Currently, there are several new world war 2 movies. Some of the well renowned world war 2 movies include that of John Goodman and Bill Murray museum curators trying to keep historical treasures safe and away from the Nazis, that of Brad Pitt behind enemy lines during the war as well as the film adaptation of Unbroken. Take a look at these 6 new world war 2 movies to see if they suite your taste.
New World War 2 Movies
The Imitation Game
Release date: November 28, 2014
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech, Mark Strong (II), Matthew Beard, and Rory Kinnear.
In this movie, Benedict Cumberbatch plays the role of Alan Turing, the gay codebreaker who broke the Enigma code of the Germans during the World War II. As the soldiers are fighting on the front lines of the battle, the real fight for the second world is developing. As one of the new World War 2 movies, this will make you believe that had the German code not been broken, the war would not have been won so easily. Breaking this code meant that the Allied forces always knew beforehand where the Germans were intending to attack. This lend to the Allied victory. The movie also elaborates on During's secret gay life.
The Monuments Men
Release date: February 7, 2014
Starring: Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, George Clooney, Bill Murray and John Goodman.
The plot of the movie is based on one of the largest treasure hunts that ever happened. It is both an action and drama movie. The plot is on a World War II platoon commanded by the FDR. This platoon was to recover artistic masterpieces in Germany from the Nazi. After recovery, they were to give the masterpieces to their rightful owners. As expected, the mission is not an easy one. To begin with, the artwork is hidden within enemy territories. What makes matters worse is that the army in Germany had strict orders to destroy all these masterpieces as the Reich fell. The monuments men, as they are referred to in the movie had an uphill task, risking their lives to protect the rich culture.
Release date: February 28, 2014
Starring: Dominique Horwitz, Thomas Kretschmann and Sebastian Rudolph
The Stalingrad is an epic love story that was set in 1942, during one of the most overwhelming battles in the modern history. It is during this battle that the progress of the Nazi forces was halted. In this movie, the Soviet army counter attacks the Nazi forces, occupying half of Stalingrad, but fail in their mission to cross the river. Some of the soldiers who managed to cross the river had to take refuge in a house, along the Volga bank. It is in this hideout that they come across a girl who did not escape when the Germans invaded.
Release date: October 17th, 2014
Starring: Brad Pitt, Jon Bernthal, Michael Peña, Logan Lerman and Shia LaBeouf
Furry is another one of the drama New World War 2 Movies you should have a look at. This war movie 2014 is set in April, 1945 when the allies were making their final push in the European Theatre. Wardaddy, a battle-hardened sergeant in the army commands a Sherman tank, with a five-man crew on a fatal mission on the enemy lines. Wardaddy and his men were outgunned and outnumbered, hence faced overwhelming odds as they struggled to strike the Nazi Germany.
Release date: November 1, 2014
Starring: Julian Ovenden, Chris Reilly and Matt Willis
This is another one of the best new World War 2 movies. The movie focuses on August 1944, when British soldiers, led by a US Captain were situated at the enemy lines in France. This team of British soldiers was on a mission that could possibly shorten the period of the war. In the movie, all does not go according to plan, with regards to the mission of these soldiers. At this point, Captain Gabriel Jackson and commando Sergeant Harry McBain realized that they had a bigger task of putting aside personal animosity if they were to succeed in their mission. The movie is inspired by true events and narrates a story of survival and friendship.
Release date: December 25th, 2014
Starring: Finn Wittrock, Jai Courtney, Garrett Hedlund, Jack O'Connell, and Domhnall Gleeson.
The movie is an epic drama that is adapted from Laura Hillenbrand's enormously popular book. The movie focuses on the life of war hero and Olympian Louis Louie Zamperini. Along with other crewmen, Jack O'Connell survived in a raft for 47 days following a serious plane crash. They were then sent to the prisoner-of-war camp by the Japanese Navy after they were caught. The movie elaborates the resilient power of the human spirit as depicted by Zamperini's inspiring and unbelievable yet true story.