2010's WWII Movies

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1. Caterpillar (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, History, War

75 Metascore

During the Second Sino-Japanese War, in 1940, Lieutenant Kurokawa returns home as a honored and decorated soldier... but deprived of his arms and legs lost in battle in mainland China. All ... See full summary »

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu | Stars: Shinobu Terajima, Shima Ohnishi, Ken Yoshizawa, Keigo Kasuya

Votes: 1,105 | Gross: $0.00M

2. Death and Glory in Changde (2010)

131 min | Action, Drama, History

Set in 1943, late in the WWII period in China. A brave KMT army division is stationed in Changde city, a strategic garrison in Northwest Hunan province. They fight the invading Japanese army violently to protect the city.

Director: Dong Shen | Stars: Ray Lui, Ady An, Wenkang Yuan, Mengwei Xie

Votes: 250

3. East Wind Rain (2010)

116 min | Drama, War

The story of spies working for different countries attempting to decode coded weather forecasts. The coded weather forecasts were intended for Japanese diplomats working overseas and ... See full summary »

Director: Yunlong Liu | Stars: Yunlong Liu, Bingbing Fan, Xiaoran Li, Takayuki Takemoto

Votes: 119

4. The Edge (2010)

Not Rated | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In 1945, Soviet war hero Ignat is sent to work as a locomotive mechanic in a Siberian labor camp where he meets an assortment of Germans and Russians.

Director: Aleksey Uchitel | Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Anjorka Strechel, Yuliya Peresild, Sergey Garmash

Votes: 3,049

5. First Light (2010 TV Movie)

75 min | Biography, Drama, War

In May 1940 eighteen-year old Geoffrey Wellum joins the 92 squadron of the Royal Air Force and is taken to the pub,where pilots who have seen action sign their names on a blackboard. Next ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Whiteman | Stars: Sam Heughan, Gary Lewis, Ben Aldridge, Alex Robertson

Votes: 576

6. Fortress of War (2010)

Not Rated | 138 min | Action, Drama, History

A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Soviet troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days.

Director: Aleksandr Kott | Stars: Aleksey Kopashov, Andrey Merzlikin, Pavel Derevyanko, Aleksandr Korshunov

Votes: 9,644

8. Jackboots on Whitehall (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A satirical alternative history of World War II where the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full-on invasion.

Directors: Edward McHenry, Rory McHenry | Stars: Hugh Fraser, Alexander Armstrong, Rory McHenry, Ewan McGregor

Votes: 1,362

9. Joanna (2010)

110 min | Drama, War

During the Nazi occupation, a young woman whose husband disappeared at the war decides to keep hiding a small Jewish girl. To save the child, she gets into an affair with a German.

Director: Feliks Falk | Stars: Urszula Grabowska, Sara Knothe, Stanislawa Celinska, Kinga Preis

Votes: 462

10. Joe Maddison's War (2010 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama, War

Tyneside ship-builder Joe Maddison lost his faith in the trenches at the Somme in 1916. Now that World War II has begun, he is too old to enlist alongside his son and son-in-law, and is ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Collerton | Stars: Sammy T. Dobson, James Atherton, Angela Lonsdale, James Baxter

Votes: 207

11. The Pacific (2010)

TV-MA | 530 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Pacific Theatre of World War II, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Ashton Holmes

Votes: 107,300

12. Postcard (2010)

114 min | Drama, Romance, War

Toward the end of World War II, middle-aged soldier Keita is entrusted with a postcard from a comrade who is sure he will die in battle. After the war ends, Keita visits his comrade's wife ... See full summary »

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Etsushi Toyokawa, Shinobu Ôtake, Naomasa Musaka, Akira Emoto

Votes: 248

13. The Roundup (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, History, War

49 Metascore

A faithful retelling of the 1942 "Vel' d'Hiv Roundup" and the events surrounding it.

Director: Rose Bosch | Stars: Jean Reno, Mélanie Laurent, Gad Elmaleh, Raphaëlle Agogué

Votes: 8,677

AKA: The Round Up

14. Elle s'appelait Sarah (2010)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, War

59 Metascore

In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942.

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup, Frédéric Pierrot

Votes: 16,968 | Gross: $7.69M

15. The Sinking of the Laconia (2010– )

Drama, History

Dramatisation of the true story of the sinking of the liner Laconia by a German U-boat in 1942 through the eyes of six survivors.

Stars: Andrew Buchan, Ken Duken, Franka Potente, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 1,071

16. Storming Juno (2010 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | History, War

Docudrama retelling the Canadian assault of Juno Beach on D-Day, as told via reenactment and through interviews with those who were there.

Director: Tim Wolochatiuk | Stars: Benjamin Muir, Kevin Walker, Craig Cyr, Anthony Rella

Votes: 638

17. Burnt by the Sun 2 (2010)

181 min | Drama, History, War

A look at the horrors of the Eastern Front of World War II from the points of view of repressed soldier of penal battalion and his young daughter, who stayed behind enemy lines.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Oleg Menshikov, Nadia Mikhalkova, Sergey Makovetskiy

Votes: 4,278

AKA: Burnt by the Sun 2

18. Venice (2010)

115 min | Drama

Marek is in his early teens and dreams of going to Venice. Although the war makes his plans highly unlikely, the boy won't let his dreams drift away too easily.

Director: Jan Jakub Kolski | Stars: Magdalena Cielecka, Marcin Walewski, Agnieszka Grochowska, Grazyna Blecka-Kolska

Votes: 465

19. The Way Back (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 133 min | Adventure, Drama, History

66 Metascore

Siberian gulag escapees travel four thousand miles by foot to freedom in India.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Dragos Bucur

Votes: 114,558 | Gross: $2.70M

20. 1942 (2011– )

44 min | War

Early in the Spring of 1942 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union. In the forests of Russia, the partisans try to survive the winter. They have very little to do so. Gregory, The Fly and a ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Abramov, Johannes Gabriel, Olga Oleksiy, Sergey Romanyuk

Votes: 26

21. Age of Heroes (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.

Director: Adrian Vitoria | Stars: Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Aksel Hennie, Izabella Miko

Votes: 9,766

22. The Angel of Budapest (2011 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, War

The real story of Angel Sanz-Briz, the Spanish Embassy diplomat in Budapest, who in 1944 acting on their own saved more than 5,000 Jews from the Holocaust. To get it granted them passports ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Oliveros | Stars: Francis Lorenzo, Ana Fernández, János Bán, Kata Gáspár

Votes: 151

23. Am Ende die Hoffnung (2011 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama, History

"Germany, 1945: The 25-year-old Ellen is active in the resistance movement against the Nazis. When she meets Robert, a charismatic English secret agent, the two begin to have an affair.

"... See full synopsis »

Director: Thorsten Näter | Stars: Yvonne Catterfeld, Rosemarie Fendel, Stephan Luca, Maximilian von Pufendorf

Votes: 170

AKA: Fateful Love - The Hunt for U 864

24. Auschwitz (2011)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, History, War

Controversial director Uwe Boll depicts the harsh reality of the process inside one of the most infamous Nazi death camps by using brutally realistic imagery. Book-ended by documentary ... See full summary »

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Steffen Mennekes, Arved Birnbaum, Maximilian Gärtner, Friedhelm Gärtner

Votes: 1,542

25. Ballada o bombere (2011 Video)

181 min | Action, Drama, War

The Bomber (2011) / (Russian language title: Ballada o Bombere) Storyline During World War II, a soviet aircraft crashes on Nazi-occupied territory. But the pilot Grivtsov and his beloved ... See full summary »

Director: Vitaliy Vorobyov | Stars: Nikita Efremov, Ekaterina Astakhova, Aleksandr Davydov, Vladislav Abashin

Votes: 567

26. Beyond the Border (2011)

122 min | Action, Drama, War

December 1942. Two young soldiers leave their post at check-point 83 in Northern Värmland, Sweden, and make their way through the ice cold winter-night towards the border of Nazi-occupied ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Holm | Stars: André Sjöberg, Martin Wallström, Antti Reini, Marie Robertson

Votes: 1,546

27. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier, transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 804,002 | Gross: $176.65M

28. The Flowers of War (2011)

R | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance

46 Metascore

An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tianyuan Huang

Votes: 51,848 | Gross: $0.01M

29. Free Men (2011)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, History, Romance

58 Metascore

In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man.

Director: Ismaël Ferroukhi | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Michael Lonsdale, Mahmud Shalaby, Lubna Azabal

Votes: 1,363 | Gross: $0.05M

30. Frozen Silence (2011)

106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In this World War II murder mystery, a series of bodies signal a serial killer on the loose. A cop turned soldier goes on a personal mission to find the sadistic, cunning killer.

Director: Gerardo Herrero | Stars: Juan Diego Botto, Carmelo Gómez, Víctor Clavijo, Jordi Aguilar

Votes: 636

31. In Another Lifetime (2011)

90 min | Drama, War

At the end of World War II, Hungarian Jews are forced on a death march to the Austrian concentration camp Mauthausen. Only few civilians try to rescue them.

Director: Elisabeth Scharang | Stars: Ursula Strauss, Johannes Krisch, Franziska Singer, Orsolya Tóth

Votes: 71

32. In Darkness (2011)

R | 145 min | Drama, War

74 Metascore

A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the German-occupied Polish city of Lvov.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Benno Fürmann, Agnieszka Grochowska, Maria Schrader

Votes: 10,533 | Gross: $1.04M

33. Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet (2011)

140 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto from the early 1930's to his death at the hands of the US military in 1943.

Director: Izuru Narushima | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Hiroshi Abe, Shûichi Azumaya, Mitsugorô Bandô

Votes: 1,091

34. The Butcher of Prague (2011)

126 min | Drama, History, War

The burning of the village of Lidice by Nazi Germany is the only official genocide during the war. The film tells three interconnected stories that all have to do with burning down and the ... See full summary »

Director: Petr Nikolaev | Stars: Karel Roden, Zuzana Fialová, Zuzana Bydzovská, Roman Luknár

Votes: 1,390

35. Memorial Day (2012)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, History

Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. ... See full summary »

Director: Samuel Fischer | Stars: Jonathan Bennett, James Cromwell, John Cromwell, Jackson Bond

Votes: 2,496

Three flashbacks within a flashback of a grandfather recounting his experiences in the war.

36. My Best Enemy (2011)

Unrated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, War

43 Metascore

A dark WWII comedy about two friends, stolen artwork, and an unfortunate case of mistaken identity as a Jewish man switches places with his Nazi best friend in order to survive

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Georg Friedrich, Ursula Strauss, Marthe Keller

Votes: 1,480

37. My Way (2011)

R | 137 min | Action, Drama, War

30 Metascore

In World War II-era Korea, rival runners, one Korean (Jang Dong-gun) and one Japanese (Joe Odagiri), go to war together against the Soviets.

Director: Je-kyu Kang | Stars: Jang Dong-Gun, Joe Odagiri, Bingbing Fan, Kim In-kwon

Votes: 11,433 | Gross: $0.07M

38. Oba: The Last Samurai (2011)

128 min | Drama, War

During the end of World War 2, a group of Japanese soldiers fight on after US forces capture most of the island. They refuse to surrender and continue to resist after the Emperor surrenders.

Directors: Cellin Gluck, Hideyuki Hirayama | Stars: Yutaka Takenouchi, Sean McGowan, Mao Inoue, Treat Williams

Votes: 1,114

39. Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Drama, History

Three companies of paratroopers travel in a deadly mission to France to prepare the drop zone for the airborne attack on the D-Day. They have to install an Eureka transmitter and searchlight to guide the planes in the Normandy invasion.

Director: Curt A. Sindelar | Stars: Christopher Serrone, Michael Conner Humphreys, Philip De Lorenzo, Kyle Erickson

Votes: 1,331

40. Red Rose of Normandy (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 102 min | War

Caught in the middle of the advancing Allies and the fanatical Gestapo during World War II, Klaus and Klaudia must fight their way out, only to make one last stand together surrounded in the middle of the biggest invasion in world history.

Director: Tino Struckmann | Stars: Tino Struckmann, Damian Chapa, Claudia Crawford, Jack Dimich

Votes: 435

41. Remembrance (2011)

105 min | Drama, Romance, War

A Polish man rescues a Jewish woman during the chaos of WWII, but they become separated until a chance encounter over thirty years later in New York reunites them.

Director: Anna Justice | Stars: Alice Dwyer, Mateusz Damiecki, Dagmar Manzel, Lech Mackiewicz

Votes: 2,167

42. Resistance (2011)

92 min | Drama, Thriller, War

In 1944 a group of women in an isolated Welsh village wake up to discover all of the their husbands have mysteriously vanished.

Director: Amit Gupta | Stars: Michael Sheen, Alexander Dreymon, Iwan Rheon, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 1,768

43. Three to Dance (2011)

110 min | Drama, History

Historical drama about a love triangle on the background of the Second World War.

Director: Arvids Krievs | Stars: Kristine Nevarauska, Martins Freimanis, Janis Vingris, Juris Bartkevics

Votes: 96

44. Back to 1942 (2012)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama

41 Metascore

A deadly drought in 1942 takes its toll on central China's Henan province during the war against Japan.

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Guoli Zhang, Hanyu Zhang, Wei Fan, Yuanzheng Feng

Votes: 3,350 | Gross: $0.31M

45. Battle Force (2012)

R | 102 min | Action, War