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The extraordinary story of how Hollywood changed World War II – and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the interwoven experiences of five legendary filmmakers who went to war to serve their country and bring the truth to the American people: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens. Based on Mark Harris’ best-selling book, “Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War.”

Stars: Francis Ford Coppola Guillermo del Toro Lawrence Kasdan Meryl Streep Paul Greengrass Steven Spielberg

Five Jewish Hungarians, now U.S. citizens, tell their stories: before March, 1944, when Nazis began to exterminate Hungarian Jews, months in concentration camps, and visiting childhood homes more than 50 years later. An historian, a Sonderkommando, a doctor who experimented on Auschwitz prisoners, and US soldiers who were part of the liberation in April, 1945.
Run time: 87m Tagline: Everything you're about to see is true. Release: 1998-10-23

Stars: Bill Basch Martin Basch Randolph Braham

"I Have Never Forgotten You" is a comprehensive look at the life and legacy of Simon Wiesenthal, the famed Nazi hunter and humanitarian. Narrated by Academy Award winning actress Nicole Kidman, it features interviews with longtime Wiesenthal associates, government leaders from around the world, friends and family members--many of whom have never discussed the legendary Nazi hunter and humanitarian on camera. Previously unseen archival film and photos also highlight the film. What was the driving force behind his work? What kept him going when for years the odds were against his efforts? What is his legacy today, more than 60 years after the end of World War Two?

Run time: 105m Release: 2007-01-01

Stars: Nicole Kidman Simon Wiesenthal

This extraordinary testament to survival from Emmy-winning producer/director Janet Tobias brings to light a story that remained untold for decades: that of thirty-eight Ukrainian Jews who survived World War II by living in caves for eighteen months. (TIFF)
Run time: 81m Tagline: An Incredible True Story of Strength and Survival Release: 2012-09-10

Stars: Balázs Barna Hídvégi Chris Nicola Dániel Hegedüs Fruzsina Pelikán Katalin Lábán Péter Balázs Kiss Sam Stermer Saul Stermer Sima Dodyk Sonia Dodyk

During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confront a moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate only U.S. citizens.

Run time: 98m Tagline: How Many Could Be Saved? Release: 2014-09-05
For three days in 1971, former US soldiers who were in Vietnam testify in Detroit about their war experiences. Nearly 30 speak, describing atrocities personally committed or witnessed, telling of inaccurate body counts, and recounting the process of destroying a village.
Run time: 96m Release: 1972-01-27

Stars: Charles Stevens Fred Nienke Joe Bangert John Kerry Jonathan Birch Kenneth Campbell Rusty Sachs Scott Camil Scott Shimabukuro Steve Pitkin

Many times during his presidency, Lyndon B. Johnson said that ultimate victory in the Vietnam War depended upon the U.S. military winning the "hearts and minds" of the Vietnamese people. Filmmaker Peter Davis uses Johnson's phrase in an ironic context in this anti-war documentary, filmed and released while the Vietnam War was still under way, juxtaposing interviews with military figures like U.S. Army Chief of Staff William C. Westmoreland with shocking scenes of violence and brutality.
Run time: 112m Tagline: The Forever War. Goes On Release: 1974-01-01

Stars: Clark Clifford George Coker Georges Bidault

Documentary film about the anti-war movement in the Madison, Wisconsin area during the time of the Vietnam War. It combines archival footage and interviews with participants that explore the events of the period on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus.

Run time: 100m Tagline: It started in Vietnam...and exploded in the streets of America. Release: 1979-12-01

A disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government-issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.

Run time: 86m Tagline: A hot spot in a cold war. Release: 1982-03-17
This documentary details the case that the 1989 invasion of Panama by the US was motivated not by the need to protect American soldiers, restore democracy or even capture Noriega. It was to force Panama to submit the will of the United States after Noriega had exhausted his usefulness.
Run time: 91m Tagline: Exposing The Cover Up! Release: 1992-07-31

Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery

Using previously unreleased archival material in addition to contemporary interviews, this academy award-winning documentary tells the story of the Frank family and presents the first fully-rounded portrait of their brash and free-spirited daughter Anne, perhaps the world's most famous victim of the Holocaust. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

Run time: 117m Tagline: She is perhaps Hitler's best known victim, but what was Anne Frank really like? Release: 1995-06-08

Stars: Glenn Close Kenneth Branagh

"Trinity and Beyond" is an unsettling yet visually fascinating documentary presenting the history of nuclear weapons development and testing between 1945-1963. Narrated by William Shatner and featuring an original score performed by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, this award-winning documentary reveals previously unreleased and classified government footage from several countries.
Run time: 92m Release: 1995-09-29

Stars: William Shatner

In 1966, Dieter Dengler was shot down over Laos, captured, and, down to 85 pounds, escaped. Barefoot, surviving monsoons, leeches, and machete-wielding villagers, he was rescued. Now, near 60, living on Mt. Tamalpais, Dengler tells his story: a German lad surviving Allied bombings in World War II, postwar poverty, apprenticed to a smith, beaten regularly. At 18, he emigrates and peels potatoes in the U.S. Air Force. He leaves for California and college, then enlistment in the Navy to learn to fly. A quiet man of sorrows tells his story: war, capture, harrowing conditions, escape, and miraculous rescue. Where did he find the strength; how does he now live with his memories?

Run time: 80m Tagline: In 1966, Dieter Dengler was shot down over Laos, captured, and, down to 85 pounds, escaped. Release: 1997-12-01

Stars: Dieter Dengler Eugene Deatrick Werner Herzog

Feature-length documentary film featuring real-life letters written by American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines during the Vietnam War to their families and friends back home. Archive footage of the war and news coverage thereof augment the first-person "narrative" by men and women who were in the war, some of whom did not survive it. Written by Jim Beaver
Run time: 83m Tagline: Addressed to the heart of America. Release: 1987-10-01

Stars: Brian Dennehy Ellen Burstyn J. Kenneth Campbell Josh Cruze Kevin Dillon Matt Dillon Richard Chaves Robert De Niro Tom Berenger Willem Dafoe

Documentarians Andre Heller and Othmar Schmiderer turn their camera on 81-year-old Traudl Junge, who served as Adolf Hitler's secretary from 1942 to 1945, and allow her to speak about her experiences. Junge sheds light on life in the Third Reich and the days leading up to Hitler's death in the famed bunker, where Junge recorded Hitler's last will and testament. Her gripping account is nothing short of mesmerizing.
Run time: 90m Release: 2002-02-10

Stars: Traudl Junge