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): Ipiña, Leandro
Release Date: 2010
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A hagiographic biopic of José de San Martín, military and political leader of revolutionary Argentina commissioned to celebrate the 200th anniversary of independence. A young man from an elite family joins the Army of the Andes and recounts his experiences at the Battle of the Andes. A special focus is given to black soldiers, often forgotten in the revolutionary narrative.

Director(s): Lamata, Luis Alberto
Release Date: 2010
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This film recounts the life of Jose Tomás Boves, whose rebellion against Simón Bolívar led to the fall of the 2nd Republic of Venezuela. Although Spanish by birth, Boves led a group of slaves, mulattoes, Indians and mestizos who remained outside Bolívar's vision of a free Venezuela.

Director(s): Villaronga, Agustí
Release Date: 2010
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Based on the acclaimed novel by Emili Teixidor, secrets from the past destroy childhood innocence in post-civil war Spain. After Andreu's father is accused of murder, he and his mother move in with extended family. In his exploration of the countryside, Andreu discovers dark secrets about his family. 

Director(s): Aragón, Emilio
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

When entertainer Jorge del Pino loses his wife and son in the last days of the Spanish Civil War, there's not much left to fear. At war's end, jobs are scarce and hunger plentiful. The outspoken Jorge, his vaudeville partner Enrique and their band of traveling artists oppose the brutal repression of the Franco regime. Miguel, a precocious child, joins the troupe, challenging the embittered...

Director(s): Sayles, John
Release Date: 2010
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Offering parallels to today's wars, this story about the Philippine-American War explores how ideological conflict often terrorizes local people. When American soldiers arrive in a fictional village, its leader Rafael declares himself their friend. His brother, leader of the rebels, resents both Spanish and American imperial control. When American war aims change, Rafael must protect his...

Director(s): Rostan, Philippe
Release Date: 2010
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This documentary traces the life of Madeleine Riffaud, a French poet and journalist who participated in and documented resistance during war. After gaining notoriety for her bold actions in World War II, she turned her attention to the Vietnamese and Algerians fighting for their independence. Her work drew a link between the fight against fascism and colonialism. 

Director(s): Bouchareb, Rachid
Release Date: 2010
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Beginning with its controversial interpretation of the Setif massacre in 1945, in which French soldiers killed Algerians following riots and protests, Outside the Law reveals how young Algerian men respond to colonialism. Three brothers, who lost their father in Setif, take different paths as they grow up under French rule. One becomes involved with the National Liberation Front (FLN...

Director(s): Martin, Hugues
Release Date: 2010
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A group of French soldiers encounter djinns (supernatural spirits) during the Algerian War. While on a rescue mission, they must fight off Algerian National Liberation Army forces as well as evil spirits of the desert. 

Director(s): Moati, Serge
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

This well-researched documentary dramatizes Charles de Gaulle's changing positions regarding the Algerian War. Recently elected as president of the new Fifth Republic of France in 1958, de Gaulle issues his support to nationals and partisans in French Algeria. Four years later, he shifts to supporting Algerian independence.

Director(s): Bosch, Roselyne
Release Date: 2010
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La Rafle (The Roundup) shows the planning and consequences of the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup In Paris during World War II. A product of Vichy-Nazi collaboration, the round-up removed 13,000 Jews from the capital to Auschwitz, an act of genocide the French government did not recognize until the 1990s. The film pays close attention to the disruption of childhood and home lie...

Director(s): Phélizon, Franck
Release Date: 2010
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This film uncovers a true story of forbidden love in occupied France during World War II. Sarah, a young Jewish woman, and Hans, an SS officer, fall in love. He uses his connections to protect her, placing her in a home of a Resistance fighter. While their love affair continues, jealousy and betrayal soon find them. 

Director(s): Delpard, Raphaël
Release Date: 2010
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This documentary examines how the French national rail system organized the deportation of prisoners, including Jews, Roma, and Communists, to concentration camps during World War II. It also highlights acts of resistance undertaken by rail officials. The narrative combines eyewitness testimony and archival footage, with the impressive reconstitution of numerous historical scenes.

Director(s): Hetherington, Tim
Release Date: 2010
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An experiential documentary about the American war in Afghanistan. It focuses on a platoon of soldiers stationed near Korengal Valley, one of the most dangerous posts in the US military, and their day-to-day actions.

Director(s): Van Patten, Tim
Release Date: 2010
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This epic miniseries follows the lives of three U.S. Marines in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Through their experiences, viewers have a greater sense of the war's scale and contingency. It chronologically features battles in Guadalcanal, Peleliu, Okinawa, and Iwo Jima, and it follows the men home to explore their conflicted emotions after the war's end. 

Director(s): Pedersen, Janus Metz
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

This documentary follows a platoon of Danish soldiers on a six-month tour of Afghanistan in 2009. It focuses on the men's emotional response to war, from casual patrols encountering local people to intense fighting against Taliban soldiers. Its emotional center and visual style provoked intense national debate in Denmark over the Afghanistan War. 

Director(s): Genfa, Wang
Release Date: 2010
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An animated feature documents the experience of Jewish refugees in Japanese-occupied Shanghai during World War II. Two young refugees and an orphan explore the city as various wars and politics reshape it. 

Director(s): Cinkwright, Kathy
Release Date: 2010
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This documentary explores the Athenaeum Girls' School summer camp program, where young white teenage girls immerse themselves in the culture and idealized femininity of the Antebellum American South. Although the directors show their subjects objectively, their film reveals the ongoing culture of the "Lost Cause" in rewriting the history of the American Civil War, erasing discussions of race...

Director(s): Erickson, LeAnn
Release Date: 2010
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This documentary chronicles four American women mathematicians who worked as human computers at the University of Pennsylvania during World War II. Their work calculating ballistic analysis helped with the development of the first computer (ENIAC) that helped the U.S. military improve its accuracy. The film is notable for showing women's diverse contributions to the war as well as the...

Director(s): Deol, Kiran
Release Date: 2010
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This documentary traces the 10-year evolution of Silu (nee Uma Bhujel) from guerilla warrior to democratically elected assembly in Nepal. Silu was one of 40% of women who joined the People's Liberation Army as guerilla warriors during the Nepali Civil War. She continued to fight for women's equality and women's rights as assemblywoman and at home. 

Director(s): Hooper, Tom
Release Date: 2010
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Winner of Best Picture at the Academy Awards, The King's Speech shows how a man becomes king in the years before World War II. Prince Albert seeks a speech therapist to help him overcome a lifelong stutter and build confidence in his monarchal duties. Such skills come in handy when he suddenly becomes King George VI and war looms ahead. Although its portrayal of the king and era is...

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