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): Armstrong, Gillian
Release Date: 2001
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Based on a novel of the same name by Sebastian Faulks, this fictional story points to the true and heroic contributions of British women spies in France during World War II. Charlotte has been trained to be an undercover courier for England. She straps on a parachute and falls from the sky into Vichy France. There she will assist the French Resistance in its defiance of Nazi occupation. Once...

Director(s): Arrabal, Fernando
Release Date: 1971
Abstract:

A Franco-Tunisian production concerning the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War that has risen to cult popularity. Fando is a young boy whose father has been arrested for treason during the Spanish Civil War. 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 convinces him that his father committed...

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...

Director(s): Ashby, Hal
Release Date: 1978
Abstract:

The winner of three Oscars, two Golden Globes, and prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, Coming Home is the story of a woman named Sally Hyde (played by 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 who suffered a paralyzing combat injury in the very war...

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Director(s): Askoldov, Aleksandr
Release Date: 1988
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 the story V gorode Berdichev by Vassily Grossman, this film was made...

Director(s): Alexandre Astruc
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 constrained to help the Resistance fighters escape, and bring a wounded minister to safety.

Director(s): Attenborough, Richard
Release Date: 1972
Abstract:

Richard Attenborough's examination of the early life of Winston Churchill, from his unhappy school days, his experiences as a cavalry officer in British India and the Sudan, and his experiences as a war correspondent in the Boer War, up until his early days at Parliament. Based on the book My Early Life: A Roving Commission by Winston Churchill. This film has been newly remastered. ...

Director(s): Attenborough, Richard
Release Date: 2007
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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.

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 18-year old Hemingway and Agnes von Kurowsky, the medical aide who nursed him back to...

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

An epic drama set in late 1970s apartheid South Africa, this film based on real events follows journalist Donald Woods as he is forced to flee the country after attempting to investigate the suspicious death in police custody of his friend, the black anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko. The screenplay is based on two books written by Donald Woods.

Director(s): Jacques Audiard
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...

Director(s): Bille August
Release Date: 1998
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This 1998 version of the movie Les Misérabless, directed by Bille August, is based on a French historical novel by Victor Hugo (1802–65), first published in 1862. The movie stars Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, and Claire Danes. As in the original novel, the storyline follows the adult life of Jean Valjean, an ex-convict (paroled following 19 years of hard labor, for stealing...

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Director(s): Claude Autant-Lara
Release Date: 1960
Abstract:

Herta von Stauffen, a woman soldier in the German Army during World War II, goes to Brittany, France, to spend Christmas eve with her husband, a captain, but since he is away on duty, Herta must lodge with a widow. Bit by bit, Herta becomes smitten with the son of the widow, a French paratrooper, who has just been sent from London to guide a Royal Air Force raid. Herta has the opportunity to...

Director(s): Claude Autant-Lara
Release Date: 1956
Abstract:

Jean Gabin stars as a rogue in WWII France transporting a slaughtered pig (in four suitcases!) from a butcher to the black market, trying to avoid watchful Nazis and other pitfalls along the way. Serio-comic film questioning wartime morality.

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...

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...

Director(s): Back, Sylvio
Release Date: 1970
Abstract:

In 1913, in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil, the government gives some land to a foreign railway company, giving rise to revolt by the former owners of the land. The uprising became known as Guerra dos Pelados.

Director(s): Bacon, Lloyd
Release Date: 1951
Abstract:

World War II: American Lieutenant Commander John Lawrence replaces the popular commanding officer of a group of underwater demolition divers. a crew of fiercely independent studs. The martinet Lawrence tightens the discipline of the unit, making him unpopular with the macho frogmen. Finally, Lawrence proves himself as more than just a stuffed white shirt, becoming one of the team by fearlessly...

Director(s): Badham, John
Release Date: 1983
Abstract:

An American teenage unwittingly sets in motion World War III. Computer whiz Daniel Lightman gains access to a military supercomputer and asks it to play a game: thermonuclear war. The computer cannot tell the difference between simulation and real life. This classic 1980s film reflected increased Cold War tensions and the adoption of new technology, including personal computing and the...

Director(s): Abdelkrim Bahloul
Release Date: 2003
Abstract:

The poet and radio personality Jean Sénac was a pied-noir (European colonist) who chose to stay in Algeria after its independence in 1962, strongly attached to the country he was born and raised in. Ten years later, he was under surveillance by the Algerian government. His poems attracted a wide public, and his radio show found great success with the youth. Two students became intimate with...

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