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): 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...

Director(s): Venault, Philippe
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

This two-part French miniseries explores the unraveling of friendships during the First Indochina War. Three childhood friends from a small coastal town leave for Indochina in 1949. Their bond, formed during World War II, unravels as they assume different roles in the First Indochina War.

Director(s): Cogitore, Romain
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

War destroys the simple desires of young adults during the summer of 1944 in occupied France. A young medic tries to impress his girlfriend by treating a wounded Resistance fighter and joining his camp. 

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...

Director(s): Schöndorff, Volker
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

Based on a true story, Calm at Sea explores how prisoners of war live with impending death in Nazi-occupied France. After three Communists assassinate a German officer in Nantes in 1941, Hitler orders the death of 150 prisoners, including 17 year old Guy Môquet whose letter to his parents became a powerful tool of memory in postwar France. The film also focuses on how German officers...

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.

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...

Director(s): Tagliavini, Gabriela
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

In this farcical comedy, women take on new leadership roles in a remote Latin American when the men leave for an unnamed war. When their husbands and fathers return, the women discover they no longer need them. 

Director(s): Habash, Ahmad
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

A lyrical short film set during the Arab-Israli War of 1948, a father and his son encounter an elderly man on their escape from a massacre. Their adventure to a well the elder calls magical offers a reprieve from the coming Nakba, or Catastrophe, that awaited the Palestinian's loss of state.

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...

Director(s): Marquez, Jaime Osorio
Release Date: 2011
Major Wars:
Abstract:

During the ongoing conflict in Columbia, 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.   

Director(s): Vaughn, Matthew
Release Date: 2011
Major Wars:
Abstract:

The famed comic book series The X-Men finds its origin story in the global politics of the Cold War.  Charles Xavier (Professor X) and Erik Lensherr (Magneto) form the X-Men to help the CIA after Sebastian Shaw, a mutant, conspires to start World War III. A climatic battle between the X-Men and Shaw's Hellfire Club takes place during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director(s): Alfredson, Tomas
Release Date: 2011
Major Wars:
Abstract:

Based on a James le Carré novel, this thriller reveals the internal cold wars in the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in the early 1970s. Forced into retirement after a botched mission in Hungary, George Spy 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. 

Director(s): Gorter, Jessica
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

A documentary that explores the myths and realities of the Siege of Leningrad, when the Germans and Russians fought for two-and-a-half years and led to the death of 1 million people during World War II. Archival footage intersperses with survivor interviews, revealing the starkness and devastation of their experiences during and after the siege.

Director(s): Disney, Abigail E.
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

This groundbreaking, five-part documentary challenges conventional depictions of war and peace by focusing on women's experiences. Rather than focus on nation-states, military systems, and technologically-advanced weaponry, war for women centers on sexual violence, economic marginalization, the loss or refusal to grant rights, and drug wars. The documentary criticizes the proliferation of...

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Director(s): Johnston, Joe
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price if he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.

Director(s): Kawasaki, Kikuo
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

This story is about a 9 year old American Jewish boy, David, and Kamal, also a 9 year old and a poor street urchin of Arab descent selling postcards to tourist in the stone enclosed Old ...

Director(s): Sharp, Ian
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

An Afrikaner veteran of the Boer War has just immigrated to New Zealand and is hired to track a man accused of killing a soldier. While hunting through the countryside he captures his ...

Director(s): Hachem, Georges
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

A woman's reawakening leads to a battle for personal liberation during the Lebanese Civil War. Noha's meeting with an ex-lover, conflict with family, and witness to a brutal event prompts her to change her mind about marriage. Her decision causes explosive waves throughout her personal life. The film explores the disruptions to gender roles shaped by family, romance, and society and reveals a...

Director(s): Pivotto, Sebastián
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

This biographical drama reveals the last ten years of the life of General Manuel Belgrano, one of the leaders during Argentine Wars for Independence. After rising to prominence after the May Revolution, Belgrano led a series of military campaigns and served in the First Assembly. His commitment to independence cost him his personal life and wealth. 

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