Films Japanese right-wingers have given 1-star ratings without having seen themby th-kyhn | created - 7 months ago | updated - 6 months ago | Public
Films Japanese right-wingers have given 1-star ratings without having seen them, typically because they portray WWII-related issues in a non-denialist manner.
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1. Man Behind the Sun (1988)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, History, Horror
Japanese troops round up Chinese and Russian prisoners of war and take them to unit 731, where they're horribly tortured and experimented on to test new biological weapons.
120 min | Documentary, History
A Japanese-American director digs deep into the controversial 'comfort women' issue to settle the debate on whether the women were paid prostitutes or sex slaves, and reveals the ... See full summary »
3. Japanese Devils (2001)
160 min | Documentary, War
A documentary recording the testimony of fourteen former Japanese soldiers as they recount atrocities and war crimes committed during the Second World War, including the infamous Unit 731 ... See full summary »
4. Unit 731 (2015)
60 min | Documentary
Unit 731 explores a side of WWII history that is largely unknown to the Western World. Documenting the development of WWII from the perspective of the Far East Front, the story of the gruesome human research center, UNIT 731, is revealed.
5. Maruta 2: Laboratory of the Devil (1992)
96 min | Drama, Horror, War
In the spring of 1935, 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 »
6. Unit 731: Nightmare in Manchuria (1998 TV Movie)
Features the terrible story behind WWII "Unit 731", a japanese military base located in the puppet state of Manchuria, China.
7. In the Name of the Emperor (1998)
50 min | Documentary, War
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 »
8. The Sun (2005)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History
Third part in Aleksandr Sokurov's quadrilogy of Power, following Moloch (1999) and Taurus (2001), focuses on Japanese Emperor Hirohito and Japan's defeat in World War II when he is finally confronted by General Douglas MacArthur who offers him to accept a diplomatic defeat for survival.
Votes: 2,773 | Gross: $0.08M
9. Nanking (2007)
R | 88 min | Biography, History, War
Through readings of historical account by actors and the testimony of survivors, the events of the Nanjing Massacre are recounted.
Votes: 3,455 | Gross: $0.16M
11. Silent Shame (2010)
87 min | Documentary, History, War
A Japanese-born filmmaker took seven years to peel back the cultured facade of her country, and uncovers its darkest secrets giving us a shocking and provocative look at Japan's inhumanity in war.
12. John Rabe (2009)
134 min | Biography, Drama, History
A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.
Votes: 6,321 | Gross: $0.07M
13. Herstory (2018)
121 min | Drama
10 plaintiffs who suffered as comfort woman during World War II and their 13 lawyers stand in a courtroom in Japan. They have gone through 23 difficult trials from 1992 to 1998.
14. A Resistance (I) (2019)
105 min | Drama
Since the Japanese occupation, Koreans fought for independence at home and abroad. Started on March 1, 1919, the national protest held at least 2 months. It was called the-March 1st ... See full summary »
15. I Can Speak (2017)
119 min | Comedy, Drama
The film tells the story of an elderly woman (played by Na Moon Hee) who constantly files complaints with the local office about the wrongs that she sees around her each day. Along the way,... See full summary »
16. The Cove (2009)
PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.
Votes: 48,753 | Gross: $0.87M
17. Yasukuni (2007)
123 min | Documentary
Controversy abounds as Japanese officials honor the deceased at the legendary Yasukuni shrine, where swords used to kill Chinese soldiers were famously forged. Few know about the shrine's eerie past and the mysterious sword inside.
18. Unbroken (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Biography, Drama
After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
Votes: 157,394 | Gross: $115.64M
20. The Apology (I) (2016)
Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary
The Apology explores the lives of former "comfort women", the more than 200,000 girls forced into sexual slavery during World War II. Today, they fight for reconciliation and justice as they struggle to make peace with the past.
Director: Tiffany Hsiung
21. The Battleship Island (2017)
Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Drama, History
During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island ("Hashima Island") to mine for coal, attempt to a dramatic escape.