Films:  International Studies

The following is a list of recommended films pertaining to topics in International Studies.

Russian Revolution:

  • Reds (1981)
  • Dr. Zhivago (1965)

World War I: 

  • Galipolli (1981)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  • Paths of Glory (1957)
  • Captain Conan (1996)

Europe:

  • Michael Collins (state: Ireland) (1996)


East Asia:

  • The Last Emperor (state: China) (1987)

COLONIALISM/POST-COLONIALISM/ANTI-COLONIALISM

Middle East:

  • Lawrence of Arabia (states: Saudi Arabia and Egypt)(1962)
  • The Battle of Algiers (state: Algeria) (1966)
  • Lion of the Desert (1981)
  • Khartoum (state: Sudan) (1966)
     

Africa:

  • Out of Africa (state: Africa) (1985)

Central and Southern Asia:

  • Ghandi (1982)
  • The Man Who Would Be King (1975)


South East Asia:

  • The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)


Latin America:

  • Men with Guns (1977/II)
  • The House of Spirits (1993)

LABOR/UNIONIZATION/SOCIAL WELFARE

  • Malewan (John Sayles)

AGE OF EMPIRE
 

  • The Great Gatsby (1974)
  • Titanic (1997)
  • 1900 ("Novecento") (1976)
  • Room with a View (1985)
  • The Age of Innocence (1993)
  • The Ship is Full

18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES
 

  • Tess of the D'Ubervilles (social classes, labor and gender in England)
  • Leopard Antonioni (Italian)
  • Amadeus (1984)
  • Elizabeth
  • Amistad (slavery, slave revolt, courts) (1997)
  • Sense and Sensibility (social classes and gender in England) (1995)
  • Shogun
  • Ridicule (French) (1996)
  • Danton (French Revolution) (1983)
  • Breaker Morant (Boer War, South Africa) (1980)

12-17 CENTURIES

  • The Return of Martin Guerre (French. Story reconstructed from Church court documents, social order, peasants) (1982)
  • Ran (China) (1985)
  • Red Lantern Green Lantern (China)
  • Sorceress (1987)
  • Queen Margot (persecution of Protestants 16th century France) (1994)

ISLAM

  • The Message (political, social and religious organization of the first Muslim community, feature film)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (British colonialism in the Middle East) (1962)
  • The Veiled Revolution (women and the veil in Egypt, documentary)
  • X (for later 20th century)
     

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