World war two movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant world war two movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, dramatic and suspense films and TV shows about / with world war two, war, danger, great patriotic war, survival, courage, military, wartime life, german and wartime plots mostly in War, Drama and History genres shot in Russia, USA, Soviet Union and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as world war two: Sobibor (2018), Dunkirk (2017), Atonement (2007), The Book Thief (2013), The Pianist (2002), Enigma (2001), Match (2012), Schindler's List (1993), The Dawns Here Are Quiet (2015), Life Is Beautiful (1997).

List of world war two movies

Sobibor (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the true story, international historical project “Sobibor” is dedicated to the heroism of the Soviet o cer Alexander Pechersky. During the great Patriotic war, being in a Nazi concentration camp Sobibor he managed to do the impossible ...
Style: rough, based on true events, factual, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, escape, holocaust survivor, concentration camp, killings, holocaust, mass murder, shoah, barefoot woman, female nudity, nazi uniform ...
Time: 1940s
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Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 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.
Style: atmospheric, based on true events, suspense, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, war, british army, evacuation, british history, wartime, survival, soldier, rescue, rescue mission, german army, surrounded ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: france, europe, england, english channel, flanders ...
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Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: 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.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, heartbreaking, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, unfulfilled love, false accusation, love and romance, life is a bitch, forbidden love, siblings relations, world war two, tragic love, lovers apart, letter, nurse ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi germany, adoption, family secret, human spirit, jewish, book, life is a bitch, childhood, world war two, war, youth ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
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The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: bleak, suspense, emotional, compassionate, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, pianist, survival, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, atrocity, nazi, jewish, world war two, deportation, starvation ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
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Enigma (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A romantic thriller based around the World War 2 project to crack the codes behind the Enigma machine, used by the Germans to encrypt messages sent to their submarines.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, clever, factual ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, code breaking, war, mind game, race against time, couple relations, mathematics, submarine, wartime, secrets, secret service ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: scotland, europe, big ben london, england, germany ...
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Match (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the "death match" where the Soviet team "Start" scored its second victory over the German team «Flakelf» on August 9, 1942
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, soccer match, sport
Time: year 1942
Place: ukraine, soviet union
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Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: 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.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, against humanity, rescue, anti semitism, genocide, survival, war, confined, jewish, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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The Dawns Here Are Quiet (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: It is late spring of 1942, and the Great Patriotic War is in full swing. A long way off from the front-line, at some God-forgotten junction, the Germans make an air landing operation in an attempt to get through to the Kirov railway and the White ...
Style: dramatic, compassionate, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, heroism, female soldier, wartime life, human relationship, female friendship, german soldier, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, military life, courage, life & death ...
Place: ussr, siberia
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, tragicomedy, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, human spirit, concentration camp, optimism, survival, self sacrifice, jewish, fascism, captivity, make believe, protecting from truth, protective parent ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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Pearl Harbor (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes ...
Style: sentimental, exciting, romantic, epic, factual ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, war, love and romance, tragic event, friends, navy, aerial combats, world war two, love, patriotism, childhood friend, pilot ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1941, 1940s ...
Place: hawaii, pearl harbor, battleship, england, japan ...
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Battle for Sevastopol (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Ukraine, Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The breakout of the war shatters the world of a young student, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, forcing her to enlist in the army in 1941. The maiden turns out to be a natural-born sniper, her impressive skill and prowess make her stand out among men and women ...
Style: realistic, dramatic, rough, based on true events, tense ...
Plot: female protagonist, sniper, world war two, great patriotic war, female soldier, battlefield, fascist, wartime, strong female lead, heroism, courage, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: soviet union, ukraine, united states, russia, chicago illinois
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Darkest Hour (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with ...
Style: based on true events, suspense, serious, realistic, harsh
Plot: prime minister, british history, leader, politics, wartime, world war two, leadership, danger, period piece, secretary, choice, decision ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
Place: england, france, europe
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Call Fire for Ourselves (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 317 min.
Story: In the Soviet village occupied by the Germans, a resistance group occurs, led by a modest girl Anna Morozova. For each victory (important, albeit small on a scale of the war) they have to pay a heavy price.
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, thought provoking
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, espionage, occupation, fight, behind enemy lines, diversion, partisan, life is a bitch, danger, brutality, bombing, deadly ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: soviet union, russia
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Mother of Men (1975)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 94 min.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, bleak, rough, touching
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, children, mother, village, young woman, hunger, heroine, kindness, survival, danger, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: soviet union
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1941 (2009)
Genre: War
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Story: June, 1941. A small Russian village at the border is living its everyday life - people work, love, squabble, make plans for the future. The war changes all plans, tears families apart, the first victims fall... Some Russian straggling soldiers who ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, life & death, survival, women, adaptation, unlikely friendships, guerilla warfare, strong female character, rivalry, fight, violence, danger ...
Time: 40s, year 1941
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Ballad about the Bomber (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 181 min.
Story: During World War II, a soviet aircraft crashes on Nazi-occupied territory. But the pilot Grivtsov and his beloved radio operator Katya miraculously survive. Another survivor is flight navigator Linko, who ejected from the plane. Each of them has to ...
Style: sad, suspense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: great patriotic war, world war two, traitor, behind enemy lines, sabotage, propaganda, airplane shot down, soldier, social relations, survival, love affair
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The Hunt for Wehrwolf (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A small group of Russian soldiers with mixed skills are assembled to go on a covert mission to map out the area of Hitler's new HQ in the Ukraine known as Wehrwolf. But it's not until they get to their destination that the squads leader ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, rivalry, deadly, danger, world war two, escapades, heroes, heroic mission, behind enemy lines, heroism, reconnaissance, courage ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: ukraine
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Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 69 min.
Story: The series is based on a true story of a Russian spy Colonel Isaev (Stirlitz) in Fascist Germany during 17 days in very end of WWII. Stirlitz has worked his way to the very top of the Fascist hierarchy without being caught. However, his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, danger, working undercover, war, dishonesty, undercover, world war two, state affairs, undercover agent, nazi germany, intrigue ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, switzerland, russia
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At War as at War (1969)
Genre: War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: To the young lieutenant Maleshkin the war is a minor obstacle, if compared to his personal battle to command his subordinates, while conducting an armored vehicle at the same time he's trying to impress his superior Soviet officers who put him ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, soldier, courage, heroism, heroes, leadership, soviet army, battles, transformation, friendship, adaptation ...
Time: 40s
Place: russia
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We Are from the Future (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Four 21st century treasure seekers are transported back into the middle of a WWII battles in Soviet Union...
Style: exciting, serious, rough
Plot: time travel, war, soldier, military life, courage, friendship, battle zone, battles, military, imaginary, survival, world war two ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 21st century, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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Leningrad (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, military, battles, survival, life is a bitch, danger, world war two, wartime life, hunger, rationing, soldier, starvation ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Belarus
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, thought provoking, surreal, rough, serious ...
Plot: against humanity, genocide, atrocity, anti war, military, holocaust, war crime, surrealism, survival, war, occupation, execution ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
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Fortress of War (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Belarus, Russia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. The film shows the heroic defense of Brest Fortress, which has taken upon the first stroke of German ...
Style: serious, epic, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, invasion, german, soldier, heroic mission, heroes, resistance, world war two, infantrymen, siege, survival ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, europe
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The Fight for Moscow (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Vietnam
Duration: 358 min.
Story: A historic movie telling the story about a battle of Moscow during WWII.
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battle, life & death, courage, heroism, bravery, military, heroes, human spirit, reconnaissance, great patriotic war, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, berlin germany
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Batallions Ask for Fire (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 285 min.
Story: A story of a several days of intense fighting on the Eastern Front during one of the Soviet offensives in WWII.
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, red army, war, battle, military, heroic mission, life & death, betrayal, patriotism, courage, great patriotic war, heroism ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
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The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal ...
Style: based on true events, tragic ending, disturbing, scenic, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, military, battles, great patriotic war, heroic mission, military life, wartime life, world war two, soviet army, war, friendship, survival ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia, soviet union
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The Confrontation (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Moldavia, 1944. An elite squad of Red Army scouts is sent to stop an equally elite squad of Germans soldiers committing war crimes behind Soviet lines.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, exciting
Plot: world war two, behind enemy lines, battle, reconnaissance, war crime, crimes, military, heroic mission, danger, great patriotic war, heroes, fight ...
Place: soviet union, ukraine, russia
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Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: tense, bad ending, suspenseful, factual, realistic ...
Plot: resistance, deception, bomb, nazism, treason, assassination attempt, betrayal, courage, plan gone awry, nazis, conspiracy, war ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, normandy, bavaria, tunisia ...
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Don't Look Now... We're Being Shot At! (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: France, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: During World War II, two French civilians and a downed English Bomber Crew set out from Paris to cross the demarcation line between Nazi-occupied Northern France and the South. From there they will be able to escape to England. First, they must ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, compassionate ...
Plot: adventure, soldier, war, danger, rescue, nazi occupation, british, world war two, french resistance, human spirit, disorder, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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