Liam Neeson stars as Oskar Schindler, a greedy German factory owner made rich by exploiting cheap Jewish labor. But as World War II unfolds, he becomes an unlikely humanitarian, spending his entire fortune to help save 1,100 Jews from Auschwitz.
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- Steven Spielberg
- DVD and streaming
- TIME® Magazine List
- All-TIME 100 Movies
- 1994 BAFTA®
- 1994 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Director (Motion Picture)
- Best Motion Picture (Drama)
- Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- Top 100 Movies
- 1994 Academy Award®
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; "Voices From the List" and "Shoah Foundation Story" documentaries; cast and filmmaker information; Oskar Schindler information. This film spans two discs; both discs will be shipped to you simultaneously.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this brutal, emotionally devastating three-hour drama won several Oscars and has a powerful message about the human spirit -- but it pulls absolutely no punches when depicting the Holocaust. There are arbitrary murders and mass killings, Nazi commanders compare Jews to rats, children are killed, and there are scenes of shocking, grisly violence. There's also plenty of anti-Semitic language, smoking and drinking, and several scenes of nakedness. In two of them, a woman is naked from the waist up in bed and in sexual situations. But in the rest, nakedness is used to humiliate and harass Jewish residents of concentration camps.
- Sexual Content
- A few scenes of nakedness associated with sex, but many other scenes show concentration camp members naked in non-sexual contexts.
- Depictions of point-blank shootings, murders, beatings, and mass murders.
- Anti-Semitic epithets.
- Social Behavior
- The film shows the best and worst of human nature -- psychotic mass murder and altruistic saving of lives.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- The Nazi commander is often drunk. Schindler smokes.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it