Downfall: Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Chronicle of Hitler, Starring Bruno Ganz in Astounding Performance

Downfall is not the first movie about Hitler or the last days of Nazism, but it's certainly the most illuminating. In fact, this seminal film is as much a portrait of single, mad man, holding on to his principles until the very end, as it is a collective portrait of the decline and demise of an entire regime, ideology, and a way of life.