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): Anderson, Michael
Release Date: 1957
Abstract:

On a mission to resupply the British Embassy during the Chinese Civil War, the British frigate HMS Amethyst was unexpectedly atacked 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 finally, Lieutenant-Commander John S. Kerans realized he must make...

Director(s): Anderson, Michael
Release Date: 1959
Abstract:

During the Irish War of Independence, an Irish-American medical student finds himself caught between the Irish Republican Army and the Black and Tans. He must battle both sides to end the conflict.

Director(s): Anderson, Michael
Release Date: 1955
Abstract:

A British World War 2 film which recreates the true story of Operation Chastise in 1943 wherein the RAF's 617 Squadron attacked three important dams in Germany with newly invented "bouncing bombs," which skidded across the water, avoiding obstacles, and detonated on command. This was an important component in the Allied strategy of attacking German industrial capacity in the mid-to-late war...

Director(s): Anderson, Michael
Release Date: 1968
Major Wars:
Abstract:

A former Soviet prisoner accidently becomes Pope as the possibility of a global nuclear war emerges. Pope Kiril must find peace between China and the Soviet Union, an unusual focus of Cold War tensions in American culture. 

Director(s): Anderson, Michael
Release Date: 1955
Major Wars:
Abstract:

The story of how the British attacked German dams in WWII by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective.

Director(s): Anderson, Michael
Release Date: 1955
Major Wars:
Abstract:

The story of how the British attacked German dams in WWII by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective.

Director(s): Anderson, Wes
Release Date: 2014
Major Wars:
Abstract:

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

Director(s): Andric, Radivoje
Release Date: 1998
Abstract:

The story takes place in 1993 Serbia, torn by hyperinflation and economic disaster in the wake of the Yugoslav Wars. Milan, an avid fan of FC Partizan, lives with his friend, a painter, and makes money by selling his paintings to the "new elite." He meets a nice girl who works a phone sex hot line and the two eventually fall in love. An another friend of his is a treasury guard in a bank...

Director(s): Yves Angelo
Release Date: 2005
Abstract:

In winter 1917 in France, the murder of a little girl, the young "Belle du Jour," overwhelms a peaceful village near the front of World War I. Around this crime, we see the interactions of Destinat, the mysterious prosecutor, the cynical judge Mierck and his disturbing acolyte, Colonel Matziev. Horrified by what he discovers, a policeman investigates, all the while living his own personal...

Director(s): Angelopoulos, Theodoros
Release Date: 2004
Abstract:

Part 1 of a trilogy which was uncompleted due to the director's death. The Weeping Meadow follows events in Greek history from 1919 to the aftermath of the Second World War. A band of refugees from Odessa returning to Greece after the Russian Revolution adopts an orphan girl, who becomes the focus of the story as her childhood and adolescence are affected by the aftermath of World War 1, the...

Director(s): Annakin, Ken
Release Date: 1962
Abstract:

Complete story of the D-Day landings at Normandy--the invasion and establishment of Allied Forces in France during Operation Overlord, beginning June 6th, 1944 and the largest seaborne invasion in history--through the eyes of its participants. It began with overnight parachute and glider landings, air attacks, naval bombardments, and an early morning amphibious landing. The film production...

Director(s): Annakin, Ken
Release Date: 1965
Abstract:

In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. "The Battle of the Bulge" shows this conflict from the perspective of an American intelligence officer as well as from a German Panzer Commander.

Director(s): Annakin, Ken
Release Date: 1962
Abstract:

Reenacts the events of the infamous D-Day told by German, French, American, and British points-of-view. Aimed at understanding the courage and brutal fight this mission was to reach Normandy. Based on the book by Cornelius Ryan. 

Director(s): Annaud, Jean-Jacques
Release Date: 2001
Abstract:

A historical fiction account of a Russian sniper during the German siege of Stalingrad during WWII. The heroic sniper kills many German officers until they send in their best sniper to track and kill the Russian marksman.

Director(s): Apted, Michael
Release Date: 2001
Abstract:

A highly fictionalized account of the British cryptography project during World War II. Still reeling from the disappearance of his lover Claire, brilliant code-breaker Tom Jericho is summoned to Bletchley Park, Britain's top-secret intelligence campus. Now he must face his toughest assignment--crack the Nazis' infamous Enigma codes. Putting together the pieces of a puzzle, he discovers the...

Director(s): Aractingi, Philippe
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

During a cease-fire in the Lebanon-Israel conflict of 2006, Tony, a Christian taxi-driver, brings Zeina, a Shiite woman from Beirut, to the heart of the conflict in the country's south. While they scour the rubble of local towns for Zeina's son, they discover that despite their very different backgrounds they have much in common. During their trip through the desolate countryside, the two...

Director(s): Aractingi, Philippe
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

When director Philippe Aractingi is forced to leave his native Lebanon for the third time, the realization dawns on him: his ancestors have been fleeing wars for five generations. Exploring his roots, Aractingi goes back to the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the creation of Israel and the Lebanese Civil War. Experimenting with a radical new film-making style, he interlaces directed scenes and...

Director(s): Aragón, Emilio
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

When entertainer Jorge del Pino loses his wife and son in the last days of the Spanish Civil War, there's not much left to fear. At war's end, jobs are scarce and hunger plentiful. The outspoken Jorge, his vaudeville partner Enrique and their band of traveling artists oppose the brutal repression of the Franco regime. Miguel, a precocious child, joins the troupe, challenging the embittered...

Director(s): Aranda, Vicente
Release Date: 1996
Abstract:

Spain, July 19, 1936: the Spanish Civil War has just begun.Maria, an innocent young nun, is forced to leave her convent after the arrival of the revolutionary troops in Barcelona. She takes refuge in a brothel where she meets a group of "Libertarias," women drafted as "freedom fighters" for the Republic.

Director(s): Arbid, Danielle
Release Date: 2004
Abstract:

Set in Beirut in 1983, torn by the prolonged civil war. Twelve-year-old Lina is the sad and only child of an embattled couple, Fouad and his pregnant wife, Thérèse. Lina hovers on the outskirts of domestic strife as the family tries to cope with the financial disaster brought on by Fouad's gambling. Living upstairs is Lina's tyrannical aunt Yvonne and her maid, Siham, who is a few years older...

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