Best War Movies of 1918


Shoulder Arms

7.3/10 IMDB

An American doughboy, stationed in France during the Great War, goes on a daring mission behind enemy lines and becomes a hero.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Syd Chaplin, Loyal Underwood, Henry Bergman, Tom Wilson, Albert Austin, Jack Wilson ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1918-10-20
Best War Movies of 1918 : The Sinking of the Lusitania

The Sinking of the Lusitania

6.9/10 IMDB

Winsor McCay recreates the sinking of the ocean liner Lusitania by a German U-boat in this propaganda piece designed to stir up anti-German sentiment during World War I.

Starring: Winsor McCay ..
Directed by: Winsor McCay
Release date: 1918-07-20
Best War Movies of 1918 : Hearts of the World

Hearts of the World

6.6/10 IMDB

A group of youngsters grow up and love in a peaceful French village. But war intrudes and peace is shattered. The German army invades and occupies village, bringing both destruction and torture. The young people of the village resist, some successfully, others tragically, until French troops retake the town.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Dorothy Gish, Adolph Lestina, Josephine Crowell, Jack Cosgrave, Kate Bruce, Ben Alexander, Marion Emmons, Francis Marion ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1918-03-11
Best War Movies of 1918 : The Heart of Humanity

The Heart of Humanity

6.0/10 IMDB

The story centers around Nanette, an American girl living in a small Canadian village, who is in love with John Patricia, the eldest of five brothers. The war interrupts their romantic idyll, as everyone goes overseas to Belgium and France. Nanette becomes a Red Cross nurse and is terrorized by the evil Prussian Lt. von Eberhard.

Starring: Dorothy Phillips, William Stowell, Walt Whitman, Margaret Mann, Erich von Stroheim, Lloyd Hughes, Frank Braidwood, George Hackathorne, Pat O'Malley, William Welsh ..
Directed by: Allen Holubar
Release date: 1918-12-21
Best War Movies of 1918 : The Unbeliever

The Unbeliever

6.0/10 IMDB

A wealthy young American, bred to class distinction and racial intolerance, enters the Marines during the First World War. In the course of his training and his experiences in the trenches fighting, being wounded by, and being hospitalized with Germans, he comes to a recognition of the equality and brotherhood of men.

Starring: Erich von Stroheim, Marguerite Courtot, Raymond McKee, Kate Lester, Frank de Vernon, Lew Hart, Darwin Karr, Sgt. Moss Gill, U.S.M.C., Thomas Sterrett, Mortimer Martini ..
Directed by: Alan Crosland
Release date: 1918-02-15
Best War Movies of 1918 : Till I Come Back to You

Till I Come Back to You

5.4/10 IMDB

Yvonne von Krutz, a Belgian, lives with her German husband Karl, whom she was forced to marry, and her spirited little brother Jacques in a farmhouse on the Belgian countryside. With the German invasion of Belgium, Karl joins the German forces, and Jacques is taken to a reformatory to be trained as a munitions worker. When Karl is taken prisoner, Capt. Jefferson Strong, an American engineer, assumes the German's identity and discovers an underground supply of explosives near the von Krutz farm. By means of a tunnel, the Americans plan to mine the explosives. To save Jacques and a group of children from the munitions factory, however, Jefferson sends them across the American lines through the tunnel, but they lose their way, and he is forced to disable the mine. Jefferson is court-martialed, but King Albert of Belgium, who has befriended little Jacques, intercedes on his behalf. Learning that Karl has been killed, Jefferson pursues his budding romance with Yvonne.

Starring: Bryant Washburn, Florence Vidor, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Winter Hall, George Stone, Julia Faye, Lillian Leighton, Clarence Geldart, Mae Giraci, William Irving ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1918-08-25
Best War Movies of 1918 : Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

7.2/10 IMDB

A story of the First World War, told in semi-documentary style, focusing on the iniquities of the German war machine, and with its dramatic center the sinking by a German U-boat of the passenger liner Lusitania in 1915.

Starring: Rita Jolivet, Hamilton Revelle, L. Rogers Lytton, Kate Blancke, Cliff Saum, Emil Roe, Henry Smith ..
Directed by: Léonce Perret
Release date: 1918-01-27

The Greatest Thing in Life

7.0/10 IMDB

A lost film. Leo Peret has a small quiet tobacco shop in Greenwich Village. Edward Livingston, a wealthy young clubman and man-about-town, comes in frequently ostensibly to buy cigarettes but in reality to talk to the daughter Jeannette, and he is soon in love with the little shop girl. Leo is homesick for his native France, but lacks the funds to make the passage. Edward, learning of their plight, sends $1,000 with a note saying that the money is payment for a good deed. Leo accepts the money and he and Jeannette embark at once.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, David Butler, Peaches Jackson, Adolph Lestina, Elmo Lincoln, Edward Peil Sr., Kate Bruce ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1918-12-22
Best War Movies of 1918 : The Great Love

The Great Love

6.8/10 IMDB

Jim Young of Youngstown, Pennsylvania, reads of the German war atrocities and decides to enlist in the British army, thus becoming a forerunner of the American forces that are subsequently to leave for the battlefields of Europe. He begins active training at a camp outside London. While enjoying a few hours of leave, he meets Susie Broadplains , a young woman from Australia. She is flattered by his attentions and their friendship soon blossoms into love. However German plotters plan to destroy an arsenal at night and Sir Roger is inveigled into driving an automobile along a London road with its lights turned skyward to guide the Zeppelins. Jim, wounded and home on furlough, detects Sir Roger on the lonely road, follows and traps him in his cottage. Sir Roger turns his pistol on himself rather than be taken alive. Susie finds the "great love" in service for the cause of democracy and her country, with a greater love in sight.

Starring: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, George Siegmann, Gloria Hope, Maxfield Stanley, Rosemary Theby, Henry B. Walthall, Violet Keppel Trefusis, Diana Manners, Elizabeth Asquith ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1918-08-11
Best War Movies of 1918 : The Hun Within

The Hun Within

6.0/10 IMDB

A German-American father, loyal to his new U.S. home, finds himself on opposite sides with his son in the wartime conflict between Germany and America. The son becomes involved with German agents plotting against U.S., and the father must decide between his son and his adopted homeland.

Starring: Dorothy Gish, George Fawcett, Charles K. Gerrard, Douglas MacLean, Herbert Sutch, Max Davidson, Lillian Clark, Robert Anderson, Erich von Stroheim, Adolph Lestina ..
Directed by: Chester Withey
Release date: 1918-09-08
Best War Movies of 1918 : Vive la France!

Vive la France!

5.4/10 IMDB

A couple's suffering finally comes to an end when Jean, having lost his memory through shell shock, sees the cross of shame on Jenevieve's breast, gets his memory back and the two pledge their troth.

Starring: Dorothy Dalton, Edmund Lowe, Fred Starr, Tom Guise, Bert Woodruff, Bert Sprotte, Eunice Woodruff ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1918-09-15
Best War Movies of 1918 : The Sea Flower

The Sea Flower

4.4/10 IMDB

A secret service agent disguises himself as a sailor.

Starring: Juanita Hansen, Gayne Whitman, Fred Huntley, Eugenie Besserer, Fred Starr, George C. Pearce, Alfred Allen ..
Directed by: Colin Campbell
Release date: 1918-12-23
Best War Movies of 1918 : Kaiser's Finish

Kaiser's Finish

4.3/10 IMDB

During World War I, an illegitimate son of the German Kaiser, who had been raised in the US--and is a double for the Kaiser's son, the Crown Prince--is sent to Germany as a spy in order to kill both the Kaiser and his son.

Starring: Earl Schenck, Claire Whitney, Percy Standing, Louis Dean, John Sunderland, Fred Hearn, Charles T. Parr, Philip Van Loan, Billie Wagner, Victor De Linsky ..
Directed by: Jack Harvey, Cliff Saum
Release date: 1918-11-02
Best War Movies of 1918 : The Claws of the Hun

The Claws of the Hun

0.0/10 IMDB

An American munitions manufacturer and his son become ensnarled with enemy agents from Germany during the First World War.

Starring: Charles Ray, Jane Novak, Robert McKim, Dorcas Matthews, Melbourne MacDowell, Mollie McConnell, Henry A. Barrows ..
Directed by: Victor Schertzinger
Release date: 1918-07-08
Best War Movies of 1918 : Come on In

Come on In

0.0/10 IMDB

A patriotic but short American man tries without luck to qualify for the Army, but can't get in until a knock on the head raises a lump high enough for him to pass the height requirement. Meanwhile, his lady friend decides to become a Secret Service agent, though she is unable to keep the fact a secret, even from the German spies she hopes to apprehend.

Starring: Shirley Mason, Ernest Truex, Carl De Planta, Joseph Burke, Renault Tourneur, Bernard Randall, Blanche Craig, Meyer Berenson, Richie Ling, Louis Hendricks ..
Directed by: John Emerson
Release date: 1918-09-22
Best War Movies of 1918 : Up Romance Road

Up Romance Road

0.0/10 IMDB

An engaged couple, whose two fathers are millionaire ship owners, is determined to put a little life in their engagement by writing a threatening letter.

Starring: William Russell, Charlotte Burton, John Burton, Joseph Belmont, Carl Stockdale, Emma Kluge, Claire Du Brey ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1918-06-24
Best War Movies of 1918 : Mrs. Slacker

Mrs. Slacker

0.0/10 IMDB

Susie organizes plays to benefit the Red Cross. She marries her hero, Robert, but finds out he did it to avoid the draft. She begs to be taken in his place and is soon captured by the enemy. Will Robert become the hero she believed he was?

Starring: Gladys Hulette, Creighton Hale, Paul Clerget, Walter Hiers ..
Directed by: Hobart Henley
Release date: 1918-03-31
Best War Movies of 1918 : The Wildcat of Paris

The Wildcat of Paris

0.0/10 IMDB

A girl from Paris' underworld fights for love and survival during a time of international turmoil.

Starring: Priscilla Dean, Louis Darclay, Edward Cecil, Lucille Furness, Gino Corrado ..
Directed by: Joseph De Grasse
Release date: 1918-12-15
Best War Movies of 1918 : The Girl of Today

The Girl of Today

0.0/10 IMDB

During World War I, the beautiful and patriotic Leslie Selden is courted by two ardent admirers: Jack Wynn, a young man not yet taken by the draft, and Dr. Wolff, a Danish scientist who, in reality, is a German agent. When Jack learns that Wolff is masterminding a plot to bomb several munitions factories and destroy the water system in New York City, he goes to the spy's home and confronts him.

Starring: Corinne Griffith, Marc McDermott, Charles A. Stevenson, Ida Darling, Webster Campbell ..
Directed by: John S. Robertson
Release date: 1918-09-23
Best War Movies of 1918 : The Man Who Wouldn't Tell

The Man Who Wouldn't Tell

0.0/10 IMDB

During World War I, young Englishman Hawtrey Burke captivates New York society with his charming manner and his skill at polo, but he incurs the scorn of the woman he loves, Elinor Warden, who, having recently returned from war-torn Belgium, cannot understand why Hawtrey is not on the front lines.

Starring: Earle Williams, Grace Darmond, Charles Spere, Edward Cecil ..
Directed by: James Young
Release date: 1918-12-09
Best War Movies of 1918 : The Invasion of Britain

The Invasion of Britain

0.0/10 IMDB

A depiction of German airships attacking Great Britain.

Starring: Ellen Terry ..
Directed by: Herbert Brenon
Release date: 1918-01-01
Best War Movies of 1918 : My Four Years in Germany

My Four Years in Germany

5.5/10 IMDB

The experiences of the American ambassador to Germany, James Gerard, are recounted in this semi-documentary.

Starring: Halbert Brown, Willard Dashiell, Louis Dean, Earl Schenck, George Ridell, Frank Stone, Karl Dane, Fred Hearn, Percy Standing, William Bittner ..
Directed by: William Nigh
Release date: 1918-03-10
Best War Movies of 1918 : The Prussian Cur

The Prussian Cur

0.0/10 IMDB

A German spy who is married to Lillian, the sister of Rosie O'Grady.

Starring: Miriam Cooper, Sidney Mason, H. von der Goltz, Leonora Stewart, James A. Marcus, Pat O'Malley, Walter McEwen, William Black, Ralph Faulkner, William Black ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1918-09-01
Best War Movies of 1918 : The Splendid Sinner

The Splendid Sinner

0.0/10 IMDB

A woman marries a German immigrant in New York, but loses him when her soiled past is revealed. He returns to Germany after the beginning of the First World War, where he becomes a high-ranking officer in the German army. His wife joins the Red Cross and, in a combat hospital, discovers her wounded husband. Her love for both her husband and her country lead her to a great sacrifice.

Starring: Mary Garden, Hamilton Revelle, Anders Randolf, Hassan Mussalli, Henry Pettibone, Roberta Bellinger ..
Directed by: Edwin Carewe
Release date: 1918-03-24
Best War Movies of 1918 : Allied Offensive, July 1918

Allied Offensive, July 1918

0.0/10 IMDB

Silent film of U.S. aircraft downing a German plane, plus a vaudeville show and more.

Starring: Quentin Roosevelt ..
Release date: 1918-06-01
Best War Movies of 1918 : Stolen Orders

Stolen Orders

4.6/10 IMDB

A renegade American and his innocent daughter become entangled in the snares of German secret agents during the First World War.

Starring: Montagu Love, Kitty Gordon, June Elvidge, Carlyle Blackwell, Madge Evans, George MacQuarrie ..
Directed by: Harley Knoles, George Kelson
Release date: 1918-06-02
Best War Movies of 1918 : The Kaiser's Shadow

The Kaiser's Shadow

7.4/10 IMDB

French scientists are developing a secret weapon, a gun that uses the mysterious powers of X-ray and ultra violet rays, called a "Ray Rifle." Miss Dalton played the girl that would protect it from German spies.

Starring: Dorothy Dalton, Thurston Hall, Edward Cecil, Leota Lorraine, Otto Hoffman, Charles K. French ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1918-07-01
Best War Movies of 1918 : Life's Greatest Problem

Life's Greatest Problem

0.0/10 IMDB

Big Steve and Little Lefty, a pair of hobos, are happily drifting through life until the First World War comes and enter it and find their lives forever changed.

Starring: Mitchell Lewis, Rubye De Remer, Gus Alexander, Ida Darling, Helen Ferguson, John P. Wade, Eugene Strong, John Goldsworthy, John W. Martin, Sidney D'Albrook ..
Directed by: J. Stuart Blackton
Release date: 1918-11-03
Best War Movies of 1918 : Kultur


0.0/10 IMDB

Just prior to World War I, the Kaiser sends Baron von Zeller to inform Emperor Franz Josef of Austria that he is ready to declare war on France. Sensing the impending crisis, the French War Office dispatches secret agent René de Bornay to investigate the situation, and upon his arrival, he cultivates the friendship of Franz Josef's mistress, the Countess Griselda von Arenburg.

Starring: Gladys Brockwell, Georgia Woodthorpe, William Scott, Willard Louis, Charles Clary, Nigel De Brulier, William Burgess, Al Fremont ..
Directed by: Edward LeSaint
Release date: 1918-09-22

No Man's Land

0.0/10 IMDB

Free and easy Garrett Cope loves Katherine Gresham, but his rival, Henry Miller, who is really Heinrich Mueller, a World War I German spy, gets rid of Garrett by having him arrested for the murder of Pembroke Van Tuyl. While Garrett is in prison, Katherine marries Mueller, but Sidney Dundas, knowing that the German actually committed the crime, finally confesses, and Garrett is freed. Meanwhile, Mueller takes Katherine to a remote island called No Man's Land, which he uses as a base for blowing up Allied ships.

Starring: Bert Lytell, Anna Q. Nilsson, Charles Arling, Mollie McConnell, Eugene Pallette, Edward Alexander ..
Directed by: Will S. Davis
Release date: 1918-07-08
Best War Movies of 1918 : The Woman the Germans Shot

The Woman the Germans Shot

0.0/10 IMDB

The true story of Edith Cavell, a British nurse who served with the underground in Belgium during the First World War.

Starring: Julia Arthur, Creighton Hale, Thomas Brooks, George LeGuere, William H. Tooker, Jack W. Johnston, Paul Panzer, Joyce Fair ..
Directed by: John G. Adolfi
Release date: 1918-10-27


0.0/10 IMDB

A Liberty Bond fundraising short.

Starring: Sessue Hayakawa ..
Release date: 1918-10-01

Britain's Bulwarks, No. 10: With the Policemen of the Allies on the North Sea

0.0/10 IMDB

News reel from the first World War.

Release date: 1918-07-14
Best War Movies of 1918 : I'll Say So

I'll Say So

0.0/10 IMDB

Hearing that the United States has just declared war on Germany, Bill Durham hurries to a recruiting station to enlist, but because he has flat feet, he is rejected. He falls in love with Barbara Knowles, whose guardian, August Myers, unknown to Barbara, is a German agent. When Bill learns that Myers plans to stir up trouble on the border of the United States and Mexico, he catches the train to New Mexico and routs out Myers' gang of bandits.

Starring: George Walsh, Regina Quinn, William Bailey, James Black, Ed Keeley, May McAvoy ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1918-12-22
Best War Movies of 1918 : Inside the Lines

Inside the Lines

0.0/10 IMDB

A spy known as "1932" during World War I, is commissioned by the German Secret Service to trail English agent Captain Woodhouse to the Straits of Gibraltar and there effect the destruction of the British fleet. Before his departure, 1932 helps Jane Gerson, an American girl falsely accused of espionage, and later falls in love with her.

Starring: Lewis Stone, Marguerite Clayton, George Field, Arthur Allardt, David Hartford, Joseph Singleton, Helen Dunbar, Willard Wayne, William Durall, Fritz von Hardenberg ..
Directed by: David Hartford
Release date: 1918-08-26
Best War Movies of 1918 : An Alien Enemy

An Alien Enemy

0.0/10 IMDB

Neysa von Igel, who is living with her supposed grandfather, Adolph Schmidt, loves America, although she believes herself to be German-born. Unknown to Neysa, when she was three years old, her father and mother, both American-born, were killed in Germany by Emil Koenig, who, in punishment, was sent to the United States to work in the interest of the government of the Fatherland, and who is now associated with Schmidt in his manufacturing enterprise. Koenig demands that Neysa work in behalf of Germany. She revolts and escapes to the home of David Hale, who had been her grandfather's attorney, but who is now in the service of the United States Government. Hale and Neysa are married and depart for France, where the girl again encounters Koenig, and, after many thrilling adventures, she kills him in self-defense. - Written by Moving Picture World synopsis, from

Starring: Louise Glaum, Mary Jane Irving, Thurston Hall, Albert Allardt, Charles Hammond, Jay Morley, Roy Laidlaw, Joseph J. Dowling, Clifford Alexander ..
Directed by: Wallace Worsley
Release date: 1918-04-01

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