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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 Fred Zinnemann, Lew Ayres, ZaSu Pitts

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Paths of Glory Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, Richard Anderson

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

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Sergeant York Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie

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RichardLeslie added Gallipoli Mel Gibson, Bill Hunter, Robert Grubb

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The African Queen Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley

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The Blue Max Ursula Andress, George Peppard, Peter Woodthorpe

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The Lost Battalion Charles White Whittlesey, Gaston Glass, Robert Alexander

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MichaelBeltran added The Red Baron Lena Headey, Joseph Fiennes, Til Schweiger

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mr.shaw123 added Beneath Hill 60 Bella Heathcote, Jacqueline McKenzie, Aden Young

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FrankGutt added The Lost Battalion Ricky Schroder, Jay Rodan, Jamie Harris

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Trioxin245 added The Grand Illusion Erich von Stroheim, Jean Gabin, Marcel Dalio

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War Horse Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Emily Watson

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sebbzor added Joyeux Noël Daniel Brühl, Ian Richardson, Guillaume Canet

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MichaelBeltran added Flyboys James Franco, Jean Reno, Philip Winchester

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Trioxin245 added Wings Gary Cooper, Clara Bow, Hedda Hopper

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

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elcid86 added My Boy Jack Daniel Radcliffe, Carey Mulligan, Kim Cattrall

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The Fighting 69th James Cagney, George Reeves, Joseph Crehan

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RobertThomas added The Light Horsemen Simon Wincer 1988

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KathleenSzczepaniak added 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 songs like "Over ...

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Jan Spoor added The Dawn Patrol Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Frank McHugh

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Hell's Angels. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies
EricShawnBirk added Hell's Angels.

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Jan Spoor added The Dawn Patrol David Niven, Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone

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What Price Glory? Dolores del Río, Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe

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Tom Webb added A Farewell to Arms Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, Adolphe Menjou

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taichungcanuck added Regeneration 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 Wilfred Owen.

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PaulBischof added Shout at the Devil Roger Moore, Ian Holm, Lee Marvin

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Tom Webb added Westfront 1918 Vladimir Sokoloff, Gustav Diessl, Aribert Mog

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Testament of Youth is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies
MejaEhrenström added Testament of Youth

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PaulBischof added Zeppelin Elke Sommer, Michael York, Anton Diffring

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LaurencePeery added The Big Parade Karl Dane, Renée Adorée, John Gilbert

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Trioxin245 added The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, John Laurie

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Waterloo Bridge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies
Tom Webb added Waterloo Bridge Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, C. Aubrey Smith

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Trioxin245 added The White Ribbon Rainer Bock, Birgit Minichmayr, Susanne Lothar

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Tom Webb added Wooden Crosses Charles Vanel, Pierre Blanchar, Harry Baur

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Jan Spoor added Capitaine Conan Samuel Le Bihan, Philippe Torreton, Catherine Rich

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PaulBischof added Frauline Doktor

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Tom Webb added Waterloo Bridge Bette Davis, Doris Lloyd, Douglass Montgomery

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Tom Webb added Journey's End Colin Clive, Billy Bevan, Anthony Bushell

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Tom Webb added The Eagle and the Hawk Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Fredric March

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Darling Lili Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson, Lance Percival

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The Four Horsemen of the Apoca... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies
stubb added The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Rudolph Valentino, Ramon Novarro, Wallace Beery

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Life and Nothing But is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies
stubb added Life and Nothing But Philippe Noiret, Sabine Azéma, Michel Duchaussoy

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The Officers' Ward is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best World War 1 Movies
DavidBrumpton added The Officers' Ward André Dussollier, Éric Caravaca, Jean-Michel Portal

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Tom Webb added Broken Lullaby Lionel Barrymore, ZaSu Pitts, Phillips Holmes

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iknowwhatawesternis added Birdsong Eddie Redmayne, Richard Madden, Matthew Goode

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Valdave added Johnny Got His Gun Donald Sutherland, Jason Robards Jr., Timothy Bottoms