5 Best JFK Assassination Movies

Thursday, July 21 by Andrea Miller

Are you interested in the five best movies about JFK's assassination? These historical films are a must for anyone interested in the JFK assassination or American history in general. Read on for the list of the five best JFK assassination movies.

  1. "JFK." This film, written and directed by noted political filmmaker Oliver Stone, explores the many conspiracy theories behind the official story of the JFK assassination. The movie won Academy Awards for Best Film Editing and Best Cinematography. It was also nominated for several other Academy Awards, and includes a strong ensemble cast of some of Hollywood's best actors.
  2. "The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes." This documentary about the JFK assassination questions the findings of the Warren Commission and presents other theories about who killed JFK. It won the Documentary Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
  3. "Beyond JFK: The Question of Conspiracy." This documentary about the JFK assassination delves deeper into the facts and evidence that were the basis for Oliver Stone's Academy Award-winning feature film. It contains never before seen footage and rarely revealed interviews, interesting for any history enthusiast or JFK conspiracy theorist.
  4. "The Murder of JFK: A Revisionist History."  This comprehensive movie about JFK's assassination tells the story through never-before-seen archival footage and interviews. Upon its release, it won two awards from the International Documentary Association.
  5. "Rush to Judgment." Based on a book by Mark Lane, this JFK assassination documentary uncovers serious flaws in the conclusions of the Warren Commission. Released just four years after the assassination, it relies heavily on eyewitness testimony.

COMMENTS

  1. July 21, 2011 6:43 pm

    Butchez1809

    I love Oliver Stone.  Having said that, the only thing he got right in JFK is the time and place of the assassination.  All of these movies are conspiratorist that are not based on evidence.


  2. July 21, 2011 6:43 pm

    Wim


  3. July 21, 2011 6:43 pm

    DavidMyers

    Why should I believe you?  I’ve read a lot of JFK Assassination materials and I would say that Stone covered about 70% of what I regared as the truthful and relevant issues.  He did combine several characters into one, in the interest of keeping the film under 3 hours, but I know of no incorrect information in this film.  He got it right.  The thrity per cent I refer to is the background information that he didn’t address (and that wasn’t even known or available at the time the film was made but has surfaced since then because of the efforts of the Assassination Records Review Board’s successful efforts to get many surpressed documents held by US government agencies including the FBI, the CIA, the Secret Service, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and various military intellegence agencies released, under the auspices of the JFK Assassination Records Act of 1992),  but has been addressed excedingly well by one of the best overview books on these subjects, complete with very well document and resourced information:  “JFK and the Unspeakable – Why He Died and Why It Matters” by James W. Douglass (pub 2008).


  4. July 21, 2011 6:43 pm

    misfit120

    Another good movie which gets no mention is “Executive Action” staring Bert Lancaster which came out long before the JFK movie. It’s interesting to watch both movies and compare how close each one was to the theories.


  5. July 21, 2011 6:43 pm

    Charles Drago

    “The Package.”

    Hands down.