My Japanese Movies

Japan, an amazing country, which movies have influenced to many film directors all around the world since decades... and me as well. And this is my paralel list - My Korean Movies http://www.imdb.com/list/4TwLx3tna6M/?publish=save
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1.
Rashomon (1950)
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
2.
Yojimbo (1961)
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A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
3.
Ikiru (1952)
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A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer. (143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
4.
Themis (2011)
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After two teenagers from abusive households befriend each other, their lives take a dark adventure into existentialism, despair, and human frailty. (129 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
 
5.
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
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A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. (91 mins.)
Director: Gorô Miyazaki
 
6.
Ponyo (2008)
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A five year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him. (101 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
7.
Spirited Away (2001)
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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. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
8.
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
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When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby. (86 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
9.
Monsters Club (2011)
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Having abandoned modern civilization, Ryoichi lives an isolated, self-sufficient life on a snow-covered... (71 mins.)
Director: Toshiaki Toyoda
 
10.
Ichi (2008)
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Ichi is a blind woman who roams about town with her shamisen (a three-stringed Japanese guitar), but she has exceptional sword skills with which she fights off yakuza and other villains. (120 mins.)
Director: Fumihiko Sori
 
11.
13 Assassins (2010)
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A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord. (141 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
12.
Three... Extremes (2004)
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An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors. (118 mins.)
 
13.
Ichi the Killer (2001)
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As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of. (129 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
14.
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
 
15.
Memories of Matsuko (2006)
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When Matsuko dies of murder, her nephew Sho gets to progressively unveil many details of her mysterious past, discovering she wasn't only a forgotten outcast but led a very interesting yet bizarre life. (130 mins.)
 
16.
Battle Royale (2000)
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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. (114 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
 
17.
The Woodsman and the Rain (2011)
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Rookie movie director Koichi and his crew travels to the mountain village of Yamamura to film his next movie... (129 mins.)
Director: Shûichi Okita
 
18.
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
 
19.
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.)
 
20.
Dolls (2002)
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Three stories of never-ending love. (114 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
21.
Ugetsu (1953)
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A fantastic tale of war, love, family and ambition set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century. (96 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
22.
Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
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In mediaeval Japan a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him... (124 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
23.
Meitô bijomaru (1945)
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Kiyone Sakurai, an apprentice swordmaker makes a sword for his guardian, Kozaemon Onoda. Onoda breaks... (65 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
24.
Osaka Elegy (1936)
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A young woman becomes a mistress of her boss in order to support her family. (71 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
25.
Crossroads (1928)
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After falling in love with a courtesan, Rikiya is blinded by ash during a fight in a brothel. Believing the blindness permanent and his opponent dead... (74 mins.)
 
26.
Woman of Tokyo (1933)
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Ryoichi and Chikako are brother and sister. They live together. Chikako works during the day in a office... (47 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
27.
Cold Fish (2010)
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When Syamoto's teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps resolve the situation... (146 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
 
28.
Kotoko (2011)
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The story of a single mother who suffers from double vision; caring for her baby is a nerve-wrecking... (91 mins.)
 
29.
Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989)
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A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal. (67 mins.)
 
30.
Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992)
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Sequel to "Tetsuo" this time has the Iron Man transforming into cyberkinetic gun when a gang of vicious skinheads kidnap his son... (83 mins.)
 
31.
Outrage (2010)
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The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate. (109 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
32.
Fireworks (1997)
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Nishi leaves the police in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into depression, he makes questionable decisions. (103 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
33.
Beyond Outrage (2012)
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As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle... (112 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
34.
Brother (2000)
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A Japanese gangster is exiled to Los Angeles where his brother lives with a small but respectable multi-racial gang, who he inspires to expand their influence. (114 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
35.
Wolf Children (2012)
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College student Hana falls in love with another student who turns out to be a werewolf, who dies in an accident after their second child. Hana moves to the rural countryside where her husband grew up to raise her two werewolf children. (117 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
 
36.
Sadako 3D (2012)
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The spiteful ghost of Sadako, a murdered woman whose body was thrown down a well, reaches Internet searching for a host in order to live once again. (96 mins.)
 
37.
I Wish (2011)
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Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed. (128 mins.)
 
38.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu. (81 mins.)
Director: David Gelb
 
39.
Older Brother, Younger Sister (1953)
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(86 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
40.
A Story of Yonosuke (2013)
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Were people's lives changed by having known Yonosuke? (160 mins.)
Director: Shûichi Okita
 
41.
Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (2002)
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When his beloved boss is killed, a dangerous young gangster cuts a path of vengeance through the Japanese mafia. (96 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
42.
Still Walking (2008)
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Still Walking is a family drama about grown children visiting their elderly parents, which unfolds over one summer day... (115 mins.)
 
43.
Air Doll (2009)
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A life-size blow-up doll develops a soul and falls in love with a video store clerk. (125 mins.)
 
44.
Like Father, Like Son (2013)
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Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own. (121 mins.)
 
45.
Revenge (1964)
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After killing a high-ranking officer in an illegal duel, a low-ranking samurai is declared insane and challenged to a fixed duel by the vengeful clan to which his dead opponent belonged to. (104 mins.)
Director: Tadashi Imai