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): Perret, Gilles
Release Date: 2013
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Based on interviews, this documentary explores the role of National Council of the Resistance (NCR) in creating the French welfare state during and after World War II. Entitled “Happy Days,” the NCR envisioned a vast program of pensions, social security, and union rights to unite the occupied nation around a similar vision of democratic socialism during war. The documentary also explores the...

Director(s): Tasma, Alain
Release Date: 2013
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Based on a real life events, this television miniseries recounts the political and intellectual evolution of a young French man during World War II. Daniel Cordier, an ethnocentric nationalist, becomes disillusioned by Petain's surrender to Nazi Germany. He joins the Free French movement, working with de Gaulle and Jean Moulin, and leans into ideas of French universalism.  

Director(s): D'Sa, Lisa Barros
Release Date: 2013
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Based on a true story, Good Vibrations shows how music can bridge political and religious divides in war-torn Belfast during the Troubles. In the late 1970s, Teri Hooley opens a record store and quickly finds himself in punk rock music. His ventures in record production and live music help his customers and citizens of Belfast find common ground.

Director(s): Begić, Aida
Release Date: 2013
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Rahima is an orphan of the Kosovo war. She works in a restaurant and must raise her young brother Nedim by herself. However, he is a careless student and a troublemaker, getting into various illicit schemes. During a confrontation, he breaks the mobile phone of one of his classmates, who is the son of an influential figure in politics. Rahima finds herself constrained to raise the money to pay...

Director(s): Kurys, Diane
Release Date: 2013
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Two brothers reunite in Lyon after World War II. Russian Jewish immigrants Michel and his wife Léna flee a concentration camp and apply for French citizenship. His brother mysteriously shows up, causing tensions between brothers and husband and wife when Léna falls in love with Jean.

Director(s): Leconte, Patrice
Release Date: 2013
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A forbidden love story set in Germany before World War II. A young assistant falls for his employer's wife, but war, promises, and time keep them apart. 

Director(s): Bondarchuk, Fedor
Release Date: 2013
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Filmed in IMAX-3D technology, Stalingrad focuses on one of World War II's most famous battles and one of the bloodiest and largest in the history of warfare. Amidst these horrors, Russian and German soldiers find romantic and familial love with women trapped by the conflict. 

Director(s): Castellitto, Sergio
Release Date: 2013
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An Italian professor returns to Sarajevo with her son fifteen years after fleeing the Bosnian War. She intends to tell her son about real mother and father, but she discovers a more horrible truth instead. 

Director(s): Bigelow, Kathryn
Release Date: 2013
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A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.

Director(s): Teguia, Tariq
Release Date: 2013
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This film asks large questions about resistance, oppression, and pan-Arabism within the context of the global War on Terror. A journalist travels to Beirut to uncover the forgotten history of the Zanj revolution in the 9th century Abbasid Caliphate. He meets a Palestinian refugee looking to understand her family's and nation's history. Their quests to find meaning in hidden histories contrast...

Director(s): dos Santos, Christopher-Lee
Release Date: 2013
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This independent, low-budget film explores the bonds of friendship among a diverse crew during World War II. A young South African pilot joins the Royal Air Force, working alongside other subjects of the United Kingdom. When their plane goes down in Germany, they work together to avoid capture and return home. 

Director(s): Petch, Tom
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

Veteran and first-time director Tom Petch explores fear and disillusionment during the Afghan War. A three-day tour for a group of British soldiers turns into an open-ended conflict after an Allied strike prompts fierce attrack by the Taliban. The men slowly lose morale and discipline and question their presence in the war. 

Director(s): Ferraz, Vicente
Release Date: 2013
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The first film to dramatize Brazil's involvement in World War II, A Estrada 47 explores frailty and courage through a group of soldiers tasked with clearing landmines in northern Italy during the winter of 1944. After one explodes, survivors regroup and encounter their former enemies, an Italian and German who deserted. Fearing they will be labeled as such, the group decide to carry...

Director(s): Monjardim, Jayme
Release Date: 2013
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In this epic story based on the acclaimed novel by Erico Verissimo, two families are transformed over a 150-year period in Brazil. The Terra Cambará and Amaral families rise from the lower ranks of colonial Brazil to become economically and political powerful players in their state of Rio Grande do Sul. Revolutions, political crises, and marriage shape the evolution of both families. 

Director(s): Robinson, Todd
Release Date: 2013
Major Wars:
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Phantom offers a fictionalized account of the sinking of the Soviet submarine K-129 in 1968. A retiring captain and his new executive officer embark on a new mission, but a group of rogue KGB officers take control of the sub. They plan to alter the sub's acoustic signature to mimic any ship and launch nuclear missiles to spark war between the United States and China. The captain and...

Director(s): Kloft, Michael
Release Date: 2013
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In this documentary, historian Anna Reid discusses the first few months of the Siege of Leningrad during World War II. Interviews, photographs, and new documentary evidence based on the files of the NKVD (Soviet secret police) present a horrifying picture of despair, starvation, and cannibalism but also the strength and survival of the people of Leningrad. 

Director(s): Weisberg, Joe
Release Date: 2013
Major Wars:
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The Americans presents a measured analysis of late Cold War international politics through its focus on marriage, family, and personal relationships. In the 1980s, Elizabeth and Philip Jennings are Soviet spies living as Americans in suburban Washington, D.C. After twenty years, she remains deeply committed to the Soviet Union while his loyalty frays under the moral weight of his...

Director(s): Moreh, Dror
Release Date: 2013
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A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets.

Director(s): Chadwick, Justin
Release Date: 2013
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A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

Director(s): Meily, Mark
Release Date: 2012
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This biopic of Emilio Aguinaldo, the first president of the First Republic of the Philippines, reveals the long struggle for independence. Aguinaldo's efforts to coordinate colonial resistance against the Spanish lead his peers to elect him president of the provisional government during the Spanish-American War. Yet their hard-won independence falls once they come under control of the United...

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