The Best World War 1 Movies

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This is a list of the best World War 1 movies ever made with pictures. The following WW1 films list can be sorted by cast, year, director, or more. The list of movies about World War 1 films includes American and foreign titles, and ranges from "All Quiet on the Western Front" to "Lawrence of Arabia." This list also has WW1 movie titles you can click on for more information on the films. You can even rerank this World War 1 films list in order to start your own. This is one of many kinds of war movies.

The list might not have all the World War 1 movies, but they are considered the best.
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    All Quiet on the Western Front is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    All Quiet on the Western Front Fred Zinnemann, Lew Ayres, ZaSu Pitts

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    Paths of Glory is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies


    Paths of Glory Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, Richard Anderson

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    Lawrence of Arabia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies


    Lawrence of Arabia Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

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    Sergeant York is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies


    Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie

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    Gallipoli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Gallipoli Mel Gibson, Bill Hunter, Robert Grubb

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    The Lost Battalion is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies


    Charles White Whittlesey, Gaston Glass, Robert Alexander

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    The Blue Max is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies


    The Blue Max Ursula Andress, George Peppard, Peter Woodthorpe

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    The African Queen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies


    The African Queen Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley

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    The Red Baron is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Lena Headey, Joseph Fiennes, Til Schweiger

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    The Lost Battalion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Ricky Schroder, Jay Rodan, Jamie Harris

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    Beneath Hill 60 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Bella Heathcote, Jacqueline McKenzie, Aden Young

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    War Horse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies


    War Horse Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Emily Watson

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    Flyboys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    James Franco, Jean Reno, Philip Winchester

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    A Very Long Engagement is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    A Very Long Engagement Jodie Foster, Marion Cotillard, Audrey Tautou

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    The Grand Illusion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    The Grand Illusion Erich von Stroheim, Jean Gabin, Marcel Dalio

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    The Fighting 69th is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies


    James Cagney, George Reeves, Joseph Crehan

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    My Boy Jack is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Daniel Radcliffe, Carey Mulligan, Kim Cattrall

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    Wings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Wings Gary Cooper, Clara Bow, Hedda Hopper

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    Joyeux Noël is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Daniel Brühl, Ian Richardson, Guillaume Canet

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    What Price Glory? is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies


    Dolores del Río, Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe

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    Regeneration is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    James McAvoy, Jonny Lee Miller, Dougray Scott Lt. Seigfried Sassoon is sent to a military psychiatric hospital after his open letter criticizing the conduct of the war is published by The Times.  There he meets fellow patient and poet

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    The Dawn Patrol is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Frank McHugh

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    The Light Horsemen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    The Light Horsemen Simon Wincer 1988

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    Hell's Angels. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Hell's Angels.

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    The Life and Death of Colonel ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, John Laurie

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    The Dawn Patrol is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    David Niven, Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone

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    A Farewell to Arms is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, Adolphe Menjou

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    Yankee Doodle Dandy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Yankee Doodle Dandy James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston This is about life in America prior to WWI.  It includes the isolationism in the USA and how the sinking of the Lusitania changed that. Then George M Cohan tries to join up and instead he wrote

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    Westfront 1918 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Vladimir Sokoloff, Gustav Diessl, Aribert Mog

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    Shout at the Devil is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Roger Moore, Ian Holm, Lee Marvin

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    Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Elke Sommer, Michael York, Anton Diffring

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    Verdun: Visions of History is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Verdun: Visions of History Albert Préjean, Antonin Artaud, Philippe Pétain

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    The Big Parade is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Karl Dane, Renée Adorée, John Gilbert

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    Darling Lili is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson, Lance Percival

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    The White Ribbon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Rainer Bock, Birgit Minichmayr, Susanne Lothar

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    Waterloo Bridge is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Bette Davis, Doris Lloyd, Douglass Montgomery

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    Wooden Crosses is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Wooden Crosses Charles Vanel, Pierre Blanchar, Harry Baur

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    Capitaine Conan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Samuel Le Bihan, Philippe Torreton, Catherine Rich

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    Journey's End is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Colin Clive, Billy Bevan, Anthony Bushell

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    Frauline Doktor is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Frauline Doktor

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    Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, C. Aubrey Smith

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    Broken Lullaby is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Lionel Barrymore, ZaSu Pitts, Phillips Holmes

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    The Eagle and the Hawk is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Fredric March

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    The Four Horsemen of the Apoca... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies

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    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Rudolph Valentino, Ramon Novarro, Wallace Beery

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    The Officers' Ward André Dussollier, Éric Caravaca, Jean-Michel Portal

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    Philippe Noiret, Sabine Azéma, Michel Duchaussoy

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