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): Michael Powell
Release Date: 1941
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A World War II U-boat crew are stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral U.S. [IMBd]

Director(s): Luby, S. Roy
Release Date: 1941
Abstract:

Number 10 in Monogram's series of 24 "Range Busters" westerns, Crash Corrigan, Dusty King and Alibi Terhune, the Range Busters,enlist in Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders during the ...

Director(s): Leisen, Mitchell
Release Date: 1940
Abstract:

Personal ambitions and patriotic fervor keep an American journalist and pilot apart during World War II. Augusta Nash arranges for a pardon Tom Martin, a prisoner of war during the Spanish Civil War. Despite their mutual attraction, the two put nation first when the next war comes. The film is notable for portraying ambitious career women and for its interventionist message. 

Director(s): Ford, John
Release Date: 1940
Abstract:

The hard-living, international crew of a British merchant ship become unnerved as they cross the Atlantic during the first year of World War II. Suspicions mount when the ship takes on explosives, but loss of crew members during stormy seas, German attacks, and impressment force the crew to come together and make it home.  

Director(s): Vidor, King
Release Date: 1940
Abstract:

A young artist and his friend accidently join Roger's Ranger during the Seven Years War. Led by Robert Rogers, they travel through the Quebec wilderness with the mission to destroy the French-allied Abenaki tribe. The film shows the Rangers engaging in overt racism, casual cannibalism, and gleeful violence.

Director(s): Gance, Abel
Release Date: 1940
Abstract:

An exploration of how war transforms a man's life and relationship with women in interwar France. On the front in World War I, Pierre receives news that he lost his wife in childbirth. He learns to love his daughter, whose own happiness is threatened by World War II.

Director(s): Lloyd, Frank
Release Date: 1940
Abstract:

A young man from colonial Virginia fulfills his father's dream of moving West at the dawn of the American Revolutionary War. On his way west, Matt Howard meets Tom, who passes him off as a member of the landed gentry to the Peyton family. Howard falls in love with and marries Jane, but his deception as well as their political and ideological differences disrupt their union. 

Director(s): Eduard von Borsody
Release Date: 1940
Abstract:

At the Olympic games in Berlin 1936 Inge Wagner falls in love with Luftwaffenleutnant (Airforce Lieutenant) Herbert Koch. They want to marry, but he receives orders to go to Spain - incognito, without permission for any contacts to his friends and relatives. Inge is still waiting for him. After the beginning of WW II, German radio starts broadcasting the "Wunschkonzert für die Wehrmacht" - a...

Director(s): Dieterle, William
Release Date: 1939
Abstract:

A fictional account of the French occupation of Mexico during the mid-19th century. Emperor Maximilian I, a puppet of Napoleon III, seizes control of Mexico during the American Civil War. Rebel forces force him to abdicate. 

Director(s): Stevens, George
Release Date: 1939
Abstract:

Loosely based on the Rudyard Kipling poem, this movie presents late 19th-century British colonialism in India in a positive light while noting sharp differences among its colonized subjects. Three British sergeants and their bhisti (water carrier) Gunga Din travel to a remote outpost to investigate. They encounter the legendary Thuggees, a gang of Indians known for violence and barbarism. In...

Director(s): Lang, Walter
Release Date: 1939
Abstract:

When her father leaves to fight in the Boer War, Sara Crewe attends an elite boarding school in London. News of her father's death leaves her orphaned and penniless. She works to pay her tuition and board and refuses to believe her father is dead. 

Director(s): Ford, John
Release Date: 1939
Abstract:

A newly married couple settles on the New York frontier at the dawn of the American Revolution. Local Indian nations sided with the British, leading raids on the Martin family and their neighbors. The Martin's persistence at forging a life on the frontier mirrors that of patriots fighting for the independence. 

Director(s): King, Henry
Release Date: 1939
Abstract:

This legendary story of Stanley and Livingstone marks the onset of British colonization of Africa. Upon hearing that the famed British missionary and explorer David Livingstone is dead, Welsh-American investigative reporter sets out to find him. Along the way, he encounters the mysteries and people of the "dark continent," confirming ideas of racial superiority both Americans and British held...

Director(s): Fleming, Victor
Release Date: 1939
Abstract:

An Oscar-winning adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's novel, Gone with the Wind focuses on an elite white southern woman's life before, during, and after the American Civil War. Scarlett O'Hara, favorite daughter of a Georgia plantation owner, pursues love, lust, and wealth as the men in her life leave her or fall to war. The film presents an overly romanticized version of the Old South...

Director(s): Lezama, Luis
Release Date: 1939
Abstract:

Two friends enlist in the Mexican army to fight during the Mexican-American War. Their perspective shows the United States as an invading colonizer seeking to expand slavery through its annexation of Texas. 

Director(s): Tasaka, Tomotaka
Release Date: 1939
Abstract:

Using cinematic realism, director Tomotaka Tasaka documents loyalty and group cohesion in a Japanese army unit during the Second Sino-Japanese War. As the unit advances into mainland China, injured soldiers remain behind rather than slow others' down.

Director(s): Seitz, George B.
Release Date: 1938
Abstract:

Based on a true story, U.S. Army surgeon Walter Reed frantically works to combat Yellow Fever in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War. As the virus hits the military and civilian population in Havana, Cuba, Reed turns to a discredited theory to find its cause and cure.

Director(s): Dyke, W. S. Van
Release Date: 1938
Abstract:

Based on novelist Stefan Zweig's 1932 biography, this lavish film offers a sympathetic reinterpretation of Marie Antoinette. From her marriage to Louis XVI to her execution during the French Revolution, Marie evolves from a young, lighthearted girl to a confident woman and devoted mother. Count Axel von Fersen, her lover and friend, plays a central role in Marie's development. 

Director(s): Renoir, Jean
Release Date: 1938
Abstract:

Renowned director Jean Renoir humanizes those caught up in the French Revolution. A soft and befuddled King Louis XVI is unprepared for the uprisings, while peasants march towards the Bastille. Two groups of volunteer batallions play a decisive role in the Revolution. 

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