Japanese soldier movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant japanese soldier movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, exciting, bleak, suspenseful and emotional films and TV shows about / with japanese soldier, soldier, world war two, military, war, danger, battles, death, explosion and heroes plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as japanese soldier: The Eight Hundred (2020), Midway (2019), I'll Remember April (2000), Fires on the Plain (2014), Battleship Island (2017), Windtalkers (2002), Caterpillar (2010), Empire of the Sun (1987), Operation Bikini (1963), Restless (2011).

List of japanese soldier movies

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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 6.7
 67K
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: exciting, bleak, scary, suspense, sad ...
Plot: sea battle, naval battle, fighter plane, warship, aerial combat, aircraft carrier, fighter pilot, navy, u.s. navy, submarine, emperor, battleship ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1941, year 1942, year 1937 ...
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, tokyo, washington d.c., japan ...
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I'll Remember April (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four young boys find a shipwrecked Japanese sailor during World War II and struggle with the decision to save him.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: soldier, world war two, japanese soldier, war, military, friends, racism, wartime life, friendship between boys, prejudice, boy, youth ...
Place: usa, california, hawaii
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Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: survival, war, danger, military life, isolation, confined, escapades, japanese soldier, rivalry, world war two, wartime life, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: the philippines
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Battleship Island (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island (‘Hashima Island’) to mine for coal, attempt to escape.
Style: tense, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: escape, japanese soldier, freedom, mine, rescue, beating, torture, father daughter relationship, soldier, betrayal, island, colony ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1944
Place: japan, east asia, asia
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 6.1
 66K
Windtalkers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, code, military life, u.s. marine corps, heroes, military, mexican standoff, behind enemy lines, native americans, commando, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943, year 1944
Place: japan, asia, arizona
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 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: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: quadriplegic, world war two, life is a bitch, disability, family problems, political unrest, village life, family in crisis, soldier, state affairs, military, japanese soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan
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Empire of the Sun (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even ...
Style: epic, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, pow, innocence lost, young heroes, survival, prison, bravery, child protagonist, japanese army, stadium, japanese soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: china, shanghai, tokyo, asia, japan ...
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Operation Bikini (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The film takes place aboard an American submarine in the Pacific during World War II. The sub's commander is ordered to stop and pick up an underwater demolition team led by Lt. Hayes, whose mission is to locate and destroy a US submarine ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: submarine, underwater, world war two, underwater scene, battleship, ocean, island, love interest, fistfight, japanese soldier, scuba diving, demolition ...
Time: 20th century
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 6.8
 17K
Restless (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A powerful and emotional coming of age story, this remarkable tale is told with honesty and originality that will leave audiences moved. In the film, two outsiders, both shaped by the circumstances that have brought them together, forge a deep and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, psychological, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, fighting illness, sadness, funeral, young people, ghost, hospital, death of parent, romance, teenage life, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Yuki – The Snow Fairy (1981)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Up in Heaven, Yuki’s grandparents decide that, having turned thirteen years old, she must go down to Earth to a village that is torn by bandits and intervene to save its people. However if she does not succeed within one year she will become as ...
Plot: samurai, japanese soldier, female protagonist, deity, good versus evil, medieval
Place: japan, feudal japan
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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, imperial japan, british, british empire, funeral, gore, officer, general, japanese history, revolt ...
Time: 1940s
Place: japan, china, usa, tokyo
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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, warplane, fighter pilot, world war two, aircraft carrier, newspaper reporter, aerial combats, war, admiral ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: pearl harbor, japan, pacific ocean
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 2K
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, battleship, world war two, japanese history, ship, military, survival, war, battles, danger, heroes, first love ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005, 20th century ...
Place: japan
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 4.3
 1K
Savage Beach (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Donna and Taryn are federal drug enforcement agents based in the Hawaiian isles. Upon the success of a drug bust, they receive a call from Shane Aviation to fly an emergency package of vaccine from Molokai to Knox Island. Unbeknownst to them, ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: gold, bikini, sexploitation, sexual desire, storm, agent, fire extinguisher, exploding boat, shot in the neck, face paint, sunbathing, caught in the rain ...
Place: hawaii
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Kokoda: 39th Battalion (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A bitter battle is fought between Australian and Japanese soldiers along the Kokoda trail in New Guinea during World War II.
Style: serious, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, world war two, survival, military, military life, battles, leadership, danger, war, heroism, battlefield, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, australia, papua new guinea
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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, dinosaur, island, time travel, ufo, androids, catastrophe, experiment gone awry, danger, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: future, 20th century, 23rd century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: japan, asia, east asia
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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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Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no ...
Style: touching, heartbreaking, stylized, harsh, depressing ...
Plot: orphan, siblings relations, survival, world war two, hunger, hiding place, death of parent, loss of parent, bomb, theft, war, homelessness ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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, gore, bayonet, massacre, rape, soldier, military, danger, world war two, strong violent content, chaos and mayhem, wartime life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: china, japan, asia
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The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: On his 83rd birthday, Eddie (Voight), a war vet and a maintenance worker at the Ruby Pier amusement park, dies while trying to save a girl who is sitting under a falling ride. When he awakens in the afterlife, he encounters five people with ties to ...
Style: christian film, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: afterlife, heaven, heaven and hell, amusement park, self discovery, life is a bitch, danger, redemption, religious, hopes, world war two, birthday ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century ...
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Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: war, world war two, military, fame, battles, loss of friend, survival, homecoming, selflessness, danger, propaganda, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, pacific ocean, usa, asia, okinawa japan ...
Is relevant ?
 4.5
 637
Fist of Anger (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Historical movie set during the Japanese occupation of China during WWII. Jackie Chan is one of the good guys but has nothing much more than a supporting role.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: martial arts, world war two, heroes, military, rivalry, escapades, life is a bitch, good versus evil, war, japanese occupation, rifle, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan
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 7.2
 3K
Painted Fire (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The struggles of an artist. Jang Seung-up (1843-1897), also called Owon, focusing on the years 1882 to 1897, when Korea was in political upheaval, caught between China and Japan, the conservative dynasty dying, and peasant revolt at hand. Jang, born ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, melancholic
Plot: politics, power relations, human spirit, actor's life, ambition, rise to the top, hopes, rich and poor, social differences, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1860s, 1890s ...
Place: korea, japan, asia, south korea, china ...
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 7.6
 170K
Battle Royale (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Style: bleak, disturbing, exciting, futuristic, controversial ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: game of death, contests and competitions, death, cruelty, desperation, survival, island, captivity, survivor, massacre, teacher, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 1K
Beach Red (1967)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: American troops storm ashore on a Japanese-held island and push inland while their enemies plan a counterattack in this look at warfare. Soldiers on both sides are haunted by memories of home and the horrifying, sickening images they find in combat.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: world war two, battles, soldier, island, anti war, war, military life, wartime life, officers and cadets, anti hero, marines, gory ...
Place: japan, asia
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 119K
Australia (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving ...
Style: epic, emotional, captivating, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: social differences, adventure, unlikely couple, cattle drive, wilderness, world war two, journey, ranch, fall in love, inheritance, opposites attract, racist ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1942 ...
Place: australia, japan, england, shanghai china, pearl harbor ...
Is relevant ?
 5.0
 73
The Ravagers (1965)
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Cruel captors of the war in the pacific.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: convent, world war two, military, escapades, battles, against the odds, political unrest, soldier, danger, adventure, war, state affairs ...
Time: 60s
Place: the philippines, japan, asia
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 431K
The Wolverine (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Wolverine faces his ultimate nemesis - and tests of his physical, emotional, and mortal limits - in a life-changing voyage to modern-day Japan.
Style: exciting, stylized, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: immortality, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, superhero, mutant, samurai, good versus evil, sword fight, chase, haunted by the past, fistfight, martial arts ...
Time: year 1945, 2010s, future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, canada
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 5.3
 776
Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battles, world war two, soldier, military life, survival, society, daring rescue, war, danger, battle zone, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france, europe, usa, italy, hawaii
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