Stanley Kubrick’s classic film, claimed by Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian as being ‘arguably the best film about the first world war’, was re-released in 2014 as part of the 1914 anniversary.

Based on the book by Humphrey Cobb, and inspired by a true incident, the film centres around the futility of war generally, and specifically the scapegoating of three men to be shot for cowardice. It stars Kirk Douglas as Colonel Dax, who, ‘…disgusted with his superiors arrogant incompetence…attempts to defend these innocent men’.