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1. 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.

Writers: Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci, Enzo Ungari | Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

2. The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)

R | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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69 Metascore

The story of two outlaws and a bounty hunter in 1940s Manchuria and their rivalry to possess a treasure map while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits.

Writers: Kim Jee-woon, Min-suk Kim | Director: Kim Jee-woon | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Byung-hun Lee, Woo-sung Jung, Je-mun Yun

3. Men Behind the Sun (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.

Writers: Mei Liu, Wen Yuan Mou, Dun Jing Teng | Director: Tun Fei Mou | Stars: Jianxin Chen, Hsu Gou, Linjie Hao, Haizhe Jin

4. The World at War (1973– )

52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.4
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A series of accurate documentaries about World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden

5. Millennium Actress (2001)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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70 Metascore

A TV interviewer and his cameraman meet a former actress and travel through her memories and career.

Writers: Satoshi Kon, Sadayuki Murai | Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Miyoko Shôji, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa, Shôzô Iizuka

6. 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.

Writers: Zenzô Matsuyama, Masaki Kobayashi, Jumpei Gomikawa | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura, Jun Tatara

7. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983 TV Mini-Series)

720 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.

Stars: Sam Neill, Michael Bryant, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell

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

96 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.6
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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: Gong Chu, Yuen-Ching Leung, Wan Ying Ying

9. Prelude to War (1942)

52 min | Documentary, History, War

7.2
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The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Walter Huston, Kai-Shek Chiang, Walter Darré, Otto Dietrich

10. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (I) (1959)

Not Rated | 208 min | Drama, War

8.5
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A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.

Writers: Zenzô Matsuyama, Masaki Kobayashi, Jumpei Gomikawa | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Chikage Awashima, Ineko Arima

11. The Showdown (2011)

111 min | Action, Drama

5.8
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After a battle between Joseon and Ming forces in Manchuria only three soldiers from Joseon survive. They take refuge in an abandoned inn. Soon it is clear that they have as much to fear from each other as from the Ming forces.

Writer: Hoon-jung Park | Director: Hoon-jung Park | Stars: Hee-soon Park, Ku Jin, Chang-Seok Ko, Il-hwa Choi

12. Story of a Prostitute (1965)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, War

7.5
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In WW2 Manchuria, a prostitute grows to resent an abusive adjutant and falls in love with his aide.

Writers: Hajime Takaiwa, Taijirô Tamura | Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Tamio Kawaji, Yumiko Nogawa, Isao Tamagawa, Shôichi Ozawa

13. 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.

Writers: Zenzô Matsuyama, Kôichi Inagaki, Masaki Kobayashi, Jumpei Gomikawa | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Tamao Nakamura, Yûsuke Kawazu

14. Black Belt (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.

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

15. Maruta 3 ... Destroy all Evidence (1994)

93 min | Drama

3.8
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During the shut down and destruction of the Japanese test camp Squadron 731 in Manchuria, a soldier becomes infected with a virus developed during the camp's testing and risks spreading it into Japan on the train ride home.

Director: Godfrey Ho | Stars: Gong Chu, Te-Lo Mai, Andrew Yu

16. Nihonkai daikaisen (1969)

G | 128 min | Drama, History, War

6.6
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Japan and Russia clash in what comes to be known as the Russo-Japanese War. An attempt by the Japanese fleet and army to take Port Arthur fails, and a Russian fleet bears down on the Sea of... See full summary »

Writer: Toshio Yasumi | Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yûzô Kayama, Chishû Ryû

17. 203 kochi (1980)

185 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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Writer: Kazuo Kasahara | Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Teruhiko Aoi, Toshirô Mifune, Hisaya Morishige

18. The Black Test Car (1962)

95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Two car manufacturers spy on each other to try to find out details and prices of a new sports car each is about to launch.

Writers: Kazuro Funabashi, Yoshihiro Ishimatsu, Sueyuki Kajiyama | Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Jiro Tamiya, Junko Kanô, Eiji Funakoshi, Hideo Takamatsu

19. Roar of the Dragon (1932)

Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Romance

6.6
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A boatload of Westerners is trapped in Manchuria as bandits led by Russian renegade Voronsky ravage the area. Seeking refuge in a fortified inn, the group is led by the boat's Captain ... See full summary »

Writers: Howard Estabrook, George Kibbe Turner, Merian C. Cooper, Jane Bigelow | Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Richard Dix, Gwili Andre, Edward Everett Horton, Arline Judge

20. Refugees (1933)

87 min | Adventure, Drama, War

5.9
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Propaganda film detailing the plight of ethnic Germans, known as "Volga Germans", in the Soviet province of Manchuria.

Writer: Gerhard Menzel | Director: Gustav Ucicky | Stars: Hans Albers, Käthe von Nagy, Eugen Klöpfer, Ida Wüst

21. Beast of the East (1948)

Drama, War

3.9
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Recreation of the widespread rapes and murders of Phillippino women by Japanese soldiers during WWII.

Writer: Carlos Vander Tolosa | Directors: Carlos Vander Tolosa, William H. Jansen | Stars: Linda Estrella, Alma Rosa Aguirre, Teddy Benavides, Bimbo Danao

22. Emperor Meiji and the Great Russo-Japanese War (1958)

113 min | Drama, History, War

5.8
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Writer: Kunio Watanabe | Director: Kunio Watanabe | Stars: Kanjûrô Arashi, Kusuo Abe, Minoru Takada, Shin Takemura

23. Battle for Korea (2001 TV Movie)

110 min | Documentary, History, War

7.2
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A detailed military history of the Korean War and preceding events, from 1945 to 1953.

Writer: Dave Flitton | Star: Gavin MacFadyen

24. Général Ishiwara - L'homme qui déclencha la guerre (2012 TV Movie)

82 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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From 1889 to 1949, General Ishiwara's military, ideological and political career took in the key moments of Japanese History, in a most spectacular way: the forced opening to the West, Hiroshima, the China war and Pearl Harbour.

Writers: Bruno Birolli, Olivier Heinemann, Guillaume Podrovnik, Stéphanie Roussel | Director: Paul Jenkins | Stars: Luce Mouchel, Frédéric Pellegeay, Eric Verdin

25. Ishimitsu Makiyo no shogai (1998 TV Movie)

300 min | Drama

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Writers: Makiyo Ishimitsu, Megumi Kajimoto | Director: Yoshiko Hoshida | Stars: Tôru Nakamura, Shinobu Nakayama, Yûki Amami, Miki Sakai

26. Manchu Love (1929)

Short, Drama

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Writer: Jack Cunningham | Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Sôjin Kamiyama, Tetsu Komai, Etta Lee, Al Chang

27. Kizu (les fantômes de l'unité 731) (2004)

52 min | Documentary

6.1
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Writer: Serge Viallet | Director: Serge Viallet

28. The World at War (1973– )
Episode: Banzai! Japan: 1931-1942 (1973)

Documentary, History, War

8.5
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Following Japan's conquest of eastern Asia the Allies finally respond with sanctions. They prove so threatening to Japan that it prepares to conquer Southeast Asia to secure the resources ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Batty | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Mitsuo Fuchida, Minoru Genda, Hirohito

29. Wild China (2008– )
Episode: Beyond the Great Wall (2008)

Documentary

8.5
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China's heartland with its Han people is the centre of a 5,000-year-old civilization. This land contains the Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven, and Beijing's Olympic Stadium, and it's home ... See full summary »

Director: George Chan | Star: Bernard Hill

30. Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)
Episode: Episode dated 16 February 1953 (1953)

History, News

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Huie and Burt interview Norman Thomas, six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America. topics include criticism of the Eisenhower administration's foreign policy ... See full summary »

Stars: Hardy Burt, William Bradford Huie, Norman Thomas

31. Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)
Episode: Episode dated 26 October 1951 (1951)

History, News

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Huie and Henry Steeger, the editor of Argosy magazine, interview U.S. Senator Harry P. Cain, a Republican representing the state of Washington. Topics include the Chinese Air Force and ... See full summary »

Stars: Harry P. Cain, William Bradford Huie, Henry Steeger

32. Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)
Episode: Episode dated 8 May 1953 (1953)

History, News

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Huie and Peterson interview U.S. Congressman James E. Van Zandt, a Republican from Pennsylvania. Topics include criticism of America's involvement in the Korean War, the use of atomic ... See full summary »

Stars: William Bradford Huie, William H. Peterson, James E. Van Zandt

33. The World at War (1973– )
Episode: Pacific: February 1942-July 1945 (1974)

Documentary, History, War

8.9
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The island hopping strategy of Admiral Nimitz and General MacArthur leads from one costly, battle after another. The Japanese fight fanatically as the war gets ever closer to home, but Americans finally use their newest weapon, the A-bomb.

Writer: David Wheeler | Director: John Pett | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Frank Manson, Roy Voris, Douglas MacArthur

34. Dogfights (2005– )
Episode: The Greatest Air Battles (2005)

Documentary, History, War

8.3
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From World War One to Vietnam this program traces the evolution of the tactics and weapons used in aerial combat with archival footage, computer simulations and explanations by the pilots themselves.

Writers: Cynthia Harrison, Brooks Wachtel | Director: Robert Kirk