WWII Documentariesby seanbarnespolo | created - 27 Mar 2018 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
World War 2 Documentaries, at least 6.0 (took the top 150 which is down to 7.0 that looked VERY WWII), with minimum 100 votes. As of March 27, 2018 when this list was created.
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3. The Real Heroes of Telemark (2003 TV Movie)
Documentary, History, War
A group of both Norwegian and Britiish specially trained military team reenacts the WWII mission of the Grouse-Gunnerside commando which was crucial for the Allied Forces in the heavy water... See full summary »
4. Night Will Fall (2014)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, History, War
Researchers discover film footage from World War II that turns out to be a lost documentary shot by Alfred Hitchcock and Sidney Bernstein in 1945 about German concentration camps.
350 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Adolf Hitler, born in Braunau, one man who will change the history of the world forever. It follows his childhood to the death of his mother and his broken ambition to become an artist, ... See full summary »
8. Nazi Concentration and Prison Camps (1945)
Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, History
Produced and presented as evidence at the Nuremberg war crimes trial of Hermann Göring and twenty other Nazi leaders.
10. Shooting War (2000 TV Movie)
88 min | Documentary
Produced by Steven Spielberg and presented by Tom Hanks this documentary tells how war photographers faced the horrors that looked both in Europe and in the Pacific during World War II .
11. World War Two: Behind Closed Doors (2008– )
300 min | Documentary, History, War
A story showing the 3 allied leader's, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin's actions and relationships behind the scenes during World War 2. It isn't as friendly as it seems. Shows how close ... See full summary »
183 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary about the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl, a German film director most notorious for making the most effective propaganda films for the Nazis.
Votes: 1,423 | Gross: $0.45M
Infrarouge (2006– )
Einsatzgruppen, les commandos de la mort
In June 1941, the German army invades the USSR. Following behind are the Einsatzgruppen, 3000 men grouped into four "intervention groups" each given a designated geographical region, sent to exterminate Jews and enemies of the Reich.
14. Nicky's Family (2011)
96 min | Documentary, History
This docudrama tells the story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. Winton, now 102 years ... See full summary »
15. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1968 TV Movie)
180 min | Documentary, History, War
"The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" exposes the darkest chapter in history, from Adolf Hitler's rise to power as a Nazi demagogue to his ultimate fatal mistakes. Researchers spent ... See full summary »
16. Paragraph 175 (2000)
Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, History, Romance
Historian Klaus Müller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals because of the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175.
Votes: 1,758 | Gross: $0.07M
PG | 122 min | Documentary, History, War
The secret smuggling of 9,300 Jewish children out of Nazi-occupied Germany in the late 1930s.
Votes: 1,502 | Gross: $0.37M
19. The Rape of Europa (2006)
Unrated | 117 min | Documentary, History, War
The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage.
21. Hitler in Colour (2005 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary, History, War
Documentary using only original colour footage charts the 12 years from Adolf Hitler's rise to power to the fall of Berlin in 1945. Complemented by eyewitness material, tracks the dramatic ... See full summary »
22. The Tramp and the Dictator (2002)
56 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A look at the parallel lives of Charles Chaplin and Adolf Hitler and how they crossed with the creation of The Great Dictator (1940).
24. The Last Days (1998)
PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, War
In late 1944, even as they faced imminent defeat, the Nazis expended enormous resources to kill or deport over 425,000 Jews during the "cleansing" of Hungary. This Oscar-winning documentary... See full summary »
Votes: 1,779 | Gross: $0.42M
25. Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny (2010)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography
Walking With Destiny highlights Churchill's years in the political wilderness, his early opposition to Adolf Hitler and Nazism, and his support for Jews under threat by the Nazi regime. As ... See full summary »
27. The Ritchie Boys (2004)
90 min | Documentary, History, War
During WWII, the U.S. formed an elite intelligence unit -- mostly German Jewish academics -- at Camp Ritchie, Maryland. Tasked with devising ways to break the morale of the SS, these men ... See full summary »
28. Hitler: A career (1977)
Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, History
This meticulously assembled film dissects the Third Reich with an analytical blade, charting Hitler's improbable rise, his mastery of crowd psychology and his consummate skill in exploiting others' weaknesses.
29. Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009)
312 min | Documentary, History, War
Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War. The documentary is composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war ... See full summary »
33. The Last Tear (2015)
53 min | Documentary
Sexual violence against women has accompanied almost every large-scale conflict, yet most of its victims are silenced. One such sad episode is that of the "comfort women," or more ... See full summary »
35. Night and Fog (1956)
Not Rated | 32 min | Documentary, Short, History
The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside.
36. We Stand Alone Together (2001 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 78 min | Documentary
Compiled over two years, an 'on-camera oral history' of Easy Company, told by the veterans themselves. Accompanies the mini-series Band of Brothers.
38. Third Reich: The Rise & Fall (2010– )
180 min | Documentary, History, War
THIRD REICH: THE RISE & FALL tells the story of Hitler's Germany through rarely seen films of the people who were there. Immersive and evocative, it takes viewers inside the Germany of the ... See full summary »
39. World War 2: The Complete History (2000– )
50 min | Documentary, History, War
The greatest conflict of the Twentieth Century. "World War 2: The Complete History" offers a broad scoped, yet in-depth and neutral perspective of the Second World War. From its beginning ... See full summary »
Star: Peter Dickson
43. Shoah (1985)
Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War
Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.
Votes: 7,642 | Gross: $0.02M
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History
Using extensive interviews with survivors and archival footage, an examination reveals the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Frontline (1983– )
Memory of the Camps
TV-MA | 56 min | Documentary
In 1945, camera crews went with the American and British armies in the nazis death camps and filmed the horror they found there. A group of directors among whom was Alfred Hichcock ... See full summary »
47. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)
PG | 251 min | Documentary, History, War
An in-depth exploration of the various reactions by the French people to the Vichy government's acceptance of Nazi invasion.
48. The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987)
Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary, War
A documentary following Kenzo Okuzaki, a 62-year-old WW2 veteran notorious for his protests against Emperor Hirohito, as he tries to expose the needless executions of two Japanese soldiers during the war.
49. Stalingrad (2003– )
165 min | Documentary, History, War