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 captivating, realistic, serious, touching, emotional and tense films and TV shows about / with world war one, soldier, war, friendship, military, battles, danger, army, father son relationship and rifle 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), War Horse (2011), The Red Baron (2008), The Water Diviner (2014), 1917 (2019), See You Up There (2017), The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017), The Magic Flute (2006), Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), Admiral (2008).

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, captivating, serious, based on memoir, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, war, period piece, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, love affair, nurse, poetry, wartime, nursing, war injury ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, 19th century, 18th century
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
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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: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: horse, friendship, world war one, battles, german, war, human spirit, animal training, trapped, artillery, danger, hopes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
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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: emotional, captivating, sincere, exciting, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war one, soldier, military, romance, fall in love, rise to the top, military life, tragic love, heroes, love affair, unfulfillment, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, france
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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 person, missing son, family drama, parents and children, world war one, redemption, death of son, loss of son, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, promise, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1915
Place: australia, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, turkey, england
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1917 (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK, India, Spain, Canada
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: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Plot: trench warfare, soldier, british army, race against time, british soldier, world war one, behind enemy lines, pursuit, british military, storytelling, brother brother relationship, german soldier ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
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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 ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: sculptor, swindle, banker, world war one, anti war, presumed dead, soldier, saving a life, wound, battlefield, corruption, sketch artist ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s, post world war one, 1920s
Place: france, paris france, morocco
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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 ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: nurse, lieutenant, world war one, love, armenian, hospital, soldier, self discovery, female protagonist, danger, turk
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, america, turkey
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The Magic Flute (2006)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: During World War I, in an unnamed country, a soldier named Tamino is sent by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the supposedly evil Sarastro. But all is not as it seems.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, semi serious, epic
Audience: date night
Plot: opera, military, heroic mission, true love, soldier, romance, escapades, love and romance, danger, world war one, right hand man, save the princess ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
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Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, War
Country: UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A movie about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war. Much of the action in the movie revolves around ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, satirical, thought provoking ...
Plot: anti war, satire, soldier, military, world war one, siblings relations, family relations, state affairs, war, military life, superior officer, wartime life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, france
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Admiral (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is a story of a great love facing the greatest drama of the history of Russia. Admiral Kolchak is a true war hero and beloved husband and father. One day he meets Anna, the love of his life and the wife of his best friend. The revolution in his ...
Style: realistic, serious, dramatic, based on true events, tragic ending ...
Plot: russian history, political unrest, destiny, politics, warship, state affairs, russian revolution, russian civil war, civil war, military, against the odds, war ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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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, suspense, rough
Plot: male friendship, boys' school, coming of age, class differences, young soldier, world war one, male protagonist, soldier, teenage boy, group of friends, friendship between boys, battlefield ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1916, year 1987 ...
Place: oxford university
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Forbidden Ground (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers find themselves stranded in No Man's Land after a failed charge on the German Trenches. Set in France 1916.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: survival, military, mission gone awry, against the odds, danger, escapades, infantrymen, world war one, hapless soldier, war, soldier, german
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: france
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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, History, War
Country: Ireland, France
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: factual, captivating, emotional, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: chase, dog, soldier, rescue, battlefield, army, animal rescue, world war one, war hero, baseball, cooking, adventure ...
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.
Style: psychological, suspense, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: trench warfare, officer, british army, war, army, fear, nightmare, world war one, battle, german, explosion, captain ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s
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.
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, tense
Plot: shepherd, farmer, love, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, sex scene, world war one, execution, father son relationship, marriage proposal, death of father, village ...
Time: 1910s
Place: scotland
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Anzac Girls (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The unique, and rarely told true stories of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War.
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: human spirit, love and romance, war, tragic love, military, battles, wartime life, hopes, fall in love, nurse, life is a bitch, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: australia, france, greece, egypt, new zealand
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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: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, stylized
Plot: battles, war, soldier, military, battle zone, world war one, battle, british
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: europe
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Theeb (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense, exciting
Plot: desert, survival, coming of age, adventure, danger, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, culture clash, world war one, british soldier, boy, arab ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1916
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, jordan, saudi arabia, africa
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Cider with Rosie (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in the Cotswolds during and immediately after the First World War.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: village, coming of age, friendship, society, youth, village life, teenager, world war one, childhood, military police, classroom, deserter ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s
Place: england, europe
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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: captivating, serious, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, friendship, sibling relationship, conflict, lovers, twists & turns, father son estrangement, father son relationship, death, sibling rivalry, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, 1900s, 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: feel good, serious, touching, light
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, soldier, survival, hopes, battles, young heroes, best friends, danger, babies and infants, war, human spirit, pets ...
Time: 1910s
Place: england, france, canada, europe, london
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All the King's Men (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Feature-length drama about the mystery of Sandringham Company, which disappeared in action at Gallipoli in 1915. Commanded by Captain Frank Beck, their estate manager, the men advanced into battle, were enveloped in a strange mist and never seen ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, realistic
Plot: military life, human spirit, heroic mission, military, wartime life, state affairs, heroes, battle zone, soldier, campaign, against the odds, world war one ...
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Birdsong (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
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: emotional, realistic, epic, stylized, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, trench warfare, love affair, lovers, lovers apart, military, romance, war, army, world war one, battles, young lovers ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, royal family, ambition, politics, tragic hero, psychopath, revolution, rebelliousness, royal court, murder ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916, year 1917
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Trench 11 (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the final days of WWI a shell-shocked soldier must lead a mission deep beneath the trenches to stop a German plot that could turn the tide of the war.
Style: disturbing, suspense, tense, enigmatic
Plot: parasite, human experiment, soldier, disease, bunker, trench, infection, mad scientist, sole survivor, creature, infected, bio weapon ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918
Place: france
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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: emotional, captivating, realistic, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: genocide, life is a bitch, siblings relations, life turned upside down, wartime life, family relations, love and romance, armenian, deportation, world war one, armenian genocide, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: armenia, middle east, turkey, ottoman empire
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Gallipoli: End of the Road (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: April, 1915. First World War in Canakkale, Ottoman Empire. Two brothers leave their mountain village to fight on the front line. One is an experienced sniper fighting for Ottomans against the invasion, while his brother finds it much tougher to cope ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: survival, battles, military, siblings relations, danger, soldier, military life, one man army, heroic mission, battle zone, family relations, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, turkey
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Ali and Nino (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Azerbaijan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Muslim prince Ali and Georgian aristocrat Nino have grown up in the Russian province of Azerbaijan. Their tragic love story sees the outbreak of the First World War and the world’s struggle for Baku’s oil. Ultimately they must choose to fight ...
Style: disturbing, touching, thought provoking, sincere, exciting ...
Audience: date night, family outing, girls' night
Plot: love, christian, world war one, muslim, society, impossible love, family relations, romance, love and romance, couples, secret love, forbidden love ...
Place: caucasus, georgia (former ussr), georgia, azerbaijan
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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: romantic, inspirational, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Plot: post war, french soldier, letter, german, grave, husband wife relationship, casualty of war, sadness, death of husband, world war one, german soldier, death of loved one ...
Time: post world war one, year 1919, year 1918, 1910s
Place: germany, paris france
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The Riddle of the Sands (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th Century, two British yachtsmen (Michael York and Simon MacCorkindale) stumble upon a German plot to invade the east coast of England in a flotilla of specially designed barges. They set out to thwart this terrible ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: military, yacht, danger, espionage, state affairs, undercover, conquering, ship, heroes, war, world war one, spy ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: germany, england
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