Most Popular Japanese Prison Camp Movies and TV Shows
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1. Unbroken (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 137 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
Votes: 135,333 | Gross: $115.64M
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War
British POWs build a railway bridge across the river Kwai for their Japanese captors, oblivious of the Allies' plans to destroy it.
Votes: 192,021 | Gross: $44.91M
3. The Great Raid (2005)
R | 132 min | Action, Drama, War
Taking place towards the end of WWII, 500 American Soldiers have been entrapped in a camp for 3 years. Beginning to give up hope they will ever be rescued, a group of Rangers goes on a dangerous mission to try and save them.
Votes: 20,694 | Gross: $10.17M
4. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
R | 123 min | Drama, War
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.
Votes: 13,996 | Gross: $2.31M
5. To End All Wars (2001)
R | 117 min | 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. Ultimately ... See full summary »
6. 7 Women from Hell (1961)
Approved | 88 min | Drama, War
Seven women from different backgrounds, nationality, age, class, and marital status find themselves in New Guinea, February 1942 - when the Japanese army takes over unexpectedly, and sends them into a war camp in the jungle.
7. Seven Were Saved (1947)
Approved | 73 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Shortly after WW2, a military transport plane carrying an assortment of passengers crashes into the South China Sea forcing the survivors to await their rescue into a life-raft.
My Grandparents' War (2019– )
47 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Mark follows his grandfather's POW story, talks to the people whose families were also sent to the Japanese interment camps in Hong Kong and learns about the horrific devastation caused by the fire and atom bombs dropped on Japan.