6) The Bunker (2001)
WW2 movies are popular for a reason, it was the biggest throw down in human history and we like seeing it fictionalized. Some however can slip the net attention wise, or garner less respect than they should have or both. Today we have a list of World War 2 movies that are relatively modern yet aren’t extremely well known or popular.
Starting with horror feature The Bunker, from 2001. This is kind of in Michael Mann’s The Keep territory, although that movie is older and more well known. In this one, it’s late in the war and a group of survivors from a German mechanized division are retreating east in the face of the American advance. They eventually hold up in an anti-tank bunker, with limited ammunition.
Worse though, they’re not alone in the bunker, or the tunnels beneath it which date back to the black plague. This low budget British movie is quite effective and well directed. There is a definite feeling of oppression and claustrophobia, with the soldiers facing both being surrounded and outnumbered by superior American numbers (a bunker is only going to last for so long in such circumstances) but also something evil and paranormal inside the bunker.
A classic? Nah. Worth a look? You bet…