As the world continues commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, you may be curious about exploring World War II through scripted film and TV. Hulu is probably counting on it: this week it dropped Das Boot, an eight-episode miniseries sequel to the Oscar-nominated submarine saga. Want to watch the original film that inspired this retread—or any of 10 other takes on the conflict that defined the Greatest Generation? Heres where you can stream some notable selections.
Long before helming action classics like The Perfect Storm and Air Force One, Wolfgang Petersen was a best-director Oscar nominee for Das Boot, chronicling the crew of U-96 during a grueling period around the time of the Battle of the Atlantic. With a running time of 149 minutes, this is a title that lends itself particularly well to home viewing, for anyone who may need to take a few breaks from its forbidding weather and claustrophobic setting.
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg co-produced Band of Brothers, an adaptation of Stephen E. Ambroses nonfiction book of the same title, about the men of Easy Company, based on the real soldiers recollections of their war experience in interviews with Ambrose. Released in 2001, its packed with pre-fame character actors including Neal McDonough, Ron Livingston, and Damian Lewis, and even Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher. Spielberg and Hanks re-teamed in 2010 for The Pacific, about the experiences of three Marines serving in different regiments in the Pacific theater.
In this best-picture Oscar winner—one of the most acclaimed love stories ever filmed—American expat Rick (Humphrey Bogart) reunites with his ex, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), when she seeks his help to get letters of transit for herself and her husband, Victor (Paul Henreid), so that Victor may continue his work on behalf of the Czech resistance.
The Dunkirk evacuation of 1940 is such a pivotal event in British history that Christopher Nolans Dunkirk was just one of three 2017 films that dramatized it. (See also: Darkest Hour and Their Finest.) Nolans film alternates perspectives on the evacuation among land, sea, and air, and features performances by Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy,Read More – Source