Favorite (1947) An OSS team parachutes into France in order to apprehend a German spy.
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(1965) James Garner stars as an American intelligence officer who knows the details of the upcoming D-Day invasion and falls into the hands of the Germans.
(1941) When, early in the war, a U-boat off the coast of Canada is sunk by the RCAF a small group of Nazi survivors travel toward neutral U.S.
Favorite (1952) 5 Fingers is based on the true story of one of the most famous spies of World War II, code name Cicero.
(1964) British film with Cliff Robertson as an RAF pilot.
(1977) This film is based on the 1974 book by Cornelius Ryan and is about Operation Market Garden, an Allied military operation which turned out to be a disaster.
(1948) Billy Wilder film with Marlene Dietrich
Favorite (1943) When an American pilot dies during a dangerous mission, he becomes a guardian angel for young pilots just getting started.
Favorite (1992) A fictionalized account of the All-American Girl’s Professional Baseball League, organized in 1942 when it was feared that the men’s major league would be cancelled due to the war.
(2007)Frech film about a Jewish boy in WWII Paris who stumbles onto his parents’ secret past.
(1984) In 1944 a lawyer/African American officer arrives at a black army base in Louisiana to investigate the death of an African American sergeant.
(1958)When the Japanese invade Malaya in 1941 a young British secretary is taken prisoner with other women and children.
Favorite (1946) During the 1943 Allied invasion of Italy a platoon of soldiers land on the beach near Salerno Italy with orders to capture a Nazi-held farmhouse six miles inland.
(1944) The crew of an American aircraft carrier fight the Japanese.
Favorite (2008) The Red Army occupies Berlin at the end of the war, and the German women were not safe.
(1941) An American pilot decides to join the Royal Air Force, thinking that it will be a grand adventure.
Favorite (1952) The story of Col. Paul Tibbits who piloted the Enola Gay.
(1943) Honeymoon adventure through England, France, Germany, Austria, and Italy with the Gestapo close behind.
(1942) Spy caper with Humphrey Bogart.
(1953) An American soldier falls in love with a Parisian girl during the U.S. liberation of Paris. He wants to marry her, but his commanding officer is against it.
(1944) An American reporter (George Sanders) is in Damascus in 1941 and gets involved with Nazis who are plotting to blow up the Suez Canal.
(1943) A tribute to the Merchant Marines, starring Humphrey Bogart.
Favorite (1944) During the 1930′s two German immigrants, close friends and business partners, are impacted by the changing politics of their native country.
(1943) Three Americans fall into the hands of an Iraqi Shiek. Things go downhill from there.
(1943) On December 6, 1941, the crew of a B-17 leaves San Francisco on a routine unarmed flight to Hawaii.
(2001) Undercover agents dressed in drag go behind the lines into Berlin to steal an enigma machine. Really. And I LOL.
Favorite (1941) Humphrey Bogart stars in this action caper about a group of New York gamblers who uncover a Nazi spy ring right in their neighborhood.
(1966) It is 1944, and a team of nine Marines fight their way through the lush Philippine jungle in order to retrieve critical information regarding MacArthur’s return invasion.
(1950) Filmed on location in the Philippines, based on a book written by the man who lived it.
(1968) An American war correspondent accompanies a group of US Army Rangers during the 1944 Battle of Anzio.
Favorite (1948) A war veteran attending college on the GI bill and his pregnant wife have a hard time finding a place to live.
(1969) A thrill, all in French, about the World War II resistance fighters.
(1958) On the very day that Germany officially surrendered, a member of the Polish resistance attempts to assassinate the newly arrived Communist Party leader.
Favorite (1956) Europe 1944, The Battle of the Bulge. An cowardly incompetent Captain directly causes the death of many of the men under his command.
Favorite (1987) This touching French film is about two boys who attend a Catholic boarding school in occupied France.
Favorite (1945) About the raid on the Japanese prison camp on Cabanatuan which held survivors of the Bataan Death March.
(1943) In the early years of the war an American businessman traveling by train through Turkey encounters a beautiful woman who asks him to carry some papers for her.
Favorite (1943) As the Bataan Peninsula is being overrun by the Japanese, thirteen men from various Army units are ordered to destroy a bridge.
(1961) Audie Murphy is working with guerilla fighters in the Philippines.
(1955) Based on the Leon Uris’ best seller, the story of a group of Marines from boot camp, through training and on into battle.
(1969) What the British and the German pilots went through during the Blitz.
(1965) Our boys went through hell. That’s all there is to it.
Favorite (1949) The 101st Airborne Division is trying desperately to defend the town of Bastogne in Belgium, an important transportation crossroads.
(1967) The beach is in the Philippines, and the Americans are fighting to take it back.
(1954) Tony Curtis wins the girl. That was it.
(2002) A submarine movie that really is a horror.
(1997) A haunting movie about how gays were persecuted by the Nazis.
(1942) An American radio announcer stationed in Germany is broadcasting in code phrases.
(1948) An exciting train ride as the Allies fight the Nazis even after the war is declared to be over.
(1954) A member of Dutch Intelligence, in cooperation with the British, recruits a beautiful woman to spy for the Allies then has to determine whether or not she is a double agent.
(1944) In this WWII-era movie, a group of people who just died in war torn London suddenly find themselves on a mysterious ocean liner.
(1958) Two officers stationed in Cairo are assigned to a dangerous mission. Problem is, they both love the same woman.
(2006) This Dutch film revolves around happened to the Jews when the Germans occupied Holland.
(1943) About the training of USAAF bombardiers with the top secret Norden bombsight.
(1978) The “Brass Target” is none other than General Patton in this mystery thriller. Are the allegations that Patton was assassinated true?
(1979) German soldier Richard Burton is ordered to tell American soldier Robert Mitchum that there is a plot brewing to kill Hitler which will make it possible to negotiate a ceasefire.
(1950) An army platoon goes from training for the Allied invasion on through the landings on the beach and then breaking through the hedgerows.
(1961) The true story of a young American girl from the South who in the 1930s marries a Japanese diplomat. Then war breaks out.
Favorite (1951) An American soldier blinded by a sniper’s bullet struggles to put his life back together again.
Favorite (1972) Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey outdo themselves in this story about a cabaret in prewar Berlin.
(2001) Story of the Italian troops that were massacred on Cephalonia by the Germans.
(1958) A beautiful English shopgirl with a small daughter joins British intelligence after her husband is killed in North Africa.
Favorite (1943) I love this film. Doesn’t everyone?
(1966) The true story of Jewish U.S. Army officer David “Mickey” Marcus who went to Palestine in 1948 to help train the Israeli army.
(1950) After World War II is over, a B-17 pilot becomes the chief test pilot for an aircraft company that is designing experimental jet planes.
Favorite (2001) Charlotte Gray is a young Scottish girl who travels to London in 1942 and ends up working for the SOE, the British organization which corresponded to our country’s OSS.
(1942) A wise cracking photographer is being chased by the Japanese who want him to film the Burma Road.
(1945) Based on the 1941 novel by Pearl S. Buck, “China Sky” is the story of an American hospital in a Chinese village during World War II.
(1966) As the Germans move in to occupy Czechoslovakia, a young man takes a job as a train station guard.
Favorite (1985) The Nazis are desperate to uncover the details of “Operation Overlord.” An OSS double agent is determined to make sure they don’t.
(1948) Clark Gable wrestles with the agonizing decisions associated with the job of commanding the B-17 bomber crews.
(1943) A small Norwegian village is traumatized when the Nazis move in.
(1939) Edward G. Robinson is an FBI agent who uncovers a Nazy spy network in the US.
(1941) American reporter working in London believes that Hitler is en route to invade Britain.
(1940) In November of 1939 the Danish freighter Helvig is stopped at a British Naval Contraband Control Base to be searched for contraband.
(1945) The French bride of a World War II RAF pilot has been murdered for her work with the Resistance. When the war if over, he wants revenge.
(1945) Two Russians trapped in a Russian building with seven German soldiers.
(1942) A reformed jewel thief known as the “Lone Wolf” tracks down Nazi spies in London during the Blitz.
(1947) Crossfire is a film noir mystery starring Robert Young as the investigator who is trying to solve the brutal murder of a Jewish ex-soldier.
(1943) A group of nurses and civilian refugees work together at a U.S. military hospital on the Bataan Peninsula.
(1941) After the Nazis invaded Poland, a concert pianist/fighter pilot determines to fight with the British.
(1941) After a young lady is in an automobile accident she seems to have amnesia. Then she lets her doctor know that she is actually a British intelligence agent!
(1958) About the elite commando unit headed by Colonel William Darby.
Favorite (1981) Das Boot is an epic German war film, the fictional story of U-96 and its crew.
(1944) Russian guerillas struggle against the Nazi’s. Gregory Peck’s first movie.
Favorite (1951) A German POW is recruited to go back behind German lines to gather critical information about troop movements.
Favorite (2008) The amazing true story of four brothers named Bielski who led Jews from hiding and from the ghettos into the forests of western Belorussia.
(1942) A bomber crew crash lands in Nazi-occupied territory, and the survivors fight hard to get back to England.
Favorite (1943) Cary Grant captains a submarine that slips into ultra-defended Tokyo Bay to collect critical weather information.
(1943) A new destroyer is built to replace the S.S. John Paul Jones which has been sunk in the Pacific. Rah rah Navy!
(1941) Navy flight surgeons are dedicated to keep their pilots safe in the air.
Favorite (2004) Downfall depicts the last days of the Hitler’s Thousand Year Reich as he and his entourage self destruct in his Berlin bunker in 1945. German with subtitles.
(1958) True story about the evacuation from the shores of France.
(1943) A tiny town in Norway fights back against the Nazi’s.
(2012) Emperor is a story about the postwar occupation of Japan and the fate of that country’s revered Emperor Hirohito.
(1987) The story of Jamie, a young boy from a wealthy British family living in Shanghai. When the Japanese occupy Shanghai after the attack on Pearl Harbor he is separated from his parents as they flee the city.
(2001) Amid the brutality of the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942-1943, a fascinating story of dueling snipers.
(1940) An American travels to Europe to rescue his mother from a concentration camp.
(1945) Nazi prisoners escape from a California desert POW camp and hold a group of people hostage.
(1979) Greek resistance fighters are plotting to overtake a German POW camp and run the Nazis out of their town.
(1939)As war is spreading across Europe and North Africa an American career diplomat falls in love with a beautiful woman who he later discovers has been involved in German espionage.
Favorite (1990) The true story of a teenaged Jewish boy living in Germany who, in order to survive, passes as an Aryan and becomes a member of the Hitler Youth. German with subtitles.
Favorite (2005) A young man learns that his grandfather grew up in a small Jewish settlement in the Ukraine that was destroyed by the Nazis during World War II. He travels there in search of the woman who saved his grandfather’s life.
Favorite (1948) This movie follows a fighter squadron in England as they approach D-Day and how they back up the Marines landing on the beaches.
(1959) A Japanese film, with subtitles, about the desperate state of the Japanese army at the end of the war in the Philippines.
(1943) In 1942 a beautiful Norwegian woman is romantically involved with a Nazi officer who doesn’t realize that she is a member of the Resistance.
(1967)After a young Marine fights heroically at Guadalcanal he receives the Congressional Medal of Honor and a stateside soft job.
(1943) The action in this Billy Wilder film takes place in an Egyptian hotel.as the British battle Rommel for North Africa.
(2008) Danish film, based on fact, about two resistance fighters.
(2014) A four part BBC America miniseries which covers the career of Ian Fleming up to the point when he begins to write his first book about “James Bond.”
(1940) A new Navy pilot who joins the “Hellcats” squadron at Pensacola, Florida has to fly through hoops in order to gain the respect of his mates.
(1951) This movie about Marine aviators revolves around the conflict between the stern, no nonsense Kirby(John Wayne) and his more lenient executive officer (Robert Ryan.)
(1942) The legendary Flying Tigers were a group of pilots who fought in China against the Japanese.
(1991) “For the Boys” is the story of (fictional) Dixie Leonard and Eddie Sparks who teamed up during World War II to entertain the troops
(1978) British intelligence agents go after the Nazi’s.
(1951) William Holden stars in this WWII romantic drama about an infantryman fighting in 1943 Italy who falls in love with a WAC.
Favorite (1940) One of Alfred Hitchcock’s early films, an action spy caper.
(1944) Four entertainers go on a USO tour.
(1953) Military life and love on a military base in Hawaii just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
(1956) A French ballerina who is performing in 1944 London falls in love with an American paratrooper. Remake of 1940 “Waterloo Bridge.”
(1943) “Ordinary” men and women help the war effort at home.
Favorite (1947) A newspaper reporter writing a series on antisemitism claims that he is Jewish in order to experience the prejudice firsthand.
(1994) Excellent documentary from D-Day to the liberation of Paris to the death camps of Dachau.
(2009) As England is going to war, a young lady uncovers a secret political plot to make a deal with Hitler.
(1945) The story of WWII ace Robert Lee Scott, Jr. who flew with the “Flying Tigers.”
(2008) In 1930′s Berlin, a college professor who is considered to be a good man reluctantly joins the Nazi Party and ends up working for Adolf Eichmann.
Favorite (1990) This Swedish film (German language with subtitles) is about the efforts of Raoul Wallenberg to successfully save the lives of thousands of Hungarian Jews.
(1937) A French WWI antiwar film and a cinema classic, co-written and directed by Jean Renoir, none other than the son of the impressionist painter.
(1946) This British murder mystery takes place in a rural World War II hospital during the V-1 “Doodlebug” bombardments.
(1943) The story of a unit of Marines who fought on the island of Guadalcanal between August 7th and December 10th of 1942, barely one year before the film came out.
(1943) About the assasination of Reinhard Heydrich, a high ranking Nazi who terrorized the Czech people.
Favorite (2002) Bruce Willis is the ranking American office in a German POW camp in Belgium.
(1957) A US Marine is stranded on an island in the South Pacific with a Nun.
(1960) A young man in L.A. is raised by a Japanese-American family and then after war breaks out fights with the Marines against Japan.
(2012) With most of the action taking place during the World War II years, this HBO production is the story of Ernest Hemingway’s relationship with war correspondent Martha Gellhorn.
(1962) A story of Hitler’s rise to power and fall to defeat.
(1943) Horrifying series of events that take place after Nazi Reinhard Heydrich is assassinated.
(1985) Two German brothers experience the changes that occur in Nazi Germany.
(1944)During World War II the Hollywood Canteen was a club open only to servicemen and women where they could get a free meal, entertainment and perhaps dance with a real Hollywood star.
(1948) An established surgeon goes into the army medical service and falls in love with his nurse. There’s a lot going on behind the scenes.
(1987) A young boy relates how his family survived the bombings in England.
(1945) Hotel Berlin is all about what was happening in a grand Berlin hotel near the end of World War II.
(1945) A determined young British woman is off to Scotland to marry one of the richest men in England. Along the way, she meets a handsome naval officer, and well …
(1945) An American GI arrives in London and falls for a lovely British Lady.
(1946) During World War II an beautiful but naive Irish girl turns 21 and leaves her village for Dublin intending the join the IRA and fight against the British.
(1951) An American living in the Philippines opens a nightclub under an assumed identity and offers valuable assistance to the Allies and to the Bataan Death March prisoners at Cabanatuan.
(1944) One of the first films to focus on post traumatic stress syndrome of a WWII veteran.
Favorite (2004) After General Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhower is appointed as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces he has to oversee the planning and take responsibility for all critical decisions leading up to D-Day.
(1958) After he realizes that they are surrounded by Germans a Sergeant imitates a General in order to motivate a small group of soldiers to organize an attack.
(1965) Naval Officers and their wives in Hawaii during the early years of the war.
(1944) An unlikely romance between a Polish Count and an English commoner, taking place at the time of the fall of Poland.
(1997) The family of a Rabbi struggles to endure the horrors of Nazi cruelty during the last days of the Warsaw Ghetto.
(1942) A group of seaman survive the bombing of their destroyer. As they float on a raft and wait for rescue, they think back to the years just prior.
Favorite (2009) Okay, it’s not about the OSS, it’s not perfect, but I loved it. It was glourious.
(2012) In the early days of World War II two airplanes, one from Great Britain and one from Germany, crash in the vast snowy wilds of Norway.
Favorite (1977) An American artist named Thomas Hudson has retired to an island in the Bahamas where he sculpts, fishes, and drinks. Then his three sons from two ex-marriages come to spend the summer.
(1999) A Jewish vendor who lives in a Jewish ghetto in Nazi occupied Poland wants to give hope to the other residents who know that their neighbors and friends have been shipped away to unknown horrors.
(1942) Five British fighter pilots make their way to German-occupied Paris after being shot down over France. They struggle to get back to England with the help of a priest and a young French waitress.
(2002) The story of how two world famous boxers, Joe Louis and Germany’s Max Schmeling, became life long friends.
(1942) Joe Smith works in a munitions factory, and Nazi agents are determined to force him to reveal critical secrets.
(1942) A true story about an American couple who lose their unborn baby during a London bombing raid.
(1943) An American armaments engineer in neutral Turkey gets into trouble with the Nazis.
(2005) On December 24, 1914 British soldiers faced the Germans across a “no-man’s land” stretch on the Western Front. Both sides were holed up in freezing boggy trenches, and it was Christmas Eve.
Favorite (1961) Unforgettable. Based on the Nuremberg war crime trials right after the war.
Favorite (1977) An American playwright helps her friend smuggle money into Berlin to use against the Nazi’s.
(1970) Lt. Kelly and his followers are intent on finding Nazi gold.
(1965) Story of POW’s in a Japanese prison camp.
(1958) Following the D-Day invasion allied troops are fighting to remove the Germans from southern France.
Favorite (2010) A French film about the July 1942 arrest of Paris Jews who were first taken to the velodrome, then to internment camps, and finally to extermination camps. The focus is on one family.
(2006) The Battle of Iwo Jima from the perspective of the Japanese soldiers.
Favorite (1997) This is an Italian film about a Jewish Italian family sent to a concentration camp. In order to protect his son the father pretends that everything is actually a game.
Favorite (1944) A group of survivors from a U-Boat attack on their ship find themselves all together on a lifeboat. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
(1962) In 1946 Holland, a young girl who barely survived Auschwitz concentration camp is desperate to reach Palestine.
(1937) A British diplomat is sent to Baskul, China to rescue 90 people from a violent uprising. He and four others hop on the last plane out but it crashes in the snowy desolate mountains of Tibet.
(1977) We see the “rebel” General from his ousting from the Phillipines on through to his retirement.
(1949) In 1942 President Roosevelt sends a daring duo into Japanese occupied Malaya to smuggle out valuable rubber.
(1953) This British film is based on the defense of Malta, the little island which was critically located just south of Sicily and east of North Africa.
(1941) A British big game hunter crawls through the German forest stalking dangerous prey.
(1976) A Columbia grad student who is training to run a marathon finds himself caught up in a nightmare involving a Nazi war criminal.
(2008) Max Manus was a Norwegian Resistance fighter during the World War II Nazi occupation. This movie is based on the books he wrote after the war.
(1990) Based on the story of the crew of the B-17 Memphis Belle that completed coveted 25 missions.
(1933) A nurse during the “War to End All Wars” becomes an anti-war activist after her pilot lover is killed in action.
(1976) A star studded cast and a good review of what happened at the Battle of Midway.
(1944) A black and white Nazi spy thriller which takes place at the time of the London bombings.
(2008) Directed by Spike Lee, this World War II story takes place in Tuscany.
(1943) A film that Roosevelt requested be made in order to give Americans a warm and fuzzy feeling about their Russian allies.
(2005) During World War II more than 70,000 Finnish war children were evacuated to neutral Sweden and to Denmark.
(1955) Mr. Roberts, the executive officer of a Navy cargo chief, the USS Reluctant, clashes with the ship’s dictator of a captain.
Favorite (1942) Shows how “regular folks” in the London suburbs were coping with the bombings.
(1942) Twin brothers battle it out in this Nazi spy movie.
(1959) Frank Sinatra heads an OSS unit in Burma but Gina demands too much of his attention.
(1946) Some highlights of Cole Porter’s life as well as his fabulous songs.
(1940) A scientist and his daughter are relentlessly pursued by the Nazi’s.
(1064) A former OSS agent living in London takes the Night Train to Paris in order to deliver a tape recording of secret military information to the French government.
Favorite (1958) In this laugh-out-loud movie Andy Griffith plays Will Stockdale, a country boy from back-in-the-woods Georgia who gets drafted into the Army Air Forces.
(1965) Frank Sinatra made his directorial debut in this war film about American and Japanese soldiers stranded on a remote Pacific island.
(1943) The Royal Canadian Mounted Police battle the Nazis in the northern wilderness.
Favorite (1946) Intelligence agents are tracking down Nazi scientists who are experimenting with uranium.
(1945) Americans parachute into Burma to destroy an enemy radar station in this suspenseful movie.
(1950) A courageous Frenchwoman living in England joins the British SOE and goes to France to work with the Underground.
(1942) After a British bomber is critically damaged over Stuttgart, Germany, the crew bails out over the Netherlands.
(1965) A British espionage team goes deep inside Germany to foil their rocket making efforts.
(1975) Operation Daybreak is the true story of the 1942 assassination by a British special commando unit of German SS leader Reinhard Heydrich, “The Butcher of Prague.”
(1951) John Wayne, as commander of a submarine spends too much time trying to win back his ex-wife. The rest of the movie is exciting.
Favorite (2003) Dr. Gisella Perl was a Jewish gynecologist living in Hungary who was sent to Auschwitz concentration camp.
(1941) A real Parachute Battalion from Fort Benning, GA is featured in this movie. It’s all about jumping.
(1997) A group of women are imprisoned by the Japanese after the fall of Singapore in 1942.
(1953) In this WWII British film, British Paratroopers are training to be dropped into some dangerous missions. Somehow an American has joined the group.
(1944) A group of the Free French fight against the Axis.
Favorite (1957) The story of a World War I regiment of French soldiers who are ordered to proceed with what could only be described as a suicide attack.
Favorite (1970) General George S. Patton by George C. Scott. Excellent movie.
(2001) This based-on-fact film tells the story of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and the subsequent Dolittle Raid the following April.
(1957) Based on the best selling 1956 novel by Grace Metalious, the story line of the film Peyton Place takes place just before until just after World War II.
(1943) A pilot carries out a suicide mission early in the war against Japan.
(1969) In this British film, Michael Caine leads a group of criminals through the North African desert to blow up a German fuel dump.
(1959) Pork Chop Hill is about one battle fought in 1953, at the end of the Korea War while the U.S. was negotiating an armistice with the Communist Chinese and North Koreans.
(1945) The true story of Marine Al Schmid and how he coped with injuries received at Guadalcanal.
(1963) The story of the PT boat commanded by John F. Kennedy.
(1942) A World War I officer is injured and cannot remember a thing. Greer Garson and Ronald Colman star in this romance, a fantasy really, that came out at the beginning of World War II.
(2012) Red Tails is about the challenges and triumphs of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all African American aerial combat unit.
(1942) John Wayne plays a U.S. flyer in France, trying to evade the Nazi’s.
Favorite (1958) Gregory Peck and Burt Lancaster do not get along on this submarine.
(1942) After an explosion in a Los Angeles aircraft factory a munitions worker is falsely accused of sabotage.
(1943) Humphrey Bogart leads a group of men … American, British, Italian, even German … via a tank he named Lulu Belle through the desert looking for water.
(2003) In December 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge, a small group of soldiers escape the Malmedy Massacre.
(1949) John Wayne is a tough Sergeant who has to train a squadron of Marines.
(2010) The story of 1942 German-occupied Paris when over 13,000 Jews were arrested and sent to Auschwitz.
(1998) Steven Spielberg’s award winning movie about the efforts to find a soldier whose three brothers have already died in battle.
Favorite (1993) Oskar Schindler is able to save more than 1000 Jews during World War II.
Nope (1956) During the night of the Normandy Invasion the 101st Airborne Division, known as “The Screaming Eagles” parachutes into France.
(1944) This comedy is based on the 1942 best selling book by journalist Marion Hargrove as he described his madcap experiences in Army boot camp.
Favorite (1941) As World War I breaks out a young man from the mountains of Tennessee objects for religious reasons when he is drafted into the Army.
(1992) A secretary who works for the OSS agrees to spy on the Nazis.
(2010) A US Marshall arrives at an insane asylum to investigate the disappearance of a patient.
(1944) In an upperclass family, the father goes off to war. His wife (Claudette Colbert) and two daughters (Jennifer Jones and Shirley Temple) are left behind to cope.
(1960) Churchhill orders his Navy to “Sink the Bismark …” or else!
Favorite (1999) In Washington state just a few years after World War II a Japanese fisherman stands trial for murder.
Favorite (1943) The story of the “Angels of Battan” … the nurses who served in Bataan and Corregidor.
(1942) Two brothers fall in love with the same young woman. All three of them are war correspondents headed for the war in the Pacific.
(2005) German movie about the anti-Nazi student resistance group in Germany.
Favorite (1982) Sophie’s Choice” is the story of a young Polish woman who survived the horrors of Auschwitz and comes to America to build a new life.
Favorite (1958) A romantic musical with beautiful scenery that just happens to take place during World War II.
(2008) In Poland, a gifted cellist and her family hide from the Nazis.
(1990) Ian Fleming was, of course, the English author who wrote the James Bond novels.
(1953) No one trusts William Holden who plays an American POW in a German prison camp.
(1942) Lots of action in the Navy.
(1955) Post WWII movie about the U.S. Army Air Force Command that was established in 1946 to protect our country again nuclear threats.
(1942) An American submarine tangles with a Japanese aircraft carrier headed for Pearl.
(1959) Submarine movie about the USS Seahawk on patrol in the Pacific.
(1958) The mission takes place on an island in the Pacific called Baluyanna.
(1960) Franklin D. Roosevelt contracts polio at the age of 39, then fights hard to make a comeback three years later.
(1999) Saga of a Jewish Hungarian family as they fight to survive before and after the 2nd World War.
Favorite (1993) In 1939 Hamburg, Germany, a group of young people hold underground swing parties in opposition to Nazi Party prohibition of such dangerous music.
(1944) Edward G. Robinson is the captain of an oil tanker. After he rescues a fair lady and marries her, he becomes involved in espionage.
(1959) Americans need to find out where the German tanks are getting across a river.
Favorite (1949) Gary Cooper is a Navy pilot who “lives” the history of the aircraft carrier until his retirement right after WWII.
Favorite (1999) British ladies live in Florence and watch how the country changes as Italy goes to war.
(1943) Although “sappy” at times, this movie with Ginger Rogers is for the girls who were left behind while their men went off to war.
(1941) British Admiral Horatio Nelson’s battles against Napoleon’s fleet and falls in love, all at the same time.
(1964) A prim and proper British war widow falls for a Navy dog robber (now what on earth is that?) in June of 1944.
(1994) In a British Prisoner of War camp in East Africa, an Italian POW is determined to climb Mt. Kenya, and the camp commander is just as determined that he will not.
(1946) The crew of a B-29 paint the picture of their skipper’s girlfriend on the nose of their plane and name it “The Bamboo Blonde.”
(1943) Part of the WW II Frank Capra documentary series, “Why We Fight.”
(1947) The 1947 story of the development of the first atomic bomb, code name Manhattan Project.
(1943) A British film, tribute to the firemen of the AFS — Auxiliary Fire Service.
Favorite (1946) Veterans struggle to come to grips with coming home. One of the best WWII movies ever.
(1950) About the Berlin Airlift right after the war. Filmed in bombed out Berlin.
(1980) Follows a Sergeant and four privates through brutal combat in North Africa, Sicily and D-Day.
Favorite (1947) Cary Grant stars as an angel who wants to help a Bishop and his wife get their lives back on track.
(2008) A film about two little boys … one is in a Nazi Concentration Camp, and the other is the son of the camp commandante.
(1969) In March 1945 the Germans and the Allies wage a fierce battle over Remagen bridge … the last bridge over the Rhine.
Favorite (1957) Okay, it just might be one of the best films ever made.
(1998) During World War II neutral Ireland interned both Allied and Axis servicemen who happened to land in their country.
Favorite (1954) The officers assigned to an old destroyer-minesweeper come to believe that their new captain is unbalanced.
(1945) A soldier on a 48 hour leave in New York City meets a girl who agrees to show him the town.
(1955) The Germans assemble their most incorrigible prisoners of war in Colditz Castle, an “inescapable” fortress.
(1944) A guerilla fighter known as “The Flying Dutchman” escapes from the Netherlands to neutral Portugal. There he quickly becomes involved with a beautiful and mysterious woman.
Favorite (1962) Based on the book of the same name, a Swedish-American oilman spies on the Nazis for OSS Stockholm.
(2007) Austrian film based on the true story of “Operation Bernhard,” the Nazi scheme to overwhelm the British economy with counterfeit bills.
(1943) This movie was made as a tribute to the Free French forces who were fighting against the Nazis.
(1953) At the beginning of World War II a Royal Navy Commander takes charge of a ship of inexperienced cremen.
Favorite (1955) The British want to figure out how to destroy German dams. One of my favorite WWII movies.
(2011) In 1966 three Mosad agents come together to capture “The Surgeon of Birkenau,” an escaped Nazi war criminal.
Favorite (1951) James Mason plays Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. Great movie.
(1953) The best scenes were those few with James Mason as German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.
(1942) The Devil with Hitler is a 44 minute comedy propaganda film created by producer Hal Roach, famous for Laurel and Hardy and Our Gang (The Little Rascals.)
(1999) A modern American Jewish teenager, uninterested in her family’s experiences in the Holocaust, is suddenly transported back to wartime Poland and experiences it all herself.
(1968) A group of American and Canadian soldiers are trained to become a highly skilled special forces unit.
Favorite (1959) The story of dear Anne Frank and her family as they hide from the Nazis in Amsterdam.
Favorite (1967) Action erupts on the eve of D-Day at a gorgeous French chateau being used as a gathering spot by German officers.
(1955 and 1999) An American writer who has been honorably discharged from the army settles in World War II London to work on his book.
Favorite (1957) The captains of a German sub and an American escort destroyer duel it out.
Favorite (1996) Just prior to WWII, a cartographer is mapping the desert for the Allies. Things don’t quite work out.
(1943) A veteran of the Spanish Civil War returns home to New York City after spending two years being tortured in a Fascist POW camp.
(1940) This movie is about the World War I exploits of the 69th Infantry Regiment, a military unit dating back to before the Civil War, primarily of Irish-Americans from New York City.
(1944) The true story of a strong Catholic family of five sons and one daughter.
(1942) This British film tells the story of R.J. Mitchell, the designer of the Spitfire fighter plane.
(1962) This Italian movie is the story of the 1943 four day uprising when the people of Naples rebel and force the Germans out of their city.
Favorite (1960) James Cagney portrays Admiral William F. “Bull” Halsey who has just been given command of the Guadalcanal campaign in 1942.
Favorite (1954) The story of band leader Glenn Miller’s career from the early days when he was getting his trombone in and out of hock up through World War II.
(2006) A journalist, played by George Clooney, returns to Germany just after the war.
Favorite (1940) Charlie Chaplin was the writer, director, producer and financier of this daring comedy/parody of Adolf Hitler and in particular his policies toward Jews during those dark days of Germany.
Favorite (1963) The amazing story of POW’s who built a series of tunnels in an “escape-proof” German camp.
(2005) The amazing story of the 1945 rescue of the 500+ Bataan Death March survivors at Cabanatuan in the Philipines.
Favorite (1974) The story of a family whose Dad is a Marine fighter pilot who calls himself “The Great Santini” and never lets anyone forget it.
Favorite (1961) Gregory Peck is the head of a commando unit charged to destroy a pair of gigantic mountaintop Nazi guns.
(1950) Just as World War II has ended a wounded Scottish soldier is angry that he cannot go home but must stay in a Burma Red Cross hospital.
Favorite (1965) Based on the true story of the Norwegians’ top secret project to prevent the Nazis from producing the heavy water they wanted for the development of an atomic bomb.
(2009) In 1945, after the defeat of Germany, a group of army soldiers are stationed at a lavish castle and find a hidden chest of jewels. It’s true and now you can learn the rest of the story …
(1975) The last flight of the German airship Hindenburg culminated in a fire as it was preparing to land on May 6, 1937, at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey.
(1985) Just before the end of the war a Nazi commits suicide after sending a fortune to a bank in Geneva. He will want his son forty years later to make amends for his misdeeds.
(1963) During the final days of the Korean War, three soldiers agonize over their orders to kill a prisoner.
(1945) The FBI uncovers Nazi spy rings, which were rampant in the US.
(1979) The House on Garibaldi Street is based on the book of the same name by Isser Harel, who as director of the Mossad directed the capture of Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
(1951) When the war is over a concentration camp survivor assumes the identity of her best friend who has just died there.
(1978) Italian farce about a group of misfit American soldiers who somehow end up on an anti-Nazi commando mission. Not to be confused with (2009) Inglourious Basterds.
(1958) Sophia Loren as Stella is the central character around which the tugboat skippers revolve.
Favorite (2010) This movie revolves around King George VI, his ascension to the throne just before WWII, and his life long struggle against stuttering.
(2005) The British and the Nazis are after looted Dutch treasures.
(1980) French film starring Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu, about a Paris theatre during the Nazi occupation of France.
(1989) “Rambo” on a Pacific island.
(2009) A 12 year old Jewish boy who befriends a British soldier in 1947 Palestine is labeled a traitor by his community.
(1940) John Ford directed this film about an English cargo ship traveling from the West Indies to Baltimore to England.
(1962) “The Longest Day” was June 6, 1944 … the Allied invasion of German-occupied France.
(1945) An alcoholic writer can think of nothing except where he will get his next drink.
Favorite (2001) In the 1950′s a Hollywood screenwriter is accused of being a Communist. He takes a drive, has an accident, loses his memory, and is mistaken for a small town’s World War II hero who didn’t come back but whose body had never been found.
(1956) A WWII veteran is struggling to fit into corporate America and begins to have flashbacks of his wartime experiences.
Favorite (1956) The story of Operation Mincemeat, Britain’s 1943 plan to convince Germany that the Allied invasion of Sicily would take place at Greece instead.
Favorite (1962) Right after the end of the Korean War a veteran begins to have nightmares that he and the other members of his platoon had been brainwashed.
(1970) This British film centers around a German POW camp in Scotland. The Germans are out of control and the camp’s Commanding Officer can’t seem to do anything about it.
(1950) This post-World War II movie is a sequel to the award winning “Mrs. Miniver” filmed 8 years earlier.
Favorite (2014) The story of the men and women who, during and after World War II, engineered the rescue of the great works of art stolen by the Nazis.
(1943) The More the Merrier is an award winning comedy about the severe housing shortage in Washington DC during World War II.
(1940) What happens in 1933 when the Nazi’s take hold in a small Bavarian town.
(1944) Japanese women are extraordinarly dedicated to helping the war effort.
(1960) Jimmy Stewart plays a demolition expert who leads a team assigned to blow up roads and bridges in China so that the Japanese cannot get through.
(1942) The crew of an old Merchant Marine ship en route to Belfast takes on the Nazis. Shows its age.
(1967) A prostitute is murdered in Poland. Who did it? A Nazi General?
(1943) A village in the Ukraine is overrun by Nazi Germany, and everything changes.
Favorite (1974) A German reporter in 1963 is determined to track down the murderous Nazi comandante of a concentration camp.
(1957) British movie about the exploits of German fighter pilot Franz von Werra.
(1977) Based on the best selling novel by Sidney Sheldon, this is a story about love, lust, revenge, and sex.
(1961) The story of the native American Marine who became one of the immortalized flag bearers on Iwo Jima.
Favorite (1965) A Jewish pawnbroker can’t forgive himself for not dying with the rest of his family in a German concentration camp.
Favorite (2002) The fate of the Polish Jewish communities as Germany invades their country.
(2007) This Canadian film is about the relationship between a Rabbi’s daughter and a German soldier who fall in love just as Poland falls to the Nazis.
(1956) The widow of a Marine who was killed on Guadalcanal joins the American Red Cross and asks to be assigned to nearby New Caledonia, hoping to learn more about her husband’s death.
(1954) Gregory Peck plays a Canadian fighter pilot seeing action in Burma.
Favorite (1946) When World War I is over, a veteran discovers that he cannot bear to return to his former life in society.
(2009) Kate Winslet plays a former SS Guard who befriends a fifteen year old boy.
(1958) Ray Milland plays a safecracker who goes to prison but then is recruited by the British War Office for a dangerous mission in Nazi occupied Belgium.
Favorite (1983) Gregory Peck plays the role of a Vatican Priest who outsmarts the Nazis.
Ridiculous (1955) As war is breaking, a German sea captain tries to get his freighter from Sydney, Australia back home.
(1980) British intelligence officers lead a group of retired soldiers to carry out a top secret mission.
(1948) A Czech boy and his mother both survive Auschwitz but cannot find each other after the war is over.
(1964) A member of British Intelligence recruits five talented prisoners to go with him on a mission to Yugoslavia to rescue an Italian General imprisoned by the Nazis.
(1969) An Italian village hides one million bottles of wine from the advancing German army.
(1944) A haunting movie set in a German concentration camp in 1936.
Favorite (1965) A small Slovak town is being Aryanized in preparation for deportation of the Jews.
Favorite (1959, 1965, and 2013) One of the most beloved musicals of all time takes place during World War II Austria as a nun-in-training is sent to a family of seven children to be their governess.
(2003) Nearly fifty years after World War II authorities are determined to find the hiding place of a French Nazi collaborator who in 1944 ordered the execution of seven Jews.
Favorite (1945) Story of Ernie Pyle, Pulitzer Prize winning war correspondent who traveled with the infantry in Europe.
(1946) An American delegate to the Allied War Crimes Commission (played by Edward G. Robinson) tracks down a dangerous Nazi war criminal (played by Orson Welles.)
(1968) Martin Sheen (his 2nd movie) plays a soldier who returns home to his dysfunctional parents.
(1951) In 1944 the soldiers of the 3rd Armored Division are headed for the Siegfried Line, Germany’s defensive line of bunkers, tunnels and tank traps.
(1988) In 1941 occupied France, a wealthy lawyer is captured by the Germans as he is walking through his town.
Favorite (1998) A group of soldiers belonging to the Army Rifle Company called C-for-Charlie land on Guadalcanal to relieve Marine units and to push out the Japanese.
Favorite (1949) A writer comes to post-World War II Vienna after he is offered a job by an old friend named Harry Lime.
(1969) In 1943 the 8th Air Force planned a daring 1000 plane bombing raid on an industrial target deep into Germany.
Favorite (1964) French Resistance fighters risk their lives to save artwork of France.
Favorite (1995) The true story of how the first African American pilots in the U. S. Army Air Corps were trained and sent into combat.
(1958) A General in the German army is actually a British agent, a mole since the end of World War I.
Favorite (2007) The War is a seven part documentary series about World War II written by Geoffrey C. Ward and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.
(2010) A Polish prisoner leads an unbelievable escape from a Soviet prison camp in Siberia.
(1945) Slow moving English film about a British air base.
Favorite (1944) In 1914 a young American girl travels to England with her father for a two week visit, falls in love and never goes home.
(1998) The White Raven is the story of a huge Rothschild diamond lost during the Holocaust.
Favorite (1950) True story of a creative escape plan from the German POW camp Stalag Luft III.
(1958) The story of three soldiers, two Americans and one German, and how their lives somehow interrelate during World War II.
(1945) The story revolves around the PT boats used in the Philippines as they were being attacked by the Japanese.
Favorite (1944) The Doolittle Raid on Tokyo 131 days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
(1942) A young lady from England’s upper class joins the WAAF, even though her parents object to her fighting the war alongside common folk.
Favorite (1943) Ninteen Irving Berlin songs with a star studded cast as well as hundreds of real soldiers made this a wildly popular musical show.
Favorite (1943) A country “somewhere in Europe” has just been invaded by Hitler, and the Resistance makes itself known. Directed by Jean Renoir, son of the French impressionist.
Favorite (1943) See the “MGM Star Parade” along with a cute storyline starring Kathryn Grayson and the fabulous Gene Kelly.
(1950) A writer and her family are sent to Japanese prison camps.
(1946) Three Marines just back from World War II struggle to adapt to life back home.
Favorite (1942) In Nazi occupied Poland, a troupe of actors get caught up in some daring espionage. Carole Lombard’s last movie; Jack Benny’s funniest.
(1944) During the summer of 1940 a professional fisherman named Harry Morgan takes wealthy clients out on his boat out into the Caribbean from the island of Martinique. Lauren Bacall’s first film!
Favorite (1955) Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in US military history.
(1942) A Marine recruit finds himself training under his father’s good friend, a tough drill instructor.
(1967) In 1942 the British send an ecclectic team to to destroy Rommel’s fuel supply at Tobruk, a city on the northern Africa coast of Libya.
(1949) Humphrey Bogart plays a veteran who returns to Tokyo after the war to see if his pre-war bar had survived the bombing and to tie up loose ends.
(1946) A young woman’s husband goes off to World War I and is reported to be killed in action. 20 years later, as war is breaking out again in Europe, he reappears.
(1944) A young German boy who has been indoctrinated in the Nazi culture comes to America to live with his uncle’s family.
(1945) A London musical theater is celebrated for staying open every single night during the Blitz.
(1970) This historical film was made by American and Japanese filmmakers working together to show both sides of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
(1958) The captain of a WWII submarine has to make some devastating choices in pursuit of a Japanese aircraft carrier.
(1969) Triple Cross is based on the biography of Englishman Eddie Chapman who became first a Nazi spy and then a British double agent.
Favorite (1949) A classic film, based on true events, about 8th Air Force flight crews. Gregory Peck as General Frank Savage commands the “918th” bomber squadron.
(2002) In 1926 Berlin twin sisters, suddenly orphaned, go to live with different distant relatives and grow up in very different environments, politically and socially.
(1960) Italian film starring Sophia Loren about how a mother and her daughter survive the war.
(2000) In 1942 an American submarine captures the German U-571 in order to sieze it’s Enigma, the German machine used for the encryption of coded messages.
(1941) The resistance in Germany broadcasts over the radio, and the Gestapo stops at nothing to stop them.
Favorite (1957) This movie tells how four sisters in New Zealand survive WWII. All their young men are off to war as the American troops move in.
(1959) James Garner is a submarine frogmen fighting the Japanese in the Pacific.
Favorite (2008) Colonel Stauffenberg is in the center of the 1944 plot to assasinate Hitler.
(1959) In post WWII Germany an American solider falls in love with a German girl, something that was absolutely verboten!
(1981) A group of Allied prisoners in a German POW camp train to challenge a German soccer team. It really was Fantasy Football.
(1965) Frank Sinatra leads a group of POW’s on a high adventure escape.
Favorite (1976) The MS St. Louis departs Hamburg on May 13, 1939 with over 900 Jewish passengers, all intent on escaping Hitler’s Germany.
(1942) Depiction of what happened at Wake Island right after Pearl Harbor.
(1945) The 7th and final film of Frank Capra’s World War II documentary series, “Why We Fight.”
(2011) As World War I breaks out a young English farmboy’s life is turned upside down when the horse he loves is taken by the cavalry.
(1943) A German engineer has been working against the Nazis for many years, moving from country to country. He comes with his family to the United States thinking they will be safe there.
Favorite (1940) This WW I and II movie is the love story of a beautiful ballerina who meets a dashing RAF officer on London’s Waterloo Bridge.
Favorite (1968) The British MI6 and the American OSS work together to outsmart the Nazis.
(1942)”Why We Fight” is a series of propaganda films created during the war primarily to show our soldiers why we were in the war.
(2002) The Navaho Indian code talkers played a critical role in World War II in the Pacific.
(1942) The setting is the Lockheed plant in Burbank … a great slice of life in the U.S., just as we were gearing up for war.
Favorite (2008) During the last winter of World War II, a thirteen year old Dutch boy becomes entangled in the Resistance and all hell breaks loose.
(1945) A scientist working on a high altitude oxygen mask moves in with a widow and sparks fly. Eventually.
Favorite (1979) From early 1942 on, the “Yanks” came over to Britain to build-up troops prior to the Normandy landings. “Hardly a city, town or village remained untouched.”
(1943) A beautiful London socialite with obvious Nazi sympathies has to flee to Canada.
Favorite (1959) Excellent and tense British movie about the war in Burma.