Resistance films (World War Two)by BristleKRS | created - 11 May 2011 | updated - 25 May 2011 | Public
A list of films about resistance groups, saboteurs, partisans, assassins and other such types in the Second World War.
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1. Come and See (1985)
Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, War
After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.
2. Army of Shadows (1969)
Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, War
An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France.
Votes: 17,394 | Gross: $0.74M
Unromantic, violent, grubby Gaullist resistance in Vichy France.
3. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance, War
As WWII and the German occupation ends, the Polish resistance and the Russian forces turn on each other in an attempt to take over leadership in Communist Poland.
4. Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)
Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Drama, War
Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War II. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and ... See full summary »
An Anglo-French woman joins the SOE and becomes a proficient saboteur behind German lines in Occupied France.
5. Flame & Citron (2008)
Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Drama, History
A drama centered on two fighters in the Holger Danske World War II resistance group.
Votes: 16,108 | Gross: $0.15M
A pair of 'liquidators' from the Holge Danske resistance movement face intrigue and double-cross whilst assassinating Nazis and collaborators in occupied Denmark.
6. Kanal (1957)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, War
In 1944, during the Warsaw uprising against the Nazis, Polish Lieutenant Zadra and his resistance fighters use Warsaw's sewer system to escape the German encirclement.
7. Lacombe, Lucien (1974)
R | 138 min | Drama, Romance, War
In 1944, an 18-year old boy from small-town France, collaborates with the Nazi-regime and subsequently falls in love with a Jewish girl.
8. Operation Amsterdam (1959)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, History, War
When Germany invades Holland in 1940, a British intelligence officer and two Dutch diamond merchants go to Amsterdam to persuade the Dutch diamond merchants to evacuate their diamond supplies to England.
9. 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 »
11. Max Manus: Man of War (2008)
Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Biography, Drama
The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons.
12. The Password Is Courage (1962)
Approved | 116 min | War, Comedy, Drama
British NCO Sergeant-Major Charles Coward escapes from the Stalag VIII-B POW camp and is mistakenly awarded with the Iron Cross by the Germans.
13. Charlotte Gray (2001)
PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A young Scottish woman joins the French Resistance during World War II to rescue her Royal Air Force boyfriend who is lost in France.
Votes: 9,865 | Gross: $0.67M
14. Defiance (I) (2008)
R | 137 min | Action, Drama, History
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 one thousand Jewish non-combatants.
Votes: 128,220 | Gross: $28.64M
15. 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 »
16. Army of Crime (2009)
Not Rated | 139 min | Drama, History, War
The poet Missak Manouchian leads a mixed bag of youngsters and immigrants in a clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. Twenty-two men and one woman fighting for an ideal and for ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,826 | Gross: $0.04M
17. Rome, Open City (1945)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, War
During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, the Resistance leader, Giorgio Manfredi, is chased by the Nazis as he seeks refuge and a way to escape.
18. Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.
Votes: 24,565 | Gross: $0.68M
19. Swing Kids (1993)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Music
A close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing and fun lead to more difficult choices as the Nazis begin tightening the grip on ... See full summary »
Votes: 14,438 | Gross: $5.63M
20. Black Book (2006)
R | 145 min | Drama, Thriller, War
In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Votes: 67,004 | Gross: $4.40M
24. Lucie Aubrac (1997)
R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, War
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 »
Votes: 1,105 | Gross: $0.46M
26. Sisters in Resistance (2000)
60 min | Documentary
Four women in the French Resistance tell of their adventures, arrest and deportation to Ravensbrück women's concentration camp during the Nazi Occupation.
27. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)
PG | 251 min | Documentary, History, War
An in-depth exploration of the various reactions by the French people to the Vichy government's acceptance of Nazi invasion.
28. A Generation (1955)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, War
Story of youths during the German occupation of Poland in the World War II who come to adulthood through love and adversity.
29. Edelweisspiraten (2004)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, History, War
Cologne-Ehrenfeld, November 1944. They're young, wild and rebellious, like young people anywhere and in any time. But working-class boys Karl and his younger brother Peter are Edelweiss ... See full summary »