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1. The Longest Day (1962)

G | 178 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda

Votes: 46,422 | Gross: $39.10M

2. Cross of Iron (1977)

R | 119 min | Drama, War

7.5
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A German commander places a squad in extreme danger after its Sergeant refuses to lie for him.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner

Votes: 22,131

3. Summer of '42 (1971)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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During his summer vacation on Nantucket Island in 1942, a youth eagerly awaiting his first sexual encounter finds himself developing an innocent love for a young woman awaiting news on her soldier husband's fate in WWII.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Oliver Conant

Votes: 5,854

4. Islands in the Stream (1977)

PG | 104 min | Drama

6.7
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An isolated sculptor is visited by his three sons just before the start of WWII.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: George C. Scott, David Hemmings, Gilbert Roland, Hart Bochner

Votes: 1,079

5. One Against the Wind (1991 TV Movie)

PG | 96 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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Mary Lindell works for the French Red Cross in Occupied France during World War II and helps allied soldiers who have been shot down to escape to the unoccupied side. Her activities are ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Anthony Higgins, Christien Anholt

Votes: 427

6. Jenny's War (1985)

PG | 198 min | Drama, War

7.8
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This fact-based story follows a woman who launches a rescue of her Royal Air Force pilot son, who was shot down over Germany in 1941. Getting no help from the underground, she sets up her own rescue mission.

Stars: Dyan Cannon, Elke Sommer, Robert Hardy, Patrick Ryecart

Votes: 131

7. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 43,938 | Gross: $50.80M

8. 633 Squadron (1964)

Approved | 102 min | War, Drama

6.4
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An RAF squadron is assigned to knock out a German rocket fuel factory in Norway. The factory supplies fuel for the Nazi effort to launch rockets on England during D-Day.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Cliff Robertson, George Chakiris, Maria Perschy, Harry Andrews

Votes: 2,837

9. Battle of Britain (1969)

G | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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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.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Curd Jürgens

Votes: 17,628

10. Hanna's War (1988)

PG-13 | 148 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.2
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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.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Maruschka Detmers, Anthony Andrews, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 318 | Gross: $0.14M

11. The Big Red One (1980)

R | 113 min | Drama, War

7.2
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77 Metascore

The story of a sergeant and the inner core members of his unit as they try to serve in and survive World War II.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco

Votes: 16,544

12. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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93 Metascore

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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 978,445 | Gross: $96.07M

13. God afton, Herr Wallenberg (1990)

Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.6
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Swedish national Raoul Wallenberg, newcomer to politics and international machinations, travels to German-occupied Budapest during WWII in order to effectively intervene in the fate of ... See full summary »

Director: Kjell Grede | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Katharina Thalbach, Károly Eperjes, Miklós B. Székely

Votes: 852

14. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Not Rated | 186 min | Drama, War

8.3
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In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich

Votes: 52,188

15. Kelly's Heroes (1970)

GP | 144 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

7.7
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A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure.

Director: Brian G. Hutton | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carroll O'Connor

Votes: 38,319

16. The Winds of War (1983– )

883 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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The trials of the Henry and Jastrow families in the early years of World War II.

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw, Jan-Michael Vincent, John Houseman

Votes: 3,046

17. Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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A dramatization based on eye witness accounts of Hitler's final days in an underground bunker, his military henchmen, and his stormy relationship with Eva Braun.

Director: Ennio De Concini | Stars: Alec Guinness, Simon Ward, Adolfo Celi, Diane Cilento

Votes: 1,121

18. Go for Broke! (1951)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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The story of Japanese-American soldiers who fought in Europe during World War II.

Director: Robert Pirosh | Stars: Van Johnson, Lane Nakano, George Miki, Akira Fukunaga

Votes: 1,005

19. Battleground (1949)

Approved | 118 min | Action, War, Drama

7.5
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A squad of the 101st Airborne Division copes with being trapped in the besieged city of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy

Votes: 5,646 | Gross: $10.29M

20. Patton (1970)

GP | 172 min | Biography, Drama, War

8.0
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91 Metascore

The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael Strong

Votes: 82,994 | Gross: $61.70M

21. Hanover Street (1979)

PG | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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32 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Harrison Ford, Lesley-Anne Down, Christopher Plummer, Alec McCowen

Votes: 3,898 | Gross: $3.00M

22. Yanks (1979)

R | 138 min | Drama, War

6.4
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During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, ... See full summary »

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Richard Gere, Lisa Eichhorn, Vanessa Redgrave, William Devane

Votes: 2,739

23. The Thousand Plane Raid (1969)

G | 93 min | Adventure, War

5.6
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A U.S. Air Force colonel convinces the Allies during World War II that a daylight bombing raid of Germany will bring a quick end to the war.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Christopher George, Laraine Stephens, J.D. Cannon, Gary Marshal

Votes: 199

24. The Mediterranean in Flames (1970)

102 min | Action, Drama, War

4.7
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In 1941 the Germans invaded in Greece and two childhood friends, one a Greek naval officer and the other German is forced to fight each other and collide in battle, each defending his homeland.

Director: Dimis Dadiras | Stars: Kostas Prekas, Kostas Karras, Olga Politou, Sofia Roubou

Votes: 65

25. The Last Warrior (1989)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, War

5.1
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The biggest Japanese destroyer "Yamato" is badly damaged in a battle and shall be repaired at a small island in the Pacific which is inhabited only by Gibb, an US American observation post,... See full summary »

Director: Martin Wragge | Stars: Gary Graham, Maria Holvoe, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, John Carson

Votes: 131

26. Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.5
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100 Metascore

In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Votes: 432,798 | Gross: $1.02M

27. The Bridge (1959)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, War

7.8
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In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers.

Director: Bernhard Wicki | Stars: Folker Bohnet, Fritz Wepper, Michael Hinz, Frank Glaubrecht

Votes: 5,881

28. Breakthrough (1950)

91 min | Drama, War

6.8
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An American infantry unit, from its pre-invasion training to combat in Europe.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: David Brian, John Agar, Frank Lovejoy, William Campbell

Votes: 214

29. Breakthrough (1979)

PG | 115 min | Drama, War

5.0
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In 1944 a German sergeant gets involved in an anti-Hitler conspiracy, and saves the life of an American colonel.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Richard Burton, Rod Steiger, Helmut Griem, Klaus Löwitsch

Votes: 825

30. Dragon Seed (1944)

Passed | 148 min | Drama, History, War

6.2
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The lives of a small Chinese village are turned Upside down when the Japanese invade it. And heroic young Chinese woman leads her fellow villagers in an uprising against Japanese Invaders.

Directors: Harold S. Bucquet, Jack Conway | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Walter Huston, Aline MacMahon, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 940

31. Sailor of the King (1953)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.0
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In 1940, Canadian sailor Andrew Brown is prisoner on a battle damaged German raider and he plans to delay the raider's at-sea repairs until a British naval task-force can destroy it.

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Michael Rennie, Wendy Hiller, Bernard Lee

Votes: 435

32. Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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A true WW2 story: the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Peter Finch, Ian Hunter

Votes: 3,187

33. Sink the Bismarck! (1960)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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The World War II story of the British Navy's effort to defeat Nazi Germany's most powerful warship.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Möhner, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 5,867

34. The Enemy Below (1957)

Approved | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat. Both captains are experts, and so begins a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

Director: Dick Powell | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 8,258

35. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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86 Metascore

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Votes: 188,492 | Gross: $11.49M

36. Das Boot (1985–1986)

TV-MA | 293 min | Drama, War

9.0
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A World War II German U-Boat crew have a terrifying patrol mission in the early days of the war.

Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Votes: 16,505

37. Force of Arms (1951)

99 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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During World War II in Italy, an American sergeant and WAC lieutenant take time out for romance.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: William Holden, Nancy Olson, Frank Lovejoy, Gene Evans

Votes: 389

38. Raid on Rommel (1971)

GP | 99 min | Drama, War

5.6
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In 1942 Libya, a German-speaking British Intelligence officer uses former British POWs, some dressed in German uniforms, to fulfill a secret sabotage mission inside German-captured Tobruk.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Richard Burton, John Colicos, Clinton Greyn, Wolfgang Preiss

Votes: 1,669

39. The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)

Approved | 88 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.0
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The story of the final years of the respected World War II German general, Erwin Rommel.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy, Luther Adler

Votes: 4,745

40. The Desert Rats (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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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.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton, Robert Douglas

Votes: 3,979

41. Red Ball Express (1952)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Drama, War

6.3
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Story of the military truck drivers who kept the Allied armies supplied in Europe during WW2.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Alex Nicol, Charles Drake, Judith Braun

Votes: 405

42. Where Eagles Dare (1968)

PG | 158 min | Action, Adventure, War

7.7
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Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner... but that's not all that's really going on.

Director: Brian G. Hutton | Stars: Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure, Patrick Wymark

Votes: 44,119

43. The Heroes of Telemark (1965)

Approved | 131 min | Action, Drama, History

6.5
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Norwegian resistance tries to stop German efforts to produce an atomic bomb component during World War II.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 5,408

44. The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)

Approved | 97 min | Action, War, Drama

6.7
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During WW2, German ships are "safely" docked upriver at Bordeaux, but the British send a team of kayakers to attack them.

Director: José Ferrer | Stars: José Ferrer, Trevor Howard, Dora Bryan, Victor Maddern

Votes: 1,305

45. Glorious 39 (2009)

R | 129 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.5
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The adopted daughter of a privileged British politician uncovers a family secret in the weeks leading up to World War II.

Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Romola Garai, Eddie Redmayne, Juno Temple, Toby Regbo

Votes: 4,641

46. Odette (1950)

105 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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This is the story of a brave woman who volunteered to join SOE (Special Operations Executive) during WWII. She was flown into occupied France where she fought with the French resistance. ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Trevor Howard, Marius Goring, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 471

47. Les femmes de l'ombre (2008)

TV-MA | 117 min | Drama, War

6.8
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In 1944, in London, Lieutenant Pierre Desfontaines assigns his sister Louise Desfontaines to convince three other women to form a five-woman task force under his command to rescue a British... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Paul Salomé | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Julie Depardieu, Moritz Bleibtreu, Marie Gillain

Votes: 6,229

48. Brother's War (2009)

R | 100 min | History, War

2.6
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The story is set in the latter days of World War 2, against the backdrop of fierce combat on the eastern front. Brother's War is based on real events. The western Allies push into Germany ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Buteyn | Stars: Tino Struckmann, Michael Berryman, Olivier Gruner, Hayley Carr

Votes: 717

49. The Fallen (2004)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Drama, War

5.2
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62 Metascore

The story of ordinary men during WWII as seen from three different points of View.

Director: Ari Taub | Stars: Daniel Asher, Brian Bancale, C.J. Barkus, Maurizio Benazzo

Votes: 841

50. A Walk in the Sun (1945)

Approved | 117 min | Drama, War

7.3
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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.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, George Tyne, John Ireland

Votes: 2,927

51. Silent Night (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.7
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Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German Mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front. When she is invaded by three American soldiers and ... See full summary »

Director: Rodney Gibbons | Stars: Linda Hamilton, Matthew Harbour, Romano Orzari, Alain Goulem

Votes: 1,225

52. Away All Boats (1956)

Approved | 114 min | Drama, War

6.3
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The story of a U.S. naval ship and its crew in the Pacific, 1943-1945.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Jeff Chandler, George Nader, Lex Barker, Julie Adams

Votes: 1,030

53. Target for Tonight (1941)

Not Rated | 48 min | Documentary, Drama, War

6.6
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The planning and implementation of an RAF night raid on Germany in World War II, concentrating on a low level mission by a Wellington bomber on an oil storage facility by the Rhine.

Director: Harry Watt

Votes: 205

54. The 25th Hour (1967)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, War

7.7
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In WW2, a Romanian Gentile peasant is denounced by the village gendarme and sent to a concentration camp for Jews where, due to an error, he's drafted into the SS.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Virna Lisi, Grégoire Aslan, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 1,362

55. En dag i oktober (1991)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, War

6.5
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This story, based on fact, is about the movement of Danish Jews out of Denmark to neutral Sweden in the 1940's. It focuses on a single family and tells of their involvement with the ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Madsen | Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Kelly Wolf, Tovah Feldshuh, Daniel Benzali

Votes: 263

56. The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.6
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Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: William Holden, Lilli Palmer, Hugh Griffith, Carl Raddatz

Votes: 1,955

57. The Counterfeiters (2007)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, War

7.6
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78 Metascore

The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach

Votes: 39,028 | Gross: $5.48M

58. Night Train to Munich (1940)

Not Rated | 90 min | Thriller, War

7.3
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When Germany invades Czechoslovakia, the German and the British intelligence services try to capture Czech scientist Axel Bomasch, inventor of a new type of armor-plating.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison, Paul Henreid, Basil Radford

Votes: 3,470

59. 49th Parallel (1941)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, War, Thriller

7.4
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A World War II U-boat crew are stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral USA.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Richard George, Eric Portman

Votes: 4,729

60. Arnhem: The Story of an Escape (1976 TV Movie)

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Graeme Warrack was Divisional Chief Doctor of the 1st Airborne Division at the Battle of Arnhem. With other doctors, medical personnel and padres, he stayed behind with the wounded. The ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Rees | Stars: John Hallam, Marie-Louise Stheins, Mark Russell, Paul Copley

Votes: 13

61. Theirs Is the Glory (1946)

Approved | 82 min | Documentary, War

7.1
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A re-enactment of the Battle of Arnhem during the Second World War which was later lavishly remade as A Bridge Too Far (1977).

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Stanley Maxted, Thomas Scullion, Allan Wood, Leo Genn

Votes: 199

62. Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)

130 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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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.

Stars: Peter Stormare, Friedrich von Thun, Peter O'Toole, Zoe Telford

Votes: 18,726

63. Defiance (I) (2008)

R | 137 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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58 Metascore

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.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos

Votes: 124,687 | Gross: $28.64M

64. Speer und er (2005– )

270 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.5
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A reassessment of the role Albert Speer played in the Third Reich. Speer, who was ultimately convicted at the Nuremburg trials and served a 20-year prison sentence, was known for designing ... See full summary »

Stars: Sebastian Koch, Tobias Moretti, Dagmar Manzel, Susanne Schäfer

Votes: 691

65. Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud

Votes: 22,292 | Gross: $0.09M

66. Army of Shadows (1969)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, War

8.2
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99 Metascore

An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret

Votes: 16,416 | Gross: $0.74M

67. Triple Cross (1966)

PG | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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Loosely based on a true story, Christopher Plummer plays British bank robber Eddie Chapman who finds himself caught between the warring parties in WW2, the British and the Germans. working ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Romy Schneider, Trevor Howard, Gert Fröbe

Votes: 1,731

68. Conspiracy (2001 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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A dramatic recreation of the Wannsee Conference where the Nazi Final Solution phase of the Holocaust was devised.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Clare Bullus, Stanley Tucci, Simon Markey

Votes: 14,799

69. The Aryan Couple (2004)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, War

6.3
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29 Metascore

A WWII Drama about a German/Jewish industrialist who, in order to ensure his family's safe passage out of Germany, is forced to hand over his business to the Nazis.

Director: John Daly | Stars: Martin Landau, Kenny Doughty, Caroline Carver, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 932

70. Swing Kids (1993)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Music

6.8
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39 Metascore

A close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing and fun lead to more difficult choices as the Nazis begin tightening the grip on ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Robert Sean Leonard, Christian Bale, Frank Whaley, Barbara Hershey

Votes: 14,031 | Gross: $5.63M

71. Before the Fall (2004)

110 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller

7.4
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65 Metascore

In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) - high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Max Riemelt, Tom Schilling, Devid Striesow, Jonas Jägermeyr

Votes: 12,221 | Gross: $0.14M

72. Black Book (2006)

R | 145 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.8
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71 Metascore

In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn

Votes: 64,814 | Gross: $4.40M

73. Oorlogswinter (2008)

R | 103 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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66 Metascore

In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, a teenage boy gets involved in the Dutch Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded RAF pilot.

Director: Martin Koolhoven | Stars: Martijn Lakemeier, Jamie Campbell Bower, Yorick van Wageningen, Raymond Thiry

Votes: 10,999 | Gross: $0.54M

74. The Blockhouse (1973)

R | 93 min | Drama, War

6.0
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During D-day several people become trapped while hiding in a bunker, when heavy shelling collapses it. They have plenty of food and water so they decide to wait for rescuers. And so they wait year, after year, after year.

Director: Clive Rees | Stars: Peter Sellers, Charles Aznavour, Jeremy Kemp, Per Oscarsson

Votes: 315

75. The Man Who Never Was (1956)

Approved | 103 min | War, Drama

7.4
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True story of a British attempt to trick the enemy into weakening Sicily's defenses before the 1943 attack, using a dead man with faked papers.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame, Robert Flemyng, Josephine Griffin

Votes: 3,529

76. Soldier of Orange (1977)

R | 165 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.8
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During WW2, Dutch students join the resistance movement against the German occupation of the Netherlands.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Jeroen Krabbé, Susan Penhaligon, Edward Fox

Votes: 9,665

77. Iron Cross (2009)

130 min | Drama, Thriller, War

5.7
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Joseph, a retired New York police officer, played by the late Roy Scheider, travels to Nuremberg to visit his son Ronnie years after turning his back on him for rejecting a promising career... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Newton | Stars: Roy Scheider, Scott Cohen, Alexander Newton, Calita Rainford

Votes: 100

78. The Master Race (1944)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, War

6.1
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When allied troops liberate a small battle-scarred Belgium town in 1944 the American and British commanders do all they can to help the war-weary people back on their feet. There are mental... See full summary »

Director: Herbert J. Biberman | Stars: George Coulouris, Stanley Ridges, Osa Massen, Carl Esmond

Votes: 172

79. Destination Tokyo (1943)

Approved | 135 min | Adventure, History, War

7.2
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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.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Cary Grant, John Garfield, Alan Hale, John Ridgely

Votes: 3,966

80. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)

Passed | 138 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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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.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Walker, Tim Murdock

Votes: 4,536

81. Run Silent Run Deep (1958)

Approved | 93 min | War, Action, Drama

7.4
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A U.S. sub commander, obsessed with sinking a certain Japanese ship, butts heads with his first officer and crew.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, Brad Dexter

Votes: 8,599

82. Torpedo Run (1958)

Approved | 98 min | War, Drama

6.4
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A submarine commander is forced to blow up a Japanese ship with prisoners.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Diane Brewster, Dean Jones

Votes: 1,561

83. Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)

Approved | 89 min | Music, Romance, War

6.8
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Reenactments of actual USO experiences of its female stars entertaining troops overseas.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Martha Raye, Mitzi Mayfair

Votes: 367

84. For the Boys (1991)

R | 138 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.3
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With the help of the singer and dancer Dixie Leonhard, U.S. entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II. Becoming a perfect team, they tour from ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Bette Midler, James Caan, George Segal, Patrick O'Neal

Votes: 4,485 | Gross: $17.86M

85. Escape from Sobibor (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula, Rutger Hauer, Hartmut Becker

Votes: 6,767

86. We Dive at Dawn (1943)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Drama, War

6.8
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All leave is canceled so that a British submarine can be sent after a new German warship. They chase it so far that they have no fuel to get home.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: John Mills, Louis Bradfield, Ronald Millar, Jack Watling

Votes: 1,088

87. The Statement (2003)

R | 120 min | Thriller, Drama

6.2
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45 Metascore

Tale of a former Nazi executioner who becomes a target of hit men and Police investigators.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton, Alan Bates, Jeremy Northam

Votes: 4,440 | Gross: $0.76M

88. Charlotte Gray (2001)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.4
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48 Metascore

A young Scottish woman joins the French Resistance during World War II to rescue her Royal Air Force boyfriend who is lost in France.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Cate Blanchett, James Fleet, Abigail Cruttenden, Charlotte McDougall

Votes: 9,561 | Gross: $0.67M

89. Vilniaus getas (2006)

110 min | History, War

6.9
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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. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate... See full summary »

Director: Audrius Juzenas | Stars: Heino Ferch, Sebastian Hülk, Erika Marozsán, Andrius Zebrauskas

Votes: 1,114

90. Anonyma - Eine Frau in Berlin (2008)

Unrated | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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74 Metascore

A woman tries to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of World War II.

Director: Max Färberböck | Stars: Nina Hoss, Evgeniy Sidikhin, Irm Hermann, Rüdiger Vogler

Votes: 5,209 | Gross: $0.29M

91. Dresden (2006 TV Movie)

176 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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A romance between a British pilot hiding in Germany and a German nurse is shown on the background of massive allied bombing of Dresden towards the end of World War 2.

Director: Roland Suso Richter | Stars: Felicitas Woll, John Light, Benjamin Sadler, Heiner Lauterbach

Votes: 2,255

92. Background to Danger (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Thriller, War

6.4
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A German spy ring plans to publicize a false rumor that Russia, who is fighting Germany, plans to invade neutral Turkey in order to ally them with the Nazis.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: George Raft, Brenda Marshall, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre

Votes: 836

93. Desperate Journey (1942)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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When the crew of a downed British bomber escape from their Nazi captors with Top Secret intelligence, they make a desperate journey to get out of Germany alive.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan, Nancy Coleman, Raymond Massey

Votes: 1,626

94. Son of Lassie (1945)

G | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.5
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Laddie (Son of Lassie !) and his master are trapped in Norway during WW2 - has he inherited his mothers famous courage ?

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Peter Lawford, Donald Crisp, June Lockhart, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 599

95. Courage of Lassie (1946)

G | 92 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

6.3
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Bill's separated from his litter, making friends with the wild creatures until he's found and adopted by young Kathie. An accident separates him from her, and he's drafted into K-9 duty in ... See full summary »

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Morgan, Tom Drake, Selena Royle

Votes: 1,060

96. They Were Not Divided (1950)

102 min | War

6.2
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The film begins in a WW II training depot of a British Guards armoured regiment where recruits from many walks of life learn to survive the strict discipline and training together before ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Edward Underdown, Ralph Clanton, Helen Cherry, Stella Andrew

Votes: 164

97. Bitter Victory (1957)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, War

6.9
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A commander receives a citation for an attack on Rommel's headquarters, which is actually undeserved as the commander is unfit for his job. On top of that, unbeknownst to him, his wife is having an affair with one of his officers.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Richard Burton, Curd Jürgens, Ruth Roman, Raymond Pellegrin

Votes: 1,440

98. Enigma (2001)

R | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.4
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64 Metascore

A young genius frantically races against time to crack an enemy code and solve the mystery surrounding the woman he loves.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Dougray Scott, Kate Winslet, Saffron Burrows, Jeremy Northam

Votes: 18,571 | Gross: $4.30M

99. Eye of the Needle (1981)

R | 112 min | Romance, Thriller, War

7.1
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A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan, Stephen MacKenna, Philip Martin Brown

Votes: 7,858 | Gross: $17.58M

100. The Key to Rebecca (1985 TV Movie)

R | 194 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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In Cairo during World War II, a German agent tries to infiltrate the British command to lay the groundwork for Erwin Rommel's conquest of Egypt.

Director: David Hemmings | Stars: Cliff Robertson, David Soul, Season Hubley, Lina Raymond

Votes: 227