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): Dibb, Saul
Release Date: 2017
Abstract:

This latest version of the 1928 R. C. Sherriff play focuses on the men in the trenches during World War I. In 1918 in France, a group of war-weary British soldiers await a German attack. The officers and enlisted men try to maintain a semblance of humanity and normality in their interactions with each other, but their impending death and emotional scars upset the balance. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3780500/
Director(s): Dick, Kirby
Release Date: 2012
Major Wars:
Abstract:

This Peabody-winning documentary uncovers the systemic culture of rape and sexual assault within the U.S. military. Survivors stories as well as commentary from military officials, scholars, psychologists, and advocates argue for policy and cultural changes to address abuse and its often unfair outcomes between victim and abuser in their military careers and decommissioned lives.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2120152/
Director(s): Dieterle, William
Release Date: 1939
Abstract:

Juarez is a 1939 American historical drama film directed by William Dieterle, based on the 1934 biography The Phantom Crown by Bertita Harding and the 1925 play Juarez and Maximilian by Franz Werfel. The film focuses on the conflict between Maximilian I (Brian Aherne), an Austrian archduke who is installed as the ruler of Mexico by the French Napoleon III (Claude...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031516/
Director(s): Dieterle, William
Release Date: 1938
Abstract:

Blockade is a 1938 American drama film directed by William Dieterle, relaying a love story amidst political battles and armed conflict during the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939). Marco (Henry Fonda), a Nationalist farmer, falls in love with Maria (Madeleine Carroll), an upper-class woman and mercenary spy's daughter. They work together to prevent a blockade of local food supply.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029924/
Director(s): Dieterle, William
Release Date: 1936
Abstract:

The White Angel is a film rendition of the life of Florence Nightingale (1820–1910). In particular, this film shows how the pioneer nurse defied military orders during the Crimean War (1853–1856) to attend to the wounded.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028499/
Director(s): Abigail Disney
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

In a year when women are mobilizing and running for office in unprecedented numbers, Women, War & Peace demonstrates how some of the biggest international stories of recent memory are shaped by women. An all-female cast of directors present four never-before-told stories about the women who risked their lives for peace, changing history in the process.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/women-war-and-peace/
Director(s): Assia Djebbar
Release Date: 1977
Abstract:

This documentary, directed by the Algerian writer and filmmaker, Assia Djebar (1936–2015), tells the story of a woman who returns to her native region 15 years after the end of the Algerian War for Independence (1954-1962). Lila is obsessed by memories of war that defined her childhood. In dialogue with other Algerian women, she reflects on the differences between her life and theirs. In...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0208326/
Director(s): Dmytryk, Edward
Release Date: 1968
Abstract:

Anzio is a 1968 Italian–American co-production about Operation Shingle, the 1944 Allied seaborne assault on the Italian port of Anzio in World War II. It was adapted from the 1961 book Anzio by Wynford Vaughan-Thomas (1908-1987), who had been the BBC war correspondent at the battle. The film follows American soldiers as they land unopposed on Italian beaches, with the...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062673/
Director(s): Dmytryk, Edward
Release Date: 1954
Abstract:

Based on Herman Wouk’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1951 novel of the same name, The Caine Mutiny is set in the Pacific theatre of World War II, the film depicts the events on board a fictitious U.S. Navy destroyer-minesweeper and the subsequent court-martial of its executive officer for mutiny. A dilapidated vessel, the Caine, gets a new ensign, Willis Keith (Robert Francis), and a new...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046816/
Director(s): Dmytryk, Edward
Release Date: 1955
Abstract:

Soldier of Fortune is a 1955 adventure film, based on a novel by Ernest Gann published in October 1954. Jane Hoyt (Susan Hayward) comes to Hong Kong to find her husband, Louis (Gene Barry), a photojournalist who has been missing for three months. Learning he is being held captive by the Chinese government, she seeks the help of smuggler Hank Lee (Clark Gable), who has a shady...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048640/
Director(s): Edward Dmytryk
Release Date: 1957
Abstract:

Raintree County is a 1957 American Technicolor melodramatic film set during the American Civil War (1861–1865), directed by Edward Dmytryk. The film was adapted from the 1948 novel of the same name by Ross Lockridge Jr.. When Southern belle Susanna Drake (Elizabeth Taylor) visits Indiana, she falls for John Wickliff Shawnessy (Montgomery Clift), an abolitionist with strong ideals....

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050882/
Director(s): Donaldson, Roger
Release Date: 2000
Abstract:

For thirteen days in October 1962, the United States risked war with the Soviet Union when a U-2 spy plane discovered nuclear missiles in Cuba. This film dramatizes those events, focusing on the efforts of President Kennedy and his military and political advisors to avoid war and to remove the weapons.  

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0146309/
Director(s): Dong, Arthur
Release Date: 1994
Abstract:

This Peabody Award-winning documentary reveals the experiences of gays and lesbians in the American military during World War II. It is based on the 1990 book Coming Out Under Fire by independent scholar Allan Bérubé, who won a MacArthur Fellowship in 1996. Interviews, documentary material, and newly declassified information show how these men and women fought for their nation against...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109462/
Director(s): Doueiri, Ziad
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

An honored and respected Palestinian surgeon discovers his wife's secret life after a terrorist bombing in Tel Aviv. He retraces his wife's step to understand why she committed such atrocities, leading him to ask questions about his own identity and place in Israel.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0787442/
Director(s): Douglas, Gordon
Release Date: 1956
Abstract:

Santiago, also known as The Gun Runner, is a 1956 film directed by Gordon Douglas and starring and co-produced by Alan Ladd set in 1898 Cuba against the background of the Cuban War of Independence (1895–1898). A hardened gun runner, dishonorably discharged from the US military, attempts to take a shipment to Cuba to assist with the rebellion against Spain. He is swept deeper...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049714/
Director(s): Douglas, Gordon
Release Date: 1957
Abstract:

Bombers B-52, released in the United Kingdom as No Sleep Till Dawn, concerns the introduction of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber into the US Strategic Air Command (SAC) inventory during the Cold War era of the 1950s.  A soured relationship between a commanding officer and a master sergeant during the Korean War (1950–1953) threatens the successful introduction of the...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050204/
Director(s): Douglas, Gordon
Release Date: 1951
Abstract:

During the 1950s, FBI agent and Slovenian-American Matt Cvetic (Frank Lovejoy) poses as a Communist to infiltrate the U.S. Communist Party. Unable to tell his friends and family about the undercover mission, Matt is deemed a traitor to his country and condemned by everyone close to him. Although Matt often doubts his dangerous task, he remains undercover to bring the Communists to justice and...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043665/
Director(s): Dovzhenko, Aleksandr
Release Date: 1929
Abstract:

In this avant-garde silent film, acclaimed director Alexander Dovzhenko documents the demobilization of Ukraine and its embrace of the Bolshevik Revolution after World War I. Timosh, a veteran and factory worker, views Ukrainian independence skeptically but joins its first congress representing the Bolsheviks. He joins the 1918 Kiev Arsenal January Uprising of workers, who aided the besieging...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019649/
Director(s): Dovzhenko, Aleksandr
Release Date: 1930
Abstract:

Widely regarded as a masterpiece of Soviet silent film and capping Alexander Dovzhenko's trilogy about the relationship between the Ukraine and the Soviet Union, Earth tackles the politics of collectivization and class in the Ukrainian countryside. A group of villagers disagree about collectivization, resulting in the murder of the film's hero by a kulak who wants to retain his lands...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021571/
Director(s): Dovzhenko, Alexander
Release Date: 1927
Abstract:

Zvenigora is a 1928 Soviet silent film by Ukrainian director Alexander Dovzhenko. A grandfather who trades in salt (Nikolai Nademsky) looks after his two grandsons, the idealistic nationalist dreamer, Pavlo (Les Podorozhnij), and the industrious Bolshevik worker and soldier, Timoshka (Semyon Svashenko). In a surreal, modernist story that leaps back and forth over a thousand years of...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019611/

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