WWII Classics (OLD& NEW) Part3

by samratnigam | created - 11 Jun 2011 | updated - 01 Apr 2012 | Public

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1. Lust och fägring stor (1995)

Unrated | 130 min | Drama, Romance, War

Malmö, Sweden during the Second World War. Stig is a 15 year old pupil on the verge of adulthood. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher. He is attracted by her beauty and maturity. She is ... See full summary »

Director: Bo Widerberg | Stars: Johan Widerberg, Marika Lagercrantz, Tomas von Brömssen, Karin Huldt

Votes: 4,813

2. Inside the Third Reich (1982 TV Movie)

240 min | Biography, Drama, History

A dramatization of the life of Albert Speer, Adolf Hitler's young architect and one-time confidant, and his meteoric rise into the Nazi hierarchy. This movie is based on Speer's autobiography of the same name.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Rutger Hauer, John Gielgud, Maria Schell, Blythe Danner

Votes: 458

3. Hitler (1962)

Not Rated | 107 min | Biography, Drama, War

Richard Basehart stars as one of the most influential and one of the most reviled men in history in this probing psychological study of a man who nearly gained dominance over the entire ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Richard Basehart, Maria Emo, Cordula Trantow, Martin Kosleck

Votes: 253

4. Rotation (1949)

80 min | Drama, History

The mechanic Behnke wants to join the Nazi party to secure a good living. However, after his Jewish neighbors have been taken away, he changes his views. Trying to remain "a non-political ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Staudte | Stars: Paul Esser, Irene Korb, Karl Heinz Deickert, Reinhold Bernt

Votes: 274

5. Der Fall Gleiwitz (1961)

70 min | Drama, History, Thriller

Re-enacted true story of successful assault by Nazis, posing as Poles, on a German border radio station so that Hitler could "justify" thereby his invasion of Poland.

Director: Gerhard Klein | Stars: Hannjo Hasse, Christoph Beyertt, Wolfgang Kalweit, Georg Leopold

Votes: 226

6. Matka Królów (1987)

127 min | Drama, History, War

Made in 1982, shelved for five years. Story opens with Lucja Krol's husband under the tram. She gives birth to her fourth son on the floor of their new apartment. Neighbor Wiktor, a ... See full summary »

Director: Janusz Zaorski | Stars: Magda Teresa Wójcik, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Franciszek Pieczka, Boguslaw Linda

Votes: 190

7. Hubal (1973)

126 min | Drama, War

Based on a true story. After Poland is overrun by Axis forces in 1939, an officer and his remaining men decide to continue fighting the invaders alone, thereby becoming the first guerrillas of World War II.

Director: Bohdan Poreba | Stars: Ryszard Filipski, Malgorzata Potocka, Tadeusz Janczar, Emil Karewicz

Votes: 160

8. Urodziny mlodego warszawiaka (1980)

96 min | Drama, History, Romance

The four sequences in the film cover four days in a life of young Warsaw lad in September 1938, 1939, 1943 and 1944. In the first sequence Jurek decides not to study in the Sorbonne but ... See full summary »

Directors: Ewa Petelska, Czeslaw Petelski | Stars: Piotr Lysak, Andrzej Lapicki, Jolanta Grusznic, Gabriela Kownacka

Votes: 23

9. To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, War

86 Metascore

During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

Votes: 22,346

10. General Nil (2009)

125 min | Biography, Drama, History

The tumultuous life of General August Emil Fieldorf aka "Nil", who commanded the underground Home Army against the Nazis and was killed after WW2 by communists.

Director: Ryszard Bugajski | Stars: Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Alicja Jachiewicz, Magdalena Emilianowicz, Anna Cieslak

Votes: 619

12. Secondløitnanten (1993)

102 min | Drama, War

The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale... See full summary »

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Espen Skjønberg, Lars Andreas Larssen, Gard B. Eidsvold, Bjørn Sundquist

Votes: 297

13. Hamsun (1996)

Not Rated | 159 min | Biography, Drama, War

Norwegian Nobel Laureate Knut Hamsun's controversial support for the Nazi regime during WW2 and its consequences for the Hamsun family after the war.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Max von Sydow, Ghita Nørby, Anette Hoff, Gard B. Eidsvold

Votes: 1,311

14. Nine Lives (1957)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

The movie takes place during World War II and depicts the true story of Jan Baalsruds amazing escape from the German army from the coast of Northern Norway and across the border to the ... See full summary »

Director: Arne Skouen | Stars: Jack Fjeldstad, Henny Moan, Alf Malland, Joachim Holst-Jensen

Votes: 1,431

15. Stukas (1941)

101 min | Drama, War

This Nazi propaganda film details the exploits of a group of German Luftwaffe pilots flying Stukas--fighter-bombers--in the Battle of France in the early days of World War II.

Director: Karl Ritter | Stars: Carl Raddatz, Hannes Stelzer, Ernst von Klipstein, Albert Hehn

Votes: 112

16. Weekend at Dunkirk (1964)

119 min | Drama, War

In June 1940, during the Dunkirk evacuation of Allied troops to England, French sergeant Julien Maillat and his men debate whether to evacuate to Britain or stay and fight the German troops that are closing-in from all directions.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Catherine Spaak, Georges Géret, Jean-Pierre Marielle

Votes: 1,060

17. Dunkirk (1958)

Approved | 135 min | Action, Drama, History

A dramatization of the British Expeditionary Force's 1940 retreat to the beaches of France and the extraordinary seaborne evacuation that saved it from utter destruction by Nazi Germany.

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Bernard Lee, Robert Urquhart

Votes: 2,098

18. A Perfect Hero (1991– )

60 min | Drama

Flying officer Hugh Fleming is shot down and badly burned during the battle of Britain in September 1940.

Stars: Nigel Havers, James Fox, Fiona Gillies, Amanda Elwes

Votes: 64

19. Forever and a Day (1943)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History

During World War II, an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. However, he meets Leslie Trimble who lives in the house and who is ... See full summary »

Directors: Edmund Goulding, Cedric Hardwicke, Frank Lloyd, Victor Saville, Robert Stevenson, Herbert Wilcox, René Clair | Stars: George Kirby, Doreen Munroe, May Beatty, Connie Leon

Votes: 477

20. Section spéciale (1975)

PG | 110 min | Drama, History, Thriller

In occupied France during the WWII, a German officer is murdered. The collaborationist Vichy government decides to pin the murder on six petty criminals. Loyal judges are called in to convict them as quickly as possible.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Louis Seigner, Roland Bertin, Michael Lonsdale, Ivo Garrani

Votes: 832

21. L'homme qui a sauvé Londres (1972 TV Movie)

History

The true life story of Michel Hollard who saved London from being destroyed by the Nazis.

Director: Jean L'Hôte | Stars: Marcel Cuvelier, Yvan Doude, Marius Laurey, Claude Legros

22. Le Silence de la Mer (1949)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance, War

1941 in a small town in Nazi occupied France. Against the will of its elderly male and his adult niece residents, the Nazis commandeer a house for one of their officers, Lt. Werner von ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Howard Vernon, Nicole Stéphane, Jean-Marie Robain, Ami Aaröe

Votes: 3,258

23. Safe Conduct (2002)

Not Rated | 170 min | Biography, Drama, History

82 Metascore

In occupied France, German-run Continental Films calls the shots in the movie business. Assistant director and Resistance activist Jean Devaivre works for Continental, where he can get "in ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Jacques Gamblin, Denis Podalydès, Charlotte Kady, Marie Desgranges

Votes: 1,167 | Gross: $0.03M

24. Army of Shadows (1969)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, War

99 Metascore

An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret

Votes: 17,247 | Gross: $0.74M

25. The Fallen (2004)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Drama, War

62 Metascore

The story of ordinary men during WWII as seen from three different points of View.

Director: Ari Taub | Stars: Christopher R Swanson, Daniel Asher, Brian Bancale, C.J. Barkus

Votes: 856

28. Les misérables (1995)

R | 175 min | Drama, History

A variation on Victor Hugo's classic novel by means of the story of a man whose life is affected by and somewhat duplicated by the Hugo story of the beleaguered Jean Valjean.

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Michel Boujenah, Alessandra Martines, Salomé Lelouch

Votes: 3,411 | Gross: $1.04M

29. Lucie Aubrac (1997)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, War

61 Metascore

A love story or a tale of the resistance, this poignant movie tells both the haunting story of a French resistance cell in Lyon but also the love of Lucie Aubrac for her husband, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Carole Bouquet, Daniel Auteuil, Patrice Chéreau, Eric Boucher

Votes: 1,097 | Gross: $0.46M

30. The Battle of the Rails (1946)

85 min | Drama, War

This movie is a story about French railroad workers who were part of organized resistance during the German WW2 occupation.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Marcel Barnault, Jean Clarieux, Jean Daurand, Jacques Desagneaux

Votes: 666

31. Assignment in Brittany (1943)

96 min | Drama, War

A French captain (Jean-Pierre Aumont) poses as a Nazi to pinpoint a U-boat base off the coast of France, while assuming the identity of a "look-a-like" French citizen.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Susan Peters, Margaret Wycherly, Signe Hasso

Votes: 126

32. To Have and Have Not (1944)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sensuous lounge singer.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Dolores Moran

Votes: 26,954

33. The Train (1964)

Not Rated | 133 min | Thriller, War

In 1944, a German colonel loads a train with French art treasures to send to Germany. The Resistance must stop it without damaging the cargo.

Directors: John Frankenheimer, Arthur Penn | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, Suzanne Flon

Votes: 12,008 | Gross: $7.41M

34. Monsignor Renard (2000)

295 min | Drama, War

The story of the German occupation of France during World War II told through the eyes and experiences of a humble and extraordinary priest.

Stars: John Thaw, Joachim Paul Assböck, John Axon, Teresa Banham

Votes: 172

35. 1 homme de trop (1967)

Approved | 110 min | Action, Drama, History

A French resistance group liberates some German prisoners. Turns out one of them is a spy.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Charles Vanel, Bruno Cremer, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Piccoli

Votes: 378

37. Miracle at Moreaux (1985 TV Movie)

58 min | Drama, History

A French Catholic boarding school allows three Jewish children to take refuge at Christmas during the Nazi occupation.

Director: Paul Shapiro | Stars: Loretta Swit, Robert Joy, Ken Pogue, Robert Kosoy

Votes: 92

38. La vie sera belle (2007 TV Movie)

95 min | History

A story of friendship and closeness, a tale of courage and broken dreams. At first there are Pierre Thomas and Lucien Laclos, bosom pals although totally different. Thomas is outgoing, ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin Baily | Stars: Esteban Carvajal-Alegria, Milan Mauger, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Renaud Cestre

Votes: 13

39. Soldier of Orange (1977)

R | 165 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

During WW2, Dutch students join the resistance movement against the German occupation of the Netherlands.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Jeroen Krabbé, Susan Penhaligon, Edward Fox

Votes: 9,947

41. The Notebook (2004)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

Votes: 456,022 | Gross: $81.00M

42. Aera! Aera! Aera! (1972)

96 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Following the torpedoing of the destroyer Elli on August 15, 1940 on Tinos by an Italian submarine, war was declared, and the Italians attacked the Albanian front on October 28. From an ... See full summary »

Director: Kostas Andritsos | Stars: Giannis Voglis, Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Giorgos Bartis, Dimitris Bislanis

Votes: 43

43. Battlefield Constantinople (1970)

136 min | War, Drama

1965. Natasha Arseni missing over 20 years from Greece. Shortly before returning visits the former concentration camp. On the train to the motherland begins to remember the years of ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Foskolos | Stars: Aliki Vougiouklaki, Dimitris Papamichael, Kostas Karras, Spyros Kalogirou

Votes: 758

44. Night Ambush (1957)

Unrated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Led by British officers, partisans on Crete plan to kidnap the island's German commander and smuggle him to Cairo to embarrass the occupiers.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Marius Goring, David Oxley, Dimitri Andreas

Votes: 1,216

45. Ypovryhion: Papanikolis (1971)

91 min | Adventure, Drama, History

The true story of the underwater action "Papanikolis" during the Greek-Italian war 1940-41. The submarine "Papanikolis", with Commander Miltos Iatridis and the second mate Vasilis ... See full summary »

Director: George Zervoulakos | Stars: Kostas Kazakos, Giannis Fertis, Emilia Ipsilanti, Pavlos Liaros

Votes: 67

46. Performance (1992– )
Episode: Tales from Hollywood (1992)

113 min | Drama

A slightly ironical description of the colony of German artists in Los Angeles, who had to leave their country during the Nazi-regime. A young playwriter (von Horvath) joins them and finds ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Davies | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Carsten Norgaard, Charles Durning, Robin Bailey

Votes: 40

47. Last Battle of Hampton Gray (2005 TV Movie)

60 min | History

Hampton Gray's cousin, filmmaker Ian Herring, reveals the untold story of the Canada's last Victoria Cross winner.

Director: Ian Herring | Stars: Devin Johnston, Jess Doyle, Giles Buckingham, Lane Price

48. Proud (2004)

PG | 87 min | Drama

The true story of one of only two U.S. Navy ships that saw combat in World War II with African-American crews.

Director: Mary Pat Kelly | Stars: Reggie Austin, Vernel Bagneris, Marcus Chait, Michael Ciesla

Votes: 303

49. Lilli Marlene (1950)

74 min | Drama, War