World War II Movies Part 2

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1. Three Came Home (1950)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, War

During Word War II, American author Agnes Newton Keith is imprisoned by the Japanese in various POW camps in North Borneo and Sarawak.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 1,575

2. A Woman in Berlin (2008)

Unrated | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

A woman tries to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of World War II.

Director: Max Färberböck | Stars: Nina Hoss, Evgeniy Sidikhin, Irm Hermann, Rüdiger Vogler

Votes: 5,764 | Gross: $0.29M

3. Triumph of the Spirit (1989)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, Robert Loggia, Wendy Gazelle

Votes: 2,103 | Gross: $0.41M

4. One Against the Wind (1991 TV Movie)

PG | 96 min | Biography, Drama

Mary Lindell works for the French Red Cross in Occupied France during World War II and helps allied soldiers who have been shot down to escape to the unoccupied side. Her activities are ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Anthony Higgins, Christien Anholt

Votes: 462

5. Partizanska eskadrila (1979)

130 min | Drama, History, War

The first Yugoslav Partisan air force unit. Loosely based on historical facts.

Director: Hajrudin Krvavac | Stars: Bekim Fehmiu, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Ljubisa Samardzic, Rados Bajic

Votes: 670

6. Combat Killers (1968)

80 min | War

Late in World War II, an inexperienced U.S. officer, determined to win glory for himself, loses half his platoon in a bloody battle with Japanese soldiers. While trying to extract his men ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loring | Stars: Paul Edwards Jr., Marlene Dauden, Claude Wilson, Ken Metcalfe

Votes: 29

7. A Woman at War (1991 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

With the Occupation of Brussels by the Nazis, Helene could forget her ideas of a university degree. Her energy turned towards the hidden fight against the occupiers and gradually, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: Martha Plimpton, Eric Stoltz, Jack Shepherd, Kika Markham

Votes: 133

8. Foyle's War (2002–2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

As WWII rages, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front; investigating crime on the south coast of England. Later series, see the retired detective working as an MI5 agent in the aftermath of the war.

Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell, Ellie Haddington

Votes: 11,857

9. Fortunes of War (1987)

407 min | Drama, War

Guy Pringle (Sir Kenneth Branagh) and his new wife, Harriet (Dame Emma Thompson), are members of the English community in Bucharest, Romania on the eve of World War II. After the war begins... See full summary »

Stars: Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Charles Kay, Mark Drewry

Votes: 610

10. Escape to Paradise (1960)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Drama, Romance

In the Philippines during World War II, a girl is rescued from bandits by a guerrilla fighter.

Director: Eddie Romero | Stars: Leopoldo Salcedo, Diane Jergens, Johnny Monteiro, Joe Dennis

Votes: 56

11. Torpedo Bay (1963)

99 min | War, Drama

An Italian submarine captain tries to navigate his sub through enemy waters whilst being stalked by a British commander (James Mason). The Italian sub manages to make it into the neutral port of Tangiers, followed by the British commander.

Directors: Charles Frend, Bruno Vailati | Stars: Lilli Palmer, James Mason, Gabriele Ferzetti, Alberto Lupo

Votes: 43

12. The War Devils (1969)

PG | 99 min | War, Drama

A German Captain and American Captain help each other survive the North African desert during WWII. They meet again a year later during combat operations in France.

Director: Bitto Albertini | Stars: Guy Madison, Venantino Venantini, Anthony Steel, Pascale Petit

Votes: 123

13. And the Violins Stopped Playing (1988)

116 min | Biography, Drama, War

This is the true story about a group of Romani's (gypsy) in occupied Poland during World War II as they confront the atrocities and tragedies of a forgotten holocaust.

Director: Alexander Ramati | Stars: Horst Buchholz, Didi Ramati, Piotr Polk, Maya Ramati

Votes: 145

14. Bridge Over the Elbe (1969)

94 min | Drama, War

Six U.S. soldiers are sent to destroy a bridge that spans the Elbe, which will somehow prevent the Soviets from occupying Germany in this fictional vehicle.

Director: León Klimovsky | Stars: Tab Hunter, Howard Ross, Erika Wallner, Claudio Trionfi

Votes: 48

15. Empire of the Sun (1987)

PG | 153 min | Action, Drama, History

62 Metascore

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

Votes: 109,499 | Gross: $22.24M

16. Counter-Attack (1945)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, War

This drama centers on a Red Army officer (Paul Muni), a Russian woman (Lisa Elenko), and seven German soldiers who have been trapped in the ruined cellar of a bombed out factory in a ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Paul Muni, Marguerite Chapman, Larry Parks, Harro Meller

Votes: 405

17. The Secret Invasion (1964)

Approved | 95 min | Action, Drama, History

In 1943, a group of hardened criminals is pardoned on the condition it accepts a mission to free a captive Italian general from the clutches of the Nazis.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Stewart Granger, Raf Vallone, Mickey Rooney, Edd Byrnes

Votes: 853

18. The Thousand Plane Raid (1969)

G | 93 min | Adventure, War

A U.S. Air Force colonel convinces the Allies during World War II that a daylight bombing raid of Germany will bring a quick end to the war.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Christopher George, Laraine Stephens, J.D. Cannon, Gary Marshal

Votes: 265

19. The 25th Hour (1967)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, War

In World War II, a Romanian gentile peasant is denounced by the village gendarme and sent to a concentration camp for Jews where, due to an error, he's drafted into the S.S.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Virna Lisi, Grégoire Aslan, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 1,630

20. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Music, Romance

36 Metascore

When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during World War II, his fiancée falls in love with the local Italian commander.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale

Votes: 31,932 | Gross: $25.54M

21. Forbidden Games (1952)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, War

A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, Amédée, Laurence Badie

Votes: 10,495 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Landscape After Battle (1970)

109 min | Drama, History, Romance

Film opens with the mad rush of haphazard freedom as the concentration camps are liberated. Men are trying to grab food, change clothes, bury their tormentors they find alive. Then they are... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Stanislawa Celinska, Aleksander Bardini, Tadeusz Janczar

Votes: 707

23. After the War (1989– )

60 min | Drama

Two boys Michael and Joe become friends when Joe arrives at St. George's school in England as a refugee student. Both are Jewish but one has grown up in a middle class English home, while ... See full summary »

Stars: Adrian Lukis, Ingrid Hafner, Clare Higgins, Robert Reynolds

Votes: 26

24. Everyman's War (2009)

Not Rated | 104 min | Biography, Drama, War

The true story of Don Smith's heroic experience at the Battle of the Bulge while with the 94th Infantry.

Director: Thad T. Smith | Stars: Cole Carson, Lauren Bair, Michael J. Prosser, Sean McGrath

Votes: 1,274

25. When Trumpets Fade (1998 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama, War

A private in the latter days of WWII on the German front struggles between his will to survive and what his superiors perceive as a battlefield instinct.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Ron Eldard, Zak Orth, Frank Whaley, Dylan Bruno

Votes: 6,344

26. Band of Brothers (2001)

TV-MA | 594 min | Action, Drama, History

The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.

Stars: Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Shane Taylor

Votes: 344,934

27. Battleground (1949)

Approved | 118 min | Action, Drama, History

True tale about a squad of the 101st Airborne Division coping with being trapped by the Germans in the besieged city of Bastogne, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge in December of 1944.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy

Votes: 6,283 | Gross: $10.29M

28. Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, History, War

A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Dana Andrews

Votes: 13,964 | Gross: $11.12M

29. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

R | 169 min | Drama, War

91 Metascore

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Votes: 1,163,892 | Gross: $216.54M

30. The Longest Day (1962)

G | 178 min | Action, Drama, History

75 Metascore

The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Gerd Oswald, Bernhard Wicki, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda

Votes: 50,356 | Gross: $39.10M

31. Midway (1976)

PG | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

48 Metascore

A dramatization of the battle that was widely heralded as a turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford

Votes: 16,849

32. D-Day the Sixth of June (1956)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Romance, War

En route to Normandy, an American and a British officer reminisce in flashback about their romances with the same woman.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Robert Taylor, Richard Todd, Dana Wynter, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 1,208

33. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

46 Metascore

In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan prepares to open its war against the United States with a surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.

Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 30,346 | Gross: $29.55M

34. The Victors (1963)

175 min | Drama, War

Intelligent, sprawling saga of a squad of American soldiers, following them through Europe during World War II.

Director: Carl Foreman | Stars: Vince Edwards, Albert Finney, George Hamilton, Melina Mercouri

Votes: 1,326

35. Is Paris Burning? (1966)

PG-13 | 173 min | Drama, History, War

The departure of the German Army from Paris in 1944.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Boyer, Leslie Caron, Jean-Pierre Cassel

Votes: 3,671

36. The Final Solution: The Wannsee Conference (1984 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama, History

At the Wannsee Conference on January 20, 1942, senior Nazi officials meet to determine the manner in which the so-called "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" can be best implemented.

Director: Heinz Schirk | Stars: Dietrich Mattausch, Gerd Böckmann, Friedrich G. Beckhaus, Robert Atzorn

Votes: 876

37. Enclosure (1961)

105 min | Drama, War

This prison camp drama by director and co-scripter Armand Gatti, his first film, reflects the early '60s resurgence of interest in the crimes against humanity committed by the Nazis in ... See full synopsis »

Director: Armand Gatti | Stars: Hans Christian Blech, Jean Négroni, Herbert Wochinz, Tamara Miletic

Votes: 73

38. China Doll (1958)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Romance, War

American pilot Cliff Brandon, fighting the Japanese in China, finds himself the unintentional "owner" of a Chinese housekeeper, Shu-Jen. The unlikely couple falls in love and marries, but not without tragedy brought on by the war.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Victor Mature, Li Hua Li, Ward Bond, Bob Mathias

Votes: 358

39. China (1943)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, War

During the Japanese invasion of China, a cynical, macho profiteer meets a compassionate, beautiful schoolteacher.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Loretta Young, Alan Ladd, William Bendix, Philip Ahn

Votes: 300

40. Ghost of the China Sea (1958)

Unrated | 79 min | Drama, War

A ragtag band of civilians and military personnel evade the Japanese in the Philippines, utilising the so-called USS Frankenstein.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: David Brian, Lynette Bernay, Norman Wright, Harry Chang

Votes: 53

41. Counterpoint (1968)

TV-PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, War

A famous orchestra conductor is captured by the Germans in WW2, and is forced to perform at private concerts for the Nazi generals.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Charlton Heston, Maximilian Schell, Kathryn Hays, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 625

42. When Hell Broke Loose (1958)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, War

In 1945, a GI falls in-love with a German woman while elite German troops, in U.S.uniforms, carry out sabotage and assassinations behind American lines.

Director: Kenneth G. Crane | Stars: Charles Bronson, Richard Jaeckel, Violet Rensing, Robert Easton

Votes: 233

43. The Angry Hills (1959)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War, Thriller

In 1941, Greek resistance entrusts an American journalist with a Greek double-agent secret list that must reach London and must not fall into Nazi hands.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Stanley Baker, Elisabeth Müller, Gia Scala

Votes: 818

44. The Young Warriors (1967)

TV-PG | 93 min | Drama, War

In World War II, a tough sergeant is put in charge of a squad of young recruits and assigned to lead them on a mission against the Germans.

Director: John Peyser | Stars: James Drury, Steve Carlson, Jonathan Daly, Robert Pine

Votes: 107

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