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 for 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): Sam Mendes
Release Date: 2019
Abstract:

Directed by Sam Mendes, this film tells the story of two young British soldiers during the First World War who are ordered to deliver a message calling off an ill-advised attack soon after the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, the German defense position built during the winter of 1916–17 on the Western Front, during the German Operation Alberich in February and March 1917. This message...

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 seven-hour series take place during the first year of the war and include a stellar cast with...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8001092/?ref_=vp_back
Director(s): Fuglsig, Nicolai
Release Date: 2018
Abstract:

In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, a unit of the U.S. Special Forces and CIA paramilitary officers travel to Afghanistan to topple the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. The Americans align with a local warlord on their march, by horseback, toward Mazar-i-Sharif. The film portrays the success of their classified mission but does not engage in its aftermath - the War in Afghanistan, the longest running...

Director(s): Feng, Xiao
Release Date: 2018
Abstract:

During World War II, five different Chinese people fight their way through Japanese Air Force attacks to protect an important military machine in Chongqing, 1940. [IMBd]

Director(s): Jimenez, Cedric
Release Date: 2018
Abstract:

1942: The Third Reich is at its peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the most ambitious military operation of WWII: Anthropoid. Two young recruits in their late twenties, Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubis, are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader - Reich-protector Reinhard Heydrich, Head of the SS, the Gestapo, and the architect of the "Final Solution". 

Director(s): Feng, Xiao
Release Date: 2018
Abstract:

During World War II, five different Chinese people fight their way through Japanese Air Force attacks to protect an important military machine in Chongqing, 1940. [IMBD]

Director(s): Bourgaux, Pascale
Release Date: 2018
Abstract:

In the war against the Islamic State, the only movement combating the jihadists with any effectiveness on the ground is the Kurdish resistance army. This movement is made up of both men and women fighters forcing back the jihadists and reclaiming the land village by village. One of the resistance commanders is Viyan, a 25 year old Syrian-Kurdish woman. She is operating on the eastern front of...

https://www.amazon.com/Women-Against-ISIS-Pascale-Bourgaux/dp/B074ZNXYYM
Director(s): Nolan, Christopher
Release Date: 2017
Abstract:

This tense drama weaves together three narratives critical to the successful evacuation of Dunkirk in the early days of World War II. After the German military controlled the sea, land, and air off of northern France, over 300,000 British await ships to carry them home. A small band of soldiers board numerous ships soon destroyed by the Luftwaffe, Royal Air Force pilots try to protect...

Director(s): Jolie, Angelina
Release Date: 2017
Abstract:

Based on the memoir by Loung Ung, this film by director Angelina Jolie explores the impact of the Cambodian genocide (from April 1975 to January 1973) on children after the Cambodian Civil War (1967–75) and during the Cambodian-Vietnamese War (1978–89). Ung's family flees Phnom Penh after the Americans evacuate and the Khmer Rouge takes power. She becomes an orphaned refugee and later child...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4882376/
Director(s): Coimbra, Fernando
Release Date: 2017
Abstract:

A young American soldier finds a new purpose during the Iraq War. Pvt. Matt Ocre, who enlisted in the U.S. Army before 9/11 as a way to pay for college, becomes disillusioned with war. He is tasked with repairing and defending a water pump station in a small village, which insurgents have targeted as a tool of war.

Director(s): Dibb, Saul
Release Date: 2017
Abstract:

This latest version of the 1928 R. C. Sherriff play focuses on the men in the trenches during World War I. In 1918 in France, a group of war-weary British soldiers await a German attack. The officers and enlisted men try to maintain a semblance of humanity and normality in their interactions with each other, but their impending death and emotional scars upset the balance. 

Director(s): Iannucci, Armando
Release Date: 2017
Abstract:

Based on the French graphic novel by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, this black comedy exposes the machinations for power after the death of Joseph Stalin. After the Soviet Premier requests a recording of a classical concert, pianist Maria Yudina secretly poisons through a note sent with it. Soviet politicians and military officials, including the reform-minded Khrushchev, immediately begin...

Director(s): Hall, Jason
Release Date: 2017
Abstract:

After a harrowing 15-month combat experience in Iraq, the much-decorated Adam Schumann (Miles Teller) returns home to Kansas and a loving wife, Saskia (Haley Bennett). Adam and Saskia have two young children, a daughter and an infant son born while Adam was still overseas. Adam suffers from PTSD as manifest by nightmares and frequent flashbacks for which his wife convinces him to seek help...

Director(s): BBC Worldwide Ltd.|
Release Date: 2017
Abstract:

Druki Martenstyne's son Jason died in September 1995. Druki's family fell victim to the bloody civil war between the Tamil Tigers and Sri Lankan government forces that has been tearing the island of Sri Lanka apart for the last 17 years. But she's not alone. With more than 30 regional and ethnic conflicts taking place around the world, this program reports from Sri Lanka on the suffering of...

Director(s): Beauvois, Xavier
Release Date: 2017
Abstract:

An affecting human drama of love, loss, and resilience unfolds against the backdrop of World War I. The women of the Paridier farm, under the deft hand of Hortense, the family's matriarch (Nathalie Baye,) must grapple with the workload while the men, including two sons, are off at the front. Hortense reluctantly brings on an outsider, the hard-scrabble teenage orphan, Francine (Iris Bry), to...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G8S8168?ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_piv&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_piv-20
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): Green, Misha
Release Date: 2016
Abstract:

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
Abstract:

This televised miniseries explores the emergence of Irish nationalism during World War I. Friendships and relationships disintegrate as war disrupts society. In 1916 Irish rebels lead an insurrection, known as Easter Rising, the most successful rebellion since the late 18th century. The fallout crushes the rebels but ignites the larger battle for independence. 

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