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): 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
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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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Director(s): Rochant, Eric
Release Date: 2015
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This internationally acclaimed French television series focuses on the lives of undercover spies in the global War on Terror. Guillaume Debailly (a.k.a. "Malotru") comes home to Paris after six years of living in Damascus working for France's Directorate-General for External Security. As he adjusts to normal family life, his past life haunts him. 

Director(s): Rugeles, José Luis
Release Date: 2015
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Alias María brings attention to child soldiers in Columbia's ongoing civil war. Maria must bring a commander's newborn child to safety while avoiding detection by government-backed paramilitary troops. On her journey, she discovers that she is pregnant, a result of her indoctrination into the guerilla army. The guerillas forbid female soldiers from having children but encourage their...

Director(s): Tyldum, Morten
Release Date: 2014
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Based on a true story, this critically acclaimed film presents the story of Alan Turing's intelligence work for the British during World War II. At Bletchley Park, Turing works to decode the Enigma machine and thus German intelligence reports. His difficult personality as well as his closeted homosexuality distance him from his peers, but they rally behind him when he discovers a breakthrough...

Director(s): Anderson, Wes
Release Date: 2014
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This complex narrative presents the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary hotel concierge in a fictitious Central European country between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune.

Director(s): Egger, Urs
Release Date: 2014
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The Bamberg Witch Trials of 1630-31 revealed how religious fanaticism tore apart communities from within during the Thirty Years War. Plagued by draught, inept politicians, and ongoing religious wars, residents of Bamberg blame witchery. Every death puts money in the coffers of the Catholic Church. One doctor tries to intervene by appealing to the emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Director(s): Jolie, Angelina
Release Date: 2014
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Unbroken tells the true story of Louis Zamperinin, who survived a plane crash only to be taken as a prisoner of war by the Japanese during World War II. A former Olympic athlete and American military officer, Zamperinin experiences fear, exhaustion, and physical punishment as he moves from camp to camp. One Japanese officer torments him especially.  

Director(s): Ayer, David
Release Date: 2014
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April, 1945: as the Allies make their final push in the European theater, a battle-hardened American army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi...

Director(s): Akin, Fatih
Release Date: 2014
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Mardin, 1915: One night the Turkish Gendarmerie drive together all the Armenian men. The young blacksmith Nazaret Manoogian is separated from his family. While he manages to survive the horrors of genocide, it's not until years later he receives the news that his twin daughters are alive. Obsessed by thoughts of finding them, he follows their trail. It leads him from the deserts of Mesopotamia...

Director(s): Petzold, Christian
Release Date: 2014
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Phoenix explores the multiple layers of deceit during and after World War II. Nelly, a Holocaust survivor, returns to Germany with the intention of reuniting with her husband, but surgery to repair her wounds leaves her face unrecognizable. She keeps her identity a secret, as her husband wants to use her to claim his wife's inheritance. A friend warns Nelly that her husband had turned her over...

Director(s): Oelhoffen, David
Release Date: 2014
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Based on the novella L'Hôte by Albert Camus, two men on opposite sides of the Algerian War find common ground. Daru, a schoolteacher, escorts Mohamed, a peasant accused of the murder of his cousin, through the Atlas Mountains during a harsh winter. They band together to fight off villagers and colonists who have pursued them. 

Director(s): Zonca, Erick
Release Date: 2014
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This French television film explores the myths and ideas of nationalism through the Indochina War. André Cariou and Robert Tual arrive in Saigon in November 1945 with the belief that they are there to expel Japanese troops. They discover that they are in Indochina to quell the independence movement. Robert, a former Resistance fighter during World War II, commits to fighting the Vietnamese,...

Director(s): Mohamed El Hadi Benadouda
Release Date: 2014
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During the Algerian revolution, El Hadi joined his sister in France and became an active member of a secret FLN armed group. Encompassing settling of scores, attempted murder, hiding, imprisonment and finally deportation back to Algeria in 1962, his personal journey tells the story of countless ex-fighters for Algerian independence, and echoes the current effervescence of the Arab world. Today...

Director(s): Peter, Jan
Release Date: 2014
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This serial and epic documentary uses re-enactments and animations to tell the story of World War I through the eyes of ordinary people. It explores the lives of housewives, journalists, workers, and volunteers across Europe and North America based on their diaries and correspondence. 

Director(s): Schatzky, Olivier
Release Date: 2014
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Inspired by the memoirs of Maurice Genevoix, this television series explores the loss of innocence and bonds of brotherhood forged during World War I. Genevoix eagerly volunteers for the French Army when war breaks out, but such excitement dissipates as he experiences the quagmire of trench warfare. Felled by the machinery of modern warfare, Genevoix feels guilt for leaving his friends behind...

Director(s): Brunard, Alain
Release Date: 2014
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A made-for-television movie, Marie Curie: A Woman on the Front 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...

Director(s): Bornedal, Ole
Release Date: 2014
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This controversial TV series explores the meaning and legacy of 1864, when Denmark lost the Second Schleswig War as well as its world power status. Two brothers follow in their father's footsteps and enlist in the Danish Army to fight Prussia for control over the Schleswig and Holstein duchies. In modern day, Claudia discovers her connection to that past through her caretaking relationship...

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Director(s): Demange, Yann
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

In the early years of the Troubles, a British paratrooper is left behind following a riot in a Belfast neighborhood. He must navigate a foreign land and approach enemy and ally knowing they may not be what they seem. The film draws subtle parallels between the ongoing wars in the Middle East since the 2000s. 

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