Movies about concentration camps

Movies about concentration camps
List of the best movies about concentration camps, selected by visitors to our site: Ashes in the Snow, The Photographer of Mauthausen, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Where Hands Touch, Witnesses, Remember, The Grey Zone, Savage Dog, The Pianist, New Order.

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Ashes in the Snow (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
PlotWar, Survival
PlaceConcentration camp, Siberia
TimeWorld War II

The coming-of-age tale of 16-year-old Lina Vilkas who is deported to Siberia amid Stalin's reign of terror in the Baltic region during WWII. An aspiring artist, she secretly documents her harrowing journey with her drawings.

The Photographer of Mauthausen (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, military, biography, history
CharactersDogs, Teens, Photographers
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceVillage, Concentration camp
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Makes me think, Disturbing

Spanish photographer Francesc Boix, imprisoned in the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, works in the SS Photographic Service. Between 1943 and 1945, he hides, with the help of other prisoners, thousands of negatives, with the purpose of showing the freed world the atrocities committed by the Nazis, exhaustively documented. He will be a key witness during the Nuremberg Trials.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersChildrens, Jews, Friends
PlotWar, Friendship
PlaceConcentration camp, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleGloomy, Touching, Heartbreaking, Serious

When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp's walls.

Where Hands Touch (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotLove, War, On real events, Survival, Relationship
PlaceConcentration camp, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think

Germany, 1944. Leyna, the 15-year old daughter of a white German mother and a black African father, meets Lutz, a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father is a prominent Nazi soldier, and they form an unlikely connection in this quickly changing world.

Witnesses (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia, Belarus, Czech Republic, France, Poland, Israel
PlaceConcentration camp
TimeWorld War II

The film tells about the history of the Holocaust through the stories of its unwitting Witnesses.

Remember (2015)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, Mexico, Germany, South Africa
CharactersDogs, Gay, Jews, Disabled people, Old man
PlotRevenge, Death, Weapon, Mystery, Justice
PlaceConcentration camp, Trains, Germany, Hotels
TimeWorld War II
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Tense, Touching

With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person responsible for the death of his family.

The Grey Zone (2001)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, military, history
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Uprising
PlaceConcentration camp, Germany, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleDepressive, Serious

A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.

Savage Dog (2017)
Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, drama
PlacePrison, Concentration camp, Ireland
StyleExciting, Action

A story set in Indochina in 1959, a lawless land controlled by the criminal class: Vietnamese warlords and European war-criminals. Den-Dhin-Chan Labor Camp is run by four such dangerous men. The worst prison in the land, it is here that an Irish, former-champion boxer Martin Tillman has made a name for himself fighting tournaments, on which wealthy criminals gamble in high stakes events. When Tillman is due for release, he just wants to return home, but the corrupt forces running the jail will do everything in their power to keep him locked down. When all that Tillman holds dear is taken away in a vicious act of violence, he is forced to confront the men responsible and take his revenge. The birth of a legend.

The Pianist (2002)
CharactersMusicians, Jews, Pianists
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Music, Hunger
PlaceConcentration camp, Ghetto, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleTense, Depressive, Heartbreaking

The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.

New Order (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
CountryMexico, France
CharactersMilitary, Rich
PlotRevolution, Curfew
PlaceConcentration camp, Mexico
StyleDystopian, Heavy, Gloomy

In the near future, a popular uprising in Mexico City interrupts a wedding held at the home of a wealthy family. After the riots have been quashed, they discover the bride has gone missing and plea with the military to help locate her.

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X-Men (2000)
CharactersSuperhero, Mutant, Heroes, Immortals, Losers
PlotAdventure, Superpowers, Supernatural
PlaceConcentration camp, Germany, USA
StyleMarvel, Exciting, By comics, Serious, Disturbing

Two mutants, Rogue and Wolverine, come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.

The Round Up (2010)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, military, history
CountryFrance, Germany, Hungary
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlaceConcentration camp, France
TimeWorld War II
StyleMakes me think, Depressive, Serious

Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of life in an occupied Paris, on the Butte Montmartre, where they've taken shelter. At least that's what they think, until that morning on July 16th 1942, when their fragile happiness is toppled over.

Sobibor (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, military
PlotWar, On real events, Uprising
PlaceConcentration camp, Russia
TimeWorld War II

Based on the true story, international historical project “Sobibor” is dedicated to the heroism of the Soviet o cer Alexander Pechersky. During the great Patriotic war, being in a Nazi concentration camp Sobibor he managed to do the impossible — for only three weeks to organize a revolt and mass escape of the prisoners. Part of the escapees were caught and shot, and the rest led by Pechersky managed to escape and joined the partisans.

Driven (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Puerto Rico
PlotLove, On real events, Fight, Money, Friendship
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Action, Twisted plot, Light

FBI informant Jim Hoffman lures troubled automobile magnate John DeLorean to an undercover sting for cocaine trafficking.

National Security (2012)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountrySouth Korea
PlotOn real events, Death
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

On September 4, 1984, democracy movement leader Kim Jong Tae (Park Won Sang) is arrested and taken to an infamous interrogation facility in Namyeong-dong. For the next 22 days, he would be cruelly and continuously tortured in all manners by interrogators intent on forcing him to confess to communist collaboration.

4 Days in May (2011)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, military
CountryGermany, Russia, Ukraine
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Orphans
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship, Swimming
PlaceIslands, Beach, Germany
TimeWorld War II

Germany, Baltic Sea coast, May 1945, a few days before the end of World War II. A small Soviet patrol arrives at an isolated house where an elderly baroness gives shelter to a group of orphan girls and a boy who is determined to continue the fight.

Son of a Gun (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom, Canada
PlotRobbery, Skirmishes
PlacePrison, Australia
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, For men

Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch, but protection comes at a price.

Neruda (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryChile, Argentina, France, Spain, USA
CharactersDogs, Horses, Poets
PlotOn real events, Death, Weapon, Border, Snow
StyleFascinating, Serious, Disturbing

It’s 1948 and the Cold War has arrived in Chile. In the Congress, prominent Communist Senator and popular poet Pablo Neruda accuses the government of betraying the Party and is stripped of his parliamentary immunity by President González Videla. The Chief of Investigative Police instructs inspector Óscar Peluchonneau to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to escape from the country with his wife, the painter Delia del Carril, but they are forced to go underground.

Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, sport
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Political
StyleAction, To cry, Fascinating, Makes me think, Serious

Zamperini returns to California where he wound up marrying Cynthia Applewhite while wrestling with untreated PTSD, suffering constant nightmares, angry, bitter and deeply depressed, his wife convinces Zamperini to attend the 1949 Billy Graham Crusade.

Son of Saul (2015)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military
CharactersJews, Photographers
PlotDancing, Prison Break, Fight, Death, Weapon
TimeWorld War II

In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival trying to save from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.