Most Popular Japanese Occupation Movies and TV Shows
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2. Ip Man (2008)
R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama
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.
3. Back to Bataan (1945)
Approved | 95 min | Drama, War
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.
5. The Flowers of War (2011)
R | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance
An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Votes: 45,826 | Gross: $0.01M
6. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
R | 123 min | Drama, War
During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed.
Votes: 13,362 | Gross: $2.31M
7. The Good the Bad the Weird (2008)
R | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Western
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.
Votes: 30,720 | Gross: $0.13M
8. The Age of Shadows (2016)
TV-MA | 140 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Korean resistance fighters smuggle explosives to destroy facilities controlled by Japanese forces in this period action thriller.
Votes: 6,526 | Gross: $0.54M
9. The Great Raid (2005)
R | 132 min | Action, Drama, War
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.
Votes: 20,382 | Gross: $10.17M
10. My Way (2011)
R | 137 min | Action, Drama, War
In World War II-era Korea, rival runners, one Korean (Jang Dong-gun) and one Japanese (Joe Odagiri), go to war together against the Soviets.
Votes: 9,322 | Gross: $0.07M
11. The Tiger (2015)
Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
13. Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)
R | 106 min | Action, Drama, History
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 »
Votes: 9,207 | Gross: $0.05M
14. Assassination (2015)
Not Rated | 140 min | Action, Drama
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.
Votes: 4,941 | Gross: $1.90M
16. The White Countess (2005)
PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History, Romance
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.
Votes: 5,862 | Gross: $1.67M
18. City of Life and Death (2009)
R | 133 min | Drama, History, War
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.
Votes: 9,649 | Gross: $0.12M
20. The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
R | 125 min | Drama, War
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.
Votes: 8,963 | Gross: $1.03M
21. Devils on the Doorstep (2000)
139 min | Comedy, Drama, War
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 »
Votes: 6,072 | Gross: $0.02M
23. The Last Princess (2016)
Not Rated | 127 min | Action, Biography, Drama
"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 »
Votes: 1,060 | Gross: $0.03M
24. City of War: The Story of 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: 5,805 | Gross: $0.07M
25. Three Came Home (1950)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, War
During Word War II, American author Agnes Newton Keith is imprisoned by the Japanese in various POW camps in North Borneo and Sarawak.
26. 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: 3,235 | Gross: $0.16M
27. A Town Like Alice (1956)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance, War
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.
28. Hapkido (1972)
R | 97 min | Action, Drama
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 »
29. Fighter in the Wind (2004)
Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Biography, Drama
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 »
30. China Cry: A True Story (1990)
PG-13 | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History
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 »
Votes: 465 | Gross: $4.21M
31. The Red Shoes (2005)
Not Rated | 103 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
32. The Hammer of God (1970)
R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
36. Ang larawan (2017)
124 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
In a musical tale about standing together against materialism, two impoverished sisters anguish over whether or not to sell a painting, the final masterpiece by their recluse father. A ... See full summary »
37. The Message (2009)
118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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 »
38. The Longest Hundred Miles (1967)
Approved | 100 min | Drama, War
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.
39. Tai quan zhen jiu zhou (1973)
R | 95 min | Action, War, Drama
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.
40. 2009: Lost Memories (2002)
R | 136 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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.
41. Markova: Comfort Gay (2000)
Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama, History
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 »
42. Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale II (2011)
132 min | Action, Drama, History
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 »
46. Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure (2001)
113 min | Action, Drama, War
Aging Carmelo likes telling his grandson, Jobert about his youth in the Philippines. Jobert especially likes the stories about Carmelo's time in World War II, where he helped bury the ... See full summary »
47. Nanjing 1937 (1995)
120 min | Drama, History, War
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 »
48. Leftenan Adnan (2000)
127 min | Biography, History, Romance
This film is about a Malaysian soldier, Lieutenant Adnan Saidi, who fought bravely against the Japanese Imperial Army during World War 2.