I hope you consider watching movies about World War I on August 4th. This is the anniversary of the start of the so-called Great War - the war to end all wars. I think many of us are fairly ignorant about the First World War mainly because we have grown up with veterans of World War II, and there are many more movies about World War II than about World War I. Watching movies about World War I to commemorate the outbreak is an easy but worthy way to observe the occasion and remember those who made great sacrifice. 2016 is especially poignant as it is the centenary of the Battle of the Somme - the single bloodiest battle of the war.
1. War Horse (2011)
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Sometimes it takes a great contemporary figure to take us back to the past and make it relatable. With Steven Spielberg in the director’s chair, you always know you are in for an emotional roller coaster ride, and 2011’s big screen adaptation of the smash hit play War Horse is absolutely no exception. One of the most recent movies about World War I, the film tells the powerful and moving story of a young man named Albert and his horse Joey, who are separated by the war. Filled with joy, sorrow and overwhelming sentiment, War Horse is definitely one you need the tissues for!