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1. Babel (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

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

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

4. The World of Kanako (2014)

118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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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, Jô Odagiri

5. 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

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

7. Pulse (2001)

R | 118 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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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

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

9. Tampopo (1985)

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.

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

10. The Cure (1997)

111 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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70 Metascore

A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and ... See full summary »

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

11. 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

12. 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 Ohsugi, Yoriko Dôguchi

13. 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

14. Defending the Enemy (2015)

Drama | Pre-production

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

15. Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)

119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Kôji Yakusho, Satoshi Tsumabuki

21. Fireflies: River of Light (2003)

101 min | Drama

7.0
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Writers: Hiroshi Sugawara, Osamu Sôda | Director: Hiroshi Sugawara | Stars: Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Risako Sugaya, Kôji Yakusho, Mirai Yamamoto

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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

25. Doppelganger (2003)

R | 107 min | Comedy, 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

26. Paco and the Magical Book (2008)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.2
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Writers: Hirohito Goto, Nobuhiro Monma, Tetsuya Nakashima | Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Ayaka Wilson, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Anna Tsuchiya

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

128 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.4
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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

28. 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

29. 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

30. The Woodsman and the Rain (2011)

129 min | Comedy

7.3
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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

32. Hunter in the Dark (1979)

137 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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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

33. 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

34. Chronicle of My Mother (2011)

108 min | Drama

7.3
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Writers: Yasushi Inoue, Masato Harada | Director: Masato Harada | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Kaho Minami, Aoi Miyazaki, Rentarô Mikuni

35. 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

36. Onimasa (1982)

146 min | Drama

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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

37. Smap×Smap (1996– )

52 min | Music, Comedy

7.8
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Stars: Takuya Kimura, Gorô Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Shingo Katori

38. Kamikaze Taxi (1995)

169 min

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

39. The Terminal Trust (2012)

144 min | Drama

7.0
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Writers: Tatsuki Saku, Masayuki Suo | Director: Masayuki Suo | Stars: Tamiyo Kusakari, Kôji Yakusho, Takao Ohsawa, Tadanobu Asano

40. Mezamashi terebi (1994– )

News

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Stars: Shin'ichi Karube, Yôko Shôno, Masaharu Miyake, Yuki Yamasaki

41. 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

42. 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

43. Mt. Tsurugidake (2009)

139 min | Adventure, Drama

6.8
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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

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

54 min | Drama | Post-production

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Stars: Maki Horikita, Takashi Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Nishida, Yô Oizumi

45. The Dawn of Gaia (2002– )

Documentary

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Stars: Keizô Kanie, Kôji Yakusho, Yôsuke Eguchi, Shôzô Hashimoto

46. Bokura no jidai (2007– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Shun Oguri, Sawako Agawa, Kyôko Koizumi

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

48. Miyamoto Musashi (1984–1985)

60 min | Drama

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

49. Gelatin Silver, Love (2009)

87 min | Thriller

6.4
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Writers: Mitsunori Gu, Kazumi Kurigami | Director: Kazumi Kurigami | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Rie Miyazawa, Kôji Yakusho, Yûki Amami