Resistance films (World War Two)

A list of films about resistance groups, saboteurs, partisans, assassins and other such types in the Second World War.
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1.
Come and See (1985)
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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. (142 mins.)
Director: E. Klimov
 
2.
Army of Shadows (1969)
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An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France. (145 mins.)
“ Unromantic, violent, grubby Gaullist resistance in Vichy France. ” - BristleKRS
 
3.
Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
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During the German occupation noble, bourgeois and worker's partisan groups lived in peace with another. On the first day of freedom they start to fight each other. In these fights is weaved a most tender love story. (103 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
4.
Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)
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Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2... (119 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
“ An Anglo-French woman joins the SOE and becomes a proficient saboteur behind German lines in Occupied France. ” - BristleKRS
 
5.
Flame and Citron (2008)
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A drama centered on two fighters in the Holger Danske World War II resistance group. (130 mins.)
“ A pair of 'liquidators' from the Holge Danske resistance movement face intrigue and double-cross whilst assassinating Nazis and collaborators in occupied Denmark. ” - BristleKRS
 
6.
Kanal (1957)
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In 1944, during the Warsaw uprising against the Nazis, Polish Lieutenant Zadra and his resistance fighters use Warsaw's sewer system to escape the German encirclement. (91 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
7.
Lacombe, Lucien (1974)
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A small town in the south-west of France, summer of 1944. Having failed to join the resistance, the 18 year old Lucien Lacombe... (138 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
8.
Operation Amsterdam (1959)
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When Germany invades Holland in 1940, a British intelligence officer and two Dutch diamond merchants go to Amsterdam to persuade the Dutch diamond merchants to evacuate their diamond supplies to England. (104 mins.)
 
9.
Odette (1950)
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This is the story of a brave woman who volunteered to join SOE (Special Operations Executive) during WWII... (124 mins.)
Director: Herbert Wilcox
 
10.
Casablanca (1942)
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In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
11.
Max Manus: Man of War (2008)
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The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons. (118 mins.)
 
12.
The Password Is Courage (1962)
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A World War II British officer named Charles Coward, having been captured by the Germans, tries everything he can to escape... (116 mins.)
Director: Andrew L. Stone
 
13.
Charlotte Gray (2001)
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A young Scottish woman joins the French Resistance during World War II to rescue her Royal Air Force boyfriend who is lost in France. (121 mins.)
 
14.
Defiance (2008)
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Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1,000 Jewish non-combatants. (137 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
15.
Female Agents (2008)
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In 1944, in London, Lieutenant Pierre Desfontaines assigns his sister Louise Desfontaines to convince... (117 mins.)
 
16.
Army of Crime (2009)
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The poet Missak Manouchian leads a mixed bag of youngsters and immigrants in a clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation... (139 mins.)
 
17.
Rome, Open City (1945)
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During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, resistance leader Giorgio Manfredi is chased by Nazis and he seeks refuge and escape. (103 mins.)
 
18.
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
 
19.
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
 
20.
Black Book (2006)
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In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance. (145 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
21.
Soldier of Orange (1977)
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During WW2, Dutch students join the resistance movement against the German occupation of the Netherlands. (155 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
22.
The Battle of the Rails (1946)
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This movie is a story about French railroad workers who were part of organized resistance during the German WW2 occupation. (85 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
23.
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
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The departure of the German army from Paris in 1944. (175 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
24.
Lucie Aubrac (1997)
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A love story or a tale of the resistance, this poignant movie tells both the haunting story of a French... (115 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
25.
A Man Escaped (1956)
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A captured French Resistance fighter during WWII engineers a daunting escape from prison. (101 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
26.
Sisters in Resistance (2000 Documentary)
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Four women in the French Resistance tell of their adventures, arrest and deportation to Ravensbrück women's concentration camp during the Nazi Occupation. (60 mins.)
Director: Maia Wechsler
 
27.
The Sorrow and the Pity (1969 Documentary)
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From 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophüls mixes archival... (251 mins.)
Director: Marcel Ophüls
 
28.
A Generation (1955)
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Story of youths during the German occupation of Poland in the World War II who come to adulthood through love and adversity. (83 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
29.
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
 
30.
The Heroes of Telemark (1965)
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Norwegian resistance tries to stop German efforts to produce an atomic bomb component during World War II. (131 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann