Best Holocaust movies of all times

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1.
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
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
Kapò (1960)
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A young Jewish girl leads an escape attempt from a concentration camp. (118 mins.)
 
4.
Sophie's Choice (1982)
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After spending time with his new neighbors, an aspiring writer realizes they are harboring deep secrets that will forever change him. (150 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
I Was on Schindler's List (1996 TV Movie)
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Stars: Zev Kedem
 
7.
Train of Life (1998)
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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. (103 mins.)
Director: Radu Mihaileanu
 
8.
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
 
9.
The Grey Zone (2001)
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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. (108 mins.)
 
10.
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
 
11.
Playing for Time (1980 TV Movie)
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Female prisoners in a Nazi concentration camp (Auschwitz) are spared from death in return for performing music for their captors. (150 mins.)
Director: Daniel Mann
 
12.
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.)
 
13.
Amen. (2002)
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During WWII SS officer Kurt Gerstein tries to inform Pope Pius XII about Jews being sent to extermination camps. Young Jesuit priest Riccardo Fontana helps him in the difficult mission to inform the world. (132 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
14.
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
 
15.
Angry Harvest (1985)
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In the winter of 1942-43, a Jewish family leaps from a train going through Silesia. They are separated in the woods... (104 mins.)
 
16.
Conspiracy (2001 TV Movie)
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A dramatic recreation of the Wannsee Conference where the Nazi Final Solution phase of the Holocaust was devised. (96 mins.)
Director: Frank Pierson
 
17.
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
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Harrowing story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends, is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. (180 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
18.
Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001 Mini-Series)
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When the war began, she was only a little girl. When it ended, she was the voice of a generation... A compassionate and sensitive televisual portrait of the Holocaust's greatest diarist. (120 mins.)
 
19.
Escape from Sobibor (1987 TV Movie)
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During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in... (143 mins.)
Director: Jack Gold
 
20.
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
 
21.
Das Boot ist voll (1981)
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During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany... (101 mins.)
Director: Markus Imhoof
 
22.
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
 
23.
A Love to Hide (2005 TV Movie)
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A young Jewish girl looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister... (103 mins.)
Director: Christian Faure
 
24.
The Wall (2012)
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A woman inexplicably finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall suddenly surrounds the countryside... (108 mins.)
Director: Julian Pölsler
 
25.
The Wall (1983)
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Teens in a Turkish prison struggle to survive under hideous conditions. Made by dying Yilmaz Guney in France... (117 mins.)
Director: Yilmaz Güney
 
26.
Bent (1997)
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Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny... (105 mins.)
Director: Sean Mathias
 
27.
The Shop on Main Street (1965)
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Slovakia during WW2. Tono lives a poor life, but the authorities offer him to take over the Jewish widow Lautman's little shop for sewing material... (128 mins.)
 
28.
The Wall (1982 TV Movie)
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A dramatic re-enactment of the Warsaw Ghetto Jewish uprising in April 1943 were 650 armed members of... (135 mins.)
 
29.
I Am David (2003)
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A 12-year-old boy escapes from a Bulgarian Communist concentration camp and sets out on a journey to reach Denmark. (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Feig
 
30.
Hidden in Silence (1996 TV Movie)
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Poland June 1941, as German troops take over the Eastern side of the city of Przemysl from the Russians... (90 mins.)
 
31.
Murderers Among Us (1946)
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After returning from a concentration camp, Susanne finds an ex-soldier living in her apartment. Together the two try to move past their experiences during WWII. (85 mins.)
 
32.
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
 
33.
The Hiding Place (1975)
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Corrie and Betsie ten Boom are middle-aged sisters working in their father's watchmaker shop in pre-WWII Holland... (150 mins.)
 
34.
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.)
 
35.
The Pawnbroker (1964)
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A Jewish pawnbroker, victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions. (116 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
36.
Sunshine (1999)
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The fate of a Hungarian Jewish family throughout the 20th century. (181 mins.)
Director: István Szabó
 
37.
The Devil's Arithmetic (1999 TV Movie)
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A 16-year-old American girl with an apathetic view towards her Jewish family history finds herself pulled through time into 1941 to a small Polish village where the Nazi have just began their genocidal propaganda. (95 mins.)
Director: Donna Deitch
 
38.
The World at War (1973 Mini-Series)
Episode: Genocide: 1941-1945 (1974)
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The history of the Nazi persecution of the Jews, showing events leading to the "Final Solution". Footage... (52 mins.)
 
39.
Nackt unter Wölfen (1963)
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As rumors reach them that the Allied armies are advancing on their concentration camp at Buchenwald... (124 mins.)
Director: Frank Beyer
 
40.
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.)
 
41.
Border Street (1948)
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The story of Polish and Jewish families living side by side in one Warsaw street. Everything changes once and for all with the Nazi invasion. (115 mins.)
Director: Aleksander Ford
 
42.
Rose (2011)
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A harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose husband, a German soldier, was killed in the war... (90 mins.)
 
43.
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.)