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.

Virunga
2014, Dokumentarfilm
8.2

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

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
2003, Dokumentarfilm
8.1

Biografie, Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte: Academy Award®-winner for Best Documentary Feature, THE FOG OF WAR is the story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara was one of the most controversial and influential political figures of the 20th century. Now - for the first time ever - he sits down one on one with award-winning director Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line) to offer a candid and intimate journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. As leader of the world's most powerful military force during this nation's most volatile period in recent years, McNamara offers new and often surprising insights into the 1945 bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the effects of the Vietnam War. Featuring newly released Oval Office recorded conversations with Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, THE FOG OF WAR received critical acclaim for its up-close and personal insider perspective. See the film that Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times) hailed as "a masterpiece!"

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".

War Photographer
2001, Dokumentarfilm
8.0

Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: War Photographer is a documentary by Christian Frei about the photographer James Nachtwey. As well as telling the story of an iconic man in the field of war photography, the film addresses the broader scope of ideas common to all those involved in war journalism, as well as the issues that they cover. The documentary won a 2003 Peabody Award, and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2002 and an Emmy Award in 2004. It also won or was nominated for more than 40 other awards internationally.

Only The Dead
2015, Dokumentarfilm
7.7

Biografie, Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte: When the invasion of Iraq ended no one knew what was to come. In the midst of the celebrations, Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the most vicious of Al Qaeda leaders, laid out his plan for the Islamic State – to transform the invasion into one of the most brutal conflicts our time... and to do it all on camera.

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.

Dirty Wars
2013, Dokumentarfilm
7.5

Krimi, Dokumentarfilm, Drama: Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill stumbles upon a U.S. night raid gone badly wrong in a remote corner of Afghanistan. An Afghani witness swears he saw American soldiers digging bullets out of the dead women and Scahill's investigation leads him to the secret maneuvers of the shadowy and powerful Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Our reporter is pulled into a world of covert operations unknown to the public and carried out across the globe by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. In military jargon, JSOC teams "find, fix, and finish" their targets, who are selected through a secret process. No target is off limits for Obama's "kill list," including U.S. citizens. From Afghanistan to Yemen and Somalia, as well as back home in New York where he tries to piece the puzzle together, Scahill meets with CIA agents, Special Forces operators, military generals and U.S.-backed warlords who go on camera and on the record-some for the first time. He tracks down the survivors of night raids and drone strikes, including the family of the first American citizen marked for death and being hunted by his own government. With a strong cinematic style and thriller structure, Dirty Wars takes viewers to remote corners of the globe to see first-hand wars fought in their name and offers a behind-the-scenes look at a high-stakes investigation. Dirty Wars is also a book by Jeremy Scahill on the same topic, exhaustively researched and footnoted and available on request.

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.

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.

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.

Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup
2009, Dokumentarfilm
7.2

Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg

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.