Picture from Valkyrie
Overall B+

As the horrors of WWII unfold, a group of high-ranking German officers begin to lose faith in their leader. Working together under the codename Valkyrie, they plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler and end the war. But even the best-laid plans can run into unexpected obstacles. This movie is based on real historical events.

Violence C-
Sexual Content A
Profanity C-
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and brief strong language.

Talk to your kids about…


Why does Claus von Stauffenberg come to the conclusion he can serve either the Fuhrer or his country—but not both? Why does he feel this act of treason against his government is really a demonstration of his patriotism? Do you agree with his decision? What would you do if you found yourself in a similar situation?

What methods did Hitler use to get and maintain control over the people? Why were his countrymen afraid to oppose him? Is there any other way to remove a dictator from office than with violence?