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7 Best Holocaust Movies On HBO Max Right Now

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Here is a list of the 7 Best Holocaust Movies on HBO Max Right Now. The Holocaust is a topic that has been covered in both documentary and fiction films. Before the enormity of the Holocaust was publicly understood, these films began to be filmed in the early 1940s and have been made ever since.

The films are divided into several different genres, including narrative films like war movies, action movies, love stories, psychological dramas, and even comedies. Documentary films include footage shot by both the Allies and the Germans for propaganda purposes, compilations, survivor testimonies, and docudramas.

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Here is our list of 7 Best Holocaust Movies on HBO Max Right Now.


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  • Genre: War/Drama
  • Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Colin Firth, Stanley Tucci
  • Release Year: 2001
  • Ratings: 7.6/10 [IMDb]; 100% [Rotten Tomatoes]

The first movie in our list of 7 Best Holocaust Movies on HBO Max Right Now is Conspiracy.

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The 1942 Wannsee Conference is dramatized in the 2001 military drama Conspiracy. The film explores the psychology of Nazi authorities involved in the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question” during World War II using the actual screenplay derived from the only surviving transcript of the meeting.

Frank Pierson was the film’s director, while Loring Mandel wrote the script. The Golden Globe for best-supporting actor went to Tucci, while Branagh took home the Emmy for best actor.

Au Revoir Les Enfants/Goodbye Children

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goodbye children
  • Genre: War/Drama
  • Cast: Gaspard Manesse, Stanislas Carre de Malberg, Raphaël Fejtö
  • Release Year: 1987
  • Ratings: 8/10 [IMDb]; 97% [Rotten Tomatoes]

Louis Malle wrote, produced, and directed the 1987 autobiographical film Au revoir les enfants (Goodbye, Children). It is based on Père Jacques’ efforts to protect Jewish children during the Holocaust. Père Jacques was a French priest and headmaster. At the Venice Film Festival, the movie was awarded the Golden Lion.

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Julien Quentin, a pupil at a Carmelite boarding school in occupied France, is making his way back to class in the winter of 1943–1944. He presents a rough exterior to the school’s students, but in reality, he is a spoiled boy who misses his mother dearly. Julien’s classes appear unremarkable as he laments having to return to the routine of boarding school until Père Jean, the headmaster, introduces three new students. Jean Bonnet, one of them, is the same age as Julien. Like the other classmates, Julien first dislikes Bonnet, a shy lad with an aptitude for math and the piano.

The Book Thief

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the book thief
  • Genre: War/Drama
  • Cast: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson
  • Release Year: 2013
  • Ratings: 7.5/10 [IMDb]; 48% [Rotten Tomatoes]

The Book Thief is a 2013 war drama movie with Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, and Sophie Nélisse in it. It was directed by Brian Percival. The movie is based on Markus Zusak’s 2005 novel of the same name, which Michael Petroni adapted. A young girl living with her German adoptive family during the Nazi era is the subject of the movie. After being taught to read by her loving foster father, the young girl starts “borrowing” books to share with the Jewish immigrant staying with her foster parents. John Williams, a Grammy Award-winning composer, provided the music for the movie.

Europa Europa

Europa Europa
Europa Europa
  • Genre: War/Drama
  • Cast: Marco Hofschneider, Julie Delpy, René Hofschneider
  • Release Year: 1990
  • Ratings: 7.6/10 [IMDb]; 95% [Rotten Tomatoes]

The next Movie in our list of 7 Best Holocaust Movies on HBO Max Right Now is Europa Europa.

Agnieszka Holland’s 1990 historical war drama Europa Europa features Marco Hofschneider, Julie Delpy, Hanns Zischler, and André Wilms. It is based on Solomon Perel’s 1989 autobiography, a German Jew who joined the Hitler Youth and pretended to be a “Nazi” German in order to flee the Holocaust. In the film’s conclusion, Perel himself makes a brief cameo appearance.

The title of the movie alludes to the split of continental Europe during World War II, which led to a continuous shifting of front lines, identities, and national allegiances. The German company CCC Film, along with businesses from France and Poland, worked together to produce the movie.

One Survivor Remembers

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one survivor remembers
  • Genre: Documentary/Indie film
  • Cast: Gerda Weissmann Klein, Kurt Klein, Peter Thomas
  • Release Year: 1995
  • Ratings: 7.9/10 [IMDb]; No score yet [Rotten Tomatoes]

Kary Antholis produced a short documentary called One Survivor Remembers in 1995. Gerda Weissmann Klein, a Holocaust survivor, describes her six-year struggle as a victim of Nazi persecution, which included losing her parents, brother, friends, house, possessions, and community.

The HBO and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum production won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Informational Special and the 1996 Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject. The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance program made the movie available to high school instructors in 2005 so they may show it to their students to help them understand the truths of the Holocaust.

The movie was chosen by the Library of Congress in 2012 for inclusion in the United States National Film Registry because it was “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important.”


  • Genre: War/Drama
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Alexa Davalos
  • Release Year: 2008
  • Ratings: 7.2/10 [IMDb]; 59% [Rotten Tomatoes]

The setting of Edward Zwick’s 2008 American war movie Defiance is Nazi Germany’s takeover of Belarus. The Bielski partisans, a group commanded by Polish Jewish brothers who protected and recruited Jews in Belarus during the Second World War, were the subject of the 1993 book Defiance: The Bielski Partisans by Nechama Tec, which served as the inspiration for Clayton Frohman and Zwick’s screenplay.

The Survivor

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the survivor
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Ben Foster, Dar Zuzovsky, Billy Magnussen
  • Release Year: 2021
  • Ratings: 6.7/10 [IMDb]; 85% [Rotten Tomatoes]

The last Movie in our list of 7 Best Holocaust Movies on HBO Max Right Now is The Survivor

Barry Levinson is the filmmaker behind the 2021 biographical drama film The Survivor, which he also wrote the screenplay for. Harry Haft, played by Ben Foster, was a real-life survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp who boxed other prisoners to stay alive. Danny DeVito, John Leguizamo, Billy Magnussen, Peter Sarsgaard, and Vicky Krieps also appear. On September 20, 2021, at the Toronto International Film Festival, the movie had its global premiere. On April 27, 2022, HBO broadcasted the movie.

So that was our list of  7 Best Holocaust Movies on HBO Max Right Now. If you liked our recommendations then share this article with your friends to let them know about all these amazing movies.

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