WWII: Drama / Comedy

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1.
The Night of the Generals (1967)
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In 1942, a Polish prostitute is murdered in Warsaw. Suspicion falls on three generals, and Major Grau of German Intelligence seeks justice despite the ongoing atrocities committed during WWII. (148 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
2.
Castle Keep (1969)
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During the Battle of the Bulge, an anachronistic count shelters a ragtag squad of Americans in his isolated castle hoping they will defend it against the advancing Germans. (105 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
3.
The Canterville Ghost (1944)
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In the 1600s, cowardly Sir Simon of Canterville flees a duel and seeks solace in the family castle.... (95 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
Hope and Glory (1987)
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A semi-autobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2... (113 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
6.
Forbidden Games (1952)
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A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death. (86 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
7.
Army of Shadows (1969)
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An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France. (145 mins.)
 
8.
1941 (1979)
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Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor. (118 mins.)
“ Бесконечно плохой и отталкивающий продукт раннего Спилберга, в котором он попытался снять комедию о Второй Мировой. Обычно неглупые Дэн Эйкройд и Джон Белуши играют хуже Петросяна, дуболомный "юмор" использует доведенные до приторности стереотипы везде и во всем, персонажи за гранью добра и зла. Разве что L.A. 40х выглядит эффектно, а воздушный бой над городом очень и очень впечатляет — все эти наработки потом попадут в Индиану Джонса. ” - jvetrau
 
9.
La Grande Vadrouille (1966)
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A RAF Bomber is shot down over Paris by the Germans. Its crew (Terry Thomas as a flight captain) land there by parachute... (132 mins.)
Director: Gérard Oury
“ Одна из лучших комедий про Вторую Мировую, да и вообще. ” - jvetrau
 
10.
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
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During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy. (99 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
“ Феерически крутая комедия про актерскую труппу в оккупированной Польше, которая устраивает отменнейшую буффонаду с переодеваниями и лицедейством для поимки предателя. По духу очень похоже на оперетту и, несмотря на возраст, фильм смотрится очень достойно. Кстати, "Бесславные Ублюдки" ссылаются в том числе и на это кино. Одна из лучших комедий ever. ” - jvetrau
 
11.
From Here to Eternity (1953)
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In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love. (118 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
12.
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
“ Невероятно душевный и человечный фильм по произведению Эриха Марии Ремарка, рассказывающий о немецком солдате — попадая в отпуск, он ищет родных, женится и погибает по возвращении. Красиво, без лишнего пафоса, почти без оценки событий и штампов. ” - jvetrau
 
13.
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
 
14.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. (116 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
 
15.
Catch-22 (1970)
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A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions. (122 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
16.
The Best of Enemies (1961)
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In 1941 during the desert war in Abyssinia the Italian captain Blasi and the British major Richardson alternate between being bitter enemies or best friends depending on the circumstances. (104 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
17.
Pearl Harbor (2001)
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A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941. (183 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
 
18.
Victory (1981)
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As allied POWs prepare for a soccer game against the German National Team to be played in Nazi-occupied Paris, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for the team's escape. (116 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
19.
The Last Metro (1980)
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In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs. (131 mins.)
 
20.
Story of Women (1988)
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Marie Latour, a woman of limited schooling, raises two children in a ratty flat during World War II in occupied France... (108 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
21.
Empire of the Sun (1987)
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A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II. (153 mins.)
 
22.
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
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On the eve of World War II, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London. (120 mins.)
 
23.
Hell in the Pacific (1968)
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During World War II, an American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain are deserted on a small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. There, they must cease their hostility and cooperate if they want to survive, but will they? (103 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
24.
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
 
25.
Into the White (2012)
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Norway, WWII: A group of British and German soldiers find themselves stranded in the wilderness after an aircraft battle. Finding shelter in the same cabin, they realize the only way to survive the winter is to place the rules of war aside. (104 mins.)
Director: Petter Næss
 
26.
Massacre in Rome (1973)
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In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship... (110 mins.)