With Ministry of Information (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Memory of the Camps (2014 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary

8.3
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Cameramen from Britain's Army Film Unit capture footage of concentration camps in German in 1945.

Directors: Sidney Bernstein, Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Jasper Britton, Adolf Hitler, Sidney Bernstein, Alfred Hitchcock

Votes: 403 | Gross: $0.00M

2. A Welcome to Britain (1943)

60 min | Documentary

7.2
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A film presented by the British War Office for newly arrived World War 2 American soldiers, informing them of British ways.

Directors: Anthony Asquith, Burgess Meredith | Stars: Ronald Forbes Adam, Felix Aylmer, Jacob L. Devers, Ira C. Eaker

Votes: 67

3. Blackout (1940)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Early in World War II, Danish sea captain Andersen, delayed in a British port, tangles with German spies.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Hay Petrie, Joss Ambler

Votes: 944

4. Dangerous Comment (1940)

12 min | Short, Drama, War

6.3
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A young pilot, annoyed at not being selected to take part in a raid on an enemy target, moans to his fiancée, who in turn chatters to a friend at a cocktail bar.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Frank Lawton, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Milton Rosmer, Margaret Vyner

Votes: 11

5. From the Four Corners (1942)

15 min | Drama, Short

7.7
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Members of three Commonwealth armies, an Aussie, a Canadian, and a New Zealander meet actor Leslie Howard who buys them a beer and makes them understand why they're fighting.

Director: Anthony Havelock-Allan | Stars: J. Johnston, W. Atkinson, R. Gilbert, Leslie Howard

Votes: 97

6. The True Glory (1945)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, War

7.0
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A documentary account of the allied invasion of Europe during World War II compiled from the footage shot by nearly one thousand four hundred cameramen. It opens as the assembled Allied ... See full summary »

Directors: Garson Kanin, Carol Reed | Stars: Leslie Banks, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Fallon, Joseph Goebbels

Votes: 398

7. Bon Voyage (1944)

TV-G | 26 min | Short, War

6.2
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A young Scottish R.A.F. gunner is debriefed by French officials about his escape from occupied territory, and in particular one person who may or may not have been a German Agent.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: John Blythe, Janique Joelle

Votes: 1,566

8. Squadron 992 (1940)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

6.5
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Shows how the RAF's barrage balloon squadron are trained, and then on the job.

Director: Harry Watt | Star: Lionel Gamlin

Votes: 25

9. All Hands (1940)

10 min | Short, War

5.7
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This propaganda short illustrates the danger of careless talk by naval men. It demonstrates how a sailor's talk of recall is overheard by a waitress who ultimately betrays his ship to a U-boat.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: John Mills, Leueen MacGrath, Eliot Makeham, Gertrude Musgrove

Votes: 12

10. Target for Tonight (1941)

Approved | 48 min | Documentary, Drama, War

6.6
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The planning and implementation of an RAF night raid on Germany in World War II, concentrating on a low level mission by a Wellington bomber on an oil storage facility by the Rhine.

Director: Harry Watt

Votes: 235

11. Secret Mission (1942)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller, War

5.4
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Three British spies and a French resistance fighter sneak into occupied France to gather information about the German forces for a planned invasion.

Director: Harold French | Stars: Hugh Williams, James Mason, Carla Lehmann, Roland Culver

Votes: 331

12. Malta G.C. (1942)

19 min | Short, Documentary

7.2
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Epic British wartime documentary film on Malta's role in WW2. The film was produced to coincide with Britain's award of the George Cross to the Maltese and their defenders in April 1942.

Directors: Eugeniusz Cekalski, Derrick De Marney | Star: Laurence Olivier

Votes: 12

13. A Diary for Timothy (1945)

40 min | Short, Documentary

7.0
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This brief documentary-style film presents the status of Great Britain near the end of the Second World War by means of a visual diary for a baby boy born in September, 1944. Narration ... See full summary »

Director: Humphrey Jennings | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Myra Hess, John Gielgud, Frederick Allen

Votes: 622

14. Desert Victory (1943)

62 min | Documentary, War

6.4
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The Allied campaign to drive Germany and Italy from North Africa is analysed, with the major portion of the film examining the battles at El Alamein, including a re-enactment.

Directors: Roy Boulting, David MacDonald | Stars: Harold Alexander, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Bernard L. Montgomery

Votes: 234

15. Aventure malgache (1944)

Not Rated | 32 min | Short, War

5.5
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While preparing backstage, an actor tells his castmates about an adventure he had during World War II in the Axis-controlled French colony of Madagascar working for the Resistance and clashing with the collaborationist local police chief.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Paul Bonifas, Paul Clarus, Jean Dattas, Andre Frere

Votes: 1,368

16. London Can Take It! (1940)

Approved | 9 min | Documentary, War, Short

7.0
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A tribute to the courage and resiliency of Britons during the darkest days of the London Blitz.

Directors: Humphrey Jennings, Harry Watt | Stars: Quentin Reynolds, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Votes: 530

17. Channel Incident (1940)

8 min | Short

5.8
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During the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk in 1940, a young woman takes her motorboat to join the flotilla to rescue soldiers and also to search for her husband, a British soldier... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Peggy Ashcroft, Gordon Harker, Robert Newton, Kenneth Griffith

Votes: 13

18. The Volunteer (1944)

45 min | War

6.1
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After a masterful performance as Othello in a London theater, Ralph Richardson is asked for an autograph by Fred, his dresser. A short while later, Fred has joined the Fleet Air Arm (Fly ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Pat McGrath, Anna Neagle, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 125

19. The Silent Village (1943)

36 min | Documentary, Drama, Short

7.0
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The true story of the massacre of a small Czech village by the Nazis is retold as if it happened in Wales.

Director: Humphrey Jennings | Star: Villagers of Cwmgiedd

Votes: 141

20. The Dawn Guard (1941)

5 min | Short, War

5.9
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Two Home Guard volunteers discuss the causes of war and their hopes for peace in the future.

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Percy Walsh, Bernard Miles

Votes: 8

21. We Sail at Midnight (1943)

27 min | Documentary, Short

4.5
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A short documentary style film it depicts the story of The British obtaining a special tool from America to help with the building of a tank.

Directors: Julian Spiro, John Ford

Votes: 20

22. Mr. Proudfoot Shows a Light (1941)

7 min | Short, War

5.4
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Director: Herbert Mason | Stars: Sydney Howard, Muriel George, Wylie Watson, Noel Dainton

Votes: 10

23. Now You're Talking (1940)

11 min | Drama, Short

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When a crashed Nazi aeroplane is recovered, British scientists have high hopes of learning valuable secrets. But a disgruntled factory worker inadvertently alerts enemy agents to the discovery, with disastrous consequences.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Judy Campbell, Edward Chapman, Alec Clunes, Dorothy Hyson

24. Cameramen at War (1943)

15 min | Documentary, Short, War

6.3
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This short showcases the work of the cameramen who filmed the battles of WWI and early WWII. We also get to see the faces of many of the men who took the pictures. This includes director ... See full summary »

Stars: Raymond Glendenning, Harold Alexander, Teddy Ashwood, Edward Candy

Votes: 54

25. Naples Is a Battlefield (1944)

15 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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Director: Jack Clayton

Votes: 32

26. V. 1 (1944)

8 min | Documentary, Short, War

6.8
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Director: Humphrey Jennings | Star: Fletcher Markle

Votes: 32

27. Go to Blazes (1942)

9 min | Short, Comedy

7.0
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Ministry of Information-sponsored comedy short showing wartime audiences how to deal with the threat of incendiary bombs

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Will Hay, Thora Hird, Muriel George

Votes: 62

28. Christmas Under Fire (1940)

10 min | Documentary, Short, War

7.0
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How Britain coped with a Christmas during the war.

Directors: Charles Hasse, Harry Watt | Star: Quentin Reynolds

Votes: 72

29. Miss Grant Goes to the Door (1940)

7 min | Short

6.7
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Two sisters encounter a German spy. A public service film showing how to thwart the enemy.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Ivan Brandt, Mary Clare, Martita Hunt, Manning Whiley

Votes: 26

30. War and Order (1940)

12 min | Short

5.4
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A lighthearted look at the serious business of extra police training deployed for wartime.

Director: Charles Hasse | Stars: Lionel Gamlin, Andreas Malandrinos

Votes: 17

31. They Also Serve (1940)

10 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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A drama/documentary in which a matronly housewife performs various low-key good deeds to help keep her family and neighbours (and hence by extension her country) running during the war.

Director: Ruby Grierson

Votes: 24

32. Schichlegruber - Doing the Lambeth Walk (1941)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

6.0
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Footage from Leni Riefenstahl's Nazi propaganda documentary, Triumph of the Will, is juxtaposed with a popular British dance tune to make fun of Hitler, in this playful short subject.

Director: Charles Ridley | Star: Adolf Hitler

Votes: 74

33. The Proud City: A Plan for London (1946)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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A look at the LCC project for the re-planning and building of post-war London, explained by the two architects responsible for the plan, Sir Patrick Abercrombie and Mr. J.H. Forshaw.

Director: Ralph Keene | Stars: Patrick Abercrombie, J.H. Forshaw, Charles Latham, A.G. Ling

34. Eating Out with Tommy Trinder (1941)

6 min | Documentary, Short

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Tommy Trinder promotes the virtues of the wartime communal British Restaurants.

Director: Desmond Dickinson | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Jean Colin, Edward Chapman, Marjorie Fielding

35. The Eighty Days (1944)

14 min | Documentary, Short, War

6.8
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This film is structured around British attempts to prevent the V1 missiles from getting through to their targets. Gunners, pilots and barrage balloons are the layers of National Defence, layers of defence that can't be entirely successful.

Director: Humphrey Jennings | Star: Edward R. Murrow

Votes: 25

36. A Letter from Home (1941)

17 min | Short, Drama

7.3
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Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Joyce Grenfell, Kathleen Harrison, Celia Johnson, Edie Martin

Votes: 21

37. Fenlands (1946)

18 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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A look at life in the Fenlands (a coastal, marshy plain in eastern England) in 1940's.

Director: Ken Annakin

Votes: 12

38. Our Country (1944)

45 min

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Director: John Eldridge | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Stephen Murray, Terry Randall, David Sime

39. Two Fathers (1944)

13 min | Short, War

6.3
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An Englishman and Frenchman sharing a hotel room discover their children are fighting on the same side, French Resistance and R.A.F.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Paul Bonifas, Everley Gregg, David Keir, Bernard Miles

Votes: 6

40. Dustbin Parade (1942)

9 min | Animation, Short

6.4
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The film is designed to encourage recycling - which was a key part of the war effort.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

Votes: 9

41. Crofters (1944)

24 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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Director: Ralph Keene

Votes: 8

42. Two Cooks and a Cabbage (1941)

6 min | Short

4.6
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Grandma gives the task of cooking the cabbage to Sally and Jane, who each get one half a cabbage to work with. Sally's half turns out delicious; Jane's half is nasty and tasteless.

Director: Alex Bryce | Stars: Mrs. Inglestone, The Children

Votes: 12

43. Wavell's 30,000 (1942)

48 min | War

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The WWII Libyan campaign of 1940-1941 is chronicled, where British forces commanded by General Wavell defeated the Italian attack on Egypt.

Director: John Monck | Star: Colin Wills

44. Spring Offensive (1940)

20 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Director: Humphrey Jennings

Votes: 34

45. Abu's Dungeon (1943)

9 min | Animation, Short

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Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

46. A City Reborn (1945)

23 min | Short, War

6.1
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A story of a soldier coming home and other typical city-dwellers, is inter-cut with documentary footage of the rebuilding of Coventry.

Director: John Eldridge | Stars: Bill Owen, Ben Williams, Betty Mallet, Connie Mason

Votes: 30

47. Village School (1940)

11 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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This film is a tribute to Britain's women teachers, standard bearers of an education Nazi-ism would destroy and it tells of one tiny village school typical of hundreds, at Ashley Green in the leafy countryside of Buckinghamshire.

Director: John Eldridge | Stars: Mrs. James, Mrs. Glover

Votes: 15

48. Kill or Be Killed (1942)

Documentary, Short, War

6.1
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Director: Len Lye | Star: Marius Goring

Votes: 13

49. Some Like It Rough (1944)

14 min | Short

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An American soldier and a British soldier argue about the relative toughness of rugby and American football.

Director: Richard Massingham | Stars: Jack Buchanan, John Sweet, Thorley Walters

50. Twenty-One Miles (1942)

Documentary

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