Top Japanese Movies of 2000-2009

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1.
Avalon (2001)
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In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon... (107 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
 
2.
The Princess Blade (2001)
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In the near future, Japan is ruled once more by a monarchy. But, rebels opposed to this rule seek to overthrow the government... (92 mins.)
Director: Shinsuke Sato
 
3.
The Sea Is Watching (2002)
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19th century. Oshin is a prostitute in a brothel of a red-light district. A disgraced samurai, Fusanosuke... (119 mins.)
Director: Kei Kumai
 
4.
Women in the Mirror (2002)
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Three women who share memories of the Hiroshima disaster try to uncover the hidden family ties that may or may not bind them together. (129 mins.)
Director: Kiju Yoshida
 
5.
The Hidden Blade (2004)
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During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends... (132 mins.)
Director: Yôji Yamada
 
6.
A Stranger of Mine (2005)
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In one long Friday evening, Takeshi Miyata, a straight-arrow businessman, will encounter a number of... (98 mins.)
Director: Kenji Uchida
 
7.
Starfish Hotel (2006)
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This surreal Japanese thriller blurs the lines between reality and fantasy as a man searches for his missing wife while all the time he's infatuated with the latest novel by his favourite mystery writer. (98 mins.)
Director: John Williams
 
8.
After School (2008)
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A middle school teacher, Jinno, is friends with a young couple that is about to have a baby. But on the eve of the birth, the father, Kimura, disappears. Then, a hired private detective appears and ask Jinno's help to find Kimura. (102 mins.)
Director: Kenji Uchida
 
9.
Tokyo Sonata (2008)
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An ordinary Japanese family slowly disintegrates after its patriarch loses his job at a prominent company. (120 mins.)
 
10.
The Blood of Rebirth (2009)
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(83 mins.)
Director: Toshiaki Toyoda
 
11.
Heaven's Door (2009)
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(106 mins.)
Director: Michael Arias
 
12.
The Laughing Policeman (2009)
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Jo Sasaki's 2007 novel is the first in the so-called "The Hokkaido Trilogy" and was inspired by corruption... (123 mins.)
Director: Haruki Kadokawa
 
13.
Snow Prince (2009)
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A young boy lives in poverty with his grandfather while tending his dream of becoming a painter.
Director: Joji Matsuoka