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The following is an incomplete list of World War II documentary films. For a list of propaganda films, see: List of Allied propaganda films of World War II. For a list of feature films and series, see: List of World War II films.

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1940s

Year Country Title Director(s)
1946  USA Let There Be Light John Huston

1950s

Year Country Title Director(s)
1952  USA Victory at Sea M. Clay Adams
1955  France Night and Fog Alain Resnais

1960s

Year Country Title Director(s)
1965  Soviet Union Ordinary Fascism Mikhail Romm
1965  Canada Memorandum Donald Brittain, John Spotton
1968  USA The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich Jack Kaufman
1969  France The Sorrow and the Pity Marcel Ophüls

1970s

Year Country Title Director(s)
1973  UK The World at War Miscellaneous
1974  Israel The 81st Blow Haim Gouri
1976  UK The Memory of Justice Marcel Ophüls
1978  Soviet Union The Unknown War Isaac Kleinerman, Roman Karmen

1980s

Year Country Title Director(s)
1980  Germany The Yellow Star - The Persecution of the Jews in Europe 1933-45 Dieter Hildebrandt
1981  USA The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter Connie Field
1982  USA Genocide Arnold Schwartzman
1982  Sweden The Story of Chaim Rumkowski and the Jews of Lodz Peter Chohen, Bo Kuritzen
1982  USA Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die Laurence Jarvik
1985  France Shoah Claude Lanzmann
1985  USA Unfinished Business Steven Okazaki
1987  Japan The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On Kazuo Hara
1988  France Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie Marcel Ophüls
1989  UK Fascist Legacy Ken Kirby
1989  Sweden The Architecture of Doom Peter Cohen

1990s

Year Country Title Director(s)
1990  USA Days of Waiting: The Life & Art of Estelle Ishigo Steven Okazaki
1992  Canada The Valour and the Horror Brian McKenna
1994  USA Battlefield Miscellaneous
1994  Germany The Jewess and the Captain Ulf von Mechow
1994  Spain Memory of Water Héctor Fáver
1995  UK Anne Frank Remembered Jon Blair
1995  USA One Survivor Remembers Kary Antholis
1996  USA Fire on the Mountain Beth Gage, George Gage
1997  USA The Long Way Home Mark Jonathan Harris
1997  UK The Nazis: A Warning from History Laurence Rees, Tilman Remme
1997  Estonia We Lived for Estonia Andres Sööt
1998  USA Nazis: The Occult Conspiracy Tracy Atkinson, Joan Baran
1998  USA Pola's March Jonathan Gruber
1998  USA The Last Days James Moll
1998  Netherlands The Saved Paul Cohen, Oeke Hoogendijk
1998  USA Voices of the Children Zuzana Justman
1998  Canada Unwanted Soldiers Jari Osborne
1999  UK The Second World War in Colour Polly Bide
1999  UK War of the Century Laurence Rees

2000s

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2000

Country Title Director(s)
 Czech Republic A Story about a Bad Dream Pavel Stingl
 USA From Swastika to Jim Crow Lori Cheatle, Martin D. Toub
 USA Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport Mark Jonathan Harris
 Germany Paragraph 175 Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
 Germany Shadows of Memory Claudia von Alemann
 USA Sisters in Resistance Maia Wechsler
 UK The Children Who Cheated the Nazis Sue Read

2001

Country Title Director(s)
 UK Horror in the East Laurence Rees, Martina Balazova
 Japan Japanese Devils Minoru Matsui
 France Sobibor, Oct. 14, 1943, 4 p.m. Claude Lanzmann

2002

Country Title Director(s)
 USA A Yiddish World Remembered Andrew Goldberg
 Austria Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary André Heller, Othmar Schmiderer
 USA Secret Lives: Hidden Children and Their Rescuers During WWII Aviva Slesin
 Canada The Boys of Buchenwald Audrey Mehler

2003

Country Title Director(s)
 USA Marion's Triumph John Chua
 Canada Prisoner of Paradise Malcolm Clarke, Stuart Sender
 USA The Holocaust Experience Oeke Hoogendijk

2004

Country Title Director(s)
 UK Dunkirk Alex Holmes
 Netherlands Goodbye Holland Willy Lindwer
 USA Hidden Fuhrer: Debating the Enigma of Hitler's Sexuality Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
 USA Hiding and Seeking Menachem Daum, Oren Rudavsky

2005

Country Title Director(s)
 Germany 2 or 3 Things I Know About Him Malte Ludin
 USA A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin Eric Simonson
 UK Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution' Laurence Rees, Catherine Tatge
 UK Hiroshima Paul Wilmshurst
 USA The 11th Day: Crete 1941 Christos Epperson
 USA The Mushroom Club Steven Okazaki
 Poland The Portraitist Ireneusz Dobrowolski
 Austria Unwanted Cinema Petrus van der Let

2006

Country Title Director(s)
 Russia Blokada Sergei Loznitsa
 USA Forgiving Dr. Mengele Bob Hercules, Cheri Pugh
 USA The Rape of Europa Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham
 Estonia The Blue Hills Raimo Jõerand

2007

Country Title Director(s)
 USA A Distant Shore: African Americans of D-Day Douglas Cohen
 Canada My Opposition: The Diaries of Friedrich Kellner Fern Levitt
 USA Nanking Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman
 USA Order Castles of the Third Reich R.J. Adams
 USA Ruins of the Reich R.J. Adams
 Israel Stalags Ari Libsker
 USA The War Ken Burns, Lynn Novick
 USA White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Steven Okazaki
 USA Wings of Defeat Risa Morimoto
 Japan Yasukuni Li Ying

2008

Country Title Director(s)
 USA Battle 360° Tony Long
 Netherlands Tulip Time: The Rise and Fall of the Trio Lescano Tonino Boniotti, Marco De Stefanis
 Latvia The Soviet Story Edvīns Šnore
 UK World War II Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West Laurence Rees, Andrew Williams

2009

Country Title Director(s)
 France Apocalypse: The Second World War Isabelle Clarke, Daniel Costelle
 USA The Inheritance of War Ashley Karras
 Netherlands Patton 360° Tony Long
 Finland Sisters Across the Gulf of Finland Imbi Paju
 UK The Week We Went to War Malcolm McKissock, Louise Pirie
 USA WWII in HD Matthew Ginsburg

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