Movies and TV Shows about world war i

Peaky Blinders
  • Peaky Blinders (2013)
  • Drama,
  • A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
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Peaky Blinders
Wonder Woman
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Science Fiction, War,
  • An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.
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Wonder Woman
Between Two Lines
  • Between Two Lines (2019)
  • War,
  • When two First World War enemy soldiers become stranded in no man’s land, an unlikely bond is formed. Will they still be able to pull the trigger if the time comes?
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Between Two Lines
Breakpoint: A Counter-History of Progress
  • Breakpoint: A Counter-History of Progress (2019)
  • History, Documentary,
  • An account of the last two centuries of the Anthropocene, the Age of Man. How human beings have progressed so much in such a short time through war and the selfish interests of a few, belligerent politicians and captains of industry, damaging the welfare of the majority of mankind, impoverishing the weakest, greedily devouring the limited resources of the Earth.
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Breakpoint: A Counter-History of Progress
Paths of Glory
  • Paths of Glory (1957)
  • Drama, War,
  • During World War I, commanding officer General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) orders his subordinate, General Mireau (George Macready), to attack a German trench position, offering a promotion as an incentive. Though the mission is foolhardy to the point of suicide, Mireau commands his own subordinate, Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas), to plan the attack. When it ends in disaster, General Mireau demands the court-martial of three random soldiers in order to save face.
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Paths of Glory
Lawrence of Arabia
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Adventure, Drama, History, War,
  • An epic about British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements.
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Lawrence of Arabia
The Lost City of Z
  • The Lost City of Z (2017)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History,
  • In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned.
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The Lost City of Z
A Ladder to the Moon
  • A Ladder to the Moon (2019)
  • Drama, War,
  • 1916. René Carpentier is a young French farmer who must leave his home behind in order to fight the Germans and serve his country. On the other side of the great ocean, Canadian Nick Irving leaves behind the woman he loves to photograph the horrors of the War in Europe and to become a hero. Both characters will embark on a journey to the mud of the trenches of Verdun to fight the bloody battles of the Great War with a single purpose ... return home.
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A Ladder to the Moon
Little Lips
  • Little Lips (1978)
  • Drama,
  • A writer returns home to his estate after service in World War I. He has developed a very bad case of depression due to a war wound concerning his genitalia. He contemplates suicide, but recovers after becoming interested in his caretaker's 12 year-old war orphan niece, who now lives in the manor.
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Little Lips
A Very Long Engagement
  • A Very Long Engagement (2004)
  • Drama, Mystery, Romance, War,
  • In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But Mathilde refuses to believe it. If Manech had died, she would know. She hangs on to her intuition as tightly as she would onto the last thread of hope linking her to her lover. A former sergeant tells her in vain that Manech died in the no man's land of a trench named Bingo Crepescule, in the company of four other men condemned to die for self-inflicted wounds. Her path ahead is full of obstacles but Mathilde is not frightened. Anything is possible to someone who is willing to challenge fate...
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A Very Long Engagement
Cold Skin
  • Cold Skin (2017)
  • Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction,
  • A young man who arrives at a remote island finds himself trapped in a battle for his life.
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Cold Skin
Doctor Zhivago
  • Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  • Drama, Romance, War,
  • Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other yet because of their current situation cannot find a way be together.
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Doctor Zhivago
War Horse
  • War Horse (2011)
  • Drama, War,
  • Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.
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War Horse
1917
  • 1917 (2019)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake's own brother among them.
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1917
All Quiet on the Western Front
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (2018)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, War,
  • A young German soldier's terrifying experiences and distress on the western front during World War I.
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All Quiet on the Western Front
Grand Illusion
  • Grand Illusion (1937)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • During the first World War, two French officers are captured. Captain De Boeldieu is an aristocrat while Lieutenant Marechal was a mechanic in civilian life. The two unlikely companions meet fellow prisoners and plot an escape.
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Grand Illusion
Legends of the Fall
  • Legends of the Fall (1994)
  • Drama, Western, Romance, War,
  • An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.
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Legends of the Fall
The African Queen
  • The African Queen (1951)
  • Adventure, Romance, War,
  • At the start of the first World War, in the middle of Africa’s nowhere, a gin soaked riverboat captain is persuaded by a strong-willed missionary to go down river and face-off a German warship.
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The African Queen
The Ottoman Lieutenant
  • The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017)
  • Drama, Romance, War,
  • Lillie, a determined American woman, ventures overseas to join Dr. Jude at a remote medical mission in the Ottoman Empire (now Turkey). However, Lillie soon finds herself at odds with Jude and the mission’s founder, Woodruff, when she falls for the titular military man, Ismail, just as the war is about to erupt.
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The Ottoman Lieutenant
The Legend of Bagger Vance
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
  • Fantasy, Drama,
  • World War I has left golfer Rannulph Junuh a poker-playing alcoholic, his perfect swing gone. Now, however, he needs to get it back to play in a tournament to save the financially ravaged golf course of a long-ago sweetheart. Help arrives in the form of mysterious caddy Bagger Vance.
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The Legend of Bagger Vance
Journey's End
  • Journey's End (2018)
  • Drama, War,
  • Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously await their fate.
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Journey's End
Gallipoli
  • Gallipoli (1981)
  • Adventure, Drama, History, War,
  • As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli peninsula, a brutal eight-month conflict which pit the British and their allies against the Ottoman Empire and left over 500,000 men dead.
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Gallipoli
All Quiet on the Western Front
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  • Drama, War,
  • A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. Together with several other young German soldiers, he experiences the horrors of war, such evil of which he had not conceived of when signing up to fight. They eventually become sad, tormented, and confused of their purpose.
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All Quiet on the Western Front
Testament of Youth
  • Testament of Youth (2014)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.
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Testament of Youth
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain
  • The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)
  • Drama, Comedy, Romance,
  • When an English cartographer must tell a Welsh village that their mountain is only a hill, the offended community sets out to change that.
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The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain
Johnny Got His Gun
  • Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
  • Drama, War,
  • Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death - a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. Unbeknown to his doctors, he remains conscious and able to think, thereby reliving his life through strange dreams and memories and unable to distinguish whether he is awake or dreaming. He remains frustrated by his situation, until one day when Joe discovers a unique way to communicate with his caregivers.
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Johnny Got His Gun
Wings
  • Wings (1927)
  • Drama, Action, 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. After the USA enters WWI, both join the Air Corps and become aces. They remain friends, but the relation to the girl threatens their friendship.
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Wings
The Exception
  • The Exception (2017)
  • Drama,
  • A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.
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The Exception
The Red Collar
  • The Red Collar (2018)
  • Drama,
  • In 1919, in a small town under the crushing heat of summer, a war hero is held prisoner in an abandoned barracks. Outside, his mangy dog barks night and day. Not far off in the countryside, an extraordinarily intelligent young woman works the land, waiting and hoping. A judge whose principles have been sorely shaken by the war is coming to sort out this case of which it is better not to speak.
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The Red Collar
Flyboys
  • Flyboys (2006)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History, Romance, War,
  • The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
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Flyboys
Parade's End
  • Parade's End (2012)
  • Drama,
  • The story of a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette in the midst of World War I and a Europe on the brink of profound change.
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Parade's End
The Blue Max
  • The Blue Max (1966)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, War,
  • 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.
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The Blue Max
All Quiet on the Western Front
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
  • Drama, Action, History, War,
  • At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation. But when the horrors of war soon become too much to bear, and as his friends die or become gravely wounded, Paul questions the sanity of fighting over a few hundreds yards of war-torn countryside.
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All Quiet on the Western Front
Deathwatch
  • Deathwatch (2002)
  • Drama, Horror, Thriller, War,
  • In the brutal trench fighting of the First World War, a British Infantry Company is separated from their regiment after a fierce battle. Attempting to return to their lines, the British soldiers discover what appears to be a bombed out German trench, abandoned except for a few dazed German soldiers. After killing most of the Germans, and taking one prisoner, the British company fortifies to hold the trench until reinforcements can arrive. Soon, however, strange things being to happen as a sense of evil descends on the trench and the British begin turn on each other.
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Deathwatch
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
  • Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018)
  • Adventure, Animation, Family,
  • The true story of the most decorated dog in American military history -- Sgt. Stubby -- and the enduring bonds he forged with his brothers-in-arms in the trenches of World War I.
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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Rebellion
  • Rebellion (2016)
  • Drama,
  • A group of young men and women in Dublin in 1916 are embroiled in a fight for independence during the Easter Rising.The story begins with the outbreak of World War I. As expectations of a short and glorious campaign are dashed, social stability is eroded and Irish nationalism comes to the fore. The tumultuous events that follow are seen through the eyes of a group of friends from Dublin, Belfast and London as they play vital and conflicting roles in the narrative of Ireland's independence.
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Rebellion
Birdsong
  • Birdsong (2012)
  • Drama, War & Politics,
  • As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.
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Birdsong
Sergeant York
  • Sergeant York (1941)
  • Drama, Action, History, War,
  • Alvin York a hillbilly sharpshooter transforms himself from ruffian to religious pacifist. He is then called to serve his country and despite deep religious and moral objections to fighting becomes one of the most celebrated American heroes of WWI.
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Sergeant York
The Wolverine
  • The Wolverine (2013)
  • Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Science Fiction,
  • Wolverine faces his ultimate nemesis - and tests of his physical, emotional, and mortal limits - in a life-changing voyage to modern-day Japan.
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The Wolverine
The Lost Battalion
  • The Lost Battalion (2001)
  • Drama, History, War,
  • Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I. Based on a true story, The Lost Battalion is set in 1918 during the final months of WWI. Assigned to capture an enemy stronghold in Charlvaux at the height of the Argonne campaign, the men of the AEF 308th Battalion, 77th Division, are led by young American major Charles Whittlesey, an inexperienced but dedicated "citizen soldier." Totally cut off from the other allied troops, unaware of their vulnerability, and barraged by "friendly fire," the 500-plus men of the 308th bravely hold their position, suffering incredible losses and unspeakable deprivations in the process -- while the battalion's superior officers, far from the firing line, callously prepare to write off the men as expendable casualties.
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The Lost Battalion