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1. 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: 113,306

2. 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: 228,028

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: 47,087

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: 9,020

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: 10,729

6. 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: 4,825

7. 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: 8,858

8. 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: 1,100

9. 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: 8,982

10. The Eel (1997)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

7.4
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A businessman kills his adulterous wife and is sent to prison. After the release, he opens a barbershop and meets new people, talking almost to no one except an eel he befriended while in prison.

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

Votes: 4,174

11. The Boy and the Beast (2015)

119 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.4
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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: Kumiko Asô, Rirî Furankî, Suzu Hirose, Haru Kuroki

Votes: 93

12. 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: 2,640

13. 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: 5,758

14. 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: 2,097

15. 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: 1,215

16. 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: 6,561

17. 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: 599

18. 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: 1,797

19. 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: 331

20. 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: 1,112

21. A Samurai Chronicle (2014)

129 min | Drama

6.9
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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: 56

22. 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, Masatô Ibu

Votes: 374

23. 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: 949

24. 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: 234

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. 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: 300

27. 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: 1,046

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

140 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.5
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Writers: Yasuo Hasegawa, Kenzaburô Iida | Director: Izuru Narushima | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Hiroshi Abe, Shûichi Azumaya, Mitsugorô Bandô

Votes: 400

29. 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: 199

30. 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: 227

31. Dora-heita (2000)

111 min | Action, Crime

6.9
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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: 429

32. The Emperor in August (2015)

135 min | Drama, History

7.0
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The War ended on August 15th, 1945. What took place in Japan on the previous night? The unknown destiny of the day is unveiled.

Writers: Kazutoshi Handô, Masato Harada | Director: Masato Harada | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Masahiro Motoki, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi

Votes: 19

33. 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: 383

34. 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: 283

35. 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: 629

36. 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: 74

37. 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: 535

38. Bounce Ko Gals (1997)

110 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 579

39. Bokura no jidai (2007– )

30 min | Talk-Show

8.1
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Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Shun Oguri, Sawako Agawa, You

Votes: 12

40. 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: 176

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

54 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Maki Horikita, Takashi Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Nishida, Machiko Ono

Votes: 6

42. Smap×Smap (1996– )

52 min | Music, Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Takuya Kimura, Gorô Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Shingo Katori

Votes: 40

43. 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: 626

44. 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

45. Jônetsu tairiku (1998– )

30 min | Documentary

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

Votes: 5

46. Miyamoto Musashi (1984–1985)

60 min | Drama

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

Votes: 8

47. Toad's Oil (2009)

131 min | Drama

6.9
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The story of Takuro Yazawa, a day trader who claims he can earn hundreds of millions of yen in one day, and those around him as they attempt to cope with the death of his son and somehow ... See full summary »

Writers: Kôji Yakusho, Hideko Nakata, Urara | Director: Kôji Yakusho | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Satomi Kobayashi, Eita, Kaoru Yachigusa

Votes: 97

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: 158

49. 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

50. Fireflies: River of Light (2003)

101 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Hiroshi Sugawara, Osamu Sôda | Director: Hiroshi Sugawara | Stars: Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Risako Sugaya, Kôji Yakusho, Mirai Yamamoto

Votes: 84