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): Brownlow, Kevin
Release Date: 1979

Based on a true story during the English Civil War, this film explores the boundaries of religious, economic, and political freedoms previously liberated during the Protestant Reformation. Gerard Winstanley leads a religious sect of farmers using communal land to feed those displaced by Cromwell's war. Other farmers in St George's Hill, Surrey lead a campaign to oust them. These "Diggers,"...

Director(s): Bruckman, Clyde
Release Date: 1926

Buster Keaton's take on the Great Locomotive Chase of the American Civil War is considered an American classic. As volunteer guerilla soldier and Union ally James J. Andrews, Keaton and his group take over a train heading toward Chattanooga, Tennessee. Along the way, they destroy rail and telegraph lines and other transportation systems of the Confederacy. 

Director(s): Brunard, Alain
Release Date: 2014

A made-for-television movie, Marie Curie: A Woman on the Front chronicles the young French scientist's contributions to the homefront and professional medicine during World War I. In 1914 Curie set out to work in military hospitals. Amidst the backdrop of emergency care for wounded soldiers, Curie and her research partner Claudius Regaud pioneer the use of radiography for diagnosis...

Director(s): Bucquet, Harold S.
Release Date: 1944

Katherine Hepburn plays the leader of resistance movement during the Second Sino-Japanese War. When her town leaders opt to work with the invading Japanese, Hepburn's Jade argues that they must be united and trained in combat. Although racially insensitive today, the film engaged with controversial gender politics regarding the roles of women in resistance, war, and politics in the 1930s.

Director(s): Bukai, Rafi
Release Date: 1986

Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film, Atvanti Popolo follows two Egyptian soldiers behind enemy lines in the Six Day War. The film won praise for its use of Arab actors, which further humanized the soldiers lost in the Sinai Desert.

Director(s): Bulajic, Veljko
Release Date: 1969

The first state-produced film of Yugoslavia, The Battle of Neretva recounts one of the county's most significant battles in World War II. A combined Axis attack against the Yugoslav Partisans, one of the most effective resistance groups, leaves them outnumbered and trapped near the River Neretva. A bridge offers them a way out. 

Director(s): Burnat, Emad
Release Date: 2011

5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, the film follows one family's evolution over five years of village turmoil. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify, and...

Director(s): Burns, Ken
Release Date: 1990

An award-winning PBS documentary, Ken Burns' The Civil War brings the conflict to life through the use of archival photographs, maps, diaries, letters, and other sources. It covers the politics, military campaigns, and the homefront before, during, and after America's bloodiest conflict. 

Director(s): Burns, Chad
Release Date: 2015

On the eve of the American Revolution, an ex-mercenary comes out of hiding to join the Patriot cause for independence. 

Director(s): Butler, David
Release Date: 1955

Released a year after Dien Bien Phu, this French-production pays homage to a group of soldiers who died in the climatic battle of the First Indochina War. Veterans and new enlistees encounter guerilla warfare, dwindling supplies, and torrential weather conditions.

Director(s): Calef, Henri
Release Date: 1946

A film about the resistance during World War II, Jericho highlights a Royal Air Force and French Resistance operation to free hostages held by German soldiers near Amiens. Hostages show a range of reactions to the ensuing conflict to free them. 

Director(s): Camus, Mario
Release Date: 1982

After the Spanish Civil War, different residents of Madrid adjust to their new lives under General Franco. A group of artists and writers face misery while business men gain wealth from illegal activities activities. 

Director(s): Camus, Marcel
Release Date: 1970

A comedy of errors loosely based on a true story, Le Mur de l'Atlantique traces the adventures of Léon Duchemin, a restaurateur in Normandy during World War II. Captured during a bomb raid, Duchemin accidently finds himself working for the Nazis and discovers their plans for V1 rockets, long-range missiles used during the war against Britain in 1944. He escapes to Britain with the...

Director(s): Cần, Hà Thúc
Release Date: 1973

Fleeing a North Vietnamese attack, two men return to their hometown of Hue to warn their family and loved ones shortly before the Tet Offensive in the Vietnam War. The film's message of loss, despair, and grief reveals the larger impact of how war shaped a generation and a family. Cinemascope footage of the actual bombing and evacuation of Hue is mixed with fictional scenes filmed during...

Director(s): Capra, Frank
Release Date: 1933

During the Chinese Civil War, an American missionary in Shanghai seeks to save children from an impending attack. A Chinese war lord saves her from the conflict, keeping her under guard at his mansion. The two fall in love. The film is notable for its depiction of interracial attraction, shot before the 1934 Hollywood production code.

Director(s): Carion, Christian
Release Date: 2005

A fictionalized account of the Christmas truce on the Western Front in December 1914 during World War I, this Oscar-nominated film reveals the impact of war on rank-and-file soldiers in the Scottish, French, and German armies. Christmas carols break out among the enemies, prompting men to gather in No Man's Land to celebrate the holiday and find common ground. Their shared experiences of...

Director(s): Carné, Michel
Release Date: 1946

In Paris after the end of the World War II, Diego, a French Resistance fighter, falls in love with Malou, a woman married to a Vichy collaborator. The film is notable for its depiction of the devastation of France and its embattled people after the war. 

Director(s): Carvajal, Pedro
Release Date: 1999

During the Cuban War for Independence, a young Cuban woman sympathetic to independence and a Spanish soldier fall in love. Their relationship serves as a window to understand the complexity of the revolution as well as the increasing American influence in the conflict, ultimately leading to the Spanish-American War.  

Director(s): Cassan, Charly
Release Date: 2013

A documentary detailing the consequences of the Algerian War for two groups: the harkis, native Algerians who served on the side of France for diverse reasons, and the pieds noirs, colonists of European descent. Neither were welcome in independent Algeria, and they faced a choice grimly phrased as "the suitcase or the coffin." The film includes numerous interviews performed in France, Algeria...

Director(s): Castellari, Enzo G.
Release Date: 1978

A loose remake of The Dirty Dozen, soldiers and prisoners are sent to prison near Ardennes during World War II. During a German raid on the trek, they escape, heading toward Switzerland. They encounter a group of undercover American soldiers, who force the band of escaped prisoners to steal a V2 warhead from the Germans.