With Ministry of Information (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. German Concentration Camps Factual Survey (2014 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary

8.3
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Cameramen from Britain's Army Film Unit capture footage of concentration camps in German in 1945.

Directors: Sidney Bernstein, Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Jasper Britton, Adolf Hitler, Sidney Bernstein, Alfred Hitchcock

Votes: 430 | Gross: $0.00M

2. Blackout (1940)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Early in World War II, Danish sea captain Andersen, delayed in a British port, tangles with German spies.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Hay Petrie, Joss Ambler

Votes: 961

3. Aventure malgache (1944)

Not Rated | 32 min | Short, War

5.5
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While preparing backstage, an actor tells his castmates about an adventure he had during World War II in the Axis-controlled French colony of Madagascar working for the Resistance and clashing with the collaborationist local police chief.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Paul Bonifas, Paul Clarus, Jean Dattas, Andre Frere

Votes: 1,394

4. Secret Mission (1942)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller, War

5.4
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Three British spies and a French resistance fighter sneak into occupied France to gather information about the German forces for a planned invasion.

Director: Harold French | Stars: Hugh Williams, James Mason, Carla Lehmann, Roland Culver

Votes: 340

5. The True Glory (1945)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, War

7.0
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A documentary account of the allied invasion of Europe during World War II compiled from the footage shot by nearly one thousand four hundred cameramen. It opens as the assembled Allied ... See full summary »

Directors: Garson Kanin, Carol Reed | Stars: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Leslie Banks, Robert Harris, Sam Levene

Votes: 423

6. Target for Tonight (1941)

Approved | 48 min | Documentary, Drama, War

6.5
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The planning and implementation of an RAF night raid on Germany in World War II, concentrating on a low level mission by a Wellington bomber on an oil storage facility by the Rhine.

Director: Harry Watt

Votes: 248

7. Bon Voyage (1944)

TV-G | 26 min | Short, War

6.2
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A young Scottish R.A.F. gunner is debriefed by French officials about his escape from occupied territory, and in particular one person who may or may not have been a German Agent.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: John Blythe, Janique Joelle

Votes: 1,592

8. A Welcome to Britain (1943)

60 min | Documentary

7.3
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A film presented by the British War Office for newly arrived World War 2 American soldiers, informing them of British ways.

Directors: Anthony Asquith, Burgess Meredith | Stars: Ronald Forbes Adam, Felix Aylmer, Jacob L. Devers, Ira C. Eaker

Votes: 71

9. The Silent Village (1943)

36 min | Documentary, Drama, Short

7.0
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The true story of the massacre of a small Czech village by the Nazis is retold as if it happened in Wales.

Director: Humphrey Jennings | Stars: Villagers of Cwmgiedd, Arwel Michael

Votes: 143

10. The Volunteer (1944)

45 min | War

6.1
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After a masterful performance as Othello in a London theater, Ralph Richardson is asked for an autograph by Fred, his dresser. A short while later, Fred has joined the Fleet Air Arm (Fly ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Pat McGrath, Anna Neagle, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 126

11. Desert Victory (1943)

62 min | Documentary, War

6.5
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The Allied campaign to drive Germany and Italy from North Africa is analysed, with the major portion of the film examining the battles at El Alamein, including a re-enactment.

Directors: Roy Boulting, David MacDonald | Stars: Harold Alexander, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Bernard L. Montgomery

Votes: 243

12. A Diary for Timothy (1945)

40 min | Short, Documentary

7.0
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This brief documentary-style film presents the status of Great Britain near the end of the Second World War by means of a visual diary for a baby boy born in September, 1944. Narration ... See full summary »

Director: Humphrey Jennings | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Myra Hess, John Gielgud, Frederick Allen

Votes: 639

13. 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: 548

14. Cameramen at War (1943)

15 min | Documentary, Short, War

6.4
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This short showcases the work of the cameramen who filmed the battles of WWI and early WWII. We also get to see the faces of many of the men who took the pictures. This includes director ... See full summary »

Stars: Raymond Glendenning, Harold Alexander, Teddy Ashwood, Edward Candy

Votes: 61

15. A Call for Arms! (1940)

Short, Drama

4.9
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The Call for Arms is a 1940 British propaganda short film, directed by Brian Desmond Hurst and starring Jean Gillie and Rene Ray. The film was commissioned by the Ministry of Information ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Jean Gillie, Rene Ray, Kathleen Harrison, Colleen Nolan

Votes: 11

16. War and Order (1940)

12 min | Short

5.4
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A lighthearted look at the serious business of extra police training deployed for wartime.

Director: Charles Hasse | Stars: Lionel Gamlin, Andreas Malandrinos

Votes: 17

17. Burma Victory (1946)

61 min | Documentary, War

7.2
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Documentary about the Burma Campaign during World War Two, directed by Roy Boulting.

Director: Roy Boulting

Votes: 12

18. They Also Serve (1940)

10 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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A drama/documentary in which a matronly housewife performs various low-key good deeds to help keep her family and neighbours (and hence by extension her country) running during the war.

Director: Ruby Grierson | Star: Hal Gordon

Votes: 31

19. A Ride with Uncle Joe (1943)

Short

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A lorry driver takes four children on a ride to see how people should behave on the road and the necessity for learning a few rules.

Director: Ken Annakin | Star: Fred Griffiths

20. Go to Blazes (1942)

9 min | Short, Comedy

6.9
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Ministry of Information-sponsored comedy short showing wartime audiences how to deal with the threat of incendiary bombs

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Will Hay, Thora Hird, Muriel George

Votes: 66

21. Dustbin Parade (1942)

9 min | Animation, Short

6.2
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The film is designed to encourage recycling - which was a key part of the war effort.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

Votes: 18

22. Twenty-One Miles (1942)

Documentary

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Director: Harry Watt

23. From the Four Corners (1942)

15 min | Drama, Short

7.3
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Members of three Commonwealth armies, an Aussie, a Canadian, and a New Zealander meet actor Leslie Howard who buys them a beer and makes them understand why they're fighting.

Director: Anthony Havelock-Allan | Stars: J. Johnston, W. Atkinson, R. Gilbert, Leslie Howard

Votes: 105

24. A Letter from Home (1941)

17 min | Short, Drama

7.3
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Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Joyce Grenfell, Kathleen Harrison, Celia Johnson, Edie Martin

Votes: 21

25. Dover (1942)

9 min | Documentary, Short

5.1
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Documentary short featuring a visit by American newsman Edward R. Murrow to the English town of Dover during the Second World War.

Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Fletcher, Johnston, John Lewis

Votes: 13

26. Christmas Under Fire (1940)

10 min | Documentary, Short, War

7.1
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How Britain coped with a Christmas during the war.

Directors: Charles Hasse, Harry Watt | Star: Quentin Reynolds

Votes: 77

27. Soldier, Sailor (1944)

51 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.6
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Life aboard merchant ships with the Maritime Regiment of the Royal Artillery.

Director: Alexander Shaw | Stars: Ted Holliday, David Sime, Rosamund John, Charles Victor

Votes: 7

28. Channel Incident (1940)

8 min | Short

5.8
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During the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk in 1940, a young woman takes her motorboat to join the flotilla to rescue soldiers and also to search for her husband, a British soldier... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Peggy Ashcroft, Gordon Harker, Robert Newton, Kenneth Griffith

Votes: 16

29. Men of the Lightship (1941)

25 min | Documentary, Short, War

6.3
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Lightships (ships serving the functions of a lighthouse) have for centuries been treated as neutral during wartime, but a British lightship during World War II finds the Nazis don't respect... See full summary »

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Bill Blewitt, Robert Newton, Leonard Sharp

Votes: 47

30. Coughs and Sneezes (1945)

2 min | Short, Comedy

6.4
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This film explains how sneezing in public can spread disease, and shows how using a handkerchief can stop it.

Director: Richard Massingham | Star: Richard Massingham

Votes: 12

31. Rush Hour (1941)

5 min | Short

5.6
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The British government tries to persuade people not to clog up the wartime (World War II) public transportation system by keeping its use to a minimum during "rush hour".

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Muriel George, David Keir, Hay Petrie, Joan Sterndale-Bennett

Votes: 37

32. The Proud City: A Plan for London (1946)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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A look at the LCC project for the re-planning and building of post-war London, explained by the two architects responsible for the plan, Sir Patrick Abercrombie and Mr. J.H. Forshaw.

Director: Ralph Keene | Stars: Patrick Abercrombie, J.H. Forshaw, Charles Latham, A.G. Ling

33. Miss Knowall (1940)

5 min | Short, Drama, War

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Government film on the dangers of gossip.

Director: Graham Cutts | Stars: Kenneth Bradfield, Mark Daly, Evelyn Foster, Kenneth Griffith

34. Crofters (1944)

24 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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Director: Ralph Keene

Votes: 9

35. Children of the City (1944)

32 min | Short, Documentary

6.8
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Director: Budge Cooper

Votes: 13

36. From Paris to the Rhine (1946)

55 min | Documentary

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This film is about WWII and it outlines the situation after the capture of Paris. It follows the war front in the European front.

Star: Colin Wills

37. Dangerous Comment (1940)

12 min | Short, Drama, War

6.5
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A young pilot, annoyed at not being selected to take part in a raid on an enemy target, moans to his fiancée, who in turn chatters to a friend at a cocktail bar.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Frank Lawton, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Milton Rosmer, Margaret Vyner

Votes: 14

38. Before the Raid (1944)

40 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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Director: Jirí Weiss

Votes: 6

39. Our Country (1944)

45 min

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Director: John Eldridge | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Stephen Murray, Terry Randall, David Sime

40. All Hands (1940)

10 min | Short, War

6.1
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This propaganda short illustrates the danger of careless talk by naval men. It demonstrates how a sailor's talk of recall is overheard by a waitress who ultimately betrays his ship to a U-boat.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: John Mills, Leueen MacGrath, Eliot Makeham, Gertrude Musgrove

Votes: 16

41. Mr. Proudfoot Shows a Light (1941)

7 min | Short, War

5.5
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Director: Herbert Mason | Stars: Sydney Howard, Muriel George, Wylie Watson, Noel Dainton

Votes: 12

42. Naples Is a Battlefield (1944)

15 min | Documentary, Short

6.1
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Director: Jack Clayton

Votes: 33

43. The Eighty Days (1944)

14 min | Documentary, Short, War

6.6
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This film is structured around British attempts to prevent the V1 missiles from getting through to their targets. Gunners, pilots and barrage balloons are the layers of National Defence, layers of defence that can't be entirely successful.

Director: Humphrey Jennings | Star: Edward R. Murrow

Votes: 27

44. Schichlegruber - Doing the Lambeth Walk (1941)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

6.1
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Footage from Leni Riefenstahl's Nazi propaganda documentary, Triumph of the Will, is juxtaposed with a popular British dance tune to make fun of Hitler, in this playful short subject.

Director: Charles Ridley | Star: Adolf Hitler

Votes: 80

45. We Sail at Midnight (1943)

27 min | Documentary, Short

4.5
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A short documentary style film it depicts the story of The British obtaining a special tool from America to help with the building of a tank.

Directors: Julian Spiro, John Ford

Votes: 22

46. Night and Day (1945)

17 min | Documentary, Short, War

7.7
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Documentary about coastal command's Czech squadron.

Director: Jirí Weiss | Star: Robert McDermott

Votes: 9

47. Malta G.C. (1942)

19 min | Short, Documentary

7.1
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Epic British wartime documentary film on Malta's role in WW2. The film was produced to coincide with Britain's award of the George Cross to the Maltese and their defenders in April 1942.

Directors: Eugeniusz Cekalski, Derrick De Marney | Star: Laurence Olivier

Votes: 15

48. Salvage with a Smile (1940)

6 min | Short, War

7.2
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Wartime propaganda short in which a professor enlists the help of a dustman to explain the importance of saving paper, bones and metal to help the war effort.

Director: Adrian Brunel | Stars: Kathleen Harrison, Aubrey Mallalieu, Phyllis Morris, Ronald Shiner

Votes: 6

49. How to Dig (1941)

14 min | Short, Documentary

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Documentary on different methods of digging over ground before sowing.

Director: Jack Ellitt | Star: Roy Hay

50. Squadron 992 (1940)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

6.6
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Shows how the RAF's barrage balloon squadron are trained, and then on the job.

Director: Harry Watt | Stars: Lionel Gamlin, Tommy Evans, Jim Gilder, Jock Harrison

Votes: 31


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