs
Release date: 1992-12-01
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

The Golden Years

7.8/10 IMDB

The ancient Aztec world inadvertantly welcomes its doom in the form of the Conquistadors.

Starring: Tony Osoba, Ronald Pickup, Robert Powell ..
Directed by: Paul Bryers
Release date: 1992-01-02

The Boy and the King

7.0/10 IMDB

The story surrounds a young boy called Obaid. He is confronted with a choice to live an easy life in this world or to struggle for reward in the hereafter.

Directed by: Dervis Pasin
Release date: 1992-01-01

William Bradford - The First Thanksgiving

7.6/10 IMDB

William Bradford fled with the Pilgrims to the new world, where he discovered that the price for religious freedom was hunger, sickness and death. As a peacemaker, he befriended the Native Americans who taught the struggling Pilgrims how to survive. By the end of the first year, William Bradford became Governor of the new land. After their first critical harvest, he set aside time for the Pilgrims and their new Native American friends to feast together and express their thanks to God. Thus, William Bradford became the Father of Thanksgiving Day.

Directed by: Richard Rich
Release date: 1992-06-01
Best History Movies of 1992 : George Washington: The Man Who Wouldn't Be King

George Washington: The Man Who Wouldn't Be King

6.7/10 IMDB

The personal development of George Washington is the focus as Producer David Sutherland brings to life a uniquely human Washington who transformed himself from social climber into a patriot willing to give up everything for a higher cause.

Starring: David McCullough, William Martin ..
Directed by: David Sutherland
Release date: 1992-11-18
Best History Movies of 1992 : The Boer War: 1899-1902

The Boer War: 1899-1902

6.6/10 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

Rouse Simmons: The Christmas Tree Ship

0.0/10 IMDB

Tells the story of the Rouse Simmons which became known as "the Christmas tree ship". It sank in Lake Michigan while carrying fresh-cut Christmas trees to be sold in Chicago.

Release date: 1992-01-01
Best History Movies of 1992 : The Bible - Accurate History, Reliable Prophecy

The Bible - Accurate History, Reliable Prophecy

0.0/10 IMDB

This video delves into Bible prophecies and the compelling proof of their accuracy.

Release date: 1992-01-01

My Tiger's Eye

0.0/10 IMDB

Set in 1950s Australia, in which a Chinese family comes to terms with its new country.

Starring: Terry Wu, Peter Whitford, Adam Gungor ..
Directed by: Teck Tan
Release date: 1992-04-25

The Rockefeller Family and Colonial Williamsburg

0.0/10 IMDB

A vision shared by philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Reverend Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin enabling the restoration of the eighteenth-century capital of Williamsburg, Virginia is chronicled through archival photos and film accompanied by oral histories.

Release date: 1992-01-01

Writ?ing On The Line - Alien Face In The Mirror

0.0/10 IMDB

A documentary on the life and writings of Saunders Lewis.

Starring: Gwyn A. Williams, Alun Elidyr ..
Directed by: Colin Thomas
Release date: 1992-01-01
Best History Movies of 1992 : Escaping History

Escaping History

0.0/10 IMDB

Ostensibly embarking upon a portrait of a "modern-day Abraham Lincoln", Escaping History traces the development of a relationship between the videomaker and his subject. As the story unfolds, it veers from the objective to the highly personal. The tape relates the story of Mel Glasser, a recovering schizophrenic who, having adopted the persona of Abraham Lincoln, has made considerable progress in the last twenty years. The tape refuses to romanticize Mel's condition; he speaks frankly with intelligence and humour, and takes Applegath on a special journey.

Starring: Mel Glasser ..
Directed by: Stewart Applegath
Release date: 1992-01-01

The American Experience: The Donner Party

0.0/10 IMDB

Doomed attempt to get to California in 1846. More than just a riveting tale of death, endurance and survival. The Donner Party's nightmarish journey penetrated to the very heart of the American Dream at a crucial phase of the nation's "manifest destiny. Touching some of the most powerful social, economic and political currents of the time, this extraordinary narrative remains one of the most compelling and enduring episodes to come out of the West.

Release date: 1992-10-28

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