Movies about WWII and the Holocaust
Europa Europa (1991)
Based on an autobiography by Solomon Perel, this foreign-language film concerns a Jewish-German boy who manages to conceal his identity from the Nazis and ends up a member of their Youth Party.
Schindler's List (1993)
Oskar Schindler (played by Liam Neeson), a greedy German businessman, becomes an unlikely humanitarian amid the Nazi reign when he turns his factory into a refuge for Jews. Winner of seven Academy Awards.
At the 1942 Wannsee Conference in Berlin, high-ranking German officials decide to exterminate the Jews of Europe. This chilling drama, starring Kenneth Branagh, Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth, shows how one of the greatest crimes against humanity was perpetrated in just over an hour.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Roberto Benigni's unforgettable fable that proves love, family and imagination conquer all. Winner of three Academy Awards.
Island on Bird Street (1997)
An 11-year old boy hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after his relatives are sent to a concentration camp.
The Last Days (1998)
Five Hungarian Holocaust survivors tell how they survived the final year of World War II during this Academy Award-winning documentary, produced by Steven Spielberg.
Jakob the Liar (1999)
A Jewish shopkeeper named Jakob (played by Robin Williams) keeps hope alive by spreading the stories from his "secret radio" throughout the Warsaw ghetto. But Jakob has another secret: He is hiding a girl who escaped deportation.
The Sorrow and the Pity (1972)
This documentary explores the reasons behind France's collaboration with Nazi Germany from 1940 to 1944. Director Marcel Ophüls mixes archival footage with interviews of Nazi supporters and resistance fighters alike.
Au Revoir, Les Enfants (1987)
A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives, hiding a secret from his classmates and the Gestapo. Based on director Louis Malle's own childhood.
Anne Frank Remembered (1995)
Using archival material and contemporary interviews, this Academy Award-winning documentary tells the story of the Frank family and their free-spirited daughter Anne.
Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000)
In the late 1930s, parents in Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia sent 10,000 children to England to live with foster families to protect them from the war. The children, their parents and the transport organizers, remember. Narrated by Judi Dench.
Paper Clips (2004)
An inspiring documentary that captures how middle school students in a small rural community promised to honor every lost soul by collecting one paper clip for each individual exterminated by the Nazis.
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Oscar-winner Maximillian Schell, Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster and Marlene Dietrich star in director Stanley Kramer's film that explores the German war crime trials after World War II.
Ex-Nazis, survivors and witnesses recount the horrors of the Holocaust during this nine-and-a-half-hour documentary, directed by Claude Lanzmann.
Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State (2005)
This BBC production draws on rare archival footage and the latest academic discoveries to detail the evolution of this infamous "killing factory" and Holocaust masterminds such as Heinrich Himmler, Rudolf Höss and "death doctor" Josef Mengele. Narrated by Samuel West and Oscar-winner Linda Hunt.