Tag Archives: wwII

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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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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Into the White (2012) Rated R

A group of airmen from different sides of WWII come together after being stranded in a cabin. Starring Florian Lukas, David Kross, Stig Henrik Hoff. This war film is based on the true story of a group of airmen from opposing … Continue reading

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Superheroes Decoded (History) Rated TV-PG

The show documents the rise of superheroes in America. Starring Anthony Mackie, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, George R. R. Martin, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Brad Meltzer This docuseries traces the origins of the superheroes from the comic books to the … Continue reading

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Rated R

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, one of the first conscientious objector who earned Medal of Honor during the Battle of Okinawa. Starring Andrew Garfield, Richard Pyros, Jacob Warner, Hugo Weaving Hacksaw Ridge highlights the battle where Pfc. Doss earned … Continue reading

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The Nun’s Story (1959) Rated PG

Sister Luke struggles with her faith through crisis, disappointments, and WWII.  Based on the novel by Kathryn Hulme. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Colleen Dewhurst. This remarkable, heart-rending film reveals the inner struggle of a young nun as … Continue reading

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Hotel Berlin (1945) Rated NR

At the end of WWII, a member of the German underground escapes the Gestapo by hiding in the Hotel Berlin. Based on the book, Hotel Berlin ’43 by Vicki Baum. Starring Faye Emerson, Helmut Dantine, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre. This … Continue reading

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Joan Leslie (1925-2015)

(1925-2015)    Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) Rated NR A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.  This Is the Army (1943) Rated NR In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an … Continue reading

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