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, captivating, epic, stylized and dramatic films and TV shows about / with world war one, soldier, war, military, battles, friendship, military life, anti war, courage and danger plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in UK, USA, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as world war one: Testament of Youth (2014), War Horse (2011), 1917 (2019), The Red Baron (2008), A Very Long Engagement (2004), Gallipoli (1981), Legends of the Fall (1994), Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), Captain Conan (1996), The Passing Bells (2014).

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, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, war, period piece, life is a bitch, wartime life, wartime, love and romance, love affair, nurse, poetry, compassion, aspiring writer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918, year 1914, 19th century ...
Place: oxford university, england, london, europe, flanders ...
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 7.2
 145K
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, epic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: horse, world war one, war, battles, friendship, german, human spirit, animal training, danger, hopes, french, trapped ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
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 8.3
 381K
1917 (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK, India, Spain, Canada, China
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: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, tense, cult film ...
Plot: trench warfare, world war one, soldier, british army, race against time, british soldier, behind enemy lines, pursuit, british military, storytelling, brother brother relationship, german soldier ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, 20th century
Place: france
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 6.4
 12K
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, touching, sincere, serious, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war one, airplane, soldier, military, romance, rise to the top, fall in love, love affair, military life, tragic love, unfulfillment, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: germany, europe, france, berlin germany
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A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, emotional, sentimental, romantic ...
Plot: world war one, private detective, missing person, against the odds, uncover truth, war, young lovers, french, investigation, love and romance, obsession, hopes ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, year 1917 ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, marseille, brittany ...
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 7.4
 36K
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: atmospheric, touching, captivating, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, military, world war one, friendship, british empire, idealism, human spirit, military life, battle zone, desert, soldier, running ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, turkey, egypt, middle east, africa ...
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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, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, world war one, romance, friendship, sibling relationship, conflict, lovers, twists & turns, father son relationship, father son estrangement, death, sibling rivalry ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, 90s, 1930s ...
Place: usa, montana
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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, cynical, humorous, satirical, captivating ...
Plot: anti war, world war one, satire, soldier, military, family relations, war, state affairs, superior officer, infantrymen, siblings relations, wartime life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, france
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Captain Conan (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: "We forgot to take prisoners, Captain." At war's end, the unit goes to Bucharest, ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspense
Plot: world war one, french army, military life, war, society, heroism, soldier, battles, insubordination, alcohol abuse, friendship, murder ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, post world war one
Place: romania, macedonia, bucharest, bulgaria, europe ...
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The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
TV show
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, battlefield, wartime life, soldier, military, hopes, life is a bitch, battles, danger, friendship, bittersweet, hapless soldier ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
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 7.9
 1K
Anzac Girls (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: world war one, war, human spirit, love and romance, tragic love, wartime life, fall in love, battles, military, hopes, nurse, life is a bitch ...
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
TV show
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: battles, world war one, war, soldier, military, battle zone, british, battle
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
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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, world war one, friendship, youth, society, village life, teenager, childhood, military police, classroom, bicycle ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe
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Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of Manfred von Richtofen, the german air ace during the World War I and his struggle with the enemy aces and some jealous german officers.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: aerial combat, world war one, fighter plane, soldier, fighter pilot, military, danger, heroic mission, military life, heroes, ambition, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, europe, france
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 7.4
 5K
Birdsong (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, 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: emotional, realistic, serious, stylized, epic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, world war one, trench warfare, love affair, lovers, military, romance, lovers apart, war, army, battles, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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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: world war one, missing person, missing son, family drama, parents and children, redemption, death of son, loss of son, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, promise, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, year 1919
Place: australia, turkey, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, england
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 7.3
 21K
Reds (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Style: sentimental, tense, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: russian revolution, world war one, love triangle, journalism, politics, romance, political unrest, writer's life, infidelity, couple relations, love affair, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: russia, new york, usa, saint petersburg, finland ...
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 7.1
 6K
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: exciting, serious, realistic, dramatic, epic ...
Plot: fighter pilot, world war one, military, ambition, soldier, rivalry, biplane, war, politics, anti war, adventure, danger ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 70s
Place: germany, berlin germany, france, england
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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: serious, exciting, stylized, realistic, epic ...
Plot: world war one, military, survival, battles, heroic mission, military life, danger, family relations, soldier, siblings relations, battle zone, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
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 7.6
 3K
Shackleton (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 206 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28 man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.
Style: serious, epic, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: world war one, expedition, survival, adventurer, adventure, against the odds, human spirit, wilderness, ambition, danger, leadership, forces of nature ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: antarctica, south pole, england
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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: epic, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense
Plot: world war one, military, battles, soldier, heroic mission, survival, basic training, against the odds, danger, military life, wartime life, hospital ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: australia, palestine, turkey, new zealand, melbourne australia ...
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 6.0
 11K
Deathwatch (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, War, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: scary, rough, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, world war one, war, supernatural, survival, gory, escapades, rescue, danger, deadly creature, heroic mission, deadly ...
Time: year 1917
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 6.8
 8K
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, dramatic, serious, based on true events, tragic ending ...
Plot: russian history, warship, political unrest, politics, destiny, world war one, state affairs, russian revolution, military, civil war, against the odds, war ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, depressing, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: anti war, world war one, hospital, haunted by the past, amputation, isolation, soldier, freak, patient, mute, war, disability ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: colorado, france, los angeles, europe, usa ...
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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, semi serious, surreal, epic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war one, opera, military, true love, heroic mission, escapades, soldier, romance, love and romance, danger, military hospital, daring rescue ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
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 6.5
 41K
Flyboys (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: 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.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, harsh, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: aerial combat, war, airplane, world war one, military, adventure, german, heroes, danger, french, vengeance, heroic mission ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany
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The World Wars (2014)
Genre: Documentary, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: The World Wars tells the story of three decades of war told through the eyes of various men who were its key players: Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and MacArthur. The documentary examines the two wars as one ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing
Plot: soldier, war, world war one, infantrymen, state affairs, military, politics, dictatorship, battles, nazism, army, president ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, europe
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 7.6
 9K
Parade's End (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: In the years before the First World War, three Britons are drawn into fraught and ultimately tragic relations: Anglican Christopher Tietjens, second son of the lord of the manor of Groby, Yorkshire, who is a disconsolate, Tory statistician in ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, high society, romance, love triangle, loveless marriage, crumbling marriage, adultery, unfaithful wife, couple relations, lovers, countryside, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 187 min.
Story: The story of 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 ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: desert, adventure, battles, british colonial, war, world war one, historical character, imperialism, rebel, politics, horse, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, saudi arabia, lebanon, cairo egypt ...
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King of Hearts (1966)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ornithologist mistaken for an explosives expert is sent alone into a small French town during WWI to investigate a garbled report from the resistance about a bomb which the departing Germans have set to blow up a weapons cache.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, cult film ...
Plot: world war one, anti war, soldier, hospital, war, small town, delusion, village life, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, village, small town life ...
Time: 1910s, 18th century
Place: france, germany
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