Movies / TV Series Set In The Great War Periodby Dmitri_Kazakov | created - 02 Mar 2018 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
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1. La Grande Illusion (1937)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War
During WWI, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are eventually sent to a seemingly inescapable fortress.
Votes: 31,496 | Gross: $0.17M
4. Dawn (1933)
75 min | Drama, War
In 1915, Captain Liers, commander of a submarine is leaving his hometown, where he, his 2nd officer and the radio-operator, who is married there, spend their shore leave. Liers two brothers... See full summary »
6. Ace of Aces (1933)
Passed | 76 min | Drama, War
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.
7. The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)
TV-PG | 73 min | Action, Drama, War
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.
9. Shock Troop (1934)
118 min | Drama, War
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.
10. The Road to Glory (1936)
Approved | 103 min | Drama, War
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.
11. Secret Agent (1936)
Not Rated | 86 min | Mystery, Thriller
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.
16. The African Queen (1951)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In WWI Africa, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
Votes: 67,434 | Gross: $0.54M
18. East of Eden (1955)
PG | 118 min | Drama
A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.
20. Dobrý voják Svejk (1957)
108 min | War, Comedy
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 »
21. Paths of Glory (1957)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, War
After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.
22. A Farewell to Arms (1957)
Approved | 152 min | Drama, Romance, War
An English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I fall in love, but the horrors surrounding them test their romance to the limit.
Votes: 2,257 | Gross: $11.00M
25. The Good Soldier Schweik (1960)
98 min | Comedy, Drama, War
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.
26. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Approved | 228 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 247,905 | Gross: $44.82M
28. Mars na Drinu (1964)
107 min | Action, Drama, History
One Serbian army battery in the First World War, in forced march with no stopping and rest, arrives to Cer Mountain, and, in decisive moment, enters the fight and throws off Austrian troops... See full summary »
29. Thomas the Impostor (1965)
94 min | Drama
In the First World War, when Paris is expected to fall to the Germans, the attractive widow, Princesse de Bormes, organises a convoy of cars to evacuate the wounded from the front, and ... See full summary »
30. The Blue Max (1966)
Approved | 156 min | Action, Drama, Romance
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.
32. Many Wars Ago (1970)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War
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.
33. Ryan's Daughter (1970)
GP | 206 min | Drama, Romance
Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer.
Votes: 7,988 | Gross: $30.85M
34. Tre donne - La sciantosa (1971 TV Movie)
92 min | Drama, War
During the great war, Flora Bertuccioli, a diva no more young than the café-chantant on the avenue of sunset and at risk of being evicted from her house in Turin, received the offer to sing... See full summary »
35. Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Biography, Drama
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.
36. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
60 min | Drama
The trials of the British aristocratic Bellamy family and their household staff.
37. The Land That Time Forgot (1974)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Fantasy
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.
38. Shout at the Devil (1976)
PG | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
During World War I, a British aristocrat, an American entrepreneur, and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battlecruiser, which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar.
pre-WW1 Africa / WW1
40. Black and White in Color (1976)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, War
French colonists in Africa, several months behind in the news, find themselves at war with their German neighbors. Deciding that they must do their proper duty and fight the Germans, they ... See full summary »
42. The Medal (1980)
84 min | Drama
The trenches of World War I provide for a captivating backdrop to the drama of Corporal Hoferik. In his devotion to the Habsburg Monarchy, he fanatically carries out his military orders, but he ultimately suffers the Empire's disfavor.
43. Gallipoli (1981)
PG | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 34,509 | Gross: $5.73M
44. Anzacs (1985)
165 min | Drama, History, War
Following the lives of a dozen Australian soldiers who served in the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War I which follows them from the 1915 battle of Galipoli, to ... See full summary »
45. The Lighthorsemen (1987)
PG | 131 min | Drama, War
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.
47. Lenin: The Train (1988 TV Movie)
198 min | Drama, History, War
March 1917. World War I is already three years in. A sealed train with Russian emigrants keeps on driving from Germany and Sweden to St. Petersburg. The outlaws stand under the guidance of ... See full summary »
49. Courage Mountain (1990)
PG | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Family