Top 10 Best WW2 Documentaries Of All Time

by ratchet123 | created - 23 Apr 2016 | updated - 17 Jul 2016 | Public

In my opinion, these are the top 10 best ever documentaries on the Second World War (in order)

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1. The World at War (1973–1974)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Albert Speer, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman

Votes: 24,393

2. World War II in Colour (2009)

TV-MA | 663 min | Documentary, History, War

Recounts the events of world War II in color.

Stars: Robert Powell, Swaylee Loughnane

Votes: 6,815

3. Battlefield (1995– )

Documentary, History, War

Major battles of World War II are recounted in depth.

Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Jonathan Booth, Jonathan Booth

Votes: 482

4. Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009)

TV-MA | 312 min | Documentary, History, War

Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War. The documentary is composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war ... See full summary »

Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Martin Sheen, Rudolf Hess

Votes: 11,727

5. World War II: The Last Heroes (2011– )


Accounts of World War II events, as told by those that were actually there.

Star: Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones

Votes: 143

6. Inside World War II (2012 TV Movie)

135 min | Documentary

Firsthand accounts of World War II are shared in this documentary, which includes archival footage and more than 50 testimonies from American, British, German and Soviet servicemembers.

Votes: 133

7. World War 2: The Complete History (2000– )

50 min | Documentary, History, War

The greatest conflict of the Twentieth Century. "World War 2: The Complete History" offers a broad scoped, yet in-depth and neutral perspective of the Second World War. From its beginning ... See full summary »

Star: Peter Dickson

Votes: 220

8. War of the Century (1999– )

200 min | Documentary, History, War

Documentary examining Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.

Stars: Samuel West, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Joachim Dietmar Mues

Votes: 466

9. WWII in HD (2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History, War

Follow the lives of soldiers who lived World War II, through previously unseen color footage.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Charles Scheffel, Rob Lowe, Ron Livingston

Votes: 2,187

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