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): Arnold, Jack
Release Date: 1959
Major Wars:
Abstract:

The Mouse That Roared is a 1959 British satirical comedy film on "Ban The Bomb," slogan of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in the late 1950s, based on Leonard Wibberley's novel The Mouse That Roared (1955).  When the tiny nation of Grand Fenwick's only export, a special wine, begins to be produced in California, their entire economy collapses. Things look dire until...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053084/
Director(s): Arnshtam, Lev
Release Date: 1944
Abstract:

The film depicts the short life of a Moscow schoolgirl Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya (1923-1941) who at the beginning of the Great Patriotic War became a partisan-infiltrator and was executed by the Germans in November 1941 near Moscow in the village Petrishchevo. She was posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037482/
Director(s): Arrabal, Fernando
Release Date: 1971
Abstract:

An multinational production concerning the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) that has risen to cult popularity. Fando is a young boy whose fascist-sympathizing mother turned his father into the authorities as a suspected communist. He struggles with his father's arrest, and in a shocking moment discovers a letter in which his mother admits to betraying his father. His mother...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066530/
Director(s): Arvelo, Alberto
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

Bookended by a foiled attempt on Bolívar's life in Bogota in 1828, this film charts the story of the revolutionary leader's impassioned fight for independence from Spain and creation of a united South American nation, the great stories of love and loss in his life, the political intrigue and drama following his ascension to power and his mysterious death. Simón Bolívar fought over 100 battles...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2387513/
Director(s): Ashby, Hal
Release Date: 1978
Abstract:

The winner of three Oscars, two Golden Globes, and several prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, Coming Home,directed by Hal Ashby, is the story of a Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) whose husband (Bruce Dern) is fighting in Vietnam. Alone at home, Sally begins volunteering at a local veterans’ hospital, where she meets and falls in love with a man, Luke Martin (Jon Voight), who suffered a...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077362/
Director(s): Askoldov, Aleksandr
Release Date: 1967
Abstract:

In this drama set during the Russian Civil War, Klavdia Vavilova, a Red Army cavalry commissar, is waylaid by an unexpected pregnancy. She stays with a Jewish family to give birth and is softened somewhat by the experience of family life. She must ultimately decide whether to rejoin her troops or stay with her child. Based on a short story by Vasily Grossman, "In the Town of Berdichev" (В...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061876/
Director(s): Astruc, Alexandre
Release Date: 1966
Abstract:

A group of French Resistance fighters, denounced by the farmers of their area in June 1944, must flee into the western Alps. A doctor, who neither sides with nor opposes the French Resistance, is kidnapped by a resistance group fighting the Nazis. A young lieutenant (Robert Hossein) saves the doctor from being executed by people who believe the doctor had turned their names over to the German ...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0142623/
Director(s): Attenborough, Richard
Release Date: 1972
Abstract:

Young Winston is a 1972 British biographical adventure drama war film covering the early years of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (1974-1965), based in particular on his 1930 book, My Early Life. The first part of the film covers Churchill's unhappy schooldays, up to the death of his father. The second half covers his service as a cavalry officer in India and the ...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069528/
Director(s): Attenborough, Richard
Release Date: 2007
Abstract:

World War II. On June 1, 1944, a United States bomber pilot crashes onto the Cave Hill just outside of Belfast in Northern Ireland. He lives long enough to give a ring to a stranger and asks that he return it to his girlfriend. 50 years later, a young man searches for the woman to make good on a promise. Director Richard Attenborough's final film before his death.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0488380/
Director(s): Attenborough, Richard
Release Date: 1996
Abstract:

A lightly fictionalized portrayal of Ernest Hemingway's experiences as an American ambulance driver in Italy during World War I, and the romance which inspired him to write his 1929 novel A Farewell to Arms. A story of desperate love and imminent danger, it chronicles the relationship between the 19-year old Hemingway (1899-1961) and Agnes von Kurowsky (1892-1984), the medical aide...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116621/
Director(s): Attenborough, Richard
Release Date: 1987
Major Wars:
Abstract:

An epic drama film directed and produced by Richard Attenborough, Cry Freedom is set in late-1970s apartheid-era South Africa. It delves into the ideas of discrimination, political corruption, and the repercussions of violence. The screenplay was based on two books by journalist Donald Woods (1933-2001) on his friendship with black activist Steve Biko (1946-1977). Working at the time...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092804/
Director(s): Audiard, Jacques
Release Date: 1996
Abstract:

Since he was young, salesman Albert Dehousse wanted to be a hero. Following the liberation of France after the Second World War, Albert leaves his home and wife and sets out for Paris where he befriends a young Captain, Jean Dionnet, and makes the acquaintance of Monsieur Jo, a collaborator turned Resistance fighter. Albert, already a bit of a fibber, begins his life anew with a fully...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118020/.
Director(s): Bille August
Release Date: 1998
Abstract:

This 1998 version of the movie Les Misérables, directed by Bille August, is based on the French historical novel by Victor Hugo (1802–65), first published in 1862. The movie stars Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, and Claire Danes. Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris, the novel follows the lives and interactions of several characters,...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119683/.
Director(s): Claude Autant-Lara
Release Date: 1960
Abstract:

Herta von Stauffen, wife of a captain in the Wehrmacht, the armed forces of Nazi Germany during World War II, goes to Brittany, France, to spend Christmas with her husband. Since he is away on duty, Herta must lodge with a widow, who is secretly part of the French resistance. Bit by bit, Herta becomes smitten with the son of the widow, a French paratrooper, who has just been sent from...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053663/
Director(s): Claude Autant-Lara
Release Date: 1956
Abstract:

La Traversée de Paris ("The trip across Paris") is a 1956 French comedy-drama directed by Claude Autant-Lara, starring Jean Gabin, Bourvil and Louis de Funès. The film is known under the titles: "Four Bags Full" (USA), "Pig Across Paris" (UK), "The Trip Across Paris" (International English title). In Paris in 1942, two men transport four suitcases of contraband pork across German-...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049877/
Director(s): Autant-Lara, Claude
Release Date: 1947
Abstract:

During the First World War in France, a young nurse in a military hospital--who is engaged to a soldier away at the front--begins a relationship with a high school student, too young to join the Army. However, she and her lover drift apart, and Marthe marries her fiancé Jacques. But the lovers will regret their separation. They begin an extra-marital affair, heedless of the consequences.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038476
Director(s): Ayer, David
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

April, 1945: as the Allies make their final push in the European theater, a battle-hardened American army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2713180/
Director(s): Back, Sylvio
Release Date: 1970
Abstract:

In 1913, in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil, the government appropriated land to a foreign railway company, which gave rise to revolt by the former owners of the land. The uprising became known as the Contestado War (1912-1916), which was a guerrilla war for land between settlers and landowners, the latter supported by the Brazilian state's police and military forces. Those expropriated...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0180725/
Director(s): Bacon, Lloyd
Release Date: 1951
Abstract:

The Frogmen is a 1950 American black-and-white World War II drama film, based on operations by United States Navy Underwater Demolition Teams, popularly known as "frogmen", against the Japanese Army and naval forces. It was the first such film about scuba diving and became a popular cultural hit. The film follows a new commander of the demolition team, who must earn the respect of the...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043565
Director(s): Badham, John
Release Date: 1983
Abstract:

WarGames is a 1983 American Cold War science fiction techno-thriller film. The plot follows David Lightman (Matthew Broderick), a young hacker who unwittingly accesses a United States military supercomputer programmed to predict and execute nuclear war against the Soviet Union. After starting a game of Global Thermonuclear War, Lightman leads the supercomputer to activate the nuclear...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086567/

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