It's May the fourth.

If you didn't already know from your social media filling up with Star Wars GIFs and quotes, this day has been dubbed 'Star Wars Day'.

Owing to the likeness of the famous line "may the force be with you", fans of the film franchise have adopted the spring date as a day to celebrate all things Star Wars. 

Here at the Gazette, Star Wars Day has got us thinking about our favourite films from the sci-fi series. 

Steph Brawn 

Episode I - The Phantom Menace 

"My favourite film is without a doubt the Phantom Menace.

"The best scene in the whole of the Star Wars franchise is the pod race, especially if you whack up the surround sound on LOUD.

"The light saber fight with Darth Maul at the end is also awesome."

Iona Turner

Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

"I kind of hate this film and love it at the same time.

"It breaks my heart when Anakin turns to the dark side, partly because I think he's rather good looking... even when he's half a man, on fire, dragging himself up a mountainside.

"The dramatic fight between Obi-Wan and Anakin at the end is my absolute favourite part. Fire, light sabers and passionate yelling - the recipe for a great scene."

Niall Christie 

Episode IV - A New Hope

"It's hard to look past the original, even as someone who first watched the Star Wars franchise episode by episode, not in the order they were released.

"The cantina scene alone puts this above any of the prequels, while the sometimes surreal special effects of 1970s cinema really are at their best through this.

"The death of Obi-Wan even makes for a perfectly bittersweet ending."  

The latest fim in the franchise since Disney took over is Solo: A Star Wars Story, which will feature a look back at how the smuggling scoundrel became the pilot of the Millenium Falcon that we all know and love. 

Solo: A Star Wars Film is released in the UK on May 25.