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Old 02-05-06, 05:24 AM
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WW2 Recomendations needed

I am looking for some good films and documentaries on WW2. I have Saving Pvt Ryan, Downfall, Das Boot and Schindler. What other great ones are out that deal mainly with the German/Nazi side? I am considering The Nazis: A Warning From History (BBC) and Your Unknown Brother.
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Old 02-05-06, 06:34 AM
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Some of my favorites...

James Cameron's Expedition: BISMARCK
(Absolutely wonderful documentary with great underwater scenes, music and archive video clips of the war and the ship)

The War at Sea
(Without doubt, the best Naval battle documentary ever created. Covers both Atlantic and Pacific.)

Band of Brothers
(Plenty of action for any die-hard WWII movie fan)

The Pianist
(On the order of Schindler's List. Vividly depicts hardships and survival under Nazi occupation.)

Do you have the classic wartime movies and series? Still some of the best are the older movies made during the war or shortly after. The Desert Rats, A Bridge too Far, The Longest Day, Combat (the series), etc. etc.
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Old 02-05-06, 02:19 PM
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Two lesser known ones about the Eastern front.

Stalingrad
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Old 02-05-06, 04:13 PM
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Try the doc Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary. Mostly talking head stuff, but a great look at how some people have convinced themselves that they themselves weren't part of anything evil.

Also check out Triumph of the Will and The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl.

For non-docs, consider The Mortal Storm, or maybe Max and Joe.
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Old 02-05-06, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Celtic Bob
I am looking for some good films and documentaries on WW2. I have Saving Pvt Ryan, Downfall, Das Boot and Schindler. What other great ones are out that deal mainly with the German/Nazi side? I am considering The Nazis: A Warning From History (BBC) and Your Unknown Brother.
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I'll second Bateman's rec.: Stalingrad is a fantastic film about the siege from the German POV.
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Old 02-05-06, 09:53 PM
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Downfall
World at War is a great documentary and worth a purchase.
Longest Day
A Bridge Too Far
Battle of Britian
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Old 02-05-06, 11:50 PM
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I'll second two previous suggestions:
Band of Brothers is great and will show off your home theater too
Stalingrad is excellent and I enjoyed seing something from the German POV

Talvisota touches on a generally unknown subject. DVD transfer quality isn't so hot, though.
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Great, thanks allot. Looks like allot of stuff to check out.
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Soldier of Orange, one of the best.
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Old 02-12-06, 02:02 PM
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Soldier Of Orange
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