Entertainment The Best Movies About Hitler  

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The films on this list of the best movies about Hitler have been ranked by the community as the greatest. Hitler lived from 1889 to 1945 and was responsible for the Nazi era in Germany. One of the most hated historical figures, many films have been made about his life and his period of dictatorship. What are the best movies about Hitler and his life?
This list features the best movies about Hitler, either from a historical viewpoint or with the inclusion of fictional events. Some of these films about Hitler star famous celebrities like Tom Cruise, while others are foreign films that take an international look at Adolf Hitler.
The films on this list are the best movies about Hitler and include titles such as The Devil with Hitler, Hitler: The Rise of Evil, Valkyrie, Downfall, Gandhi to Hitler, The Holcroft Covenant, and Angels of the Universe. Vote up the best movies about Adolf Hitler below or add a film you think is great but isn't already on the list.

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Alexandra Lara, Bruno Ganz, Thomas Kretschmann
Downfall is a 2004 German film directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, depicting the final ten days of Adolf Hitler's reign over Nazi Germany in 1945. The film is written and produced by Bernd ...more

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Triumph of the Will is a 1935 propaganda film directed, produced, edited and co-written by Leni Riefenstahl. It chronicles the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg, which was attended by more ...more

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Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard
Valkyrie is a 2008 American-German historical thriller film set in Nazi Germany during WWII. The film depicts the 20 July plot in 1944 by German army officers to take down Adolf Hitler and to ...more

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Liev Schreiber, Julianna Margulies, Peter O'Toole
Hitler: The Rise of Evil is a Canadian TV miniseries in two parts, directed by Christian Duguay and produced by Alliance Atlantis. It explores Adolf Hitler's rise and his early consolidation of ...more

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Look Who's Back is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Hitler
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Look Who's Back is a 2015 German comedy film directed by David Wnendt, based on the bestselling satirical novel of the same name about Adolf Hitler by Timur Vermes. Adolf Hitler (Oliver Masucci) ...more

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Peter Kern, Heinz Schubert
Hitler: A Film from Germany, called Our Hitler in the US, is a 1977 Franco-British-German experimental film directed by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, produced by Bernd Eichinger, and co-produced ...more

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Thomas Kretschmann, Sylvester Groth, Dana Vávrová
Stalingrad is a 1993 war drama film directed by Joseph Vilsmaier. The movie follows a platoon of World War II German Army soldiers transferred to Russia, where they ultimately find themselves ...more

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Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Hitler
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Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 German-American war black comedy film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Michael ...more

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The Winds of War is a 1983 miniseries (prequel to War and Rememberance), directed and produced by Dan Curtis, that follows the book of the same name written by Herman Wouk.  Gunter Meisner as Hitler, Howard Leng as Churchill, Enzo Castellari as Mussolini, Anatoly Chaguinian as Stalin, and Ralph Bellamy as FDR.

The Winds of War is Herman Wouk's second book about World War II, the first being The Caine Mutiny. Published in 1971, it was followed up seven years later by War and Remembrance; originally ...more

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The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951) James Mason's first film as Erwin Rommel, Luther Adler's first as Adolf Hitler.

The Desert Fox is a 1951 biographical film about Field Marshal Erwin Rommel in the later stages of World War II. It stars James Mason in the title role, was directed by Henry Hathaway, and was ...more

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The Producers is a 1968 American satirical dark comedy film written and directed by Mel Brooks. The film is set in the late 1960s and it tells the story of a theatrical producer and an ...more

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Hitler is a film directed by Stuart Heisler released on March 21, 1962.

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The Bunker is a 1981 CBS television film, Time/Life production based on the book The Bunker. The film, directed by George Schaefer and adapted for the screen by John Gay, is a dramatisation ...more

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To Be or Not to Be is a 1942 American comedy directed by Ernst Lubitsch, about a troupe of actors in Nazi-occupied Warsaw who use their abilities at disguise and acting to fool the occupying ...more

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The Death of Adolf Hitler is a 1973 British television videotaped drama, an episode of ITV's Sunday Night Theatre series. It stars Frank Finlay as Adolf Hitler and Caroline Mortimer as Eva ...more

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Hitler: The Last Ten Days is a 1973 British-Italian biographical drama film depicting the days leading up to Adolf Hitler's suicide. The film stars Alec Guinness and Simon Ward and the original ...more

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Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Billy Gilbert
The Great Dictator is a 1940 American satirical political comedy-drama film starring, written, produced, scored, and directed by Charlie Chaplin, following the tradition of many of his other ...more

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Tom Hiddleston, Colin Firth, Kenneth Branagh
Conspiracy is a BBC/HBO television film which dramatizes the 1942 Wannsee Conference. The film delves into the psychology of Nazi officials involved in the "Final Solution of the Jewish ...more

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Apart from Adolf Hitler (played by actor Colin Jeavons), several historical figures in the SA and the SS appear in the film. These include: Reinhard Heydrich (played by David Warner), Ernst Röhm (played by Michael Elphick), Heinrich Himmler (played by John Normington), Theodor Eicke (played by Derek Newark), Sepp Dietrich (played by Bernard Lloyd) and Viktor Lutze (played by John Dicks). The character of SA-Gruppenführer Josef Biegler (played by actor Paul Brooke) was a composite of several real life SA generals and not based on any one particular person. David Warner, who played Heydrich, originally played the SS general in the 1978 TV miniseries Holocaust.

Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil is a 1985 TV film about two German brothers, Helmut and Karl Hoffmann, and the paths they take during the Nazi regime.

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Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Christopher Plummer
The Night of the Generals is a 1967 Franco-British WWII mystery film directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by Sam Spiegel. It stars Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence, ...more

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Fatherland is a 1994 TV film of the book of the same name by Robert Harris made by HBO, starring Rutger Hauer as March and Miranda Richardson as McGuire. The aging Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler (Rudolf Fleischer), looks on in grim resignation as American President Joseph Kennedy's motorcade bypasses his Berlin reviewing stand.

Fatherland is a 1994 drama, fantasy, romance and thriller film written by Stanley Weiser, Ron Hutchinson and directed by Christopher Menaul.

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American History X is a 1998 American drama film directed by Tony Kaye and written by David McKenna. It stars Edward Norton and Edward Furlong, and co-stars Fairuza Balk, Stacy Keach, Elliott ...more

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The Fall of Berlin is a 1950 Soviet war film and an example of Soviet realism, in two parts separated in the manner of a serial, directed by Mikheil Chiaureli, released by the Mosfilm Studio. The script was written by Pyotr Pavlenko, and the musical score composed by Dmitri Shostakovich. It starred Vladimir Savelyev and Maria Novakova as Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun, with Mikheil Gelovani as Joseph Stalin.

Berlin is a 1945 film directed by Juli Raisman.