WWII Film Timeline

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1.
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.)
“ 1890's-1933 Germany ” - jasonforno
 
2.
Stalin (1992 TV Movie)
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The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin. (172 mins.)
Director: Ivan Passer
 
3.
The Gathering Storm (2002 TV Movie)
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A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives. (96 mins.)
“ 1919 -May 10th 1940 Winston Churchill ” - jasonforno
 
4.
Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985 Mini-Series)
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The rise and fall of the Italian fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini. (410 mins.)
“ series begins in 1922 as Mussolini gathers his power through the use of his Black Shirt militia ” - jasonforno
 
5.
The Glenn Miller Story (1954)
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Biography of bandleader Glenn Miller from his beginnings to his death over the English Channel in December 1944. (115 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
“ 1929 - December 15th, 1944 ” - jasonforno
 
6.
Good (2008)
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The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now. (92 mins.)
Director: Vicente Amorim
“ 1930's Germany ” - jasonforno
 
7.
Twin Sisters (2002)
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Twin Sisters is an epic love story based on the Dutch bestseller by Tessa de Loo that has been read by more than 3.5 million readers in Holland and Germany. (137 mins.)
Director: Ben Sombogaart
“ 1930's through Post-War era ” - jasonforno
 
8.
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.)
“ "Operation Bernhard" 1936 Berlin, Germany - Post-War ” - jasonforno
 
9.
Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)
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Laura Henderson buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall which goes down in history for, among other things, its all-nude revues. (103 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ 1937-1944 London, England during "The Blitz" ” - jasonforno
 
10.
City of Life and Death (2009)
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In 1937, Japan occupied Nanjing, the Chinese capital. There was a battle and subsequent atrocities against the inhabitants, especially those who took refuge in the International Security Zone. (132 mins.)
Director: Chuan Lu
“ "Battle of Nanjing" 1937 Nanjing, China ” - jasonforno
 
11.
John Rabe (2009)
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A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38. (134 mins.)
“ "Nanjing Massacre" Late 1937-Early 1938 ” - jasonforno
 
12.
The Flowers of War (2011)
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A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety. (146 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
“ "The Rape of Nanjing" Nanjing, China 1937 ” - jasonforno
 
13.
The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
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About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937. (125 mins.)
“ Second Sino-Japanese War 1938 Nanjing, China ” - jasonforno
 
14.
The Sound of Music (1965)
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A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower. (174 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
“ Spring 1938 - Austria ” - jasonforno
 
15.
The Book Thief (2013)
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While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents. (131 mins.)
Director: Brian Percival
“ Nazi Germany 1939 ” - jasonforno
 
16.
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.)
“ Nov 9th-10th, 1938 - Germany to April 1944 ” - jasonforno
 
17.
Mother Night (1996)
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An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war. (114 mins.)
Director: Keith Gordon
“ Pre-War ” - jasonforno
 
18.
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
“ 1939 Hamburg, Germany ” - jasonforno
 
19.
The Winds of War (1983 Mini-Series)
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The trials of the Henry and Jastrow families in the early years of World War II. (883 mins.)
“ March 1939 - December 7th 1941 ” - jasonforno
 
20.
Dark Blue World (2001)
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The friendship of two men becomes tested when they both fall for the same woman. (112 mins.)
Director: Jan Sverák
“ March 16th, 1939 - Post War 1950 - German Occupation of Czechoslovakia" ” - jasonforno
 
21.
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
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On the eve of WWII, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London. (120 mins.)
“ Pre-September 1939 ” - jasonforno
 
22.
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
“ September 1st, 1939 Warsaw, Poland - Spring 1945 ” - jasonforno
 
23.
Soldier of Orange (1977)
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This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war... (152 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ September 1939 - Liesen, The Netherlands - Rotterdam Blitz ” - jasonforno
 
24.
The Cruel Sea (1953)
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The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers. (126 mins.)
Director: Charles Frend
“ September 3rd, 1939 – May 8th, 1945 "Battle Of The Atlantic" ” - jasonforno
 
25.
Schindler's List (1993)
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In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans. (195 mins.)
“ Jewish Relocation September 1939 - VE-Day 1945 ” - jasonforno
 
26.
The Winter War (1989)
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Set during World War 2. After Nazi Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, Russia attacked Finland in November 1939... (199 mins.)
Director: Pekka Parikka
“ November 30th, 1939 – March 13th, 1940 - Eastern Finland ” - jasonforno
 
27.
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.)
“ from the Winter War - November 30th, 1939 - against the Soviet Union, through the outbreak of World War II and the German occupation of Norway until peacetime in 1945. ” - jasonforno
 
28.
The House on 92nd Street (1945)
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Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the FBI in a Nazi spy ring. (88 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
“ 1939 through December 7th 1941 ” - jasonforno
 
29.
Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956)
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A true WW2 story: the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship. (119 mins.)
“ "Battle of the River Plate" December 13th 1939 ” - jasonforno
 
30.
Divided We Fall (2000)
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In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple agree to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution. (120 mins.)
Director: Jan Hrebejk
“ 1939 Czechoslovakia ” - jasonforno
 
31.
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
“ 1939 Italy ” - jasonforno
 
32.
The Young Lions (1958)
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The destiny of three soldiers during World War II. The German officer Christian Diestl approves less and less of the war... (167 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
“ Beginning of War 1939 - End of War 1945 Paris/North Africa/London/New York ” - jasonforno
 
33.
Colditz (2005 Mini-Series)
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Four Brits tunnel out of a German POW camp. One is killed, two are recaptured and one escapes. Scottish Corporal Nicholas McBride... (240 mins.)
Director: Stuart Orme
“ Begins in London in 1939, then later in Colditz Castle in Colditz, Germany. ” - jasonforno
 
34.
The Way Back (2010)
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Siberian gulag escapees travel 4,000 miles by foot to freedom in India. (133 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ 1939 - Winter 1942 Gulag labour camp deep in Siberia, Mongolia, China, Tibet, India ” - jasonforno
 
35.
To Hell and Back (1955)
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The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film. (106 mins.)
Director: Jesse Hibbs
“ 1939/1940 USA - 1945 France ” - jasonforno
 
36.
Katyn (2007)
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An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940. (122 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
“ March 5th, 1940 - "Katyn Massacre" ” - jasonforno
 
37.
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
“ April 27th, 1940 Norway - Luftwaffe pilot Horst Schopis' bomber, a Heinkel He 111 (1H+CT) is shot down near Grotli by a Fleet Air Arm Blackburn Skua (L2940) fighter, which also crash-lands near the same location. The surviving German and British crew members have to share the same cabin to survive the harsh, Norwegian winter ” - jasonforno
 
38.
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.)
“ Paris during the German occupation. June 14th 1940??? ” - jasonforno
 
39.
One Against the Wind (1991 TV Movie)
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Mary Linden works for the French Red Cross in Occupied France during World War II and helps allied soldiers... (96 mins.)
Director: Larry Elikann
“ May 1940 France ” - jasonforno
 
40.
Suite Française (2014)
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During the early years of Nazi occupation of France in World War II, romance blooms between Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams), a French villager, and Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), a German soldier. (107 mins.)
Director: Saul Dibb
 
41.
Winter in Wartime (2008)
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In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, a teenage boy gets involved in the Dutch Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded RAF pilot. (103 mins.)
“ May 1940 - May 1945 ” - jasonforno
 
42.
Malèna (2000)
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A woman provokes sensual awakenings in a group of adolescent boys. (109 mins.)
“ 1940 Sicily as Italy joins the War and conclues in 1945. ” - jasonforno
 
43.
Shining Through (1992)
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An American woman of Irish, Jewish-German parentage goes undercover in Nazi Germany. (132 mins.)
Director: David Seltzer
“ 1940-1942 United States/Switzerland/Germany ” - jasonforno
 
44.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
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Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences. (94 mins.)
Director: Mark Herman
“ Berlin in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust, then Poland May 1940. ” - jasonforno
 
45.
Fateless (2005)
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14-year-old György's life is torn apart in World War II Hungary as he is sent to a concentration camp where he is forced to become a man, and learns to find happiness in the midst of hatred, and what it really means to be Jewish. (140 mins.)
Director: Lajos Koltai
“ concentration camps at Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Zeitz ” - jasonforno
 
46.
The Imitation Game (2014)
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During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. (114 mins.)
Director: Morten Tyldum
 
47.
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
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A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II. (134 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ Pre-War, Dunkirk, The Blitz 1939-1940 ” - jasonforno
 
48.
Atonement (2007)
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Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. (123 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ "Battle of Dunkirk" / "Operation Dynamo" 1940 France ” - jasonforno
 
49.
Dunkirk (1958)
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A dramatization of the British Expeditionary Force's 1940 retreat to the beaches of France and the extraordinary seaborne evacuation that saved it from utter destruction by Nazi Germany. (134 mins.)
Director: Leslie Norman
“ May 27th - June 4th, 1940 - "Operation Dynamo" ” - jasonforno
 
50.
Dunkirk (2017)
Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
 
51.
Battle of Britain (1969)
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In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the UK. (132 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
“ "Battle of Britain" Summer/Fall 1940 ” - jasonforno
 
52.
Hanover Street (1979)
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Margaret is a nurse in England during WW2, and married to a secret agent. Things get complicated when she falls for David, an American pilot. (109 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
“ London, England 1940 ” - jasonforno
 
53.
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
“ September 7th, 1940 - May 10th, 1941 "The Blitz" - London, England ” - jasonforno
 
54.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
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Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion. (143 mins.)
Director: Andrew Adamson
“ 1940 "The Blitz" - London, England ” - jasonforno
 
55.
The Edge of Love (2008)
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Two feisty, free-spirited women are connected by the brilliant, charismatic poet who loves them both. (110 mins.)
Director: John Maybury
“ 1940's London, England - "The Blitz" ” - jasonforno
 
56.
The End of the Affair (1999)
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On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah... (102 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ During and just after 'the war" in London, England ” - jasonforno
 
57.
Watch on the Rhine (1943)
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A German-born engineer, his American wife and their children travel from Mexico to the United States to visit his brother but their plans are complicated by a Romanian count. (114 mins.)
Director: Herman Shumlin
“ 1940, Washington D.C. ” - jasonforno
 
58.
Sahara (1943)
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Sergeant Joe Gunn and his tank crew pick up five British soldiers, a Frenchman and a Sudanese man with... (97 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
“ Western Desert Campaign June 11, 1940 - Feb 4th, 1943 ” - jasonforno
 
59.
Play Dirty (1969)
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During the Desert War in North Africa, a group of British commandos disguised in Italian soldiers must travel behind enemy lines and destroy a vital Nazi oil depot. (118 mins.)
Director: Andre De Toth
“ June 1940 North Africa ” - jasonforno
 
60.
All Through the Night (1941)
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Runyonesque Broadway gamblers turn patriotic when they stumble onto a cell of Nazi saboteurs. (107 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
“ September 1940, New York City - Nazi 5th columnists ” - jasonforno
 
61.
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995 TV Movie)
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The true story of how a group of African American pilots overcame racist opposition to become one of the finest US fighter groups in World War II (106 mins.)
“ March 19th, 1941 ” - jasonforno
 
62.
The Desert Rats (1953)
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Richard Burton plays a Scottish Army officer put in charge of a disparate band of ANZAC troops on the perimeter of Tobruk with the German Army doing their best to dislodge them. (88 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
“ Mid-April 1941 North Africa ” - jasonforno
 
63.
Run Silent Run Deep (1958)
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A U.S. sub commander, obsessed with sinking a certain Japanese ship, butts heads with his first officer and crew. (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
“ Spring of 1941 - Pacific ” - jasonforno
 
64.
Sink the Bismarck! (1960)
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The World War II story of the British Navy's effort to defeat Nazi Germany's most powerful warship. (97 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
“ May 1941 North Atlantic ” - jasonforno
 
65.
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
“ Summer of 1941, in Vilnius, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. ” - jasonforno
 
66.
Mediterraneo (1991)
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In WW2, an Italian Army unit of misfits occupies an isolated non-strategic Greek island for the duration of the war. (96 mins.)
“ In June of 1941, one year after Italy joined Germany against the Allies in World War II, a small group of misfit Italian soldiers is sent to a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea for four months of lookout duty. ” - jasonforno
 
67.
Fortress of War (2010)
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A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. (138 mins.)
Director: Aleksandr Kott
“ June 1941 - Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union ” - jasonforno
 
68.
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
“ June 22nd, 1941 - about the Bielski Partisans - Occupation of Belarus (Operation Barbarossa) and ended in August 1944 with the Soviet Operation Bagration. ” - jasonforno
 
69.
In Darkness (2011)
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A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov. (145 mins.)
“ July 1941 - July 1944 Lviv, Poland ” - jasonforno
 
70.
Age of Heroes (2011)
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The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K. (90 mins.)
Director: Adrian Vitoria
“ 1941 ” - jasonforno
 
71.
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.)
“ September 8th, 1941 – January 27th, 1944 "Siege of Leningrad" ” - jasonforno
 
72.
Das Boot (1981)
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The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. (149 mins.)
“ October 1941 ” - jasonforno
 
73.
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)
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The story of the final years of the respected World War II German general, Erwin Rommel. (88 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
“ November 10th-18th, 1941 (Operation Flipper) - 1942 Libya, North Africa ” - jasonforno
 
74.
Casablanca (1942)
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In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ December 1941 Casablanca, Morocco - Africa ” - jasonforno
 
75.
Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)
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A Protestant WWII pilot and a Jewish girl fall in love in Jerusalem, even though their diverse backgrounds threaten to pull them apart. (95 mins.)
Director: Moshe Mizrahi
“ American pilots joins British RAF, gets shot down over North Africa, recovers in Jerusalem. ” - jasonforno
 
76.
Pearl Harbor (2001)
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Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war. (183 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
“ December 7th 1941 Hawaii ” - jasonforno
 
77.
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
“ December 7th 1941 Hawaii ” - jasonforno
 
78.
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
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A dramatization of the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen. (144 mins.)
“ December 7th 1941 Hawaii ” - jasonforno
 
79.
Come See the Paradise (1990)
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Portraying one of the shadier details of American history, this is the story of Jack McGurn, who comes to Los Angeles in 1936... (138 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ 1936 Los Angeles - Pearl Harbor - Manzanar, California ” - jasonforno
 
80.
Swing Shift (1984)
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A woman finds romance when she takes a job at an aircraft plant to help make ends meet after her husband goes off to war. (100 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ Post-Pearl Harbor Los Angeles 1941/1942 ” - jasonforno
 
81.
Bomb Girls (2012 TV Series)
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A drama about World War II women at work in a munitions factory. (60 mins.)
“ Canada December 1941 ” - jasonforno
 
82.
They Were Expendable (1945)
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A dramatized account of the role of the American PT Boats in the defense of the Philippines in World War II. (135 mins.)
“ December 8th, 1941 – May 8th, 1942 - Battle of the Philippines ” - jasonforno
 
83.
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.)
“ Shanghai International Settlement December 8th, 1941 - Lunghua Civilian Assembly Center 1945 ” - jasonforno
 
84.
Wake Island (1942)
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December, 1941. With no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines try to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base. (87 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
“ December 8th - 23rd, 1941 - Battle of Wake Island ” - jasonforno
 
85.
Operation Petticoat (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
World War 2 comedy about a submarine commander who finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) sub, a con-man executive officer and a group of army nurses. (124 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
“ December 10th 1941 ” - jasonforno
 
86.
1941 (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor. (118 mins.)
“ 1941 Los Angeles - Saturday, December 13th, 1941 at 7:01 a.m ” - jasonforno
 
87.
War and Remembrance (1988 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The trials of the Henry and the Jastrow families amid the events after the USA's entry into World War II. (1620 mins.)
“ December 15th, 1941 - August 7th, 1945 ” - jasonforno
 
88.
Destination Tokyo (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In order to provide information for the first air raid over Tokyo, a U.S. submarine sneaks into Tokyo Bay and places a spy team ashore. (135 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
“ Christmas Eve 1941. Recon for Doolittle Raids ” - jasonforno
 
89.
In Harm's Way (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese. (165 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
“ 1941/1942 Hawaii/Pacific Theater ” - jasonforno
 
90.
MacArthur (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The story of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and United Nations Commander for the Korean War... (130 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
“ General Douglus MacArthur January 7th, 1942 before the Battle of Battan. ” - jasonforno
 
91.
Conspiracy (2001 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A dramatic recreation of the Wannsee Conference where the Nazi Final Solution phase of the Holocaust was devised. (96 mins.)
Director: Frank Pierson
“ January 20th, 1942 Berlin suburb of Wannsee ” - jasonforno
 
92.
Paradise Road (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery. (122 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
“ Feb 10th, 1942 Singapore - Aug 24th, 1945 Belalau Sumatra ” - jasonforno
 
93.
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In 1942 British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a Japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline... (123 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
“ 1942-1946 Japanese POW camp ” - jasonforno
 
94.
The Railway Man (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him. (116 mins.)
“ Feb 15th 1942 Fall of Singapore, then the Thai-Burma Railway north of the Malay Peninsula. ” - jasonforno
 
95.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ 1942-1943 Construction of the Thai-Burma Railway. ” - jasonforno
 
96.
Australia (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand. (165 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ "The Bombing of Darwin" February 19th, 1942 ” - jasonforno
 
97.
The Fighting Seabees (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Construction workers in World War II in the Pacific are needed to build military sites, but the work... (100 mins.)
Director: Edward Ludwig
“ March 5th, 1942 - Pacific Theater ” - jasonforno
 
98.
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland. (138 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ April 18th, 1942 ” - jasonforno
 
99.
Too Late the Hero (1970)
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A reluctant hero, American Lt. Sam Lawson, is secunded to a motley British unit tasked with destroying a Japanese radio on a Philippine island. (145 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ Spring 1942 Pacific War Theater ” - jasonforno
 
100.
Anthropoid (2016)
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Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler. (120 mins.)
Director: Sean Ellis