Ken’s Top 50 World War II Films, Part 1

Ken’s Top 50 World War II Films, Part 1

June 6 marked the 67th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, France that resulted in a decisive victory for Allied forces during World War II. In honor of that war, in which my own father fought, I present my top 50 WWII feature films and made-for-TV movies (in two parts). (Be advised that some of these films contain material that may be objectionable to some viewers.)

My favorite movies about World War II are those that reveal insights into the human condition of the brave men who fought this catastrophic war. Realistic fighting scenes and historic military technology also warrant my steadfast attention.

Ken’s Top 50 WWII Movies (1–25)

  1. Band of Brothers
  2. Saving Private Ryan
  3. To End All Wars
  4. Conspiracy
  5. Patton
  6. Schindler’s List
  7. Combat!
  8. Judgment at Nuremberg
  9. Nuremberg
  10. The Pacific
  11. The Longest Day
  12. Midway
  13. The Great Escape
  14. To Hell and Back
  15. The Pianist
  16. Sands of Iwo Jima
  17. Halls of Montezuma
  18. Tora! Tora! Tora!
  19. Enemy at the Gates
  20. U-571
  21. The Eagle Has Landed
  22. Escape from Sobibor
  23. Raid on Rommel
  24. Mister Roberts
  25. PT 109

I’ll post the second half of my list next week.

For study concerning the ethics of war from a Christian perspective, see, Evangelical Ethics, 3rd ed. by John Jefferson Davis and The Life and Death Debate by J. P. Moreland and Norman L. Geisler. For a brief outline of just war theory see my previous post.