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Liv Ahwatukee, Phoenix, AZ  Dunkirk was a powerful movie that took place during the second World War. Here are a few others that we love.

Last month, we shared what we thought were the best movies of 2017. Among those was Dunkirk. Back in July, Award-winning director, Christopher Nolan, released this masterful film which was based on historical events that occurred during WWII. With big name actors including Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, and Kenneth Branagh, Dunkirk impressed audiences all across the globe.


As we’ve reflected on this emotional movie, we wondered what other emotional movies we love that take place during World War II. By no surprise, there were quite a few that stood out. Take some time this month to watch a few (if not all) of these touching movies that are too good and too important to pass up. Whether you’re watching them in or out of your Liv Ahwatukee apartment in Phoenix, Arizona, don’t forget the tissues.


Life is Beautiful

“When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.”


Schindler’s List

“In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.”


Saving Private Ryan

“Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.”


The Great Escape

“Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.”



“After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he’s caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.”


The Boy in Striped Pajamas

“Set during WWII, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.”


Have you watched Dunkirk yet? Share your favorite WWII movies in the comments below to let everyone know. Thanks for reading.


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