My favourite movie is "The Last Samurai" (also known as "The Last Samurai: Bushidou"). It was directed by Edward Zwick and finished in 2003. It is a historic tragedy. It is set in the end of XIX century in Japan. It shows adventures of Nathan Algren - veteran of American Civil War. He comes to Japan to train soldiers of emperor Meji. Unfortunately he gets captured. When in captivity, he meets Katsumoto, the leader of samurai group. The Japs are first unfriendly to him, but then they teach Nathan their style of fight, martial arts and the most important - bushidou (code of samurai). The war between emperor and samurais continues and brings a lot of suprises. It's a very good movie.