German occupation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant german occupation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, captivating, serious, suspense, emotional and bleak films and TV shows about / with german occupation, world war two, nazi occupation, nazi, soldier, wartime life, war, death, jewish and german soldier plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in France, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as german occupation: Free Men (2011), Here Below (2012), The Resistance Banker (2018), The Blitz (2012), To Be or Not to Be (1983), Diplomacy (2014), The Round Up (2010), We Are from the Future (2008), It Happened Here (1965), Into the Darkness (2020).

List of german occupation movies

Free Men (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man. Based on not very known facts about the Muslim community in Paris during WWII, when the Paris Mosque and its dynamic ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: friendship, resistance, german occupation, idealism, rebellion, fighting the system, moral dilemma, human spirit, against humanity, life is a bitch, anti semitism, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Here Below (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The true story of a nun who betrayed a network of Resistance fighters after having a passionate but doomed love affair with a priest during the Second World War.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, gloomy
Plot: impossible love, catholic church, nun, german occupation, love affair, wartime life, forbidden love, life is a bitch, fall in love, dishonesty, society, clergy ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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The Resistance Banker (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the occupied Netherlands during World War II, banker Walraven van Hall (Barry Atsma) is asked to use his financial contacts to help the Dutch resistance. He doesn’t have to think about it for long. With his brother Gijs van Hall (Jacob Derwig), ...
Style: thought provoking, suspense, disturbing, touching, captivating ...
Plot: resistance, world war two, german occupation, sibling relationship, soldier, war hero, friends, danger, society, bank robbery, nazi occupation, human ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: netherlands, amsterdam
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The Blitz (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A thrilling love story between the young boxer Vincent and the German Eva, who soon has to marry with the middle-aged Dirk to save her family. While the war starts in the Netherlands their impossible love inflames. May 14, 1940, the day that the ...
Style: realistic, emotional, suspenseful, touching, serious ...
Plot: world war two, life is a bitch, wartime life, society, social differences, bombing, arranged marriage, unfulfillment, romance, german occupation, brother sister relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, holland
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To Be or Not to Be (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when Poland is invaded by the Germans in World War II. His wife has the habit of entertaining young polish officers while he's on stage, which is also a source of depression to him. When one of ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, entertaining, funny, light ...
Plot: world war two, farce, war, disorder, satire, actor, german occupation, daring rescue, theater, gay, gays and lesbians, heroes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, england, europe
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Diplomacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1944. The fate of Paris is in the hands of General von Choltitz, governor of Grand Paris, who is preparing, on Hitler’s orders, to blow up the French capital. The descendent of a long line of Prussian military men, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, talky
Plot: world war two, soldier, wartime life, disobey, danger, race against time, diplomacy, sabotage, french resistance, obedience, death, german occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, europe, sweden
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The Round Up (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, thought provoking, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, injustice, against humanity, genocide, survival, anti semitism, danger, occupation, wartime life, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, europe, vichy, germany
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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, world war two, imaginary, war, soldier, survival, military life, courage, friendship, battle zone, battles, military ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 21st century, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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It Happened Here (1965)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It is the Second World War. The Nazis have invaded Britain. There is a split between the resistance and those who prefer to collaborate with the invaders for a quiet life. The protagonist, a nurse, is caught in the middle.
Style: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, tense, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, military, battles, distopia, politics, hospital, german occupation, innocence lost, political unrest, political conspiracy, countryside ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944, 1910s, year 1940 ...
Place: england, europe, london, madagascar, germany
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Into the Darkness (2020)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Karlskov is a self made, successful owner of a large electronics factory, has a wife and five children. They live the good, privileged upper-class life on Strandvejen north of Copenhagen when the Nazis occupy Denmark in April 1940. Karl struggles to ...
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, suspense
Plot: world war two, factory, businessman, industry, german occupation, family, conflict, family relations, money, family conflict
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, germany
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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, realistic, emotional, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, nazi occupation, love and romance, german soldier, war, fall in love, german officer, military, adultery, soldier, nazi occupied france ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 18th century
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france, england ...
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.
Style: touching, romantic, sincere, uplifting
Plot: nazi occupation, friendship, letter, island, reading a book, female writer, fiance fiancee relationship, world war two, love, nazi, writers, book ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1946
Place: london
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Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, rough, thought provoking, serious, surreal ...
Plot: against humanity, atrocity, genocide, world war two, war crime, holocaust, occupation, surrealism, military, anti war, survival, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, germany, poland
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The Third Part of the Night (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set during the Nazi occupation of Poland, in which Michal witnesses the murder of his mother, wife and child. He is hurled into a life that literally is not his own; a surreal world littered with trapdoors, doppelgängers and wormholes. It also ...
Style: allegory, avant garde
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, typhus, german occupation, pregnant woman, gestapo, death of family, a vision, female nudity, sexuality, surrealism, staircase ...
Place: poland
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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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Cefalonia (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Cefalonia tells the real story about what happened in September 1943 on the Greek island of Kefalonia (Cefalonia in Italian), when the 12,000 men in the Italian 33rd Acqui Infantry Division, following Italy's surrender to the Allied, refused to ...
Plot: world war two, german occupation, mass murder, italian history, italian army, soldier, island, surrender, nazi, bravery, truce
Place: greece
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Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. ...
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, tense, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, working undercover, vengeance, fascist, nazism, sadism, self sacrifice, jewish, nazi, german, soldier, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany
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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, realistic, semi serious, cult film ...
Plot: world war two, adventure, soldier, nazi occupation, war, danger, rescue, farce, french resistance, british, military, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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A Bag of Marbles (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Canada, Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In occupied France, Maurice and Joseph, two young Jewish brothers left to their own devices demonstrate an incredible amount of cleverness, courage, and ingenuity to escape the enemy invasion and to try to reunite their family once again.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: ss, holocaust, brother brother relationship, jewish, nazi occupation, nazi, german soldier, world war two, soldier, danger, military, fear ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, france, nice france
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Overlord (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: On the eve of D-Day, a group of American paratroopers is dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied ...
Style: macabre, suspense, absurd, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: zombie, nazi, paratrooper, fascist, supernatural, war, wartime, violence, laboratory, soldier, danger, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: france, normandy
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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, based on true events, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gestapo, resistance fighter, coping, world war two, lone hero, life & death, one man army, survival, pursuit, self mutilation, storytelling, manhunt ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s
Place: norway
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The King's Choice (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland
Duration: 133 min.
Story: On 9 April 1940, German soldiers arrive in the city of Oslo. The King of Norway faces a choice that will change his country forever. The King's Choice is a story about the three most dramatic days in Norway's history, the royal ...
Plot: invasion, king, wehrmacht, air raid, democracy, evacuation, royal family, roadblock, winter, crown prince, grandfather grandson relationship, train ...
Time: year 1940, 1940s
Place: norway, oslo norway
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Head in the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic ...
Style: sexy, captivating, sentimental, romantic, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, sexual relations, world war two, false accusation, soldier, romance, lesbian, love and romance, war, fall in love, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: paris france, europe, spain, france, england ...
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Hatred (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Summer of 1939. Zosia is a young Polish girl who is deeply in love with Ukrainian Petro. Their great love will be put to the test when her father decides to marry her to a wealthy widower Skiba. Right after wedding she is left alone because her ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful
Plot: genocide, nazi occupation, war, unhappy marriage, female protagonist, anti war, survival, village, murder, escape, husband wife relationship, baby ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1939
Place: poland
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The Adventures of Picasso (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Already in his childhood, Pablo Picasso shows talent for painting and is sent to the Academy of Arts in Madrid. He becomes a painter but has to live in Paris in poverty. But one day he is discovered by a rich American millionaire and starts to earn ...
Style: saga, semi serious, humorous
Plot: fictional biography, couples, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, couple relations, performer's life, unfulfillment, ambition, society, painting, world war two, painter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, spain, france, europe, new york ...
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The Happiest Place on Earth (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Robert Hughes-Lambert, who was captured by Nazis when his active homosexuality was discovered during the filming of Mermoz (1943).
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, bleak, clever ...
Plot: world war two, filmmaking, society, actor's life, showbiz, politics, wartime life, moral dilemma, artists and showbiz, anti semitism, holocaust, satire ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: paris france, france, vichy
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Brush with Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mystery hidden for generations. Now the truth will finally be revealed.
Plot: miscarriage, merchant, flood, german occupation, windmill, artist, hanging, nazi, painter, painting, woman with glasses, dutch ...
Time: 1940s, 1700s, 17th century, 1600s, 18th century ...
Place: amsterdam, holland, netherlands
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The Liberation of Skopje (2016)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia, Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Zoran is the hero of this story set in Skopje during the German occupation of the city in World War II. Through his eyes, we experience all the cruelty, poverty and suffering of wartime. A love affair between his Macedonian mother and ...
Plot: liberation, war, child, partisan, retreat, holocaust, german occupation, collaborator, arrested, traitor, bare breasts, prisoner ...
Time: year 1944, year 1943, 1940s
Place: former yugoslavia, balkan, yugoslavia, macedonia, europe
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The Last Winter (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Albania
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Germans come amid snow and winter. In the village only people remained are women, that fight until wounded partisans, sheltered in the village, will retreat deeper and snow will cover their tracks. Face to face with the Germans and their control of ...
Plot: german soldier, winter, search, husband wife relationship, world war two, village, battle, nazi, battles, family relations, partisan, german occupation ...
Time: 1940s
Place: albania
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Trial on the Road (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Russian POW joins the partisan guerrillas and proves his loyalty fighting the Nazis.
Plot: great patriotic war, nazi occupation, eastern front, gunshot, ambush, nazi, pow, snow, train, soviet army, collaboration, mistrust ...
Time: 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union
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