Dunkirk is a heavy movie, but it’s fantastic. If you enjoyed it as much as I did, and want to see some shows and movies that are good compliments, here are 5 that you can stream right now.
- Man in the High Castle (Amazon Prime)
This series is loosely based on the 1962 novel of the same name by science fiction author Philip K. Dick. In the series’ alternate version of 1962 America, the Axis powers have won World War II and divided the United States into the Greater Nazi Reich and the Japanese Pacific States.
- Five Came Back (Netflix)
Five Came Back explores the experiences of five U.S. film directors – John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens – and their frontline work during the Second World War.
- Schindler’s List (Netflix)
Businessman Oskar Schindler arrives in Krakow in 1939, ready to make his fortune from World War II, which has just started. After joining the Nazi party primarily for political expediency, he staffs his factory with Jewish workers for similarly pragmatic reasons. When the SS begins exterminating Jews in the Krakow ghetto, Schindler arranges to have his workers protected to keep his factory in operation, but soon realizes that in so doing, he is also saving innocent lives.
- The Americans (Amazon Prime)
Philip and Elizabeth Jennings are two KGB spies in an arranged marriage who are posing as Americans in suburban Washington, D.C., shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected president. The couple have two children, Paige and Henry, who are unaware of their parents’ true identities until they tell Paige after some time has passed. The complex marriage becomes more passionate and genuine each day but is continually tested as the Cold War escalates.
- The Longest Day (Netflix)
In 1944, the U.S. Army and Allied forces plan a huge invasion landing in Normandy, France. Despite bad weather, General Eisenhower gives the okay and the Allies land at Normandy. General Norma Cota (Robert Mitchum) travels with his men onto Omaha Beach. With much effort, and lost life, they get off the beach, traveling deep into French territory. The German military, due to arrogance, ignorance and a sleeping Adolf Hitler, delay their response to the Allied landing, with crippling results.