World War 1 Films

A list of films that present a historical memory of characters and/or events surrounding the Great War.
View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
1.
Aces High (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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
 
2.
Admiral (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The story of admiral Aleksandr Kolchak who remained faithful to his oath to the Russian Emperor and fought against the Bolshevik rule after the 1917 October Revolution. (124 mins.)
Director: Andrey Kravchuk
 
3.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. (136 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
4.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. (150 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
5.
All Quiet on the Western Front (????)
A young German soldier's terrifying experiences and distress on the western front during World War I.
 
6.
Beneath Hill 60 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In 1916, the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company is tunneling beneath German fortifications and bunkers to detonate massive explosive charges. (122 mins.)
 
7.
The Blue Max (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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
 
8.
Chunuk Bair (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A New Zealand regiment is ordered to take the hill Chunuk Bair, without the promised British support . An operation without sense , as they must return to the bottom. It is when a British ship opened fire on the hill. (102 mins.)
Director: Dale G. Bradley
 
9.
Dawn (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A nurse helps 210 men escape to England before the Germans catch and execute her. (90 mins.)
Director: Herbert Wilcox
 
10.
The Dawn Patrol (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
World War I ace Dick Courtney derides the leadership of his superior officer, but Courtney is soon promoted to squadron commander and learns harsh lessons about sending subordinates to their deaths. (108 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
11.
The Dawn Patrol (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
British flying aces in World War I contend with the harsh realities of war. (103 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
12.
Deathwatch (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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. (94 mins.)
 
13.
Einstein and Eddington (2008 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Drama about the development of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity, and Einstein's relationship with British scientist Sir Arthur Eddington, the first physicist to experimentally prove his ideas. (94 mins.)
Director: Philip Martin
 
14.
Flyboys (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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
 
15.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An extended family split up in France and Germany find themselves on opposing sides of the battlefield during World War I. (150 mins.)
Director: Rex Ingram
 
16.
Gallipoli (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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.
La Grande Illusion (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (113 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
18.
Haber (2008 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 1914, Fritz Haber is Germany's greatest chemist. His Nobel prize-winning synthetic fertilizers have saved the world from mass starvation... (34 mins.)
Director: Daniel Ragussis
 
19.
Hedd Wyn (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young poet living in the North Wales countryside competes for the most coveted prize of all in Welsh Poetry... (123 mins.)
Director: Paul Turner
 
20.
Hell's Angels (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Brothers Monte and Ray leave Oxford to join the Royal Flying Corps. Ray loves Helen; Helen enjoys an affair with Monte; before they leave on their mission over Germany they find her in still another man's arms. (127 mins.)
Director: Howard Hughes
 
21.
In Love and War (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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.)
 
22.
J'accuse! (1919)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other's wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of war. (166 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
 
23.
I Accuse (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After serving in the trenches of World War I, Jean Diaz recoils with such horror that he renounces love... (104 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
 
24.
Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
 
25.
Josef (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
It is a movie about survive in war time (WW1 East front). In dark colors, with interesting characters, mixture of ash and sand, puzzle of stories, cynic, precise, harsh, bitter, Rubick cube of times and events. (90 mins.)
Director: Stanislav Tomic
 
26.
Joyeux Noel (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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.)
 
27.
King & Country (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
 
28.
King of Hearts (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
During the latter part of World War I, Private Charles Plumpick is chosen to go into the French town... (102 mins.)
 
29.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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
 
30.
The Lighthorsemen (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
 
31.
The Lost Battalion (1919)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A battalion of the U.S. Army's 77th Division penetrates deep into the Argonne Forest of France during the First World War... (70 mins.)
Director: Burton King
 
32.
The Lost Battalion (2001 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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
 
33.
My Boy Jack (2007 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
 
34.
Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The working-class Smiths change their initially sunny views on World War I after the three boys of the family witness the harsh reality of trench warfare. (144 mins.)
 
35.
Passchendaele (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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
 
36.
Paths of Glory (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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
 
37.
The Red Baron (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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.)
 
38.
Behind the Lines (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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.)
 
39.
Sergeant York (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A marksman is drafted in World War I and ends up becoming one of the most celebrated war heroes. (134 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
40.
Tannenberg (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(105 mins.)
Director: Heinz Paul
 
41.
The Trench (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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 I, and taking you into the minds of the soldiers. (98 mins.)
Director: William Boyd
 
42.
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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.)
 
43.
Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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
 
44.
War Horse (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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.)
 
45.
Westfront 1918 (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A group of German infantrymen of the First World War live out their lives in the trenches of France... (97 mins.)
Director: G.W. Pabst
 
46.
Wings (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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.)