Best History Movies of 1996



6.3/10 IMDB

The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.

Starring: Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Jimmy Nail, Victoria Sus, Julian Littman, Olga Merediz, Laura Pallas, Julia Worsley, María Luján Hidalgo ..
Directed by: Alan Parker
Release date: 1996-12-14
Best History Movies of 1996 : Dido and Aeneas

Dido and Aeneas

7.0/10 IMDB

Maria Ewing, as Dido, heads an outstanding cast of young British singers in a film adaptation of Henry Purcell’s much-loved tragic opera. With spectacular sets, this intense tale of heroism, passion, betrayal and ultimate tragedy is played out against a backdrop of fiery rituals, evil spells and pageantry.

Starring: Maria Ewing, Karl Daymond, Sally Burgess, Patricia Rozario, Mary Plazas, James Bowman, Rebecca Evans, François Testory ..
Directed by: Peter Maniura
Release date: 1996-11-18
Best History Movies of 1996 : American Experience: The Wright Stuff

American Experience: The Wright Stuff

7.2/10 IMDB

On August 8, 1908, at a racetrack outside Paris, Wilbur Wright executed what was, for him, a routine flight: a smooth take-off banking into a couple of tight circles, ending in a perfect landing. The flight took less than two minutes, but it left spectators awestruck. While the combined talents of Wilbur and Orville Wright had produced the first plane capable of controlled flight , their distrust of others had almost cost them the credit for their invention. Now, having proved to the public that they had mastered the sky, the reserved brothers from the small town of Dayton, Ohio, became world celebrities.

Starring: David McCullough, Garrison Keillor ..
Directed by: Nancy Porter
Release date: 1996-02-12

Marquis de Sade

4.0/10 IMDB

Based on the true story of the notorious Marquis de Sade. In 18th century Paris, an innocent beauty's search for her missing sister leads her into the deadly sensuous realm of the infamous Marquis de Sade. Imprisoned for his sordid crimes, the Marquis likewise has the beauty morally trapped... for she must help him complete his banned book of lust, or never learn the fate of her sister. It becomes a test of wills and wit, as the Marquis attempts to convert her to his deviously sexual philosophy. When the Marquis escapes his prison, she must follow him to his remote chateau of sin to finally discover her sister's fate, and to face her own.

Starring: Nick Mancuso, Janet Gunn, John Rhys-Davies, Charlotte Nielsen, Irina Malysheva ..
Directed by: Gwyneth Gibby
Release date: 1996-01-01
Best History Movies of 1996 : The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful

The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful

6.4/10 IMDB

A documentary reflecting on women in film and the entertainment industry through the ages led and hosted by some of its most beloved female icons.

Starring: Laura San Giacomo, Kathy Bates, Nora Ephron, Rosie O'Donnell, Natasha Richardson, Sharon Stone, Kathleen Turner, Ingrid Bergman, Glenn Close, Jamie Lee Curtis ..
Release date: 1996-03-17


6.9/10 IMDB

The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.

Starring: Jeffrey Wright, David Bowie, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Benicio del Toro, Claire Forlani, Michael Wincott, Parker Posey, Courtney Love, Tatum O'Neal ..
Directed by: Julian Schnabel
Release date: 1996-08-09

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: 1996-01-01
Best History Movies of 1996 : One Survivor Remembers

One Survivor Remembers

7.9/10 IMDB

Coproduced by the U.S.Holocaust Memorial Museum Research Institute,this Academy Award-winning documentary relates the harrowing story of Gerda Weissmann Klein and her journey of survival and remembering both before and after the war.

Starring: Gerda Weissmann Klein, Kurt Klein, Peter Thomas ..
Directed by: Kary Antholis
Release date: 1996-06-19

Catherine the Great

6.2/10 IMDB

Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great.

Starring: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul McGann, Ian Richardson, Brian Blessed, Christoph Waltz, Hannes Jaenicke, John Rhys-Davies, Agnès Soral, Veronica Ferres, Mel Ferrer ..
Directed by: Marvin J. Chomsky, John Goldsmith
Release date: 1996-04-27

Red Hollywood

6.9/10 IMDB

A documentary that examines the films made by the victims of the Hollywood Blacklist and offers a radically different perspective on a key period in the history of American cinema.

Starring: Billy Woodberry, Eric Johnston, John Howard Lawson ..
Directed by: Thom Andersen, Noël Burch
Release date: 1996-08-16

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