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ULTIMATE TOP 50 WWII MOVIES EVER!

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This list runs to over 1000 films – compiled by IMDB.com. It carries on to list the worst WWII  films ever. See what you think!
1.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)

   8.6/10
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. (169 mins.)
2.
Schindler’s List (1993)

    8.9/10
In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis. (195 mins.)
3.
Downfall (2004)

    8.3/10
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator’s final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII. (156 mins.)
4.
The Pianist (2002)

    8.5/10
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
5.
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

    8.0/10
The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it. (141 mins.)
6.
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

    7.1/10
The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in WWII. (132 mins.)
7.
Empire of the Sun (1987)

    7.7/10
A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II. (152 mins.)
8.
Enemy at the Gates (2001)

    7.5/10
A Russian sniper and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad. (131 mins.)
9.
Where Eagles Dare (1968)

    7.6/10
Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner… but that’s not all that’s really going on. (158 mins.)
10.
The Counterfeiters (2007)

    7.6/10
The Counterfeiters is the true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936… (98 mins.)
11.
Defiance (2008)

    7.1/10
Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1,000 Jewish non-combatants. (137 mins.)
12.
Speer und er (2005 Mini-Series)

    7.5/10
A reassessment of the role Albert Speer played in the Third Reich. Speer, who was ultimately convicted…
13.
Das Boot (1981)

    8.4/10
The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. (149 mins.)
14.
The Reader (2008)

    7.6/10
Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial. (124 mins.)
15.
The Big Red One (1980)

    7.3/10
The story of a sergeant and the inner core members of his unit as they try to serve in and survive World War II. (113 mins.)
16.
Patton (1970)

    8.0/10
The World War II phase of the controversial American general’s career is depicted. (172 mins.)
17.
A Bridge Too Far (1977)

    7.3/10
A historic telling of the failed attempt to capture several bridges to Germany in World War II in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden. (175 mins.)
18.
Come and See (1985)

    8.2/10
After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet Army and experiences the horrors of World War II. (136 mins.)
19.
Battle of the Bulge (1965)

    6.7/10
In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence… (167 mins.)
20.
Flame and Citron (2008)

    7.2/10
A drama centered on two fighters in the Holger Danske World War II resistance group. (130 mins.)

21.
The Great Raid (2005)

    6.7/10
Taking place towards the end of WWII, 500 American Soldiers have been entrapped in a camp for 3 years. Beginning to give up hope they will ever be rescued, a group of Rangers goes on a dangerous mission to try and save them. (132 mins.)
22.
Stalingrad (1993)

    7.5/10
A depiction of the brutal battle of Stalingrad, the Third Reich’s ‘high water mark’, as seen through… (134 mins.)
23.
Sophie Scholl (2005)

    7.7/10
A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose. (120 mins.)
24.
Napola (2004)

    7.4/10
In 1942, Friedrich Weimer’s boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) – high schools that produce Nazi elite… (117 mins.)
25.
The Longest Day (1962)

    7.8/10
The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view. (178 mins.)
26.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)

    8.3/10
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner’s vengeful plans for the same. (153 mins.)
27.
Valkyrie (2008)

    7.1/10
Based on actual events, a plot to assassinate Hitler is unfurled during the height of WWII. (121 mins.)
28.
The Guns of Navarone (1961)

    7.6/10
A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel. (158 mins.)
29.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

    8.4/10
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men’s construction of a railway bridge for their captors – while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161 mins.)
30.
Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)

    6.6/10
Swedish national Raoul Wallenberg, newcomer to politics and international machinations, travels to German-occupied… (118 mins.)
31.
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

    7.4/10
A dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen. (144 mins.)
32.
Force 10 from Navarone (1978)

    6.1/10
During World War II, several oddly assorted military experts are teamed in a mission to raid and destroy a bridge vital to enemy strategy. (118 mins.)
33.
The Bridge (1959)

    7.7/10
In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers. (103 mins.)
34.
Underground (1995)

    8.1/10
The story follows an underground weapons manufacturer in Belgrade during WWII and evolves into fairly surreal situations… (170 mins.)
35.
Black Book (2006)

    7.9/10
In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance. (145 mins.)
36.
The Statement (2003)

    6.1/10
Tale of a former Nazi executioner who becomes a target of hit men and Police investigators. (120 mins.)
37.
Catch-22 (1970)

    7.1/10
A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions. (122 mins.)
38.
Max Manus: Man of War (2008)

    7.3/10
The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons. (118 mins.)
39.
The Thin Red Line (1998)

    7.6/10
Director Terrence Malick’s adaptation of James Jones’ autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. (170 mins.)
40.
Charlotte Gray (2001)

    6.3/10
A young Scottish woman joins the French Resistance during World War II to rescue her Royal Air Force boyfriend who is lost in France. (121 mins.)
41.
Kelly’s Heroes (1970)

    7.5/10
A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure. (144 mins.)
42.
Ghetto (2006)

    6.7/10
In 1942, in Vilnius, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto… (110 mins.)
43.
The Winter War (1989)

    7.7/10
Set during World War 2. After the Nazi Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, Russia invaded Finland in November 1939… (195 mins.)
44.
The Downfall of Berlin: Anonyma (2008)

    7.0/10
A woman tries to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of World War II. (131 mins.)
45.
Enigma (2001)

    6.4/10
A young genius frantically races against time to crack an enemy code and solve the mystery surrounding the woman he loves. (119 mins.)
46.
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)

    7.1/10
A dramatization of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima. (100 mins.)
47.
The Gathering Storm (2002 TV Movie)

    7.5/10
A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives. (96 mins.)
48.
Closing the Ring (2007)

    6.5/10
A young man searches for the proper owner of a ring that belonged to a United States World War II bomber gunner who had crashed onto the Cave Hill just outside Belfast in Northern Ireland on 1st June 1944. (118 mins.)
49.
Pearl Harbor (2001)

    5.7/10
Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war. (183 mins.)
50.
Battle of Britain (1969)   6.8/10

In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle vs. the Nazi Germany Air Force for control of British air space to prevent a Nazi invasion of Britain. (132 mins.)
Source: IMDB.com

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