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List Rules Vote up your favorite dramatic movies set during WWII.

Set during a time of global unrest, the best World War II movies deal with life-or-death scenarios at every turn. The top World War II dramas feature complex characters fighting for humanity and often falling in love during this turbulent era. This is a list of the greatest WWII drama movies including everything from The Bridge on the River Kwai to In Another Lifetime to The Pianist.

What films will you find on this list of the best movies set during World War II? The timeless classic Casablanca focuses on the relationship between Rick Blaine and Ilsa Lund as they reconnect after many years apart. The only problem is Ilsa is now married to a Czech Resistance leader who is wanted by German forces. The English Patient is another good romantic movie set during the Second World War. The 2016 film Allied follows a pair of spies as they fall in love and play mental games with one another. Other good films featured on this list include Flags of Our Fathers, The Railway Man, and Sunshine.

Which World War 2 dramas are your favorites? Give the best films a thumbs up to move them to the number-one spot on the list, and please add any movies that are missing.

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Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest World War II Dramas
Casablanca Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest World War II Dramas
Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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The Thin Red Line is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest World War II Dramas
The Thin Red Line George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn

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Das Boot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest World War II Dramas
Das Boot Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Uwe Ochsenknecht

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The Great Escape is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest World War II Dramas
The Great Escape Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner

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The English Patient is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest World War II Dramas
The English Patient Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth

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Flags of Our Fathers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest World War II Dramas
Flags Of Our Fathers Paul Walker, Ryan Phillippe, Jamie Bell

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Downfall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest World War II Dramas
Downfall Alexandra Lara, Bruno Ganz, Thomas Kretschmann

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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest World War II Dramas
Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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In Darkness is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest World War II Dramas
In Darkness Weronika Rosati, Benno Fürmann, Maria Schrader

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Fury is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest World War II Dramas
Fury Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman

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The Longest Day is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest World War II Dramas
The Longest Day Sean Connery, John Wayne, Richard Burton

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To End All Wars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest World War II Dramas
To End All Wars Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Strong, Robert Carlyle

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Bent is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest World War II Dramas
Bent Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ian McKellen

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The Pianist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest World War II Dramas
The Pianist Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Emilia Fox

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Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest World War II Dramas
Sunshine Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Mark Strong

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The Railway Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest World War II Dramas
The Railway Man Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård

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Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest World War II Dramas
Valkyrie Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard

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Enemy at the Gates is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest World War II Dramas
Enemy At The Gates Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ed Harris

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Allied is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest World War II Dramas
Allied Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris

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In Another Lifetime is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest World War II Dramas
In Another Lifetime Ursula Strauss, August Schmölzer, Johannes Krisch

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Winter in Wartime is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest World War II Dramas
Winter In Wartime Jamie Campbell Bower, Tygo Gernandt, Yorick van Wageningen