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): Clément, René
Release Date: 1952

Forbidden Games is a 1952 French war drama film directed by René Clément and based on François Boyer's novel Jeux Interdits. In 1940, five-year-old Paulette loses her parents and her dog to a Nazi air attack in the country while escaping Paris. The eleven-year-old peasant Michel Dolle sees the girl wandering with her dead dog in her hands and brings her to his home. She is...
Director(s): Clooney, George
Release Date: 2005

This film reveals the history behind journalist Edward R. Murrow's encounter with Sen. Eugene McCarthy at the height of anti-communism in early Cold War America. Murrow and his CBS news team face down accusations of communism after they file a controversial story. The on-air debate between Murrow and McCarthy coincided with McCarthy's downfall in 1953. Murrow's defense of broadcast journalism...
Director(s): Clouzot, Henri-Georges
Release Date: 1949

This film noir reveals the decadence and decay of France following its liberation in World War II. Robert, a resistance fighter, falls in love with Manon, a suspected Nazi collaborator, in the final days of occupied France. Her amoral character and desire for the good life corrupt him, leading him to a life of crime and murder. Their flight from Paris leads to more tragedy, pitted against the...

Director(s): Coelo, Issa Serge
Release Date: 2000

A fictionalized account of the first civil war that engulfed Chad in the 1960s and 1970s, childhood friends Djimi and Koni join the Revolutionary Front of Popular Army after tax corruption and an army-led massacre destroy their village. They take different paths in the resistance. The destruction of their bond reveals how civil war and military despotism perpetuate themselves in post-colonial...
Director(s): Cogitore, Romain
Release Date: 2011

Summer 1944, Racine, a nineteen year old first-aid worker, is called upon to help a wounded fighter in a remote camp of the French resistance. But when he gets there he discovers a wild and disorderly bunch of young men. Between love, trials, and survival, Racine is propelled into learning life the fast way.
Director(s): Coimbra, Fernando
Release Date: 2017

A young American soldier finds a new purpose during the Iraq War. Pvt. Matt Ocre, who enlisted in the U.S. Army before 9/11 as a way to pay for college, becomes disillusioned with war. He is tasked with repairing and defending a water pump station in a small village, which insurgents have targeted as a tool of war.
Director(s): Coletti, Enrico
Release Date: 1994

A British officer tries to assert his control over a small village after the Allied invasion of Sicily during World War II. A thriving black market, corruption, and deceit characterize the town, which his policies attempt to combat. Instead, he falls in love with a local Italian woman and finds himself pulled away from his mission.
Director(s): Coletti, Duilio
Release Date: 1948

Heart and Soul is a film adaptation of Edmondo de Amici's novel, Cuore. Initially published in 1886 and rising to immediate success, the book and film follow Enrico Bottini, a 10-year old primary school student in Turin with an upper class background who is surrounded by classmates of working class origins. The book is set in 1881-1882 and reflects on the Italian unification...

Director(s): Colla, Richard A.
Release Date: 1995

Based on the 1987 novel by Danielle Steel, Zoya traces the story of a young Russian countess, who escapes the 1917 revolution and, despite hardship, makes a new life for herself in America.
Director(s): Abounaddara Collective
Release Date: 2014

An award-winning short documentary film from the anonymous Abounddara Collective, Of God and Dogs reveals the internal conflicts of soldiers in the Syrian Civil War to challenge dominate narratives about it. A soldier in opposition to the al-Assad regime narrates how he interrogated and then executed an innocent man. Wracked with guilt and seeking redemption, he promises to avenge the...
Director(s): Conkwright, Kathy
Release Date: 2010

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): Connolly, Colm
Release Date: 1991

Using rare film footage, photographs, interviews and re-enactments, this documentary traces the life and death of Irish political activist Michael Collins (1890-1922), who was killed at Béalnabláth in West Cork when his Free State Army convoy came under fire from the Irish Republican Army.
Director(s): Conway, Jack
Release Date: 1935

A Tale of Two Cities is a 1935 film based upon Charles Dickens' 1859 historical novel of the same title. The story is set in France and England and spans several years before and during the French Revolution (1789–1799). It deals with the evils that precipitated the Revolution and with an innocent family and their friends caught up in the horrors of the Terror, a period of massacres ...
Director(s): Coppola, Sofia
Release Date: 2006

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Director(s): Ford Coppola, Francis
Release Date: 1979

Considered to be one of the greatest American war films ever made, Apocalypse Now is an epic war movie loosely inspired the 1899 novella Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, with the setting changed from late 19th-century Congo to the Vietnam War. In Vietnam in 1970, Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) takes a perilous and increasingly hallucinatory journey upriver to find and...
Director(s): Cosmatos, George
Release Date: 1985

Rambo: First Blood Part II is the second installment in the Rambo franchise. Sylvester Stallone reprises his role as John Rambo, a Vietnam War veteran. The story follows Rambo, who is having a hard time in prison. His former boss, Col. Troutman (Richard Crenna), offers him a deal: if Rambo travels...
Director(s): Costanzo, Saverio
Release Date: 2004

This Italian-made film reveals the impact of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on one family. The Israeli army takes over a Palestinian house because of its strategic location. The father, proudly middle class and a pacifist, refuses to vacate and make his family refugees, so the soldiers imprison them in their own home. Tensions and disagreements within the family arise, revealing how the...
Director(s): Courrière, Yves
Release Date: 1972

From the first attacks of November 1954 to Algerian independence in 1962, this landmark documentary disrupts familiar narratives of the Algerian conflict by presenting it through eyewitness testimony previously unavailable to the public and closely analyzed archival evidence. Interviews with Pieds Noirs (European settlers), Fellaghas (Algerian peasants), professional soldiers, conscripts,...
Director(s): Coward, Noel
Release Date: 1942

Inspired by the destruction of the HMS Kelly during the Battle of Crete in May 1941, this British war propaganda film made with the assistance of the Ministry of Information in the midst of the Second World War highlights and encourages national unity during the struggle. The film  tells the story of a British naval ship, the HMS Torrin, from its construction to its sinking in the...
Director(s): Cuerda, José Luis
Release Date: 1999

Set shortly before the Spanish Civil War, Moncho, a shy young boy forms a friendship with his teacher Don Gregorio and learns about the beauty of the natural world. As tensions rise in Galicia, fascists arrest his teacher for his Republican beliefs. To protect his own Republican father, the boy betrays his feelings when he joins his mother and neighbors in throwing stones and slurs at their...