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1. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

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

5.9
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32 Metascore

Autobots must escape sight from a bounty hunter who takes control of the human serendipity: Unexpectedly, Optimus Prime and his remaining gang turn to a mechanic and his daughter for help.

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

2. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Mystery, 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

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 war on crime to free the crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption that the 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

4. Godzilla (2014)

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

6.7
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62 Metascore

The world's most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

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

5. The Last Samurai (2003)

R | 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

6. The Sea of Trees (2015)

Drama | Post-production

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, Ken Watanabe

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

8. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, War

8.0
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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

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

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

6.0
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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

10. Batman Begins (2005 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Crime

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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

11. The 50 Year Argument (2014)

Documentary

6.9
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A documentary on the history and influence of the New York Review of Books.

Directors: Martin Scorsese, David Tedeschi | Stars: Timothy Garton Ash, James Baldwin, Mary Beard, Michael Chabon

12. Shanghai (2010)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.5
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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

13. Unforgiven (2013)

135 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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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, Shiori Kutsuna, Yûya Yagira

14. Made in Hollywood (2005– )

Talk-Show

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

15. Tampopo (1985)

114 min | Comedy

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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

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

TV-14

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Films nominated for the annual awards include Babel (2006), _Departed, The (2006)_, Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and _Queen, The (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

17. Earth (2007)

G | 90 min | Documentary

8.0
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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.

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

18. 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

19. Janela Indiscreta (2010– )

30 min | News

7.0
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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, Joana de Verona

20. Ashes and Snow (2005)

63 min | Documentary, Drama

8.4
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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

21. Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (1997)

103 min | Comedy

7.9
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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

22. 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

23. Memories of Tomorrow (2006)

122 min | Drama

7.6
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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

24. The Unbroken (2009)

202 min | Drama

7.0
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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, Shun Sugata

25. Silver Jack (2014 TV Movie)

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

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

54 min | Drama

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Stars: Maki Horikita, Takashi Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Nishida, Yô Oizumi

27. Clouds Over the Hill (2009–2011)

Drama

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

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

143 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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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

29. Space Travelers (2000)

125 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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

30. The Sea and Poison (1986)

123 min | Drama

7.4
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Downed American fliers in WW II are vivisected by Japanese surgeons in medical experiments.

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

31. 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

32. MacArthur's Children (1984)

PG | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.8
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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

33. Makete katsu - sengo wo tsukutta otoko Yoshida Shigeru (2012 TV Mini-Series)

73 min | Biography

7.5
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Stars: Michael Steinebach, Yoshiki Arizono, Eric Bossick, Cynthia Cheston

34. Oda Nobunaga (1992 TV Movie)

240 min | History

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Writer: Kôji Takada | Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Mariko Fuji, Rino Katase, Hiroki Matsukata

35. Bokura no jidai (2007– )

30 min | Talk-Show

8.6
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Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Shun Oguri, Sawako Agawa, Kyôko Koizumi

36. 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

37. Tetsuko's Room (1976– )

35 min | Talk-Show

6.7
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Stars: Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Fuyumi Sakamoto, Yûko Hama, Tetsuya Takeda

38. Unite for Japan (2011)

Short

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

39. Ikebukuro West Gate park (2000– )

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

40. Dokugan-ryu Masamune (1987– )

45 min | Biography, Drama, History

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

41. T.R.Y. (2003)

104 min | Action, Comedy

5.3
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Director: Kazuki Ohmori | Stars: Yûji Oda, Hitomi Kuroki, Ken Watanabe, Bing Shao

42. Takeda Shingen (1990 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

8.3
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Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Mao Daichi, Ken Watanabe, Kôji Yakusho

43. Suna no utsuwa (2004– )

Mystery

8.1
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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

44. Oboreru sakana (2001)

101 min

6.1
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Writers: Keita Tokaji, Masahiro Yokotani | Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Kippei Shîna, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Yukie Nakama, Nobuyuki Katsube

45. Hi wa mata noboru (2002)

Drama

7.4
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Writer: Kiyoshi Sasabe | Director: Kiyoshi Sasabe | Stars: Toshiyuki Nishida, Ken Watanabe, Naoto Ogata, Kyôko Maya

46. Another Battle/Conspiracy (2002)

Action

5.6
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Writers: Koichi Iiboshi, Izuru Narushima | Director: Hajime Hashimoto | Stars: Katsunori Takahashi, Ken Watanabe, Nenji Kobayashi, Renji Ishibashi

47. The 37th Annual Japan Academy Awards (2014 TV Special)

110 min | Reality-TV

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Stars: Ken Watanabe, Hirokazu Koreeda, Yû Aoi, Ken Takakura

48. Shikakenin Fujieda Baian (1990 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

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Star: Ken Watanabe

49. 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

50. Waratte iitomo! (1982– )

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

7.6
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Stars: Tamori, Adeyto, Yuki Nozawa, Yuma Sanada