WWII Movies

Okay, I admit it. I’m obsessed with watching movies about World War II. The ones I enjoy most are those filmed during that era. They are wonderful visualizations of what life was like then and how Hollywood portrayed the war. Each month I browse the Turner Classic Movie site and schedule my AT&T U-Verse to record movies I want to see. I’m always grateful if Robert Osborne or a guest host is on to share historical tidbits about the film or the actors. Here is a running list of the WWII movies I’ve seen. I know. It’s a lot.
Click each movie title for more info & links to trailers, etc.

 

13 Rue Madeleine

Favorite (1947) An OSS team parachutes into France in order to apprehend a German spy....

36 Hours, WWII Movie starring James Garner and Rod Taylor
36 Hours

(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....

49th Parallel, WWII Movie starring Leslie Howard and Laurence Olivier
49th Parallel

(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. ...

5-Fingers,-WWII-Spy-Movie-starring-James-Mason
5 Fingers

Favorite (1952) 5 Fingers is based on the true story of one of the most famous spies of World War II, code name Cicero. ...

A Bell for Adano
A Bell for Adano

(1945) The squadron of Major Joppolo moves into Adano, a small village in Sicily, right after the Fascists moved out. ...

A Bridge Too Far, WWII Movie about Operation Market Garden
A Bridge Too Far

(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. ...

A Guy Named Joe, WWII Movie starring Spencer Tracy
A Guy Named Joe

Favorite (1943) When an American pilot dies during a dangerous mission, he becomes a guardian angel for young pilots just getting started....

A Lady Without Passport
A Lady Without Passport

(1950) A concentration camp refugee, played by Hedy Lamarr, is in Havana, desperate to find a way to get to the United States....