Movies You Should Watch If You Like the Great War (2019)

Watch movies if you like The Great War (2019).

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The Lighthorsemen (1987)

Starring: Peter Phelps, Nick Waters, John Larking, John Heywood
Duration: 2h 11mins
Genres: Drama, War

The film follows four Australian cavalrymen (Frank, Scotty, Chiller, and Tas) in Palestine in 1917, part of the 4th Light Horse Brigade of the British and Commonwealth forces.
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All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)

Starring: Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Ian Holm
Duration: 2h 30mins
Genres: Drama, War

During World War I, 18-year-old Paul Bäumer enlists in the German army with five of his high school friends (Behm, Kropp, Muller, Kemmerich and Leer), after being indoctrinated by Kantorek, their teacher, as to the glory and superiority of German culture.
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The Passing Bells (2014 - 2014)

Starring: Patrick Gibson, Jack Lowden, Ben McGregor, Matthew Aubrey
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Genres: Drama, War

An epic historical drama spanning the five years of the First World War, as seen through the eyes of two ordinary young soldiers.
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The Lost Battalion (2001)

Starring: Ricky Schroder, Phil McKee, Jamie Harris, Jay Rodan
Duration: 1h 32mins
Genres: Action, Drama, War

The movie follows the events and hardships suffered by the nine companies, roughly 550 men, of the United States Army 77th Infantry Division ("Statue of Liberty") that had been completely cut off and surrounded by German forces a short distance away in the Argonne Forest.
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Only the Brave (2006)

Starring: Tamlyn Tomita, Lane Nishikawa, Greg Watanabe, Mark Dacascos
Duration: 1h 39mins
Genres: Drama, War

In 1953, Jimmy Takata (Nishikawa) suffers from "battle fatigue" (posttraumatic stress disorder), to the great concern of his wife, Mary (Tomita).
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The Thin Red Line (1998)

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Kirk Acevedo
Duration: 2h 50mins
Genres: Drama, War

The Thin Red Line is a 1998 American epic war film written and directed by Terrence Malick.
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Kokoda: 39th Battalion (2006)

Starring: Jack Finsterer, Travis McMahon, Simon Stone, Luke Ford
Duration: 1h 32mins
Genres: Action, Drama, War

Kokoda (also known as Kokoda - 39th Battalion) is a 2006 Australian war film directed by Alister Grierson and is based on the experiences of Australian troops fighting Japanese forces during the 1942 Kokoda Track campaign.
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The Trench (1999)

Starring: Paul Nicholls, Daniel Craig, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Danny Dyer
Duration: 1h 38mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

The Trench is a 1999 British war film directed by William Boyd and starring Paul Nicholls and Daniel Craig.
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Many Wars Ago (1970)

Starring: Mark Frechette, Alain Cuny, Gian Maria Volontè, Giampiero Albertini
Duration: 1h 40mins
Genres: Drama, War

1916–17, Italian WWI front.
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Platoon (1986)

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Keith David
Duration: 2h 0mins
Genres: Drama, War

Platoon is a 1986 American war film written and directed by Oliver Stone, starring Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, Keith David, Kevin Dillon, John C.
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The Boys in Company C (1978)

Starring: Stan Shaw, Andrew Stevens, James Canning, Michael Lembeck
Duration: 2h 5mins
Genres: Drama, War

In August 1967, a group of boys arrive at the USMC induction center. They include hippie and draft dodger Dave Brisbee, who is delivered in handcuffs by FBI agents.
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Carter's Army (1970)

Starring: Stephen Boyd, Robert Hooks, Susan Oliver, Roosevelt Grier
Duration: 1h 10mins
Genres: Drama, War

A redneck officer (Stephen Boyd) is put in charge of a squad of all black troops charged with the mission of securing an important hydro dam in Nazi Germany.
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Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Starring: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns
Duration: 2h 49mins
Genres: Drama, War

Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic war film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat.
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Stalingrad (1993)

Starring: Dominique Horwitz, Thomas Kretschmann, Jochen Nickel, Sebastian Rudolph
Duration: 2h 14mins
Genres: Drama, War

In August 1942, German soldiers enjoy leave in Cervo, Liguria, Italy after fighting in North Africa, where Unteroffizier Manfred "Rollo" Rohleder and Obergefreiter Fritz Reiser are both introduced to Leutnant Hans von Witzland, who is their new platoon commander.
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Beneath Hill 60 (2010)

Starring: Brendan Cowell, Harrison Gilbertson, Steve Le Marquand, Gyton Grantley
Duration: 2h 2mins
Genres: Drama, History, War

As seen in flashbacks that occur throughout the film, Oliver Woodward is an Australian miner supplying copper for the war effort.
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84C Mopic (1989)

Starring: Jonathan Emerson, Nicholas Cascone, Jason Tomlins, Christopher Burgard
Duration: 1h 35mins
Genres: Drama, War

84C MoPic (also known as 84 Charlie MoPic) is a 1989 American independent found footage war drama film written and directed by Patrick Sheane Duncan.
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Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Starring: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin
Duration: 1h 56mins
Genres: Drama, War

During the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War, a group of recruits arrive at Parris Island.
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Amigo (2010)

Starring: Joel Torre, Chris Cooper, Garret Dillahunt, Arthur Acuña
Duration: 2h 4mins
Genres: Drama, War

Amigo centers on Rafael Dacanay, kapitan of the fictional barrio of San Isidro in a rice-growing area of Luzon.
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Bat*21 (1988)

Starring: Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed, David Marshall Grant
Duration: 1h 45mins
Genres: Drama, War

During the last days of the Vietnam War, USAF Lieutenant colonel Iceal E.
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The Big Red One (1980)

Starring: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco
Duration: 1h 53mins
Genres: Drama, War

World War I: In November 1918, a United States Army private, using his trench knife, kills a surrendering German Army soldier.
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