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1. The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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57 Metascore

Keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, must save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion in WWII Poland.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford

Votes: 36,141 | Gross: $17.45M

2. The Night of the Generals (1967)

PG | 148 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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In 1942, a Polish prostitute and German Agent is murdered in Warsaw. Suspicion falls on three Generals, and Major Grau (Omar Sharif) of German Intelligence seeks justice which ends up taking decades.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 6,903

3. Holocaust (1978)

Not Rated | 475 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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The saga of a Jewish family's struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany's systematic marginalization and extermination of their community.

Stars: Joseph Bottoms, Tovah Feldshuh, Rosemary Harris, Tony Haygarth

Votes: 4,401

4. The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 95 min | Biography, Drama, War

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The story of Irena Sendler, a social worker who was part of the Polish underground during World War II and was arrested by the Nazis for saving the lives of nearly 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw ghetto.

Director: John Kent Harrison | Stars: Anna Paquin, Marcia Gay Harden, Goran Visnjic, Nathaniel Parker

Votes: 3,670

5. Uprising (2001 TV Movie)

Unrated | 177 min | Drama, War

7.2
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Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer, Jon Voight

Votes: 4,456

6. The Wall (1982 TV Movie)

Unrated | 135 min | Action, War, Drama

7.0
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A dramatic re-enactment of the Warsaw Ghetto Jewish uprising in April 1943 were 650 armed members of the Jewish Fighting Organization of Poland held off a 3,000 strong Nazi force in which ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Tom Conti, Lisa Eichhorn, Gerald Hiken, Rachel Roberts

Votes: 166

7. Who Will Write Our History (2018)

95 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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83 Metascore

Who Will Write Our History tells the story of Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oyneg Shabes Archive, the secret archive he created and led in the Warsaw Ghetto. With 30,000 pages of writing, ... See full summary »

Director: Roberta Grossman | Stars: Jowita Budnik, Piotr Glowacki, Piotr Jankowski, Wojciech Zielinski

Votes: 131 | Gross: $0.14M

8. A German Life (2016)

107 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Brunhilde Pomsel describes herself as an "apolitical girl" and a "figure on the margins," but she got closer to one of the worst criminals in world history than anyone else left alive. ... See full summary »

Directors: Christian Krönes, Olaf S. Müller, Roland Schrotthofer, Florian Weigensamer | Star: Brunhilde Pomsel

Votes: 278

9. A Film Unfinished (2010)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.4
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88 Metascore

A film about an unfinished film which portrays the people behind and before the camera in the Warsaw Ghetto, exposing the extent of the cinematic manipulation forever changing the way we look at historic images.

Director: Yael Hersonski | Stars: Alexander Beyer, Rüdiger Vogler, Hanna Avrutzki, Luba Gewisser

Votes: 1,686 | Gross: $0.31M

10. Naked Among Wolves (1963)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War

7.2
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In the last weeks of World War II, inmates of Buchenwald concentration camp hide a Polish child from the SS guards, hoping that the advance of the American forces will set them free.

Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Erwin Geschonneck, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Krystyn Wójcik, Fred Delmare

Votes: 694

11. From a Far Country (1981)

140 min | Biography, Drama

5.2
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The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtyla was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Thirteen years later, Nazi Germany attacks ... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Sam Neill, Christopher Cazenove, Lisa Harrow, John Welsh

Votes: 169

12. Safe Haven: The Warsaw Zoo (2009)

Short, War

7.9
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As the Nazis liquidate the Warsaw Ghetto, many will die. Three hundred will live when they find safe haven at the Warsaw Zoo.

Director: Gary Lester | Stars: Asia Doliner, Anthony Reece, Moshe Tirosh, Ryszard Zabinski

Votes: 19

13. Samson (1961)

117 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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During the Nazi occupation, Jewish prisoner Jakub Gold is released from jail and works as a gravedigger in the Warsaw ghetto. Although he manages to escape and keeps hiding in private apartments, he tries to get back to the ghetto.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Serge Merlin, Alina Janowska, Elzbieta Kepinska, Jan Ciecierski

Votes: 166

14. Good Times, Wonderful Times (1966)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, Drama, War

6.9
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GOOD TIMES, WONDERFUL TIMES was Lionel Rogosin's plea for humanity and against war and fascism. For two years, Rogosin traveled to twelve countries to collect footage of war atrocities from... See full summary »

Director: Lionel Rogosin | Star: Molly Parkin

Votes: 128

15. Ghetto Uprising - The Untold Story (2017)

61 min | Documentary, Animation, Drama

8.7
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The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising has become a symbol of heroism throughout the world, but it's generally accepted story is incomplete. Among the fighters was a group that was not granted ... See full summary »

Directors: Yuval Haimovich-Zuser, Simon Shechter | Stars: Yitzak Arad, Moshe Arens, Tatiana Bobrikova, Konstantin Boyko

Votes: 20

16. Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers (2011)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, War

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95-year-old Polish heroine Irena Sendler tells the unknown story of a conspiracy of women who outwitted the Nazis and rescued thousands of Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto during WWII.

Director: Mary Skinner | Stars: Irena Sendlerowa, Jan Becker

Votes: 41

17. Border Street (1948)

110 min | Drama, War

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The story of Polish and Jewish families living side by side in one Warsaw street. Everything changes once and for all with the Nazi invasion.

Director: Aleksander Ford | Stars: Mieczyslawa Cwiklinska, Jerzy Leszczynski, Wladyslaw Godik, Wladyslaw Walter

Votes: 168

18. Warsaw: Year 5703 (1992)

110 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.2
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In the winter of 1943 two young Jews, Alek and Fryda, escape, via sewer tunnels, from the atrocities underway in Warsaw ghetto. Alek, entrusted with undeveloped photos of the horrors within... See full summary »

Director: Janusz Kijowski | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Hanna Schygulla, Julie Delpy, Wladyslaw Kowalski

Votes: 133

19. Mein Leben - Marcel Reich-Ranicki (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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In 1929, the 9 year old Polish Jew Marcel Reich-Ranicki is sent by his artistic mother to Berlin to study. Marcel loves the German literature and music, but in October 1938 the Nazis deport... See full summary »

Director: Dror Zahavi | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Katharina Schüttler, Maja Maranow, Joachim Król

Votes: 323

20. Ninas resa (2005)

120 min | Drama

6.7
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Nina's Journey is a feature film, but with an authentic narrator. We follow Nina and her family during six dramatic years, half of them spent in the Warsaw ghetto. The film tells the story ... See full summary »

Director: Lena Einhorn | Stars: Agnieszka Grochowska, Maria Chwalibóg, Andrzej Brzeski, Pawel Iwanicki

Votes: 337

21. Sie sind frei, Doktor Korczak (1974)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Aleksander Ford | Stars: Leo Genn, Orna Porat, Efrat Lavie, Chad Kaplan

Votes: 11

22. Swastika

Drama | Announced

The Jewish Resistance in the streets of Warsaw, Poland during the Nazi occupation.

Director: Orestes Matacena

23. The Warsaw Ghetto (1940-1943) (2007)

34 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Archival footage taken by the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War 2. This is scenes of what it was like, what really happened, no punches are pulled, it is extremely graphic.

Director: Warsaw Jews | Star: Warsaw Jews

Votes: 8

24. Memories of the Warsaw Ghetto (2016)

63 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Told through the memories and drawings of little Genio and narrated by family friend, Bernard Bragg, 'Memories of the Warsaw Ghetto' is a docudrama film about a boyhood resident of that ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Genievsky | Stars: Pam Balcke, Peter Balcke, Bronek Bergman, Eugene Bergman

25. Flames in the Ashes (1985)

96 min | Documentary

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This film, the third in a trilogy examines Jewish resistance during World War II.

Directors: Jacques Ehrlich, Haim Gouri

26. A Web of War (1996)

51 min | Documentary, War

6.8
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The stories of the battles that brought together a Polish cavalry officer, a Canadian captain, and a polish underground member are told by the very same Canadians who survived them.

Director: Brian McKenna | Stars: Terence McKenna, Andreas Apergis, Tamara Gorski, Irena Bellert

Votes: 6

27. Kronika powstania w getcie warszawskim wg Marka Edelmana (1993)

74 min | Documentary

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Marek Edelman, a member of the Jewish Labor Bund and a leading participant in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, gives a daily account of events from April 19 through May 10, 1942.

Director: Jolanta Dylewska | Stars: Marek Edelman, Mordechaj Anielewicz, Antek, Celina

Votes: 7

28. Janusz Korczak (2004)

45 min | Biography

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Director: Semyon Vinokur | Stars: Evgeny Treliski, Shmuel Vilozni

29. Wiera Gran (2012)

67 min | Documentary

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Wiera Gran was a popular Polish-Jewish singer who managed to survive the Holocaust. However, all of her later life was doomed due to the accusation of being a Nazi collaborator in the Warsaw Ghetto. Was she really a traitor?

Director: Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz | Stars: Wiera Gran, Agata Tuszynska, Nina Andrycz, Stefania Grodzienska

Votes: 6

30. Rotem (2013)

75 min | Documentary

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Simha Rotem aka Kazik Ratajzer, a Polish-Jewish hero who fought in two Warsaw uprisings during WW2, tells the story of his long, traumatic, but ultimately satisfying life.

Director: Agnieszka Arnold | Stars: Simha Rotem, Marek Edelman

Votes: 5

31. Emanuel Ringelblum: The Oyneg Shabbes Underground Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto (2016– )

35 min | Documentary

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In September 1939, Nazi Germany conquered Poland. Shortly after, historian Emanuel Ringelblum began chronicling the events overtaking the Jews of Warsaw and the surrounding areas under Nazi... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Harpaz, Cassie Hirsh, Bryan Kopta, Joy Pincus

32. Finding Kalman (2011)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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How will we tell the story of the Holocaust when the survivors are gone? In this profoundly touching, intergenerational documentary a charismatic Holocaust survivor inspires her family to ... See full summary »

Directors: Roz Jacobs, Laurie Weisman | Stars: Roy Gross, Maya Jacobs, Roz Jacobs

33. Lastauspaikka - Umschlagplatz (1987 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

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Director: Jarmo Jääskeläinen | Star: Marek Edelman

34. Famine Disease (1983)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jarmo Jääskeläinen

35. Requiem dla 500 tysiecy (1963)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Jerzy Bossak, Waclaw Kazmierczak

Votes: 19

36. Nobody in Sight (2015)

35 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

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Nobody is a tragicomic character. He is a filmmaker prone to doubt and melancholy. Crushed by the weight of memories from the two World Wars, Nobody carries on nonetheless a quest for love and happiness.

Directors: Edelman, Aleksander Edelman | Stars: Lamache, Kokkini, Ficheux, Clain

37. Encounters (2004)

55 min | Documentary, Biography

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The documentary director's reminiscences of his past protagonists, themes and inspirations as well as meetings with old friends and colleagues.

Director: Kazimierz Karabasz | Stars: Kazimierz Karabasz, Jan Lomnicki, Jerzy Mierzejewski, Stanislaw Niedbalski

38. The Century: America's Time (1999– )
Episode: 1941-1945: Civilians at War (1999)

Not Rated | Documentary

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Stars: Peter Jennings, Christopher Browning, Winston Churchill, Zena Generalova

39. Dekalog (1989–1990)
Episode: Dekalog, osiem (1989)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama

7.6
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"Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour". A Polish-American researcher visits Warsaw and attends a lecture about ethics. Afterwards, she approaches Zofia, the lecturer, and... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Maria Koscialkowska, Teresa Marczewska, Artur Barcis, Tadeusz Lomnicki

Votes: 2,814

40. The World at War (1973–1976)
Episode: Genocide: 1941-1945 (1974)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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The history of the Nazi persecution of the Jews, showing events leading to the "Final Solution". Footage and Interviews with SS officers and Jewish survivors from various countries describe... See full summary »

Director: Michael Darlow | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Rita Boas-Koopman, Richard Böch, Anthony Eden

Votes: 259

41. Who Do You Think You Are? (2004– )
Episode: Jane Seymour (2015)

Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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The actress grew up in London but knows her father's family originated in Poland and has long suspected that they suffered during the Holocaust. She uncovers a story of separated family members trying to keep one step ahead of the Nazis.

Director: Sue Hills | Stars: Jane Seymour, Cherie Lunghi

Votes: 36

42. Docs interdits (2011– )
Episode: Les petits héros du ghetto de Varsovie (2014)

59 min | Documentary

7.0
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This documentary shows, against a backdrop of WW2 shots and newsreels, how 18 Jewish orphan children (between 5 and 15/16 year old) learned to survive by singing for money or selling ... See full summary »

Director: Chochana Boukhobza | Stars: Bentsion Fiks Hadar, Joseph Shapira, Peretz Hochman, Ignace Milchberg

Votes: 5

43. Highlander (1992–1998)
Episode: Sins of the Father (1997)

TV-14 | 49 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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Immortal Alex couldn't keep the Nazis from killing her Jewish love, so she aids his son in righting a wrong done to a group of murdered Jews from the Warsaw ghetto, killing one of Duncan's friends in the process.

Director: Dennis Berry | Stars: Adrian Paul, Elizabeth Gracen, Peter Wingfield, Jim Byrnes

Votes: 103



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