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1. Shoah (1985)

Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War

99 Metascore

Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.

Director: Claude Lanzmann | Stars: Simon Srebnik, Michael Podchlebnik, Motke Zaïdl, Hanna Zaïdl

Votes: 7,995 | Gross: $0.02M

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2. Hôtel Terminus (1988)

Unrated | 267 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A documentary about Klaus Barbie, the Gestapo chief of Lyon, and his life after the war.

Director: Marcel Ophüls | Stars: Klaus Barbie, Claude Lanzmann, Marcel Ophüls, Johannes Schneider-Merck

Votes: 1,234 | Gross: $0.34M

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3. The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997– )

292 min | Documentary, History, War

An examination of how a cultured people could have allowed Adolf Hitler's rise to power.

Stars: Samuel West, Adolf Buchner, Jutta Rüdiger, Günther Ruschin

Votes: 1,496

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4. John McCrae's War: In Flanders Fields (1998)

47 min | Documentary, War

The life and career of John McCrae, a World War I army doctor who wrote the 20th century's greatest war memorial poem.

Director: Robert A. Duncan | Stars: Jay Brazeau, Paul Nash, Rae Hull

Votes: 7

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5. War of the Century (1999– )

200 min | Documentary, History, War

Documentary examining Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.

Stars: Samuel West, Israel Abelesz, Viktor Anfilov, Vladlen Antsishkin

Votes: 409

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6. The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It (2000 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, History, War

The story of American conscientious objectors during World War II.

Directors: Judith Ehrlich, Rick Tejada-Flores | Star: Edward Asner

Votes: 32

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7. Horror in the East (2000 TV Movie)

PG | Documentary, War

An examination of atrocities and depredations committed by Imperial Japanese military forces, from 1931 to 1945.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Samuel West

Votes: 193

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8. Shooting War: World War II Combat Cameramen (2000 TV Movie)

88 min | Documentary

Produced by Steven Spielberg and presented by Tom Hanks this documentary tells how war photographers faced the horrors that looked both in Europe and in the Pacific during World War II .

Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Tom Hanks, Stephen Ambrose, Russ Meyer, Walter Rosenblum

Votes: 420

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9. They Drew Fire (2000 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

The story of World War II combat artists and their art.

Director: Brian Lanker | Stars: Jason Robards, Franklin Boggs, Howard Brodie, Manuel Bromberg

Votes: 30

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10. We Stand Alone Together (2001 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 78 min | Documentary

Compiled over two years, an 'on-camera oral history' of Easy Company, told by the veterans themselves. Accompanies the mini-series Band of Brothers.

Director: Mark Cowen | Stars: James Alley Jr., Roderick Bain, Lynn 'Buck' Compton, Antonio García de Pedro

Votes: 1,261

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11. Battle of the Atlantic (2002– )

146 min | Documentary, History, War

The story of the World War II effort by Nazi Germany to disrupt Allied shipping with U-boat attacks and the Allied efforts to prevent it.

Stars: Chris Broyles, Bill Paterson

Votes: 118

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12. Gladiators of World War II (2002– )

50 min | Documentary, History, War

In this BBC documentary series newly declassified documents are used to examine the strategic roles played in the war by thirteen of the world's regular and resistance land, sea and air forces.

Star: Robert Powell

Votes: 67

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13. The Real Heroes of Telemark (2003 TV Movie)

Documentary, History, War

A group of both Norwegian and Britiish specially trained military team reenacts the WWII mission of the Grouse-Gunnerside commando which was crucial for the Allied Forces in the heavy water... See full summary »

Director: Martin Pailthorpe | Stars: Knut Haugland, Ray Mears, Jens A. Poulsson, Joachim Rønneberg

Votes: 128

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14. Stalingrad (2003– )

165 min | Documentary, History, War

The World War 2 Battle of Stalingrad from the initial attack to the repatriation of the survivors after the war.

Stars: Albrecht Appelt, Gerhard Dengler, Luzia Kollak, Hans Rostewitz

Votes: 777

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15. Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State (2005)

285 min | Documentary, History, War

The history of the Final Solution phase of the Nazi Holocaust, particularly with the most infamous of the death camps.

Stars: Samuel West, Horst-Günter Marx, Gert Heidenreich, Linda Hunt

Votes: 4,162

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16. D-Day to Berlin (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, History, War

A 3-part BBC Miniseries depicting the Allied progress from the D-Day landings in Normandy all the way to Berlin. The Normandy breakout is covered, as well as the Battle of the Bulge and ... See full summary »

Stars: Sean Bean, Rene Costa, Nickolas Grace, Wlodzimierz Matuszak

Votes: 149

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17. Gallipoli (2005)

114 min | Documentary, History, War

The Allied invasion of and campaign in Gallipoli, Turkey, during World War 1.

Director: Tolga Örnek | Stars: Sam Neill, Zafer Ergin, Demetri Goritsas, Jeremy Irons

Votes: 1,758

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18. Not Forgotten (2005–2009)

60 min | Documentary, History, War

An exploration of how World War One changed British society. The stories behind some of the names listed on war memorials are investigated by tracking down the descendants of the soldiers.

Star: Ian Hislop

Votes: 10

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19. Armenian Genocide (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History, War

The first Genocide of the 20th century when over a million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Turks during World War I, between 1915 and 1918.

Director: Andrew Goldberg | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Ron Suny, Peter Balakian, Elizabeth Frierson

Votes: 1,691

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20. Red White Black & Blue (2006)

PG | 87 min | Documentary

This little-known World War II battle with Japanese forces on the Alaskan island of Attu includes the accounts of two surviving soldiers. The film tells of the tragic operation that saw ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Putnam

Votes: 63

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21. Spell Your Name (2006)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

Survivors tell the story of the Babi Yar massacre from WWII, where some 100,000 people were massacred by German forces.

Director: Sergey Bukovsky | Stars: Polina Bel'skaia, Maryna Chaika, Mariia Egorycheva-Glagoleva, Mikhail Fel'berg

Votes: 105

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22. The Soviet Story (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History, War

The Soviet Story offers an alternative history of an Allied power, which helped the Nazis to fight Jews and which slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale.

Director: Edvins Snore | Stars: Jon Strickland, Vladimir Bukovsky, V.I. Lenin, Norman Davies

Votes: 2,994

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23. 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 »

Stars: Aleksey Petrenko, Bob Gunton, Paul Humpoletz, Samuel West

Votes: 455

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24. Lost in Flanders (2009 Video)

52 min | Documentary, History, War

Ninety years after the last shots were fired, two young Australian historians embark on an emotional journey to the First World War battlefields on the infamous Western Front and find five ... See full summary »

Directors: Geoff Burton, Stuart Scowcroft | Stars: Michael Molkentin, Mat McLachlan

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25. Nazi Death Squads (2009 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

Uncover the story of perhaps the most horrific chapter of the Holocaust - the two year killing frenzy of the Einsatzgruppen. Sift through the evidence left behind: photographs and one rare ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Rhodes | Star: Patrick Desbois

Votes: 44

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26. Dam Busters: The Race to Smash the German Dams (2011)

59 min | Documentary

James Holland presents an analysis of the legendary 1943 Dam Busters raid.

Director: Aaron Young | Stars: James Holland, John Canmore, Daniel Godward, Mackenzie Scott

Votes: 18

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27. Dick Winters: Hang Tough Narrated by Damian Lewis (2012)

Documentary

Narrated by 2012 Emmy Award-winner Damian Lewis, who played Richard D. Winters in HBO's Band of Brothers. Tells the story of the building and dedication of the Richard D. Winters Leadership... See full summary »

Director: Tim Gray

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28. The Real Inglorious Bastards (2012 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

The Office of Strategic Services parachutes two Austrian naturalized citizens Fred Mayer and Hans Wijnberg back into the Austrian Alps to strike back at Nazi Germany during "Operation Greenup".

Director: Min Sook Lee | Stars: Robert Nolan, Patrick O'Donnell, Fred Mayer, Gerald Schwab

Votes: 187

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29. A County at War: Life on the Home Front in Hertfordshire (2014)

50 min | Documentary

Hertfordshire became one of the great staging areas for troops going to France in WW1. Made from photographs supplied by local museums and the public, the camera looks deeply into the ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Guard | Star: Imogen Slaughter

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30. Flashback: The First World War (2014)

80 min | Documentary, History, War

A collection of 2 minute documentaries that tell not only the historical facts of WW1, but also the stories of those most involved and others greatly affected by the day to day events. The ... See full summary »

Director: Imperial War Museum | Stars: Edmund Allenby, D.W. Griffith, Michael Heaviside, T.E. Lawrence

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31. Voices of the First World War (2014)

100 min | Documentary, History, War

From the beginning to the end, this is what happened during WW1. Told by genuine oral testimony recorded and saved by the Imperial War Museum. Presented as a complete history of the large ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Murphy, Rebecca Thompson | Star: Paul von Hindenburg

Votes: 6

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32. Battle of Jutland: The Navy's Bloodiest Day (2016 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History, War

Documentary about the Battle of Jutland, a naval battle during World War I between the British and German fleets, which took place on 31 May and 1 June 1916 in the North Sea, off the west ... See full summary »

Director: Alicia Arce | Stars: Dan Snow, Nick Hewitt, Shini Somara, James Windsor

Votes: 27

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33. Holocaust Escape Tunnel (2017)

Documentary, History

Documentary about holocaust in Lithuania and the story of Lithuanian holocaust survivors of an escape tunnel they dug.

Directors: Paula Apsell, Kirk Wolfinger | Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Timothy Snyder, Richard Freund, Jon Seligman

Votes: 144

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34. Intent to Destroy: Death, Denial & Depiction (2017)

PG-13 | 115 min | Documentary, History

75 Metascore

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger meets with historians and scholars to discuss the Armenian Genocide and the continuing denial by the Turkish government of it ever happening.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Taner Akçam, Hagop Asadourian, Peter Balakian

Votes: 431

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35. They Shall Not Grow Old (II) (2018)

R | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

91 Metascore

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.

Director: Peter Jackson

Votes: 24,078 | Gross: $17.96M

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36. We Will Remember Them (2018)

58 min | Documentary

Ever since 1919, the daily life in Ypres, in Flanders Fields, has been dedicated to commemorating the First World War. The films makes a journey through this landscape of remembrance and ... See full summary »

Director: Annabel Verbeke

Votes: 10

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