Japanese Desires

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Princess Mononoke (1997)
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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. (134 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
2.
Kwaidan (1964)
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A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes. (183 mins.)
 
3.
Onibaba (1964)
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Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask. (103 mins.)
Director: Kaneto Shindô
 
4.
Kuroneko (1968)
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Two women are raped and killed by samurai soldiers. Soon they reappear as vengeful ghosts who seduce and brutally murder the passing samurai. (99 mins.)
Director: Kaneto Shindô
 
5.
Big Monster War (1968)
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When a Babylonian vampire comes to old Japan, an army of Japanese demons and ghosts gather and battle him. (79 mins.)
 
6.
Yôkai hyaku monogatari (1968)
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The local yôkai (Japanese spirits) interfere to avenge a murder and thwart the plans of corrupt officials. (80 mins.)
 
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Journey with Ghost Along Yokaido Road (1969)
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The murder of an old man on sacred grounds provokes the intervention of vengeful yôkai (Japanese spirits.) (78 mins.)
 
8.
Jigokuhen (1969)
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A rebellious Korean artist tests the limits of his sadistic patron, an omnipotent feudal Japanese lord... (95 mins.)
Director: Shirô Toyoda
 
9.
Evil Dead Trap (1988)
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A TV station employee takes a camera crew out to an abandoned factory to investigate a purported snuff film that was made there, only to end up running for her life when a small, fetus-like creature murders her crew. (102 mins.)
Director: Toshiharu Ikeda
 
10.
Hiruko the Goblin (1991)
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A school was built on one of the Gates of Hell, behind which hordes of demons await the moment they will be free to roam the Earth... (89 mins.)
 
11.
Rubber's Lover (1996)
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Scientists use a brain-altering drug to conduct experiments, after one such project goes astray, they need to find another test subject in this Japanese splatter-punk film. (91 mins.)
Director: Shozin Fukui
 
12.
Cure (1997)
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A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done. (111 mins.)
 
13.
Audition (1999)
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A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all. (115 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
14.
Saimin (1999)
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Three apparently unrelated suicides occur on the same day in Tokyo. One involves a young athlete, one a groom at his wedding reception... (110 mins.)
Director: Masayuki Ochiai
 
15.
Spiral (2000)
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The inhabitants of a small Japanese town become increasingly obsessed with and tormented by spirals. (90 mins.)
Director: Higuchinsky
 
16.
Versus (2000)
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There are 666 portals that connect this world to the other side. These are concealed from all human beings. Somewhere in Japan exists the 444th portal.... The forest of resurrection. (119 mins.)
 
17.
Tomie: Replay (2000)
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A young girl looking through her father's notes finds something written about the last experiment he worked on before he went insane. Everything looks ordinary until the name "Tomie" begins appearing throughout the notebook. (95 mins.)
 
18.
The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)
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A family moves to the country to run a rustic mountain inn when, to their horror, the customers begin befalling sudden and unlikely fates. (113 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
19.
Visitor Q (2001 Video)
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A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures. (84 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
20.
Blind Beast vs Dwarf (2001)
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Monzo Kobayashi is a dime-novel writer. He goes to see the stage of Ranko Mizuki, a star of an all-girls'-operetta company known as Asakusa Revue... (95 mins.)
Director: Teruo Ishii
 
21.
Confessions (2010)
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A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death. (106 mins.)
 
22.
Prophecy (2015)
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A man named Gates heads a mysterious group called "Shinbunshi" who don newspaper masks and post internet... (119 mins.)
 
23.
Assassination Classroom (2015)
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The Earth's moon is suddenly 70% smaller and permanently crescent shaped by a devastating and unknown force... (110 mins.)
 
24.
The Brain Man (2013)
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A not-too-bright cop searches for a serial bomber. (123 mins.)