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Based on the description, name these movies that were set during WWII.
  • One of these was set just before the start of WWII
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Jan 15, 2018
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Description
Movie
Rugged archaeologist battles Nazis to find the secret to immortality
American soldiers must save a man whose three brothers have all been killed
Art experts rescue priceless artworks stolen by the Nazis
Cynical American owns a jazzy bar in Morocco
German industrialist saves Jews by giving them jobs in his weapons factory
British POWs show the Japanese the proper way to build a bridge
Father convinces his son that the concentration camp is just a game
Scientist turns a regular guy into a super soldier, equipped with an indestructible shield
British soldiers evacuate from northern France with the help of private citizens
In Okinawa, a pacifist soldier wins the Medal of Honor without firing a single shot
Nazis put every POW escape artist into a single camp - with predictable results
German officer tries to assassinate Hitler with a briefcase bomb
Horribly burned soldier in Tuscany tells a story about leaving his true love in a cave
Jewish-American soldiers carve swastikas into Nazi foreheads
Plucky commandos climb an unclimbable cliff to silence German guns on a Greek isle
Russian sniper battles a German sniper in Stalingrad
Some enchanted evening, an American nurse and a French
expatriate become musically smitten
Sailors aboard German submarine U-96 do not fare well
Twelve felons are freed from jail for a dangerous mission behind enemy lines
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level 60
Aug 4, 2014
I guess the clue for South Pacific was not subtle enough...
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level 67
Aug 7, 2014
Nobody has seen that movie
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level 72
Aug 7, 2014
I have.
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level 44
Aug 7, 2014
I've only seen the Facts of Life episode where Tootie and Natalie are competing for the lead role.
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level 53
Aug 10, 2014
Everybody over 60 has. Or don't we count?
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level 70
Sep 2, 2016
Thankfully my parents exposed us to all sorts of movies and music, allowing me and my siblings to have wide-ranging tastes, rather than viewing anything "old" as stupid and worthy of being mocked.
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level 44
Jan 27, 2017
LOTS of people have seen that movie. However, they tend to be older.
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level 71
Jan 14, 2018
or dead
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level 72
Aug 7, 2014
Where is The Great Escape? Stalag 17? All movies of my childhood.
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level 27
Aug 7, 2014
I was thinking the same thing!
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level 50
Aug 8, 2014
Wasn't is Stalag 13? How about the Devil's Brigade? Great movie about the first special forces.
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level 55
Oct 1, 2015
Stalag 13 was the name of the POW camp from Hogan's Heroes, which is what you must be thinking of. No relation to the movie Stalag 17.
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level 36
May 17, 2016
And while we are talking about missing movies: Pearl Harbor????!!!! How could you not have Pearl Harbor on a quiz about WWII movies?!
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level 77
Sep 22, 2017
Gosh, I hope you're joking.
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level 70
Sep 2, 2016
Patton. A Bridge Too Far. Where Eagles Dare. Carve Her Name with Pride. The Longest Day. Midway. Letters from Iwo Jima.
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Sep 22, 2017
The Great Escape has been added.
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level 72
Jan 14, 2018
This was a fun quiz and so many possibilities for additional quizzes - Tora, Tora, Tora, Mrs. Miniver, Diary of Anne Frank, From Here to Eternity, and if you really want to expand the parameters how about a comedy, Kelly's Heroes? And still on the lighter side, two of my favorite Cary Grant movies were Operation Petticoat and Father Goose. Nobody put the comedy in WWII like Cary Grant.
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level 37
Aug 7, 2014
A bridge too far, thin red line, flags of our fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, Empire of the Sun, the longest day, Hanover St, Force 10 from Navarone, and both TV movies of Band of Brothers and the Pacific aren't on here? And yet you have Capt America? -.-
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level ∞
Aug 7, 2014
I want to include movies that an average person might be able to guess.
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level 36
May 3, 2016
in this case, you might want to add pearl harbor...missed a big one there quizmaster
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Sep 22, 2017
A true classic of American cinema.
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level 77
Sep 22, 2017
Wow. Just wow.
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level ∞
Aug 7, 2014
I mean, only 36% correctly answered "The Dirty Dozen".
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level 72
Aug 7, 2014
I was hoping for both Sound of Music and Top Secret. :-)
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level 67
Aug 13, 2014
I'd love a Hard follow up quiz with some of the forgotten greats.
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level 55
Jan 15, 2018
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence? (I'll admit I haven't seen it but I love the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGs_vGt0MY8)
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level 45
Dec 9, 2016
Band of Brothers and The Pacific were TV series not movies that's why
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level 55
Jan 15, 2018
I think you've explained why many of those you've listed aren't on the quiz: there have been loads of Second World War films made, you can't have them all, a line has to be drawn somewhere and everyone's preferences can't be catered to. If you don't like the selection provided, well you can either like it or make your own one really.
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level 73
Aug 7, 2014
I think it would be a great quiz that had all of the ones listed and a few more. It's ok to have some quizzes that hardly anyone can ace.
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level 77
Sep 22, 2017
Yeah, always fun to read the comments section of those quizzes. Needs more time! Who's ever heard of that one? Too American! LOL
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level 65
Aug 8, 2014
The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas or The Pianist would also be good suggestions.
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level 67
Aug 15, 2014
Maybe some famous movies were left out in order to let them appear in a sequel.
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level 56
Jan 14, 2018
Yep, would have got those...
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level 43
Aug 8, 2014
Escape from Sobibor (granted technically a TV movie)
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level 50
Aug 8, 2014
Empire of the Sun was a good one. Christian Bale was amazing. John Malkovich not so much.
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level 47
Aug 9, 2014
Wouldn't the clue for LIfe is Beautiful also fit for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas?
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level 53
Aug 10, 2014
No because his father didn't say it was a game
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level 15
Aug 12, 2014
one comment, captain america is more of WWI than WWII...and pearl harbor seems to be missing here...pearl harbor is clearly about WWII...
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level 71
Aug 13, 2014
This isn't about every WW2 movie ever made.. that would be a very big quiz. Also, Pearl Harbor sucked. It belongs on my worst highest-grossing movies of all time quiz but I'm fine with it not showing up anywhere else.
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level 67
Oct 26, 2014
Then let's make a list of the good movies about WWII. We'll get rid of Inglourious Basterds, Indiana Jones (a movie that involves Nazis, but not WWII), Valkyrie, The English Patient ("'Casablanca' but the Nazis won" as one critic described it) and other mediocrities and add Twelve O'Clock High, Battleground, Stalag 17, The Caine Mutiny, They Were Expendable and Run Silent, Run Deep. And if you want to expand the perspective some more, then add Harp of Burma, Europa Europa, In Which We Serve, Fires on the Plain and The Sorrow and the Pity.
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level 71
Sep 26, 2016
You didn't like Inglorious Basterds? I can see it being disappointing to WW2 buffs as it is obviously more revenge fantasy than history, but I still thought it was a good movie.
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level 40
Nov 4, 2017
For once, I totally agree with you; Pearl Harbor is the worst movie EVER!
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level 40
Jan 31, 2015
Since Captain America is set during the 1940's and they clearly talk about killing Nazis I'm not sure how it is more about WWI than WWII
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level 52
Feb 4, 2015
Captain America punches an actor pretending to be Hitler. How more WWII can you get?
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level 44
Nov 28, 2017
Huh? Captain America had nothing to do with WWI. Like, not at all.
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level 71
Jan 14, 2018
Maybe he's thinking of Wonder Woman
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level 45
Jan 15, 2018
according to Wikipedia Steve Rogers (Captain America) was born in 1920. 2 years after WWI ended. So it cant possibly be set in WWI. Also Nick Fury tells him hes been asleep for 70 years. If it was set in WWI hed only be waking up in the 1980s
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level 40
Jan 31, 2015
I am so pissed that I missed Guns of Navarone. I love that movie, though I haven't seen it is quite a few years.
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level 52
Feb 4, 2015
I thought it was a nice mix of films. Knew most of them and learned a few. I'll have to actually watch Downfall since I've seen about 100 of the parodies.
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level 60
Mar 9, 2016
The Book Thief is an excellent film about a young girl in Germany during WW2
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level 56
Sep 22, 2017
I read the book! Very good! Also Unbroken is nice too!
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level 56
Jan 14, 2018
Yep, both of those. And Uprising, Charlotte Gray, A Courageous Heart.
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level 42
Mar 15, 2017
Tora Tora Tora would be a better question than Pearl Harbor. It's the best movie on the aubject.
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level 66
Jan 14, 2018
Glad I scrolled down to this before making similar comment. Tora = 1000% better film!
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level 78
Sep 22, 2017
Catch-22?
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level 66
Jan 14, 2018
You answered your own question! Excellent irony.
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level 77
Sep 22, 2017
A most enjoyable read through the comment section. QM, don't touch a thing on this quiz. It's PERFECT!
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level 43
Sep 30, 2017
This quiz is centered on actual war-time films, so my comment is not a plea for inclusion of the film I'm about to cite here...which is POST-war. But it was made in 1946 and won the Best Picture Oscar, and in my humble opinion is one of the five greatest American-made movies ever: The Best Years Of Our Lives. If you haven't seen it, I recommend it, though it may be hard for the folks under 50 to fully appreciate.
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level 58
Jan 14, 2018
So many memes from Downfall, was surprised not to see it here. Other contenders - Aimee and Jaguar, Mediterraneo, Tea with Mussolini, The War of the Buttons
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level 44
Jan 14, 2018
Could "(The) Monument Men" be accepted? I tried it both with and without "The" :/
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level ∞
Jan 14, 2018
Monument Men will work now. You were missing the s. It already worked with or without "the".
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level 48
Jan 14, 2018
Kept trying Bridge over the River Kwai and Beautiful Life- so near and yet so far!!
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level 55
Jan 14, 2018
HEY!!!! Can you PLEASE make it so that Bridge Over the River Kwai is also accepted?!?!? My entire family knew that was the answer, but I didn't get it because of a stupid THE I had to type. The time spent trying to figure it out cost me several other answers as well. So please!
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level 72
Jan 14, 2018
It wasn't the stupid THE, it was the stupid OVER that was your problem. The correct title is The Bridge on the River Kwai. (I used to make that same mistake.)
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Jan 14, 2018
Commonly misremembered answer will work now
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level 53
Jan 14, 2018
Wtf! No "Escape to Victory". Dear oh dear: utter classic!
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level 37
Jan 14, 2018
I love the "Some Enchanted Evening" reference!
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level 18
Jan 14, 2018
Imitation game?
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level 45
Jan 15, 2018
since when was Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade set during WWII? it is set in 1938 a year before WWII broke out. Simply having Nazis in a movie doesnt mean its set in WWII. The Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933 Raiders of The Lost Ark is set in 193. Again before WWII broke out yet has Nazis in it. They were around a long time before WWII
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level 45
Jan 15, 2018
*Raiders was set in 1936
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level 72
Jan 15, 2018
Gotta agree with theguy316 on this one. I don't consider the Last Crusade to be a WWII movie.
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level 63
Jan 16, 2018
They didn't climb the cliff in Guns of Navarone, they rode up in a truck. Then dove of the unclimbable cliff.
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Jan 16, 2018
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Guns_of_Navarone_(film)
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