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1. The Great Escape (1963)

Not Rated | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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87 Metascore

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

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Votes: 209,225 | Gross: $12.10M

2. Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, War

7.9
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The inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders.

Stars: Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner, Richard Dawson

Votes: 7,771

3. Valkyrie (2008)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.1
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56 Metascore

A dramatization of the July 20, 1944 assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Adolf Hitler during World War II.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Carice van Houten, Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 217,198 | Gross: $83.08M

4. The World at War (1973–1976)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 19,558

5. Amen. (2002)

Not Rated | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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57 Metascore

During WWII SS officer Kurt Gerstein tries to inform Pope Pius XII about Jews being sent to extermination camps. Young Jesuit priest Riccardo Fontana helps him in the difficult mission to inform the world.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ulrich Mühe, Michel Duchaussoy

Votes: 12,865 | Gross: $0.27M

6. Battle of Britain (1969)

G | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the U.K.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Curd Jürgens

Votes: 19,460 | Gross: $4.36M

7. Salon Kitty (1976)

X | 129 min | Drama, War

5.3
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Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to "relax". Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official, who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself.

Director: Tinto Brass | Stars: Helmut Berger, Ingrid Thulin, Teresa Ann Savoy, John Steiner

Votes: 3,438

8. The Hindenburg (1975)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.3
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A film that chronicles the events of the Hindenburg disaster in which a zeppelin burst into flames.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: George C. Scott, Anne Bancroft, William Atherton, Roy Thinnes

Votes: 4,758 | Gross: $27.95M

9. Before the Fall (2004)

110 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller

7.4
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65 Metascore

In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) - high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Max Riemelt, Tom Schilling, Devid Striesow, Jonas Jägermeyr

Votes: 13,610 | Gross: $0.14M

10. Twelve O'Clock High (1949)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, War

7.7
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A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Millard Mitchell

Votes: 11,599

11. The Winds of War (1983)

883 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.1
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The trials of the Henry and Jastrow families in the early years of World War II.

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw, Jan-Michael Vincent, John Houseman

Votes: 3,400

12. Into the White (I) (2012)

R | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.2
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Norway, WWII: A group of British and German soldiers find themselves stranded in the wilderness after an aircraft battle. Finding shelter in the same cabin, they realize the only way to survive the winter is to place the rules of war aside.

Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Florian Lukas, David Kross, Lachlan Nieboer, Stig Henrik Hoff

Votes: 18,333 | Gross: $0.00M

13. They Who Dare (1954)

107 min | Drama, History, War

5.6
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During World War II, British commandos are sent to destroy a Luftwaffe airfield on a Greek island.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Denholm Elliott, Akim Tamiroff, Gérard Oury

Votes: 540

14. Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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71 Metascore

Laura Henderson buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall which goes down in history for, among other things, its all-nude revues.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Christopher Guest, Will Young

Votes: 14,723 | Gross: $11.03M

15. Dark Blue World (2001)

R | 112 min | War, Drama, Action

7.2
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56 Metascore

The friendship of two men becomes tested when they both fall for the same woman.

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Ondrej Vetchý, Krystof Hádek, Tara Fitzgerald, Charles Dance

Votes: 5,310 | Gross: $0.26M

16. Flight World War II (2015)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.3
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After Flight 42 travels through a storm they find themselves in France, 1940, during World war II.

Director: Emile Edwin Smith | Stars: Faran Tahir, Robbie Kay, Aqueela Zoll, Matias Ponce

Votes: 1,438

17. The One That Got Away (1957)

Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.2
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A cocky German flight officer is shot down over England and makes numerous attempts to escape to fight again.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Colin Gordon, Michael Goodliffe, Terence Alexander

Votes: 1,679

18. The McKenzie Break (1970)

PG | 108 min | Action, Drama, War

6.5
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During WW2, German POWs in Britain plot to escape from their prison camp in Scotland.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Brian Keith, Helmut Griem, Ian Hendry, Jack Watson

Votes: 1,325

19. Angels One Five (1952)

TV-G | 98 min | Drama, War

6.5
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The story of an RAF fighter squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Michael Denison, Andrew Osborn, Cyril Raymond

Votes: 794

20. The Sea Shall Not Have Them (1954)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, War

6.4
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In the North Sea in 1944, passengers of a downed Royal Air Force transport aircraft talk about their lives while awaiting rescue in their dinghy.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Dirk Bogarde, Anthony Steel, Nigel Patrick

Votes: 373

21. WWII from Space (2012 TV Movie)

Documentary, History, War

7.3
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The events of World War II from 1941 onward are depicted from the perspective of space.

Director: Simon George | Stars: Corey Johnson, Kevin Farrell, Geoffrey Wawro, Conrad Crane

Votes: 366

22. Eagles Over London (1969)

PG | 100 min | Drama, War

5.7
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In World war 2, a German undercover unit infiltrates British lines during the evacuation of Dunkirk, 1939. The film revolves around their successes and failures in disrupting R.A.F. operations during the Battle of Britain.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Frederick Stafford, Van Johnson, Francisco Rabal, Evelyn Stewart

Votes: 425

23. The Devil's General (1955)

117 min | Drama, War

7.3
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1941, the Third Reich seems to be winning the war. Luftwaffe (air force) general Harry Harras enjoys the good life as highly respected technician and Berlin ministry/ HQ official. However ... See full summary »

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Viktor de Kowa, Karl John, Marianne Koch

Votes: 972

24. Midas Run (1969)

M | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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A veteran Secret Service Agent from Britain hijacks a government shipment of fifteen million dollars of gold out of an irritation for never being knighted.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Fred Astaire, Richard Crenna, Anne Heywood, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 96

25. WWII in HD: The Air War (2010 TV Movie)

88 min | Documentary, History, War

8.0
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Follows the incredible stories of three 8th Air Force airmen and Stars & Stripes reporter Andy Rooney during the bloody year leading up to D-Day against the most powerful air force in the ... See full summary »

Director: Sammy Jackson | Stars: Casey Affleck, Sean Astin, Rob Lowe, Chris O'Donnell

Votes: 208

26. Titanic: Adventure Out of Time (1996 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Mystery

9.1
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A video game about a british espionage agent sent back in time to a failed mission aboard Titanic. At stake: The fate of the entire world!

Stars: Kevin Garrett, Erik S. Quist, Stephanie B. Quist, Lona Livingston

Votes: 254

27. The Battle of Britain (1943)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, History, War

7.4
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The official World War II US government account of Great Britain's stand against the Nazi war machine after the Dunkirk evacuation.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anthony Veiller | Stars: Douglas Bader, Arno Breker, Winston Churchill, Hermann Göring

Votes: 798

28. Over Here (1996 TV Movie)

185 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.4
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Comedy drama set in wartime Britain showing what can happen when British RAF men and soldiers from the American Air Force are forced to share barracks.

Director: Tony Dow | Stars: Samuel West, James Terry, Todd Boyce, Louise Brighton

Votes: 140

29. Secret Flight (1946)

72 min | Drama, War

6.5
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During World War II, on the eve of the Battle of Britain, British scientists develop the first radar systems to be employed against the German Luftwaffe.

Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Raymond Huntley, John Laurie, Ernest Jay

Votes: 107

30. Stukas (1941)

101 min | Drama, War

5.6
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This Nazi propaganda film details the exploits of a group of German Luftwaffe pilots flying Stukas--fighter-bombers--in the Battle of France in the early days of World War II.

Director: Karl Ritter | Stars: Carl Raddatz, Hannes Stelzer, Ernst von Klipstein, Albert Hehn

Votes: 129

31. International Squadron (1941)

85 min | Adventure, Drama, War

5.3
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In 1941, an American flyer volunteers for the British RAF but must learn to be an obedient team-player rather than a risky thrill-seeking individualist.

Directors: Lothar Mendes, Lewis Seiler | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Olympe Bradna, James Stephenson, William Lundigan

Votes: 70

32. 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

33. Feuertaufe (1940)

90 min | Documentary

5.8
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Poland was the first victim of Hitler's infamous blitzkrieg. Combat cameramen filmed the aerial campaign, showing preparations for flight, massive air strikes, and the appalling devastation... See full summary »

Director: Hans Bertram | Stars: Herbert Gernot, Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 30

34. WWII: The Lost Color Archives (2000 TV Movie)

171 min | Documentary, War

8.4
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Determined researchers scoured the world for color film shot during World War II and unearthed shots of Nazi rallies honoring Adolf Hitler, combat footage from across Europe and the Pacific... See full summary »

Stars: Eva Braun, Winston Churchill, Joseph Goebbels, Heinrich Himmler

Votes: 98

35. The Blitz: London's Longest Night (2005 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, War

7.5
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Details the German bombing of London the night of the 29th of December, in 1940.

Director: Louise Osmond | Stars: Dilly Barlow, Matt Day, Christopher Fox, Sally Leonard

Votes: 46

36. Detonator Orgun (1991– )

Not Rated | Animation, Action, Drama

6.2
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Tomoru is an average student in Artificial City 5 of Earth 2292 but is bored with his life. Losing himself in VR dreams everynight to avoid the banality of his life he dreams of adventure ... See full summary »

Stars: Matthew Bray, Jessica Calvello, Cory Carthew, Brendan Charleson

Votes: 209

37. Nightmare Alley (II)

125 min | Sci-Fi | Announced

Luftwaffe test pilot Unteroffizier Rolf Pingel is on a mission to draw out a spy, he is captured and going to be executed. The commander organizes a rescue mission before it is too late.

Director: Aaron Kreltszheim | Stars: Joe Griffenberg, Albert Goikhman, Linda Jean Bruno, Sofia Embid

38. Air Power (1956–1958)

30 min | Documentary, War

7.4
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Produced shortly after the fiftieth anniversary of powered flight, this documentary series, hosted by veteran news anchor Walter Cronkite, traced the development of flight from the Wright ... See full summary »

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Michael Redgrave, Art Carney, James Doolittle

Votes: 26

39. Battle Squadron Lützow (1941)

97 min | War

6.8
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German propaganda film, telling a story of a bomber crew, taking part in invasion on Poland and attacks on the British shipping.

Director: Hans Bertram | Stars: Christian Kayßler, Hermann Braun, Heinz Welzel, Hannes Keppler

Votes: 24

40. Challenging Churchill (2012 TV Movie)

94 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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Churchill, a name typically associated with braveness and altruism. Recently found evidence from Soviet and British sources however brings up questions about Churchill's doings in the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Bardehle | Star: Winston Churchill

Votes: 11

41. The Crew of the Dora (1943)

91 min | Drama, History, War

7.3
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Depicts a love triangle involving two Luftwaffe pilots being overcome by their participation in battle together. While on leave one of the pilots inspires a girl with hopes of settling in the east, a dream that no longer appeared possible.

Director: Karl Ritter | Stars: Hannes Stelzer, Hubert Kiurina, Josef Dahmen, Georg Thomalla

Votes: 37

42. The Fight for the Sky (1945)

20 min | Documentary, Short, War

5.6
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Documentary detailing the activities of American fighter escort pilots during bombing raids over Germany.

Stars: Jimmy Dolittle, Francis H. Griswold, Reed Hadley, Ronald Reagan

Votes: 30

43. Luftwaffenhelfer (1980 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama, War

9.4
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Director: Volker Vogeler | Stars: Till Topf, René Schell, Christoph Eichhorn, Marco Kröger

Votes: 9

44. Biggin Hill

Drama | Pre-production

Rupra is on a mission to fulfill his duty to the RAF during World War II. He is thousands of miles away from the life he knows with his family in India. He is a fearless fighter pilot ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrew Shire, Gordon Bibby, Zaff Malik

45. Families of Altered Wars: Luftwaffe 1946 (2003 Video)

21 min | Animation, Short

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In an altered history of world war two, a test aircraft known as the Triebflugel is about to launch on a new test flight. Based on a real design considered in WW2, the Triebflugel is a ... See full summary »

Director: Les Major | Stars: Evan Stewart, Les Major

46. Friend or Foe (2015)

Short, Drama, History

7.4
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Malta, 1941. A soldier is escorting a German child to safety. When seeking shelter from a night-time air-raid, he is confronted with a stranger in the darkness...

Director: Shirley Spiteri Mintoff | Stars: Gabriel Abela, Terry Arpa, Harry Cauchi, Jonathan Paul Cuschieri

Votes: 5

47. Aces Over Europe (1993 Video Game)

History, War

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48. Heroes Over Europe (2009 Video Game)

T | Action, War

7.4
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Star: Randall Berger

Votes: 9

49. USAAF Mustang (1990 Video Game)

Action, War

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50. The World at War (1973–1976)
Episode: Alone: May 1940-May 1941 (1973)

TV-PG | 51 min | Documentary, History, War

8.8
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In the end of May 1940, when the last French cities are captured by the Germans, half a million British and French soldiers retreat to the last channel port still open to them: Dunkerque. ... See full summary »

Director: David Elstein | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Max Aitken, J.R. Colville, Anthony Eden

Votes: 264



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