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, emotional and stylized films and TV shows about / with world war one, soldier, war, military, battles, military life, friendship, anti war, danger and death 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), Deathwatch (2002), Anzac Girls (2014), The Fall of the Empire (2005), Legends of the Fall (1994), Captain Conan (1996), Our World War (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, serious, captivating, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, wartime, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, love affair, love and romance, nurse, aspiring writer, poetry, nursing, compassion ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1918, 19th 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, uplifting, epic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: horse, world war one, war, friendship, battles, hopes, animals, animal training, german, human spirit, french, trapped ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
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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: suspense, captivating, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: trench warfare, world war one, british army, soldier, race against time, tragic event, british soldier, military, courage, survival, behind enemy lines, british military ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, 20th century, contemporary
Place: 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, exciting, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war one, airplane, soldier, military, rise to the top, romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, heroes, military life, tragic love, love affair ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, berlin germany
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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: atmospheric, rough, bleak, scary, serious ...
Plot: world war one, soldier, supernatural, survival, rescue, deadly creature, escapades, war, military, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, heroic mission ...
Time: year 1917
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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: captivating, realistic, emotional, serious, stylized ...
Plot: war, world war one, human spirit, love and romance, battles, fall in love, tragic love, wartime life, military, hopes, nurse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: australia, france, greece, egypt, new zealand
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The Fall of the Empire (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 520 min.
TV show
Story: The Fall of the Great Russian Empire is the main storyline of this 10 episode mini series, however, every episode has a separate detective story of its own.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, stylized, realistic, epic ...
Plot: russian empire, world war one, russian revolution, russian history, imperial russia, spy, revolution, revenge, battlefield, prison, soldier, civil war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: sarajevo
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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, emotional, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, world war one, beautiful scenery, romance, friendship, sibling relationship, conflict, lovers, father son relationship, death, sibling rivalry, old west ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s, edwardian era ...
Place: usa, montana
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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: rough, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: world war one, french army, war, military life, society, heroism, heroes, soldier, friendship, murder, alcohol abuse, insubordination ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, post world war one
Place: macedonia, romania, bulgaria, europe, former yugoslavia ...
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: world war one, battles, soldier, war, military, battle zone, british soldier, wartime, wartime life, military life, struggle for survival, british ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
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: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, war, survival, military, military life, leadership, heroes, soldier, heroic mission, battle zone, trench warfare, army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: france, europe
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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: romantic, touching, atmospheric, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: world war one, private detective, missing person, against the odds, uncover truth, war, young lovers, french, investigation, love and romance, obsession, army ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1917
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany, marseille
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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, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: world war one, battles, military, survival, graphic violence, soldier, one man army, family relations, heroic mission, siblings relations, military life, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1915
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
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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: 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, soldier, desert, army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, turkey, egypt, middle east, africa ...
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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: cynical, humorous, satirical, captivating, tense ...
Plot: anti war, world war one, satire, soldier, dark humor, military, family relations, state affairs, war, superior officer, infantrymen, military life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, france
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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, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, battlefield, wartime life, military, soldier, life is a bitch, battles, hopes, friendship, bittersweet, battle zone, hapless soldier ...
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, captivating, serious, psychological, touching ...
Plot: village, coming of age, world war one, society, youth, friendship, village life, teenager, childhood, military police, countryside, bicycle ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 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, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: aerial combat, world war one, fighter plane, soldier, fighter pilot, military life, heroic mission, military, battles, collision, uninhibited rivalry, officers and cadets ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, europe, france
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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: realistic, emotional, serious, epic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, world war one, trench warfare, love affair, romance, military, lovers apart, lovers, army, battles, young lovers, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, united kingdom
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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, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: world war one, missing person, missing son, parents and children, family relations, graphic violence, redemption, escapades, destiny, loss of son, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1910s, year 1919, 20th century, year 1915
Place: australia, turkey, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, england
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Reds (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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: captivating, tense, serious, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: russian revolution, world war one, love triangle, journalism, politics, romance, political unrest, writer's life, couple relations, rebelliousness, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1918, year 1915 ...
Place: russia, new york, usa, portland oregon, washington d.c. ...
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My Boy Jack (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Author Rudyard Kipling and his wife search for their 17-year-old son after he goes missing during WWI.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: world war one, military, battles, family relations, british army, teenage life, war, officers and cadets, missing person, parents and children, father son relationship, battlefield ...
Time: 1910s, year 1915
Place: france, dublin ireland, england, germany
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, sex comedy, sexy ...
Plot: fighter pilot, world war one, military, rivalry, ambition, soldier, biplane, war, politics, anti war, adventure, battles ...
Time: year 1916, 1910s, 1930s, 70s
Place: germany, berlin germany, france, england
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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: suspenseful, epic, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: expedition, world war one, survival, adventurer, adventure, human spirit, against the odds, wilderness, leadership, ambition, forces of nature, endurance ...
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, battles, military, soldier, basic training, heroic mission, against the odds, survival, military life, wartime life, desert, hospital ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: australia, palestine, new zealand, middle east, cairo egypt ...
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Behind the Lines (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 96 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: realistic, serious, emotional, disturbing
Plot: world war one, shell shock, friendship, anti war, wartime life, military life, battles, war, rebellion, military, soldier, life is a bitch ...
Place: scotland, europe
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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, dramatic, serious, tragic ending, touching ...
Plot: russian history, warship, military, political unrest, destiny, state affairs, world war one, battles, russian revolution, politics, admiral, love affair ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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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: stylized, atmospheric, semi serious, surreal, epic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: opera, world war one, military, heroic mission, soldier, escapades, romance, love and romance, true love, military hospital, lifesaver, right hand man ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
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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: war, aerial combat, airplane, world war one, military, adventure, german, heroes, vengeance, heroic mission, french, biplane ...
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, world war one, war, historical character, infantrymen, politics, military, state affairs, head of state, totalitarianism, nazism, leadership ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: usa, europe
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