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): Ovalles, Caupolican
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

At a time when war, chaos and death reign over every last inch of Venezuela, a soldier and a brave young woman manage to make a space for love, despite their apparently conflicting ideals. After several years of a harsh and bloody war, Braulio, a pro-Independence soldier is enlisted into the Spanish army. During the 1820 ceasefire Braulio arrives in Caracas, where he meets Lucía, a beautiful...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1825882/
Director(s): Adi, Yasmina
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

On the call of the revolutionary National Liberation Front (FLN), thousands of Algerians marched in Paris, on October 17, 1961, to protest France's war effort in Algeria, despite the curfew imposed by the government. The police responded with brutality to this peaceful demonstration. Fifty years later, this documentary revealed a truth which was still somewhat taboo. Combining unreleased...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2079514/
Director(s): Venault, Philippe
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

In 1949, three 20-year-old childhood friends left their native village of Charente-Maritime for Indochina. As they discover love, they find themselves caught up in the turmoil of the Indochina war.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1884951/
Director(s): Cogitore, Romain
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

Summer 1944, Racine, a nineteen year old first-aid worker, is called upon to help a wounded fighter in a remote camp of the French resistance. But when he gets there he discovers a wild and disorderly bunch of young men. Between love, trials, and survival, Racine is propelled into learning life the fast way.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1524565/
Director(s): Ferroukhi, Ismaël
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

A fictionalized account of Algerian involvement in the French Resistance during World War II, Free Men follows Younes as he transitions from Paris' underground black market to the underground network helping Jews escape persecution. To avoid imprisonment after his arrest, Younes agrees to spy on fellow Muslims at the Grand Mosque. He becomes a double agent when he builds friendships...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1699185/
Director(s): Schöndorff, Volker
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

Several different stories are told. The story of the Communist party attacks on German goals. The story of the collaboration of Pétain, of French gendarmerie and the prefecture. The story of the famous German writer Ernst Jünger in Paris. But for the French, most of all, the story of Guy Moquet, whose letter of good-bye written just before being executed with 26 other hostages now is a...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2171815/
Director(s): Schatzky, Olivier
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

A young man reconstructs his dreams after the tragedy of World War I. Louis Midavaine's hopes of becoming an artist and establishing life with the woman he loves fall to the horrors of war. While recovering from injury, he learns how to laquer from Chinese artisans. Upon returning home, he starts a small business with other wounded soldiers.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1415892/
Director(s): Zhang, Yimou
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

Director Zhang Yimou explores the theme of sacrifice in this film about the Rape of Nanking during the Sino-Japanese War. American John Miller assumes the identity of a Catholic priest to shelter young school girls from the violence outside the church walls. When the Japanese Colonel requests the presence of the school girls for a choral performance, a group of prostitutes and a young boy take...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1410063/
Director(s): Tagliavini, Gabriela
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

The women of a remote Latin American town are forced to pick up the pieces and remake their world when all the town's men are forcibly recruited by communist guerrillas.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1547090/
Director(s): Habash, Ahmad
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

During the 1948 war in Palestine and just one day after a massacre which shocked the world, an old man encounters a young man and a boy running for their lives. The three Palestinians share the common interest of leaving their homeland for a safer place. Unknown what lies ahead, their journey is sidetracked from the start by the enemy who show up this beautiful Spring day. They flee, fearing...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2055581/
Director(s): Amata, Jeta
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

One local Niger Delta community's struggle against their own government and a multi-national oil corporation who has plundered their land and destroyed the environment. The film was reissued in 2012 with the title, Black November, with 60% of the scenes reshot and additional scenes included to make the film "more current".

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1683402/
Director(s): Walton, Andrew
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

Both a short documentary and a call to action, The Thing That Happened explores the effects of the Ugandan Civil War on children. Hope North Secondary and Vocational School in northern Uganda serves as a school for refugee children. Filmmaker Andrew Walton highlights stark poverty and inequality as well as the hope of the school's teachers and students for a brighter, alternative...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1910643/
Director(s): Marquez, Jaime Osorio
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

During the ongoing conflict in Colombia, a military commando unit experiences new forms of horror. Sent to investigate a non-communicative military base in the mountains, the unit finds no evidence of guerilla attacks. Instead, they find a bound, mysterious woman who has supernatural powers.   

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1547084/
Director(s): Vaughn, Matthew
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

The famed comic book series The X-Men finds its origin story in the global politics of the Cold War. In 1944, in Poland, the boy Erik Lehnsherr unleashes his magnetic power when his mother is sent to a concentration camp. The evil Dr. Sebastian Shaw brings Erik to his office and kills his mother, increasing his abilities through anger. In New York, the wealthy Charles Xavier meets the...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1270798/
Director(s): Alfredson, Tomas
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

Based on a James le Carré novel, this thriller deals with the internal cold wars in the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in the early 1970s. Forced into retirement after a botched mission in Hungary, George Smiley (Gary Oldman) returns to track down a Soviet-mole in the top ranks of MI6. His investigation reveals the layers of bureaucracy, secrecy, and lies within modern intelligence systems...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1340800/
Director(s): Gorter, Jessica
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

A documentary that explores the myths and realities of the Siege of Leningrad during World War II, when the Germans and Russians fought for two-and-a-half years. It led to the death of one million people.  Archival footage intersperses with survivor interviews, revealing the starkness and devastation of their experiences during and after the siege.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckwBm_Xi0z0
Director(s): Abigail Disney
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

In a year when women are mobilizing and running for office in unprecedented numbers, Women, War & Peace demonstrates how some of the biggest international stories of recent memory are shaped by women. An all-female cast of directors present four never-before-told stories about the women who risked their lives for peace, changing history in the process.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/women-war-and-peace/
Director(s): Kawasaki, Kikuo
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

In Jerusalem, friendship develops between a Jewish 9-year-old American coin collector and the abused 9-year-old Arab street urchin trying to extort money from him. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790672/
Director(s): Marcia Rock
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

This film highlights the resourcefulness of seven amazing women who represent the first wave of mothers, daughters and sisters returning home from the frontless wars of Iraq and Afghanistan. Portraying the courage of women veterans as they transition from active duty to their civilian lives, this powerful film describes the horrific traumas they have faced, the inadequate care they often...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2024492/
Director(s): Robert Redford
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

The historical drama The Conspirator tells the story of Mary Surratt (1820–65), a wife, mother and boarding house owner in Washington D.C., who was the only female conspirator charged in the Abraham Lincoln assassination and the first woman to be executed by the United States federal government. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0968264

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