Top 10 World War II Movies

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Scalp 100 of em, try not to cry, and tell stories of your childhood! Here are the top 10 World War II films!

The Top Ten

1 Saving Private Ryan

A fantastic & very realistic movie about soldiers risking their lives to save another.

2 Inglourious Basterds
3 Schindler's List

Amazing movie about the Holocaust

4 Casablanca
5 Hacksaw Ridge

This movie is good

How is it so low - SoldierOfFortune

This movie is so good I recomond watching it

Desmond doss sleep pretty hard...Watch this movie you will...damn what to write..

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6 Patton
7 Das Boot
8 The Grave of Fireflies

Arguably a terrific movie from Studio Gibli.Most WW2 films are based on one-sided official WW2 version and most of them demonize the Axis powers like they are maniacs. - CerealGuy

9 Enemy at the Gates
10 Fury

Fury was a good movie but movie made after world 2 and like fury with the new graphics make them great Hacksaw ridge will be up in the top 10 but the movies that JOHN WAYNE made will always be the real great films of world war 2 they made feel good and new we were fighting for something yes they were not the best written but it got the word out.

The Contenders

11 The Boy In The Striped Pajamas
12 The Pianist

Why on earth is this film not in the top 5?

13 The Guns of Navarone
14 Kelly's Heroes
15 Dunkirk

Truly a masterpiece. The scenes were all very well done; definitely not a typical war film. I'd have to warn though that this is not one for the faint-hearted; so if you're sensitive, then you're going to have a bad time. Otherwise, Dunkirk is a movie that I would definitely recommend to WW2 fans and others alike.

Dunkirk should be in the top ten, I loved this movie so much. Some of the actors were really handsome and all of the main actors did a good job, Cillian portrayed the horrors of war really well. A war movie that shows the horrors of war without being gruesome.

Little CGI is used to make the scenes as realistic as possible, Christopher Nolan, Hans Zimmer and the cast need to win an Oscar. Beautiful scenes and good soundtrack.

16 The Dirty Dozen
17 The Longest Day

The biggest all star cast, the biggest on film spectacle, about one of the most important days in human existence, impeccably directed. A must see for fans of the genre, or really movie fans of any kind.

18 The Final Countdown

Not a lot of Sci-Fi movies about WW2, but this one has an intriguing concept!

Not many WW2 movies feature a Sci-Fi theme, but this one offers an intriguing concept; time travel of a modern warship back to 1941.
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19 The Bridge on the River Kwai

Quite possibly the most-inspirational "whistling theme" in the history of cinema.

20 The Big Red One
21 To Hell and Back
22 A Bridge Too Far

Love it I wish it showed the american at remagen though not whatever bridge that was

23 The Great Escape
24 The Thin Red Line
25 Days of Glory
26 Battle of Britain
27 Catch-22
28 Tora! Tora! Tora!

I watch this every month that's how much I love this movie

29 Captain America: The First Avenger
30 Run Silent, Run Deep
31 South Pacific

A bright, happy musical about a horrible war, how quaint.

32 Defiance
33 From Here to Eternity
34 Midway
35 Top Secret!
36 None But the Brave
37 Battle of the Bulge
38 Empire of the Sun
39 The Incredible Mr. Limpet
40 As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me
41 Where Eagles Dare
42 Saints and Soldiers

Great movie

43 The Sound of Music
44 The Imitation Game
45 Der Untergang (Downfall)
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1. Saving Private Ryan
2. Kelly's Heroes
3. Fury
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1. Saving Private Ryan
2. Dunkirk
3. Inglourious Basterds
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2. Saving Private Ryan
3. Schindler's List
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