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1. Kiseijuu (2014)

109 min | Action, Drama, Horror

7.0
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The humanity is suffering from murders all over the globe, called "Mincemeat murders". High school student, Izumi Shinichi has a parasite living off him, having replaced his right hand, and he might be the discoverer of truth.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Shôta Sometani, Eri Fukatsu, Ai Hashimoto, Kazuki Kitamura

Votes: 2,586

2. After Life (1998)

118 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Arata Iura, Erika Oda, Susumu Terajima, Takashi Naitô

Votes: 7,340 | Gross: $0.80M

3. Shimotsuma monogatari (2004)

102 min | Comedy

7.3
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56 Metascore

Momoko, a strange and seemingly emotionless girl obsessed with 18th century France, befriends a Yanki biker and the two experience the ups and downs of their unusual lives in a rural Japanese town.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Kyoko Fukada, Anna Tsuchiya, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Sadao Abe

Votes: 5,790

4. Spiral (2000)

90 min | Drama, Horror

6.2
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62 Metascore

The inhabitants of a small Japanese town become increasingly obsessed with and tormented by spirals.

Director: Higuchinsky | Stars: Eriko Hatsune, Fhi Fan, Hinako Saeki, Eun-Kyung Shin

Votes: 5,921

5. Naked Blood: Megyaku (1996)

Unrated | 76 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A scientist taints his mother's scientific experiment with his own drug that transforms pain into a pleasurable experience. Unfortunately for the three women involved in the experiment, the drug works a little bit too well.

Director: Hisayasu Satô | Stars: Misa Aika, Yumika Hayashi, Mika Kirihara, Sadao Abe

Votes: 1,502

6. Oba: The Last Samurai (2011)

128 min | Drama, War

6.6
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During the end of World War 2, a group of Japanese soldiers fight on after US forces capture most of the island. They refuse to surrender and continue to resist after the Emperor surrenders.

Director: Hideyuki Hirayama | Stars: Yutaka Takenouchi, Markus Waldow, Sean McGowan, Mao Inoue

Votes: 766

7. Kiseijuu: Kanketsuhen (2015)

117 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.5
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Humanity is under attack by human-mimicking flesh-eating alien parasites. One parasite bonds with his young high school student host, and he convinces the parasite to help him stop the others.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Shôta Sometani, Eri Fukatsu, Ai Hashimoto, Sadao Abe

Votes: 1,309

8. Ai no shinsekai (1994)

115 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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A look a the lives of two sex workers in Tokyo: Rei, who works as an S&M dominatrix, and Ayumi, in the more straightforward profession of call girl. In addition to their working life, the ... See full summary »

Director: Banmei Takahashi | Stars: Sawa Suzuki, Reiko Kataoka, Aya Sugimoto, Yôko Nakajima

Votes: 270

9. Yôkai daisensô (2005)

PG-13 | 124 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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63 Metascore

A young boy is chosen as the defender of good and must team up with Japan's ancient spirits and creatures of lore to destroy the forces of evil.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Chiaki Kuriyama, Bunta Sugawara

Votes: 2,022

10. Yattâman (2009)

111 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

6.1
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Every week, toy-shop owner Gan and his cute assistant Ai battled the evil Doronbo gang. The gang led by femme fatale Doronjo and her assistants-pig-nosed muscleman Tonzra and rat-faced ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Sakurai, Sadao Abe, Kyoko Fukada, Saki Fukuda

Votes: 1,515

11. Tono, risoku de gozaru! (2016)

129 min | Comedy, History

6.7
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It is eighteenth century Japan and the residents of a poor town lead a typically meagre life. Then nine residents, which include Juzaburo, hatch a scheme to improve their lots by running a ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Ryûhei Matsuda, Tsutomu Yamazaki

Votes: 86

12. Ten Nights of Dreams (2006)

100 min | Fantasy

6.6
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Based on renowned Japanese writer Natsume Soseki's same-titled short story collection, Ten Nights of Dreams brings ten fantastical dream sequences to film with great visual and ... See full summary »

Directors: Yoshitaka Amano, Kon Ichikawa, Akio Jissôji, Masaaki Kawahara, Suzuki Matsuo, Miwa Nishikawa, Atsushi Shimizu, Takashi Shimizu, Keisuke Toyoshima, Yudai Yamaguchi, Nobuhiro Yamashita | Stars: Kyôko Koizumi, Suzuki Matsuo, Tsuyoshi Ujiki, Umenosuke Nakamura

Votes: 322

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

54 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Aoi Tatsumi, Hiroshi Abe, Tomoko Yamaguchi, Aoi Miyazaki

Votes: 63

14. Kumo no hitomi (1998)

83 min | Crime, Thriller

6.8
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A man discovers a darker side of himself after exacting revenge on his daughter's killer.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Duncan, Ren Ohsugi, Sadao Abe

Votes: 284

15. Pako to mahô no ehon (2008)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Ayaka Wilson, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Anna Tsuchiya

Votes: 402

16. Zato Ichi: Stage Play (2007)

166 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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In addition to churning out crowd-pleasers like Crows Zero, Like a Dragon, and Sukiyaki Western Django, maverick director Miike Takashi also found time to return to theater in 2007. ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Sadao Abe, Shô Aikawa, Saki Asami, Ken'ichi Endô

Votes: 7

17. Tiger & Dragon (2005– )

Comedy

8.4
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The show revolves around Rakugo, a traditional Japanese comedy that can look back on a 400 year long history. It tells about a Yakuza who goes to a Rakugo performer to collect debts, and a talented comedian who tries to change his destiny.

Stars: Gen Hoshino, Jun'ichi Kômoto, Arata Furuta, Jun Hashimoto

Votes: 100

18. Shazai no ôsama (2013)

128 min | Comedy

6.5
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Why merely say 'sorry' when you could truly make amends by hiring the expert to do the right thing? The Apology King, one Mr. Kuroshima, is advertising his service to an audience at a ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuo Mizuta | Stars: Sadao Abe, Mao Inoue, Yutaka Takenouchi, Masaki Okada

Votes: 270

19. Iryû: Team Medical Dragon (2006– )

Drama

8.4
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Stars: Kenji Sakaguchi, Teppei Koike, Sadao Abe, Tetsuhiro Ikeda

Votes: 101

20. Ôoku (2010)

116 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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In the year 1716 a mysterious epidemic strickens the country of Japan, dropping the population of men to 1/4th of its prior state... See full synopsis »

Director: Fuminori Kaneko | Stars: Ko Shibasaki, Kazunari Ninomiya, Hiroshi Tamaki, Maki Horikita

Votes: 242

21. Friends: Mononokeshima no Naki (2011)

87 min | Animation

6.5
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On an island, the residents have named the island "Monster Island." The monsters living on the island are friendly, but live in fear of humans. A child named Kotake wanders onto the island and meet a red ogre named Naki.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Sadao Abe, Shingo Katori, Seishirô Katô, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 149

22. Yume uru futari (2012)

134 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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After losing their restaurant in a fire, a husband and wife come up with a strange plan to rebuild their shattered finances: marrying the husband off to a series of lonely women and defrauding them.

Director: Miwa Nishikawa | Stars: Yûsuke Iseya, Takako Matsu, Teruyuki Kagawa, Kanji Furutachi

Votes: 296

23. Unfair the End (2015)

108 min | Thriller

6.2
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Director: Shimako Sato | Stars: Sadao Abe, Akira, Tordy Clark, Masaya Katô

Votes: 24

24. Kiseki no ringo (2013)

129 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Sadao Abe, Miho Kanno, Mieko Harada, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

Votes: 121

25. Mayonaka no Yaji-san Kita-san (2005)

124 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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Director: Kankurô Kudô | Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Shichinosuke Nakamura, Sadao Abe, Aja

Votes: 341

26. Maiko haaaan!!! (2007)

120 min | Comedy

6.6
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Kimihiko Onizuka is a salaryman infatuated with maiko (apprentice geisha) and whose greatest goal in life is to play a party game called "yakyuken" with one.

Director: Nobuo Mizuta | Stars: Sadao Abe, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Ko Shibasaki, Satoshi Hashimoto

Votes: 474

27. Unfair (2006 TV Mini-Series)

Mystery

7.6
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Stars: Ryôko Shinohara, Eita, Sadao Abe, Seiichiro Furumoto

Votes: 60

28. Ikebukuro West Gate park (2000– )

8.1
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Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Ai Katô, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Ryûta Satô

Votes: 200

29. Bokura no jidai (2007– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Shun Oguri, Hirokazu Koreeda, Sawako Agawa

Votes: 13

30. Kita no zeronen (2005)

170 min | Drama

7.0
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In 1868, after the fall of the Shogun-dominated Japan, the new government orders people from Awaji, near Kobe, to re-locate to the northern part of Hokkaido. These people once supported the... See full summary »

Director: Isao Yukisada | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Ken Watanabe, Etsushi Toyokawa, Toshirô Yanagiba

Votes: 113

31. Waratte iitomo! (1982– )

60 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: Tamori, Adeyto, Yuki Nozawa, Yuma Sanada

Votes: 14

32. Yo ni mo Kimyô na Monogatari: Eiga kantoku-hen (2015 TV Movie)

120 min | Mystery

6.1
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Directors: Katsuyuki Motohiro, Hideo Nakata, Shimako Sato, Takashi Shimizu, Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Tamori, Sadao Abe, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi

Votes: 22

33. Jinu yo saraba Kamuroba mura e (2015)

Comedy

5.5
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Former bank clerk Takeharu thought he was strange when he moved to a remote village in Japan's northeastern Tohoku region after developing an inexplicable "money allergy." However as he ... See full summary »

Director: Suzuki Matsuo | Stars: Fumi Nikaidou, Ryûhei Matsuda, Takako Matsu, Toshiyuki Nishida

Votes: 36

34. Kogitsune Heren (2006)

104 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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Leaving school for the day, seven-year old Taichi finds a baby fox alongside a road in rural Hokkaido. The two bond, and Taichi decides to leave the fox with the police as a lost item. The ... See full summary »

Director: Keita Kôno | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Arashi Fukasawa, Ryôko Kobayashi

Votes: 162

35. Taira no Kiyomori (2012–2013)

Drama, History

7.0
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Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Hiroshi Tamaki, Masaki Okada, Sadao Abe

Votes: 23

36. Anfea: The Answer (2011)

109 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Natsumi Yukihira, an unconventional cop, investigates a series of murders where each new victim is the lead suspect from the previous murder. When her ex-husband becomes the latest murder's suspect, things get more complicated.

Director: Shimako Sato | Stars: Ryôko Shinohara, Kôichi Satô, Takayuki Yamada, Sadao Abe

Votes: 118

37. Anfea: The Movie (2007)

112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.0
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She was the best crime fighter on the force...until a powerful conspiracy turned everyone against her.

Director: Yoshinori Kobayashi | Stars: Ryôko Shinohara, Kippei Shîna, Hiroki Narimiya, Sadao Abe

Votes: 134

38. Marumo no okite (2011– )

Drama

7.6
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Stars: Sadao Abe, Mana Ashida, Fuku Suzuki, Masako Chiba

Votes: 47

39. Nakumonka (2009)

134 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Two brothers are separated as young boys and vow not to cry at their separation. They are unknowingly reunited as adults thanks to fate. Find laughter through the tears.

Director: Nobuo Mizuta | Stars: Sadao Abe, Eita, Shunji Fujimura, Tsuyoshi Ihara

Votes: 96

40. Fumô chitai (2009– )

Drama

8.4
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Stars: Hiroo Ohtaka, Toshiaki Karasawa, Emi Wakui, Mikako Tabe

Votes: 25

41. Chi wo sû uchû (2001)

85 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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A woman is sent to execution for the murder of her daughter, who she believes is kidnapped. When she tells her story to a nun, we learn her story through a series of encounters with a ... See full summary »

Director: Hirohisa Sasaki | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Sadao Abe, Yoshiyoshi Arakawa, Tomomi Kuribayashi

Votes: 73

42. Kokoro ga Pokitto ne (2015 TV Mini-Series)

54 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Stars: Sadao Abe, Kiko Mizuhara, Tomoko Yamaguchi, Naohito Fujiki

Votes: 13

43. Marumo no Okite: Special (2014 TV Movie)

Family

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Stars: Sadao Abe, Mana Ashida, Fuku Suzuki

44. Keiseisaimin no otoko (2015 TV Mini-Series)

58 min | Biography, Drama

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Stars: Sadao Abe, Joe Odagiri, Sario Aomi, Shizuku Asakura

45. Kisarazu Cat's Eye (2002– )

45 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Shô Sakurai, Wakana Sakai, Yoshinori Okada

Votes: 129

46. Gekokujô Juken (2017 TV Mini-Series)

54 min | Comedy | Post-production

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Stars: Sadao Abe, Kyoko Fukada, Mikû Yamada, Wakadanna

47. Shiritsu tantei Hama Maiku (2002– )

54 min | Mystery

4.0
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Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Sadao Abe, Robert Baldwin, Pâko Hayashiya

Votes: 32

48. Kisarazu Cat's Eye: World Series (2006)

131 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Bussan refuses to accept his death and returns to Kisarazu as a ghost to make peace with his friends. Unfortunately his reappearance brings unforeseen consequences.

Director: Fuminori Kaneko | Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Shô Sakurai, Wakana Sakai, Yoshinori Okada

Votes: 122

49. Hanawake no yonshimai (2011– )

Drama

6.5
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Stars: Yuka Someya, Chinami Suzuki, Sadao Abe, Becky

Votes: 6

50. To Heart (1999– )

25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Stars: Jessica Calvello, Mai Hoshikawa, Junko Iwao, Carol Jacobanis

Votes: 42