History lessons can be boring but historical movies are definitely not boring in any way whatsoever, those movies show fragments of history that are both happy and sad. You may know about Hitler and his atrocities, but even after so many years, even a small kid has heard about him. Adolf Hitler was a cruel man, he dictated Germany for over ten years and in those years more than seven million people died because of him and he also led world war ll.
What he did was definitely objectionable, problematic, and immoral but people should know what he did so that we can understand the pain millions of people went through. We are presenting 15 movies on Hitler. Some of these movies are accounts of his life, some are satirical and some give us a glimpse back on his atrocities but all of them are equally works of art.
Movies On Hitler
During the 1930s and 40s, the world was in a strange state, as the boundaries of nations were changed and still changing, many countries were trying to create their hegemony in the world. Downfall follows the events of the Berlin War and World War II, at that time Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party was losing its significance and people were realizing Hitler’s atrocities. Traudl Junge was the last secretary of Adolf Hitler, the movie starts with her introduction, and how she got the job. In the movie, many true events such as Red Army surrounded Germany and the tensions of the Nazi party. How Heinrich Himmler tries to save Hitler and Germany, a lot of people want Hitler to leave Germany but he decides to not go to save his place from the Soviets. You will get to encounter many interesting and real moments that are portrayed in the movie, it is a weird feeling when we get to see that all those things actually happened. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, Downfall is based on Inside Hitler’s Bunker by Joachim Fest, so the next time you need History lessons but they are way too boring try this movie to understand everything.
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Where To Watch Guide?
|Hitler Movie Names/ Show Names||Where To Watch?|
|Downfall||Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu|
|Triumph Of The Will||Cultpix, TVTime Feature Films or Apple TV|
|Look Who’s Back||Netflix, Hotstar, Voot, Jio Cinema|
|Hitler, A Career||Netflix|
|Schindler’s List||Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+|
|The Great Dictator||Kanopy, HBO Max, The Criterion Channel, Retro Reels, Prime Video or Apple TV|
|Hitler: The Rise of Evil||Amazon Prime Video|
|Valkyrie||Amazon Prime Video|
|The Bunker||Amazon Prime Video|
|The Last Ten Days||Vudu|
|Hunting Hitler||HISTORY, Pluto TV – It’s Free TV, The Roku Channel, Hulu|
|Blind Spot: Hitler’s Secretary||iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and Google Play.|
|Hitler: A Film From Germany||Amazon (Rent)|
2. Triumph Of The Will
Adolf Hitler was trying to brainwash people during his reign, he would try to push his problematic theories such as anti-Semitism to get support from people thus his supporters made a lot of propaganda movies to show the so called greatness of him. Triumph Of The Will is one such movie that was made way back in 1935 by Leni Riefenstahl, who was famous for creating propaganda films for Hitler. She later apologized for her movies and said that she was naive and did not know about the genocide and crimes of Hitler. When Leni died back in 2003 many respected newspapers printed an obituary, and even though Triumph Of The Will is a propaganda movie its direction is considered ahead of its times. You can feel the influence Hitler had on people and although it is a problematic movie and does not hold truth it can be watched to understand the cruelest man ever.
3. Look Who’s Back
Humans have this habit of making a hard moment turn into a funny memory it is sort of a coping mechanism to just forget all things. Look Who’s Back is a black comedy that would make you laugh, it is a German movie and received positive reviews and it even has an IMDb score of 7 out of 10. In this movie Adolf Hitler time travels and reaches 2014, he wakes up in the park where his bunker was and could not understand where he is. When people saw him they thought that he was impersonating Hitler for a play or something. It is not easy for wartime Hitler to live in the modern era which is opposite to what he believed. He gets to know the year and is furious that his struggles were wasted because the world is not what he wanted to be. Hitler thinks that it is fate that he is back and tries to change the world, according to him, he also gets accompanied by Fabian Sawatzki who recently lost his job. The movie is hilarious and really interesting to watch.
4. Hitler, a Career
Just like the name says the movie is about Adolf Hitler and his career, it is a documentary movie so Christian Herrendoerfer and Joachim Fest have used archival footage to show the influence of Hitler. In the movie, the creators closely examined the mannerism and thoughts of Hitler to understand why the people of Germany followed him to such an extent. Although he was not a good person and he definitely did not do any good but it is fascinating to see that he got millions of people following him blindly. In the movie, it is explained that when World War I ended and the Treaty of Versailles happened, he was humiliated and tried everything to gain substantial power. Joachim Fest said in the movie that he was an intelligent politician, he tried everything to change the politics of the world but his ways were absolutely wrong.
5. Schindler’s List
The condition at the time of the genocide in Germany was not good at all, many Jews were getting killed, looted, and even raped. They had to run away from everything they earned just to stay safe, they left their homes, money, and dreams just to be alive. Schindler’s List is a movie based on Oscar Schindler who was a member of the Nazi party and a businessman, he comes to Germany in hope of profit and decides to get into the black market. He was just in there for profit but at the time of the holocaust he ended up saving 1,200 Jews, he employed them in his enamelware and ammunition factories in Poland and the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. The story is based on real-life events and will give you chills, Schindler’s List is considered one of the best movies of all time and it has gotten many prestigious awards. The movie is directed by Steven Spielberg, and everyone knows about his talents and that’s why it is one of the great movies.
6. The Great Dictator
You may know about Charlie Chaplin even after so many years he is still considered one of the greatest personalities ever. It is so mesmerizing that he was funny without even uttering a single word. Charlie Chaplin also made a movie on Hitler, it is a satirical movie in which Charlie played the dual roles of Adolf Hitler and a Jewish Barber. The movie was made at the time when Nazis were still active in Germany, in 1940, he made one of the greatest movies of all time. The Great Dictator is considered a historical piece, but his monologue in the movie still gets praised. The United States National Film Registry has preserved the movie as it is a really important movie. If you want to get into the world of Charlie Chaplin and also want to see a movie about Hitler what can be better than The Great Dictator?
7. Hitler: The Rise of Evil
If you took your history lessons with utmost attention you may recall that after world war l, Germany was in a really vulnerable place as the whole world was blaming them for the war and then because of the treaty of Versailles a lot of economical and military restrictions were on them and that was the time when nationalism was rising in Germany. People wanted revenge from the allied powers and that is when the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party happened. Hitler: The Rise of Evil follows the rise of Hitler from 1899 to 1914 and how that war helped him, then his journey till the end of world war ll is portrayed. Ernst Hanfstaengl influenced the rise of Hitler and it is shown in this project. Hitler: The Rise of Evil received mixed reviews but was also able to snatch prestigious awards, it has an IMDb rating of 7.4 out of 10 and if you want to take a look at the rise of Hitler this is the perfect thing to try.
Adolf Hitler influenced a lot of people and he gained a lot of followers and admirers, it is always a subject of fascination for people as to how and why the people of Germany supported him but Adolf Hitler was not supported by everyone. One time Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg planned a conspiracy against Adolf Hitler and even tried to assassinate him. Valkyrie follows the events of that time, as how the colonel planned everything and it is a really gripping ride. Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg is transferred to Tunisia and there he thinks about Hitler’s rule and future Germany will hold. Wolf’s Lair was the place where Hitler and Himmler were going to get assassinated, it is interesting to see the resistance, and the movie has a great cast, actors such as Tom Cruise Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Terence Stamp, Tom Wilkinson, and Carice van Houten in major roles. It is a good political and historical movie to understand that time in Germany.
9. Inglourious Basterds
Quentin Tarantino has blessed us with this movie, it features a great ensemble of actors such as Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger, and Mélanie Laurent in major roles. It is a war movie set at the time of rising of the Nazi party in Germany, though it is an alternate history it holds the spirit really well. Shosanna Dreyfus and Aldo Raine are two people who are individually trying to overthrow the Nazi party and SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa is trying to track down Aldo Raine. The movie is really interesting and is one of the highest-earning movies of Quentin Tarantino after Once Upon A Time and Django Unchained, the movie was able to get many prestigious awards such as the Festival’s Best Actor Award, as well as the BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild, Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe and many more.
10. Jojo Rabbit
Let’s add some romance, comedy, and drama to the mix by including Jojo Rabbit, even though the topic of Adolf Hitler and whatever he did is really sensitive there have been a lot of movies focusing on humor and satire and Jojo Rabbit can be described as one of those movies. Johannes “Jojo” Betzler is a young boy who follows Adolf Hitler religiously, he wants to be in the army but after not being able to prove himself he gets small work such as mailing propaganda pamphlets, etc. Elsa Korr is a young Jewish girl who was the classmate of Jojo’s younger dead sister and one day she decides to hide in Jojo’s home to hide away from the Nazis. When Jojo and his mother find out about her they decide to hide her because if anyone would know all three of them will be killed. But then the story takes an interesting turn and becomes an even more beautiful love story for the viewers to see. Jojo Rabbit is obviously not a historical and political movie but watching that movie will make you feel the resistance Jewish had towards the Nazis.
11. The Bunker
The Bunker is another great movie that you will surely enjoy. In this movie, you can see the last days of Hitler. After the war, Hitler and his supporters were hiding in Bunkers between January and May 1945 in Germany, and in this movie, you can see that. It is a great movie that has gotten many prestigious awards, and you can see the last days of Adolf Hitler via this movie as this was the end of his life.
12. The Last Ten Days
Just like the name says The Last Ten Days is a movie about Adolf Hitler’s last ten days. On 20 April 1945 Adolf Hitler turned 56 years old and ten days after that on 30 April 1945 he killed himself. In this movie you can see the last days of Adolf Hitler, he married his long-time lover Eva Braun at that time and made all the arrangements to kill himself with his wife Eva Braun.
13 Hunting Hitler
Conspiracy theories are everywhere and there is even a conspiracy theory about Adolf Hitler’s death. A lot of people believed that he didn’t kill himself but he fled to Argentina and lived there. Hunting Hitler is a documentary by History TV to find out if that was actually true. A lot of people questioned the documentary as they felt like it was doing nothing but saying fake facts, even though the credibility was questioned it is still really interesting to see everything. So, definitely a good try when you just want to watch something on a boring day.
14. Blind Spot: Hitler’s Secretary
After the death of Hitler, many people associated with him spoke about him and gave some details. Traudl Junge was the last secretary of Adolf Hitler and she gave a lot of information, she gave an exclusive interview with André Heller. It was a documentary so she can be seen talking about many important things that she saw while she was working with Hitler and also how it was working with him. It is a good documentary that will make you understand everything more deeply.
15. Hitler: A Film from Germany
German movies are able to give clear-cut films on Hitler and Hitler: A Film from Germany is one of them, this movie has no clear plot or story but you will get to see many different events in the life of Hitler such as Hitler’s cult of personality in Nazi propaganda, Himmler’s ideology on The Holocaust and many more. It is an iconic movie that will answer the questions deeply.