96 min John Frankenheimer Michael Sacks, A concert pianist has lost his memory, the result of his being arrested and tortured by the Nazis during the war for playing a banned song. Nagisa Ôshima Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai , Michiyo Aratama , Chikage Awashima , Ineko Arima | Hakudo Nagatomi, Stars: Wolverine comes to Japan to meet an old friend whose life he saved years ago, and gets embroiled in a conspiracy involving yakuza and mutants. Roland Culver, | Paul Sorensen, Passed | $16.65M, R The earliest recorded usage of the phrase "prisoner of war" dates back to 1610. Prisoner of Japan Byron Barr, David Henrie, Chuan Lu Sharon Gans, Votes: John Bach, Not Rated 79 min Redd Foxx, Katharine Ross, | Documentary, An Academy Award winner for best documentary, the film opens with a notice that..."Exhibition of confiscated Japanese film material authorized by permission of the Alien Property Custodian ... See full summary », Director: Title: Patrick O'Neal, R 100 min Yishou Jiang, Ludwig Donath, 104 min Action film about a N.Korean general's vendetta against a U.S. team of special ops soldiers who are on a mission to free Japanese political prisoners. 88 min He's working for the Navy, trying to track down a directional radio beacon the Japanese are using. Alex Man, Claire Oberman, | Gross: Director: PG-13 James Fox, Clint Eastwood Drama, War, Director: 21,183 James Franco, | Drama, History, War. Patrick Wilson, Stars: Former Japanese prisoner of war shares lesson from the Cowra breakout, 75 years on. Stephen Wallace Stephanie Cole, | Add the first question. 0–9. In 1820s New England beautiful but poor and manipulative Jenny Hager marries rich old man Isaiah Poster but also seduces his son and his company foreman. Ken Watanabe, 153,684 On her way to Kuala Lumpur, the British secret agent Elaine's ... See full summary », Director: Stars: A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II. 103 min Kiefer Sutherland, ABC Central West / By Kate Cowling, Donal Sheil. Stars: 161 min | 123 min 2. | Drama, War. Votes: 37,360 | Gross: $4.44M Arthur Dreifuss An idealistic ... See full summary », Director: 138 min Gordon Jackson, Stars: | 6,714 Benjamin Bratt, A prisoner of war (POW) is a non-combatant—whether a military member, an irregular military fighter, or a civilian—who is held captive by a belligerent power during or immediately after an armed conflict. | | Hugo Armstrong, Bruce Dern, | Martin Sheen, Jennifer Klekas, Michiyo Aratama, This FAQ is empty. | Billy Pilgrim has mysteriously become unstuck in time. | | | Stars: To End All Wars , a 2001 film set in a Japanese prisoner of war labour camp where the inmates are building the Burma Railway during World War II. | Gross: George Segal, Lew Landers ... See full summary », Director: | [9] Biography, Drama, History. | She's Nam, young, attractive, daughter of a wealthy rice merchant, and prey to painful, ... See full summary », Director: After the Japanese invasion of Singapore in February 1942, a group of British, Dutch and Australian women are held in a Japanese internment camp on a Japanese-occupied island between Singapore and Australia. Xiepu Li Jean-Michel Henry, Patric Knowles, | 10,332 Ryô Kase, Votes: | Gross: 12,155 With Alan Baxter, Gertrude Michael, Ernst Deutsch, Corinna Mura. Director: $13.76M, PG Stars: | Masaki Kobayashi Drama, Horror, War, In the spring of 1935, Japan established a secret base, Unit 731 in Manchuria, where many innocent Chinese, Korean and Mongolian people were killed in grotesque experiments. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. Drama, War. | Patrick Wymark, Wei Fan, | | | | Another Time, Another Place (1983 film) As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me; B. | Stars: A young woman raised by gypsies hides a deadly secret which she will do anything to protect. Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi. | Ye Liu, John Currie Slade, Drama, War On a small tropical island in the South Pacific, David Bowman (Alan Baxter), a young American planter, finds himself pitted against a ruthless Japanese agent, Matsuru (Ernst Deutsch). Black Sunday is the powerful story of a Black September terrorist group attempting to blow up a Goodyear blimp hovering over the Super Bowl stadium with 80,000 people and the president of the United States in attendance. | Tom Courtenay, The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it. Unlike thousands of his colleagues who were captured by the Japanese and … The relatively good treatment that prisoners in Japan received was used as a propaganda tool, exuding a sense of "chivalry" in comparison to the more barbaric perception of Asia that the Meiji government wished to avoid. Alec Guinness, Director: Daniel Brühl, Use the HTML below. | His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival. | Director: Stars: Keith Sykes, Cecilia Yip, Adventure, War, An American prisoner-of-war in Tokyo manages to escape and hooks up with the Japanese underground. $22.24M, R Action, Thriller. 133 min Florence Desmond, Captured (1959) Captured is available as a BFI Dual Format (DVD/Blu-ray) edition. During Word War II, American author Agnes Newton Keith is imprisoned by the Japanese in various POW camps in North Borneo and Sarawak. | $1.92M, R Xingqiang Li, 21,321 | On the surface former prisoner of war Eric Lomax was one of the lucky ones. Drama, Romance, War, Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, a love story begins that will take two lovers through a living nightmare of captivity, across three continents and two decades. Action, War, Years later, a woman narrates her personal story of the Japanese takeover of Hong Kong in 1941. 3,354 He goes on an uncontrollable trip back and forth from his birth in New York to life on a distant planet and back again to the horrors of the 1945 fire-bombing of Dresden. Few experiences can compare to the extremes of war, the stakes are huge and few subjects make for such compelling narratives. Stars: Anne Consigny, Votes: Kazuo Kitamura, Ciarán McMenamin, 104 min Action, Adventure, Drama. Richard Loo, | Fred MacMurray, Action, Adventure, Drama. This list may not reflect recent changes . When the Japanese invade the Philippines, he is called back into service to rescue a ... See full summary », Director: | | | | Stars: Three-reel edited film, shot by a Japanese cameraman, showing (1) well-fed Allied prisoners of war at or near Selarang Barracks in Changi, Singapore doing construction work and taking advantage of opportunities for sport (2) POWs receiving medical attention and attending an elaborate remembrance ceremony in Batavia, Netherlands East Indies (Jakarta, Indonesia) (3) civilian internees, including wom Alan Baxter is an astronomer on a small island in the South Pacific. camp during World War II and uses bribery and larceny to take de-facto control of the camp. $0.16M, R(A) Yuanyuan Gao, Votes: Taisuke Funyu, 120 min Yoshio Tsuchiya, Bryan Brown, Kirk Douglas, Mario Barri, Rosalind Chao, Jakob Salvati, On a small tropical island in the South Pacific, David Bowman (Alan Baxter), a young American planter, finds himself pitted against a ruthless Japanese agent, Matsuru (Ernst Deutsch). Mako, Kevin Lin, Pauline Collins, Released after serving 15 years in prison for train robbery Pete Carver being the only survivor of the gang goes looking for the loot in the caves where it was hidden. Action, Sci-Fi. | Gross: | Gross: Yûsuke Kawazu, M18 Esmée de la Bretonière, Ron Leibman, Ann Bell, Crime, Certificate: Passed Godfrey Ho The Japanese repeatedly forced Allied prisoners of war to embark on prolonged marches with little to no provisions, resulting in the deaths of thousands . | $44.91M, PG-13 John Brahm $6.42M, Approved | Stars: On a small tropical island in the South Pacific, David Bowman (, Certificate: Passed From the steamy... See full summary », Stars: Pages in category "World War II prisoner of war films" The following 70 pages are in this category, out of 70 total. Stars: John Malkovich, Woody Harrelson, | Director: Andrew Tarbet, | Robert Shaw, | Action, Drama, War. Eugene Roche, I personally saw this happen and about 100 prisoners were eaten at this place by the Japanese. Hung Chu, Orlow Seunke Bryan Forbes Marthe Keller, Directors: Drama, History, War. At the end of WW2, a Japanese freighter sails with Allied prisoners as cargo but, sensing doom, the prisoners plan to overpower their guards and capture the prison-ship. Claudette Colbert, Director: Richard Fleischer | Gross: Part of an entertainment act, a beautiful but unscrupulous female performer manipulates all the men in her life in order to achieve her aims. Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, He plans to kill Tokyo Rose because one of her broadcasts led to the death of a buddy. A burial detail of American and Filipino prisoners of war using improvised litters to carry fallen comrades following the Bataan Death March, Camp O’Donnell (c. 1942). Don Taylor Stars: Robert Lowery, Florian Gallenberger James Mangold Steven Spielberg Fred regales young Roger with tall tales of his World war II exploits that draw more from the late movie than the history books. A young divorcee tries to convert a historic house into a hotel despite its oddball inhabitants and dead bodies in the cellar. Through readings of historical account by actors and the testimony of survivors, the events of the Nanjing Massacre are recounted. | | | Gross: David Nibley, Passed Director: | Drama, History, War. | Gross: $10.17M, PG-13 Action, Drama, War, A true story about four Allied POWs who endure harsh treatment from their Japanese captors during World War II while being forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. Stars: 6,060 He journeys to the island of Guadelupe to try to ... See full summary ». | Tsuyoshi Ihara, 5,095 David Lean Terence McKenna, 143 min Christian Bale, ... See full summary » Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Byron … Biography, History, War. ... See full summary », Director: He plans to kill Tokyo Rose because one of her broadcasts led to the death of a buddy. | During WW2, an army nurse on R&R in San Francisco has a premonition about witnessing a murder attempt against a G-man by Nazi agents. | | Nina Foch, A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan. Steve Buscemi, Charito Luna, Similar instances were systematically corroborated by other Allied prisoners, with Hatam Ali recounting that in New Guinea “the Japanese started selecting prisoners and every day one prisoner was taken out and killed and eaten by the soldiers. John Dahl Rila Fukushima, Votes: Drama, War, Director: An American prisoner-of-war in Tokyo manages to escape and hooks up with the Japanese underground. Celebrating the endurance and ingenuity of soldiers in captivity, movies about prisoners of war make for compelling cinema. | Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? The untold WWII story of 1100 captured Japanese soldiers who made a daring escape from a prisoner of war camp in Cowra, Australia in 1944. K. Danor Gerald, | Gross: Documentary, War, A documentary recording the testimony of fourteen former Japanese soldiers as they recount atrocities and war crimes committed during the Second World War, including the infamous Unit 731 ... See full summary », Director: 190 min | | We can tell he's evil, because he's annoying, making up a sizable percentage of the annoyance of this movie.It being 1942 when this was released, it's to be expected that the propaganda component of this movie would be sizable. Wrongly accused of killing a bar-girl he was seen with earlier, a Korean War vet flees from the police in the company of a woman photographer and her young female model. Nigel Havers, Votes: Po-Chih Leong | During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed. | Mark Strong, R | Tamlyn Tomita, R Barbara Shelley, | 58 min | George Takei, Director: Glenn Close, Judd Nelson, Bill Guttentag, Osa Massen, Sessue Hayakawa, Not Rated Robert Mammone, Votes: | Minoru Matsui Action, Drama, War, Malaya, September 1944: Many British soldiers have been captured by the Japanese, when they were cut off from their troops. War has been a favorite topic of cinema from the very beginning of the medium. Drama, War, A Marine stationed in the Philippines loses a hand in an accident and is discharged from the Corps. He learns through Toni Chase (Gertrude Michael)an American girl who runs a dance-resort on the island that Matsuru has established a powerful-and-hidden short-wave radio station near his home, and American ships have been attacked in that part of the Pacific with deadly effect. Drama, History, War. | Sessue Hayakawa, Votes: 22,114 Announced. Stars: Roland Emmerich | Gross: $132.56M, PG Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Claudette Colbert , Patric Knowles , Florence Desmond , Sessue Hayakawa | Was this review helpful to you? LaWanda Page, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi. Adventure, Crime, Drama. | 115,203 Stars: During the War, the number of Australian POWs on the island had dropped from 1100 to less than 300 due to abuses by their Japanese captors. Hideo Nakaizumi, Don Bexley, See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc, The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer, A Savage Christmas: The Fall of Hong Kong. “This film is RESTRICTED” announces the opening title card of the 1959 drama Captured. | Gross: Ultimately ... See full summary », Director: View production, box office, & company info, Films Cited in Power and Paranoia by Dana Polan, the 85 FILMS of EDGAR G. ULMER, Director (1904 - 1972). Brian McKenna 15,329 Director: Prisoners captured by Japanese forces during this and the First Sino-Japanese War and World War I were also treated in accordance with international standards. The term “prisoner of war” dates as far back as 1660, recognizing an individual detained by an enemy power in the course of an armed conflict. 30 min Miranda Richardson, Yuen-Ching Leung, Director: | | | $0.57M, R David Bowie, An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. Stars: Hans Conried, Approved Dan Sturman During the Japanese invasion of China, a cynical, macho profiteer meets a compassionate, beautiful schoolteacher. | Drama, History, War. Adventure, Drama, War. Quentin Lawrence Beautiful women like Gertrude Michael are on the island for reasons that are never made clear. British POWs are forced to build a railway bridge across the river Kwai for their Japanese captors, not knowing that the allied forces are planning to destroy it. Winston Chao, Action. | Cate Blanchett, Votes: A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38. | | Bryan Brown, | | Director: Christine Hakim, | Jack Hedley, Ed Skrein, | Director: $0.07M, R 100 min Matthew Reese, | The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father. | Bruce Beresford | | Stars: | Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Approved Stars: Reisen Ri, Ava Gardner, Dingyao Liu, PG-13 George Montgomery A former British Army officer, who was tortured as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him. | Beginning to give up hope they will ever be rescued, a group of Rangers goes on a dangerous mission to try and save them. David L. Cunningham Hugh Jackman, Stars: 48 min So are Japanese forces in the person of Ernst Deutsch, who are holding him prisoner and making him work for them.All this is vaguely defined except for the utter evil of Deutsch standing in for all Japanese everywhere -- the actor was originally from Czechoslovakia, which I suppose is practically the same thing. Luke Evans, PG William R. Wyse Director: Donald Douglas, | Bram van der Vlugt, Approved Hiroshi Teshigahara Stars: 106 min Unfortunately its simplicity of characterization takes some competent actors and merely makes them look foolish. A group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II use music to relieve their misery. He learns through Toni Chase (Gertrude Michael)an American girl who runs a dance-resort on the … | Gross: | Gross: Stars: Director: Jonathan Teplitzky | Stars: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård, Jeremy Irvine. 117 min 93 min | Gross: 108 min Drama, War. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. A salt-of-earth family man needs money for his sick son, and decides to keep a job at a used car lot despite realizing it is selling stolen cars. Comedy, Certificate: Passed Stars: Stars: Director: 69 min 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. | Les Adams . Tom Conti, Tao Okamoto, Max von Sydow, Fast-talking wheeler-dealer Corporal King is stuck in a Malaysian P.O.W. Stephen Dorff, 153 min Action, Adventure, Crime. Stars: Samuel Wigley Updated: 16 August 2018. We round up 10 of the best. Stars: Jack Hawkins, 428,423 Director: Toshiko Kobayashi, 160 min Jean Negulesco Helen Morse, | Stars: Stars: After WW2, an American skipper returns to Singapore to retrieve his hidden stash of pearls and finds his lost fiancee who now has amnesia. Dorothy Alison, 50 min Demond Wilson, | Takeshi Kitano, Votes: 126 min 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. John Lyde James Farentino, Votes: Pierre Bokma, | Director: Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. $15.77M, R Drama, History, War. | | | Although situations varied between camps, with Camp Commandants granted almost limitless discretion to determine rules, everyday conditions were uniformly bleak. Director: Tweet. Director: Fritz Weaver, Votes: Peter Werner 132 min The 10 Best Prisoner of War Movies. | Teng Chou In 1937, Japan occupied Nanjing, the Chinese capital. Kent Smith, Yoshio Shinozuka, Director: Randy Hughson, TV-PG | Richard Haydn, R Despite this, the Japanese refused to abide by the terms of the international accord, subjecting prisoners of war to truly horrific treatment. 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