The Holocaust in movies represents Dora''s final thesis for American Studies Master at University of Utrecht. Her passion for films and interest in the Holocaust topic are embodied in this paper. It has not been intended to offer a broad overview of all the Holocaust movies in the last decades, it only touches on some personal preferences. What has been tried to be examined in this paper is whether or not the cinema can modify our vision of the Holocaust. This issue generated in the last few decades intensive debates among scholars, especially between historians and media scholars. The main controversy concerns the function of the cinema, whether or not it is a form of expression suitable for conveying history, one that can bring historical subjects closer to our understanding.