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1. War of the Worlds (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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73 Metascore

As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins, Miranda Otto

Votes: 392,013 | Gross: $234.28M

2. Empire of the Sun (1987)

PG | 153 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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62 Metascore

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

Votes: 107,249 | Gross: $22.24M

3. Kundun (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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74 Metascore

From childhood to adulthood, Tibet's fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang

Votes: 24,454 | Gross: $5.53M

4. Little Boy (2015)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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30 Metascore

An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.

Director: Alejandro Monteverde | Stars: Jakob Salvati, Emily Watson, David Henrie, Michael Rapaport

Votes: 21,162 | Gross: $6.42M

5. In This Corner of the World (2016)

PG-13 | 129 min | Animation, Drama, History

7.8
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73 Metascore

Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. As she struggles with the... See full summary »

Director: Sunao Katabuchi | Stars: Non, Ava Pickard, Kenna Pickard, Karen Strassman

Votes: 6,562

6. Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud

Votes: 25,286 | Gross: $0.09M

7. Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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During the violent chaos of post-War Japanese black market, a young gangster called Shozo Hirono has to keep up with the rapid shifts of power between unscrupulous bosses.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Hiroki Matsukata, Kunie Tanaka, Eiko Nakamura

Votes: 2,906

8. Barefoot Gen (1983)

TV-PG | 83 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.0
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A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a disturbing story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people.

Director: Mori Masaki | Stars: Issei Miyazaki, Catherine Battistone, Yoshie Shimamura, Iona Morris

Votes: 6,572

9. Come See the Paradise (1990)

R | 138 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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The passionate romance between an Irish-American man and a Japanese-American woman is threatened when the Pearl Harbor attacks happen and the woman is forced into a prison camp because of her ethnicity.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita, Sab Shimono, Shizuko Hoshi

Votes: 2,370 | Gross: $0.85M

10. Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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During WWII, a human heart taken from a certain lab in Europe (Dr. Frankenstein's) is kept in a Japanese lab, when it gets exposed to the radiation of the bombing of Hiroshima. The heart ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tadao Takashima, Nick Adams, Kumi Mizuno, Yoshio Tsuchiya

Votes: 1,610

12. Three Came Home (1950)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, War

7.3
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During Word War II, American author Agnes Newton Keith is imprisoned by the Japanese in various POW camps in North Borneo and Sarawak.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 1,528

13. Black Rain (1989)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama

7.9
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The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Yoshiko Tanaka, Kazuo Kitamura, Etsuko Ichihara, Shôichi Ozawa

Votes: 2,711

14. The History of Time Travel (2014)

72 min | Documentary, Drama, History

6.7
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A fictional documentary about the creation of the worlds first time machine, the men who created it, and the unintended ramifications it has on world events.

Director: Ricky Kennedy | Stars: Stephen Adami, Krista Ales, Valerie Black, Ryan Blackburn

Votes: 424

15. Hiroshima (2005 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.8
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Documentary with dramatic reenactments with actors to describe what dropping the bomb on Hiroshima was like.

Director: Paul Wilmshurst | Stars: John Hurt, Shuntaro Hida, George Elsey, Paul Tibbets

Votes: 1,657

16. The Blood of Wolves (2018)

126 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Hiroshima Police detective Ogami Shogo and his partner Hioka Shuichi are investigating the disappearance of a company's employees amidst an escalating yakuza turf war in 1988. Blood, ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuya Shiraishi | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Junko Abe, Yôsuke Eguchi, Gorô Ibuki

Votes: 382

17. Hiroshima (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 190 min | Drama, War

8.0
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The grisly events leading to the first attack with a nuclear weapon.

Directors: Koreyoshi Kurahara, Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Lynne Adams, Wesley Addy, Allen Altman, Bernard Behrens

Votes: 810

18. The Atomic Cafe (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government-issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.

Directors: Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty | Stars: Paul Tibbets, Harry S. Truman, W.H.P. Blandy, Brien McMahon

Votes: 3,717 | Gross: $0.02M

19. White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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Using extensive interviews with survivors and archival footage, an examination reveals the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Director: Steven Okazaki | Stars: Harold Agnew, Shuntaro Hida, Kiyoko Imori, Morris Jeppson

Votes: 1,611

20. The Beginning or the End (1947)

Passed | 112 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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The research, development, and deployment of the first atomic bomb, as well as the bombing of Hiroshima, are detailed in this docudrama.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Robert Walker, Tom Drake, Beverly Tyler

Votes: 507

21. WWII from Space (2012 TV Movie)

Documentary, History, War

7.4
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The events of World War II from 1941 onward are depicted from the perspective of space.

Director: Simon George | Stars: Corey Johnson, Kevin Farrell, Geoffrey Wawro, Conrad Crane

Votes: 355

22. The Little House (2014)

136 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A woman looks back on her family's life in Tokyo before and during WWII. A maid arrives from the countryside to work for an upper middle class family. She fits in well, but everyone's emotions are stirred up with the arrival of a student.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Takako Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 971

23. Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980 TV Movie)

156 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.4
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The decision to drop the atom bomb, the secrecy surrounding the mission, and the men who flew it.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Billy Crystal, Kim Darby, Patrick Duffy, Gary Frank

Votes: 253

24. Day One (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama, History

7.5
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The complicated relationship between physicist Leo Szilard, scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and General Leslie Groves. Assigned to oversee the project, Groves chooses Oppenheimer to build ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Brian Dennehy, David Strathairn, Michael Tucker, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 348

25. Children of Hiroshima (1952)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, War

7.8
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86 Metascore

Post war Hiroshima: It's been four years since the last time she visited her hometown. Takako faces the after effects of the A-bomb when she travels around the city to call on old friends.

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Osamu Takizawa, Masao Shimizu, Jûkichi Uno

Votes: 875

26. Carol for Another Christmas (1964 TV Movie)

84 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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Daniel Grudge, a wealthy industrialist and fierce isolationist long embittered by the loss of his son in World War II, is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve who lead him to reconsider his attitude toward his fellow man.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Percy Rodrigues, Sterling Hayden, Ben Gazzara, Barbara Ann Teer

Votes: 646

27. Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, History, War

6.1
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Life in Hiroshima, following different Japanese, a German priest and church, and some American POWs, before and after the atomic bomb was dropped August 6, 1945.

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Max von Sydow, Judd Nelson, Mako, Tamlyn Tomita

Votes: 274

28. Silence Has No Wings (1966)

100 min | Drama

7.2
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Following the journey of a caterpillar along the Japanese islands from Nagasaki to Hokkaido, this allegorical and oblique first feature film by Kuroki depicts in exquisite images a series of encounters and life's turning points.

Director: Kazuo Kuroki | Stars: Mariko Kaga, Hiroyuki Nagato, Shôichi Ozawa, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 278

29. The Day After Trinity (1981)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Scientists and witnesses involved in the creation and testing of the first ever atomic bomb reflect on the Manhattan project and its fascinating leader, J. Robert Oppenheimer, who upon ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Else | Stars: Hans Bethe, Holm Bursom, Haakon Chevalier, Stirling Colgate

Votes: 439

30. Police Tactics (1974)

Not Rated | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Conflicts between Hirono's family and Yamamori's family (and their allies) are made more tense by the ambitious underlings and the police's efforts to impose a crackdown on the gangs.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Tatsuo Umemiya, Toshio Kurosawa

Votes: 802

31. True Gore (1987 Video)

85 min | Documentary, Horror

3.8
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Combines the usual death footage found in most shockumentaries with video art from Survival Research Laboratories and Monte Cazazza and more.

Director: M. Dixon Causey | Stars: Adolf Hitler, Jim Jones, Monte Cazazza, Cole Palme

Votes: 37

32. Barefoot Gen 2 (1986)

85 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.3
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Three years after the Hiroshima bombing, a teenager helps a group of orphans to survive and find their new life.

Director: Toshio Hirata | Stars: Issei Miyazaki, Masaki Kôda, Kei Nakamura, Takami Aoyama

Votes: 883

33. FTA (1972)

R | 97 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

6.4
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A documentary about a political troupe headed by actors Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland which traveled to towns near military bases in the US in the early 1970s. The group put on shows ... See full summary »

Director: Francine Parker | Stars: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Pamela Donegan, Len Chandler

Votes: 224

34. Hiroshima: The Aftermath (2015)

Documentary

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Director: Lucy van Beek

Votes: 162

35. Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean (2005)

128 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A drama set during World War II where a submarine carrying a secret weapon attempts to stop a planned third atomic bombing of Japan. Based on Harutoshi Fukui's novel Shuusen no Lorelei.

Directors: Shinji Higuchi, Cellin Gluck | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Toshirô Yanagiba, Yû Kashii

Votes: 651

36. Hiroshima (1953)

85 min | Drama, War

7.7
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Brilliant retelling of the Day in Hiroshima the day the bomb dropped. A bit heavy handed at times, yet extremely realistic.

Director: Hideo Sekigawa | Stars: Eiji Okada, Yumeji Tsukioka, Yoshi Katô, Takashi Kanda

Votes: 67

37. Hadashi no Gen (2007– )

Drama, War

8.1
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The trials and travails of the Nakaoka family as they endure the horrific atom bomb of Hiroshima.

Stars: Ren Kobayashi, Yûki Imai, Yuriko Ishida, Kiichi Nakai

Votes: 67

38. The Cats of Mirikitani (2006)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary

8.2
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73 Metascore

Documentary about red-beret-ed Jimmy Mirikitani, a feisty painter working and living on the street, near the World Trade Center, when 9/11 devastates the neighborhood. A nearby film editor,... See full summary »

Director: Linda Hattendorf | Stars: Linda Hattendorf, Jimmy Mirikitani

Votes: 711

39. Welcome to the Club (1971)

R | 88 min | Comedy

4.1
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In 1945 Hiroshima an American Quaker tries to introduce a black singing duo into the all-white quarters of an officer's club, with farcical results.

Director: Walter Shenson | Stars: Brian Foley, Jack Warden, Andy Jarrell, Kevin O'Connor

Votes: 17

40. Ernesto (2017)

Biography

6.2
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The first film in forty years to be co-produced by Cuba and Japan, it recounts the story of Freddy Maymura Hurtado who was a Bolivian man of Japanese descent. He joined the freedom fighters... See full summary »

Director: Junji Sakamoto | Stars: Joe Odagiri, Alexis Díaz de Villegas, Kento Nagayama, Juan M. Valero

Votes: 37

41. Women in the Mirror (2002)

129 min | Drama

7.1
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Three women who share memories of the Hiroshima disaster try to uncover the hidden family ties that may or may not bind them together.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Mariko Okada, Yoshiko Tanaka, Sae Isshiki, Hideo Murota

Votes: 199

42. Atomic Journeys: Welcome to Ground Zero (1999 Video)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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A tour of U.S. atomic test sites in Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Mississippi, and Alaska.

Director: Peter Kuran | Stars: Peter Merlin, William Shatner

Votes: 238

43. Hiroshima Maiden (1988 TV Special)

53 min | Drama, Family

7.8
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A young Japanese girl moves to the United States 10 years after the bombing of Hiroshima and faces prejudice.

Director: Joan Darling | Stars: Susan Blakely, Tamlyn Tomita, Stephen Dorff, Richard Masur

Votes: 53

44. Public Enemy Number One (1981)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, War

7.2
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Director: David Bradbury | Stars: Wilfred Burchett, Richard Oxenburgh

Votes: 10

45. The Face of Jizo (2004)

99 min | Drama

6.9
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Based on a play by Hisashi Inoue, it focuses on the sufferings of the survivors of Hiroshima. The film takes place during 4 days in the summer of 1948, as the ghost of her father visits ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuo Kuroki | Stars: Rie Miyazawa, Yoshio Harada, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 192

46. Submarines: Sharks of Steel (1993)

240 min | War

8.5
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Director: Scott Hicks

Votes: 30

47. Rabbit in the Moon (1999)

85 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.7
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This documentary is about the internment of Japanese Americans in camps during World War II.

Director: Emiko Omori | Stars: Emiko Omori, Chizuko Omori, Frank Emi, Aiko Yoshinaga-Herzig

Votes: 86

48. The Last Bomb (1945)

Not Rated | 35 min | Short, Documentary, War

6.5
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Documentary of the planning and delivery of the last great bomber attack on the city of Tokyo by the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Reed Hadley, Arthur Kennedy, Jack Klock, Curtis LeMay

Votes: 61

49. Hiroshima Nagasaki August, 1945 (1970)

16 min | Documentary, Short, History

8.2
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Aftermath of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings.

Director: Erik Barnouw | Stars: Kazuko Oshima, Paul Ronder

Votes: 52

50. Camps of Death (1983 Video)

Documentary, History, War

6.1
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Human torture. Factories of death. War atrocities. The crimes that haunt the pages of history are chronicled in the piercing documentary Camps of Death. Following Hitler's murderous career,... See full summary »

Stars: André Baruch, Jackson Beck, Eva Braun, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 27



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