Best War Movies of 1916


The Crisis

6.2/10 IMDB

Stephen Brice, a young lawyer in Civil War-era St. Louis, falls in love with Virginia Carvel, the daughter of his benefactor. But she is loyal to the South and Brice is committed to Lincoln's cause. In the course of the war, their convictions separate them, and Virginia becomes engaged to her cousin Clarence Colfax, a Confederate officer. Brice becomes an officer under General Sherman, and eventually finds himself faced with the captured Colfax, facing execution for spying. Brice must decide whether or not to intercede in his rival's behalf.

Starring: George Fawcett, Matt Snyder, Bessie Eyton, Tom Santschi ..
Directed by: Colin Campbell
Release date: 1916-12-21
Best War Movies of 1916 : The Battle of the Somme

The Battle of the Somme

6.6/10 IMDB

A documentary and propaganda film which shows the British Army's preparations for, and the early stages of, the battle of the Somme.

Directed by: Geoffrey Malins
Release date: 1916-08-21
Best War Movies of 1916 : War Brides

War Brides

6.6/10 IMDB

Joan is loved by a young man of the village and they are married. In a few weeks the husband, a soldier, is sent to the war-front along with his three brothers. Word is received that her husband has been killed in battle and Joan's first impulse is suicide by she is pregnant and her prospective motherhood makes her realize her new responsibility. The military authorities start a movement to get the young women of the country to marry departing soldiers, so that the empire may have another generation of fighting men. Word is received that the King is to pass through their village and Joan organizes the women in a general protest against the war. She leads them all, dressed in black, in a long procession to meet the Monarch. The soldiers threaten to shoot her unless she turns the women back, buy Joan comes face-to-face with the ruler and kills herself, as her message from the women that they refuse to make another generation victims of a ruthless militarism.

Starring: Alla Nazimova, Charles Hutchison, Charles Bryant, William Bailey, Richard Barthelmess, Nila Mac, Gertrude Berkeley ..
Directed by: Herbert Brenon
Release date: 1916-01-02
Best War Movies of 1916 : If My Country Should Call

If My Country Should Call

6.8/10 IMDB

A doctor is called to the home of a young man who wants to enlist in the Army.

Starring: Dorothy Phillips, Helen Leslie, Frank Whitson, Lon Chaney, Albert MacQuarrie, Jack Nelson, Carl Von Schiller, Gretchen Lederer ..
Directed by: Joseph De Grasse
Release date: 1916-09-25
Best War Movies of 1916 : The Intrigue

The Intrigue

6.5/10 IMDB

A sci-fi/espionage film in which world powers vie for control of a death ray during World War I as an undercover countess infiltrates enemy ranks to prevent them from getting their hands on the weapon.

Starring: Lenore Ulric, Florence Vidor, Cecil Van Auker, Howard Davies, Herbert Standing, Paul Weigel ..
Directed by: Frank Lloyd
Release date: 1916-10-09
Best War Movies of 1916 : The Heart of a Hero

The Heart of a Hero

5.9/10 IMDB

This is a visualization of the life of patriot Nathan Hale which is based on a play by Clyde Fitch. Robert Warwick plays Nathan (and does a fine job) and Gail Kane the girl whom he loves (Alice Adams).

Starring: Robert Warwick, Gail Kane, Alec B. Francis, George MacQuarrie, Clifford Grey, Henry West, Charles Jackson, Clara Whipple, Mildred Havens, Herbert Evans ..
Directed by: Émile Chautard
Release date: 1916-11-06
Best War Movies of 1916 : The Flying Torpedo

The Flying Torpedo

4.7/10 IMDB

In the future (1921), an alliance of several foreign countries plot to attack the US. American officials, coming to the realisation that the country is basically defenceless, offer $1,000,000 to anyone who can come up with a weapon to defeat the invaders. Winthrop Clavering, a writer and inventor, hears of the reward and tells his friend Bartholomew Thompson, a scientist and inventor who has been working on developing flying torpedo. However, enemy agents have also heard about Thompson's project, and set out to kill him and steal his plans. This film is now considered lost.

Starring: John Emerson, Bessie Love, Spottiswoode Aitken, W.E. Lawrence, Fred J. Butler, Raymond Wells, Lucille Young, Erich von Stroheim, Viola Barry, Ralph Lewis ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne, John B. O'Brien
Release date: 1916-03-12
Best War Movies of 1916 : Liberty


3.7/10 IMDB

A 20 part 2-reel Western film serial.

Starring: Marie Walcamp, Eddie Polo, Jack Holt, G. Raymond Nye, Bertram Grassby, Neal Hart, Maude Emory, L.M. Wells, Charles Brinley, Roy Stewart ..
Directed by: Henry MacRae, Jacques Jaccard
Release date: 1916-08-20

Our Homeland's Trenches

0.0/10 IMDB

German propaganda film about the importance of buying war bonds.

Release date: 1916-06-22
Best War Movies of 1916 : The Eye of the Night

The Eye of the Night

0.0/10 IMDB

William H. Thompson plays a likeable old lighthouse keeper who must contend with his less likeable fellow villagers. One of Thompson's acts of kindness is to bless the "scandalous" romance between hero and heroine.

Starring: William H. Thompson, Margery Wilson, Thornton Edwards, J.P. Lockney, Aggie Herring, John Gilbert ..
Directed by: Walter Edwards
Release date: 1916-07-16
Best War Movies of 1916 : Australia Prepared

Australia Prepared

5.6/10 IMDB

Australia Prepared highlights the country's contributions to the First World War, beginning with the recruiting of soldiers after war is declared. Segments include: footage of troops training at Liverpool Camp, NSW; the manufacture of rifles and ammunition; shipbuilding at Cockatoo Docks; and the production of khaki soldiers' uniforms.

Release date: 1916-07-10

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