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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Best Surreal Movies to See Before You Die

Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision. Salvador Dali

Surreal movies or art is my favorite genre. Here is the most authentic and detailed list of Surreal movies. The whole list is indeed, a masterpiece work of cinematography. ENJOY! (This list will be updated soon with new sapphires of surreal cinema). Surreal collage

  1. Stalker (1979) – Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
  2. Mulholland Drive (2001) – Directed by David Lynch
  3. The Double Life of Véronique (1991) – Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski
  4. Eraserhead (1977) – Directed by David Lynch
  5. Inland Empire (2006) – Directed by David Lynch
  6. Blue Velvet (1986) – Directed by David Lynch
  7. Nostalghia (1983) – Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
  8. The Three Colors trilogy: 1.Three Colors: Blue (1993), 2.Three Colors: White (1994), 3.Three Colors: Red (1994) – Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski
  9. The Elephant Man (1980) – Directed by David Lynch
  10. My Left Foot (1989) – Directed by Jim Sheridan
  11. Metropolis (1927) – Directed by Fritz Lang
  12. Paris, Texas (1984) – Directed by Wim Wenders
  13. The Seventh Seal (1957) – Directed by Ingmar Bergman
  14. Bicycle Thieves (1948) – Directed by Vittorio De Sica
  15. Space Rage (1985) – Directed by Conrad E. Palmisano
  16. Mystic River (2003) – Directed by Clint Eastwood
  17. The Virgin Spring (1960) – Directed by Ingmar Bergman
  18. The Wages of Fear (1953) – Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot
  19. Koker trilogy: 1.Where Is the Friend’s Home? (1987), 2.Life, and Nothing More…(1991), 3.Through the Olive Trees (1994) – Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
  20. Still Walking (2008) – Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
  21. Synecdoche, New York (2008) – Directed by Charlie Kaufman
  22. The Deserted Station (2002) – Directed by Alireza Raisian
  23. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999) – Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
  24. Fanny and Alexander (1982) – Directed by Ingmar Bergman
  25. Hana-bi (1997) – Directed by Takeshi Kitano
  26. Turtles Can Fly (2004) – Directed by Bahman Ghobadi
  27. A Clockwork Orange (1971) – Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  28. In a Better World (2010) – Directed by Susanne Bier
  29. Lost Highway (1997) – Directed by David Lynch
  30. The Sacrifice (1986) – Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
  31. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) – Directed by Víctor Erice
  32. Pi (1998) – Directed by Darren Aronofsky
  33. Wild Strawberries (1957) – Directed by Ingmar Bergman
  34. The Saddest Music in the World (2003) – Directed by Guy Maddin
  35. The Taste of Tea (2004) – Director Katsuhito Ishii
  36. The Magician (1958) – Directed by Ingmar Bergman
  37. The Phantom of Liberty (1974) – Directed by Luis Buñuel
  38. Last Year at Marienbad (1961) – Directed by Alain Resnais
  39. Fortress (1992) – Directed by Stuart Gordon
  40. The Serpent’s Kiss (1997) – Directed by Philippe Rousselot
  41. The Secret Garden (1993) – Directed by Agnieszka Holland
  42. Europa trilogy: The Element of Crime (1984) Epidemic (1987) Europa (1991) – Directed by Lars von Trier
  43. The Fall (2006) – Directed by Tarsem Singh
  44. Requiem for a Dream (2000) – Directed by Darren Aronofsky
  45. The Machinist (2004) – Directed by Brad Anderson
  46. Delicatessen (1991) – Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro
  47. Misery (1990) – Directed by Rob Reiner
  48. The City of Lost Children (1995) – Directed by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  49. Cassandra’s Dream (2007) – Directed by Woody Allen
  50. Amélie (2001) – Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  51. Neverwas (2005) – Directed by Joshua Michael Stern
  52. A Short Film About Killing (1988) – Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski
  53. Solaris (1972) – Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
  54. Gozu (2003) – Directed by Takashi Miike
  55. Persona (1966) – Directed by Ingmar Bergman
  56. Brand upon the Brain! (2006) – Directed by Guy Maddin
  57. A Scanner Darkly (2006) – Directed by Richard Linklater
  58. Taste of Cherry (1997) – Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
  59. Baran (2001) – Directed by Majid Majidi
  60. El Topo (The Mole) (1970) – Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
  61. The Tree (2010) – Directed by Julie Bertuccelli
  62. About Elly (2009) – Directed by Asghar Farhadi
  63. Trainspotting (1996) – Directed by Danny Boyle
  64. Blue (1993) – Directed by Derek Jarman
  65. Being John Malkovich (1999) – Directed by Spike Jonze
  66. The Jacket (2005) – Directed by John Maybury
  67. The Cement Garden (1993) – Directed by Andrew Birkin
  68. The Willow Tree (2005) – Directed by Majid Majidi
  69. Eyes Wide Shut (1999) – Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  70. Dead Man (1995) – Directed by Jim Jarmusch
  71. The Crucible (1996) – Directed by Nicholas Hytner
  72. Cube (1997) – Directed by Vincenzo Natali
  73. Du Levande (2007) – Directed by Roy Andersson
  74. El Angel Exterminador (1962) – Directed by Luis Buñuel
  75. Deep Red (1976) – Directed by Dario Argento
  76. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Directed by Michel Gondry
  77. The Fountain (2006) – Directed by Darren Aronofsky
  78. Edward II (1991) – Directed by Derek Jarman
  79. The Holy Mountain (1973) – Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
  80. The Science of Sleep (2006) – Directed by Michel Gondry
  81. Performance (1968) – Directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg
  82. Hurlyburly (1998) – Directed by Anthony Drazan
  83. Caravaggio (1986) – Directed by Derek Jarman
  84. 21 Grams (2003) – Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
  85. Cowards Bend the Knee (2003) – Directed by Guy Maddin
  86. The Angelic Conversation (1986) – Directed by Derek Jarman
  87. Human Nature (2001) – Directed by Michel Gondry
  88. Naked Lunch (1991) – Directed by David Cronenberg
  89. Barton Fink (1991) – Directed by the Coen brothers
  90. Funky Forest (2005) – Directed by Katsuhito Ishii
  91. Brazil (1985) – Directed by Terry Gilliam
  92. 25th Hour (2002) – Directed by Spike Lee
  93. Jubilee (1978) – Directed by Derek Jarman
  94. The Shining (1980) – Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  95. Videodrome (1983) – Directed by David Cronenberg
  96. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  97. Blind Chance (1981) – Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski
  98. Dune (1984) – Directed by David Lynch
  99. Brokeback Mountain (2005) – Directed by Ang Lee
  100. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) – Directed by David Lynch
  101. Adaptation (2002) – Directed by Spike Jonze
  102. Waking Life (2001) – Directed by Richard Linklate
  103. Careful (1992) – Directed by Guy Maddin
  104. Pari (1995) – Directed by Dariush Mehrjui
  105. London Boulevard (2010) – Directed by William Monahan
  106. Modern Times (1936) – Directed by Charlie Chaplin
  107. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) – Directed by George Clooney
  108. The Last of England (1987) – Directed by Derek Jarman
  109. The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001) – Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
  110. Space Cowboys (2000) – Directed by Clint Eastwood
  111. The Golden Age (1930) – Directed by Luis Buñuel
  112. Crimson Gold (2003) – Directed by Jafar Panahi
  113. Sebastiane (1976) – Directed by Derek Jarman
  114. Perfect Sense (2011) – Directed by David Mackenzie
  115. Stay (2005) – Directed by Marc Forster
  116. Caligula (1979) – Directed by Tinto Brass
  117. Melancholia (2011) – Directed by Lars von Trier
  118. Apollo 18 (2011) – Directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego
  119. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) – Directed by Luis Buñuel
  120. The Tempest (1979) – Directed by Derek Jarman
  121. Simon of the Desert (1965) – Directed by Luis Buñuel
  122. The Garden (1990) – Directed by Derek Jarman
  123. Black Swan (2010) – Directed by Darren Aronofsky
  124. Cube Zero (2004) – Directed by Ernie Barbarash
  125. Wittgenstein (1991) – Directed by Derek Jarman
  126. Cube 2: Hypercube (2002) – Directed by Andrzej Sekuła