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): Ziel, Robert E
Release Date: 1955
Major Wars:
Abstract:

This incredible film shows the race against time for the United States Air Force to prepare for a global nuclear war during the Cold War. This film focuses the importance of the United States military to have a constructive response in the case of national security becoming threatened. 

 

Director(s): Ziman, Ralph
Release Date: 2008
Major Wars:
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A young hoodlum's rise from a small-time criminal to a powerful crime entrepreneur during the turbulent years before and after the fall of apartheid.

Director(s): Zinnemann, Fred
Release Date: 1953
Abstract:

In this Oscar-winning film, director Fred Zinnemann portrays everyday life on a Hawaiian army base before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Far from a celebratory narrative, its characters have deep personality flaws and engage in alcoholism, adultery, violence, and prostitution. Their search for connection and meaning reveal the impersonal bureaucracy and injustice within the U.S. army. This path-...

Director(s): Zinnemann, Fred
Release Date: 1964
Abstract:

Vengeance and obsession drive men to relive the Spanish Civil War. Manuel Artiguez, a famed Republican guerilla fighter, lives in exile in France. A young boy asks him to return to avenge the death of his father, killed by Artiguez's nemesis Viñolas. The police captain sets a trap to ensure Artiguez's return. 

Director(s): Zinnemann, Fred
Release Date: 1953
Major Wars:
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In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.

Director(s): Zito, Joseph
Release Date: 1988
Major Wars:
Abstract:

In this Cold War action film, a Soviet spy's encounters with indigenous peoples of an unnamed African country prompt him to support the anti-communist cause.

Director(s): Zonca, Erick
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

This French television film explores the myths and ideas of nationalism through the Indochina War. André Cariou and Robert Tual arrive in Saigon in November 1945 with the belief that they are there to expel Japanese troops. They discover that they are in Indochina to quell the independence movement. Robert, a former Resistance fighter during World War II, commits to fighting the Vietnamese,...

Director(s): Zwick, Edward
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

Based on a true story, Defiance traces the evolution of the "Bielski Partisans," the largest and most successful Jewish resistance during World War II. The three Bielski brothers escape into the Naliboki Forest in Belarus after the Nazi Einsatzgruppen (special forces) sweep through Eastern Europe. The brothers create a large, self-sustaining, and self-governing community of 1,200...

Director(s): Zwick, Edward
Release Date: 1994
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World War I tears apart a family of brothers in this epic Western drama. Alfred, Tristan, and Samuel Ludlow live in the rustic Montana wilderness, guided by their father who was a veteran of the late 19th century Indian Wars. Samuel returns home with his fiancée Susanna, but he soon leaves to volunteer for the Canadian Expeditionary Force when World War I begins. His brothers also volunteer to...

Director(s): Zwick, Edward
Release Date: 1996
Abstract:

In the first film about the Gulf War, director Edward Zwick scrutinizes "friendly fire" and its emotional toll on the survivors. Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Serling investigates the posthumous candidacy of Captain Karen Walden, the first woman nominated for the Medal of Honor. Serling meets traumatized survivors, seeking refuge in various addictions, and uncovers the secret behind her death. The...

Director(s): Zwick, Edward
Release Date: 1983
Major Wars:
Abstract:

This made-for-television film about nuclear weapons, hostage demands, and the media's coverage of it reflected Cold War tensions in the early 1980s. Its visual style and heightened realism prompted some viewers to believe they were watching a real-life event. Terrorists demand the destruction of all nuclear trigger devices in Charleston Harbor to disarm the United States and convince the...

Director(s): Zwick, Edward
Release Date: 1989
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Glory stands as an important cinematic contribution to the history of the American Civil War by telling the story of the all-black 54th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Although told from the perspective of Col. Robert Gould Shaw, a white son of a prominent Boston abolitionist, the film portrays how a group of freed blacks and runaway slaves struggled for dignity, respect...

Director(s): Zwick, Edward
Release Date: 2006
Major Wars:
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A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.

Director(s): Zwick, Edward
Release Date: 2006
Major Wars:
Abstract:

A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.

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