Top 25 World War I Movies

1960s

1 Lawrence of Arabia (1962, Blu Ray)

Lawrence of Arabia (1962, Blu Ray)

Published on November 26th, 2012 | by Chris

If you look up the word "epic" in the dictionary, I imagine one of the definitions would be 1952's Lawrence of Arabia. In case you've not read my original review of Lawrence of Arabia, I suggest... Read More


1960s

2 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Published on July 23rd, 2008 | by Chris

Before I start, I should mention that I had never seen Lawrence of Arabia before today. Not even a hint of it. Why not? Sure I've heard how great it was, but because of its length... Read More


1930s

3 All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Published on September 21st, 2007 | by Chris

If there's one thing I've learned from watching movies for this site, it's the respect and admiration a lot of critics have for director Lewis Milestone.  In 1930's All Quiet on the Western Front, he explores... Read More


1970s

4 The Road to World War II (1978, 2011)

The Road to World War II (1978, 2011)

Published on October 14th, 2011 | by Chris

Questar's new DVD box-set, The Road to World War II, is an overdue re-release (with additions) of a 1970's television series which explored the time period between World War I, and World War II, with the... Read More


2000s

5

The Lost Battalion (2001)

Published on September 9th, 2008 | by Chris

In October 1918, one battalion of American soldiers gets trapped behind enemy lines, thinking they are at the lead of an offensive, the reality is quite different.  Based on the Johnson and Pratt book of the... Read More


2000s

6 Flyboys (2006)

Flyboys (2006)

Published on September 7th, 2007 | by Chris

Before the US officially got involved in "The Big One,"  several volunteers headed off to France to learn the newly created art of military aviation.  Flyboys follows the adventures of some of them, most notably Blaine... Read More


1970s

7 Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

Published on July 1st, 2009 | by Chris

Johnny Got His Gun is a mostly little-known movie, which would be even more obscure if it weren't for Metallica's "One" music video back in the day.  But forget about that for a minute. What you... Read More


1940s

8 Sergeant York (1941)

Sergeant York (1941)

Published on June 1st, 2007 | by Chris

Before the movie-generating events of World War II, there was "the big one" and the heroes that emerged from it. "Sergeant York" explores the events surrounding one of the most legendary heroes of the war, one... Read More


2000s

9 Deathwatch (2002)

Deathwatch (2002)

Published on October 26th, 2012 | by Chris

Continuing with the Halloween horror-war movie fest, is 2002's Deathwatch.  In my opinion, a much under-rated and overlooked movie. In WWI, British Y-company finds themselves separated from the rest of their forces, and winds up in... Read More


1950s

10 The Wings of Eagles (1957)

The Wings of Eagles (1957)

Published on February 26th, 2013 | by Chris

The inimitable combination of John Wayne and John Ford team up once again for 1957's The Wings of Eagles.  The story of Frank "Spig" Wead, a pioneer of Naval avation who overcame many hardships and challenges... Read More


2000s

11 The Red Baron (2008)

The Red Baron (2008)

Published on June 15th, 2010 | by Chris

Ever put a movie on, not expecting a whole lot, but then come away pleasantly surprised that you actually enjoyed it?  Yeah, that's what happened with The Red Baron. OK, so its definitely *not* historically accurate,... Read More


1960s

12

The Blue Max (1966)

Published on August 20th, 2010 | by Chris

In much the same vein as "The Red Baron," we bring you "The Blue Max." A tale from the novel by the same name from Jack Hunter. The story follows one Bruno Stachel (George Peppard) as... Read More


1970s

13 Shout at the Devil (1976)

Shout at the Devil (1976)

Published on February 17th, 2013 | by Chris

No, this has nothing to do with Motley Crue, whatsoever.... Rather Shout at the Devil is a practically unknown little surprise of a movie starring Lee Marvin, Roger Moore, and Barbara Parkins.... We find ourselves in... Read More


1990s

14 Behind The Lines (1997)

Behind The Lines (1997)

Published on March 10th, 2013 | by Chris

Behind The Lines, or Regeneration, depending on where you see it, takes place during World War I in an Army mental hospital in Scotland.  Dr. Capt. Rivers (Jonathan Pryce) is the lead doctor in charge of... Read More


1950s

15 Paths of Glory (1957)

Paths of Glory (1957)

Published on December 27th, 2007 | by Chris

What an odd movie Paths of Gloryis!  Only the fourth film from director Stanley Kubrick, this movie goes back and forth from tongue-in-cheek M*A*S*H-like anti-war movie, to out-and-out war movie, to legal drama at the blink... Read More


2010s

16 War Horse (2011)

War Horse (2011)

Published on February 17th, 2012 | by Chris

So, there's going to be this movie about a horse.  In WWI.  Directed by Spielberg. Oh, boy, this ought to be good.  (Note the heavy sarcasm.) But, actually.  It's not bad, not bad at all.  I... Read More


2000s

18 Company K (2004)

Company K (2004)

Published on April 14th, 2008 | by Chris

Company K is the story of a group of Marines during World War I, based on the novel of the same name by William March. Unfortunately, as is often the case, what might make for a... Read More


1940s

19 The Fighting 69th (1940)

The Fighting 69th (1940)

Published on September 10th, 2008 | by Chris

Alright, let me just start by saying that I'm not a big fan of James Cagney, and I'm not really sure why.  Maybe its just because every role I've seen him in has just been either... Read More


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