Auschwitz movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant auschwitz movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, gloomy and captivating films and TV shows about / with auschwitz, holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, nazi, jewish, genocide, husband wife relationship, anti semitism and survival plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
auschwitz movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as auschwitz: Schindler's List (1993), Son of Saul (2015), Playing for Time (1980), Die Akte General (2016), God on Trial (2008), Sandra (1965), Triumph of the Spirit (1989), Passenger (1963), Phoenix (2014), The Grey Zone (2001).

List of auschwitz 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, against humanity, anti semitism, rescue, genocide, survival, war, nazism, confined, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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Son of Saul (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival trying to save from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.
Style: melancholic, dramatic, realistic, harsh, talky ...
Plot: auschwitz, prisoner, hungarian, rabbi, son, holocaust, nazi, death, jewish, prison escape, boy, crying ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: poland, california, germany
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Playing for Time (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: When Jewish songstress Fania Fénelon is plucked from the stage and sent to Auschwitz, she and other musicians find themselves assigned to a terrible task – using their talents to soothe fellow prisoners who are sentenced to die in the gas ...
Plot: concentration camp, orchestra, auschwitz, holocaust, starvation, responsibility, nazi germany, ss, haircut, prisoner, musician, evil man ...
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Die Akte General (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Its 1959. German Public Prosecutor Bauer is convinced he has found the long sought Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann in Argentina. This tense drama shows his struggle to have him brought to justice against the power jielded by old Nazi functionaries in ...
Plot: mossad, auschwitz, nazi germany, shoah, holocaust, male nudity, world war two, nazi
Time: 1950s
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God on Trial (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Jewish tradition of arguing with God, Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz decide to put God on Trial.
Style: tense, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, auschwitz, debate, introspection, society, genocide, war crime, legal, anti semitism, confined, against humanity ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, israel, germany
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Sandra (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sandra comes back to Volterra, in Tuscany, the little town where she spent her childhood. She is with her American husband, Andrew. She wishes to pay homage to her father who died in Auschwitz where she was still a little child. In Volterra, Andrew ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic
Plot: deportation, auschwitz, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, family life, couples, siblings relations, homecoming, self discovery, holocaust, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
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Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father and ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, survival, auschwitz, boxer, boxing, confined, anti heroes, love and romance, contests and competitions, human spirit, family problems ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 30s, year 1943 ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
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Passenger (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 62 min.
Story: The last film of Andrzej Munk, who died in a crash during the filming. A German woman on a ship coming back to Europe notices a face of another woman which brings recollections from the past. She tells her husband that she has been an overseer in ...
Plot: auschwitz, war crime, cruelty, victim, female prisoner, ship, cruise, jealousy, holocaust, shoah, concentration camp, attraction ...
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Phoenix (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A disfigured concentration-camp survivor, unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, singing, auschwitz, survivor, haunted by the past, physical appearance, cons and scams, obsession, neo-noir, betrayal, nazi, holocaust ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1943, year 1944 ...
Place: germany, europe, palestine, west germany, west berlin west germany ...
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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: serious, factual, depressing, harsh, compassionate ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, redemption, smuggling, human spirit, against humanity, anti semitism, danger, hopes, war, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: europe, poland, germany, budapest hungary, israel
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Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: nazism, friendship, jewish, betrayal, boarding school life, german, priest, anti semitism, auschwitz, resistance, wartime life, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, jerusalem, vichy ...
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And Along Come Tourists (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sven arrives in nowadays Auschwitz to do his civil service at the memorial. He encounters unfriendliness, especially by Stanislaw Krzeminski, the 85 year old KZ-survivor, and Krzysztof Lanuszewski, brother of his early love affair Ania. Even his ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, auschwitz, holocaust, golden years, elderly, obsession, haunted by the past, tourist, monument, new love, concentration camp, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, brussels
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Colette (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Arnost Lustig was one of the world's most renowned literary authors of our times. Lustig's novel 'A girl from Antwerp' upon which our film Colette is based, draws on the author's personal Nazi Concentration Camp experience ...
Plot: auschwitz, holocaust, luggage, world war two, doctor, crematorium, ss, concentration camp, pregnant, chocolate, jail, male nudity ...
Time: 1940s
Place: canada, prague
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Anita B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After World War II, Anita, a young survivor of Auschwitz, becomes involved in an intense and passionate affair that almost shatters her until she gains the strength to start a new life.
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: small town, family relations, hopes, love and romance, starting over, adoption, youth, teenage love, love affair, haunted by the past, extramarital affair, auschwitz
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: czech republic
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Naked Among Wolves (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: East Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: prisoner, war criminal, jewish, nazism, gas chamber, holocaust, crying, eyeglasses, conspiracy, cigar smoking, secret, father son relationship ...
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, bavaria, spain, frankfurt germany ...
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The Day the Clown Cried (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A circus clown is imprisoned by the Nazis and goes with Jewish children to their deaths.
Plot: internment camp, circus, political prisoner, world war two, barbed wire fence, concentration camp, holocaust, auschwitz, gas chamber, gestapo, clown, nazi
Time: 1940s
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Edith Stein: The Seventh Chamber (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Italy, Hungary
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An expressionist biography of Edith Stein, who converted from the Jewish faith to the Catholic one and became a Carmelite sister. She would die in a German concentration camp.
Style: intellectual
Plot: stoicism, catholicism, german, nazi, professor, university, world war two, mother daughter relationship, religious conversion, auschwitz, nun, catholic ...
Place: germany
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Denial (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.
Style: dramatic, factual, clever, light, interesting ...
Plot: holocaust, historian, new yorker, court case, courtroom, judge, american abroad, englishman abroad, professor, lecture, neo nazi, year 2000 ...
Time: 21st century, year 1998, year 1994, year 1996
Place: atlanta georgia, israel, london, england, australia
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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.
Style: suspense, exciting, comic, epic, surprise ending ...
Plot: mutant, superhero, apocalypse, superhero team, world domination, transformation, teleportation, betrayal, immortality, revenge, mentor, good versus evil ...
Time: future, year 1983, 2010s
Place: egypt, poland, west berlin west germany, sydney australia, east berlin east germany ...
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Remember (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Mexico, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person responsible for the death of his family.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, dark humor, intense ...
Plot: nazi officer, holocaust, nazi, jewish, murder, genocide, revenge, dog, father son relationship, world war two, wheelchair, male in bathtub ...
Place: cleveland ohio, germany, canada
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Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Swedish account of Raoul Wallenberg, the man responsible for the largest rescue of Jews during World War II.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: rescue, ghetto, holocaust, anti semitism, politics, genocide, swedish, hungarian, survival, human spirit, political unrest, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, sweden, moscow russia, stockholm sweden ...
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A Married Woman (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A superficial woman has conflict between choosing her abusive husband and her vain lover.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: moral dilemma, introspection, lifestyle, new wave, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, family problems, betrayal, love triangle, infidelity, dull life ...
Time: 40s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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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, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, pregnancy, survival, against humanity, war, life is a bitch, confined, society, misfit, moral dilemma, starting over ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
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My Mother's Courage (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, UK, Austria, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The deportation of 4000 Jews from Budapest to Auschwitz in July 1944, as told by George Tabori, and how the narrator's mother escaped it, owing to coincidence, courage and some help from where you'd least expect it.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, deportation, war, hopes, life is a bitch, against humanity, wartime life, anti semitism, family in danger, danger, destiny ...
Time: 1940s
Place: budapest hungary, hungary, berlin germany
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Not Everybody's Lucky Enough to Have Communist Parents (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Irène, a strong french believer of communist utopia, is the happiest one when the Red Army Chorus announce they are coming to the Parisian stage.
Style: sexual, offbeat, realistic, serious, humorous
Plot: politics, idealism, soldier, music band, utopia, society, store, fall in love, love and romance, state affairs, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1958, 1950s
Place: russia, france, paris france
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Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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: realistic, bleak, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, concentration camp, war, against humanity, dentist, attic, d day, diary, anti semitism, starvation, starving child ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: holland, europe, amsterdam, netherlands
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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: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rebellion, concentration camp, deportation, massacre, genocide, war crime, anti semitism, starvation, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1943 ...
Place: germany, poland, europe
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Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, idealism, fighting the system, against humanity, dedicated lawyer, hopes, power relations, rebellion, genocide, dishonesty, uncover truth, legal ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1963, year 1958
Place: germany, west germany, frankfurt germany
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To Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Helen, Rose and Lili have survived the Holocaust and have never seen each other since the war has ended. In 1960, they meet again in Berck, France. They learn to enjoy together simple pleasures in life: nice meals, ballads on the beach, playing in ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, starting over, human spirit, reunion, friendship, hopes, friends, sexless marriage, older woman younger man relationship, seaside, auschwitz
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: europe, france
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A Secret (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1953, a sensitive French boy finds out from a neighbor that his family's Jewish. François Grimbert becomes a physician, and gradually peels the layers of his buried family history which resulted in his difficult upbringing, raised as ...
Style: serious, gloomy, offbeat, realistic
Plot: holocaust, ex athlete, family disapproval, occupation, missing person, crimes, wedding preparations and rituals, toys, wartime life, against humanity, haunted by the past, blonde ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s
Place: europe
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