15 Great World War II Films

Schindler’s List (1993) The Pianist (2002) Life is Beautiful (1997)

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1953) Fires on the Plain (1959) Downfall (2004)

Ivan’s Childhood (1962) The Red Thin Line (1998) Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Come and See (1985) Dunkirk (2017) Rome, Open City (1945)

Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) Saving Private Ryan (1998) The Cranes Are Flying (1957)


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  1. moviefanman says:

    I’ve seen Life is Beautiful, Downfall, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Saving Private Ryan, and Rome, Open City: all excellent WWII films for all sorts of different reasons.

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    1. dbmoviesblog says:

      All great films, thanks for the comment! Does that mean you haven’t yet watched Schindler’s List? I am obviously much recommending it.

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      1. moviefanman says:

        I’ve only ever seen clips of Schindler’s List actually. I’ve heard it so harrowing I’m uncertain if I can get through it.

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  2. Jade says:

    Great selection, Come and See is phenomenal. I’d add Die Fälscher to the list too.

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  3. ospreyshire says:

    Very interesting list. For me, I’d put movies such as Grave of the Fireflies, Camp de Thiaroye, Sophie Scholl: The Final Days, Mother of Mine, and In This Corner of the World (the anime version) on a similar list.

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    1. dbmoviesblog says:

      You are very right. I intentionally left out any animations, otherwise Grave of the Fireflies and In This Corner would have been at the very top of my list! They are both great, moving. I can’t recall watching either Mother of Mine or Sophie Scholl…I will need to, thanks!

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      1. ospreyshire says:

        Okay. Thanks for explaining when it comes to the animated issue. The live action movies I mentioned are definitely worth your time and are very powerful in their own right. Sophie Scholl is a biopic about an anti-Nazi activist in Germany who’s considered a national icon in that country. Mother of Mine is a story involving the Finnish perspective of the war and how there was a whole generation in that country who were “war children” that were under foster care in Sweden which was neutral during WWII.

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  4. equinoxio21 says:

    A good list. Though I’m not sure I’d want to watch a WWII movie right now. Too close to home I guess.

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