Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Letters From Iwo Jima (Film)

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The Historical Setting

The Film

Historical Accuracy


Inglourious Basterds (Film)

Quentin Tarantino's recent ode to classic movies offers a fictionalized take on World War II. Either a remake or an homage to The Dirty Dozen, Tarantino's story is about Brat Pitt's elite squad fighting Nazis behind the lines. Knowing his films, expect lots of blood and gore and little plot or character development in favor of cinematic style.

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Zwartboek (Film)

Paul Verhoven directs The Black Book, the story of a Jewish German girl who loses her family trying to escape from occupied Holland, and then joins the resistance to be betrayed when trying to liberate resistance prisoners from the Gestapo.

Attack on Leningrad (Film)

Gabriel Byrne and Mira Sorvino star in another love story about two western journalists that are trapped in the siege of Leningrad in 1941. IMdB’s plot description, written by the director, make it seem really over the top romantic. I have trouble believing all these people were worried about romance when they were starving to death.

Moly: An American Girl On The Home Front (Film)

Molly Ringwald (I don't think the movie’s named after her) and David Aaron Baker star in this melodrama about an English and an American girl getting to be friends during World War II. I'm not familiar with the American Girl series, but it is based on the popular series of books for young girls. Look for tragedy and the horrors of war in a bloodless, uplifting way for young children.

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