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The Imperial Japanese Empire (1982)
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The Imperial Japanese Empire (1982)
Original name: 大日本帝国
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: world war two, military, beach, christian, father son relationship, hairdresser, chance meeting, japanese occupation, husband wife relationship, japanese army, mother son relationship
Time: 1940s
Place: japan, usa, okinawa japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and bleak films with plots about world war two, soldier, military, war, battles, danger and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Imperial Japanese Empire: The Battle of Okinawa (1971), Japan's Longest Day (1967), The Burmese Harp (1985), Pride: The Fateful Moment (1998), Great Battle of the Japan Sea (1969). 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 soldier, japanese navy, young soldier, u.s. army, japanese history
Time: 1940s
Place: usa, okinawa japan, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: world war two, japanese army, japanese soldier, funeral, emperor, british, soldier, atomic bomb, british empire, japanese history, yankee, general ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa, japan, china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, gloomy, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, survival, japanese army, chinese, captivity, unfulfilled love, anti war, imperialism, escape attempt, estrangement, hapless soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: china, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, military, life is a bitch, heroic mission, haunted by the past, survival, danger, dealing with death, obsessive quest, truth, japanese army, soldier ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, 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, pacific ocean, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, british army, world war two, soldier
Time: 1940s
Place: japan, burma
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, hiroshima japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, emperor, russian revolution, admiral, navy, japanese army, world war two, naval uniform, russian army, english, russian empire ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: russia, tokyo, japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Churchill and the Generals (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The complicated relationship between Winston Churchill and the leaders of the British army during World War II.
Plot: general, strategy, winston churchill, military, politics, nazi, world war two
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: navy, battleship, japanese history, world war two, ship, military, war, battles, heroes, danger, survival, first love ...
Time: 1940s, 2000s, year 2005, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 1K
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, life is a bitch, disability, family problems, family in crisis, political unrest, village life, soldier, state affairs, military, japanese soldier, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, suspenseful, exciting, 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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, captivating ...
Plot: surrender, world war two, moral dilemma, wartime life, down on your luck, anti war, terminal illness, battles, nuclear holocaust, war, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
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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, wartime, spirituality, faith, little boy, kids in trouble, survival, courage, family ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, usa, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 14K
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, talky ...
Plot: emperor, japanese history, investigation, war crime, occupation, war, politics, moral dilemma, political intrigue, ruler, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, russia, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Winter in Wartime (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II in the freezing Netherlands winter of 1944/1945 the western Netherlands are in the grip of a famine. Many people move east to provide for their families. Fourteen year old Michiel can't wait to join the Dutch resistance, to ...
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, resistance, execution, occupation, coming of age, nazi, wartime life, adventure, german, military, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: netherlands, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 131
The Night (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Syria
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film explores the Arab-Israeli conflict as seen through the experiences of an Arab family in newly-liberated city of Quneitra, headed by a resistance fighter.
Plot: husband wife relationship, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, monument, military, refugee, resistance, childhood, boy, family feud, marriage, terrorism ...
Time: 1940s
Place: syria, palestine, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Don't Cry, Nanking (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 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 shelter in the Capital during the Japanese invasion. The family ...
Plot: world war two, chinese, german, war crime, massacre, japanese occupation, sino japanese war, expatriate, japanese occupation of china, chinese history
Time: 1930s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.6
 5K
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: serious, captivating, 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 ⇓
26%
 7.2
 1K
Silence (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests encounter persecution when they travel to Japan in the 17th century to spread Christianity and search for their mentor.
Style: stylized, bleak, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: christianity, culture clash, human nature, fish out of water, disorder, religions or cults, clergy, danger, society, life is a bitch, jesuit, religious persecution ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Across the Waters (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fuglene Over Sundet is the gripping tale of the Danish Jews' escape to Sweden in October 1943.
Style: thought provoking, unusual plot structure, exciting, sincere, touching ...
Plot: nazi occupation, world war two, brother sister relationship, german soldier, husband wife relationship, nazi officer, sister, death by gunshot, jazz band, nazi soldier, jazz music, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s
Place: copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, denmark, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
1944: The Final Defence (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds against them. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, against the odds, heroes, wartime life, military, rivalry, war, infantrymen, battlefield, attack ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 895
Hiroshima (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 190 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, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, politics, nuclear, atomic bomb, wartime life, office, catastrophe, emperor, invasion, battles, deadly weapon, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: hiroshima japan, asia, usa, japan, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.5
 226
Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, military life, military, genocide, captivity, wartime life, prison life, danger, isolation, confined, prison, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, world war two, war, battles, military, anti war, japanese history, japanese army, chaos, danger, chaos and mayhem, selflessness ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 2005, year 1945
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: realistic, serious, 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: finland, russia, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 5K
MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, military, pow, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, ruler, ambition, revolution, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, korea, the philippines, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: imperial japan, british, submarine, japanese army, decapitation, train, british empire, british soldier, pow, world war two
Time: 1940s
Place: asia, japan, burma
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Operation: Daybreak (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Czechoslovakia, 1942. Three brave Czech patriots risk everything to rid their country of its brutal Nazi leader, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: world war two, assassination, soldier, czech history, confined, undercover, state affairs, battles, village life, heroic mission, village, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1941, year 1942
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, central europe, czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, war crime, soldier, anti war, war, prisoner of war camp, samurai, captivity, escape attempt, undisciplined, atrocity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1946, year 1942 ...
Place: japan, asia, australia, indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%