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1. Bokura no jidai (2007– )

30 min | Talk-Show

8.6
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Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Shun Oguri, Sawako Agawa, Kyôko Koizumi

2. Nobody Knows (2004)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

8.1
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88 Metascore

In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.

Writer: Hirokazu Koreeda | Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Yûya Yagira, Ayu Kitaura, Hiei Kimura, Momoko Shimizu

3. 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

4. Smap×Smap (1996– )

52 min | Music, Comedy

8.0
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Stars: Takuya Kimura, Gorô Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Shingo Katori

5. The Taste of Tea (2004)

143 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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77 Metascore

A spell of time in the life of a family living in rural Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo. Though her husband is busy working at an office, Yoshiko is not an ordinary housewife, instead ... See full summary »

Writer: Katsuhito Ishii | Director: Katsuhito Ishii | Stars: Maya Banno, Takahiro Satô, Tadanobu Asano, Satomi Tezuka

6. Survive Style 5+ (2004)

120 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

7.8
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Five bizarre stories, with no apparently connections, get intertwined resulting in a surreal situation.

Writer: Taku Tada | Director: Gen Sekiguchi | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Reika Hashimoto, Kyôko Koizumi, Hiroshi Abe

7. Going My Home (2012 TV Mini-Series)

54 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Aoi Tatsumi, Hiroshi Abe, Tomoko Yamaguchi, Aoi Miyazaki

9. When the Last Sword is Drawn (2003)

143 min | Drama

7.7
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Kanichiro Yoshimura is a Samurai and Family man who can no longer support his wife and children on the the low pay he receives from his small town clan, he is forced by the love for his ... See full summary »

Writers: Jirô Asada, Takehiro Nakajima | Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Kiichi Nakai, Kôichi Satô, Yui Natsukawa, Takehiro Murata

10. All Around Us (2008)

140 min | Drama

7.7
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In 1993 Kanao and Shoko are a Tokyo couple awaiting the arrival of their first child. Although both have studied art, Kanao works as a shoe repairman which doesn't stretch his rather ... See full summary »

Writer: Ryosuke Hashiguchi | Director: Ryosuke Hashiguchi | Stars: Rirî Furankî, Tae Kimura, Masaaki Akahori, Tamae Andô

11. 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

12. Pan to sûpu to neko biyori (2013 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Comedy

7.6
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Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Kana, Ken Mitsuishi, Sansei Shiomi

13. Su-ki-da (2005)

104 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A high school student named Yu has a crush on one of her classmates, Yosuke. The boy spends most of his time sitting outside and playing his guitar, and Yu sits nearby and listens. One day,... See full summary »

Writer: Hiroshi Ishikawa | Director: Hiroshi Ishikawa | Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Hiromi Nagasaku, Eita

14. About Love (2005)

102 min | Romance

7.4
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Writers: Haruko Nagatsu, Wei Shen, Takuji Ushiyama, Chih-yen Yee | Directors: Ten Shimoyama, Chih-yen Yee, Yibai Zhang | Stars: Bo-lin Chen, Mavis Fan, Yui Ichikawa, Misaki Itô

16. Tetsuko's Room (1976– )

35 min | Talk-Show

7.4
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Stars: Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Yûko Hama, Rumi Sakakibara, Yûzô Kayama

17. About Her Brother (2010)

126 min | Drama

7.3
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Ginko seems to be living the good life: She's the respectable owner of a neighborhood drug store in Tokyo, and her daughter Koharu is about to get married to a doctor. However, Koharu's ... See full summary »

Writers: Emiko Hiramatsu, Yôji Yamada | Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Ryô Kase, Yû Aoi, Yuriko Ishida, Takashi Sasano

18. Glasses (2007)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Taeko an stressed out career woman leaves her stressed out life in the city for an island vacation. The vacation does not become what expected, as everyone on the island are rather strange.

Writer: Naoko Ogigami | Director: Naoko Ogigami | Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Mikako Ichikawa, Ryô Kase, Ken Mitsuishi

19. Pecoross' Mother and Her Days (2013)

113 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.3
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Yuuichi Okano is a baby boomer born and raised in Nagasaki, Japan. His bald-head looks like a pecoross, a small onion. His Mother, Mitsue has dementia that began soon after her husband, ... See full summary »

Writers: Yûichi Okano, Azuma Morisaki, Tomoaki Akune | Director: Azuma Morisaki | Stars: Ryô Kase, Naoto Takenaka, Mitsuko Baishô, Ryô Iwamatsu

20. Strawberry Shortcakes (2006)

127 min | Drama

7.3
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Writers: Kiriko Nananan, Kyôko Inukai | Director: Hitoshi Yazaki | Stars: Chizuru Ikewaki, Noriko Nakagoshi, Yûko Nakamura, Kiriko Nananan

21. Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Three ancient guardian beasts awaken to protect Japan against Godzilla.

Writers: Kei'ichi Hasegawa, Shûsuke Kaneko, Masahiro Yokotani | Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Chiharu Niiyama, Ryûdô Uzaki, Masahiro Kobayashi, Shirô Sano

22. 10 Promises to My Dog (2008)

117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A teenage girl adopts a homeless puppy and names it "Socks". They take care of each others since then, until one day when she is thinking Socks to be smaller than she thought it used be...

Writers: Hare Kawaguchi, Yoshimitsu Sawamoto | Director: Katsuhide Motoki | Stars: Rena Tanaka, Ryô Kase, Mayuko Fukuda, Chizuru Ikewaki

23. Penance (2012– )

270 min | Mystery

7.2
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The murder of Emili, a young girl, leaves the inhabitants of a small Japanese village in shock. The body of Emily is found by the four classmates with whom she was playing. The murder is ... See full summary »

Stars: Masaaki Akahori, Manatsu Kimura, Kyôko Koizumi, Sakura Andô

24. 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

25. Instant Numa (2009)

120 min | Comedy

7.2
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Writer: Satoshi Miki | Director: Satoshi Miki | Stars: Kumiko Asô, Morio Kazama, Ryô Kase, Keiko Matsuzaka

26. Dead Run (2005)

124 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: SABU, Kiyoshi Shigematsu | Director: SABU | Stars: Yuya Tegoshi, Hanae Kan, Miki Nakatani, Etsushi Toyokawa

27. Chicken Is Barefoot (2004)

114 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Writer: Azuma Morisaki | Director: Azuma Morisaki | Stars: Mika Hijii, Renji Ishibashi, Kimiko Yo, Yoshio Harada

28. Tokyo! (2008)

Unrated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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63 Metascore

A cinematic triptych of three Tokyo-set stories.

Writers: Gabrielle Bell, Joon-ho Bong, Leos Carax, Michel Gondry | Directors: Joon-ho Bong, Leos Carax, Michel Gondry | Stars: Ayako Fujitani, Ryô Kase, Ayumi Itô, Nao Ômori

29. Funky Forest: The First Contact (2005)

150 min | Comedy

7.1
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Writers: Katsuhito Ishii, Hajime Ishimine, Shunichiro Miki | Directors: Katsuhito Ishii, Hajime Ishimine, Shunichiro Miki | Stars: Andrew Alfieri, Hideaki Anno, Moyoco Anno, Tadanobu Asano

30. Scrap Heaven (2005)

117 min | Drama

7.1
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The lives of a young cop, a sanitation worker and a brooding pharmacist violently intersect on a bus that's hijacked by a suicidal political flunky, then cross paths again months later.

Writer: Sang-il Lee | Director: Sang-il Lee | Stars: Ryô Kase, Jô Odagiri, Chiaki Kuriyama, Jiro Dan

31. Frog River (2002 Video)

118 min | Comedy

7.1
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Record shop clerk and aspiring DJ Tsutomu searches for his masculinity when challenged to a kendo duel.

Writer: Katsuhito Ishii | Director: Hajime Ishimine | Stars: Ryô Kase, Ichirô Ogura, Machiko Ono, Kenichi Yamamoto

32. The Reason (2004)

160 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Writers: Miyuki Miyabe, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, Shiro Ishimori | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Takehiro Murata, Saki Terashima, Miyoko Akaza, Takuro Atsuki

33. Sketches of Kaitan City (2010)

152 min | Drama

7.1
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In the city of Kaitan, during the winter, the local shipyard is downsized and workers are laid off. Futa (Pistol Takehara) lives with his younger sister Honami (Mitsuki Tanimura. He loses ... See full summary »

Writers: Yasushi Satô, Takashi Ujita | Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri | Stars: Mitsuki Tanimura, Pistol Takehara, Ryô Kase, Kaho Minami

34. Penance (2012– )
Episode: Kuma no kyoudai (2012)

Mystery

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Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Masaaki Akahori, Sakura Andô, Ryô Kase, Manatsu Kimura

35. Ayashiki bungô kaidan (2010– )
Episode: Dead Son (2010)

75 min | Horror

7.1
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Writer: Saisei Murô | Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Ryô Kase, Yuri Nakamura

36. Hana (2006)

127 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A troubled young samurai seeks revenge for the death of his father.

Writer: Hirokazu Koreeda | Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Rie Miyazawa, Arata Furuta, Jun Kunimura

37. Bright Future (2003)

92 min | Drama

7.0
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64 Metascore

Two young guys work in a plant that manufactures oshibori (those moist hand-towels found in some Japanese restaurants). Their weird bond is based on uncontrollable rage--something neither ... See full summary »

Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Jô Odagiri, Tadanobu Asano, Tatsuya Fuji, Takashi Sasano

38. 69 (2004)

114 min | Drama

7.0
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Writers: Ryû Murakami, Kankurô Kudô | Director: Sang-il Lee | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Masanobu Andô, Yûta Kanai, Asami Mizukawa

39. Dawn of a Filmmaker: The Keisuke Kinoshita Story (2013)

Drama

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Writer: Keiichi Hara | Director: Keiichi Hara | Stars: Ryô Kase, Aoi Miyazaki, Yûko Tanaka, Ren Ohsugi

40. Antenna (2004)

117 min | Drama

7.0
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Writers: Randy Taguchi, Takashi Ujita, Kazuyoshi Kumakiri, Yoshiko Taguchi | Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri | Stars: Megumi Asaoka, Makiko Emoto, Koji Enokido, Minoru Fukuda

41. Hush! (2001)

135 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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62 Metascore

Basics: 2 guys who are gay, one female who is lonely for someone to love. The woman approaches 1 of the guys and wants him to seed her would be child... See full synopsis »

Writer: Ryosuke Hashiguchi | Director: Ryosuke Hashiguchi | Stars: Reiko Kataoka, Kazuya Takahashi, Seiichi Tanabe, Yôko Akino

42. Hole in the Sky (2001)

127 min | Drama

6.9
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The film tells the story of a Drive-In worker and a young tramp who has been left alone by her boyfriend somewhere in Hokkaido. Things seem to work out at the beginning but as time goes by ... See full summary »

Writers: Shinichi Fushima, Kazuyoshi Kumakiri, Randy Taguchi, Takashi Ujita | Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri | Stars: Susumu Terajima, Rinko Kikuchi, Bunmei Tobayama, Shunsuke Sawada

43. A Pierrot (2009)

118 min | Drama

6.9
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A haunting mystery about a Japanese family where a current series of crime paves the way to unraveling an unexpected family truth.

Writers: Kôtarô Isaka, Tomoko Aizawa | Director: Junichi Mori | Stars: Ryô Kase, Masaki Okada, Fumiyo Kohinata, Yuriko Yoshitaka

44. Break Through! (2004)

118 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Writers: Takeshi Matsuyama, Daisuke Habara, Kazuyuki Izutsu | Director: Kazuyuki Izutsu | Stars: Shun Shioya, Sôsuke Takaoka, Erika Sawajiri, Kyôko Matsunaga

45. Kakuto (2002)

108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Ryo is given the job of selling a smoke carton full of ecstasy by a big yakuza boss. While at the bosses place he gets high on both acid and cocain. Later, while leaving, he accidently ... See full summary »

Writer: Yûsuke Iseya | Director: Yûsuke Iseya | Stars: Yûsuke Iseya, Atsushi Itô, Teruyuki Kagawa, Ryô Kase

46. Restless (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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47 Metascore

The story of a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII.

Writer: Jason Lew | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Henry Hopper, Ryô Kase, Schuyler Fisk

47. Outrage (2010)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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67 Metascore

The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate.

Writer: Takeshi Kitano | Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kippei Shîna, Ryô Kase, Fumiyo Kohinata

48. Beyond Outrage (2012)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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53 Metascore

As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West.

Writer: Takeshi Kitano | Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Toshiyuki Nishida, Tomokazu Miura, Takeshi Kitano, Ryô Kase

49. Like Someone in Love (2012)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

6.8
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76 Metascore

In Tokyo, a young prostitute develops an unexpected connection with a widower over a period of two days.

Writer: Abbas Kiarostami | Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Rin Takanashi, Tadashi Okuno, Ryô Kase, Denden

50. The Sky Crawlers (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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A group of eternally young fighter pilots known as Kildren experience the sudden loss of innocence as they battle the enemy in astonishing dogfights above the clouds.

Writers: Hiroshi Mori, Chihiro Itô | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Ryô Kase, Shôsuke Tanihara, Megumi Yamaguchi