The Holocaust

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1. The Last Days (1998)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, War

In late 1944, even as they faced imminent defeat, the Nazis expended enormous resources to kill or deport over 425,000 Jews during the "cleansing" of Hungary. This Oscar-winning documentary... See full summary »

Director: James Moll | Stars: Bill Basch, Martin Basch, Randolph Braham, Alice Lok Cahana

Votes: 1,738 | Gross: $0.42M

2. The Grey Zone (2001)

R | 108 min | Drama, History, War

58 Metascore

A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkommando, Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews, find themselves in a moral grey zone.

Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: David Arquette, Velizar Binev, David Chandler, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 9,407 | Gross: $0.52M

3. The Goebbels Experiment (2005)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, History

67 Metascore

Through archival footage and dramatic readings of his personal writings, the life of Nazi Germany's Propaganda Minister, Josef Goebbels, is examined.

Director: Lutz Hachmeister | Stars: Udo Samel, Kenneth Branagh, Heinrich Brüning, Winston Churchill

Votes: 911 | Gross: $0.05M

4. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, War

55 Metascore

Set during WWII, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.

Director: Mark Herman | Stars: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend, Zac Mattoon O'Brien

Votes: 157,361 | Gross: $9.03M

5. Shoah (1985)

Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War

99 Metascore

Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.

Director: Claude Lanzmann | Stars: Simon Srebnik, Michael Podchlebnik, Motke Zaïdl, Hanna Zaïdl

Votes: 7,002 | Gross: $0.02M

6. Shanghai Ghetto (2002)

95 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

Stripped of possessions and rights, German and Eastern European Jews flee to an unlikely destination to avoid persecution from the Nazis.

Directors: Dana Janklowicz-Mann, Amir Mann | Stars: Stephen Chang, Irene Eber, I. Betty Grebenschikoff, Harold Janklowicz

Votes: 194 | Gross: $0.71M

7. Secrets of the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Escape from Auschwitz (2008)

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

The death factory at Auschwitz was a closely guarded secret of the Third Reich - until two men, Rudolph Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, escaped to tell the world about the Nazi atrocities. Escape ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Dunlop | Stars: Yehudi Bauer, David Cesarani, Martin Gilbert, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 30

8. Night and Fog (1956)

Not Rated | 32 min | Documentary, Short, History

The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Reinhard Heydrich, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 14,673

9. Nazi Concentration Camps (1945)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, History

Produced and presented as evidence at the Nuremberg war crimes trial of Hermann Göring and twenty other Nazi leaders.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, George S. Patton, Hayden Sears

Votes: 450

11. Triumph of the Will (1935)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, War

The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl | Stars: Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Max Amann, Martin Bormann

Votes: 12,953

12. John Rabe (2009)

134 min | Biography, Drama, History

57 Metascore

A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.

Director: Florian Gallenberger | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Daniel Brühl, Steve Buscemi, Anne Consigny

Votes: 5,550 | Gross: $0.07M

13. Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004)

92 min | Documentary, History

The history of Hollywood's handling of the Nazis and its later depiction of the Holocaust they perpetrated.

Director: Daniel Anker | Stars: Gene Hackman, Norma Barzman, Jack Benny, Michael Berenbaum

Votes: 594 | Gross: $0.02M

15. Hitler's Holocaust (2000– )

270 min | Documentary, History

Under the guidance of Simon Wiesenthal, documents the year-long process leading up to 'the Final Solution' using newly accessible Eastern European archives, first-hand eyewitness accounts and world renowned historians.

Stars: Simon Wiesenthal, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 100

16. Ghetto Theresienstadt: Deception and Reality (2006 TV Movie)

72 min | Documentary

This archive film footage documents the daily life of a Nazi concentration camp called Theresienstadt (also known as Terezin). Used by the Nazis as a "show" camp to draw attention away from... See full summary »

Director: Irmgard von zur Mühlen | Star: Wolfgang Scheffler

17. Forgiving Dr. Mengele (2006)

82 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

Eva Mozes Kor, who survived Josef Mengele's cruel twin experiments in the Auschwitz concentration camp, shocks other Holocaust survivors when she decides to forgive the perpetrators as a way of self-healing.

Directors: Bob Hercules, Cheri Pugh | Stars: Eva Mozes Kor, Sami Adwan, Dan Bar-On, Michael Berenbaum

Votes: 505 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Eichmann Trial (1961 TV Movie)


The actual trial of Adolf Eichman held in Israel in 1961.

Director: Leo Hurwitz

Votes: 9

20. Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution' (2005)

285 min | Documentary, History, War

The history of the Final Solution phase of the Nazi Holocaust, particularly with the most infamous of the death camps.

Stars: Samuel West, Linda Ellerbee, Gert Heidenreich, Linda Hunt

Votes: 3,561

21. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference (1994)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, History

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Director: Marty Ostrow | Star: Hal Linden

Votes: 43

23. Die Macht der Bilder: Leni Riefenstahl (1993)

180 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A documentary about the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl, a German film director most notorious for making the most effective propaganda films for the Nazis.

Director: Ray Müller | Stars: Leni Riefenstahl, Marlene Dietrich, Walter Frentz, Joseph Goebbels

Votes: 1,350 | Gross: $0.45M

25. Visas and Virtue (1997)

26 min | Short, Biography, Drama

Europe, 1940. For thousands of Jews, a Japanese diplomat and his wife defy Tokyo and the Nazis, and offer visas, for life.

Director: Chris Tashima | Stars: Chris Tashima, Susan Fukuda, Diana Georger, Lawrence Craig

Votes: 96

26. Weapons of the Spirit (1987)

90 min | Documentary

Pierre Sauvage was born in a small village in France in 1944, among what would become as many as 5000 Jews who were helped by the collective efforts of the town, hidden from occupying Nazis... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Sauvage | Stars: Pierre Sauvage, Henri Héritier, Emma Héritier, Charles Gibert

Votes: 75

27. Inheritance (I) (2006)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

"Inheritance" is the story of Monika Hertwig and her journey to accept the truth about her father, Nazi commander, Amon Goeth, who was portrayed by actor Ralph Fiennes in "Schindler's List.... See full summary »

Director: James Moll | Stars: Vivian Delman, Monika Hertwig, Reinhardt Hertwig, Helen Jonas

Votes: 444

28. And the Violins Stopped Playing (1988)

116 min | Biography, Drama, War

This is the true story about a group of Romani's (gypsy) in occupied Poland during World War II as they confront the atrocities and tragedies of a forgotten holocaust.

Director: Alexander Ramati | Stars: Horst Buchholz, Didi Ramati, Piotr Polk, Maya Ramati

Votes: 129

29. Orchestra of Exiles (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

58 Metascore

Some stories get lost in the turmoil of their times. It is often only in retrospect that we can discover the true shapers of history. One such man is the prodigious Polish violinist ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Aronson | Stars: Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta, Joshua Bell, Pinchas Zukerman

Votes: 126 | Gross: $0.03M

30. Un sac de billes (2017)

110 min | Drama

55 Metascore

The adventure of a Jewish boy and his brother escaping Nazi persecution in occupied France.

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Dorian Le Clech, Batyste Fleurial, Patrick Bruel, Elsa Zylberstein

Votes: 2,182 | Gross: $0.32M

31. Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000)

PG | 122 min | Documentary, History, War

79 Metascore

The secret smuggling of 9,300 Jewish children out of Nazi-occupied Germany in the late 1930s.

Director: Mark Jonathan Harris | Stars: Judi Dench, Lory Cahn, Kurt Fuchel, Eva Hayman

Votes: 1,450 | Gross: $0.37M