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 Gender, War and the Western World since 1600 edited by Karen Hagemann (General Editor), Dirk Bönker, 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): Cagney, James
Release Date: 1959
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During the Irish War of Independence, an Irish-American medical student finds himself caught between the Irish Republican Army and the Black and Tans. He must battle both sides to end the conflict.

Director(s): Calef, Henri
Release Date: 1946
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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
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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
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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
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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): Maurice de Canonge
Release Date: 1946
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Chief Police Inspector Chabrier uncovers spies in Paris before the German occupation of France in World War II. Chabrier goes underground to continue his investigation and joins the French Resistance. 

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

Director(s): Castellitto, Sergio
Release Date: 2013
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An Italian professor returns to Sarajevo with her son fifteen years after fleeing the Bosnian War. She intends to tell her son about real mother and father, but she discovers a more horrible truth instead. 

Director(s): Castle, William
Release Date: 1954
Major Wars:
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During the Crimean War, Allied troops guard a new weapon, a super cannon, that can destroy the Russian naval base of Sebastopol. A traitor in their midst leads to the kidnapping of the British commander, which prompts French and British soldiers to track him down and prevent the Russians for learning about their secret weapon. A band of gypsies help them in their mission. 

Director(s): Caton-Jones, Michael
Release Date: 1997
Major Wars:
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In retaliation for the death of his brother in a joint US-Russia attack, an Azerbajani warlord hires the Jackal to assassinate an unidentified world leader. The FBI enlists the help of a former sniper of the Irish Republican Army to help identify the anonymous assassin. Although a typical spy drama, the film shows international cooperation between US and Russian governments after the Cold War...

Director(s): Causse, Jean-Max
Release Date: 1972
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During the Battle of Vercors, the most famous stand of the French Resistance during World War II, a man realizes that he must join the Resistance. 

Director(s): Cavalcanti, Alberto
Release Date: 1942
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Made by Ealing Studios during World War II and loosely based on a short story by Graham Greene, this classic British propaganda film portrays draws on British fears of a German invasion. In Bromley End, villagers initially welcome a platoon of soldiers, who turn out to be disguised German paratroopers who plan to take over the town. Residents fight back, leading to scenes of gruesome violence...

Director(s): Cavalier, Alain
Release Date: 1964
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After the 1961 uprisings during the Algerian War, a deserter of the French Foreign Legion is enlisted by the OAS (Organisation Armée Secrète), a paramilitary group that opposed Algerian Independence often by using terrorist attacks. He agrees to kidnap a lawyer representing nationalists, but he soon falls in love with her. 

Director(s): Cavalier, Alain
Release Date: 1962
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This French New Wave drama reveals the political instability that engulfed France during the Algerian War of Independence. A son of an industrialist joins a right-wing, nationalist terrorist organization (loosely resembling the OAS) but is soon betrayed when he attempts to assassinate a communist politician. The failed assassination forces him and his wife to flee Paris to hide-out with his...

Director(s): Cayatte, André
Release Date: 1952
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Trained by the French Resistance during World War II, a young man from the slums of Paris continues to kill after the war. He is sentenced to death and awaits news of a pardon. The film, a broader commentary on the death penalty and social inequality in post-war France, won the Jury Prize at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival. 

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