World War Two

Watch the stunning trailer for Dee Rees’ Mudbound

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This rural period epic set in America’s Deep South looks a serious Oscars contender.

Land of Mine

By Mark Allison

A group of German POWs are forced to dig up land mines in Martin Zandvliet’s war drama.

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Why Atonement remains a great modern film about love and war

By Lena Hanafy

Joe Wright’s World War Two-era romance is a beautiful story of a young couple torn apart by fate.

Dunkirk

By Adam Woodward

Christopher Nolan’s breathtaking historical opus attempts to give the viewer a taste of what war actually feels like.

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A brief history of women in World War Two movies

By Lena Hanafy

These films show the different ways women joined the war effort, often away from the home front.

Christopher Nolan: ‘I’ve not fought in a war, it’s my worst nightmare to do so’

By David Jenkins

The Dunkirk director reveals the challenges of transforming documented reality into an experience fit for the multiplex.

Why Humphrey Jennings’ Blitz docs are the films you should be watching now

By Jan Westad

His war-time chronicles feel especially timely in the wake of recent tragedies.

Destination Unknown

By Juliette Cottu

This powerful new documentary gleans new testimonies from survivors of the Holocaust.

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Gemma Arterton: ‘I can definitely tell when a woman has written a script’

By David Jenkins

The British leading lady discusses her role in the delightful Blitz-era comedy-drama, Their Finest.

Their Finest

By David Jenkins

Gemma Arterton gives Blighty a much-needed morale boost in this charming wartime comedy-drama.

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Denial

By Trevor Johnston

Rachel Weisz rails against Nazi apologists in this sturdy court room drama for the ‘post-truth’ age.

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Hacksaw Ridge

By David Jenkins

Mel Gibson delivers an intensely brutal war movie with an intriguing moral twist.

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Why Is Paris Burning? remains one of the great anti-war epics

By Brogan Morris

Released 50 years ago, this understated and underloved drama is deserving of a reappraisal.

Never forget this harrowing oral history of the Holocaust

By David Jenkins

With global nationalism on the rise, now seems like the time to revisit Claude Lanzmann’s masterpiece, Shoah.

Anthropoid

By Lauren Thompson

Stick with this World War Two-set assassination thriller – a dull start gives way to a heart-racing climax.

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Everything we know about Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk

By Alex Chambers

With filming underway we take a look at how the director’s World War Two drama is shaping up.

Atonement

By Lorien Haynes

Joe Wright’s World War Two weepie is a near masterpiece that only lacks the substance of great performances.

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