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1. Empire of the Sun (1987)

PG | 153 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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62 Metascore

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

Votes: 94,884 | Gross: $22.24M

2. The Great Raid (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, War

6.7
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48 Metascore

Taking place towards the end of WWII, 500 American Soldiers have been entrapped in a camp for 3 years. Beginning to give up hope they will ever be rescued, a group of Rangers goes on a dangerous mission to try and save them.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Joseph Fiennes, James Franco, Robert Mammone

Votes: 19,146 | Gross: $10.17M

3. Lust, Caution (2007)

NC-17 | 157 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.6
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61 Metascore

During World War II era, a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr. Yee.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Wei Tang, Joan Chen, Leehom Wang

Votes: 31,922 | Gross: $4.60M

4. Farewell My Concubine (1993)

R | 171 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.1
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The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong, Qi Lü

Votes: 19,075 | Gross: $5.22M

5. Daeho (2015)

139 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.3
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While the Kingdom of Korea is under occupation by the Japanese, an old and experienced hunter is challenged by the hunt of the last tiger.

Director: Hoon-jung Park | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Man-sik Jeong, Hong-pa Kim, Sang-ho Kim

Votes: 2,269

6. Jing wu feng yun: Chen Zhen (2010)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama, History

6.3
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49 Metascore

Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Wai-Keung Lau | Stars: Donnie Yen, Alex Ahlstrom, Qi Shu, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong

Votes: 8,549 | Gross: $0.05M

7. Deokhyeongju (2016)

127 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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"The Last Princess" is both a drama and an action film that is based upon the life of Princess Deok-hye (1912-1989) who was born into Korea's last royal family in 1912 as the youngest and ... See full summary »

Director: Jin-ho Hur | Stars: Ye-jin Son, Hae-il Park, Mi-ran Ra, Sang-hun Jeong

Votes: 460 | Gross: $0.03M

8. The White Countess (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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60 Metascore

Set in 1930s Shanghai, where a blind American diplomat develops a curious relationship with a young Russian refugee who works odd -- and sometimes illicit -- jobs to support members of her dead husband's aristocratic family.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Lynn Redgrave

Votes: 5,510 | Gross: $1.67M

9. 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: 3,531 | Gross: $1.90M

10. Guizi lai le (2000)

139 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.3
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70 Metascore

During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time... See full summary »

Director: Wen Jiang | Stars: Wen Jiang, Kenya Sawada, Hongbo Jiang, Teruyuki Kagawa

Votes: 5,291 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Nanjing! Nanjing! (2009)

R | 133 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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85 Metascore

In 1937, Japan occupied Nanjing, the Chinese capital. There was a battle and subsequent atrocities against the inhabitants, especially those who took refuge in the International Security Zone.

Director: Chuan Lu | Stars: Ye Liu, Wei Fan, Hideo Nakaizumi, Yuanyuan Gao

Votes: 8,804 | Gross: $0.12M

12. Attack Force Z (1981)

84 min | Action, Drama, History

5.6
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A group of Australian commandos launch a secret mission against Japanese forces in World War II.

Director: Tim Burstall | Stars: John Phillip Law, Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, Chris Haywood

Votes: 1,756

13. Back to Bataan (1945)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, War

6.7
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In 1942, after the fall of the Philippines to the Japanese, U.S. Army Col. Joseph Madden stays behind to organize the local resistance against the Japanese invaders.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: John Wayne, Anthony Quinn, Beulah Bondi, Fely Franquelli

Votes: 2,904

14. Nanking (2007)

R | 88 min | Biography, History, War

7.8
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76 Metascore

Through readings of historical account by actors and the testimony of survivors, the events of the Nanjing Massacre are recounted.

Directors: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman | Stars: Hugo Armstrong, Rosalind Chao, Stephen Dorff, John Getz

Votes: 3,058 | Gross: $0.16M

15. Beiqíng chéngshì (1989)

157 min | Drama

8.1
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A beautiful, historical film based upon the complex lives of four brothers.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Shu-Fen Hsin, Sung Young Chen, Jack Kao

Votes: 2,989

16. Feng sheng (2009)

118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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1942, Nanjing (Nanking). Following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief gathers a group of suspects in a ... See full summary »

Directors: Kuo-Fu Chen, Qunshu Gao | Stars: Xun Zhou, Hanyu Zhang, Bingbing Li, Xiaoming Huang

Votes: 2,514

17. China Cry: A True Story (1990)

PG-13 | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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Drama set in the 1950s, based on a true story, about a young girl, Sung Neng Yee, who is brought as part of a wealthy Chinese family. She is eager to become part of Mao Tze Tung's "new ... See full summary »

Director: James F. Collier | Stars: Julia Nickson, France Nuyen, James Shigeta, Russell Wong

Votes: 428 | Gross: $4.21M

18. A Town Like Alice (1956)

117 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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A newly wealthy English woman returns to Malaya to build a well for the villagers who helped her during war. Thinking back, she recalls the Australian man who made a great sacrifice to aid her and her fellow prisoners of war.

Director: Jack Lee | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Peter Finch, Kenji Takaki, Tran Van Khe

Votes: 1,025

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: 3,209

20. The Red Shoes (2005)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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A woman who finds a pair of pink high heels on a subway platform soon realizes that jealousy, greed, and death follow them wherever they go.

Director: Yong-gyun Kim | Stars: Hye-su Kim, Seong-su Kim, Yeon-ah Park, Su-hee Go

Votes: 2,371

21. Three Came Home (1950)

Not Rated | 106 min | War, Drama

7.4
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The true story of Agnes Newton Keith's imprisonment in several Japanese prisoner-of-war camps from 1941 to the end of WWII. Separated from her husband and with a young son to care for she ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 1,343

22. The Puppetmaster (1993)

142 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.4
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In the first half of this century, young Li Tienlu joines a travelling puppet theatre and subsequently makes a career as one of Taiwan's leading puppeteers. During World War II the Japanese... See full summary »

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Tian-Lu Li, Giong Lim, Kuei-Chung Cheng, Chien-ru Huang

Votes: 1,300

23. Sai de ke · ba lai: Cai hong qiao (2011)

132 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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After the initial uprising at Wushe, Mona Rudao faces an unwinnable guerrilla war against the militarily superior Japanese plus fierce rival Seediq clans. He and his followers must fight ... See full summary »

Director: Te-Sheng Wei | Stars: Nolay Piho, Chih-Hsiang Ma, Masanobu Andô, Sabu Kawahara

Votes: 476

24. 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: 514

25. The Hammer of God (1970)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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The golden age of kung-fu film's first superstar Jimmy Wang Yu (even before Bruce Lee) wrote, directed and starred in his classic favorite of a noble young martial arts student who won't ... See full summary »

Director: Yu Wang | Stars: Yu Wang, Lieh Lo, Ping Wang, Hsiung Chao

Votes: 389

26. The Longest Hundred Miles (1967)

100 min | War, Drama

7.1
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During the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, an assorted group of refugees, including an American soldier, an Army nurse, a priest and a group of local children, try to make their getaway aboard a rattletrap, creaky bus.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Doug McClure, Katharine Ross, Ricardo Montalban, Ronald Remy

Votes: 141

27. 2009: Lost Memories (2002)

R | 136 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.2
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40 Metascore

A failed assassination attempt in Harbin, China in 1909 changes the course of history. Now two JBI agents must find the connections between it and an ancient Korean artifact.

Director: Si-myung Lee | Stars: Dong-gun Jang, Tôru Nakamura, Jin-ho Seo, Goo Shin

Votes: 3,042

28. 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: 228

29. The Highest Honor (1982)

R | 144 min | War, Drama

7.3
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The true story of a daring raid on Japanese-occupied Singapore Harbour by Australian and British troops during WWII.

Directors: Peter Maxwell, Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Michael Aitkens, Vincent Ball, Craig Ballard, James Belton

Votes: 95

30. Tatlong taong walang Diyos (1976)

124 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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A woman fell in love with a Japanese soldier, during the Japanese Occupation in the Philippines. The whole town turned against her.

Director: Mario O'Hara | Stars: Nora Aunor, Christopher De Leon, Bembol Roco, Orlando Nadres

Votes: 88

31. Tai quan zhen jiu zhou (1973)

R | 95 min | Action, War, Drama

6.3
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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: 150

32. Markova: Comfort Gay (2000)

97 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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Gil M Portes (Miguel/Michelle, 1999) tells the unconventional true story of Walter Dempster, Jr, otherwise known as Markova. After watching a documentary about the suffering of women forced... See full summary »

Director: Gil Portes | Stars: Dolphy, Eric Quizon, Jeffrey Quizon, Tony Bueno

Votes: 118

33. Horror in the East (2001 TV Movie)

PG | Documentary, War

7.6
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An examination of atrocities and depredations committed by Imperial Japanese military forces, from 1931 to 1945.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Samuel West

Votes: 162

34. Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure (2001)

113 min | Action, Drama, War

5.9
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Director: Chito S. Roño | Stars: Armando Goyena, Danilo Barrios, Albert Martinez, Bb Gandanghari

Votes: 30

35. Leftenan Adnan (2000)

127 min | Biography, History, Romance

7.4
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This film is about a Malaysian soldier, Lieutenant Adnan Saidi, who fought bravely against the Japanese Imperial Army during World War 2.

Director: Aziz M. Osman | Stars: Hairie Othman, Umie Aida, Faizal Hussein, Johan Abdullah

Votes: 69

36. Little Superman (1974)

101 min | Action, Drama

6.6
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World War II Japan...the Japanese military learn that the Chinese government has stolen some secret military plans and that they will attempt to send them to Hong Kong via Macau. When a ... See full summary »

Director: See-Yuen Ng | Stars: Siu-Lung Leung, Yuen San Wong, Chin Hu, James Nam

Votes: 43

37. Panaghóy sa subâ: The Call of the River (2004)

120 min | Romance, Drama, War

7.1
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Director: Cesar Montano | Stars: Cesar Montano, Juliana Palermo, Jacky Woo, Philip Anthony

Votes: 55

38. The Eric Liddell Story (2007 Video)

31 min | Animation, Short, Biography

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The inspirational story of Eric Liddell, Olympic athlete and Christian missionary to China.

39. Luo ye fei dao (1972)

88 min | Action

5.6
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Yan Zi Fei and Guan Yue Hua are returning home in love and plan to tell their parents but once they arrive back they find that there is a conflict between the two families. Guan Fun Lin is ... See full summary »

Director: Il-Ho Jang | Stars: Li Ching, Yun Ling, Lily Li, Shen Chan

Votes: 26

40. Dai Nippon teikoku (1982)

180 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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Favorable portrayal of Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo, who approved of the bombardment of Pearl Harbor, as a patriot. The film is a jingoistic defense of Japanese imperialism.

Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Teruhiko Aoi, Tomokazu Miura, Masako Natsume

Votes: 29

41. Concerto (2008)

Drama, History, Music

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Concerto is about how, in the last part of World War II, a special piano concert is held in the forest outside Davao City, in Mindanao. In these boondocks, a displaced Filipino family, lead... See full summary »

Director: Paul Alexander Morales | Stars: Ynna Asistio, Meryll Soriano, Jay Aquitania, Shamaine Buencamino

42. A Nation Is Born (1947)

20 min | Documentary, Short, History

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This RKO short, part of the "This is America" series, details (as much as possible in a 20-minute short) the transformation, following World War II, of the Philippine Islands, from a ... See full summary »

Director: David Griffin | Stars: Raoul De Leon, Douglas MacArthur, Thomas Briggs

43. Fung lau yuen gwai (1984)

84 min | Horror

5.1
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A woman is raped and murdered during World War 2. Forty years later she returns to haunt her persecutors from the Tao Tao Mansion. A professor and his family move into the house, only to have the spirits take their son.

Directors: Chun Keung Chiu, Tai-Heng Li | Stars: Tony Liu, Wai Yee Chin, Mei Bo Kwong, Kuan-Chung Ku

Votes: 18

44. Seki-lala (2006)

83 min | Documentary

5.9
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Documentary about 3 adult video performers, searching for their identities.

Director: Tetsuaki Matsue | Stars: Hiromi Aikawa, Anna, Jitta Hanaoka, Tetsuaki Matsue

Votes: 12

45. Chu bao (1974)

90 min | Action, Adventure

5.3
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Chinese mine workers are being cruelly suppressed by the Japanese, and a Chinese officer is sent to the scene. In an effort to hide the evil truth, the East Asia society decides to hire a ... See full summary »

Director: Hung Min Chen | Stars: Yasuaki Kurata, Pin Chiang, Barry Chan, Hsin Tang

Votes: 12

46. Xiao yao fang (1973)

82 min | Action

4.9
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The Japanese plan on taking over China, and on their way attempt to take over a town in which Chan (Cheung Lik) lives. Chan and his small band of Chinese loyalists take on the evil Japanese... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Wing Siu | Stars: Lik Cheung, Chui Meng, Lau Chan, Shao-Hung Chan

Votes: 9

47. Wolhaui gongdongmyoji (1967)

87 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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The kisaeng (korean geisha) Wol-ha marries Kim Han-su, but soon dies because of a false accusation made up by her husbands mother and her servant. Now the ghost of Wol-ha wants revenge!

Director: Cheol-hwi Kwon | Stars: Do Geum Bung, Hae Hwang, Ae-ran Jeong, Mi-ae Kang

Votes: 50

48. Dugo at bayan (I remember Bataan) (1946)

Drama, War

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Humble Tribute to the Filipino Soldiers. The authentic story of a people fit to live because they were not afraid to die.

Director: Fernando Poe | Stars: Fernando Poe, Patricia Mijares, Guillermo Chavez, Zony Quizon

49. Invisible City (2007)

58 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director Tan Pin Pin examines the lost and forgotten archives of pre-1965 Singapore.

Director: Pin Pin Tan | Stars: Cheow Thia Chan, Ai Hua Chua, Marjorie Doggett, Tomoko Fuwa

Votes: 12

50. Baril sa baril (1961)

Action, Drama, Thriller

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Bound by ties stronger than friendship but now - they spoke only guns.

Director: Armando Garces | Stars: Fernando Poe Jr., Joseph Estrada, Perla Bautista, Isabelle Lopez