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1.
Love Exposure (2008)
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A bizarre love triangle forms between a young Catholic upskirt photographer, a misandric girl and a manipulative cultist. (237 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ 10/10 ” - Bajeena
 
2.
Oldboy (2003)
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After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ 10/10 ” - Bajeena
 
3.
Mother (2009)
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A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder. (128 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
“ 10/10 ” - Bajeena
 
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
“ 10/10 ” - Bajeena
 
5.
Memories of Murder (2003)
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In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead... (131 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
“ 10/10 ” - Bajeena
 
6.
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.)
“ 10/10 ” - Bajeena
 
7.
Dr. Akagi (1998)
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At the end of WWII, Japanese doctor Akagi searches for the cure for hepatitis in the prisoner-of-war camp. (129 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
“ 10/10 ” - Bajeena
 
8.
Seven Samurai (1954)
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A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. (207 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ 10/10 ” - Bajeena
 
9.
Harakiri (1962)
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An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn. (133 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - Bajeena
 
10.
The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979)
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A high school science teacher builds an atomic bomb and uses it to extort the nation, but cannot decide what he wants. Meanwhile, a determined cop is catching up to him, as is radiation poisoning. (147 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - Bajeena
 
11.
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
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A flamboyant thief and his gang struggle to free a princess from an evil count's clutches and to learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to. (100 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ 10/10 ” - Bajeena
 
12.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
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Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet. (117 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ 9.5/10 ” - Bajeena
 
13.
Lady Vengeance (2005)
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After a thirteen-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a six-year-old boy, Guem-Ja Lee seeks... (112 mins.)
Director: Park Chan Wook
“ 9.1/10 ” - Bajeena
 
14.
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
“ 9.1/10 ” - Bajeena
 
15.
The Kirishima Thing (2012)
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A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club and how this disappearance of his affect every person in his school. (103 mins.)
“ 9.1/10 ” - Bajeena
 
16.
The Chaser (2008)
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A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes. (125 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
“ 9.0/10 ” - Bajeena
 
17.
Breathless (2008)
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A bitter loan shark strikes a friendship with a troubled schoolgirl as he faces his own troubled past with his abusive father. (130 mins.)
Director: Ik-joon Yang
“ 9.0/10 ” - Bajeena
 
18.
Secret Sunshine (2007)
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A woman moves to the town where her dead husband was born. As she tries to fit in, another tragic event overturns her life. (142 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
“ 9.0/10 ” - Bajeena
 
19.
Rashomon (1950)
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ 8.5/10 ” - Bajeena
 
20.
Porco Rosso (1992)
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In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig. (94 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ 8.5/10 ” - Bajeena
 
21.
Minbô no onna (1992)
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A grand old Japanese hotel is trying to get a prestigious contract as the site of a summit meeting of important foreign officials... (123 mins.)
Director: Jûzô Itami
“ 8.4/10 ” - Bajeena
 
22.
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
“ 8.4/10 ” - Bajeena
 
23.
Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)
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A teenager called Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Tokoyama, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS... (159 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ 8.4/10 ” - Bajeena
 
24.
Funuke Show Some Love, You Losers! (2007)
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Traumatic incidents, conflicts, and bloody quarrels awaiting the Funuke family members who return home to bury their parents. (112 mins.)
“ 8.4/10 ” - Bajeena
 
25.
Enter the Dragon (1973)
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A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover. (102 mins.)
Director: Robert Clouse
“ 8.4/10 ” - Bajeena
 
26.
Hanging Garden (2005)
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(114 mins.)
Director: Toshiaki Toyoda
“ 8.3/10 ” - Bajeena
 
27.
Vengeance Is Mine (1979)
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Chronological exploits of Iwao Enokizu, a murderous thief on the lam. (140 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
“ 8.3/10 ” - Bajeena
 
28.
The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987 Documentary)
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A documentary following Kenzo Okuzaki, a 62-year-old WW2 veteran notorious for his protests against Emperor Hirohito, as he tries to expose the needless executions of two Japanese soldiers during the war. (122 mins.)
Director: Kazuo Hara
“ 8.3/10 ” - Bajeena
 
29.
Villain (2010)
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A young woman's murder provokes reflection on the ugliness and villainy of modern society. (139 mins.)
Director: Sang-il Lee
“ 8.3/10 ” - Bajeena
 
30.
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
 
31.
Silenced (2011)
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Gang In-ho, who is working to earn money for his daughter's surgery, is appointed to a school for hearing-impaired children in Gwangju... (125 mins.)
Director: Dong-hyuk Hwang
“ 8.3/10 ” - Bajeena
 
32.
Shinkansen daibakuha (1975)
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Criminals plant a bomb on a high-speed train. It will explode when the train slows down, unless a ransom is paid. (152 mins.)
Director: Jun'ya Satô
“ 8.2/10 ” - Bajeena
 
33.
Fall Guy (1982)
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(109 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ 8.2/10 ” - Bajeena
 
34.
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
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A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss' daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister's kidney transplant. (129 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ 8.2/10 ” - Bajeena
 
35.
The Youth Killer (1976)
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Though his parents help him run the family business, Jun still feels persecuted by their love; when they bar him from meeting with his girlfriend, tensions increase. (132 mins.)
“ 8.2/10 ” - Bajeena
 
36.
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
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A quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug-and-organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend. (119 mins.)
Director: Jeong-beom Lee
“ 8.2/10 ” - Bajeena
 
37.
Ningen no shômei (1977)
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When an American is murdered in a Japanese inn, Tokyo police detective Munesue follows the trail of the killer to New York. There he is joined by a New York City detective named Shuftan and together they sort out the crime. (132 mins.)
Director: Jun'ya Satô
“ 8.0/10 ” - Bajeena
 
38.
The Yellow Sea (2010)
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The story of a cab driver in Yanji City, a region between North Korea, China and Russia. His wife goes to Korea to earn money... (157 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
“ 8.0/10 ” - Bajeena
 
39.
Departures (2008)
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A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. (130 mins.)
Director: Yôjirô Takita
“ 8.0/10 ” - Bajeena
 
40.
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.)
“ 8.0/10 ” - Bajeena
 
41.
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
“ 8.0/10 ” - Bajeena
 
42.
Cut (2011)
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Shuji is an uncompromising young filmmaker at odds with Japanese society. One day he learns that his loan shark brother... (133 mins.)
Director: Amir Naderi
“ 8.0/10 ” - Bajeena
 
43.
Blue Spring (2001)
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A group of a run-down Tokyo high school students face the struggles of growing up, growing apart from their friends and worrying about their future, while living in a highly violent environment. (83 mins.)
Director: Toshiaki Toyoda
“ 8.0/10 ” - Bajeena
 
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“ 8.0/10 ” - Bajeena
 
45.
Sunny (2011)
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New high-school transfer student Na-Mi comes from a small town in Jeolla Province to her new school in the capital city of Seoul... (124 mins.)
“ 8.0/10 ” - Bajeena
 
46.
The Host (2006)
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A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches. (120 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
“ 8.0/10 ” - Bajeena
 
47.
The Beast to Die (1980)
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A journalist steals a gun from a cop after killing him and goes on a spree of robbery and murder. (119 mins.)
Director: Tôru Murakawa
“ 8.0/10 ” - Bajeena
 
48.
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
“ 8.0/10 ” - Bajeena
 
49.
Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (1984)
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Lum is a cheerful alien who now lives with her human fiancée, Ataru and her goods friends on earth. The night before the school festival... (98 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
“ 8.0/10 ” - Bajeena
 
50.
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
“ 8.0/10 ” - Bajeena
 
51.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
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A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own. (98 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
“ 8.0/10 ” - Bajeena
 
52.
Yi Yi (2000)
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Each member of a middle class Taipei family seeks to reconcile past and present relationships within their daily lives. (173 mins.)
Director: Edward Yang
“ 7.9/10 ” - Bajeena
 
53.
The Castle of Sand (1974)
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Detectives investigate the murder of an old man found in a Tokyo rail yard. (143 mins.)
 
54.
The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
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In a poor 19th century rural Japanese village, everyone who reaches the age of 70 has to climb a nearby mountain to die. An old woman is getting close to the cut-off age, and we follow her last days with her family. (130 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
55.
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
 
56.
My Sassy Girl (2001)
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Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend... (123 mins.)
Director: Jae-young Kwak
 
57.
Kikujiro (1999)
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A young, naive boy sets out alone on the road to find his wayward mother. Soon he finds an unlikely protector in a crotchety man and the two have a series of unexpected adventures along the way. (121 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
58.
Sonatine (1993)
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Several yakuza from Tokyo are sent to Okinawa to help end a gang war. The war escalates and the Tokyo drifters decide to lay low at the beach. (94 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
59.
Summer Wars (2009)
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A student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fiancé of his friend at her grandmother's 90th birthday. (114 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
 
60.
Ringu (1998)
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Ruthlessly murdered by her father, the ghost of a seer's daughter kills all those seven days after they watch the strange contents of a mysterious video tape, unless the viewer finds the escape clause. (96 mins.)
Director: Hideo Nakata
 
61.
Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (1997)
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A radio play is going to go on air at a Tokyo radio station. It is a weepy melodrama written by housewife Miyako... (103 mins.)
Director: Kôki Mitani
 
62.
A Taxing Woman (1987)
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If tax evasion is an art, wheeler-dealer Hideki Gondo is Rembrandt. And so, a determined taxing woman gets the tough assignment of trying to catch him. (127 mins.)
Director: Jûzô Itami
 
63.
Infernal Affairs (2002)
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A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop. (101 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
 
64.
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
 
65.
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.)
 
66.
Lesson of the Evil (2012)
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A popular high school teacher concocts an extreme plan to deal with the rise of bullying and bad behavior among the student body. (129 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike