Empire of the Sun Trailer & Clips


Empire of the Sun full movie is released on Dec 25, 1987. Watch Empire of the Sun online - the Japanese Drama movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $22,238,696. Empire of the Sun is directed by Steven Spielberg and created by Tom Stoppard with Christian Bale and John Malkovich. Empire of the Sun is available online on Apple iTunes and Amazon Video.

Based on J. G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, tells the story of a boy, James Graham, whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai, December 8, 1941. Separated from his parents, he is eventually captured, and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp, next to a captured Chinese airfield. Amidst the sickness and food shortages in the camp, Jim attempts to reconstruct his former life, all the while bringing spirit and dignity to those around him.

As know as:

إمباير أوف ذا صن, Cesarstvo sonca, Царство сунца, Imperyat Ha-Shemesh, El imperio del Sol

Release Date:

Dec 09, 1987

Release Date (Streaming):

Nov 06, 2001


United States


Japanese, Mandarin, Shanghainese, English

Stream Service:

Warner Bros. Pictures

Production Companies:

Amblin Entertainment, Warner Bros.

Official Site:

Official Facebook

Gross worldwide:



To survive in a world at war, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him.


Kevin Maher
Times (UK)
[Stephen Spielberg's] graduation to grown-up film-making.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 18, 2022
Gilbert Adair
Sight & Sound
What is most remarkable about Empire of the Sun then, is the almost seamless fashion in which a faithful adaptation... has nevertheless contrived to become a proto-Spielbergian affirmation of faith and optimism in the universe.
by rottentomatoes, Jan 28, 2020
David Denby
New York Magazine/Vulture
Empire of the Sun is a great, overwrought movie that leaves one wordless and worn out.
by rottentomatoes, Dec 31, 2019

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