Movies & Documentaries on German Luftwaffe

by samnigam-62138 | created - 15 Oct 2017 | updated - 22 Jul 2018 | Public

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1. Stukas (1941)

101 min | Drama, War

This Nazi propaganda film details the exploits of a group of German Luftwaffe pilots flying Stukas--fighter-bombers--in the Battle of France in the early days of World War II.

Director: Karl Ritter | Stars: Carl Raddatz, Hannes Stelzer, Ernst von Klipstein, Albert Hehn

Votes: 125

2. Der Stern von Afrika (1957)

88 min | Drama, War

Biographic Movie of the German fighter ace, who was killed in a plane crash after over 150 kills in North Africa.

Director: Alfred Weidenmann | Stars: Joachim Hansen, Marianne Koch, Hansjörg Felmy, Horst Frank

Votes: 229

3. Red Tails (2012)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

46 Metascore

A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.

Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Gerald McRaney, David Oyelowo, Andre Royo

Votes: 31,965 | Gross: $49.88M

4. Battle of Britain (1969)

G | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the U.K.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Curd Jürgens

Votes: 19,250

5. The One That Got Away (1957)

Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, War

A cocky German flight officer is shot down over England and makes numerous attempts to escape to fight again.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Colin Gordon, Michael Goodliffe, Terence Alexander

Votes: 1,666

6. Into the White (I) (2012)

R | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Norway, WWII: A group of British and German soldiers find themselves stranded in the wilderness after an aircraft battle. Finding shelter in the same cabin, they realize the only way to survive the winter is to place the rules of war aside.

Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Florian Lukas, David Kross, Lachlan Nieboer, Stig Henrik Hoff

Votes: 18,169 | Gross: $0.00M

7. Fighter Squadron (1948)

Approved | 96 min | Action, War

During World War II, an insubordinate fighter pilot finds the shoe on the other foot when he's promoted.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Robert Stack, John Rodney, Tom D'Andrea

Votes: 596

8. Wing Commander (1975)

77 min | Drama, War

North Africa during World War II. The German fighter pilot ace Werner von Steinhaus dominates the sky.

Director: Franz Marx | Stars: Will Roberts, Johann van Heerden, Werner Doll, Ian Strauss

Votes: 27

9. Twelve O'Clock High (1949)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, War

A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Millard Mitchell

Votes: 11,530

10. 12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)

60 min | Drama, War

This series chronicled the adventures, in the air and on the ground, of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Overton, Paul Burke, Chris Robinson, Robert Lansing

Votes: 809

11. Reach for the Sky (1956)

Not Rated | 123 min | Biography, Drama, War

Biopic of RAF Group Captain Douglas Bader who, after having lost both legs, flew a British fighter plane during WW2.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook, Lee Patterson

Votes: 2,100

12. Angels One Five (1952)

TV-G | 98 min | Drama, War

The story of an RAF fighter squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Michael Denison, Andrew Osborn, Cyril Raymond

Votes: 785

13. Memphis Belle (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, War

In 1943, the crew of a B-17 based in UK prepares for its 25th and last bombing mission over Germany before returning home to the USA.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Tate Donovan, D.B. Sweeney

Votes: 25,420 | Gross: $27.44M

14. A Higher Call

Drama | Announced

A German fighter pilot in WWII risks everything to help a wounded American bomber.

Based on a best seller Higher Call is a true account of heroism by Luftwaffe Ace pilot Franz Stigler. Its about heroism, compassion amidst the chaos of air war over the war torn skies of Europe .Book describes about the true story and encounter between a rookie crew of B-17 USAF bomber commanded by commander pilot Charlie Brown and his counterpart enemy Ace Luftwaffe fighter pilot Franz Stigler. The most extraordinary untold story of WWII on the war torn violent skies over Germany.

A True untold story of compassion and courage during the war in 1943-44 bombing missions over Germany by US Army AF.

15. The Blue Max (1966)

Approved | 156 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A young pilot in the German air force of 1918, disliked as lower-class and unchivalrous, tries ambitiously to earn the medal offered for 20 kills.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula Andress, Jeremy Kemp

Votes: 5,936

16. Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Biography, Drama

The story of Manfred von Richthofen, the German air ace during World War I and his struggle with the enemy aces and some jealous German officers.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: John Phillip Law, Don Stroud, Barry Primus, Corin Redgrave

Votes: 952

17. The Red Baron (2008)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

German biopic loosely based on the World War I fighter ace Manfred Von Richthofen, nicknamed the Red Baron by friend and foe alike.

Director: Nikolai Müllerschön | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Lena Headey, Til Schweiger, Joseph Fiennes

Votes: 11,133 | Gross: $0.04M

18. Flyboys (2006)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Drama, History

47 Metascore

The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.

Director: Tony Bill | Stars: James Franco, Jean Reno, Jennifer Decker, Scott Hazell

Votes: 39,694 | Gross: $13.08M

19. Aces High (1976)

PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, War

In World War I, the high casualty rate amongst the rookie pilots of the Royal Flying Corps puts an enormous strain on the survivors.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Christopher Plummer, Simon Ward, Peter Firth

Votes: 2,169

20. Malta Story (1953)

97 min | Drama, History, War

In World War II, the island of Malta, strategically located and vital to supply lines in the Mediterranean Sea, is fiercely attacked by the Germans, but staunchly defended by the British.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Steel, Muriel Pavlow

Votes: 1,288

21. Operation Crossbow (1965)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Drama, War

Allied agents attempt to infiltrate the Nazis' rocket research site.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Sophia Loren, George Peppard, Trevor Howard, John Mills

Votes: 3,822

22. The Pathfinders (1972– )

60 min | Drama, War

World war 2 RAF squadron behind enemy lines.

Stars: Robert Urquhart, Jack Watling, Julian Orchard, Jack May

Votes: 45

23. First Light (2010 TV Movie)

75 min | Biography, Drama, War

In May 1940 eighteen-year old Geoffrey Wellum joins the 92 squadron of the Royal Air Force and is taken to the pub,where pilots who have seen action sign their names on a blackboard. Next ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Whiteman | Stars: Sam Heughan, Gary Lewis, Ben Aldridge, Alex Robertson

Votes: 424

24. Piece of Cake (1988)

312 min | Drama, War

Stories of the men of the RAF Hornet Squadron during the early days of World War II.

Stars: Neil Dudgeon, George Anton, Boyd Gaines, Jeremy Northam

Votes: 659

25. Partizanska eskadrila (1979)

130 min | Drama, History, War

The first Yugoslav Partisan air force unit. Loosely based on historical facts.

Director: Hajrudin Krvavac | Stars: Bekim Fehmiu, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Ljubisa Samardzic, Rados Bajic

Votes: 642

26. Battle Squadron Lützow (1941)

97 min | War

German propaganda film, telling a story of a bomber crew, taking part in invasion on Poland and attacks on the British shipping.

Director: Hans Bertram | Stars: Christian Kayßler, Hermann Braun, Heinz Welzel, Hannes Keppler

Votes: 24

28. The Crew of the Dora (1943)

91 min | Drama, History, War

Depicts a love triangle involving two Luftwaffe pilots being overcome by their participation in battle together. While on leave one of the pilots inspires a girl with hopes of settling in the east, a dream that no longer appeared possible.

Director: Karl Ritter | Stars: Hannes Stelzer, Hubert Kiurina, Josef Dahmen, Georg Thomalla

Votes: 36

29. Feuertaufe (1940)

90 min | Documentary

Poland was the first victim of Hitler's infamous blitzkrieg. Combat cameramen filmed the aerial campaign, showing preparations for flight, massive air strikes, and the appalling devastation... See full summary »

Director: Hans Bertram | Stars: Herbert Gernot, Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 28

30. Dogfights (2005– )
Episode: Luftwaffe's Deadliest Mission (2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, History, War

The missions of Nazi Germany's Sonderkommando aerial ramming unit, the Luftwaffe's last ditch defense tactic against Allied bombers.

Director: Jason McKinley | Star: Phil Crowley

Votes: 19

32. Secret Fighters of the Luftwaffe (1999)

45 min

In 1944. Hitler's 100 year Reich was in peril. The allies had landed in Normandy. Over the skies of Germany, the US 8th Air-force roamed at will bombing cities to rubble. Of this 11th hour,... See full summary »

Votes: 7

34. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Secret Luftwaffe Aircraft of WWII (2005)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Votes: 14

35. Command Decision (1948)

Passed | 112 min | Action, Drama, War

Army generals struggle with the decision to prioritize bombing the German factories producing new jet fighters over the extremely high casualties the mission will cost.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 1,799

36. The History of the Luftwaffe (1989 Video)

Documentary

Using very rare footage recently obtained from the eastern block, the Luftwaffe's success, structure, tactics and inherent weaknesses are chronicled.

Stars: Patrick Allen, Artur Axmann, Édouard Daladier, Francisco Franco

Votes: 12

39. Pearl Harbor (2001)

PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, History

44 Metascore

A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, William Lee Scott

Votes: 295,035 | Gross: $198.54M

40. The Battle of Britain (1943)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, History, War

The official World War II US government account of Great Britain's stand against the Nazi war machine after the Dunkirk evacuation.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anthony Veiller | Stars: Douglas Bader, Arno Breker, Winston Churchill, Hermann Göring

Votes: 791

41. Eagles Over London (1969)

PG | 100 min | Drama, War

In World war 2, a German undercover unit infiltrates British lines during the evacuation of Dunkirk, 1939. The film revolves around their successes and failures in disrupting R.A.F. operations during the Battle of Britain.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Frederick Stafford, Van Johnson, Francisco Rabal, Evelyn Stewart

Votes: 417

42. Eagle Squadron (1942)

Approved | 109 min | Drama, War

An American joins the British Royal Air Force just before Pearl Harbor is attacked, and falls in love with a beautiful English girl.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Robert Stack, Diana Barrymore, Jon Hall, Eddie Albert

Votes: 73

43. A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An American pilot impulsively joins His Majesty's Royal Air Force in Britain in an attempt to impress his ex-girlfriend.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Betty Grable, John Sutton, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 1,112

44. Force 10 from Navarone (1978)

PG | 118 min | Action, Drama, War

42 Metascore

During World War II, several oddly assorted military experts are teamed in a mission to raid and destroy a bridge vital to enemy strategy.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Edward Fox, Franco Nero

Votes: 15,539

45. The Devil's General (1955)

117 min | Drama, War

1941, the Third Reich seems to be winning the war. Luftwaffe (air force) general Harry Harras enjoys the good life as highly respected technician and Berlin ministry/ HQ official. However ... See full summary »

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Viktor de Kowa, Karl John, Marianne Koch

Votes: 969



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