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): Louhimies, Aku
Release Date: 2016
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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. 

Director(s): Ross, Gary
Release Date: 2016
Abstract:

A disillusioned Confederate soldier rebels against his new nation and the reconstructed South during and after the American Civil War. Newt Knight leads the enslaved and other former soldiers in an armed insurrection against the Confederacy, leading to the creation of the Free State of Jones within Mississippi. Knight and his family continue their fight against corruption and racial inequality...

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
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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): 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:

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
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:

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): Herzog, Werner
Release Date: 2015
Abstract:

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
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): Block, Simon
Release Date: 2015
Abstract:

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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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
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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...

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...

Director(s): Berends, Andrew
Release Date: 2015
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An unflinching and poetic glimpse into a forgotten war, Madina's Dream tells the story of rebels and refugees fighting to survive in Sudan's Nuba Mountains. After decades of civil war, South Sudan achieved its independence from Sudan in 2011. But inside Sudan, the conflict continues. Sudan's government employs aerial bombings and starvation warfare against the inhabitants of the Nuba Mountains...

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