Best World War II Movies

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1.
Went the Day Well? (1942)
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An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion. (92 mins.)
Director: Cavalcanti
 
3.
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
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A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. (89 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
 
3.
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
 
5.
Fires Were Started (1943)
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A new man joins the civilian firefighters at a London unit during the Second World War. He meets his fellow firemen and firewomen... (63 mins.)
 
5.
Attack (1956)
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In 1945, an American Infantry company sets up an artillery observation post but tensions between Captain Cooney and Lieutenant Costa run high. (107 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
6.
Paratroop Command (1959)
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A squad member of the U.S. Paratroop unit in WWII accidently shoots one of his unit. Over the forthcoming months there is some anamosity against him as they battle their way across Italy. (71 mins.)
Director: William Witney
 
9.
Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
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During WW2 in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria. (130 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
9.
Millions Like Us (1943)
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Categorised as a British World War II propaganda film this less known example is a superb work of morale-boosting films from mid World War 2... (103 mins.)
 
10.
Germany Pale Mother (1980)
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Germany 1939. Hans and Lene marry the day before the war breaks out, and Hans is sent to the Eastern front... (123 mins.)
 
11.
Europa (1991)
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Just after W.W.II, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him. (112 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
 
12.
A Walk in the Sun (1945)
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During WWII, a platoon of American soldiers trudge through the Italian countryside in search of a bridge they have been ordered to blow up, encountering danger and destruction along the way. (117 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
13.
The Inglorious Bastards (1978)
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In 1944 France, a group of escaped American military prisoners en route to Switzerland volunteers to steal a Nazi V2 rocket warhead for the Allies. (99 mins.)
 
13.
Mr. Klein (1976)
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Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France... (123 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
14.
Hannibal Brooks (1969)
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A prisoner of war working at a zoo gets the chance to escape from the Germans, so he does and he takes with him the elephant that he's been caring for. Together they head for the Swiss border and freedom. (101 mins.)
Director: Michael Winner
 
15.
Days of Glory (1944)
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A heroic guerilla group fights back against impossible odds during the 1941 Nazi invasion of Russia. (86 mins.)
 
16.
The Dam Busters (1955)
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The story of how the British attacked German dams in WWII by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective. (124 mins.)
 
18.
Stalingrad (1993)
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The story follows a group of German soldiers, from their Italian R&R in the summer of 1942 to the frozen steppes of Soviet Russia and ending with the battle for Stalingrad. (134 mins.)
 
18.
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
 
19.
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