Zombie Lake (1981)
Yet another underwater Nazi-zombie film, one that’s so awful the director didn’t even want to take credit and released it under a pseudonym. This time, the zombies rise up from a lake in the French countryside and attack young women, until a team of French resistance fighters fight back to keep them from taking over the town. It’s widely been called the “worst zombie movie of all time,” and judging by the green makeup on these SS officers, we can hazard a guess as to why.
They Saved Hitler’s Brain! (1969)
Adapted for television using footage from a 1963 short film titled Madmen of Mandoras, this film is about Nazi scientists who, well, save Hitler’s brain. And his entire head, complete with mustache. The actual plot of the film involves the Nazis kidnapping another scientist in the ’60s to completely resurrect Hitler or something, but whatever — his head’s in a jar! Just like Futurama! What’s not to love here?
Come on, we had to include this Tarantino flick. Just because it’s actually good doesn’t give its ridiculousness a pass. Hitler explodes in the end! Call us crazy, but we’re fairly sure that didn’t actually happen in real life.
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Weirdly enough, the Third Reich was extremely interested in collecting mystic relics from Christianity, so the Indiana Jones series is almost sort of accurate despite its craziness. Most notably, Hitler was fascinated with the Spear of Destiny, which was said to have pierced the side of Jesus during the Crucifixion. We can only hope that the face-melting and rapid decay happened to some actual real-life Nazis, too.