Year 1942 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1942 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful and serious films and TV shows about / with world war two, nazi, death, danger, war, execution, soldier, battles, husband wife relationship and heroes plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
year 1942
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year 1942 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1942: Match (2012), Tobruk (2008), Indestructible (2018), The Chinese Widow (2017), Midway (2019), The Pianist (2002), McHale's Navy (1962), The Counterfeit Traitor (1962), A Hidden Life (2019), The Old Man & the Gun (2018).

List of year 1942 movies

 5.3
 699
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: soviet union, ukraine
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 5.9
 1K
Tobruk (2008)
Genre: History, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It is the story of Jiri and Jan, two Czech soldiers, battling alongside the allied forces against the Germans, during World War II in Tobruk, Libya. Jiri Pospichal, eighteen years old, signs up as a volunteer in the Czechoslovak army. His naive ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: world war two, soldier, desert, survival, battles, military, military life, danger, wartime life, heroes, escapades, war ...
Time: year 1942, 19th century, 20th century
Place: czech republic, egypt
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Indestructible (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film is based on the true story about a Soviet KV-1 crew of a Soviet KV-1 tank, under the command of Semyon Konovalov , whom despite being heavily outnumbered by German forces, destroyed 16 tanks, 2 armored vehicles and 8 other enemy vehicles ...
Style: suspense, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: historical event, world war two, death, danger, murder, friendship, life & death, hopes, heroes, explosion, family problems, society ...
Time: year 1942
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The Chinese Widow (2017)
Genre: History, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It’s 1941 and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has destroyed America’s morale. The US President Franklin D. Roosevelt then decides to risk it all by bombing Tokyo and raise more hope for his citizens. After completing its mission, a unit of ...
Style: captivating, sincere, touching, sentimental, based on true events
Plot: interracial romance, forbidden love, widow, fall in love, wartime life, male female relationship, american soldier, village life, cover up, communication problem, sacrifice, shot to death ...
Time: year 1942
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 6.7
 54K
Midway (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Canada, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the soldiers and aviators who helped turn the tide of the Second World War during the iconic Battle of Midway in June 1942.
Style: bleak, exciting, scary, suspense, sad ...
Plot: sea battle, fighter plane, aircraft carrier, world war two, war, aerial combat, u.s. navy, bombing, u.s. military, naval battle, dying young, shipwreck ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, tokyo, honolulu hawaii, hawaii ...
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Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before Dawn charts the years of exile in the life of famous Jewish Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, his inner struggle for the "right attitude" towards the events in war torn Europe and his search for a new home.
Style: based on true events
Plot: writers, female director, literature, third reich, husband wife relationship, double suicide, writing a book, exile, judaism, male protagonist, ex husband ex wife relationship, jewish ...
Time: year 1941, 1930s, 1940s, year 1936, year 1942
Place: buenos aires argentina, brazil, new york
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 8.5
 704K
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, emotional, suspense, contemplative, heartbreaking ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, nazi, pianist, world war two, ghetto, against humanity, nazi occupation, anti semitism, genocide, jewish, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.
Style: offbeat, cult film, suspense, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: cold war, nuclear, military, satire, nuclear holocaust, paranoia, anti war, president, catastrophe, weirdo, captain, pilot ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1942, 1960s
Place: russia, soviet union, pentagon
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McHale's Navy (1962)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: McHale's Navy is an American sitcom that aired 138 half-hour episodes over four seasons, from October 11, 1962, to April 12, 1966, on the ABC network. The series was filmed in black and white and originated from an hour drama called Seven ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sitcom, captivating ...
Plot: military, pow, navy, world war two, contests and competitions, ship, courtroom drama, military life, battles, cons and scams, siblings relations, war ...
Time: 60s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: europe, italy
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The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, spy, betrayal, secret agents, life is a bitch, state affairs, danger, wartime life, working undercover, double agent, undercover ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: sweden, germany, europe, berlin germany, stockholm sweden ...
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 7.4
 14K
A Hidden Life (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II and is executed by them in 1943. Opening at Jägerstätter’s home in Austria’s countryside, the film follows Franz and his wife, Fani, ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, disturbing, captivating, based on true events
Plot: clergy, world war two, courtroom, nazi germany, love, treason, arrest, husband wife relationship, lawyer, humiliation, interrogation, torture ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1942, year 1941, year 1939
Place: austria, berlin germany
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The Old Man & the Gun (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The true story of Forrest Tucker, from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are a detective, who becomes ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, humorous
Plot: heist, prison escape, bank robber, investigation, bank robbery, smiling, fbi, false name, bank, police detective, crimes, love ...
Time: 80s, year 1942, year 1944, 20th century, year 1956 ...
Place: texas, oklahoma, california, missouri, st. louis missouri ...
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 7.8
 361
Cold Days (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Andras Kovacs' film, considered one of the most important Hungarian films of the 1960's, centers around four men who await trial for their involvement in the massacre of several thousand Jewish and Serbian people of Novi Sad in 1942. Each ...
Style: cult film, epic
Plot: genocide, murder of family, violence against women, war criminal, hate, winter, morality, anti semitism, letter, jail, war crime, execution ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia, central europe
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The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In a small town in Nazi-occupied Slovakia during World War II, decent but timid carpenter Tono is named "Aryan comptroller" of a button store owned by an old Jewish widow, Rozalie. Since the post comes with a salary and standing in the ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, dehumanization, friendship, human nature, rescue, against humanity, deportation, danger, misfit, store ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s
Place: slovakia, europe, israel
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 7.4
 5K
Das Boot (2018)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An inexperienced U-boat crew has to survive a secret mission and a young German woman is torn between loyalty for her home country and the French resistance in the WWII drama.
Style: realistic, tense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: submarine, french resistance, world war two, nuclear threat, gestapo, navy, insubordination, nazi occupation, underwater scene, leadership, save the day, danger ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe
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 6.7
 3K
Francofonia (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the world-renowned museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, semi documentary
Plot: nazi occupation, nazism, louvre, art, museum, painting, art museum, war, world, nazi occupied france, evacuation, architecture ...
Time: 1940s, year 1959, year 1944, year 1940, year 1978 ...
Place: paris france, russia, vichy, germany, france ...
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 8.3
 6K
The Ascent (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two Soviet partisans leave their starving band to get supplies from a nearby farm. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go on a journey deep into occupied territory, a voyage that will also take them deep into their souls.
Style: bleak, stylized, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Plot: cold weather, betrayal, world war two, village, wartime life, danger, atrocity, dishonesty, captivity, death sentence, war, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: soviet union, russia, europe
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 7.4
 3K
The Message (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 1942, Nanjing (Nanking). Following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief gathers a group of suspects in a mansion house for questioning. A tense game of "cat and ...
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: japanese occupation, espionage, code breaking, world war two, resistance, assassination, wartime life, undercover, spy, rivalry, danger, occupation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: china, asia
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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, war, military, soviet army, heroic mission, military life, wartime life, battles, soviet, survival ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia, soviet union
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 8.3
 225K
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, world war two, ocean or sea, german, battles, war, nazi officer, mission, military, third reich ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1941, year 1942
Place: atlantic ocean, germany, mediterranean sea
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 5.5
 2K
Ithaca (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a small town in California's San Joaquin Valley, 14-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after his widowed ...
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: brother brother relationship, friendship, promise, world war two, family relations, coming of age, jealousy, teenage boy, death of brother, husband wife relationship, fear, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.0
 2K
Paradise (2016)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The historical drama set during the Second World War centres on three people whose paths cross: a Russian aristocratic emigrant and member of the French resistance, a French collaborator and a high-ranking German SS officer.
Style: psychological, rough, touching, philosophical
Plot: prison, holocaust, nazi collaborator, concentration camp, interrogation, russian, aristocrat, collaboration, world war two, destiny, love, dog ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1942
Place: french riviera
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Attack and Retreat (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Beautifully photographed and lyrically written, this largely factual account of Mussolini's disastrous invasion of Russia during World War II tells the story of an Italian regiment through the eyes of a farmer from Emilia, a plumber from Rome, ...
Plot: eastern front, world war two, italian army, courage, nazism, italian history, uniform, bravery, cold weather, nazi, execution, red army ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s, year 1941
Place: russia
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The Big Red One (1980)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A veteran sergeant of the World War I leads a squad in World War II, always in the company of the survivor Pvt. Griff, the writer Pvt. Zab, the Sicilian Pvt. Vinci and Pvt. Johnson in Vichy French Africa, Sicily, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Belgium and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, military, d day, sniper, childbirth, battles, concentration camp, sergeant, war, survival, infantrymen ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945, year 1942 ...
Place: sicily, africa, europe, germany, czechoslovakia ...
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The Army of Shadows (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, betrayal, terrorist, espionage, underground, rescue, resistance, intrigue, government agency, prison, czech ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943
Place: paris france, france, marseille, europe, lyon ...
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The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Thriller, War
Country: USA, France, UK, Belgium, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With the Third Reich is at his peak in 1942, the Czech resistance in London plans the most ambitious military operation of WWII – Anthropoid. Two young recruits are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader – Reinhardt ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating, bloody
Plot: paratrooper, world war two, assassination, nazism, naval officer, battles, battle, german, resistance, explosion, anger, attempted murder ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1939, year 1941
Place: central europe, prague czechoslovakia, prague, prague czech republic, europe
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And Give My Love to the Swallows (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This film, chronicling the last days of Czech resistance fighter Maruska Kuderikova (played by Magda Vasaryova), is based on her diaries. Though she was tortured and eventually executed by the Nazis, her diaries indicate that she was optimistic for ...
Plot: interrogation, world war two, women's prison, female friendship, strong female lead, toy soldier, folk song, cutting someone's hair, czech history, jail cell, jail, train station ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: czechoslovakia
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 7.7
 96
Santa Fe (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Picking up where "God Does Not Believe In Us Anymore" leaves off, Freddy struggles to find work after arriving in New York in 1940. His world of refugee acquaintances includes the depressed daughter of a poet/delicatessen owner, an aging ...
Plot: jewish, world war two, jewish culture, immigration, frigidity, drowning, holocaust, brooklyn bridge, death by drowning, central park manhattan new york city, poetry, homesickness ...
Time: year 1942, year 1941
Place: new york
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The Night Overtakes Me (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A communist journalist from Prague is sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp.
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, prisoner, worker, loss of mother, fascism, masseuse, barefoot woman, death by gunshot, dying woman, european history, poet ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: czechoslovakia, prague czechoslovakia, central europe, prague, prague czech republic
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The Igman March (1983)
Genre: War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of a forced march of the first proletarian shock brigade during World War II.
Style: epic, dark
Plot: world war two, mountain, blizzard, winter, night, attack, forest, muslim, courage, death of son, tree, loss of wife ...
Time: year 1942
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