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, captivating and gloomy films and TV shows about / with holocaust, world war two, against humanity, survival, nazi, anti semitism, jewish, death, war and confined plots mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres shot in USA, Germany, UK 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 Pyjamas (2008), The Book Thief (2013), Sophie's Choice (1982), Life Is Beautiful (1997), Out of the Ashes (2003), Amen. (2002), The Grey Zone (2001), The Zookeeper's Wife (2017).

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, realistic, serious, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, war, jewish, survival, wartime, rescue, ghetto, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
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 8.5
 804K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK
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, heartbreaking, harsh ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, pianist, nazi, against humanity, genocide, nazi occupation, jewish, ghetto, anti semitism, starvation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1944, year 1939 ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (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, heartbreaking, emotional, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, concentration camp, childhood, against humanity, friendship, nazism, war, gas chamber, nazi, atrocity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 134K
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: world war two, holocaust, jewish, human spirit, childhood, nazi germany, adoption, teenage girl, against humanity, war, nazi, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1938, year 1942 ...
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: serious, realistic, emotional, suspense, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, nazi germany, world war two, rescue, social worker, life is a bitch, against humanity, confined, historical figure, anti semitism, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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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, nazi, world war two, mental illness, post war, haunted by the past, love and romance, wartime life, tragedy, male female relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: new york, poland, usa, brooklyn new york city
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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, tragicomedy, touching, inspirational, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, human spirit, holocaust, life philosophy, world war two, jewish, nazi, self sacrifice, survival, pretense, optimism, fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1939
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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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: realistic, touching, serious, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, survival, wartime life, human spirit, life is a bitch, starting over, anti semitism, war, auschwitz, holocaust survivor, confined ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 14K
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: thought provoking, sincere, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, ss, concentration camp, idealism, politics, genocide, anti semitism, war crime, conscience, torment, war, poisoning ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: vatican, germany, europe, poland, rome italy ...
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 11K
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, serious, factual, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, rebellion, world war two, concentration camp, survival, anti semitism, redemption, smuggling, human spirit, against humanity, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: poland, europe, germany, budapest, israel
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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: factual, rough, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, zoo, nazi, jewish, smuggling, marriage, world war two, zookeeper, flirting, smuggler, husband wife relationship, hiding place ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: poland, warsaw poland, central europe
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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: serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, time travel, nazi occupation, world war two, anti semitism, jewish, war, human spirit, hopes, against humanity, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: Anne Frank: The Whole Story is a film based on the life of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl growing up in Nazi occupied Holland. When war breaks out Anne & her family, Otto her father, Edith her mother & Margot her sister move from Germany ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, emotional, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, against humanity, starvation, concentration camp, survival, anti semitism, hopes, jewess, auschwitz, teenage life, family in danger ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe, netherlands
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 17K
Sarah's Key (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 111 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: disturbing, emotional, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish family, nazism, investigation, journalism, family secret, haunted by the past, against humanity, crimes, confined, occupation, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: france, europe, new york, manhattan new york city, paris france
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 7K
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: emotional, serious, sincere, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, survival, life is a bitch, confined, estrangement, destiny, self discovery, youth, bus, faith ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, slovakia, poland
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 3K
Eichmann (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Hungary, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, made before his execution in Israel, of his role in Hitler's plan for the final solution.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, anti semitism, life is a bitch, prison, genocide, courtroom, uncover truth, crimes, confined, investigation, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 50s, post world war two ...
Place: europe, middle east, israel, budapest
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 4K
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: tense, serious, disturbing, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, homecoming, mystery, life is a bitch, village life, village, dishonesty, uncover truth, under the surface, supernatural, family relations, against humanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
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The Photographer of Mauthausen (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Spanish photographer Francesc Boix, imprisoned in the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, works in the SS Photographic Service. Between 1943 and 1945, he hides, with the help of other prisoners, thousands of negatives, with the purpose of showing ...
Style: rough, thought provoking, tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, nazi, spanish civil war, nazi occupation, photographer, world war two, slave labor, prisoner, concentration camp survivor, forced prostitution ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1944, year 1943
Place: spain, central europe
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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: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, against humanity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, nazi, holocaust survivor, loan shark ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem, poland ...
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, 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, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, nazi, counterfeit money, forgery, world war two, survival, jewish, german, war crime, racial slur, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, post world war two, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, warsaw poland, monte carlo ...
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 11K
In Darkness (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Germany, Canada
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov. In Darkness tells the true story of Leopold Soha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, uplifting, harsh, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, atrocity, survival, german, underground, refugee, mistrust, thief, sewer, human spirit, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 2000s, year 2008, year 1945
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 76K
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, twists and turns, psychological, epic, emotional ...
Plot: jewish, world war two, holocaust, nazism, atrocity, espionage, occupation, singer, spy, life is a bitch, betrayal, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1956 ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
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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, realistic, sincere, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, dehumanization, deportation, rescue, against humanity, friendship, human nature, misfit, elderly, store ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: slovakia, europe, israel
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 7.1
 2K
Run Boy Run (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Run Boy Run is the true story of Jurek, an eight-year-old boy, who escapes from the Warsaw ghetto, then manages to survive in the woods and working as a farmhand, disguising himself as a Polish orphan. He encounters people who will betray him for a ...
Style: touching, captivating, bleak, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, world war two, human spirit, young heroes, on the run, hidden identity, against humanity, youth, anti semitism, orphan, false identity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 21K
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, war crime, racism, politics, conspiracy, state affairs, wartime life, human spirit, world war two, leadership ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, poland
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The Painted Bird (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine
Duration: 169 min.
Story: A young Jewish boy in Poland seeks refuge in the forest during World War II where he encounters many different characters.
Style: psychological, exciting, disturbing, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: holocaust, man boy relationship, sexual abuse, child protagonist, world war two, terrorism, humiliation, domestic violence, nymphomaniac, older man younger woman relationship, husband wife relationship, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: poland, europe, eastern 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, bleak, emotional, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, breakup, haunted by the past, childhood trauma, fugitives, life is a bitch, wartime life, survival, coming of age, war, redemption ...
Place: canada, greece, europe, poland
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 9K
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, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, nazi germany, holocaust survivor, injustice, against humanity, genocide, occupation, survival, confined, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, vichy, europe, germany
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 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: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: genocide, holocaust, ghetto, human nature, anti semitism, moral dilemma, survival, war, lifesaver, against humanity, confined, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe
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Adam Resurrected (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Israel, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before the war, in Berlin, Adam was an entertainer- cabaret impresario, magician, musician-loved by all until he finds himself in a concentration camp, confronted by Commandant Klein. Adam survives the camp by becoming the Klein's ...
Style: touching, bleak, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, survival, concentration camp, world war two, haunted by the past, against humanity, life is a bitch, mental illness, circus, mental institution, patient ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1961 ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, germany, berlin germany
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