Films by Release Date

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 themes 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): Nolan, Christopher
Release Date: 2017
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Miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 27- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in Word War II.

Director(s): Jolie, Angelina
Release Date: 2017
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Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung recounts the horrors she suffered as a child under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge.

Director(s): Green, Misha
Release Date: 2016
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Underground centers on a group of slaves planning a daring 600-mile escape from a Georgia plantation in the years before the American Civil War. Along the way, they are aided by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad as they attempt to evade the people charged with bringing them back, dead or alive.

Director(s): Louhimies, Aku
Release Date: 2016
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RTÉ's new five-part 1916 commemorative drama Rebellion begins with the outbreak of World War I. As expectations of a short and glorious campaign are dashed, social stability is eroded and Irish nationalism comes to the fore. The tumultuous events that follow are seen through the eyes of a group of friends from Dublin, Belfast and London as they play vital and conflicting roles in the narrative...

Director(s): Ray, Billy
Release Date: 2016
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From F. Scott Fitzgerald's last work, The Last Tycoon follows Monroe Stahr, Hollywood's Golden Boy as he battles father figure and boss Pat Brady for the soul of their studio. In a world darkened by the Depression and the growing influence of Hitler's Germany, The Last Tycoon illuminates the passions, violence and towering ambition of 1930s Hollywood. Like this Pilot? Go to Amazon.com/...

Director(s): Ross, Gary
Release Date: 2016
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A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and and leads a militia of fellow deserters, runaway slaves, and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government.

Director(s): Feng, Xiao
Release Date: 2016
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Citizens of Chongqing, capital of General Chiang Kai-shek's provisional government, withstood intense Japanese bombing campaigns from 1938 to 1943 during the Second Sino-Japanese War. With help from American allies, local volunteers learned how to fly fighter planes to defend their city.  

Director(s): Serra, Koldo
Release Date: 2016
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based on the battle of guernica

Director(s): Portman, Natalie
Release Date: 2015
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A drama based on the memoir of Amos Oz, a writer, journalist, and advocate of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Director(s): Coline Serreau
Release Date: 2015
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This telefilm presents the story of Pierre Brossolette, a brilliant history student who became a journalist in the interwar period, and his engagement in the Resistance once he returned from the Battle of France. The film concentrates on his work as a liaison between the different networks of the interior Resistance and Free France, all while leaving out most of his family life in order to...

Director(s): Damien Odoul
Release Date: 2015
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Gabriel, a young conscript, joins the fighting on the Western Front in 1914. He will experience the hell of the trenches, and know the fear that ravages all soldiers. Living through this terrible experience, full of fury, he will discover his own humanity. We follow his path through the letters he sends his lover. Loosely based on the eponymous novel by Gabriel Chevallier, published in 1930....

Director(s): Burns, Chad
Release Date: 2015
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On the eve of the American Revolution, an ex-mercenary comes out of hiding to join the Patriot cause for independence. 

Director(s): Håfström, Mikael
Release Date: 2015
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An American journalist in Shanghai unravels a murder mystery during World War II. Paul Soames travels to China to meet his old friend, only to find him dead. Solving his murder ensnares military officials, ambassadors, businessmen, and other elites in his investigation.

Director(s): Kent, James
Release Date: 2015
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Based on the memoir of the same name by Vera Brittain, this film offers an anti-war message based on the horrors and loss of World War I. Vera, an upper middle class British woman, joins the Voluntary Aid Detachment as a nurse after her brother and their childhood friends go to the Front. After her friends die, she moves to work behind the lines. There, she meets her brother, who asks her to...

Director(s): Vanderbilt, James
Release Date: 2015
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Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.

Director(s): Herzog, Werner
Release Date: 2015
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At the beginning of World War I, Allied nations turned to British-born Gertrude Bell to help organize the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire. Queen of the Desert offers a sweeping account of her life, her travels throughout the Middle East, and her work understanding the region's peoples and customs.

Director(s): Virgo, Clement
Release Date: 2015
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A universal story of loss, courage and triumph, this recounts the extraordinary journey of Aminata Diallo, an indomitable African woman who survives in a world in which everything seems to be against her. Kidnapped by slave traders in West Africa then sold into slavery in South Carolina, Aminata navigates her way through the American Revolution in New York, the isolated refuge of Nova Scotia,...

Director(s): Block, Simon
Release Date: 2015
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A "Masterpiece" series from the BBC, Home Fires focuses on the efforts of English women on the homefront at the beginning of World War II. By operating through the local branch of the National Federation of Women's Institutes, these women fulfilled their duties to support the troops but also became engaged in local politics. The Women's Institute served as a source of comfort and...

Director(s): Roach, Jay
Release Date: 2015
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The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. It tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

Director(s): Gluck, Cellin
Release Date: 2015
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Based on a true story, this film shows how Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat, saved the lives of thousands Jewish refugees during World War II. After serving in Manchuria during the Second Sino-Japanese War, Sugihara takes a post in Lithuania. His professionalism dictates he follows the alliance between Japan and Germany, but he increasingly questions his orders when faced with the moral...

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