All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
The first film ever to scoop the Best Picture and Best Director Oscars, this adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's World War I novel was shot just twelve years after the end of the Great War.
And – somewhat surprisingly – this Hollywood production depicted the horrors of the conflict from the German perspective. Indeed, many German veterans were involved in the production as extras and advisers.
The film's closing shot is still regarded as one of the most iconic in the history of cinema.