War crime movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant war crime movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic, intense, emotional and political films and TV shows about / with war crime, war, brutality, politics, runaway, murder, death, culture clash, mentor and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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war crime movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as war crime: Come and See (1985), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), Hotel Rwanda (2004), Tears of the Sun (2003), Behind Enemy Lines (2001), Platoon (1986), Casualties of War (1989), Katyn (2007), The Night Porter (1974), Nuremberg (2000).

List of war crime movies

 8.3
 63K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 142 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: bleak, rough, thought provoking, serious, surreal ...
Plot: atrocity, genocide, war crime, against humanity, brutality, world war two, holocaust, occupation, war, military, anti war, survival ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, ussr, soviet union, germany ...
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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, suspenseful, sincere, talky ...
Plot: courtroom drama, judge, war crime, genocide, jews, world war two, holocaust, jewish, redemption, german, nazism, cold war ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
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 8.1
 338K
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: emotional, rough, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, racism, against humanity, war crime, un, cruelty, war, refugee, atrocity, massacre, corpse, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia, tanzania
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Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, touching, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, war crime, army, jungle, navy seal, brutality, child soldier, genocide, civil war, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
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The Downfall of Berlin: Anonyma (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A nameless woman keeps a diary as the Russians invade Berlin in the spring of 1945. She is in her early 30s, a patriotic journalist with international credentials; her husband, Gerd, a writer, is an officer at the Russian front. She speaks Russian ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing
Plot: war crime, war, world war two, rape, sexual abuse, political unrest, strong sexual content, injustice, soldier, diary, power relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, military, fighter pilot, war crime, behind enemy lines, atrocity, navy, rescue, escape, gunfight, war, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, balkan ...
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 8.1
 387K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, battlefield, military, war crime, combat, jungle warfare, military life, jungle, anti war, squad ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia, southeast asia
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Casualties of War (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.
Style: disturbing, rough, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, pow, soldier, war crime, atrocity, rape, gang rape, revenge, anti war, crimes, military, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966, year 1974, 1960s ...
Place: vietnam, asia, california, san francisco
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 7.0
 16K
Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: disturbing, heartbreaking, sentimental, sad, realistic ...
Plot: war crime, world war two, nazism, survival, war, captivity, military life, life is a bitch, oppression, against humanity, confined, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: poland, russia, europe, soviet union, ussr ...
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The Night Porter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic ...
Style: psychological, serious, sexual, bleak, sexy ...
Plot: s&m, dangerous attraction, war crime, sexual perversion, sexual abuse, lovers reunited, graphic violence, hotel, eroticism, nudity (full frontal - brief), destructive relationship, haunted by the past ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, post world war two, 1940s ...
Place: vienna, europe, germany, hungary, frankfurt germany ...
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 7.3
 6K
Nuremberg (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Justice Robert H. Jackson leads Allied prosecutors in trying 21 Germans for Nazi war crimes after World War II.
Style: captivating, disturbing, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, war crime, courtroom, execution, psychologist, courtroom drama, legal, judge, fighting the system, rebellion, uncover truth, leadership ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, england, france, europe
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The Hunting Party (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An emerging journalist (Jesse Eisenberg), an experienced cameraman (Terrence Howard), and a discredited reporter (Richard Gere) find their bold plan to capture Bosnia's top war criminal quickly spiraling out of control when a UN representative ...
Style: serious, talky, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, war crime, cia, danger, friendship, reward, vacation, journalist, vengeance, adventure, track down, civil war ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: serbia, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina, balkan ...
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City of Life and Death (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 132 min.
Story: City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army has just captured the then-capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. What followed was known as the Nanking Massacre, or the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, epic, emotional ...
Plot: sino japanese war, sexual abuse, japanese army, war crime, massacre, atrocity, life is a bitch, mass murder, military, invasion, dehumanization, war atrocity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
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In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.
Style: tense, disturbing, heartbreaking, psychological, touching ...
Plot: army, investigation, guilt, war crime, disappearance, military, torture, patriotism, murder investigation, cover up, innocence lost, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004
Place: iraq, usa, new mexico, texas, bosnia ...
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 7.3
 10K
Savior (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia
Style: bleak, rough, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: atrocity, mercenary, terrorism, war crime, civil war, redemption, genocide, soldier, pregnancy, hopes, rape, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: serbia, bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, balkan ...
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 8.4
 13K
Foyle's War (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Foyle's War opens in southern England in the year 1940. Later series sees the retired detective working as an ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: police detective, world war two, war crime, espionage, police investigation, undercover, spy, murder investigation, cold war, investigator, law enforcement, whodunit ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe, new mexico, london
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 7.4
 7K
Music Box (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects.
Style: suspenseful, tense, sincere, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, war crime, anti semitism, family relations, parents and children, court, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, power relations, racism, court case, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, budapest hungary, hungary, budapest, chicago illinois ...
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The Ghost Writer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident. In director Roman ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, atmospheric, tricky, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, writer's life, state affairs, political conspiracy, politics, betrayal, cia, suspicion, writers, war crime, uncover truth, who to trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, london, washington d.c. ...
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The Odessa File (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, war criminal, war crime, murder, espionage, assassin, diary, attempted murder, journalism, mass murder, concentration camp, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, post world war two, 1960s, year 1964 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, vienna, jerusalem ...
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 7.6
 233K
The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as ...
Style: melancholic, psychological, bleak, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, age difference, sexuality, first love, sexual relations, unlikely couple, trial, sex with a minor, female prisoner, guilt, secret ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 70s, year 1988 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, israel, west berlin west germany ...
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, forgery, counterfeit money, world war two, survival, anti semitism, jewish, german, war crime, nazi, racial slur ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, austria, zurich switzerland ...
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Paradise Road (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, ...
Style: serious, emotional, uplifting, touching, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: world war two, prison, pow, war crime, island, war, friendship, human spirit, danger, prison life, survival, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: singapore, japan, asia, indonesia, australia ...
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 6.2
 14K
Ararat (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A variety of characters, some close relatives, others distant strangers, are each affected by the making of a film about the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, emotional, non-linear ...
Plot: genocide, armenian genocide, politics, atrocity, filmmaking, war crime, self discovery, haunted by the past, against humanity, family problems, ethnic, freedom ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1915 ...
Place: turkey, canada, ottoman empire, middle east, armenia ...
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 6.5
 13K
Emperor (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
Style: touching, captivating, thought provoking, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: emperor, japanese history, investigation, war crime, occupation, war, politics, moral dilemma, political intrigue, ruler, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, russia, berlin germany ...
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 7.3
 7K
Assembly (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Follows a soldier trying to gain recognition for comrades who died in 1948, at a turning point in the civil war between the communists and the nationalist forces of the Kuomintang (KMT).
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: civil war, war, war crime, pow, battles, behind enemy lines, battle zone, soldier, danger, military, life is a bitch, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: china, asia
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Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Miracle at St. Anna chronicles the story of four American soldiers who are members of the all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II.
Style: rough, sincere, suspenseful, epic, intense ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, partisan, military, behind enemy lines, battles, war crime, interracial relations, racism, war, village, military life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1984 ...
Place: italy, europe, germany, bahamas, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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 8.3
 365
Changi (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: Australia
TV show
Story: Changi is a six-part Australian television miniseries broadcast by ABC TV in 2001. It originally aired from 14 October 2001 to 18 November 2001.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: pow, world war two, war crime, prisoner of war camp, survival, wartime life, military, prison life, friendship, confined, buddies, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: singapore, australia, japan
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 7.2
 14K
Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, ss, concentration camp, politics, genocide, anti semitism, war crime, conscience, torment, idealism, war, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s
Place: vatican, germany, europe, poland, rome italy ...
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 7.5
 732
Speer und er (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: A reassessment of the role Albert Speer played in the Third Reich. Speer, who was ultimately convicted at the Nuremburg trials and served a 20-year prison sentence, was known for designing many of the Third Reich's buildings and for being ...
Style: sincere, serious, contemplative, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, post war, war crime, delusion, anti semitism, war criminal, holocaust, archive footage, haunted by the past, legal, german, dictatorship ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: berlin germany, germany
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 8.2
 336K
Downfall (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: world war two, hitler, third reich, nazism, war, suicide, desperation, confined, national socialism, ss, paranoia, war crime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, prague, bavaria ...
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