Hi there, if you’re interested in Asian war movies, I’d recommend the following:
- The Admiral: Roaring Currents
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3541262/
It’s a story about the greatest admiral who’s ever lived, Admiral Yi Sun-Sin, who singlehandedly defeated invading Toyotomi shogunate troops during the Imjin War in 1592-1599. This movie focused on the Battle of Myeongyang in the last stages of the Imjin War, instead of the more popularly known Battle of Noryang (featured in the Age of Empires 2 game). Be sure to check out “The Imjin War: Japan’s Sixteenth-Century Invasion of Korea and Attempt to Conquer China” by Samuel Hawley for an in-depth backstory of the foiled Japanese invasion of Korea and how it affected the geopolitical landscape of the far east up till today.
- Red Cliff - Part 1 and 2
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425637/
Now this war epic was based on one of the stories in the “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” novel by Luo Guanzhong, which by itself was inspired by the “Records of the Three Kingdoms”. This movie is based on the most popular battle of the period, that is the “Battle of Red Cliff”, which solidified the foundation of the formation of the three kingdoms in ancient China. The movie itself stretched the already romanticized battle in “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” but it still is a fairly entertaining movie. If that doesn’t sell, it’s directed by John Woo and is still the highest grossing film in China until now.
I have a lot more Asian war film recommendations if you’re interested, but these 2 tops my list for Asian war movies.
Oh, and perhaps Star Wars: Clone Wars would interest you because it happened a long long time ago