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): Chomsky, Marvin J.
Release Date: 1995
Major Wars:
Abstract:

This two-part miniseries traces how a young German princess became Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia. In the mid-18th century, Catherine learns to manipulate court politics and societal institutions to seize power. After ordering the assassination of her husband, the Empress wages war and modernizes Russia to consolidate her power.

Director(s): Chouraqui, Élie
Release Date: 2006
Abstract:

A friendship between two Americans is tested during the conflicts surrounding the creation of the State of Israel in 1948. Said, a Palestinian immigrant, and Bobby, a Jew, leave New York to support their respective sides. 

Director(s): Christian-Jaque
Release Date: 1952
Abstract:

Fanfan escapes a shotgun marriage by enlisting in the French army during the Seven Years War. Promised fortune, fame, and the hand of princess by Adeline, an officer's daughter, Fanfan makes a name for himself as a soldier. Between battles, he and Adeline fall for each other.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044602/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Director(s): Christian-Jaque
Release Date: 1964
Abstract:

Friendships unravel in a small French town in World War II. After an attack kills two people outside a restaurant, the head of the Gestapo orders those there that they must choose who will be executed if the guilty party is not found. Friends gathered to celebrate a birthday turn on each other, revealing a lack of loyalty and an abundance of cowardice.

Director(s): Christian-Jaque
Release Date: 1959
Abstract:

A naive young French woman becomes an unlikely weapon of war during World War II. British intelligence officers ask  Babette to spy on German officials. Their goal is to learn more information to block a German attack on England, but Babette might jeopardize their mission. 

Director(s): Chubbuck, Lyndon
Release Date: 2001
Abstract:

During the London Blitz, two young working-class women fall in love with Canadian soldiers. When their new husbands go off to war, Lily and Sophia leave for Canada. Once there, they receive different receptions from their in-laws. Lily decides to stay and raise her daughter with her shell-shocked husband, while Sophia returns home. 

Director(s): Chukhrai, Pavel
Release Date: 1998
Abstract:

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, this movie provides an allegorical tale of life under Stalin in the Soviet Union after World War II. A poor, migrant war-widow and her son meet a dashing man masquerading as an army officer. The three form a make-shift family, but the happiness of the mother and son soon falters when the new father displays cruelty and neglect.

Director(s): Chukhray, Grigoriy
Release Date: 1959
Abstract:

A young Russian solider earns a trip back home to visit with his mother after destroying two attacking German tanks on the Eastern Front in World War II. Over the course of six days, he travels across his homeland and sees how war has destroyed lives and landscapes. He also finds love and hope. This film won international praise and significantly contributed to the development of Russian...

Director(s): Chukhray, Grigoriy
Release Date: 1956
Abstract:

Enemies find love in the midst of the Russian Civil War. In 1919, Maria, a sniper for the Red Army, misses her 41st target, Lt. Vadim Govorukha-Otrok of the White Army. Vadim is carrying important information from a White Army general, and Maria guards him until both are sent to Kazalinsk. Their ship capsizes, leaving them stranded on an island. They fall in love. A White Army vessel arrives....

Director(s): Cimino, Michael
Release Date: 1978
Abstract:

In this acclaimed, Oscar-winning war drama, directed by Michael Cimino, the Vietnam War shatters the lives of a group of friends from a small industrial town in Pennsylvania. While in Vietnam, the three friends, played by Robert de Niro, John Cazale and John Savage, are captured and forced to play Russian roulette by the Viet Cong Việt Cộng. Two return home, but one, traumatized by his...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077416/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Director(s): Cinkwright, Kathy
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

This documentary explores the Athenaeum Girls' School summer camp program, where young white teenage girls immerse themselves in the culture and idealized femininity of the Antebellum American South. Although the directors show their subjects objectively, their film reveals the ongoing culture of the "Lost Cause" in rewriting the history of the American Civil War, erasing discussions of race...

Director(s): Cissé, Souleymane
Release Date: 1983
Major Wars:
Abstract:

Finye tackles the generation gap in post-colonial West Africa. Its heroine is the pot smoking daughter of a provincial military governor who falls in love with a fellow university student, the descendent of one of Mali's chiefs. [IMBD]

Director(s): Clarke, Alan
Release Date: 1985
Abstract:

A critically acclaimed short, televised film, Contact follows a platoon of British paratroopers patrolling the southern part of County Armagh, Northern Ireland in the 1980s. Often warding off invisible, enemy fire, the men travel throughout the countryside in silence. The film shows the fear, confusion, and professionalism of soldiers at war.

Director(s): Clarke, Alan
Release Date: 1989
Abstract:

Loosely based on real-life events and filmed in a documentary style, Elephant tackles the social problems of Northern Ireland during the 1980s. A series of murders erupt in Belfast, though director Alan Clarke is disinterested in depicting the killers' motives or the victims lives. Instead, Clarke uses the murders to prompt outrage among the film's viewers, who were largely apathetic...

Director(s): Clavell, James
Release Date: 1959
Abstract:

The war film, Five Gates to Hell the story of a group of Red Cross doctors and nurses, who are taken captive by guerillas in a fortress in the jungles of Vietnam. Forced to remain as sex slaves by a local warlord (Benson Fong) and the head of his guerilla army (played by Neville Brand), the nurses eventually stage a revolt and escape into the wild.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052808/
Director(s): Clavell, James
Release Date: 1971
Abstract:

Conflicts and debates about religion, morality, and philosophy infuse this film about the Thirty Years War. A teacher fleeing a gang of mercenaries stumbles upon an isolated valley in southern Germany untouched by war. Once the mercenaries find him, Vogel convinces their leader to leave the war behind and find peace in the valley. Although some mercenaries continue to rape and pillage, the...

Director(s): Jennifer Clayton
Release Date: 1998
Abstract:

Part 13 of the PBS Peoples Century series, Freedom Now: Colonial Rule Is Overthrown in Asia and Africa, focuses on the anticolonial struggle in the second half of the twentieth century. After the Second World War, much of the world lived still under the colonial rule by imperial powers such as Britain, Belgium, France and Portugal, who all still had...

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/peoplescentury/episodes/freedomnow/
Director(s): Clegg, Tom
Release Date: 1993
Abstract:

Sharpe follows a British officer during the Napoleonic Wars. Sergeant Richard Sharpe receives a promotion to lieutenant and oversees the Chosen Men of the 95th Rifles, an elite group of sharp shooters who served as an alternative to traditional warfare. As war continues, Sharpe battles against class politics in the British Army and pursues romance with different women. 

Director(s): Clément, René
Release Date: 1946
Abstract:

Before and after the Allied invasion of Normandy in World War II, a group of French rail workers commit everyday acts of resistance and eventually sabotage the German-controlled rail system. Director René Clément used non-professional actors and a documentary style to enhance the ordinary struggles of French citizens, whose real-life stories provided the film's narrative. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038334/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2
Director(s): Clément, René
Release Date: 1966
Abstract:

This film considers the final days of German occupation of Paris during World War II from the French, German, and American perspectives. Hitler ordered the military commander of Paris to burn the city rather than surrender it to Allied forces. French resistance fighters, intense Allied pressure after the invasion of Normandy, and defiance from within the German high command spared the city....

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