5 90′s Holocaust Movies

Monday, January 31 by Ed Mulero

The five 90's Holocaust movies retell the horrors of World War II when Nazis committed millions of Jewish lives to death because of their ethnicity. These Holocaust movies from the 90's are a constant reminder of the atrocities humankind is capable of. No one should forget the difficult realities of the Holocaust and the impact it had when one watched these 90's movies. Holocaust movies gave 90's audiences a time capsule to look back on and wonder why such terrible war crimes should never be committed again. Here are the five 90's Holocaust movies:

  1. "Schindler's List" (1993). Steven Spielberg won the Oscar for Best Director for this powerful drama about Oscar Schindler and his life-saving role during the Holocaust. He, along with his Jewish accountant friend, schemed and plotted to save as many Jews from the concentration camps where they may have been ultimately killed in World War II.
  2. "Life is Beautiful (La vita é bella)" (1997). Roberto Benigni wrote, directed and starred in this bittersweet Holocaust drama of a Jewish man who uses his humor to keep his son out of a Nazi death camp. The Italian actor won the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of a family man who fights to protect his family with his endearing wit.
  3. "Shining Through" (1992). Melanie Griffith and Michael Douglas star in this romantic epic set in the backdrop of the Holocaust and Nazi Germany. Linda Voss becomes an unlikely spy and goes deep behind enemy lines for the U.S. as Ed Leland ventures in to rescue her. 
  4. "Apt Pupil" (1998). A teenage boy, Todd Bowden, discovers that one of his neighbors, Arthur Denker, is a Nazi war criminal. Todd makes a deal with Arthur to recount his involvement in the Holocaust at a concentration camp, and he won't tell the authorities.
  5. "Jakob the Liar" (1999). Robin Williams plays the titular character who makes people believe he gets confidential information from his "secret radio." He fights to keep a young Jewish girl hidden from the Nazis in the Jewish ghetto of Poland at the time of the Holocaust.