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1. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: Inception (2010)

13 min | Documentary, Short

9.2
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Stars: Chris Brigham, Michael Caine, Chris Corbould, Marion Cotillard

Votes: 13

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.

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

Votes: 1,583,495 | Gross: $292.57M

3. 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

4. Takeda Shingen (1990– )

Drama

8.6
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During the 16th Century Japan was involved in the Sengoku Period, an era of Civil Wars and the powerful Warlords who fought them. One of the earliest and strongest of these men was the ... See full summary »

Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Mao Daichi, Shôhei Hino, Kimiko Ikegami

Votes: 30

5. Baian the Assassin (1990– )

Not Rated | Crime

8.5
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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

6. Shikakenin Fujieda Baian (1990– )

Drama

8.5
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"Shikakenin", they have a double life and live inconspicuously in Edo. Baian Fujieda is an acupuncturist. Hikojirou is craftsman who makes toothpicks. They believe that fixer said "Kill the... See full summary »

Star: Ken Watanabe

Votes: 6

7. Ashes and Snow (2005)

63 min | Documentary, Drama

8.4
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Exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals.

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

Votes: 3,260

8. 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.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Votes: 1,048,411 | Gross: $205.34M

9. Saka no ue no kumo (2009–2011)

Drama

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

Votes: 77

10. 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.

Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes

Votes: 10,614

11. Hôjô Tokimune (2001– )

Drama

8.2
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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: 12

12. Ikebukuro West Gate park (2000– )

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

Votes: 204

13. 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.

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

Votes: 13,138 | Gross: $32.00M

14. 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.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase

Votes: 137,006 | Gross: $13.75M

15. Tampopo (1985)

Not Rated | 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.

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

Votes: 10,450 | Gross: $0.22M

16. Rajio no jikan (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 »

Director: Kôki Mitani | Stars: Toshiaki Karasawa, Kyôka Suzuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Keiko Toda

Votes: 1,229 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Suna no utsuwa (2004– )

Mystery

7.9
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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: 31

18. Hoshi hitotsu no yoru (2007 TV Movie)

Drama

7.9
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Stars: Miyoko Akaza, Saki Fukuda, Hisashi Igawa, Ayumi Ishida

Votes: 20

19. 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

20. Waratte iitomo! (1982– )

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

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

Votes: 16

21. Ai inochi - Shinjuku Kabukicho Kakekomi Dera - (2011 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.8
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Director: Kan Ishibashi | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Hiromi Nagasaku, Kaho Minami, Jun Fubuki

Votes: 5

22. 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.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, William Atherton

Votes: 333,741 | Gross: $111.11M

23. Chûshingura 1/47 (2001 TV Movie)

120 min

7.7
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During Japan's feudal period, a noble lord was treacherously killed by a rival. His 47 samurai retainers took their revenge on their master's killer after scattering into society for ... See full summary »

Director: Shunsaku Kawake | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Kôichi Satô, Eri Fukatsu, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi

Votes: 48

24. 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.

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Kanako Higuchi, Kenji Sakaguchi, Kazue Fukiishi

Votes: 681 | Gross: $0.14M

25. Making of 'Tampopo' (1986 Video)

87 min | Documentary

7.6
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Director: Toshiro Uratani | Stars: Toshiya Fujita, Isao Hashizume, Seigo Hosogoe, Hisashi Igawa

Votes: 5

26. Hei no naka no chûgakkô (2010 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Makoto Kiyohiro | Stars: Seiji Chihara, Isao Hashizume, Takuzô Kadono, Akio Kaneda

Votes: 18

27. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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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.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Suzuka Ohgo

Votes: 123,210 | Gross: $57.01M

28. Ikari (2016)

142 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.4
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A grisly unsolved murder links three seemingly unrelated stories in three different Japanese cities.

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

Votes: 578

29. The Sea and Poison (1986)

123 min | Drama

7.4
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Downed American fliers in WWII are vivisected by Japanese surgeons in cruel medical experiments.

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

Votes: 120

30. Oda Nobunaga (1992 TV Movie)

240 min | History

7.4
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Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Mariko Fuji, Rino Katase, Hiroki Matsukata

Votes: 7

31. Shin jingi naki tatakai/Bousatsu (2002)

Action

7.4
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Director: Hajime Hashimoto | Stars: Katsunori Takahashi, Ken Watanabe, Nenji Kobayashi, Renji Ishibashi

Votes: 7

32. Hi wa mata noboru (2002)

Drama

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

Votes: 57

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

TV-14 | 232 min

7.3
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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).

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Joel Gallen, Errol Morris | Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Affleck, Samantha Aisling, June Allyson

Votes: 1,289

34. On the Set: Memoirs of a Geisha (2005 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 22 min | Documentary

7.3
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Director: Tjardus Greidanus | Stars: Rob Marshall, Lucy Fisher, Douglas Wick, Dion Beebe

Votes: 18

35. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: Batman Begins: An Origin Story (2005)

13 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, David Forman, Larry J. Franco

Votes: 24

36. 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

37. Yurusarezaru mono (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 »

Director: Sang-il Lee | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Jun Kunimura, Yûya Yagira, Shioli Kutsuna

Votes: 1,426

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

7.1
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Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Jason Alexander, Annaleigh Ashford

Votes: 22

39. Live Earth (2007 TV Special)

1,320 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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Rock and pop superstars perform live to raise awareness of environmental issues.

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

Votes: 170

40. Supêsutoraberâzu (2000)

125 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Eri Fukatsu, Masanobu Andô, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

Votes: 452

41. Hakugin Jack (2014 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Meiji Fujita | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Ryôko Hirosue

Votes: 10

42. Unite for Japan (2011)

Short

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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: 24

43. Setouchi shonen yakyu dan (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 »

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Takaya Yamauchi, Yoshiyuki Omori, Shiori Sakura, Masako Natsume

Votes: 143

44. Shizumanu taiyô (2009)

202 min | Drama

6.9
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A drama based on the 1985 plane crash that caused 520 deaths, the worst aviation event in Japanese history.

Director: Setsurô Wakamatsu | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Erika Toda, Teruyuki Kagawa, Ren Ôsugi

Votes: 152

45. Oyaji no senaka (2014– )

54 min | Drama

6.9
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Stars: Maki Horikita, Takashi Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Nishida, Machiko Ono

Votes: 7

46. Kita no zeronen (2005)

170 min | Drama

6.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 116

47. 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004 TV Special)

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

Votes: 59

48. Kizuna (1998)

123 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Tetsuro Haga is a troubled gangster, living under the assumed identity Ise for ten years, to escape jail for gunning down his cruel adoptive father. His life begins to unravel when a ... See full summary »

Director: Kichitaro Negishi | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Ken Watanabe, Yumi Asô, Yôsuke Saitô

Votes: 41

49. Sanga moyu (1984– )

Drama

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NHK Japan Taiga drama about Japanese Americans in LA during WWII. Taiga dramas are year long and broadcast Sunday evenings.

Stars: Kôshirô Matsumoto, Toshiyuki Nishida, Kenji Sawada, Reiko Ôhara

Votes: 7

50. Red Sun, Black Sand: The Making of 'Letters from Iwo Jima' (2007 Video)

25 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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Stars: Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Steven Spielberg, Paul Haggis

Votes: 11