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Title: list of WWI movies
Post by: Clemence on May 19, 2011, 04:29:49 AM
I'm interested in the period not only of the great war but also some years before and after ... where do you think could I find a list of such movies? any ideas?
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Vive_HIH_Aleksey on May 19, 2011, 12:51:50 PM
All Quiet On The Western Front is probably the standard go-to film about WWI!

Legends Of The Fall, though it focuses on an American family, does feature some incredible WWI sequences. It's also a very beautiful and emotionally-charged film. It's one of my favorite films of all time, but I have to be in a VERY somber mood to watch it, because it is EXTREMELY depressing.

Although it is not exactly featured through the movie, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button starts with WWI, and could be blamed entirely for Benjamin's mysterious condition (aging backwards). It's not about the war, but it may interest you anyway.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: voyageroffreedom on May 20, 2011, 07:39:30 AM
There are documentaries about WWI like: The complete story: World War I http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Story-World-War/dp/B0009KNR42/ref=pd_cp_d_4 WWI: the war to end all wars http://www.amazon.com/WWI-War-End-All-Wars/dp/B001DW2BIS/ref=pd_cp_d_3 
There are movies about WWI like: Laurence of Arabia, oh what a lovely war, the lost battalion, all quiet on the western front.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Clemence on May 20, 2011, 02:16:02 PM
out of africa, waterloo bridge, dark journey, a farewell to arms, mata hari, la grande illusion, reds ...
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on May 20, 2011, 03:02:22 PM
"All the king┤s men"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0220969/

There you will see Maggie Smith as Queen Alexandra of England ;-D
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Alixz on May 21, 2011, 09:57:16 AM
I know that the other posters have given you a great list of movies that you can take a look at, however, right here in the Films and TV Shows about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia you can take a look at the threads index list and see that many other films and documentaries have been listed.  Some have links that will help you decided if any of these are what you are looking for.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: TimM on May 31, 2011, 04:53:53 PM
As a Canadian, I must mention Passchendaele, which starred Paul Gross (who also wrote, produced, and directed it).  The movie is based in part on  on the experiences of Gross's grandfather, Michael Dunne, a soldier who served in the 56th, 5th, 14th and 23rd Reserve Battalions, CEF,[1] in the First World War at the Battle of Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres.

It was pretty well done and showed a major part of Canadian military history.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Clemence on June 01, 2011, 12:35:33 PM
a bit off topic but, now that I realise you are a Canadian Tim, maybe you could help me trace a movie (or a TV-film perhaps) situated in Ottawa at the time of Queen Victorias' death, a very nice comment of the canadian society's reactions on the boers' war - and that's all I remember ...
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: TimM on June 01, 2011, 04:23:30 PM
Ottawa is where I live.   I'll see what I can do, however, it would be helpful if I could have the name of the movie.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on September 17, 2011, 02:21:09 PM
Paths of Glory, The blue max, Flyboys
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Alixz on September 18, 2011, 01:51:23 AM
As many of you know, I just saw War Horse at the Lincoln Center in NYC.  This stage play about the Great War will be made into a movie soon.

By the way, in case you haven't heard me praising the production, it was wonderful and I would recommend it to everyone here.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: dagmar1927 on September 21, 2011, 09:23:09 AM
I just got "Oh! What a Lovely War" for my birthday and would really recommend it. It's rather surreal in places, but I sat and watched the whole thing in one sitting (it's over two hours long.) The songs are all original (I think all of them are anyway - certainly most of them) and were sung at the time. The introductory part is one of my favourites, as it helps explain the outbreak of war in a rather good way. The ending was extremely poignant as well. Sorry to ramble on, but it was the first film I thought of when I read the title of this thread.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: DIANE on October 03, 2011, 01:58:25 AM
I'm interested in the period not only of the great war but also some years before and after ... where do you think could I find a list of such movies? any ideas?
I'm also interested in that period (not only) and i like seeing movie on it, here a little list:
- A farewell to arms
-Capitaine Conan
-Deathwatch
-Joyeux NoŰl
-La Grande Guerra by Mario Monicelli
-Paths of Glory
-Un long dimanche de fianšailles
-All quiet on the Western front (there are many versions)
-For Whom the Bell Tolls
'd like to add  an italian tv series based on the book "heart" (Cuore) . The serie was made by Luigi Comencini.
Since the book originally was about young men who go to school in the last years of 1800, Comencini made a story about that but also about them during their adult life, in the years of 1ww.The return of Enrico at home, while he is fighting at war, and his discover of a total different world, which nothing knows about what it is happening.
I really suggest everybody to see it  once. Cause 1ww was the first modern war, without the personal contct between two soldiers, but with catastrphic weapons
The movie is super also for taste italian atmosphere during the end of 1800 , here the link of the opening where you can see kids but also they became soldiers:
http://youtu.be/eqguSZ8Zu6A

The book is my favourite book, so I would censore everyone who should destroy its message, but i must admit  that still now i cry for the emotion eveytime i see this tv serie, that i saw when i was at elementary school on tv.
I hope you enjoy it too!
Thanks for your attention!
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: carkuczyn on October 06, 2011, 12:06:18 AM
I am surprised that no one has mentioned "Dr. Zhivago"...........one of my favorites.  Not a whole lot about the war itself, but a good picture of the Bolshevik Revolution and how the war and revolution changed life in Russia.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: DIANE on October 06, 2011, 01:18:40 AM
I am surprised that no one has mentioned "Dr. Zhivago"...........one of my favorites.  Not a whole lot about the war itself, but a good picture of the Bolshevik Revolution and how the war and revolution changed life in Russia.
you're right, i love that movie too
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Clemence on October 13, 2011, 10:22:18 AM

-For Whom the Bell Tolls
'd like to add  an italian tv series based on the book "heart" (Cuore) . The serie was made by Luigi Comencini.
Since the book originally was about young men who go to school in the last years of 1800, Comencini made a story about that but also about them during their adult life, in the years of 1ww.The return of Enrico at home, while he is fighting at war, and his discover of a total different world, which nothing knows about what it is happening.
I really suggest everybody to see it  once. Cause 1ww was the first modern war, without the personal contct between two soldiers, but with catastrphic weapons
The movie is super also for taste italian atmosphere during the end of 1800 , here the link of the opening where you can see kids but also they became soldiers:
http://youtu.be/eqguSZ8Zu6A

The book is my favourite book, so I would censore everyone who should destroy its message, but i must admit  that still now i cry for the emotion eveytime i see this tv serie, that i saw when i was at elementary school on tv.
I hope you enjoy it too!
Thanks for your attention!

thank you so very much for the reply! Only I believe for whom the bell tolls is a story that takes place during the spanish civil war, isn't it? Cuore is one of my favourite mini-series ever, and I'd love to find a DVD, if you have any idea where I could pls contact me!

also, I do not know if someone knows something about ''le diable au corps''
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038476/

the book is also one of my favourites (reminds me of ''summer of '42)
also http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067803/

thanx again and welcome to the forum DIANE!

PS: I just realise we all forgot about ''a slave of love''

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075119/

(know of it from that famous lost topic on Alix ...)
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: DIANE on October 13, 2011, 12:22:58 PM

-For Whom the Bell Tolls
'd like to add  an italian tv series based on the book "heart" (Cuore) . The serie was made by Luigi Comencini.
Since the book originally was about young men who go to school in the last years of 1800, Comencini made a story about that but also about them during their adult life, in the years of 1ww.The return of Enrico at home, while he is fighting at war, and his discover of a total different world, which nothing knows about what it is happening.
I really suggest everybody to see it  once. Cause 1ww was the first modern war, without the personal contct between two soldiers, but with catastrphic weapons
The movie is super also for taste italian atmosphere during the end of 1800 , here the link of the opening where you can see kids but also they became soldiers:
http://youtu.be/eqguSZ8Zu6A

The book is my favourite book, so I would censore everyone who should destroy its message, but i must admit  that still now i cry for the emotion eveytime i see this tv serie, that i saw when i was at elementary school on tv.
I hope you enjoy it too!
Thanks for your attention!

thank you so very much for the reply! Only I believe for whom the bell tolls is a story that takes place during the spanish civil war, isn't it? Cuore is one of my favourite mini-series ever, and I'd love to find a DVD, if you have any idea where I could pls contact me!

also, I do not know if someone knows something about ''le diable au corps''
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038476/

the book is also one of my favourites (reminds me of ''summer of '42)
also http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067803/

thanx again and welcome to the forum DIANE!

PS: I just realise we all forgot about ''a slave of love''

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075119/

(know of it from that famous lost topic on Alix ...)

thanks for your reply!
you can find Cuore dvd box easily
http://www.amazon.it/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/278-8180040-9198963?__mk_it_IT=%C5M%C5Z%D5%D1&url=search-alias%3Ddvd&field-keywords=cuore

 i think that for whom the bell tolls  is placed during 1ww in Italy O_O
if you need some other informations avout cuore dvdv just tell me!

i add here a documentary dvd box on 1ww, it is great!
http://www.amazon.it/Grande-Guerra-5-Dvd/dp/887476345X/ref=sr_1_10?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1318526988&sr=1-10
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on October 20, 2011, 06:53:19 PM
Some more from me:
The Big Parade
Wings
Dawn Patrol
Lafayette Escadrille
Fraulien doctor
I think there is an Aussie film Beneath hill 60?
The Great War forum navy section has a listing of naval films of WW I on it somewhere
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on October 27, 2011, 06:02:31 PM
There are I understand some Soviet RCW films including Chapaev, We are from Kronstadt,
on you tube is Dobry Vojak Svejk (good soldier Svejk)
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Clemence on October 31, 2011, 04:18:10 PM

The Great War forum navy section has a listing of naval films of WW I on it somewhere

Wow! Thank you!

And I forgot Ryan's Doughter! And Carrington!
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Alixz on November 04, 2011, 01:29:38 PM
Has anyone mentioned "Gallipoli"?
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Louis_Charles on November 06, 2011, 03:54:27 PM
I am directing Journey's End by R.C. Sheriff (1928), the first major play  written to deal with World War I. Incredibly moving, it is set in a dugout on the trenches of the front line. It was made into a movie in 1930, directed by James Whale and starring Colin Clive, the same combo who later made Frankenstein.

I saw War Horse in London this past summer. I'd like to add my recommendation to Alixz's. The most astounding staging I have seen of anything in years --- you will be in shreds by the end. I was, anyway.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Alixz on November 06, 2011, 11:33:13 PM
I cried so hard by Intermission that the other audience members were staring up at me.  I was in the last row of the orchestra right by the lighting board in the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center in NYC.

People were asking me if I was all right.  I was fine, but I was so moved that I just couldn't hold it in.

The staging was some of the best I have ever seen.  They did so much with so little.  I imagine that the movie, when it comes out, will have much more in scenery.  I hope it doesn't take away from the excellent use of the puppets as I am afraid that puppets won't be used for the movie.

I was also impressed by the illusion of the trenches and "No Man's Land" on a stage.

All in all it was the very best and most moving World War I play I have yet to see.  The sound was also impressive.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Louis_Charles on November 07, 2011, 07:15:26 AM
You couldn't have been the only one crying! The entire London audience was a soggy mess by the time the show ended! And no, they won't be using the puppets for the movie, but it looks as though it will be as wonderful in a different way. Have you read the book? Very enjoyable as well.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on December 15, 2011, 04:41:42 PM
I left out "Shout at the Devil", "Zeppelin', and Aces High and there are others the Aerodrome.com and the great war in the air forums have movie sections.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Alixz on December 25, 2011, 11:35:14 PM
Went to see the new release of the movie War Horse today.  It was a wonderful interpretation of the book and stage play.

While the story line was changed in some places drastically from the play, the movie stands on its own and is well worth seeing.

I actually liked some of the changes and know that, for a larger movies audience, it makes sense to have changed some of the characters and enlarged on others.

However, the story of the horse Joey who goes to war is still the same story and his young master's fight to find him and bring him home is just as well presented.

This movie salutes all of the "war horses" who fought and died in the Great War and also the men who rode them and fought and died with them. The Great War showed almost all armies that the day of the cavalry charge was over the minute the machine gun and the tank were invented.

Go see it. I don't think you will be sorry.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: historyfan on December 26, 2011, 10:02:26 PM
That was you! I knew someone from here had been to see the play, but I couldn't remember who!

Thanks for the review. I'm glad it compares favourably to the play - now I will go see it.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: TimM on December 27, 2011, 12:12:42 PM
Spielburg made it, right?  Just curious.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Alixz on December 27, 2011, 01:07:42 PM
Yes
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: rosieposie on December 28, 2011, 04:56:03 AM
My boy Jack.   About the son of Rudyard Kipling.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Alixz on December 28, 2011, 01:00:50 PM
Excellent book and story. I cried.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: rosieposie on December 29, 2011, 12:18:58 AM
I got teary when John was shot, how he staggered to get up right and the German just kept shooting him.  A brilliant production, though I don't understand why Daniel was wearing glasses because in the photogaphs of John Kipling, he wasn't wearing any.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on January 19, 2012, 04:55:28 PM
The book "Loos 1915: The Unwanted Battle" is a good place to start on reading about this battle and it does include an account of John kiplings death. Note: Loos is pronounced Loss. Also note: it sometimes requires a strong stomach to read about WW I Western front combat there are lots of accounts of basicly unit attacks strongly defended position unit gets slaughtered as in the movies Path of Glory, Galipolli, and All the Kings Men.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Kalafrana on January 20, 2012, 07:34:57 AM
'A brilliant production, though I don't understand why Daniel was wearing glasses because in the photogaphs of John Kipling, he wasn't wearing any.'

Back in 1914 it wasn't quite the thing for young men to wear glasses, so those who needed them frequently took them off when being photographed, particularly in uniform. For example, Gustav VI of Sweden wore glasses even in his 20s, but he didn't wear them at his wedding. Alexander of Yugoslavia was most unusual in wearing pince nez even for paintings - his eyesight really must have been bad.

Ann
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on February 25, 2012, 06:45:16 PM
This is from the Landships Forum reference section there is a book "Film Front Weimer" about the films made about WW I during the Weimer period in germany. they include Westfront 1918, Die Holle im Western, Strosstrup 1917, Tannenberg some of which are avaliable on DVD.
 
I have also read that the Russians did make a few war films during WW I but it is doubtfull any of them are still around film back then did not have a long shelf life.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Clemence on March 06, 2012, 01:16:13 PM
Just found this one: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0465725/  (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0465725/)

Quote
Synopsis for
"L'amore e la guerra" (2007)
 

On the background of the First World War, in the cold of the trenches, in the middle of the mud of the battlefields and under the blows of the enemy fire are crossed the destinies of Rocco, humble miner who became a sergeant, and of the young nurse Albertina, daughter of a general.

A true and tearing passion, threatened from the captain Avogadro, who tries to hinder their love in every way because he wants to marry Albertina and put his hands on her wealth.

A story at the same time hard and delicate, in which together with the suffering and the horrors of the war, emerges with force the heroic breath that moves the deeds of a group of Italians who fight with pride in order to defend their own country, against the opportunism, the indifference and the injustice. A handful of heroes who through the courage, the solidarity and the sacrifice live their own redeem and give a sense to their tragic destiny of men.

Inspired to the book The war on mountains by Rudyard Kipling, a miniseries that conciliates an energetic civil cut to the exaltation of the feelings and the values of man.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: edubs31 on March 06, 2012, 02:46:04 PM
6.7 for "L'amore e la guerra" is a solid rating...and what is additionally cool about IMDB is that those are ratings from hundreds or thousands of users as opposed to "critics". I read somewhere that the average movie however gets either a 6.4 or 6.5 on that website. This is probably due to the fact that more people are going to check information, and subsequently rate highly, a movie they enjoy as opposed to one they do not. So the average gets skewed higher than the normal "5.5" on a 1-10 scale...

Sorry if this has been posted before but IMDB also has lists of highest rated films by genre (Top-50). Here is their ranking of "War" movies: http://www.imdb.com/chart/war.

On a list naturally dominated by World War II there are, so far as I can tell, six films the center around the events of the First World War...

47) All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) - 8.1 rating
34) Grand Illusion (1937) - 8.2 rating
32) The Great War (1959) - 8.2 rating
25) The Big Parade (1925) - 8.3 rating
9) Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - 8.5 rating
5) Paths of Glory (1957) 8.5 rating

On a side note, and not to veer off topic, but does anyone else agree with me and find it weird that so many early films look so much older than the photographs of that era? As much as I admire the likes of Chaplain & Keaton, Garbo & Valentino, etc, I always feel like the silent films of the era do a poor job of actually depicting the people from that era. Movie making was obviously in its infancy and filmmakers were more interested (particular in the horror genre) in creating exciting and flamboyant looking characters...layering clothing and make up on like Halloween costumes, and directing the actors to move and "speak" eccentrically, etc.

Even films that seem to attempt more realistic portrayals always look much more ancient and distant to me than the actual photographs we see from (and before) the era. Garbo is one of the few, in my opinion, that's has an authentic look and feel to her and does her contemporaries justice on the big screen. Otherwise I imagine, say, the IF sitting down to watch a movie together and laughing hysterically at how ridiculous it looks...
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: TimM on March 07, 2012, 02:10:05 AM
I can't take imdb seriously, they let too many trolls run loose on their message board.

That's the great thing about this board, any troll comes here looking for trouble, Rob and Bob quickly show said troll the door.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: edubs31 on March 07, 2012, 07:20:04 AM
True, but I don't care about their message boards Tim...bottom line is that it's a great resource for film and television...

Almost all sites have message boards/comment threads...it's not like a typical Yahoo news story, for example, is any less true or interesting just because a bunch of knuckleheads start tossing about ridiculous comments on it in the feedback section...
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on March 13, 2012, 05:17:09 PM
wikipedia has a section World War One movies some from the silent screen era
their is a new Polish movie called "1920 Battle of Warsaw" there is a clip of this on youtube
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Alixz on March 29, 2012, 09:06:54 AM
Legends of the Fall.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on April 14, 2012, 09:41:17 PM
There is a book Russian War Films Denise J Youngblood which includes some from the WW I Russian Civil war period.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: rosieposie on April 16, 2012, 06:25:53 AM
'A brilliant production, though I don't understand why Daniel was wearing glasses because in the photogaphs of John Kipling, he wasn't wearing any.'

Back in 1914 it wasn't quite the thing for young men to wear glasses, so those who needed them frequently took them off when being photographed, particularly in uniform. For example, Gustav VI of Sweden wore glasses even in his 20s, but he didn't wear them at his wedding. Alexander of Yugoslavia was most unusual in wearing pince nez even for paintings - his eyesight really must have been bad.

Ann

Thanks for clearing that up for me Ann :)  And I got some new facts to add. xoxo.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Clemence on April 21, 2012, 02:00:36 PM
Britannic (TV 2000) was also good.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on July 18, 2012, 06:07:55 PM
From the great war forums great war naval films:
Brown on Resolution/Born to Glory (US) remade Sailor of the king (US) /Singlehanded
The Seas benneath
Nightwatch
Submarine patrol

silent 1914-29
How Lt Rose spiked  the enemy's guns
Britains naval secret
The hero of submarine D-2
The Log of the U-35
The Battle of jutland
Zeebrugge
Mare Nostrom
Battle of Coronel and the falklands
The emden
Q-ships

wikipedia WW I films has:
13 men and a gun
ace of aces
carry on sergent
Cruiser Emden
dark angel
diggers
Il Giorno Piu Corto
Heart
The Joan of arc of Loos
Josef
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on July 18, 2012, 06:14:44 PM
more from wiki:
Marianne
Men of the sky
motherland
my old dutch
nurse edith cavell
The red baron
The Royal african rifles
sgt york
the shopworn angel
spannish flu
The other side
two minutes silence
war nurse
admiral
benneth hill 60
the blue max
chnuk bair
dawn
dawn patrol
death watch
4 horsemen of the apocolapse
grand illusion
haber
hedd wyn
hells angel
in love and war
J'acuese
king and country
king of hearts
regan brattion
the trench
a very long engagement
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on July 26, 2012, 06:34:15 PM
I have some more:
The Better hole
Pack up your troubles

There is also a site in Dutch Eerste Wereldoorlog 2014-2018 forum which has sections Documentaries over WO I  which has over 200 documentaries  dealing with this period including some that deal with russia and some of the IF. They also have a section Film Over WO I

add to this list the movie:
Captured
also does anyone have a list of all the films about Rasputin I know:
Rasputin and the Empress
Rasputin the mad monk
Rasputin
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Alixz on July 26, 2012, 06:38:53 PM
There is:

Agony
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on August 02, 2012, 07:29:11 PM
others;
The Fighting 69th
and they are doing a remake of "All Quite on the Western front do out in 2013
slightly O/T on the site Steel navy there message board had a CGI clip from a japanese movie Turning point battle of Tsushima which has been taken down. They also had a clip from a 1969 movie with Toshire mifune on this battle. note the ships with the yellow funnels are russian.
Miniseries  series 4 Blackadder
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: TimM on November 01, 2012, 05:27:42 PM
I saw a really weird World War I movie on YouTube today, a British movie called Deathwatch.  

Set in 1917, the story is about a bunch of British soldiers who go over the top and charge a German trench.  All hell breaks loose, and soon this weird fog comes down.  The soldiers suddenly find themselves wandering in a forest, and night has become day.  They find their way to a deserted trench, full of corpses, and capture a German soldier, who babbles about "evil" and "demons".  The soldiers can find no one else around and when they use a crystal radio (an anachronism, as crystal radio did not exist until the 1920's) to try and contact their base, they hear that their whole company was wiped out in the charge.  As the movie progresses, it gets weirder and weirder, and it turns out that the German prisoner is not what he seems.

This is a good movie, I recommend it.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Duchess Hydrangea on November 02, 2012, 07:26:54 AM
"A Little Princess" -1995 It's a simple movie but the costumes and acting are great and it does show scenes of the war.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on November 15, 2012, 05:46:45 PM
According to the Axis history forums WW I section there is a german Movie coming out in january 2013 Die manner der Emden about the WW I raider. They have a clip of it and it looks pretty good. I also have some comments on the movie "Warhorse" I don't think the horse in the movie could have lasted in the german army until 1918 because by this time the Germans were so short of horses that many of their artillery pieces were being towed by oxen and in some cases cattle. Artillerymen who used to ride horses were riding bicycles and most of the german armies cavalry divisions were dismounted infantry divisions. No horses. Just thought you'd like to know.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on November 16, 2012, 08:49:44 PM
according to the aerodrome.com Die Maenner der Emden is going to released with English subtitles as odessey of heros. Also on you tube are two documentaries on the Emden (English) and S.M.S. Emden (German). The Emden sank the Russian crusier Zhemchug which it surprised at anchor and unprepared. With the Captain ashore with a lady. Not a good moment in Russian naval history. There is more about this incident on the axis history forum.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on November 23, 2012, 06:57:29 PM
Arhives.org has the books "The Emden" and "The Ayesha" by Hellmuth Von Mucke on this ship. For those interested in this sort of Boy's own" reading. More on the Zhemchug the CO Commander Baron A.I. Cherkassov was ashore with his wife or another woman at the time of the attack. He also gave a good part of the crew shore leave. The men left aboard were having a party and supposedly had 60 chinese prostitutes on board at this time. Also the torpedos were disarmed and all the ammuntion was locked up except for 12 rounds per gun. After the attack started the crew was able to get off a few shots which hit a merchant ship not the Emden. Cherkassov and the XO Lt N.V. Kuliban were both courtmartialed Cherkassov was sentenced to 3.5 years in jail and Kuliban recieved an 18 month jail sentence. They both lost their ranks, medals and status as members of the Russian Nobilty. the Tsar Nicholas II communted their sentences. Cherkassov served as a seaman on the Caucasus front won the St george cross and was restored to rank. After the revolutions in 1918 his estates were burned and he went into exile and died in france in 1942. Kuliban served as  a seaman in the Marine brigade near Riga where he too won the St george cross and was reinstated to rank. Sadly he died of wounds recieved during the feburary/March 1917 revolution. it looks like he was one of number of hated naval officers killed by their men at this time.
 As for the movie "My Boy Jack" I have read that John Kipling was seen to be hit by fragments from artillery fire and staggered off to die.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on December 26, 2012, 09:30:08 PM
Movie update:
Frauline Doktor is on Youtube
French WW I movies:
Black and White in Color
The officers wars
Les Fragments D'autowin
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Alixz on December 27, 2012, 02:26:10 PM
I saw a really weird World War I movie on YouTube today, a British movie called Deathwatch.  

Set in 1917, the story is about a bunch of British soldiers who go over the top and charge a German trench.  All hell breaks loose, and soon this weird fog comes down.  The soldiers suddenly find themselves wandering in a forest, and night has become day.  They find their way to a deserted trench, full of corpses, and capture a German soldier, who babbles about "evil" and "demons".  The soldiers can find no one else around and when they use a crystal radio (an anachronism, as crystal radio did not exist until the 1920's) to try and contact their base, they hear that their whole company was wiped out in the charge.  As the movie progresses, it gets weirder and weirder, and it turns out that the German prisoner is not what he seems.

This is a good movie, I recommend it.

Tim - I was so intrigued by your posting on this move that I found a cheap copy and bought it.  I don't know if all the copies are as dark as mine is, but sometimes the scenes were almost too dark to make out what was happening. I probably should watch it on a bigger TV at a better angle.

I did like the plot and whoever wrote it had a good imagination.

Sort of a Twilight Zone twist at the end. I would recommend it to anyone who likes that kind of thing.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: TimM on December 27, 2012, 04:02:59 PM
Quote
Sort of a Twilight Zone twist at the end

Yeah, all that was missing was Rod Serling.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on January 25, 2013, 07:06:31 PM
Update:
The movie Admiral is on youtube
and here is a list of movies about Rasputin given to me from a fellow poster:
Rasputin Black Monk 1917
Rasputin 1917
Rasputin 1917
Rasputin Das Liebesleren 1925
Des Sonderbaren Helligen 1927
Rasputins Liebesrbewtaur 1928
Rasputin Prince of Sinners 1928
Rasputin Damon Der Frauen 1930
Rasputin and the Empress 1932
Rasputine 1938
Rasputine 1955
The Night They killed Rasputin 1960
Rasputin The mad Monk 1965
I Killed Rasputin 1967
Agony 1975
Rasputin Orgien Am Zarenhof 1984
The Last Night of Rasputin 1989
Rasputin 1996
Rasputin 2010
Rasputin 2010
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Vive_HIH_Aleksey on February 01, 2013, 05:50:51 PM
Cavalcade (1933)

It actually kind of a montage of events such as WWI and Titanic.

It won the Academy Award for Best Picture that year.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on March 30, 2013, 09:45:09 PM
While not WW I here are some other movies about Russia that are on Youtube:
1612 (Russian with subtitles) 1612 Russian vs Poles
Taras Bulba (US 1962) Cossacks vs Poles
Tsar (Russian with subtitles) on Ivan the Terrible some war scenes
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on June 03, 2013, 09:40:34 PM
Two more WW I movies on youtube:
Flight Commander (1930)
Canakkale 1915 A Turkish movie on the Gallipoli campaign. it is helpful to know something about the Gallipoli campaign before you watch it. It pronounced cha-NAKK-alay
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: TimM on January 12, 2014, 12:03:17 PM
Warhorse aired on the Canadian History Channel yesterday evening.  What a great film.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on March 11, 2014, 02:40:56 PM
Not WW I but WW II there is a Russian movie that just came out called "Stalingrad" it is showing in some theaters in the US and England with subtitles. From what I have read it is a good but not great movie. There is a older German movie out also called "Stalingrad" which I think is somewhere on youtube.  Just thought you all might be interested.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Clemence on May 25, 2014, 11:34:53 AM
Not a movie but a TV Mini Series, very sweet romantic story:

The Wingless Bird (1997)

The title comes from Lord Byron's poem "L'Amitie est L'Amour sans Ailes" which translates to "friendship is love without wings.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: TimM on July 25, 2014, 05:25:15 PM
I've noticed that every Friday, TCM (Turner Classic Movies) have been showing movies set in or around the First World War.  I wonder if this is their way to commemorate the centennial of this cataclysm. 
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: rachel5a on August 18, 2014, 02:53:12 AM
Also Lawrence of Arabia
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: rosieposie on September 16, 2014, 06:51:27 AM
Anzac Girls it is not a movie but a tv series.   (Though no mention of the Romanovs)
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: TimM on September 16, 2014, 05:16:45 PM
Well, it is set during the First World War, so that's okay.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on December 15, 2014, 04:18:18 PM
There is a film clip on YOutube from a Japanese miniseries a little over 4 minutes long dealing with the battle of Tsusshima. It called the: Russo-Japanese War Battle of Tsushima 1905 it has some fine CG.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on January 08, 2015, 07:00:44 PM
I found an Austrian short film Der Krieg Der Bilder (The War of Images) on Youtube It has film clips of Franz Joesph, karl and Zita, the rest is made up of stills of the Austrian military during WW I. Some may be interested to see WW I pictures of the Austrian side but I must warn you some pictures of graphic people being hung and dead bodies.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Rodney_G. on January 08, 2015, 11:42:34 PM
Also Lawrence of Arabia

Yes, this classic still holds up. Odd to think that its young star Peter O'Toole was basically making his major film debut and has come and gone already.

My father's favorite movie.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Romanov_Fan19 on January 12, 2015, 09:01:11 PM
War Diaries is a great one
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on May 15, 2015, 04:50:27 PM
On youtube:
The Sinking of the Lusitania (2007)
If you type in Lusitania on youtube you also get a film clip of the Lusitania as she begins her last voyage and documentaries on the ship

Old Soviet movies:
Lenin in 1918
Chapaev
a short clip from the movie We Are from Kronstadt
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on May 23, 2015, 04:01:04 PM
pre WW I but Russian:

youtube: Battleship Potemkin

I understand there is a War and Peace mini series in the works in England

PBS has a WW I series on British nurses do out for masterpiece theather
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on September 26, 2015, 09:53:53 AM
on youtube:
The movie "Rasputin Dark Servant of Destiny"
A three part documentary Last of the Czars which has a number of film clips and pictures of the IF
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on November 14, 2015, 06:22:47 PM
On the great war forums the Eastern Front subsection there is a 6 hour long Russian mini series on the 1916-1917 period's  based on Chapaev activities deals with the 326th Infantry regiment on the Southwest front. It's in Russian only and I can't figure out the title because I don't read Russian.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on December 14, 2015, 11:51:48 AM
On youtube there is "Disasters of 1915 and Russia's widening war" by  David R Stone and other programs on WW I in 1915 at the US National World War I Museum and Memorial. Which some people might like.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on January 19, 2016, 07:04:06 PM
There is another fairly recent  movie that deals with Russia in WW I
A Young Doctors Notebook

I also like to note that actor Alan Rickman has died he played Rasputin in the movie Rasputin Dark Servant of Destiny which is on youtube.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: TimM on January 20, 2016, 04:22:01 PM
Good to see more WW1 movies.  For a long time, it seemed that WW2 had stolen the spotlight here.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on January 28, 2016, 06:36:42 PM
The miniseries War and Peace is discussed on the Napoleonicwarsfourm.com the invasion of Russia 1812 section mainly dealing with uniforms and battle scenes and what the series got wrong. Also there are some color pictures of the Borodino battlefield site taken in 1911.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: TimM on January 30, 2016, 06:11:54 AM
Sounds interesting.  I'll have to check this out.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on March 10, 2016, 09:58:14 AM
on youtube is the 1928 silent film The last Command deals with Russia in WWI. Note: Emil Jannings won the first academy award for acting because of this film.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on April 07, 2016, 05:37:19 PM
Two more on youtube:

White Sun of the Desert on the Basmachi revolt a popular Soviet film has English subtitles

October Ten Days that shook the World on the 1917 Bolshevik seizure of power 1927 silent. The joke is more people were hurt filming this movie than in the real life October/November 1917 revolution
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: NicolasG on April 08, 2016, 04:14:44 PM


October Ten Days that shook the World on the 1917 Bolshevik seizure of power 1927 silent.


The Soviet film version of a propaganda book by an American Communist. Communist propaganda squared. Why should anyone torture himself and waste one hour and a half of his life with it?
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Rodney_G. on April 10, 2016, 04:45:27 PM


October Ten Days that shook the World on the 1917 Bolshevik seizure of power 1927 silent.


The Soviet film version of a propaganda book by an American Communist. Communist propaganda squared. Why should anyone torture himself and waste one hour and a half of his life with it?
I saw this some years ago.Technically, the cinematography is pretty innovative for the time.But it is still crude, heavy-handed Soviet propaganda, almost laugh-out-loud so most of the time.But that was good enough for its sponsors, the Communist state.Subtlety was not required, and likely not have occurred to the Propaganda Ministry.Caricature and relentless sloganeering had proven quite effective in the political state of the previous decade.


Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on April 23, 2016, 06:35:57 PM
Another one on youtube: Lenin the Train on Lenin's trip threw Germany to Russia in 1917.

As for October Ten days that shook the World note the joke that more people were hurt in filming than in the real Oct/Nov 1917 revolution. No doubt there were plenty of people who knew what really happened then and laughed at it. of course not to loud in Russia since they didn't want to be tossed in the Gulag. Note there is a propaganda content to most Soviet films. I believe I read many years ago at European film festivals where the Soviets denounced Western films as "decadent" the Soviet particpants never bothered watching their country's entries they spent all their time watching the "decadent" Western films!
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on May 25, 2016, 02:13:24 PM
Verdun: Looking at History a 1928 French silent film just rereleased on the battle of Verdun.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on June 02, 2016, 06:39:46 PM
100 years ago the Battle of Jutland was fought 31 may/1 june 1916. on youtube there is: Battle of Jutland Animation on Vimeo that's quite good.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on June 21, 2016, 02:58:52 PM
On youtube:
March on the Drina a Yugoslav film on the battle of Cer which was the first Allied victory of WW I
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on June 27, 2016, 01:24:13 PM
Not movies but on youtube presentations dealing with the war on the Eastern front:

The Eastern Front 1914

Breakthrough the Gorlice-Tarnow Campaign 1915
The Guns of Autumn WWI on the Eastern front
Vejas liulevicius The Eastern Front experience in the First World War

Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on July 14, 2016, 06:12:40 PM
besides the above presintations there are many others dealing with WW I put on by the National WW I museum and Memorial on youtube

Also on youtube is a short movie entitled "Coward"
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on August 04, 2016, 06:20:59 PM
there is a clip on youtube about the new wonder woman movie which occurs during WW I. WW I guys impressed with the WW I details.

on youtube I found the movie "Rasputin and the Empress" with a Russian voice over. I had never seen the movie before and could only make out about half of what was said. Not very historically accurate too put it mildly. I also found a commentary of the movie that was full of foul language by people whose knowledge of Russian history is rather limited too put it mildly.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: TimM on August 05, 2016, 07:38:49 AM
World War I?  I always associated Wonder Woman with World War II, during which her comic started.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on August 06, 2016, 03:34:33 PM
There is a movie titled Catherine The Great in the works. Barbra Streisand is directing it so it may not be about the Empress
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on September 27, 2016, 12:59:02 PM
There is a Russian movie that has recently come out called "Bala'lion"  on the 1sr Russian Women's Battalion of Death. It is based the units commanders Maria Bothkareva's memoirs. Parts may been seen on youtube.

documentary "The Last Days of Rasputin" is on youtube. It has him finished off by a British agent with a 455 Webley shot to the head.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on October 18, 2016, 03:58:28 PM
youtube update the following WW I movies are on youtube:
Stosstrupp 1917 (1934) German with subtitles this was a popular film in 1930s Germany
All quite on the Western Front (1930)
The Light Horsemen
A Farewell to arms
Beneath hill 60
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on December 09, 2016, 01:16:51 PM
Not a movie but a US documentary On the Firing Line with the Germans made in 1915. It has recently been recovered and restored It shows Germany the home front and the war in the east in 1915. It has film clips of Kaiser Wilhelm II and family. Has some battle scenes that look staged. Still it is worth viewing. I did have problems with it pausing almost every minute and it finally stopped for good when I was most of the way through. To see it go to:
https://blogs.loc.gov/now-see-here/2016/11/on-the-firing-line-with-the-germans-1915
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on December 12, 2016, 04:25:52 PM
I found this in a history magazine www.sovmusic.com has some songs of the Bolshevik/communist songs ect of the period

WWI movies on youtube update:

The log of the U-35 Der Magisnie 1917 documentary on the German submarine U-35 sinking ships
Der manner Der Emden 2010 German only
We are From Kronstadt Soviet Russian only
Verdun: Looking at History (Visions Historie) Silent with English print
Knight Without armor English spy saves Russan countess
Ace of Aces
Nurse Edith cavell
Sergent York
War horse
Chunuk Bair
Black and White in Color French English subtitles
Hedd Wyn
Joyeux Noel in English French and German no subtitles
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on December 29, 2016, 05:10:33 PM
more youtube update
4 horsemen of apocalypse
Johnny got his gun
my boy jack
Paths of Glory
A very long engagement
The big parade
Journeys end
Zeppelin
1920 battle of Warsaw (polish)
A farewell to arms
The high command
The African Queen

Non WW I
The Inspector General 1949 comedy from a Gogol play
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Clemence on January 16, 2017, 01:34:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVW3OIu7F5U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVW3OIu7F5U)
Title: Here's a screenplay I created based on a coup from above.
Post by: Crimson_Snow on February 09, 2017, 12:49:18 PM

Called Crimson Snow.

Would love to hear thoughts on it. It's fiction. Yet, based on real events. Have at it. http://nebula.wsimg.com/fe3d94eccbd3c9a3af7d69d08b08fd11?AccessKeyId=70264884B0E72FF13B89&disposition=0&alloworigin=1 (http://nebula.wsimg.com/fe3d94eccbd3c9a3af7d69d08b08fd11?AccessKeyId=70264884B0E72FF13B89&disposition=0&alloworigin=1)

I think George Clooney would make an ideal Protopopov.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on February 20, 2017, 06:44:20 PM
I have read this before on this site and found a lot wrong with it as for Prootpopov G Cloony would not do Protopopov was a rather short man who was inept possibly insane. A comedic actor would be a better choice to play him.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on February 23, 2017, 04:59:30 PM
There is a movie "Bitter harvest" that will coming out soon it is about the Holodomor or famine genocide in the Ukraine. Trailers ect are on youtube. I first saw mention of this on a Cspan program on 21 Feb 2017 402pm  by the atlantic council.org on the Russians in the Ukraine. For more information on what happened in real life see the books "Harvest of Sorrow" and "Bloodlands"
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on March 09, 2017, 03:59:10 PM
movies I watched on youtube:
Rasputin the Mad Monk
Raspoutine 2010 French no subtitles

on youtube but I can't watch it
The Case of Sergeant Grischa (1930) base on the novel of the same name there is supposedly a East german movie of the same name this is from the national WW 1 museum and memorial presentation: Last Stand
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: TimM on March 10, 2017, 06:05:06 AM
If by, Rasputin: The Mad Monk, you're talking about the 1966 movie, starring Christopher Lee, there is a thread for that movie here:


http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=16556.0


Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on April 20, 2017, 04:57:22 PM
Yes Rasputin the Mad Monk same movie

The movie "The Promise" dealing with the Armenian genocide is do out soon. No doubt the Turks will be "upset" about it The National WW I Museum has a presentation dealing with it called "They can live in the desert but no where else."

not a movie but a documentary: PBS The American Experience: The Great War dealing with the US and WW I. As columnist George Will wrote on it "Watch it and wince"  some things in it:
The Meuse-Argonne Offensive the deadliest battle in US military history
Blacks getting shot and lynched by the hundreds
Civil liberties violations in the US during WW I
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on April 26, 2017, 05:33:37 PM
I found some Cheka movies on the site Cheka:

The Fiery Miles (Miles of Fire) on youtube a "Red Western" loosely based on the John Ford Movie "Stagecoach" has English subtitiles

other not on youtube:
Dead Season
At Home among Strangers
The Adjutant of his Excellency (miniseries)

Post Soviet:
The Chekist
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on May 19, 2017, 07:22:49 PM
Not WW I related but on youtube there are some 50 music videos on historical figures and events at historyteachers included Marie-A Catherine the great, Mary Queen of Scots, Henry 8th, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I ect that I think some of us might like.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on June 19, 2017, 03:24:14 PM
Movies" And Quite Flows the Don" the 1930 silent no English subtitles and the 1957 6 hour mini series with English subtitles are both on youtube.They are based on the novel of the same name. If you like epics this is for you.
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: Clemence on September 20, 2017, 11:27:57 AM
As I recently found out about this, I thought maybe someone here will find it interesting:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kaiser,_the_Beast_of_Berlin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kaiser,_the_Beast_of_Berlin)
Title: Re: list of WWI movies
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on October 29, 2017, 06:37:09 PM
In Russia there is a movie that has just come out called "Mathilda" on Mathilda Kschessinska the ballerina and Nicholas II mistress. it seems some Russians really upset about the portrayals of Nicholas and Alexandra in this movie. The Russian government is defending the movies director.

Note: President Putin does not like Nicholas II. he once commented that Nicholas II and Grobachev were the two biggest traitors in Russian history.