This is the list of best World War Movies. This list is made by The direction. story, plot, screenplay, acting, and rating of these movies are kept in consideration in making this list.


15. The Dirty Dozen (1967)

The Dirty Dozen (1967), cover/image

Production Company:    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Producer:                       Kenneth Hyman

Director:                         Robert Aldrich

Starring:                         Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Ernest Borgnine, Jim Brown, George Kennedy, Richard Jaeckel, John Cassavetes, Robert Ryan, Trini Lopez, Ralph Meeker, Robert Webber, Telly Savalas, Clint Walker

Duration:                       150 minutes

14. Pearl Harbor (2001)

Pearl Harbor (2001), cover/image

Production Company:    Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Producer:                       Michael Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer

Director:                         Michael Bay

Starring:                         Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, Jon Voight, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Sizemore, Aleck Baldwin, Colm Feore

Duration:                        183 minutes

13. The Thin Red Line (1998)

The Thin Red Line (1998), cover/image

Production Company:    Fox 2000 Pictures, Geisler-Roberdeau, Phoenix Pictures

Producer:                       Robert Michael Geisler, John Roberdeau, Grant Hill

Director:                        Terrence Malick

Starring:                        Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, George Clooney, Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, John Travolta, Woody Harrelson, John Cusack, Nick Nolte, Elias Koteas, John C. Reilly

Duration:                      170 minutes

12. Fury (2014)

Fury (2014), cover/image

Production Company:    Columbia Pictures, LStar Capital, QED International, Crave Films, Le Grisbi Productions

Producer:                        Bill Block, David Ayer, John Lesher, Ethan Smith

Director:                         David Ayer

Starring:                         Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Pena, Jason Isaacs, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Scott Eastwood

Duration:                             135 minutes

11. The Longest Day (1962)

The Longest Day (1962), cover/image

Production Company:    Darryl F. Zanuck Productions, Inc.

Producer:                       Darryl F. Zanuck

Director:                         Ken Annakin(British & French), Andrew Marton (American), Bernard Wicki (German)

Starring:                         John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Sean Connery, Robert Mitchum, Curd Jurgens, Eddie Albert, Peter Lawford, Richard Todd, Gert Frobe, Rod Steiger, Irina Demick, Richard Burton, Kenneth More, Edmond O’Brien

Duration:                        178 minutes

10. Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

Flags of Our Fathers (2006), cover/image

Production Company:    DreamWorks Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Malpaso Productions

Producer:                       Steven Spielberg, Robert Lorenz, Clint Eastwood

Director:                        Clint Eastwood

Starring:                        Ryan Phillippe, Adam Beach, Jesse Bradford

Duration:                       132 minutes

9. Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Inglourious Basterds (2009), cover/image

Production Company:    A Band Apart, Visiona Romantica, Studio Babelsberg

Producer:                       Lawrence Bender

Director:                         Quentin Tarantino

Starring:                         Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, Til Schweiger, Daniel Bruhl, Julie Dreyfus, Melanie Laurent, August Diehl, Denis Menochet, Jacky Ido, Mike Myers, Martin Wuttke, Sylvester Groth, Rod Taylor

Duration:             153 minutes

8. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Andrew Garfield

Production Company:    Cross Creek Pictures, Summit Entertainment, IM Global, Demarest Media, Argent Pictures, Kylin Pictures, AI Film Productions, Vendian Entertainment, Permut Presentations Productions, Pandemonium Films

Producer:                        Bill Mechanic, David Permut, Paul Currie, Terry Benedict, Bruce Davey, William D. Johnson, Brian Oliver

Director:                          Mel Gibson

Starring:                          Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer, Luke Bracey, Hugo Weaving, Vince Vaughn, Rachel Griffiths

Duration:                        139 minutes

7. The Imitation Game (2014)

The Imitation Game (2014), Benedict Cumberbatch

Production Company:    Black Bear Pictures, Orange Corp, Bristol Automotive

Producer:                        Nora Grossman, Teddy Schwarzman, Ido Ostrowsky

Director:                         Morten Tyldum

Starring:                         Benedict Cumberbatch, Mathew Goode, Keira Knightley, Rory Kinnear, Mark Strong, Charles Dance

Duration:                        114 minutes

6. Dunkirk (2017)

Dunkirk (2017), cover/image

Production Company:    Warner Bros. Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Syncopy Inc., StudioCanal, Cine

Producer:                        Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas

Director:                          Christopher Nolan

Starring:                          Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Cillian Murphy, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance

Duration:                        106 minutes

5. Come and See (1985)

Come and See (1985), cover/image

Production Company:    Mosfilm, Belarusfilm

Director:                         Elem Klimov

Starring:                         Aleksei Kravchenko, Olga Mironova

Duration:                        142 minutes

4. Downfall (2004)

Downfall (2004), cover/image

Production Company:    Constantin Film

Producer:                       Bernd Eichinger

Director:                         Oliver Hirschbiegel

Starring:                         Bruno Ganz, Heino Ferch, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Kohler, Alexander Held, Christian Berkel, Thomas Kretschmann, Matthias Habich

Duration:                       155 minutes

3. Patton (1970)

Patton (1970), cover/image

Production Company:    20th Century Fox

Producer:                       Frank McCarthy

Director:                         Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring:                         George C. Scott, Karl Malden

Duration:                       170 minutes

2. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Saving Private Ryan (1998), Tom Hanks

Production Company:    Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, Mutual Film Company, Amblin Entertainment

Producer:                       Ian Bryce, Steven Spielberg, Gary Levinsohn, Mark Gordon

Director:                        Steven Spielberg

Starring:                        Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore

Duration:                      169 minutes

1. Schindler’s List (1993)

Schindler’s List (1993), cover/image

Production Company:    Amblin Entertainment

Producer:                       Steven Spielberg, Branko Lusting, Gerald R. Molen

Director:                         Steven Spielberg

Starring:                         Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall, Ralph Fiennes, Embeth Davidtz, Jonathan Sagall

Duration:                       195 minutes

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  2. Studio Binder: 30 Best WW2 Movies of all time
  3. Stacker: 50 Best WW2 Movies of all time

12 thoughts on “15 Best World War II Movies, Amazing WW2 Movies (updated 2021)”
  1. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing some research on that. And he actually bought me lunch since I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!

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