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1. The Wolverine (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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60 Metascore

When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.

Writers: Mark Bomback, Scott Frank | Director: James Mangold | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

2. The Thin Red Line (1998)

R | 170 min | Drama, War

7.6
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78 Metascore

Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.

Writers: James Jones, Terrence Malick | Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Elias Koteas

3. Empire of the Sun (1987)

PG | 153 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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60 Metascore

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

Writers: J.G. Ballard, Tom Stoppard | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

4. The Railway Man (2013)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.1
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59 Metascore

A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.

Writers: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson, Eric Lomax | Director: Jonathan Teplitzky | Stars: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård, Jeremy Irvine

5. Ip Man (2008)

R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.1
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59 Metascore

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun.

Writers: Edmond Wong, Chan Tai-Li | Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Ka Tung Lam

6. Battle Royale (2000)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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81 Metascore

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

Writers: Koushun Takami, Kenta Fukasaku | Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano

7. Australia (2008)

PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.6
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53 Metascore

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

Writers: Stuart Beattie, Baz Luhrmann, Ronald Harwood, Richard Flanagan | Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo

8. 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.

Writers: William Broyles Jr., Paul Haggis, James Bradley, Ron Powers | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Barry Pepper, Joseph Cross, Jesse Bradford

9. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, War

8.0
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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.

Writers: Iris Yamashita, Paul Haggis, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Tsuyoko Yoshido | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryô Kase

10. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Unrated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

8.5
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A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister's struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Writers: Akiyuki Nosaka, Isao Takahata | Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

11. Midway (1976)

PG | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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A dramatization of the battle that turned out to be the turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II.

Writer: Donald S. Sanford | Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford

12. Restless (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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47 Metascore

The story of a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII.

Writer: Jason Lew | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Henry Hopper, Ryô Kase, Schuyler Fisk

13. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

8.4
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A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

14. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

R | 123 min | Drama, War

7.3
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In 1942 British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a Japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honor and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are ... See full summary »

Writers: Laurens Van der Post, Nagisa Ôshima, Paul Mayersberg | Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryûichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano

15. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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A dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen.

Writers: Larry Forrester, Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Gordon W. Prange, Ladislas Farago | Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten

16. 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.

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

17. The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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On his 83rd birthday, Eddie (Voight), a war vet and a maintenance worker at the Ruby Pier amusement park, dies while trying to save a girl who is sitting under a falling ride. When he ... See full summary »

Writer: Mitch Albom | Director: Lloyd Kramer | Stars: Jon Voight, Ellen Burstyn, Jeff Daniels, Dagmara Dominczyk

18. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)

Approved | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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A Marine and a Nun, The Marine is shipwrecked on a Pacific Island and the Nun has been left behind there, they find comfort in one another as the two wait out the war.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, John Huston, Charles Shaw | Director: John Huston | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr

19. 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.

Writers: Ranald MacDougall, Lester Cole, Alvah Bessie | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince, George Tobias

20. Call of Duty: World at War (2008 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, War

8.3
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An epic story of an American marine and a Soviet soldier in the WWII.

Writers: Patrick Doody, Craig Houston, Chris Valenziano | Director: Margaret Tang | Stars: Gary Oldman, Kiefer Sutherland, Aaron Stanford, Craig Houston

21. To End All Wars (2001)

R | 117 min | Action, Drama, War

7.1
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A true story about four Allied POWs who endure harsh treatment from their Japanese captors during World War II while being forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. Ultimately ... See full summary »

Writers: Ernest Gordon, Brian Godawa | Director: David L. Cunningham | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Kiefer Sutherland, Ciarán McMenamin, Mark Strong

22. City of Life and Death (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.

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

23. Nanking (2007)

R | 88 min | Documentary, History, War

7.9
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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.

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

24. City of War: The Story of John Rabe (2009)

134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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57 Metascore

A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.

Writers: Florian Gallenberger, Erwin Wickert | Director: Florian Gallenberger | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Daniel Brühl, Steve Buscemi, Anne Consigny

25. Beach Red (1967)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

6.4
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As a US marine unit fight against the defenders of a Japanese held island, both sides are haunted by their own thoughts and memories.

Writers: Clint Johnston, Don Peters, Cornel Wilde, Peter Bowman | Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Rip Torn, Burr DeBenning, Patrick Wolfe

26. I'll Remember April (2000)

90 min | Drama, Family, War

6.4
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Four young boys find a shipwrecked Japanese sailor during World War II and struggle with the decision to save him.

Writer: Mark Sanderson | Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Pat Morita, Trevor Morgan, Pam Dawber, Haley Joel Osment

27. Only the Brave (2006)

R | 99 min | Drama, War

5.5
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A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd. In ... See full summary »

Writer: Lane Nishikawa | Director: Lane Nishikawa | Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Lane Nishikawa, Greg Watanabe, Mark Dacascos

28. Painted Fire (2002)

Unrated | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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78 Metascore

In a time of political and social unrest in nineteenth-century Korea, an uncouth, self-taught painter explores his natural talent amidst the repressive world around him.

Writers: Kwon-taek Im, Yong-ok Kim, Byung-sam Min | Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Sung-kee Ahn, Ho-jeong Yu, Yeo-jin Kim

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

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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A fictionalized account in four segments of the life of Japan's celebrated twentieth-century author Yukio Mishima. Three of the segments parallel events in Mishima's life with his novels (... See full summary »

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

30. The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (1980)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Family

5.7
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When a plane carrying various animals makes a forced landing on a desert island, the only chance to escape is to convert the plane into a boat.

Writers: Ernest K. Gann, Steven W. Carabatsos, Sandy Glass, George Arthur Bloom | Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Elliott Gould, Geneviève Bujold, Ricky Schroder, Vincent Gardenia

31. 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

32. Fist of Anger (1973)

R | 87 min | Action, Drama, War

4.6
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Historical movie, set during the Japanese occupation of China during WWII, in which a group of Chinese rebels tries to oust the Japanese forces from a small town. Jackie Chan is one of the ... See full summary »

Writer: Lan Su | Director: Mu Chu | Stars: Jackie Chan, Mu Chu, Hsing Chun Hsu, Hao Li

33. 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 »

Writers: T'ien-wen Chu, Tianlu Li, Nien-Jen Wu | Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Tianlu Li, Giong Lim, Ming Hwa Bai, Kuei-Chung Cheng

34. Three Came Home (1950)

Approved | 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 »

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Agnes Newton Keith | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond, Sessue Hayakawa

35. We've Never Been Licked (1943)

Approved | 103 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.1
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WWII morale film for Texas A&M graduates fighting overseas. Young Brad Craig (Langton) enters the military school with a chip on his shoulder which Mitchum and other upperclassmen quickly ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Nick Grinde | Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Richard Quine, Anne Gwynne, Noah Beery Jr., Martha O'Driscoll

36. None But the Brave (1965)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, War

6.6
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American and Japanese soldiers, stranded on a tiny Pacific island during World War II, must make a temporary truce and cooperate to survive various tribulations. Told through the eyes of ... See full summary »

Writers: John Twist, Katsuya Susaki, Kikumaru Okuda | Director: Frank Sinatra | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Clint Walker, Tatsuya Mihashi, Takeshi Katô

37. Sengoku jieitai (1979)

85 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A squadron of Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers find themselves transported through time to their country's warring states era, when rival samurai clans were battling to become the ... See full summary »

Writers: Ryo Hanmura, Toshio Kamata | Director: Kôsei Saitô | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Jun Etô, Moeko Ezawa, Ryô Hayami

38. American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

6.1
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American soldiers stranded in the Philippines after the Japanese invasion form guerrilla bands to fight back.

Writers: Lamar Trotti, Ira Wolfert | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Tyrone Power, Micheline Presle, Tom Ewell, Robert Patten

39. Halls of Montezuma (1950)

Approved | 113 min | Adventure, War, Drama

6.7
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A company of Marines races against the clock to find a Japanese rocket base.

Writer: Michael Blankfort | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Reginald Gardiner, Robert Wagner

40. Yellow Earth

Drama, War | Announced

The untold WWII story of 1100 captured Japanese soldiers who made a daring escape from a prisoner of war camp in Cowra, Australia in 1944.

Writer: Max Mannix | Director: Max Mannix | Star: Guy Pearce

41. Destination Gobi (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.4
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A group of US Navy weathermen taking measurements in the Gobi desert in World War II are forced to seek the help of Mongol nomads to regain their ship while under attack from the Japanese ... See full summary »

Writers: Everett Freeman, Edmund G. Love | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Richard Widmark, Don Taylor, Max Showalter, Murvyn Vye

42. Markova: Comfort Gay (2000)

97 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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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 »

Writer: Clodualdo Del Mundo Jr. | Director: Gil Portes | Stars: Dolphy, Eric Quizon, Jeffrey Quizon, Tony Bueno

43. Bridal Mask (2012– )

Action, History, Romance

8.8
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Based on the hit manhwa series of the same name, Bridal Mask brings viewers to 1930s Korea during the height of Japanese imperialism. Lee Kang To (Joo Won of Baker King Kim Tak Goo) is an ... See full summary »

Stars: Won Joo, Gi-woong Park, Jin Se-Yeon, Gook-hwan Jeon

44. Jungle Fighters (1961)

110 min | War, Drama

7.0
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A troop of British soldiers are out in the jungle to record jungle noises and troop noises in the jungle so that the recordings can be played back by other troops to divert the enemy to ... See full summary »

Writers: Willis Hall, Wolf Mankowitz | Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Richard Todd, Richard Harris, Ronald Fraser, David McCallum

45. China (1943)

79 min | Drama, War

6.9
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During the Japanese invasion of China, a cynical, macho profiteer meets a compassionate, beautiful schoolteacher.

Writers: Frank Butler, Archibald Forbes | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Loretta Young, Alan Ladd, William Bendix, Philip Ahn

46. Women of Valor (1986 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama, War

6.0
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Story of a group of U.S. Army nurses in the Philippines during World War II who are captured and imprisoned by Japanese troops during the invasion of the Philippines.

Writer: Jonas McCord | Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Kristy McNichol, Alberta Watson, Valerie Mahaffey

47. Sea Wife (1957)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Thriller, War

5.7
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In 1942, a cargo ship jammed with British evacuees from Singapore is sunk by a Japanese sub. A small lifeboat carries a beautiful woman, an army officer, a bigoted administrator, and a ... See full summary »

Writers: George K. Burke, J.M. Scott | Director: Bob McNaught | Stars: Joan Collins, Richard Burton, Basil Sydney, Cy Grant

48. Operation Bikini (1963)

77 min | War, Drama

3.7
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With posters featuring a stylized-drawing of Eva Six in a bikini, a tagline reading..."Temptation in Paradise...neither hell nor high heels could stop them", and a Dream Sequence Technical ... See full summary »

Writer: John Tomerlin | Director: Anthony Carras | Stars: Tab Hunter, Frankie Avalon, Scott Brady, Jim Backus

49. Battle at Bloody Beach (1961)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, War

5.4
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This is only the second Audie Murphy movie set in WWII after his autobiographical "To Hell and Back." Here Murphy steps out of his usual kid-Western role to play a civilian working for the ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Maibaum, Willard W. Willingham | Director: Herbert Coleman | Stars: Audie Murphy, Gary Crosby, Dolores Michaels, Alejandro Rey

50. The Last Bullet (1995 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Drama, War

7.1
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Set during WWII, an Australian and Japanese soldier play a deadly game of Cat and mouse in a South Pacific Jungle.

Director: Michael Pattinson | Stars: Jason Donovan, Kôji Tamaki, Daniel Rigney, Kazuhiro Muroyama