Documentariesby bernarddeboer | created - 12 Feb 2019 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
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1. In the Name of the Emperor (1998)
50 min | Documentary, War
A matter-of-fact documentary of the massacre of over 300,000 Chinese civilians by the Japanese in the so-called 'Rape of Nanjing' in 1937. In the name of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, the ... See full summary »
PG | 122 min | Documentary, History, War
The secret smuggling of 9,300 Jewish children out of Nazi-occupied Germany in the late 1930s.
Votes: 1,533 | Gross: $0.37M
3. Why We Fight (2005)
PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary, History, War
Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.
Votes: 9,636 | Gross: $1.44M
5. The Fighting Lady (1944)
Approved | 61 min | Documentary, History, War
The film follows the WWII exploits of the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10) (unidentified in the film), in its first major operations following its commissioning in 1943. ... See full summary »
6. The Last Days (1998)
PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, War
In late 1944, even as they faced imminent defeat, the Nazis expended enormous resources to kill or deport over 425,000 Jews during the "cleansing" of Hungary. This Oscar-winning documentary... See full summary »
Votes: 1,794 | Gross: $0.42M
8. Purple Mountain (2008)
Personal accounts from the Japanese occupation of Eastern China during the 1930s when many innocent civilians were slaughtered by the Japanese military. Based on Iris Chang's "The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II".
Star: Michelle Yeoh
13. George Stevens: D-Day to Berlin (1994 TV Movie)
46 min | Documentary, Biography, War
Produced and narrated by George Stevens Jr., this short documentary uses footage taken by his father when he was in the Army Signal Corps and follows American troops from D-Day in June 1944 to their stand in Berlin in May 1945.
17. The Last Days of World War II (1995 TV Movie)
50 min | Documentary, History, War
The end of the Second World War in Europe, and the aftermath: war criminals to be brought to trial, stolen art treasures to be returned to their rightful owners.
18. Genocide (1982)
PG | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, History
Orson Welles and Elizabeth Taylor compassionately narrate this harrowing documentary about Jewish persecution in Nazi Germany, which soon turned into a notoriously industrious plan to wipe them from existence.
20. To the Shores of Iwo Jima (1945)
PG | 20 min | Documentary, Short, War
Documentary short film depicting the American assault on the Japanese-held island of Iwo Jima and the massive battle that raged on that key island in the Allied advance on Japan.
23. The Battle of Britain (1943)
Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, History, War
The official World War II US government account of Great Britain's stand against the Nazi war machine after the Dunkirk evacuation.
24. The Battle of Russia (1943)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, History, War
Documentary revealing the nature and process of the fight between the Soviet Union and Germany in the Second World War.
26. The Nazis Strike (1943)
Not Rated | 41 min | Documentary, Short, War
The official World War II US government account of Nazi international aggression leading up to the British and French declarations of war.
27. War Comes to America (1945)
Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, War
Part VII of the "Why We Fight" series of wartime documentaries. This entry attempts to describe the factors leading up to America's entry into the Second World War.
28. Divide and Conquer (1943)
Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, History, War
The World War II US Government account of the European theatre of the war from after the English and French entry to the fall of France.
29. World War Two: Behind Closed Doors (2008– )
300 min | Documentary, History, War
A story showing the 3 allied leader's, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin's actions and relationships behind the scenes during World War 2. It isn't as friendly as it seems. Shows how close ... See full summary »
30. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)
PG | 251 min | Documentary, History, War
An in-depth exploration of the various reactions by the French people to the Vichy government's acceptance of Nazi invasion.
33. Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009)
312 min | Documentary, History, War
Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War. The documentary is composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war ... See full summary »
34. Apocalypse la 1ère Guerre mondiale (2014– )
260 min | Documentary, History, War
Colorized historical footage in ascending order of World War 1. Not only the relatively known Flanders and France battles, but also the generally unknown Italian-Austrian, ... See full summary »
36. Storming Juno (2010 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 88 min | History, War
Docudrama retelling the Canadian assault of Juno Beach on D-Day, as told via reenactment and through interviews with those who were there.
37. Mifune: The Last Samurai (2015)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography
A feature-length documentary about the life and films of legendary actor Toshiro Mifune, weaving together film clips, archival stills, and interviews with such luminaries as Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. Narrated by Keanu Reeves.
Votes: 758 | Gross: $0.06M
38. Watani: My Homeland (2016)
40 min | Documentary, Short
Watani - My Homeland is the story of one family's fight and struggle to survive the Syrian Civil War. Having lost her husband, the mother makes the heart achingly painful decision to leave ... See full summary »
Director: Marcel Mettelsiefen
39. Children on the Frontline: The Escape (2016 TV Movie)
48 min | Documentary
In this follow-up to his award-winning documentary "Syria: Children on the Frontline", filmmaker Marcel Mettelsiefen follows Hala and her four children as they flee the war in Syria by seeking refuge in Germany.
41. Guy Martin's Spitfire (2014 TV Movie)
73 min | Documentary
Guy Martin joins the two-year restoration of a Spitfire that was buried in a French beach for decades, and tells the Boy's Own-style story of its pilot, Squadron Leader Geoffrey Stephenson.
42. Guy Martin: The Last Flight of the Vulcan Bomber (2015 TV Movie)
72 min | Documentary
Guy Martin helps restore XH558, the last airworthy Avro Vulcan bomber, to prepare it for its last ever flight, a 1000-mile farewell tour of Great Britain, before it is grounded.