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1. Ip Man (2008)

R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.1
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59 Metascore

During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Ka Tung Lam

Votes: 169,306

2. 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: 70,515 | Gross: $43.98M

3. 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: 5,326 | Gross: $1.67M

4. 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.

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

Votes: 4,527

5. The Children of Huang Shi (2008)

R | 125 min | Drama, War

7.1
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49 Metascore

About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Radha Mitchell, Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh

Votes: 8,106 | Gross: $1.03M

6. 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.

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

Votes: 8,447 | Gross: $0.12M

7. 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.

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

Votes: 5,155 | Gross: $0.07M

8. 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: 2,973 | Gross: $0.16M

9. The Little House (2014)

136 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A woman looks back on her family's life in Tokyo before and during WWII. A maid arrives from the countryside to work for an upper middle class family. She fits in well, but everyone's emotions are stirred up with the arrival of a student.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Takako Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 654

10. Dragon Seed (1944)

Passed | 148 min | Drama, History, War

6.2
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The lives of a small Chinese village are turned Upside down when the Japanese invade it. And heroic young Chinese woman leads her fellow villagers in an uprising against Japanese Invaders.

Directors: Harold S. Bucquet, Jack Conway | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Walter Huston, Aline MacMahon, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 852

11. Twenty-Four Eyes (1954)

Not Rated | 156 min | Drama

8.1
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Schoolteacher Hisako Oishi forms an emotional bond with her pupils and teaches them various virtues, while at the same time worrying about their future.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Hideki Gôko, Itsuo Watanabe, Makoto Miyagawa, Takeo Terashita

Votes: 1,571

12. 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, Victor Bulwer-Lytton, Kai-Shek Chiang, Walter Darré

Votes: 825

13. Somewhere I'll Find You (1942)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.0
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Two brother, rival correspondents, find themselves fighting their conservative editor over stories and each other of over the affections of a pretty blonde journalist.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Robert Sterling, Patricia Dane

Votes: 491

14. Red Sorghum (1987)

91 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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In 1930s China a young woman is sent by her father to marry the leprous owner of a winery. In the nearby red sorghum fields she falls for one of his servants. When the master dies she finds... See full summary »

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Wen Jiang, Rujun Ten, Ji Liu

Votes: 5,772

15. Too Hot to Handle (1938)

Passed | 107 min | Comedy, Adventure, Romance

6.7
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Two rival newsreel photographers join forces to find the an aviatrix's missing brother, who has disappeared in the Amazonian Rain Forest.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Walter Pidgeon, Walter Connolly

Votes: 976

16. 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: Gong Chu, Yuen-Ching Leung, Wan Ying Ying

Votes: 353

17. Purple Butterfly (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: 902 | Gross: $0.02M

18. Behind the Rising Sun (1943)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, War

5.5
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In Japan, foreigners and their Japanese friends are caught up in the rising tide of militarism.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Margo, Tom Neal, J. Carrol Naish, Robert Ryan

Votes: 246

19. Xiang Gang lun xian (1994)

91 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.0
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A family suffers at the hands of the Japanese during the occupation of Hong Kong.

Director: Man Kei Chin | Stars: Chingmy Yau, Veronica Yip, Chung-Hua Tou, Kar-Ying Law

Votes: 36

20. Springtime in a Small Town (2002)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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86 Metascore

Liyan and Yuwen live in post-war torpor, childless but with Liyan's school-aged sister. He coughs, imagining he has TB; Yuwan embroiders; they sleep in separate rooms. A surprise visit from... See full summary »

Director: Zhuangzhuang Tian | Stars: Jingfan Hu, Jun Wu, Bai Qing Xin, Xiao Keng Ye

Votes: 1,122 | Gross: $0.04M

21. Fort Graveyard (1965)

132 min | Drama, War

7.2
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In 1945, Japanese Army Sergeant Kosugi and a platoon of young green recruits must retake and defend a fort occupied by the Chinese forces.

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Makoto Satô, Reiko Dan, Yûnosuke Itô

Votes: 98

22. Story of a Prostitute (1965)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, War

7.4
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In WW2 Manchuria, a prostitute grows to resent an abusive adjutant and falls in love with his aide.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Tamio Kawachi, Yumiko Nogawa, Isao Tamagawa, Shôichi Ozawa

Votes: 915

23. Bruce and Shao-lin Kung Fu 2 (1978)

76 min | Action, Adventure

7.4
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Director: Alberto Golango | Stars: Bruce Le, Bing-Hung Li, Nelson Lee, Su-cheon Bae

Votes: 38

24. Nanjing 1937 (1995)

120 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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In December 1937, during the Second Japanese-Sino War, a Chinese doctor, his Japanese pregnant wife, their teenage daughter and their young son travel from Shanghai to Nanjing seeking ... See full summary »

Director: Ziniu Wu | Stars: Han Chin, Ai Saotome, Rene Liu, Tao Bai

Votes: 158

25. The Battle of China (1944)

65 min | Documentary, History, War

7.4
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The Official World War II US Government account of Chinese defense against Japanese aggression.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Claire Chennault, Kai-Shek Chiang, Madame Chiang, Teh Chu

Votes: 425

26. Red Angel (1966)

95 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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During the Sino-Japanese War, a young army nurse gives sympathy to her patients and falls in love with an impotent doctor who's addicted to morphine.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Shinsuke Ashida, Yûsuke Kawazu, Ranko Akagi

Votes: 952

27. 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: 31

28. Sons of the Good Earth (1965)

107 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Director: King Hu | Stars: Peter Chen Ho, Betty Loh Ti, Pao-Shu Kao, Kuang Chao Chiang

Votes: 51

29. Shanghai 1937 (1997 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

6.5
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Director: Peter Patzak | Stars: Agnieszka Wagner, Nicholas Clay, James McCaffrey, Min Zhang

Votes: 20

30. A Yank on the Burma Road (1942)

Passed | 67 min | Adventure, Drama, War

5.7
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Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Laraine Day, Barry Nelson, Stuart Crawford, Keye Luke

Votes: 89

31. 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: 110

32. The Sino-Japanese War at Sea 1894 (2012)

120 min | History, War

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After the Nagasaki Incident, Japan declares war on China. Shichang Deng, Chinese captain of the Zhiyuan, sails his warship to fight for his country.

Director: Xiaoning Feng | Stars: Liu Chao, Zhaxi Dunzhu, Feng Feng, Ye Feng

33. In the Name of the Emperor (1998)

50 min | Documentary, War

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A matter-of-fact documentary of the massacre of over 300,000 Chinese civilians by the Japanese in the so-called 'Rape of Nanjing' in 1937. In the name of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, the ... See full summary »

Directors: Christine Choy, Nancy Tong | Stars: Robin Brentano, Ted Hannon, Matthew Myers, Lamar Sanders

Votes: 25

34. Shanghai Lil (1973)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

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Directors: Ching-Yun Chu-Ko, Ching-Chen Yang | Stars: Szu Shih, Han Chin, Yuan Yi, Fei Lung

Votes: 13

35. The Shanghai Drama (1938)

76 min | Drama

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A Russian emigrant sings in a Shanghai nightclub under the assumed name of Kay Murphy. All she dreams of is a peaceful life with her daughter Vera. But this is only a pipe dream as she has ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Christl Mardayn, Louis Jouvet, Raymond Rouleau, Dorville

Votes: 55

36. Flight Man (1973)

91 min | Adventure

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Director: Shan-Hsi Ting | Stars: Ivy Ling Po, Yung Wang, Chin-Chu Chen, Fu Hung Cheng

37. Nu qiu yu (1976)

Adventure, Thriller

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Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Pei-Shan Chang, Feng Chen Chen, Hung Lieh Chen, Chi Chu Chin

38. Robert Capa: The Man Who Believed His Own Legend (2004 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

7.1
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Robert Capa has been the icon of a whole generation of photo journalists and embodies the very spirit of adventure: a romantic hero, a legendary photographer with a tragic end. Yet, very ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Jeudy | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Robert Capa, Clark Gable, Christine Gagnieux

Votes: 16

39. Qi qi gan si dui (1965)

Adventure, War

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Director: Chun Yen | Stars: Li Hua Li, Chun Yen, Wei Lo, Chia Essie Lin

40. A Savage Christmas: The Fall of Hong Kong (1992 TV Movie)

104 min | Documentary, Drama, War

6.5
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Director: Brian McKenna | Stars: Terence McKenna, Andrew Tarbet, Jean-Michel Henry, Randy Hughson

Votes: 27

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

82 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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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.

Director: Paul Jenkins | Stars: Luce Mouchel, Frédéric Pellegeay, Eric Verdin

Votes: 8

42. In Memory of Bethune (1939)

Documentary

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A tribute to Canadian doctor Norman Bethune, whose selfless work gave great assistance to the Chinese army during the Second World War. Made shortly after his death from blood poisoning ... See full summary »

Star: Norman Bethune

43. Luan shi er nu (1966)

Adventure, Drama

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Director: Chiu Feng Yuan | Stars: Betty Loh Ti, Roy Chiao, Ching Tien, Ching Tang

44. Qi xia si 1937 (2004)

105 min | War

7.6
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Director: Jianguo Deng | Stars: Cunxin Pu, Ismael Amodeo, Xinhua Zhang

Votes: 8

45. Zhong Qing yi ao (1970)

110 min | Adventure

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Directors: Wei-Kang Ho, Che-Fu Liang | Stars: Li Hua Li, Chun Yang, Hsiu-Fang Wu, Yang Yueh

46. Xie rou chang cheng (1995– )

28 min

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Japan's war against China, from a Chinese perspective

Stars: Kwok Yam Ng, Norman Bethune, Thomas Blamey, Harold Burrough

47. China Strikes Back (1937)

37 min | Documentary, Short

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Exclusive film penetrate into the Shensi region and obtain footage of the Communist forces in China.

Directors: Harry Dunham, Irving Lerner | Stars: Teh Chu, Zedong Mao

48. Ding Yi Shan (1976)

87 min | Adventure, Drama

6.2
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Director: Hsueh Li Pao | Stars: Yun Ling, Li Ching, Fei Ai, Ben-Cheng Chen

Votes: 5

49. Xue zhan (1958)

Adventure, Drama

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Director: Shun Tien | Stars: Chen-ti Chao, Ming Chao, Chung-Ta Cheng, Miao Ching

50. Ying xiong bang (1974)

Action, Adventure

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Director: Darve Lau | Stars: Yi Chang, Nancy Yen, Charles Heung, Shao Chun Chang