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): Walsh, Raoul
Release Date: 1928
Abstract:

The story is set in Russia at the time of the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917. Tasia, a beautiful lower class dancer with communist beliefs, falls for the noble Grand Duke Eugene. At the outbreak of the Russian Revolution, the Duke falls in captivity and this allows Tasia to be near him. Although a silent movie, it was released with synchronized music, sound effects, and with English intertitles...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019312/
Director(s): Pudovkin, Vsevolod
Release Date: 1928
Abstract:

Storm over Asia is a 1928 Soviet propaganda film directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin. Lowly Mongolian trapper Bair (Valery Inkijinoff), shunned by his fellow trappers for fighting with a trader, flees his trading post and joins the Soviet partisans trying to oust the occupying British forces. After Bair is captured and shot by the British, they find an amulet on him suggesting he is...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019286/
Director(s): Fleming, Victor
Release Date: 1927
Abstract:

The Rough Riders (1927) is a silent film directed by Victor Fleming. The picture is fictional account of Theodore Roosevelt's military unit in Cuba, otherwise known as the Rough Riders. The Rough Riders were a special regiment that fought in the Spanish-American War in 1898. The film shows how a motley and diverse group of volunteers set aside their differences and form lasting...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018346/
Director(s): Pudovkin, Vsevolod
Release Date: 1927
Abstract:

The End of St. Petersburg is a 1927 silent film directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin. Commissioned to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution in 1917, The End of St Petersburg was to be one of Pudovkin's most famous films and secured his place as one of the foremost Soviet montage film directors. The End of St. Petersburg is a political film, explaining why and...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018066/
Director(s): Gance, Abel
Release Date: 1927
Abstract:

A massive six-hour biopic of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821), tracing his career from his schooldays (where a snowball fight is staged like a military campaign), his flight from Corsica, through the French Revolution (1789–99) (where a real storm is intercut with a political storm) and the Terror, culminating in his triumphant invasion of Italy in 1797 (the film stops there because it was...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018192/
Director(s): Protazanov, Yakov
Release Date: 1927
Abstract:

The Forty-First is a 1927 Soviet silent film based on the eponymous novel by Boris Lavrenyov. The film is set during the Russian Civil War (1917–1922) and tells the story of a tragic romance between a female sniper of the Red Army and an officer of the White Army. In 1919, Maria, a sniper for the Red Army, misses her 41st target, Lt. Vadim Govorukha-Otrok of the White Army. Vadim is...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017418/
Director(s): Stiller, Mauritz
Release Date: 1927
Abstract:

Hotel Imperial is a 1927 American silent war drama film directed by Mauritz Stiller, based on the 1917 Hungarian play of the same name by Lajos Bíró. The film is set in Austria-Hungary during World War I and starring Pola Negri as a hotel chambermaid. Officer Paul Almasy (Hall) is separated from his unit behind enemy lines and hides in the Hotel Imperial, where chambermaid Anna (Negri...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018014/
Director(s): Dovzhenko, Alexander
Release Date: 1927
Abstract:

Zvenigora is a 1928 Soviet silent film by Ukrainian director Alexander Dovzhenko. A grandfather who trades in salt (Nikolai Nademsky) looks after his two grandsons, the idealistic nationalist dreamer, Pavlo (Les Podorozhnij), and the industrious Bolshevik worker and soldier, Timoshka (Semyon Svashenko). In a surreal, modernist story that leaps back and forth over a thousand years of...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019611/
Director(s): Bruckman, Clyde
Release Date: 1926
Abstract:

The General is a 1926 American silent comedy film, inspired by the Great Locomotive Chase, a true story of an event that occurred during the American Civil War (1861–1865). The story was adapted from the 1889 memoir The Great Locomotive Chase by William Pittenger. Quickly becoming one of the most revered comedies of the silent era, this film finds hapless Southern railroad...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017925/
Director(s): Pudovkin, Vsevolod
Release Date: 1926
Abstract:

Based on the 1906 eponymous novel by Maxim Gorky, Mother explores a working-class woman's political awakening during the Russian Revolution of 1905. Pelageya (Vera Baranovskaya) can't understand why her son (Nikolai Batajov) is organizing a workers' strike, while her boorish husband (Aleksandr Chistyakov) is trying to suppress it. When the latter is killed, Pelageya unwittingly gives...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017128/
Director(s): Dewhurst, George
Release Date: 1926
Abstract:

Irish Destiny is a 1926 film made in the Irish Free State, directed by George Dewhurst and written by Isaac Eppel to mark the tenth anniversary of the Easter Rising in April 1916. The film follows an Irish Republican Army soldier who is captured by the British. The film was considered lost for many years until in 1991 a single surviving nitrate print was located by the Irish Film...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0192168/
Director(s): Eisenstein, Sergei M.
Release Date: 1925
Abstract:

This international cinematic masterpiece portrays revolutionary events that preceded the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. In 1905 following the Sino-Russo War, sailors of the Potemkin protest poor conditions, stirring riots on board as well as in the port city of Odessa. Tsarist militia forces and cossacks brutally defeat the sailors and their supporters, pushing calls for revolution...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015648/
Director(s): Eisenstein, Sergei M.
Release Date: 1925
Abstract:

Strike is loosely based on a group of Russian workers who asserted collective ownership of their factory and town when they protested working conditions in pre-revolutionary Russia in 1903. The company's lockout causes devastation to the townspeople, including hunger. The state governor sends in the militia, executing the striking workers en masse. This film is part of...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015361/
Director(s): Griffith, D.W.
Release Date: 1924
Abstract:

Director D.W. Griffith's sweeping account of the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), based on Robert W. Chambers' 1905 novel The Reckoning. In Massachussetts in the mid-1770s, British renegade officer Capt. Walter Butler (Lionel Barrymore) struggles to enlist the aid of Indians against the tide of colonists rebelling for independence. Meanwhile, impoverished farmer Nathan Holden (...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0014672/
Director(s): Hopper, E. Mason
Release Date: 1924
Abstract:

A love story between major events of the American Revolutionary War (1775+1783). A disguised British aristocrat and a wealthy landowner's daughter fall in love, but the war and major political events keep them apart. His war ventures earn him the trust of George Washington.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015022/
Director(s): Griffith, D.W.
Release Date: 1921
Abstract:

Orphans of the Storm is a 1921 American silent drama film by D. W. Griffith, based on the 1874 French play Les Deux Orphelines by Adolphe d'Ennery and Eugène Cormon, and set in late-18th-century France, before and during the French Revolution. When the plague kills their parents, Henriette (Lillian Gish) and her blind adopted sister, Louise (Dorothy Gish), go to Paris in...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0012532/
Director(s): Gance, Abel
Release Date: 1919
Abstract:

J'accuse is a 1919 French silent film directed by Abel Gance. It juxtaposes a romantic drama with the background of the horrors of World War I, and it is sometimes described as a pacifist or anti-war film. Two romantic rivals put their differences aside as they experience one of World War I's most devastating battles. One conjures the dead to defend his French homeland. Work on the...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0010307/
Director(s): Barker, Reginald
Release Date: 1915
Abstract:

An example of the national embrace of the Lost Cause in popular culture in the early 20th century, The Coward explores the theme of courage in battle. The elderly Winslow, a proud and prominent Virginia planter, volunteers his and his son's service to the Confederate Army. When the son deserts due to cowardice, his father takes his place. The young son redeems himself when he obtains...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0005149/

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