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, dramatic, emotional, intense and captivating films and TV shows about / with world war two, war, death, wartime, courage, wartime life, survival, sacrifice, friendship and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, UK, Russia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as world war two: Dunkirk (2017), The Dawns Here Are Quiet (2015), Match (2012), Sobibor (2018), We Are from the Future (2008), Battle for Sevastopol (2015), Darkest Hour (2017), The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972), Valkyrie (2008), Enigma (2001).
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Sobibor (2018)
Drama, History, War
Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland
110 min.
 6.3
The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)
Drama, History, War
Soviet Union
188 min.
 8.3
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The Wizard Hunter: The Hunt for Evangelion Crowley (2019)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Italy
90 min.

List of world war two movies

 7.9
 434K
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, dramatic, realistic, based on true events, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, survival, evacuation, british army, soldier, german, wartime, rescue, rescue mission, surrounded, german army ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: france, europe, english channel, england, battleship ...
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, compassionate
Plot: world war two, heroism, female soldier, german soldier, wartime life, human relationship, female friendship, courage, military life, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, life & death ...
Place: ussr, siberia
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 5.5
 644
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, soccer match, nazi occupation, sport
Time: year 1942
Place: ukraine, soviet union
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 6.3
 1K
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: based on true events, factual, rough, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, escape, nazi germany, holocaust survivor, mass murder, nazi uniform, russian abroad, concentration camp survivor, shoah, holocaust, barefoot woman ...
Time: 1940s
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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, friendship, courage, survival, battles, imaginary, battle zone, death, world war two ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 40s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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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: dramatic, realistic, based on true events, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: sniper, world war two, great patriotic war, female protagonist, battlefield, female soldier, fascist, strong female lead, heroism, courage, wartime life, wartime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: ukraine, soviet union, chicago illinois, united states, russia
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 7.4
 122K
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: british history, prime minister, world war two, leader, politics, leadership, period piece, wartime, danger, secretary, husband wife relationship, dictator ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
Place: england, france, europe
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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: tragic ending, based on true events, disturbing, scenic, epic ...
Plot: soldier, military, heroic mission, war, military life, wartime life, battles, world war two, great patriotic war, soviet army, friendship, survival ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia, soviet union
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 7.1
 207K
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, suspenseful, factual, bad ending, realistic ...
Plot: resistance, assassination attempt, treason, war, betrayal, nazis, bomb, conspiracy, courage, deception, plan gone awry, nazism ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, munich germany, tunisia ...
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 6.4
 19K
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, factual, clever ...
Plot: espionage, war, code breaking, mind game, world war two, race against time, couple relations, wartime, secrets, secret service, conspiracy, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: scotland, europe, big ben london, england, germany ...
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 8.5
 604K
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, survival, pianist, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, atrocity, jewish, starvation, hunger, deportation, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
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 7.8
 220K
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, epic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, unfulfilled love, false accusation, siblings relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, lovers apart, forbidden love, innocence lost, nurse, letter, prejudice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.6
 115K
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, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, adoption, family secret, life is a bitch, human spirit, book, against humanity, runaway, jewish, youth, childhood, nazi germany ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
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 8.3
 82K
The Pacific (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 530 min.
Story: A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
Style: serious, emotional, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, military, navy, soldier, marines, war, battle zone, survival, gory, friends, behind enemy lines, loss of friend ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, korea
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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, tragicomedy, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, human spirit, survival, optimism, concentration camp, captivity, fascism, self sacrifice, life philosophy, jewish, protecting from truth, make believe ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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 6.1
 285K
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, factual, epic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, war, tragic event, love and romance, friends, aerial combats, navy, airplane, pilot, battles, love, childhood friend ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 1920s, 1940s ...
Place: hawaii, pearl harbor, asia, japan, england ...
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The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, erotic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, love story, mysterious character, destiny, war, map, secret love, expedition, love and romance, adultery, wartime life, power of love ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: egypt, africa, ethiopia, italy, libya ...
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 3.5
 2K
Air Strike (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An American pilot is sent to a Chinese province to teach a crew of would-be pilots how to fly war planes against the Japanese during World War II.
Style: epic, serious, breathtaking, rough, realistic
Plot: sino japanese war, world war two, japanese occupation, war, human nature, bombing
Time: 40s
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Tanks For Stalin (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A prototype of a new cutting edge tank is being taken on a secret mission to Moscow, to Comrade Stalin. Soon the cross-country run turns into a ruthless race. Followed by Nazis, the tanks' team defeats their pursuers and proves the great ...
Style: harsh, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, world war two, armored vehicle, weapons, inventions and discoveries, explosion, hopes, wartime, twists & turns, engineer, danger, gunfight ...
Time: 1940s
Place: soviet union
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The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley ...
Style: inspirational, serious, factual, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: inventions and discoveries, prodigy, code breaking, social misfits, mathematician, computers and web, genius, espionage, homosexuality, ambition, code, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, year 1939 ...
Place: england, europe, germany, poland
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 8.1
 340K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: based on true events, touching, brutal, suspense, inspirational ...
Plot: war, bible, conscientious objector, courage, violence, survival, world war two, father son relationship, life & death, prejudice, soldier, pacifism ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: japan, usa
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Suite Fran?aise (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, Canada, Belgium, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their ...
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, realistic, romantic ...
Plot: forbidden love, war, soldier, love and romance, military, world war two, fall in love, german soldier, nazi occupation, french resistance, village, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, england, ireland
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 7.4
 8K
The 12th Man (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his 11 comrades dead, Norwegian resistance fighter Jan Baalsrud finds himself fleeing from the Gestapo through the snowbound reaches of Scandinavia.
Style: uplifting, suspense, serious, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
Plot: resistance fighter, gestapo, world war two, courage, one man army, coping, life & death, lone hero, pursuit, survival, storytelling, self mutilation ...
Place: norway
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The Innocents (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Poland, 1945. Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, is on a mission to help the war survivors. When a nun seeks for her help, she is brought to a convent where several pregnant sisters are hiding, unable to reconcile their faith with their ...
Plot: world war two, abbess, newborn baby, atheist, red cross, caesarean birth, pregnant, pregnant woman, photograph, doctor, baby, dancing ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s, year 1940
Place: poland
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 7.8
 7K
Manhattan (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, melancholic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: atomic bomb, scientist, military base, inventions and discoveries, ambition, laboratory, race against time, military, relationship vs career, power relations, workplace, top secret ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1943
Place: new mexico, usa
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Drunk History (2013)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Historical reenactments from A-list talent as told by inebriated storytellers. A unique take on the familiar and less familiar people and events from America’s great past as great moments in history are retold with unforgettable results.
Style: humorous, talky, realistic, absurd, mumblecore ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american history, drunk, americana, state affairs, parody, cultural icon, interview, guest, absurd humor, comedian, political satire, religion ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa
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 8.3
 48K
Forever (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: immortality, investigation, crimes, supernatural ability, friendship, buddies, supernatural, law enforcement, crime, laboratory, curses spells and rituals, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
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The Water Horse (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, UK, Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.
Style: emotional, entertaining, scenic, exciting, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: young heroes, adventure, friendship, sea monster, child protagonist, kids and family, egg, rescue from drowning, underwater, world war two, boat accident, adaptation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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In August of 1944 (2001)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Belarus
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie is set in Belarus, where a team of counter-intelligence officers is given only three days to find a German radio operator posing as a Soviet soldier, behind soviet lines, on the eve of a major offensive.
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: search, world war two, spy, war, wartime, great patriotic war, firearm, russian soldier
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: russia
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Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: touching, stylized, harsh, heartbreaking, depressing ...
Plot: orphan, survival, siblings relations, war, hunger, theft, radiation, wartime, firefly, bomb, loss of parent, danger ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, mine, tokyo
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