Best Holocaust Movies to See Before You Die

“If you prick us, do we not bleed? It you tickle us, we we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?”

“An old man was crying. He said they turn us into buttons and soap. They burn us all up in ovens.”

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If you like history and real cinema then here is the list of best Holocaust movies. But remember only watch the piece of art without going into debate of whether that really happened or not. You can learn more about Holocaust’s reality on Google.

  1. The Pianist (2002) Directed by Roman Polanski
  2. Life Is Beautiful (La vita è bella) (1997) Directed by Roberto Benigni
  3. The Last Metro (Le Dernier Métro) (1980) Directed by François Truffaut
  4. Shoah (1985) Directed by Claude Lanzmann (Documentary film)
  5. Au revoir les enfants (Goodbye, children) (1987) Directed by Louis Malle
  6. The Shop on Main Street (Obchod na korze) (1965) Directed by Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos
  7. Ida (2013) Directed by Paweł Pawlikowski
  8. Ghetto (2006) Directed by Audrius Juzenas
  9. Europa Europa (1990) Directed by Agnieszka Holland
  10. Holocaust (1978) Directed by Marvin J. Chomsky (TV miniseries)
  11. Sunshine (1999) Directed by István Szabó
  12. In Darkness (W ciemności) (2011) Directed by Agnieszka Holland
  13. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008) Directed by Mark Herman
  14. Sophie’s Choice (1982) Directed by Alan J. Pakula
  15. The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) (1979) Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
  16. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini) (1970) Directed by Vittorio de Sica
  17. The Reader (2008) Directed by Stephen Daldry
  18. The Hiding Place (1975) Directed by James F. Collier
  19. Defiance (2008) Directed by Edward Zwick
  20. Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard) (1955) Directed by Alain Resnais (Documentary short film)
  21. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) Directed by George Stevens
  22. The Counterfeiters (Die Fälscher) (2007) Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky
  23. The Grey Zone (2001) Directed by Tim Blake Nelson

Other spectacular movies indirectly related to Holocaust/WW:

  1. Underground (Podzemlje) (1995) Directed by Emir Kusturica
  2. The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) (2006) Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
  3. The Serpent’s Egg (1977) Directed by Ingmar Bergman
  4. Winter in Wartime (Oorlogswinter) (2008) Directed by Martin Koolhoven
  5. Apt Pupil (1998) Directed by Bryan Singer
  6. This Must Be the Place (2011) Directed by Paolo Sorrentino

“You are such a good boy. You sleep now. Dream sweet dreams. Maybe we are both dreaming. Maybe this is all a dream, and in the morning, Mommy will wake us up with milk and cookies.”

“It takes two to love, as it takes two to hate. And I will keep loving you, in spite of yourself. My heart beats faster when I think of you. Nothing else matters.”

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