Holocaust movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant holocaust movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, emotional, bleak, dramatic and disturbing films and TV shows about / with holocaust, against humanity, world war two, survival, jewish, nazi, confined, war, anti semitism and nazis plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as holocaust: Schindler's List (1993), The Pianist (2002), The Grey Zone (2001), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Book Thief (2013), Amen. (2002), Sophie's Choice (1982), Train of Life (1998), The Pawnbroker (1964).

List of holocaust movies

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, concentration camp, ghetto, anti semitism, rescue, war, survival, genocide, against humanity, nazism, confined, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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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, pianist, survival, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, atrocity, jewish, deportation, starvation, genocide, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
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 7.1
 10K
The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: serious, factual, depressing, harsh, compassionate ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, redemption, smuggling, against humanity, human spirit, moral dilemma, rebelliousness, pow, anti semitism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, germany, budapest hungary, israel
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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: touching, emotional, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, concentration camp, against humanity, childhood, jewish, young heroes, nazism, wartime life, atrocity, tragic event, gas chamber ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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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, optimism, survival, self sacrifice, jewish, fascism, captivity, make believe, protecting from truth, protective parent ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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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, human spirit, life is a bitch, nazi germany, jewish, youth, childhood, book, against humanity, nazi ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
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The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When she initially proposes saving Jewish children from the ...
Style: gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, social worker, rescue, against humanity, confined, hopes, life is a bitch, rabbi, accountant, smuggling, nazi germany ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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 7.3
 13K
Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, clever, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, politics, massacre, torment, anti semitism, war crime, pope, doctor, conscience, vatican ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, hungary, romania ...
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Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, concentration camp, post war, mental illness, haunted by the past, love and romance, wartime life, nazi, tragedy, nazis, male female relationship ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: new york, poland, usa
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Train of Life (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Israel, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine.
Style: humorous, offbeat, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, train, village, coming out, forgery, social relations, anti semitism, optimism, oppression, wartime life, village life ...
Time: year 1941, 1940s
Place: eastern europe, europe, palestine, germany, poland
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The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, self discovery, ghetto, human nature, society, against humanity, life is a bitch, uncover truth, haunted by the past, heist ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, poland ...
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 7.5
 12K
Sunshine (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Canada, Hungary, France, UK, USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his ...
Style: epic, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, fascism, anti semitism, politics, siblings relations, state affairs, society, family life, political unrest, generation gap, dictatorship, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1920s, 1900s, 1910s ...
Place: hungary, serbia, europe, israel, berlin germany ...
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The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.
Style: rough, factual, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, zoo, caged animal, nazi, flirting, husband wife relationship, hiding place, smuggler, strong female character, happy ending, female protagonist ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: poland, central europe, warsaw poland
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 3K
Aftermath (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Poland, Russia, Netherlands
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two brothers are trying to find out the truth from years ago. The whole town is against them.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, under the surface, family relations, siblings relations, mystery, tombs and skeletons, atrocity, village life, against humanity, homecoming, dishonesty, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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Hannah Arendt (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, France, Israel
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Hannah Arendt is a portrait of the genius that shook the world with her discovery of “the banality of evil.” After she attends the Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial in Jerusalem, Arendt dares to write about the Holocaust in terms no one has ever ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: holocaust, philosopher, magazine, trial, legal, poet, exile, post war, journalism, media, legal action, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s
Place: new york, israel, usa, jerusalem
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 14K
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Hungary, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, uplifting, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: holocaust, starvation, ghetto, survival, war, wartime life, anti heroes, social relations, confined, figment, against humanity, protecting from truth ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany, russia
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Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: captivating, uplifting, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, pregnancy, immigrants, war, against humanity, life is a bitch, confined, hopes, wartime life, human spirit, genocide ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
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The Devil's Arithmetic (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hannah Stern, an American-born Jewish adolescent, is uninterested in the culture, faith and customs of her relatives; however, Hannah begins to revaluate her heritage when she has a supernatural experience that transports her back to a Nazi death ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, time travel, jewish, anti semitism, teenager, nazi occupation, war, human spirit, hopes, heroes, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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 6.9
 1K
Ghetto (2005)
Genre: History, War
Country: Germany, Lithuania
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1942, in Vilna, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate the ghetto in the capital of Lithuania, becoming the master ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, ghetto, war, anti heroes, anti semitism, survival, moral dilemma, human nature, against humanity, confined, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: europe
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Fugitive Pieces (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Greece, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A child escapes from Poland during World War II and first heads to Greece before coming of age in Canada.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, bleak, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, haunted by the past, childhood trauma, fugitives, life is a bitch, wartime life, redemption, coming of age, survival, war, loss of parents, world war two ...
Place: canada, greece, europe, poland
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, german, jewish, arrest, suicide, forgery, doctor, humiliation, anti semitism, war crime ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, germany, zurich switzerland, berlin germany, canada ...
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Divided We Fall (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple agree to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution.
Style: surreal, serious, touching, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, village, pregnancy, survival, idealism, society, dishonesty, couples, human spirit, infidelity, war, village life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, year 1945, 1930s ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, moscow russia, paris france ...
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 16K
Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, racism, politics, state affairs, wartime life, human spirit, leadership, soldier, against humanity, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland
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 7.0
 8K
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: realistic, emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazism, confined, against humanity, genocide, corrupt officer, society, occupation, corrupt law enforcer, war, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe, france, paris france, vichy, germany
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 6K
Fateless (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, UK, Israel, France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its ...
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, bus, survival, danger, youth, soldier, destiny, coming of age, innocence lost, resentment, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, slovakia, poland
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 15K
Sarah's Key (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the night of 16 July 1942, ten year old Sarah and her parents are being arrested and transported to the Velodrome d'Hiver in Paris where thousands of other jews are being send to get deported. Sarah however managed to lock her little brother ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, emotional, serious, captivating
Plot: holocaust, nazism, occupation, introspection, couples, journalism, family secret, haunted by the past, confined, against humanity, crimes, couple relations ...
Time: 40s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1940s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, manhattan new york city
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Gloomy Sunday (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Germany, Hungary
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Budapest in the thirties. The restaurant owner Laszlo hires the pianist András to play in his restaurant. Both men fall in love with the beautiful waitress Ilona who inspires András to his only composition. His song of Gloomy Sunday is, at first, ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: holocaust, love triangle, infidelity, restaurant, pianist, menage a trois, sex, birthday, deportation, jealousy, romance, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, budapest, germany, england
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The Memory Thief (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles tollbooth clerk becomes obsessed with the Holocaust after meeting a survivor.
Style: mind bending, offbeat, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, unfulfillment, elderly, haunted by the past, misfit, human nature, society, anti semitism, aging, heroes, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic ...
Style: bleak, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, anti heroes, confined, hopes, against humanity, wartime life, war, injustice, survival, on the run ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe, amsterdam, holland
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 8.1
 4K
Holocaust (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 475 min.
Story: Holocaust is an American television miniseries broadcast in four parts in 1978 on the NBC television network. The series tells the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of the Weiss family of German Jews and that of a rising member of the SS, ...
Style: captivating, bleak, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, rebellion, ghetto, anti semitism, massacre, deportation, genocide, war crime, starvation, human spirit, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938 ...
Place: germany, poland, europe
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