19 Years Later, This 98-Rated World War II Movie Is Still the Best

19 Years Later, This 98-Rated World War II Movie Is Still the Best
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Spielberg remains on top.


  • Schindler's List is the most popular World War II movie, created by Steven Spielberg in 1993.
  • Based on true events, the movie tells the story of Oskar Schindler.
  • The heartbreaking story of the man who saved 1100 Jews still makes people around the world cry.

It’s been a little less than a century since World War II took millions of lives and forever changed the world we live in, and the cinema industry still tries to create movies that capture all the emotions of the horrible time.

There are many World War II movies created over the years, and hundreds of war stories told from different perspectives. However, only some of them are considered true masterpieces.

One particular movie created 19 years ago is still considered the best in the genre. It’s Steven Spielberg's 1993 iconic film called Schindler's List. It’s based on true events, on a life story of Oskar Schindler.

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Schindler is brilliantly portrayed by Liam Neeson. The man was a vain and greedy German businessman, whose life changed in a blink of an eye. The movie shows us how he step by step becomes concerned for his Jewish employees after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

The unlikely story of a German man becoming a humanitarian and turning his factory into a refuge for Jews. Oskar Schindler managed to save about 1100 Jews from being gassed at the Auschwitz concentration camp. And a story like that will live forever in the hearts and minds of people around the world.

Even today the movie is considered to be one of the most important ones that every person on earth should have watched at least once.

“The harrowing subject matter is obviously hard to watch, but it’s so well done that it demands your attention. Impossible to take one’s eyes off of. It leaves you with a pit on your stomach and mouth hanging like it should. Despite some of the most heartbreaking scenes I've ever seen, the movie also has moments of levity that keep the movie from being a total brutal pitch black watch. Yet the tone never shifts from what’s important,” Redditor WillieMaysHayes24 said.

The movie has 12 Academy Award nominations and has won 7 Awards, including Best Picture.

So if you are ready to watch (or rewatch) Schindler's List, it’s streaming on Prime.