There have been several great war movies that graced the screen for almost a century. Arguably, it is one of the most favorite genres and higher the demand, higher the supply. If some one comes up with a percentage of war movies produced, I won’t be shocked if the percentage is higher than many other genres. Movies like ‘Saving Private Ryan’ (1998), ‘Schindler’s List’ (1993) grace many all time great movies lists. Hollywood’s heart for war movies is evident, even recently with ‘Dunkirk’ (2017).
If we categorize movies into World War 2 and World War 1 movies, the former wins in terms of number of movies it inspired. World War 2 also wins in terms of quality of movies it has inspired. However, there have also been really good movies about World War 1 (The Great War). The likes of “Lawrence of Arabia’ (1962), ‘Paths of Glory’ (1957), ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (1930) are one of the best World War 1 movies ever made. But since past few decades, there is a lot of scarcity of movies about World War 1.
Among the movies produced on this subject, very few movies have been made in the past 20 years. In this article, I attempt to acknowledge such movies. And this list comprises several movies which are produced in countries other than America or British. These movies have broader perspective of the war and its aftermaths. They may not be the best war movies ever made, but they deserve some credit. Read on.. the list of top World War I movies ever. You can watch some of these best World War 1 movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. Passchendaele (2008)
Paul Gross wrote, directed and stars in this ambitious movie, which is based on the Canadian soldiers who fought in one of the key battles of World War 1 in 1917. The story is through the eyes of Gross, one if the Canadian soldiers and his girlfriend You can just tell that Paul Gross put his heart and soul into this and that is apparent throughout the movie. The Canadian side of events after so many World War 1, unlike movies that just deal with the American or British. It might not have lived up to the expectations, but deserves to be acknowledged.
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