World War II was one of the most significant and life-altering wars of all time that had a long-lasting impact on the entire world. This tragic war has been depicted in films and television shows several times. Some of them are very close to what actually happened in those days.
Since there are so many films based on WWII, it’s hard to navigate. So here is a curated list of the top five films based on the infamous war that changed the course of history forever. So, sit back relax and enjoy these amazing movies.
Top 5 World War II Movies
5) Saving Private Ryan
Directed by Steven Spielberg, this film has some of the most intense first 15 minutes in cinematic history. Set during the Battle of Normandy, it is known for its graphic portrayal of war. You can’t afford to miss it.
4) Inglorious Basterds
This violent film by Quentin Tarantino revises a part of history people want to forget about. It features a Nazi-killing team, a Jewish movie theater owner, a ruthless SS officer, and a German film star-turned-spy. Just like the previous owner, this film also has an intense opening sequence.
3) Jojo Rabbit
Helmed by the popular Taika Waititi, this film follows a ten-year-old boy, a Hitler Youth member, who finds out that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. This film has an important anti-hate message that will always be relevant.
2) Come And See
One of the most powerful films of all time, this 1985 anti-war film has visuals that feel like a punch in the gut. This film fought its way through almost a decade of State censorship to get made. We see Nazi-occupied Belarus through the eyes of a teenage boy in this film.
Based on the Dunkirk evacuation, this film chronicles the incident from three points of view, land, sea, and air. Directed by Christopher Nolan, this one is one of the most realistic and intense war films to come out in recent years.