They Shall Not Grow Old
2018, Dokumentarfilm
8.3

Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: Peter Jackson („Der Herr der Ringe“, „King Kong“) greift in seinem Dokumentarfilm das Geschehen des Ersten Weltkriegs auf und zeigt dabei nicht nur die Kriegsvorbereitungen, sondern auch die an der Front kämpfenden, in Gräben stationierten Soldaten bis hin zum 1918 eintretenden Waffenstillstand. Unter Verwendung modernster Technik erweckt der neuseeländische Filmemacher historisches Filmmaterial zum Leben, wie man es noch nie zuvor gesehen hat: Die über 100 Jahre alten Schwarz-Weiß-Bilder wurden aufwändig restauriert und koloriert, geschärft und in 3D konvertiert, und vermitteln dem Zuschauer intensiver denn je, was es im Ersten Weltkrieg bedeutete, durch den Schlamm zu kriechen, dem Feind aufzulauern und nicht zu wissen, ob man am nächsten Tag überhaupt noch am Leben sein wird.

Zeitgeist: Addendum
2008, Dokumentarfilm
8.3

Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: Zeitgeist: Addendum attempts to locate the root causes of the pervasive social corruption, while also offering a solution.

The Weight of Chains
2010, Dokumentarfilm
8.2

Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: More than a decade after the turbulent disintegration of the Yugoslavian Republic, its former citizens are beginning to question not only the reasons behind the bloody conflicts of the 1990s, but also the true motives behind US and NATO intervention during the civil wars. Seeing an opportunity in the death of Yugoslavian political hero Josip Tito in 1980, the US embarked upon a sustained program of ‘predatory capitalism’ in the region. By first bankrupting the country, and then inciting its composite republics to declare independence in exchange for wads of US cash, the fervent nationalism and ethnic cleansing that ensued were inevitable. However, in the years leading up to the 1990, such inter-ethnic hatred was almost unheard of. In previously unseen footage, Serbian and Muslim neighbours who lived alongside each other harmoniously for years are forced to part ways as new US-implemented divisions of Bosnia take effect. Indeed, the sustained dismantling of Yugoslavian society in conjunction with the destruction of its infrastructure ensured that, when peace was finally declared in 1999, American and NATO forces were able to implement economic and ideological colonialism under the guise of valiant human rights intervention.

Virunga
2014, Dokumentarfilm
8.2

Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Rebellen, Wilderer, Ölunternehmen – der Berggorilla hat viele Feinde, doch nur einen einzigen Freund: die Park-Ranger.

The Soviet Story
2008, Dokumentarfilm
8.1

Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: The film tells the story of the Soviet regime and how the Soviet Union helped Nazi Germany instigate the Holocaust. The film shows recently uncovered archive documents revealing this. Interviews with former Soviet intelligence officers reveal shocking details on: The Great Famine in Ukraine (1923/33); the Katyn massacre (1940); the SS-KGB partnership; Soviet mass deportations; and medical experiments in the GULAG. These are just some of the topics covered by this first time documentary film by director Edvins Snore. Based on 10 years of research The Soviet Story was filmed over 2 years in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, France, the UK and Belgium. As a result, The Soviet Story presents a truly unique insight into recent Soviet history, told by people once Soviet citizens, who had first hand knowledge of it. The Soviet Story also discusses the impact of the Soviet legacy on modern day Europe. The Soviet Story is a story of pain, injustice and "realpolitik".

Breaker Morant
1980, Dokumentarfilm
7.8

Drama, Geschichte, Krieg: At the turn of the twentieth century, three Australian army lieutenants are court-martialed for alleged war crimes committed while fighting in South Africa. With no time to prepare, an Australian major, appointed as defense attorney, must prove that they were just following orders and are being made into political pawns by the British imperial command. Director Bruce Beresford garnered international acclaim for this riveting drama set during a dark period in his country’s colonial history, and featuring passionate performances by Edward Woodward, Bryan Brown, and Jack Thompson; rugged cinematography by Donald McAlpine; and an Oscar-nominated script, based on true events.

Religulous
2008, Dokumentarfilm
7.6

Komödie, Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: In this new comedy from director Larry Charles (BORAT, "Seinfeld"), comedian and TV host Bill Maher ("Real Time with Bill Maher," "Politically Incorrect") takes a pilgrimage across the globe on a mind-opening journey into the ultimate taboo: questioning religion. Meeting the high and low from different religions, Maher simply asks questions, like "Why is faith good?" "Why doesn't an all-powerful God speak to us directly?" and "How can otherwise rational people believe in a talking snake?" For anyone who's even a little spiritually curious, this divine entertainment will deepen your faith...in comedy!

Last Days in Vietnam
2014, Dokumentarfilm
7.6

Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: During the final days of the Vietnam War, North Vietnamese forces closed in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. An unlikely group of heroes emerged as Americans and South Vietnamese took matters into their own hands.

Fahrenheit 9/11
2004, Dokumentarfilm
7.5

Dokumentarfilm, Drama, Krieg: In the most provocative film of the year, Academy Award(r)-winner Michael Moore (2002, Best Documentary, Bowling for Columbine) presents a searing examination of the role played by money and oil in thewake of the tragic events of 9/11. Moore blends captivating and thought-provoking footage with revealing interviews, while balancing it all with his own brand of humor and satire.

Restrepo
2010, Dokumentarfilm
7.5

Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Restrepo is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, "Restrepo," named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. This is an entirely experiential film: the cameras never leave the valley; there are no interviews with generals or diplomats. The only goal is to make viewers feel as if they have just been through a 90- minute deployment. This is war, full stop. The conclusions are up to you.

Die Weißhelme
2016, Dokumentarfilm
7.5

Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Inmitten der Bomben suchen gewöhnliche Menschen in den Trümmern nach Überlebenden und werden zu ganz besonderen Helden.

Inside the Golden Statue
1999, Dokumentarfilm
7.5

Drama, Geschichte, Liebesfilm: There is drastically more than meets the eye to curating a successful awards ceremony. The Academy Awards, widely known as one of the most sophisticated and historic of these institutions, is no exception.

City of Ghosts
2017, Dokumentarfilm
7.4

Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: City of Ghosts follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” - a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014.

The Road to Guantanamo
2006, Dokumentarfilm
7.4

Dokumentarfilm, Drama, Krieg: Im Jahr 2001 fahren vier britische Muslime zu einer Hochzeit nach Pakistan. Auf ihrem Weg wollen sie sich ein Bild von der Situation in Afghanistan machen, das von amerikanischen Truppen als Reaktion auf die Anschläge vom 11. September bombardiert wird. Im Chaos des Krieges wird die Gruppe auseinander gerissen, Monir wird von seinen Freunden getrennt, Ruhal, Asif und Shafiq gefangen genommen und in das berüchtigte Camp in Guantanamo Bay gebracht, wo ihnen jahrelange Gefangenschaft und Folter bevorstehen.

Standard Operating Procedure
2008, Dokumentarfilm
7.4

Krimi, Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Witness one of the worst debacles in American military history. Enter Abu Ghraib. This award-winning documentary uncovers the dramatic series of events that led to torture, international outrage, and forced a president to apologize to the world.

Of Fathers and Sons - Die Kinder des Kalifats
2018, Dokumentarfilm
7.3

Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Der Dokumentarfilmer Talal Derki und sein Kameramann Kahtan Hasson begleiten den Alltag von Clan-Chef Abu Osama und seiner Familie über einen Zeitraum von ungefähr zwei Jahren im salafistischen Nordwesten Syriens. Osama erzieht seine beiden Söhne, die er nach dem Gründer der Terrorgruppe Al-Quaida und dessen Stellvertreter benannt hat, Ayman (12) und Osama (13), sowie deren zehn Geschwister streng islamistisch. Seine beiden Söhne gehen nicht zur Schule, sondern absolvieren ein Koranstudium. Wie bei vielen anderen Kindern in Syrien steht also statt Matheunterricht eine extreme Auslegung des Korans auf dem Stundenplan. In einem Militärcamp werden ihnen zusätzlich der Umgang mit Waffen, Gehorsam und Disziplin vermittelt. Die gefährliche Ausbildung hat zum Ziel, die Kinder zu „Gotteskindern“ zu formen.

Sensitive Souls
2003, Dokumentarfilm
7.1

Drama, Geschichte, Liebesfilm: Cecilie and Jonas are two Danish 21-year-olds who suffer from Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, permanent brain damage caused by the consumption of alcohol by their mothers during pregnancy. Intimate footage shows their struggle to find happiness in spite of suffering a condition that makes the most basic tasks of everyday life extremely difficult.

The Age of Stupid
2009, Dokumentarfilm
7.0

Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: It's the year 2055 and the world has been ravaged by climate change. London is underwater, Sydney is on fire and nuclear war has turned India into a wasteland. An archivist looks back at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change. From the director of McLibel and starring Pete Postlethwaite, this bold, provocative film warns of the dire consequences of our failure to stop climate change.

The Unknown Known
2013, Dokumentarfilm
7.0

Biografie, Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte: In The Unknown Known, Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris offers a mesmerizing portrait of Donald Rumsfeld, the larger-than-life figure who served as George W. Bush's Secretary of Defense and as the principal architect of the Iraq War. Rather than conducting a conventional interview, Morris has Rumsfeld perform and explain his "snowflakes" — the enormous archive of memos he wrote across almost fifty years in Congress, the White House, in business, and twice at the Pentagon. The memos provide a window into history — not as it actually happened, but as Rumsfeld wants us to see it. By focusing on the "snowflakes," with their conundrums and their contradictions, Morris takes us where few have ever been — beyond the web of words into the unfamiliar terrain of Rumsfeld's mind. The Unknown Known presents history from the inside out. It shows how the ideas, the fears, and the certainties of one man, written out on paper, transformed America, changed the course of history - and led to war. 2013 DHR Project LLC, and A&E Television Network LLC, Dogwoof.

The Hornet's Nest
2014, Dokumentarfilm
6.7

Action, Abenteuer, Dokumentarfilm: Armed only with cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history. Mike and Carlos embed with U.S. Forces fighting on the front lines in Afghanistan, amidst the constant threat of the Taliban. They are the only Father and Son Journalist Team to ever embed with the US Frontline Armed Forces due to the extreme danger involved. Their journey, ‘The Hornet’s Nest’, is a true story of survival not only for the soldiers, but for a father and son team who seek to re-connect under the most harrowing of circumstances.

Der junge Löwe
1972, Dokumentarfilm
6.7

Action, Abenteuer, Biografie: In diesem Film erzählt Richard Attenborough vom stürmischen Aufstieg eines der größten Politiker des 20. Jahrhunderts – mit einem außerordentlich komplexen Privatleben. Eitel, rebellisch und extrem ehrgeizig, ist Winston Churchill das Produkt der leidenschaftlichen Verbindung zwischen dem politischen Versager Lord Randolph und der hochmütigen, in Brooklyn geborenen Lady Jennie. Von seinen Eltern entfremdet, investiert der junge Winston seine gesamte Energie in seine Bemühungen, Liebe durch Leistung zu gewinnen. Er beginnt seine Laufbahn als Kriegskorrespondent in Indien und wird später während des Burenkriegs in Südafrika zum Helden. Schließlich stürzt sich Churchill in eine politische Karriere, die ihn aus der Ächtung direkt in die heiligen Hallen des Parlaments führt. DER JUNGE LÖWE ist die unvergessliche Geschichte und das große Abenteuer eines Mannes in seinem ganzen Glanz und Ruhm!

Die Schlacht um San Pietro
1945, Dokumentarfilm
6.6

Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Nach der alliierten Invasion in Italien ist San Pietro ein Paradebeispiel für die Brutalität des Krieges. Weitere Infos erhalten Sie in der Doku „Five Came Back“.

Hell and Back Again
2011, Dokumentarfilm
6.5

Action, Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte: From his embed with US Marines Echo Company in Afghanistan, photojournalist and filmmaker Danfung Dennis reveals the devastating impact a Taliban machine-gun bullet has on the life of 25-year-old Sergeant Nathan Harris. The film seamlessly transitions from stunning war reportage to an intimate, visceral portrait of one man's personal struggle at home in North Carolina, where Harris confronts the physical and emotional difficulties of re-adjusting to civilian life with the love and support of his wife, Ashley. Masterfully contrasting the intensity of the frontline with the unsettling normalcy of home, HELL AND BACK AGAIN lays bare the true cost of war.

Attack Force Z
1981, Dokumentarfilm
5.6

Action, Abenteuer, Drama: A group of Australian commandos launch a secret mission against Japanese forces in World War II. Starring Mel Gibson and Sam Neil.