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1. Mai wei (2011)

R | 137 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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30 Metascore

In World War II-era Korea, rival runners, one Korean (Jang Dong-gun) and one Japanese (Joe Odagiri), go to war together against the Soviets.

Director: Je-kyu Kang | Stars: Dong-gun Jang, Joe Odagiri, Bingbing Fan, In-kwon Kim

Votes: 7,726 | Gross: $0.07M

2. Gojira: Fainaru uôzu (2004)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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Godzilla's fiftieth Anniversary project, in which Godzilla travels around the world to fight his old foes plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Masahiro Matsuoka, Rei Kikukawa, Don Frye, Maki Mizuno

Votes: 5,552

3. Godzilla 2000 (1999)

PG | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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41 Metascore

Godzilla saves Tokyo from a flying saucer that transforms into the beast Orga.

Director: Takao Okawara | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Naomi Nishida, Takehiro Murata, Mayu Suzuki

Votes: 5,837 | Gross: $10.04M

4. Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Gidorâ: Daikaijû sôkôgeki (2001)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Three ancient guardian beasts awaken to protect Japan against Godzilla.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Chiharu Niiyama, Ryûdô Uzaki, Masahiro Kobayashi, Shirô Sano

Votes: 3,568

5. Tatara Samurai (2016)

135 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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In 16th century Japan, a young man has to choose between becoming a master steel maker like his father and grandfather before him, or becoming a samurai so that he can help protect his ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshinari Nishikôri | Stars: Shun Sugata, Akira, Kosuke Toyohara, Denden

Votes: 18

6. Violent Cop (1989)

103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A violence prone police officer discovers that his colleague is trafficking drugs.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Maiko Kawakami, Makoto Ashikawa, Shirô Sano

Votes: 8,400 | Gross: $0.00M

7. Kansen (2004)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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INFECTION takes place in a dark, isolated hospital, where one doctors mistake has led to dire consequences for a patient.

Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Michiko Hada, Mari Hoshino, Tae Kimura, Yôko Maki

Votes: 4,581

8. Pokémon 4Ever (2001)

G | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.6
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Ash must stop a hunter who forces the legendary Pokémon Celebi to help him destroy a forest.

Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Jim Malone | Stars: Rica Matsumoto, Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Ikue Ôtani

Votes: 5,831

9. 20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End (2008)

142 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

6.7
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Based on the hugely successful, award winning manga series created by Naoki Urasawa (Yawara; Monster)... See full synopsis »

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Toshiaki Karasawa, Etsushi Toyokawa, Takako Tokiwa, Teruyuki Kagawa

Votes: 2,103

10. Rich Man, Poor Woman (2012)

54 min | Comedy

7.8
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Sawaki Chihiro, a hardworking student from Tokyo University right out of college, is having a hard time finding a job due to her lack of experience. At a job interview she meets Hyuga Toru,... See full summary »

Stars: Shun Oguri, Satomi Ishihara, Saki Aibu, Arata Iura

Votes: 314

11. Solntse (2005)

110 min | Drama, History

7.4
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85 Metascore

Third part in Aleksandr Sokurov's quadrilogy of Power, following Moloch (1999) and Taurus (2001), focuses on Japanese Emperor Hirohito and Japan's defeat in World War II when he is finally confronted by General Douglas MacArthur who offers him to accept a diplomatic defeat for survival.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Issei Ogata, Robert Dawson, Kaori Momoi, Shirô Sano

Votes: 2,253 | Gross: $0.08M

12. Rampo (1994)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Edogawa Rampo is a writer whose latest work is censored by the government, deemed too disturbing and injurious to the public to be allowed to be published. However, after burning his drafts... See full summary »

Directors: Rintaro Mayuzumi, Kazuyoshi Okuyama | Stars: Naoto Takenaka, Michiko Hada, Masahiro Motoki, Teruyuki Kagawa

Votes: 501 | Gross: $0.31M

13. The Princess Blade (2001)

R | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.8
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59 Metascore

In the near future, Japan is ruled once more by a monarchy. But, rebels opposed to this rule seek to overthrow the government. The House of Takemikazuchi, a band of assassins is hired by ... See full summary »

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Yumiko Shaku, Hideaki Itô, Yôichi Numata, Shirô Sano

Votes: 2,470

14. Mirai Nikki - Another: World (2012– )

45 min | Drama

7.4
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Arata Hoshino is a lazy college student, who doesn't believe in working for his future or putting in the effort. He then gets a "future diary" program on his cellphone. The future diary ... See full summary »

Stars: Masaki Okada, Ayame Gôriki, Kanata Hongô, Mayuko Fukuda

Votes: 65

15. Yôkai daisensô (2005)

PG-13 | 124 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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63 Metascore

A young boy is chosen as the defender of good and must team up with Japan's ancient spirits and creatures of lore to destroy the forces of evil.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Chiaki Kuriyama, Bunta Sugawara

Votes: 2,046

16. Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis (1988)

135 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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A demonic reincarnation of a Japanese general from the 10th century appears in the early 20th century Tokyo with a mission to destroy the blooming city.

Director: Akio Jissôji | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Kyûsaku Shimada, Mieko Harada, Jun'ichi Ishida

Votes: 247

17. Endoresu warutsu (1995)

102 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.5
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Koji Wakamatsu's film about a Japanese free jazz/improvisation saxophonist named Kaoru Abe.

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu | Stars: Leona Hirota, Kou Machida, Haruko Sagara, Masato Furuoya

Votes: 39

18. Urutoraman Ôbu (2016– )

Action, Sci-Fi

8.9
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Stars: Hideo Ishiguro, Miyabi Matsuura, Naoto Takahashi, Hiroaki Nerio

Votes: 28

19. Pâkusu (2017)

Drama

5.8
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Director: Natsuki Seta | Stars: Ai Hashimoto, Mei Nagano, Shôta Sometani, Shizuka Ishibashi

Votes: 5

20. Â! Ikkenya puroresu (2004)

100 min | Action, Drama

5.4
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Directors: Naoki Kubo, Terry Ito | Stars: Shinya Hashimoto, Sonim, Shirô Sano, Nicholas Pettas

Votes: 63

21. Kinki (2014)

73 min | Drama

4.8
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A teacher is sexually involved with an underage student. She visits her father's home and discovers a boy who's been kept as a sex slave. The teacher continues harboring the boy out of fear and begins to feel sexually attracted to him.

Director: Kôtarô Wajima | Stars: Seiko Fujimura, Hayate Matsuzaki, Ryû Morioka, Shirô Sano

Votes: 24

22. Saka no ue no kumo (2009–2011)

Drama

8.3
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Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Hiroshi Abe, Teruyuki Kagawa, Miho Kanno

Votes: 77

23. 20th Century Boys 3: Redemption (2009)

156 min | Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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It is 2017 and a resurrected Tomodachi rules the world. The prophecies of The New Book have all come true. Tomodachi predicts the end of the world through the spread of a lethal virus by ... See full summary »

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Naoto Takenaka, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Qyoko Kudo, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 833

24. Amarufi: Megami no hôshû (2009)

125 min | Drama

6.2
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A young Japanese woman goes missing in Rome during the Christmas season.

Director: Hiroshi Nishitani | Stars: Yûji Oda, Yûki Amami, Erika Toda, Kôichi Satô

Votes: 285

25. Enishi: The Bride of Izumo (2015)

Drama

5.8
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Maki Iizuka (Nozomi Sasaki) works as an editor for a wedding magazine in Tokyo. She is set to marry Kazunori Nakamura (Yuta Hiraoka) next month, when her grandmother dies. Her grandmother ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Horiuchi | Stars: Toshiya Isaka, Tomiyuki Kunihiro, Lily, Toshifumi Fujimoto

Votes: 15

26. Evil Dead Trap 2 (1992)

97 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.0
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A female projectionist is apparently a serial killer.

Director: Izô Hashimoto | Stars: Utako Nakajima, Rie Kondoh, Shirô Sano, Shino Ikenami

Votes: 365

27. Urutoraman Makkusu (2005–2006)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Action, Family, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Stars: Sota Aoyama, Kai Shishido, Hitomi Hasebe, Nobuyuki Ogawa

Votes: 56

28. Kuroi fukuin (2014 TV Movie)

110 min | Mystery

6.5
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Director: Kan Ishibashi | Stars: Eita, Jun Fubuki, Etsuko Ichihara, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

Votes: 19

29. Sharaku (1995)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A crippled kabuki player is taken into a strolling company of itinerant actors. An influential publisher notices his honest, bold drawings, and nurtures him despite persecution and betrayal... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Furankî Sakai, Shima Iwashita, Tsurutarô Kataoka

Votes: 101

30. Heya (II) (1993)

92 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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A quiet killer is looking for a room. The real state agent, shy and expressionless, guides him through Tokyo, towards the ruins the decadent economy has left behind, in hopes of finding The Room.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Akaji Maro, Yoriko Dôguchi, Shirô Sano, Sayoko Takahashi

Votes: 119

31. Trick (2000– )

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Naoko Yamada is a magician struggling to make ends meet who agrees to partner with Professor Ueda, who has been asked by detectives Yabe and Ishihara for help in investigating crimes ... See full summary »

Stars: Yukie Nakama, Hiroshi Abe, Katsuhisa Namase, Kazuki Maehara

Votes: 198

32. Platonic Sex (2001 TV Movie)

90 min

7.7
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The movie's protagonist is Aoki, a naive, gullible young girl, who strays towards the party life instead of taking her school work seriously. Once as a teenager, in a car with some city ... See full summary »

Directors: Kôzô Nagayama, Isamu Nakae | Stars: Mari Hoshino, Naohito Fujiki, Ryuta Kawabata, Shirô Sano

Votes: 32

33. Shomuni (1998– )

Comedy, Drama

5.9
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Tsukahara Sawako, a newcomer in a big company, starts going out with a superior, only to realise that the latter is married. Due to this scandal, she is demoted to Shyomu ni, a department ... See full summary »

Stars: Makiko Esumi, Kotomi Kyôno, Yumiko Takahashi, Keiko Toda

Votes: 201

34. Yuki onna (2016)

95 min | Mystery

5.8
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Director: Kiki Sugino | Stars: Kiki Sugino, Munetaka Aoki, Kumi Mizuno, Shirô Sano

Votes: 5

35. Four Days of Snow and Blood (1989)

114 min | Action, Drama, War

6.7
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Based on the "2.26 Incident", an attempted coup d'état in Japan 1936, launched by radical ultra-nationalist parts of the military. Several leading politicians were killed and the center of ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Tomokazu Miura, Masahiro Motoki, Katsutoshi Arata

Votes: 100

36. Bokura no jidai (2007– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Shun Oguri, Hirokazu Koreeda, Sawako Agawa

Votes: 13

37. Kurai tokoro de machiawase (2006)

130 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.1
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A precarious loner sneaks into a blind woman's home and begins living there without her noticing. Meanwhile, the woman mourns her recently deceased father and struggles to remain connected to the world.

Director: Daisuke Tengan | Stars: Rena Tanaka, Bo-lin Chen, Haruka Igawa, Kôichi Satô

Votes: 240

38. Onna batoru koppu (1990 Video)

81 min

4.8
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Lady battle cop is a Japanese film made in 1991, it features a tennis player and her partner, they have a run in with a terrorist group and she is subsequently transformed into a cyborg ... See full summary »

Director: Akihisa Okamoto | Stars: Azusa Nakamura, Kisuke Yamashita, Masaru Matsuda, Shirô Sano

Votes: 36

39. Inu no eiga (2005)

96 min | Family

6.9
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It is no secret that dogs are the superlative of superlatives when it comes to life and existence on this planet so it should be no surprise that a film, or anthology, on these noble beings... See full summary »

Directors: Isshin Inudô, Hideki Kuroda, Yoshio Kuroda, Satoshi Nagai, Atsushi Sanada, Shinsuke Sato, Tetsuhisa Yazu | Stars: Shidô Nakamura, Aoi Miyazaki, Misaki Itô, Manami Konishi

Votes: 161

40. Wasao (2011)

116 min | Drama

5.8
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Director: Yoshinari Nishikôri | Stars: Jun Yoshinaga, Hiroko Yakushimaru, Sawa Suzuki, Makiko Kuno

Votes: 40

41. Jipangu (1990)

119 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.9
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Director: Kaizô Hayashi | Stars: Masahiro Takashima, Narumi Yasuda, Mikijirô Hira, Haruko Wanibuchi

Votes: 231

43. Kanzen-naru shiiku: Akai satsui (2004)

99 min | Drama

5.6
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A Kabukicho gigolo with a gambling debt Mikio Osawa agrees to bump off a rich wife's husband for a bundle of cash, but botches the hit. On the run in the snow-covered hills of northern ... See full summary »

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu | Stars: Mika Itô, Shirô Sano, Mikio Ohsawa, Renji Ishibashi

Votes: 71

44. Rakkî sukai daiamondo (1990 Video)

60 min | Horror

5.2
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A woman wakes up in a hospital and is terrorized by horrifying hallucinations and two sadistic doctors.

Director: Izô Hashimoto | Stars: Naoko Amihama, Reiko Nakamura, Shirô Sano

Votes: 103

45. Kin'yû hametsu Nippon: Tôgenkyô no hito-bito (2002)

105 min

6.9
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Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Shirô Sano, Yu Tokui, Midoriko Kimura

Votes: 151

46. Chîmu bachisuta no eikô (2008)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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Toho university hospital has established an outstanding coronary surgery team under the leadership of a up and coming... See full synopsis »

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Hiroshi Abe, Sei Hiraizumi, Haruka Igawa

Votes: 155

47. Tetsuko no heya (1976– )

35 min | Talk-Show

5.9
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Stars: Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Makoto Ôtake, Meiko Nakamura, Yûzô Kayama

Votes: 11

48. Gegege no Kitarô: Sennen noroi uta (2008)

119 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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Set in the same world populated by Yokai, demon spirits with supernatural powers - Wentz Eiji of WaT reprises his role as half-human, half-yokai hero Kitaro, who takes it upon himself to ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuhide Motoki | Stars: Eiji Wentz, Kii Kitano, Rena Tanaka, Yô Ôizumi

Votes: 113

49. Cat's Eye (1997)

91 min | Action, Comedy

4.4
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Three cat burgling sisters have to go up against the police and a Chinese crime syndicate in order to rescue their kidnapped father.

Director: Kaizô Hayashi | Stars: Yuki Uchida, Izumi Inamori, Norika Fujiwara, Kenta Harada

Votes: 136

50. Mozu (2014– )

Thriller

7.6
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Stars: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Teruyuki Kagawa, Yôko Maki, Yusuke Hirayama

Votes: 60