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1. Urutoraman Ôbu (2016– )

Action, Sci-Fi

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

Votes: 28

2. Bringing Godzilla Down to Size: The Art of Japanese Special Effects (2008)

69 min | Documentary

8.5
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For more than 50 years, Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Ghidorâ and other monsters at Tôhô Kabushiki Kaisha have been created with traditional, handmade special-effects techniques. Through interviews... See full summary »

Director: Norman England | Stars: Alex Cox, Yasuyuki Inoue, Tsutomu Kitagawa, Hiroshi Koizumi

Votes: 70 | Gross: $0.15M

3. Miroku (2013)

84 min | Drama

8.5
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Through philosophical and science themed imagination, Emile questions everything from his teenage years to adult life.

Director: Kaizô Hayashi | Stars: Shiori Doi, Seizô Fukumoto, Michiko Furumoto, Iori Harada

Votes: 6

4. Saka no ue no kumo (2009–2011)

Drama

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

Votes: 78

5. Kimi to ita mirai no tame ni 'I'll be Back' (1999– )

46 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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On the last night of 1999, 22 year-old Atsushi Horigami suffers heart failure and dies during the year-end countdown. In the next moment, he awakens alive and well in his own room - but the... See full summary »

Stars: Tsuyoshi Dômoto, Yukie Nakama, Shirô Sano

Votes: 10

6. Aoi tori (1997– )

Drama, Romance

8.3
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Stars: Etsushi Toyokawa, Yui Natsukawa, Shirô Sano, Hiromi Nagasaku

Votes: 35

7. Waterboys 2 (2004– )

Comedy

8.2
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Stars: Hayato Ichihara, Satomi Ishihara, Akiyoshi Nakao, Keita Saitou

Votes: 34

8. 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: 207

10. Mainichi ga natsuyasumi (1994)

94 min | Comedy

8.1
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Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Jun Fubuki, Hinako Saeki, Shirô Sano, Hitomi Takahashi

Votes: 24

11. Bokura no jidai (2007– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Shun Oguri, Hirokazu Koreeda, Sawako Agawa

Votes: 14

12. Joker: Yurusarezaru sôsakan (2010– )

Drama

7.9
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"Date Kazuyoshi (Sakai) is a detective on the Kanagawa prefectural police force. During the day, he is known as a "Buddha" for his gentle personality, pouring all of his energy into ... See full summary »

Stars: Masato Sakai, Anne Watanabe, Ryô Nishikido, Masayuki Akamaru

Votes: 48

13. Kuitan 2 (2007– )

Drama

7.9
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Stars: Ryûki Kitaoka, Noriyuki Higashiyama, Mikako Ichikawa, Shirô Itô

Votes: 13

14. 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: 7,876 | Gross: $0.07M

15. 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: 337

16. Tomorrow - ashita (1988)

105 min | Drama

7.8
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Director: Kazuo Kuroki | Stars: Kaori Momoi, Kaho Minami, Nobuko Sendô, Michiko Araki

Votes: 43

17. Gensen-Kan Shujin (1994)

98 min

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Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Shirô Sano, Mayo Kawasaki, Kitarô, Kaoru Mizuki

Votes: 8

18. Daburu kitchin (1993– )

Comedy

7.8
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Stars: Shirô Itô, Yôko Nogiwa, Maki Sakai, Shirô Sano

Votes: 8

19. Ricchiman, puaûman in Nyûyôku (2013 TV Movie)

144 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Makoto who is working in Brazil is back in Japan for a short stay. However, not having a place for the week she stays over at Toru's house. Their lifestyles though are not exactly good matches and soon the tension begins to simmer.

Director: Masaki Nishiura | Stars: Saki Aibu, Yôsuke Asari, Brandon Francis, Shô Ikushima

Votes: 71

20. 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

22. Sora Tobu Kôhôshitsu (2013– )

54 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Yui Aragaki, Gô Ayano, Kyôhei Shibata, Masashi Iwadera

Votes: 22

23. Netorare Sosuke (1992)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Director: Kôji Wakamatsu | Stars: Yoshio Harada, Miwako Fujitani, Yoko Kuga, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 9

24. Mozu (2014– )

Thriller

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

Votes: 62

25. Kaizoku sentai Gôkaijâ vs Uchuu keiji Gyaban the Movie (2012)

64 min | Adventure

7.6
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Director: Shôjirô Nakazawa | Stars: Ryôta Ozawa, Yûki Yamada, Mao Ichimichi, Yui Koike

Votes: 54

26. Bunshin (2012– )

Mystery

7.6
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Stars: Ken Aoki, Masatô Ibu, Moka Kamishiraishi, Ryô Katsuji

Votes: 16

27. Deka wanko (2011– )

Drama

7.6
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Stars: Mikako Tabe, Ikki Sawamura, Yûya Tegoshi, Kanae Fujimura

Votes: 21

28. Dandarin: rôdô kijun kantokukan (2013– )

54 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Tôri Matsuzaka, Shunsuke Kazama, Kenji Mizuhashi

Votes: 7

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

45 min | Drama

7.5
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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: 68

30. 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

31. Aishiteru: Kaiyô (2009– )

Drama

7.5
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Stars: Izumi Inamori, Yuka Itaya, Duncan, Yumiko Fujita

Votes: 12

32. Kuitan (2006– )

Drama

7.5
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Stars: Ryûki Kitaoka, Noriyuki Higashiyama, Shirô Itô, Kotomi Kyôno

Votes: 26

33. Jishaku otoko (2014 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama

7.5
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Director: Satoru Nakajima | Stars: Saki Aibu, Shô Aoyagi, Erika Asakura, Brandon Francis

Votes: 11

34. 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: 2,269 | Gross: $0.08M

35. Ihatôbu gensô, Kenji no haru (1996 TV Movie)

55 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.4
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The story of Kenji Miyazawa, the beloved Japanese poet, who also wrote Night on the Galactic Railroad.

Directors: Shôji Kawamori, Stuart J. Levy | Stars: Shirô Sano, Mariko Kouda, Chikao Ohtsuka, Victor Chin

Votes: 235

36. Kowagaru hitobito (1994)

118 min | Comedy, Horror

7.4
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Director: Makoto Wada | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Mieko Harada, Mami Kumagai, Mitsuyo Asaka

Votes: 26

37. Daremo mamorenai (2009 TV Movie)

107 min | Drama

7.4
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Director: Yasukazu Sugiyama | Stars: Miki Fujimoto, Yûichi Haba, Ryô Iwamatsu, Hitomi Katayama

Votes: 5

38. Nijisseiki shônen dokuhon (1989)

106 min | Drama

7.3
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Two brothers, Jinta and Wataru, are raised in a travelling circus. After an accident, Jinta decides to leave the circus and travels the countryside working as a con-man. After a run-in with... See full summary »

Director: Kaizô Hayashi | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Moe Kamura, Jian Xiu, Michiru Akiyoshi

Votes: 50

39. Seigi no mikata (2008– )

Drama

7.3
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Seigi No Mikata is a Japanese television show based on the manga of the same name. It is about sisters living in Tokyo,Yoko and Makiko... See full synopsis »

Stars: Mirai Shida, Yû Yamada, Osamu Mukai, Sei Hiraizumi

Votes: 72

40. Intâmisshon (2013)

112 min | Comedy

7.3
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On the even of the closure of a cinema, an examination of what this means for film and for Japan as a whole from the point-of-view of the viewing public and the cast who staffed many of the... See full summary »

Director: Naofumi Higuchi | Stars: Kumiko Akiyoshi, Satoshi Furuya, Yôko Hatanaka, Shinji Higuchi

Votes: 7

41. 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: 3,649

42. 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: 8,489 | Gross: $0.00M

43. Makete, katsu: Sengo wo tsukutta otoko Yoshida Shigeru (2012– )

73 min | Biography

7.2
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Stars: Michael Steinebach, Yoshiki Arizono, Eric Bossick, Cynthia Cheston

Votes: 11

44. Aiki (2002)

119 min | Drama

7.2
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A wheelchair-bound drop-out becomes a martial arts pupil.

Director: Daisuke Tengan | Stars: Haruhiko Katô, Rie Tomosaka, Chiaki Hara, Akiko Kinouchi

Votes: 98

45. Kôshônin (2003 TV Movie)

107 min | Crime

7.2
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After a convenience store robbery, three unidentified men hold a group of people hostage in a hospital. Inspector Ishida and Captain Tohno handle the negotiations while one of their ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Mayu Tsuruta, Shirô Sano, Ken'ichi Endô

Votes: 316

46. Gokuaku Gambo (2014– )

54 min | Comedy

7.2
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Stars: Machiko Ono, Kippei Shîna, Shôhei Miura, Riisa Naka

Votes: 20

47. The Rocking Horsemen (1992)

135 min | Comedy

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It is 1965. High-school student Takeyoshi Fujiwara Yasufumi Hayashi) hears "Pipeline" by the Ventures, and is mesmerized by their unique sound. With three friends, he forms a band called "... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Ryo Amamiya, Aiko Asano, Tadanobu Asano, Toshiki Ayata

Votes: 40

48. Sharaku (1995)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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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: 103

49. 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: 244

50. Kagi no kakatta heya (2014 TV Movie)

Mystery

7.1
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Stars: Satoshi Ohno, Erika Toda, Kôichi Satô, Naoto Fujita

Votes: 56