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1. 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: Takao Ohsawa, Nanako Matsushima, Gorô Kishitani, Masatô Ibu

Votes: 1,419

2. Dead or Alive (1999)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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

Votes: 5,810

3. 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

Votes: 8,887

4. 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

Votes: 1,488

5. 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

Votes: 1,672

6. Kikaider: The Ultimate Human Robot (2014)

110 min | Action

6.7
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Writers: Shôtarô Ishinomori, Kento Shimoyama | Director: Ten Shimoyama | Stars: Jingi Irie, Kazushige Nagashima, Aimi Satsukawa, Yûto Ikeda

Votes: 56

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

Votes: 1,388

8. Railroad Man (1999)

112 min | Drama

7.3
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A solitary middle-aged station manager is haunted by troubling memories of his past when he learns the line his station is on will be decommissioned for lack of profitability. He is visited... See full summary »

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

Votes: 507

9. 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

Votes: 3,914

10. 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: Kyoko Fukada, Anna Tsuchiya, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Sadao Abe

Votes: 5,237

11. Uzumasa Limelight (2014)

103 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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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

Votes: 114

12. Zatôichi monogatari (1974–1979)

45 min | Action, Drama

8.5
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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

Votes: 95

13. Graveyard of Honor (2002)

131 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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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

Votes: 1,451

14. Who's Camus Anyway (2005)

115 min | Drama

7.0
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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

Votes: 402

15. Love Ghost (2001)

95 min | Horror

6.9
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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, Lisa Gotô, Shuntaro Hani

Votes: 243

16. 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

Votes: 1,025

17. 009-1: The End of the Beginning (2013)

82 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.0
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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: Mayuko Iwasa, Minehiro Kinomoto, Nao Nagasawa, Mao Ichimichi

Votes: 94

18. Tajomaru (2009)

Action, Crime, Drama

5.5
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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

Votes: 243

19. 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, Shin'nosuke Abe, Kazuyuki Aijima

Votes: 76

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

54 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Maki Horikita, Takashi Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Nishida, Machiko Ono

Votes: 5

22. 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

Votes: 427

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

143 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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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

Votes: 103

24. Shiki Natsuko (1980)

120 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Writer: Hiroyuki Itsuki | Director: Yôichi Higashi | Stars: Setsuko Karasuma, Akiko Kana, Kumi Kageyama, Mitsuko Ota

Votes: 11

25. Yuzuriha no koro (2015)

102 min | Drama

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Writer: Mineko Okamoto | Director: Mineko Okamoto | Stars: Ryûsuke Asai, Laurence Azerad, Daisuke Honda, Hirotarô Honda

26. 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

Votes: 45

27. Nobunaga: King of Zipangu (1992– )

Drama

8.2
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Stars: Naoto Ogata, Momoko Kikuchi, Keiko Takahashi, Mayumi Wakabayashi

Votes: 5

28. Crossfire (2000)

115 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.4
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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

Votes: 430

29. Masked Rider: The First (2005)

Action, Drama, Horror

6.2
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Writers: Toshiki Inoue, Shôtarô Ishinomori | Director: Takao Nagaishi | Stars: Masaya Kikawada, Hassei Takano, Rena Komine, Hiroshi Miyauchi

Votes: 175

30. Sakurada Gate Incident (2010)

137 min | History

6.1
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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

Votes: 38

31. In the Realm of Sex (1977)

86 min | Comedy

6.3
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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

Votes: 20

32. Dai yûkai (1991)

120 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
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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

Votes: 89

33. The Sword of Alexander (2007)

110 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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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

Votes: 218

34. Unubore deka (2010– )

54 min | Comedy | Active

7.6
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Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Mika Nakashima, Yoshiyoshi Arakawa, Tôma Ikuta

Votes: 75

35. 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

Votes: 95

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

Drama

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

Votes: 7

37. 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

Votes: 185

38. Sure Death Revenge (1987)

131 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Kinji Fukasaku, Akira Nakahara, Tatsuo Nogami | Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Makoto Fujita, Hiroaki Murakami, Kazuko Katô, Ken Nishida

Votes: 71

39. Love Never to End (2007)

125 min | Drama, Romance

5.4
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Writers: Yasuo Tsuruhashi, Junichi Watanabe | Director: Yasuo Tsuruhashi | Stars: Etsushi Toyokawa, Shinobu Terajima, Kyoko Hasegawa, Tôru Nakamura

Votes: 41

40. Kimi ga odoru natsu (2010)

Drama

6.1
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Writers: Hideyuki Katsuki, Asako Matsuo | Director: Hideyuki Katsuki | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Daisuke Ryû, Masahiro Takashima

Votes: 15

41. The Young Black Jack (2011 TV Movie)

Drama

6.9
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Writers: Osamu Tezuka, Naoyuki Sakai, Masahiro Fukuma, Michiko Eisei | Director: Kentarô Ohtani | Stars: Masaki Okada, Riisa Naka, Haru, Roi Hayashi

Votes: 27

42. Keiseisaimin no otoko (2015 TV Mini-Series)

58 min | Biography, Drama | Post-production

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Stars: Jô Odagiri, Jun Kunimura, Akira Takarada, Mitsu Dan

43. Sumairu (2009– )

Drama

7.8
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Stars: Yui Aragaki, Ayumi Ishida, Masanobu Katsumura, Toshiyuki Kitami

Votes: 40

44. Namonaki Doku (2013 TV Mini-Series)

Mystery | Active

7.0
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Stars: Kôtarô Koizumi, Ryôko Kuninaka, Miki Maya, Yusa Yazaki

Votes: 5

45. Touch (2005)

116 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.3
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Writers: Mitsuru Adachi, Yukiko Yamamuro | Director: Isshin Inudô | Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Shôta Saitô, Keita Saitou, Nozomi Andô

Votes: 234

46. Loving (1983)

110 min | Romance

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Writer: Kôji Takada | Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Yutaka Hayashi, Hirotarô Honda, Keiju Kobayashi, John Kudan

47. Dumbeast (2009)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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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

Votes: 107

48. Kamen gakuen (2001)

90 min | Fantasy, Mystery

5.6
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Writers: Hiroshi Hashimoto, Osamu Sôda | Director: Takashi Komatsu | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Maya Kurosu, Ikkei Watanabe, Yûma Ishigaki

Votes: 76

49. Ojuken (1999)

114 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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Writer: Nobuyuki Isshiki | Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Eikichi Yazawa, Masahiko Nishimura, Yûko Tanaka, Ren Ôsugi

Votes: 62

50. The Serialist (2013)

Mystery

6.3
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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

Votes: 20