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, dramatic, suspenseful and interesting films and TV shows about / with world war two, war, survival, courage, death, german, danger, wartime, military and nazi plots mostly in War, Drama and History genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as world war two: Atonement (2007), Schindler's List (1993), Dunkirk (2017), Fury (2014), The Book Thief (2013), Suite Fran?aise (2014), Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Pianist (2002), The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972), The English Patient (1996).

List of world war two movies

 7.8
 238K
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, dramatic, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, world war two, tragic love, unfulfilled love, forbidden love, life is a bitch, nurse, false accusation, love and romance, innocence, siblings relations, lovers apart ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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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, realistic, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, rescue, world war two, anti semitism, wartime, survival, nazi, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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 7.9
 503K
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: harsh, atmospheric, dramatic, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, wartime, war, british army, evacuation, rescue mission, british history, survival, warship, soldier, rescue, nazi occupied france ...
Time: 20th century, year 1940, 1940s
Place: europe, france, england, english channel, flanders
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 7.6
 405K
Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, world war two, nazi germany, military, american soldier, heroism, ambush, battles, rivalry, heroic mission, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
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 7.6
 123K
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, nazi germany, jewish, human spirit, world war two, nazi, against humanity, adoption, life is a bitch, youth, family secret, childhood ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
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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: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Plot: forbidden love, nazi occupation, world war two, german soldier, love and romance, fall in love, war, military, adultery, soldier, french girl, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, england, ireland
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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, tragicomedy, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, human spirit, world war two, survival, optimism, jewish, life philosophy, fascism, self sacrifice, captivity, make believe ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, poland
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 8.5
 687K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany
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, heartbreaking, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, nazi, pianist, ghetto, against humanity, nazi occupation, world war two, genocide, anti semitism, nazism, starvation ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
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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, epic ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, military, great patriotic war, war, soviet army, heroic mission, military life, wartime life, battles, friendship, survival ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia, soviet union
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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: emotional, sentimental, erotic, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love story, tragic love, world war two, mysterious character, expedition, stranded, loss of loved one, power of love, love and romance, destiny, life & death, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1942 ...
Place: libya, italy, ethiopia, egypt, africa ...
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 8.3
 94K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, war, military, navy, world war two, squad, marines, soldier, battlefield, battle zone, friends, gory ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, korea
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 6.2
 302K
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: romantic, sentimental, exciting, epic, factual ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, war, world war two, love and romance, aerial combats, navy, tragic event, friends, airplane, u.s. navy, battleship, love ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1941, 1920s, year 1942 ...
Place: hawaii, japan, pearl harbor, england, asia ...
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 6.3
 3K
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, shoah, mass murder, barefoot woman, gas, genocide ...
Time: 1940s
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Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973)
Genre: 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: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, nazi, world war two, espionage, nazi germany, danger, working undercover, war, undercover agent, dishonesty, undercover, state affairs ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, russia, switzerland
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, against humanity, friendship, childhood, nazi, nazi germany, world war two, wartime life, nazism, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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 6.1
 4K
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: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, military, world war two, battles, survival, life is a bitch, danger, wartime life, hunger, soldier, rationing, starvation ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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 8.3
 221K
The Boat (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 149 min.
Story: 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.
Style: epic, tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: submarine, naval battle, navy, ocean or sea, german, battles, world war two, nazi officer, military, mission, third reich, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: atlantic ocean, germany, mediterranean sea
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 7.1
 221K
Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan
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, factual, bad ending, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: nazism, resistance, deception, war, world war two, bomb, treason, assassination attempt, betrayal, courage, nazi germany, plan gone awry ...
Time: year 1944, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, normandy, bavaria ...
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 6.3
 20K
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, realistic, serious, clever, factual ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, code breaking, war, wartime, mind game, nazi, couple relations, race against time, mathematics, submarine, secrets ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: scotland, europe, big ben london, england, germany ...
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Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, military, war, nazism, world war two, friendship, assassination, battle zone, heroes, trap, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
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 7.4
 153K
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, politics, world war two, winston churchill, leader, wartime, british empire, leadership, period piece, danger, historical character ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
Place: england, europe, france
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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, imaginary, soldier, survival, military life, world war two, courage, friendship, battle zone, battles, military ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 21st century, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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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, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, soldier, invasion, world war two, german, heroic mission, heroes, resistance, honor, infantrymen, siege ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, europe
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 6.8
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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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, women, life & death, adaptation, survival, danger, unlikely friendships, strong female character, rivalry, guerilla warfare, fight, violence ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1941
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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: rough, thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, heroism, battle, military, nazi, life & death, heroes, bravery, battles, reconnaissance, human spirit, great patriotic war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: soviet union, russia, berlin germany, moscow russia
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The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, 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: intellectual, inspirational, factual, captivating, serious ...
Plot: ambition, prodigy, genius, inventions and discoveries, social misfits, mathematician, code breaking, inventor, homosexual, homosexuality, code, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1939, 1920s, 1950s ...
Place: england, europe, germany, poland
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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, semi serious, realistic, cult film ...
Plot: adventure, soldier, nazi occupation, world war two, war, rescue, danger, british, french resistance, wartime life, goofy hero, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 7.2
 134K
Defiance (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in ...
Style: epic, emotional, sincere, intense, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, jewish, rebellion, camp, russian, jews, world war two, hopes, wartime life, life is a bitch, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
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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, suspenseful, compassionate, serious, realistic ...
Plot: female soldier, heroism, world war two, human relationship, wartime life, female friendship, german soldier, military life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, life & death, courage ...
Place: soviet union, siberia, ussr
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 7.5
 29K
Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "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 ...
Style: epic, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, german, military, nazism, soldier, war, politics, survival, world war two, russian, genocide, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1942, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
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