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1. Sea of Trees

Drama | Announced

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, Ken Watanabe

2. Silence (2015)

Drama, History | Pre-production

In the seventeenth century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity.

Writers: Jay Cocks, Shûsaku Endô | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Adam Driver, Ken Watanabe

3. Godzilla (2014)

PG-13 | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Completed

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

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

110 min | Reality-TV

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Stars: Ken Watanabe, Hirokazu Koreeda, Ryûhei Matsuda, Ken Takakura

5. Waratte iitomo! (1982– )
Episode: Ken Watanabe (2014)

Comedy, Game-Show, Talk-Show

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Writer: Tetsuo Takahira | Stars: Tamori, Yuki Nozawa, Yuma Sanada, Ken Watanabe

6. Unforgiven (2013)

135 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Writers: David Webb Peoples, Sang-il Lee | Director: Sang-il Lee | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Shiori Kutsuna, Jun Kunimura, Yûya Yagira

7. News Zero (2006– )
Episode: Episode dated 21 September 2013 (2013)

News

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Stars: Nobutaka Murao, Kôichi Satô, Ken Watanabe

8. Pon! (2010– )
Episode: Episode dated 3 September 2013 (2013)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Bibiru Ôki, Keisuke Okada, Kôji Abe, Mana Ashida

9. Mezamashi terebi (1994– )
Episode: Episode dated 3 September 2013 (2013)

News

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Stars: Taisei Kurata, Yôko Shôno, Ryûsei Ikuta, Shin'ichi Karube

10. Sawako no asa (2011– )
Episode: Ken Watanabe (2013)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Sawako Agawa, Ayano Toyoda, Ken Watanabe

12. Hayabusa: The Long Voyage Home (2012)

Drama

5.9
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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

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

73 min | Biography

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

16. Unite for Japan (2011)

Short

6.6
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Director: Ken Watanabe | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Jamie Lee Curtis, Apolo Ohno, Paula Abdul

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

120 min | Drama

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

18. Sawako no asa (2011– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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

19. The 34th Annual Japan Academy Awards (2011 TV Special)

Reality-TV

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Stars: Ken Watanabe, Takashi Miike, Kôji Yakusho, Satoshi Tsumabuki

20. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.8
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74 Metascore

A skilled extractor is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible.

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

21. 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

22. Janela Indiscreta (2010– )

30 min | News

6.9
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Stars: Mário Augusto Pereira, Paulo Branco, Nicolau Breyner, José Afonso Pimentel

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

Drama

7.1
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Writer: Makiko Uchidate | Director: Makoto Kiyohiro | Stars: Seiji Chihara, Isao Hashizume, Takuzô Kadono, Akio Kaneda

24. Pon! (2010– )

65 min | Talk-Show

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

25. Tômawari no ame (2010 TV Movie)

138 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writer: Taichi Yamada | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Yui Natsukawa

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

120 min | Reality-TV

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

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

13 min | Documentary

8.1
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Writer: Richard Brehm | Stars: Chris Brigham, Michael Caine, Chris Corbould, Marion Cotillard

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

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

6.0
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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

30. 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, Shun Sugata, Teruyuki Kagawa, Erika Toda

31. Clouds Over the Hill (2009–2011)

Drama

8.0
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Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Hiroshi Abe, Teruyuki Kagawa, Miho Kanno

32. Half Kenneth (2009)

22 min | Short, Drama

4.7
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Writers: Michael Raphan, Ken Ochiai, Maya Kanehara | Director: Ken Ochiai | Stars: Ikuma Ando, Avery Dennis, Hunter Dennis, Troy Dudley

33. Keiji ichidai: Hiratsuka Hachibei no Shôwa jiken shi (2009– )

230 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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Stars: Ken Watanabe, Katsumi Takahashi, Masato Hagiwara, Kôtarô Koizumi

34. Waratte iitomo! (1982– )
Episode: Episode dated 23 October 2009 (2009)

Comedy, Game-Show, Talk-Show

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Stars: Tamori, Ken Watanabe

35. Tetsuko's Room (1976– )
Episode: Ken Watanabe (2009)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Ken Watanabe

36. Clouds Over the Hill (2009–2011)
Episode: Kokka Meido (2009)

90 min | Drama

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

37. Clouds Over the Hill (2009–2011)
Episode: Nisshin Kaisen (2009)

90 min | Drama

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Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Yû Kamio, Ryûki Kitaoka, Ken Watanabe

38. Clouds Over the Hill (2009–2011)
Episode: Ryugakusei (2009)

90 min | Drama

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Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Yû Kamio, Ryûki Kitaoka, Ken Watanabe

39. Clouds Over the Hill (2009–2011)
Episode: Sei-un (2009)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Takeshi Shibata | Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Hiroshi Abe, Teruyuki Kagawa, Miho Kanno

40. Clouds Over the Hill (2009–2011)
Episode: Shônen no kuni (2009)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Takeshi Shibata | Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Hiroshi Abe, Teruyuki Kagawa, Miho Kanno

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

42. 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), _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

43. Live Earth (2007 TV Movie)

1,320 min | Documentary, Music

6.8
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Writers: David Handelman, Stephen Pouliot, David Wild | Directors: Chel White, Bruce Gowers, Nick Levitt, Michael Dempsey, Bob McKinnon | Stars: Ayaka, David Baddiel, John Barrowman, Beastie Boys

44. Bokura no jidai (2007– )

30 min | Talk-Show

8.6
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Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Shun Oguri, Sawako Agawa, Hirokazu Koreeda

45. Hoshi hitotsu no yoru (2007 TV Movie)

Drama

8.0
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Writer: Taichi Yamada | Stars: Miyoko Akaza, Saki Fukuda, Hisashi Igawa, Ayumi Ishida

46. 100 Nen Interview (2007– )

90 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Ayumi Watanabe, Norio Ishizawa, Ken Watanabe, Hayao Miyazaki

47. ETV Special (2003– )
Episode: Kei Kumai: Challenging the Darkside of the Post-War Japan (2007)

Documentary, Talk-Show

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Stars: Kei Kumai, Kazuhiko Chiba, Kazuo Hara, Hirohito

48. 100 Nen Interview (2007– )
Episode: Watanabe Ken (2007)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Ken Watanabe, Masaaki Horio

49. 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

50. 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