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Added by Aliceinwinter on 28 Nov 2012 06:54
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Movies set in the World War II period

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People who added this item 5791 Average listal rating (3660 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.9
Setting:Poland
This is probably the most famous WW II movie ever made, and the iconic screenshot of the girl in the red coat.
In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
People who added this item 597 Average listal rating (361 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Setting: Denmark
A story of loss but most of all of revenge.
In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
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People who added this item 1405 Average listal rating (895 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Valkyrie (2008)
Setting: Germany
In Nazi Germany during World War II, as the tide turned in favor of The Allies, a cadre of senior German officers and politicians desperately plot to topple the Nazi regime before the nation is crushed in a near-inevitable defeat. To this end, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, an Army officer convinced he must save Germany from Hitler, is recruited to mastermind a real plan.
People who added this item 88 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
The Grey Zone (2001)
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6.8
People who added this item 116 Average listal rating (68 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
People who added this item 219 Average listal rating (119 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.1
Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.
People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
People who added this item 44 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.5
Emperor (2013)
Setting: Japan
As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
People who added this item 4048 Average listal rating (2437 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5
The Pianist (2002)
Setting: Poland
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
Oscar winning performance by Adrien Brody
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People who added this item 562 Average listal rating (284 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Lust, Caution (2007)
Setting: China
Strong romantic element, though it may not seem so.
During World War II era, a young woman, Wang Jiazhi part of an idealistic group of young revulutionaries set their sights on a powerful political figure, Mr. Yee and enter a dangerous game.
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People who added this item 128 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Setting: China
Movie about the Rape of Nanjing
People who added this item 1428 Average listal rating (944 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
People who added this item 370 Average listal rating (235 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Counterfeiters is the true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936.
People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
Kokoda (2006)
People who added this item 116 Average listal rating (75 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 6.3
The Couple (2004)
People who added this item 2767 Average listal rating (1863 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Setting: Britain
People who added this item 612 Average listal rating (355 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Setting: Germany

People who added this item 309 Average listal rating (156 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Setting:China (Nanjing)
A little hard to watch at times but nevertheless beautiful cinematography.
A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety
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People who added this item 231 Average listal rating (127 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.3
Enigma (2001)
During the heart of World War II, in March of 1943, cryptoanalysts at Britain's code-breaking center have discovered to their horror that Nazi U-boats have changed their Enigma Code. Authorities enlist the help of a brilliant young man named Tom Jericho to help them break the code again. The possibility of a spy within the British code-breakers' ranks looms and Tom's love, Claire, has disappeared. To solve the mysteries, Tom recruits Claire's best friend, Hester Wallace.
People who added this item 571 Average listal rating (318 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 7.9
Setting: Japan
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People who added this item 146 Average listal rating (95 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.4
A young Scottish woman joins the French Resistance during World War II to rescue her Royal Air Force boyfriend who is lost in France.
People who added this item 141 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
Setting: Denmark
During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jรธrgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron")are assassins in the Danish resistance.
People who added this item 153 Average listal rating (90 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7
Days of Glory (2006)
People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 0
People who added this item 89 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
People who added this item 119 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
Lore (2012) (2012)
Setting: Germany
As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious jewish refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate.
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People who added this item 257 Average listal rating (183 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
Darkest Hour (2017)
Setting: Britain
During World War II, as Adolf Hitler's awesomely powerful Wehrmacht rampages across Europe, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Neville Chamberlain, is forced to resign, recommending Winston Churchill as his replacement. But even in his early days as the country's leader, Churchill is under pressure to commence peace negotiations with the German dictator or to fight head-on the seemingly invincible Nazi regime, whatever the cost. However difficult and dangerous his decision may be, Churchill has no choice but to shine in the country's darkest hour.
People who added this item 67 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
Setting: Germany during the russian occupation of Berlin
A woman tries to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of World War II.
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People who added this item 93 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Setting:China
About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.
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People who added this item 107 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Setting:China
Strong romantinc element
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People who added this item 2567 Average listal rating (1499 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
Setting:Japan
Strong romantic element
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People who added this item 562 Average listal rating (376 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Windtalkers (2002)
During World War II when the Americans needed to find a secure method of communicating they devised a code using the Navajo language. So Navajos were recruited to become what they call code talkers.
People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
John Rabe (2009)
Setting:China (Nanjing)
A group of international expats led by Siemens director John Rabe stand up for the chinese people of Nanjing, against the japanese occupation.
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People who added this item 112 Average listal rating (64 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) - high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich enrolls, seeing this as his ticket out of factory life to university and a good salary. During his year in seventh column (fifth form), this innocence is altered as Friedrich encounters hazing, cruelty, death, and the Nazi code.
People who added this item 74 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.8
Paradise Road (1997)
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People who added this item 53 Average listal rating (40 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
Bon voyage (2003)
People who added this item 701 Average listal rating (484 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Fury (2014)
Setting: Holland
Strong romantic element.
Great performance by Cristopher Plummer as the aging Kaiser Wilhelm II.
A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.
People who added this item 1641 Average listal rating (1027 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2
Downfall (2004)
People who added this item 5360 Average listal rating (3716 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
Setting:France
I know lots of people have issues with this one, but I like the fact that the bad guys get what they deserve
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People who added this item 2481 Average listal rating (1518 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Atonement (2007)
Setting:Britain
Strong romantic element. A story of what should have been.
Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan.

Also, that green dress
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People who added this item 1068 Average listal rating (582 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Setting: China
This was a beautiful movie. More than a piece of chinese history this is the heartbreaking story of a man whose life was from the very beginning not his own.
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People who added this item 118 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Vincere (2009)
Setting: Italy
The story of Mussolini's secret lover, Ida Dalser, and their son Albino.
People who added this item 1880 Average listal rating (1050 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair
People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 2 IMDB Rating 3.9
Setting: Netherland
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A list of movies set against the background of the second world war. Some are actual war movies, but others are about people living during that time period. I tried to include movies from all around the world. So the list includes american, british, french, danish, german, chinese and japanese movies, in order to "paint" the whole picture from various perspectives.

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