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1. Shall We Dance? (1996)

PG | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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68 Metascore

A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons.

Writer: Masayuki Suo | Director: Masayuki Suo | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Tamiyo Kusakari, Naoto Takenaka, Eri Watanabe

2. Dead or Alive (1999)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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49 Metascore

A yakuza of Chinese descent and a Japanese cop each wage their own war against the Japanese mafia. But they are destined to meet. Their encounter will change the world.

Writer: Ichiro Ryu | Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Riki Takeuchi, Renji Ishibashi, Hitoshi Ozawa

3. Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Unrated | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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A hibernating species of giant carnivorous bird is awakened on a Japanese island shortly after the Japanese military encounters an unidentified mass moving beneath the water off-shore.

Writers: Matt Greenfield, Kazunori Itô, James Shanks | Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tsuyoshi Ihara, Akira Onodera, Shinobu Nakayama, Ayako Fujitani

4. 009-1: The End of the Beginning (2013)

82 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.1
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Marking the 75th anniversary of his birth, Shotaro Ishinomori's classic spy heroine manga "009-1" has been adapted into a live-action motion picture for the first time ever.

Writers: Shôtarô Ishinomori, Kei'ichi Hasegawa | Director: Koichi Sakamoto | Stars: Mami Abe, Ryôhei Abe, Sanae Hitomi, Hirotarô Honda

5. Shield of Straw (2013)

124 min | Thriller

6.3
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A team of cops must protect an accused killer with a billion-yen bounty on his head.

Writers: Kazuhiro Kiuchi, Tamio Hayashi | Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Nanako Matsushima, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Takao Ohsawa, Gorô Kishitani

6. Yamato (2005)

145 min | War

6.6
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On April, 6th 2005, in Makurazi, Kagoshima, Makiko Uchida seeks a boat in the local fishing cooperative to take her to the latitude N30, longitude L128, where the largest, heaviest and most... See full summary »

Writers: Jun Henmi, Jun'ya Satô | Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Takashi Sorimachi, Shidô Nakamura, Yû Aoi, Takahiro Fujimoto

7. Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)

108 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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In a small Japanese village, a young woman discovers the means for her revenge, while Gyaos birds are sighted around the world and humankind debates Gamera's allegiance.

Writers: Kazunori Itô, Shûsuke Kaneko | Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Shinobu Nakayama, Ai Maeda, Yukijirô Hotaru, Ayako Fujitani

8. Kikaider: The Ultimate Human Robot (2014)

Action

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Writers: Shôtarô Ishinomori, Kento Shimoyama | Director: Ten Shimoyama | Stars: Jingi Irie, Kazushige Nagashima, Aimi Satsukawa, Yûto Ikeda

9. Kamikaze Girls (2004)

102 min | Comedy

7.4
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56 Metascore

Momoko, a strange and seemingly emotionless girl obsessed with 18th century France, befriends a Yanki biker and the two experience the ups and downs of their unusual lives in a rural Japanese town.

Writers: Nobara Takemoto, Tetsuya Nakashima | Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Kyôko Fukada, Anna Tsuchiya, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Sadao Abe

10. Love Ghost (2001)

95 min | Horror

7.0
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Teenager Midori's family moves back to the city where she lived as a child and is relieved to discover that her old friend Ryusuke still lives there. Her terrifying nightmares begin ... See full summary »

Writers: Junji Ito, Naoyuki Tomomatsu | Director: Kazuyuki Shibuya | Stars: Kumiko Akiyoshi, Mao Asami, Risa Gotô, Shuntaro Hani

11. Memories of Matsuko (2006)

130 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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Shou's father Norio finds his son in a rather meaningless existence in Tokyo dominated by alcohol and porn videos. Having left home two years earlier to pursue life as a musician, Shou has ... See full summary »

Writers: Tetsuya Nakashima, Muneki Yamada | Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Miki Nakatani, Eita, Yûsuke Iseya, Mikako Ichikawa

12. Uzumasa Limelight (2014)

103 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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The film centers an aged movie extra who specializes to be killed in samurai movies without ever being lit by the limelight. Using Charlie Chaplin's film Limelight as an underlying theme, ... See full summary »

Writer: Hiroyuki Ono | Director: Ken Ochiai | Stars: Seizô Fukumoto, Chihiro Yamamoto, Masashi Goda, Hirotarô Honda

13. Shin Jingi no Hakaba (2002)

131 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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A barkeeper saves a Yakuza boss' life and thus makes his way up in the organization. However his fear of nothing soon causes problems.

Writers: Goro Fujita, Shigenori Takechi | Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Narimi Arimori, Yoshiyuki Daichi, Hirotarô Honda, Harumi Inoue

14. I Just Didn't Do It (2006)

143 min | Drama

7.7
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A young man is falsely accused of molesting a high-school girl on a train. He is arrested and charged, and goes through endless court sessions, all the while insisting that he is innocent.

Writer: Masayuki Suo | Director: Masayuki Suo | Stars: Ryô Kase, Asaka Seto, Kôji Yamamoto, Masako Motai

15. Who's Camus Anyway (2005)

115 min | Drama

7.1
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A group of eccentric students decide to make a movie. But, when their star suddenly quits, this witty ensemble cast begins to live the film, including murder, deception and true love. Japan... See full summary »

Writers: Bobby White, Mitsuo Yanagimachi | Director: Mitsuo Yanagimachi | Stars: Shûji Kashiwabara, Hinano Yoshikawa, Ai Maeda, Hideo Nakaizumi

16. Oyaji no senaka (2014 TV Mini-Series)

54 min | Drama

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Stars: Maki Horikita, Takashi Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Nishida, Yô Oizumi

17. Railroad Man (1999)

112 min | Drama

7.3
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Writers: Jirô Asada, Yoshiki Iwama | Director: Yasuo Furuhata | Stars: Ken Takakura, Shinobu Ôtake, Ryôko Hirosue, Hidetaka Yoshioka

18. Zatôichi monogatari (1974–1979)

45 min | Action, Drama

8.1
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Blind masseur Zatôichi travels from town to town gambling, drinking, and fighting off the local gangs.

Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Shintarô Akatsuki, Renji Ishibashi, Keizô Kanie

19. Raping! (1978)

69 min | Drama

6.3
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A woman on her way to Tokyo is repeatedly raped by various men she encounters on the highway.

Director: Yasuharu Hasebe | Stars: Natsuko Yashiro, Kyôko Aizome, Hirotarô Honda, Akira Hanagami

20. Dora-heita (2000)

111 min | Action, Crime

7.0
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New magistrate cleans up a corrupt town in his own comic Samurai way.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Keisuke Kinoshita, Kon Ichikawa, Masaki Kobayashi, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Yûko Asano, Tsurutarô Kataoka, Ryûdô Uzaki

21. Tajomaru (2009)

Action, Crime, Drama

5.4
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TAJOMARU is the famous 'bandit' of the forest from RASHOMON. Whoever kills Tajomaru inherits his name, status and sword. A royal brother leaves his kingdom to protect the princess he loves,... See full summary »

Writers: Ryûnosuke Akutagawa, Shin'ichi Ichikawa, Mataichirô Yamamoto | Director: Hiroyuki Nakano | Stars: Shun Oguri, Yuki Shibamoto, Kei Tanaka, Kyôsuke Yabe

22. Nachuraru ûman (1994)

83 min

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Writers: Rieko Matsuura, Hirohisa Sasaki | Director: Hirohisa Sasaki | Stars: Hirotarô Honda, Ryo Ishibashi, Hiroko Nakajima, Takamasa Nishijima

23. Sennen no koi - Hikaru Genji monogatari (2001)

143 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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Based on the ancient Japanese Tale of Genji. This film is set in 900AD and tells the story of a famous female writer of the time, Murasaki Shikibu. Her story begins from the death of her ... See full summary »

Writer: Akira Hayasaka | Director: Tonkô Horikawa | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Yûki Amami, Tôru Kazama, Morio Kazama

24. Vengeance for Sale (2001)

88 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Writers: Daisaku Ikuta, Kihachi Okamoto | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Kyôka Suzuki, Takehiro Murata, Tatsuya Nakadai

26. Yellow Tears (2007)

128 min | Drama

6.7
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Writers: Shin'ichi Ichikawa, Shinji Nagashima | Director: Isshin Inudô | Stars: Shô Sakurai, Masaki Aiba, Kazunari Ninomiya, Satoshi Ôno

27. Crossfire (2000)

115 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.5
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A woman with the power to start fires with her mind searches for revenge for the murder of her friend by men above the law.

Writers: Kota Yamada, Masahiro Yokotani, Shûsuke Kaneko, Miyuki Miyabe | Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Akiko Yada, Hideaki Itô, Ryûji Harada, Masami Nagasawa

28. Sure Death Revenge (1987)

131 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Kinji Fukasaku, Akira Nakahara, Tatsuo Nogami | Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Makoto Fujita, Hiroaki Murakami, Kazuko Katô, Ken Nishida

29. Unubore deka (2010– )

54 min | Comedy | Active

7.7
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Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Mika Nakashima, Yoshiyoshi Arakawa, Tôma Ikuta

30. Masked Rider: The First (2005)

Action, Drama, Horror

6.5
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Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Shôtarô Ishinomori | Director: Takao Nagaishi | Stars: Masaya Kikawada, Hassei Takano, Rena Komine, Hiroshi Miyauchi

31. Dumbeast (2009)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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An editor arrives at a Sumo village to find the missing award-nominated writer Deko just in time to bring him to an award ceremony. There, the editor learns that Deko's weird friends have ... See full summary »

Writer: Kankurô Kudô | Director: Mr. Hide | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Kazuki Kitamura, Yôko Maki, Aimi Satsukawa

32. The Sword of Alexander (2007)

110 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

6.1
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Brace yourself for a hilarious action-filled ride with The Sword of Alexander! Based on a serial story by Yumemakura Baku... See full synopsis »

Writers: Akira Amasawa, Baku Yumemakura | Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Kyoko Hasegawa, Kankurô Kudô, Meisa Kuroki

33. Love Never to End (2007)

125 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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Writers: Yasuo Tsuruhashi, Junichi Watanabe | Director: Yasuo Tsuruhashi | Stars: Etsushi Toyokawa, Shinobu Terajima, Kyoko Hasegawa, Tôru Nakamura

34. Dog × Police: The K-9 Force (2011)

104 min | Drama

6.7
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Writers: Tetsuya Oishi, Yoichi Komori | Director: Go Shichitaka | Stars: Hayato Ichihara, Erika Toda, Shinnosuke Abe, Kazuyuki Aijima

35. In the Realm of Sex (1977)

86 min | Comedy

6.5
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Satirizing the Roman Porno genre, and the Office Lady Journal series in particular. Naomi Tani and Yuko Katagiri appear as themselves in the film, making fun of their on-screen personae.

Writer: Shôko Shikamizu | Director: Masaru Konuma | Stars: Natsuko Yashiro, Asami Ogawa, Hirotarô Honda, Yûko Katagiri

36. Sakurada Gate Incident (2010)

137 min | History

6.0
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The Sakurada Gate Incident recounts the story of Mito Domain Samurai coming off house arrest named Seki Tetsunosuke (played by Osawa Takao). He along with other prominent Mito Clansmen are ... See full summary »

Writers: Akira Yoshimura, Itaru Era, Jun'ya Satô | Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Kyoko Hasegawa, Minosuke Bandô, Akira Emoto

37. The Glory of Team Batista (2008– )

Drama

6.0
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Stars: Atsushi Itô, Toru Nakamura, Ryûzô Hayashi, Yûko Natori

38. Jubaku: Spellbound (1999)

114 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Mugita Kinoshita, Satoshi Suzuki, Ryo Takasugi | Director: Masato Harada | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kippei Shîna, Ikuji Nakamura

39. Touch (2005)

116 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.4
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Writers: Mitsuru Adachi, Yukiko Yamamuro | Director: Isshin Inudô | Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Shôta Saitô, Keita Saitou, Nozomi Andô

40. Onihei hankachô (1989–2001)

54 min | Drama

6.3
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Stars: Kichiemon Nakamura, Yôko Moriguchi, Mina Asami, Yasosuke Bando

41. Jazz Daimyo (1986)

85 min | Music, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Writers: Toshio Ishida, Kihachi Okamoto, Yasutaka Tsutsui | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Ikkô Furuya, Ichirô Zaitsu, Ai Kanzaki, Mami Okamoto

42. Nobunaga no Chef (2013 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

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Stars: Yûta Tamamori, Mitsuhiro Oikawa, Mirai Shida, Gori

43. Peter no sôretsu (2014 TV Mini-Series)

54 min | Drama | Post-production

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Stars: Kôtarô Koizumi, Kyoko Hasegawa, Ryôko Kuninaka, Shigeru Muroi

44. Dai yûkai (1991)

120 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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A wealthy matriarch is kidnapped by a gang of three. She is insulted by the amount of money they propose to demand as ransom, and a strange interchange of roles takes place between captors ... See full summary »

Writers: Kihachi Okamoto, Shin Tendô | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Tôru Kazama, Hiroshi Nishikawa, Katsuyasu Uchida, Shigeru Kôyama

45. Daikaijû Tôkyô ni arawaru (1998)

102 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A large, dinosaur-like monster has risen from Tokyo Bay and attacked the city. As the government collapses into chaos, the people of a rural town in Fukui Prefecture, from whose perspective... See full summary »

Writer: Masa Nakamura | Director: Takeshi Miyasaka | Stars: Kaori Momoi, Hirotarô Honda, Yûki Hirano, Kimiko Imai

46. Sumairu (2009– )

Drama

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Stars: Yui Aragaki, Ayumi Ishida, Masanobu Katsumura, Toshiyuki Kitami

47. Daitokai - tatakai no hibi (1976– )

54 min | Action, Drama

7.1
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Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Kaku Takashina, Takehiko Ono, Yûjirô Ishihara

48. The Serialist (2013)

Mystery

6.6
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Writers: David Gordon, Kenichi Onishi, Yukiko Mishima, Yôko Itô, Nobuaki Izaki | Director: Nobuaki Izaki | Stars: Takaya Kamikawa, Denden, Aya Hirayama, Hirotarô Honda

49. S: Saigo no keikan (2014 TV Mini-Series)

54 min | Action

5.1
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Stars: Osamu Mukai, Gô Ayano, Kazue Fukiishi, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

50. Bizan (2007)

120 min | Drama

6.5
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Writers: Masashi Sada, Yukiko Yamamuro | Director: Isshin Inudô | Stars: Nanako Matsushima, Takao Ohsawa, Nobuko Miyamoto, Aya Enjôji