* AmericansHateTingle: There was a lot of controversy about Creator/TomCruise playing the role of someone well-respected in Germany for his assassination attempt on Hitler, not helping that this was shortly after his well-known obsession with Scientology and the drama involved. [[DownplayedTrope However this was mostly political complaints, as German filmgoers and directors were more forgiving of the movie and Tom Cruise's role.]]
* HoYay: At one point in the movie, it seems like Lieutenent Haeften has a bit of a crush on Stauffenberg.
* MoralEventHorizon: General Fromm arguably crosses it when he orders Stauffenberg's execution only to cover up his own involvement in the plot to kill Hitler. Though, to be fair, Stauffenberg would have been tortured to death if Fromm had handed him over to the Gestapo.