Roland Emmerich’s expensively mounted re-enactment of the Battle of Midway benefits from a balanced perspective.
Steven Spielberg’s World War Two drama brought me closer to my grandfather, who survived the D-Day landings.
This rural period epic set in America’s Deep South looks a serious Oscars contender.
By Mark Allison
A group of German POWs are forced to dig up land mines in Martin Zandvliet’s war drama.
By Lena Hanafy
Joe Wright’s World War Two-era romance is a beautiful story of a young couple torn apart by fate.
Christopher Nolan’s breathtaking historical opus attempts to give the viewer a taste of what war actually feels like.
By Lena Hanafy
These films show the different ways women joined the war effort, often away from the home front.
The Dunkirk director reveals the challenges of transforming documented reality into an experience fit for the multiplex.
By Jan Westad
His war-time chronicles feel especially timely in the wake of recent tragedies.
This powerful new documentary gleans new testimonies from survivors of the Holocaust.
The British leading lady discusses her role in the delightful Blitz-era comedy-drama, Their Finest.
Gemma Arterton gives Blighty a much-needed morale boost in this charming wartime comedy-drama.
Rachel Weisz rails against Nazi apologists in this sturdy court room drama for the ‘post-truth’ age.
Mel Gibson delivers an intensely brutal war movie with an intriguing moral twist.
Released 50 years ago, this understated and underloved drama is deserving of a reappraisal.
With global nationalism on the rise, now seems like the time to revisit Claude Lanzmann’s masterpiece, Shoah.
Stick with this World War Two-set assassination thriller – a dull start gives way to a heart-racing climax.