Down 3,001 this week

The Power of Good: Nicholas Winton (2002)
"Síla lidskosti - Nicholas Winton" (original title)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 124 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

A gripping documentary about the courage and determination of a young English stockbroker who saved the lives of 669 children. Between March 13 and August 2, 1939, Nicholas Winton organized... See full summary »



(story), (story), 2 more credits »
0Check in

Fall TV: 15 Returning TV Shows Worth Binge Watching

Which returning shows do we recommend binging on? We've picked out 15 great options for you. Read this and more lists in our Fall TV section.

Read our list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1001 titles
created 23 Sep 2012
a list of 141 titles
created 04 Sep 2013
list image
a list of 55 titles
created 11 months ago
list image
a list of 35 titles
created 8 months ago
list image
a list of 26 titles
created 7 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Power of Good: Nicholas Winton (2002)

The Power of Good: Nicholas Winton (2002) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Power of Good: Nicholas Winton.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

This docudrama tells the story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. Winton, now 102 years ... See full summary »

Director: Matej Minac
Stars: Ben Abeles, Jirina Bohdalová, The Dalai Lama
Drama | Music | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Told from the perspective of man reflecting on his childhood in Prauge in the early years of World War 2 and the eventual destruction of his family as the Nazis rise to power.

Director: Matej Minac
Stars: Rupert Graves, Josef Abrhám, Jirí Bartoska
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The story of the child refugees who were transported to Britain to escape the Nazi Holocaust.

Director: Mark Jonathan Harris
Stars: Judi Dench, Lory Cahn, Kurt Fuchel
Documentary | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME is a compelling documentary feature film by Academy Award® nominee Michèle Ohayon about the power of love and the ability of humankind to rise above unimaginable ... See full summary »

Director: Michèle Ohayon
Stars: J.P. Gillain, Jeroen Krabbé, Marieke Oudejans
M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit
Burning Bush (TV Mini-Series 2013)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Based on real characters and events, this drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation ... See full summary »

Stars: Tatiana Pauhofová, Jaroslava Pokorná, Petr Stach
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A look into the lives of the descendants of the top Nazi officials who worked under Hitler's command.

Director: Chanoch Ze'evi
Stars: Bettina Göring, Katrin Himmler, Monika Hertwig
Hidden in Silence (TV Movie 1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Poland 1939, shortly before invasion of the German troops. To save their belongings from the Nazis, the Jewish family Diamant transfers them to their 17-year-old Catholic maid Fusia. In ... See full summary »

Director: Richard A. Colla
Stars: Kellie Martin, Tom Radcliffe, Marc Warren
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A Jewish teenager and an injured soldier join a doomed plot to kill Hitler. They face almost certain death, yet luck and love shine upon them as they outwit Nazi terror and become the first couple married in post-war Berlin.

Director: John Keith Wasson
Stars: Jutta Cords, Christopher Karl Johnson, Jim Tavaré
The Last Days (1998)
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Five Jewish Hungarians, now U.S. citizens, tell their stories: before March, 1944, when Nazis began to exterminate Hungarian Jews, months in concentration camps, and visiting childhood ... See full summary »

Director: James Moll
Stars: Bill Basch, Martin Basch, Randolph Braham
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Carl Lamac
Stars: Vlasta Burian, Ladislav Hemmer, Adina Mandlová
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Jan Sviták
Stars: Vlasta Burian, Jaroslav Marvan, Zita Kabátová


Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Schlesinger ...
Himself - Narrator
Karel Reisz ...
Hugo Morom ...
Himself - Airport Constructor
Joseph Guns ...
Sidonie Guns ...
Vera Gissing ...
Herself - Writer
Tom Berman ...
Himself - Biologist
Alfred Dubs ...
Himself - Politician
Amos Ben Ron ...
Tom Graumann ...
Tom Schreder ...
Himself - Publisher
Nicholas Winton ...
Himself - Nicholas' Son
Grete Winton ...
Herself - Nicholas' Wife
Holly Winton ...
Herself - Nicholas' Granddaughter
Elisabeth Maxwell ...
Herself - Historian (as Dr. Elisabeth Maxwell)


A gripping documentary about the courage and determination of a young English stockbroker who saved the lives of 669 children. Between March 13 and August 2, 1939, Nicholas Winton organized 8 transports to take children from Prague to new homes in Great Britain, and kept quiet about it until his wife discovered a scrapbook documenting his unique mission in 1988. Winton was a successful 29-year-old stockbroker in London who "had an intuition" about the fate of the Jews when he visited Prague in 1939. He quietly but decisively got down to the business of saving lives. We learn how only two countries, Sweden and Britain, answered his call to harbor the young refugees; how documents had to be forged and how once foster parents signed for the children on delivery, that was the last he saw of them. Written by National Center for Jewish Film

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

jewish | holocaust | See All (2) »






Release Date:

27 March 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cinemax Reel Life: The Power of Good  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Inspirational human being
24 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nicky Winton is a decent human being...that's how Schlessinger ends the film. The movie is about a decent human being, but by today's standards, Winton is an amazingly heroic individual. Doing the "right thing" for him has allowed 15,000 human beings to exist 50 years later.

I use this film in my sociology classes to demonstrate courage, integrity and kindness...decency as Schlessinger says. This is a great film about a great man that can be shown to any audience from children to adults and it will move them all.

I highly recommend this film, Steven L. Stoll, Adjunct Professor of Social Sciences

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
R.I.P. Nicholas Winton KBeee

Contribute to This Page