World War I Feature Films

by pr1mal_1 | created - 04 Feb 2013 | updated - 14 Aug 2013 | Public

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.

There will be a separate list for Documentaries.

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1. The Little American (1917)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Romance, War

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.

Directors: Cecil B. DeMille, Joseph Levering | Stars: Mary Pickford, Jack Holt, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 574

2. Shoulder Arms (1918)

45 min | Comedy, War

Charlie is a boot camp private who has a dream of being a hero who goes on a daring mission behind enemy lines.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Edna Purviance, Charles Chaplin, Syd Chaplin, Loyal Underwood

Votes: 5,269

3. Hearts of the World (1918)

TV-PG | 117 min | Drama, War

Young lovers in a French village are torn apart with the coming of the Great War.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Robert Harron, Adolph Lestina

Votes: 864

4. The Unbeliever (1918)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, War

A wealthy young American, bred to class distinction and racial intolerance, enters the Marines during the First World War. In the course of his training and his experiences in the trenches ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Marguerite Courtot, Raymond McKee, Erich von Stroheim, Kate Lester

Votes: 98

5. J'accuse! (1919)

Not Rated | 166 min | Drama, Horror, War

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.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Romuald Joubé, Maxime Desjardins, Séverin-Mars, Angèle Guys

Votes: 1,283

6. The Girl Who Stayed at Home (1919)

Passed | 60 min | Drama, War

When Ralph Grey visits France with his father, a shipbuilder, he falls in love with Blossom, the granddaughter of his father's friend, a Civil war veteran not reconciled with the Union. ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Adolph Lestina, Carol Dempster, Frances Parks, Richard Barthelmess

Votes: 71

7. The Lost Battalion (1919)

70 min | Drama, War

A battalion of the U.S. Army's 77th Division penetrates deep into the Argonne Forest of France during the First World War. The battalion becomes surrounded and holds out for six long days, ... See full summary »

Director: Burton L. King | Stars: Robert Alexander, George G. McMurtry, Charles W. Whittlesey, William J. Cullen

Votes: 71

8. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)

Passed | 150 min | Drama, Romance, War

An extended family split up in France and Germany find themselves on opposing sides of the battlefield during World War I.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry, Pomeroy Cannon, Josef Swickard

Votes: 2,910 | Gross: $9.20M

9. The Big Parade (1925)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama, Romance, War

A young American soldier witnesses the horrors of the Great War.

Directors: King Vidor, George W. Hill | Stars: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth, Claire McDowell

Votes: 5,794 | Gross: $11.00M

10. What Price Glory (1926)

116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

U.S. Marine sergeants Quirt and Flagg are inveterate romantic rivals on peacetime assignments in China and the Philippines. In 1917, W.W. I brings them to France, where Flagg, now a captain... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, Dolores del Rio, William V. Mong

Votes: 332 | Gross: $0.70M

11. Mare Nostrum (1926)

Passed | 102 min | Drama, War

The story of a female German spy who willingly sacrifices her life for her country.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Apollon Uni, Álex Nova, Kada-Abd-el-Kader, Hughie Mack

Votes: 297 | Gross: $0.62M

12. The Flying Ace (1926)

65 min | Adventure, Crime, War

A veteran World War I fighter pilot returns home a war hero and immediately regains his former job as a railroad company detective. His first case: recover a stolen satchel filled with ... See full summary »

Director: Richard E. Norman | Stars: Laurence Criner, Kathryn Boyd, Boise De Legge, Harold Platts

Votes: 77

13. The Better 'Ole (1926)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, War, Drama

The adventures of Old Bill and his friends Bert and Alf in the trenches of the first World War.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Syd Chaplin, Harold Goodwin, Jack Ackroyd, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 208 | Gross: $1.25M

14. Wings (1927)

PG-13 | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War

Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast | Stars: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston

Votes: 10,263 | Gross: $6.59M

15. Barbed Wire (1927)

Passed | 67 min | Drama, Romance, War

During WWI, a French farm girl and a German P.O.W. fall in love.

Directors: Rowland V. Lee, Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Pola Negri, Clive Brook, Claude Gillingwater, Einar Hanson

Votes: 170

16. The Enemy (1927)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance, War

Carl Behrend, son of a wealthy businessman, marries Pauli Arndt, daughter of a pacifist professor. When World War I breaks out, Carl is drafted. Pauli and her family and friends are left ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Lillian Gish, Ralph Forbes, Ralph Emerson, Frank Currier

Votes: 69

17. Hotel Imperial (1927)

85 min | Drama, War

During World War I, a hotel maid and Austrian officer in hiding attempt to survive in a Russian-occupied town.

Director: Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Pola Negri, James Hall, George Siegmann, Max Davidson

Votes: 197

18. 7th Heaven (1927)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

A street cleaner saves a young woman's life, and the pair slowly fall in love until war intervenes.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Ben Bard, Albert Gran

Votes: 2,809 | Gross: $1.32M

19. Lilac Time (1928)

80 min | Drama, Romance, War

All of those handsome young men in their flying machines are billeted in a field next to the Widow Berthelot's farmhouse in France. Her daughter Jeannine is curious about the young men ... See full summary »

Directors: George Fitzmaurice, Frank Lloyd | Stars: Colleen Moore, Gary Cooper, Eugenie Besserer, Burr McIntosh

Votes: 593

20. The Shopworn Angel (1928)

82 min | Drama, Romance, War

Shortly after the United States enters World War I in 1917, a Broadway actress agrees to let a naive soldier court her in order to impress his friends, but a real romance soon begins.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Nancy Carroll, Gary Cooper, Paul Lukas, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 35

21. Noah's Ark (1928)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, War

The Biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood, with a parallel story of soldiers in the First World War.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: Dolores Costello, George O'Brien, Noah Beery, Louise Fazenda

Votes: 604 | Gross: $1.37M

22. Verdun: Looking at History (1928)

Not Rated | 151 min | History, War

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: 104

23. Carry on, Sergeant! (1928)

117 min | Drama, War

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.

Director: Bruce Bairnsfather | Stars: Jimmy Savo, Hugh Buckler, Nancy Ann Hargreaves, Niles Welch

Votes: 31

24. Four Sons (1928)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, War

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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: James Hall, Margaret Mann, Charles Morton, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Votes: 562

25. Homecoming (1928)

Passed | 78 min | Drama, Romance, War

Following World War I, after a long imprisonment, two German prisoner-of-war soldiers escape from a Siberian lead-mine. Karl manages to reach Germany before Richard, and is sheltered by ... See full summary »

Director: Joe May | Stars: Lars Hanson, Dita Parlo, Gustav Fröhlich, Theodor Loos

Votes: 144

26. Lucky Star (1929)

100 min | Drama, Romance

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, where he is wounded and loses the use of his... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Paul Fix

Votes: 1,063

27. Marianne (I) (1929)

Passed | 111 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

During World War I, a young French woman struggles to choose between two suitors: a blind soldier to whom she is engaged and an American serviceman.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Marion Davies, George Baxter, Lawrence Gray, Cliff Edwards

Votes: 1,127

28. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, War

91 Metascore

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: 53,845 | Gross: $3.27M

29. The Dawn Patrol (1930)

Passed | 108 min | Action, Drama, War

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.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Neil Hamilton, Frank McHugh

Votes: 1,515

30. Hell's Angels (1930)

Passed | 127 min | Drama, War

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.

Directors: Howard Hughes, Edmund Goulding, James Whale | Stars: Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow, John Darrow

Votes: 4,489

31. Westfront 1918 (1930)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Romance, War

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: 1,394

32. A Man from Wyoming (1930)

70 min | Romance, War

When World War One pulls the U.S. in, builder Jim Baker goes enthusiastically. The misery of life in the trenches seems to take any romantic edge off, until adventure seeking general's ... See full summary »

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Gary Cooper, June Collyer, Regis Toomey, Morgan Farley

Votes: 45

33. Seven Days Leave (1930)

Approved | 80 min | Drama

Based on the play The Old Lady Shows Her Medals by J.M. Barrie, the film is about a young Canadian soldier (Gary Cooper) wounded while fighting in World War I. While recovering from his ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Gary Cooper, Beryl Mercer, Daisy Belmore, Nora Cecil

Votes: 74

34. Journey's End (1930)

Passed | 120 min | Drama, War

In France, 1917, an alcoholic captain is afraid that his new replacement, his sweetheart's brother, will betray his downfall.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Colin Clive, Ian Maclaren, David Manners, Billy Bevan

Votes: 191

35. Doughboys (1930)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, War

A naive and wealthy young man seeks to impress a girl and then unwittingly signs up for army service.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Buster Keaton, Sally Eilers, Cliff Edwards, Edward Brophy

Votes: 351

36. War Nurse (1930)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, Romance, War

Women from various backgrounds volunteer as nurses in France at the outbreak of World War I.

Director: Edgar Selwyn | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Anita Page, June Walker, Robert Ames

Votes: 199

37. Young Eagles (1930)

70 min | Drama

Lt. Robert Banks (Charles Rogers) shoots down and captures a German ace and is betrayed by the woman he loves.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Jean Arthur, Paul Lukas, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 21

38. Mamba (1930)

Passed | 78 min | Drama

August Bolte, the richest man in a settlement in German East Africa in the period before World War I, is called "Mamba" by the locals, which is the name of a deadly snake. Despised by the ... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Jean Hersholt, Eleanor Boardman, Ralph Forbes, Claude Fleming

Votes: 35

39. Waterloo Bridge (1931)

81 min | Drama, Romance

A prostitute's self-loathing makes her reluctant to marry an idealistic soldier during World War One.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Mae Clarke, Douglass Montgomery, Doris Lloyd, Frederick Kerr

Votes: 2,249

40. Dishonored (1931)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Romance, War

The Austrian Secret Service sends its most seductive agent to spy on the Russians.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Victor McLaglen, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Warner Oland

Votes: 1,772

41. Hell on Earth (1931)

93 min | Drama, War

During World War I, five soldiers from different nations end up together in some ruins in no man's land and decide to stick together.

Directors: Victor Trivas, George Shdanoff | Stars: Ernst Busch, Vladimir Sokoloff, Renée Stobrawa, Elisabeth Lennartz

Votes: 96

42. Chances (1931)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama, Romance, War

Two brothers on leave fall for the same girl in World War I London.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Rose Hobart, Anthony Bushell, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 140

43. The Mad Parade (1931)

Passed | 63 min | Drama, War

The story of eight women and how they served their country during World War I.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Evelyn Brent, Irene Rich, Louise Fazenda, Lilyan Tashman

Votes: 33

44. Seas Beneath (1931)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Drama, War

In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain towing a submarine. Their mission is to find and sink a U-boat that has been especially effective in ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Marion Lessing, Mona Maris, Walter C. Kelly

Votes: 251

45. Mata Hari (1931)

Passed | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A semi-fictionalized account of the life of Mata Hari, an exotic dancer who was accused of spying for Germany during World War I.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone

Votes: 3,050 | Gross: $0.93M

46. Comradeship (1931)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

Plea against war and for friendship between peoples, through the story of French miners rescued by German colleagues after a firedamp explosion.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Alexander Granach, Fritz Kampers, Ernst Busch, Elisabeth Wendt

Votes: 1,111

47. The Last Flight (1931)

Passed | 76 min | Drama

World War 1 veterans roam Paris drinking and admiring a woman they recently met.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, David Manners, Johnny Mack Brown, Helen Chandler

Votes: 1,197

48. Wooden Crosses (1932)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War

World War 1 begins and a young man enlists to fight for his country.

Director: Raymond Bernard | Stars: Pierre Blanchar, Gabriel Gabrio, Charles Vanel, Raymond Aimos

Votes: 1,094

49. A Farewell to Arms (1932)

Unrated | 80 min | Drama, Romance, War