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Poll Suggestion: Best Holocaust Film

Which of these top-rated Holocaust films do you think is the best?

• Note: Only feature films with at least 25000 votes and an average rating of 7.0 or above are considered.



❒ IMDb List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls531449901/
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Il y a 4 m

I think "best" isn't the best term for the subject. I think there could be better words like "the most accurate", "touching", "impressive", "interesting", ... 

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@Breumaster​ 

The whole things that happened in WWII were so tremendous big and happening global that each movie can only reveal a single aspect or a bunch of aspects of it, but never all of them. It would be a 20 hour movie to scratch on the surface of the whole thing. So I think "best" is not the best term - because of the very different stories that happened in the same time on different continents and countries. Just fyc. ...

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@Breumaster​ 

The poll is asking which is the Best "Film" about Holocaust.

Why do you think Schindler's List won given the "Best" Picture award?

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@BonaFideBOSS​ 

In the case of Schindler's List you're totally right. I even think it's the most horrible, terrible, frightening, shocking, and on the other hand interesting, accurate, and heartful Holocaust film, which I ever did see. There are people at the end who really survived the horror and pay their condolence at the grave of Oskar Schindler together with the actors who portrayed them.

But that's the problem. E.g. Downfall isn't, because the term "Holocaust" is only about  the extinction of the jews, planed by the Nazi's. That doesn't happen in Downfall. Downfall is completely centered on Hitler and his last days before he commited suicide. And on his entourage. So the title doesn't really fit. ... or the movie.

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1) Taking in to account the special nature of the subject, it would be great to add a few documentaries. (Shoah, Nazi Concentration Camps)

2) I agree with @Breumaster 

3) I would verify that each film corresponds with the definition of Holocaust. The IMDb keyword isn't the best indicator. I have seen Come and See, Downfall, Judgment at Nuremberg and The Stranger, and I doubt they fit that definition. I have Au revoir les enfants in Blu-ray, I will watch it, but I also doubt that it corresponds with the meaning of "holocaust".

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@cinephile​ 

Agree! Beside the historic biography movies, documentations would enrich the idea. And with the word "Holocaust" in the title, it has to be linked to the massacre on the jewish people. For example 'Downfall' has very less to do with the Holocaust, because it only sets it's spot on Hitler's last days and the last days of his entourage. It doesn't set the focus on the fate of the many jews who were killed. If you want to keep movies like that on the list, it could be better to change the title and the question to something like " ... WWII ..." or something like that. 

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@cinephile​ 

I did consider adding documentaries, but there's just too many of them and all with good ratings. You can make a separate poll for them if you like.

I've slightly changed the description for a better understanding.

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