World War II films made since 1946

by GusF | created - 10 Jan 2016 | updated - 14 Mar 2017 | Public

I'm not including TV films, short films, direct-to-video films or documentaries.

The list is probably not exhaustive but it includes all of them that I could find.

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1. The Battle of the Rails (1946)

85 min | Drama, War

This movie is a story about French railroad workers who were part of organized resistance during the German WW2 occupation.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Marcel Barnault, Jean Clarieux, Jean Daurand, Jacques Desagneaux

Votes: 780

2. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Approved | 170 min | Drama, Romance, War

93 Metascore

Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Fredric March, Teresa Wright

Votes: 55,677 | Gross: $23.65M

3. The Captive Heart (1946)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, War

In 1940, a concentration-camp escapee assumes the identity of a dead British officer, only to become a prisoner of war.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Rachel Kempson, Frederick Leister, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 882

4. Un giorno nella vita (1946)

95 min | Drama, War

Some Italian partisans want to take refuge in a convent to escape German raids. The nuns are a little perplexed at first but then agree since one of the men is seriously wounded. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Alessandro Blasetti | Stars: Elisa Cegani, Massimo Girotti, Mariella Lotti, Amedeo Nazzari

Votes: 17

5. Death March (1946)

Action, War

A historic portrayal of the most thrilling episode in a people's struggle for freedom and democracy amidst a reign of terror and oppression.

Director: Lamberto V. Avellana | Stars: Leopoldo Salcedo, Norma Blancaflor, Narding Anzures, Pugo

6. Garrison 13 (1946)

Action, Drama, War

2 Devil-may care guerrilla brothers - a price on their heads - fighting for their country and the women they love.

Director: Gregorio Fernandez | Stars: Rogelio de la Rosa, Mila del Sol, Jaime de la Rosa, Linda Estrella

7. Orasang ginto (1946)

Drama, War

Every Tick Of Which Tells A Story - As Old As Creation, As New As Tomorrow.

Director: Manuel Conde | Stars: Mila del Sol, Bimbo Danao, Domingo Principe, Fidel De Castro

8. Wielka droga (1946)

87 min | Drama, War

The plot spans from shortly before the outbreak of World War II to its end. In the city of Lwow (PL) in 1939 Adam and Irena fall in Love, but are separated by the outbreak of the war. Both ... See full summary »

Director: Michal Waszynski | Stars: Albin Ossowski, Renata Bogdanska, Jadwiga Andrzejewska, Stanislaw Belski

Votes: 22

9. Guerilyera (1946)

Action, Drama, War

In the daring role she played in our fight for freedom.

Director: Octavio Silos | Stars: Carmen Rosales, Tita Duran, Celso Baltazar, Oscar Moreno

10. Dugo at bayan (I remember Bataan) (1946)

Drama, War

Humble Tribute to the Filipino Soldiers. The authentic story of a people fit to live because they were not afraid to die.

Director: Fernando Poe | Stars: Fernando Poe, Patricia Mijares, Guillermo Chavez, Zony Quizon

11. V gorakh Yugoslavii (1946)

85 min | Drama, War

After announcement that Hitler attacked Soviet Union, partisan leader Slavko Babic starts the uprising against fascist authorities on June 22, 1941.

Director: Abram Room | Stars: Ivan Bersenev, Nikolai Mordvinov, Olga Zhizneva, Vsevolod Sanaev

Votes: 38

14. Outcry (1946)

90 min | War, Drama

Resistance fighters take on the Nazi regime.

Director: Aldo Vergano | Stars: Elli Parvo, Massimo Serato, Lea Padovani, Vittorio Duse

Votes: 34

15. Secret Flight (1946)

72 min | Drama, War

During World War II, on the eve of the Battle of Britain, British scientists develop the first radar systems to be employed against the German Luftwaffe.

Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Raymond Huntley, John Laurie, Ernest Jay

Votes: 141

16. The Stranger (1946)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

76 Metascore

An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Philip Merivale

Votes: 22,514

17. I See a Dark Stranger (1946)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Thriller, War

A young Irish woman hates England so much she becomes a Nazi spy.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Trevor Howard, Raymond Huntley, William G. O'Gorman

Votes: 1,226

18. Walang kamatayan (1946)

Action, Drama, War

AT LAST it is...HERE... this mighty picture of courage and valor of our own guerrillas. A human document of the beastly atrocities committed during the Japanese regime. A picture dedicated to those who have not died in vain.

Director: Tor Villano | Stars: Luz-v-Min, Fred Penalosa, Rolando Liwanag, Gregorio Ticman

19. Zakazane piosenki (1947)

97 min | Drama, Music, War

A Polish musician tells a young soldier about his wartime activity - setting up a street orchestra and taking part in the anti-Nazi resistance movement.

Director: Leonard Buczkowski | Stars: Danuta Szaflarska, Janina Ordezanka, Jerzy Duszynski, Jan Swiderski

Votes: 406

20. Natale al campo 119 (1947)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, War

After WW2, a group of Italian soldiers languishing in a California POW camp is nostalgically reminiscing about the happy pre-war years while awaiting repatriation.

Director: Pietro Francisci | Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Vittorio De Sica, Peppino De Filippo, Massimo Girotti

Votes: 40

21. Frieda (1947)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, War

A Royal Air Force pilot who was shot down during World War II returns home to his English village with his new bride. The trouble is that she is the German lady who helped him escape. Then ... See full summary »

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: David Farrar, Glynis Johns, Mai Zetterling, Flora Robson

Votes: 323

22. Soldaten og Jenny (1947)

92 min | Drama, Romance

A good natured soldier with a killer right hand, falls in love with a beautiful girl who has a troubled past.

Director: Johan Jacobsen | Stars: Bodil Kjer, Poul Reichhardt, Karin Nellemose, Sigfred Johansen

Votes: 169

24. Seven Journeys (1947)

111 min | Drama, War

A car tells its story and the story of its seven owners during the years of the Third Reich in Nazi Germany.

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: Gert Schäfer, Erich Schellow, Winnie Markus, Werner Hinz

Votes: 266

25. Tears of the Yang-Tse (1947)

192 min | Drama, War

1930's China. The village of a poor family is taken over by the occupying Japanese army. One son, Zhongliang, leaves his wife and young son to join a medic group for the Chinese Army. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Chusheng Cai, Junli Zheng | Stars: Yang Bai, Tao Jin, Yang Nai, Yunzhu Shangguan

Votes: 262

26. 13 Rue Madeleine (1946)

Approved | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When spy chief Bob Sharkey finds out one of his agents-in-training is actually a Nazi double agent, his strategic decision not to arrest him results in tragedy.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Cagney, Annabella, Richard Conte, Frank Latimore

Votes: 2,612

27. War and Peace (1947)

100 min | Drama

His family believes him dead when a member of the Japanese imperial army deployed to China during the occupation of the latter by the former does not return home following the cessation of ... See full summary »

Directors: Tadashi Imai, Fumio Kamei, Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Yasuhiko Ishizu, Hajime Izu, Ichirô Sugai

Votes: 6

29. The Last Stage (1948)

110 min | Drama

Female prisoners of various ethnic background struggle to survive the hardships of Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

Director: Wanda Jakubowska | Stars: Tatjana Gorecka, Antonina Gordon-Górecka, Barbara Drapinska, Aleksandra Slaska

Votes: 244

30. Against the Wind (1948)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, War, Drama

British agents engage in hazardous duty behind German lines.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Robert Beatty, Simone Signoret, Jack Warner, Gordon Jackson

Votes: 463

31. The Angel with the Trumpet (1948)

138 min | Drama, History

A long time-span of Austrian history (from the late 19th century to the years after world war II) is reflected in the ups and downs of a family of piano-makers in Vienna.

Director: Karl Hartl | Stars: Paula Wessely, Helene Thimig, Hedwig Bleibtreu, Alma Seidler

Votes: 71

32. Border Street (1948)

110 min | Drama, War

The story of Polish and Jewish families living side by side in one Warsaw street. Everything changes once and for all with the Nazi invasion.

Director: Aleksander Ford | Stars: Mieczyslawa Cwiklinska, Jerzy Leszczynski, Wladyslaw Godik, Wladyslaw Walter

Votes: 168

34. Command Decision (1948)

Passed | 112 min | Action, Drama, War

Army generals struggle with the decision to prioritize bombing the German factories producing new jet fighters over the extremely high casualties the mission will cost.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 1,846

35. Fighter Squadron (1948)

Approved | 96 min | Action, War

During World War II, an insubordinate fighter pilot finds the shoe on the other foot when he's promoted.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Robert Stack, John Rodney, Tom D'Andrea

Votes: 630

36. Morituri (1948)

88 min | Drama, War

As the end of the Second World War approaches and the Soviet Red Army is advancing, a group of concentration camp inmates is helped to escape by a Polish doctor. They hide in a wood where ... See full summary »

Director: Eugen York | Stars: Lotte Koch, Hilde Körber, Winnie Markus, Catja Görna

Votes: 55

37. On Our Own Land (1948)

110 min | Drama, War

Set in the small Slovenian village , it tells the story of its residents who lived under German occupation after Italian defeat in 1943. While helping the partisans, the residents looked forward to upcoming liberation.

Director: France Stiglic | Stars: Lojze Potokar, Franc Presetnik, Mileva Zakrajsek, Stefka Drolc

Votes: 148

38. The Search (1948)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, War

In post-war Berlin, an American private helps a lost Czech boy find his mother.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Ivan Jandl, Aline MacMahon, Wendell Corey

Votes: 3,658

39. Kampen om tungtvannet (1948)

Not Rated | 107 min | Action, Drama, War

A factual reconstruction of the sabotage events which took place to prevent Hitler's Germany in getting the heavy water needed to make an atomic bomb during WW2.

Directors: Jean Dréville, Titus Vibe-Müller | Stars: Raoul Dautry, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Lew Kowarski, H.H. Halban

Votes: 538

40. Fantasmi del mare (1948)

99 min | Drama, War

Evocation of a dramatic episode of the Second World War told by an old guard. Boarded as a non-commissioned officer on the battleship sailed from Pola and headed south. In time of danger, ... See full summary »

Directors: Francesco De Robertis, Vittorio Cottafavi | Stars: Anna Arena, Allegra Sander, Bianca Doria, Lucia Brusco

Votes: 12