The 100 Greatest WWII Films, according to me

The films in this list are in order of their release. It was the only way that felt appropriate to me.

List completed on 30th December 2021.

  • Lifeboat
  • Rome, Open City
  • Paisan
  • Germany Year Zero
  • The Silence of the Sea
  • Children of Hiroshima
  • Forbidden Games
  • Stalag 17
  • A Generation
  • Night and Fog
  • The Burmese Harp
  • A Man Escaped
  • Kanal
  • The Cranes Are Flying
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Dunkirk
  • Ashes and Diamonds
  • Fires on the Plain
  • Fate of a Man
  • Ballad of a Soldier
  • General Della Rovere
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
  • The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity
  • The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer
  • Two Women
  • Judgment at Nuremberg
  • The Guns of Navarone
  • Ivan's Childhood
  • The Longest Day
  • The Great Escape
  • Father of a Soldier
  • Diamonds of the Night
  • The Train
  • Story of a Prostitute
  • Fort Graveyard
  • The Shop on Main Street
  • My Way Home
  • The Hill
  • Carriage to Vienna
  • The Dirty Dozen
  • Japan's Longest Day
  • Hell in the Pacific
  • Where Eagles Dare
  • Army of Shadows
  • Patton
  • The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
  • Kelly's Heroes
  • Tora! Tora! Tora!
  • The Battle of Okinawa
  • Under the Flag of the Rising Sun
  • Lacombe, Lucien
  • The Travelling Players
  • They Fought for Their Motherland
  • The Fifth Seal
  • The Ascent
  • Cross of Iron
  • A Bridge Too Far
  • The Tin Drum
  • Confidence
  • The Last Metro
  • The Big Red One
  • Playing for Time
  • Das Boot
  • Barefoot Gen
  • Shoah
  • Come and See
  • Trial on the Road
  • The Sea and Poison
  • Au Revoir les Enfants
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Escape from Sobibor
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Story of Women
  • Black Rain
  • The Winter War
  • Korczak
  • Schindler's List
  • Stalingrad
  • The English Patient
  • Life Is Beautiful
  • The Thin Red Line
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Sobibor, October 14, 1943, 4 p.m.
  • Band of Brothers
  • Enemy at the Gates
  • The Pianist
  • Downfall
  • The Sun
  • Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • The Pacific
  • The Last of the Unjust
  • The Wind Rises
  • Son of Saul
  • Shoah: Four Sisters
  • The Captain
  • Dunkirk
  • A Hidden Life
  • The Painted Bird