Top 10 awesome movies like Anatahan that you will enjoy watching
You just finished watching Anatahan and you can't get over how good this movie was. Now you want to watch more of such masterpieces. We have curated a list of similar movies which are created by the likes of Josef von Sternberg, Akemi Negishi and Tadashi Suganuma . Here goes the list -
- Hawai · Maree oki kaisen
- Karafuto 1945 Summer Hyosetsu no mon
- The Human Bullet
- Summer Soldiers
- Raigekitai Shutsudô
- The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity
- Emperor Meiji and the Great Russo-Japanese War
- Âh himeyuri no tô
- The Revolutionary
When a boy who is in the navy college returns home for vacation he meets his young cousin who also wants to join in order to become a pilot. However, the younger man's mother is antagonistic knowing the folly of war. When the younger man recruits his cousin to speak to the mother the enlisted man is successful and the mother relents. The younger cousin is soon in the navy and training to become a pilot. He graduates too, but one night loses his friend yet has no time to reflect on the event as japan draws nearer to war with the West. The pilot and his fellow pilots are told to embark on a mission, but initially not told their purpose or destination. Only later it is revealed that the destination is Hawaii, USA. Pearl Habour looms.
This movie, created by Kajirô Yamamoto, Denjirô Ôkôchi and Yatarô Kurokawa, scores 6.6 on IMDb.
Genres - History | Drama | War
During World War II, a Japanese soldier finds himself assigned to a kamikaze mission against a U.S. battleship.
This movie, created by Kihachi Okamoto, Minori Terada and Naoko Ôtani, scores 7.4 on IMDb.
Genres - Drama | War
As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.
This movie, created by Masaki Kobayashi, Tatsuya Nakadai and Michiyo Aratama, scores 8.5 on IMDb.
Genres - War | History | Drama
Meiji Tenno portrayed the ramp up to the Russo-Japan War. In addition to showing the political events that led to war, it also showed the era from the story of a farm family in rural Japan who sent their son off to war. As such, it could be considered an anti-war movie, showing how, while war is devised by governments, the people do not really understand what war is, and it's combatants often do not know what they are fighting for.
This movie, created by Kunio Watanabe, Kanjûrô Arashi and Kusuo Abe, scores 6.0 on IMDb.
Genres - History | Drama | WarWatch Trailer
In 1943, critical developments in the Pacific War have placed Japan at a disadvantage, although the fiery breaths of war hadn't yet reached Okinawa Normal School for women. Nothing seemed the least bit out of the ordinary, as Kazuko (Sayuri Yoshinaga) and her friends enjoyed a day of sports. A year later the war takes a devastating turn, as US forces plan an amphibious attack known as "Operation Iceberg" on the Ryukyu island.
This movie, created by Toshio Masuda, Sayuri Yoshinaga and Mitsuo Hamada, scores 5.8 on IMDb.
Genres - Drama | WarWatch Trailer
In the year 1637 in Shimabara of Tokugawa-era Japan, oppressed peasant Christians revolt against the shogunate with the aid of a charismatic Christian rebel leader Shiro Amakusa.
This movie, created by Nagisa Ôshima, Hashizô Ôkawa and Ryûtarô Ôtomo, scores 6.7 on IMDb.
Genres - History | Drama | War