British WWII Productionsby Liberty-AstonMartin | created - 17 Sep 2018 | updated - 17 Sep 2018 | Public
British productions of WWII era dramas in no particular order.
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1. My Mother and Other Strangers (2016– )
60 min | Drama, Romance, War
In 1943, the Coyne family and their neighbours struggle to maintain a normal life after a US Army Air Force base is set up in the middle of their rural parish.
2. Suite Française (2014)
107 min | Drama, Romance, War
During the early years of Nazi occupation of France in World War II, romance blooms between Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams), a French villager, and Lieutenant Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), a German soldier.
4. Restless (2012 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.
5. Dunkirk (2017)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Votes: 502,660 | Gross: $188.37M
British, French, etc. Directed by Brit C. Nolan
6. Monsignor Renard (2000)
295 min | Drama, War
The story of the German occupation of France during World War II told through the eyes and experiences of a humble and extraordinary priest.
British production set in France.
7. Guernica (2016)
R | 110 min | Drama, History, Romance
The fates of Henry - a cynical American correspondent who has lost his soul - and Teresa, one of the Republic's censors and in charge of overseeing the news that journalists can send abroad, cross in Gernika.
Many British actors. Set in Spain.
8. Home Fires (2015–2016)
45 min | Drama, War
A drama following a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community during World War II.
This ITV drama was cancelled, but Simon Block wrote a book to continue the story due to disappointed fans wishing for resolution after a cliffhanger. Worth watching and reading.
11. Fleming (2014)
TV-MA | 44 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Look at the 007 creator, Ian Fleming, and his early life set against the permissive society of war-torn WWII London.
Fictionalized account of Ian Fleming's life, the man who wrote James Bond.
12. 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.
13. Colditz (2005)
R | 240 min | Drama, War
While WWII Allied officer Jack Rose is held prisoner in Germany's notorious Colditz Castle, he recruits a band of fellow escape artists in the ultimate break-out only to discover that the greatest betrayal awaits him on safe ground.
14. The Imitation Game (2014)
PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
Votes: 645,104 | Gross: $91.13M
15. Codebreaker (2011 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
The highs and lows of Alan Turing's life, tracking his extraordinary accomplishments, his government persecution through to his tragic death in 1954. In the last 18 months of his short life... See full summary »
Another Alan Turing production.
18. Atonement (2007)
R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Votes: 236,107 | Gross: $50.93M
19. The English Patient (1996)
R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War
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.
Votes: 170,991 | Gross: $78.65M
20. Their Finest (2016)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.
Votes: 16,241 | Gross: $3.60M
21. Murder on the Home Front (2013 TV Movie)
91 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Set during the London Blitz of 1940, this is a world where people live life in the moment. It is also a world where criminals can use the blackout and devastation to hide their darkest activities.
22. 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.
Although technically a US production, this includes many young British actors which are now very popular: Damian Lewis, Michael Fassbender, Marc Warren, Tom Hardy, Simon Pegg, Dominic Cooper, James McAvoy, Andrew Scott, Luke Roberts, etc. A must-watch for fans of British productions.
23. Darkest Hour (2017)
PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History
In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman), who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.
Votes: 153,202 | Gross: $56.47M
Gary Oldman plays Chruchill.
24. The Gathering Storm (2002 TV Movie)
G | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History
25. Into the Storm (2009 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History
Continuing the storyline of The Gathering Storm (2002), Churchill at War is a look at the former British prime minister's life and career at the end of WWII.