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): Bruckman, Clyde
Release Date: 1926
Abstract:

Buster Keaton's take on the Great Locomotive Chase of the American Civil War is considered an American classic. As volunteer guerilla soldier and Union ally James J. Andrews, Keaton and his group take over a train heading toward Chattanooga, Tennessee. Along the way, they destroy rail and telegraph lines and other transportation systems of the Confederacy. 

Director(s): Pudovkin, Vsevolod
Release Date: 1926
Abstract:

The first of director Vsevolod Pudovkin's "revolutionary trilogy," Mother explores a working-class woman's political awakening during the Russian Revolution of 1905. After her husband dies during a labor strike, Pelageya denounces communism to which her son adheres. Tsarist forces arrest her son. During her visits to him in a prison labor camp, she joins the revolutionaries' cause....

Director(s): Dewhurst, George
Release Date: 1926
Abstract:

An Irish Republican Army soldier on a mission is captured by the British during the Irish War of Independence. Filmed to celebrate Easter Rising, marking Irish resistance 10 years before, and banned in the UK, this silent film was thought long lost. Rediscovered and restored by the Irish Film Institute at the Library of Congress in 1991. 

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...

Director(s): Eisenstein, Sergei M.
Release Date: 1925
Abstract:

An installment of Sergei Eisenstein's revolutionary trilogy, 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 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...

Director(s): Griffith, D.W.
Release Date: 1924
Abstract:

Director D.W. Griffith's sweeping account of the American Revolutionary War. Two lovers on opposite sides find themselves at key places throughout the war such as Bunker Hill, Paul Revere's ride, and the presidential inauguration of George Washington. Accurately detailed shots such as those counter with the brutal depiction of Native Americans, shown as barbarians who savagely murder patriots...

Director(s): Hopper, E. Mason
Release Date: 1924
Abstract:

A love story between major events of the American Revolutionary War. 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.

Director(s): Griffith, D.W.
Release Date: 1921
Abstract:

Director D.W. Griffith created politically influential images of race, gender, and violence in the silent film era that still resonates in American cinema and politics today. This film shows the experiences of two women traveling to Paris who get caught up in French Revolution. Their exploitation and violence suffered was Griffith's warning of the dangers of the Bolshevik Revolution.

Director(s): Barker, Reginald
Release Date: 1915
Abstract:

Confederate soldier Frank Winslow is terrified of the war and eventually runs away from battle. But when he finds himself behind enemy lines with vital information, he must decide between his fear and his conscience. [From IMDb]

Director(s): British Pathé Ltd
Release Date: 1900
Abstract:

Early cinematic footage of the Boer War produced by the Warwick Trading Company and filmed by pioneer British director Cecil Hepworth. 

Director(s): Szabó, István
Release Date: 0
Abstract:

In this Oscar-winning Best Foreign Language Film, an actor strikes a Faustian bargain as the Nazis take control of Germany in the mid-1930s. Hendrik Höfgen opts to collaborate with Nazis as his wife, family, and friends flee Germany. He consciously overlooks the increasing horrors of Nazi Germany and his own moral compromises as his star rises. 

Director(s): Washington, Denzel
Release Date: 0
Abstract:

In the midst of a global crisis, the USS Alabama receives an unconfirmed order to launch its nuclear missiles. The tension quickly rises as the sub's respected commander and his brilliant executive officer clash over the validity of their orders, battling each other for control of the sub.

Director(s): Milland, Ray
Release Date: 0
Abstract:

"A woman hires a Portugal-based American smuggler to sneak behind the Iron Curtain and murder her husband so that she and a wily co-conspirator can collect the husband's fortune. But the heinous plan runs afoul leading to a complex double-triple cross."--Container.

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