World War II: focus on the german view

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1.
Stalingrad (1993)
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A depiction of the brutal battle of Stalingrad, the Third Reich's 'high water mark', as seen through... (134 mins.)
 
2.
Cross of Iron (1977)
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In 1943, in the Russian front, the decorated leader Rolf Steiner is promoted to Sergeant after another successful mission... (132 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
3.
Breakthrough (1979)
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In 1944 a German sergeant gets involved in an anti-Hitler conspiracy, and saves the life of an American colonel. (111 mins.)
 
4.
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
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A German plot to kidnap Winston Churchill unfolds at the height of World War II. (135 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
5.
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
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A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad. (131 mins.)
 
6.
Stalingrad: Dogs, Do You Want to Live Forever? (1959)
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In the winter of 1943, against the background of battle scenes, a young German Lieutenant who increasingly distrusts the inhuman Nazi ideology struggles with the concept of war. (93 mins.)
Director: Frank Wisbar
 
7.
Sharks and Little Fish (1957)
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Four young German naval cadets begin their military service in 1940; only one of them will survive. (120 mins.)
Director: Frank Wisbar
 
8.
Das Boot (1981)
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The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. (149 mins.)
 
9.
Das Boot (1985 Mini-Series)
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A World War II German U-Boat crew have a terrifying patrol mission in the early days of the war. (293 mins.)
 
10.
08/15 (1954)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Paul May
 
11.
Downfall (2004)
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Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII. (156 mins.)
 
12.
Before the Fall (2004)
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In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) - high schools that produce Nazi elite... (117 mins.)
Director: Dennis Gansel
 
13.
The Ogre (1996)
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Frenchman Abel Tiffauges likes children, and wants to protect them against the grown-ups. Falsely suspected as child molester... (118 mins.)
 
14.
The Bridge (1959)
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In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers. (103 mins.)
Director: Bernhard Wicki
 
15.
The Bunker (2001)
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Seven German soldiers are enclosed in one bunker during the Second World War. They soon feel surrounded by enemies... (95 mins.)
Director: Rob Green
 
16.
The Grey Zone (2001)
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A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkommando, Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews, find themselves in a moral grey zone. (108 mins.)
 
17.
Valkyrie (2008)
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A dramatization of the 20 July assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Hitler during World War II. (121 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
 
18.
Operation Valkyrie (2004 TV Movie)
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In 1944, a group of high command officers plot an attempt against Hitler, and one of the leaders of the conspiracy... (131 mins.)
Director: Jo Baier
 
19.
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003 Mini-Series)
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A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II. (130 mins.)
 
20.
Cabaret (1972)
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A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. (124 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
 
21.
Max (2002)
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A film studying the depiction of a friendship between an art dealer named Rothman and his student, Adolf Hitler. (106 mins.)
Director: Menno Meyjes
 
22.
The Officer Factory (1989 Mini-Series)
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Based on the book by Kirst, this is the story of the investigation concerning the death of a young lieutenant at a German school for officers... (367 mins.)
Director: Wolf Vollmar
 
23.
Death Is My Trade (1977)
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The disturbing biography of Auschwitz commander Rudolf Höss. (145 mins.)
Director: Theodor Kotulla
 
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Amen. (2002)
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During WWII SS officer Kurt Gerstein tries to inform Pope Pius XII about Jews being sent to extermination camps. Young Jesuit priest Riccardo Fontana helps him in the difficult mission to inform the world. (132 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
25.
As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)
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At the end of WW2, a German POW doing hard labor in the Soviet Gulag escapes from his Siberian camp to return to Germany but he's pursued by a Soviet NKVD officer. (158 mins.)
Director: Hardy Martins
 
26.
Eye of the Needle (1981)
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A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband. (112 mins.)
 
27.
Die letzte Schlacht (2005 TV Movie)
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(105 mins.)
 
28.
Die Gustloff (2008 TV Movie)
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German film loosely based on the sinking, by a Soviet submarine, of a Nazi troop-transport ship in the Baltic Sea on January 30th 1945. (188 mins.)
 
29.
The Ninth Day (2004)
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A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary. (98 mins.)
 
30.
A Woman in Berlin (2008)
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A woman tries to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of World War II. (131 mins.)
 
31.
March of Millions (2007 TV Movie)
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In 1944 many Germans in Eastern Prussia believed like Lena von Mahlenberg, daughter of a local aristocrat, that Hitler would surrender and spare them from being invaded by the vengeful Russian Red Army. He didn't and they had to flee. (180 mins.)
Director: Kai Wessel
 
32.
Nicht alle waren Mörder (2006 TV Movie)
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Based on the childhood memories of actor Michael Degen, the movie deals with the everyday struggle to survive as a Jewish boy in Nazi Germany... (92 mins.)
Director: Jo Baier
 
33.
Neger, Neger, Schornsteinfeger (2006 TV Movie)
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This drama is based on the childhood memories of Hans Jürgen Massaquoi, who was one of the few black native Germans in Nazi Germany... (180 mins.)
Director: Jörg Grünler
 
34.
Ghetto (2006)
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In 1942, in Vilnius, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto... (110 mins.)
Director: Audrius Juzenas
 
35.
Gloomy Sunday (1999)
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Follows three men who are in love with a most beautiful waitress: An intellectual restaurant owner, a mysterious musician and an erratic businessman; taking place during the WWII. (112 mins.)
Director: Rolf Schübel
 
36.
Holocaust (1978 Mini-Series)
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The saga of a Jewish family's struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany's systematic marginalization and extermination of their community. (475 mins.)
 
37.
Darkness Fell on Gotenhafen (1960)
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(99 mins.)
Director: Frank Wisbar
 
38.
The Last Train (2006)
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A group of people are imprisoned in a rail car bound from Berlin to a concentration camp in 1945. (123 mins.)
 
39.
The Counterfeiters (2007)
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The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII. (98 mins.)
 
40.
Europa Europa (1990)
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A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth. (112 mins.)
 
41.
Lili Marleen (1981)
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In Switzerland German singer 'Willie' falls in love with Jewish composer 'Robert' who offers resistance to the Nazis by helping refugees... (120 mins.)
 
42.
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
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A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose. (120 mins.)
Director: Marc Rothemund
 
43.
The White Rose (1982)
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During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University begin to question the decesions and sanity of Germany's Nazi government... (123 mins.)
 
44.
Seven Minutes (1989)
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A true story about Johann Georg Elser, a quiet carpenter who tried to assassinate Hitler with an explosive device in 1939. (97 mins.)
 
45.
Swing Kids (1993)
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The story of a close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany who listen to banned swing music from the US... (112 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
 
46.
The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)
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Cologne-Ehrenfeld, November 1944. They're young, wild and rebellious, like young people anywhere and in any time... (111 mins.)
Director: Niko Brücher
 
47.
Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
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Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp... (120 mins.)
Director: Robert M. Young
 
48.
Das Boot ist voll (1981)
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During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany... (101 mins.)
Director: Markus Imhoof
 
49.
The Pianist (2002)
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A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
50.
The Fallen (2003)
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The story of ordinary men during WWII as seen from three different points of View. (112 mins.)
Director: Ari Taub
 
51.
Train of Life (1998)
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In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine. (103 mins.)
Director: Radu Mihaileanu
 
52.
Jakob the Liar (1999)
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In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out near curfew... (120 mins.)
Director: Peter Kassovitz
 
53.
Franz + Polina (2006)
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(124 mins.)
Director: Mikhail Segal
 
54.
Die Wannseekonferenz (1984 TV Movie)
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A precise, real-time (exactly 85 minutes - the length of the actual event) reenactment of the infamous Wannsee Conference... (87 mins.)
Director: Heinz Schirk
 
55.
Conspiracy (2001 TV Movie)
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A dramatic recreation of the Wannsee Conference where the Nazi Final Solution phase of the Holocaust was devised. (96 mins.)
Director: Frank Pierson
 
56.
Fatherland (1994 TV Movie)
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Fictional historical account of what might have happened if Adolf Hitler had won the Second World War... (106 mins.)
 
57.
Entrusted (2003 TV Movie)
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Hoping to entrap Maria von Gall, who runs a courageous underground railroad for Jews in France, the Nazis kidnap her son Thomas... (130 mins.)
 
58.
In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1997 TV Movie)
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A Rabbi in the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland in 1942 fights to maintain his stance of peace and acceptance... (100 mins.)
 
59.
Mephisto (1981)
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A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance... (144 mins.)
Director: István Szabó
 
60.
Hanussen (1988)
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A man's story parallels Hitler's rise. Austrian Klaus Schneider, wounded in World War I, recovers in the care of Dr... (140 mins.)
Director: István Szabó
 
61.
The Harmonists (1997)
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Comedian Harmonists tells the story of a famous, German male sextet, five vocals and piano, the "Comedian Harmonists"... (126 mins.)
 
62.
Sass (2001)
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(112 mins.)
Director: Carlo Rola
 
63.
Marlene (2000)
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The movie follows the life and personality of the famous actress Marlene Dietrich. (132 mins.)
 
64.
Rama Dama (1991)
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Felix Zeiler doesn't return after the end of World War II. His wife - alone with 2 little children - meets Hans and they are slowly getting closer. (107 mins.)
 
65.
Herbstmilch (1989)
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This is a cinematic adaptation of the autobiography of Anna Wimschneider. It depicts her life's experiences... (111 mins.)
 
66.
And Nobody Weeps for Me (1996)
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(102 mins.)
 
67.
Leo & Claire (2001)
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(103 mins.)
 
68.
Aimee & Jaguar (1999)
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Berlin 1943/44 ("The Battle of Berlin"). Felice, an intelligent and courageous Jewish woman who lives under a false name... (125 mins.)
 
69.
Rosenstrasse (2003)
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After the death of her father, Hannah becomes concerned with the strange behavior of her mother. As her mother's troubled childhood is revealed, Hannah realizes how little she ever knew. (136 mins.)
 
70.
Cold Is the Breath of Evening (2000)
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Love story spanning 60 years of the lives of Charlotte and Hugo. As a teenager before the war she is in love with him... (124 mins.)
Director: Rainer Kaufmann
 
71.
Bent (1997)
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Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny... (105 mins.)
Director: Sean Mathias
 
72.
The Serpent's Egg (1977)
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Ingmar Bergman's The Serpent's Egg follows a week in the life of Abel Rosenberg, an out-of-work American... (119 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
73.
The Keep (1983)
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Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison. (96 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
74.
The Berlin Affair (1985)
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Set in 1938 Berlin, Louise Von Hollendorf is the wife of a young Nazi diplomat who meets and falls in love with a certain Mitsuko Matsugae... (121 mins.)
Director: Liliana Cavani
 
75.
Spy Sorge (2003)
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(182 mins.)
 
76.
A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)
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On the Russian front in 1944 German Private Ernst Graeber receives a leave and visits his family in Germany but Germany isn't the same country he left behind. (132 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
77.
Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt (1965)
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Two 17-year-olds, Werner Holt and Gilbert Wolzow, are pulled out of school and into Hitler's army. Gilbert becomes a fanatical soldier... (164 mins.)
Director: Joachim Kunert
 
78.
The Fifth Day of Peace (1970)
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At the end of WW II, German deserters are tried for desertion by fellow POWs inside a prisoner of war camp for Nazis. (110 mins.)
 
79.
The Misfit Brigade (1987)
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War story of the 27th Panzers, Hitler's heavy-duty combat regiment composed of prisoners. In 1943, this motley tank crew is sent on a suicide mission behind enemy lines to destroy a Soviet train that's carrying fuel for the Red Army. (100 mins.)
Director: Gordon Hessler
 
80.
The McKenzie Break (1970)
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During WW2, German POWs in Britain plot to escape from their prison camp in Scotland. (108 mins.)
Director: Lamont Johnson
 
81.
Brother's War (2009)
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The story is set in the latter days of World War 2, against the backdrop of fierce combat on the eastern front... (100 mins.)
Director: Jerry Buteyn
 
82.
Leningrad (2009)
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When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them... (110 mins.)
 
83.
In Tranzit (2008)
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In 1946, a group of German POWs are mistakenly sent to a Soviet female transit prison camp and must cope with the hostility of the Soviet female inmates and guards, under the orders of cruel camp commander Pavlov. (113 mins.)
Director: Tom Roberts
 
84.
As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (1959 TV Series)
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(400 mins.)
Director: Fritz Umgelter
 
85.
Das Zeugenhaus (2014 TV Movie)
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(105 mins.)