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): Fernando de Fuentes
Release Date: 1936
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Director Fernando de Fuentes overturns myths and heroes of the Mexican Revolution in this landmark film that ushered in Mexican cinema's "Golden Age." Six peasants leave their homes in San Padro to join Pancho Villa's army. One by one they succomb to senseless deaths and question their revolutionary spirit and loyalty to their leader.

Director(s): Riefenstahl, Leni
Release Date: 1935
Abstract:

Leni Riefenstahl's documentary of the 1934 Nuremburg Rally highlighted the unity and power of the Nazi Party to the German people and the world. Staged scenes, aerial shots of large crowds, and soaring music frame speeches by Adolph Hitler and other Nazi leaders in a cinematic format. Despite its subject matter, Riefenstahl's work stands as one of the most historically noteworthy propaganda...

Director(s): Conway, Jack
Release Date: 1935
Abstract:

An adaptation of Charles Dickens' famous novel, a tragic love story unfolds during the French Revolution. Lucy Manette falls in love with Charles Darnay, a French aristocrat framed for treason. His lawyer Sidney Carton substitutes his life for Darnay's to save Lucy from grief. The horrors of revolutionary France, from vengeful aristocrats to the starving masses, surround this love story. 

Director(s): Litvak, Anatole
Release Date: 1935
Abstract:

A French woman's affair leads to torn loyalties in this World War I drama. Hélène's lover is a friend of her husband, and both men are pilots for the French Air Force. 

Director(s): Ford, John
Release Date: 1935
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The Informer explores guilt and personal morals during the Irish War for Independence. Ousted by the Irish Republican Army, Gypo Nolan turns his friend over to the Black and Tans for reward money and indirectly causes his death. His shame leads him to betray his actions, resulting in his death by the IRA. 

Director(s): Blasetti, Alessandro
Release Date: 1934
Abstract:

Alessandro Blasetti's masterpiece 1860 reveals Garibaldi's invasion of Sicily from the perspective of a shepherd-turned-soldier and his wife. The campaign was a turning point in Italian unification. The film influenced post-1945 Italian neorealism with its use of location shooting, amateur actors, and focus on everyday people. Blasetti's nationalistic vision closely mirrored those of ...

Director(s): Vasilev, Sergei
Release Date: 1934
Abstract:

This popular propaganda film of the Soviet Realist era celebrates Vassilii Ivanovich Chapaev, a military hero of the Russian Civil War. Chapaev, an illiterate son of peasants, proves to be a brilliant strategist against the White Army. His friendship with Dimitry Furmanov reveals the central role of the Communist Party, a message the directors intentionally conveyed to support Stalin's nation-...

Director(s): Pudovkin, Vsevolod
Release Date: 1934
Abstract:

The Film Version Of Gorki's Great Story Of The 1905 Revolution

Director(s): Capra, Frank
Release Date: 1933
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During the Chinese Civil War, an American missionary in Shanghai seeks to save children from an impending attack. A Chinese war lord saves her from the conflict, keeping her under guard at his mansion. The two fall in love. The film is notable for its depiction of interracial attraction, shot before the 1934 Hollywood production code.

Director(s): Barnet, Boris
Release Date: 1933
Abstract:

Outskirts is an internationally renowned masterpiece of early sound cinema. In a remote Russian village during World War I, colorful and nuanced characters experience divided loyalties: family loyalty vs. personal desire, nationalism vs. transcendent humanism.

Director(s): Mamoulian, Rouben
Release Date: 1933
Abstract:

During the Thirty Years War, Queen Christina of Sweden must choose between her lover, a Catholic Spanish ambassador, and her nation. Her unconventional behavior, from refusing to marry to dressing in men's clothes to escape Stockholm, influences her decision. 

Director(s): Bernard, Raymond
Release Date: 1932
Abstract:

1914, France. Student Gilbert Demachy enlists when the hostilities begin. His youthful illusions are quickly dashed against the hard realities of war, and it's at the side of his comrade Sulphart that he will live through the offensives, the breaks in hostilities, and the crucible of combat. Based on the eponymous novel by Raymond Dorgelès.

Director(s): Ucicky, Gustav
Release Date: 1931
Abstract:

One of the more popular films of the Prussian Film genre, which celebrated Prussian history and military strength in the 18th and 19th centuries in the wake of Germany's devastating loss in World War I. This film celebrates King Frederick II (aka Frederick the Great) of Prussia who strengthened its military and political power in Europe through territorial acquisitions, diplomacy, and war. ...

Director(s): Dovzhenko, Aleksandr
Release Date: 1930
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Widely regarded as a masterpiece of Soviet silent film and capping Alexander Dovzhenko's trilogy about the relationship between the Ukraine and the Soviet Union, Earth tackles the politics of collectivization and class in the Ukrainian countryside. A group of villagers disagree about collectivization, resulting in the murder of the film's hero by a kulak who wants to retain his lands...

Director(s): Dovzhenko, Aleksandr
Release Date: 1929
Abstract:

In this avant-garde silent film, acclaimed director Alexander Dovzhenko documents the demobilization of Ukraine and its embrace of the Bolshevik Revolution after World War I. Timosh, a veteran and factory worker, views Ukrainian independence skeptically but joins its first congress representing the Bolsheviks. He joins with the workers against the bourgeoisie in their armed uprising, a fight...

Director(s): Hitchcock, Alfred
Release Date: 1929
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A tragicomic tale of the disintegration of one family during the Irish Civil War. Juno struggles to support her unemployed, drunk husband and her two teenage children. Both have involvement with the Irish Republican Army.

Director(s): Eisenstein, Sergei M.
Release Date: 1928
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Commissioned by the U.S.S.R for the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution in 1917, this celebratory documentary film portrays events in revolutionary Petrograd (St. Petersburg) such as the end of the Russian monarchy and provisional government, counter-revolutionaries revolt, Lenin's return from exile, and the ten-day Bolshevik strike the shook the world.

Director(s): Walsh, Raoul
Release Date: 1928
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Note: Contains Spoilers The story, set in Russia at the time of the Bolshevik Revolution, focuses on the relationship between three characters: Tasia (Dolores del Rio)...

Director(s): Fleming, Victor
Release Date: 1927
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This silent film is a romanticized and fictionalized account of Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders, a special regiment that fought in the Spanish-American War. A motley and diverse group of volunteers set aside their differences and form lasting friendships.

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