Serious second war movies and documentaries

This list is not in a particular order but is extremely informative and recommended for a serious WW2 viewer
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1.
Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009 Mini-Series)
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Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War.... (312 mins.)
 
2.
Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution' (2005 Mini-Series)
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The history of the Final Solution phase of the Nazi Holocaust, particularly with the most infamous of the death camps. (285 mins.)
 
3.
World War 2: The Complete History (2000 Mini-Series)
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The greatest conflict of the Twentieth Century. "World War 2: The Complete History" offers a broad scoped... (50 mins.)
 
4.
Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977)
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Director Hans-Jurgen Syberberg examines the rise and fall of the Third Reich in this brooding seven-hour masterpiece... (442 mins.)
 
5.
Holocaust (1978 Mini-Series)
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The saga of a Jewish family's struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany's systematic marginalization and extermination of their community. (475 mins.)
 
6.
History Undercover: Hunting Hitler (1999 Documentary)
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Details the many attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler, their planning, execution and why they failed plus the consequences of their failure. (44 mins.)
Director: Nigel Turner
 
7.
Rua Alguem 5555: My Father (2003)
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A man who grew up an orphan finally gets to meet his father: The psychopath Dr. Josef Mengele, the Auschwitz surgeon who performed genetic experiments on concentration camp refugees during WWII. (100 mins.)
Director: Egidio Eronico
 
8.
Hitler's Generals (1996 Mini-Series)
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Portraits of important people in Nazi-Germany. (672 mins.)
 
9.
Leni Riefenstahl (1973 Documentary)
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Portrait of filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, shot in her studio in Munich, Germany and in the nearby Alps... (55 mins.)
Director: John Musilli
 
10.
Moloch (1999)
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In 1942, in Bavaria, Eva Braun is alone, when Adolf Hitler arrives with Dr. Josef Goebbels and his wife Magda Goebbels and Martin Bormann to spend a couple of days without talking politics. (108 mins.)
 
11.
Nuremberg (2000 Mini-Series)
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The dramatized account of the war crime trials following the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. (180 mins.)
 
12.
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
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In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes. (186 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
13.
Speer und er (2005 Mini-Series)
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A reassessment of the role Albert Speer played in the Third Reich. Speer, who was ultimately convicted... (270 mins.)
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
Undergångens arkitektur (1989 Documentary)
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An absorbing and chilling documentary about the National Socialist aesthetic, and how attempts to create... (119 mins.)
Director: Peter Cohen
 
16.
The Rape of Europa (2006 Documentary)
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The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage. (117 mins.)
 
17.
Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial (2006 Mini-Series)
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Profiles on the major defendants of the Nuremberg war crimes trials. (180 mins.)
 
18.
The Tunnel (2001)
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Based on a true story a group of East Berliners escaping to the West. Harry Melchior was a champion... (150 mins.)
 
19.
Fatherland (1994 TV Movie)
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Fictional historical account of what might have happened if Adolf Hitler had won the Second World War... (106 mins.)
 
20.
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
 
21.
The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997 Mini-Series)
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An examination of how a cultured people could have allowed Hitler's rise to power.
Director: Laurence Rees
 
22.
Weaponology (2007 TV Series)
Episode: Waffen SS (2007)
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'Weaponology' unravels the mysteries of a multitude of weaponry and arms, both archaic and contemporary. In this episode, the development and lineage of Nazi Germany's Waffen SS.
Director: Mat Hodgson
 
23.
Swing Kids (1993)
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A close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing... (112 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
 
24.
Spies of Warsaw (2013 Mini-Series)
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A military attaché at the French embassy is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw. (120 mins.)
 
25.
The Wave (2008)
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A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own. (107 mins.)
Director: Dennis Gansel
 
26.
The Last Train (2002)
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Three old man, a little boy training to protect an old patrimony, La "33", the last train. (94 mins.)
Director: Diego Arsuaga
 
27.
Killing Hitler (2003 Documentary)
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A drama-documentary about Operation Foxley, a 1944 British plan to assassinate Adolf Hitler. (90 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Lovering
 
28.
Eichmann (2007)
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Based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, made before his execution in Israel as he accounts to Captain Avner Less... (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Young
 
29.
Dead Men's Secrets (2002 TV Series)
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Stars: Aaron May
 
30.
Schwarzkopf: How the War Was Won (1991 Documentary)
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General Schwarzkopf's press briefing at the end of the Persian Gulf War. (55 mins.)
 
31.
Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973 Mini-Series)
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A 1973 Soviet twelve-part television series, directed by Tatyana Lioznova and based on the novel of the same title by Yulian Semyonov... (840 mins.)
“ Seventeen Moments of Spring ” - adlerlucsi
 
32.
Uprising (2001 TV Movie)
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Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943. (177 mins.)
Director: Jon Avnet
 
33.
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
 
34.
Aftermath (2012)
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A Polish man who returns home after the death of his father unearths a secret about the now-deceased Jewish residents of his village. (107 mins.)
 
35.
Stalingrad (2013)
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A band of Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to two Russian women who have been living there. (131 mins.)
 
36.
Hans Kloss: More Than Death at Stake (2012)
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In 1945, Polish intelligence agent Hans Kloss, codenamed J-23, goes to Konigsberg to search for the treasure stolen by the Nazis. It's there that he meets his old friend and rival, SS Officer Hermann Brunner. (108 mins.)
Director: Patryk Vega
 
37.
Auschwitz (1996 Documentary)
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Director: John Kaylin
 
38.
General (1992)
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(104 mins.)
Director: Igor Nikolayev
 
39.
The Liberation of Auschwitz (1986 Documentary)
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This chilling, vitally important documentary was produced to mark the 40th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp... (60 mins.)
 
40.
In Darkness (2011)
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A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the German-occupied Polish city of Lvov. (145 mins.)
 
41.
Korczak (1990)
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Account of the last days of life of the legendary Polish pedagogue Janusz Korczak and his heroic dedication... (118 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
42.
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009 TV Movie)
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The story of Irena Sendler, a social worker who was part of the Polish underground during World War II and was arrested by the Nazis for saving the lives of nearly 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw ghetto. (95 mins.)
 
43.
General Nil (2009)
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The tumultuous life of General August Emil Fieldorf aka "Nil", who commanded the underground Home Army against the Nazis and was killed after WW2 by communists. (125 mins.)
 
44.
The Warsaw Ghetto (1940-1943) (2007 Documentary)
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Archival footage taken by the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War 2. This is scenes of what it was like, what really happened, no punches are pulled, it is extremely graphic. (34 mins.)
Director: Warsaw Jews
 
45.
Oblawa (2012)
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Late autumn 1943. Wydra (Otter), a Polish partisan, catches an informer in a nearby village and brings him to his starving unit in the forest. A thrilling adventure finds desperate times calling for desperate measures in wartime... (96 mins.)
 
46.
Sprawiedliwi (2010 TV Series)
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Basia and Stefan are a young married couple during World War II who risk their lives to bring aid to Jews...