Most Popular Japanese-Language Feature Films
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'
One peaceful day on Earth, two remnants of Frieza's army named Sorbet and Tagoma arrive searching for the Dragon Balls with the aim of reviving Frieza. They succeed, and Frieza subsequently seeks revenge on the Saiyans. Dir: Tadayoshi Yamamuro With: Masako Nozawa, Ryô Horikawa, Hiromi Tsuru Animation | Action | Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi 93 mins.
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. Dir: Hayao Miyazaki With: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino Animation | Adventure | Family | Fantasy 125 mins.
After waking up in a hospital room in Florence, Italy, with no memory of what has occurred for the last few days... Dir: Ron Howard With: Tom Hanks, Irrfan Khan, Felicity Jones Mystery | Thriller
Howl's Moving Castle
When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle. Dir: Hayao Miyazaki With: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin Animation | Adventure | Family | Fantasy 119 mins.
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. Dir: Hayao Miyazaki With: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka Animation | Adventure | Fantasy 134 mins.
When Marnie Was There
A young girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie... Dir: Hiromasa Yonebayashi With: Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Nanako Matsushima Animation | Drama | Family | Mystery 103 mins.
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima Drama 207 mins.
Grave of the Fireflies
A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister's struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. Dir: Isao Takahata With: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi Animation | Drama | War 89 mins.
My Neighbor Totoro
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby. Dir: Hayao Miyazaki With: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto Animation | Family | Fantasy 86 mins.
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. Dir: Kinji Fukasaku With: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto Action | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller 114 mins.