“Do not compare yourself to others. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.” – Adolf Hitler
“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.” – Adolf Hitler
“If you win, you need not have to explain…If you lose, you should not be there to explain!” – Adolf Hitler
These are the most famous quotes from Adolf Hitler who was considered one of the most evil people in history because of the Holocaust. His quest for world domination left Europe in ruins, many countries had been greatly hurt and even completely destroyed because of him. He is responsible for well over 51 million deaths during his time in power. Watching movies is one way to know more about famous personalities and their perspectives. Some of these films tells Hitler’s story from his perspective, as Hitler saw himself, as his followers and the German people saw Adolf Hitler. These films are realistic, comical and authentic film on Adolf Hitler and truly mesmerizing.
If you want to see documentaries based on Adolf Hitler, You can also try Leni Riefenstahl’s famous documentaries “Triumph of the Will (1935)”, “Speer und er” (2005) and Alain Resnais’s “Night and Fog (1955)”.
1. Downfall (2004)
“Downfall” reveals the human and personal element of the end of the war for Hitler and the Nazis. It reveals how real people, people who tell jokes, drink, socialize, listen to songs and dance, also followed national socialism with a devotion that made them to do the terrible things that they did. It reveals how they did not believe what they were doing was wrong, in their minds they were paving the way for their glorious future. It also shows their fanatical devotion and blind faith in their goal, led to their downfall, both as a movement and as human beings.
An enormously accurate film of World War II itself, but also an accurate portrait of the life of the most important and flawed man in arguably all of human history. Downfall is an endlessly rewarding motion picture and one of the best of the year. So if you don’t mind the German language and having to read subtitles, you will be able to acknowledge the importance of Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Downfall, and its way of delving deep beneath the skin of its main character.
2. The Bunker (1981)
This is the true story of the infamous Nazi dictator with his historic downfall. The story of Hitler’s last days in an underground bunker gives insight to his madness. Here in the midst of his lackeys the dictator played out the final act of his life.
Anthony Hopkins is superb in his interpretation of Adolf Hitler, without a doubt is one of his best interpretations, performed a work superb in the representation of the Tyrant, manages the body language-gestural of form sublime, not falling into the easy histrionics of character and that we transmit the evolution since we see he as the principle handling the bureau of maps to the General Headquarters, until his off final.
3. Max (2002)
The question of any human aspect of Adolf Hitler is a difficult and controversial one, and Max is to be applauded for making a serious attempt.
Adolf Hitler(Noah Taylor) is introduced to the art world through Max Rothman(John Cusack), an artist himself, who, after losing an arm in the war, now runs an art gallery catering to other promising artists. It is poverty and politics that ultimately lure Hitler away from his talents toward the beginning of the most devastating event of the twentieth century. These are stellar performances John Cusack and Noah Taylor.The portrayal of the conditions of Hitler’s rise are well-done as well. Gritty, poor, devastated, and violent are the world in which this film is set. That’s the way it was.
4. Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
The movie was earlier presented as a TV series and later converted into a movie format. Scottish actor Robert Carlyle plays Adolf Hitler with great guts, conviction and flare to give a real portrayal of this man. The story is about Hitler’s life and how he came to power. It starts with his childhood and ends with his holding the top most position of power in Germany.
“Hitler: The Rise of Evil” cannot be considered as an excellent movie that everyone will like but it is not unsatisfactory at all. If you can stand directors that change history for cash, it is an interesting movie reflecting Hitler’s personality in a successful way.
5. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
“Inglourious Basterds” film’s plot talks about the adventure of 9 Jewish-Americans that take role in dethroning Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich. We all know that Hitler committed suicide, but in this film, the American Basterds become successful in not only dethroning Hitler, but Joseph Goebbels, Martin Bormann, and a numerous amount of Germany’s top ranked army-men and police officers.
I would definitely not agree Quentin Tarantino to be some kind of god, because there are a lot more good directors than him, but he is good at what he does, and that is to make his movies enjoyable, and all i can say is he wont stop with this. My best wishes to Quentin Tarantino for his future movies. I hope they are as great as this one. As to describe this movie I would say it was Enjoyable till the last scene.
6. The Great Dictator (1940)
“The Great Dictator” is one of the best mingling of social satire and comedy, a brilliant and effective combination of entertainment and commentary to ridicule fascism which had taken over Germany and Italy. The Tramp or nameless barber is a private at the very end of World War I fighting for the fictional country of Tomainia. He along with a pilot escapes from the front lines, crashing in a plane, luckily just in time for the Armistice.
Chaplin is just unbelievable. There is an incredible combination of silent and spoken performance, and it evokes both extreme laughter and sadness. One can easily the remnants of his silent career in this and his mannerisms, his physical acting is hilarious. The speech at the end of the film is probably the best I’ve ever seen in any film, his delivery is just incredible, its thought provoking and full of emotion.
7. Moloch (1999)
In 1942, in Bavaria, Eva Braun (Yelena Rufanova) is alone, when Adolf Hitler (Leonid Mozgovoy) arrives with Dr. Josef Goebbels (Leonid Sokol) and his wife Magda Goebbels (Yelena Spiridonova) and Martin Bormann (Vladimir Bogdanov) to spend a couple of days without talking politics.
Leonid Mozgovoy’s performance as Hitler is uncanny. He is nervous, annoyed, self-absorbed, even vulnerable, and oblivious to the strained relations around him, including his troubled relationship with Braun, played Yelena Rufanova.
The film can rightfully be called a cinematic milestone because of its portrayal of Hitler. For the first time in narrative film history, Hitler is shown to be human. This is ultimately a valuable artistic judgment, for it fosters understanding of the political forces that he set in motion.
8. Valkyrie (2008)
Tom Cruise does a surprisingly good job at portraying at Colonel Von Stauffenberg, a veteran of the German Army’s North African campaign, whose battlefield injuries clinch his determination to end Hitler’s life. Hence, his recruitment a cadre of like-minded German generals and civilian politicians.
The direction/cinematography was flawless. The action scenes at the beginning depicting the Afrika Korps under attack was the finest battle sequence I have ever seen. The sequences where airplanes from the period were flying and landing added to the realism of the film.
9. The Producers (1968)
“The Producers” is about two guys named Max Bialystock, (Zero Mostel) and Leo Bloom, (Gene Wilder) who both decided to produce a Broadway Play and try to turn it into an instant flop in order to make themselves rich. Max played a con game with older women in order to swindle them of their money having them invest in his Broadway Plays. The name of the play they produce is called ‘Springtime for Hitler’ & Germany and they are both sure the public will never view and accept this film which glorifies Adolph Hitler.
All in all, I think the actors carry this movie. Mostel, Wilder, Hewett and most others do terrific acts that add up to a very enjoyable movie and I can choose to ignore the logical errors.
10. Mein Kampf (2009)
The film was unforgettable and inspirational. I would certainly recommend it to any history buff or anyone interested in a riveting suspense yarn.
“Mein Kampf” film about Hitler’s early years in Vienna could have been so good if it didn’t try to explain every little thing that would later happen – the idea to the swastika for example, or even the growth of his now characteristic moustache.
The film portrays Hitler as a young, from the beginning hateful man who is adopted a jew and how he drops from being a failed painter to a leader of a small group of thugs, leading them against the Jews.
Do not watch this movie if you’re looking for historical accuracy. On the other hand, I was quite impressed the fine acting of the leading characters. Schilling gives a nice performance as young Hitler.