World war one movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant world war one movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, emotional, touching, dramatic and captivating films and TV shows about / with world war one, soldier, war, friendship, military, death, father son relationship, german, period piece and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as world war one: Testament of Youth (2014), The Water Diviner (2014), Legends of the Fall (1994), A Bear Named Winnie (2004), War Horse (2011), Pretty Baby (1978), The Blue Max (1966), Frantz (2016), Happy Christmas (2005), The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017).

List of world war one movies

Testament of Youth (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 129 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, emotional, based on memoir ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, nurse, love affair, poetry, aspiring writer, nursing, compassion, war injury, army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, 18th century, 19th century
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
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The Water Diviner (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: missing son, parents and children, missing person, redemption, death of son, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, promise, loss of son, family drama, world war one, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1915
Place: australia, turkey, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, england
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Legends of the Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: 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.
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, sibling relationship, friendship, conflict, revenge, father son estrangement, father son relationship, death, sibling rivalry, lovers, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: usa, montana
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A Bear Named Winnie (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Canadian soldier, enroute to World War I from Winnipeg, who adopts an orphaned bear cub at White River Ontario. It is namned Winnie (for Winnipeg) and eventually ends up at the London Zoo where it became the inspiration ...
Style: serious, feel good, touching, light
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, soldier, babies and infants, war, best friends, survival, hopes, young heroes, human spirit, battles, pets, danger ...
Time: 1910s
Place: england, canada, europe, france, london
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War Horse (2011)
Genre: 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: sentimental, serious, touching, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: horse, friendship, german, human spirit, trapped, war, artillery, animal training, hopes, danger, battles, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
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Pretty Baby (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hattie (Susan Sarandon), a New Orleans hooker, meets a photographer named Bellocq (Keith Carradine) at her brothel one night and, after he photographs her, he befriends her 12-year-old daughter, Violet (Brooke Shields). When Violet is brought on as ...
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, erotic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: brothel, virginity, loss of virginity, innocence lost, photographer, prostitute, prostitution, girl man relationship, love and romance, child prostitution, family relations, child abuse ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: new orleans, usa
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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: serious, exciting, realistic, dramatic, epic ...
Plot: soldier, fighter pilot, biplane, ambition, rivalry, war, ocean or sea, adventure, military, rise to the top, politics, anti war ...
Time: 1930s
Place: germany, france, england
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Frantz (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.
Style: remake of american film
Plot: post war, lgbt, gay, impossible love, world war one, black and white segues into color, guilty conscience, reading a letter, death, train, hotel, poem ...
Time: post world war one, year 1919, 1910s, year 1918
Place: germany, paris france
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Happy Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Romania, Norway, Japan, USA
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: uplifting, touching, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: christmas, human spirit, soldier, friendship, idealism, war, singer, battle zone, hopes, holiday, military life, prejudice ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, berlin germany, holland, glasgow scotland, oslo norway ...
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The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Turkey, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 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 ...
Plot: lieutenant, nurse, world war one, armenian, hospital, turk, soldier, love
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey, america
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See You Up There (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: November 1918. A few days before the Armistice, Édouard Péricourt saves Albert Maillard's life. These two men have nothing in common but the war. Lieutenant Pradelle, by ordering a senseless assault, destroys their lives while binding them as ...
Plot: swindle, mask, sculptor, painter, banker, orphan, coffin, jumping from height, world war one, little girl, soldier, flashback ...
Time: post world war one, 1910s, year 1918, 1920s
Place: paris france, morocco
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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: serious, atmospheric, bleak, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: soldier, court martial, deserter, courtroom, military, dedicated lawyer, trench warfare, legal, war, army investigation, legal investigation, self discovery ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: england, belgium
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Blackadder Goes Forth (1989)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 175 min.
Story: It is 1917, and lunatic General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett is leading the British troops at the front lines against the Germans, while everyone waits for Field Marshall Haig's big push. There are various emotions throughout the camp ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, captain, officer, insanity, military life, escapades, war, military, disorder, survival, self involved, spy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
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The Crimson Field (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Story: In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: nurse, wartime life, friendship, army, love triangle, friends, military, social relations, military hospital, hapless soldier, nursing, superior officer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
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The Cut (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery, War
Country: Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Poland, Canada, Turkey, Jordan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.
Plot: forceful separation, genocide, diaspora, charlie chaplin, armenian genocide, armenian, world war one, refugee, desert, blacksmith, voyage, twin sisters ...
Time: year 1915
Place: north dakota, armenia, ottoman empire, turkey
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The Promise (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, a love triangle develops between Mikael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated artist Ana, and Chris, a renowned American journalist based in Paris.
Style: factual, heartbreaking, sentimental, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: love triangle, armenian genocide, journalist, medical student, genocide, mass murder, tragic love, forced marriage, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, family relations, running for your life ...
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, medical school
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Wonder Woman (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
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: suspense, intense, surprise ending, entertaining, epic ...
Plot: justice, courage, good versus evil, island, adventure, superheroine, chosen one, superhero, princess, wartime, immortality, fight scenes ...
Time: 1910s, 2010s, year 1918
Place: paris france, tower bridge london, ottoman empire, big ben london, belgium
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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: 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.
Style: vintage
Plot: baseball, dog, soldier, cooking, chase, rescue, animal, world war one, parade, gas mask, cultural conflict, german american ...
Time: twentieth century
Place: paris france, yale university
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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.
Plot: british army, officer, alcoholic, war, army, world war one, trench warfare, mentally unstable, friendship, nickname, eating, map ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918
Place: france
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Assignment Berlin (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: no overview
Plot: world war one, justice, jury, vengeance, mass murder, armenian genocide, assassination, trial, genocide, armenian, courtroom drama, revenge ...
Time: year 1915
Place: berlin germany, turkey, ottoman empire, armenia
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The Lark Farm (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Lark Farm is set in a small Turkish town in 1915. It deals with the genocide of Armenians, looking closely at the fortunes, or rather, misfortunes of one wealthy Armenian family.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, gloomy
Plot: genocide, deportation, desert, life turned upside down, escape, smuggling, against humanity, disorder, moral dilemma, siblings relations, wartime life, fall in love ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: armenia, middle east, turkey, ottoman empire
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Nahapet (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story of a strong-willed man, Nahapet, who lost his family during the 1915 Genocide is an eternal story of resurrection.
Plot: armenian genocide, armenian, world war one, genocide, survivor, bolshevik, communism
Time: year 1915, 1910s
Place: soviet union, armenia
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The Scent of Mandarin (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During World War I, a home care nurse treats a man who lost one leg on the front lines. A strong bond arises between them and evolves into a passionate love affair.
Plot: gun, love, prostitute, single mother, bare breasts, candle, female nudity, priest, male nudity, female full frontal nudity, deserter, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1918
Place: france
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Sunset Song (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The daughter of a Scottish farmer comes of age in the early 1900s.
Plot: scottish, farmer, shepherd, world war one, farm, countryside, young love, marriage proposal, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, female protagonist, love ...
Time: 1910s
Place: scotland
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Our World War (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Story: During the First World War, British troops face the horrors of the Battle of Mons in 1914, internal strife in 1916 and innovative tank warfare in 1918.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: war, battles, soldier, military, battle zone, world war one, british
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
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A Carol for Another Christmas (1964)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Director Joseph Mankiewicz's first work for television, the 90-minute ABC drama was publicized as having an all-star cast (which meant that names of some supporting cast members were not officially released). In Rod Serling's update of ...
Plot: christmas, ruins, redemption, christmas eve, world war one, loss of son, internment camp, ghost, anti war, nephew
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Vincere (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of the descent into madness of Mussolini's secret first wife, Ida Dasler, who was seduced by his passion and vigour but blind to the fascist dictator's many flaws. A historical drama with the passion, lyricism and tragedy of a ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: politics, dictatorship, destructive relationship, love affair, hopes, unfulfillment, couples, supportive spouse, obsession, couple relations, custody, down on your luck ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
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Sunshine (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Canada, Hungary, France, UK, USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, fascism, siblings relations, politics, family life, society, state affairs, political unrest, parents and children, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1920s, 1900s, 1910s ...
Place: hungary, serbia, europe, israel, eastern europe ...
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The Red Baron (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Richthofen goes off to war like thousands of other men. As fighter pilots, they become cult heroes for the soldiers on the battlefields. Marked by sportsmanlike conduct, technical exactitude and knightly propriety, they have their own code of ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nurse, military, romance, soldier, airplane, flying, rise to the top, war, tragic love, military life, wartime life, fall in love ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, france
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Passchendaele (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The "Fighting Tenth" with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the record for highest number of individual bravery awards for ...
Style: epic, serious, emotional, realistic, rough
Plot: battle, veteran, platoon, nurse, recruitment, military, soldier, hospital, heroic mission, military life, war, battles ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: canada, france
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