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The Best World War 2 Movies

“What are the best movies about World War 2?” We looked at 279 of the top WW2 films and ranked them so we could answer that very question!

The top 27 films, all appearing on 6 or more “Best WW2” movie lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 225+ movies, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 27 Best World War 2 Movies Of All-Time



26 .) A Bridge Too Far (1977) directed by Richard Attenborough

A Bridge Too Far (1977)

Lists It Appears On:

  • History Answers
  • Rank My List
  • Softonic
  • The Bests
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Wrap

A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and the presence of two crack German Panzer divisions meant that the final part of this operation (the bridge in Arnhem over the Rhine, the titular ‘bridge too far’) was doomed to failure.



25 .) Atonement (2007) directed by Joe Wright

Atonement (2007)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Complex
  • IMDB
  • Indiewire
  • Movie Film Review
  • Quora
  • The Cinemaholic

As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister’s lover of a crime he did not commit.



24 .) Black Book (2006) directed by Paul Verhoeven

Black Book (2006)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Indiewire
  • Quora
  • Shoebox LLC
  • Softonic
  • Timeout

In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.



23 .) Empire of the Sun (1987) directed by Steven Spielberg

Empire of the Sun (1987)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Box Office Mojo
  • Goliath
  • Shoebox LLC
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Wrap
  • Timeout

Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even though he is separated from his parents and in a hostile environment, Jamie maintains his dignity and youthful spirits, providing a beacon of hope for the others held captive with him.



22 .) From Here to Eternity (1953) directed by Fred Zinnemann

From Here to Eternity (1953)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Movie Film Review
  • Softonic
  • The Wrap
  • Timeout

In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit’s team, while his captain’s wife and second in command are falling in love.



21 .) Stalingrad (1993) directed by Joseph Vilsmaier

Stalingrad (1993)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Indiewire
  • Quora
  • The Bests
  • Thought Co.
  • Timeout

“Stalingrad” follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the platoon leads his men to desert. The men of the platoon attempt to escape from the city which is now surrounded by the Soviet Army.



20 .) The Big Red One (1980) directed by Samuel Fuller

The Big Red One (1980)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Box Office Mojo
  • History Answers
  • IMDB
  • Softonic
  • The Wrap
  • Timeout

A veteran sergeant of the World War I leads a squad in World War II, always in the company of the survivor Pvt. Griff, the writer Pvt. Zab, the Sicilian Pvt. Vinci and Pvt. Johnson in Vichy French Africa, Sicily, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Belgium and France, ending in a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia where they face the true horror of war.



19 .) Fury (2014) directed by David Ayer

Fury (2014)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Box Office Mojo
  • Goliath
  • Indiewire
  • Quora
  • Shoebox LLC
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Wrap

Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called “Fury” and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.



18 .) Patton (1970) directed by Franklin J. Schaffner

Patton (1970)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Rank My List
  • Shoebox LLC
  • Softonic
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Wrap

“Patton” tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton’s career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side plots also speak of Patton’s numerous faults such his temper and habit towards insubordination.



17 .) Come and See (1985) directed by Elem Klimov

Come and See (1985)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goliath
  • History Answers
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • RBTH
  • Softonic
  • Thought Co.
  • Timeout

The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family’s wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On returning home, Florya finds his family and fellow peasants massacred. His continued survival amidst the brutal debris of war becomes increasingly nightmarish, a battle between despair and hope.



16 .) Casablanca (1942) directed by Michael Curtiz

Casablanca (1942)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goliath
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Movie Film Review
  • Rank My List
  • Rank My List
  • Shoebox LLC
  • Softonic
  • Timeout

In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.



15 .) Grave of the Fireflies (1988) directed by Isao Takahata

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Box Office Mojo
  • Cinema Escape
  • Goliath
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • The Bests
  • The Cinemaholic
  • Timeout
  • USNI

In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko struggle to survive.



14 .) The Thin Red Line (1998) directed by Terrence Malick

The Thin Red Line (1998)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Box Office Mojo
  • Goliath
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Rank My List
  • Shoebox LLC
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Wrap
  • Timeout

Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed landing, through the bloody and exhausting battles that follow, to the ultimate departure of those who survived. A powerful frontline cast – including Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Woody Harrelson and George Clooney – explodes into action in this hauntingly realistic view of military and moral chaos in the Pacific during World War II.



13 .) Enemy at the Gates (2001) directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud

Enemy at the Gates (2001)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Box Office Mojo
  • Goliath
  • IMDB
  • Imgur
  • Rank My List
  • Rank My List
  • Softonic
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Wrap
  • Thought Co.

A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad.



12 .) The Great Escape (1963) directed by John Sturges

The Great Escape (1963)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goliath
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Rank My List
  • Shoebox LLC
  • Softonic
  • The Bests
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Wrap
  • Timeout

The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security ‘escape-proof’ camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Based on a true story.



11 .) The Longest Day (1962) directed by Ken Annakin

The Longest Day (1962)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Complex
  • History Answers
  • IMDB
  • Rank My List
  • Rank My List
  • Shoebox LLC
  • Softonic
  • The Bests
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Wrap

The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich’s Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that when the Allied invasion comes they must be stopped on the beach. “For the Allies as well as the Germans, it will be the longest day”



10 .) The Pianist (2002) directed by Roman Polanski

The Pianist (2002)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goliath
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Indiewire
  • Quora
  • Rank My List
  • Shoebox LLC
  • The Bests
  • The Cinemaholic
  • Timeout

The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman’s experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.



9 .) Dunkirk (2017) directed by Christopher Nolan

Dunkirk (2017)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Box Office Mojo
  • Goliath
  • IMDB 2
  • Movie Film Review
  • Rank My List
  • Rank My List
  • Shoebox LLC
  • Softonic
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Wrap
  • Timeout

The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.



8 .) The Dirty Dozen (1967) directed by Robert Aldrich

The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goliath
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Rank My List
  • Rank My List
  • RBTH
  • Shoebox LLC
  • Softonic
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Wrap
  • Timeout

12 American military prisoners in World War II are ordered to infiltrate a well-guarded enemy château and kill the Nazi officers vacationing there. The soldiers, most of whom are facing death sentences for a variety of violent crimes, agree to the mission and the possible commuting of their sentences.



7 .) Das Boot (1981) directed by Wolfgang Petersen

Das Boot (1981)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Box Office Mojo
  • Goliath
  • History Answers
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Movie Film Review
  • Rank My List
  • Rank My List
  • Softonic
  • The Bests
  • The Cinemaholic
  • Timeout

A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.



6 .) Inglorious Basterds (2009) directed by Quentin Tarantino

Inglorious Basterds (2009)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Box Office Mojo
  • Goliath
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Indiewire
  • Quora
  • Rank My List
  • Rank My List
  • Shoebox LLC
  • The Bests
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Wrap

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as “The Basterds” are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.



5 .) Schindler’s List (1993) directed by Steven Spielberg

Schindler's List (1993)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Box Office Mojo
  • Goliath
  • History Answers
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Movie Film Review
  • Rank My List
  • Rank My List
  • Shoebox LLC
  • Softonic
  • The Cinemaholic
  • Timeout

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.



4 .) The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) directed by David Lean

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goliath
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Life Zette
  • Movie Film Review
  • Rank My List
  • Rank My List
  • Softonic
  • The Bests
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Wrap
  • Timeout

The classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow up the structure, but Col. Nicholson , the commander who supervised the bridge’s construction, has acquired a sense of pride in his creation and tries to foil their plans.



3 .) Downfall (2004) directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel

Downfall (2004)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Box Office Mojo
  • Goliath
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Imgur
  • Movie Film Review
  • Rank My List
  • Rank My List
  • Shoebox LLC
  • Softonic
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Wrap
  • Timeout

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his generals and advisers to fight to the last man. When the end finally does come, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender.



2 .) Letters From Iwo Jima (2006) directed by Clint Eastwood

Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Box Office Mojo
  • Goliath
  • History Answers
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Life Zette
  • Movie Film Review
  • Rank My List
  • Rank My List
  • RBTH
  • Shoebox LLC
  • Softonic
  • The Bests
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Wrap
  • Timeout

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.



1 .) Saving Private Ryan (1998) directed by Steven Spielberg

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Box Office Mojo
  • Goliath
  • History Answers
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Indiewire
  • Life Zette
  • Movie Film Review
  • Quora
  • Rank My List
  • Rank My List
  • RBTH
  • Shoebox LLC
  • Softonic
  • The Bests
  • The Cinemaholic
  • The Wrap
  • Timeout

As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.




The 225+ Additional Best Movies Taking Place During World War Two



 

# Films Directors Lists
27 Flags of Our Fathers (2006)   Box Office Mojo
Life Zette
Rank My List
RBTH
The Cinemaholic
28 Life Is Beautiful (1997) Roberto Benigni Box Office Mojo
Goliath
IMDB
Imgur
Shoebox LLC
29 Son of Saul (2015) László Nemes Box Office Mojo
IMDB 2
Indiewire
Quora
Timeout
30 Stalag 17 (1953) Billy Wilder IMDB
IMDB 2
Movie Film Review
Shoebox LLC
The Wrap
31
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
  Box Office Mojo
Complex
Rank My List
Rank My List
The Cinemaholic
32 Where Eagles Dare (1968) Brian G. Hutton IMDB
Rank My List
Shoebox LLC
The Wrap
Timeout
33 Ballad of a Soldier (1959) Grigoriy Chukhray IMDB
Movie Film Review
The Guardian
Thought Co.
34 Cross of Iron (1977) Sam Peckinpah IMDB
Softonic
Thought Co.
Timeout
35 Days of Glory (2006)   History Answers
Movie Film Review
Shoebox LLC
Timeout
36 Kanal (1956) Andrzej Wajda IMDB
Movie Film Review
Thought Co.
Timeout
37 Kelly’s Heroes (1970) Brian G. Hutton IMDB
Softonic
The Wrap
Timeout
38 The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) William Wyler IMDB
IMDB 2
RBTH
Shoebox LLC
39 The Cranes Are Flying (1957) Mikhail Kalatozov IMDB
IMDB 2
RBTH
Timeout
40 Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) Richard Fleischer IMDB
The Bests
The Cinemaholic
The Wrap
41 Europa Europa Agnieszka Holland Box Office Mojo
IMDB
Movie Film Review
42 Ivan’s Childhood (1962) Andrei Tarkovsky IMDB
Softonic
Timeout
43 Rome, Open City (1945) Roberto Rossellini IMDB
Softonic
Timeout
44 The Counterfeiters (2007) Stefan Ruzowitzky Box Office Mojo
IMDB
Shoebox LLC
45 The Dam Busters (1954)   History Answers
Softonic
Timeout
46 The Imitation Game (2014) Morten Tyldum Box Office Mojo
IMDB 2
The Cinemaholic
47 The Wind Rises   Cinema Escape
Indiewire
Quora
48 To Be or Not To Be (1942) Ernst Lubitsch IMDB
Movie Film Review
Timeout
49 Unbroken   Box Office Mojo
Indiewire
Quora
50 Valkyrie (2008)   Box Office Mojo
Shoebox LLC
The Wrap
51 A Midnight Clear (1992)   Box Office Mojo
The Wrap
52 A Walk in the Sun (1945)   Softonic
Timeout
53 Army of Shadows Jean-Pierre Melville IMDB
Softonic
54 Au Revoir Les Enfants Louis Malle IMDB
Movie Film Review
55 Battle of Britain (1969)   The Wrap
Timeout
56 Battle of Okinawa   Cinema Escape
USNI
57 Defiance (2008)   Box Office Mojo
The Cinemaholic
58 Fires on the Plain Kon Ichikawa IMDB
USNI
59 Flame & Citron   Box Office Mojo
Complex
60 Generation War (2013)   Box Office Mojo
The Guardian
61 Hacksaw Ridge Mel Gibson Box Office Mojo
IMDB 2
62 Hell in the Pacific (1968) John Boorman IMDB
Timeout
63 Hope and Glory John Boorman IMDB
Movie Film Review
64 Into the White   Box Office Mojo
Complex
65 Japan’s Longest Day Kihachi Okamoto IMDB
USNI
66 Judgment at Nuremberg Stanley Kramer IMDB
Movie Film Review
67 Katyn Andrzej Wajda IMDB
Movie Film Review
68 Lore (2012)   Box Office Mojo
The Guardian
69
Memphis Belle: The Story of a Flying Fortress
  Box Office Mojo
Slate
70 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Nagisa Ôshima Box Office Mojo
IMDB
71 Night And Fog (1956) Alain Resnais IMDB
Timeout
72 Pearl Harbor (2001)   Box Office Mojo
The Wrap
73 Saints and Soldiers   Box Office Mojo
Complex
74 Sea Without Exit   Cinema Escape
USNI
75 Shoah (1985) Claude Lanzmann IMDB
Timeout
76 Soldier of Orange Paul Verhoeven IMDB
Movie Film Review
77 The Battle of Britain   Softonic
The Bests
78 The Caine Mutiny (1954) Edward Dmytryk IMDB
The Wrap
79 The Cuckoo Aleksandr Rogozhkin IMDB
RBTH
80 The Diary of Anne Frank George Stevens Complex
IMDB
81 The Eternal Zero   Cinema Escape
USNI
82 The Grey Zone (2001) Tim Blake Nelson IMDB
The Guardian
83 The Guns of Navarone (1961) J. Lee Thompson Goliath
IMDB
84 The Hill Sidney Lumet IMDB
IMDB 2
85 The Human Condition Masaki Kobayashi Cinema Escape
IMDB
86
The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)
  Box Office Mojo
The Guardian
87 The Railway Man   Box Office Mojo
Complex
88 The Train (1964) John Frankenheimer IMDB
The Guardian
89 The Winter War Pekka Parikka IMDB
Thought Co.
90 Two Women Vittorio De Sica IMDB
Movie Film Review
91 12 O’CLOCK HIGH (1949)   Shoebox LLC
92
A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
  Timeout
93 A Woman in Berlin   Box Office Mojo
94 Aimee & Jaguar   Box Office Mojo
95 All the Queen’s Men   Box Office Mojo
96 Allied   Box Office Mojo
97 Amen. Costa-Gavras IMDB
98 Anthropoid   Box Office Mojo
99 Arise, My Love  
Movie Film Review
100 Ashes and Diamonds Andrzej Wajda IMDB
101 Attack (1956)   Timeout
102 Australia   Box Office Mojo
103 Bag of Marbles   Box Office Mojo
104 Band of Brothers Scott Grimes IMDB
105 Battleground (1949)   The Wrap
106 Bent (1997)   The Guardian
107 Better Wishes for Tomorrow   USNI
108 Bicycle Thieves Vittorio De Sica IMDB
109 Bitva za Sevastopol (2015)   Imgur
110 Canopy   Box Office Mojo
111
Captain America: The First Avenger
  Box Office Mojo
112 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin   Box Office Mojo
113 Captive Hearts   Box Office Mojo
114 Caterpillar (2010)   The Guardian
115 Charlotte Gray   Box Office Mojo
116 Chosen   Box Office Mojo
117 City of Life and Death Chuan Lu IMDB
118
Closely Observed Trains / Closely Watched Trains / Ostre Sledovane Vlaky
 
Movie Film Review
119 Closely Watched Trains Jirí Menzel IMDB
120 Code Name: Emerald   Box Office Mojo
121 Come See the Paradise   Box Office Mojo
122 Come What May   Box Office Mojo
123 Counterfeiters  
Movie Film Review
124 Cremator Juraj Herz IMDB
125 Cruel Sea  
Movie Film Review
126 Dam Busters  
Movie Film Review
127 Darkest Hour   Box Office Mojo
128 December   Box Office Mojo
129 Devils on the Doorstep Wen Jiang IMDB
130 Divided We Fall   Box Office Mojo
131 Emperor   Box Office Mojo
132 Escape to Victory (1981)   Timeout
133 Europa Lars von Trier IMDB
134 Fat Man and Little Boy   Box Office Mojo
135 Female Agents   Complex
136 Five Came Back   Slate
137 Five Fingers  
Movie Film Review
138 Five Graves To Cairo  
Movie Film Review
139
FLYING LEARHERNECKS (1951)
  Shoebox LLC
140 For Those We Love   USNI
141 Forbidden Games René Clément IMDB
142
Forty-Ninth Parallel / The Invaders / 49th Parallel
 
Movie Film Review
143 Free Men   Box Office Mojo
144 Frequency   USNI
145 Garbo: The Spy   Box Office Mojo
146 Gekido no showashi: Okinawa kessen Kihachi Okamoto IMDB
147 Germany Year Zero Roberto Rossellini IMDB
148 Germany, Pale Mother (1980)   Timeout
149 Great Escape  
Movie Film Review
150 Guns Of Navarone  
Movie Film Review
151 Hangmen Also Die! (1943)   Timeout
152 Hart’s War   Box Office Mojo
153 Head in the Clouds   Box Office Mojo
154 Hôtel Terminus Marcel Ophüls IMDB
155 House On 92nd Street  
Movie Film Review
156
I See A Dark Stranger / The Adventuress
 
Movie Film Review
157
I Was a Male War Bride (1949)
  Timeout
158 Ice Cold in Alex (1958)   Timeout
159 Il Generale Della Rovere Roberto Rossellini IMDB
160 In Harm’s Way (2018)   Box Office Mojo
161 In the Fog   Box Office Mojo
162 In This Corner of the World   Cinema Escape
163 In Which We Serve  
Movie Film Review
164 Is Paris Burning? René Clément IMDB
165 Isoroku   Cinema Escape
166
Jeux Interdits / Les Jeux Interdits / Forbidden Games / The Secret Game
 
Movie Film Review
167 Julia   Complex
168 Kapò Gillo Pontecorvo IMDB
169 Know Your Enemy: Japan   Slate
170 Lacombe, Lucien  
Movie Film Review
171 Land and Freedom Ken Loach IMDB
172 Land of Mine   Box Office Mojo
173 Last Days  
Movie Film Review
174 Les Miserables  
Movie Film Review
175 Let There Be Light   Slate
176 Lifeboat  
Movie Film Review
177
Listen to Britain (1942) and Fires Were Started (1943)
  Timeout
178 Little Boy   Box Office Mojo
179 Long Voyage Home  
Movie Film Review
180 Longest Day  
Movie Film Review
181 Map of the Human Heart   Box Office Mojo
182 Master of the Game   Box Office Mojo
183 Max Manus: Man of War Joachim Rønning IMDB
184 Mein Krieg   Thought Co.
185 Mephisto István Szabó IMDB
186 Merdeka 17805   USNI
187 Millions Like Us (1943)   Timeout
188 Miracle at St. Anna   Box Office Mojo
189 More The Merrier  
Movie Film Review
190 Morituri   Complex
191 Mrs. Miniver William Wyler IMDB
192
Musime Si Pomahat / Divided We Fall
 
Movie Film Review
193 My Name Is Ivan   Thought Co.
194 Naked Among Wolves   Complex
195 Nazi Concentration Camps   Slate
196 Oba, The Last Samurai   Cinema Escape
197 Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations Leni Riefenstahl IMDB
198 Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty Leni Riefenstahl IMDB
199 Overlord   Box Office Mojo
200 Paisan Roberto Rossellini IMDB
201 Pan’s Labyrinth Guillermo del Toro IMDB 2
202 Phoenix   Complex
203 Pianist  
Movie Film Review
204 Playing for Time Daniel Mann IMDB
205 Prelude to War   Slate
206 Pride: A Fateful Moment   USNI
207 Red Tails   Box Office Mojo
208 Remembrance   Complex
209 Report From the Aleutians   Slate
210 Return to The Hiding Place   Box Office Mojo
211 San Pietro   Slate
212 Secrets of War   Complex
213
Seven Beauties / Pasqualino Settebellezze
 
Movie Film Review
214 Sophie Scholl: The Final Days Marc Rothemund IMDB
215
Stalingrad: Dogs, Do You Want to Live Forever?
  Thought Co.
216 Storm Over the Pacific – 1960   Cinema Escape
217
Story Of Gi Joe / Gi Joe, War Correspondent / War Correspondent
 
Movie Film Review
218 The Ascent Larisa Shepitko IMDB
219 The Battle of Midway   Slate
220 The Book Thief   Box Office Mojo
221 The Bridge Bernhard Wicki IMDB
222 The Burmese Harp (1956)   The Guardian
223 The Captain   Box Office Mojo
224 The Cruel Sea Charles Frend IMDB
225 The Damned Luchino Visconti IMDB
226 The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel Henry Hathaway IMDB
227 The Enemy Below   Complex
228 The English Patient   Complex
229 The Great Dictator Charles Chaplin IMDB
230 The Great Raid   Box Office Mojo
231 The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity Masaki Kobayashi IMDB
232 The Human Condition III: A Soldier’s Prayer Masaki Kobayashi IMDB
233
The Inglorious Bastards (1978)
  Timeout
234 The Keep   Box Office Mojo
235 The Keep (1983)   Timeout
236 The King’s Choice   Box Office Mojo
237 The Last Metro (1980)   The Guardian
238 The Last Sentence   Box Office Mojo
239
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
  Timeout
240 The Men of the Yamato   USNI
241 The Monuments Men   Box Office Mojo
242 The Negro Soldier   Slate
243 The Notebook (2014)   Box Office Mojo
244 The Outsider   Softonic
245 The Sands of Iwo Jima   RBTH
246 The Scoundrel’s Wife   Box Office Mojo
247 The Shop on Main Street Ján Kadár IMDB
248 The Steel Helmet   Softonic
249 The Tin Drum Volker Schlöndorff IMDB
250 The Travelling Players Theodoros Angelopoulos IMDB
251 The Truth about Nanjing   USNI
252 The Way Back   Complex
253 The Well-Digger’s Daughter   Box Office Mojo
254 The World at War Laurence Olivier IMDB
255 The Zookeeper’s Wife   Box Office Mojo
256
They Fought For the Motherland
  RBTH
257 They Were Expendable  
Movie Film Review
258 Thunder Rock  
Movie Film Review
259 Thunderbolt   Slate
260 To End All Wars (2001)   The Wrap
261 Trial on the Road   RBTH
262 Triumph of the Will Leni Riefenstahl IMDB
263 Tunisian Victory   Slate
264 Twelve O’Clock High   Complex
265 Twin Sisters   Complex
266 U-571   Box Office Mojo
267
Undercover: How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines
  Slate
268 Underground Emir Kusturica IMDB
269 Von Ryan’s Express Mark Robson IMDB
270
Walk In The Sun / Salerno Beachhead
 
Movie Film Review
271 Walking with the Enemy   Box Office Mojo
272 War of the Buttons (2012)   Box Office Mojo
273 Went the Day Well? (1942)   Timeout
274 Where Hands Touch   Box Office Mojo
275 White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Steven Okazaki IMDB
276
Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia
  Slate
277 Windtalkers   Box Office Mojo
278 Yamato   Cinema Escape
279 Zero Fighter   USNI


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Box Office Mojo War – World War 2 Movies at the Box Office – Box Office Mojo
Cinema Escape 11 WWII movies from the Japanese perspective | Cinema Escapist
Complex The Diary of Anne Frank – The 20 Best World War Movies Streaming
Goliath The Best Films Set During World War II
History Answers The 10 best World War 2 movies ever made
IMDB The 100 Best Films About World War II
IMDB 2 The 25 Best World War 2 Movies of All Time
Imgur Greatest World War 2 Movies.
Indiewire Best World War 2 Movies Since 1996
Life Zette The Four Best World War II Movies of All Time
Movie Film Review Top 100 WORLD WAR II | Movie Film Review
Quora What is the best World War II movie?
Rank My List Best World War 2 Movies of All Time
RBTH 10 must-see films about World War II
Shoebox LLC 25 Best World War 2 Movies to Watch Before You Die
Slate 13 World War II movies to watch on Netflix after Five Came Back
Softonic 28 Best Movies about World War II 2019
The Bests The 13 Best World War Two Movies
The Cinemaholic 25 Best World War 2 Movies of All Time
The Guardian The 10 greatest second world war films you haven’t seen
The Wrap 30 Best World War II Movies, From ‘Battleground’ to ‘Dunkirk’
Thought Co. Top 10 Best World War 2 Films: Eastern Front
Timeout Best World War II Movies | 50 Brilliant WWII Films To Watch
USNI Through Japanese Eyes: World War II in Japanese Cinema

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