Sino japanese war movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant sino japanese war movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, rough, captivating, bleak and tense films and TV shows about / with sino japanese war, world war two, japanese occupation of china, japanese occupation, war, chinese history, life is a bitch, wartime life, society and military plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sino japanese war: Air Strike (2018), City of Life and Death (2009), The Flowers of War (2011), Men Behind the Sun (1988), The Eight Hundred (2020), Ip Man (2008), Railroad Tigers (2016), Red Sorghum (1988), Rookie Agent Rouge (2016), Story of a Prostitute (1965).

List of sino japanese war movies

 3.2
 4K
Air Strike (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An American pilot is sent to a Chinese province to teach a crew of would-be pilots how to fly war planes against the Japanese during World War II.
Style: epic, breathtaking, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: sino japanese war, world war two, japanese occupation of china, chinese history, war, human nature, bombing, japanese occupation, bare breasts, fighter plane, aerial combat, panic ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 1930s, year 1938, year 1937
Place: china
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City of Life and Death (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 132 min.
Story: City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army has just captured the then-capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. What followed was known as the Nanking Massacre, or the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, epic, emotional ...
Plot: sino japanese war, sexual abuse, war crime, massacre, atrocity, life is a bitch, mass murder, japanese army, military, dehumanization, invasion, war atrocity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
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The Flowers of War (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, atrocity, world war two, brothel, sino japanese war, rape, forced prostitution, prostitution, life is a bitch, suffering, student, japanese occupation of china ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, 20th century, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, germany
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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, sino japanese war, world war two, dehumanization, laboratory, soldier, experiment, experimenting, concentration camp, against humanity, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: china, japan, asia
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The Eight Hundred (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 149 min.
Story: In 1937, eight hundred Chinese soldiers fight under siege from a warehouse in the middle of the Shanghai battlefield, completely surrounded by the Japanese army.
Style: suspense, bleak, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: sino japanese war, japanese soldier, chinese history, warehouse, military, siege, military life, military officer, war, warlord, blood
Time: 1930s
Place: shanghai, shanghai china, china
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 8.0
 212K
Ip Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, uplifting, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, human spirit, fist fighting, warrior, kung fu, courage, bravery, fistfight, invasion, sino japanese war, training ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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Railroad Tigers (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, War
Country: China
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A railroad worker in China in 1941 leads a team of freedom fighters against the Japanese in order to get food for the poor.
Plot: sino japanese war, train crash, japanese occupation, world war two, railway, train, combat, japanese occupation of china
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: china
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 7.4
 8K
Red Sorghum (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An old leper who owned a remote sorghum winery dies. Jiu'er, the wife bought by the leper, and her lover, identified only as "my Grandpa" by the narrator, take over the winery and set up an idealized quasi-matriarchal community headed ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, sincere, epic ...
Plot: sino japanese war, world war two, village, village life, wartime life, love affair, couple relations, political unrest, society, state affairs, love and romance, war ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, japan, tokyo, berlin germany
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Rookie Agent Rouge (2016)
Genre: Action, History
Country: China
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Can a young woman prove her loyalty to her country and her family? Lan Yan Zhi is a privileged banker’s daughter in Shanghai and a student activist who mistakenly comes into possession of a letter from the Japanese Army in 1937. She gets ...
Style: tense, suspense, unusual plot structure, exciting, contemplative ...
Plot: espionage, military, secret agents, female spy, spy, japanese occupation of china, chinese history, strong female lead, resistance, world war two, sino japanese war, communist ...
Time: year 1937
Place: china, shanghai
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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: serious, realistic, erotic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, prostitute, tragic love, sino japanese war, hand grenade, misogyny, desertion, colonialism, prostitution, desert, buddhism, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1940s
Place: china, japan
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 6.8
 3K
Back to 1942 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In 1942, Henan Province was devastated by the most tragic famine in modern Chinese history, resulting in the deaths of at least three million men, women and children. Although the primary cause of the famine was a severe drought, it was exacerbated ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: drought, world war two, survival, danger, life is a bitch, chaos, family problems, on the road, family in danger, wartime life, against humanity, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: china, asia
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The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia, China, Germany, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 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.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, orphan, rescue, selflessness, self discovery, society, danger, soldier, heroes, escapades, daring rescue, invasion ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 30s ...
Place: asia, china, east asia
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 7.6
 3K
Nanking (2007)
Genre: Biography, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the rape of Nanking, one of the most tragic events in history. In 1937, the invading Japanese army murdered over 200,000 and raped tens of thousands of Chinese. In the midst of this horror, a small group of Western expatriates banded ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspense, touching ...
Plot: atrocity, rescue, world war two, massacre, rape, testimony, war crime, invasion, daring rescue, sexual abuse, against humanity, survival ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938, year 1937
Place: china, japan, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
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Ip Man: Kung Fu Master (2019)
Genre: Action
Country: China
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ip Man’s promising career as a Policeman is ruined after he is framed for murder and targeted by a mob boss’s daughter.
Style: brutal, visually appealing, entertaining, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, battles, kung fu, martial arts, foreigner, loss of friend, revenge, idealism, world war two, society, ambition, kamikaze ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, china
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The Little House (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Following the death of the unmarried and childless Taki, Takeshi, a young relative of hers, discovers several pages of closely written lines in which the old lady has recorded her memories. This is how he learns the truth about her youth working as ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, master and servant, family relations, secret love, funeral, letter, romance, memoir, society, sino japanese war, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: japan, asia, pearl harbor, hiroshima japan
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Maruta 2: Laboratory of the Devil (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the spring of 1945, Japan established a secret base, Unit 731 in Manchuria, where many innocent Chinese, Korean and Mongolian people were killed in grotesque experiments. An idealistic young doctor , Morishima, is horrified by the experiments ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, prisoner, murder, blood, doctor, gore, dismemberment, decapitation, autopsy, cruelty, sino japanese war, innocence lost ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: asia, china, japan
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Springtime in a Small Town (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, France, Netherlands
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In a mansion decimated during World War II, a frustrated, bored housewife, Yuwen, is torn between caring for her ailing husband and her longing for a former sweetheart, a doctor who has come to treat her husband.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sentimental, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, small town, love and romance, human nature, unfulfilled love, couple relations, introspection, bittersweet, couples, romance, crumbling marriage, small town life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
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Love in a Fallen City (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Taking place in 1941, Love in a Fallen City centers on Pai (Cora Miao), a young woman who has been ostracized by her family for divorcing her rich husband. A local match-maker, Mrs. Hsu (Helen Ma), takes pity on Pai and decides to bring her to Hong ...
Plot: playboy, divorce, sino japanese war, female director, divorced divorcee, male female relationship, hotel
Place: hong kong, china
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 7.8
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The Disguiser (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the Japanese occupation era, the rich yet naive young master Ming Tai is trained to become an agent, and is later sent to become an underground spy for the Communists. Together with his brother and double agent Ming Lou, they try and bring ...
Style: exciting, captivating, psychological, tense, suspense
Plot: spy, japanese occupation, resistance, assassination, brother brother relationship, secret organization, double agent, espionage, mind game, false identity, trust, disguise ...
Time: year 1940, year 1939
Place: china, shanghai
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 5.7
 87
Eternal Wave (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eternal Wave 密战 is a Chinese film set during the anti-Japanese occupation era starring Aaron Kwok, Zhao Li Ying and Zhang Han. It follows the main protagonist Lin Xiang who is a spy working underground to reestablish what was destroyed ruing the ...
Plot: world war two, sino japanese war, espionage, communist, spy, japanese occupation, chinese history, japanese occupation of china, combat
Place: shanghai, shanghai china
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 7.5
 37
Sparrow (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: China
TV show
Story: This drama is set during the revolutionary time in Shanghai, based on a novel of the same name of Hai Fei. During the republican revolution, Chen Shen is a secret agent under Special Operations Executive Director Bi Zhongliang, among the agents ...
Plot: republican, espionage, secret agent, spy, sino japanese war, patriot, world war two, chinese history, japanese occupation of china, secret agents
Place: china, shanghai
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The Resistance (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In 1937, Japan began their invasion of China by murdering over 300,000 people in the capital of Nanjing. The atrocities committed against women and their daughters are especially barbaric. One of them is Xiaoyun, a peasant girl who fights with the ...
Style: captivating, exciting, entertaining, tense, realistic ...
Plot: genocide, assassination, ninja, revenge, war, occupation, resistance, vengeance, wartime life, martial arts, assassin, protection ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: china, usa, asia, japan
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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
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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: japanese occupation, sino japanese war, expatriate, japanese occupation of china, chinese history, german, world war two, war crime, massacre, chinese
Time: 1930s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china
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1941 Hong Kong on Fire (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A family suffers at the hands of the Japanese during the occupation of Hong Kong.
Plot: sex, interrogation, massacre, gang rape, invasion, adultery, prostitution, world war two, amputation, movie studio, occupation, sex slave ...
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 6.1
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7-Man Army (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1933, 20,000 Japanese soldiers and 50 tanks invaded the Pa Tou Lou Tzu, a strategic key point of the Great Wall. With only seven men stationing, these heroes took on the entire army for five days before succumbing. Director Chang Cheh recreated ...
Plot: soldier, battlefield, japanese soldier, fortress, bayonet, japanese army, friendship, martial arts, hand grenade, seppuku, flag, flashback sequence ...
Time: 1930s
Place: china
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 7.3
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Fort Graveyard (1965)
Genre: Drama, Music, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Charged with insubordination for punching a superior, Sergeant Kosugi is shipped to China in the last desperate days of the Second World War. His commander, Captain Sakuma, is vicious and dictatorial. Sakuma places Kosugi in charge of training for ...
Plot: youth, prostitute, soldier, insubordination, military officer, japanese soldier, fortress, world war two, brothel, battle, sino japanese war, battles ...
Time: year 1945
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 5.9
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The Champion (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently jailed martial arts master teams up with a wronged woman to take down the man's brother, a coal baron who rules a small town with an iron fist.
Plot: sino japanese war, republican era china, kung fu, martial arts, forced labor, fight, miner, railway, female warrior
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Woman Prisoner No. 407 (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kang-hie recalls from her cell how she was used by Japanese detectives to track down and destroy the Korean Independence fighters. She manages to escape from prison during a break and proceeds to hunt down her former lover who was a Japanese agent.
Style: sadistic
Plot: prison, women's prison, women in prison, sadism, sadist, sabotage, violence, humiliation, female prisoner, prison guard, nudity (full frontal - brief), sino japanese war ...
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Purple Butterfly (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Ding Hui is a member of Purple Butterfly, a powerful resistance group in Japanese occupied Shanghai. An unexpected encounter reunites her with Itami, an ex-lover... and officer with a secret police unit tasked with dismantling Purple Butterfly.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: japanese occupation, war, wartime life, rivalry, political unrest, love affair, anti war, tragic hero, hidden identity, love and romance, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 2000s
Place: japan, china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china
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