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1. Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

Plot is unknown.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, John Goodman, Laura Haddock

2. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.8
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74 Metascore

A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 1,533,502 | Gross: $292.57M

3. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

PG-13 | 165 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.7
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32 Metascore

Autobots must escape sight from a bounty hunter who has taken control of the human serendipity: Unexpectedly, Optimus Prime and his remaining gang turn to a mechanic, his daughter, and her back street racing boyfriend for help.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 249,993 | Gross: $245.43M

4. Batman Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure

8.3
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70 Metascore

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Votes: 1,020,315 | Gross: $205.34M

5. Godzilla (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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62 Metascore

The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 309,305 | Gross: $200.66M

6. The Sea of Trees (2015)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama

5.8
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23 Metascore

A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, Ken Watanabe, Ryoko Seta

Votes: 5,780 | Gross: $0.02M

7. The Last Samurai (2003)

R | 154 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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55 Metascore

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, William Atherton

Votes: 326,315 | Gross: $111.11M

8. 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.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Suzuka Ohgo

Votes: 121,476 | Gross: $57.01M

9. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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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.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryô Kase

Votes: 134,921 | Gross: $13.75M

10. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.9
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43 Metascore

Teenager, Darren Shan, meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a Vampire. After a series of events Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque Du Freak and become a Vampire.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Chris Massoglia, John C. Reilly, Salma Hayek, Josh Hutcherson

Votes: 36,759 | Gross: $13.84M

11. Tampopo (1985)

114 min | Comedy

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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.

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

Votes: 9,988 | Gross: $0.19M

12. Shanghai (2010)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.4
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36 Metascore

A '40s period piece which revolves around an American expat who returns to Shanghai in the months before Pearl Harbor due to the death of his friend.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: John Cusack, Li Gong, Yun-Fat Chow, David Morse

Votes: 7,852 | Gross: $0.04M

13. Made in Hollywood (2005– )

60 min | Talk-Show

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"MADE IN HOLLYWOOD", is an inventive behind-the-screen entertainment news, headline; magazine-styled series, featuring exclusive celebrity interviews with Hollywood's premiere talent. There... See full summary »

Stars: Kylie Erica Mar, Julie L. Harkness, Patrick Stinson, Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay

Votes: 189

14. Batman Begins (2005 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Crime

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You play as Batman and unleash your terror into the heart of criminals battling against foes such as Dr. Crane/Scarecrow, Ras Al Ghul and Carmine Falcone.

Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes

Votes: 10,469

15. Ikari (2016)

142 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.5
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A grisly unsolved murder links three seemingly unrelated stories in three different Japanese cities.

Director: Sang-il Lee | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Hikari Mitsushima, Mirai Moriyama, Aoi Miyazaki

Votes: 295

16. Yurusarezaru mono (2013)

135 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Just as Clint Eastwood's star-making spaghetti Western A Fistful of Dollars was inspired by Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo, Japanese-Korean filmmaker Sang-il Lee (Villain) has decided to ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-il Lee | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Jun Kunimura, Shioli Kutsuna, Yûya Yagira

Votes: 1,351

17. Bel Canto

Drama | Announced

A world-renown opera singer becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she's invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Julianne Moore, Demián Bichir, Ken Watanabe

18. The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007 TV Special)

TV-14 | 232 min

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Films nominated for the annual awards include Babel (2006), The Departed (2006), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and The Queen (2006).

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Joel Gallen, Errol Morris | Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Affleck, Samantha Aisling, June Allyson

Votes: 1,269

19. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary

6.5
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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon

Votes: 299

20. Earth (2007)

G | 90 min | Documentary

8.0
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72 Metascore

Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Anggun, James Earl Jones, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 13,009 | Gross: $32.00M

21. Ashes and Snow (2005)

63 min | Documentary, Drama

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Exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals.

Director: Gregory Colbert | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Jeanne Moreau, Enrique Rocha, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 3,168

22. The Sea and Poison (1986)

123 min | Drama

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Downed American fliers in WWII are vivisected by Japanese surgeons in cruel medical experiments.

Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Eiji Okuda, Ken Watanabe, Takahiro Tamura, Kyôko Kishida

Votes: 115

23. Janela Indiscreta (2010– )

30 min | News

6.4
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A portuguese show where Mario Augusto presents the new films of the week and interviews actors, actresses and directors.

Stars: Mário Augusto, Paulo Branco, Nicolau Breyner, Afonso Pimentel

Votes: 141

24. Memories of Tomorrow (2006)

122 min | Drama

7.6
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68 Metascore

A successful businessman's family life is shattered by an early onset of Alzheimer's.

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Kanako Higuchi, Kenji Sakaguchi, Kazue Fukiishi

Votes: 670 | Gross: $0.14M

25. Rajio no jikan (1997)

103 min | Comedy

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A radio play is going to go on air at a Tokyo radio station. It is a weepy melodrama written by housewife Miyako, who is the winner of the competition run by the station. Suddenly, the ... See full summary »

Director: Kôki Mitani | Stars: Toshiaki Karasawa, Kyôka Suzuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Keiko Toda

Votes: 1,192 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Sawako no asa (2011– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Sawako Agawa, Ayano Toyoda, Ken Watanabe, Kumiko Asô

27. Saka no ue no kumo (2009–2011)

Drama

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Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Hiroshi Abe, Teruyuki Kagawa, Miho Kanno

Votes: 71

28. Shiawase no kioku (2017 TV Movie)

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Stars: Ken Watanabe, Yumi Asô, Keiko Kitagawa, Fumi Nikaidou

29. Shizumanu taiyô (2009)

202 min | Drama

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A drama based on the 1985 plane crash that caused 520 deaths, the worst aviation event in Japanese history.

Director: Setsurô Wakamatsu | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Teruyuki Kagawa, Shun Sugata, Erika Toda

Votes: 147

30. Ikebukuro West Gate park (2000– )

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

Votes: 200

31. Hayabusa: Harukanaru kikan (2012)

Drama

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From the Sumitomo Corporation website "HAYABUSA: The Long Voyage Home" a film in whose production Sumitomo Corporation participated... See full synopsis »

Director: Tomoyuki Takimoto | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Yôsuke Eguchi, Yui Natsukawa, Yukiyoshi Ozawa

Votes: 38

32. The 69th Annual Tony Awards (2015 TV Movie)

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Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Jason Alexander, Annaleigh Ashford

Votes: 18

33. Setouchi shonen yakyu dan (1984)

PG | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.9
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In this drama at the end of World War II, the inhabitants of a small Japanese fishing village must come to terms with their nation's defeat and the sudden occupation of General MacArthur ... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Takaya Yamauchi, Yoshiyuki Omori, Shiori Sakura, Masako Natsume

Votes: 139

34. 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

35. 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004 TV Special)

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Director: Ron de Moraes | Stars: Brooke Adams, Lauren Ambrose, Ashley L. Anderson, Sean Astin

Votes: 58

36. Gonenme no hitori (2016 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama

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Director: Tonkô Horikawa | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Etsuko Ichihara, Katsumi Takahashi, Toshirô Yanagiba

37. Kita no zeronen (2005)

170 min | Drama

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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

38. Makete, katsu: Sengo wo tsukutta otoko Yoshida Shigeru (2012 TV Mini-Series)

73 min | Biography

7.2
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Stars: Michael Steinebach, Yoshiki Arizono, Eric Bossick, Cynthia Cheston

Votes: 11

39. Sennen no koi - Hikaru Genji monogatari (2001)

143 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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Based on the ancient Japanese Tale of Genji. This film is set in 900AD and tells the story of a famous female writer of the time, Murasaki Shikibu. Her story begins from the death of her ... See full summary »

Director: Tonkô Horikawa | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Yûki Amami, Tôru Kazama, Morio Kazama

Votes: 106

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

54 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Maki Horikita, Takashi Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Nishida, Machiko Ono

Votes: 6

41. Supêsutoraberâzu (2000)

125 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Eri Fukatsu, Masanobu Andô, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

Votes: 449

42. Hakugin Jack (2014 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Meiji Fujita | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Ryôko Hirosue

Votes: 10

43. Takeda Shingen (1990 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

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During the 16th Century Japan was involved in the Sengoku Period, an era of Civil Wars and the powerful Warlords who fought them. One of the earliest and strongest of these men was the ... See full summary »

Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Mao Daichi, Shôhei Hino, Kimiko Ikegami

Votes: 29

44. Tetsuko no heya (1976– )

35 min | Talk-Show

6.4
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Stars: Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Makoto Ôtake, Yûzô Kayama, Tomio Umezawa

Votes: 9

45. Chûshingura 1/47 (2001 TV Movie)

120 min

7.5
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During Japan's feudal period, a noble lord was treacherously killed by a rival. His 47 samurai retainers took their revenge on their master's killer after scattering into society for ... See full summary »

Director: Shunsaku Kawake | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Kôichi Satô, Eri Fukatsu, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi

Votes: 44

46. Oda Nobunaga (1992 TV Movie)

240 min | History

7.4
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Director: Sadao Nakajima | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Mariko Fuji, Rino Katase, Hiroki Matsukata

Votes: 7

47. Oboreru sakana (2001)

101 min

6.2
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Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Kippei Shîna, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Yukie Nakama, Nobuyuki Katsube

Votes: 50

48. 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

49. Dokugan-ryu Masamune (1987– )

45 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Stars: Maiko Itô, Minken Karasawa, Yasuhiro Tanogashira, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 19

50. Pon! (2010– )

65 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Miki Sakajô, Bibiru Ohki, Sachie Sugiue, Keisuke Okada