What are the best movies about the Holocaust?

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    #1Schindler's List

    Schindler's List

    Schindler's List, a work of Steven Spielberg, is about the story of Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist that puts his life and his family's lives at risk by helping 1,100 Jews survive the extermination camps.


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    Harini Trivedi
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "A must-see movie for any one interested about the Holocaust. It's a great movie that deals with the inherent humanity that everyone is capable of. Totally deserves its spot on this list!"
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    #2The Pianist

    The Pianist

    The Pianist is a dramatic biography music movie that stars  Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, and Frank Finlay. It was directed by Roman Polanski and written for the screen by Ronald Harwood. The film was based on Wladyslaw Szpilman's book.


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    Aaron Taylor
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "This was an extremely painful movie to watch because it shows in great visceral detail all the horrors of the Holocaust. Definitely watch this film but remember to prepare tissues."
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    #3Au Revoir Les Enfants

    Au Revoir Les Enfants

    Au Revoir Les Enfants is a movie written, produced and directed by Louis Malle. Released in 1987, it won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival.


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    Virginia Jordan
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "Combining kids and the Holocaust is a recipe for tears. Au Revoir Les Enfants is a great example of this. Get ready to become an emotional wreck with this film."
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    #4The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a movie directed by Mark Herman. It was released in 2008 and features Asa Butterfield and Jack Scanlon in the lead roles as two boys who become friends at a concentration camp.


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    Patricia Hopkins
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "Loved this movie even though it was very sad :'( It really highlights how children are always the victim in any conflict of war. A great movie to show the horrors of the Holocaust. "
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    #5The Reader

    The Reader

    The Reader is a movie directed by Stephen Daldry. It was released in 2008 and features Kate Winslet, David Kross, and Ralph Fiennes. It was adapted from the book of the same name.


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    Wayne Holland
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "The Holocaust merely serves as a backdrop to the central conflict of this movie but its presence is felt keenly, just as the Holocaust's effects are still felt to this day/ The movie is also wonderful all on its own. "
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    #6The Train of Life

    The Train of Life

    The Train of Life is a movie written and directed by Radu Mihăileanu. Released in 1998, It follows the story of Schlomo as he tries to escape from the Nazis with his companions.


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    David Reid
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "Sooo happy to see this movie on this list! It's not well known but it is still a great film to watch about the Holocaust. It combines comedy and tragedy but it does it with wonderful balance."
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    #7Life Is Beautiful

    Life Is Beautiful

    Life Is Beautiful is an Italian comedic and dramatic motion picture that stars Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, and Giorgio Cantarini. It was directed and written by Roberto Benigni and premiered on December 20, 1997, in Italy.


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    Joy Zhao
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "I know this movie is controversial because it uses the Holocaust as a joke but it's still a pretty well-made film. Watch it if you want to learn more about the Holocaust but would prefer a more lighthearted movie."
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    #8Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds is an American dramatic war motion picture starring Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, and Eli Roth. It was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and premiered on May 20, 2009, in the Cannes Film Festival.


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    Christopher Mitchell
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "Although the Holocaust doesn't feature directly into the film, it IS the motivation of the main players in the movie. As a Jew myself, it's great to see Jews being able to kick ass against the Nazis!!"


Best What are the best movies about the Holocaust
1Schindler's ListMovies 16 Paid
2The PianistMovies 12 Paid
3Au Revoir Les EnfantsMovies 9 Paid
4The Boy in the Striped PajamasMovies 8 Paid
5The ReaderMovies 7 Paid
6The Train of LifeMovies 5 Paid
7Life Is BeautifulMovies 2 Paid
8Inglourious BasterdsMovies 1 Paid

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