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1. Babel (I) (2006)

R | 143 min | Drama

7.5
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69 Metascore

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

Writers: Guillermo Arriaga, Alejandro González Iñárritu | Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Mohamed Akhzam

Votes: 225,185

2. 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: 112,265

3. 13 Assassins (2010)

R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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87 Metascore

A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.

Writers: Kaneo Ikegami, Daisuke Tengan | Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya, Ikki Sawamura

Votes: 46,540

4. Silk (2007)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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39 Metascore

The story of a married silkworm merchant-turned-smuggler in 19th century France traveling to Japan for his town's supply of silkworms after a disease wipes out their African supply. During his stay in Japan, he becomes obsessed with the concubine of a local baron.

Writers: Alessandro Baricco, François Girard, Michael Golding | Director: François Girard | Stars: Michael Pitt, Keira Knightley, Kôji Yakusho, Sei Ashina

Votes: 8,952

5. Pulse (2001)

R | 118 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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70 Metascore

Japanese university students investigate a series of suicides linked to an Internet Web cam that promises visitors the chance to interact with the dead.

Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Haruhiko Katô, Kumiko Asô, Koyuki, Kurume Arisaka

Votes: 10,589

6. Tokyo Sonata (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

An ordinary Japanese family slowly disintegrates after its patriarch loses his job at a prominent company.

Writers: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Max Mannix, Sachiko Tanaka | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Teruyuki Kagawa, Kyôko Koizumi, Yû Koyanagi, Kai Inowaki

Votes: 6,496

7. The World of Kanako (2014)

118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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As former detective Akikazu searches for his missing daughter, Kanako, he soon learns she has a mysterious secret life.

Writers: Akio Fukamachi, Tetsuya Nakashima, Miako Tadano, Nobuhiro Monma | Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Nana Komatsu, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hiroya Shimizu

Votes: 936

8. Shall We Dance? (1996)

PG | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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68 Metascore

A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons.

Writer: Masayuki Suo | Director: Masayuki Suo | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Tamiyo Kusakari, Naoto Takenaka, Eri Watanabe

Votes: 8,928

9. 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: 8,745

10. Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama

7.3
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76 Metascore

An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.

Writers: Kikumi Yamagishi, Yasuhiko Takiguchi | Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Munetaka Aoki, Naoto Takenaka, Hikari Mitsushima

Votes: 4,735

11. The Boy and the Beast (2015)

Animation, Action, Adventure | Completed

Kyuta, a boy living in Shibuya, and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast from Jutengai, an imaginary world. One day, Kyuta forays into the imaginary world and, as he's looking for his way back, ... See full summary »

Writer: Mamoru Hosoda | Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Mamoru Miyano, Kappei Yamaguchi, Aoi Miyazaki

12. Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)

119 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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69 Metascore

A down-and-out businessman travels to a seaside town, where he meets a woman with unusual sexual powers.

Writers: Yo Henmi, Shôhei Imamura, Daisuke Tengan, Motofumi Tomikawa | Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Misa Shimizu, Mitsuko Baishô, Mansaku Fuwa

Votes: 2,082

13. Eureka (2000)

217 min | Drama

7.9
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78 Metascore

The traumatized survivors of a murderous bus hijacking come together and take a road trip to attempt to overcome their damaged selves. Meanwhile a serial killer is on the loose.

Writer: Shinji Aoyama | Director: Shinji Aoyama | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Aoi Miyazaki, Masaru Miyazaki, Yôichirô Saitô

Votes: 2,611

14. The Cure (1997)

111 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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70 Metascore

A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done.

Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Masato Hagiwara, Kôji Yakusho, Tsuyoshi Ujiki, Anna Nakagawa

Votes: 5,653

15. A Samurai Chronicle (2014)

129 min | Drama

7.0
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Writers: Rin Hamuro, Motomu Furuta, Takashi Koizumi | Director: Takashi Koizumi | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Jun'ichi Okada, Maki Horikita, Mieko Harada

Votes: 48

16. The Woodsman and the Rain (2011)

129 min | Comedy

7.1
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Rookie movie director Koichi and his crew travels to the mountain village of Yamamura to film his next movie. The villagers are eventually enlisted to help film the movie and, in particular... See full summary »

Writers: Shûichi Okita, Fumio Moriya | Director: Shûichi Okita | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Shun Oguri, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kengo Kôra

Votes: 357

17. Lost Paradise (1997)

119 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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The tragic tale of two lovers whose passion burns so intensely it destroys them. Based on the bestselling novel by Junichi Watanabe... See full synopsis »

Writers: Kyoko Morinaga, Junichi Watanabe | Director: Yoshimitsu Morita | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Hitomi Kuroki, Akira Terao, Toshio Shiba

Votes: 327

18. Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet (2011)

140 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.6
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Writers: Yasuo Hasegawa, Kenzaburô Iida | Director: Izuru Narushima | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Hiroshi Abe, Shûichi Azumaya, Mitsugorô Bandô

Votes: 388

19. Sakebi (2006)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points ... See full summary »

Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Manami Konishi, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Hiroyuki Hirayama

Votes: 1,767

20. The Eel (1997)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

7.4
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White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Shôhei Imamura, Daisuke Tengan, Motofumi Tomikawa, Akira Yoshimura | Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Misa Shimizu, Mitsuko Baishô, Akira Emoto

Votes: 4,123

21. Charisma (1999)

104 min | Drama

7.1
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A seasoned detective is called in to rescue a politician held hostage by a lunatic. In a brief moment of uncertainty, he misses the chance for action. Leaving his job and family without ... See full summary »

Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Ren Ôsugi, Yoriko Dôguchi

Votes: 1,095

22. I Just Didn't Do It (2006)

143 min | Drama

7.7
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A young man is falsely accused of molesting a high-school girl on a train. He is arrested and charged, and goes through endless court sessions, all the while insisting that he is innocent.

Writer: Masayuki Suo | Director: Masayuki Suo | Stars: Ryô Kase, Asaka Seto, Kôji Yamamoto, Masako Motai

Votes: 1,037

23. The Kiyosu Conference (2013)

History

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After the forced suicide of Nobunaga Oda at the Incident at Honno-ji, powerful figures Katsuie Shibata, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Nagahide Niwa and Tsuneoki Ikeda meet to decide on a successor. ... See full summary »

Writer: Kôki Mitani | Director: Kôki Mitani | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Kôji Yakusho, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Satoshi Tsumabuki

Votes: 291

24. Seance (2000 TV Movie)

118 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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A psychic housewife and her husband become burdened with a kidnapped girl who escaped her assailant. Junko will not let her husband call the hospital or the police for purely selfish ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark McShane, Tetsuya Onishi, Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Jun Fubuki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Hikari Ishida

Votes: 1,199

25. Defending the Enemy

Drama | Announced

Attorney John Skeen is hired by General Douglas MacArthur for the war crimes trial against General Masaharu Homma for his role in the Bataan death march in World War II.

Writer: Lawrence Taylor | Director: James Moll | Stars: Jim Sturgess, Kôji Yakusho

26. Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean (2005)

128 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.5
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A drama set during World War II where a submarine carrying a secret weapon attempts to stop a planned third atomic bombing of Japan. Based on Harutoshi Fukui's novel Shuusen no Lorelei.

Writers: Harutoshi Fukui, Satoshi Suzuki | Directors: Shinji Higuchi, Cellin Gluck | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Toshirô Yanagiba, Yû Kashii

Votes: 597

27. Hunter in the Dark (1979)

137 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza boss Gomyo Kiyoemon with his skill. Gomyo hires Tanigawa as his bodyguard, or yojimbo, to protect him during an inter-clan ... See full summary »

Writers: Hideo Gosha, Shôtarô Ikenami | Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tetsurô Tanba, Yoshio Harada, Ayumi Ishida

Votes: 277

28. Saigo no Chûshingura (2010)

R | 133 min | Drama

7.3
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An army of loyal samurai plot to revenge their unjustly executed lord.

Writers: Kaneo Ikegami, Tsukasa Ikegami, Yôzô Tanaka | Director: Shigemichi Sugita | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Kôichi Satô, Nanami Sakuraba, Kôji Yamamoto

Votes: 228

29. Dora-heita (2000)

111 min | Action, Crime

7.0
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New magistrate cleans up a corrupt town in his own comic Samurai way.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Keisuke Kinoshita, Kon Ichikawa, Masaki Kobayashi, Shûgorô Yamamoto | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Yûko Asano, Tsurutarô Kataoka, Ryûdô Uzaki

Votes: 427

30. The Terminal Trust (2012)

144 min | Drama

7.0
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Shinzo Egi is an asthma sufferer who does not want to be place on life support. As a last request, Shinzo Egi asks his doctor Ayano Orii if she could follow his wish. Doctor Ayano Orii is ... See full summary »

Writers: Tatsuki Saku, Masayuki Suo | Director: Masayuki Suo | Stars: Tamiyo Kusakari, Kôji Yakusho, Takao Ohsawa, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 70

31. Onimasa (1982)

146 min | Drama

7.1
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Matsue is the adoptive daughter of the Kiryuin House, a small yakuza clan in Shikoku. Onimasa, their leader... See full synopsis »

Writers: Hideo Gosha, Tomiko Miyao, Kôji Takada | Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Masako Natsume, Akiko Nakamura, Akiko Kana

Votes: 193

32. Bounce Ko Gals (1997)

110 min | Drama

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45 Metascore

The film follows three modern Japanese schoolgirls in Tokyo as they flirt with lecherous old men and dodge the yakuza in the lucrative and sometimes dangerous practice of "enjo kosai" or "date clubs".

Writer: Masato Harada | Director: Masato Harada | Stars: Hitomi Satô, Yasue Satô, Yukiko Okamoto, Jun Murakami

Votes: 574

33. Doppelganger (2003)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

6.6
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Hayasaki is an inventor working on an Artificial Body. It is not going well and he is stressed out and on the verge of being fired from the research division of his company. His ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Furusawa, Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Hiromi Nagasaku, Yûsuke Santamaria, Masahiro Toda

Votes: 941

34. University of Laughs (2004)

121 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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In pre-war Japan, a government censor tries to make the writer for a theater troupe alter his comedic script. As they work with and against each other, the script ends up developing in unexpected ways.

Writer: Kôki Mitani | Director: Mamoru Hoshi | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Gorô Inagaki, Tae Kimura, Masao Komatsu

Votes: 618

35. 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

36. Paco and the Magical Book (2008)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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Writers: Hirohito Goto, Nobuhiro Monma, Tetsuya Nakashima | Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Ayaka Wilson, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Anna Tsuchiya

Votes: 381

37. Chronicle of My Mother (2011)

108 min | Drama

7.4
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Writers: Yasushi Inoue, Masato Harada | Director: Masato Harada | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Aoi Miyazaki, Kaho Minami, Kirin Kiki

Votes: 224

38. Kamikaze Taxi (1995)

169 min | Action

7.6
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A young foot soldier in the yakuza seeks revenge when his prostitute girlfriend dies after a session with a high-ranking Japanese politician with a taste for torture. He sets out on a '... See full summary »

Writer: Masato Harada | Director: Masato Harada | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Kazuya Takahashi, Mickey Curtis, Reiko Kataoka

Votes: 533

40. Mt. Tsurugidake (2009)

139 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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In 1907, a group of men climb an unconquered peak in the last unmapped region of Japan.

Writers: Jirô Nitta, Daisaku Kimura, Atsuo Kikuchi, Toshimasa Miyamura | Director: Daisaku Kimura | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Teruyuki Kagawa, Ryûhei Matsuda, Yukiyoshi Ozawa

Votes: 138

41. Jônetsu tairiku (1998– )

30 min | Documentary

7.0
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Stars: Hitoshi Kubota, Kenta Maeda, Yûji Tanaka, Hikari Ôta

Votes: 5

42. Bokura no jidai (2007– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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

Votes: 11

43. Miyamoto Musashi (1984–1985)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Hidekazu Nagae, Kimiko Ikegami, Kôji Ishizaka

Votes: 8

44. Spellbound (1999)

114 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Mugita Kinoshita, Satoshi Suzuki, Ryo Takasugi | Director: Masato Harada | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kippei Shîna, Ikuji Nakamura

Votes: 131

45. Suite Dreams (2006)

136 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Writer: Kôki Mitani | Director: Kôki Mitani | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Takako Matsu, Kôichi Satô, Shingo Katori

Votes: 619

46. Twelve Months (1980)

65 min | Animation, Family

7.2
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A young girl meets the Spirits of the Twelve Months when she is sent out during a winter snowstorm to collect galanthus, a flower that blooms in April.

Writers: Samuil Marshak, Yasuko Miyazaki, Kimio Yabuki | Director: Kimio Yabuki | Stars: Earl Hammond, Shinobu Ôtake, Ai Kanzaki, Joan Shepard

Votes: 173

47. License to Live (1998)

109 min | Drama, Comedy

7.1
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Yoshi, aged 24, awakes after 10 years in a coma, goes on to start a new life and rebuild his family.

Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Shun Sugata, Lily, Kumiko Asô

Votes: 274

48. Nemuru otoko (1996)

103 min

7.1
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Writers: Kiyoshi Kenmochi, Kôhei Oguri | Director: Kôhei Oguri | Stars: Sung-kee Ahn, Christine Hakim, Jun Hamamura, Tokie Hidari

Votes: 156

49. Lakeside Murder Case (2004)

118 min | Mystery

6.4
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Three couples are staying at a lakeside cottage with their children. They want them to prepare intensely for a prestigious high school's entrance exam with the help of a private tutor. One ... See full summary »

Writers: Shinji Aoyama, Masaki Fukasawa, Keigo Higashino | Director: Shinji Aoyama | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Hiroko Yakushimaru, Akira Emoto, Etsushi Toyokawa

Votes: 153

50. Walking My Life (2007)

124 min | Drama

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A 48-year-old company chief, Yukihiro Fujiyama (Koji Yakusho) goes to a hospital. There he discovered that he has got terminal lung cancer and will die within half a year. He declines any ... See full summary »

Writers: Yasushi Akimoto, Satsuo Endô | Director: Satoshi Isaka | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Miki Imai, Masatô Ibu, Haruka Igawa

Votes: 20