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I've been watching a lot of war movies since it's Memorial Day weekend here in the US and they're showing them nonstop on many of the movie channels. For Memorial Day itself tomorrow I was thinking it would be great to watch the movie in which the most Nazis get wasted. That's the main point of most of those movies anyway, may as well be honest about it. I don't want to spend 3 hours watching something talky, I want to see some stormtroopers get lit up.

For purposes of this question, we're just talking combatants. Some estimation may be required, I guess, for bombings and stuff, but I often see breakdowns of action movies that claim to quantify how many people were killed and how much property damage was done. I'll say for these purposes any uniformed Nazis are fair game, even if they're not "fighting at the time" - ambushing Nazis or beating them to death with baseball bats as per Inglorious Basterds counts. For these purposes, "Soldiers of Nazi Germany" count as Nazis, whether they are signed up to the party itself or not.

So which movie kills off the most Nazis?

Where Eagles Dare manages 89 according to this video. Moviebodycounts.com has Saving Private Ryan as the highest ranked WWII movie with 255 total kills, but due to the initial D-Day beach scene I have to imagine that it's more American than Nazi kills. And those body count sites mostly stick to big-budget A releases, so they may not be comprehensive.

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Though the final Basterds tally is ultimately higher, that Where Eagles Dare video seems pretty comprehensive. –  Walt May 25 '14 at 21:10
How is this not unimportant trivia? –  JohnP May 26 '14 at 0:43
This question appears to be off-topic because it is offensive to a community and we should not promote this kind of question. –  Ankit Sharma May 26 '14 at 8:26
@AnkitSharma: I'm glad you mentioned this. The line "for our Memorial Day enjoyment" bothers me. –  Andrew Martin May 26 '14 at 12:52
Discussion about question validity on Meta: Does Movies & TV Stack Exchange Love Nazis? –  mxyzplk May 26 '14 at 13:42

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No idea how to gauge this, but if you meant Nazis that are killed individually on screen, and since the battle of Stalingrad was one of the bloodiest in history, the recent film Stalingrad (2013) must be a serious contender. There's quite a high body count in its trailer alone.

There's also Inglourious Basterds where (according to this) 20-30 German soldiers are killed during the movie and more than 200 more die in the end. But not all of them die in combat. And there's Dead Snow, where 30-40 of them are killed, but they're zombie Nazis.

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Quite a few get offed at the end of Raiders of the Lost Arc as well. –  Paulster2 May 25 '14 at 21:06
True. But again, it wasn't exactly in combat, so I don't know if that counts. About 50 German deaths in all, according to this: allouttabubblegum.com/main/?p=5456 –  Walt May 25 '14 at 21:07
How does knowing this contribute anything to any of the movies mentioned? –  JohnP May 26 '14 at 0:44
@JohnP Well, how does any most-appearances or first-appearance question contribute to anything? We've already had many of such questions. But I'm personally not such a big fan of this question either and the much more mysterious question to me would be, how knowing this actually contributes to "Memorial Day enjoyment". –  Napoleon Wilson May 26 '14 at 1:10

The movie "Saving private Ryan" has the highest (on screen) body count in a WO II movie as you said. Many of these were germans, unlike you thought, if you look at the per scene count. Per scene, as found here:

  • Germans Rallying: 6 Germans
  • Breakthrough: 37 Germans
  • Jackson kills 1 German
  • Americans kill 16 Germans
  • Reiben shoots 2 Germans
  • Doyle (The Flamethrower guy) kills 4 Germans
  • Americans execute 3 German prisoners
  • Pool: 2 Germans
  • Jackson shoots a German sniper
  • 4 Germans are killed by Americans
  • Radar Station: 4 Germans
  • 2 Germans are killed by Americans
  • Big Mystery: 2 Germans
  • Private Mellish kills 4 Germans
  • Sergeant Horvath kills 2 Germans
  • Captain Miller kills 2 Germans
  • Born Lucky: 2 Germans
  • Parker kills 2 Germans
  • Henderson kills 7 Germans
  • Americans kill 2 Germans
  • Sergeant Horvath kills a German
  • Americans kill 3 Germans with molotov cocktails
  • Jackson kills 2 Germans
  • Ammo: 13 Germans
  • Rice shoots a German
  • Parker kills 2 Germans
  • Jackson kills 4 Germans
  • Mellish shoots 2 Germans
  • Mellish shoots a German
  • Reiben kills 5 Germans
  • The Bridge: 3 Germans
  • Horvath kills a German
  • Miller kills 6 Germans
  • Ryan kills 3 Germans
  • Miller kills a German
  • Ryan kills a German
  • Trask kills 3 Germans
  • Misc: Several tanks are blown up by planes but since we don't see any bodies, they don't count.
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So 246? Seems like a record but I wonder how that reconciles with the 255 total count. Oh, I see, that 90 Omaha is BY German forces not Geemans killed. So 156. Respectable. –  mxyzplk May 26 '14 at 13:05
Omaha Beach: 91 (90 Germans,) 1 American drowns in the water Germans kill 90 Americans I guess you're right, will update it :) –  invalid_id May 27 '14 at 6:21

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