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1. Pulse (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.7
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27 Metascore

When their computer hacker friend accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal, a group of co-eds rally to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world.

Writers: Wes Craven, Ray Wright, Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Jim Sonzero | Stars: Kristen Bell, Rick Gonzalez, Christina Milian, Ian Somerhalder

2. Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

R | 92 min | Horror

6.7
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48 Metascore

A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.

Writers: Takashi Shimizu, Bobby White | Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Megumi Okina, Misaki Itô, Misa Uehara, Yui Ichikawa

3. Pulse (2001)

R | 118 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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70 Metascore

Japanese university students investigate a series of suicides linked to an Internet Web cam that promises visitors the chance to interact with the dead.

Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Haruhiko Katô, Kumiko Asô, Koyuki, Kurume Arisaka

4. Rinne (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.

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

5. Tokyo Sonata (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

An ordinary Japanese family slowly disintegrates after its patriarch loses his job at a prominent company.

Writers: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Max Mannix, Sachiko Tanaka | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Teruyuki Kagawa, Kyôko Koizumi, Yû Koyanagi, Kai Inowaki

6. The Cure (1997)

111 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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70 Metascore

A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and ... See full summary »

Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Masato Hagiwara, Kôji Yakusho, Tsuyoshi Ujiki, Anna Nakagawa

7. Bright Future (2003)

92 min | Drama

7.0
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64 Metascore

Two young guys work in a plant that manufactures oshibori (those moist hand-towels found in some Japanese restaurants). Their weird bond is based on uncontrollable rage--something neither ... See full summary »

Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Jô Odagiri, Tadanobu Asano, Tatsuya Fuji, Takashi Sasano

8. Occult (2009)

110 min | Drama, Horror

6.7
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Koji Shiraishi is interested in strange indiscriminate murder at a sightseeing resort. He goes behind the camera to investigate the circumstances surrounding strange occurrences and interview the survivors.

Writer: Kôji Shiraishi | Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Mika Azuma, Horiken, Kôen Kondô, Shinobu Kuribayashi

9. Penance (2012– )

270 min | Mystery

7.2
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The murder of Emili, a young girl, leaves the inhabitants of a small Japanese village in shock. The body of Emily is found by the four classmates with whom she was playing. The murder is ... See full summary »

Stars: Masaaki Akahori, Manatsu Kimura, Kyôko Koizumi, Sakura Andô

11. Seventh Code (2013)

60 min | Thriller

6.5
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Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Atsuko Maeda, Ryôhei Suzuki, Aissy, Hiroshi Yamamoto

12. Loft (2005)

115 min | Horror

5.8
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Suffering from writer's block and some curious ailments, Reiko (Nakatani Miki) moves to a countryside villa at her editor's (Nishijima Hidetoshi) beckoning to quietly work on her next novel... See full synopsis »

Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Miki Nakatani, Etsushi Toyokawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yumi Adachi

13. Mr. X (2014)

Documentary, Biography, Mystery

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The image of a mysterious, solitary filmmaker - a cineaste maudit - who flees from both the media and the public, is unrelentingly bound to the figure of Leos Carax, in France. Elsewhere, ... See full summary »

Writers: Tessa Louise-Salomé, Chantal Perrin-Cluzet, Adrien Walter | Director: Tessa Louise-Salomé | Stars: Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Caroline Champetier, Jean-Michel Frodon, Neil Hannon

14. Charisma (1999)

104 min | Drama

7.1
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A seasoned detective is called in to rescue a politician held hostage by a lunatic. In a brief moment of uncertainty, he misses the chance for action. Leaving his job and family without ... See full summary »

Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Ren Ohsugi, Yoriko Dôguchi

15. Sakebi (2006)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points ... See full summary »

Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Manami Konishi, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Hiroyuki Hirayama

16. Cut (I) (2011)

133 min | Drama

6.5
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Shuji is an uncompromising young filmmaker at odds with Japanese society. One day he learns that his loan shark brother, who had helped to finance his films, has been executed by his own ... See full summary »

Writers: Amir Naderi, Shinji Aoyama, Abou Farman, Yûichi Tazawa | Director: Amir Naderi | Stars: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Takako Tokiwa, Takashi Sasano, Shun Sugata

17. Sweet Home (1989)

100 min | Horror

6.9
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A TV production crew are making a documentary about the infamous painter Mamiya Ichiro. When they start filming at his old home, they come under attack from the ghost of the painter's wife.

Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Nobuko Miyamoto, Shingo Yamashiro, Ichiro Furutachi, Fukumi Kuroda

18. Seance (2000 TV Movie)

118 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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A psychic housewife and her husband become burdened with a kidnapped girl who escaped her assailant. Junko will not let her husband call the hospital or the police for purely selfish ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark McShane, Tetsuya Onishi, Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Jun Fubuki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Hikari Ishida

19. The Funeral (1984)

124 min | Comedy

7.2
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At the beginning of the film the father-in-law of the protagonist dies unexpectedly of a heart attack. The remainder of the film is episodic, moving from one incident to another over the ... See full summary »

Writer: Jûzô Itami | Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kin Sugai, Hideji Ôtaki

20. Kanda-gawa inran senso (1983)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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Two sexually energized young women who live in a high-rise apartment building happen one day to spy from their window a mother and son making love in the apartment across from theirs. They ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Usagi Asô, Makoto Yoshino, Yûichi Kishino, Houen Kishino

21. Doppelganger (2003)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.6
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Hayasaki is an inventor working on an Artificial Body. It is not going well and he is stressed out and on the verge of being fired from the research division of his company. His ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Furusawa, Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Hiromi Nagasaku, Yûsuke Santamaria, Masahiro Toda

22. Real (2013)

127 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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Koichi (Sato) and Atsumi (Ayase) are childhood friends who have become lovers. Despite this closeness when Atsumi attempts suicide Koichi is at a loss to understand the circumstances that ... See full synopsis »

Writers: Rokurô Inui, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Sachiko Tanaka, Kazumi Matsuzawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Takeru Satô, Haruka Ayase, Jô Odagiri, Shôta Sometani

23. The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979)

147 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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A misfit high-school science teacher decides to build his own atomic bomb. He steals isotopes from a nuclear reactor and manages to create two warheads, but at the same time is present at a... See full summary »

Writers: Leonard Schrader, Kazuhiko Hasegawa | Director: Kazuhiko Hasegawa | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Kenji Sawada, Kimiko Ikegami, Kazuo Kitamura

24. Ôinaru gen'ei (1999)

95 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

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Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Shinji Aoyama, Shirô Atami, Shingo Ichizawa, Kazushige Inami

25. Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 77 min | Documentary

7.4
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Martin Scorsese narrates this tribute to Val Lewton, the producer of a series of memorable low-budget horror films for RKO Studios. Raised by his mother and his aunt, his films often ... See full summary »

Writer: Kent Jones | Director: Kent Jones | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Elias Koteas, Roger Corman, Glen Gabbard

26. License to Live (1998)

109 min | Drama, Comedy

7.0
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Yoshi, aged 24, awakes after 10 years in a coma, goes on to start a new life and rebuild his family.

Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Shun Sugata, Lily, Kumiko Asô

27. Eyes of the Spider (1998)

83 min | Crime, Thriller

7.0
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Writers: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Yoichi Noshiyama | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Dankan, Ren Ohsugi, Sadao Abe

28. Serpent's Path (1998)

85 min | Crime

7.3
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Writer: Hiroshi Takahashi | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Teruyuki Kagawa, Shiro Shitamoto, Hua Rong Weng

29. Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Script: Capitalism and the Tragedy of Noriko (2010)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Drama

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This is a film about how the protagonist, unemployed worker Tamiya is forced to accept the slavery under the black company. His wife Noriko suggests him to not accept the offer from the black company, but..

Writers: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Ryota Nakanishi | Director: Ryota Nakanishi | Stars: Huijun Lee, Shangyao Lee, Lu Yubin

30. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)

51 min | Horror

5.8
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Writers: Sadayuki Murai, Kazuo Umezu | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tamaki Ogawa, Hisako Shirata

31. The Guard from the Underground (1992)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.9
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Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Makiko Kuno, Yutaka Matsushige, Hatsunori Hasegawa, Ren Ohsugi

32. Mikadoroido (1991)

113 min | Sci-Fi

6.1
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Writers: Tomo'o Haraguchi, Junki Takegami | Directors: Satoo Haraguchi, Tomo'o Haraguchi | Stars: Hiroshi Atsumi, Sandayû Dokumamushi, Yoriko Dôguchi, Kenji Hayami

33. Door 3 (1996)

89 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Writer: Chiaki Konaka | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Ryo Amamiya, Hatsunori Hasegawa, Tatsuya Kanno, Shintarô Kôzuchi

34. The Excitement of the Do-Re-Mi-Fa Girl (1985)

83 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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A country girl visits Tokyo in search of her college heartthrob. Here she meets horny students, a psychology professor in search of the theory of shame, and Yoshioka who has become a campus nobody.

Writers: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Kunitoshi Manda | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Jûzô Itami, Yoriko Dôguchi, Usagi Asô, Kensô Katô

35. Beautiful New Bay Area Project (2013)

29 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

36. Gakkô no kaidan F (1997 TV Movie)

72 min | Horror

7.4
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Writers: Chiaki Konaka, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Tomoyasu Okubo | Directors: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Hideo Nakata | Stars: Kurume Arisaka, Bengaru, Medaka Ikeno, Mitsuo Inokai

37. Fukushu the Revenge Kienai Kizuato (1997)

83 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.9
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Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Shun Sugata, Chikako Kobayashi, Tonbo Zushi

38. Ghost Cop (2004)

10 min | Short

6.7
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Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Star: Yukari Ôshima

40. The Revenge I: A Visit from Fate (1996)

83 min | Crime

6.6
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Sho Aikawa plays a police detective whose dark personal history makes it impossible for him to stay within the limits of the legal system. But he is not just a detective; he is also a ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Show Aikawa, Fumiyo Kohina, Itsumi Ôsawa

41. Tôsô zen'ya (1982)

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Directors: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Kunitoshi Manda | Stars: Shûji Asano, Shoko Kubota, Akihiko Shioda

43. Chi wo sû uchû (2001)

85 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Director: Hirohisa Sasaki | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Sadao Abe, Yoshiyoshi Arakawa, Tomomi Kuribayashi

44. Hoshikuzu kyôdai no densetsu (1985)

Music, Comedy

6.1
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Writer: Macoto Tezuka | Director: Macoto Tezuka | Stars: Shingo Kubota, Kan Takagi, Kyôko Togawa, Issay

45. Freedom2speak v2.0 (2004)

60 min | Documentary, War

2.5
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Writer: Christoph Gampl | Directors: Christoph Gampl, Brigitte Kramer, Marc Meyer, Uwe Nagel, Markus Schmidt | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Shubhra Swarup, Mohamed Hassan, Darnell Stephen Summers

46. Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself!! The Heist (1995 TV Movie)

81 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Two petty gangsters get ransomed by a group of Yakuza members, fortunately they are rescued by a kindly Kindergarten teacher.

Writers: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Kuniho Yasui | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Kensuke Asakawa, Yoriko Dôguchi, Yuri Ishihara

47. Shigarami gakuen (1980)

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Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Mika Kubota, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Tatsuya Mori

48. Pieta (1997)

94 min

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Writer: Hiroshi Takahashi | Director: Atsuya Kitagawa | Stars: Mikio Ohsawa, Minako Moroe, Sadao Abe, Hiroko Isayama

50. Watanabe (1993– )

Drama

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Stars: Megumi Komaki, Daisuke Miyagawa, Jinsei Morishita, Yôko Ohshima