Best History Movies of 1994

1.

Ed Wood

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Jones, G. D. Spradlin, Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Murray, Mike Starr, Max Casella ..
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 1994-09-27
2.

Quiz Show

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.

Starring: John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Ralph Fiennes, Paul Scofield, David Paymer, Hank Azaria, Christopher McDonald, Johann Carlo, Elizabeth Wilson, Allan Rich ..
Directed by: Robert Redford
Release date: 1994-08-25
3.

The Madness of King George

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.

Starring: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Rupert Graves, Amanda Donohoe, Rupert Everett, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Julian Wadham, Jim Carter, Geoffrey Palmer ..
Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
Release date: 1994-12-28
Best History Movies of 1994 : Sharpe's Enemy
4.

Sharpe's Enemy

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage for ransom. Sharpe is given the 60th Rifles and a Rocket troop, as well as his majority to rescue the women. But while Sharpe may be able to deal with his old enemy, he has yet to face a newer threat, the French Major Pierre Ducos.

Starring: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser, Pete Postlethwaite, Assumpta Serna, Elizabeth Hurley, Helena Michell ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 1994-06-01
Best History Movies of 1994 : Sharpe's Company
5.

Sharpe's Company

3.9
7.9/10 IMDB

Spain 1812 The Duke of Wellington plans to lay siege to Badajoz. A murderous figure from Sharpe's past uses a beautiful woman revenge himself on Sharpe, now the father of her child. Sharpe has reason to be happy, he holds his daughter for the first time and is given command of the Light Company again, together with his captaincy. But will his happiness be short lived?

Starring: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser, Michael Byrne, Pete Postlethwaite, Assumpta Serna, Clive Francis, Nicholas Jones, Michael Mears, John Tams ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 1994-05-25
Best History Movies of 1994 : American Experience: FDR
6.

American Experience: FDR

3.9
8.5/10 IMDB

Polio at age 39, president at age 50. Explore the public and private life of a determined man who steered this country through two monumental crises: the Depression and World War II. FDR served as president longer than any other, and his legacy still shapes our understanding of the role of government and the presidency. A film by award winning filmmaker David Grubin. This is the second of four parts.

Starring: David McCullough, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman ..
Directed by: David Grubin
Release date: 1994-10-12
Best History Movies of 1994 : Sharpe's Honour
7.

Sharpe's Honour

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

1813. Major Sharpe's old enemy, Major Ducos manipulates a beautiful young marquesa into falsely accusing Sharpe of rape. Her husband calls Sharpe out in a duel. But when the husband is found dead the next morning, Sharpe is arrested and brought before a court martial, and it seems not even Patrick Harper and the Chosen Men can save Sharpe from a hanging, or rescue his honour

Starring: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Alice Krige, Nickolas Grace, FĂ©odor Atkine, Hugh Fraser ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 1994-06-08
Best History Movies of 1994 : Against the Wall
8.

Against the Wall

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Based on the true story of the Attica Prison uprising of 1971.

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Samuel L. Jackson, Clarence Williams III, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton, Anne Heche, Danny Trejo, Philip Bosco, Tom Bower, Carmen Argenziano ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1994-01-01
9.

Princess Caraboo

3.3
6.0/10 IMDB

Bristol, England, early 19th century. A beautiful young stranger who speaks a weird language is tried for the crime of begging. But when a man claims that he can translate her dialect, it is understood that the woman is a princess from a far away land. She is then welcomed by a family of haughty aristocrats that only wants to heighten their prestige. However, the local reporter is not at all convinced she is what she claims to be and investigates. Is Caraboo really a princess?

Starring: Jim Broadbent, Phoebe Cates, Kevin Kline, Stephen Rea, John Lithgow, Wendy Hughes, Kate Ashfield, Peter Eyre, Jacqueline Pearce, Roger Lloyd Pack ..
Directed by: Michael Austin
Release date: 1994-09-16
Best History Movies of 1994 : Doomsday Gun
10.

Doomsday Gun

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Dr Gerald Bull was a genius at designing and building superguns (very large long range guns capable of shooting at ranges more than 100 miles). When an operational plan by the CIA to export sanctioned arms to apartheid-South Africa through him was exposed, the CIA denied all knowledge and he went to jail. He was later released, and moved to Belgium to start a subsidiary, of which a major project was to help Saddam Hussein build a new supergun capable of firing over 500 miles.

Starring: Frank Langella, Kevin Spacey, Clive Owen, James Fox ..
Directed by: Robert Young
Release date: 1994-07-23

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