Films by Director

This site allows users to access the collection of films organized by release date. The collection includes selected movies, TV productions and documentaries on the theme of gender, military and war in the periods covered by the Oxford Handbook of Gender and War since 1600 edited by Karen Hagemann (General Editor), Stefan Dudink, and Sonya Rose (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2018). Including films released between the 1920s and the present, the focus is on the wars of the twentieth century, because most movies relevant for the theme of gender, military and war focus on a conflict of this period. The filmography includes productions in English, French and German or films with English subtitles.


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Director(s): Paul Aaron
Release Date: 1987
Abstract:

This movie is an account of US Navy Commander James Stockdale's (1923-2005) seven-and-a-half year imprisonment in North Vietnam. During his confinement in such camps as the infamous "Hanoi Hilton," Stockdale, among other senior officers, led a resistance group against the North Vietnamese, facing torture, isolation, and starvation. Back in the United States, Stockdale's wife, Sybil, begins...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093249/
Director(s): Abu-Assad, Hany
Release Date: 2005
Abstract:

This 2005 film tells the story of what may be the last 48 hours in the lives of two Palestinian men who have been recruited as suicide bombers in Tel Aviv during the Second Intifada (2000-2005). When they are intercepted at the Israeli border, a young woman who discovers their plan causes them to reconsider their actions. The film won a Golden Globe for best foreign language film and was the ...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0445620/
Director(s): Abu-Assad, Hany
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

Omar is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. When Omar is captured after a deadly act of resistance, he falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the military police. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardize his longtime trust with his childhood friends, but it's soon...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2852406/
Director(s): Achkar, David
Release Date: 1992
Major Wars:
Abstract:

Through home movies, old newsreels, letters and fictional reconstruction of imprisonment, this film examines the life of the filmmaker's father, Marof Achkar (1930-1971), a diplomat under the Sékou Touré regime, who later disappeared in the notorious Camp Boiro, a Guinean concentration camp. This film reevaluates the turbulent decade of African independence and discusses its relevance to the...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209907/
Director(s): Adi, Yasmina
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

On the call of the revolutionary National Liberation Front (FLN), thousands of Algerians marched in Paris, on October 17, 1961, to protest France's war effort in Algeria, despite the curfew imposed by the government. The police responded with brutality to this peaceful demonstration. Fifty years later, this documentary revealed a truth which was still somewhat taboo. Combining unreleased...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2079514/
Director(s): Affleck, Ben
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

On November 4, 1979, militant Iranian activists storm the American embassy in Tehran and capture dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal. There's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped and a mid-level CIA agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them. Based on the declassified true story.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1024648/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Director(s): Akin, Fatih
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

This film is based on the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire 1915, which resulted in the forced migration and diaspora of the Armenian minority. One day a young family man, Nazaret Manoogian, gets deported by the Turkish authorities together with all the other Armenian men from his native village. He becomes a forced laborer and only survives by chance and an act of kindness, but loses...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2245171/
Director(s): Alaouié, Borhane
Release Date: 1981
Abstract:

Just after telephone communication is restored between the warring East and West sides of Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990), two old college lovers, one Christian, the other Shiite, whose efforts to meet have dismally failed, finally make contact. But as Zeina is leaving for the U.S. the next day, they record their innermost feelings during the night, promising to exchange tapes...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0132762/
Director(s): Aldrich, Robert
Release Date: 1967
Abstract:

In this film, which is based on the best-selling 1965 novel by E.M. Nathanson, a British army major selects 12 violent convicts and offers them their freedom if they will complete a nearly suicidal mission in Nazi-occupied France that will aid Allied operations for the upcoming invasion of Normandy.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061578/
Director(s): Aldrich, Robert
Release Date: 1956
Abstract:

A cynical and grim account of war, this film is set in the latter stages of World War II and tells the story of a front-line combat unit led by a cowardly captain clearly out of his depth, as well as a tougher subordinate and an executive officer who both threaten to do away with him. Lt. Joe Costa (Jack Palance) is a part of the Fragile Fox Company, a U.S. National Guard unit sent to a...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048966
Director(s): Aldrich, Robert
Release Date: 1954
Abstract:

World for Ransom is a 1954 Cold War film noir. Mike Callahan (Dan Duryea) is an Irish émigré and war veteran working in Singapore as a private detective. He takes on a case from a former lover, now a nightclub singer. She thinks her husband Julian March (Patric Knowles) is involved in criminal activities and asks him to help out. Callahan learns that a man named Alexis Pederas (Gene...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047681/
Director(s): Alessandrini, Goffredo
Release Date: 1942
Abstract:

This film, set during the Russian Revolution, is based on We the Living, a semi-autobiographical novel by Ayn Rand first published in 1936. Originally meant to be two films, Noi vivi and Addio Kira, this film is a two-part 1942 Italian romantic war film directed by Goffredo Alessandrini. The story follows Kira Argounova, a daring young Russian girl held back by her...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035130/
Director(s): Alfredson, Tomas
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

Based on a James le Carré novel, this thriller deals with the internal cold wars in the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in the early 1970s. Forced into retirement after a botched mission in Hungary, George Smiley (Gary Oldman) returns to track down a Soviet-mole in the top ranks of MI6. His investigation reveals the layers of bureaucracy, secrecy, and lies within modern intelligence systems...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1340800/
Director(s): Allen, Woody
Release Date: 1975
Abstract:

Love and Death is a 1975 American comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. It is a satire on Russian literature starring Allen and Diane Keaton as Boris and Sonja, Russians living during the Napoleonic Era who engage in mock-serious philosophical debates. Pacifist Russian scholar Boris Grushenko has the hots for the beautiful Sonja, but cold feet for the Napoleonic Wars (1803-...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073312/
Director(s): Almond, Paul
Release Date: 1980
Abstract:

Final Assignment is a 1980 Canadian thriller drama film about the late Cold War. Sparks fly between Nicole (Geneviève Bujold), a Western journalist on assignment in the Soviet Union, and government liaison Lyosha (Michael York), who has been shadowing Nicole during her visit. Without Lyosha's awareness, Nicole tries to smuggle out a young girl who desperately needs a medical procedure...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080735/
Director(s): Amata, Jeta
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

One local Niger Delta community's struggle against their own government and a multi-national oil corporation who has plundered their land and destroyed the environment. The film was reissued in 2012 with the title, Black November, with 60% of the scenes reshot and additional scenes included to make the film "more current".

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1683402/
Director(s): Jeta Amata
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

The people of a volatile, oil-rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an American oil executive and demands that his corporation end the destruction and pollution. Inspired by true events, Black November...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2147225/
Director(s): Gianni Amelio
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

August 1957: A famous writer in his forties, Jacques Cormery, visits his mother who lives in Algiers. The city is undergoing the urban warfare of the Battle of Algiers during the Algerian War of Independence. Cormery reflects on his school years, his European and Algerian friends, and M. Bernard, this schoolteacher who pushed him toward a life inconceivable for a child born into a poor and...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1349457/
Director(s): Anderson, Michael
Release Date: 1957
Abstract:

This film, based on real historical events, follows the British frigate H.M.S. Amethyst, which, on a mission to resupply the British Embassy during the Chinese Civil War, was unexpectedly attacked by the Chinese People's Liberation Army on the north bank of the Yangtse river. With rescue attempts blocked by the Chinese communist army, for many weeks the situation remained in deadlock, until...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051209
Director(s): Anderson, Michael
Release Date: 1959
Abstract:

During the Irish War of Independence (1919–1923), an Irish-American medical student finds himself caught between the Irish Republican Army and the "Black and Tans," ex-British soldiers recruited into the Royal Irish Constabulary to suppress the rebels. In 1921, Kerry O'Shea (Don Murray) learns that his esteemed professor, Sean Lenihan (James Cagney), is also a leader in Ireland's rebel army....

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053272/

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