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1. Ip Man 3 (2015)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.2
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57 Metascore

When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Lynn Hung, Jin Zhang, Mike Tyson

Votes: 21,241 | Gross: $2.13M

2. Ip Man (2008)

R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.1
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59 Metascore

During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Ka Tung Lam

Votes: 167,287

3. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Mystery

8.0
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A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 79,049

4. Ip Man 2 (2010)

R | 108 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.6
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67 Metascore

Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Xiaoming Huang, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Lynn Hung

Votes: 69,751 | Gross: $0.20M

5. Ringu (1998)

Unrated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

7.3
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Ruthlessly murdered by her father, the ghost of a seer's daughter kills all those who watch a weird video after 7 days; unless the viewer finds the escape clause.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi, Hitomi Satô

Votes: 50,493

6. Death Note (2006)

126 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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A battle between the world's 2 greatest minds begins when Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to rid the world of criminals.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Asaka Seto, Shigeki Hosokawa

Votes: 22,369

7. Garm Wars: The Last Druid (2014)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.8
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In a world where clone soldiers from three military tribes are locked in a perpetual battle of air, land and technology, one clone is separated from the battle and finds herself on the run with a group of unlikely companions.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Kevin Durand, Mélanie St-Pierre, Summer H. Howell

Votes: 681

8. Chatroom (2010)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

5.6
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5 teenagers are introduced to each other in a chatroom called "Chelsea Teens!", all with different personalities. But when one shows its darker side, it threatens the life of the others.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Imogen Poots, Matthew Beard, Hannah Murray

Votes: 7,226

9. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 100 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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66 Metascore

In the year 2032, Batô, a cyborg detective for the anti-terrorist unit Public Security Section 9, investigates the case of a female robot--one created solely for sexual pleasure--who slaughtered her owner.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Akio Ôtsuka, Atsuko Tanaka, Tamio Ôki, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 26,649 | Gross: $0.92M

10. Death Note: The Last Name (2006)

141 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Picking up where the first one leaves off, Light joins the task force searching for Kira in an effort to avert suspicion from himself---and get rid of L.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Takeshi Kaga, Shidô Nakamura, Erika Toda

Votes: 11,638

11. Dark Water (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno, Mirei Oguchi, Asami Mizukawa

Votes: 24,280

12. Fate/stay night (2006– )

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.6
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There is a war going on between masters and servants in order to attain the Holy Grail. Each master can call up one servant each, and their task is to eradicate the other servants, either ... See full summary »

Stars: Noriaki Sugiyama, Candice Moore, Liam O'Brien, Kari Wahlgren

Votes: 2,562

13. When They Cry (2006– )

TV-MA | Animation, Horror, Mystery

8.2
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The story of a group of young friends and the mysterious events that occur in the rural village of Hinamizawa.

Stars: John Snyder, Sôichirô Hoshi, Mai Nakahara, Satsuki Yukino

Votes: 2,971

14. Seven Swords (2005)

153 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.2
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Seven warriors come together to protect a village from a diabolical General.

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Leon Lai, Donnie Yen, Honglei Sun, Charlie Yeung

Votes: 7,952

15. Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013)

134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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From legendary action director Tsui Hark and the creators of international smash hit Detective Dee - Mystery Of The Phantom Flame comes the captivating tale of Dee Renjie's beginnings in ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Carina Lau, Chien Sheng, Mark Chao, Angelababy

Votes: 2,765 | Gross: $0.08M

16. Gantz (2010)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens wake up in a room dominated by a mysterious black sphere that sends them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth.

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Kanata Hongô, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Natsuna

Votes: 5,130

17. Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008)

TV-14 | 83 min | Animation, Action, Crime

8.0
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A hacker known as the Puppet Master is hunted by a female cyborg cop and her partner. This film is a revised version of Ghost in the Shell (1995).

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 9,695

18. Death Note: L Change the World (2008)

129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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A spin-out sequel to the popular Japanese thriller. This time it focuses on the character "L."

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Michael Adamthwaite, Sota Aoyama, Shannon Chan-Kent

Votes: 5,738

19. Dragon Tiger Gate (2006)

94 min | Action, Drama

6.2
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Three young martial arts masters emerge from the back streets of Hong Kong to help the powerless fight injustice.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Yuk Long Wong, Louis Koo, Isabella Leong, Ella Koon

Votes: 5,370

20. Ranma ½ (1989– )

30 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.0
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A series of the relationship of a girl who is involuntarily engaged to a boy who turns female when hit with cold water and male with hot.

Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Megumi Hayashibara, Noriko Hidaka, Sarah Strange

Votes: 3,296

21. Ringu 2 (1999)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Reiko takes Yoichi into hiding when her son begins to display frightening powers. Meanwhile, Mai Takano and the authorities begin a desperate search for them, as the mysterious Ring curse spreads...

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Miki Nakatani, Hitomi Satô, Kyoko Fukada, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 9,866

22. Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (2007– )

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Drama

8.2
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In the distant future, mankind has used up all of its fossil fuels, forcing them to turn to Solar Power as an alternate energy source. As a result, this causes a rift to form between richer... See full summary »

Stars: Jason Simpson, Paula Lindberg, Lee Tockar, Brad Swaile

Votes: 1,416

23. Saving General Yang (2013)

102 min | Adventure, History

6.4
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Northeast China, early Northern Song dynasty, AD 986. The Khitan army takes its revenge for a past massacre, abducting General Yang Ye (Adam Cheng) and leaving his wife and seven sons to ... See full summary »

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Fan Xu, Adam Cheng, Ekin Cheng, Bo Yu

Votes: 2,004

24. Guardian of the Sacred Spirit (2007– )

TV-PG | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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The Second Empress hires a spear-wielding woman to save her son from the Mikado (emperor) who believes the young prince is possessed by a water demon foretold to bring a terrible drought upon the land should he live.

Stars: Mabuki Andô, Naoto Adachi, Kôji Tsujitani, Hirofumi Nojima

Votes: 1,686

25. Joker Game (2016– )

25 min | Animation, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Taking place in the year 1937 on the eve of World War II, the story involves a mysterious spy training organization known as the "D Agency." The organization is established by Lieutenant ... See full summary »

Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Ken'yû Horiuchi, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Yuki Kaji

Votes: 166

26. Sadako 3D (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

3.8
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The spiteful ghost of Sadako, a murdered woman whose body was thrown down a well, reaches Internet searching for a host in order to live once again.

Director: Tsutomu Hanabusa | Stars: Satomi Ishihara, Kôji Seto, Tsutomu Takahashi, Shôta Sometani

Votes: 929

27. Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009 TV Mini-Series)

312 min | Documentary, War

9.2
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Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War. The documentary is composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war ... See full summary »

Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Adolf Hitler, Martin Sheen, Winston Churchill

Votes: 3,746

28. Gantz: Perfect Answer (2011)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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Kato's (Ken'ichi Matsuyama) death changes Kurono's (Kazunari Ninomiya) view of life completely. He decides to keep fighting until he earns 100 points so that he can bring back Kato. GANTZ ... See full summary »

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Ayumi Itô

Votes: 2,543

29. Reincarnation (2005)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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A Japanese actress begins having strange visions and experiences after landing a role in a horror film about a real-life murder spree that took place over forty years ago.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Yûka, Karina, Kippei Shîna, Tetta Sugimoto

Votes: 5,185

30. Resident Evil: Vendetta (2017)

Animation, Action, Adventure

The film features BSAA advisor Rebecca Chambers; BSAA SOU Captain Chris Redfield, Terra Save Organization Claire Redfield and US government agent Leon Scott Kennedy. Concept art shown ... See full summary »

Director: Takanori Tsujimoto | Star: Matthew Mercer

31. Premonition (2004)

R | 95 min | Horror

6.3
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While stopped at a roadside phone booth for transmitting his work through the Internet to the university, Professor Hideki Satomi finds a scrap of newspaper with the picture of his ... See full summary »

Director: Norio Tsuruta | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Noriko Sakai, Maki Horikita, Mayumi Ono

Votes: 3,373

32. Eden of the East (2009– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.8
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On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be called as "Careless Monday," does not result in any apparent victims, and is soon ... See full summary »

Stars: Ryohei Kimura, Saori Hayami, Leah Clark, Jason Liebrecht

Votes: 2,455

33. Trapped Ashes (2006)

R | 105 min | Horror

4.7
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Seven strangers on a Hollywood movie studio tour are trapped inside an infamous House of Horror and forced to tell their most terrifying stories to get out alive.

Directors: Sean S. Cunningham, Joe Dante, John Gaeta, Monte Hellman, Ken Russell | Stars: Jayce Bartok, Henry Gibson, Lara Harris, Scott Lowell

Votes: 1,292

34. When Chucky Became Mary (2005)

12 min | Short, Horror

4.7
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Byron - A desperate man who needs to please his girlfriend, finds a brand-new doll in a dumpster - A perfect gift.

Director: Kvon Chen | Stars: Chucky, Fantanely Wong

Votes: 69

35. Border: Keishichô Sôsa Ikka Satsujinhan Sôsa Dai 4-gakkari (2014 TV Mini-Series)

54 min | Drama

7.8
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Ishikawa Ango is a very capable detective that lives only for his job. One day, while investigating a crime scene, he gets shot in the head by the criminal that was still lurking about. ... See full summary »

Stars: Shun Oguri, Munetaka Aoki, Haru, Ken'ichi Endô

Votes: 39

36. Higurashi no naku koro ni: Kai (2007– )

25 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

8.3
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Stars: Yukari Tamura, Mai Nakahara, Mika Kanai, Satsuki Yukino

Votes: 1,031

37. Barakamon (2014– )

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.4
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As a punishment for punching a famous calligrapher, young handsome calligrapher Handa Seishu is exiled to a small island. As someone who has never lived outside of a city, Handa has to ... See full summary »

Stars: Kaji, Daisuke Ono, Suwabe

Votes: 794

38. Apocalypse: Staline (2015 TV Mini-Series)

157 min | Documentary

7.8
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Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Doug Rand

Votes: 63

39. Assault Girls (2009)

65 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.8
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In the aftermath of a global thermonuclear war three battle tested women wage war in a virtual video game against giant mutant sand whales.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Yoshikazu Fujiki, Rinko Kikuchi, Meisa Kuroki, Hinako Saeki

Votes: 1,003

40. Rain Fall (2009)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.8
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A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.

Director: Max Mannix | Stars: Kippei Shîna, Gary Oldman, Kyoko Hasegawa, Misa Shimizu

Votes: 993

41. Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993)

Unrated | 113 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.6
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When a terrorist attack is blamed on the Air Force, Special Vehicle Unit 2 gets caught in the middle of a growing political conflict.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Mîna Tominaga, Briony Glassco, Julie Ann Taylor, Toshio Furukawa

Votes: 2,733

42. Battle of the Warriors (2006)

R | 133 min | Action, Drama, War

6.8
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Story centers on a battle during China's Warring States Period, a series of civil wars, which spanned from the 5th to the 3rd century B.C. Based on a popular Japanese manga, which was in turn based a Japanese novel inspired by Warring States history in China.

Director: Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung | Stars: Andy Lau, Sung-kee Ahn, Zhiwen Wang, Bingbing Fan

Votes: 3,304

43. Silent Hill 3 (2003 Video Game)

M | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.8
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The third game in the Silent Hill Trilogy. The heroine of this game is teenaged Heather who is suddenly thrust into a strange alternate reality filled with demonic imagery and twisted ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuhide Nakazawa | Stars: Heather Morris, Richard Grosse, Donna Burke, Clifford Rippel

Votes: 2,294

44. Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler (2011 TV Mini-Series)

108 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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Chronicles Hitler's life as a failed painter and far-right activist up to his election as Chancellor of Germany, leading to his relentless rise to power, culminating in the beginning of World War II.

Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Doug Rand

Votes: 843

45. Gekijouban Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (2010)

TV-14 | 107 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.0
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The war for the Holy Grail is on. Master/Servant team pairs made up of Magi and the summoned spirits of legendary warriors do battle to the death in their quest for the right to claim the ... See full summary »

Director: Ken'ichi Takeshita | Stars: Noriaki Sugiyama, Jun'ichi Suwabe, Kana Ueda, Ayako Kawasumi

Votes: 739

46. Antarctic Journal (2005)

115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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Strange things begin happening to an expedition deep in the Antarctic.

Director: Pil-sung Yim | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ji-tae Yu, Kyeong-ik Kim, Hee-soon Park

Votes: 1,349

47. The Complex (2013)

106 min | Horror

5.1
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Nursing student Asuka (Atsuko Maeda) has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Atsuko Maeda, Hiroki Narimiya, Ryô Iwamatsu, Masanobu Katsumura

Votes: 739

48. Avalon (2001)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon. When Ash, a star player, hears of rumors that... See full summary »

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Malgorzata Foremniak, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Jerzy Gudejko, Dariusz Biskupski

Votes: 11,493

49. The Next Generation Patoreibâ: Shuto kessen (2015)

Action, Sci-Fi

4.2
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An attack takes place on Rainbow Bridge in Odaiba, Tokyo by the fighter helicopter `Gray Ghost`. 2 days earlier, the Gray Ghost was stolen. The perpetrators are followers of Yukihito Tsuge.... See full summary »

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Star: Hershel Peppers

Votes: 48

50. Kaidan (2007)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.3
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Japan, 250 years ago. Soetsu is a moneylender who is killed by the cruel samurai Shinzaemon. His body is dumped in the Kasenega-Fuchi river. According to legend, all who drown in the river ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Kumiko Asô, Takaaki Enoki, Leona Hirota, Teisui Ichiryûsai

Votes: 842