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): Sidney, George
Release Date: 1949
Abstract:

As an example of Hollywood's anti-communism in the early Cold War, this film combines the classic tropes of the defector and the damsel-in-distress to warn about the dangers of the Soviet Union. Shortly after the end of World War II, British agents in Vienna must help repatriate displaced Soviet citizens. One falls in love with a ballerina, who seeks asylum in a convent.

Director(s): Stevenson, Robert
Release Date: 1949
Abstract:

Produced at the start of the Cold War and in the wake of the Hollywood Ten, this film exposes the roots of American communism in the labor movement and its deadly manifestations. The leader of the local cell of communists in San Francisco blackmail Brad Collins, who was a former member of the Communist Party USA during the Great Depression. The film offers a black-and-white morality tale: All...

Director(s): Springsteen, R. G
Release Date: 1949
Abstract:

In this Cold War B-movie, styled as a film noir, a disgruntled veteran becomes aware of the dangers of communism. Bill Jones joins the Communist Party USA after a real estate scam, but he soon realizes his mistake. After witnessing party leaders murder a member for disagreeing with them, Jones and his new girlfriend escape communism's clutches. 

Director(s): Reed, Carol
Release Date: 1949
Abstract:

Hailed as one of the best films of all time, The Third Man explores post-World War II Vienna in a stylish film-noir style. An American writer arrives in the Allied-occupied city to find his childhood friend dead. His investigation uncovers dark secrets about Vienna's  black market. 

Director(s): Rossellini, Roberto
Release Date: 1948
Abstract:

In this bleak look at post-World War II Germany, director Roberto Rossellini uses childhood to explore the morality of war. Twelve year old Edmund searches for belonging and purpose. In his adventures through war-torn Berlin, he encounters other disaffected youth as well as a former teacher. Edmund misinterprets one lesson on heroism and compassionately murders his ailing father. His siblings...

Director(s): Florey, Robert
Release Date: 1948
Abstract:

Inspired by stories of SS officers escaping capture and imprisonment by entering into the French Foreign Legion, Rogues' Regiment follows an American intelligence officer on his hunt for a war criminal during the First Indochina War. 

Director(s): Wilcox, Herbert
Release Date: 1948
Abstract:

This film explores how women, women's roles, and ideas of femininity change through war. Spanning nearly 100 years across four wars (Crimean War, Boer War, World War I, and World War II), the women of Ladymead become more independent while their husbands are on the front. The men are disgruntled by what they discover when they return home.

Director(s): Coletti, Duilio
Release Date: 1948
Abstract:

As the First Italo-Ethiopian War commences, Professor Perboni promotes an Italian nationalism that excludes colonization of African states. He argues that Italy must concentrate on improving the nation after the Risorgimento, prompting his suspension. Such anti-colonial ideas vanish, however, when he is drafted to fight shortly before the Battle of Adewo, which ended Italy's campaign...

Director(s): Powell, Michael
Release Date: 1947
Abstract:

This gorgeously shot fantasy film explores life and death during World War II. At the very end of the European Theater, Peter, a pilot for the Royal Air Force, abandons his ship above the English Channel without a parachute. He escapes the clutches of death and enjoys a brief reprieve with his American sweetheart. When death arrives, Peter must face a heavenly tribunal that playfully comments...

Director(s): Román, Antonio
Release Date: 1947
Abstract:

In this celebration of Spanish nationalism, and an early example of Francoist Spain, a captain makes a last stand in a small village in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. Stationed in Baler on the island of Luzon, Captain Morenas takes precautionary measures to secure his forces in the town's church when he learns about a planned peasant uprising. He and his men defend their...

Director(s): Nichols, Dudley
Release Date: 1947
Abstract:

Adapted from the classic play by Eugene O'Neill, a New England family comes undone during the American Civil War. Lavinia Mannon discovers shocking family secrets while her father and brother are at war. Upon their return, tragedy befalls the entire Mannon family. 

Director(s): Autant-Lara, Claude
Release Date: 1947
Abstract:

During the First World War in France, a young nurse in a military hospital--who is engaged to a soldier away at the front--begins a relationship with a high school student, too young to join the Army. However, she and her lover drift apart, and Marthe marries her fiancé Jacques. But the lovers will regret their separation. They begin an extra-marital affair, heedless of the consequences...

Director(s): Walsh, Raoul
Release Date: 1947
Abstract:

Brought up by a neighboring family in the 1880s, an orphan grows up haunted by nightmares of a childhood trauma in which his own family was killed.

Director(s): Powell, Michael
Release Date: 1947
Abstract:

A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.

Director(s): Launder, Frank
Release Date: 1946
Abstract:

A young Irish woman, frustrated by her attempts to join the Irish Republican Army, becomes a spy for the Germans during World War II. She discovers German plans for the D-Day invasion and tries to smuggle the information to the British. 

Director(s): Hitchcock, Alfred
Release Date: 1946
Abstract:

Hailed as a cinematic watershed for director Alfred Hitchcock, Notorious weaves a taut World War II spy thriller with a dangerous love triangle. An American government agent recruits a woman to spy on her German friends in Rio de Janiero, and they fall in love during the mission. She marries another man to secure her undercover status, a secret which both she and the agent must...

Director(s): Dearden, Basil
Release Date: 1946
Abstract:

A tale of stolen identity and love during World War II. A Czech officer escapes Dachau and assumes the identity of a dead British officer, only to be captured after the Fall of France as a prisoner of war. To keep him safe, a senior British officer orders him to maintain the ruse by writing to the fallen soldier's wife. The two fall in love.

Director(s): Rossellini, Roberto
Release Date: 1946
Abstract:

This groundbreaking film about the liberation of Italy in World War II unfolds through six separate stories across the country. Director Roberto Rossellini used a documentary style and professional and non-professional actors to explore everyday life of love, loss, childhood, and spirituality. The inclusion of Italians, Americans, and Germans emphasizes the struggle to communicate during war...

Director(s): Wyler, William
Release Date: 1946
Abstract:

In this critically acclaimed film directed by William Wyler, widely regarded as one of the best American films in the 20th century, three World War II veterans experience difficulties adjusting to postwar life. Although Al, Fred, and Homer lived vastly different lives before the war, they forge a friendship of understanding and mutual respect when they return home. They share struggles with...

Director(s): Clément, René
Release Date: 1946
Abstract:

Before and after the Allied invasion of Normandy in World War II, a group of French rail workers commit everyday acts of resistance and eventually sabotage the German-controlled rail system. Director René Clément used non-professional actors and a documentary style to enhance the ordinary struggles of French citizens, whose real-life stories provided the film's narrative. 

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