Best War Movies of 1931


Waterloo Bridge

7.4/10 IMDB

In World War I London, Myra is an American out-of-work chorus girl making ends meet by picking up men on Waterloo Bridge. During a Zeppelin air raid she meets Roy, a naive young American who enlisted in the Canadian army. After they fall for each other, Roy tricks Myra into visiting his family, who live in a country estate outside London, his mother having remarried to a retired British Major. Myra is reluctant to continue the relationship with Roy, he not aware of her past.

Starring: Mae Clarke, Douglass Montgomery, Doris Lloyd, Ethel Griffies, Frederick Kerr, Enid Bennett, Bette Davis, Rita Carlyle, Ruth Handforth, Elspeth Dudgeon ..
Directed by: James Whale
Release date: 1931-09-04


7.2/10 IMDB

The Austrian Secret Service sends its most seductive agent to spy on the Russians.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Victor McLaglen, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Warner Oland, Lew Cody, Barry Norton, F. Blinn, Max Barwyn, Allan Cavan, Davison Clark ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1931-04-04
Best War Movies of 1931 : Tell England

Tell England

6.3/10 IMDB

In England, two young friends, confronted with the outbreak of World War I, enlist together to serve in the same company on the battle-field.

Starring: Tony Bruce, Carl Harbord, Fay Compton, Dennis Hoey, Hubert Horben, Frederick Lloyd ..
Directed by: Geoffrey Barkas, Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1931-03-02


6.3/10 IMDB

Two brothers, Jack and Tom, are in love with the same woman, Molly. While the two brothers go off to war and Molly does her part in the effort, Tom believes that Rose is waiting for him, while in fact, she loves Jack and only turned to Tom on the rebound. Jack and Molly meet while he is on leave, and when he returns to battle, he doesn't know how to handle the situation with his brother.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Rose Hobart, Anthony Bushell, Holmes Herbert, Mary Forbes, Edmund Breon, Harry Allen, May Beatty, Billy Bevan, Florence Britton ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1931-07-16
Best War Movies of 1931 : Dirigible


6.3/10 IMDB

Dirigible commander Jack Braden and Navy pilot 'Frisky' Pierce fight over the glory associated with a successful expedition to the South Pole and the love of beautiful Helen, Frisky's wife. After Braden's dirigible expedition fails, Frisky tries an expedition by plane. Unfortunately he crashes and strands his party at the South Pole. Braden must decide between a risky rescue attempt by dirigible and remaining safely at home with Helen.

Starring: Jack Holt, Ralph Graves, Fay Wray, Hobart Bosworth, Roscoe Karns, Harold Goodwin, Clarence Muse, Emmett Corrigan, Bess Flowers, George 'Gabby' Hayes ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1931-02-01
Best War Movies of 1931 : Secret Service

Secret Service

5.7/10 IMDB

In 1864 a Secret Service agent for the Union army goes undercover in Richmond and pretends to be a Confederate captain.

Starring: Richard Dix, Shirley Grey, Gavin Gordon, Clarence Muse, William Post Jr., Frederick Burton, Nance O'Neil, Harold Kinney, Eugene Jackson, Florence Lake ..
Directed by: J. Walter Ruben
Release date: 1931-11-14
Best War Movies of 1931 : West of Broadway

West of Broadway

6.4/10 IMDB

A wealthy soldier returns home after WWI, discovers his socialite fiancee no longer wants to marry him, and weds an admitted gold-digger he's just met after a night of drinking and partying.

Starring: John Gilbert, El Brendel, Lois Moran, Madge Evans, Ralph Bellamy, Frank Conroy, Gwen Lee, Hedda Hopper, Willie Fung, Ruth Renick ..
Directed by: Harry Beaumont
Release date: 1931-11-28
Best War Movies of 1931 : The Seas Beneath

The Seas Beneath

5.8/10 IMDB

In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain towing a submarine. Their mission is to find and sink a U-boat that has been especially effective in attacking Allied shipping. Posing as a harmless schooner, the mystery ship is in fact fitted with a formidable gun capable of sinking a U-boat. Stopping in the Canary Islands to refuel, the crew interacts with locals involved with Germans, and with Germans themselves, including the sister of the U-Boat commander, who is lurking offshore waiting for the coming battle.

Starring: George O’Brien, Marion Lessing, Mona Maris, Walter C. Kelly, Warren Hymer, Steve Pendleton, Walter McGrail, Larry Kent, Henry Victor, John Loder ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1931-01-30
Best War Movies of 1931 : Bosko the Doughboy

Bosko the Doughboy

5.8/10 IMDB

Bosko is a doughboy in the Great War.

Starring: Carman Maxwell ..
Directed by: Hugh Harman
Release date: 1931-10-17
Best War Movies of 1931 : Born to Love

Born to Love

5.8/10 IMDB

A pregnant American nurse living in London during WWI, believing her soldier-fiance has been killed in France, marries a wealthy aristocrat so her child will have a father.

Starring: Constance Bennett, Joel McCrea, Paul Cavanagh, Frederick Kerr, Louise Closser Hale, Anthony Bushell, Daisy Belmore, Billy Bevan, Edmund Breon, Eddy Chandler ..
Directed by: Paul L. Stein
Release date: 1931-04-17
Best War Movies of 1931 : The Sea Ghost

The Sea Ghost

5.2/10 IMDB

A crooked lawyer trying to cheat a young girl out of her inheritance tries to convince a sea captain to help him. Re-released in 1939 as "Phantom Submarine U-67."

Starring: Alan Hale, Laura La Plante, Clarence Wilson, Peter Erkelenz, Claud Allister, Broderick O'Farrell ..
Directed by: William Nigh
Release date: 1931-11-28
Best War Movies of 1931 : Beau Ideal

Beau Ideal

5.0/10 IMDB

An American joins the French Foreign Legion in order to rescue a boyhood friend.

Starring: Ralph Forbes, Loretta Young, Irene Rich, Lester Vail, Frank McCormick, Otto Matieson, Don Alvarado, Bernard Siegel, Myrtle Stedman, John St. Polis ..
Directed by: Herbert Brenon
Release date: 1931-01-25
Best War Movies of 1931 : Suicide Fleet

Suicide Fleet

5.6/10 IMDB

Three US sailors aboard a decoy ship fight German U-boats in World War I and try to win Sally who works on the Coney Island midway.

Starring: William Boyd, Robert Armstrong, Ginger Rogers, James Gleason, Harry Bannister, Frank Reicher, Ben Alexander, Henry Victor, Yola d'Avril, Hans Joby ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1931-11-20
Best War Movies of 1931 : Women of All Nations

Women of All Nations

4.7/10 IMDB

Marines Flagg and Quirt fought together in WWI and Panama. After some time in New York they go to Sweden and compete for the love of Else. Next they go to Nicaragua and help earthquake victims. Then to Egypt where Else is now in Prince Hassan's harem.

Starring: Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, Greta Nissen, El Brendel, Mischa Auer, T. Roy Barnes, Joyce Compton, Fifi D'Orsay, Charles Judels, Bela Lugosi ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1931-05-31
Best War Movies of 1931 : The Mad Parade

The Mad Parade

6.8/10 IMDB

The story of eight women and how they served their country during World War I.

Starring: Evelyn Brent, Irene Rich, Louise Fazenda, Lilyan Tashman, Marceline Day, Fritzi Ridgeway, June Clyde, Elizabeth Keating, Helen Keating ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1931-09-18
Best War Movies of 1931 : The Last Parade

The Last Parade

6.5/10 IMDB

During the war two friends love the same nurse. After the war one becomes a detective, the other a racketeer.

Starring: Jack Holt, Tom Moore, Constance Cummings, Robert Ellis, Steve Pendleton, Jesse De Vorska, Robert Graham, Gino Corrado, Earle D. Bunn, Clarence Muse ..
Directed by: Erle C. Kenton
Release date: 1931-01-31
Best War Movies of 1931 : Beyond Victory

Beyond Victory

5.8/10 IMDB

Four battle-weary American soldiers under fire reflect on the women they left behind.

Starring: William Boyd, James Gleason, Lew Cody, Zasu Pitts, Marion Shilling, Russell Gleason, Lissy Arna, Mary Carr, Fred Scott, Theodore von Eltz ..
Directed by: John S. Robertson
Release date: 1931-04-03
Best War Movies of 1931 : Corianton: A Story of Unholy Love

Corianton: A Story of Unholy Love

0.0/10 IMDB

Corianton is unsure of his father Alma's religious teachings until God strikes down a religious foe. Converted, he becomes a successful missionary until seduced by the harlot Isabel. Struck with guilt, he runs away until discovered by his brother Shiblon who is then killed. While mourning, Corianton has a vision of Jesus and leads his people in victorious battle.

Starring: Eric Elden, Reginald Barlow, Herschel Mayall, Alis Frost ..
Directed by: Wilfrid North
Release date: 1931-10-01

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