Japanese military movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant japanese military movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic, epic, emotional and tense films and TV shows about / with japanese military, soldier, military, world war two, war, japanese army, japanese soldier, danger, courage and battles plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in Japan, USA, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as japanese military: Midway (2019), Yamato (2005), Great Battle of the Japan Sea (1969), Survival Family (2016), Too Late the Hero (1970), The Thin Red Line (1998), Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995), The Land of Hope (2012).

List of japanese military movies

Midway (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the soldiers and aviators who helped turn the tide of the Second World War during the iconic Battle of Midway in June 1942.
Style: bleak, exciting, scary, suspense, sad ...
Plot: sea battle, naval battle, fighter plane, aerial combat, warship, aircraft carrier, fighter pilot, u.s. navy, battleship, emperor, world war two, submarine ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1941, year 1937, year 1942 ...
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, tokyo, honolulu hawaii, hawaii ...
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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, world war two, battleship, japanese history, ship, military, survival, war, battles, danger, heroes, lost love ...
Time: 1940s, 2000s, 21st century, 20th century, year 2005 ...
Place: japan
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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, admiral, emperor, english, russian empire, naval uniform, japanese navy, japanese military, russian army, navy, sea battle, japanese army ...
Time: 1900s
Place: russia, japan, usa, tokyo
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Survival Family (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A world wide electrical outage occurs. Everything that requires electricity comes to a stop. Tokyo is nearly ruined. Yoshiyuki Suzuki (Fumiyo Kohinata) decides to escape from Tokyo with his family.
Style: road movie
Plot: parent child relationship, power outage, blackout, police, pig, dog attack, raft, aquarium, nosebleed, telephone conversation, chopping wood, sewing ...
Place: tokyo
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Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, world war two, adventure, anti war, british army, war, survival, destiny, danger, rivalry, rescue, soldier ...
Time: year 1942, 70s
Place: the philippines, england, japan, tokyo
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The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: rough, captivating, bleak, epic, surreal ...
Plot: war, sergeant, invasion, battles, world war two, military life, battle, soldier, infantry, commander, jungle, squad ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
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Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Time travelers from the 23rd century return to 1992 to warn Japan that Godzilla will cause a catastrophic nuclear incident in the 21st century and suggest a way to rid the world of him forever. They intend to go back to 1944, to Ragos Island, where ...
Style: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: godzilla, world war two, island, dinosaur, time travel, ufo, androids, catastrophe, experiment gone awry, danger, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 23rd century, 1990s ...
Place: japan, asia, east asia
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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, rebellion, danger, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 70s
Place: hawaii, japan, pearl harbor, washington d.c., europe ...
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Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The aftermath of the Oxygen Destroyer brings forth Destoroyah, a beast intent on killing Godzilla, who is on the verge of a nuclear meltdown.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, exciting, serious, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, chaos, battles, opponent, demolished city, mutant, dangerous animal, imaginary, escapades, deadly, danger, save the world ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong
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The Land of Hope (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, Taiwan, UK, Germany
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An old couple, their only son, the son's wife, a young man and his lover live peacefully in a village. Then, a terrifying earthquake strikes that causes a nearby nuclear station to explode. The residents must evacuate, but the family lives on a ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: evacuation, earthquake, elderly, life is a bitch, family life, forceful separation, forces of nature, moral dilemma, couple relations, parents and children, danger, couples ...
Place: japan, asia
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Ajin: Demi-Human - Compel (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: For high schooler Kei—and for at least forty-six others—immortality comes as the nastiest surprise ever. Sadly for Kei, such a feat doesn't make him a superhero. In the eyes of both the general public and governments, he's a rare ...
Plot: immortality, paratrooper, dead soldier, forest, duffel bag, drill, waking up, flame, exam, pig, hiding, police officer ...
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Before We Vanish (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Narumi is on bad terms with her husband Shinji when one day, Shinji goes missing. He comes back a couple of days later, but seems like a totally different person, and is now gentle and tender. He goes for a walk every day. Meanwhile, Journalist ...
Style: psychological, touching, captivating, contemplative
Plot: japanese teenager, sibling relationship, false identity, personality change, criminal, siblings, reunion, teenage boy, murder, japanese schoolgirl, thin attractive girl, murderer ...
Place: japan
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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: based on true events, inspirational, touching, sentimental, brutal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, u.s. army, conscientious objector, u.s. military, bible, world war two, physician, soldier, pacifism, courage, american soldier, war violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: okinawa, japan, okinawa japan, usa
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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: navy, japanese history, attack, air attack, fighter pilot, warplane, world war two, aircraft carrier, newspaper reporter, war, aerial combats, admiral ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: pearl harbor, japan, pacific ocean
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Unbroken (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.
Style: uplifting, emotional, bleak, rough, epic ...
Plot: war, soldier, u.s. air force, captivity, world war two, island, survival, life is a bitch, athlete's life, human spirit, hopes, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: japan, pacific ocean, germany, asia, berlin germany ...
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Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, world war two, parents and children, family relations, wartime life, political unrest, unsupportive parent, state affairs, single parent, death in the family, nationalism, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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In Harm's Way (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, factual ...
Plot: naval battle, naval officer, world war two, battleship, war, heroic mission, military life, battles, politics, danger, father son relationship, ocean ...
Time: year 1941
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, san francisco, pacific ocean, polynesia
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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, world war two, battles, military, war, chaos, japanese history, danger, chaos and mayhem, selflessness, brutality, japanese army ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, year 2005
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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The Pacific (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 530 min.
TV show
Story: A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, emotional, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, war, military, battlefield, soldier, navy, squad, marines, battle zone, selflessness, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, okinawa, korea
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Pearl Harbor (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, exciting, epic, factual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, war, love and romance, love, battleship, aerial combats, navy, airplane, tragic event, warship, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, japan, england, asia ...
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Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Plot: naval battle, world war two, military, war, heroic mission, against the odds, u.s. navy, military life, danger, underdog, main character dies, death of protagonist ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 70s
Place: pacific ocean, japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii ...
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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, prisoner of war camp, war crime, captivity, anti war, strong violent content, military, confined, atrocity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1936, year 1942 ...
Place: japan, asia, australia, indonesia, tokyo
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Undersea Battleship (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The legendary empire of the lost continent of Mu reappears to threaten the world with domination. While countries unite to resist, an isolated World War II Captain has created the greatest warship ever seen, and possibly the surface world's ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: submarine, japanese soldier, japanese army, battleship, monster, japanese military
Time: 60s, 1960s
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Emperor (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 107 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: captivating, touching, thought provoking, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: emperor, investigation, war crime, occupation, war, politics, moral dilemma, political intrigue, japanese history, ruler, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, russia, berlin germany ...
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