World War II: Focus on the Balcans-Viewby Pepper Baggins | created - 02 May 2012 | updated - 25 Nov 2016 | Public
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1. Zivi i mrtvi (2007)
87 min | Fantasy, War, Horror
In 1943, group of Croatian soldiers overtake a strategically important point in western Bosnia with a goal to destroy a group of communist partisans. On the way they met some supernatural ... See full summary »
Croatia and Serbia
2. Crnci (2009)
75 min | Crime, Drama, War
Looking for the enemy, they found it where nobody expected - in themselves.
3. Music Box (1989)
PG-13 | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects.
Votes: 5,753 | Gross: $6.26M
4. Descending Angel (1990 TV Movie)
R | 98 min | Drama, Thriller, War
A recently engaged man getting to know his future father-in-law better unearths clues that the man may have been a Nazi collaborator and a mass murderer.
5. Der geköpfte Hahn (2007)
98 min | Drama
A moving coming of age story in a time of extreme change: on August 23, 1944 in a small city in Romanian Transylvania, the 16 year old Felix Goldschmidt awaits his classmates for their ... See full summary »
6. Dark Blue World (2001)
R | 112 min | War, Drama, Action
The friendship of two men becomes tested when they both fall for the same woman.
Votes: 4,948 | Gross: $0.26M
7. Sunshine (1999)
R | 181 min | Drama, History, Romance
The fate of a Hungarian Jewish family throughout the 20th century.
Votes: 11,816 | Gross: $5.10M
8. Hanna's War (1988)
PG-13 | 148 min | Biography, Drama, War
During WW2 Hanna Szenes, a Hungarian Jew living in British Palestine, volunteers to go behind enemy lines to rescue Jews from deportation to death camps.
Votes: 319 | Gross: $0.14M
9. Europa Europa (1990)
R | 112 min | Drama, History, War
A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.
Votes: 12,868 | Gross: $5.58M
10. Uprising (2001 TV Movie)
Unrated | 177 min | Drama, War
Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
11. Edges of the Lord (2001)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A 12-year-old Jewish boy hides with a family of Catholic peasant farmers to escape the Nazis.
12. Defiance (I) (2008)
R | 137 min | Action, Drama, History
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 one thousand Jewish non-combatants.
Votes: 124,734 | Gross: $28.64M
13. Operation: Daybreak (1975)
PG | 118 min | Drama, History, War
In 1942, Britain sends a group of British-trained Czech commandos to Prague to assassinate SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, head of the Nazi security services.
14. Ein Stück Himmel (1982– )
465 min | Biography, Drama
Marek and Celia Dawidowicz are Jewish Poles, who live with their son, Kuba, and nine-year-old daughter, Janian, in Kalisch. As war approaches, the family moves to Warsaw, and Marek and Kuba... See full synopsis »
15. The Pianist (2002)
R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
Votes: 572,706 | Gross: $32.57M
16. The Grey Zone (2001)
R | 108 min | Drama, History, War
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.
Votes: 9,269 | Gross: $0.52M
17. Gloomy Sunday (1999)
112 min | Romance, Drama
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.
Votes: 6,204 | Gross: $0.22M
18. Vilniaus getas (2006)
110 min | History, War
In 1942, in Vilnius, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate... See full summary »
19. Jakob the Liar (1999)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, War
In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out near curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German ... See full summary »
Votes: 13,513 | Gross: $4.96M
20. Babij Jar (2003)
112 min | Drama
21. Train of Life (1998)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, War
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.
Votes: 7,829 | Gross: $0.15M
22. Partizanska eskadrila (1979)
130 min | Drama, History, War
The first Yugoslav Partisan air force unit. Loosely based on historical facts.
23. Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
PG | 118 min | Action, Drama, War
During World War II, several oddly assorted military experts are teamed in a mission to raid and destroy a bridge vital to enemy strategy.
24. 1944 (2015)
100 min | Drama, History, War
In "1944" Director Elmo Nyuganena portrays the real events on the Eastern Front in Estonia in 1944, from the Battle Of Tannenburg Line, the July fighting on the Sinimäed Hills, until ... See full summary »