List of World War I films

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This is a list of World War I films

A staged scene from
The Battle of the Somme

Feature films[edit]

Year Country Main title
(Alternative title)
Original title
(Original script)
Director Subject *
1917 United States The Little American Cecil B. DeMille An American woman falls in love with both a German and French soldier A, D
1918 United States Hearts of the World D. W. Griffith A young French couple are torn apart during the war A, D
1918 United States My Four Years in Germany William Nigh A biopic of James W. Gerard, the U.S. Ambassador to Germany D
1918 United States Shoulder Arms Charlie Chaplin Doughboy on the Western Front [1] C
1919 United States Yankee Doodle in Berlin F. Richard Jones Captain Bob White, an American pilot disguises himself as a woman in order to fool and steal an important map from Kaiser Wilhelm and the German Government D
1921 United States The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Rex Ingram Argentinian family of mixed Franco-German heritage divided by the war's outbreak D, R
1922 United States Smilin' Through Sidney Franklin A man haunted by the ghost of his murdered fiance, raises the fiance's niece as his own. Once she's an adult, he tries to keep her from marrying the son of the man that killed his fiance. D, R P
1925 United States The Big Parade King Vidor US Army's Rainbow Division D, R P, N
1925 United States The Dark Angel George Fitzmaurice After being blinded in WW1, a man disappears and becomes a famous author. Thinking he's dead, his friend tries to move in on his girl. R, D, L P
1926 United States The Better 'Ole Charles Reisner Comedy D, C P
1926 United States What Price Glory? Raoul Walsh Rival United States Marines sergeants in France D, C P
1927 United Kingdom Roses of Picardy Maurice Elvey In France, an ex-lieutenant returns to find his sweetheart is caring for a baron's blinded son. D N
1927 United States Hotel Imperial Mauritz Stiller An Austrian officer separated from his army hides in the hotel of a frontier town occupied by the Russians with the help of the Hungarian chambermaid D, R P
1927 United States Wings William A. Wellman Two American pilots on the Western Front D, R
1927 United States Two Arabian Knights Lewis Milestone Two American soldiers are captured by the Germans on the Western Front and escape a POW camp only to stumble into further life-threatening adventures when they come across an Arabian king's daughter while on the lam. C, D, R
1928 Canada Carry on, Sergeant! Bruce Bairnsfather Canadian soldier and French waitress R
1928 United Kingdom Dawn Herbert Wilcox Nurse Edith Cavell D
1928 United States Four Sons John Ford Four Bavarian brothers, in the German and American armies D
1928 United States The Legion of the Condemned William A. Wellman Four young men from various walks of life sign up for the Lafayette Escadrille, known as "The Legion of the Condemned" A, D, R, L
1929 United Kingdom Lost Patrol Walter Summers A British patrol is cornered at an oasis by enemy Arab tribesmen during the Mesopotamian campaign A, D N
1929 United States She Goes to War Henry King A young woman disguises herself as a man and follows her fiancéé into the trenches during World War I to find out what war is really like. D
1930 United States Journey's End James Whale British infantry on the Western Front D
1930 United States All Quiet on the Western Front Lewis Milestone German infantry on the Western Front D N
1930 United States A Man from Wyoming Rowland V. Lee Romance D N
1930 United States Inside the Lines Roy Pomeroy During WW1, the paths of an officer in the English secret service and a German spy converge in Gibraltar. D P
1930 United States Anybody's War Lloyd Corrigan Two blackfaced men and their dog get talked into joining WW1 C
1930 United States The Dawn Patrol Howard Hawks RFC pilots on the Western Front A
1930 United States Doughboys Edward Sedgwick Comedy A
1930 United States Half Shot at Sunrise Paul Sloane MPs in Paris chase two AWOL doughboys posing as officers with the colonel's daughter. C
1930 United States Hell's Angels Howard Hughes
Edmund Goulding (uncredited)
James Whale (uncredited)
RFC pilots on the Western Front A
1930 United States War Nurse Edgar Selwyn Women from various backgrounds volunteer as nurses in France at the outbreak of World War I D, R
1930 Weimar Republic Westfront 1918 Vier von der Infanterie Georg Wilhelm Pabst German infantry on the Western Front D
1931 United States Seas Beneath John Ford USN mystery ship seeks German U-boat A
1931 United States Dishonored Josef von Sternberg Espionage A, D
1931 United States Born to Love Paul L. Stein A war officer who is thought dead returns to the woman he loves, only to find she has remarried. R, D
1931 United States A Woman of Experience The Registered Woman Harry Joe Brown During World War I, a woman is rejected for volunteer work because of her dubious reputation, but that same reputation gets her recruited as a spy for Austria. D P
1931 United States Chances Allan Dwan Two brothers on leave, fall for the same girl in World War I London. D, R N
1931 United States The Gay Diplomat Richard Boleslawski A Russian captain frequents drawing rooms of WW1 Bucharest to find a female spy. D, R S
1931 United States The Last Flight William Dieterle After World War I, three pilots suffering from shell shock, band together in Paris. Feeling they have no future, the men are constantly drunk. They meet and invite a wealthy but aimless woman into their group. D N
1931 United States Mata Hari George Fitzmaurice Spy Mata Hari D, R
1931 Weimar Republic Hell on Earth Niemandsland Victor Trivas Soldiers from opposing sides trapped together. D
1931 Weimar Republic Mountains on Fire Berge in Flammen Karl Hartl
Luis Trenker
An Italian and an Austrian climbers find themselves fighting on different sides D, A N
1932 Weimar Republic Cruiser Emden Kreuzer Emden Louis Ralph SMS Emden D
1932 United States A Farewell to Arms Frank Borzage American soldier and British nurse D, R N
1932 United States Pack Up Your Troubles George Marshall
Raymond McCarey
Comedy D, R N
1932 United States Rasputin and the Empress Richard Boleslawski Grigori Rasputin D, R N
1932 France Wooden Crosses Les Croix de bois Raymond Bernard D, A N
1932 United States Smilin' Through Sidney Franklin A man haunted by the ghost of his murdered fiance, raises the fiance's niece as his own. Once she's an adult, he tries to keep her from marrying the son of the man that killed his fiance. D, R P
1932 Weimar Republic
Switzerland
Tannenberg Tannenberg Heinz Paul The Battle of Tannenberg A
1933 United States Private Jones Russell Mack An unwilling American is drafted to fight Germans after the US enters the war in 1917. C
1933 United States Today We Live Howard Hawks
Richard Rosson
A naval officer and an aviator compete for the same beautiful young woman. D, R A, S
1933 United States The Eagle and the Hawk Stuart Walker Film follows two rival fighter pilots as one of them starts to crack and pays the price for glory. A, D
1933 United States Hell Below Pigboats Jack Conway Submarine warfare on the Adriatic Sea. D, A, R N
1933 United States Storm at Daybreak Richard Boleslawski Romance and intrigue in a Hungarian town with a Serbian mayor, from the assassination of the Archduke to the aftermath of the war. D, A P
1933 United States Ace of Aces J. Walter Ruben The film explores how war can turn a man's moral compass from pacifism to warmonger. D, A S
1933 United States After Tonight George Archainbaud A Russian spy and an Austrian captain fall in love during WW1. R S
1933 United States Ever in My Heart Archie Mayo Romance and espionage in WW1 D, R A, S
1934 United States The Lost Patrol John Ford Remake of Lost Patrol A, D N
1934 United States Stamboul Quest Sam Wood During the First World War, a woman doctor falls in love with one of her patients who turns out to be a German spy. She herself ends up working for German intelligence. D, R
1934 United States The World Moves On John Ford Drama A, D N
1935 United Kingdom Brown on Resolution Walter Forde
Anthony Asquith
Story of heroism in the Navy during World War I. A captain's illegitimate son holds a German cruiser at bay with a rifle. D
1935 United States The Dark Angel Sidney A. Franklin After being blinded in WW1, a man disappears and becomes a famous author. Thinking he's dead, the girl he loves marries his cousin. D, R P
1935 United States The Last Outpost Charles Barton
Louis J. Gasnier
Adventure D
1935 United States Rendezvous William K. Howard Espionage D
1936 United States The Road to Glory Howard Hawks Remake of Les Croix de bois, trench warfare on the Western Front D
1936 United Kingdom Secret Agent Alfred Hitchcock Espionage D
1936 United States Suzy George Fitzmaurice Espionage D
1937 France Grand Illusion La Grande Illusion Jean Renoir Two French POWs plot their escape D
1937 France Mademoiselle Docteur Salonique, nid d'espions G. W. Pabst During the First World War, a woman doctor falls in love with one of her patients who turns out to be a German spy. She herself ends up working for German intelligence. A, D
1937 United Kingdom A Romance in Flanders Lost on the Western Front Maurice Elvey Set during the First World War with the British Expeditionary Force in Flanders. D, R
1937 United Kingdom Under Secret Orders Mademoiselle Docteur Edmond T. Gréville During the First World War, a woman doctor falls in love with one of her patients who turns out to be a German spy. She herself ends up working for German intelligence. A, D
1937 United States Street of Shadows Mademoiselle Docteur G. W. Pabst During the First World War, a woman doctor falls in love with one of her patients who turns out to be a German spy. She herself ends up working for German intelligence. A, D
1937 United States They Gave Him a Gun W.S. Van Dyke Jimmy is drafted in Fred's troop in WW1 and becomes vicious with his gun, wins a medal, then weds Fred's nurse girlfriend, Rose. Years later after the war, Rose discovers Jimmy is a gangster, has him arrested, and finds a job in Fred's circus as Jimmy escapes, determined to kill Fred. D N
1937 United States The Road Back James Whale How German soldiers struggle with life in post-war Germany. D
1938 United States The Shopworn Angel H.C. Potter Shortly after the United States enters World War I in 1917, a Broadway actress agrees to let a naive soldier court her in order to impress his friends, but a real romance soon begins. D, R S
1938 United States Alexander's Ragtime Band Henry King Musical A
1938 United States Block-Heads John G. Blystone Comedy A
1938 United States Men with Wings William A. Wellman US pilot on the Western Front A
1938 United States The Dawn Patrol Edmund Goulding RFC pilots on the Western Front A
1939 United States Hotel Imperial Robert Florey In a frontier town alternatively occupied by the Austrians and the Russians, a Polish woman joins a hotel as a maid to seek revenge on the Austrian officer that caused her sister's suicide. D P
1939 United States Nurse Edith Cavell Herbert Wilcox True story of an English nurse caught up in the horrors of the First World War. Working in a Brussels hospital, Edith Cavell becomes sympathetic to the plight of the Belgians. So appalled is she by the German conquerors that she becomes involved with a secret underground resistance movement. D
1939 United States The Roaring Twenties Raoul Walsh Drama A
1939 United Kingdom The Spy in Black Michael Powell Espionage A
1940 United States The Fighting 69th William Keighley New York City's 69th Regiment, with Donovan (OSS) and Kilmer (poet) D
1940 United States The Great Dictator Charlie Chaplin Jewish barber on the Western Front A
1941 United States Sergeant York Howard Hawks Sgt. Alvin York A
1942 United States Yankee Doodle Dandy Michael Curtiz George M. Cohan A
1942 United States For Me and My Gal Busby Berkeley Musical A
1943 United Kingdom The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Michael Powell
Emeric Pressburger
Drama A
1943 United States This Is the Army Michael Curtiz Musical A
1944 United States Wilson Henry King President Woodrow Wilson D, R
1951 United Kingdom
United States
The African Queen John Huston War in German East Africa A, R
1951 Italy The Caiman of the Piave Il caimano del Piave Giorgio Bianchi Espionage on the front of the Piave river in 1918 D
1951 Italy Without a Flag Senza bandiera Lionello De Felice Italian agents discover an Austrian spy ring in Zürich D
1952 Italy Brothers of Italy Fratelli d'Italia Fausto Saraceni Nazario Sauro, Istrian Italian, fights against Austria D
1952 United States What Price Glory John Ford American infantry on the Western Front M
1953 United States The Royal African Rifles Lesley Selander British East Africa A
1954 Italy Woe to the Vanquished Ones Guai ai vinti Raffaello Matarazzo Austrian occupation troops mistreat Italian women D N
1955 United States East of Eden Elia Kazan American home front D
1957 United States A Farewell to Arms Charles Vidor,
John Huston (uncredited)
American soldier and British nurse D, R N
1957 United States Paths of Glory Stanley Kubrick French infantry on the Western Front D N
1959 Italy The Great War La Grande Guerra Mario Monicelli The story of an odd couple of army buddies in World War I D, C
1962 United Kingdom
United States
Lawrence of Arabia David Lean T. E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt A
1964 United Kingdom King & Country Joseph Losey British soldier tried for desertion D
1964 Yugoslavia March on the Drina Marš na Drinu (Марш на Дрину) Žika Mitrović Battle of Cer [2] A, D
1964 France
Italy
Mata Hari, agent H21 Mata Hari Agent H 21 Jean-Louis Richard Spy Mata Hari D, R
1966 United Kingdom The Blue Max John Guillermin German fighter pilot on the Western Front A
1966 France King of Hearts Le Roi de Coeur Philipe de Broca Inmates of an insane asylum take over a village abandoned during the war C
1969 Italy
Yugoslavia
Fräulein Doktor Fräulein Doktor Alberto Lattuada Elsbeth Schragmüller D
1969 United Kingdom Oh! What a Lovely War Richard Attenborough Satirical chronicle of the war M
1970 United States Darling Lili Blake Edwards German female spy in Paris M
1970 Italy
Yugoslavia
Many Wars Ago Uomini Contro Francesco Rosi Italian infantry on the Venetian Front D
1971 United States Johnny Got His Gun Dalton Trumbo Plight of a highly wounded soldier in a military hospital D N
1971 United States Von Richthofen and Brown Roger Corman Air war on the Western Front A
1971 United Kingdom Zeppelin Etienne Périer British double agent A, D
1972 Yugoslavia Pukovnikovica Đorđe Kadijević Waning Austro-Hungarian Empire D
1976 United Kingdom Aces High Jack Gold RFC on the Western Front A
1976 France
Ivory Coast
Black and White in Color Noirs et Blancs en Couleur Jean-Jacques Annaud Impact of the war on the native populations of Africa C, D
1976 Australia Break of Day Ken Hannam A wounded Gallipoli survivor returns to Australia D
1976 United Kingdom Shout at the Devil Peter R. Hunt War in East Africa A
1978 Romania Ecaterina Teodoroiu Dinu Cocea Ecaterina Teodoroiu D, L M
1981 Australia Gallipoli Peter Weir Australian infantry in the Gallipoli Campaign D
1981 Romania The soldier's trap Capcana mercenarilor Sergiu Nicolaescu Romanian Army in Romanian Front D
1982 Italy Porca Vacca Pasquale Festa Campanile Love, Scams and War on the Italian Front C, R, D
1983 Canada The Wars Robin Phillips Canadian soldier on the Western Front D N
1985 United States Mata Hari Curtis Harrington Spy Mata Hari D
1987 Australia The Lighthorsemen Simon Wincer Australian cavalry in the Battle of Beersheba (1917) D
1987 Soviet Union Moonzund Moonzund (Моонзунд) Valentin Pikul Russian Captain and German female spy during the Battle of Moon Sound D, R
1989 France Life and Nothing But La vie et rien d'autre Bertrand Tavernier Identification of French soldiers missing in action after the war D
1992 New Zealand Chunuk Bair Dale G. Bradley Wellington Regiment at the Battle of Gallipoli D
1992 Wales[3][4][5] Hedd Wyn Paul Turner Welsh poet Ellis Evans (Hedd Wyn) killed at the Battle of Passchendaele D
1994 United States Legends of the Fall Edward Zwick Montana family during the early 20th century D
1996 Italy The Border La Frontiera Franco Giraldi Italian officer from Dalmatia deserts the Austrian Army, but is captured and executed D N
1996 France Captain Conan Capitaine Conan Bertrand Tavernier French occupation troops in Southeastern Europe after the surrender of Bulgaria D
1996 United States In Love and War Richard Attenborough Ernest Hemingway and Agnes von Kurowsky R
1997 United Kingdom Regeneration Gillies MacKinnon Siegfried Sassoon D N
1999 United Kingdom
France
The Trench William Boyd British soldiers at the Battle of the Somme D
1999 Romania The Death Triangle Triunghiul Morţii Sergiu Nicolaescu Romanian soldiers in 1917 D
2000 United States The Legend of Bagger Vance Robert Redford
2004 Canada A Bear Named Winnie John Kent Harrison Winnipeg the Bear D, F
2004 France A Very Long Engagement Un long dimanche de fiançailles Jean-Pierre Jeunet Parallel story of a French soldier MIA and his fiancée in rural Brittany D
2004 United States Company K Robert Clem American veteran writes about the company in which he served D
2005 Belgium
France
Germany
Romania
United Kingdom
Joyeux Noël Merry Christmas Christian Carion Christmas truce of 1914 D, R
2006 United States Flyboys Tony Bill The Lafayette Escadrille A, D
2006 Japan The Ode to Joy Baruto no Gakuen Masanobu Deme German POWs in Japan D
2006 United Kingdom Quiet Flows the Don Sergey Bondarchuk Don Cossack during the war, the October Revolution and the Russian Civil War D N
2008 Russia Admiral Admiral (Адмиралъ) Andrey Kravchuk Alexander Kolchak D, R
2008 United Kingdom Einstein and Eddington Philip Martin Development of the Theory of Relativity D
2008 Spain[6][7] Flying Heroes / The Aviators Cher Ami... ¡y yo! Miquel Pujol Animated film. Cher Ami is sent to help an American battalion trapped behind enemy lines. F
2008 United States Haber Daniel Ragussis Fritz Haber D
2008 Turkey 120 120 Özhan Eren Children supplying munition to the Ottoman troops during the Battle of Sarikamish D
2008 Canada Passchendaele Paul Gross Canadian infantry on the Western Front, and the Crucified Soldier D
2008 Germany
United Kingdom
United States
The Red Baron [8] Nikolai Müllerschön Baron Manfred von Richthofen D, R
2009 Serbia St. George Shoots the Dragon Sveti Georgije ubiva aždahu (Свети Георгије убива аждаху) Srđan Dragojević Battle of Cer [9] D P
2009 Germany
Austria
France
Italy
The White Ribbon Das weisse Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (in German) Michael Haneke Mysterious happenings in a German village in the lead up to the war D
2010 Australia Beneath Hill 60 Jeremy Sims Oliver Woodward D
2010 Turkey Veda Zülfü Livaneli Salih Bozok with the trace of life with Mustafa Kemal L M
2011 Croatia Josef Josef Stanislav Tomić Croat soldier in the Austro-Hungarian Army A
2011 United States
United Kingdom
War Horse Steven Spielberg Devon youth and his horse on the Western Front D C
2012 Turkey Canakkale 1915 Çanakkale 1915 Yesim Sezgin Dardanelles Campaign and the ensuing Gallipoli Campaign, as seen from the Turkish side. D
2012 United Kingdom Private Peaceful Pat O'Connor Devon Set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice. D C
2012 Turkey Sons of Çanakkale Çanakkale Çocukları Gallipoli Campaign: two brothers fight in 2 sides F, D C, M
2013 Turkey The Long Way Home Eve Dönüş: Sarıkamış 1915 Alphan Eşeli Family during the Battle of Sarikamish D, A
2013 Australia Forbidden Ground John Earl
Adrian Powers
Three British soldiers stranded in no man's land D, A, F, L P, M
2013 Turkey Gallipoli: End of the Road Çanakkale: Yolun Sonu Kemal Uzun Turkish sniper during the Gallipoli Campaign D, A P
2014 Italy Greenery Will Bloom Again Torneranno i prati Ermanno Olmi War on the Asiago plateau at the end of 1917 D S
2014 Singapore Hearts from the Somme James Stevens Story of friends during the Battle of the Somme D
2014 Austria
Italy
United States
The Silent Mountain Der stille Berg(in German)
La montagna silenziosa (in Italian)
Ernst Gossner Austrian soldier fights his way through the Alps to rescue his love and escape the impending explosion that will rock the mountain D
2014 United Kingdom Testament of Youth James Kent Vera Brittain, an independent young woman who abandoned her Oxford studies to become a war nurse D, R M
2015 Russia Batal'on" Battalion (Батальонъ) Dmitry Meskhiev 1st Russian Women's Battalion of Death D, R
2015 Italy Private Soldato semplice Paolo Cevoli Elementary teacher on the front after the Battle of Caporetto C
2017 United Kingdom Journey's End Saul Dibb British infantry on the Western Front D
2017 France See You Up There Au revoir là-haut Albert Dupontel Lieutnant Pradelle, by ordering a senseless assault, just before the end of the war, destroys lives of Edouard Pericourt and Albert Maillard, who mount a monumental scam after war for surviving D N
2018 India Sajjan Singh Rangroot Pankaj Batra It is a Punjabi movie about a Sikh soldier in British Indian Army who is deputed to Europe to fight in World War I. A,D
2019 United States Tolkien Dome Karukoski J.R.R Tolkien D
2019 United States 1917 Sam Mendes 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 of soldiers, Blake’s own brother among them. D
* Genre: Drama, Action/Adventure, Romance, Comedy, Musical, Family, Lost film.
Source material: Novel, Play, Memoir, Book (non-fiction), Short story, Children's book, Verse (poetry), Article.

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Television films and series[edit]

Year Country Main title Original title Director Subject *
1966 West Germany
Netherlands
The Mata Hari Case†· Der Fall Mata Hari Paul Verhoeven Spy Mata Hari D
1974 United Kingdom Fall of Eagles (miniseries) John Elliot (creator) The Habsburgs, the Hohenzollerns and the Romanovs to 1918 D, R
1976 United States Once an Eagle (miniseries) Richard Michaels, E.W. Swackhamer Two US Army officers D, R N
1977 United Kingdom Wings Jim Goddard
Gareth Davis
Donald McWhinnie
Desmond Davis
Two British fighter pilots on the Western Front D
1979 United States
United Kingdom
All Quiet on the Western Front Im Westen nichts Neues Delbert Mann German infantry on the Western Front D N
1981 Netherlands Mata Hari (miniseries) Mata Hari John Van de Rest Spy Mata Hari D
1982 Australia 1915 (miniseries) Di Drew,
Chris Thomson
Two rural Australians join the ANZACs D
1985 Australia Anzacs (miniseries) Pino Amenta,
John Dixon,
George Miller
Australian infantry in Europe D
1986 Italy
West Germany
Mino (miniseries) Mino - Il piccolo alpino(in Italian)
Mino – Ein Junge zwischen den Fronten(in German)
Gianfranco Albano Italian boy fights with the Alpini A, D
1989 United Kingdom Blackadder Goes Forth Richard Boden British soldiers in Flanders C
1992 United States The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
"London, May 1916" (aired March 11)
Carl Schultz Wartime London A, R
1992 United States The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
"Verdun, September 1916" (aired March 25)
Rene Manzor The Battle of Verdun A, D
1992 United States The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
"German East Africa, December 1916" (aired April 1)
Simon Wincer Colonial war in the Belgian Congo A, D
1992 United States The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
"Congo, January 1917" (aired April 8)
Simon Wincer Albert Schweitzer in wartime Gabon D
1992 United States The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
"Austria, March 1917" (aired September 21)
Vic Armstrong The Sixtus Affair A
1992 United States The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
"Somme, early August 1916" (aired September 28)
Simon Wincer The Battle of the Somme A, D
1992 United States The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
"Germany, Mid-August 1916" (aired October 5)
Simon Wincer Prison camps in Germany A
1992 United States The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
"Barcelona, May 1917" (aired October 12)
Terry Jones Espionage in neutral Spain C
1993 United States The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
"Princeton, February 1916" (aired March 20)
Joe Johnston German saboteurs in America A
1993 United States The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
"Petrograd, July 1917" (aired March 27)
Simon Wincer Petrograd July Days D
1993 United States The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
"Northern Italy, June 1918" (aired April 17)
Bille August Ernest Hemingway in the Italian Front C
1993 United States The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
"Young Indiana Jones and the Phantom Train of Doom" (aired June 5)
Peter MacDonald War in German East Africa, Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck A
1993 United States The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
"Ireland, April 1916" (aired June 12)
Gillies MacKinnon The Easter Rebellion A
1993 United States The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
"Paris, October 1916" (aired July 10)
Nicolas Roeg Spy Mata Hari D, R
1993 United States The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
"Istanbul, September 1918" (aired July 17)
Mike Newell Spionage during the Fall of the Ottoman Empire D
1993 United States The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
"Paris, May 1919" (aired July 24)
David Hare The Treaty of Versailles D
1995 United States The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
"Young Indiana Jones and the Treasure of the Peacock's Eye" (aired January 15)
Carl Schultz Armistice with Germany
(prologue)
A
1995 United States The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
"Young Indiana Jones and the Attack of the Hawkmen" (aired October 8)
Ben Burtt Air war on the Western Front A
1995 United States Truman Frank Pierson Harry S. Truman, US Army D B
1996 United States The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
"Prague, August 1917" (unaired)
Robert Young Espionage, Franz Kafka C
1996 United States The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
"Palestine, October 1917" and "Palestine 1917" (unaired)
Simon Wincer The Battle of Beersheba A
1996 United States The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
"Morocco 1917" (unaired)
Michael Schultz The Zaian Revolt A, R
1999 United Kingdom
United States
All the King's Men Julian Jarrold The Sandringham Company D B
2001 United States The Lost Battalion Russell Mulcahy The Lost Battalion A, D
2002 United States The Man Who Saved Christmas Sturla Gunnarsson Alfred Carlton Gilbert A, D
2003 United Kingdom The Lost Prince Stephen Poliakoff Prince John C
2005 Russia The Fall of the Empire Гибель Империи (Gibel Imperii) Vladimir Khotinenko The Russian Revolution D S
2007 Italy Love and War†· L'amore e la guerra Giacomo Campiotti Inspired to Rudyard Kipling's The War in the Mountains and Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms D B, N
2007 United Kingdom My Boy Jack Brian Kirk Rudyard Kipling's son Jack at the Battle of Loos D P, V
2007 Canada The Great War Brian McKenna Canadian infantry on the Western Front D
2008 Syria
Lebanon
United Arab Emirates
Qatar
Lawrence Al Arab لورانس العرب Thaer Mousa T. E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt D M, S
2009 Turkey The Thoroughfare of Çanakkale†· Çanakkale Geçilmez Gallipoli Campaign: a flashbacks story between two friends (one has died) M
2012 United Kingdom Birdsong Philip Martin British officer recounts the days he spent with his lover before the war during the Battle of the Somme D N
2012 Russia Passion for Chapay Страсты по Чапаю Future Soviet officer Vasily Chapayev at the World War I D, A
2013 United Kingdom The Wipers Times ' Ian Hislop D, C
2013 Belgium In Flanders Fields In Vlaamse Velden Jan Matthys D
2013 Germany Odyssey of Heroes Die Männer der Emden Berengar Pfahl SMS Emden D, A
2014 United Kingdom 37 Days Justin Hardy The diplomatic negotiations leading to the First World War. D
2014 New Zealand Field Punishment No 1 Peter Burger Four brothers who are conscientious objectors are deported to the front in France and successfully refuse military service and oppose military inhumanity even confronted with cruel field punishment D
2014 Australia ANZAC Girls Australian women at the Western Front D M
2014 England Our World War British forces in WWI
2015 Italy Mud and Glory - The Great War†· Fango e gloria - La Grande Guerra Leonardo Tiberi Fictional story of the war experiences of the Italian unknown soldier D
2015 Australia Deadline Gallipoli Michael Rymer The Gallipoli Campaign from the point of view of war correspondents Charles Bean, Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, Phillip Schuler and Keith Murdoch. D
2015 France Deserters Les fusillés Philippe Triboit The adventure of two men as they struggle to prove their innocence in front of the firing line during the Great War[10]
* Genre: Drama, Action/Adventure, Romance, Comedy, Musical, Family.
Source material: Novel, Play, Memoir, Book (non-fiction), Short story, Children's book, Verse (poetry), Article.

(Science) fiction and fantasy[edit]

Year Country Main title Original title Director Subject
1960 United States The Twilight Zone
"The Last Flight" (1960 episode)
William Claxton A pilot time travels from World War I
1964 United States Carol for Another Christmas Joseph L. Mankiewicz Daniel Grudge fought in World War I
1969 United Kingdom Doctor Who
"The War Games" (1969 episode)
David Maloney The Doctor and his companions end up in World War I
1986 United Kingdom Biggles John Hough A 20th century salesman time-travels back to 1917 and meets pilot "Biggles"
1986 United States The Twilight Zone
"The Convict's Piano" (1986 episode)
Thomas J. Wright A convict time travels to World War I
1996 United States The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
"Transylvania, January 1918" (unaired episode)
Dick Maas Indiana Jones runs into a Romanian general who might be a vampire
2002 United Kingdom Deathwatch Michael J. Bassett British soldiers find a demonic being in a captured German trench
2017 United States Wonder Woman
Patty Jenkins Diana Prince fights in World War I
Source material: Novel, Play, Memoir, Book (non-fiction), Short story, Children's book, Verse (poetry), Article.

Documentary[edit]

Year Country Main title Original title Director Subject
1916 United Kingdom The Battle of the Somme Geoffrey Malins
John McDowell
British Army at the Battle of the Somme, 1916
1918 United States The Sinking of the Lusitania Winsor McCay Animated. Sinking of the RMS Lusitania
1934 Italy Gloria - The Great War †· Gloria - La grande guerra Roberto Omegna Italy in World War I
2005 Turkey Gallipoli Gelibolu Tolga Örnek The Gallipoli campaign, as told by soldiers on both sides
2017 United States Black Jack Pershing: Love and War Bernard R. McCoy John J. Pershing
2018 New Zealand
United Kingdom
They Shall Not Grow Old Peter Jackson

Derived conflicts[edit]

Anglo-Irish War and Irish Civil War[edit]

Year Country Main title Original title Director Subject *
1941 Nazi Germany My Life for Ireland Mein Leben für Irland Max W. Kimmich The son of an Irish rebel is sent to an English boarding school for re-education D
2006 Ireland
United Kingdom
The Wind That Shakes the Barley Ken Loach Two Cork brothers join the IRA D
* Genre: Drama, Action/Adventure, Romance, Comedy, Musical, Family.
Source material: Novel, Play, Memoir, Book (non-fiction), Short story, Children's book, Verse (poetry), Article.
Soviet stamp honouring film Chapaev

Russian Revolution and Russian Civil War[edit]

Year Country Main title
(Alternative title)
Original title
(Original script)
Director Subject *
1927 United States Mockery Benjamin Christensen A mentally challenged peasant saves a countess, then obsesses over her D
1928 Soviet Union October: Ten Days That Shook the World (October) Oktyabr': Desyat' dney kotorye potryasli mir (Октябрь (Десять дней, которые потрясли мир)) Sergei Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov October Revolution of 1917 D B
1929 Soviet Union Arsenal Arsenal (Арсенал) / Yanvarskoye vosstaniye v Kiyeve v 1918 godu (Январское восстание в Киеве в 1918 году) Alexander Dovzhenko Kiev Arsenal January Uprising in 1918
1934 Soviet Union Chapaev Chapaev (Чапаев) Georgi Vasilyev, Sergei Vasilyev Red Army hero Vasily Chapayev A N
1934 United States British Agent Michael Curtiz Espionage D
1937 United Kingdom Knight Without Armour (Knight Without Armor) Jacques Feyder British agent saves Russian countess from the bolsheviks D N
1939 Soviet Union Shchors Shchors (Щopc) Alexander Dovzhenko, Yuliya Solntseva Partisan leader Nikolai Shchors
1958 Soviet Union And Quiet Flows the Don Tikhii Don (Тихий Дон) Sergei Gerasimov Don Cossack village between 1912 and 1922 D
1967 Hungary
Soviet Union
The Red and the White Csillagosok, katonák Miklós Jancsó Hungarian Communist volunteers in the Russian Civil War D
1968 Soviet Union Two army comrads Служили два товарища Eugine Karelov Drama of the Russian Civil War D
1970 Soviet Union White Sun of the Desert Beloye solntse pustyni (Белое солнце пустыни) Vladimir Motyl The Basmachi revolt A
1981 United States Reds Warren Beatty John Reed D
2005 Russia Nine Lives of Nestor Makhno (miniseries) Devyat zhizney Nestora Makhno (Девять жизней Нестора Махно) Nikolai Kapta Ukrainian anarchist Nestor Makhno D
* Genre: Drama, Action/Adventure, Romance, Comedy, Musical, Family.
Source material: Novel, Play, Memoir, Book (non-fiction), Short story, Children's book, Verse (poetry), Article.

Grigori Rasputin[edit]

Year Country Main title
Original title
(Original script)
Director Subject *
1996 United States Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny (TV) Uli Edel His last four years (1912–16) D

Turkish War of Independence[edit]

Year Country Main title Original title Director Subject *
1970 United Kingdom You Can't Win 'Em All Peter Collinson Two American veterans join a gang of Turkish mercenaries in an escort mission A
2007 Turkey The Last Ottoman: Knockout Ali Son Osmanlı Yandım Ali Mustafa Şevki Doğan Discharged Ottoman Navy veteran joins Mustafa Kemal's army A
2014 Australia
Turkey
United States
The Water Diviner Russell Crowe Australian farmer travels to Turkey to try to locate his three missing sons who went missing in the Battle of Gallipoli. A N
* Genre: Drama, Action/Adventure, Romance, Comedy, Musical, Family.
Source material: Novel, Play, Memoir, Book (non-fiction), Short story, Children's book, Verse (poetry), Article.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • ^† This English language title is a literal translation from its original foreign language title.
    This title should always be replaced by an English language release title when that information becomes available.

References[edit]

  1. ^ This film is available at the Internet Archive.
  2. ^ The film takes its name from the song "Marš na Drinu".
  3. ^ "The BFI: Hedd Wyn (1992)". British Film Institute website. British Film Institute. 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Media Education Wales: Hedd Wyn (English)". Media Ed website. British Film Institute. 2001. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  5. ^ "House of Commons – Culture, Media and Sport – written evidence". UK Parliament website. Parliament of the United Kingdom. 18 September 2003. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  6. ^ Official Site
  7. ^ Credits
  8. ^ An international co-production in English.
  9. ^ There is a TV miniseries based on the film.
  10. ^ Eurochannel. "Deserters - Philippe Triboit - France - Eurochannel". Eurochannel: The European TV channel - European movies, TV series and music. Retrieved 2016-02-10.