Nazism: Great movies I watchedby guisreis | created - 31 Aug 2013 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Neo-Nazism and WWII movies not centered in Germany included.
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2. Schindler's List (1993)
R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
Votes: 1,126,843 | Gross: $96.90M
3. Come and See (1985)
Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, War
After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.
4. The Great Dictator (1940)
Passed | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War
Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.
5. Defamation (2009)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary
Intent on shaking up the ultimate 'sacred cow' for Jews, Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative - and at times irreverent - quest to answer the question, "What is anti-Semitism today?"
Votes: 1,324 | Gross: $0.01M
6. Downfall (2004)
R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.
Votes: 313,044 | Gross: $5.51M
9. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
Votes: 573,301 | Gross: $57.60M
10. Look Who's Back (2015)
Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Adolf Hitler wakes up in the 21st century. He quickly gains media attention, but while Germany finds him hilarious and charming, Hitler makes some serious observations about society.
11. Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,076 | Gross: $0.41M
Although Holocaust have been depicted several times in cinema, with variated outcomes, this film seems to bring, in a simpler way, much more the human condition as the core issue than most of the other movies on Nazism.
12. Murderers Among Us (1946)
85 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
After returning from a concentration camp, Susanne finds an ex-soldier living in her apartment. Together the two try to move past their experiences during WWII.
13. My Enemy's Enemy (2007)
PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A look at the history of one-time Gestapo commander Klaus Barbie, infamously known as "The Butcher of Lyon." This documentary's main focus will be on Barbie's post-war activities, in which ... See full summary »
14. The Boxer and Death (1963)
120 min | Drama, Sport
In a Nazi concentration camp, an escapee awaiting execution is spared when the commandant, a former prize-fighter, discovers the prisoner has amateur boxing ability. Ordered to train, he gradually sharpens his skills.
15. Sophie's Choice (1982)
R | 150 min | Drama, Romance
Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live with Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust.
Votes: 38,329 | Gross: $30.04M
16. Undergångens arkitektur (1989)
Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, History
An absorbing and chilling documentary about the National Socialist aesthetic, and how attempts to create the Aryan Ideal caused the extermination of millions. Aspects covered include: ... See full summary »
17. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.
Votes: 489,366 | Gross: $1.02M
18. The Reader (2008)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance
Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.
Votes: 221,265 | Gross: $34.19M
19. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, War
Through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, a forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.
Votes: 176,331 | Gross: $9.03M
20. My Führer (2007)
89 min | Comedy, Drama, War
The action comedy is set in 1944. Hitler appears in it as physically and mentally destroyed person who takes the advice of Goebbels in the actor-teacher of Jewish concentration camp for ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,903 | Gross: $0.00M
21. X-Men (2000)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a world where mutants (evolved super-powered humans) exist and are discriminated against, two groups form for an inevitable clash: the supremacist Brotherhood, and the pacifist X-Men.
Votes: 547,295 | Gross: $157.30M
Interesting background in Nazist Germany for supervillain Magneto.
22. X-Men: First Class (2011)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the 1960s, superpowered humans Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr work together to find others like them, but Erik's vengeful pursuit of an ambitious mutant who ruined his life causes a schism to divide them.
Votes: 621,661 | Gross: $146.41M
Magneto's background mentioned above is detailed in this movie.
23. BlacKkKlansman (2018)
R | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.
Votes: 171,146 | Gross: $48.69M
Ku Kux Klan is very similar to nazism.
25. The Resistance Banker (2018)
TV-MA | 123 min | Biography, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, banker brothers Walraven and Gijs van Hall face their greatest challenge yet when they decide to help fund the Dutch resistance.
26. Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)
PG | 104 min | Drama, War
A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Votes: 28,834 | Gross: $4.54M
27. Lili Marleen (1981)
R | 120 min | Drama, Music, Romance
In 1938, a German singer falls in love with a Jewish composer in Zurich, who helps Jews flee Nazi Germany. She wants to help but is forced back to Germany. Her song "Lili Marleen" becomes a hit with soldiers and the Nazi top.
29. O Relógio do Meu Avô (2013)
72 min | Documentary
The director goes on a journey to his grandfather's homeland, Transylvania, in search of an old watch his grandpa hid before the Nazis came to take the family to Auschwitz. The 70-minute ... See full summary »
30. The Serpent's Egg (1977)
R | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Berlin, 1923. Following the suicide of his brother, American circus acrobat Abel Rosenberg attempts to survive while facing unemployment, depression, alcoholism and the social decay of Germany during the Weimar Republic.
31. Sarajevo (2014 TV Movie)
98 min | Drama, History, War
On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is in Sarajevo with his wife, Sophie. While through the city by car, they are victims of an attack and die. This is the trigger of the First World War.
Not properly nazism yet, but some core elements were already there.
32. Scorpion in Love (2013)
100 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Unexpectedly, a young fighter, active member of a radical and violent neo-Nazi group finds true love, and with it, a new purpose in life.
33. 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.
I liked much more the first half, showing Hitler's ascension, than the last one, portraying his established leadership.
Infrarouge (2006– )
Nelson Mandela: Au nom de la liberté
95 min | Documentary
Apartheid and Nazism were not only analogous, but closely linked.
35. Parisienne (2015)
Not Rated | 119 min | Drama
Lina is a Lebanese Student that just arrived to Paris to continue her studies in a French University in 1993, only to find that the Chaos that was home was no different than what she will ... See full summary »
Nazism is not in the core of this movie, but it is there.
36. Hannah Arendt (2012)
Not Rated | 113 min | Biography, Drama
A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.
Votes: 9,685 | Gross: $0.71M
37. Valkyrie (2008)
PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, History, Thriller
A dramatization of the July 20, 1944 assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Adolf Hitler during World War II.
Votes: 217,812 | Gross: $83.08M
The film is a nice thriller but could be deeper, as this great review shows: www.theguardian.com/film/2009/jan/10/valkrie-tom-cruise-hitler-plot
38. Why We Fight (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.
39. The Devil's Mistress (2016)
TV-14 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History
A biographical film about the black-and-white era Czech actress Lída Baarová and her doomed love affair with one of the Third Reich's most powerful men: the Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels.
Slighlty cheesy, but still a good film.
40. The Tin Drum (1979)
R | 142 min | Drama, War
In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out.
42. 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.
43. Kill Hitler! The Luck of the Devil (2015 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 52 min | Documentary, History
When Hitler committed suicide in his bunker in Berlin, he managed to do what many others had tried to do for 20 years. This film explores how the fate of Europe and countless lives may have... See full summary »
44. Jorge Mautner: O Filho do Holocausto (2012)
93 min | Documentary
The documentary narrates the trajectory of Jorge Mautner after his parents - a Catholic Austrian from Yugoslavian origin and an Austrian Jew - flee Nazism in Germany during World War II and... See full summary »
45. Victory (1981)
PG | 116 min | Drama, Sport, War
As allied P.O.W.s prepare for a soccer game against the German National Team to be played in Nazi-occupied Paris, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for the team's escape.
Votes: 25,733 | Gross: $10.85M
46. The Imitation Game (2014)
PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller