Movies Set in The Meiji Period

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The Last Samurai(2003)

| 2h 34min | Drama, Action, War
3.8/5 (with 3,186 votes)

Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization and open trade, Algren decides to become an ultimate warrior himself and to fight for their right to exist.

Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins(2012)

3.8/5 (with 335 votes)

In 1868, after the Bakumatsu war ends, the ex-assassin Kenshin Himura traverses Japan with an inverted sword, to defend the needy without killing.

Rurouni Kenshin: The Final(2021)

2h 18min | Action, Adventure, Drama
3.9/5 (with 186 votes)

In 1879, Kenshin and his allies face their strongest enemy yet: his former brother-in-law Enishi Yukishiro and his minions, who've vowed their revenge.

Rurouni Kenshin Part II: Kyoto Inferno(2014)

3.8/5 (with 239 votes)

Kenshin has settled into his new life with Kaoru and his other friends when he is approached with a request from the Meiji government. Makoto Shishio, a former assassin like Kenshin, was betrayed, set on fire and left for dead. He survived, and is now in Kyoto, plotting with his gathered warriors to overthrow the new government. Against Kaoru's wishes, Kenshin reluctantly agrees to go to Kyoto and help keep his country from falling back into civil war.

Rurouni Kenshin Part III: The Legend Ends(2014)

| 2h 15min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
3.9/5 (with 197 votes)

Shishio sets sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the government. In order to stop him, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique.

Rurouni Kenshin: Requiem for the Ishin Patriots(1997)

1h 31min | Animation, Action, Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 26 votes)

The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there are some who are not happy with the outcome. Shigure Takimi watched his friends and family get slashed down in the name of freedom and prosperity. Now he and a band of desparate rebels have sworn to settle one final score. Only one man stands in their way: Rurouni Kenshin. Will the former assassin take up his sword to fight again? When Shigure discovers Kenshin's true identity and his fight becomes a personal vendetta, the young hero will have no choice.

Directed by Tsuji Hajiki

Bright: Samurai Soul(2021)

1h 20min | Animation, Action, Fantasy
2.8/5 (with 23 votes)

Izo, a Ronin, and Raiden, an orc, work to bring a young elf girl and the wand she carries to the land of the elves in the north.

Directed by Kyōhei Ishiguro


2h 15min | Action, Crime, Drama
3.5/5 (with 27 votes)

Set in Hokkaido, Japan in the 1880s. Jubei Kamata (Ken Watanabe), who is on the side of the Edo shogunate government, kills many people. His name is infamous in Kyoto. When the battle at Goryoukaku is about to be finished, Jubei disappears. 10 years later, Jubei lives with his kid in relative peace. He is barely able to make a living. Protecting his dead wife's grave, Jubei has decided to never pick up a sword again, but due to poverty he has no choice but to pick the sword again. Jubei becomes a bounty hunter.

125 Years Memory(2015)

2h 12min | History, Drama
4.0/5 (with 12 votes)

Two historical incidents that deepened the friendship between Japan and Turkey are connected in this story of friendship and compassion: In the night of 16 September 1890 the Turkish frigate Ertuğrul is caught up in a typhoon and sinks off the Japanese coast. Risking their own lives, local villagers are able to rescue 69 Turkish sailors. Although being very poor and having hardly to eat, the villagers share what little they have with strangers from a country 9,000 kilometers away. 95 years later, during the Iran-Iraq War, more than 300 Japanese are stranded in Tehran. In the morning of 19 March 1985 a Turkish Airlines aircraft takes off for Tehran to evacuate the Japanese. But the remaining Turks at Tehran Mehrabad Airport still need to be convinced that they won't be able to board their own country's rescue flight.

Port Arthur(1980)

3h 5min | War, Drama, History
3.9/5 (with 4 votes)

Depicts the bloody siege of the fortress of Port Arthur, one of the most strongly fortified positions in the world, during the Russo-Japanese War of (1904 - 1905). In the story dominated the character Lt Takeshi Kogyo (Teruhiko Aoi), teachers, and a reserve officer who became commander of the platoon and later company. At the same time monitors the conduct of the army commander general Nogi (Tatsuya Nakadai), which was commissioned of the emperor Matsuhito (Toshirô Mifune) to the conquest of the fort.

An Inlet of Muddy Water(1953)

2h 10min | History, Drama
2.7/5 (with 3 votes)

Three short tales from stories by Ichiyo Higuchi. In one, a young woman is degraded by her family after an arranged marriage. Another deals with the troubles heaped upon a young servant by her family and the wealthy people who employ her. The final story tells of a prostitute and her hopes of finding a new, respectable life.

Mount Hakkoda(1977)

2h 49min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 5 votes)

Two infantry regiments of the Imperial Japanese Army—210 men overall—tackled Mt. Hakkoda in the winter of 1902 to prepare for war with Russia.

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1h 27min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 5 votes)

A widow raises her sickly son to be strong enough to join the army and fight on the front lines.

The Rickshaw Man(1958)

1h 43min | Drama, Comedy, Action
3.5/5 (with 13 votes)

The story of Muhōmatsu, a rickshaw man who becomes a surrogate father to the child of a recently widowed woman.

The Heart(1955)

2h | Drama
3.4/5 (with 5 votes)

In the dying months of the Meiji era, a sympathetic student befriends a married couple, but soon realizes they share a curiously strained relationship stemming from an unknown incident in their past.

The Summit: A Chronicle Of Stones to Serenity(2009)

2h 19min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

In 1907, a group of men climb an unconquered peak in the last unmapped region of Japan.

Tsuruhachi and Tsurujiro(1938)

1h 28min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 4 votes)

Drama about a couple and how they found themselves related with music, their egos and each other.

Directed by Mikio Naruse

The Song Lantern(1943)

1h 33min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 3 votes)

A self-absorbed young actor humiliates an elderly Noh performer, who then commits suicide. His act of cruelty compels his father to disown him, leading the once promising actor to a life on the streets. But his desire to win back the respect of his father and the affection of the dead actor's daughter pushes him toward a more noble existence. Naruse employed a delicately structured mise-en-scene in this family melodrama, which evokes the work of Josef von Sternberg.

Directed by Mikio Naruse

She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum(1955)

1h 32min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.5/5 (with 5 votes)

Now an old man, Masao returns to his childhood home and begins to recall his upbringing in this abandoned sector of Japan.

Directed by Keisuke Kinoshita

The Prisoner of Sakura(2019)

1h 51min | Drama

With all the unrest and uncertainty in the world today, now feels as good a time as any for a movie portraying good will and love between people from opposing countries. The film is a love story set in the city of Matsuyama in Ehime Prefecture on the Japanese island of Shikoku against the historical backdrop of the Russo-Japanese War. The movie is centered around the romance between a Russian officer, a war prisoner in Matsuyama, and a Japanese nurse who find themselves on opposing sides of the war. It is a kind of "Romeo and Juliet story of the Russo-Japanese War".

Madame Butterfly(1915)

1h 1min | Drama
2.3/5 (with 3 votes)

The story of a Japanese woman and the tragedy that ensues when she loves an American naval officer.

Virgin Rope Makeover(1979)


Pink film from 1979.

Directed by Mamoru Watanabe
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