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10 Great World War II Movies You've Probably Never Seen

War films have always been a staple of cinema.

The heyday of the genre was undoubtably between the 1950s and 1970s, when countless World War II dramas dominated the box office. From depictions of noteworthy battles and incidents (such as The Longest Day, The Great Escape, A Bridge Too Far and The Dam Busters), to completely fictional instances (such as Casablanca, The Dirty Dozen and Von Ryan’s Express), many have become mainstays of your father’s DVD collection and movie channels on TV.

In recent decades, films geared around the conflict have become less commonplace as those that experienced it have become fewer and fewer in number, though directorial heavyweights like Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds) and Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk) have ensured that audiences continue to visit it in breathtaking fashion.

Aside from the big-budget blockbusters, there are a huge number of other World War II films from around the world that have slipped under the radar somewhat over time. There are so many aspects of the conflict that have only ever been explored in such films, making them essential viewing for anybody looking to approach it from a different perspective.

Here are 10 that definitely shouldn’t be overlooked.

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