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1. Exodus (1960)

Approved | 208 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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The state of Israel is created in 1948, resulting in war with its Arab neighbors.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford

Votes: 7,410 | Gross: $18.97M

2. Simon och ekarna (2011)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

6.5
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Two boys come of age in Sweden during World War II.

Director: Lisa Ohlin | Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Helen Sjöholm, Jan Josef Liefers, Stefan Gödicke

Votes: 2,393 | Gross: $0.15M

3. Eyewitness (1981)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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Eccentric Vietnam War vet turned janitor claims to have witnessed a murder of a man tied to international political underground in order to get the attention of a TV reporter he has a huge crush on. The cops suspect his loser best friend.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Plummer, James Woods

Votes: 3,432 | Gross: $6.40M

4. The Camomile Lawn (1992– )

258 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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In 1939, young Oliver, Calypso, Polly and Walter visit friends and family in Cornwall. Spanish Civil War is over and WW2 has begun, so they enjoy their love life while they can. Decades later, they gather again, this time for a funeral.

Stars: Felicity Kendal, Claire Bloom, Jennifer Ehle, Richard Johnson

Votes: 634

5. Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War (2016)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, War

7.2
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Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War: Waitstill Sharp, a Unitarian minister, and Martha Sharp, a trained social worker, in February 1939, boldly commit to a life-threatening mission in Europe to assist refugees.

Directors: Ken Burns, Artemis Joukowsky | Stars: Marina Goldman, Tom Hanks

Votes: 196

6. 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: 1,059

7. The Only Way (1970)

G | 86 min | Drama, War

6.3
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A Jewish family try to escape from Denmark in October 1943 during the German occupation.

Director: Bent Christensen | Stars: Ebbe Rode, Helle Virkner, Jane Seymour, Ove Sprogøe

Votes: 102

8. The Long Way Home (1997)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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The story of the post World War II Jewish refugee situation from liberation to the establishment of the modern state of Israel.

Director: Mark Jonathan Harris | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Israel Lau, Livia Shacter, Abraham Klausner

Votes: 588

9. The Assisi Underground (1985)

PG | 115 min | Drama, History, War

5.8
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This film sheds light on the role of the Catholic Church and the people of Assisi in rescuing Italian Jews from the Nazis in 1943.

Director: Alexander Ramati | Stars: Ben Cross, James Mason, Irene Papas, Maximilian Schell

Votes: 251

10. Alan & Naomi (1992)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Family

6.8
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Set in the forties. A young Jewish boy is called on by his parents to help a young girl come out of her shell, imposed after she watched her father die at the hands of the Nazis.

Director: Sterling Van Wagenen | Stars: Lukas Haas, Vanessa Zaoui, Michael Gross, Amy Aquino

Votes: 346 | Gross: $0.26M

11. Santo en el museo de cera (1963)

92 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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El Santo, the masked Mexican wrestler, investigates a series of kidnappings. He discovers that the mysterious Doctor Caroll is using the victims as part of his experiments to develop an ... See full summary »

Directors: Alfonso Corona Blake, Manuel San Fernando | Stars: Santo, Claudio Brook, Norma Mora, Rubén Rojo

Votes: 188

12. Sword in the Desert (1949)

101 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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In 1947, with only months remaining until the partition of British-administered Palestine, an American freighter captain smuggles European Jewish refugees ashore under the nose of the British authorities.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Dana Andrews, Märta Torén, Stephen McNally, Jeff Chandler

Votes: 136

13. 15 Amore (1998)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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Peace within war. An adult voice narrates a story of childhood during World War II when he lived with his mother, brother, and sister on an estate in Australia's Hunter Valley, his father ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Murphy | Stars: Lisa Hensley, Steve Bastoni, Domenic Galati, Tara Jakszewicz

Votes: 187

14. A Small Act (2010)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.5
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A young Kenyan's life changes drastically when his education is sponsored by a Swedish stranger. Years later, he founds his own scholarship program to replicate the kindness he once received.

Director: Jennifer Arnold

Votes: 289

15. Hitler's Victory (2002 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, History, War

6.8
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What if the Nazis had invaded and occupied Britain during World War II?

Director: Richard Bond | Stars: Diego Matamoros, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, King George VI

Votes: 123

16. Revivre (2009– )

45 min | Drama, History

6.8
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The story of the illegal immigrant Yehuda Halevi ship that brought immigrants to Israel from Morocco in 1947. On her way to Israel stopped in France to collect holocaust survivors.

Stars: Bernard Campan, Marie-France Pisier, Jocelyn Quivrin, Marc Ruchmann

Votes: 25

17. In Our Own Hands (2000)

85 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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The story of the only all-Jewish fighting force in World War II.

Director: Chuck Olin | Stars: Peter Thomas, Mike Nussbaum, Nicholas Rudall, Arie Amir

Votes: 42

18. Santa Fe (1986 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama

7.7
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Santa Fe begins where Corti's 1982 film God Does Not Believe In Us Anymore leaves off. In 1940, a ship arrives in New York harbor filled with exhausted Jewish immigrants desperate to begin ... See full summary »

Director: Axel Corti | Stars: Valda Aviks, Gabriel Barylli, Monica Bleibtreu, Tilli Breidenbach

Votes: 89

19. The Story of Ottilie Moore

Biography | Post-production

The film is a post-modernist documentary filmmaker's great aunt, Ottilie Moore, a widowed heiress from Brooklyn New York of German descent, who provided safe-haven for Jewish children at ... See full summary »

Director: Dana Plays

20. The Custard Boys (1979)

7.0
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Director: Colin Finbow | Stars: Chris Chescoe, Eric Milliet, Ben Clennell, Andrew Atkinson

Votes: 10

21. Waves of Freedom (2008 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, History

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Interviewees, supported by authentic documentary footage, reminisce about defying the British blockade to bring Jewish refugees into the future state of Israel.

Director: Alan Rosenthal | Stars: Murray Greenfield, Harold Katz

22. After the War: Memoirs of Exile (2014)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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In 1945, a young German officer is shot dead by Soviet soldiers in front of his Jewish Ukrainian wife, and his 4-year old daughter. Seventy years later, three generations reflect on the memories and untold psychological trauma of the War.

Director: PJ Marcellino | Star: Slawko Waschuk

23. Salvador: The Ship of Shattered Hopes (2006)

70 min | Documentary

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On the night of December 3, 1940, at the Black Sea port of Varna, Bulgaria, the Salvador - a rickety, old, sail-powered coal freighter - is finally towed out to sea. 352 Bulgarian Jews ... See full summary »

Director: Nissim Mossek

24. Luigi Einaudi. Diario dell'esilio svizzero (2000)

75 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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On the 8th of September 1943 Luigi Einaudi (1874-1961), future first president of the Italian Republic, abandoned Turin, which was occupied by the Wehrmacht, and went to Switzerland. It was... See full summary »

Director: Villi Hermann | Stars: Renata Aldrovandi Einaudi, Omero Antonutti, Giorgio Bocca, Maria Gabriella di Savoia

25. Ha-Yam Ha'Aharon (1984)

100 min | Documentary

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This film, the second in a trilogy deals with the illegal Jewish immigrants - Holocaust survivors - who, between 1945 and 1948, overcame incredible hardships to get to Israel and, by their ... See full summary »

Directors: David Bergman, Jacques Ehrlich, Haim Gouri

26. Pirtukuningas (1986 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Timo Jokinen | Stars: Celia Andersson, Nils Dahlman, Fred Fagerström, Matti Jämsä

27. Shem Code Rafiach (2013)

75 min | Documentary, Animation, History

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Memory can be a tricky thing. In this moving documentary we learn about an historical event that is remembered differently by its various participants. A 1946 shipwrecked boat with Jewish ... See full summary »

Director: Gad Aisen

28. Mussolini, Churchill e cartoline (2003)

65 min | Documentary

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Director: Villi Hermann | Stars: Gaetano Afeltra, Ares Pedroli, Enrica Colotti Pischel, Paolo Ravenna

29. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: Broken Souls (2008)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Foyles hones in on two murders: an unpopular psychiatrist in a trauma facility and a low security German POW on work release to a local farm.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Joseph Mawle, Jonathan Forbes, Louis Nummy, Natasha Little

Votes: 314

30. London et Kirschenbaum (2003– )
Episode: Episode dated 18 September 2014 (2014)

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Director: Ariel Levy | Stars: Michael Eitan, Nadav Eyal, Matan Hodorov, Yaron London

31. The Winds of War (1983– )
Episode: Of Love and War (1983)

Drama, Romance, War

7.3
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Safely back from the bombing mission, Pug Henry begins to realize the strength of the mutual affection he and Pamela Tudsbury share for one another. Any plans to spend some time together ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw, Jan-Michael Vincent, John Houseman

Votes: 57

32. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Ceremony (1972)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.8
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A family of Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany move to Walton's Mountain, where they try to hide their Judaism for fears of antisemitism.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 62

33. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)
Episode: The Clocks (2009)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.9
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Four clocks surround an unidentified corpse in a blind woman's house, and a young typist is summoned to the crime scene. However, Poirot is convinced that the complicated setup is merely hiding a simpler solution.

Director: Charlie Palmer | Stars: David Suchet, Olivia Grant, Anna Skellern, Tom Burke

Votes: 1,095

34. Maigret (1992– )
Episode: The Patience of Maigret (1992)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Maigret's sneaking affection for a paralyzed criminal Manuel Palmari propels him to pursue his murderer despite the mastermind's involvement in a current jewel robbery.

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Michael Gambon, Ciaran Madden, Geoffrey Hutchings, Jack Galloway

Votes: 67