World War I Feature Films

A comprehensive list of World War One (WWI) movies, TV movies, and TV mini-series in chronological order.

Known as 'The Great War' and the 'War To End All Wars', the First World War (WW1) was until then the most brutal war ever waged by man.

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1.
The Little American (1917)
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A young American has her ship torpedoed by a German U-boat but makes it back to ancestral home in France, where she witnesses German brutality firsthand. (80 mins.)
 
2.
Shoulder Arms (1918 Short Film)
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Charlie is a boot camp private who has a dream of being a hero who goes on a daring mission behind enemy lines. (45 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
3.
Hearts of the World (1918)
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Young lovers in a French village are torn apart with the coming of the Great War. (117 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
4.
The Unbeliever (1918)
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A wealthy young American, bred to class distinction and racial intolerance, enters the Marines during the First World War... (80 mins.)
Director: Alan Crosland
 
5.
J'accuse! (1919)
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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
 
6.
The Girl Who Stayed at Home (1919)
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Story of two brothers who go off to France to fight in World War I, the women who love them and an American... (60 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
7.
The Lost Battalion (1919)
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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
 
8.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
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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
 
9.
The Big Parade (1925)
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A young American soldier witnesses the horrors of the Great War. (151 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
10.
What Price Glory (1926)
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U.S. Marine sergeants Quirt and Flagg are inveterate romantic rivals on peacetime assignments in China and the Philippines... (116 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
11.
Mare Nostrum (1926)
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The story of a female German spy who willingly sacrifices her life for her country. (102 mins.)
Director: Rex Ingram
 
12.
The Flying Ace (1926)
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A veteran World War I fighter pilot returns home a war hero and immediately regains his former job as a railroad company detective... (65 mins.)
 
13.
The Better 'Ole (1926)
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The adventures of Old Bill and his friends Bert and Alf in the trenches of the first World War. (95 mins.)
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
Barbed Wire (1927)
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During WWI, a French farm girl and a German P.O.W. fall in love. (67 mins.)
Director: Rowland V. Lee
 
16.
The Enemy (1927)
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Carl Behrend, son of a wealthy businessman, marries Pauli Arndt, daughter of a pacifist professor. When World War I breaks out... (90 mins.)
Director: Fred Niblo
 
17.
Hotel Imperial (1927)
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During World War I, a hotel maid and Austrian officer in hiding attempt to survive in a Russian-occupied town. (85 mins.)
Director: Mauritz Stiller
 
18.
7th Heaven (1927)
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A street cleaner saves a young woman's life, and the pair slowly fall in love until war intervenes. (110 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
19.
Lilac Time (1928)
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All of those handsome young men in their flying machines are billeted in a field next to the Widow Berthelot's farmhouse in France... (80 mins.)
 
20.
The Shopworn Angel (1928)
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(82 mins.)
Director: Richard Wallace
 
21.
Noah's Ark (1928)
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The Biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood, with a parallel story of soldiers in the First World War. (135 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
23.
Carry on, Sergeant! (1928)
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A group of workers decide to join the army in the Great War. The indulge themselves in the side benefits to being soldiers, and one of them marries a French waitress. (117 mins.)
 
24.
Four Sons (1928)
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A family saga in which three of a Bavarian widow's sons go to war for Germany and the fourth goes to America, Germany's eventual opponent. (100 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
25.
Homecoming (1928)
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Following World War I, after a long imprisonment, two German prisoner-of-war soldiers escape from a Siberian lead-mine... (78 mins.)
Director: Joe May
 
26.
Lucky Star (1929)
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Mary, a poor farm girl, meets Tim just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe... (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
27.
Marianne (1929)
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During World War I, a French girl is romanced by an American doughboy even though she is promised to a French soldier who is fighting at the front... (111 mins.)
 
28.
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
 
29.
The Dawn Patrol (1930)
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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
 
30.
Hell's Angels (1930)
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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
 
31.
Westfront 1918 (1930)
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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
 
32.
A Man from Wyoming (1930)
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(70 mins.)
Director: Rowland V. Lee
 
33.
Seven Days Leave (1930)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Richard Wallace
 
34.
Journey's End (1930)
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In France, 1917, an alcoholic captain is afraid that his new replacement, his sweetheart's brother, will betray his downfall. (120 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
35.
Doughboys (1930)
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A naive and wealthy young man seeks to impress a girl and then unwittingly signs up for army service. (79 mins.)
Director: Edward Sedgwick
 
36.
War Nurse (1930)
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Women from various backgrounds volunteer as nurses in France at the outbreak of World War I. (81 mins.)
Director: Edgar Selwyn
 
37.
Young Eagles (1930)
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(70 mins.)
 
38.
Mamba (1930)
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August Bolte, the richest man in a settlement in German East Africa in the period before World War I... (78 mins.)
Director: Albert Rogell
 
39.
Waterloo Bridge (1931)
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A prostitute's self-loathing makes her reluctant to marry an idealistic soldier during World War One. (81 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
40.
Dishonored (1931)
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The Austrian Secret Service sends its most seductive agent to spy on the Russians. (91 mins.)
 
41.
Hell on Earth (1931)
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(93 mins.)
Director: Victor Trivas
 
42.
Chances (1931)
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Two brothers on leave fall for the same girl in World War I London. (72 mins.)
Director: Alan Dwan
 
43.
The Mad Parade (1931)
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The story of eight women and how they served their country during World War I. (63 mins.)
 
44.
Seas Beneath (1931)
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In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain towing a submarine... (90 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
45.
Mata Hari (1931)
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A semi-fictionalized account of the life of Mata Hari, an exotic dancer who was accused of spying for Germany during World War I. (89 mins.)
 
46.
Comradeship (1931)
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Plea against war and for friendship between peoples, through the story of French miners rescued by German colleagues after a firedamp explosion. (93 mins.)
 
47.
The Last Flight (1931)
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Cary, Shep, Bill, and Francis are pilots who have just, and only just, survived the First World War... (76 mins.)
 
48.
Wooden Crosses (1932)
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The young and patriotic student Demachy joins the French army in 1914 to defend his country. But he and his comrades soon experience the terrifying... (115 mins.)
Director: Raymond Bernard
 
49.
A Farewell to Arms (1932)
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An American ambulance driver and an English nurse fall in love in Italy during World War I. (80 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
50.
The Lost Squadron (1932)
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In hard times just after World War I, three ex-fighter pilots manage to land jobs as Hollywood stunt fliers working for dictatorial director Von Furst. (79 mins.)
 
51.
Broken Lullaby (1932)
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A young French soldier in World War I is overcome with guilt when he kills a German soldier who, like himself... (76 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
52.
The Patriots (1933)
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Outskirts is an internationally renowned masterpiece of early sound cinema. In a remote Russian village during World War I... (98 mins.)
Director: Boris Barnet
 
53.
The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)
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The pilots of a Royal Air Force squadron in World War I face not only physical but mental dangers in their struggle to survive while fighting the enemy. (68 mins.)
Director: Stuart Walker
 
54.
Ever in My Heart (1933)
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World War I brings tribulations to an American woman married to a German. (68 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
 
55.
Hell Below (1933)
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On leave in Italy, Lt. Tommy Knowlton falls in love with Jean Standish, who's not only married, but is the daughter of his submarine's commander... (101 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
 
56.
Men Must Fight (1933)
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Laura is a nurse at the Front in World War I. She meets and falls for a young flyer named Geoffrey. On his first mission... (72 mins.)
Director: Edgar Selwyn
 
57.
Captured! (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Captain Fred Allison has been in a German Prisoner of War Camp for a long time. It has been two years since he last saw Monica... (69 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
58.
Ace of Aces (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A sculptor who doesn't want to have any part of World War I is shamed by his girlfriend into joining the army. He becomes a fighter pilot, and undergoes a complete personality change. (76 mins.)
Director: J. Walter Ruben
 
59.
Dawn (1933)
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In 1915, Captain Liers, commander of a submarine is leaving his hometown, where he, his 2nd officer and the radio-operator... (85 mins.)
 
60.
Storm at Daybreak (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Sarajevo June 28, 1914. Dushan, the Serbian mayor of a Hungarian town, has come to see the parade of Archduke Ferdinand... (78 mins.)
 
61.
Today We Live (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
During WWI, two officers, one a pilot and the other in the navy, compete for the same beautiful young woman. (113 mins.)
 
62.
Pilgrimage (1933)
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(96 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
63.
Shock Troop (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (118 mins.)
 
64.
The Lost Patrol (1934)
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A dozen British soldiers, lost in a Mesopotamian desert during world war I, are menaced by unseen Arab enemies. (73 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
65.
Crimson Romance (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After Fred von Bergen, a German immigrant in America, is forced from his job by anti-German hysteria before the first world war... (71 mins.)
Director: David Howard
 
66.
British Agent (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
It's 1917. In Russia, the Communist revolution is in full swing. Stephen 'Steve' Locke is a British agent in Russia... (80 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
67.
The Fountain (1934)
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Set during the first World War in neutral, but pro-German, Holland, Lewis Allison, an interned British officer... (83 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
68.
Stamboul Quest (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In 1915, German Counter-Intelligence Chief Von Sturm learns that someone is providing the British with... (86 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
69.
Rendezvous (1935)
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In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst... (94 mins.)
 
70.
The Last Outpost (1935)
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During WW1, the destinies of British officers Michael Andrews and John Stevenson seem intertwined on the battle front as much as on a more personal level. (72 mins.)
 
71.
Flight Into Darkness (1935)
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(111 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
72.
The Dark Angel (1935)
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Kitty Vane, Alan Trent, and Gerald Shannon have been inseparable friends since childhood. Kitty has always known she would marry one of them... (106 mins.)
 
73.
Born for Glory (1935)
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A British ship is sunk after an engagement with a German vessel, and the survivors are picked up by the German ship... (80 mins.)
Director: Walter Forde
 
74.
Till We Meet Again (1936)
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In London, August 1914, Austrian star Elsa Duranyi (Gertrude Michael) and English matinee idol Alan... (72 mins.)
Director: Robert Florey
 
75.
The Road to Glory (1936)
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The story of trench life during World War I through the lives of a French regiment. As men are killed and replaced jaunty Lt. Denet becomes more and more somber. His rival for the affection of nurse Monique is Capt. La Roche. (103 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
76.
Secret Agent (1936)
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After three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences. (86 mins.)
 
77.
Suzy (1936)
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American showgirl Suzy is in London in 1914. She loves Irish inventor Terry who works for an engineering firm owned by a German woman... (93 mins.)
 
79.
La Grande Illusion (1937)
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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. (114 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
80.
Dark Journey (1937)
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During World War I, a German spy and a French spy meet and fall in love. (77 mins.)
Director: Victor Saville
 
81.
The Woman I Love (1937)
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In World War I France, a pilot falls in love with the wife of his friend and superior officer. (85 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
82.
The Road Back (1937)
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After World War I, a group of former German soldiers try to adjust to civilian life. (97 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
83.
They Gave Him a Gun (1937)
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Jimmy is drafted and ends up in Fred's troop on his way to Europe. Jimmy becomes vicious with his gun... (94 mins.)
 
84.
Patriots (1937)
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(96 mins.)
Director: Karl Ritter
 
85.
Heroes of the Marne (1938)
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Bernard Lefrancois is a prosperous farmer on the River Marne, while his neighbor is impoverished. Lefrancois... (93 mins.)
Director: André Hugon
 
86.
The Dawn Patrol (1938)
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British flying aces in World War I contend with the harsh realities of war. (103 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
87.
The Shopworn Angel (1938)
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During WWI Bill Pettigrew, a naive young Texan soldier is sent to New York for basic training. He meets... (85 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
88.
I Accuse (1938)
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After serving in the trenches of World War I, Jean Diaz recoils with such horror that he renounces love... (104 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
 
89.
Submarine Patrol (1938)
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A naval officer is demoted for negligence and put in command of a run-down submarine chaser and with a motley crew. (95 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
90.
Three Comrades (1938)
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A love story centered around the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I... (98 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
91.
Men with Wings (1938)
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(105 mins.)
 
92.
The Spy in Black (1939)
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A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet. (82 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell
 
93.
Thunder Afloat (1939)
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(95 mins.)
Director: George B. Seitz
 
94.
Nurse Edith Cavell (1939)
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English nurse Edith Cavell is matron in a small private hospital in German-occupied Brussels during WWI... (108 mins.)
Director: Herbert Wilcox
 
95.
Waterloo Bridge (1940)
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During World War I, believing her fiancé to be dead, a young ballerina loses her job and is forced to turn to prostitution. (108 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
96.
Four Flights to Love (1940)
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Before World War I in Paris, a budding artist, Pierre Leblanc, falls in love and marries Janine, a dressmaker's assistant... (103 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
 
97.
The Fighting 69th (1940)
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Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers, Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith that he'll prove himself in the end. (90 mins.)
 
98.
Sergeant York (1941)
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A hillbilly sharpshooter drafted in WW1 despite his claim to be a pacifist, who ends up becoming a war hero. (134 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
99.
40,000 Horsemen (1940)
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Three young Australians join the army at the beginning of World War I and are assigned to the Australian Light Horse cavalry... (100 mins.)
Director: Charles Chauvel
 
100.
The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
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London based American nurse, Susan, Lady Ashwood, is at the hospital awaiting the imminent arrival of injured soldiers... (126 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown