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): Spielberg, Steven
Release Date: 2001
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Based on a book by historian Stephen Ambrose, this award-winning HBO miniseries follows an American military company throughout World War II. The men of "Easy" Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, of the 101st Airborne Division travel from Camp Toccoa in Georgia to various battles in Europe, including the Battle of the Bulge and D-Day. Interviews with Easy Comapny...

Director(s): Spielberg, Steven
Release Date: 1998
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Director Steven Spielberg finds humanity and morality in his masterful depiction of the Allied invasion of Normandy in World War II. Endless carnage and death awaits American soldiers as they descend upon Omaha Beach, captured by Spielberg in an arresting 27-minute opening. Once secured, a small unit commanded by Captain John Miller ventures into France to find the last remaining brother of...

Director(s): Spielberg, Steven
Release Date: 1994
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In this internationally acclaimed and Oscar-winning film, director Steven Spielberg documents the awakening of businessman Oskar Schindler to the Holocaust during World War II. A German and Nazi Party member, Schindler arrives in Kraków to profit from the war. At the same time, SS officer Amon Göth oversees the construction of the Płaszów concentration camp outside the city. After Schindler...

Director(s): Spielberg, Steven
Release Date: 2006
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Director Steven Spielberg explores vengeance and morality in an international episode of the Arab-Israeli conflict. After members of the Palestinian Liberation Organization murder Olympic athletes in the 1972 Munich games, the Israeli government secretly assembles a team of five Jewish men to assassinate the perpetrators. As they travel throughout Europe to complete their mission, some express...

Director(s): Spielberg, Steven
Release Date: 1987
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Director Steven Spielberg explores the loss of childhood innocence in this semi-autobiographical tale set during the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II. Jamie's privileged life in the Shanghai International Settlement comes to an end when the Japanese invade. Separated from his parents, Jamie comes of age in an internment camp where he befriends a variety of people affected by the war...

Director(s): Spielberg, Steven
Release Date: 2006
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Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.

Director(s): Spielberg, Steven
Release Date: 1998
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Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

Director(s): Spielberg, Steven
Release Date: 1994
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In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

Director(s): Spielberg, Steven
Release Date: 1997
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About a 1839 mutiny aboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the northeastern coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the free man who led the revolt.

Director(s): Spottiswoode, Roger
Release Date: 2008
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Based on a true story, British journalist George Hogg transitions from documenting the Sino-Japanese War to actively resisting it. After photographing and writing about the Rape of Nanjing, Hogg escapes execution with the help of a Chinese communist and Australian nurse. They take him to an orphanage and task him with caring for the 60 children. When Chinese nationalists want to conscript the...

Director(s): Springsteen, R. G
Release Date: 1949
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In this Cold War B-movie, styled as a film noir, a disgruntled veteran becomes aware of the dangers of communism. Bill Jones joins the Communist Party USA after a real estate scam, but he soon realizes his mistake. After witnessing party leaders murder a member for disagreeing with them, Jones and his new girlfriend escape communism's clutches. 

Director(s): Stallone, Sylvester
Release Date: 1985
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In this installment of the famed Rocky sports, the United States and the Soviet Union fight the Cold War in the boxing ring. After the death of his friend Apollo Creed in a boxing match with Ivan Drago, Rocky Balboa challenges the imposing Soviet. Rocky travels beyond the Iron Curtain to avenge Creed and defend his nation's honor, positioning the United States as the underdog against...

Director(s): United States
Release Date: 1975
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Portrays dramatic historical events that led to the Declaration of independence.

Director(s): Staudte, Wolfgang
Release Date: 1946
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One of the first German films produced after World War II, emblematic of the Trümmerfilm style that highlighted the ruins of postwar Germany, Murderers Among Us examines how ordinary citizens recover from war traumas. Susanne Wallner, a Holocaust survivor, arrives home to discover Dr. Hans Mertens, a military doctor who can no longer bear to attend to human suffering, living there....

Director(s): Steil, Nicolas
Release Date: 2009
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In Nazi-occupied Luxembourg during World War II, a group of men take refuge in underground mines rather than fight their allies. François, the privileged son of a collaborator, leaves university in anger over its teachings of Nazism. He joins other men living underground to avoid conscription. Once there, he experiences personal wars within himself and with other men, making his re-entry to...

Director(s): Steinhoff, Hans
Release Date: 1941
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Supported by Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels, Uncle Kruger uses the Boer War to demonize the British. It draws parallel to the Boer politician Paul Kruger and Adolph Hitler and the Boer War and World War II. The film's focus on Britain's blind pursuit of gold, barbaric colonial practices, and violent war strategies, including the burning of whole villages, mass executions...

Director(s): Stelli, Jean
Release Date: 1942
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This Vichy-era film celebrates maternalism, traditional values, and a homogenous French identity. After Louise loses her husband and her newborn child during World War I, she dedicates her life to caring for other children and following her Catholic faith. The film's rejection of modernity and feminism coupled with its erasure of Jews from French life corresponded with General Marshal Philippe...

Director(s): Stern, Ricki
Release Date: 2008
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Based on the accounts of former U.S Marine Captain Brian Steidle, this documentary exposes the War in Darfur and the lack of international response to it. By working for the African Union, Steidle gained access to parts of Darfur that were off limits to journalists and others in the international community. He returned to the United States to raise awareness of ethnic cleansing. 

Director(s): Stevens, George
Release Date: 1943
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In this World War II romantic comedy, an old millionaire plays matchmaker to a young couple. Due to the housing shortage in Washington D.C., Benjamin Dingle rents a room from Connie Milligan and then rents half his room to Sgt. Joe Carter. Dingle insists that Connie's beau is unsuitable for her and suggests she pair with Carter. 

Director(s): Stevens, George
Release Date: 1939
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Loosely based on the Rudyard Kipling poem, this movie presents late 19th-century British colonialism in India in a positive light while noting sharp differences among its colonized subjects. Three British sergeants and their bhisti (water carrier) Gunga Din travel to a remote outpost to investigate. They encounter the legendary Thuggees, a gang of Indians known for violence and barbarism. In...

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