Top 15 Foreign WW2 Films

Posted: July 16, 2010 in World War 2

Top 15 Foreign WW2 Films

1. Flammen Og Citronen (Flame & Citron) (2008)

Two members of the Holger Danske resistance group (Bent & Joergen, aka Flame & Lemons) are sent on a dangerous mission to assassinate Nazi and Danish collaborators.

2. Katyń (2007)

The mass execution of Polish military officers, POWs & civilians by the Soviets in 1940 in Katyń forest.

3. Zwartboek (The Black Book) (2006)

A story of a young Jewish woman who joins the Dutch Resistance and becomes entangled in a deadly web of collaboration and betrayal in the final months of World War II.

4. Die Fälscher (The Counterfeiters) (2007)

A fictionalized version of Operation Bernhard, a secret plan created by the Nazis during World War II in order to destabilize Great Britain by flooding its economy with forged Bank of England notes.

5. The Pianist (2002)

This film is based on an autobiographical book by Jewish-Polish pianist & composer, Władysław Szpilman, recounting how he survived the Holocaust.

6. Stalingrad (1993)

This film follows a platoon of German Army soldiers who find themselves to be unwilling participants in the Battle of Stalingrad.

7. Sophie Scholl: Die Letzten Tage (Sophie Scholl: The Final Days) (2005)

The final days and trial of Sophie Scholl, a member of the White Rose – a non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany comprised of students & their professor, which became known for an anonymous leaflet campaign, from June 1942 until February 1943, that called for active opposition to Adolf Hitler‘s regime.

8. Max Manus (2008)

The story of Max Manus, a member of the Norwegian Resistance Group, and his struggle against the Nazi Occupation of Norway.

9. La Vita è Bella (Life Is Beautiful) (1997)

The story of a Jewish-Italian, Guido Orefice, who must employ his fertile imagination to help his family during their internment in a Nazi concentration camp.

10. L’Armee Du Crime (2009)

Set in German Occupied Paris, 1944, this film deals with the true events surrounding the Affiche Rouge (Red Poster) affair & the Manouchian resistance group.

11. Europa Europa (1990)

A Jewish boy enlists in the Hitler Youth in order to conceal his identity.

12. Eine Frau In Berlin ( A Woman In Berlin) (2008)

An account of the period from the 20th of April to 22nd of June 1945 in Berlin. This film details the writer’s experiences as a rape victim during the Red Army occupation of the city after the Battle of Berlin.

13. Napola (Before The Fall) (2004)

The story of two young graduates of the Hitler Youth who form an unsuspecting bond while attending one of the Reich‘s National-Political institutions at the height of World War II.

14. Aimée & Jaguar (1999)

While the Gestapo purge Berlin of the Jews, a heart-wrenching love affair blooms between two women (see: Felice Schragenheim & Lilly Wust).

15. Der Untergang (Downfall) (2004)

A film that chronicles the final days of Adolf Hitler in the Führerbunker during the Battle of Berlin.
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