Movies related to WWII you should watch*****by samratnigam | created - 02 Jan 2011 | updated - 22 Aug 2011 | Public
WWII movies you must see***
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1. The Longest Day (1962)
G | 178 min | Action, Drama, History
The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.
Votes: 46,922 | Gross: $39.10M
3. Summer of '42 (1971)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
5. One Against the Wind (1991 TV Movie)
PG | 96 min | Biography, Drama
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 »
6. Jenny's War (1985)
PG | 198 min | Drama, War
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.
7. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War
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.
Votes: 44,573 | Gross: $50.80M
8. 633 Squadron (1964)
Approved | 102 min | War, Drama
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.
9. Battle of Britain (1969)
G | 132 min | Action, Drama, History
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.
10. Hanna's War (1988)
PG-13 | 148 min | Biography, Drama, War
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.
Votes: 322 | Gross: $0.14M
12. Schindler's List (1993)
R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 1,002,342 | Gross: $96.07M
13. God afton, Herr Wallenberg (1990)
Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama, War
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 »
17. Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
19. Battleground (1949)
Approved | 118 min | Action, Drama, War
A squad of the 101st Airborne Division copes with being trapped in the besieged city of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.
Votes: 5,741 | Gross: $10.29M
21. Hanover Street (1979)
PG | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 3,938 | Gross: $3.00M
22. Yanks (1979)
R | 138 min | Drama, War
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 »
23. The Thousand Plane Raid (1969)
G | 93 min | Adventure, War
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.
24. The Mediterranean in Flames (1970)
102 min | Action, Drama, War
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.
25. The Last Warrior (1989)
R | 94 min | Action, Drama, War
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 »
30. Dragon Seed (1944)
Passed | 148 min | Drama, History, War
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.
31. Sailor of the King (1953)
Approved | 83 min | Action, Drama, Romance
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.
34. The Enemy Below (1957)
Approved | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
38. Raid on Rommel (1971)
GP | 99 min | Drama, War
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.
40. The Desert Rats (1953)
Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
42. Where Eagles Dare (1968)
PG | 158 min | Action, Adventure, War
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.
46. Odette (1950)
105 min | Drama, History, War
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 »
47. Les femmes de l'ombre (2008)
TV-MA | 117 min | Drama, War
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 »
48. Brother's War (2009)
R | 100 min | History, War
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 »
50. A Walk in the Sun (1945)
Approved | 117 min | Drama, War
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.
51. Silent Night (2002 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, War