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1. Inglourious Basterds (2009)

R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.3
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69 Metascore

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

Writer: Quentin Tarantino | Directors: Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth | Stars: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent

2. The Book Thief (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Drama, War

7.6
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53 Metascore

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 sheltered by her adoptive parents.

Writers: Markus Zusak, Michael Petroni | Director: Brian Percival | Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer

3. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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93 Metascore

In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

Writers: Thomas Keneally, Steven Zaillian | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

4. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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63 Metascore

In 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding near-by.

Writers: Laeta Kalogridis, Dennis Lehane | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

5. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.6
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59 Metascore

A Jewish man has a wonderful romance with the help of his humour, but must use that same quality to protect his son in a Nazi concentration camp.

Writers: Vincenzo Cerami, Roberto Benigni | Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

6. The Pianist (2002)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, War

8.5
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85 Metascore

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Writers: Ronald Harwood, Wladyslaw Szpilman | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

7. 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 1,000 Jewish non-combatants.

Writers: Clayton Frohman, Edward Zwick, Nechama Tec | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos

8. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, War

7.8
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55 Metascore

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.

Writers: John Boyne, Mark Herman | Director: Mark Herman | Stars: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend, Zac Mattoon O'Brien

9. Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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71 Metascore

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.

Writers: David Rose, Kathy Rose, Martin Sherman, Sheila van Damm | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Christopher Guest, Will Young

10. The Unborn (2009)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

4.8
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30 Metascore

A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.

Writer: David S. Goyer | Director: David S. Goyer | Stars: Odette Annable, Gary Oldman, Cam Gigandet, Meagan Good

11. Sophie's Choice (1982)

R | 150 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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68 Metascore

A mother has to choose between her son and her daughter.

Writers: William Styron, Alan J. Pakula | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol, Rita Karin

12. 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.

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

13. The Killing Fields (1984)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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A photographer is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody "Year Zero" cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million "undesirable" civilians.

Writer: Bruce Robinson | Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands

14. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

G | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans.

Writers: Paul Dehn, Mort Abrahams, Pierre Boulle | Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Linda Harrison

15. This Must Be the Place (2011)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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61 Metascore

Cheyenne, a retired rock star living off his royalties in Dublin, returns to New York City to find the man responsible for a humiliation suffered by his recently deceased father during W.W.II.

Writers: Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello | Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsch, Eve Hewson

16. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Not Rated | 186 min | Drama, History, War

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

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

17. Everything Is Illuminated (2005)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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58 Metascore

A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local.

Writers: Jonathan Safran Foer, Liev Schreiber | Director: Liev Schreiber | Stars: Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz, Boris Leskin, Jonathan Safran Foer

18. Conspiracy (2001 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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A dramatic recreation of the Wannsee Conference where the Nazi Final Solution phase of the Holocaust was devised.

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

19. The History Boys (2006)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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74 Metascore

An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.

Writer: Alan Bennett | Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Clive Merrison, Samuel Anderson

20. Apt Pupil (1998)

R | 111 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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51 Metascore

A boy blackmails his neighbour after suspecting him to be a Nazi war criminal.

Writers: Stephen King, Brandon Boyce | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro, Joshua Jackson, Mickey Cottrell

21. The Believer (2001)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.3
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75 Metascore

A young Jewish man develops a fiercely anti-Semitic philosophy. Based on the factual story of a K.K.K. member in the 1960s who was revealed to be Jewish by a New York Times reporter.

Writers: Henry Bean, Mark Jacobson | Director: Henry Bean | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Peter Meadows, Garret Dillahunt

22. Room 237 (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

6.3
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80 Metascore

An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining (1980).

Director: Rodney Ascher | Stars: Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns, John Fell Ryan

23. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

Approved | 180 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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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.

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Anne Frank | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut, Richard Beymer

24. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.7
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56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

25. Lore (2012)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.1
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76 Metascore

As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate.

Writers: Cate Shortland, Robin Mukherjee, Rachel Seiffert | Director: Cate Shortland | Stars: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi

26. Jakob the Liar (1999)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.4
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40 Metascore

In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out near curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German ... See full summary »

Writers: Jurek Becker, Peter Kassovitz, Didier Decoin | Director: Peter Kassovitz | Stars: Robin Williams, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Éva Igó, István Bálint

27. La Jetée (1962)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama, Romance

8.4
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Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man, a slave, sent back and forth, in and out of time, to find a solution to the ... See full summary »

Writer: Chris Marker | Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Étienne Becker, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich

28. Bent (1997)

NC-17 | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance

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Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny he is gay and gets a yellow label (the one for Jews) instead of pink (the one for gays). ... See full summary »

Writer: Martin Sherman | Director: Sean Mathias | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Brian Webber

29. La Rafle (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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49 Metascore

A faithful retelling of the 1942 "Vel' d'Hiv Roundup" and the events surrounding it.

Writer: Rose Bosch | Director: Rose Bosch | Stars: Jean Reno, Mélanie Laurent, Gad Elmaleh, Raphaëlle Agogué

30. Sarah's Key (2010)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, War

7.5
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59 Metascore

In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942.

Writers: Tatiana De Rosnay, Serge Joncour, Gilles Paquet-Brenner | Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup, Frédéric Pierrot

31. It Runs in the Family (2003)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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44 Metascore

This is the story of a dysfunctional New York family, and their attempts to reconcile.

Writer: Jesse Wigutow | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Bernadette Peters, Rory Culkin

32. The Diary of Anne Frank (2009 TV Mini-Series)

150 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.5
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Based on the diary of a teenage girl in hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam.

Stars: Kate Ashfield, Geoff Breton, Ron Cook, Nicholas Farrell

33. The Grey Zone (2001)

R | 108 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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58 Metascore

A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando, Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews, find themselves in a moral grey zone.

Writers: Miklos Nyiszli, Tim Blake Nelson | Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: David Arquette, Velizar Binev, David Chandler, Michael Stuhlbarg

34. The Notebook (2013)

R | 112 min | Drama, War

6.9
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57 Metascore

Twin siblings enduring the harshness of WWII in a village on the Hungarian border hedge their survival on studying and learning from the evil surrounding them.

Writers: Tom Abrams, Agota Kristof, András Szekér, János Szász | Director: János Szász | Stars: László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Molnár, Ulrich Thomsen

35. The Man Who Cried (2000)

R | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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40 Metascore

A young refugee traveling from Russia to America in search of her lost father falls for a gypsy horseman.

Writer: Sally Potter | Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, Oleg Yankovskiy, Claudia Lander-Duke

36. Justice Is Mind (2013)

153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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In a future where MRI technology can read your mind, the trial of the century soon begins when a defendant faces his own memory for a double murder he doesn't remember committing.

Writer: Mark Lund | Director: Mark Lund | Stars: Vernon Aldershoff, Robin Ann Rapoport, Kim Gordon, Paul Lussier

37. Walking with the Enemy (2013)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Drama, History

5.6
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44 Metascore

A young man, separated from his family in WWII, disguises himself as a Nazi SS Officer and uncovers more than just his family whereabouts.

Writers: Kenny Golde, Richard Lasser | Director: Mark Schmidt | Stars: Jonas Armstrong, Ben Kingsley, Hannah Tointon, Simon Kunz

38. Auschwitz (2011)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama

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Controversial director Uwe Boll depicts the harsh reality of the process inside one of the most infamous Nazi death camps by using brutally realistic imagery. Book-ended by documentary ... See full summary »

Writer: Uwe Boll | Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Steffen Mennekes, Arved Birnbaum, Maximilian Gärtner, Friedhelm Gärtner

39. Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 120 min | Biography, Drama, War

8.0
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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.

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Jean-Luc Julien, Brenda Blethyn

40. The Day the Clown Cried (1972)

Drama

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A circus clown is imprisoned by the Nazis and goes with Jewish children to their deaths.

Writers: Jerry Lewis, Joan O'Brien, Charles Denton | Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Peter Ahlm, Lars Amble, Harriet Andersson

41. Escape from Sobibor (1987 TV Movie)

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 »

Writers: Thomas 'Toivi' Blatt, Richard Rashke, Reginald Rose, Stanislaw 'Shlomo' Szmajzner | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula, Rutger Hauer, Hartmut Becker

42. Sunshine (1999)

R | 181 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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71 Metascore

The fate of a Hungarian Jewish family throughout the 20th century.

Writers: István Szabó, Israel Horovitz | Director: István Szabó | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Ehle

43. The Devil's Arithmetic (1999 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

6.5
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This is another telling of the holocaust, but this time from the perspective of a modern teenage girl who only grudgingly accepts the Jewish traditions, but when she is asked to "open the ... See full summary »

Writers: Jane Yolen, Robert J. Avrech | Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Brittany Murphy, Paul Freeman, Mimi Rogers

44. Bamboozled (2000)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.4
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50 Metascore

A frustrated African American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit.

Writer: Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Rapaport

45. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, War

8.6
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Writers: Ron Fricke, Mark Magidson, Genevieve Nicholas, Constantine Nicholas, Bob Green | Director: Ron Fricke

46. Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.6
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After regaining consciousness following an injury sustained in World War II, an American soldier awakens to a Nazi dominated world in the 1960s.

Writers: Jerk Gustafsson, Tom Keegan, Jens Matthies, Tommy Tordsson, Andreas Öjerfors | Directors: Jerk Gustafsson, Jens Matthies | Stars: Ike Amadi, Malcolm Andreasson, Frida Axelsson, Alicja Bachleda

47. Shoah (1985)

Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War

8.2
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99 Metascore

Claude Lanzmann directed this 9 1/2 hour documentary of the Holocaust without using a single frame of archive footage. He interviews survivors, witnesses, and ex-Nazis (whom he had to film ... See full summary »

Writer: Claude Lanzmann | Director: Claude Lanzmann | Stars: Simon Srebnik, Michael Podchlebnik, Motke Zaidl, Hanna Zaidl

48. War and Remembrance (1988 TV Mini-Series)

1,620 min | Drama, War

8.4
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The trials of the Henry and the Jastrow families amid the events after the USA's entry into World War II.

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

49. Storytelling (2001)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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50 Metascore

College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.

Writer: Todd Solondz | Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Selma Blair, Leo Fitzpatrick, Robert Wisdom, Maria Thayer

50. Holocaust (1978 TV Mini-Series)

475 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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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.

Stars: Joseph Bottoms, Tovah Feldshuh, Rosemary Harris, Tony Haygarth