Honoring the Heroes: 10 Must-See World War Two Shows and Movies Streaming Now


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CHICAGO, IL — The world remembers the sacrifices made during the Second World War on May 8th and 9th, marking “The Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War.” 

The commemoration honors the millions of military personnel, including civilians and Holocaust victims, who lost their lives in one of the deadliest conflicts in human history.

As the world pays tribute to these brave soldiers, civilians, and victims, here are ten shows and movies streaming now that tell the stories of those who served:

  1. A Small Light: Now streaming on Disney+, “A Small Light” follows the incredible story of Miep Gies, a Dutch woman who risked her life to shelter Anne Frank’s family from the Nazis for more than two years during World War II.
  2. Band of Brothers: Originally broadcast on HBO, “Band of Brothers” tells the story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army. This 10-part series chronicles the experiences of these young men who knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear. Based on the book written by Stephen Ambrose, it is now streaming on MAX.
  3. The Pacific: “The Pacific” is a companion piece to “Band of Brothers,” exploring the experiences of the U.S. Marines in the Pacific Theater during World War II. This powerful series is now streaming on HBO.
  4. Das Boot: Based on the novel by Lothar-Günther Buchheim, “Das Boot” follows the crew of a German U-boat during World War II. The gripping series explores the lives of these men as they navigate the dangers of the Atlantic Ocean and the realities of war. Now streaming on Amazon Prime.
  5. World on Fire: Set during the early years of World War II, “World on Fire” tells the story of ordinary people from all sides of the conflict, including soldiers, civilians, and resistance fighters. This compelling series explores the human cost of war and the strength of the human spirit. Now streaming on Amazon Prime.
  6. Boy in the Striped Pajamas: This heart-wrenching movie follows the unlikely friendship between two boys, one the son of a Nazi commandant and the other a Jewish prisoner in a concentration camp. Available to stream on Amazon Prime.
  7. Schindler’s List: Directed by Steven Spielberg, “Schindler’s List” tells the true story of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved the lives of more than a thousand Jewish refugees during the Holocaust. The movie is available to stream on Peacock.
  8. Dunkirk: Directed by Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk” tells the story of the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk during World War II. This intense and suspenseful movie is now available to stream on Hulu.
  9. Casablanca: This classic movie, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, is set during World War II in the Moroccan city of Casablanca. It tells the story of a love triangle between an American expatriate, a former lover, and her husband, a resistance leader. Available to stream on HBO Max.
  10. Stalag 17: Set in a German prisoner of war camp, “Stalag 17” tells the story of American soldiers who must uncover a spy in their midst. This classic movie is now available to stream on YouTube.

As the world marks this solemn occasion, these shows and movies offer a glimpse into the experiences of those who lived through one of the most challenging times in human history.


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