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, dramatic, bleak and captivating films and TV shows about / with holocaust, world war two, against humanity, nazi, jewish, survival, war, concentration camp, anti semitism and german plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as holocaust: Schindler's List (1993), The Pianist (2002), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Grey Zone (2001), The Book Thief (2013), Sophie's Choice (1982), Amen. (2002), The Pawnbroker (1964), Train of Life (1998).
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Comedy, Drama, War
Italy
116 min.
 8.6
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Drama, War
UK, USA
94 min.
 7.8
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Sobibor (2018)
Drama, History, War
Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland
110 min.
 6.3
The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
Biography, Drama, History, War
Czech Republic, UK, USA
127 min.
 7.0

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: touching, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rescue, anti semitism, survival, genocide, war, against humanity, confined, concentration camp, nazism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe
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 8.5
 604K
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, starvation, hunger, deportation, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
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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, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, against humanity, young heroes, childhood, concentration camp, wartime life, atrocity, innocence lost, nazism, jewish, gas chamber ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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, survival, optimism, concentration camp, captivity, fascism, self sacrifice, life philosophy, jewish, protecting from truth, make believe ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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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: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, smuggling, survival, auschwitz, doctor, concentration camp, burned alive, redemption, rebellion, war, moral dilemma, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, germany, europe, budapest hungary, israel
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rescue, social worker, against humanity, nazi germany, life is a bitch, confined, hopes, rabbi, accountant, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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 7.6
 115K
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, life is a bitch, human spirit, book, against humanity, runaway, jewish, youth, childhood, nazi germany ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
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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: emotional, realistic, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, love triangle, haunted by the past, concentration camp, post war, friendship, mental illness, romance, confined, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, poland, usa
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 7.3
 12K
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, serious, bleak, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, politics, pope, vatican, conscience, doctor, euthanasia, anti semitism, catholicism, ss ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, poland, europe, austria, czechoslovakia ...
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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, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, uncover truth, survival, human nature, ghetto, self discovery, haunted by the past, society, life is a bitch, heist, religions or cults ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, poland ...
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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, semi serious, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: holocaust, train, village, deportation, coming out, forgery, anti heroes, friendship, fool, concentration camp, nazi germany, anti semitism ...
Time: year 1941, 1940s
Place: eastern europe, europe, palestine, germany, poland
Is relevant ?
 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, captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, fascism, anti semitism, siblings relations, politics, family life, society, state affairs, political unrest, parents and children, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: hungary, serbia, europe, israel, berlin germany ...
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 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: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: holocaust, uncover truth, mystery, village, life is a bitch, farm, siblings relations, homecoming, village life, under the surface, against humanity, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
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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, disturbing, realistic, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, village, pregnancy, survival, human spirit, idealism, wartime life, against humanity, war, fugitives, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, czechoslovakia, moscow russia ...
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: holocaust, trial, magazine, philosopher, journalism, against humanity, media, writer's life, legal action, legal, society, power of media ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: israel, usa, jerusalem, new york
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: holocaust, teenager, jewish, rabbi, concentration camp, anti semitism, coming of age, time travel, survival, human spirit, tradition, death ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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, realistic, disturbing, serious, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, anti semitism, racism, war, leadership, politics, german, wartime life, against humanity, nazi, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, poland
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 7K
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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, parents and children, anti semitism, genocide, war, injustice, against humanity, danger, family relations, life is a bitch, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: europe, france, vichy, paris france, germany
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, redemption, war, destiny, wartime life, coming of age, life is a bitch, fugitives, writer's life, survival ...
Place: canada, poland, europe, greece
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: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, bus, innocence lost, self discovery, coming of age, confined, youth, life is a bitch, soldier, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, slovakia, poland
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: gloomy, semi serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, survival, starvation, war, anti heroes, human spirit, wartime life, against humanity, confined, danger, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, germany
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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, holocaust, judge, against humanity, courtroom, concentration camp, trial, genocide, war crime, cold war, legal action, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, year 1945, year 1946 ...
Place: germany, europe, 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: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, investigation, introspection, haunted by the past, writer's life, journalism, couple relations, against humanity, confined, crimes, couples, occupation ...
Time: contemporary, 40s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1942 ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, manhattan new york city
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The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Genre: Drama
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, offbeat, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, anti heroes, store, rescue, shopkeeper, survival, human nature, war, friendship, anti semitism, against humanity, danger ...
Time: 1940s
Place: slovakia, europe, israel
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 98 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, serious, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, pianist, forgery, concentration camp, german, jewish, nazi germany, war, anti semitism, war crime, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, germany, austria, berlin germany, zurich switzerland ...
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A Love to Hide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young Jewish girl, Sarah, is looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain by a smuggler who betrayed them while attempting to escape to England. Terrified, she is sheltered by her childhood ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, gays and lesbians, anti semitism, betrayal, hidden identity, survival, wartime life, against humanity, gender, life is a bitch, friendship, social relations ...
Time: 40s
Place: france, europe, paris france
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 13K
Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, german, survival, anti semitism, jewish, hidden identity, war, pow, ghetto, communism, roommate, concentration camp ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, latvia, europe, russia ...
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The Winds of War (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 720 min.
Story: In the late 1930s, world politics begin to head in a dangerous direction. In Europe, Germany expands and rearms and proceeds to annex several border countries into the Reich. Meanwhile, Italy attempts to establish a Facist Colonial Empire under ...
Style: epic, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, behind enemy lines, political unrest, wartime life, war, politics, family life, society, state affairs, family relations, fascism, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, italy, japan, asia, china ...
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 4.8
 47
Tsili (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France, Russia, Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tsili is a young girl caught in the middle of World War II. After her family is taken to a concentration camp, Tsili hides in the forest, free from hatred and men, until the arrival of Marek, a stranger who speaks to her in Yiddish.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: holocaust, survival, in the woods, shoah, holocaust survivor, against humanity, danger, coming of age, youth, playing violin, hiding, girl ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 20K
Generation War (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 148 min.
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, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: military, holocaust, soldier, german, against humanity, atrocity, nazism, war, anti semitism, friendship, danger, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
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