The 25 Best WWII Movies, Series & Documentariesby User_ID_idontknow | created - 31 May 2017 | updated - 7 months ago | Public
***THIS LIST IS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER***
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2. Stalingrad (1993)
Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, War
The story follows a group of German soldiers, from their Italian R&R in the summer of 1942 to the frozen steppes of Soviet Russia and ending with the battle for Stalingrad.
Votes: 31,257 | Gross: $0.08M
3. Schindler's List (1993)
R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
Votes: 1,229,182 | Gross: $96.90M
4. Come and See (1985)
Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, Thriller, War
After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.
5. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
R | 169 min | Drama, War
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
Votes: 1,253,302 | Gross: $216.54M
8. Downfall (2004)
R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 334,706 | Gross: $5.51M
9. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Votes: 154,978 | Gross: $13.76M
11. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
Votes: 1,288,610 | Gross: $120.54M
13. The Great Escape (1963)
Approved | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
Votes: 227,293 | Gross: $12.10M
14. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War
Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.
Votes: 52,797 | Gross: $50.80M
15. Cross of Iron (1977)
R | 119 min | Drama, War
German commander Hauptmann Stransky (Maximilian Schell) places a squad in extreme danger after Sergeant Rolf Steiner (James Coburn) refuses to lie for him.
16. We Stand Alone Together (2001 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 78 min | Documentary
Compiled over two years, an 'on-camera oral history' of Easy Company, told by the veterans themselves. Accompanies the mini-series Band of Brothers.
18. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History
World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
Votes: 445,726 | Gross: $67.21M
23. Dunkirk (2017)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Commonwealth and Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Votes: 567,337 | Gross: $188.37M
24. Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler (2011)
108 min | Documentary, History, War
Chronicles Hitler's life as a failed painter and far-right activist up to his election as Chancellor of Germany, leading to his relentless rise to power, culminating in the beginning of World War II.
28. Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009)
TV-MA | 312 min | Documentary, History, War
Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War. The documentary is composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war ... See full summary »
History Specials (2010– )
WWII from Space
TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary, History, War
This spectacular two-hour special delivers the tipping points of World War II as you ve never seen them before. The key editorial feature of the program is an all-seeing CGI eye; bringing a... See full summary »
History's Verdict (2013– )
60 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Under Stalin's rule, the concept of "socialism in one's country" became a central tenet of Soviet society.
35. Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told (2013)
350 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Adolf Hitler, born in Braunau, one man who will change the history of the world forever. It follows his childhood to the death of his mother and his broken ambition to become an artist, ... See full summary »
36. Europa: The Last Battle (2017)
746 min | Documentary, History, War
The TRUE HISTORY of the World. Who didn't learn from the mistakes of the past, is condamned to repeat them. And HERE we described those mistakes. We learned from them. This is how it was: ... See full synopsis »
37. David Cole Interviews Dr. Franciszek Piper (1992)
Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary, History
Video documentary by Holocaust-denier David Cole made in support of the discredited claim that the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland was actually built after the war for propaganda purposes.
38. Hellstorm (2015)
90 min | Documentary, History, War
A documentary that tells the tale that the victors still do not want you to know. Learn the terrible truth about the rape, torture, slavery, and mass murder inflicted upon the German people by the Allied victors of World Word II.
39. The Soviet Story (2008)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History, War
The Soviet Story offers an alternative history of an Allied power, which helped the Nazis to fight Jews and which slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale.