40's WWII Moviesby joe_538 | created - 22 Jan 2014 | updated - 01 Oct 2018 | Public
I know, there are already a lot of World War II lists... In all modesty though, I do believe my arrangement is the most thorough.
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2. Achtung! Feind hört mit! (1940)
102 min | Drama, History, Romance
This is the war and everybody in Germany should beware : the enemy is listening. One family in particular had better be even more careful than the average citizen of the Reich : the ... See full summary »
AKA: Attention! The Enemy Is Listening
7. Escape to Glory (1940)
64 min | Drama
A British ship is attacked by a German U-boat at the onset of World War II. The reactions of the frightened passengers-from a German doctor to a drunken Irishman-are chronicled in this good story.
8. Enemies (1940)
91 min | Drama, Romance, War
WWII-era Nazi propaganda film about a German foreign laborer called Keith who in 1939 works in a Polish sawmill near the border with Nazi Germany. When local anti-German sentiment leads to lynchings, lovely Anna hides Keith in her tavern.
11. The Long Voyage Home (1940)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, War
In 1940, the motley crew of the British tramp steamer SS Glencairn prepares the ship for its perilous voyage from the West Indies to Baltimore and then to England.
13. The Man I Married (1940)
77 min | Drama
Anti-Nazi tract laced with 1938 newsreel footage finds American girl (Bennett) married to a German (Lederer) gradually learning he is a Nazi, trying to get their son to America.
AKA: I Married a Nazi
14. The Mortal Storm (1940)
Passed | 100 min | Drama
The Roth family leads a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps during the early 1930s. When the Nazis come to power, the family is divided and Martin Brietner, a family friend is caught up in the turmoil.
15. Moyuru ôzora (1940)
AKA: The Blazing Heavens
16. Night Train to Munich (1940)
Not Rated | 90 min | Thriller, War
When Germany invades Czechoslovakia, the German and the British intelligence services try to capture Czech scientist Dr. Axel Bomasch (James Harcourt), inventor of a new type of armor-plating.
17. The Story of Tank Commander Nishizumi (1940)
136 min | War
AKA: The Story of Tank Commander Nishizumi
18. Pastor Hall (1940)
95 min | Drama
This film is based on the true story of Pastor Martin Neimuller, who was sent to Dachau concentration camp for criticising the Nazi party. The small German village of Altdorf in the 1930's ... See full summary »
19. The Phantom Submarine (1940)
Approved | 70 min | Adventure, Mystery, Romance
On the night before he sails in search of the steamship Arcadia's sunken gold, Paul Sinclair (Bruce Bennett)meets Madeliene Nielson (Anita Louise) in a San Francisco nightclub. On the ... See full summary »
20. Ski Patrol (1940)
64 min | Adventure, Drama, War
1939: Finnish reserve unit defends border, home-town in valley below, from Russian invaders who are excavating an explosives-laden tunnel under their mountaintop encampment.
21. Ten Days in Paris (1940)
82 min | Drama
Bob Stevens (Sir Rex Harrison) awakens in a hospital with a gunshot wound to his head, and is told that he has been in Paris for ten days. However, this cannot be true because he insists ... See full summary »
22. Women in War (1940)
Approved | 71 min | Drama, War
A "good-time girl", raised by her somewhat lax divorced father, finds herself involved in an accidental death, and the only way she's able to get out of it is to volunteer--albeit ... See full summary »
23. 49th Parallel (1941)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Thriller, War
A World War II U-boat crew are stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral U.S.
27. Bombsight Stolen (1941)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Allied spies and Nazi Agents insinuate themselves at a Scottish cottage (converted to a wartime hospital) with interests on an inventor's nearly perfected bomb sight.
28. Confirm or Deny (1941)
74 min | Drama, War
Newsman Mitch and teletype operator Jennifer, whose job is to see he doesn't send inappropriate stuff out of the country, dodge bombs during the blitz of London while falling in love.
29. Dangerously They Live (1941)
Passed | 77 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Dr. Michael Lewis treats Jane, a mysterious woman claiming to be a British secret agent on the run from German spies. Ultimately convinced, Michael helps Jane escape and with her attempts ... See full summary »
30. Dive Bomber (1941)
Approved | 132 min | Drama, War
A military surgeon teams with a ranking navy flyer to develop a high-altitude suit which will protect pilots from blacking out when they go into a steep dive.
Before America's involvement, but during the prepping.
32. Homecoming (1941)
94 min | Drama
This Nazi propaganda film attempts to justify the invasion of Poland--and thus the start of World War II--by "showing" how the ethnic Germans in Poland were were discriminated against and ... See full summary »
34. International Lady (1941)
Passed | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The film opens with a German air-raid over the skies of London, and moves to the attempts of the F.B.I. and Scotland Yard investigators trying to circumvent the attempts of a sabotage ring ... See full summary »
35. International Squadron (1941)
85 min | Adventure, Drama, War
In 1941, an American flyer volunteers for the British RAF but must learn to be an obedient team-player rather than a risky thrill-seeking individualist.
36. Man Hunt (1941)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Thriller, War
British hunter Thorndike vacationing in Bavaria has Hitler in his gun sight. He is captured, beaten, left for dead, and escapes back to London where he is hounded by German agents and aided by a young woman.
37. Menschen im Sturm (1941)
A propaganda movie trying to justify the Nazi invasion of Slovenia with supposed violences of Slovenians against the little German born community living among them.
AKA: In the Eye of the Storm
38. Parachute Battalion (1941)
Approved | 75 min | Drama, Romance
In this pre-Pearl Harbor recruiting poster, colonel's estranged son Bill Burke, football hero Donald Morse, and hillbilly Jeff Hollis enlist in the paratroopers. Their training at Fort ... See full summary »
Before America's involvement, but during the prepping.
39. Paris Calling (1941)
Passed | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Marianne Jannetier, a well-to-do Parisian, engaged to Andre Benoit, a high-ranking government official, flees the city when the goose-stepping Nazi storm-troopers arrive. When her mother ... See full summary »
41. S.O.S. Submarine (1941)
71 min | Drama
During maneuvers a submarine collides with a surface vessel and drops to the ocean floor. The crew have thirty hours' worth of air to get it back to the surface.
42. Ships with Wings (1941)
Approved | 103 min | Drama, War
Lt. Dick Stacey is dismissed from the Fleet Air Arm for poor discipline. He joins the Aircraft Carrier "HMS Ark Royal" (The Ship with Wings). When they go into battle in the Mediterranean ... See full summary »
43. Spähtrupp Hallgarten (1941)
AKA: Hallgarten's Reconnaissance Patrol
44. 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.
47. Target for Tonight (1941)
Approved | 48 min | Documentary, Drama, War