We were watching Darkest Hour last night, and got to thinking about Churchill, and Ike: Countdown to D-Day, and started to wonder how much of WWII can be told in movies.
How many reasonably accurate, fact-based movies are there of WWII? How long can you sit down and watch WWII in the movies and get a fairly accurate feel for the events in the war?
We thought of:
Battle of Britain
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
The Longest Day
Ike mentioned above
Movies like Pearl Harbor, well, it’s based on actual fact, but really isn’t that good or accurate of a movie. I’m not sure it counts.
Movies like Twelve O’Clock High, which, while accurate to the experience of daylight bombing, isn’t based more than peripherally on actual events.
Are there more that would work?