Tag Archives: World war II

My Grandparents’ War (PBS) Rated NR

  Actors learn about the life and death decisions that their grandparents made during World War 2. Starring Caroline Catz, Helena Bonham Carter, and Mark Rylance. British actors learn what their grandparents did during the Second World War. Each one … Continue reading

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My Christmas Soldier (2006) Rated NR

On Christmas Eve 1943, in a small town in Georgia, everyone struggles as World War II takes precedence over the holidays. A train of German POWS, stops for a rest at the train station and their lives are changed. Starring … Continue reading

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Woman in Gold (2015) Rated PG-13

A Jewish refugee takes on the Austrian government to recover her family’s artwork stolen during WWII. Starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, and Daniel Brühl. I thought this was great storytelling of true events – the art that was stolen during … Continue reading

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Midway (1976) Rated PG

A drama surrounding the battle at Midway, which was the turning point in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Starring Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, and James Coburn. Midway is a unique film that uses battle footage and real footage … Continue reading

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The Monuments Men (2014) Rated PG-13

A world war II platoon is ordered to rescue priceless art from Nazi thieves and return them to the original owners. Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Bill Murray. This is a story that needs to be told, but I … Continue reading

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The Book Thief (2013) Rated PG-13

A young German girl during World War II steals books and shares them with others. All the while, her adoptive parents hide a Jewish friend in the basement. Based on the book by Markus Zusak. Starring Roger Allam, Sophie Nélisse, … Continue reading

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Emperor (2012) Rated PG-13

As the Japanese surrender after World War II, General Fellers must decide whether or not Emperor Hirohito will hang as a war criminal. Starring Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones, and Eriko Hatsune. This film covers the aftermath of World War II … Continue reading

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Carol for Another Christmas (1964) Rated NR

A man grieves for his son who died twenty years ago at Christmas during World War II. Starring Sterling Hayden, Eva Marie Saint, and Ben Gazzara. This film was produced as a special for the United Nations, and it was sponsored … Continue reading

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Man in an Orange Shirt (PBS) Rated TV-14

Two couples, one living in the post-WWII era and the other in present day, deal with the challenges in their lives. Starring Julian Morris, Vanessa Redgrave, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. I was unsure about this miniseries as the couples are gay, but … Continue reading

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Malaya (1949) Rated NR

A newspaperman convinces the government to steal rubber from the Japanese. Starring Spencer Tracy, James Stewart, and Valentina Cortese. This is a compelling story of a disreputable man who says that he can smuggle rubber out of British Malaya. Although it’s a … Continue reading

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