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Hacksaw Ridge(2016)

R
| 2h 19min | Drama, History, War
4.1/5 (with 4,778 votes)

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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.

Fury(2014)

R
| 2h 15min | War, Drama, Action
3.8/5 (with 4,515 votes)

In the last months of World War II, as the Allies make their final push in the European theatre, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant named 'Wardaddy' commands a Sherman tank called 'Fury' and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

Jojo Rabbit(2019)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Comedy, War, Drama
4.1/5 (with 3,033 votes)

A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

Life Is Beautiful(1997)

PG-13
| 1h 56min | Comedy, Drama
4.3/5 (with 5,063 votes)

A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.

The Devil All the Time(2020)

R
| 2h 18min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 959 votes)

In Knockemstiff, Ohio and its neighboring backwoods, sinister characters converge around young Arvin Russell as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and his family.

Directed by Antonio Campos

Radioactive(2020)

3.3/5 (with 205 votes)

The story of Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie and her extraordinary scientific discoveries—through the prism of her marriage to husband Pierre—and the seismic and transformative effects their discovery of radium had on the 20th century.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 46min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 4,813 votes)

I was born under unusual circumstances. And so begins .The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans, from the end of World War I in 1918 into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and Julia Ormond, Benjamin Button, is a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage(2016)

2h 8min | Action, War
3.0/5 (with 232 votes)

The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.

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.

The Wind Rises(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 6min | Animation, War, History, Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 983 votes)

A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A-6M World War II fighter plane.

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

It's a Wonderful Life(1946)

PG
| 2h 10min | Drama, Kids & Family, Fantasy
4.2/5 (with 1,444 votes)

A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.

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Predestination(2014)

R
| 1h 37min | Science Fiction, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 2,342 votes)

Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time and prevent a devastating attack in which thousands of lives will be lost.

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.

The Aftermath(2019)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.2/5 (with 228 votes)

In the aftermath of World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German widower who lives with them.

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.

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?

Cool World(1992)

PG-13
| 1h 42min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
2.6/5 (with 209 votes)

A bizarre accident lands Frank Harris in Cool World, a realm of cartoons. Years later, cartoonist Jack Deebs, who's been drawing Cool World, crosses over as well. He sets his lustful sights on animated femme fatale Holli Would, but she's got plans of her own to become real, and it's up to Frank can stop her.

Directed by Ralph Bakshi - With Kim Basinger, Gabriel Byrne, Brad Pitt, Greg Collins, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Deirdre O'Connell, ...

42(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 8min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 671 votes)

The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show.

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.

Emperor(2012)

PG-13
| 1h 45min | Drama, History, War
3.1/5 (with 91 votes)

As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

The Good German(2006)

R
| 1h 48min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery
3.0/5 (with 101 votes)

An American journalist arrives in Berlin just after the end of World War Two. He becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding a dead GI who washes up at a lakeside mansion during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers. Soon his investigation connects with his search for his married pre-war German lover.

Little Boy(2015)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Comedy, Drama, War
3.6/5 (with 196 votes)

An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.

The Shortcut(2009)

R
| 1h 40min | Mystery, Horror, Thriller
2.3/5 (with 43 votes)

When Derek moves to a new town and discovers a shortcut through the woods to his high school, he learns about a crazy old man who lives near its path: Legend has it that he abducted a group of teenagers years ago. Ignoring the warning, Derek and his friends set out to uncover the dark secret that's buried deep in the woods. But will they survive to tell it?

Frankenstein's Army(2013)

R
| 1h 24min | Action, Horror
2.9/5 (with 70 votes)

Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary Frankenstein's work to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades -- a desperate Hitler's last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.

Beanpole(2019)

2h 14min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 103 votes)

Set in post-WWII Leningrad as two female soldiers return from war and attempt to rebuild their lives in the ravaged city.

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies(2006)

NR
| 1h 39min | Crime, Action, Adventure, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 569 votes)

Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East.

Bad Day at Black Rock(1955)

1h 21min | Western, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 112 votes)

One-armed war veteran John J. Macreedy steps off a train at the sleepy little town of Black Rock. Once there, he begins to unravel a web of lies, secrecy, and murder.

A Royal Night Out(2015)

PG-13
| 1h 37min | Romance / Love, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 121 votes)

The re-imagining of VE Day in 1945, when Princess Elizabeth and her sister, Margaret were allowed out from Buckingham Palace for the night to join in the celebrations, and encounter romance and danger.

The Bridge at Remagen(1969)

R
| 1h 57min | History, War, Action
3.4/5 (with 48 votes)

In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.

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