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): Emmerich, Roland
Release Date: 2000
Abstract:

This historical drama depicts the story of an American colonist, nominally loyal to the British Crown, who is reluctantly swept into the American Revolutionary War. After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War (1753–63), Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with war, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0187393/
Director(s): Endfield, Cy
Release Date: 1964
Abstract:

Zulu is a 1964 British epic war film depicting the Battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and the Zulus in January 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War. It shows how 150 British soldiers, 30 of whom were sick and wounded patients in a field hospital, successfully held off a force of 4,000 Zulu warriors. The film is notable for showing the Zulu army as disciplined and governed by...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058777/
Director(s): Englund, George
Release Date: 1963
Abstract:

Unpopular with audiences and critics alike when it was released in 1963, The Ugly American offered a warning to the Cold-War obsessed United States as it headed toward full-scale intervention in Vietnam. The film is set in a fictional nation called Sarkhan, an imaginary country in Southeast Asia that somewhat resembles Burma or Thailand, but which is meant to allude to Vietnam....

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056632/
Director(s): Ennadre, Dalila
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

Dalila Ennadre and produced by Film Documentaire France and Aya Films, describes the life of a Moroccan woman named Fadma who worked as a prostitute in a French military brothel during the First Indochina War (1946–54). Fadma details her life and experiences, asserting that she participated in the war just like the male soldiers did.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2870930/
Director(s): Enrico, Robert
Release Date: 1963
Abstract:

After twenty-seven long months spent in Algeria, Frédéric Simon, a young French photographer, is determined to forget this time of trouble and is determined to live a good life after the army discharges him. At first, things go according to his wishes: not only does he marry his love, Sylvie, but they are invited by a wealthy man to Monte Carlo, where they spend a dream honeymoon. But back in...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0135793/
Director(s): Enrico, Robert
Release Date: 1975
Abstract:

A fictionalized account of the Oradour-sur-Glane massacre in 1944, in which a  German Waffen-SS company slaughtered 643 civilians, including non-combatant women and children, and destroyed the village of Oradour-sur-Glane in Nazi-occupied France. A French surgeon escapes to his chateau in the rural countryside where he finds his family slaughtered. He avenges their deaths by operating as a one...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073864/
Director(s): Enrico, Robert
Release Date: 1987
Abstract:

De guerre lasse is the film adaptation of a novel of the same title by Françoise Sagan, initially published in 1985. The plot centers around Alice, a widow of a Jewish surgeon, who helps Jérôme smuggle Jews out of Austria to save them from the Nazis. The duo recruits Charles, a shoe manufacturer whose uncle is a Nazi sympathizer in the Vichy government. A love triangle soon...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092837/
Director(s): Enright, Ray
Release Date: 1945
Abstract:

Based on the 1941 novel of the same title by Pearl S. Buck, China Sky focuses on American missionary doctors in China during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945). An American mission hospital is headed up by Dr. Gray Thompson (Randolph Scott) and Dr. Sara Durand (Ruth Warrick). Sara is secretly in love with Gray, but hides her feelings as his new wife, Louise (Ellen Drew), arrives...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037593/
Director(s): Erice, Víctor
Release Date: 1973
Abstract:

Praised as a masterpiece of Spanish cinema, a child struggles to find her place in the world after the end of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). With her mother and father distant after the Republican loss, Ana discovers an imaginary world based around her fascination with the 1931 film Frankenstein. The film is notable for portraying the disintegration of Spain, mirrored through Ana'...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070040/
Director(s): Erickson, LeAnn
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

This documentary chronicles four American women mathematicians who worked as human computers at the University of Pennsylvania during World War II. Their work calculating ballistic analysis helped with the development of the first computer (ENIAC) that helped the U.S. military improve its accuracy. The film is notable for showing women's diverse contributions to the war as well as the...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1587359/
Director(s): David Espar
Release Date: 1995
Abstract:

At the end of the twentieth century People's Century looks back at the story of our times. This twenty-six part PBS television series offers new insight into the turbulent events of these hundred years through the revealing personal testimony of the people who lived them. All episodes are available on...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/peoplescentury/episodes/
Director(s): Evans, Marc
Release Date: 1998
Abstract:

Loosely based on the Shankill Butchers, a loyalist Ulster gang in 1970s Belfast, a journalist follows Victor Kelly to uncover the truth about a string of unsolved murders. Kelly leads the "Resurrection Men," a group of men who randomly kill Catholics to inflict terror during the Irish Troubles.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0140508/
Director(s): David Evans
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

This six-part British drama television series, written by one of British television’s most exciting and original writers, was broadcasted on BBC One in 2014. The series portrays the lives of medics and the patients at a field hospital in France during World War I. In the tented hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses, and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3494220/
Director(s): Ewing, Heidi
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

A documentary about American women's involvement in war from Vietnam to the present as soldiers, nurses, journalists, spies, and diplomats. The participants stories range from breaking the glass ceiling to ongoing sexual harassment and from leading platoons in battle to working behind-the-scenes.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4393102/
Director(s): Färberböck, Max
Release Date: 2008
Abstract:

Based on an anonymous memoir, A Woman in Berlin unveils the morally complex sexual terrain women experienced during World War II. After the Red Army arrives in Berlin in the spring of 1945, one woman seeks to gain protection from a Russian officer after soldiers rape her and other women. Her collaboration is a survival strategy.  

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1035730/
Director(s): Farkas, Nicolas
Release Date: 1936
Abstract:

French-language remake of Port Arthur (1936), under the same direction. Espionage, action and romance in the Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905), as the conflict threatens Russian naval officer Boris Ranewsky and his Japanese wife Youki.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0137176/
Director(s): Farrow, John
Release Date: 1937
Abstract:

West of Shanghai is a 1937 American adventure film directed by John Farrow and starring Boris Karloff as a Chinese warlord. It is based on the 1920 Porter Emerson Browne play The Bad Man. During the Chinese Civil War (1927–1950), rival American businessmen travel to a remote missionary outpost in a region controlled by General Fang. Their goal is to win control of oilfields...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029754/
Director(s): Farrow, John
Release Date: 1959
Abstract:

This film is a biographical movie of John Paul Jones (1747–1792), a naval hero of the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783). Jones was born and raised in Scotland, became a sailor, and served as commander of several merchantmen. After having killed one of his mutinous crew members with a sword, he fled to the Colony of Virginia and around 1775 joined the newly founded Continental Navy in...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052946/
Director(s): Fassbinder, Rainer Werner
Release Date: 1978
Abstract:

An internationally acclaimed film that heralded New German Cinema, this film shows the agency and powerlessness of women during and after World War II. The film stars Hanna Schygulla as Maria, whose marriage to the soldier Hermann remains unfulfilled due to World War II and his post-war imprisonment. Maria adapts to the realities of post-war Germany and becomes the wealthy mistress of an...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079095/
Director(s): Faucon, Philippe
Release Date: 2005
Abstract:

Lieutenant Roque attempts to bridge suspicions and tensions among a diverse group of soldiers under his command, including French nationals, French born in North Africa, and native Algerians, during the Algerian War of Independence. The film presents both the French and Algerian perspectives of the conflict when Roque must determine whether or not the Algerians are double agents.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0438799/

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