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Based upon the best-selling novel. The profoundly moving story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany. Although Liesel is illiterate when she is adopted by a German couple, her adoptive father encourages her to learn to read. Ultimately, the power of words helps Liesel and Max, a Jew hiding in the family's home, escape from the events unfolding around them.
During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of "gross indecency," an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality - little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading...
3) Darkest hour
During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.
A World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold.
5) Jojo Rabbit
A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.
An unlikely World War II platoon has been tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. With the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could they possibly succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time, they would risk their lives to protect...
Based on a true story, 12 year old Tom (Art Parkinson) and his misfit friends fight to save Buster the baby elephant during the air raids on Belfast in 1941. Winner of the Films4Families Youth Jury Award at the **Seattle International Film Festival**. "*A thrilling adventure for all ages.*" - Justin Lowe, ***Hollywood Reporter***
Set in Poland during World War II. Innocent and naive 8-year-old Bruno is bored and restless in his new home. Ignoring his mother, he sets off on an adventure in the woods. He comes across a high fence which separates him from the people he can see through it. Soon he meets a young boy in striped pajamas, and a surprising friendship develops.
Based on real events, this is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife Fani and children that keep his spirit alive.
World War II turns Molly's family upside down. While her father is away, war breaks out on the McIntires' home front.
It is 1943 and the Germans are winning the Second World War as the U.S. suffers huge losses on the ground and in the air. Four newly recruited pilots are united by a desire to serve their country, at a time when black flyers are not welcomed in the Air Force. Now, through the brutal demands of their training, to the perils of flying over nations at war, the men they call "The Tuskegee Airmen" must undertake the riskiest mission of their lives--to...
12) Red tails
Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky, even as they battle discrimination on the ground. Featuring jaw-dropping aerial action and thrilling special effects, Red Tails is a breathtaking tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history.
13) The world wars
Adolf Hitler. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Benito Mussolini. Winston Churchill. Charles de Gaulle. George Patton. Before they were the giants of WWII, they were infantrymen and privates in WWI, the war to end all wars. The story of the devastating three decades of twentieth-century world war is told through the eyes of the men whose characters were forged in the trenches before they commanded a world on the brink of disaster.
Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Otto Frank and his family have decided to go into hiding due to the increasing persecutions against Jews. Businessman Kraler and his assistant Miep prepare a hiding place in the attic rooms above their place of business. They arrange for the Frank and Van Daan families to stay there. Later on, they are joined by the dentist Dussel. Anne Frank is Otto's 13-year-old daughter. She writes about the remarkable account of their...
This 1960 World War II film, set on a South Pacific Island, is based on Philip Roth's short story "Expect the Vandals." Two soldiers are the lone survivors of a Japanese attack. The hero, Moe, a 35-year-old Jewish accountant, has to care for the injured Ken, an all-American young soldier. The two clash over personal animosity and cultural prejudice.
16) Beyond glory
"Presents the stories of eight veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, rendering firsthand accounts of the actions which resulted in each of them receiving the nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor"--Back cover.
Nine year old Molly McIntire's optimism and confidence are put to the test during World War II. To Molly, the war means watching newsreels at the moviehouse and learning to tap dance. But when Molly's father goes overseas and her mother starts work in a factory, the war no longer seems so far away. Then an English refugee comes to stay with the McIntires. As Molly gradually comes to realize that life in wartime requires compassion and sacrifice, even...
Contains eight stage plays by Canadian authors written in response to World War I and World War II.
The zany lives and morals of the girls of the "May of Teck Club", a haven for young ladies, in 1945, when "all the nice people of England were poor, allowing for exceptions."
20) The Power of one
A young English boy, orphaned in South Africa and terrorized for his political belief, turns to boxing. As he grows up fighting with his fists and leading with his heart, he takes on the Apartheid system and the social injustices around him, discovering that one person really can make a difference.