Best World War 1 Movies: Each and every one of us is aware of those history books which every now and then talked about what has been happening since the beginning of mankind on this earth. We know that people (leaving exceptions behind) nowadays are not much eager to know everything about their past.
For these people, such movies are brought into existence by some of the best filmmakers. These kinds of movies cannot only be considered as the one which is only dedicated to making people get entertained but also highlighting those facts about the history. And this obviously can be categorised as one of the best ways to make people get closer to the history which they are in one or other way connected to.
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There are many of those conflicts we have heard about by now. World War I among which is considered as the first ever scandalous conflict that took millions of lives in order to fulfil the dreams of those handfuls of leaders. Though, it is been said that World War II, somehow took over this first war and which made this to not to stay in the limelight for long.
These movies mentioned here are some of the best ones featuring World War I and its true stories:
Best World War 1 Movies
1. Admiral (2008)
A movie from the year 2008, talks about the Imperial Russian Navy’s vice admiral and also the leader of an anti-communist white movement, named as Alexander Kolchak. This is actually the story where this young man is struggling over to create something big and also in mid of which how he falls in love with his colleague’s wife.
IMDb Rating – 6.9/10
2. My Boy Jack (2007)
This is one of the hell stories from the year 2007, which talks about how Rudyard’s son, Jack Kipling wanted to become a soldier but goes missing after a while. And the movie shows how his father makes upon that frantic search for him. An obviously true story, written by Rudyard Kipling is obviously an awesome piece to make someone go amazed.
IMDb Rating – 7.3/10
3. The Blue Max (1966)
A British war film from 1966 talks about the flying experts of the great World War I. This movie in here is featuring a man, a young man or consider him as a pilot from German air force who is not been liked by many people. Reason being his belonging to the lower middle class, but anyhow he manages to earn the medal after killing 20 of those enemy planes.
IMDb Rating – 7.1/10
4. The Fighting 69th (1940)
This movie from the year 1940 is based upon the true event of activities that took place in New York City’s 69th infantry regiment during the time of First World War. Here at main is featured a soldier who is somehow swaggering and selfish kinda here. One cannot really call him the man with disciplines and this is what comes out to become the main reason behind many of those innocent deaths during the conflict.
IMDb Rating – 6.8/10
5. A Very Long Engagement (2004)
This war movie actually features the French love story from the time of World War I. This is about a young woman, named as Mathilde, who makes a journey to look for her fiancé. It was about World War I when Mathilde’s fiancé got posted at Somme and was after sometime marked as dead with four other soldiers. This journey is actually going to turn out as something beautiful though.
IMDb Rating – 7.7/10
6. The African Queen (1951)
This mind blowing WW1 movie is actually said to be based upon the novel, the African Queen written by C.S. Forester during the time of 1935, which is a love story. It basically features, Charlie Allnut, the captain of Steamer, also which is known by the name of African Queen who meets the sister of British missionary Samuel Sayer, named as Rose Sayer. Though both of them are completely different from each other but anyhow they fell in love and the story takes a huge twist while moving forward.
IMDb Rating – 7.9/10
7. Paths of Glory (1957)
The movie features four of the French soldiers which got executed during the time of World War I. Reason being the failure of following those orders by the Major General Geraud Reveilhac. Also, there is a novel named as paths of glory written by Humphrey Cobb during the time of 1935, getting inspired out of which is this movie brought out. This is actually considered as that epic one which is presenting the wartime.
IMDb Rating – 8.5/10
8. A Little Princess (1995)
The movie features the story of a young girl who is forced to become the part of the life of slavery. Reason being the Great War in which her father goes missing and then after some time considered to be dead. You can actually consider this as a real heartbreaking movie depicting the true life story of a little girl.
IMDb Rating – 7.7/10
9. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Lawrence of Arabia is based on the life of one British soldier named as T.E. Lawrence, this movie tells about how this lieutenant during his evaluation with country’s ally was impressed by Faisal. As a result of which he decided to work on Faisal’s plan for attacking the British enemy. T.E. Lawrence is said to be the whole complete package as a British archaeologist, diplomat and a military officer.
IMDb Rating – 8.3/10
10. Gallipoli (1981)
Gallipoli is actually about the two Australian soldiers who when sent to the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey to become the part of the fight of World War 1, faced those real bad and brutal realities of the whole of the thing.
IMDb Rating – 7.5/10
11. Aces High (1976)
This WW1 film is based on the real-life events of a Michael named operation, that actually is believed to make the spring go offensively. The movie, all in all, features the expert named as major Gresham and also the fresh recruit named as Lt. Croft, who is by the way talented enough to be there. Gresham here is actually an idol for Croft whose teaching he follows by and walks over the path of making something good for the country. But, the twist is that this period of idolising doesn’t last for so long.
IMDb Rating – 6.6/10
12. Flyboys (2006)
Consider this movie as more of a biopic than some other story which talks about Lafayette Escadrille. This is actually the band of young Americans who are believed to volunteer for the French army before the time they participated in the war with the US. Talking about the whole of the action series this movie at whole depicts the life of young men who became that first fighter pilot.
IMDb Rating – 6.6/10
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So, here are some of the best World War 1 movies which are nail-biting and will keep you glued to your seat. Do not forget to get them added to your “must-watch” list, you’ll feel more attached to your history unlike anything else.
Also let us know any more such movies based on World War 1 that you find interesting? Do let us know in comments below and we will update the list!