The Second World War was the worst war to have taken place on the planet. The Nazis were brutal on the Jews and killed nearly six million of them. Following are five movies set during the World War II that you should watch to get an idea about the brutality of the war:
1. Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful is a must watch the movie for everyone. It is a tragic comedy which speaks volume about a father’s love for his child(ren). The story revolves around a Jewish person and how he uses his humour and imagination to save his son from the brutal horrors of a concentration camp. In doing so, he sacrifices his own life without letting the child know what was happening around.
2. The Diary of Anne Frank
The Diary of Anne Frank is not just about a girl named Anne Frank but about everyone who suffered the Holocaust. This movie focuses on how two Jewish families try to hide in the attic for two years with the help of a non-Jewish businessman and his assistant. While the movie does not end on a good note, it gives an insight of how miserable the lives of the Jews were during that period.
3. Schindler’s List
Schindler’s List is an all-time classic movie. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the movie centres on Oskar Schindler and how he manages to save more than a thousand Jews from the barbaric Nazi reign by doing a selfless act and losing all his money. Based on a true story, Schindler’s List received seven Oscars.
4. Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan is often credited to be the best War film ever made. Incidentally, this movie, too, was made by Steven Spielberg. Eight soldiers go on a mission to save another soldier who has last all his siblings in the war. The movie tells us how brutal a war really is; not just for the participants, but their loved ones as well. Watch this movie to understand what it is like to fight a war.
5. The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game has been inspired by a real life story of Alan Turing, a legendary cryptanalyst. He was given the impossible task to decode the messages generated by the Nazi’s computer named Enigma. Considered by many as the Father of Modern Computer, Turing invented the machine (named Christopher) to decode the messages encrypted by Nazis.