Japan

Kagemusha (1980)
Azuchi-Momoyama (1568 - 1603)
Takeda clan, one of three warlord clans, 16th century
Ugetsu (1953)
Azuchi-Momoyama (1568 - 1603)
Two peasants in search of success in war-torn Japan, 16th century
Ran (1985)
Azuchi-Momoyama (1568 - 1603)
(Akira Kurosawa) Japanese lord finds his kingdom disintegrating as his sons go to war with each other (adaptation of King Lear & life of Mōri Motonari), 16th century
Mōri Motonari (1997)
Azuchi-Momoyama (1568 - 1603)
NHK's TV drama
Rikyu (1989)
Azuchi-Momoyama (1568 - 1603)
Buddhist priest and improver of the tea ceremony runs afoul of Lord Hideyoshi Toyotomi
Sekigahara (1981)
Azuchi-Momoyama (1568 - 1603)
Drama set in the time when the Eastern and Western Armies met in the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600
Shogun (1980)
Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868)
Based on the achievements of the first Englishman in Japan, early 17th century
Seven Samurai (1954)
Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868)
Wandering ronin (i.e., unemployed samurai) defend a peasant village from bandits, 17th century
Samurai Resurrection (2003)
Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868)
The Shimabara Rebellion of mostly Christian peasants,1637–1638, during the Tokugawa era against rising taxes
Sasaki Kojiro (1967)
Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868)
Based on the novel that has been called Japan's Gone With the Wind, 17th century
Life of Oharu (1952)
Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868)
Harakiri (1962)
Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868)
Japanese period film 1630, dealing with the plight of the poor end of the samurai spectrum
Ako-Jo danzetsu (1978)
Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868)
Ronin revolt against 5th Togukawa shogun (Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, reign 1680-1709) in honor of their master Lord Asano
The 47 Ronin (1941)
Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868)
The famous actions of the Forty-seven Ronin defending their master's honor in 1701-1703; the country's "national legend"
Dai Chûshingura (1957)
Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868)
The 47 Ronin
The Loyal 47 Ronin (1958)
Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868)
National legend of the 47 Ronin
Chûshingura (1962)
Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868)
National legend of the 47 Ronin
Ôoku (2006)
Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868)
1713, scandal of a power struggle between Ietsugu's concubine mother and the late Shogun's official wife
Goyokin (1969)
Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868)
1831,debts owed by a small province to the Tokugawa Shogunate causes province leaders to stealing goyokin (gold and silver) from mining sites on Sado Island & worse (e.g., massacre)
Silence (1971)
Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868)
Two Portuguese missionaries face torture and death in a closed Japan
Ansatsu (1964)
Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868)
Set in 1853, a masterless samurai's loyalties move dangerously back and forth between the Shogunate and the Emperor
Sekigahara (1981)
Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868)
Ieyasu Tokugawa
Sen-hime to Hideyori (1962)
Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868)
Based on Princess Sen, daughter to Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu and wife of Toyotomi Hideyori Masahiro Makino
Shinsengumi (1969)
Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868)
Band of ronin devoted to the Tokugawa shogun fights to protect the Shogun when he confers with the Emperor on expulsion of foreigners; 1863-1864