I am feel like watching a couple of WWII movies.
So I am thankful on any suggestions on what WWII movies you think I should watch.
And a couple of movie questions.
1) Which WWII movie do you think is best?
2) What WWII movies do you feel is truthful to the actual event(s)?
3) What WWII movies do you think falsify history to much?
1. A Bridge Too Far, second would be Saving Private Ryan, does Band of Brothers count? - it was a mini-series, but well worth watching if you have the time
2. A Bridge Too Far, Tora Tora Tora, The Longest Day, Band of Brothers. In Saving Private Ryan the first 25 minutes are gruesomely realistic and it is based on actual events but the story itself after Omaha Beach is fantasy. A very anguishing movie to watch the first time due to the constant anticipation of the unexpected. You've likely seen at least one of the subtitle-edited cuts from Downfall (admittedly NOT funny if you are fluent in German), but it also is a good watch as a complete movie.
3. The king grade B fantasies are Where Eagles Dare and The Dirty Dozen. Enjoyable movies to watch which still take liberty with the facts are Bridge on the River Kwai, The Great Escape, and Das Boot.
The above are all likely to be ones you've seen. Here are five that are rare and may be impossible to get, but all were very good as they offered "alternative" treatments:
The 25th Hour 1967 starring Anthony Quinn, about a Rumanian farmer mistaken by the Nazis as the archetype Arian and what WWII does to his life.
The Bridge (Die Bruke) 1959 about some very young Hitler Youth given the task of denying the American Army access to a small bridge in a small town. A great "war is evil and ultimately senseless" movie.
A Midnight Clear 1992 starring Gary Sinise, set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive
Europa, Europa 1990 A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.
Silent Night 2002 Set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German Mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front (IMDB claims it is "fact-based")