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1. 1917 (2019)

R | 119 min | Drama, War

8.4
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78 Metascore

April 6th, 1917. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays, Colin Firth

Votes: 252,000 | Gross: $159.18M

2. 12 Monkeys (1995)

R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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74 Metascore

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

Votes: 556,633 | Gross: $57.14M

3. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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62 Metascore

During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover

Votes: 263,616 | Gross: $213.77M

4. Wonder Woman (2017)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.4
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76 Metascore

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis

Votes: 521,029 | Gross: $412.56M

5. The Lost City of Z (2016)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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78 Metascore

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Major Percival Fawcett, who disappeared whilst searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland

Votes: 72,558 | Gross: $8.58M

6. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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76 Metascore

Three trappers protect the daughters of a British Colonel in the midst of the French and Indian War.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig

Votes: 141,813 | Gross: $75.51M

7. Tolkien (2019)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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48 Metascore

The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.

Director: Dome Karukoski | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 24,330 | Gross: $4.54M

8. Paths of Glory (1957)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, War

8.4
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After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

Votes: 166,089

9. They Shall Not Grow Old (II) (2018)

R | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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91 Metascore

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.

Director: Peter Jackson

Votes: 23,915 | Gross: $17.96M

10. A Very Long Engagement (2004)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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76 Metascore

Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 69,375 | Gross: $6.17M

11. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Not Rated | 152 min | Drama, War

8.0
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91 Metascore

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Votes: 55,179 | Gross: $3.27M

12. Gallipoli (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.4
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65 Metascore

Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr, Harold Hopkins

Votes: 35,228 | Gross: $5.73M

13. Lady Chatterley's Lover (2015 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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In 1913 Connie Reid marries wealthy Nottingham colliery owner Sir Clifford Chatterley but he returns from the Great War disabled and in a wheelchair. Connie is loyal but begins to feel ... See full summary »

Director: Jed Mercurio | Stars: Holliday Grainger, Richard Madden, James Norton, Jodie Comer

Votes: 2,561

14. Journey's End (I) (2017)

R | 107 min | Drama, War

6.6
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73 Metascore

Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, as they await their fate.

Director: Saul Dibb | Stars: Paul Bettany, Sam Claflin, Stephen Graham, Tom Sturridge

Votes: 6,602 | Gross: $0.16M

15. Cross of Iron (1977)

R | 119 min | Drama, War

7.5
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German commander Captain Hauptmann Stransky (Maximilian Schell) places a squad in extreme danger after Sergeant Rolf Steiner (James Coburn) refuses to lie for him.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner

Votes: 24,221

16. The Unknown Soldier (2017)

132 min | Drama, War

7.8
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A film adaptation of Väinö Linna's best selling novel The Unknown Soldier (1954) and the novel's unedited manuscript version, Sotaromaani.

Director: Aku Louhimies | Stars: Eero Aho, Johannes Holopainen, Jussi Vatanen, Aku Hirviniemi

Votes: 7,783

17. All Quiet on the Western Front (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, War

7.1
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Ian Holm

Votes: 7,363

18. Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)

130 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National Socialist German Workers' Party prior to World War II.

Stars: Peter Stormare, Friedrich von Thun, Peter O'Toole, Zoe Telford

Votes: 20,304

19. Sergeant York (1941)

Passed | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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A marksman is drafted in World War I and ends up becoming one of the most celebrated war heroes.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias

Votes: 14,553 | Gross: $16.40M

20. The Trench (1999)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, History, War

6.0
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58 Metascore

A story about a group of soldiers' last days before the battle of the Somme in 1916, showing the conditions in the trenches during World War I, and taking you into the minds of the soldiers.

Director: William Boyd | Stars: Paul Nicholls, Daniel Craig, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Danny Dyer

Votes: 2,416

21. Joyeux Noel (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, History, Music

7.7
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70 Metascore

In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other's way of life.

Director: Christian Carion | Stars: Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Natalie Dessay

Votes: 26,684 | Gross: $1.05M

22. The Blue Max (1966)

Approved | 156 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.1
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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.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula Andress, Jeremy Kemp

Votes: 6,087

23. The Lost Battalion (2001 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 92 min | Action, Drama, War

7.0
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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.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Phil McKee, Jamie Harris, Jay Rodan

Votes: 6,451

24. Beneath Hill 60 (2010)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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In 1916, the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company is tunneling beneath German fortifications and bunkers to detonate massive explosive charges.

Director: Jeremy Sims | Stars: Brendan Cowell, Harrison Gilbertson, Steve Le Marquand, Gyton Grantley

Votes: 7,204

25. Land and Freedom (1995)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, War

7.6
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David is an unemployed communist that comes to Spain in 1937 during the civil war to enroll the republicans and defend the democracy against the fascists. He makes friends between the soldiers.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Ian Hart, Rosana Pastor, Icíar Bollaín, Tom Gilroy

Votes: 9,794 | Gross: $0.23M

26. Passchendaele (2008)

R | 114 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.4
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The lives of a troubled veteran, his nurse girlfriend and a naive boy intersect first in Alberta and then in Belgium during the bloody World War I battle of Passchendaele.

Director: Paul Gross | Stars: Paul Gross, Michael Greyeyes, James Kot, Jesse Frechette

Votes: 7,775

27. J'accuse! (1919)

Not Rated | 166 min | Drama, Horror, War

7.7
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The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other's wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of war.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Romuald Joubé, Maxime Desjardins, Séverin-Mars, Angèle Guys

Votes: 1,359

28. The Fighting 69th (1940)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.7
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Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers, Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith that he'll prove himself in the end.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent, Jeffrey Lynn

Votes: 1,687

29. The Great War (1959)

Not Rated | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.2
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The Italian Army fought against the Austrians during World War I.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman, Bernard Blier, Folco Lulli

Votes: 3,516

30. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (II) (1959)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura, Jun Tatara

Votes: 4,586

31. Apocalypse la 1ère Guerre mondiale (2014– )

260 min | Documentary, History, War

8.9
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Colorized historical footage in ascending order of World War 1. Not only the relatively known Flanders and France battles, but also the generally unknown Italian-Austrian, ... See full summary »

Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, François Arnaud, Ferdinand Foch, V.I. Lenin

Votes: 1,988

32. The Lighthorsemen (1987)

PG | 131 min | Drama, War

6.9
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In 1917 when the British forces are bogged down in front of the Turkish and German lines in Palestine they rely on the Australian light horse regiment to break the deadlock.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Peter Phelps, Nick Waters, John Larking, John Heywood

Votes: 1,510

33. Sons o' Guns (1936)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy

6.0
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Broadway star Jimmy Canfield stars in a patriotic show on the great white way during WWI. He plays the heroic soldier, but he is doesn't want to join the Army. To evade some troubles with ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Joan Blondell, Beverly Roberts, Eric Blore

Votes: 145

34. Wooden Crosses (1932)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War

7.7
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World War 1 begins and a young man enlists to fight for his country.

Director: Raymond Bernard | Stars: Pierre Blanchar, Gabriel Gabrio, Charles Vanel, Raymond Aimos

Votes: 1,138

35. The Somme (2005 TV Movie)

102 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.4
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Drama-documentary recounting the events of the 1st July 1916 and the Battle of the Somme on the Western Front during the First World War. Told through the letters and journals of soldiers who were there.

Director: Carl Hindmarch | Stars: Laurence Kennedy, Tilda Swinton, Ed Stoppard, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 400

36. Tuntematon sotilas (2018–2019)

270 min | Drama, War

8.3
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Exploits of a Finnish infantry unit fighting the Soviets in 1942.

Stars: Aku Hirviniemi, Andrei Alen, Jussi Vatanen, Hannes Suominen

Votes: 422

37. Noah's Ark (1928)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, War

6.5
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The Biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood, with a parallel story of soldiers in the First World War.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: Dolores Costello, George O'Brien, Noah Beery, Louise Fazenda

Votes: 636 | Gross: $1.37M

38. Block-Heads (1938)

Approved | 57 min | Comedy, War

7.6
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Stan, who has remained faithfully at his World War I post for twenty years, finally comes home where his best friend, Ollie, takes him in, thus allowing him to discover the many conveniences of the modern world.

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Patricia Ellis, Minna Gombell

Votes: 3,267

39. Behind the Lines (1997)

R | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, James Wilby, Jonny Lee Miller, Stuart Bunce

Votes: 2,139 | Gross: $0.02M

40. Anzacs (1985)

165 min | Drama, History, War

8.1
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Following the lives of a dozen Australian soldiers who served in the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War I which follows them from the 1915 battle of Galipoli, to ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrew Clarke, Paul Hogan, Jon Blake, Megan Williams

Votes: 648

41. Nurse Edith Cavell (1939)

Approved | 108 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.5
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English nurse Edith Cavell is matron in a small private hospital in German-occupied Brussels during WWI. When the son of a recently deceased patient escapes from a German prisoner-of-war ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Edna May Oliver, George Sanders, May Robson

Votes: 258

42. Down River (2018)

70 min | Action, Thriller, War

6.0
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Four soldiers trapped behind enemy lines must confront their fears and desires while finding a way back to their battalion.

Director: Alexander Raye Pimentel | Stars: Nicholas Winand, Cody Poirot, Alexander Raye Pimentel, Zachary Greene

Votes: 770

43. Dark Journey (1937)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Romance, Thriller

6.3
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During World War I, a German spy and a French spy meet and fall in love.

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Vivien Leigh, Joan Gardner, Anthony Bushell

Votes: 1,055

44. The Unknown Soldier (1955)

177 min | Drama, War

8.0
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The tale of a platoon of soldiers during the Continuation War. Based on Väinö Linna's book of the same name.

Director: Edvin Laine | Stars: Kosti Klemelä, Heikki Savolainen, Reino Tolvanen, Veikko Sinisalo

Votes: 6,828

45. Westfront 1918 (1930)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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A group of German infantrymen of the First World War live out their lives in the trenches of France. They find brief entertainment and relief in a village behind the lines, but primarily ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Fritz Kampers, Gustav Diessl, Hans-Joachim Möbis, Claus Clausen

Votes: 1,478

46. War Hunt (1962)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, War

6.3
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Dispatched to the front lines during the Korean War, an idealistic American soldier discovers the horrors of combat and comes at odds with a psychopathic member of his platoon.

Director: Denis Sanders | Stars: John Saxon, Charles Aidman, Sydney Pollack, Tommy Matsuda

Votes: 751

47. Battalion (2015)

120 min | Action, Drama, History

6.5
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Russia, 1917, WWI. This is the story of the 1st Russian Women's Battalion of Death, formed as part of an ill-conceived propaganda ploy by the Russian Provisional Government in late May of 1917.

Director: Dmitriy Meskhiev | Stars: Lesya Andreeva, Mariya Antonova, Mariya Aronova, Nikolay Auzin

Votes: 1,210

48. Many Wars Ago (1970)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War

7.6
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On the Italian/Austrian front during World War I, a disastrous Italian attack upon the Austrian positions leads to a mutiny among the Italian troops.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Mark Frechette, Alain Cuny, Gian Maria Volontè, Giampiero Albertini

Votes: 1,275

49. Fraulein Doktor (1969)

M | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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During the First World War, a female German spy Fraulein Doktor and her team of saboteurs plan to kill Lord Kitchener, obtain the Allied defense plans and steal the new French mustard gas formula.

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Suzy Kendall, Kenneth More, Nigel Green, Alexander Knox

Votes: 375

50. What Price Glory (1952)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.3
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The wartime romantic misadventures of Captain Flagg, commander of a company of US Marines in 1918 France.

Director: John Ford | Stars: James Cagney, Corinne Calvet, Dan Dailey, William Demarest

Votes: 1,065



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