Asian History Movies

Wednesday, March 30 by Ed Mulero

Asian history movies showcase the long and beautiful eras of their culture on the big screen in front of audiences. Movies are the best medium to showcase the deep traditions and stories of Asian history. The many characters and tales of Asian history are a rich and colorful tapestry for movies to capture and explore in depth. Movies about Asian history never disappoint in entertaining and educating audiences about the culture and influence in the modern world. Asian history movies have a diverse library of entertaining stories for fans to watch and enjoy for years to come as the engaging pictures unfold across the silver screen.

  1. "Hero." A mysterious figure is invited to the imperial palace to tell the tale of how he killed three assassins sworn to execute the warlord. This Asian movie is a fictionalized of Jing Ke's historical attempt to kill the King of Qin in 227 BC.
  2. "A Petal." The Asian movie dramatizes the 1980 Gwangju massacre when Korean soldiers opened fire at protestors of the military takeover of their country. Flashbacks recall the young girl witnessing her mother's death during the horrific event in history, which coerced the actual government to release classified documents about the massacre. 
  3. "Letters from Iwo Jima." Clint Eastwood directed this World War II movie told in the point-of-view of the Japanese Imperial army stationed at Iwo Jima. Ken Watanabe plays General Kuribayashi who worked to preven the American forces from takeover the island that stood close to Japan's borders despite insurmountable odds.
  4. "Gandhi." Sir Richard Attenborough's movie follows the life story of India's national hero who won the country's independence from tyrannical British rule. His preaching of non-violent protest gave the world a picture of the horrors of intolerance and oppression also implemented by Martin Luther King, Jr. in the United States.  
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