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The Best World War II Movies on Netflix

Finding a good World War II movie to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best World War II movies of all time streaming on Netflix.

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1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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7.8/10
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90/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. White Christmas

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7.6/10
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83/100
Released: 1954
Comedy, Musical

What it's about: Two talented song-and-dance men team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. In time they befriend and become romantically involved with the beautiful Haynes sisters who comprise a sister act.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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3. The Devil All the Time

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7.1/10
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82/100
Released: 2020Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: In Knockemstiff, Ohio and its neighboring backwoods, sinister characters converge around young Arvin Russell as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and his family.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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4. Mudbound

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7.4/10
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Released: 2017Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: In the post–World War II South, two families are pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and the battle abroad.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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5. The 12th Man

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7.4/10
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81/100
Released: 2017
Drama, History

What it's about: After a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his eleven comrades dead, a Norwegian resistance fighter finds himself fleeing the Gestapo through the snowbound reaches of Scandinavia.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. War Horse

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7.2/10
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79/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

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7.4/10
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79/100
Released: 2018
Romance, Drama

What it's about: Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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8. A Bridge Too Far

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7.4/10
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78/100
Released: 1977Rated: PG
Drama, History

What it's about: Operation Market Garden, September 1944. The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. Defiance

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7.2/10
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78/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in the ghettos of Poland.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. The Resistance Banker

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6.9/10
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74/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Drama, Biography

What it's about: In 1942, in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, the banker brothers Walraven and Gijsbert van Hall face their biggest challenge when they decide to help finance the Dutch resistance.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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11. The Exception

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6.8/10
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72/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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12. Spitfire

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7.5/10
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70/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG
Documentary, History

What it's about: A feature documentary about the people and the planes that helped win World War War II. Through people personally connected to the events, the film investigates the story of how the Spitfire, its stable-mate, the Hawker Hurricane and its great adversary, the Messerschmitt 109 came into being during the huge advances in aviation in the interwar period—and then how the pilots fared in combat, three miles up in the skies over Europe, Africa and Asia.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Plex), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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13. The Photographer of Mauthausen

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70/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
History, Drama

What it's about: Spanish photographer Francesc Boix, imprisoned in the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, works in the SS Photographic Service. Between 1943 and 1945, he hides, with the help of other prisoners, thousands of negatives, with the purpose of showing the freed world the atrocities committed by the Nazis, exhaustively documented. He will be a key witness during the Nuremberg Trials.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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14. In This Corner of the World

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7.8/10
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65/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Japan, 1943, during World War II. Young Suzu leaves her village near Hiroshima to marry and live with her in-laws in Kure, a military harbor. Her creativity to overcome deprivation quickly makes her indispensable at home. Inhabited by an ancestral wisdom, Suzu impregnates the simple gestures of everyday life with poetry and beauty. The many hardships, the loss of loved ones, the frequent air raids of the enemy, nothing alters her enthusiasm…

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. Alone in Berlin

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6.5/10
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64/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: Berlin in June of 1940. While Nazi propaganda celebrates the regime’s victory over France, a kitchen-cum-living room in Prenzlauer Berg is filled with grief. Anna and Otto Quangel’s son has been killed at the front. This working class couple had long believed in the ‘Führer’ and followed him willingly, but now they realise that his promises are nothing but lies and deceit. They begin writing postcards as a form of resistance and in a bid to raise awareness: Stop the war machine! Kill Hitler! Putting their lives at risk, they distribute these cards in the entrances of tenement buildings and in stairwells. But the SS and the Gestapo are soon onto them, and even their neighbours pose a threat.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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16. The Ottoman Lieutenant

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6.6/10
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62/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Lillie, a determined American woman, ventures overseas to join Dr. Jude at a remote medical mission in the Ottoman Empire (now Turkey). However, Lillie soon finds herself at odds with Jude and the mission’s founder, Woodruff, when she falls for the titular military man, Ismail, just as the war is about to erupt.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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17. The Outsider

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6.3/10
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61/100
Released: 2018
Crime, Drama

What it's about: It’s an epic story set in post-World War II Japan, chronicling the life of a former American G.I. who becomes part of the Japanese yakuza.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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18. Ghosts of War

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5.5/10
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60/100
Released: 2020Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A group of World War II American soldiers encounter a supernatural enemy as they occupy a French castle previously under Nazi control.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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19. Hitler: A Career

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7.5/10
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56/100
Released: 1977Rated: PG
Documentary, History

What it's about: A keen chronicle of the unlikely rise to power of Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) and a dissection of the Third Reich (1933-1945), but also an analysis of mass psychology and how the desperate crowd can be deceived and shepherded to the slaughterhouse.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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20. Rangoon

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5.6/10
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56/100
Released: 2017
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Julia travels to the Indo-Burma border to perform for the troops during the World War II, on the insistence of Billimoria, her lover. She finds herself in love with Jemadar Malik, a soldier there.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).

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21. Nazi Concentration Camps

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8.3/10
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55/100
Released: 1945
Documentary, History

What it's about: Produced and presented as evidence at the Nuremberg war crimes trial of Hermann Göring and twenty other Nazi leaders, this film consists primarily of dead and surviving prisoners and of facilities used to kill and torture during the World War II.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Epix & Hoopla) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix).

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22. USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

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5.2/10
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54/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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23. The Eichmann Show

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6.5/10
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53/100
Released: 2015
Drama, History

What it's about: The behind-the-scenes true life story of a groundbreaking producer, Milton Fruchtman, and blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz who, overcoming enormous obstacles, set out to capture the testimony of one of the war's most notorious Nazis, Adolf Eichmann, who is accused of executing the 'final solution' and organising the murder of 6 million Jews. This is the extraordinary story of how the trial came to be televised and the team that made it happen.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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24. Iron Sky: The Coming Race

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52/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Twenty years after the events of Iron Sky, the former Nazi Moonbase has become the last refuge of mankind. Earth was devastated by a nuclear war, but buried deep under the wasteland lies a power that could save the last of humanity - or destroy it once and for all. An old enemy leads our heroes on an adventure into the Hollow Earth. To save humanity, they must fight the Vril, an ancient shapeshifting reptilian race and their army of dinosaurs.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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25. The Battle of Midway

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6.1/10
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51/100
Released: 1942Rated: PG
Documentary

What it's about: The Japanese attack on Midway in June 1942, filmed as it happened.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & IndieFlix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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26. San Pietro

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6.6/10
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51/100
Released: 1945
Documentary

What it's about: This documentary movie is about the battle of San Pietro, a small village in Italy. Over 1,100 US soldiers were killed while trying to take this location, that blocked the way for the Allied forces from the Germans.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Prime Video, Epix & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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27. Sarajevo

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6.7/10
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49/100
Released: 2014
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: The events in Sarajevo in June 1914 are the backdrop for a thriller directed by Andreas Prochaska and written by Martin Ambrosch, focusing on the examining magistrate Dr. Leo Pfeffer (Florian Teichtmeister) investigating the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Trying to do his job in a time of lawlessness and violence, intrigues and betrayal, Leo struggles to maintain his integrity and save his love, Marija, and her father, prominent Serbian merchant. But the events of Sarajevo have set into motion an inescapable course of events that will escalate to become … the Great War.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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28. Thunderbolt

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6.6/10
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46/100
Released: 1947
Documentary, History

What it's about: Documentary about the U.S. Air Force's P-47 Thunderbolt bomber's role in the Italian Campaign.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Prime Video & All Warrior) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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29. The Negro Soldier

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5.9/10
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45/100
Released: 1944
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: Documentary focusing on the contributions to the American war effort of African-American soldiers.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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30. My Führer

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5.5/10
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44/100
Released: 2007
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Hitler no longer believes in himself, and can barely see himself as an equal to even his sheep dog. But to seize the helm of the war he would have to create one of his famous fiery speeches to mobilize the masses. Goebbels therefore brings a Jewish acting teacher Grünbaum and his family from the camps in order to train the leader in rhetoric. Grünbaum is torn, but starts Hitler in his therapy ...

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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31. My Honor Was Loyalty

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4.3/10
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43/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: Captain Ludwig Herckel a devoted and patriotic soldier of the SS Leibstandarte fights in every major conflict from the Eastern front to the battle of the bulge. Fiercely loyal to his country and his brothers in arms, loved by his men, Herckel will face his greatest battle yet when he discovers the truth about the Nazi regime.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & YouTube).

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