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): Valeria Sarmiento
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

This movie, directed by Valeria Sarmiento, tells a story from the Peninsular campaign during the Napoleonic Wars (1803–15). On September 27, 1810, the French troops commanded by Marshal Massena, were defeated in the Serra do Buçaco by the Anglo-Portuguese army of general Wellington. Despite the victory, Portuguese and British are forced to retreat from the enemy, numerically superior, in order...

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Director(s): Andy De Emmony
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

This TV miniseries portrays the lives of four British women in the years after WWII. All women worked as codebreakers in the top secret Bletchley Park, helping British forces interpret German codes during the war. As the women have returned to their ordinary lives, they find themselves resltess and discontent with the mundanity of female life in peacetime Britain and long to engage more fully...

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

After being rejected by the draft board during World War II, Steve Rogers agrees to undergo an experiment to turn him into a super soldier. Now known as Captain America, his mission is to stop the Hydra, renegade Nazis who want to use the Tesseract, a mysterious, supernatural artifact, to control the world.

Director(s): Burnat, Emad
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, the film follows one family's evolution over five years of village turmoil. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify, and...

Director(s): Haroun, Mahamat-Saleh
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

A man's ego supersedes his roles as father, husband, and breadwinner in the chaos of the modern day civil war in Chad. A former champion swimmer holds a respectable job as pool attendant when management replaces him with his son. He sends his son to war to satisfy government demands for civilian contributions and to win his job back. His reckless decision has tragic consequences.

Director(s): Pérez, Fernando
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

This biopic drama imagines the childhood and adolescense of Cuba's revolutionary leader José Martí. As the son of a magistrate, young Martí soon develops a rebellious spirit and quest for justice. 

Director(s): Charlone, César
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

When commissioned to paint a portrait of General José Artigas, the revolutionary leader of Uruguay, decades after his death, Juan Manuel Blanes researches his subject's life and stumbles upon old secrets from the Spanish Wars of Independence. A Spanish spy, hired by the Argentinians, planned to kill Artigas only to drop his plans when he found the leader among the marginalized. Blanes'...

Director(s): Ovalles, Caupolican
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

A patriot and a revolutionary fall in love during the struggle for Venezuelan independence.

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
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
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.

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