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): Ross, Gary
Release Date: 2016
Abstract:

Free State of Jones is a 2016 American historical war film inspired by the life of Newton Knight (1829-1922), an American farmer, soldier and Southern Unionist in Mississippi. Knight was, best known as the leader of the Knight Company, a band of Confederate army deserters and former slaves who led , enslaved and other former soldiers in an armed insurrection against the Confederacy,...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1124037/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
Director(s): Feng, Xiao
Release Date: 2016
Abstract:

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
Abstract:

This film explores the impact of censorship and repression during the Spanish Civil War. An American reporter and local censor fight to lift restrictions on the press that suppress the impact of the war on civilians as well as Basque resistance. When Germans bomb the city of Guernica on behalf of Franco, exposing war crimes becomes a vital weapon in the war against fascism.

Director(s): Ozon, François
Release Date: 2016
Abstract:

A meditation on the personal consequences of nationalism and war, a French veteran of World War I seeks forgiveness from a German family. Adrien visits Frantz's family and fiancée pretending to be an old friend from school. Anna discovers Adrien's secret, but she seeks him out in Paris. There, she gains the strength to recover from her loss and gain independence.

Director(s): Smyth, Richie
Release Date: 2016
Abstract:

An Irish infantry company operating under the United Nations attempts to keep the peace following the outbreak of the Congolese Civil War, which threatened to escalate the Cold War. Sent to the mineral rich state of Katanga, which had seceded from the new republic, the Irish soldiers discover that their job is not to protect citizens but to bring the state back under the central government's...

Director(s): Gibson, Mel
Release Date: 2016
Abstract:

This internationally acclaimed film presents the true story of a conscientious objector who won the Medal of Honor for his service during the Battle of Okinawa in World War II. Desmond Doss volunteers for the U.S. Army with aspirations of being a medic. He objects to killing and refuses to hold or fire a weapon for religious reasons, which elicits hostility and a court martial at basic...

Director(s): Terry George
Release Date: 2016
Abstract:

This epic war drama portrays life in Istanbul during World War I and the accompanying dissolution of the Ottoman Empire,  including the Armenian genocide (1915–17). Starring Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, and Charlotte Le Bon, the film raises important questions about ethnic tensions and violence that erupted with the fall of the empire, resulting in thousands of deaths and irrevocably altered...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4776998/
Director(s): Fabien Beziat
Release Date: 2016
Abstract:

This French documentary traces the overlapping journeys of exceptional French and European women who were swept up in World War I, women like Marie Curie, Edith Wharton, Mata Hari, and Rosa Luxemburg. It explores the situation of women at different home fronts of the Central and Allied Powers, including their involvement in war work in agriculture, administration and industry, their patriotic...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4180082/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Director(s): Portman, Natalie
Release Date: 2015
Abstract:

Based on the memoirs of Amos Oz, this film explores the last years of British-mandated Palestine and the creation of Israel from the perspective of a child. His family begins to fall apart after the Arab-Israeli War when his father enlists and his mother falls into a deep depression. 

Director(s): Serreau, Coline
Release Date: 2015
Abstract:

By examining the life of Pierre Brossolette, this film explores the dense networks of resistance in France during World War II. Through his contacts as a journalist and politician, Brossolette worked within the Resistance and Free France to combat Nazi occupation.

Director(s): Odoul, Damien
Release Date: 2015
Abstract:

Loosely based on the memoir by Gabriel Chevallier, this film follows a young French man on the Western Front during World War II. Through his letters to his girlfriend, Gabriel reveals the horrors of war and his struggle to find his humanity. 

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/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Director(s): Håfström, Mikael
Release Date: 2015
Abstract:

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
Abstract:

In 1933, Vera Brittain (1893-1970) published  her renowned autobiography, Testament of Youth, in which she recounted her experiences   as a British Volunteer Aid Detachment (VAD) nurse in World War I. As an upper-middle class woman, she studied at Oxford University Summerville College before the war and volunteered for the VAD after her brother, her fiancé, and their childhood friend...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1441953/
Director(s): Herzog, Werner
Release Date: 2015
Abstract:

At the beginning of World War I, Allied nations turned to British-born writer Gertrude Bell (1868-1826) to help organize the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire. Queen of the Desert , directed by Wener Herzog, offers a sweeping account of her life, her travels throughout the Middle East, and her work understanding the region's peoples and customs.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1837636/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Director(s): Virgo, Clement
Release Date: 2015
Abstract:

Inspired by real life events, this six-part, limited television series uncovers the history of Black Loyalists during the American Revolutionary War. Aminata, enslaved at age 11, becomes a central figure in preparing the Book of Negroes, a list of enslaved people the British promised freedom to and safe passage to Nova Scotia. The series portrays Aminata's history of enslavement (from...

Director(s): Simon Block
Release Date: 2015
Abstract:

This BBC series tells the story of British women’s war efforts through the National Federation of Women’s Institutes, a community-based organization for women in the United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa, and New Zealand. The Institute served as a source of comfort and community for the women as their men left for war, many of them never to return. Set in a rural Cheshire community, the series...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4015216/
Director(s): Roach, Jay
Release Date: 2015
Abstract:

Based on the life of screewriter Dalton Trumbo, this film uncovers the history of the Hollywood 10 and the costs of anti-communism during the Cold War. In 1947, Trumbo refuses to answer questions about his affiliation with the Communist Party USA from the House of Un-American Activities. After serving jail time for contempt of Congress, Trumbo contines working as a ghostwriter but at great...

Director(s): Gluck, Cellin
Release Date: 2015
Abstract:

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...

Director(s): Bastos, Mario
Release Date: 2015
Abstract:

This documentary begins with memories of the colonial situation in Portuguese-ruled Angola, reveals the first steps in the struggle, and covers the main settings where it took place. From 1961 to 1974, the war in Angola spread from the bush areas in the North and Cabinda to the flood plains in the East, involving many people, the guerrillas and those that supported them. Meanwhile, prisons and...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4334774/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_1

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