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Japan's Longest Day (1967)
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Japan's Longest Day (1967)
Original name: 日本のいちばん長い日
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 fight on, even to the death of every Japanese citizen. Emperor Hirohito, however, joins with his ministers in asking the unthinkable, the peaceful surrender of Japan. When the military plots a coup to overthrow the Emperor's civilian government, Anami must face the choice between his desires and loyalty to his Emperor.
Plot: world war two, japanese army, japanese soldier, soldier, emperor, officer, british empire, general, funeral, british, atomic bomb, japanese history, revolt, imperial japan, gore
Time: 1940s
Place: japan, china, usa, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and emotional films with plots about world war two, soldier, military, war, japanese army, imperial japan and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Japan's Longest Day: The Battle of Okinawa (1971), Tenko (1981), Great Battle of the Japan Sea (1969), The Burmese Harp (1985), The Imperial Japanese Empire (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: japanese army, u.s. navy, world war two, brutality, japanese navy, young soldier, u.s. army, japanese soldier, japanese history
Time: 1940s
Place: usa, okinawa japan, tokyo, japan
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Tenko (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 50 min.
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Story: Based on real-life experiences, Tenko remains one of the most fondly remembered and acclaimed BBC dramas of the early 1980s. It follows a group of women, formerly comfortably well-off ex-pats living in Singapore, as they are captured by the Japanese ...
Plot: jungle, world war two, soldier, prison, nurse, torture, death, pow, ship wreck, prisoner of war camp, hotel, bombing ...
Time: 1940s
Place: singapore
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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, bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, survival, japanese army, chinese, captivity, unfulfilled love, prison life, imperialism, escape attempt, estrangement, hapless soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: china, japan, asia
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74%
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, russian history, japanese army, world war two, russian army, admiral, emperor, english, russian empire, soldier, navy, japanese navy ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, tokyo, usa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Burmese Harp (1985)
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: japanese army, buddhism, soldier, british army, world war two
Time: 1940s
Place: japan, burma
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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: hairdresser, husband wife relationship, chance meeting, beach, military, father son relationship, christian, japanese army, world war two, japanese occupation, mother son relationship
Time: 1940s
Place: usa, japan, okinawa japan
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Emperor (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
Style: touching, captivating, thought provoking, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: emperor, japanese history, investigation, war crime, occupation, war, politics, moral dilemma, political intrigue, ruler, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, russia, berlin germany ...
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64%
Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Well-intentioned history lesson; the decision to drop the atom bomb, the secrecy surrounding the mission, and the men who flew it.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, bleak
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, war, danger, nuclear holocaust, battles, super weapon, secret place, state affairs, heroes, against humanity, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, usa, asia, hiroshima japan, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: train, world war two, british empire, british soldier, british, submarine, japanese army, decapitation, pow, imperial japan
Time: 1940s
Place: burma, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Pride: The Fateful Moment (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Based on the International Military Tribunal for the Far East of 1946–48, depicts Japanese prime minister Hideki Tojo (played by Masahiko Tsugawa) as a family man who fought to defend Japan and Asia from western colonialism but was ultimately ...
Plot: court, trial, world war two, prime minister, japanese history, pride, courtroom, military, court martial
Time: post world war two
Place: pearl harbor, japan, tokyo, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Yamato (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Directed by Junya Sato and based on a book by Jun Henmi, "Yamato" has a framing story set in the present day and uses flashbacks to tell the story of the crew of the World War II Japanese battleship Yamato. The film was never released in ...
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, serious
Plot: navy, japanese history, battleship, world war two, ship, military, battles, war, survival, heroes, danger, first love ...
Time: 1940s, year 2005, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, epic, factual ...
Plot: world war two, military life, battleship, military, navy, war, political unrest, state affairs, imperial japan, anti war, against the odds, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 70s
Place: hawaii, japan, pearl harbor, washington d.c., usa ...
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59%
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Caterpillar (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During the Second Sino-Japanese War, in 1940, Lieutenant Kurokawa returns home as a honored and decorated soldier but deprived of his arms and legs lost in battle. All hopes, from the villagers and women to close family members, turn to Shigeko, the ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: quadriplegic, world war two, disability, family problems, life is a bitch, soldier, state affairs, military, political unrest, village life, family in crisis, japanese soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto (1884-1943) was the Japanese Naval commander who was given the order to attack Pearl Harbour, an order he was duty bound to obey which went against his own personal beliefs. While this infamous attack is a low point in ...
Plot: japanese history, navy, fighter pilot, attack, air attack, world war two, warplane, newspaper reporter, aircraft carrier, aerial combats, war, admiral ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, politics, nuclear, atomic bomb, office, against humanity, danger, society, war, head of state, heroes, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: hiroshima japan, asia, usa, japan, new york
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Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Style: realistic, bleak, contemplative, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: survival, war, world war two, battles, military, anti war, japanese history, japanese army, chaos, danger, selflessness, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, year 2005
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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55%
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: world war two, pow, soldier, war, prisoner of war camp, war crime, captivity, anti war, escape attempt, undisciplined, atrocity, strong violent content ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1936, year 1942 ...
Place: japan, asia, australia, indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Everlasting Glory (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Chinese national policy film
Plot: world war two, japanese army, sino japanese war, tank, japanese soldier, flag, chinese army
Time: 1930s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie follows the perspective of several characters (such as Japanese victims, soldiers, American prisoners of war and others) and how they lived or tried to survive the effects felt during the aftermath of the Atomic Bomb dropping by the Enola ...
Style: emotional, bleak, gloomy, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: surrender, world war two, wartime life, down on your luck, anti war, terminal illness, battles, nuclear holocaust, ecological disaster, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Men Behind the Sun 4 (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre, also called Men Behind the Sun 4, is a 1994 Hong Kong film directed by Mou Tun Fei and is in many ways considered to be a follow up to the 1987 shockumentary film, Men Behind the Sun. The movie depicts the events ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, controversial ...
Plot: genocide, bayonet, gore, rape, massacre, isolation, survival, battles, chaos, fascism, disorder, psychopath ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: china, japan, asia
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Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, chaos and mayhem, soldier, politics, battles, heroic mission, state affairs, against humanity, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, russia, finland, eastern europe
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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: world war two, french army, french soldier, shore, beach, soldier, steel helmet, french military, uniform, sand, car accident
Time: year 1940
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, nazi occupation, soldier, against the odds, battles, danger, military, surprise attack, friendship, rivalry, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal ...
Style: based on true events, disturbing, epic, tragic ending, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, great patriotic war, military, war, soviet army, soviet, heroic mission, wartime life, military life, battles, friendship ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union
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Dr. Akagi (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: At the end of WWII, Japanese doctor Akagi searches for the cure for hepatitis in the prisoner-of-war camp.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: soldier, fugitives, love and romance, social relations, pow, power relations, cure, dark humor, heroes, world war two, doctors and patients, island ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia
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52%
The Assisi Underground (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film sheds light on the role of the Catholic Church and the people of Assisi in rescuing Italian Jews from the Nazis in 1943.
Plot: mother superior, monk, jewish, monastery, stock footage, nun, catholic church, nazi, world war two, friendship, nazi occupation, bishop
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Day One (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. ...
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, world war two, super weapon, life is a bitch, intrigue, state affairs, rivalry, against humanity, fight for supremacy, nuclear threat, nuclear holocaust, wartime life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
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51%
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
Style: realistic, serious, factual, intense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, nuclear bomb, moral dilemma, ego clash, soldier, military, top secret, physicist, scientific research, scientist, death, u.s. military ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Men Behind the Sun (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film is a graphic depiction of the war atrocities committed by the Japanese at Unit 731, the secret biological weapons experimentation unit of the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. The film details the various cruel medical experiments ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: bio weapon, world war two, sino japanese war, laboratory, dehumanization, soldier, experiment, against humanity, experimenting, concentration camp, wartime life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Little Boy (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, emotional, sweet ...
Plot: world war two, war, wartime life, against the odds, spirituality, faith, little boy, kids in trouble, wartime, survival, courage, family ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, usa, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%