Anzac Day: 7 films and 1 series about World War I streaming now

The first world war, in all its horror and misplaced hope, continues to inspire filmmakers and audiences, as these streaming titles show.

Two Australian horsemen with contrasting personalities sign up to fight in Turkey during World War I. Starring Mel Gibson, Mark Lee and Bill Kerr, and dirycted by Peter Weir.

As historian Daniel Reynaud wrote for ScreenHub last year:

As a seminal film in Australia’s cinematic history, Gallipoli is perhaps the single most influential text on Anzac, and its indelible portrayal of the tragic death of its lead character at the hands of a pompous British high command still resonates with a public that frequently blames the British for the tragedies of the war.

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Paul Dalgarno is author of the novels A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); the memoir And You May Find Yourself (2015); and the creative non-fiction book Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. X: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @dalgarnowrites