List of World War I films

List of fiction feature films that present events of World War I in the narrative.
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1.
Beneath Hill 60 (2010)
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In 1916, the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company is tunneling beneath German fortifications and bunkers to detonate massive explosive charges. (122 mins.)
“ Western Front in Belgium ” - ferreiracarlos1504
 
2.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1979 TV Movie)
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. (150 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
3.
Flyboys (2006)
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The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots. (140 mins.)
Director: Tony Bill
 
4.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and lead the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
5.
The Lost Battalion (2001 TV Movie)
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Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I. (92 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
6.
Aces High (1976)
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In WW1 the high casualty rate among the rookie pilots of the Royal Flying Corps puts an enormous strain on the survivors. (114 mins.)
Director: Jack Gold
 
7.
The African Queen (1951)
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In Africa during WWI, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. (105 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
8.
All the King's Men (1999 TV Movie)
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Feature-length drama about the mystery of Sandringham Company, which disappeared in action at Gallipoli in 1915... (110 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
 
9.
Anzacs (1985 Mini-Series)
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Following the lives of a dozen Australian soldiers who served in the Australia and New Zealand Army... (165 mins.)
 
10.
Black and White in Color (1976)
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French colonists in Africa, several months behind in the news, find themselves at war with their German neighbors... (90 mins.)
 
11.
The Blue Max (1966)
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A young pilot in the German air force of 1918, disliked as lower-class and unchivalrous, tries ambitiously to earn the medal offered for 20 kills. (156 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
 
12.
Captain Conan (1996)
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Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat... (129 mins.)
 
13.
Company K (2004)
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A troubled veteran of World War I named Joe Delaney struggles to write a history of the Marine company in which he served... (102 mins.)
Director: Robert Clem
 
14.
A Farewell to Arms (1957)
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An English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I fall in love, but the horrors surrounding them test their romance to the limit. (152 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
15.
Fraulein Doktor (1969)
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In WW1,female German spy Fraulein Doktor and her team of saboteurs plan to kill Lord Kitchener,obtain the Allied defense plans and steal the new French mustard gas formula. (104 mins.)
 
16.
Gallipoli (1981)
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Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I. (110 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
17.
The Great War (1959)
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The Italian Army fought against the Austrians during World War I. (137 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
18.
In Love and War (1996)
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Reporter Ernest Hemingway is an ambulance driver in Italy during World War I. While bravely risking his life in the line of duty... (113 mins.)
 
19.
Joyeux Noel (2005)
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In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other's way of life. (116 mins.)
 
20.
Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
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A World War I soldier, rendered blind, deaf, limbless, and mute by a horrific artillery shell attack, finds a unique way of communicating with his doctors. (111 mins.)
Director: Dalton Trumbo
 
21.
King of Hearts (1966)
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During the latter part of World War I, Private Charles Plumpick is chosen to go into the French town... (102 mins.)
 
22.
Legends of the Fall (1994)
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Epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, love and betrayal. (133 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
23.
The Lighthorsemen (1987)
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In 1917 when the British forces are bogged down in front of the Turkish and German lines in Palestine they rely on the Australian light horse regiment to break the deadlock. (131 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
24.
My Boy Jack (2007 TV Movie)
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Author Rudyard Kipling and his wife search for their 18-year-old son after he goes missing during World War I. (95 mins.)
Director: Brian Kirk
 
25.
Passchendaele (2008)
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The lives of a troubled veteran, his nurse girlfriend and a naive boy intersect first in Alberta and then in Belgium during the bloody World War I battle of Passchendaele. (114 mins.)
Director: Paul Gross
 
26.
Paths of Glory (1957)
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After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them. (88 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
27.
The Red Baron (2008)
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German biopic loosely based on the World War I fighter ace Manfred Von Richthofen, nicknamed the Red Baron by friend and foe alike. (106 mins.)
 
28.
Behind the Lines (1997)
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Based on Pat Barker's novel of the same name, 'Regeneration' tells the story of soldiers of World War One sent to an asylum for emotional troubles... (114 mins.)
 
29.
Shout at the Devil (1976)
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During World War One a British aristocrat, an American entrepreneur and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battle-cruiser which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar. (150 mins.)
Director: Peter Hunt
 
30.
The Trench (1999)
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A story about a group of soldiers' last days before the battle of the Somme in 1916, showing the conditions in the trenches during World War 1 and taking you into the minds of the soldiers. (98 mins.)
Director: William Boyd
 
31.
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
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Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One. (133 mins.)
 
32.
Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
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The story of Manfred von Richthofen, the German air ace during World War I and his struggle with the enemy aces and some jealous German officers. (97 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
33.
War Horse (2011)
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Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on. (146 mins.)
 
34.
What Price Glory (1952)
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The wartime romantic misadventures of Captain Flagg, commander of a company of US Marines in 1918 France. (111 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
35.
Zeppelin (1971)
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In 1915, frustrated with the German air-raids on London, British Intelligence sends Scots officer Geoffrey Richter-Douglas, who has German ancestry, to Germany, to find information about the latest German Zeppelin. (100 mins.)
Director: Etienne Perier
 
36.
Truman (1995 TV Movie)
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Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA... (135 mins.)
Director: Frank Pierson
 
37.
The Great War (2007 TV Movie)
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A historical recreation of Canada's role in World War I, cast by descendants of the people who participated in it. (240 mins.)
Director: Brian McKenna
 
38.
Quiet Flows the Don (2006 TV Series)
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With World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the Russian Civil War as backdrop, it's an old-fashioned... (176 mins.)
 
39.
Many Wars Ago (1970)
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On the Italian/Austrian front during World War I, a disastrous Italian attack upon the Austrian positions leads to a mutiny among the decimated Italian troops. (101 mins.)
Director: Francesco Rosi
 
40.
Great Performances (1971 TV Series)
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Lawrence and Feisal go to argue for Arab independence at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.
 
41.
Ashenden (1991 Mini-Series)
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Four-part drama about a writer recruited into espionage work by British intelligence during the First World War... (220 mins.)
 
42.
The 39 Steps (2008 TV Movie)
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Richard Hannay, a mining engineer on holiday from the African colonies, finds London socialite life terribly dull... (90 mins.)
Director: James Hawes
 
43.
King & Country (1964)
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During World War I, an army private is accused of desertion during battle. The officer assigned to defend him at his court-martial finds out there is more to the case than meets the eye. (88 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
44.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. (136 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
45.
Birdsong (2012 Mini-Series)
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As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman. (165 mins.)
 
46.
Wings (1927)
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Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I. (144 mins.)
 
47.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. (136 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone