Tag: post-world-war-two

My Enemy’s Enemy (2007) 7.4

My Enemy’s Enemy (2007)

A look at the history of one-time Gestapo commander Klaus Barbie, infamously known as "The Butcher of Lyon." This documentary's main focus will be on Barbie's post-war activities, in which he became a counter-intelligenc...

Il padre di famiglia (1967) 6.6

Il padre di famiglia (1967)

The story centers on two characters, a man and a woman, both architects, who meet some time after WWII and get married. Though deeply in love they come from different backgrounds, and do not share the same outlooks on li...

Cry, the Beloved Country (1995) 6.8

Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)

South African church minister Steven Kumalo is summoned from his village to Johannesburg. There he finds that his son Absolom has been jailed in connection with a robbery in which a white man was killed. The father of th...

Germany Year Zero (1948) 7.9

Germany Year Zero (1948)

Edmund, a young boy who lives in war-devastated Germany after the Second World War has to do all kinds of work and tricks to help his family in getting food and barely survive. One day he meets a man who used to be one o...

Oma maa (2018) 6.6

Oma maa (2018)

Anni, a daughter of a wealthy family and used to secure life, falls in love with Veikko, a war invalid of the Continuation War. Anni leaves her past behind her and starts leading the life of a pioneer, in the wild forest...

Never Let Me Go (1953) 6.1

Never Let Me Go (1953)

Philip Sutherland is an American news writer stationed in Moscow since the war; while there he falls for a Russian ballet dancer, Marya Lamarkins, who, he finds out, learned English because she fell in love with him. The...

Plenty (1985) 6

Plenty (1985)

Susan Traherne has been irreparably changed by her wartime experiences as a Resistance fighter. She sets out in the post-war world to make her way to what she wants, no matter who is hurt, or how....

Never Say Goodbye (1956) 6.3

Never Say Goodbye (1956)

Dr. Michael Parker (Rock Hudson) is a prominent surgeon, who unexpectedly runs into his German-born wife Lisa (Cornell Borchers), who he thought was dead. Victor (George Sanders), an artist (and his "dead" wife's now boy...

Rome, Open City (1945) 8

Rome, Open City (1945)

The location: Nazi occupied Rome. As Rome is classified an open city, most Romans can wander the streets without fear of the city being bombed or them being killed in the process. But life for Romans is still difficult w...

The Good Die Young (1954) 6.7

The Good Die Young (1954)

Three good men - a broken boxer, an American veteran trying to win back his mother-dominated wife, and an Air Force Sergeant married to a faithless actress - are corrupted by Miles "Rave" Ravenscourt (Laurence Harvey), a...

“The Restaurant” (2017) 8.2

“The Restaurant” (2017)

In May 1945, peace is proclaimed all over Europe. The Löwander family runs their old fashioned restaurant in Stockholm, but the small amount of patrons worries them. The eldest son, Gustaf, is willing to resort to unconv...

Mine Own Executioner (1947) 6.8

Mine Own Executioner (1947)

Pretty Molly Lucian (Barbara White) enlists the reluctant aid of psychologist Felix Milne (Burgess Meredith) in treating her potentially homicidal husband Adam (Kieron Moore), who refuses to see a "real" psychiatrist. Tr...

Beanpole (2019) 7.1

Beanpole (2019)

1945, Leningrad. World War II has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Although the siege - one of the worst in history - is finally over, life and ...

Enemies, A Love Story (1989) 6.6

Enemies, A Love Story (1989)

Set in 1949 New York, a Holocaust survivor who makes a living as a ghostwriter for a Jewish rabbi, finds himself involved with three women - his current wife, a passionate affair with a married woman, and his long-vanish...

The Whisperers (1967) 7.1

The Whisperers (1967)

Beyond Mr. Conrad who attends to the allowance she receives through National Assistance, seventy-six year old Margaret Ross, who lives in a cluttered run-down flat, is emotionally all alone in the world. Her husband Arch...

The Blue Dahlia-1946 7.2

The Blue Dahlia-1946

When Johnny comes home from the navy he finds his wife Helen kissing her substitute boyfriend Eddie, the owner of the Blue Dahlia nightclub. Helen admits her drunkenness caused their son's death. He pulls a gun on her bu...

Closer to the Moon-2014 6.9

Closer to the Moon-2014

Bucharest 1959. A spectacular Bank heist has the country in an uproar. In post-war Communist Romania it is an unimaginable slap in the face to the iron fisted authorities. Four men and a woman are arrested, tried, convic...

Land of Mine-2015 7.8

Land of Mine-2015

In post-World War II Denmark, the Danish government puts their hated German prisoners of war to work clearing the 1.5 million landmines from the western beaches of the country. At one such beach, Sgt. Carl Leopold Rasmus...

Buck Privates Come Home-1947 7

Buck Privates Come Home-1947

Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates them--and getting involved with a...

I Became a Criminal-1947 7.3

I Became a Criminal-1947

In this gritty film noir, cynical ex-RAF flyer Morgan, bored with civilian life, joins a break-in gang led by Narcy. On his first job, the getaway car crashes after killing a policeman. Morgan is framed as the driver and...

The Night Watch-2011 6.6

The Night Watch-2011

In post-war London, Viv Pearce is dating Reggie and runs a dating bureau with Helen Giniver, who lives with her older lover, authoress Julia Standing. Viv's younger brother Duncan, a gay man made to feel ashamed of his o...

Simon & the Oaks-2011 6.5

Simon & the Oaks-2011

Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewis...

Cluny Brown-1946 7.5

Cluny Brown-1946

Amateur plumber Cluny Brown gets sent off by her uncle to work as a servant at an English country estate. While there, she becomes friendly with Adam Belinski, a charming Czech refugee. She also becomes interested in a d...

The Keeper-2018 7.1

The Keeper-2018

The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW camp near Manchester at the end ...

Gate of Flesh-1964 7.4

Gate of Flesh-1964

After World War II, some Tokyo prostitutes band together with a strict code: no pimps, attack any street walker who comes into our territory, defend the abandoned building we call home, and punish whomever gives away sex...

The Atomic Cafe-1982 7.6

The Atomic Cafe-1982

A compilation of 1960's films about what to do in case of a Nuclear attack and the effects of radiation, also footage of troop tests of the exposure to an atomic bomb....

The Marriage of Maria Braun-1979 7.8

The Marriage of Maria Braun-1979

This movie follows the life of a young German woman, married to a soldier in the waning days of WWII. Fassbinder has tried to show the gritty life after the end of WWII and the turmoil of the people trapped in its wake....

An American in Paris-1951 7.2

An American in Paris-1951

Jerry Mulligan, a struggling American painter in Paris, is "discovered" by an influential heiress with an interest in more than Jerry's art. Jerry in turn falls for Lise, a young French girl already engaged to a cabaret ...

1945-2017 7.2

1945-2017

12 August 1945, 11 AM. Two mysterious strangers dressed in black appear at the railway station of a Hungarian village. In the shadow of Russian occupation, the people of the village are preparing for the wedding of the s...

The Words-2012 7.1

The Words-2012

Layered romantic drama The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As th...

Tokyo Story-1953 8.2

Tokyo Story-1953

Elderly couple Shukishi and Tomi Hirayama live in the small coastal village of Onomichi, Japan with their youngest daughter, schoolteacher Kyoko Hirayama. Their other three surviving adult children, who they have not see...

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara-2003 8.1

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara-2003

Former corporate whiz kid Robert McNamara was the controversial Secretary of Defense in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, during the height of the Vietnam War. This Academy Award-winning documentary, augmented by ...

The Monuments Men-2014 6.1

The Monuments Men-2014

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces f...

A Matter of Life and Death-1946 8.1

A Matter of Life and Death-1946

Returning to England from a bombing run in May 1945, pilot Peter Carter's plane is damaged and his parachute ripped to shreds. He has his crew bail out safely, but figures it is curtains for himself. He gets on the radio...

Hue and Cry-1947 6.8

Hue and Cry-1947

A gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip's wording each week, unknown to writer and printer. The first of the Ealing comedies....

Bad Day at Black Rock-1955 7.7

Bad Day at Black Rock-1955

From the time John J. Macreedy steps off the train in Black Rock, he feels a chill from the local residents. The town is only a speck on the map and few if any strangers ever come to the place. Macreedy himself is tight-...

A Night in Casablanca-1946 7

A Night in Casablanca-1946

In post-war Casablanca, Ronald Kornblow is hired to run a hotel whose previous managers have all wound up being murdered. French soldier Pierre suspects the involvement of ex-Nazis, specifically Count Pfefferman, in real...