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1. Prelude to War (1942)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, War

The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Walter Huston, Victor Bulwer-Lytton, Kai-Shek Chiang, Walter Darré

Votes: 1,605

2. The Nazis Strike (1943)

Not Rated | 41 min | Documentary, Short, War

The official World War II US government account of Nazi international aggression leading up to the British and French declarations of war.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Eduard Benes, Neville Chamberlain, Clementine Churchill, Winston Churchill

Votes: 696

3. Divide and Conquer (1943)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, History, War

The World War II US Government account of the European theatre of the war from after the English and French entry to the fall of France.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: General Bergeret, Karl Brandt, Winston Churchill, Warren J. Clear

Votes: 631

4. 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: 783

5. The Battle of Russia (1943)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, History, War

Documentary revealing the nature and process of the fight between the Soviet Union and Germany in the Second World War.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Anthony Veiller, Ion Antonescu, Nikolay Cherkasov, Anthony Eden

Votes: 1,047

6. The Battle of China (1944)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, History, War

The Official World War II US Government account of Chinese defense against Japanese aggression.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Claire Chennault, Kai-Shek Chiang, Madame Chiang, Teh Chu

Votes: 592

7. War Comes to America (1945)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, War

Part VII of the "Why We Fight" series of wartime documentaries. This entry attempts to describe the factors leading up to America's entry into the Second World War.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Dean Acheson, General Bergeret, A.A. Berle, Arno Breker

Votes: 635

8. Shoah (1985)

Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War

99 Metascore

Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.

Director: Claude Lanzmann | Stars: Simon Srebnik, Michael Podchlebnik, Motke Zaïdl, Hanna Zaïdl

Votes: 7,598 | Gross: $0.02M

9. The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997– )

292 min | Documentary, History, War

An examination of how a cultured people could have allowed Adolf Hitler's rise to power.

Stars: Samuel West, Adolf Buchner, Jutta Rüdiger, Günther Ruschin

Votes: 1,461

10. War of the Century (1999– )

200 min | Documentary, History, War

Documentary examining Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.

Stars: John Erickson, Stephen Walsh, Samuel West

Votes: 397

11. 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 .

Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Tom Hanks, Stephen Ambrose, Russ Meyer, Walter Rosenblum

Votes: 408

12. They Drew Fire (2000 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

The story of World War II combat artists and their art.

Director: Brian Lanker | Stars: Jason Robards, Franklin Boggs, Howard Brodie, Manuel Bromberg

Votes: 30

13. Horror in the East (2001 TV Movie)

PG | Documentary, War

An examination of atrocities and depredations committed by Imperial Japanese military forces, from 1931 to 1945.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Samuel West

Votes: 186

14. 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.

Director: Mark Cowen | Stars: James Alley Jr., Roderick Bain, Lynn 'Buck' Compton, Antonio García de Pedro

Votes: 1,173

15. Battle of the Atlantic (2002– )

146 min | Documentary, History, War

The story of the World War II effort by Nazi Germany to disrupt Allied shipping with U-boat attacks and the Allied efforts to prevent it.

Stars: Chris Broyles, Bill Paterson

Votes: 113

16. Gladiators of World War II (2002– )

50 min | Documentary, History, War

In this BBC documentary series newly declassified documents are used to examine the strategic roles played in the war by thirteen of the world's regular and resistance land, sea and air forces.

Star: Robert Powell

Votes: 66

17. 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 »

Director: Martin Pailthorpe | Stars: Knut Haugland, Ray Mears, Jens A. Poulsson, Joachim Rønneberg

Votes: 126

18. Auschwitz: The Nazis & the 'Final Solution' (2005)

285 min | Documentary, History, War

The history of the Final Solution phase of the Nazi Holocaust, particularly with the most infamous of the death camps.

Stars: Samuel West, Horst-Günter Marx, Gert Heidenreich, Linda Hunt

Votes: 4,003

19. D-Day to Berlin (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, History, War

A 3-part BBC Miniseries depicting the Allied progress from the D-Day landings in Normandy all the way to Berlin. The Normandy breakout is covered, as well as the Battle of the Bulge and ... See full summary »

Stars: Sean Bean, Rene Costa, Nickolas Grace, Wlodzimierz Matuszak

Votes: 100

20. The Soviet Story (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History, War

The Soviet Story offers an alternative history of an Allied power, which helped the Nazis to fight Jews and which slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale.

Director: Edvins Snore | Stars: Jon Strickland, Vladimir Bukovsky, V.I. Lenin, Norman Davies

Votes: 2,918

21. 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 »

Stars: Aleksey Petrenko, Bob Gunton, Paul Humpoletz, Samuel West

Votes: 444

22. Dam Busters: The Race to Smash the German Dams (2011)

59 min | Documentary

James Holland presents an analysis of the legendary 1943 Dam Busters raid.

Director: Aaron Young | Stars: James Holland, John Canmore, Daniel Godward, Mackenzie Scott

Votes: 14

23. The Real Inglorious Bastards (2012 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

The Office of Strategic Services parachutes two Austrian naturalized citizens Fred Mayer and Hans Wijnberg back into the Austrian Alps to strike back at Nazi Germany during "Operation Greenup".

Director: Min Sook Lee | Stars: Robert Nolan, Patrick O'Donnell, Fred Mayer, Gerald Schwab

Votes: 147

24. Holocaust Escape Tunnel (2017)

Documentary, History

Documentary about holocaust in Lithuania and the story of Lithuanian holocaust survivors of an escape tunnel they dug.

Directors: Paula Apsell, Kirk Wolfinger | Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Timothy Snyder, Richard Freund, Jon Seligman

Votes: 26



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