10 Concentration Camps Movies
Whether you are interested in the horrors of WWII or just enjoy a good drama, you may want to learn about 10 concentration camps movies. The following ten concentration camp movies are dramatic movies at their best, and you may just find one you've missed out on in the past.
"Schindler's List" (1993) This movie is one of the best depictions of a concentration camp. It was directed by Steven Spielberg and starred Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley in a film about Oskar Schindler and how he saved thousands of Jews during WWII.
"Sophie's Choice" (1982) Starring Kevin Kline and Meryl Streep, this film depicts a woman who had the hardest choice to make during the war and how it changes her entire life, even afterwards.
"The Devil's Arithmetic" (1999) This television movie starred Kirsten Dunst as a girl who is transported in time back to the days of the concentration camps. There, she learns what her ancestors went through during the Nazi regime.
"The Reader" (2008) This movie stars Ralph Fiennes and Kate Winslet and is about an older woman who has a love affair with a young man who later defends her against Nazi war crimes.
"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" (2008) Starring David Thewlis and Vera Farmiga, this is a heartwrenching movie about a family that runs a concentration camp and how their son befriends a young Jewish boy in the camp.
"Life is Beautiful" (1997) This movie starring Roberto Benigni is about a man and his son in a concentration camp. He uses humor to make his son believe they are in a contest, not a death camp.
"The Pianist" (2002) Starring Adrien Brody, this movie is about a Jewish musician trying to stay alive during the WWII destruction of the Warsaw ghetto. It was directed by Roman Polanski, whose parents were in concentration camps during WWII.
"Sunshine" (1999) This movie spans three generations and stars Ralph Fiennes, who plays each main character. It is about a Hungarian Jewish family during WWII.
"Defiance" (2008) Jewish brothers escape where they join Russian resistance fighters and help build a village in order to protect themselves and nearly 1,000 Jewish non-fighters.
"Holocaust" (1978) This movie is a true story about the Weiss family and their struggle to survive the concentration camps of WWII.
There you have it, 10 concentration camps movies that are excellent examples of fine filmmaking. Each of these movies are well done and will satisfy your curiosity and love of concentration camps movies.