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

13 min | Documentary

9.0
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Writer: Richard Brehm | Stars: Chris Brigham, Michael Caine, Chris Corbould, Marion Cotillard

Votes: 12

2. Janela Indiscreta (2010– )
Episode: Episode #1.22 (2010)

News

8.9
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Writers: Mário Augusto, Paula Campos, Marta Curado, Miguel Monteiro | Stars: Mário Augusto, Darla K. Anderson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tiago Guedes

Votes: 8

3. 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

Votes: 1,265,698

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

Drama

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Star: Ken Watanabe

Votes: 5

5. Bokura no jidai (2007– )

30 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Shun Oguri, Sawako Agawa, You

Votes: 11

6. Dokugan-ryu Masamune (1987– )

45 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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Stars: Maiko Itô, Minken Karasawa, Yasuhiro Tanogashira, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 17

7. Hôjô Tokimune (2001– )

Drama

8.5
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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: 8

8. 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

Votes: 2,759

9. Takeda Shingen (1990 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

8.4
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Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Mao Daichi, Ken Watanabe, Kôji Yakusho

Votes: 25

10. 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

Votes: 846,494

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: 9,683

12. Clouds Over the Hill (2009–2011)

Drama

8.2
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Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Hiroshi Abe, Teruyuki Kagawa, Miho Kanno

Votes: 55

13. Suna no utsuwa (2004– )

Mystery

8.2
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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: 26

14. 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

Votes: 125,049

15. 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

Votes: 12,469

16. Ikebukuro West Gate park (2000– )

8.0
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Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Ai Katô, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Ryûta Satô

Votes: 170

17. Hoshi hitotsu no yoru (2007 TV Movie)

Drama

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Writer: Taichi Yamada | Stars: Miyoko Akaza, Saki Fukuda, Hisashi Igawa, Ayumi Ishida

Votes: 21

18. Tampopo (1985)

114 min | Comedy, Western

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: 8,791

19. 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

Votes: 1,096

21. 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: 288,536

22. 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 »

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

Votes: 44

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

54 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Maki Horikita, Takashi Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Nishida, Machiko Ono

Votes: 5

24. Waratte iitomo! (1982– )

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

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

Votes: 11

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

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Writers: Hidemori Gen, Hiroshi Takeyama | Director: Kan Ishibashi | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Hiromi Nagasaku, Kaho Minami, Jun Fubuki

Votes: 8

26. Memories of Tomorrow (2006)

122 min | Drama

7.5
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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: 623

27. 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

Votes: 11

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

Drama

7.5
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Writer: Makiko Uchidate | Director: Makoto Kiyohiro | Stars: Seiji Chihara, Isao Hashizume, Takuzô Kadono, Akio Kaneda

Votes: 22

29. Oda Nobunaga (1992 TV Movie)

240 min | History

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

Votes: 7

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

13 min | Documentary

7.4
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Writer: Curtis Paine | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, David Forman, Larry J. Franco

Votes: 27

31. 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: 112,683

32. 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).

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: 1,189

33. Hi wa mata noboru (2002)

Drama

7.3
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Writer: Kiyoshi Sasabe | Director: Kiyoshi Sasabe | Stars: Toshiyuki Nishida, Ken Watanabe, Naoto Ogata, Kyôko Maya

Votes: 60

34. The Sea and Poison (1986)

123 min | Drama

7.2
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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

Votes: 100

35. Sanga moyu (1984– )

Drama

7.2
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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: 6

36. 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, Shiori Kutsuna, Jun Kunimura, Yûya Yagira

Votes: 897

37. 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

Votes: 445

38. Year One in the North (2005)

170 min | Drama

7.0
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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: 118

39. The Unbroken (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.

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

Votes: 141

40. Unite for Japan (2011)

Short

6.9
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Director: Ken Watanabe | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Jamie Lee Curtis, Apolo Ohno, Paula Abdul

Votes: 19

41. Live Earth (2007 TV Movie)

1,320 min | Documentary, Music

6.8
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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: 166

42. 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004 TV Special)

6.8
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Writer: Stephen Pouliot | Director: Ron de Moraes | Stars: Brooke Adams, Lauren Ambrose, Ashley L. Anderson, Sean Astin

Votes: 55

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

TV-14 | 22 min | Documentary

6.8
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Writer: Tjardus Greidanus | Director: Tjardus Greidanus | Stars: Rob Marshall, Lucy Fisher, Douglas Wick, Dion Beebe

Votes: 19

44. MacArthur's Children (1984)

PG | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.7
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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: 140

45. Tetsuko's Room (1976– )

35 min | Talk-Show

6.7
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Stars: Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Makoto Ohtake, Ken Takakura, Yûzô Kayama

Votes: 7

46. Silver Jack (2014 TV Movie)

Drama

6.6
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Writers: Keigo Higashino, Hiroshi Takeyama | Director: Meiji Fujita | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Ryôko Hirosue

Votes: 10

47. Kizuna (1998)

123 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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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 »

Writers: Haruhiko Arai, Tooru Shirakawa | Director: Kichitaro Negishi | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Ken Watanabe, Yumi Asô, Yôsuke Saitô

Votes: 42

48. The 33rd Annual Japan Academy Awards (2010 TV Special)

120 min | Reality-TV

6.6
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Stars: Tsutomu Sekine, Tae Kimura, Mari Sekine, Hiroyuki Amano

Votes: 5

49. Godzilla (2014)

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

6.5
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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

Votes: 268,895

50. 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

Votes: 6,785