Holocaust has been one of the biggest historical events in the human history. No wonder, it attracts attention from around the world, including the movie makers. There are hundreds of Holocaust movies that were ever produced. Look no further, now you can watch some of them on Netflix (The One).
So here are 10 Holocaust movies on Netflix (Too Hot To Handle) that you don’t want to miss, especially if you’re a fan of Holocaust, Jews, Nazi, World War II, and anything that relates to it.
1. Schindler’s List
The first movie on this list is probably one of the most famous Holocaust movies there is. This movie is directed by Steven Spielberg, and stars Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, and others. This movie is based on the novel by Thomas Keneally with the title Schindler’s Ark.
With the setting of World War II, this movie tells us the story about a German businessman Oskar Schindler, where he saves thousands of Polish-Jewish refugees. Those refugees are hired to work in Schindler’s factory.
The heroic character of Schindler and how he saved so many lives makes Schindler’s List won seven Oscars, including best picture and best director.
2. Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Next is one of the most heart-breaking holocaust movies. It tells us a story about the friendship between Bruno who comes from a Nazi family and a Jew boy named Shmuel. It has a tragic ending that is absolutely jaw-dropping.
Boy in the Striped Pajamas was released in 2008, and achieved various awards from Best Actress, Best Director, to Best Film, just to mention some.
Downfall is a German-Italian-Austrian historical movie which portrays Nazi and also the last 10 days of Adolf Hitler’s rule in the set of 1945.
This movie is combined with various documentaries, and includes historical moments and incidents. Because of its success, Downfall is nominated for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film category.
4. Night Will Fall
Get a 100% score in Rotten Tomatoes and 8 score in IMDB, Night Will Fall points out the German Concentration Camps Factual Survey in 1945.
This movie combines documentaries of Nazi Concentration Camps as well as the interviews with the survivors.
Before watching this on Netflix (Alice in Borderland), you have to prepare yourself to witness a gruesome scenes with a lot of deaths and pain in it.
5. The Imitation Game
Released in 2014, The Imitation Game is relatively a recent Holocaust movie. It is not directly talking about war and the Holocaust, but it set in the World War II period.
This movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch, as well as Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, and others as the supporting cast.
The Imitation Game is based on true events and tells us the story about the real cryptanalyst Alan Turning who breaks the German Intelligence Enigma machine codes for the British Government.
This movie turns out to be a big success and received various Academy Awards. You can watch The Imitation Game here on Netflix.
6. Steal a Pencil for Me
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This movie set in 1943 during World War II and is directed by Michele Ohayon. This is a story about a man named Jack and his wife Manja. But little did Manja know, Jack loves someone else, Ina. It gets interesting when the three of them, under the rule of Nazi, have to be in the same concentration camp.
7. The Last Days
Produced by Steven Spielberg and released in 1998, The Last Days is a documentary that pictures five Hungarian Jewish who survive the genocide of Jewish. It’s safe to say that The Last Days is one of the best Holocaust movies with its heartbreaking stories.
This movie also includes the interviews with the survivors and witnesses, as well as the photos and videos of the real horror events.
The next one in this list of Holocaust movies on Netflix (365 Days) is Defiance. This movie is based on a true story about the Bielski group who protected more than a thousand Jews under the rule of Nazi.
Defiance portrays very well the hardship and struggle that people in that period had to face just to stay alive. This movie is played by Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, and George MacKay, and directed by Edward Zwick.
9. Alone in Berlin
Alone in Berlin is definitely not just like ordinary Holocaust movies. This stars Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl, and Brendan Gleeson, as the main cast.
This is a story about a married couple who loses their only son due to war in France, and their Jewish neighbor commits suicide because of religious persecution. They then decided to do a campaign against Adolf Hitler by urge people to stand against the fascist regime under the Nazi.
10. The Accountant of Auschwitz
The last but not least in this list of Holocaust movies on Netflix (Country Comfort) is The Accountant of Auschwitz. Released in 2018, this movie is about Oskar Groning who was in charge of handling money and belongings from the prisoner in the camp.
The story starts after 70 years later, when he was charged of accessory to murder, since there are 300.000 people who died in the concentration camp.
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There must be tons of other best Holocaust movies on Netflix (Now You See Me) that is not on this list. So, which one is your favorite? Let us know below in the comment!