War, WW I

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1.
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
 
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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.)
 
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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
 
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Captain Conan (1996)
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The war exploits of French captain Conan and his men during World War I and during the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War. (129 mins.)
 
5.
The Officer's Ward (2001)
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The first days of WWI. Adrien, a young and handsome lieutenant, is wounded by a piece of shrapnel. He... (135 mins.)
 
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The Great War (1959)
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The Italian Army fought against the Austrians during World War I. (137 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
7.
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.)
 
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
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Lion of the Desert (1980)
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In the Fascist Italy Pre-World War II of Benito Mussolini, the cruel General Rodolfo Graziani is directly... (173 mins.)
Director: Moustapha Akkad
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
“ 27-08-2012

Very good movie about the harsh and unfair way some generals in WW I treated their men, not knowing anything about what is going on since they never go to the battlefield when they actually fight. Having parties in a castle far away from the front is more their core business.

Three soldiers get picked quit "random" from the ranks, to be set an example for the regiment. This is, because the regiment didn't manage to capture a strongpoint although serious efforts were made. Colonel Dax (Douglas), being a former lawyer, defends the three. But the court martial is not following the basic rules ofjustice and the three don't stand a chance.

The movie ends with the knowledge the general also has a problem, since he ordered shelling his own trenches. But the artillery commander had refused it and there the movie ends, the trial of the general is not in it.

No happy ending, unforunately this was common military practice those days. Many, many soldiers were shot for being a deserter or a coward but most of them weren't. Just push it enough and anyone snaps... ” - klontenkoker
 
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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.)
 
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Sergeant York (1941)
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A marksman is drafted in World War I and ends up becoming one of the most celebrated war heroes. (134 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
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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
 
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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.)
 
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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
 
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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
 
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Austeria (1982)
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During a pogrom in Poland on the eve of World War I, a group of Jews seek refuge from the Cossacks. The fugitives hide out in a rural inn, terrified that they may be given away at any moment. (109 mins.)
 
20.
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.)
 
21.
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.)
 
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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
 
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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.)
 
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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
 
25.
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
 
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The Wipers Times (2013 TV Movie)
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Just after the First World War Fred Roberts goes for a job as a newspaper journalist and tells the sub-editor how... (92 mins.)
Director: Andy De Emmony
 
27.
Testament of Youth (2014)
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A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I - a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times. (129 mins.)
Director: James Kent
 
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The Water Diviner (2014)
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An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons. (111 mins.)
Director: Russell Crowe