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1. Come and See (1985)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, Thriller, War

8.3
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After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.

Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

Votes: 67,913

2. The English Patient (1996)

R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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87 Metascore

At the close of World War II, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 184,052 | Gross: $78.65M

3. Red Dawn (1984)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama

6.4
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53 Metascore

It is the dawn of World War III. In the west mountains of America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen

Votes: 53,545 | Gross: $38.38M

4. Defiance (I) (2008)

R | 137 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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58 Metascore

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 one thousand Jewish non-combatants.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos

Votes: 142,510 | Gross: $28.64M

5. Freaks Out (2021)

141 min | Fantasy, War

6.6
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Matilde, Cencio, Fulvio and Mario are family when the 2nd world war hits Rome. Israel, the owner of their circus, disappears in the attempt to find a getaway overseas for them all. The four... See full summary »

Director: Gabriele Mainetti | Stars: Claudio Santamaria, Aurora Giovinazzo, Pietro Castellitto, Giancarlo Martini

Votes: 87

6. 1900 (1976)

Unrated | 317 min | Drama, History

7.7
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70 Metascore

The epic tale of a class struggle in twentieth century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini

Votes: 24,703

7. Force 10 from Navarone (1978)

PG | 118 min | Action, Drama, War

6.4
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42 Metascore

During World War II, several oddly assorted military experts are teamed in a mission to raid and destroy a bridge vital to enemy strategy.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Edward Fox, Franco Nero

Votes: 17,482

8. Underground (1995)

Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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79 Metascore

A group of Serbian socialists prepares for the war in a surreal underground filled by parties, tragedies, love and hate.

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic, Slavko Stimac

Votes: 56,930 | Gross: $0.17M

9. The Keep (1983)

R | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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34 Metascore

Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Scott Glenn, Ian McKellen, Alberta Watson, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 11,617 | Gross: $3.76M

10. Son of Saul (2015)

R | 107 min | Drama, War

7.5
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91 Metascore

A Jewish-Hungarian concentration camp prisoner sets out to give a child he mistook for his son a proper burial.

Director: László Nemes | Stars: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn, Todd Charmont

Votes: 46,979 | Gross: $1.78M

11. Ivan's Childhood (1962)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, War

8.1
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During WWII, Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev strikes up a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers while working as a scout behind the German lines.

Directors: Andrei Tarkovsky, Eduard Abalov | Stars: Nikolay Burlyaev, Valentin Zubkov, Evgeniy Zharikov, Stepan Krylov

Votes: 34,261

12. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.9
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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: 33,753 | Gross: $25.54M

13. The Young Lions (1958)

Approved | 167 min | Action, Drama, War

7.2
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WW2 drama that follows the lives of three young men, one German and two Americans, during wartime.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, Hope Lange

Votes: 7,797 | Gross: $9.96M

14. Natural Light (2021)

103 min | Drama

6.3
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57 Metascore

World War II, occupied Soviet Union. István Semetka is a simple Hungarian farmer who serves as a Caporal in a special unit scouting for partisan groups. On their way to a remote village, ... See full summary »

Director: Dénes Nagy | Stars: Ferenc Szabó, László Bajkó, Tamás Garbacz, Gyula Franczia

Votes: 209

15. The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)

Approved | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Anthology movie about three owners of a yellow Rolls-Royce. A British diplomat buys the car for his French wife. A mobster's girlfriend has an affair in Italy. An American woman drives a Yugoslavian partisan to Ljubljana on the eve of the Nazi invasion.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Rex Harrison, Shirley MacLaine, Jeanne Moreau

Votes: 3,418

16. Rome, Open City (1945)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, War

8.1
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During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, the Resistance leader, Giorgio Manfredi, is chased by the Nazis as he seeks refuge and a way to escape.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero, Vito Annichiarico

Votes: 24,980

17. Europa (1991)

R | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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69 Metascore

Just after W.W.II, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier, Ernst-Hugo Järegård

Votes: 20,646 | Gross: $1.01M

18. Flame & Citron (2008)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Drama, History

7.3
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74 Metascore

A drama centered on two fighters in the Holger Danske World War II resistance group.

Director: Ole Christian Madsen | Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Mads Mikkelsen, Stine Stengade, Peter Mygind

Votes: 18,285 | Gross: $0.15M

19. Sunshine (1999)

R | 181 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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71 Metascore

The fate of a Hungarian Jewish family throughout the 20th century.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 14,750 | Gross: $5.10M

20. Turncoat (2020)

173 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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1944. Walter Proska is a young Wehrmacht soldier who begins to question the purpose of the war, who the real enemy is and whether his real duty should be to his fatherland or his own conscience.

Director: Florian Gallenberger | Stars: Jannis Niewöhner, Malgorzata Mikolajczak, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Rainer Bock

Votes: 1,332

21. The Ascent (1977)

111 min | Drama, War

8.3
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Two Soviet partisans on a mission to gather food contend with the winter cold, the occupying Germans, and their own psyches.

Director: Larisa Shepitko | Stars: Boris Plotnikov, Vladimir Gostyukhin, Sergey Yakovlev, Lyudmila Polyakova

Votes: 7,653

22. Enemy Lines (2020)

TV-14 | 92 min | War

4.5
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In the frozen, war torn landscape of occupied Poland during World War II, a crack team of allied commandos are sent on a deadly mission behind enemy lines to extract a rocket scientist from the hands of the Nazis.

Director: Anders Banke | Stars: Ed Westwick, John Hannah, Tom Wisdom, Corey Johnson

Votes: 1,393

23. Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

R | 160 min | Action, Drama, War

6.1
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37 Metascore

Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller

Votes: 18,387 | Gross: $7.92M

24. The Battle of Neretva (1969)

G | 105 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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World war two drama about the 1943 battle around the Neretva River between Axis forces and Yugoslav partisan units.

Director: Veljko Bulajic | Stars: Yul Brynner, Hardy Krüger, Franco Nero, Sylva Koscina

Votes: 3,451

25. We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974)

124 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Three partisans bound by a strong friendship return home after the war, but the clash with everyday reality puts a strain on their bond.

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Vittorio Gassman, Stefania Sandrelli, Stefano Satta Flores

Votes: 6,039

26. Closely Watched Trains (1966)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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An apprentice train dispatcher at a village station seeks his first sexual encounter and becomes despondent when he is unable to perform.

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Václav Neckár, Josef Somr, Vlastimil Brodský, Vladimír Valenta

Votes: 12,117 | Gross: $3.27M

27. Paisan (1946)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, War

7.7
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American military personnel interact warily with a variety of Italian locals over a year and a half in the push north during the Italian Campaign of WWII as German forces make their retreat.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, William Tubbs, Robert Van Loon

Votes: 8,042

28. Lacombe, Lucien (1974)

R | 138 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.7
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In 1944, an 18-year old boy from small-town France, collaborates with the Nazi-regime and subsequently falls in love with a Jewish girl.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Pierre Blaise, Aurore Clément, Holger Löwenadler, Therese Giehse

Votes: 6,906

29. The Salamander (1981)

Not Rated | 103 min | Thriller

5.6
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An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect... See full summary »

Director: Peter Zinner | Stars: Franco Nero, Anthony Quinn, Martin Balsam, Sybil Danning

Votes: 875

30. The Red Ghost (2020)

96 min | Drama, History, Horror

6.4
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December 30, 1941. In Vyazma ('Vyazemsky cauldron') there is a small group of Soviet soldiers, who are trying to reach their own comrades after having escaped a Nazi encirclement. In the ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Bogatyrev | Stars: Aleksey Shevchenkov, Vladimir Gostyukhin, Yuriy Borisov, Polina Chernyshova

Votes: 669

31. Zombie Lake (1981)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Horror

3.1
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In a small village, somewhere in France, German soldiers, killed and thrown into the lake by the Resistance during WW II, come back.

Directors: Jean Rollin, Julian de Laserna | Stars: Howard Vernon, Pierre-Marie Escourrou, Anouchka, Antonio Mayans

Votes: 3,233

32. Duga mracna noc (2005– )

55 min | War, Drama

7.4
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A historical fiction set in Slavonia about young student Ivan Kolar and his life during fascist and communist regimes.

Stars: Goran Visnjic, Mustafa Nadarevic, Katarina Bistrovic-Darvas, Tarik Filipovic

Votes: 542

33. Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (2004)

170 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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73 Metascore

This is the first film of Theo Angelopoulos' trilogy. The story starts in 1919 with some greek refugees from Odessa arriving somewhere near Thessaloniki. Among these people are two small ... See full summary »

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Alexandra Aidini, Nikos Poursanidis, Giorgos Armenis, Vasilis Kolovos

Votes: 4,602 | Gross: $0.02M

34. The Battle of Sutjeska (1973)

PG | 130 min | War

6.9
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In 1943, 20 000 Yugoslav partisans led by Tito find themselves encircled by 120 000 well-armed Axis troops in the mountains of Bosnia and must break-out of encirclement.

Director: Stipe Delic | Stars: Richard Burton, Ljuba Tadic, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Irene Papas

Votes: 1,562

35. Closer to the Moon (2014)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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47 Metascore

A Romanian police officer teams up with a small crew of old friends from the World War II Jewish Resistance to pull off a heist by convincing everyone at the scene of the crime that they are only filming a movie.

Director: Nae Caranfil | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Mark Strong, Harry Lloyd, Anton Lesser

Votes: 4,064

36. Bandit Queen (1994)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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The story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Seema Biswas, Nirmal Pandey, Rajesh Vivek, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 4,677 | Gross: $0.40M

37. Girls of the Sun (2018)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War

6.6
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51 Metascore

A Kurdish female battalion prepares to take back their town from extremists.

Director: Eva Husson | Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot, Zübeyde Bulut, Sinama Alievi

Votes: 2,175 | Gross: $0.02M

38. Divided We Fall (2000)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.7
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69 Metascore

In Nazi occupied Czech Republic (then Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia), a childless couple agree to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution.

Director: Jan Hrebejk | Stars: Bolek Polívka, Csongor Kassai, Jaroslav Dusek, Anna Sisková

Votes: 5,072 | Gross: $1.32M

39. Salvatore Giuliano (1962)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.4
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The unclear and complicated twists between governal powers, independentist party and Mafia in the Sicily of the '40s culminate with the death of Salvatore Giuliano.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone, Frederico Zardi, Pippo Agusta

Votes: 3,181

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

87 min | Drama, History

7.8
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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: 1,016

41. Counterpoint (1967)

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

6.3
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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: 791

42. Hearts of War (2007)

R | 96 min | Drama

5.0
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At the dawn of World War 2, a Rabbi's daughter and a disenchanted German soldier fall in love and are separated by the war. They struggle on a perilous journey to find one another.

Director: Damian Lee | Stars: Jonathan Scarfe, Nina Dobrev, Zachary Bennett, Kim Coates

Votes: 1,062

43. The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, War

5.1
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A team of renegade soldiers in World War II tries to stop the creation of the Fourth Reich in the Middle East.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Telly Savalas, Ernest Borgnine, Hunt Block, Matthew Burton

Votes: 1,144

44. The Spider's Stratagem (1970)

100 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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A man returns to the place where his father was murdered and tries to find closure. But he finds himself in a similar predicament as his late father instead.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Giulio Brogi, Alida Valli, Pippo Campanini, Franco Giovanelli

Votes: 2,696

45. Walter Defends Sarajevo (1972)

133 min | Action, War

8.2
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A man who tried to stop Nazi soldiers in World War II.

Director: Hajrudin Krvavac | Stars: Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Rade Markovic, Ljubisa Samardzic, Neda Spasojevic

Votes: 2,445

46. 5 Branded Women (1960)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War

6.7
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Five Yugoslav women who consorted with the German occupiers are publicly humiliated and banished by the Yugoslav partisans but they take up arms to fend for themselves.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Van Heflin, Silvana Mangano, Jeanne Moreau, Vera Miles

Votes: 516

47. Il Generale Della Rovere (1959)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, War

7.8
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Bardone, a petty con man, is arrested by the Gestapo and coerced into impersonating a partisan leader in order to expose another resistance organizer.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Hannes Messemer, Sandra Milo, Giovanna Ralli

Votes: 3,102

48. The Gray Ghost (1957– )

30 min | Adventure, War, Western

8.6
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The Civil War exploits of Confederate cavalry officer John Singleton Mosby, nicknamed the Gray Ghost, was the basis of this syndicated series. Sgt. Magruder was the only other regular ... See full summary »

Stars: Tod Andrews, Phil Chambers, Sherwood Price, Jean Willes

Votes: 87

49. Occupation in 26 Pictures (1978)

116 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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Three young men - a Croat, an Italian, and a Jew - are the best friends in pre-WW2 Dubrovnik. When their country is occupied by Nazis and their cronies, the idyllic city becomes a place of ... See full summary »

Director: Lordan Zafranovic | Stars: Frano Lasic, Milan Strljic, Tanja Poberznik, Boris Kralj

Votes: 859

50. The Elementary School (1991)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.9
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The time is 1945-46. 10 year old Eda and his friend Tonda live in a small village outside Prague. In school, their class is so wild and indisciplined that their teacher quits and is ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Jan Tríska, Zdenek Sverák, Libuse Safránková, Rudolf Hrusínský

Votes: 2,911



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