Schindler's List
Schindler's List (1993)

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.

10/10

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: Steven Zaillian

Stars: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes

Inglourious Basterds
Inglourious Basterds (2009)

A few Jewish soldiers are on an undercover mission to bring down the Nazi government and put an end to the war. Meanwhile, a woman wants to avenge the death of her family from a German officer.

9/10

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Writer: Quentin Tarantino

Stars: Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz

Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan (1998)

During the Normandy invasion of World War II, Captain John Miller is assigned the task of searching for Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have already been killed in the war.

9/10

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: Robert Rodat

Stars: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

The English Patient
The English Patient (1996)

Hana, a nurse, tends to a plane crash victim who is on his deathbed. While doing so, she discovers a way to heal herself.

9/10

Director: Anthony Minghella

Writer: Anthony Minghella

Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe

Casablanca
Casablanca (1942)

A cynical nightclub owner protects an old flame and her husband from Nazis in Morocco.

9/10

Director: Michael Curtiz

Writer: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch

Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

To Be or Not to Be
To Be or Not to Be (1942)

During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

9/10

Director: Ernst Lubitsch

Writer: Edwin Justus Mayer

Stars: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack

Dunkirk
Dunkirk (2017)

During World War II, soldiers from the British Empire, Belgium and France try to evacuate from the town of Dunkirk during an arduous battle with German forces.

8.5/10

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writer: Christopher Nolan

Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy

Jojo Rabbit
Jojo Rabbit (2019)

Jojo is a lonely German boy who discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic.

8/10

Director: Taika Waititi

Writer: Taika Waititi

Stars: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi

Hacksaw Ridge
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

The true story of Pfc. Desmond T. Doss, who won the Congressional Medal of Honor despite refusing to bear arms during WWII on religious grounds.

8/10

Director: Mel Gibson

Writer: Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight

Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn

Downfall
Downfall (2004)

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.

8/10

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel

Writer: Bernd Eichinger, Joachim Fest, Traudl Junge

Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch

The Pianist
The Pianist (2002)

During the WWII, acclaimed Polish musician Wladyslaw faces various struggles as he loses contact with his family. As the situation worsens, he hides in the ruins of Warsaw in order to survive.

8/10

Director: Roman Polanski

Writer: Ronald Harwood

Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay

Enemy at the Gates
Enemy at the Gates (2001)

Russian sniper, Vasily Zaytsev, kills Nazi German soldiers one by one during the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942-1943. German Major Konig is ordered to slay Vasily to restore Adolf Hitler's honour.

8/10

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Writer: Jean-Jacques Annaud, Alain Godard

Stars: Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Ed Harris

The Thin Red Line
The Thin Red Line (1998)

A group of soldiers face an unlikely battle at the Guadalcanal, where they fight all odds in order to survive.

8/10

Director: Terrence Malick

Writer: Terrence Malick

Stars: Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel

Das Boot
Das Boot (1981)

A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their...

8/10

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Writer: Wolfgang Petersen, Dean Riesner

Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann

The Great Escape
The Great Escape (1963)

Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

8/10

Director: John Sturges

Writer: James Clavell, W.R. Burnett

Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough