I just rented this old WWI movie. It was actually really good. I had to read the book you know, in high school I think. It was cast with a good group of characters playing the German soldiers, and it was pretty realistic, though the boot camp stuff was funny.
The film's only available in black and white, as far as I know. The tape I watched even showed 2 previews for old b&w films of the era with it. The stars, especially the guy playing Paul, were I guess the up-and-coming 90210's of that era.
Anyway, there are very few World War One movies out there. At least beyond the sequence in Legends of the Fall, I don't know of any more WWI movies.
I just finally saw one the other day, called "Behind the Lines" I think... it was about a British psychologist who helped war-trauma stress victims, only to repatriate them back into their units, and send them back to the trenches in Europe again.
Anyway, WWI is an interesting era. It's too bad they don't make more films about this time.
I think "All Quiet" could be remade with modern starts (like Josh Hartnett) and that crowd, and they could do a really bang-up job with it.
I think something on the history of what started the war would be good, too. Of course a partriot, I'd like to see a movie about American involvement in the war, myself.
But check out "All Quiet on the Western Front," for a flashback from the past and a good treat I think you'll like in the end. The combat with the French and the soldier that winds up dying in Paul's trench in the graveyard really made an impression. So did the shelling they took when they were in that bunker and had to eat the rats...