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1. Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Filming

Plot is unknown.

Writers: Matt Holloway, Art Marcum, Ken Nolan | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel

2. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.8
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74 Metascore

A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

Writer: Christopher Nolan | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 1,461,038 | Gross: $292.57M

3. Batman Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure

8.3
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70 Metascore

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.

Writers: Bob Kane, David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Votes: 976,038 | Gross: $205.34M

4. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

PG-13 | 165 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.7
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32 Metascore

Autobots must escape sight from a bounty hunter who has taken control of the human serendipity: Unexpectedly, Optimus Prime and his remaining gang turn to a mechanic, his daughter, and her back street racing boyfriend for help.

Writer: Ehren Kruger | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 241,545 | Gross: $245.43M

5. Godzilla (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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62 Metascore

The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity.

Writers: Max Borenstein, Dave Callaham | Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 300,790 | Gross: $200.66M

6. The Last Samurai (2003)

R | 154 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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55 Metascore

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

Writers: John Logan, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, William Atherton

Votes: 316,225 | Gross: $111.11M

7. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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54 Metascore

Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.

Writers: Robin Swicord, Arthur Golden | Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Suzuka Ohgo

Votes: 119,062 | Gross: $57.01M

8. The Sea of Trees (2015)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama

4.8
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20 Metascore

A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.

Writer: Chris Sparling | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, Katie Aselton, Jordan Gavaris

Votes: 862

9. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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89 Metascore

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

Writers: Iris Yamashita, Paul Haggis, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Tsuyoko Yoshido | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryô Kase

Votes: 131,859 | Gross: $13.75M

10. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.9
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43 Metascore

Teenager, Darren Shan, meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a Vampire. After a series of events Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque Du Freak and become a Vampire.

Writers: Paul Weitz, Brian Helgeland, Darren Shan | Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Chris Massoglia, John C. Reilly, Salma Hayek, Josh Hutcherson

Votes: 35,916 | Gross: $13.84M

11. Batman Begins (2005 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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You play as Batman and unleash your terror into the heart of criminals battling against foes such as Dr. Crane/Scarecrow, Ras Al Ghul and Carmine Falcone.

Writers: David S. Goyer, Bobby Johnson, Bob Kane, Christopher Nolan, J.T. Petty | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes

Votes: 10,236

12. Shanghai (2010)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.5
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36 Metascore

A '40s period piece which revolves around an American expat who returns to Shanghai in the months before Pearl Harbor due to the death of his friend.

Writer: Hossein Amini | Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: John Cusack, Li Gong, Yun-Fat Chow, David Morse

Votes: 7,611 | Gross: $0.04M

13. Tampopo (1985)

114 min | Comedy

7.9
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A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.

Writer: Jûzô Itami | Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kôji Yakusho

Votes: 9,443

14. Made in Hollywood (2005– )

60 min | Talk-Show

5.4
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"MADE IN HOLLYWOOD", is an inventive behind-the-screen entertainment news, headline; magazine-styled series, featuring exclusive celebrity interviews with Hollywood's premiere talent. There... See full summary »

Creator: Cleveland O'Neal III | Stars: Kylie Erica Mar, Julie L. Harkness, Patrick Stinson, Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay

Votes: 174

15. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary

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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon

Votes: 290

16. Unforgiven (2013)

135 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Just as Clint Eastwood's star-making spaghetti Western A Fistful of Dollars was inspired by Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo, Japanese-Korean filmmaker Sang-il Lee (Villain) has decided to ... See full summary »

Writers: David Webb Peoples, Sang-il Lee | Director: Sang-il Lee | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Jun Kunimura, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Shiori Kutsuna

Votes: 1,210

17. Anger (2016)

142 min | Drama | Completed

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Writers: Shûichi Yoshida, Sang-il Lee | Director: Sang-il Lee | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Hikari Mitsushima, Mirai Moriyama, Aoi Miyazaki

18. Earth (2007)

G | 90 min | Documentary

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72 Metascore

Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.

Writer: Leslie Megahey | Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Anggun, James Earl Jones, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 12,826 | Gross: $32.00M

19. The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007 TV Special)

TV-14 | 232 min

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Films nominated for the annual awards include Babel (2006), The Departed (2006), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and The Queen (2006).

Writers: Ellen DeGeneres, Karen Anderson, Vance DeGeneres, Mike Gibbons, Alex Herschlag, Carrie Fisher, Dave Boone, Billiam Coronel, Liz Feldman, Carol Leifer, Jeff Stilson, Bruce Vilanch, Jon Macks, Kevin Leman | Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Joel Gallen, Errol Morris | Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Affleck, Samantha Aisling, June Allyson

Votes: 1,245

20. Ashes and Snow (2005)

63 min | Documentary, Drama

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Exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals.

Writer: Gregory Colbert | Director: Gregory Colbert | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Jeanne Moreau, Enrique Rocha, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 3,054

21. Memories of Tomorrow (2006)

122 min | Drama

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68 Metascore

A successful businessman's family life is shattered by an early onset of Alzheimer's.

Writers: Hiroshi Ogiwara, Hakaru Sunamoto, Yuiko Miura | Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Kanako Higuchi, Kenji Sakaguchi, Kazue Fukiishi

Votes: 647 | Gross: $0.14M

22. Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (1997)

103 min | Comedy

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A radio play is going to go on air at a Tokyo radio station. It is a weepy melodrama written by housewife Miyako, who is the winner of the competition run by the station. Suddenly, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Kôki Mitani, Tokyo Sunshine Boys | Director: Kôki Mitani | Stars: Toshiaki Karasawa, Kyôka Suzuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Keiko Toda

Votes: 1,161 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Janela Indiscreta (2010– )

30 min | News

6.7
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A portuguese show where Mario Augusto presents the new films of the week and interviews actors, actresses and directors.

Stars: Mário Augusto, Paulo Branco, Nicolau Breyner, Afonso Pimentel

Votes: 135

24. Clouds Over the Hill (2009–2011)

Drama

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

Votes: 64

25. The Unbroken (2009)

202 min | Drama

6.8
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A drama based on the 1985 plane crash that caused 520 deaths, the worst aviation event in Japanese history.

Writers: Takuya Nishioka, Toyoko Yamasaki | Director: Setsurô Wakamatsu | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Teruyuki Kagawa, Erika Toda, Misa Shimizu

Votes: 138

26. The 69th Annual Tony Awards (2015 TV Movie)

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Writers: Dave Boone, Adam Goldman, Carol Leifer | Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Jason Alexander, Annaleigh Ashford

Votes: 13

27. Hayabusa: The Long Voyage Home (2012)

Drama

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From the Sumitomo Corporation website "HAYABUSA: The Long Voyage Home" a film in whose production Sumitomo Corporation participated... See full synopsis »

Writers: Kazuma Yamane, Takuya Nishioka | Director: Tomoyuki Takimoto | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Yôsuke Eguchi, Yui Natsukawa, Yukiyoshi Ozawa

Votes: 37

28. The Sea and Poison (1986)

123 min | Drama

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Downed American fliers in WWII are vivisected by Japanese surgeons in cruel medical experiments.

Writers: Shûsaku Endô, Kei Kumai | Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Eiji Okuda, Ken Watanabe, Takahiro Tamura, Kyôko Kishida

Votes: 107

29. Tetsuko's Room (1976– )

35 min | Talk-Show

7.1
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Stars: Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Makoto Ohtake, Yûzô Kayama, Tomio Umezawa

Votes: 8

30. 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

31. Gonenme no hitori (2016 TV Movie)

Drama | Post-production

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Writer: Taichi Yamada | Director: Tonkô Horikawa | Star: Ken Watanabe

32. Space Travelers (2000)

125 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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Writers: Magy, Yoshikazu Okada, Julia Rose | Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Eri Fukatsu, Masanobu Andô, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

Votes: 445

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

54 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Maki Horikita, Takashi Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Nishida, Machiko Ono

Votes: 6

34. Year One in the North (2005)

170 min | Drama

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In 1868, after the fall of the Shogun-dominated Japan, the new government orders people from Awaji, near Kobe, to re-locate to the northern part of Hokkaido. These people once supported the... See full summary »

Writer: Machiko Nasu | Director: Isao Yukisada | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Ken Watanabe, Etsushi Toyokawa, Toshirô Yanagiba

Votes: 113

35. Silver Jack (2014 TV Movie)

Drama

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Writers: Keigo Higashino, Yô Takeyama | Director: Meiji Fujita | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Ryôko Hirosue

Votes: 10

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

143 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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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: 104

37. Unite for Japan (2011)

Short

7.3
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Celebrities join there voices to spread the word about the 2007 devastation of Japan. There hope is to inspire people to support and donate.

Director: Ken Watanabe | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Jamie Lee Curtis, Apolo Ohno, Paula Abdul

Votes: 21

38. Sawako no asa (2011– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Sawako Agawa, Ayano Toyoda, Kumiko Asô, Chisako Takashima

39. Ikebukuro West Gate park (2000– )

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Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Ai Katô, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Ryûta Satô

Votes: 189

40. Makete, katsu: Sengo wo tsukutta otoko Yoshida Shigeru (2012 TV Mini-Series)

73 min | Biography

7.6
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Stars: Michael Steinebach, Yoshiki Arizono, Eric Bossick, Cynthia Cheston

Votes: 9

41. MacArthur's Children (1984)

PG | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.9
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In this drama at the end of World War II, the inhabitants of a small Japanese fishing village must come to terms with their nation's defeat and the sudden occupation of General MacArthur ... See full summary »

Writers: Yû Aku, Tsutomu Tamura | Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Takaya Yamauchi, Yoshiyuki Omori, Shiori Sakura, Masako Natsume

Votes: 135

42. Hôjô Tokimune (2001– )

Drama

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Set during the Kamakura Shogunate in late-13th century Japan, this 49-episode series details the rise to power firstly of Hojo Tokiyori and then the succession of his young son Hojo ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Motoya Izumi, Atsuro Watabe, Ken Watanabe, Mayuko Fukuda

Votes: 10

43. 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004 TV Special)

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Writer: Stephen Pouliot | Director: Ron de Moraes | Stars: Brooke Adams, Lauren Ambrose, Ashley L. Anderson, Sean Astin

Votes: 55

44. Baian the Assassin (1990 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | Crime

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By day, Fujieda Baian is a busy and well-loved acupuncturist who serves his community as a healer. By night, he uses his skills with the needle to deliver justice to those who think they are above the law.

Stars: Isao Hashizume, Jun Miho, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 6

45. Suna no utsuwa (2004– )

Mystery

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Eiryo Waga(Nakai Masahiro) is a famous pianist hiding a dark past. A man from Waga's childhood appears before him after one of his performances and to prevent his secrets from being ... See full summary »

Stars: Hiroo Ohtaka, Yôko Moriguchi, Hidekazu Akai, Yoshio Harada

Votes: 29

46. Live Earth (2007 TV Special)

1,320 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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Rock and pop superstars perform live to raise awareness of environmental issues.

Writers: David Handelman, Stephen Pouliot, David Wild | Directors: Chel White, Bruce Gowers, Nick Levitt, Michael Dempsey, Bob McKinnon | Stars: Akon, Ayaka, Kevin Bacon, David Baddiel

Votes: 168

47. Hi wa mata noboru (2002)

Drama

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Writer: Kiyoshi Sasabe | Director: Kiyoshi Sasabe | Stars: Toshiyuki Nishida, Ken Watanabe, Naoto Ogata, Kyôko Maya

Votes: 55

48. Dokugan-ryu Masamune (1987– )

45 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Stars: Maiko Itô, Minken Karasawa, Yasuhiro Tanogashira, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 19

49. Waratte iitomo! (1982– )

60 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Tamori, Adeyto, Yuki Nozawa, Yuma Sanada

Votes: 12

50. Pon! (2010– )

65 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Miki Sakajô, Bibiru Ohki, Sachie Sugiue, Keisuke Okada