Top 10 World War II Movies

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 Schindler's List

Amazing movie about the Holocaust

3 Inglourious Basterds
4 Casablanca
5 Hacksaw Ridge

I was stunned by how excellent this movie was when I first saw it! It blew my mind, the level of courage Desmond showed was beyond that of even a normal soldier in that time. And the battle at Hacksaw Ridge is one of the best ever put to film.

This movie is good

How is it so low - SoldierOfFortune

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

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6 Patton
7 The Pianist

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

8 Das Boot
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 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

12 The Boy In The Striped Pajamas
13 The Bridge on the River Kwai

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

14 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.

15 The Guns of Navarone
16 Kelly's Heroes
17 The Great Escape
18 The Dirty Dozen
19 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.

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

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

24 The Sound of Music
25 The Thin Red Line
26 Days of Glory
27 Battle of Britain
28 Catch-22
29 Captain America: The First Avenger
30 Tora! Tora! Tora!

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

31 Run Silent, Run Deep
32 South Pacific

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

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

Great movie

44 The Imitation Game
45 Der Untergang (Downfall)
46 Come and See

This is one of the saddest movies ever! Watch it, and you will be affected.

47 Stalingrad

Why isn't this at number one? - danimey

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Top Remixes (6)

1. Saving Private Ryan
2. Kelly's Heroes
3. Fury
1. Saving Private Ryan
2. Dunkirk
3. Inglourious Basterds
1. Schindler's List
2. Saving Private Ryan
3. The Pianist

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