Holocaust Comedyby glennspetgang | created - 18 Jan 2017 | updated - 02 Feb 2018 | Public
Movie comedy that is about or refers to the Jewish Holocaust. I have so far only seen The Great Dictator, Jacob The Liar, Life Is Beautiful, and parts of To Be Or Not To Be and The Three Stooges and Bob Watson playing Hitler. I am very thankful to Lawrence Baron, author of Projecting the Holocaust Into the Present, for help in providing titles for this list.
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1. The Great Dictator (1940)
Passed | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War
Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.
3. Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)
Approved | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
In Europe at the start of World War II, a woman notices that wherever her husband goes, the Nazis seem to follow. Meanwhile, a charming reporter is following them.
Votes: 2,455 | Gross: $0.86M
4. Me and the Colonel (1958)
Approved | 109 min | Comedy, War
Jacobowsky, a Jewish refugee, flees from the Nazis with an aristocratic, anti-semitic Polish officer trying to get papers to England. Jurgens learns to appreciate Kaye, despite their ... See full summary »
5. Margin for Error (1943)
Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, War
It is a toss-up as to who is most displeased when Patrolman Moe Finkelstein is given the duty of guarding the German consulate run by Karl Baumer; neither Moe nor Baumer is too happy with ... See full summary »
6. Nazty Nuisance (1943)
Passed | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Germany's Adolf Hitler, with his Axis-stooges, Italy's Mussolini and Japan's Suki Yama, although he tried to avoid taking them, is on his way, via submarine, to a tropical country to ... See full summary »
8. To Hell with Hitler (1940)
Unrated | 82 min | Comedy, Musical, War
Shortly after the start of World War II, a ukelele player (George) takes the wrong boat and finds himself in (still uninvaded) Norway. He is mistaken for a fellow British intelligence agent... See full summary »
9. The Devil with Hitler (1942)
44 min | Short, Comedy
Adolf Hitler, Benito and Suki Yaki are placed in a series of Three-Stooges routines, with the premise that the Board of Directors of Hell has put the Devil on notice they intend to replace ... See full summary »
10. Goodbye, My Fancy (1951)
Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Romance
Congresswoman Agatha Reed returns to her alma mater for homecoming, although she's more interested in renewing her romance with an old flame who's now the college president. Their attempts ... See full summary »
Votes: 606 | Gross: $1.13M
11. Aren't We Wonderful? (1958)
108 min | Comedy
The movie explains Germany from 1913 until 1955 by example of two contrary characters: The idealistic journalist Hans (H.-J. Felmy) loses his work during the Third Reich, whereas ... See full summary »
12. The Cow and I (1959)
TV-PG | 118 min | Comedy
In 1942, a French prisoner of war in Germany decides to escape to France using a cow held by a lunge as a decoy. He crosses all Germany in this way.
13. Bad Luck (1960)
92 min | Comedy
The story is an odyssey of a little man through Poland of 1930 to 1950. It shows his attempts to cope with a changing world which seems to have no place for him. He has no consciousness of ... See full summary »
15. Candide (1960)
88 min | Comedy
Based on the classic novel "Candide" by Voltaire, but set in the World War II era. In this story, Candide, a young Westphalian born in the castle of Thunder-ten-tronckh, is driven out of ... See full summary »
17. The Two of Us (1967)
Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama
In Nazi-occupied France, a Jewish child is sent away from his family and conceals his religious affiliation from the anti-Semitic elderly man that takes care of him.
Votes: 1,824 | Gross: $0.05M
19. The Producers (2005)
PG-13 | 134 min | Comedy, Musical
After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck Producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.
Votes: 39,533 | Gross: $19.38M
22. Undercovers Hero (1974)
R | 107 min | Comedy
In this comedy, set during the Nazi occupation of France, Peter Sellers plays most major male parts, so he stars in nearly every scene, always bumbling in inspector Clouseau-style. As ... See full summary »
23. Seven Beauties (1975)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War
The defense of honor, a strong value in Neapolitan society, and his effects on the life of everyman Pasquale Frafuso.
Votes: 4,720 | Gross: $0.01M
24. Jacob the Liar (1974)
100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A Jewish ghetto in central Europe, 1944. By coincidence, Jakob Heym eavesdrops on a German radio broadcast announcing the Soviet Army is making slow by steady progress towards central ... See full summary »
25. Au bout du bout du banc (1979)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
Four generations of Oppenheim men gather in Paris for Isaac's 90th birthday. He's "Romeo," still a lady's man, waiting to hear from a woman to whom he has proposed, threatening suicide if ... See full summary »
26. Son of Hitler (1979)
92 min | Comedy
The leader of a right-wing German political party discovers that an illiterate woodcarver is actually the son of Adolf Hitler. He kidnaps the young man from a mental institution and ... See full summary »
27. The Tin Drum (1979)
R | 142 min | Drama, War
In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out.
28. Order (1980)
96 min | Drama
This off-beat psychological drama by Sohrab Shahid Saless dissects German post-war society with a cutting edge. Herbert (Heinz Lieven) is a solid, middle-class engineer who one day quits ... See full summary »
30. The Last Hole (1981)
92 min | Drama
Comedy shot without a script on Super-8mm as a silent film, with intertitles later inserted between scenes. What unfolds is a familiar Achternbusch tale in which the protagonist (here his ... See full summary »
31. Ace of Aces (1982)
100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sport
In 1936, a French boxer on his way to the Berlin Olympic Games befriends a local Jewish boy and decides to save him from the Nazis.
33. To Be or Not to Be (1983)
PG | 107 min | Action, Comedy
At the onset of WW2, a Polish actor's family and the Polish Resistance help the troupe of a theatre escape Poland and the invading Nazis.
Votes: 9,802 | Gross: $13.03M
35. Surf Nazis Must Die (1987)
R | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
When the son of a gun-wielding woman is murdered by neo-Nazi surf punks in the post-apocalyptic future, his Mama hunts them down for some bloodthirsty revenge.
36. Rented Lips (1988)
R | 82 min | Comedy
A documentary filmmaker, who has spent the last 15 years making films like "Aluminum: Our Shiny Friend," is finally given the chance to make the documentary on Indian farming he has always ... See full summary »
37. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated with another woman.
Votes: 52,328 | Gross: $18.25M
39. Uranus (1990)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists. The local bar owner, a simple man who ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,130 | Gross: $0.34M
40. Baxter (1989)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
A white Bull Terrier named Baxter is given to an elderly woman by her daughter. As time passes, the dog develops aggressive and murderous behavior in order to be adopted by another family.
43. Freud Leaving Home (1991)
103 min | Comedy, Drama
The Jewish Cohens live in Stockholm. Rosha's 60th birthday is up and her husband and 3 kids will be there. 25 y.o. Angelique, a psychology student called Freud, still lives at home. Rosha's told, she's got cancer with weeks to live.
45. Der Papagei (1992)
90 min | Comedy
This intriguing movie shows how a simple salesman gets involved in the Neo-Nazi political movement. The title "The Parrot" refers to how he parrots the official neo-Nazi claims.
46. Schtonk (1992)
115 min | Comedy
The slightly fictionalized story of an art forger, a journalist desperate for a big story, and the biggest press scandal in German history: the Hitler Diaries.
47. Terror 2000 - Intensivstation Deutschland (1992)
Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Horror