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1. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, War

8.1
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Votes: 50,655 | Gross: $3.27M

2. A Very Long Engagement (2004)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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76 Metascore

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.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 66,129 | Gross: $6.17M

3. Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

R | 111 min | Drama, War

7.9
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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.

Director: Dalton Trumbo | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt, Jason Robards

Votes: 13,210

4. Dobrý voják Svejk (1957)

108 min | War, Comedy

7.7
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Mrs Müllerova (E. Svobodova) informs her tenant Svejk (R. Hrusinsky) about the recent assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. Svejk heads out to the local pub unaware that a secret police ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Steklý | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Svatopluk Benes, Frantisek Filipovský, Josef Hlinomaz

Votes: 866

5. The Good Soldier Schweik (1960)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.8
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During World War I, Schweik (played by Heinz Rühmann) is drafted into the Austro-Hungarian Army as soldier, where he is assigned to be an assistent to Lt. Lukas.

Director: Axel von Ambesser | Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Ernst Stankovski, Franz Muxeneder, Ursula von Borsody

Votes: 470

6. Der rote Baron (2008)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.4
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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.

Director: Nikolai Müllerschön | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Lena Headey, Til Schweiger, Joseph Fiennes

Votes: 10,504 | Gross: $0.04M

7. The Blue Max (1966)

Approved | 156 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.1
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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.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula Andress, Jeremy Kemp

Votes: 5,535

8. Ein Mann will nach oben (1978– )

60 min

8.7
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After the death of his father young Karl Siebrecht goes to Berlin to make a fortune.

Stars: Mathieu Carrière, Ursela Monn, Walter Buschhoff, Karl Michael Vogler

Votes: 80

9. The Great Dictator (1940)

G | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.5
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Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 160,490

10. All Quiet on the Western Front (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, War

7.1
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Ian Holm

Votes: 6,431

11. La grande guerra (1959)

Not Rated | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.3
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The Italian Army fought against the Austrians during World War I.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman, Bernard Blier, Folco Lulli

Votes: 2,962

12. The Great War (2007 TV Movie)

240 min | Biography, History, War

7.2
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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.

Director: Brian McKenna | Stars: Brian McKenna, Justin Trudeau, Michael Rudder, Maxime Cournoyer

Votes: 25

13. The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Attack of the Hawkmen (1995 TV Movie)

96 min | Adventure, War

6.9
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Young Indiana Jones takes to the skies in the new French air force, and parachutes into Germany to convince Anthony Fokker to defect.

Director: Ben Burtt | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Ronny Coutteure, Patrick Toomey, Marc Warren

Votes: 513

14. Joyeux Noel (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, History, Music

7.8
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70 Metascore

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.

Director: Christian Carion | Stars: Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Natalie Dessay

Votes: 24,203 | Gross: $1.05M

15. Gallipoli (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.5
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65 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr, Harold Hopkins

Votes: 32,236 | Gross: $5.73M

16. The White Ribbon (2009)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, Mystery

7.8
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82 Metascore

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible?

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 59,052 | Gross: $2.22M

17. Die Überführung (1979 TV Movie)

115 min

7.3
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Director: Kurt Wilhelm | Stars: Toni Berger, Karl Obermayr, Christa Berndl, Ilse Neubauer

Votes: 9

18. Passchendaele (2008)

R | 114 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.5
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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.

Director: Paul Gross | Stars: Paul Gross, Michael Greyeyes, James Kot, Jesse Frechette

Votes: 7,361

19. The Battle of Bademuende (1931)

78 min | Comedy

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Director: Philipp Lothar Mayring | Stars: Max Adalbert, Claire Rommer, Paul Wagner, Gerhard Bienert

20. War Horse (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama, War

7.2
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbatch

Votes: 128,134 | Gross: $79.88M

21. Löwengrube (1989–1992)

45 min | Drama

8.6
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Drama series focusing on the Bavarian Grandauer family and the historic events between 1897 and 1954. At the end of the 19th century, police officer Ludwig Grandauer marries the mother of ... See full summary »

Stars: Jörg Hube, Christine Neubauer, Franziska Stömmer, Werner Rom

Votes: 60

22. Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)

130 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.

Stars: Peter Stormare, Friedrich von Thun, Peter O'Toole, Zoe Telford

Votes: 18,823

23. The Land That Time Forgot (1974)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.7
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During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn, the submarine takes them to the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and neanderthals.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Doug McClure, John McEnery, Susan Penhaligon, Keith Barron

Votes: 4,518

24. Wir Wunderkinder (1958)

108 min | Comedy

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The movie explains Germany from 1913 until 1955 by example of two contrary characters: The idealistic journalist Hans (H.-J. Felmy) loses his work during the Third Reich, whereas ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Hoffmann | Stars: Johanna von Koczian, Hansjörg Felmy, Wera Frydtberg, Robert Graf

Votes: 355

25. Flyboys (2006)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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47 Metascore

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.

Director: Tony Bill | Stars: James Franco, Jean Reno, Jennifer Decker, Scott Hazell

Votes: 37,841 | Gross: $13.08M

26. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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The trials of the British aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.

Stars: Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh, Angela Baddeley

Votes: 2,218

27. Berge in Flammen (1931)

98 min | Drama, War

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Directors: Karl Hartl, Luis Trenker | Stars: Luis Trenker, Lissy Arna, Claus Clausen, Luigi Serventi

Votes: 79

28. The Lost Battalion (2001 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 92 min | Action, Drama, War

7.1
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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.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Phil McKee, Jamie Harris, Jay Rodan

Votes: 5,821

29. Deathwatch (2002)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, War

6.0
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In the middle of World War I, nine British soldiers caught behind enemy lines seek refuge in a complex network of German trenches. What they soon discover is that they aren't alone - and it isn't a German soldier that's hunting them down.

Director: M.J. Bassett | Stars: Jamie Bell, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Mike Downey, Laurence Fox

Votes: 9,534

30. King Solomon's Mines (1985)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.2
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Fortune hunter Allan Quatermain teams up with a resourceful woman to help her find her missing father lost in the wilds of 1900s Africa while being pursued by hostile tribes and a rival German explorer.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, Herbert Lom, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 10,744 | Gross: $15.06M

31. Finding Rin Tin Tin (2007)

PG | 90 min | Family

5.2
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The true story of the legendary German Shepherd who was found by American pilot Lee Duncun in France during World War I, and later became the most famous animal star in Hollywood history.

Director: Danny Lerner | Stars: Tyler Jensen, Ben Cross, Gregory Gudgeon, Steven O'Donnell

Votes: 405

32. Paths of Glory (1957)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, War

8.4
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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.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

Votes: 138,836

33. The African Queen (1951)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.9
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91 Metascore

In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull

Votes: 63,011 | Gross: $0.54M

34. Die Männer der Emden (2012)

180 min | Adventure, Drama

5.9
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When their ship is sunk in the first world war, in the Indian ocean, 50 men have to cross infinite stretches of sea and desert, avoid enemies, find allies and finally make it home to Germany. A breathtaking real-live odyssey.

Director: Berengar Pfahl | Stars: Sibel Kekilli, Ken Duken, Sebastian Blomberg, Felicitas Woll

Votes: 238

35. Ace of Aces (1982)

100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sport

6.6
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In 1936, a French boxer on his way to the Berlin Olympic Games befriends a local Jewish boy and decides to save him from the Nazis.

Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Marie-France Pisier, Rachid Ferrache, Frank Hoffmann

Votes: 2,446

36. Die Abenteuer des braven Soldaten Schwejk (1972– )

60 min | Comedy, War

8.2
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Schwejk is a bumbling fool (he claims to have been discharged from the army on the grounds of being a certified idiot) but manages to outwit his superiors and his arch nemesis, the secret ... See full summary »

Stars: Fritz Muliar, Heinz Marecek, Heinz Petters, Kurt Jaggberg

Votes: 71

37. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

PG-13 | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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69 Metascore

The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

Votes: 60,667 | Gross: $111.72M

38. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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100 Metascore

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.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 218,774 | Gross: $44.82M

39. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)

TV-PG | 58 min | Drama, Romance

8.7
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A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Brendan Coyle

Votes: 130,004

40. Britannic (2000 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 93 min | Action, Drama, History

5.2
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A fictional account of the sinking of the H.M.H.S. Britannic off the Greek island of Kea in November 1916. This explores the theory of a German Agent sabotaging the liner, a hospital ship.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Edward Atterton, Amanda Ryan, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Daniels

Votes: 1,121

41. Shock Troop (1934)

118 min | Drama, War

6.8
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This powerful anti-war film statement focuses on the plight of a German unit in World War I that finds itself surrounded by British and French forces.

Directors: Ludwig Schmid-Wildy, Hans Zöberlein | Stars: Ludwig Schmid-Wildy, Beppo Brem, Max Zankl, Hans Pössenbacher

Votes: 54

42. Westfront 1918 (1930)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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A group of German infantrymen of the First World War live out their lives in the trenches of France. They find brief entertainment and relief in a village behind the lines, but primarily ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Fritz Kampers, Gustav Diessl, Hans-Joachim Möbis, Claus Clausen

Votes: 1,064

43. La Grande Illusion (1937)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War

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During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 29,300 | Gross: $0.17M

44. Sergeant York (1941)

Not Rated | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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A marksman is drafted in World War I and ends up becoming one of the most celebrated war heroes.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias

Votes: 13,307 | Gross: $16.40M

45. A Farewell to Arms (1932)

Unrated | 80 min | Drama, Romance, War

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An American ambulance driver and an English nurse fall in love in Italy during World War I.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, Adolphe Menjou, Mary Philips

Votes: 3,991

46. Atentat u Sarajevu (1975)

R | 111 min | Drama, History

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Historical depiction of the events preceding the political murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, would-be emperor of the Austro-Hungarian throne, in Sarajevo, June 28, 1914. A World War would... See full summary »

Director: Veljko Bulajic | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Florinda Bolkan, Maximilian Schell, Irfan Mensur

Votes: 172

47. 14 Tagebücher des Ersten Weltkriegs (2014)

414 min | History

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Stars: Udo Samel, Natalia Witmer, Elisa Monse, Monika Lennartz

Votes: 186

48. Les fragments d'Antonin (2006)

90 min | Drama, War

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A psychiatrist who probes the mind of traumatized soldiers attempts to unlock the secret that drove a gentle but deeply-disturbed World War I veteran to the edge of insanity.

Director: Gabriel Le Bomin | Stars: Grégori Derangère, Anouk Grinberg, Aurélien Recoing, Niels Arestrup

Votes: 193

49. The Water Diviner (2014)

R | 111 min | Drama, War

7.1
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50 Metascore

An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.

Director: Russell Crowe | Stars: Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney, Isabel Lucas

Votes: 62,717 | Gross: $4.19M

50. Birdsong (2012– )

165 min | Drama, History, Romance

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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.

Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Clémence Poésy, Matthew Goode, Rory Keenan

Votes: 4,832

51. Wings (1927)

PG-13 | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War

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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.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast | Stars: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston

Votes: 9,067

52. Aces High (1976)

PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, War

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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.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Christopher Plummer, Simon Ward, Peter Firth

Votes: 1,948

53. Poll (2010)

129 min | Drama

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In the summer of 1914, thirteen-year-old Oda von Siering (Paula Beer) leaves Berlin to join her family and an assortment of German and Russian aristocrats on an estate in Estonia. The von ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Kraus | Stars: Paula Beer, Edgar Selge, Tambet Tuisk, Jeanette Hain

Votes: 899

54. Wonder Woman (2017)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.5
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76 Metascore

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis

Votes: 376,088 | Gross: $412.56M