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1. Paths of Glory (1957)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, War

8.5
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When soldiers in World War I refuse to continue with an impossible attack, their superior officers decide to make an example of them.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Calder Willingham, Jim Thompson, Humphrey Cobb | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

2. 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.

Writers: Erich Maria Remarque, Maxwell Anderson, George Abbott, Del Andrews, C. Gardner Sullivan | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

3. 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.

Writers: Peter Weir, David Williamson | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, William Henry Kerr, Harold Hopkins

4. The World at War (1973 TV Mini-Series)

52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.4
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A series of accurate documentaries about World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden

5. The Cross of Iron (1977)

R | 119 min | Action, Drama, War

7.5
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In 1943, in the Russian front, the decorated leader Rolf Steiner is promoted to Sergeant after another successful mission. Meanwhile the upper-class and arrogant Prussian Captain Hauptmann ... See full summary »

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Walter Kelley, James Hamilton, Willi Heinrich | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner

6. The Trench (1999)

98 min | Drama, War

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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 1 and taking you into the minds of the soldiers.

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

7. Days of Glory (2006)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

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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.

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

8. The Penal Battalion (2004 TV Mini-Series)

550 min | Action, Drama, War

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

9. The Great War (1964– )

40 min | Documentary, War

8.7
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Stars: Michael Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Emlyn Williams, Marius Goring

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, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Tim Pigott-Smith

11. 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.

Writers: Tonino Guerra, Raffaele La Capria, Emilio Lussu, Francesco Rosi | Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Mark Frechette, Alain Cuny, Gian Maria Volonté, Giampiero Albertini

12. Westfront 1918 (1930)

TV-PG | 75 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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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 »

Writers: Ernst Johannsen, Ladislaus Vajda | Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Fritz Kampers, Gustav Diessl, Hans-Joachim Möbis, Claus Clausen

13. War of the Century (1999 TV Mini-Series)

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

14. King & Country (1964)

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.

Writers: Evan Jones, John Wilson, J.L. Hodson | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay, Leo McKern, Barry Foster

15. The Somme (2005 TV Movie)

102 min | Drama

7.7
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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.

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

16. The Century of Warfare (1994 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Documentary, History, War

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

17. World War One (1964– )

48 min | Documentary, History, War

8.4
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A filmed historical survey of the First World War.

Star: Robert Ryan

18. Verdun, visions d'histoire (1928)

War

7.0
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Writer: Léon Poirier | Director: Léon Poirier | Stars: Albert Préjean, Jeanne Marie-Laurent, Suzanne Bianchetti, Hans Brausewetter

19. 14-18, le bruit et la fureur (2008 TV Movie)

148 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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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.

Writer: Isabelle Rabineau | Director: Jean-François Delassus | Star: Alexandre Astier

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

58 min | History

7.5
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Based on diaries, records and eyewitness accounts, this is the story of the two Battles of the Somme from the perspective of British and German soldiers. It shows how the major lessons ... See full summary »

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

21. Sidewinder (1988 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

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