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The Best World War II Movies on Starz

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 Starz.

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1. Everything is Illuminated

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7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo66%
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80/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A film based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, in which a young Jewish American man endeavors—with the help of eccentric, distant relatives—to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II, in a Ukrainian village which was ultimately razed by the Nazis.

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

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2. Inside Man

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7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo86%
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78/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: When an armed, masked gang enter a Manhattan bank, lock the doors and take hostages, the detective assigned to effect their release enters negotiations preoccupied with corruption charges he is facing.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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3. Atonement

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7.8/10
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77/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

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

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4. Gallipoli

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7.5/10
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69/100
Released: 1981Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank—both agile runners—become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli peninsula, a brutal eight-month conflict which pit the British and their allies against the Ottoman Empire and left over 500,000 men dead.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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5. The Stranger

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7.4/10
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68/100
Released: 1946
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Wilson of the War Crimes Commission is seeking Franz Kindler, mastermind of the Holocaust, who has effectively erased his identity. Wilson releases Kindler's former comrade Meinike and follows him to Harper, Connecticut, where he is killed before he can identify Kindler. Now Wilson's only clue is Kindler's fascination with antique clocks; but, though Kindler seems secure in his new identity, he feels his past closing in.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Prime Video, Starz & 3 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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6. Defiance

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7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo58%
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68/100
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 (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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7. Churchill

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6.3/10
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67/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A ticking-clock thriller following Winston Churchill in the 24 hours before D-Day.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (Prime Video, Microsoft & 3 others).

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8. U-571

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6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo68%
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65/100
Released: 2000Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: In the midst of World War II, the battle under the sea rages and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. However, after a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, the Allies realise this is their chance to seize the 'enigma coding machine'.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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9. 13 Minutes

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7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo75%
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60/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The breath-taking story of a man who nearly would have changed the world. 1939, when Hitler tricked millions of people at the height of his power, one said a radical No: Georg Elser, disparaged as an assassin, is one of the greatest resistance fighters.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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10. Midway

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6.8/10
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58/100
Released: 1976Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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11. The Producers

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6.4/10
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57/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Musical

What it's about: After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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12. Hell Is for Heroes

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7.0/10
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57/100
Released: 1962
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a rest area. While most of the men withdraw from their positions facing a German pillbox at the far side of a mine-field, half a dozen men are left to protect a wide front. By various ruses, they manage to convince the Germans that a large force is still holding the position. Then Reese leads two of the men in an unauthorized and unsuccessful attack on the pillbox, in which the other two are killed; and when the main platoon returns, he is threatened with court-martial. Rather that face the disgrace, and in an attempt to show he was right, he makes a one-man attack on the pillbox.

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

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13. Zoo

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6.7/10
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55/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG
Family, History

What it's about: Young Tom and his misfit friends fight to save 'Buster' the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.49 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. Above and Beyond

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7.7/10
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54/100
Released: 2015
Documentary, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In 1948, a group of World War II pilots volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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15. The Great Raid

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6.7/10
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54/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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16. MacArthur

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6.6/10
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53/100
Released: 1977Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in flashback as he visits West Point.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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17. Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

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6.7/10
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50/100
Released: 1942
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Starting in Switzerland, Sherlock Holmes rescues the inventor of a bomb-sight which the allies want to keep from the Nazis. Back in London it seems that the inventor is not all that he seemed.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Starz & Fandor), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & Epix) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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18. The Ottoman Lieutenant

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6.7/10
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49/100
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 (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).