Film Quizzes: World War 2 Films

After seeing the superb Dunkirk last week, it got me thinking about what other depictions there had been of World War 2. There are some pretty famous ones I’ve left out, which you’re more than welcome to mention in the comments section. I wanted a wide range  that covered different aspects of the war. Fighting on the ground, being under attack under water, aerial warfare, resistance fighters and the struggle within concentration camps among them. See how many you can get. A bonus point if you can guess my favourite among them.

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 1 1. (1940s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 2 2. (1940s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 3 3. (1950s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 4 4. (1950s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 16 5. (1950s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 5 6. (1960s)


Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 7 8. (1970s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 8 9. (1980s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 9 10. (1990s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 10 11. (1990s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 11 12. (1990s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 14 13. (2000s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 15 14. (2000s)

Film Quiz - World War 2 Film 12 15. (2000s)

Answers below

1. Casablanca  (1942)

2. Twelve O’Clock High  (1947)

3. Stalag 17  (1953)

4. The Bridge on the River Kwai  (1957)

5. Run Silent, Run Deep  (1958)

6. The Great Escape  (1963)

7. Where Eagles Dare  (1968)

8. Patton  (1970)

9. Das Boot  (1981)

10. Schindler’s List  (1993)

11. Life is Beautiful  (1997)

12. Saving Private Ryan  (1998)

13. The Pianist  (2002)

14. Downfall  (2004)

15.  Inglorious Basterds  (2008)


51 thoughts on “Film Quizzes: World War 2 Films

  1. I loved the pianist but jeez..,Schindler’s List (for real) caused me to have heart palpitations…I had only had them once before when I was pregnant with my daughter so thankfully I knew it wasn’t a heart attack, but my soul just couldn’t handle watching it and knowing it was a true story and the atrocities really happened! Ok, I was gonna say your fav is Casablanca?

    • It’s a really powerful film. Doesn’t hide from the brutality of war. And some of the lucklessness within it. And the continued bravery. It will make a worthy addition to the great war films list. And great score Ann!

    • Run Silent, Run Deep is one of my dad’s favourites. He loves submarine films. It’s fitting that the two main actors didn’t get on off set as they weren’t friendly on screen either. Wasn’t an easy picture for 12 0′ Clock High. Great film though. Good score Keith 👍

  2. 11/15. I didn’t get Stalag 17, Run Silent, Run Deep, Where Eagles Dare and Patton. My favourite movies are Schindler’s List, Life is Beautiful and The Pianist – all dealing with the same issue, but in their own way.

      • I really do think it’s incredible. And one of the very few anti-war films. If you do maybe you will change your mind. But we all have films that lots of people like and we don’t for whatever reason.

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