Most Popular Warsaw Ghetto Movies and TV Shows
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1. The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History
Keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, must save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion in WWII Poland.
Votes: 36,141 | Gross: $17.45M
2. The Night of the Generals (1967)
PG | 148 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
4. The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 95 min | Biography, Drama, War
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.
6. The Wall (1982 TV Movie)
Unrated | 135 min | Action, War, Drama
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 »
7. Who Will Write Our History (2018)
95 min | Documentary, History
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 »
Votes: 131 | Gross: $0.14M
8. A German Life (2016)
107 min | Documentary, Biography
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 »
9. A Film Unfinished (2010)
Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 1,686 | Gross: $0.31M
10. Naked Among Wolves (1963)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War
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.
11. From a Far Country (1981)
140 min | Biography, Drama
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 »
13. Samson (1961)
117 min | Drama, Romance, War
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.
14. Good Times, Wonderful Times (1966)
Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, Drama, War
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 »
15. Ghetto Uprising - The Untold Story (2017)
61 min | Documentary, Animation, Drama
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 »
16. Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers (2011)
60 min | Documentary, Biography, War
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.
17. Border Street (1948)
110 min | Drama, War
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.
18. Warsaw: Year 5703 (1992)
110 min | Drama, Romance, War
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 »
19. Mein Leben - Marcel Reich-Ranicki (2009 TV Movie)
90 min | Biography, Drama
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 »
20. Ninas resa (2005)
120 min | Drama
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 »
23. The Warsaw Ghetto (1940-1943) (2007)
34 min | Documentary, Short, History
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.
24. Memories of the Warsaw Ghetto (2016)
63 min | Documentary, Biography, History
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 »
26. A Web of War (1996)
51 min | Documentary, War
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.
74 min | Documentary
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.
29. Wiera Gran (2012)
67 min | Documentary
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?
35 min | Documentary
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 »
32. Finding Kalman (2011)
29 min | Documentary, Short
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 »
36. Nobody in Sight (2015)
35 min | Short, Drama, Mystery
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.
37. Encounters (2004)
55 min | Documentary, Biography
The documentary director's reminiscences of his past protagonists, themes and inspirations as well as meetings with old friends and colleagues.
TV-MA | 56 min | Drama
"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 »
The World at War (1973–1976)
TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War
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 »
Who Do You Think You Are? (2004– )
Documentary, Biography, History
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.
Docs interdits (2011– )
Les petits héros du ghetto de Varsovie
59 min | Documentary
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 »
Sins of the Father
TV-14 | 49 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.