In Popular Culture
- This cemetery was used in the original horror film The Omen as a main photo poster with Damien standing next to the thousands of graves.
- The cemetery is featured in the beginning of Steven Spielberg's 1998 film Saving Private Ryan. A World War II veteran, accompanied by his family, makes his way to the grave of Captain John Miller (played by Tom Hanks) and segues into the movie's opening battle sequence, the D-Day landing at Omaha Beach. The grave does not actually exist; the headstone for Miller was only brought to the cemetery for the movie. The Captain John Miller portrayed in the movie never existed, but the Private Ryan story is based upon the story of the Niland Brothers, two of whom are buried in the cemetery.
- Symphonic Prelude (The Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer), by Mark Camphouse, depicts the battle in the usual way battles are depicted for bands: a slow introduction followed by a moderate tempo body and a majestic ending.
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