10 best movies like Fukushima 50 (2020)

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Fukushima 50 2020
Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi facility in Japan risk their lives and stay at the nuclear power plant to prevent total destruction after the region is devastated by an earthquake an tsunami in 2011.
List of the best movies like Fukushima 50 (2020): Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet, The Lost Bladesman, The Emperor in August, Ip Man: The Final Fight, Fighter In The Wind, W., Ayla: The Daughter of War, Kano, Good Night, and Good Luck., The Last Princess.

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Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet (2011)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryJapan
Duration02:20

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 Japanese and US history it wouldn’t have happened if the Japanese government had listened to Yamamoto in 1939 and searched for a more peaceful way to end their war campaign, proving his many ominous presages of the outcomes of the attack to come true.

The Lost Bladesman (2011)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, drama, biography, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration01:49

During the warring period of the three kingdoms, ancient China is in turmoil. To unify the country, general Cao Cao (Jiang Wen), the real power behind the Emperor, enlists the aid of the greatest warrior in the land, Guan Yu (Donnie Yen). However, Guan Yu is a loyal friend of Cao Cao's enemy Liu Bei (Alex Fong) so to persuade the peerless warrior to fight, Cao Cao takes his beloved Qi Lan (Sun Li) hostage. After leading Cao Cao's forces to victory Guan Yu sets out with Qi Lan to rejoin Liu Bei. But now Cao Cao has deemed him too great a threat to live, and on the journey he must face all the forces at the Emperor's command sent to destroy him.

The Emperor in August (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, history
CountryJapan

In July 1945, during the end of World War II, Japan is forced to accept the Potsdam Declaration. A cabinet meeting has continued through days and nights, but a decision cannot be made. The U.S. drops atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. General Korechika Anami is torn over making the proper decision and the Emperor of Japan worries about his people. Prime Minister Kantaro Suzuki leads the cabinet meeting, while Chief Secretary Hisatsune Sakomizu can't do anything, but watch the meeting. At this time, Major Kenji Hatanaka and other young commissioned officers, who are against Japan surrendering, move to occupy the palace and a radio broadcasting station. The radio station is set to broadcast Emperor Hirohito reading out the Imperial Rescript on the Termination of the War.

Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, drama, biography, history, sport
CountryHong Kong
Duration01:40

In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more, when what begin as simple challenges from rival kung fu styles soon draw him into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. Now, to defend life and honor, he has no choice but to fight one last time...

Fighter In The Wind (2004)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, drama, biography, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:00

An account of karate competitor Choi Yeung-Eui who went to Japan after World War II to become a fighter pilot but found a very different path instead. He changed his name to Masutatsu Oyama and went across the country, defeating martial artists one after another. This film concentrates on the period when he is still young, and developing his famous karate style, Kyokushin.

W. (2008)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Australia, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, China
Duration02:09

Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. W takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life -- his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith, and of course the critical days leading up to Bush’s decision to invade Iraq.

Ayla: The Daughter of War (2017)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryTurkey, South Korea

In 1950, amidst the ravages of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman stumbles upon a a half-frozen little girl, with no parents and no help in sight. Frantic, scared and on the verge of death, this little girl captures the heart of Süleyman, who risks his own life to save her, smuggling her into his Army base and out of harms way. Not knowing her name and unable to communicate with her, Süleyman names her Ayla, in reminiscence of the moon on the fateful night during which they met. The two form an instantaneous and inseparable bond, and Ayla, almost effortlessly, brings an uncanny joy to the Turkish brigade in the grip of war. As the war comes to a close however, Süleyman's brigade is told that they will be returning home. Süleyman cannot bear abandoning Ayla, and does everything within his power to take her with him. After repeated failure, he is forced to give Ayla to an orphanage, but doesn't give up on the hope of one day reuniting with her. Will the two ever get back together?

Kano (2014)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, history, sport
CountryTaiwan

A Taiwanese high school baseball team travels to Japan in 1931 to compete in a national tournament.

Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, France, United Kingdom, Japan
Duration01:33

The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.

The Last Princess (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:21

Under the oppressive Japanese colonial rule, Deok-hye, the last Princess of the declining Joseon Dynasty, is forced to move to Japan. She spends her days missing home, while struggling to maintain dignity as a princess. After a series of failed tries, Deok-hye makes her final attempt to return home with help of her childhood sweetheart, Jang-han.

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First Man (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:30

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Tenchu! (1969)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryJapan

A ronin desperately seeks a way out of financial straits; he allies with the Tosa clan under the ruthless leader Takechi, who quickly takes advantage.

Emperor (2012)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military, history
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:45

As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. 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.

Shogun's Shadow (1989)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryJapan

Iemitsu, Tokugawa Shogun III, hates his eldest son Takechiyo; all his love is given to his younger son Tokumatsu. One day, he orders Takechiyo to an initiation rite in Yedo (today's Tokio). Takechiyo lives far away under the surveillance of Hotta Masamori, head of the Skura clan, where he was also raised. Hotta does suspect some kind of treachery, but he can not ignore the direct command of the Shogun. Therefore, he starts on his travel with Takechiyo and seven accompanying samurais. A large army under the command of Iba Shoemon, a vassal of the Shogun, attacks their night camp in the vicinity of a copper mine. Hotta dies in this first battle, but Takechiyo and the samurai manage to escape. They are chased by the army, and several skirmishes between the small force and the larger army follow.

Assembly (2007)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration02:04

Follows a soldier trying to gain recognition for comrades who died in 1948, at a turning point in the civil war between the communists and the nationalist forces of the Kuomintang (KMT).

Queen of the Desert (2015)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Morocco
Duration03:10

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Die Affäre Borgward (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryGermany

The name of car manufacturer Carl F. W. Borgward is still synonymous with the West German Wirtschaftswunder. For hundreds of thousands the "Isabella" from Borgward is the first car after the war while Borgward secures thousands of jobs in Bremen. But in 1961, the company of the passionate constructor goes surprisingly broke.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:29

The unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941.

Mary, Queen of Scots (2013)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryLuxembourg, France

The life and death of the Scottish monarch.

A Prominent Patient (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, Slovakia, Germany

In 1939, Czech diplomat Jan Masaryk flees to the United States to escape his recent past: Germany has invaded Czechoslovakia and he is now a man with no nation; because, as the Czechoslovak ambassador in London, he failed to win the support of the British and could not avert the fall of his country and the outbreak of the World War II.

Dark Waters (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA

A tenacious attorney uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world's largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything — his future, his family, and his own life — to expose the truth.

Barabbas (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:54

The unique view on the well-known story of Christ's death and resurrection, which we see with the eyes of brigand Barabbas who got away from death on the cross.

Colette (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration02:37

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as Willy, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels.

The Butterfly's Dream (2013)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryTurkey
Duration02:18

In a small Turkish town, two young tuberculous poets try to survive while publishing their poems. As they both fall in love, their life would never be the same.

Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryIran

The events, trials and tribulations of the city of Makkah in 7th century AD.

Selma (2014)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:08

"Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

125 Years Memory (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, history
CountryJapan, Turkey

Two historical incidents that deepened the friendship between Japan and Turkey are connected in this story of friendship and compassion: The sinking of the Turkish frigate Ertuğrul off the Japanese coast in 1890, and the evacuation of Japanese nationals from Iran in 1985. Virtuous director Mitsutoshi Tanaka's call for world peace received the VFX-JAPAN Award 2017 for Excellent Motion Picture and the 39th Japan Academy Film Prize in ten categories, including Best Art Direction, Best Sound Recording, Excellent Film and Excellent Director.

Marie Antoinette (2006)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, France, Japan
Duration02:03

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

Churchill (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:25

A ticking-clock thriller following Winston Churchill in the 24 hours before D-Day.




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