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): Curtiz, Michael
Release Date: 1942
Abstract:

This 1942 romantic drama by Michael Curtiz won an Oscar for Best Picture. It is based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's unproduced stage play, Everybody Comes to Rick's, and stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid. Casablanca is often cited as one of the best films of all time. An American expatriate who owns an upscale nightclub unexpectedly reunites with...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034583/
Director(s): Michael Curtiz
Release Date: 1939
Abstract:

This short film, winner of the Academy Award for Best Short, relays the story of the unselfish loyalty and devotion of Haym Salomon to General Washington and the fight for freedom in the American Revolution (1775-1783). Having immigrated to New York City from Poland, Salomon aided the Continental Army by brokering a number of large financial transactions that ensured the troops remained ...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031953/
Director(s): Curtiz, Michael
Release Date: 1936
Abstract:

Major Geoffrey Vickers is a dashing young officer with the 27th Lancers in India. He's engaged to the beautiful Elsa Campbell but unknown to him, she has fallen in love with his brother Perry Vickers and he with her. When he is sent out on patrol, Surat Khan attacks the fort killing everyone there, soldier and civilian alike, including many women and children. Vickers and the men of the 27th...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027438/
Director(s): D'Sa, Lisa Barros
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

Based on a true story, Good Vibrations shows how music can bridge political and religious divides in war-torn Belfast during the Troubles. In the late 1970s, Teri Hooley opens a record store and quickly finds himself in punk rock music. His ventures in record production and live music help his customers and citizens of Belfast find common ground.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1920945/
Director(s): Dabis, Cherien
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

A moving portrait of Arab immigrant life in America following 9/11 and the Iraq War. Muna, a Christian Palestinian, lives and works in the West Bank until she receives a green card in the lottery. She and her son move in with her sister's family in a Chicago suburb, where they experience downward social and economic mobility and daily harassment but also unexpected friendships.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1190858
Director(s): Dante, Joe
Release Date: 1993
Abstract:

A light-hearted comedy, Matinee romanticizes American innocence and Cold War culture before assassinations of political leaders and Vietnam disrupts them. A flashy producer of low-production horror and science fiction films arrives in a small Key West town at the dawn of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. A young teenage boy, whose father is in the conflict, realizes his dreams of...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107529/
Director(s): Dash, Sean
Release Date: 2002
Abstract:

This episode of the television series, Modern Marvels, focuses on the race against time for the United States to develop a nuclear weapon to use in World War II. Encouraged by Leo Szilard and galvanized by German success in achieving nuclear fission, the United States embarks on a crash program to build a nuclear bomb. Aided by many Jewish scientists who had fled Nazi Germany the...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0888902/
Director(s): Daucé, Emmanuel
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

An acclaimed French TV series, Un Village Français takes a long-view of German-occupation of a French village during World War II. Survivors of the invasion resist, adapt, or collaborate, revealing how these actions were not easy decisions to make. Each season chronicles one year of occupation. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1288631
Director(s): Daves, Delmer
Release Date: 1953
Abstract:

Based on the 1949 novel Came the Dawn by Roger Bax, the Cold War film follows the disrupted love story between an American journalist and a Russian ballerina. Separated by the KGB on their attempt to leave the Soviet Union for the United States, the husband takes desperate measures to reunite with his wife. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046124/
Director(s): Davis, Peter
Release Date: 1975
Abstract:

Produced during the US involvement in the Vietnam War, this documentary is a half-hour satire about the United States' involvement in the Spanish-American War (April-December 1898), and then the Philippine-American War (1899-1902). Using newsreels and ragtime, it reveals American attitudes towards non-white peoples and cultures to show the connection between imperialism and the Cold War. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414591/
Director(s): Davis, John T.
Release Date: 1979
Abstract:

Shellshock Rock is a documentary film which captures the zeitgeist of the Ulster punk scene in the late 1970s during The Irish Troubles (1968-1998). It features live performances from bands such as The Undertones and Stiff Little Fingers, as well as interviews with fans.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0426209/
Director(s): Peter Davis
Release Date: 1974
Abstract:

This documentary film recounts the history and attitudes of the opposing sides of the Vietnam War using archival news footage as well as its own film and interviews. A key theme is how attitudes of American racism and self-righteous militarism helped create and prolong this bloody conflict. The film also endeavors to give voice to the Vietnamese people themselves as to how the war has affected...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071604/
Director(s): de Canonge, Maurice
Release Date: 1946
Abstract:

Special Mission is a 1946 French thriller film directed by Maurice de Canonge and starring Jany Holt, Pierre Renoir and Jean Davy. Chief Police Inspector Chabrier uncovers spies in Paris before the German occupation of France in World War II. Chabrier goes underground to continue his investigation and joins the French Resistance. With the arrival of liberation, Chabrier resumes his...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0242689/
Director(s): de Caunes, Antoine
Release Date: 2003
Abstract:

The film Monseur N., directed by Antoine de Caunes, explores the mysterious circumstances surrounding Napoleon’s death in 1821. It deals with the last days of Napoleon on St. Helena through the eyes of a British officer assigned to be his liason with the British government. The film hints that Napoléon retained a loyal entourage of officers at St. Helena who helped him plot his escape...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0308595/
Director(s): de Chalonge, Christian
Release Date: 1990
Abstract:

This film narrates the life of Marcel Petiot (1897-1946), a French doctor and serial killer during World War II. Between 1941 and 1944, he pretended to work for the French Resistance and drew in dozens of people, primarily Jews and other fugitives, to his mansion in Paris, whom he later murdered and then burned. He was prosecuted for the murder of 27 people and executed in 1946.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099446/
Director(s): Andy De Emmony
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

This TV miniseries portrays the lives of four British women in the years after WWII. All women worked as codebreakers in the top secret Bletchley Park, helping British forces interpret German codes during the war. As the women have returned to their ordinary lives, they find themselves restless and discontent with the mundanity of female life in peacetime Britain and long to engage more fully...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2275990/
Director(s): de Fuentes, Fernando
Release Date: 1936
Abstract:

Director Fernando de Fuentes overturns myths and heroes of the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920) in this landmark film that ushered in Mexican cinema's "Golden Age." Six peasants leave their homes in San Padro to join the army of Pancho Villa (1878–1923). One by one they succomb to senseless deaths and question their revolutionary spirit and loyalty to their leader.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027240/
Director(s): De Palma, Brian
Release Date: 1989
Abstract:

Based primarily on an article of the same title written by Daniel Lang for The New Yorker in 1969, which was later published as a book, Casualties of War reveals the immorality and trauma of the Vietnam War (1955-1975). A platoon sergeant orders his men to kidnap a young girl and force her into sex slavery. Eriksson objects and helps the girl escape. The others murder her and...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097027
Director(s): De Sica, Vittorio
Release Date: 1961
Abstract:

Based on the 1957 novel of the same name by Alberto Moravia, Two Women tells the story of a mother trying to protect her young daughter from the horrors of war. During World War II, Italian widow Cesira (Sophia Loren) must leave Rome with her devout daughter when the city comes under attack by Allied forces. The pair flee to a small village, where they meet -- and both fall for -- the...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054749/
Director(s): De Sica, Vittorio
Release Date: 1942
Abstract:

A subversive film made during World War II, director Vittorio de Sica hides a message of resistance within a comedic drama about the Italian Wars of Unification. A woman looks back on her youth, when she and another girl fell for a Garibaldian soldier who sought refuge after being wounded in battle in a convent and all-girls boarding school. The Garibaldian soldier is quickly discovered by the...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033648/

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