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Shadow in the Cloud(2021)

R
| 1h 23min | Horror, Action, Drama, War
2.9/5 (with 165 votes)

A WWII pilot traveling with top secret documents on a B-17 Flying Fortress encounters an evil presence on board the flight.

Captain America: The First Avenger(2011)

PG-13
| 2h 4min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
3.5/5 (with 8,379 votes)

During World War II, Steve Rogers is a sickly man from Brooklyn who's transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the Red Skull – Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, and the leader of an organization that intends to use a mysterious device of untold powers for world domination.

Annabelle: Creation(2017)

R
| 1h 49min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 2,136 votes)

Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a doll maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the doll maker's possessed creation—Annabelle.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children(2016)

PG-13
| 2h 7min | Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 4,019 votes)

A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.

Air Strike(2018)

2.4/5 (with 77 votes)

An American pilot is sent to a Chinese province to teach a crew of would-be pilots how to fly war planes against the Japanese during World War II.

The Pianist(2002)

R
| 2h 30min | Drama, War
4.2/5 (with 3,169 votes)

The true story of pianist Władysław Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.

Allied(2016)

3.4/5 (with 1,807 votes)

In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang(2010)

PG
| 1h 49min | Comedy, Fantasy, Kids & Family
3.2/5 (with 677 votes)

Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she’s arrived, Nanny discovers that the children are fighting a war of their own against two spoiled city cousins who have just moved in. Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and a statue that comes to life to a tree-climbing piglet and a baby elephant, Nanny uses her magic to teach her mischievous charges five new lessons.

Captain America(1990)

PG-13
| 1h 37min | Action, Science Fiction, War
2.3/5 (with 140 votes)

During World War II, a brave, patriotic American Soldier undergoes experiments to become a new supersoldier, "Captain America." Racing to Germany to sabotage the rockets of Nazi baddie "Red Skull", Captain America winds up frozen until the 1990s. He reawakens to find that the Red Skull has changed identities and is now planning to kidnap the President of the United States.

Kalashnikov AK-47(2020)

1h 45min | History, War, Drama
3.8/5 (with 64 votes)

Tank commander Kalashnikov is severely injured in battle in 1941. The accident leaves him incapacitated and unable to return to the front line. While recovering in the hospital he begins creating the initial sketches of what will become one of the world’s most legendary weapons. A self-taught inventor, Mikhail Kalashnikov, is only 29 when he develops the now iconic assault riffle — the AK-47.

Raging Bull(1980)

R
| 2h 9min | Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 1,471 votes)

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom(1975)

NR
| 1h 57min | War, Drama, Horror
3.3/5 (with 602 votes)

Four corrupted fascist libertines round up 9 teenage boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of sadistic physical, mental and sexual torture.

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The Monuments Men(2014)

PG-13
| 1h 58min | War, Drama, History, Action
3.0/5 (with 1,408 votes)

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of WWII to rescue the world’s artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners. With the art hidden behind enemy lines, how could these guys hope to succeed?

Come and See(1985)

NR
| 2h 22min | Drama, War, History
4.2/5 (with 342 votes)

The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On returning home, Florya finds his family and fellow peasants massacred. His continued survival amidst the brutal debris of war becomes increasingly nightmarish, a battle between despair and hope.

A Hidden Life(2019)

PG-13
| 2h 54min | Drama, War, History
3.6/5 (with 195 votes)

Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter faces the threat of execution for refusing to fight for the Nazis during World War II.

A League of Their Own(1992)

PG
| 2h 8min | Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 479 votes)

As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) on their way to fame. Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell co-star as two of the sisters' teammates.

The Great Escape(1963)

NR
| 2h 53min | Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
4.0/5 (with 881 votes)

The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocate them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Based on a true story.

The Guns of Navarone(1961)

NR
| 2h 38min | War, Action
3.7/5 (with 243 votes)

A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.

Where Eagles Dare(1968)

PG
| 2h 35min | Action, Adventure, War
3.8/5 (with 282 votes)

World War II is raging, and an American general has been captured and is being held hostage in the Schloss Adler, a Bavarian castle that's nearly impossible to breach. It's up to a group of skilled Allied soldiers to liberate the general before it's too late.

The Good Liar(2019)

R
| 1h 49min | Drama, Mystery, Crime
3.4/5 (with 295 votes)

Career con man Roy sets his sights on his latest mark: recently widowed Betty, worth millions. And he means to take it all. But as the two draw closer, what should have been another simple swindle takes on the ultimate stakes.

The Master(2012)

R
| 2h 17min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 1,057 votes)

Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World War II.

The Night of the Generals(1967)

3.4/5 (with 43 votes)

An unusual World War II crime thriller about a Nazi investigation into the murder of a prostitute. Major Grau finds himself focusing on three suspects: the Generals Tanz, Kahlenberg and Seydlitz-Gabler – all three of whom, it seems, are also involved in a plot to kill Hitler.

Enigma(2001)

3.2/5 (with 93 votes)

The story of the WWII project to crack the code behind the Enigma machine, used by the Germans to encrypt messages sent to their submarines.

Force 10 from Navarone(1978)

PG
| 1h 58min | Action, Adventure, War, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 93 votes)

Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.

Memphis Belle(1990)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | Drama, War, Action
3.3/5 (with 117 votes)

The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before their last flight, the crew discover that the target for the day is Dresden, a heavily-defended city that invariably causes many Allied casualties.

The Eagle Has Landed(1976)

PG
| 2h 15min | Adventure, Drama, Action, Thriller, War
3.3/5 (with 94 votes)

When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days(2005)

1h 57min | Drama, History
3.6/5 (with 153 votes)

True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed with long-buried historical records of her incarceration, director Marc Rothemund expertly re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl's life.

Below(2002)

R
| 1h 45min | Thriller, Horror, Mystery
3.1/5 (with 141 votes)

In the dark silence of the sea during World War II, the submarine USS Tiger Shark prowls on what should be a routine rescue mission. But for the shell-shocked crew, trapped together in the sub's narrow corridors and constricted spaces, this is about to become a journey into the sensory delusions, mental deceptions and runaway fears that lurk just below the surface of the ocean.

The Dam Busters(1955)

NR
| 2h 4min | Drama, Action, History, Thriller, War
3.5/5 (with 43 votes)

The story of the conception of a new British weapon for smashing the German dams in the Ruhr industrial complex and the execution of the raid by 617 Squadron 'The Dam Busters'.

The Philadelphia Experiment(1984)

3.1/5 (with 113 votes)

Based on an "actual event" that took place in 1943. About a US Navy Destroyer Escort that disappeared from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and sent two men 40 years into the future to 1984.

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