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1. Free State of Jones (2016)

R | 139 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.9
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53 Metascore

A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Keri Russell

Votes: 35,568 | Gross: $20.76M

2. The World at War (1973–1976)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A series of documentaries about World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 14,842

3. 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: 136,191

4. Cross of Iron (1977)

R | 119 min | Drama, War

7.5
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A German commander places a squad in extreme danger after its Sergeant refuses to lie for him.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner

Votes: 21,938

5. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Unrated | 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: 50,048 | Gross: $3.27M

6. 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: 31,820 | Gross: $5.73M

7. Days of Glory (2006)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

7.1
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82 Metascore

During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.

Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Jamel Debbouze

Votes: 12,727 | Gross: $0.32M

8. The Trench (1999)

98 min | Drama, History, War

6.1
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58 Metascore

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.

Director: William Boyd | Stars: Paul Nicholls, Daniel Craig, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Danny Dyer

Votes: 2,048

9. Apocalypse: World War I (2014– )

260 min | Documentary, History, War

9.0
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Colorized historical footage in ascending order of World War 1. Not only the relatively known Flanders and France battles, but also the generally unknown Italian-Austrian, ... See full summary »

Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, François Arnaud, Ferdinand Foch, V.I. Lenin

Votes: 1,022

10. Battlefield (1995– )

Documentary, History, War

8.6
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Major battles of World War II are recounted in depth.

Stars: Jonathan Booth, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 353

11. 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: 1,009

12. War of the Century (1999– )

200 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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Documentary examining Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.

Stars: John Erickson, Stephen Walsh, Samuel West

Votes: 373

13. The Great War (1964– )

40 min | Documentary, War

8.9
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One of the greatest achievements of television -broadcast from 1964 in 26 episodes. Use of extensive archive footage and sound effects, linked with contemporary classic music of that area. ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Emlyn Williams, Marius Goring

Votes: 491

14. The Somme (2005 TV Movie)

102 min | Drama

7.8
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Drama-documentary recounting the events of the 1st July 1916 and the Battle of the Somme on the Western Front during the First World War. Told through the letters and journals of soldiers who were there.

Director: Carl Hindmarch | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Ed Stoppard, Paul Popplewell, Patrick Kennedy

Votes: 194

15. King & Country (1964)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, War

7.6
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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.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay, Leo McKern, Barry Foster

Votes: 1,404

16. Many Wars Ago (1970)

100 min | Drama, War

7.7
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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.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Mark Frechette, Alain Cuny, Gian Maria Volontè, Giampiero Albertini

Votes: 991

17. Shtrafbat (2004– )

550 min | Action, Drama, War

7.4
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Stars: Aleksey Serebryakov, Yuriy Stepanov, Aleksandr Bashirov, Iliya Kovrizhnykh

Votes: 1,057

18. Verdun, visions d'histoire (1928)

151 min | History, War

7.3
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Dramatic re-enactment of the battle of Verdun during World War I, as seen by both French and German sides.

Director: Léon Poirier | Stars: Albert Préjean, Jeanne Marie-Laurent, Suzanne Bianchetti, Hans Brausewetter

Votes: 93

19. The Century of Warfare (1994– )

50 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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Stars: Robert Powell, Dai Bao, Fulgencio Batista, David Beatty

Votes: 128

20. World War One (1964– )

48 min | Documentary, History, War

8.5
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A filmed historical survey of the First World War.

Star: Robert Ryan

Votes: 62

21. The Somme: From Defeat to Victory (2006 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary, History, War

7.7
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A recounting of the bloodiest single battle of World War One in its various aspects.

Director: Detlef Siebert | Stars: Peter Barich, Darren Black, Steffan Boje, Eric Carte

Votes: 34

22. 14-18, le bruit et la fureur (2008 TV Movie)

148 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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A documentary of World War I, exploring how soldiers accepted their conditions in the trenches when no clear reason had been given for the fight.

Director: Jean-François Delassus | Star: Alexandre Astier

Votes: 88

23. Sidewinder (1988 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

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