Japan

Bushido Blade (1981)
Late Tokugawa Shogunate (1853-1867)
A drama set around 1854, US Naval Commodore Matthew Perry opens up Japan to trade with the West
The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)
Late Tokugawa Shogunate (1853-1867)
In 1850s US President Pierce sends to Japan the first U.S. Consul-General
Why Not? (1981)
Late Tokugawa Shogunate (1853-1867)
Rocky road for a love relationship set against carnival atmosphere in 1867 and 1868 for the approach of the Meiji Restoration
The Last Samurai (2003)
Late Tokugawa Shogunate (1853-1867)
American civil war veteran hired to teach the Emperor's troops how to defeat the last of the samurai, late 19th century
Ansatsu (1964)
Late Tokugawa Shogunate (1853-1867)
Kiyokawa Hachiro & initial phase of Shinsengumi, the Shogun's corp of ex-ronin fighting anarchy in the Imperial capital Kyoto
Taboo (1999)
Late Tokugawa Shogunate (1853-1867)
Shinsengumi man falls in love with a girlishly attractive young man which causes great instability in a local militia
When the Last Sword Is Drawn (2002)
Late Tokugawa Shogunate (1853-1867)
A poor samurai joins the Shinsengumi under economic duress in last days of the shogunate
Hitokiri (1969)
Late Tokugawa Shogunate (1853-1867)
One of the famous assassins of the Bakumatsu era
The Last Samurai (1974)
Late Tokugawa Shogunate (1853-1867)
The Bakumatsu and the involvement of men on different sides in the fighting
Sword of the Beast (1965)
Late Tokugawa Shogunate (1853-1867)
Japanese period film shows how the clan system used and betrayed the samurai
Tokugawa ichizoku no houkai (1980)
Late Tokugawa Shogunate (1853-1867)
Matsudaira Katamori (1836-1893), a samurai & the Military Commissioner of Kyoto who fought against the Meiji Government armies
The Twilight Samurai (2002)
Director Yoji Yamada Trilogy
Lower samurai helped by the merchants, end the Tokugawa government and make way for the Mejii government
The Hidden Blade (2004)
Director Yoji Yamada Trilogy
Set in the late Tokugawa era, dealing with the dissatisfied lower samurai who brought an end to the era, a clan makes a samurai kill his friend
Love and Honour (2006)
Director Yoji Yamada Trilogy
Problems between husband and wife when the samurai poison taster is actually poisoned; about the lower samurai