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10 Best Movies about Adolf Hitler

Have you ever heard the story of Adolf Hitler? He was a World War I veteran who soon became the dictator of Germany. Like two sides of a coin, he is respected by his citizens, but the world community hates him. The Nazi leader was responsible for the mass murder of Jews. He sought to attack Europe through the ideology of fascism, causing the Second World War.

In the end Hitler’s glory with Nazi Germany fell, and the war tilted in favor of the Allies. Immediately, Europe came out of the shadow of genocide and fascism. As a historical fact, he has been described as a psychopath, ruthless and dictator in many mass media. The story of Hitler’s domination in conquering the green continent has become an interesting historical item filmed.

The world has named him as an unforgettable part of the dark history of World War II. To commemorate this event, many films from different angles have depicted the image of the German Fuhrer. So, this time Bacaterus will offer suggestions for movies about the character Adolf Hitler? Take a look at the reviews below.

Valkyrie (2008)

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  • Release year : 2008
  • Genre: Drama, History, Horror
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Actors: Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Carice van Houten
  • Production company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), United Artists, Bad Hat Harry Productions

Colonel Stauffenberg joined the German Resistance with General Olbricht. They were an insurgent group containing high-ranking Nazis who disagreed with the Führer, Adolf Hitler. So their biggest goal was to kill the German leader. The plan had to be implemented as soon as possible before Hitler waged a war of aggression.

Killing Hitler, who was their leader, was out of the question. However, in order to save Germany from the disaster of war, they dared to carry out a coup d’etat. They used Operation Valkyrie to launch an uprising against Hitler and his confidants. Now, the fate of Germany during the war was in their hands.

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

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  • Release year : 2009
  • Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
  • Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Actors: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth
  • Production company: Universal Pictures, The Weinstein Company, A Band Apart

A Jewish woman named Shosanna flees to Paris after her family is massacred by Nazi troops. Here, he changed his identity and worked as a film operator in a movie theater. Meanwhile elsewhere, Lieutenant Aldo Raine founded the Jewish group The Basterd. They aimed to destroy Hitler’s already pervasive dominance.

For the plan to work, Aldo turned to a German artist named Bridget Von Hammersmark. They planned to kill Hitler, who would be present at a propaganda screening in one of the cinemas in Paris. The cinema chosen by the Nazis turned out to be Shosanna’s workplace. Now, Shosanna also has a great chance to avenge the death of her family.

Downfall (2004)

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  • Release year : 2004
  • Genre: Biography, Drama, History
  • Directed by: Oliver Hirschbiegel
  • Actors: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes
  • Production company: Constantin Film, Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)

The Soviet Red Army had entered the center of Berlin. They bombarded the whole city and Adolf Hitler’s great palace. Inside the palace there is a bunker where the Fuhrer hides with his confidants. The allied invasion from the west and the arrival of the red army from the east crushed the Nazi fighters in Berlin.

Germany’s defeat was only a matter of time, but Hitler did not accept the pessimism of his generals. He remained optimistic that the counterattack launched would push back the Allies and the Red Army. But all in vain, the onslaught of the red shirt army increasingly devastated the city of Berlin. The fate of Adolf Hitler, who is in his secret bunker, is at stake.

Look Who’s Back (2015)

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  • Release year : 2015
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
  • Directed by: David Wnendt
  • Actors: Oliver Masucci, Thomas M. Köppl, Marc-Marvin Israel
  • Production company: Mythos Film, Constantin Film, Claussen Wöbke Putz Filmproduktion

This film offers political satire told through modern day Adolf Hitler. He wakes up in a park that used to be a bunker, where he evades allied attacks. He saw the country he loved being led by a female chancellor, Angela Merkel. He became confused because Germany was overrun with foreign immigrants.

Hitler now feels he has a cultural stutter, then he befriends a journalist named Fabian Sawatzki. Fabian asked him to do a TV show where he worked. Finally, the reporter discovered that his friend Adolf Hitler really came from the past. The ruthless Hitler is now at peace with himself and living with modern society.

Max (2002)

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  • Release year : 2002
  • Genre: Drama, War
  • Directed by: Menno Meyjes
  • Actors: John Cusack, Noah Taylor, Leelee Sobieski
  • Production company: AAMPI Inc., Aconit Pictures, Alliance Atlantis Communications

Max Rothman is a World War I veteran who lost his right arm. With such conditions, his career as a painter must also disappear. He returned to Germany to open an art gallery. One day, he meets a young man who is also a veteran. It was once known that a young man named Adolf Hitler was developing his talent for painting.

Max then believed that Hitler had a talent for painting. He then realized that the Hitler he met had very high anti-Semitic attitudes. Despite that, Max continues to push him to create amazing works of art. However, Hitler was even drawn into politics. He joined the German National Socialist Labor Party, also known as the Nazi Party.

Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told (2013)

Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told (2013)

  • Release year : 2013
  • Genre: Documentary, Biography, History
  • Directed by: Dennis Wise
  • Actors: Eva Braun, Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle
  • Production company : TruthWillOut Films

This documentary is six hours long and will open your eyes to Germany and Adolf Hitler during the world wars. In particular, this film will explain the role of Germany in the war raging in Europe. Elsewhere, this documentary follows the Nazi fighter, Hitler’s popularity and his harsh attitude towards the Jews of his country.

The principles of Nazi ideology began to solidify after Germany’s defeat in World War I. Since then, the figure of Hitler appeared to hold absolute power in Germany and began to haunt the green continent. This documentary then reveals a personal side of Hitler, starting with his family background, art and struggles, and what motivated him to pursue a political career.

Moloch (1999)

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  • Release year: 1999
  • Genre: Drama
  • Directed by: Aleksandr Sokurov
  • Actors: Elena Rufanova, Eva Mattes, Leonid Mozgovoy
  • Production company: ARTE, Fabrica, Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg (FBB)

A few months before the battle at Stalingrad, Adolf Hitler arrived at his residence at Berghof in the Alps. Hitler needed some quiet time to prepare for war. He departed with his soul mates, Joseph Goebbels and Martin Bormann. Here, he also plans to meet his girlfriend, Eva Braun.

During his sojourn, Hitler spent time enjoying the view from the Alps. Behind the majestic mountains, Hitler lit the fire of enthusiasm for Goebbels and Bormann. He said in a loud voice that German victory was an absolute must. The spirit of war flared up again, then they went home to continue Nazi military propaganda.

Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)

Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)

  • Release year : 1973
  • Genre: Biography, Drama, History
  • Directed by: Ennio De Concini
  • Actors: Alec Guinness, Simon Ward, Adolfo Celi
  • Production company : West Film, Wolfgang Reinhardt Productions

This biographical drama depicts the days leading up to Adolf Hitler’s suicide in his secret bunker. The late British actor, Alec Guinness, plays the German leader. The film’s story idea is based on the book The Last Days of Hitler: A Witness Account by Gerhard Boldt. He is a German Army officer who survived the Fuhrerbunker.

Like the first part of the story, this film opens with an image of Adolf Hitler, who discusses the success of Nazi propaganda. The historical footage in this biography was shot in 1935. The setting is Leni Riefenstahl’s documentary Triumph of the Will. In addition, some scenes are interspersed with photographs of the devastation of the Nazi regime after the world war.

The Empty Mirror (1996)

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  • Release year : 1996
  • Genre: Drama, History, War
  • Directed by: Barry J. Hershey
  • Actors: Norman Rodway, Camilla Søeberg, Peter Michael Goetz
  • Production company : Walden Woods Film Company Ltd.

The Empty Mirror is a socio-psychological film that reflects the psychology of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. In this movie, he has to face himself, which is reflected in the movies he has seen. For a moment, he reminisces about his life and the fascist ideology he brought with him when he conquered Europe. In this dark place in a bunker, he is haunted by his cruel past.

When he saw the memoirs about himself, people he trusted like Eva Braun, Goering and Goebbels immediately appeared before him. The footage is then interspersed with images of a propaganda documentary titled Triumph of the Will. When he watched movies about his best time, he saw fear in his own thoughts.

Hitler: The Rise Of Evil (2003)

  • Release year : 2003
  • Genre: Biography, Drama, History
  • Directed by: Christian Duguay
  • Actors: Peter Stormare, Friedrich von Thun, Peter O’Toole
  • Production company : Alliance Atlantis Communications

The plot of this film follows Adolf Hitler from childhood to becoming a German dictator. Hitler’s journey began with a patriotic soldier. He left Austria for Munich to participate in World War I. After serving his duty, he was promoted to corporal. Hitler later attended a meeting of the labor party and was recruited as one of its members.

After joining the party, Hitler decided to give up his military career. He focused on the rise of Germany due to its defeat in World War I. He later became the leader of the workers’ party and changed his name to NAZI. His fighting spirit was on fire, and now he was carrying out his propaganda to make Germany a superpower.

So the films depict the image of Adolf Hitler. If you are curious about the tension of the world war story, watch a movie that has been recommended. Hitler and World War II were inseparable. Therefore, hopefully the film that has just been reviewed can be a source of new knowledge for you. Don’t miss it, Happy viewing!

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