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1. The Pacific (2010– )

TV-MA | 530 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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The intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Sebastian Bertoli

Votes: 73,698

2. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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89 Metascore

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase

Votes: 136,197 | Gross: $13.75M

3. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.

Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 158,424 | Gross: $27.20M

4. Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

R | 135 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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79 Metascore

The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in WWII.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Barry Pepper, Joseph Cross, Jesse Bradford

Votes: 104,278 | Gross: $33.57M

5. The Last Emperor (1987)

PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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76 Metascore

The story of the final Emperor of China.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

Votes: 73,972 | Gross: $43.98M

6. The Chinese Connection (1972)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher.

Director: Wei Lo | Stars: Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien, Maria Yi

Votes: 19,539

7. The Pillow Book (1996)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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64 Metascore

As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Yoshi Oida, Ken Ogata

Votes: 10,872 | Gross: $2.29M

8. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

R | 123 min | Drama, War

7.3
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During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 11,385

9. War and Remembrance (1988– )

1,620 min | Drama, War

8.4
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The trials of the Henry and the Jastrow families amid the events after the USA's entry into World War II.

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

Votes: 1,961

10. Amsal (2015)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.3
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64 Metascore

While Korea is occupied by the Japanese Army in 1933, the resistance plans to kill the Japanese Commander. But their plan is threatened by a traitor within their group and also the enemies' forces are hunting them down.

Director: Dong-hoon Choi | Stars: Ji-hyun Jun, Jung-jae Lee, Jung-woo Ha, Dal-su Oh

Votes: 3,342 | Gross: $1.90M

11. Under the Rainbow (1981)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

5.4
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A visiting dignitary, a CIA agent, a Nazi spy, Japanese tourists, an assassin and a group of "midget" actors from The Wizard of Oz (1939) all check into an elite Los Angeles hotel called Under the Rainbow.

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Chevy Chase, Carrie Fisher, Eve Arden, Joseph Maher

Votes: 2,169 | Gross: $8.50M

12. Hei tai yang 731 (1988)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, History, Horror

6.1
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Japanese troops round up Chinese and Russian prisoners of war and take them to a place called Squadron 731, where they are grotesquely tortured and experimented on to test new biological weapons.

Director: Tun Fei Mou | Stars: Jianxin Chen, Hsu Gou, Linjie Hao, Haizhe Jin

Votes: 4,690

13. Batman (1943)

Approved | 260 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.5
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Japanese spymaster Prince Daka operates a covert espionage organization located in Gotham City's now-deserted Little Tokyo which turns American scientists into pliable zombies.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Lewis Wilson, Douglas Croft, J. Carrol Naish, Shirley Patterson

Votes: 1,409

14. 55 Days at Peking (1963)

Unrated | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China, U.S. Marine Major Matt Lewis, aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson, devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Guy Green | Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, Flora Robson

Votes: 4,767

15. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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A fictionalized account in four chapters of the life of celebrated Japanese writer Yukio Mishima.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Hiroshi Mikami, Junya Fukuda

Votes: 5,616 | Gross: $0.45M

16. MacArthur (1977)

PG | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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The story of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and United Nations Commander for the Korean War. "MacArthur" begins in 1942, following the ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Gregory Peck, Dan O'Herlihy, Ed Flanders, Ivan Bonar

Votes: 3,407

17. Objective, Burma! (1945)

Approved | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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A platoon of special ops are tasked to parachute into the remote Burmese jungle and destroy a strategic Japanese radar station, but getting out isn't as easy.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince, George Tobias

Votes: 3,619

18. Bring 'Em Back Alive (1982–1983)

60 min | Adventure

7.4
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Pith-helmeted Buck is a Great White Hunter who here (unlike the real one from the 1940s) works out of the Raffles Hotel bar in Singapore during the 1930s fighting all kinds of bad guys in pre-war Malaya.

Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Clyde Kusatsu, Ron O'Neal, Cindy Morgan

Votes: 275

19. Baramui paiteo (2004)

120 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.1
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A young Korean man arrives in Japan near the end of World War II with hopes of being a fighter pilot, but ends up on the streets battling racism, organized crime, occupying American ... See full summary »

Director: Yun-ho Yang | Stars: Dong-kun Yang, Aya Hirayama, Masaya Katô, Tae-woo Jeong

Votes: 3,174

20. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)

Not Rated | 190 min | Drama, History, War

8.8
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His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Tamao Nakamura, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 3,150

21. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (II) (1959)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura, Jun Tatara

Votes: 3,193

22. Der Fuehrer's Face (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Short, War

7.7
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Donald Duck has a nightmare that he lives in Germany slaving under the Nazi regime.

Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Clarence Nash

Votes: 3,072

23. He qi dao (1972)

R | 97 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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Korea, 1934. During the Japanese occupation, there is open warfare between rival martial arts schools. There is a fight in the marketplace, and three Chinese students can't stand the unfair... See full summary »

Director: Feng Huang | Stars: Angela Mao, Carter Wong, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Han Jae Ji

Votes: 499

24. Return from the River Kwai (1989)

PG-13 | 101 min | War, Drama

4.9
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A group of war prisoners from the Kwai bridge building camp undertake a harsh journey to Japan.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Nick Tate, George Takei, Edward Fox

Votes: 777

25. Kuro-obi (2007)

95 min | Action, Drama, Sport

7.0
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A Karate masters three students compete for to be the new master against events of historical events.

Director: Shunichi Nagasaki | Stars: Akihito Yagi, Tatsuya Naka, Yûji Suzuki, Kenji Anan

Votes: 1,267

26. Day One (1989 TV Movie)

141 min | Drama, History

7.7
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Based on true events surrounding the creation of the atomic bomb, this drama follows the complicated relationship between physicist Leo Szilard, scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and Gen. ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Brian Dennehy, David Strathairn, Michael Tucker, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 323

27. Men Behind the Sun 4 (1995)

91 min | Drama, History, War

6.4
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In 1937, Japanese troops raid the Chinese city of Nanking to execute a planned massacre by subjecting over 300,000 helpless civilians to various tortures and atrocities before slaughtering them all.

Director: Tun Fei Mou | Stars: Liang Zhang, Yung Pan, Shao-tien Hsiung, Wen-ting Chiang

Votes: 577

28. December 7th: The Movie (1943)

Unrated | 82 min | Action, History, War

6.2
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"Docudrama" about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 and its results, the recovering of the ships, the improving of defense in Hawaii and the US efforts to beat back the Japanese reinforcements.

Directors: John Ford, Gregg Toland | Stars: Walter Huston, Harry Davenport, Dana Andrews, Paul Hurst

Votes: 518

29. Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980 TV Movie)

156 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.7
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Well-intentioned history lesson; the decision to drop the atom bomb, the secrecy surrounding the mission, and the men who flew it.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Billy Crystal, Kim Darby, Patrick Duffy, Gary Frank

Votes: 228

30. Nihon no ichiban nagai hi (1967)

157 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Seiji Miyaguchi, Rokkô Toura, Chishû Ryû, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 494

31. Maruta 2: Laboratory of the Devil (1992)

96 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.4
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In the spring of 1945, Japan established a secret base, Unit 731 in Manchuria, where many innocent Chinese, Korean and Mongolian people were killed in grotesque experiments. An idealistic ... See full summary »

Director: Godfrey Ho | Stars: Yishou Jiang, Yuen-Ching Leung, Xingqiang Li, Dingyao Liu

Votes: 362

32. Zi hudie (2003)

R | 127 min | Drama, History, War

6.0
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68 Metascore

Ding Hui is a member of Purple Butterfly, a powerful resistance group in Japanese occupied Shanghai. An unexpected encounter reunites her with Itami, an ex-lover... and officer with a ... See full summary »

Director: Ye Lou | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Tôru Nakamura, Ye Liu, Yuanzheng Feng

Votes: 925 | Gross: $0.02M

33. Black Dragons (1942)

Approved | 64 min | Thriller, War

4.2
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A cabal of American industrialists, all fifth-columnists intent on sabotaging the war effort, are methodically murdered by the malevolent Monsieur Colomb. It is only until detective Dick ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Joan Barclay, George Pembroke, Clayton Moore

Votes: 809

34. Changi (2001– )

Drama, Music, Romance

8.2
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Changi follows the story of six young Australian mates who go to war. They land in Singapore in 1942, just in time for the surrender. They are marched off to Changi prison camp along with ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Curry, Leon Ford, Anthony Hayes, Matthew Newton

Votes: 337

35. Lorelei (2005)

128 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A drama set during World War II where a submarine carrying a secret weapon attempts to stop a planned third atomic bombing of Japan. Based on Harutoshi Fukui's novel Shuusen no Lorelei.

Directors: Shinji Higuchi, Cellin Gluck | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Toshirô Yanagiba, Yû Kashii

Votes: 607

36. G-men vs. the Black Dragon (1943)

Passed | 243 min | Adventure

7.2
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American, British and Chinese secret agents battle the Japanese Black Dragon Society, a secretive ring that smuggles enemy agents into the U.S. disguised as mummies.

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, William Witney | Stars: Rod Cameron, Roland Got, Constance Worth, Nino Pipitone

Votes: 79

37. Anakiseuteu Anarchists (2000)

104 min | Action, Thriller

5.8
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A groups of Korean anarchists in 1920s China are determined to overthrow the military and government.

Director: Yong-sik Yu | Stars: Dong-gun Jang, Sang Jung Kim, Jun-ho Jeong, Beom-su Lee

Votes: 225

38. Pacific Inferno (1979)

89 min | War

3.3
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After the fall of the Philippines in World War II, the Japanese discover that Gen. MacArthur ordered millions of dollars in silver dumped in Manila Bay in order that it not fall into enemy ... See full summary »

Director: Rolf Bayer | Stars: Jim Brown, Richard Jaeckel, Timothy Brown, Rik Van Nutter

Votes: 153

39. Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, History, War

6.3
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The movie follows the perspective of several characters (such as Japanese victims, soldiers, American prisoners of war and others) and how they lived or tried to survive the effects felt ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Max von Sydow, Judd Nelson, Mako, Tamlyn Tomita

Votes: 237

40. Four Days of Snow and Blood (1989)

114 min | Action, Drama, War

6.9
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Based on the "2.26 Incident", an attempted coup d'état in Japan 1936, launched by radical ultra-nationalist parts of the military. Several leading politicians were killed and the center of ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Tomokazu Miura, Masahiro Motoki, Katsutoshi Arata

Votes: 99

41. Japan's War in Colour (2005 TV Movie)

95 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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The history of Imperial Japan's involvement in World War II with full color footage.

Director: David Batty | Star: Brian Cox

Votes: 99

42. Kaigenrei (1973)

110 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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A freestyle biopic of Ikki Kita, the ultranationalist intellectual whose ideas inspired the failed military coup in 1936.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Yasuo Miyake, Akiko Kurano, Tadahiko Sugano

Votes: 216

43. Momotarô: Umi no shinpei (1945)

74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.5
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This animated film--Japan's first--was a propaganda piece made to show the Japanese public how the Japanese military had achieved such decisive victories in the South Pacific. It tells the ... See full summary »

Director: Mitsuyo Seo

Votes: 106

44. Unit 731: Nightmare in Manchuria (1998 TV Movie)

Documentary, War

7.0
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Features the terrible story behind WWII "Unit 731", a japanese military base located in the puppet state of Manchuria, China.

Votes: 35

45. Taiheiyô no washi (1953)

119 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, a brilliant tactician, is a loyal subject of the emperor, despite his grave misgivings about leading Japan's navy into war with the United States. He ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Hiroshi Nihon'yanagi, Masao Shimizu, Eijirô Yanagi

Votes: 19

46. Tai quan zhen jiu zhou (1973)

R | 95 min | Action, War, Drama

6.4
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During the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1930's, the leader of a small resistance movement attempts to get information to sympathizers in China.

Director: Feng Huang | Stars: Angela Mao, Jhoon Rhee, Billy Chan, Wing-Hon Cheung

Votes: 145

47. The Ducktators (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito are portrayed as ducks taking over a barnyard.

Director: Norm McCabe | Stars: Mel Blanc, Michael Maltese, John McLeish

Votes: 358

48. Japoteurs (1942)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Action

6.4
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Superman vs. Japanese spies hijacking a new super-bomber.

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 433

49. The 400 Million (1939)

Approved | 61 min | Documentary, History, War

6.8
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The 400 million people of China are heirs to a great civilization, as their pagodas and stone lions can attest. But they are under attack from the Japanese. Civilian refugees walk, stumble,... See full summary »

Directors: John Fernhout, Joris Ivens | Stars: Fredric March, Morris Carnovsky, Sidney Lumet, Robert Q. Lewis

Votes: 118

50. Rabbit in the Moon (1999)

Documentary, Biography, History

6.7
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This documentary is about the internment of Japanese Americans in camps during World War II.

Director: Emiko Omori | Stars: Emiko Omori, Chizuko Omori, Frank Emi, Aiko Yoshinaga-Herzig

Votes: 80