There is a seemingly inexhaustible supply of Second World War films.
In the past few years alone we’ve had Christopher Nolan’s epic ensemble drama Dunkirk – Mike Newell’s The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge.
But what about the great war films about the Great War?
As The Guardian points out Wikipedia’s compilation of First World War cinema lists just over 130 films – there are 10 times more about its 1939 successor.
Perhaps the lack of easy moral clarity and the gruelling but often inert nature of trench warfare just doesn’t appeal to Hollywood as much as an indisputable triumph against evil.
But those who have waded into the quagmire of the ‘war to end all wars’ have created some masterpieces.
As we reach the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War here are some of the best examples of Great War-themed cinema.