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): Rossellini, Roberto
Release Date: 1945
Abstract:

In one of the first neorealist films, director Roberto Rossellini turned his camera on a still war-ravaged Rome to tell the story of the Italian Resistance in World War II. Giorgio, a communist engineer, and Don Pietro, a Catholic priest, are on the run from the Gestapo when Giorgio's former girlfriend turn them in. Gestapo officers torture and then kill both men. 

Director(s): Wellman, William A.
Release Date: 1945
Abstract:

Based on Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ernie Pyle's stories, this film celebrates the sacrifice of American soldiers during World War II. Pyle follows C Company, 18th Infantry of the U.S. Army from Tunisia to Sicily and Italy. He observes the often harsh and tedious conditions of warfare, the psychological toll on the soldiers, and brief moments of joy. 

Director(s): Hathaway, Henry
Release Date: 1945
Abstract:

A young double agent becomes endangered in this World War II thriller. A traffic accident in Hamburg leads to the discovery for German plans to steal American atomic secrets, leading the FBI to pursue their case while protecting their asset.

Director(s): Ford, John
Release Date: 1945
Abstract:

A fictionalized account of the Battle of the Philippines in World War II, They Were Expendable examines courage, sacrifice, and loneliness among a PT Boat squadron. The men prove the value of the small boats in defending Manila from larger Japanese ships. Director John Ford forgoes blanket calls of patriotism and infuses this film with realism and authenticity based on his and the...

Director(s): Malraux, André
Release Date: 1945
Abstract:

Republican forces fights against Franco's army in the Sistema Iberico Mountains during the Spanish Civil War. Only one copy of the film survived that war and World War II. It was one of the few films using real footage of the Spanish Civil War to tell a fictional story about that war.

Director(s): Enright, Ray
Release Date: 1945
Abstract:

Based on the novel by Pearl S. Buck, China Sky focuses on American missionary doctors in China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Air raids disrupt the village hospital, prompting the Americans to work with a local resistance leader to fend off the Japanese. 

Director(s): Wellman, William A.
Release Date: 1945
Abstract:

During WWII, Pulitzer prize winner and war correspondent Ernie Pyle joins the army and writes articles about his comrades in his daily columns. [IMBd] 

Director(s): Hitchcock, Alfred
Release Date: 1944
Abstract:

An Alfred Hitchcock adaptation of a John Steinbeck novel, Lifeboat captures the tension and drama of World War II through the survivors of a torpedoed vessel. A diverse group of passengers, merchant seamen, and sailors turn from cooperation to suspicion as supplies run low and the weather takes its toll.

Director(s): Hawks, Howard
Release Date: 1944
Abstract:

Loosely based on an Ernest Hemingway novel and a classic Hollywood film, an American ex-patriate finds himself ensnared in World War II. Harry, a fishing boat captain, ferries supplies and people to Vichy-controlled Martinique. He turns down a job offer to help the Resistance, but a favor for someone else forces him to reconsider.

Director(s): Bucquet, Harold S.
Release Date: 1944
Abstract:

Katherine Hepburn plays the leader of resistance movement during the Second Sino-Japanese War. When her town leaders opt to work with the invading Japanese, Hepburn's Jade argues that they must be united and trained in combat. Although racially insensitive today, the film engaged with controversial gender politics regarding the roles of women in resistance, war, and politics in the 1930s.

Director(s): Kinoshita, Keisuke
Release Date: 1944
Abstract:

An epic spanning from the Meiji Restoration to the Second Sino-Japanese War, director Keisuke Kinoshita portrays the decline and rise of militarism in one family over three generations in Japan. The first generation's commitment to the samurai culture arises during the Satsuma Rebellion against the Meiji government, but declines in the second one in the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese Wars....

Director(s): Cavalcanti, Alberto
Release Date: 1944
Abstract:

This film tells the story of the residents of a British village during WWII that welcomes a platoon of soldiers who are to be billeted with them. The trusting residents eventually discover that the soldiers are Germans who proceed to hold the village captive as an advance post for a planned invasion. [IMDb]

Director(s): Curtiz, Michael
Release Date: 1943
Abstract:

This 1942 romantic drama by Michael Curtiz won an Oscar for Best Picture. It is based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's unproduced stage play, Everybody Comes to Rick's, and stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid. Casablanca is often cited as one of the best films of all time. An American expatriate who owns an upscale nightclub unexpectedly reunites with...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034583/
Director(s): Lang, Fritz
Release Date: 1943
Abstract:

The assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the Nazi Reich Protector of German-occupied Prague, number-two man in the SS, and a chief architect of the Holocaust, was a victory for the Allies and Resistance during World War II. Although the details were not yet known, this film portrays the assassination of the "Hangman of Europe" as the result of one man's patriotism. When his safe house is...

Director(s): Stevens, George
Release Date: 1943
Abstract:

In this World War II romantic comedy, an old millionaire plays matchmaker to a young couple. Due to the housing shortage in Washington D.C., Benjamin Dingle rents a room from Connie Milligan and then rents half his room to Sgt. Joe Carter. Dingle insists that Connie's beau is unsuitable for her and suggests she pair with Carter. 

Director(s): Harlan, Veit
Release Date: 1943
Abstract:

A moral fable styled as Nazi propaganda during World War II. Frederick the Great expanded Prussia's borders, brought it to great power in Europe, and won key aspects of the Seven Years War. He demanded loyalty for his success. When a sergeant deserts during the Seven Years War, Frederick the Great orders him to his death.

Director(s): Wood, Sam
Release Date: 1943
Abstract:

Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway, a volunteer of the American International Brigade sacrifices his life for the Republican cause in the Spanish Civil War. Tasked with blowing up a strategic bridge, Robert Jordan runs into resistance from guerilla fighters. Their leader believes Jordan's mission will only endanger his group. Maria and other guerillas, however, agree to help. Though...

Director(s): Powell, Michael
Release Date: 1943
Abstract:

Widely considered a masterpiece, directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger explore the changing notions of modern warfare against the tradition of British military systems from the Boer War to World War II. Centered on Clive Candy, an aging British officer, and his experiences in three wars, the film offers a constant in his friendship with a German military officer and continuing change...

Director(s): Pine, William H.
Release Date: 1943
Abstract:

Two men put aside their animosities to fight against the Japanese during World War II. Jon Davis and "Foxy" Pattis bring their hometown friction to an Air Force gunnery school. When tapped to fly missions in the Pacific Theater, Pattis makes the ultimate sacrifice for Davis and his crew. 

Director(s): Garnett, Tay
Release Date: 1943
Abstract:

Based on the Battle of the Bataan during World War II, this film follows a group of black and white American soldiers intent on blocking the Japanese capture of the Philippines. The group faces enemy fire, disease, and hand-to-hand combat in their effort to destroy a strategic bridge.  

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