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The 14 Best World War I Movies Ever Made
14. Wings
"Wings" is an important film for many reasons. The first-ever winner of the best picture Oscar is an epic involving hundreds of extras and spectacular air battles, bringing the burgeoning popularity and excitement surrounding both airplanes and moving pictures to mass audiences.
13. 1930’s Anti-War Film
"All Quiet on the Western Front" is very much a "war is hell" film, showing the lack of food, the psychological torment coming from the men's own officers, as well as viscerally portraying their fear and disillusionment. It also reveals masculinity in a much more sensitive and vulnerable light.
12. La Grande Illusion
"La Grande Illusion" focuses on a small group of French officers who become prisoners of war, revealing the social hierarchies and class differences between them. The writing and acting in the movie stand the test of time, and it covers an incredible amount in less than two hours.
11. Romance & War
"The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp" is about the enduring friendship between a British officer named Clive Candy and a German one, Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff. It's also a love story with Deborah Kerr, who plays three different women who coincidentally all look very similar.
10. Paths of Glory
"Paths of Glory" stars Kirk Douglas as Colonel Dax, commander of a French regiment whose men refuse to carry out a suicidal mission. Douglas gives maybe his best performance, and with Kubrick frequently shooting him in close up, the agony of his frustration with the higher-ups is palpable.