All Quiet on the Western Front is a 1930 American war film based on the book of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque. About a young soldier who faces disillusionment in the soul-crushing horror of World War I, it is praised for being a realistic account of World War I. The film was the first to win Academy Awards for both Outstanding Production and Best Director. AFI ranked the film as the #7 best American film in the epic genre. Starring Louis Wolheim and Lew Ayres. Directed by Lewis Milestone.