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): Bresson, Robert
Release Date: 1956

Based on the memoirs of André Devigny, this film focuses on a French Resistance fighter imprisoned at Montluc, a Nazi internment camp in Lyon during World War II. Fear, starvation, and isolation drive him to devise an escape plan and avoid execution. 

Director(s): John Bridcut
Release Date: 1998

During the First and Second World War the nature of war changed. Both were highly industrialized total wars which pit whole societies against each other. Civilians were needed at the homefront to support the war efforts. At the same time, they found themselves in the line of fire. The PBS documentary Total War, focuses on the Second World War and presents eyewitnesses from Britain,...
Director(s): Philippe de Broca
Release Date: 1966

A comedic fable about war, King of Hearts follows a Scottish assigned to disarm a German bomb in the French town of Marville at the end of World War I. The patients at the insane asylum have taken over the town when its resident fled. The solider finds more sanity among the town's new residents than he does in the war surrounding him. Although not an immediate commercial success, the...

Director(s): Brook, Peter
Release Date: 1967

During the First French Empire, a theatrical production in a mental institution reveals undercurrents of resistance. Debates erupt over Jean Murat, a radical hero of the French Revolution and subject of the play. Patients draw from Murat's spirit and protest against authorities, who represent Napoleon Bonaparte's vision and ideology.

Director(s): Brown, Clarence
Release Date: 1941

They Met in Bombay is a classic 1940s romantic comedy and heist film with strong leading roles for Clark Gable and Rosalind Russell. Such films targeted American audiences as they participated in World War II. The two stars play competing jewel thieves. The Japanese invasion of Hong Kong unites them in a larger cause on the eve of World War II. 

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

This award-winning PBS documentary by Ken Burns brings the American Civil War (1861–65) to life through the use of archival photographs, maps, diaries, letters, and other sources. It covers the politics, military campaigns, and the so-called homefront before, during, and after America's bloodiest conflict. With archival images of 16,000 photographs, taken from a total of one million pictures...
Director(s): Burns, Chad
Release Date: 2015

This Christian historical adventure film, directed by Chad Burns, tells the story of a British East India Trading Company assassin, who seeks to redeem his past by thwarting a plot against a young nation's hope for freedom. The film follows William Reynolds, played by Andrew Cheney, a former assassin for the British East India Company. He attempts to “retire” from the East India Company and as...
Director(s): Ken Burns
Release Date: 2017

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's ten-part TV series, The Vietnam War, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides-Americans who fought in the...
Director(s): Ken Burns
Release Date: 1997

This two-part documentary by  Ken Burns focuses on Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), the American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and one of the so-called “Founding Fathers” of the United States. Jefferson also served as the third president of the United States, from 1801 to 1809, as all as the country’s second vice president from 1797 to 1801. Between 1784 and 1789, he...
Director(s): Ken Burns
Release Date: 2007

In this documentary series, the directors aspired to honor the experiences of those who lived through the greatest cataclysm in human history by providing the opportunity for them to bear witness to their own history. The film is therefore an attempt to describe, through eyewitness testimony, what the war was actually like for those who served on the front lines, in the places where the...
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): Chanya Button
Release Date: 2019

This series is an  emotionally gripping, intense  World War II drama that follows the intertwining fates of ordinary people in five countries as they grapple with the effects of the war on their every-day lives. Set in Britain, Poland, France, Germany and the United States, the events of the seven-hour series take place during the first year of the war and include a stellar cast with...
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.