10 Best World War 1 Movies Based On True Stories

Top 10 Best World War 1 Movies

This is a rundown of the best World War 1 Movies based on true stories. The World War 1 was a conflict where millions kicked the bucket and World War 1 was not covered much but the movies like “Lawrence of Arabia’ (1962), ‘Paths of Glory’ (1957), ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (1930) shows us the true events/stories of World War 1. These movies have the broader perspective of the war and its aftermaths. 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”. The list might not have all the World War 1 movies, but they are considered the best.

10. Beneath Hill 60

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Beneath Hill 60 is a 2010 Australian war Movie directed by Jeremy Sims and written by David Roach. Set during World War I, the film tells the story of the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company’s efforts in mining underneath Hill 60 in the Ypres Salient on the Western Front. Beneath Hill 60 was released in Australia on 15 April 2010. In July 2009, it was reported that there were plans to have the film showcased at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Beneath Hill 60 is one of the best Best World War 1 Movies.

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9. The Red Baron

The Red Baron is a 2008 German-British biographical action war movie written and directed by Nikolai Müllerschön about the World War I fighter pilot Manfred von Richthofen, known as the “Red Baron”. The Red Baron was filmed entirely in English to improve its international commercial viability. The Red Baron is one of the best Best World War 1 Movies.

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8. The Lost Battalion

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The Lost Battalion is a 1919 American silent war film. The film was directed by Burton L. King. The movie is about units of the 77th Infantry Division (the “Lost Battalion”) penetrating deep into the Argonne Forest of France during World War I. It is one of the best Best World War 1 Movies. It was released on July 2, 1919, in North America. The film was remade in 2001 by Russell Mulcahy.

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7. The African Queen

The African Queen is a 1951 British-American adventure film directed by John Huston and produced by Sam Spiege and John Woolf. The film is one of the best Best World War 1 Movies. The film was adapted from the 1935 novel of the same name by C. S. Forester. The African Queen was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1994, with the Library of Congress deeming it “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”. The film currently holds a 100% “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 37 reviews.

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6. The Blue Max

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The Blue Max is a 1966 British war film in DeLuxe Color and filmed in CinemaScope, It was directed by John Guillermin, stars George Peppard, James Mason and Ursula Andress, and features Karl Michael Vogler and Jeremy Kemp. The film is about a German fighter pilot on the Western Front during World War I. The screenplay was written by David Pursall, Jack Seddon, and Gerald Hanley, based on the novel of the same name by Jack D. Hunter as adapted by Ben Barzman and Basilio Franchina. It is one of the best Best World War 1 Movies.

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5. Gallipoli

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Gallipoli is a 1981 Australian drama war film directed by Peter Weir and produced by Patricia Lovell and Robert Stigwood. The film is about several rural Western Australian young men who enlist in the Australian Army during the World War 1. It is one of the best Best World War 1 Movies. Gallipoli proved to be a success domestically, grossing AUD 11,740,000 at the box office in Australia. It won eight AFI Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography.

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4. Sergeant York

Sergeant York is a 1941 biographical film, it was directed by Howard Hawks. The film is about the life of Alvin York, one of the most-decorated American soldiers of World War I. In 2008, Sergeant York was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. Sergeant York is one of the best Best World War 1 Movies and was the highest-grossing film of the year.

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3. Lawrence of Arabia

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Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 epic historical drama film directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel through his British company Horizon Pictures, with the screenplay by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson. The film is based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. Lawrence of Arabia is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential films in the history of cinema and is one of the best Best World War 1 Movies. The film was nominated for ten Oscars at the 35th Academy Awards in 1963; it won seven in total: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography (Color), Best Art Direction (Color), Best Film Editing and Best Sound Mixing.

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2. Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory is a 1957 American anti-war film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Humphrey Cobb. Set during World War I, the film stars Kirk Douglas as Colonel Dax, the commanding officer of French soldiers who refuse to continue a suicidal attack, after which Dax attempts to defend them against a charge of cowardice in a court-martial. It was released in the United States in December 1957. Paths of Glory was considered a modest box office success and one of the best Best World War 1 Movies.

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1. All Quiet on the Western Front

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All Quiet on the Western Front is a 1930 American epic pre-Code war film directed by Lewis Milestone. The film is based on the Erich Maria Remarque novel of the same name. All Quiet on the Western Front opened to wide acclaim in the United States. Considered a realistic and harrowing account of warfare in World War I, it made the American Film Institute’s first 100 Years…100 Movies list in 1998. The film was the first to win the Academy Awards for both Outstanding Production and Best Director. All Quiet on the Western Front was ranked the seventh-best American epic film and First Best World War 1 Movies.

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