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1. Rajio no jikan (1997)

103 min | Comedy

7.9
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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: 1,230 | Gross: $0.01M

2. Ôkami shôjo (2005)

107 min | Drama

7.9
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When new, smart and sweet Tokyo girl, Rumiko, starts at a rural elementary school, Akira finds himself smitten, like every other male pupil. Newcomer's popularity is contrasted with the ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Fukagawa | Stars: Mao Ohno, Tatsuya Suzuki, Erika Mabuchi, Rena Masuda

Votes: 32

3. Battle Royale (2000)

Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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81 Metascore

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 145,052

4. Kamikaze Taxi (1995)

169 min | Action

7.6
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A revenge-seeking man and his foolish friends plan to rob a yakuza gang.

Director: Masato Harada | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Kazuya Takahashi, Mickey Curtis, Reiko Kataoka

Votes: 551

5. Beat (1998)

101 min | Romance

7.6
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In the 1960s Okinawa was us under American military occupation. Young Takeshi leads a passive go-with-the-flow existence, working as a bartender at a bar called Sekai where his ... See full summary »

Director: Amon Miyamoto | Stars: Mark Bunnell, Claude Maki, Christopher T. Nelson, Dean Stapleton

Votes: 14

6. Zô no senaka (2007)

124 min | Drama

7.4
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A 48-year-old company chief, Yukihiro Fujiyama (Koji Yakusho) goes to a hospital. There he discovered that he has got terminal lung cancer and will die within half a year. He declines any ... See full summary »

Director: Satoshi Isaka | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Miki Imai, Masatô Ibu, Haruka Igawa

Votes: 23

7. Baunsu ko gaurusu (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".

Director: Masato Harada | Stars: Hitomi Satô, Yasue Satô, Yukiko Okamoto, Jun Murakami

Votes: 609

8. Kofuku na shokutaku (2007)

108 min | Drama

7.3
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Director: Takashi Komatsu | Stars: Yûichi Haba, Yûta Hiraoka, Kaoru Hirata, Yuriko Ishida

Votes: 30

9. Sharaku (1995)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A crippled kabuki player is taken into a strolling company of itinerant actors. An influential publisher notices his honest, bold drawings, and nurtures him despite persecution and betrayal... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Furankî Sakai, Shima Iwashita, Tsurutarô Kataoka

Votes: 101

10. Aiki (2002)

119 min | Drama

7.2
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A wheelchair-bound drop-out becomes a martial arts pupil.

Director: Daisuke Tengan | Stars: Haruhiko Katô, Rie Tomosaka, Chiaki Hara, Akiko Kinouchi

Votes: 98

11. Hoshi ni negaio (2003)

106 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Working long hours in the emergency room, nurse Kana Aoshima befriends musician and frequent hospital patient Shogo Amami. Shogo's therapy visits for his muteness and blindness happen to ... See full summary »

Director: Shin Togashi | Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Hisashi Yoshizawa, Yûko Itô, Aki Kajiwara

Votes: 43

12. Taga tameni (2005)

97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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When a lonely owner of a photography studio is introduced to a woman not much different from himself in mood and temperament a friendship ensues that soon becomes a deeper bond that leads ... See full summary »

Director: Tarô Hyûgaji | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Erika Oda, Chizuru Ikewaki, Teppei Koike

Votes: 103

13. Shinibana (2004)

120 min | Comedy

7.1
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Director: Isshin Inudô | Stars: Yukio Aoshima, Takuya Fujioka, Mari Hoshino, Ryô Iwamatsu

Votes: 19

14. Kuro-obi (2007)

95 min | Action, Drama, Sport

7.0
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A Karate masters three students compete for to be the new master against events of historical events.

Director: Shunichi Nagasaki | Stars: Akihito Yagi, Tatsuya Naka, Yûji Suzuki, Kenji Anan

Votes: 1,279

15. Dive!! (2008)

115 min | Drama

7.0
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A diving club is in danger of going bankrupt. To save the diving club, a female coach returns from the U.S. to coach the club and promises that a diver from the club will make the Japanese Olympic team.

Director: Naoto Kumazawa | Stars: Kento Hayashi, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Junpei Mizobata, Asaka Seto

Votes: 101

16. Mezon do Himiko (2005)

130 min | Drama

7.0
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Saori is a young woman who struggles to make a living, with no financial or romantic prospects in her life. One rainy day, she receives a visit at work from a handsome young man called ... See full summary »

Director: Isshin Inudô | Stars: Joe Odagiri, Ko Shibasaki, Min Tanaka, Kira Aoyama

Votes: 453

17. Moonlight Serenade (1997)

110 min | Drama

7.0
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Opens with a journalist reporting on the 1997 Kobe earthquake, as he remembers a trip made as a young boy. Then, he and family took a boat trip from Awaji to Beppu in order to bury the ... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Kyôzô Nagatsuka, Hideyuki Kasahara, Jun Toba, Shima Iwashita

Votes: 61

18. Utsukushii natsu kirishima (2002)

118 min | Drama, History

7.0
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In a film that recalls the memories of the director's youth in Miyazaki Prefecture in Southern Japan during World War II, the local population is working hard in factories, on the road and ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuo Kuroki | Stars: Tasuku Emoto, Yoshio Harada, Tokie Hidari, Wakaba Irie

Votes: 46

19. Sekai de ichiban utsukushii yoru (2008)

160 min | Drama

7.0
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Its streets overrun with children, the village of Kaname has distinguished itself with the highest birth rate in Japan. Its citizens are excited-tomorrow, the Prime Minister arrives to ... See full summary »

Director: Daisuke Tengan | Stars: Tomorô Taguchi, Sarara Tsukifune, Haruki Ichikawa, Shunsuke Matsuoka

Votes: 75

20. Saga no gabai-baachan (2006)

104 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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Director: Hitoshi Kurauchi | Stars: Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Yûji Miyake, Yûki Kudô, Shinsuke Shimada

Votes: 152

21. Tôkyô genpatsu (2004)

110 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.9
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Director: Gen Yamakawa | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Toshiki Ayata, Yasunori Danta, Mitsuru Hirata

Votes: 21

22. Jam Films (2002)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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"The Messenger" is a mysterious woman who appears to a mobster hiding underground to tell him about his ultimate fate. A bag with a "Kendama" ball and string toy gets mixed up with a bag of... See full summary »

Directors: Daizaburo Hanada, Jôji Iida, Shunji Iwai, Ryûhei Kitamura, Rokuro Mochizuki, Tetsuo Shinohara, Yukihiko Tsutsumi, Isao Yukisada | Stars: Natsuko Akiyama, Reila Aphrodite, Hirofumi Arai, Haruka Ayase

Votes: 478

23. Rengô kantai shirei chôkan: Yamamoto Isoroku (2011)

140 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.7
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The life of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto from the early 1930's to his death at the hands of the US military in 1943.

Director: Izuru Narushima | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Hiroshi Abe, Shûichi Azumaya, Mitsugorô Bandô

Votes: 644

24. Anata wo wasurenai (2007)

130 min | Drama

6.6
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Journey of Military school graduate student Soo-hyun (Lee Taesung), who travels from Korea to japan for further Education. He meets Yuri (Makii). As both share similar interests in Music, ... See full summary »

Director: Junji Hanado | Stars: Junko Hamaguchi, Hideko Hara, Takatoshi Kaneko, Tae-Sung Lee

Votes: 94

25. Jeneraru rûju no gaisen (2009)

123 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Hiroshi Abe, Michiko Hada, Yasufumi Hayashi

Votes: 123

26. Battle Under Orion (2009)

120 min | Action, War

6.2
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World War II story alternates between the past and present, linked by a fateful song. Japanese sub I-77 battles an American destroyer off the coast of Okinawa. Before heading to war, the ... See full summary »

Director: Tetsuo Shinohara | Stars: Yoshikuni Dôchin, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Mutsutoshi Furuhata, Yûta Hiraoka

Votes: 369

27. Lovers' Kiss (2003)

114 min | Romance

6.2
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Director: Ataru Oikawa | Stars: Aya Hirayama, Aoi Miyazaki, Mikako Ichikawa, Yûma Ishigaki

Votes: 13

28. Shoujotachi no rashinban (2011)

113 min | Drama

6.2
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Director: Shunichi Nagasaki | Stars: Riko Narumi, Shioli Kutsuna, Ayaka Morita, Mayû Kusakari

Votes: 16

29. Anaza hevun (2000)

R | 132 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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A pair of hard-boiled Tokyo cops are investigating a gruesome murder: after killing the victim, the murderer cut his skull open and cooked his brain in a stew. As they try to track down the... See full summary »

Director: Jôji Iida | Stars: Yôsuke Eguchi, Miwako Ichikawa, Takashi Kashiwabara, Yukiko Okamoto

Votes: 644

30. Mask de 41 (2004)

113 min | Comedy, Sport

6.1
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When a forty-one year old salaryman is fired from his job this is his chance to pursue his dream of becoming the wrestler he always wanted to be.

Director: Tenshi Matsumoto | Stars: Tomorô Taguchi, Suzuki Matsuo, Mariko Tsutsui, Ayumi Itô

Votes: 7

31. Dendera (2011)

118 min | Drama

6.0
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Fifty elderly women are abandoned to die on a snow covered mountain, but instead work together to build their own village named "Dendera."

Director: Daisuke Tengan | Stars: Ruriko Asaoka, Mitsuko Baishô, Yôko Yamamoto, Mitsuko Kusabue

Votes: 19

32. Chîmu bachisuta no eikô (2008)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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Toho university hospital has established an outstanding coronary surgery team under the leadership of a up and coming... See full synopsis »

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Hiroshi Abe, Sei Hiraizumi, Haruka Igawa

Votes: 155

33. The Princess Blade (2001)

R | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.8
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59 Metascore

In the near future, Japan is ruled once more by a monarchy. But, rebels opposed to this rule seek to overthrow the government. The House of Takemikazuchi, a band of assassins is hired by ... See full summary »

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Yumiko Shaku, Hideaki Itô, Yôichi Numata, Shirô Sano

Votes: 2,470

34. 1980 (2003)

123 min | Comedy

5.4
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Reiko's plan was to become an idol and an actress, but instead she is now back in her hometown as a teacher at the same school she herself had attended. Also at the school is Reiko's ... See full summary »

Director: Kera | Stars: Rie Tomosaka, Yû Aoi, Inuko Inuyama, Kaoru Abe

Votes: 12

35. Rasen (1998)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.3
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A young pathologist seeks answers to the mysterious death of a friend and soon comes into contact with the same cursed videotape that caused the death of the friend's wife and son, which is haunted by the curse of Sadako, a relentless spirit.

Director: Jôji Iida | Stars: Kôichi Satô, Miki Nakatani, Hinako Saeki, Shingo Tsurumi

Votes: 2,137

36. Shichi-nin no otaku: cult seven (1992)

Action, Comedy

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Director: Daiki Yamada | Stars: Kiyotaka Nanbara, Teruyoshi Uchimura, Yôsuke Eguchi, Tomoko Yamaguchi

Votes: 11

37. Saishû heiki kanojo (2005)

120 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

4.8
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Quiet, introverted high school girl Chise, who is madly in love with Shuji, a confident, arrogant athlete. They both go to the same high school in Hokkaido, but it takes Chise all of her ... See full summary »

Director: Taikan Suga | Stars: Adeyto, Robert Baldwin, Masatô Ibu, Shihori Kanjiya

Votes: 254

38. Sasori in U.S.A. (1997)

86 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

4.4
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Director: Daisuke Gotô | Stars: Yoko Saito, Shizuka Ochi, Michael Hegedus, Tetta Sugimoto

Votes: 25

39. Kisshô Tennyo (2007)

116 min | Fantasy

4.3
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Director: Ataru Oikawa | Stars: Anne Suzuki, Yuika Motokariya, Ryô Katsuji, Mikako Ichikawa

Votes: 6

40. Koi wa go-shichi-go! (2005)

105 min | Comedy

1.8
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Director: Naoko Ogigami | Stars: Megumi Seki, Kinako Kobayashi, Akane Hasunuma, Ryô Hashizume

Votes: 78

41. Itsu mata kimi to (2017)

114 min | Drama | Completed

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Director: Yoshihiro Fukagawa | Stars: Osamu Mukai, Machiko Ono, Issei Ogata, Kayoko Kishimoto

42. Basudei purezento (1995)

106 min | Romance

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Director: Michio Mitsuno | Stars: Eri Fukatsu, Naoko Iijima, Kôji Imada, Masato Irie