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The Burmese Harp (1985)
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The Burmese Harp (1985)
Original name: ビルマの竪琴
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.
Plot: world war two, soldier, buddhism, british army, japanese army
Time: 1940s
Place: japan, burma

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and captivating films with plots about world war two, soldier, japanese army, military, war, anti war and battles mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Burmese Harp: The Sea and Poison (1986), Tombstone of the Fireflies (2008), Fall of the Eagles (1989), Japan's Longest Day (1967), Return from the River Kwai (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Sea and Poison (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Downed American fliers in WW II are vivisected by Japanese surgeons in medical experiments.
Plot: air force, torture, bomber, vivisection, world war two
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: japan
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100%
Tombstone of the Fireflies (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set during World War II, the film follows a young brother and sister as they attempt to survive the aftermath of the firebombing of Kobe City.
Plot: world war two, war, sibling relationship, bombing, firefly, firebomb, brother sister relationship, flashback, little girl, molotov cocktail, underwear, brother brother relationship
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Fall of the Eagles (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: train, father daughter relationship, deathbed, german soldier, explosion, wounded soldier, nazi, death of loved one, bomb, world war two, singer, soldier ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany
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100%
Japan's Longest Day (1967)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister of the Army Anami leads the military officers who propose to ...
Plot: japanese army, world war two, japanese soldier, general, officer, british, japanese history, imperial japan, atomic bomb, funeral, emperor, soldier ...
Time: 1940s
Place: tokyo, usa, japan, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Return from the River Kwai (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of war prisoners has spilt blood, sweat and tears to construct a bridge over the river Kwai in Thailand. Just when the bridge is ready, an American bomber arrives and destroys it. Camp commander Tanaka wants to set an example and orders that ...
Plot: british empire, world war two, british soldier, train, submarine, decapitation, british, imperial japan, japanese army, pow
Time: 1940s
Place: burma, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Battle of Okinawa (1971)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 149 min.
Story: The Americans are swiftly closing on Okinawa, an island just south of the Japanese mainland. The Imperial command sends top generals and several army divisions to defend it at all costs. The mission quickly degenerates as vital resources and troops ...
Plot: world war two, japanese army, u.s. navy, japanese history, u.s. army, brutality, japanese soldier, young soldier
Time: 1940s
Place: japan, okinawa japan, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 190 min.
Story: 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.
Style: atmospheric, cynical, bleak, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, survival, chinese, japanese army, captivity, confined, hopes, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch, war, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Jungle Fighters (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a play by Willis Hall. 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 their whereabouts. As they ...
Style: suspense
Plot: anti war, jungle, world war two, soldier, british army, army, abandoned building, shot in the face, pow, stabbed in the stomach, gunfight, corporal ...
Time: year 1942
Place: burma, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Everlasting Glory (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Chinese national policy film
Plot: japanese soldier, flag, japanese army, chinese army, sino japanese war, tank, world war two
Time: 1940s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Black Birds (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: WW2 story about group of prisoners who are trying to escape the death camp, run by local pro-Nazi militia.
Plot: world war two, prison, nazi, nazis
Time: 1940s
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Story of a Prostitute (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Disappointed by the marriage of her lover to a woman he does not love, prostitute Harumi drifts from the city to a remote Japanese outpost in Manchuria to work in a "comfort house," or brothel, during the Sino-Japanese war. The commanding ...
Style: bleak, erotic, sexy, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, soldier, tragic love, buddhism, desert, colonialism, desertion, misogyny, hand grenade, sino japanese war, prostitution, military life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Imperial Japanese Empire (1982)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Story of three people, a barber, a Christian and a graduate of the Tokyo Military Academy during the 2nd World War.
Plot: christian, world war two, military, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, chance meeting, beach, japanese army, hairdresser, japanese occupation, mother son relationship
Time: 1940s
Place: okinawa japan, japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: 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, honour and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of commiting ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: pow, world war two, soldier, war, war crime, prisoner of war camp, anti war, captivity, strong violent content, life is a bitch, confined, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1936 ...
Place: japan, asia, australia, indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Heroes (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 208 min.
Story: Based on a true story, The Heroes follows one of the most extraordinary and heroic exploits of World War II. After months of rigorous training in the north of Australia, a team of 14 men, most barely out of their teens, set sail from Cairns on ...
Plot: male nudity, canoe, taking a shower, shared shower, male in shower, heroism, male objectification, australian, shower, naked in public, world war two, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
No Man is an Island (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The true story of George Tweed, an American sailor who became the only serviceman on the island of Guam to avoid capture by the Japanese during the early years of World War II.
Plot: u.s. navy, priest, world war two, behind enemy lines, scorpion
Place: pearl harbor, minneapolis minnesota, japan, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Weekend at Dunkirk (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In June 1940, during the Dunkirk evacuation of Allied troops to England, French sergeant Julien Maillat and his men debate whether to evacuate to Britain or stay and fight the German troops that are closing-in from all directions. - from IMDB
Plot: french army, world war two, soldier, steel helmet, french military, beach, sand, french soldier, uniform, car accident, shore
Time: year 1940
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Road to Berlin (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A story about two young men during the last days of WWII.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, male bonding, male friendship, military, soldier, friendship, fascism, violence, friendship between men, deadly, society, great patriotic war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Glory Sky (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Greece
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two stories set in northern Greece during World War II.
Plot: german occupation, retreat, solitude, wartime, soldier, world war two, military
Time: 1940s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Battle of the Last Panzer (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The film looks through the eyes of the German offense during World War II, specifically a German tank crew who, after losing a battle, struggle to get home.
Plot: tank, world war two, german soldier, bombing, u.s. army
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A war widow determined to clear the name of her disgraced husband, who was court-martialed for desertion and executed. Official records have been destroyed, and the ministry that distributes benefits continues to deny her a pension. Twenty-six years ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, life is a bitch, military, danger, haunted by the past, survival, heroic mission, obsessive quest, dealing with death, truth, japanese army, soldier ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Victors (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Intercutting dramatic vignettes with newsreel footage, the story follows the characters from an infantry squad as they make their way from Sicily to Germany during the end of World War II.
Style: tragic ending, epic
Plot: world war two, army, infantry, german woman, symbolism, anti war, unhappy ending, generosity, rape, stabbed to death, killing a dog, firing squad ...
Time: 1940s
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Back Door to Hell (1964)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: During WWII, a three-man commando team places its trust in the hands of a band of Filipino resistors, as they try to knock out a Japenese communication center.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, war, danger, anti war, escapades, mission, battles, soldier, reconnaissance, liberation, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
From Hell to Victory (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: From Hell To Victory follows the relationship of six friends throughout the Second World War. They meet in a cafe in Paris on 24th August 1939 and agree to meet there on the same day every year. The war however takes them on their own individual ...
Plot: world war two, french soldier, war violence, battle, rifle, soldier, commando mission, commando unit, scuba, combat, battles, commando ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: amsterdam, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Evening Bells (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Trials and tribulations of a Croatian Communist intellectual in the turbulent years before, during and after WW2.
Plot: world war two, communist, fascism, stockings, legs
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A historical drama based on the Thiaroye transit camp massacre, Camp de Thiaroye dismantles the myth of colonial assimilation to expose ingrained social and cultural mechanisms of racism, exploitation, and privilege. In 1944, the French army ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious
Plot: world war two, soldier, racism, interracial relations, against humanity, confined, state affairs, war, life is a bitch, wartime life, culture clash, military ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Hiroshima (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Hiroshima is a 1995 Japanese / Canadian film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara and Roger Spottiswoode about the decision-making processes that led to the dropping of the atomic bombs by the United States on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: world war two, war, politics, nuclear, atomic bomb, a.i., against humanity, head of state, heroes, state affairs, invasion, vengeance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: asia, japan, usa, new york, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 33
Elysium (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Film about the Holocaust. A Jewish family is allowed to keep the flat they have always lived in and to live a relatively normal life. One day their 10-year old son disappears. He has been sent to a deportation camp which seems like paradise except ...
Plot: world war two, boy, jewish, concentration camp, medical experiment, death of child, children, nazi
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The 25th Hour (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A Romanian peasant fights to get back to his family after he's imprisoned by the Nazis.The picture is based on real events. It includes Hungary's government in collaboration with the Nazis, the encroachment of Romania by Stalin's ...
Plot: world war two, jew persecution, holocaust, ss, signal, mix up, nazi concentration camp, concentration camp, peasant, jewish, volunteer, recruit ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Long Day's Dying (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers and their German captive trek through the European countryside.
Style: serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: soldier, world war two, military life, gory, escapades, war, confined, anti war, captivity, danger, military, basic training ...
Time: 1940s
Place: germany, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Great Battle of the Japan Sea (1969)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 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 Japan. Admiral Heihachiro Togo sends his fleet to confront ...
Plot: imperial japan, sea battle, admiral, english, emperor, russian revolution, russian army, naval uniform, russian empire, world war two, navy, japanese army ...
Time: 1900s
Place: japan, usa, russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%