Perhaps the definitive “neorealist” film, shot in the rubble of Occupied Rome just after the Nazis had left.
An extremely depressing Soviet World War II movie that is also probably a great work of art.
A war movie for the anti-war crowd, and a comedy that inadvertently launched the biggest TV series of all time.
Perhaps the ultimate anti-War movie, its battle scenes represented a quantum leap for movies. Some of the smaller things may not hold up, but the message does.
An absolutely essential first-person historical document about one of the worst events in history.
A movie that looks deep into its own soul and finds only horror.
In which Buster Keaton almost dies over and over in the name of comedy, and also drops an actual train off an actual bridge.
A surprisingly funny take on World War II from the point of view of Polish actors, that came out only 3 months after Pearl Harbor.
Maybe the definitive movie about one of the worst events in human history.
A surprisingly universal and human story of three soldiers returning to their home town after World War II, from decades before “PTSD” was a term.