You should already be ridiculously excited about Five Came Back, Netflix’s ambitious three part factual series about the wartime documentary work of legendary filmmakers John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens.
Things have gotten even cooler now, though, with the news that Netflix will be streaming a whopping 13 documentaries by those very directors and more, turning an already arresting look at an integral part of World War II into what essentially amounts to a university unit on wartime film culture.
The films will include the likes of Ford’s The Battle of Midway, Wyler’s The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress, Huston’s Report from the Aleutians, Capra’s The Battle of Russia, Stevens’ Nazi Concentration Camps, and Stuart Heisler’s The Negro Soldier.
These films were originally announced along with the US press release on Five Came Back, but we waited until we had confirmation from Netflix Australia that they would air in this territory. Elsewhere in the world? No idea.
Five Came Back hits Netflix on March 31, 2017.