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1. Gojira: Fainaru uôzu (2004)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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Godzilla's fiftieth Anniversary project, in which Godzilla travels around the world to fight his old foes plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Masahiro Matsuoka, Rei Kikukawa, Don Frye, Maki Mizuno

Votes: 5,640

2. The Ramen Girl (2008)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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An American woman is stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a râmen chef under a tyrannical Japanese master.

Director: Robert Allan Ackerman | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Toshiyuki Nishida, Tammy Blanchard, Soji Arai

Votes: 7,553

3. Tokyo Gore Police (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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In future Tokyo, a young woman in the privatized police force tracks down her father's killer while battling against mutant rebels known as engineers.

Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura | Stars: Eihi Shiina, Itsuji Itao, Yukihide Benny, Jiji Bû

Votes: 9,416

4. Goemon (2009)

128 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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Based on a Japanese folk legend that echoes the tale of Robin Hood, this ninja thriller follows the exploits of Goemon Ishikawa (Yôsuke Eguchi), who leaves his fighting clan after its chief... See full summary »

Director: Kazuaki Kiriya | Stars: Yôsuke Eguchi, Takao Ohsawa, Ryôko Hirosue, Jun Kaname

Votes: 4,610

5. Versus (II) (2000)

R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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There are 666 portals that connect this world to the other side. These are concealed from all human beings. Somewhere in Japan exists the 444th portal.... The forest of resurrection.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Tak Sakaguchi, Hideo Sakaki, Chieko Misaka, Kenji Matsuda

Votes: 11,450

6. Kurôzu zero II (2009)

133 min | Action

7.3
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Tension escalates and violence ensues when a young student unwittingly breaks a non-aggression pact between two rival high schools.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shun Oguri, Kyôsuke Yabe, Meisa Kuroki, Nobuaki Kaneko

Votes: 3,508

7. Reincarnation (2005)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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A Japanese actress begins having strange visions and experiences after landing a role in a horror film about a real-life murder spree that took place over forty years ago.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Yûka, Karina, Kippei Shîna, Tetta Sugimoto

Votes: 5,442

8. Ichi (2008)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Ichi is a blind woman who roams about town with her shamisen (a three-stringed Japanese guitar), but she has exceptional sword skills with which she fights off yakuza and other villains.

Director: Fumihiko Sori | Stars: Haruka Ayase, Shidô Nakamura, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Takao Ohsawa

Votes: 2,828

9. Azumi (2003)

128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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49 Metascore

Raised to deal in cold blooded death, the teenage assassin girl Azumi must defeat three evil warlords while also battling her own heart.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Aya Ueto, Kenji Kohashi, Hiroki Narimiya, Takatoshi Kaneko

Votes: 13,193

10. Love My Life (2006)

96 min | Romance

6.3
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Ichiko and Eri are two beautiful Japanese Uni students who are in a lesbian relationship. Ichiko comes out to her father who tells her he is also gay and her mother was a lesbian. Her best ... See full summary »

Director: Kôji Kawano | Stars: Rei Yoshii, Asami Imajuku, Naomi Akimoto, Miyoko Asada

Votes: 687

11. Azumi 2: Death or Love (2005)

108 min | Action

6.3
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Young assassins Azumi and Nagara continue their mission to prevent a civil war. In their hunt for Masayuki Sanada, who is protected by both an army and a dangerous clan, they meet Ginkaku, ... See full summary »

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Aya Ueto, Yûma Ishigaki, Chiaki Kuriyama, Shun Oguri

Votes: 4,724

12. Yami shibai (2013– )

5 min | Animation, Short, Horror

7.3
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Every week at 5 p.m. an old man in a yellow mask shows up at a children's playground and tells them ghost stories based on myths and urban legends of Japanese origin. The man tells the ... See full summary »

Stars: Kanji Tsuda, Sara, Shôichirô Masumoto, Ryôta Murai

Votes: 232

13. Meatball Machine (2005)

90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Full-throttle splatter-ific Japanese cyberpunk science fiction/horror at its most aggressive, this mind-blower about alien parasites that turn their human hosts into slave "Necroborgs" will leave you dizzy and drained - in a good way.

Directors: Yudai Yamaguchi, Jun'ichi Yamamoto | Stars: Issei Takahashi, Aoba Kawai, Kenichi Kawasaki, Shôichirô Masumoto

Votes: 1,438

14. Battlefield Baseball (2003)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.8
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Battlefield Baseball is a tough game--it doesn't end until all the members on the opposing team are dead. In this game the Gedo High team is composed of blue-faced zombies, and their ... See full summary »

Director: Yudai Yamaguchi | Stars: Tak Sakaguchi, Atsushi Itô, Hideo Sakaki, Shôichirô Masumoto

Votes: 1,298

15. Aragami (2003)

78 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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A raging god of battle and a master samurai duke it out in a series of sword fights in a remote temple.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Masaya Katô, Kanae Uotani, Tak Sakaguchi

Votes: 1,894

16. Senritsu meikyû 3D (2009)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

3.9
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A group of teenagers take a sick girl to a hospital only to find out it is a horrific labyrinth.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Yûya Yagira, Misako Renbutsu, Ai Maeda, Ryô Katsuji

Votes: 896

17. Ushiro kara mae kara (2010)

75 min | Comedy

5.1
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Momoko is a taxi driver with a bad sales record. She and her co-worker Ranko try to project their sexual attractions to gain customers. Male passengers surge into their taxi's to get their ... See full summary »

Director: Shôichirô Masumoto | Stars: Yoshiki Kanahashi, Hôka Kinoshita, Kotono, Ini Kusano

Votes: 54

18. Kurosagi (2006– )

45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Kurosaki, aka Kurosagi (Yamashita Tomohisa), is a swindler who cheats other professional con artists to help their victims and avenge the death of his own family. Kurosaki buys information ... See full summary »

Stars: Tomohisa Yamashita, Maki Horikita, Shion Hatakeyama, Shôichirô Masumoto

Votes: 469

19. Ten Nights of Dreams (2006)

100 min | Fantasy

6.5
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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: 330

20. LoveDeath (2006)

158 min | Action

6.5
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Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Shinji Takeda, Nori Satô, Eiichirô Funakoshi, Kôhei Ôtomo

Votes: 156

21. Tôkyô shôjo (2008)

98 min | Fantasy, Romance

6.8
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The occurrence of an earthquake in Japan is not unusual. What would be, however, is the existence of a hole through time and the passage of a phone through which two people - one hundred ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuya Konaka | Stars: Kaho, Naomi Akimoto, Marika Fukunaga, Yoshimasa Kondô

Votes: 146

22. Chromartie High - The Movie (2005)

85 min | Comedy

6.3
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A satire comedy of a misfit high school with punks, robots, gorillas and much more.

Director: Yudai Yamaguchi | Stars: Takamasa Suga, Ryûji Akiyama, Ruben Arvizu, Kai Atô

Votes: 330

23. Gekijô-ban: Erîto Yankî Saburô (2009)

Comedy

6.4
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The story of Saburo Nagakami.. Saburo goes on a journey with his sidekick Avarice in order to find the fresh brownies by using their Kung Fu Powers.

Director: Yudai Yamaguchi | Stars: Hideo Ishiguro, Toshiyuki Itakura, Hitoshi Ozawa, Hikaru Yamamoto

Votes: 22

24. Yuda (2013)

109 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Izumi Ohtomi | Stars: Ayame Misaki, Kenji Mizuhashi, Yusei Tajima, Nori Satô

Votes: 5

25. Kaiki daikazoku (2004–2005)

25 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.2
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Kiyoshi Imawano and his family move into a haunted house. The entire family, except the occult-obsessed father, gains the power to see ghosts and spirits. An undead monk, secret government ... See full summary »

Stars: Shunji Fujimura, Tomiko Ishii, Shôichirô Masumoto, Shigeru Muroi

Votes: 45

26. Home & Away (2002– )

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This is the story about a woman who sets out on a trip with a friend one month before her wedding day. As a result of being caught up in one freak accident after another, she is unable to ... See full summary »

Stars: Costa Nicolas, Gianluigi Carelli, Erryn Arkin, Claudio Fabbri

Votes: 20

27. Kagehinata ni saku (2008)

129 min | Comedy

6.6
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Director: Yûichirô Hirakawa | Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Aoi Miyazaki, Atsushi Itô, Aya Hirayama

Votes: 107

28. Gekijouban Trick: Reinouryokusha batoru roiyaru (2010)

119 min | Mystery

6.1
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Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Yukie Nakama, Hiroshi Abe, Naohito Fujiki, Kaho

Votes: 118

29. Taiyo no uta (2006– )

54 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Takayuki Yamada, Erika Sawajiri, Gaku Hamada, Shôichirô Masumoto

Votes: 101

30. Men's Egg Drummers (2011)

99 min | Drama

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Yuki Furukawa (Keita) is suddenly the overseer of a Shinto shrine. The young man is suddenly in charge when his father unexpectedly falls ill and cannot organize the annual moon festival. ... See full summary »

Director: Yudai Yamaguchi | Stars: Yûki Furukawa, Teruko Hôrai, Mari Iriki, Itsuji Itao

31. Oppai seijin (2005)

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Director: Kôsuke Suzuki | Stars: Ken'ichi Endô, Yasuhito Hida, Noboru Iguchi, Chisato Morishita

32. Sakura, futatabi no Kanako (2013)

106 min | Drama

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Yoko lost her young daughter Kanako through an accident and she grieves heavily. The guilt that Yoko feels drives her to commit suicide in her daughter's bedroom. Yoko is saved, but, since ... See full summary »

Director: Minoru Kurimura | Stars: Ryôko Hirosue, Gorô Inagaki, Sei Andô, Kyôko Enami

Votes: 38

33. Meatball Machine: Reject of Death (2007 Video)

10 min | Short, Action, Horror

6.5
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Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura | Stars: Asami, Maki Hamada, Kika, Oppe Ma

Votes: 54

34. Gôsuto furenzu (2009– )

Drama

7.5
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Stars: Saki Fukuda, Takahiro Nishijima, Ai, Moe Arai

Votes: 14

35. Yûrei vs. uchûjin 03 (2007)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

3.7
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Directors: Takashi Shimizu, Keisuke Toyoshima | Stars: Keisuke Horibe, Meimei Kikuchi, Ken'ichi Kobayashi, Haruna Kondô

Votes: 30

36. Brother Beat (2005– )

Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Stars: Misako Tanaka, Tetsuji Tamayama, Ryôko Kuninaka, Mokomichi Hayami

Votes: 39

37. Gekkou no kamen (2011)

102 min | Comedy

6.3
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Director: Itsuji Itao | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Shôta Chiyo, Tasuku Emoto, Mitsuru Hirata

Votes: 11

38. Itao Itsuji no datsugoku-ô (2009)

94 min | Drama

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Masayuki Suzuki is an escape artist. He subsequently becomes a national icon because there isn't a prison that can hold him. He is eventually sent to the Confined (Prison) Island. Can he escape this time, or is he trapped forever?

Director: Itsuji Itao | Stars: Kôji Ishizaka, Itsuji Itao, Jun Kunimura, Shôichirô Masumoto

Votes: 45

39. Maicchingu Machiko! Biginzu (2005)

Comedy

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Director: Kôsuke Suzuki | Stars: Takuya Fuji, Yasuhito Hida, Sayaka Isoyama, Katô

40. Itsumo futari de (2003– )

Drama

7.2
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Stars: Shôichirô Masumoto, Reila Aphrodite, Takako Matsu, Kenji Sakaguchi

Votes: 12

41. Happy dâtsu (2008)

86 min | Comedy, Sport

4.6
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30-year-old office lady Minako bolts from work every day at exactly 5 o'clock to rush over to the local dart bar, simply to be near her crush Shinozuka. One night she plays darts against an... See full summary »

Director: Tomoko Matsunashi | Stars: Emiri Henmi, Hitomi Satô, Eri Nitta, Seminosuke Murasugi

Votes: 5

42. Sengoku Danshi (2011– )

Comedy

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Stars: Yukihiro Takiguchi, Ryô Hirano, Yuzuru Uchida, Risako Ito

43. Yamanotesen desu gêmu (2005 Video)

76 min | Action

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Director: Shôichirô Masumoto | Stars: Kôsei Amano, Akiko Monô, Karin Akiyama, Shingo Eguchi

44. New Type: Tada ai no tame ni (2008)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

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Yuri, who works at the ticket window at a ferry terminal, is one-eyed. One day, she is held at knifepoint and locked away in captivity by an enigmatic man named Kwon, who has missed a ferry... See full summary »

Director: Ryuichi Hiroki | Stars: Shôichirô Masumoto, Kazuma Sano, Terunosuke Takezai, Kinuo Yamada

Votes: 35

45. Tatta ichido no yakusoku: Jidai ni fuin sareta nihonjin (2014 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

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Director: Yoshinori Ishizawa | Stars: Toshirô Yanagiba, Eisuke Shinoi, Akane Hamasaki, Mieko Harada

46. Zenibana: Ginza hosutesu kabu batoru (2006 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Manabu Asô | Stars: Mayumi Asaka, Yuka Itaya, Takatoshi Kaneko, Ryôko Kuninaka

47. Maichi monji Gû (2009)

Drama

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Director: Shôichirô Masumoto | Stars: Shinji Suzuki, Rakuto Tochihara, Kazuki Tsujimoto

48. Shimon ga kataru 2 (2006 TV Movie)

Crime, Drama

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Stars: Isao Hashizume, Mai Kitajima, Shôichirô Masumoto, Yoshiko Nakada

49. Mahiru no hana (2005)

Drama

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Director: Masatoshi Akihara | Stars: Emi Eleonola, Steve Etou, Yûko Itô, Kei Kobayashi

50. Honô no keibi taichô Igarashi Morio 3 (2005 TV Movie)

111 min | Mystery

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Director: Toshihiro Itô | Stars: Nenji Kobayashi, Kôtarô Koizumi, Sachiko Kokubu, Takako Katô