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): Clément, René
Release Date: 1946
Abstract:

In a small town in southwest France during World War II, Edouard Martin leads a double life. His hobby of growing orchids, which the Germans admire, hides the fact that he is a leader of the Resistance. 

Director(s): Calef, Henri
Release Date: 1946
Abstract:

A film about the resistance during World War II, Jericho highlights a Royal Air Force and French Resistance operation to free hostages held by German soldiers near Amiens. Hostages show a range of reactions to the ensuing conflict to free them. 

Director(s): de Canonge, Maurice
Release Date: 1946
Abstract:

Chief Police Inspector Chabrier uncovers spies in Paris before the German occupation of France in World War II. Chabrier goes underground to continue his investigation and joins the French Resistance. 

Director(s): Bernard, Raymond
Release Date: 1946
Abstract:

World War II in France: Commandant Gérard and his troop of Resistance fighters have discovered the ideal hiding-spot: a rest home in the Alps providing refuge for, among mentally ill patients, a young Jew and a Swiss doctor who might be a spy for the Germans...

Director(s): Carné, Michel
Release Date: 1946
Abstract:

In Paris after the end of the World War II, Diego, a French Resistance fighter, falls in love with Malou, a woman married to a Vichy collaborator. The film is notable for its depiction of the devastation of France and its embattled people after the war. 

Director(s): Staudte, Wolfgang
Release Date: 1946
Abstract:

One of the first German films produced after World War II, emblematic of the Trümmerfilm style that highlighted the ruins of postwar Germany, Murderers Among Us examines how ordinary citizens recover from war traumas. Susanne Wallner, a Holocaust survivor, arrives home to discover Dr. Hans Mertens, a military doctor who can no longer bear to attend to human suffering, living there....

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

A young Irish woman hates England so much she becomes a Nazi spy.

Director(s): Powell, Michael
Release Date: 1946
Abstract:

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

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

In 1940, a concentration-camp escapee assumes the identity of a dead British officer, only to become a prisoner of war.

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

A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them? [IMBd]

Director(s): Milestone, Lewis
Release Date: 1945
Abstract:

An Army platoon from Texas experiences the horrors and banality of war as they take part in the Allied invasion of Italy during World War II. From the chaos of the beach landing to meeting their objective, the platoon loses men, changes leadership, and suffers mental anguish. Those that survive their mission to destroy a bridge and farmhouse ponder the cost of their victory. 

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] 

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