Most Popular Japanese-Language Feature Films
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, Felicity Jones, Ben Foster Mystery | Thriller
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie
In the year 2027, a year following the end of the non-nuclear World War IV, a bomb has gone off in Newport City... Dir: Kazuchika Kise, Kazuya Nomura With: Maaya Sakamoto, Ken'ichirô Matsuda, Ikkyu Juku Animation | Sci-Fi 100 mins.
Attack on Titan: Part 1
In a world where giant humanoid Titans prey on humans, Eren joins the scouting legion to get revenge on the monsters who killed everyone in his town. Dir: Shinji Higuchi With: Haruma Miura, Kiko Mizuhara, Kanata Hongô Action | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | Horror 90 mins.
Ghost in the Shell
A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master. Dir: Mamoru Oshii With: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka Animation | Action | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller 83 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.