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 serious, realistic, dramatic, captivating, epic and intense films and TV shows about / with world war two, war, survival, wartime, death, danger, german, military, courage and soldier plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as world war two: The Pacific (2010), Schindler's List (1993), Dunkirk (2017), Enemy at the Gates (2001), Fury (2014), Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Pianist (2002), The Imitation Game (2014), Suite Française (2014), Pearl Harbor (2001).

List of world war two movies

 8.3
 103K
The Pacific (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 530 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, disturbing, emotional, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, battles, battlefield, navy, soldier, squad, military, marines, battle zone, friends, peril ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, okinawa, korea
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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, thought provoking, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, rescue, jewish, ghetto, war, wartime, nazi, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
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 7.8
 590K
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: dramatic, atmospheric, epic, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, rescue mission, british history, wartime, warship, war, survival, evacuation, british army, military, military officer, army ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: europe, france, english channel, england, united kingdom ...
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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, bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, world war two, war, military, heroes, nazism, friendship, assassination, nazi officer, battle zone, trap, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union, germany, poland
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 7.6
 446K
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, soldier, nazi germany, battles, military, heroism, american soldier, ambush, tank, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, captivating, epic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, army, battles, sniper, courage, heroic mission, warrior, rescue, d day, self sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
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 8.5
 765K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany, 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, emotional, suspense, harsh, heartbreaking ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, pianist, nazi, against humanity, ghetto, nazi occupation, genocide, anti semitism, jewish, wartime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe
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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: inspirational, intellectual, factual, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, prodigy, genius, ambition, inventions and discoveries, inventor, code breaking, code, mathematician, social misfits, invention, male homosexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1951, 50s ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, united kingdom ...
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Suite Française (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, 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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, nazi occupation, german soldier, fall in love, german officer, love and romance, war, nazi officer, soldier, military, adultery ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, england ...
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 6.2
 319K
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, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, war, warship, navy, love and romance, battleship, airplane, aerial combats, love, fighter pilot, pilot ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, japan, england, asia ...
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, 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: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, against humanity, childhood, friendship, war, nazism, gas chamber, atrocity, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
TV show
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, heroic, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, military life, military, sniper, battles, combat, paratrooper, nazi germany, courage, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, netherlands, paris france ...
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 7.5
 33K
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, nazism, german, survival, starvation, russian, military life, battles, wehrmacht ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943, year 1942
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
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 8.5
 28K
Generation War (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: Berlin, 1941. Five friends eager to become heroes in an adventure that will change the face of Europe - and that will forever change them as well.
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, holocaust, against humanity, military, nazi germany, atrocity, german, soldier, danger, friendship, guilt ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, soviet union, ussr
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 7.5
 130K
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, human spirit, childhood, nazi germany, against humanity, war, nazi, adoption, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
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 7.1
 234K
Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, UK
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, suspenseful, bad ending, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, war, nazi germany, german officer, resistance, nazi, colonel, bomb, deception, treason, assassination attempt ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, normandy, munich germany ...
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 6.1
 5K
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: rough, bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, siege, military, battles, survival, life is a bitch, danger, wartime life, hunger, soldier, rationing, starvation ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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 8.2
 340K
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, war, third reich, nazism, suicide, desperation, confined, national socialism, ss, paranoia, war crime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, prague czechoslovakia, munich germany ...
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 7.2
 142K
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: emotional, epic, sincere, realistic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, partisan, holocaust, survival, nazi, jewish, rebellion, camp, judaism, russian, jews ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel, russia
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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: tragicomedy, sentimental, touching, emotional, inspirational ...
Plot: concentration camp, human spirit, holocaust, world war two, life philosophy, jewish, survival, nazi, optimism, self sacrifice, fascism, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, adventure, island, german, battles, behind enemy lines, military, allies, resistance, war, heroic mission, save the day ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, greece
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 8.3
 239K
Das Boot (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, serious ...
Plot: submarine, naval battle, world war two, navy, war, ocean or sea, battles, german, military, ocean, third reich, mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: atlantic ocean, germany, mediterranean sea
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 7.0
 80K
Greyhound (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” to the front lines of WW2. With no air cover protection for 5 days, the captain and his convoy must battle the ...
Style: serious, exciting, emotional, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: navy, u.s. navy, warship, world war two, submarine, war, convoy, ocean, ship captain, ocean or sea, battleship, captain ...
Time: 1940s
Place: atlantic ocean
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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, disturbing, epic, tragic ending, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, great patriotic war, military, war, soviet army, soviet, heroic mission, wartime life, military life, battles, survival ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union
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Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 69 min.
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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, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, spy, nazi, espionage, nazi germany, danger, war, undercover agent, dishonesty, undercover, state affairs, intrigue ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, switzerland, britain, russia ...
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 7.4
 184K
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, world war two, prime minister, winston churchill, politics, leader, wartime, british empire, leadership, historical character, choice, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
Place: england, united kingdom, europe, france, britain ...
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 7.8
 261K
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: touching, emotional, dramatic, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, redemption, world war two, injustice, false accusation, unfulfilled love, innocence, forbidden love, life is a bitch, love and romance, siblings relations, period piece ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.7
 74K
Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, psychological, epic, twists and turns, emotional ...
Plot: jewish, nazism, world war two, holocaust, atrocity, singer, occupation, espionage, spy, life is a bitch, betrayal, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
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 6.1
 4K
White Tiger (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Great Patriotic War, early 1940s. After barely surviving a battle with a mysterious, ghostly-white Tiger tank, Red Army Sergeant Ivan Naydenov becomes obsessed with its destruction.
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, eastern front, adventure, obsession, great patriotic war, heroic mission, military life, supernatural, dead soldier, war, soldier, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: russia
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 6.3
 52K
Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, war, soldier, pow, frame up, nazi, army investigation, court martial, escape, racism, trial, court ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, belgium, poland
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