Top 10 awesome movies like Oba: The Last Samurai that you will enjoy watching
You just finished watching Oba: The Last Samurai 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 Cellin Gluck, Yutaka Takenouchi and Markus Waldow . Here goes the list -
- Karafuto 1945 Summer Hyosetsu no mon
- Sea Without Exit
- Emperor Meiji and the Great Russo-Japanese War
- Best Wishes for Tomorrow
- Tropic of Emerald
- Snow in the South Seas
- Fires on the Plain
- Âh himeyuri no tô
- The Falcon Fighters
Koji Namiki, a talented young pitcher, who had won the National High School Baseball Championships enters university, but soon afterwards injures his elbow. He and his teammates work hard to get back on the field placing all his hopes on a new slow-ball, "the magic pitch." However, the outbreak of WWII wipes out the baseball ambitions from everyone. They join the military and in the navy undergo the severe training that prepares them for death. Death awaits them in a "kaiten" (special attack submarine or "human torpedo") within the gloomy ocean depths, but Koji never gives up his dream of the "magic pitch."
This movie, created by Kiyoshi Sasabe, Ebizô Ichikawa and Yûsuke Iseya, scores 6.3 on IMDb.
Genres - Drama | War
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
A Japanese Class B war criminal sets out to take full responsibility for the execution of American Airmen.
This movie, created by Takashi Koizumi, Makoto Fujita and Robert Lesser, scores 7.0 on IMDb.
Genres - Drama | War
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
As the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II, General 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.
This movie, created by Peter Webber, Matthew Fox and Tommy Lee Jones, scores 6.5 on IMDb.
Genres - War | History | Drama
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In the days leading up to the Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937, head flight instructor Kato Tateo of the Imperial Japanese Army-Air Corps trains new crop of volunteers from the Amry's Infantry to become Japan's next generation of fighter pilots. Flying early biplane's, Kato will train both friend and future foe alike. But as war in China breaks out, Kato (played by Makoto Sato) will take his untested men flying antiquated planes into aerial combat against the Chinese Air Force who is now headed by Lt. Cho (played by Jun Fujimaki) who Kato had both earlier befriended and personally trained. While Kato's squadron achieves air superiority over China, it comes at a high price in men to which each loss carries a heavy burden that he alone must bear. As the war progresses into the Second World War, Kato must now battle an ever advancing array of deadlier newer enemies flying ever more modern fighter planes. In a time when "To Serve was to Die," Kato will rise through the ranks and defy the military logic of the day of an indifferent Army military brass to push for the development and production of the Peregrine Falcon in an effort to arm Japan's pilots with modern fighter planes that would give his men a fighting chance of survival in the deadly aerial combat.
This movie, created by Mitsuo Murayama, Makoto Satô and Shiho Fujimura, scores 7.4 on IMDb.
Genres - Drama | War