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): John Bridcut
Release Date: 1995
Abstract:

Total War: Civilians Become Targets is part 10 of the series People's Century: 1900-1999During 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...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wVRoHKG5UI&list=PLuL26fXZ8eTNLLnugg2BTyOZQ7HT-QZk4&index=10
Director(s): Daniel Brittain-Catlin
Release Date: 1995
Abstract:

The First World War had bathed the new century in blood. Endless fields of gravemarkers quilted the landscape of Europe. Nine million lost their lives in a horrible war of attrition. A whole generation was traumatized by the horror of the trenches -- and swore that this would surely be the war to end all wars. Part 4 of the film series, People'...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrlvD7RH8XM&list=PLuL26fXZ8eTNLLnugg2BTyOZQ7HT-QZk4&index=4
Director(s): Philippe de Broca
Release Date: 1966
Abstract:

A comedic fable about war, King of Hearts follows a Scottish soldier assigned to disarm a German bomb in a small French town at the end of World War I. As the Imperial German Army retreats, they booby trap the whole town to explode. The locals flee and, left to their own devices, a gaggle of cheerful lunatics escape the asylum and take over the town — thoroughly confusing the lone...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060908/
Director(s): Brook, Peter
Release Date: 1967
Abstract:

This film is an adaptation of Peter Weiss' 1963 play titled The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade, usually shortened to Marat/Sade. Set in the historical Charenton Asylum, Marat/Sade is almost entirely a "play within a play". The main story takes place on...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060668/
Director(s): Brown, Clarence
Release Date: 1941
Abstract:

They Met in Bombay is a classic 1940s romantic comedy and heist film with strong leading roles for Clark Gable and Rosalind Russell, who portray rivals in the theft of a valuable gem as the Japanese army invades China during World War II. Gerald Meldrick (Clark Gable) is a dashing international jewel thief with designs on a diamond held by the Duchess of Beltravers (Jessie Ralph). He...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034281/
Director(s): Brownlow, Kevin
Release Date: 1975
Abstract:

Based on a true story during the English Civil War (1642-1651), this film explores the boundaries of religious, economic, and political freedoms previously liberated during the Protestant Reformation. Social reformer and writer Gerard Winstanley (1609-1676) leads a religious sect of farmers using communal land to feed those displaced by the war. Along with a small band of followers known as...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073911/
Director(s): Bruckman, Clyde
Release Date: 1926
Abstract:

The General is a 1926 American silent comedy film, inspired by the Great Locomotive Chase, a true story of an event that occurred during the American Civil War (1861–1865). The story was adapted from the 1889 memoir The Great Locomotive Chase by William Pittenger. Quickly becoming one of the most revered comedies of the silent era, this film finds hapless Southern railroad...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017925/
Director(s): Brunard, Alain
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

A made-for-television movie, Marie Curie 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 and treatment in...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3584576
Director(s): Bucquet, Harold S.
Release Date: 1944
Abstract:

Dragon Seed is a 1944 war drama film starring Katharine Hepburn. Based on a best-selling book by Pearl S. Buck, the film portrays a peaceful village in China that has been invaded by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese war (1937–1945). The men elect to adopt a peaceful attitude towards their conquerors, and the women are understood to stoically acquiesce as well...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036777/
Director(s): Bukai, Rafi
Release Date: 1986
Abstract:

This Israeli drama film follows two Egyptian soldiers in the aftermath of the Six-Day War (5-10 June 1967). They set out on a surreal journey across the Sinai desert in an attempt to reach the relative safety of the Suez Canal. The film's name is derived from the opening words of the Italian revolutionary song "Bandiera Rossa," or "Red Flag" in English, which is sung by the film's...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090677/
Director(s): Bulajic, Veljko
Release Date: 1969
Abstract:

Considered the most expensive motion picture made in Yugoslavia, The Battle of Neretva recounts one of the county's most significant battles in World War II between the Axis powers and the Yugoslav Partisans. The attack leaves the partisans outnumbered and trapped near the River Neretva. A bridge offers them a way out. Upon its release, the film was nominated for the Academy Award for...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064091/
Director(s): Burnat, Emad
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

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...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2125423
Director(s): Burns, Ken
Release Date: 1990
Abstract:

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...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098769/
Director(s): Burns, Chad
Release Date: 2015
Abstract:

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...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2433040/
Director(s): Ken Burns
Release Date: 2017
Abstract:

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...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1877514/
Director(s): Burns, Ken
Release Date: 1997
Abstract:

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...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118489/.
Director(s): Ken Burns
Release Date: 2007
Abstract:

In this PBS documentary series, the directors aspired to honor the experiences of those who lived through the Second World War by providing the opportunity for them to bear witness to their own history. The producers partnered with the Veterans History Project in order to capture the stories of men and women who experienced the war firsthand. The film is therefore an attempt to describe,...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0996994/
Director(s): Butler, David
Release Date: 1955
Abstract:

Released a year after Battle of Dien Bien Phu (March – May 1954), this film pays homage to a group of soldiers who died in the climatic battle of the First Indochina War (1946–1954). Veterans and new enlistees encounter guerilla warfare, dwindling supplies, and torrential weather conditions.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048235
Director(s): Chanya Button
Release Date: 2019
Abstract:

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 first series take place during the first year of the war. A second series has been commissioned by the ...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8001092/
Director(s): Cahill, Charles C
Release Date: 1967
Abstract:

This documentary series with four short episodes from 1967 recounts the history of the American revolution from late 18th century colonial America through the revolutionary war to the first years of the new nation. It also discusses the influence of France over American strategy and events leading to the close of the war. It is interesting especially for teaching in comparison to...

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