- Awesome Music: Introitus from Mozart's Requiem during the executions.
- Magnificent Bastard: Hermann Göring.
- Moral Event Horizon: The four charges (conspiracy to wage aggressive war, crimes against peace, war crimes and crimes against humanity) for the defendants. Göring, however, accuses the Allies of having crossed it more than once themselves.
- Nightmare Fuel:
- The British prosecuter's opening statement, where he recites a diary entry by a German businessman who was witness to a mass extermination of Jews in the Ukraine in very vivid detail.
- The concentration camps footage. The strange thing is that because it is real footage of actual concentration camps, it does something very weird to the fourth wall. Suddenly this isn't a miniseries you're watching anymore, this is the pain, suffering and deaths of millions of people you're looking at. In effect, the movie/miniseries act as a direct conduit to provide context for the footage, basically acting as a Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant.
- Romantic Plot Tumor: Almost one hour is dedicated to the love story between Jackson and his mistress.
- Values Dissonance: Jackson's affair with his secretary Elsee being played as a nice heart warmer, while probably used as a way to ease the tension and horror of the Nuremberg trials, would be portrayed as an abuse of power in the 2010's.
YMMV / Nuremberg