10 Nazi War Movies

Thursday, July 21 by Karsun

If you love Nazi war movies then you'll want to check out 10 Nazi war movies to see if any on the list are ones you haven't seen yet. Sometimes it can be hard to find movies on a certain subject like Nazi war movies so this list will help you find ten that you may enjoy.

  1. "Holocaust" (1978) This film showed the story of a Jewish family during the Nazi regime. It starred James Woods and Meryl Streep and was a made for television movie but one of the best depictions of a Jewish family during the war.
  2. "Schindler's List" (1993) Directed by Steven Spielberg, this movie focuses on the Jews during the Nazi war. It starred Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley and Ralph Fiennes and won seven Academy Awards.
  3. "Saving Private Ryan" (1998) This movie followed the Normandy Landings and is about trying to find a remaining brother of a family that has lost two others. It starred Tom Hanks and Matt Damon.
  4. "Valkerie" (2008) This is a film about the true story of the attempted assassination of Hitler. It starred Tom Hanks and Bill Nighy.
  5. "Inglorious Basterds" (2009) This film depicts a group of Jewish-American soldiers that hunt down Nazis and kill them during World War II. It stars Brad Pitt, Eli Roth and Diane Kruger.
  6. "The Diary of Anne Frank" (1950) This infamous film deals with the story of Anne Frank, who was hidden along with her family during Nazi occupied Amsterdam.
  7. "Life is Beautiful" (1997) This film tells the story of a Jewish man's use of humor to help his son live in a Nazi death camp. It starred Roberto Benigni.
  8. "Downfall" (2004) This film starring Bruno Ganz tells the story of Hitler's final days in his bunker in Berlin at the end of WWII.
  9. "Defiance" (2008) "Defiance" stars Daniel Craig and Liev Sschreiber as Jewish brothers that form an alliance with other non-combatant Jews and Russian resistance fighters in order to wage war against the Nazis. It is based on a true story.
  10. "Sunshine" (1999) Starring Ralph Fiennes, this film features the story of a Hungarian Jewish family during the Nazi regime. It spans over three generations.

That is your list for some of the best Nazi war movies. Perhaps you have seen a few of these but maybe you can find a few that you haven't heard of and enjoy a new Nazi war movie.

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  1. July 21, 2011 8:39 am

    Paul Schultz

    Thank you for the list (great choices), but there a few errors included: 
    1)  HOLOCAUST was a multi-part miniseries on TV, not just a movie.
    2)  In SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, the title character has lost three brothers, not two.
    3)  Tom Hanks was not in VALKYRIE (Tom Cruise was).
    4)  THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK came out in 1959, not 1950.  I find it odd, as well, that you describe the film as “infamous.”

    Thank you again for a great list of features!

  2. July 21, 2011 8:39 am

    David Pierce

    I recommend adding these if you want to get a true insight of Nazism:
    “Inside the Third Reich””Conspiracy” or the better “Wannsee Conference”
    “The Counterfeiters”
    “Europa Europa”
    “Hitler: The Rise of Evil”
    “Triumph of the Will”
    Any one of these could bump off a crap movie like “Defiance” or a straight out war pic like “Ryan”. There are so many war pics that involve the struggle in Europe and yet so many more that have Nazi elements that the two should be separated into each category. I certainly would not put “Das Boot” as a “Nazi War Movie”, nor “Raiders of the Lost Ark” that does involve Nazis.

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