Five Came Back

The series tells the story about how Hollywood impacted World War II and vice versa. It examines the actions of five filmmakers who left their careers to serve during the war - John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens - and then came back to inform the world of what was happening through their craft. Based on a book by Mark Harris, it is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Scott Rudin and Barry Diller, while it even has Meryl Streep on narrating duty. There's also contributions from some of the best directors of our generation including Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Greengrass and Lawrence Kasdan.

Launch Date: March 31
Episodes: 3

The following documentaries will also be available to stream on Netflix in conjunction with the launch of 'Five Came Back'.

How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines (1943, John Ford)
The Battle of Midway (1942, John Ford)
Let There Be Light (1946, John Huston)
San Pietro (1945, John Huston)
Tunisian Victory (1944, John Huston)
Report from the Aleutians (1943, John Huston)
Know Your Enemy - Japan (1945, Frank Capra)
The Negro Soldier (1944, Stuart Heisler; produced by Frank Capra)
The Battle of Russia (1943, Frank Capra)
Prelude to War (1942, Frank Capra)
Nazi Concentration Camps (1945, George Stevens)
Thunderbolt (1947, William Wyler)
The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944, William Wyler)