WW1 films

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1. Der große Zapfenstreich (1952)

94 min | Action, Drama, Romance

In 1914, Klare Volkhardt lives with her father, a cavalry sergeant, at a German army post. She is engaged to Fritz Helbig, a solder away on a training exercise. She falls in love with ... See full summary »

Director: George Hurdalek | Stars: Johanna Matz, Jan Hendriks, Friedrich Domin, Paul Hartmann

2. The Standard (1977)

120 min | Action, Romance, War

The setting is Belgrade, Oct 1918, the closing days of World War 1, and the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian empire.

Director: Ottokar Runze | Stars: Simon Ward, Siegfried Rauch, Viktor Staal, Verónica Forqué

Votes: 51

3. Dawn (1928)

80 min | Drama, War

A nurse helps 210 men escape to England before the Germans catch and execute her.

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Sybil Thorndike, Ada Bodart, Gordon Craig, Marie Ault

Votes: 20

4. The Heart of Humanity (1918)

110 min | Drama, Romance, War

An American woman is terrorized by the ravages of war and a lecherous Prussian lieutenant when she becomes a Red Cross nurse overseas during the Great War.

Director: Allen Holubar | Stars: Dorothy Phillips, William Stowell, Robert Anderson, Walt Whitman

Votes: 55

5. 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

6. 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: 596

7. 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

8. The Shopworn Angel (1938)

Passed | 85 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: H.C. Potter | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Walter Pidgeon, Hattie McDaniel

Votes: 1,275

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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: 1,079

13. Die Männer der Emden (2012)

180 min | Adventure, Drama

When their ship is sunk in the first world war, in the Indian ocean, 50 men have to cross infinite stretches of sea and desert, avoid enemies, find allies and finally make it home to Germany. A breathtaking real-live odyssey.

Director: Berengar Pfahl | Stars: Sibel Kekilli, Ken Duken, Ronald Top, Felicitas Woll

Votes: 282

14. The Red Baron (2008)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

German biopic loosely based on the World War I fighter ace Manfred Von Richthofen, nicknamed the Red Baron by friend and foe alike.

Director: Nikolai Müllerschön | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Lena Headey, Til Schweiger, Joseph Fiennes

Votes: 11,184 | Gross: $0.04M

15. Deathwatch (2002)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, War

In the middle of World War I, nine British soldiers caught behind enemy lines seek refuge in a complex network of German trenches. What they soon discover is that they aren't alone - and it isn't a German soldier that's hunting them down.

Director: M.J. Bassett | Stars: Jamie Bell, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Mike Downey, Laurence Fox

Votes: 10,140

16. C.K. dezerterzy (1986)

155 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

In 1918, a group of soldiers of various nationalities conspires to desert the imperial Austro-Hungarian army.

Director: Janusz Majewski | Stars: Marek Kondrat, Zoltán Bezerédy, Wiktor Zborowski, Jacek Sas-Uhrynowski

Votes: 929

18. Die Frau und der Fremde (1985)

98 min | Drama, History

Karl and Richard, two German soldiers captured by the Russians in World War I, become very close friends-so close that Richard shares intimate stories about his wife, Anna. Through these ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Simon | Stars: Joachim Lätsch, Peter Zimmermann, Kathrin Waligura, Christine Schorn

Votes: 100

19. Coup de Grâce (1976)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, War

A countess' unrequited love for an army officer leads to disaster.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Matthias Habich, Margarethe von Trotta, Rüdiger Kirschstein, Marc Eyraud

Votes: 1,077

20. Appointment in Bray (1971)

90 min | Drama, Music, War

In 1917, the First World War is raging. Julien is from Luxemburg, so instead of having to go to war he studies piano in Paris. One day his friend Jacques, also a musician and now a fighter ... See full summary »

Director: André Delvaux | Stars: Anna Karina, Mathieu Carrière, Roger Van Hool, Bulle Ogier

Votes: 352

21. Junge Frau von 1914 (1970 TV Movie)

152 min | Drama, History, War

The year 1914 is not a good time for the love between the young banker's daughter Leonore Wahl and the destitute philosopher and budding writer Werner Bertin.

Director: Egon Günther | Stars: Jutta Hoffmann, Klaus Piontek, Inge Keller, Fred Düren

Votes: 9

22. Sarajevo (1955)

95 min | Drama, History

The film portrays the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in 1914.

Director: Fritz Kortner | Stars: Luise Ullrich, Ewald Balser, Franz Stoss, Hans Thimig

Votes: 26

25. Der Etappenhase (1937)

110 min | Comedy, Romance, War

This Forum Film Company comedy from Germany, directed by comedian Joe Stoeckle, focuses on a group of German soldiers billeted behind the lines in a captured French town during WW I, and ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Stöckel | Stars: Aribert Mog, Hermann Erhardt, Günther Lüders, Alfred Maack

Votes: 10

27. 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.

Directors: Ludwig Schmid-Wildy, Hans Zöberlein | Stars: Ludwig Schmid-Wildy, Beppo Brem, Max Zankl, Hans Pössenbacher

Votes: 62

28. 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 »

Directors: Vernon Sewell, Gustav Ucicky | Stars: Rudolf Forster, Fritz Genschow, Adele Sandrock, Camilla Spira

Votes: 76

29. Kreuzer Emden (1932)

85 min | Drama, War

Story of the Kreuzer (cruiser) Emden and his men during WWI, garnished with a love Story, rivalry and heroism.

Director: Louis Ralph | Stars: Louis Ralph, Renée Stobrawa, Hans Schlenck, Toni Forster-Larrinaga

Votes: 18

30. 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: 98

31. Die andere Seite (1931)

107 min | Drama, War

In WW1, Captain Stanhope is the commander of a British company fighting against the Germans. The young Lieutenant Raleigh admires the older man who he knows from the prewar days. While ... See full summary »

Director: Heinz Paul | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Theodor Loos, Friedrich Ettel, Viktor de Kowa

Votes: 44

34. 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: 1,422

35. 40,000 Horsemen (1940)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, History, War

Three young Australians join the army at the beginning of World War I and are assigned to the Australian Light Horse cavalry, which is serving in Palestine. The three eventually take part ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chauvel | Stars: Grant Taylor, Betty Bryant, Chips Rafferty, Pat Twohill

Votes: 127

36. Gallipoli (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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: 34,534 | Gross: $5.73M

37. 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.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Peter Phelps, Nick Waters, John Larking, John Heywood

Votes: 1,480

38. Battle Ground (2013)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama, War

Three British soldiers find themselves stranded in No Man's Land after a failed charge on the German Trenches. Set in France 1916.

Directors: Johan Earl, Adrian Powers | Stars: Johan Earl, Tim Pocock, Martin Copping, Denai Gracie

Votes: 1,805

39. Beneath Hill 60 (2010)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, War

In 1916, the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company is tunneling beneath German fortifications and bunkers to detonate massive explosive charges.

Director: Jeremy Sims | Stars: Brendan Cowell, Harrison Gilbertson, Steve Le Marquand, Gyton Grantley

Votes: 7,018

40. An Accidental Soldier (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

Based on the novel, Silent Parts, by John Charalambous, An Accidental Soldier is about an Australian soldier who flees the carnage of the Western Front and finds refuge with a French woman ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Ward | Stars: Marie Bunel, Dan Spielman, Julia Zemiro, Bryan Brown

Votes: 243

41. The Water Diviner (2014)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, War

50 Metascore

An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.

Director: Russell Crowe | Stars: Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney, Isabel Lucas

Votes: 67,534 | Gross: $4.19M

42. The Battle of Broken Hill (1981)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

On January 1 1915, two Muslim men from British India went on a murderous rampage near a place called Broken Hill in New South Wales, Australia.

Director: Robin Levinson | Stars: Michael Pate, David Robertson, Harold Berrett, Margaret Atkinson

43. The Patriots (1933)

98 min | Drama, War

Outskirts is an internationally renowned masterpiece of early sound cinema. In a remote Russian village during World War I, colorful and nuanced characters experience divided loyalties: ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Barnet | Stars: Aleksandr Chistyakov, Sergey Komarov, Yelena Kuzmina, Nikolay Bogolyubov

Votes: 826

44. Garpastum (2005)

116 min | Drama

Garpastum is a Latin word meaning ball game. Set in 1914 in St. Petersburg, the brothers Andrey and Nikolai are passionate about the matches they play on the streets. They hatch a scheme to... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey German Jr. | Stars: Evgeniy Pronin, Danila Kozlovsky, Dmitriy Vladimirov, Aleksandr Bukovski

Votes: 572

45. Battalion (2015)

120 min | Action, Drama, History

Russia, 1917, WWI. This is the story of the 1st Russian Women's Battalion of Death, formed as part of an ill-conceived propaganda ploy by the Russian Provisional Government in late May of 1917.

Director: Dmitriy Meskhiev | Stars: Lesya Andreeva, Mariya Antonova, Mariya Aronova, Nikolay Auzin

Votes: 1,140

46. Exiled (2016)

100 min | Drama, History, War

In WW1 German doctor is sent to oversee insane asylum somewhere in Latvia. Here he finds wild boy and try to heal him. He is confronted by rough circumstances and brutal soldiers.

Director: Davis Simanis Jr. | Stars: Ulrich Matthes, Agnese Cirule, Dmitrijs Jaldovs, Marina Janaus

Votes: 255

47. Admiral (2008)

Not Rated | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of admiral Aleksandr Kolchak who remained faithful to his oath to the Russian Emperor and fought against the Bolshevik rule after the 1917 October Revolution.

Director: Andrey Kravchuk | Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Sergey Bezrukov, Vladislav Vetrov

Votes: 7,272

48. Gallipoli: End of the Road (2013)

101 min | Action, Drama, History