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, suspenseful, captivating, dramatic and suspense films and TV shows about / with world war two, war, death, soldier, courage, survival, wartime, wartime life, danger and friendship plots mostly in War, Drama 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), Enigma (2001), Atonement (2007), 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).

List of world war two movies

 7.9
 453K
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: world war two, war, evacuation, british army, british history, german, wartime, survival, soldier, rescue, rescue mission, surrounded ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: france, europe, english channel, england, battleship ...
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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: world war two, espionage, war, code breaking, mind game, 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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 7.8
 226K
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, life is a bitch, love and romance, siblings relations, forbidden love, tragic love, lovers apart, world war two, innocence lost, letter ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, heroism, female soldier, wartime life, human relationship, female friendship, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, courage, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, life & death, military life, german soldier ...
Place: ussr, siberia
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 5.5
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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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 6.3
 2K
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, concentration camp, escape, holocaust survivor, nazi germany, killings, concentration camp survivor, russian abroad, nazi uniform, russian, 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, battle zone, survival, world war two, great patriotic war, battles, imaginary ...
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: realistic, dramatic, rough, based on true events, serious ...
Plot: sniper, female protagonist, great patriotic war, world war two, battlefield, female soldier, fascist, strong female lead, heroism, war hero, courage, wartime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: ukraine, soviet union, russia, chicago illinois, united states
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 7.4
 132K
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, danger, wartime, secretary, husband wife relationship, decision ...
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: based on true events, tragic ending, disturbing, scenic, epic ...
Plot: soldier, military, heroic mission, military life, wartime life, battles, world war two, great patriotic war, soviet army, war, survival, friendship ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia, soviet union
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 7.6
 376K
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: bleak, rough, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military, nazi germany, heroism, battles, battle zone, rivalry, bravery, heroic mission, against the odds, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, mine
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 7.1
 212K
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, assassination attempt, treason, betrayal, nazis, bomb, conspiracy, courage, deception, plan gone awry, nazism, wife husband relationship ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, 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, semi serious, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: adventure, soldier, war, nazi occupation, rescue, british, danger, world war two, french resistance, anti heroes, cult, farce ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 8.5
 630K
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, genocide, nazi occupation, hunger, deportation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
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 8.3
 86K
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, soldier, navy, marines, battle zone, gory, war, friends, behind enemy lines, squad, selflessness ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, korea
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 7.6
 118K
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, nazi germany, life is a bitch, jewish, human spirit, book, nazi, against humanity, runaway, youth ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
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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, tragicomedy, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, human spirit, concentration camp, survival, optimism, fascism, self sacrifice, captivity, jewish, protecting from truth, make believe, love of one's life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, concentration camp, rescue, war, anti semitism, survival, genocide, against humanity, confined, nazism, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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 6.1
 291K
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, romantic, exciting, factual, epic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, war, love and romance, tragic event, friends, love, aerial combats, navy, military, childhood friend, airplane, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 1920s, year 1942 ...
Place: hawaii, pearl harbor, asia, england, japan ...
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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, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, love story, mysterious character, destiny, love and romance, power of love, loss of loved one, war, secret love, expedition, adultery, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1944 ...
Place: egypt, africa, ethiopia, italy, libya ...
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 3.4
 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: serious, epic, breathtaking, realistic, rough
Plot: sino japanese war, world war two, war, human nature, bombing, japanese occupation
Time: 40s
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The Penal Battalion (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 535 min.
Story: The authors of the television series studied archival materials and military chronicles. The last series ends with a demonstration of the list of penalty parts, which from 1942 to 1945 fought on the Soviet fronts.
Style: sentimental, suspenseful, exciting, rough
Plot: great patriotic war, pow, soviet army, world war two, friendship, nazi, redemption, russian soldier, prison, wehrmacht, infantry, murder ...
Place: soviet union
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They Fought for Their Country (1975)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Russian army protects the bridgehead of the Don River against the German army while the retreating Russian troops cross the bridge. While they move back to the Russian territory through the ...
Style: suspense, sentimental, rough, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, heroic, red army, soldier, heroism, camaraderie, war, life & death, patriotism, great patriotic war, uniform, bridge ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia
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 7.8
 7K
The Cuckoo (2002)
Genre: Drama, War, Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, thought provoking, tense, sincere ...
Plot: war, understanding, russian, culture clash, love triangle, wilderness, hostility, confined, wartime life, life is a bitch, patriotism, anti war ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, germany
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One-Two, Soldiers Were Going... (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The families of 18 soldiers who heroically died in 1944 are meeting at the place of the squad last battle.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, thought provoking, compassionate, sentimental
Plot: world war two, death, parents and children, family, murder, danger, storytelling, great patriotic war, uniform, russian soldier
Time: year 1974, year 1944
Place: russia
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 8.4
 11K
Foyle's War (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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, serious, clever, realistic, captivating
Plot: police detective, undercover, espionage, crime, mystery, spy, crimes, investigation, police investigation, war, crimes of passion, war crime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe, new mexico
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 7.0
 2K
The Bunker (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: downfall, against humanity, confined, state affairs, life is a bitch, wartime life, confinement indoors, human nature, introspection, nazi germany, totalitarianism, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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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: world war two, soldier, weapons, explosion, inventions and discoveries, armored vehicle, gunfight, wartime, twists & turns, friendship, hopes, engineer ...
Time: 1940s
Place: soviet union
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Werewolves of the third reich (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Germany at the height of World War II, a ragtag group of American soldiers discover Doctor Mengele's diabolical plan to create an unstoppable army of Nazi werewolves.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, scary
Plot: werewolf, human experiment, concentration camp, extramarital affair, world war two, american soldier, nazi, battles, deadly weapon, soldier
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USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and ...
Style: captivating, exciting, factual, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: warship, u.s. navy, world war two, disobeying orders, disaster film, military, rescue, survival, trial, stranded, secret mission, danger ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: washington d.c., battleship
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