62 lesser known WWII movies not made in Hollywood 1989-2016by sixtygallons | created - 30 Mar 2012 | updated - 04 Feb 2017 | Public
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1. 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 »
3. The Counterfeiters (2007)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, War
The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.
Votes: 39,543 | Gross: $5.48M
4. 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: 65,573 | Gross: $4.40M
5. Days of Glory (2006)
R | 120 min | Drama, War
During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
Votes: 12,909 | Gross: $0.32M
6. El Alamein - La linea del fuoco (2002)
117 min | Drama, War
War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel ... See full summary »
8. Oorlogswinter (2008)
R | 103 min | Drama, History, War
In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, a teenage boy gets involved in the Dutch Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded RAF pilot.
Votes: 11,136 | Gross: $0.54M
9. 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.
10. Fortress of War (2010)
138 min | Action, Drama, History
A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Soviet troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days.
11. 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: 2,765 | Gross: $0.04M
13. Tali-Ihantala 1944 (2007)
117 min | Drama, History, War
The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back... See full summary »
18. Vilniaus getas (2005)
110 min | History, War
In 1942, in Vilnius, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate... See full summary »
20. Ambush (1999)
Not Rated | 123 min | War, Drama
Set during the World War 2. In the summer of 1941 the Finnish army crosses the border of Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola goes through the wilderness around the Lieksa lake to ... See full summary »
21. Ballada o bombere (2011 Video)
181 min | Action, Drama, War
The Bomber (2011) / (Russian language title: Ballada o Bombere) Storyline During World War II, a soviet aircraft crashes on Nazi-occupied territory. But the pilot Grivtsov and his beloved ... See full summary »
22. Before the Fall (2004)
110 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller
In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) - high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich ... See full summary »
Votes: 12,476 | Gross: $0.14M
24. Panfilov's 28 (2016)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Drama, History
USSR, Late November, 1941. Based on the account by reporter Vasiliy Koroteev that appeared in the Red Army's newspaper, Krasnaya Zvezda, shortly after the battle, this is the story of ... See full summary »
26. Eien no 0 (2013)
144 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
A young woman and her brother explore the history of their grandfather, who died in the WW2. They start contacting the m'en who flew with him, asking them about who he was.
27. Lore (2012)
Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, History, Romance
As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate.
Votes: 12,735 | Gross: $0.97M
28. Amen. (2002)
Not Rated | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
During WWII SS officer Kurt Gerstein tries to inform Pope Pius XII about Jews being sent to extermination camps. Young Jesuit priest Riccardo Fontana helps him in the difficult mission to inform the world.
Votes: 12,095 | Gross: $0.27M
29. Oba: The Last Samurai (2011)
128 min | Drama, War
During the end of World War 2, a group of Japanese soldiers fight on after US forces capture most of the island. They refuse to surrender and continue to resist after the Emperor surrenders.
30. Into the White (I) (2012)
R | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Norway, WWII: A group of British and German soldiers find themselves stranded in the wilderness after an aircraft battle. Finding shelter in the same cabin, they realize the only way to survive the winter is to place the rules of war aside.
Votes: 17,117 | Gross: $0.00M
31. Stalingrad (2013)
R | 131 min | Action, Drama, War
A group of Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to two Russian women who have been living there.
Votes: 13,786 | Gross: $1.01M
32. 1944 (2015)
100 min | Drama, History, War
In "1944" Director Elmo Nyuganena portrays the real events on the Eastern Front in Estonia in 1944, from the Battle Of Tannenburg Line, the July fighting on the Sinimäed Hills, until ... See full summary »
33. Otoko-tachi no Yamato (2005)
145 min | War
On April, 6th 2005, in Makurazi, Kagoshima, Makiko Uchida seeks a boat in the local fishing cooperative to take her to the latitude N30, longitude L128, where the largest, heaviest and most... See full summary »
34. Mai wei (2011)
R | 137 min | Action, Drama, War
In World War II-era Korea, rival runners, one Korean (Jang Dong-gun) and one Japanese (Joe Odagiri), go to war together against the Soviets.
Votes: 8,554 | Gross: $0.07M
36. Moloch (1999)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
In 1942, in Bavaria, Eva Braun is alone, when Adolf Hitler arrives with Dr. Josef Goebbels and his wife Magda Goebbels and Martin Bormann to spend a couple of days without talking politics.
37. Anthropoid (2016)
R | 120 min | Biography, History, Thriller
Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler.
Votes: 33,168 | Gross: $2.96M
38. 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 »
39. Die Flucht (2007 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama, History, Thriller
In 1944 many Germans in Eastern Prussia believed like Lena von Mahlenberg, daughter of a local aristocrat, that Hitler would surrender and spare them from being invaded by the vengeful Russian Red Army. He didn't and they had to flee.
40. Stauffenberg (2004 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1944, in fear of a complete German defeat in the World War II, a group of high command officers plot an attempt against Hitler, and one of the leaders of the conspiracy, Stauffenberg (... See full summary »
41. Il partigiano Johnny (2000)
135 min | Drama
After the 8th September 1943 north of Italy is occupied by Germans. Italian army collapsed and the soldiers are escaped to the mountains trying to set up a resistance. Many civilians did ... See full summary »
42. Under sandet (2015)
R | 100 min | Drama, History, War
In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight.
Votes: 22,416 | Gross: $0.44M
43. Leningrad (2009)
R | 110 min | Drama, War
When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the ... See full summary »
44. Belyy tigr (2012)
Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Great Patriotic War, early 1940s. After barely surviving a battle with a mysterious, ghostly-white Tiger tank, Red Army Sergeant Ivan Naydenov becomes obsessed with its destruction.
45. A zori zdes tikhie... (2015)
120 min | Drama, War
An unfulfilled sergeant, is during WW2, leading a small Soviet anti aircraft outpost with only women soldiers under his command. German special forces are spottet in the woods and the ... See full summary »
46. 9. april (2015)
93 min | Drama, History, War
In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle... See full summary »
47. Svoi (2004)
111 min | Action, Drama, War
It is August 1941. With the battle line far away in the east, three soldiers who have managed to escape from captivity find it difficult to hide: the territory is occupied by the enemy. The... See full summary »
49. 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: 24,074 | Gross: $0.68M
51. Hvidsten gruppen (2012)
122 min | Drama, War