Trench warfare movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant trench warfare movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, epic and bleak films and TV shows about / with trench warfare, war, world war one, soldier, military, battles, world war two, death, trench and army plots mostly in War, Drama and History genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as trench warfare: 1917 (2019), Journey's End (2017), The Great War (2019), The Lost Battalion (2001), Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003), Birdsong (2012), Unknown Soldier (2018), Tolkien (2019), Merry Christmas (2005), Land and Freedom (1995).

List of trench warfare movies

1917 (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, India, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: tense, entertaining, sad, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: world war one, trench warfare, race against time, british soldier, british army, soldier, military, battlefield, british military, death, survival, dangerous mission ...
Time: year 1917, 1910s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, france
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Journey's End (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 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.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspenseful, thought provoking
Audience: date night
Plot: world war one, trench warfare, british army, war, mentally unstable, army, officer, world war two, nightmare, fear, battles, german ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s, future
Place: france
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The Great War (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In November of 1918 as World War I was ending, a unit of American soldiers goes behind enemy lines to find a lost platoon of African American soldiers.
Style: serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, trench warfare, military, great patriotic war, soldier, rescue mission, military life, army, war violence, combat, death, battlefield ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: europe
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The Lost Battalion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, war, military, trench warfare, survival, military life, u.s. military, american abroad, u.s. army, pigeon, soldier, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 130 min.
TV show
Story: A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, hitler, nazism, against humanity, racism, political unrest, fascism, dictatorship, nazi, politics, war, historical character ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, europe, austria
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Birdsong (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
Story: 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.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, epic, stylized
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: world war one, soldier, trench warfare, love affair, military, lovers apart, lovers, war, battles, mafia, infidelity, cheating ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: france, united kingdom, europe
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Unknown Soldier (2018)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: The Unknown Soldier miniseries expands the story of the 2017 film of the same name. The World War II series based on Väinö Linna's classic novel closely follows a machine gun company of the Finnish Army on the Karelian front during the ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, soldier, military, friendship, death, army, patriotism, wounded soldier, wounded, trench warfare, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: finland, ussr
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Tolkien (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: world war one, boys' school, trench warfare, friendship between men, writers, soldier, teenage boy, treasure, friendship, coming of age, orphan, young soldier ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, year 1987, year 1973 ...
Place: england, oxford university
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Merry Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Romania, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, world war one, truce, war, soldier, human spirit, idealism, german, holiday, anti war, friendship, christmas eve ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1914
Place: france, berlin germany, germany, paris france, europe ...
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Land and Freedom (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1936 he decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, an anti-fascist coalition of liberals, communists and ...
Style: political, sexy, gloomy, affectionate, visually appealing ...
Plot: spanish civil war, revolution, politics, working class, communist, anarchist, trench warfare, anti war, civil war, world war two, worker, betrayal ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, catalonia, barcelona, europe, england
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The Blue Max (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 156 min.
Story: 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.
Style: sexy, dramatic, epic, breathtaking, talky ...
Plot: world war one, fighter plane, fighter pilot, war, ambition, aviation, military, biplane, rivalry, soldier, german army, aerial combat ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 1910s, year 1916
Place: berlin germany, germany, france, england
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21 Brothers (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 21 Brothers tells the story of the Canadian 21st Battalion as they prepare for the battle of Courcellette in WWI. Taking place in real time, the film follows Sgt. Reid as he must get his men ready for the impending battle. Not only must he prep his ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, exciting
Plot: world war one, military, young soldier, death, soldier, recruitment, casualty of war, trench warfare, tragedy, battles, suspense, war ...
Time: year 1916, 1910s, 20th century
Place: germany
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The Fear (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young soldier testifies of his thoughts about the first world war, between disillusion, fear and hate, following his path through the letters he sends to his lover.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Plot: world war one, battlefield, military, soldier, bombing, death of friend, self mutilation, desperation, wounded, love, army, hiding ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916, year 1914, year 1915, year 1917
Place: france
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Blizzard of Souls (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Latvia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The love story of sixteen-year-old Arturs is interrupted by the First World War. After losing his mother and his home, he finds some consolation in joining the army, because this is the first time national battalions are allowed in the Russian ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, tense, disturbing, psychological
Plot: world war one, soldier, patriotism, military, struggle for survival, loss of family, life is a bitch, war, wartime, teenager, loss of father, suspense ...
Place: estonia, poland, latvia
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The Monocled Mutineer (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 310 min.
TV show
Story: The Monocled Mutineer is a British television series made by the BBC in 1986, and shown on BBC1, the first episode being transmitted on 31 August 1986, intended to head BBC1's autumn season of drama. Viewed by about ten million people, the ...
Plot: world war one, war, mutiny, trench warfare, impostor, rebellion, class differences, execution, british soldier, awol, murder, british army ...
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All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Paul Baumer and his friends Albert and Muller, egged on by romantic dreams of heroism, voluntarily enlist in the German army. Full of excitement and patriotic fervour, the boys enthusiastically march into a war they believe in. But once on the ...
Style: epic, tragic
Plot: world war one, battles, war, couples, intrigue, death, world war two, dream, mission, tank, transformation, airplane ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918, year 1917, 20th century, year 1914
Place: germany, france
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War Horse (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: 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.
Style: touching, emotional, epic, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, date night
Plot: world war one, horse, war, animals, friendship, military, battles, animal training, human spirit, survival, wartime, cavalry charge ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1918
Place: england, belgium, europe, france
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Beneath Hill 60 (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The true story of Australia's cat-and-mouse underground mine warfare – one of the most misunderstood, misrepresented and mystifying conflicts of WW I. It was a secret struggle BENEATH the Western Front that combined daring engineering, ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: military, war, world war one, human spirit, hopes, tunnel, life is a bitch, heroes, brutality, world war, intrigue, trench warfare ...
Time: 20th century, year 1916, 1910s
Place: belgium, europe, germany, australia
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Wonder Woman (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, China
Duration: 141 min.
Story: 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.
Style: epic, psychotronic, exciting, slasher, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, teens, girls' night, adult
Plot: superhero, world war one, superheroine, strong female character, mythology, good versus evil, female warrior, tough girl, fight scenes, sword fight, strong female lead, super strength ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918, future, 2010s
Place: tower bridge london, ancient greece, london, belgium, big ben london ...
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King & Country (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During World War I a British soldier, charged with desertion, is defended by an officer who at first despises his actions and then grows to feel sympathy for him.
Style: thought provoking, tense, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: world war one, courtroom, military, war, anti war, courtroom drama, lawyer, court martial, desertion, aviation, soldier, british army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: england, belgium
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Deadline Gallipoli (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 197 min.
TV show
Story: Three journalists, Charles Bean, Ellis Ashmead Bartlett and Phillip Schuler, arrive at Gallipoli with the invading British and Allied troops in 1915. They will report the war but are prevented from getting out the true story of an unfolding ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: world war one, war, idealism, journalism, soldier, battle zone, intrigue, trench warfare, media, turkish army, male nudity, skinny dipping ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: middle east, turkey
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Down River (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Four soldiers trapped behind enemy lines must confront their fears and desires while finding a way back to their battalion.
Style: tense, serious, exciting, psychological, sad ...
Plot: war criminal, behind enemy lines, 18 year old, truck, 20 year old, gas mask, fictional war, bosnian war, military, survival, murder, suspense ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century
Place: germany, normandy, congo, vietnam, cambodia
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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.
Style: saga, futuristic, psychotronic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: star wars, space travel, smuggler, spacecraft, space, organized crime, alien, interspecies friendship, gambling, space battle, robot, laser gun ...
Time: future
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Anzacs (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
Story: Anzacs was a 1985 5-part Australian miniseries set in World War I. The series follows the lives of a group of young Australian men who enlist in the 8th Battalion of the First Australian Imperial Force in 1914, fighting first at Gallipoli in 1915, ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: world war one, war, world war two, superior officer, battles, escapades, military, heroes, soldier, military life, friendship, battle zone ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, australia
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Behind the Lines (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on Pat Barker's novel of the same name, 'Regeneration' tells the story of soldiers of World War One sent to an asylum for emotional troubles. Two of the soldiers meeting there are Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, two of ...
Style: psychological, emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: world war one, shell shock, war, writers, psychology, mental illness, world war two, anti war, friendship, battles, wartime life, military life ...
Place: scotland, europe
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The Lighthorsemen (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba. The latest attack on Gaza has failed. The attacking forces included a regiment of Australian mounted infantry, the Light Horse... Lighthorseman ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, tense, epic
Plot: world war one, military, soldier, battles, war, survival, heroic mission, against the odds, basic training, military life, wartime life, world war two ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: australia, palestine, ottoman empire, turkey, melbourne australia ...
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Gallipoli (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, harsh, emotional, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, military, anti war, friendship, war, idealism, human spirit, politics, british army, battle zone, military life, british empire ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, ottoman empire, egypt, turkey, england ...
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All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, sad, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: world war one, war, soldier, intrigue, world war two, military, battles, hospital, school, anti war, war hero, death of hero ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, france
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Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, epic, disturbing ...
Plot: world war one, war, veteran, wartime life, battles, military life, prison life, haunted by the past, soldier, life is a bitch, politics, military ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1917
Place: france
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The Battle of El Alamein (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This movie's opening prologue states: "June 1942. As Rommel swept toward the Nile, the fall of Egypt and the capture of the Suez Canal seemed inevitable. Italian and German advance units raced toward Alexandria. Mussolini had given ...
Style: macaroni combat, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, world war two, nazi, tank, battles, desert, soldier, british soldier, tough heroes, infantrymen, battle zone, heroes ...
Time: 1940s
Place: africa, north africa, germany, sahara
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