Recommended Asian Movies

My list of favourite films, animated movies and tv series from Asian Countries (Japan, Korea, China)
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1.
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
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
2.
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
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
3.
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
“ 8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
4.
Suicide Club (2001)
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A detective is trying to find the cause of a string of suicides. (99 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ 8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
5.
Lady Snowblood (1973)
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A young girl is born and raised to be an instrument of revenge. (97 mins.)
Director: Toshiya Fujita
“ Lady Snowblood

9.5/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
6.
Memories of Murder (2003)
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In a small Korean province in 1986, three detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit. (131 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
“ Memories of a Murder

9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
7.
The Bird People in China (1998)
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A salaryman and yakuza are each sent by their bosses to a remote Chinese village but discover more then they expected. (118 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ Bird People In China

8.5/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
8.
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
“ The Hidden Blade

9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
9.
Nodame Cantabile: The Movie I (2009)
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Talented violinist Chiaki Shinichi really wants to become an orchestral conductor. In the final year... (122 mins.)
Director: Hideki Takeuchi
“ Nodame Cantabile Final Movement Part 1

9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
10.
Samaritan Girl (2004)
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Jae-Young is an amateur prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her, fixing dates... (95 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
11.
Nobody Knows (2004)
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In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning. (141 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
12.
Thirst (2009)
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Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways. (133 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ Thirst

9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
13.
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
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A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss' friend's daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister's kidney transplant. (129 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
14.
A Bittersweet Life (2005)
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Things go wrong for a high ranking mobster when he doesn't proceed by his boss's orders. (120 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
“ 8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
15.
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
“ The Chaser

8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
16.
Castaway on the Moon (2009)
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A failed suicide attempt leads a heartbroken man to live a life in the wilderness. (116 mins.)
Director: Hae-jun Lee
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
17.
Charisma (1999)
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A seasoned detective is called in to rescue a politician held hostage by a lunatic. In a brief moment of uncertainty... (104 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
18.
Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)
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While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days. (138 mins.)
Director: Isao Yukisada
“ Crying out Love, at the center of the world

9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
19.
Time (2006)
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To save her relationship, a woman puts herself through extensive plastic surgery. (97 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
“ Time

9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
20.
A Man Who Was Superman (2008)
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A snobbish producer makes a documentary about the extraordinary behavior of her neighbor who believes himself to be Superman. (102 mins.)
Director: Yoon-Chul Chung
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
21.
A Moment to Remember (2004)
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A Korean love story about a young couple's enduring love, which is tested when 27 year old Sun-jin is diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease. (117 mins.)
Director: John H. Lee
“ A moment to remember

9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
22.
1 Litre of Tears (2005 TV Series)
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This TV drama version of "Ichi rittoru no namida" tells the story of 15-year-old Ikeuchi Aya, an ordinary girl and a new highschool student... (47 mins.)
“ One Litre of Tears

9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
23.
9 Souls (2003)
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Nine convicts escape from prison; most are convicted murders. They commandeer a van from a strip club... (120 mins.)
Director: Toshiaki Toyoda
“ 9 Souls

9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
24.
In the Mood for Love (2000)
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Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs. (98 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
“ 8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
25.
2046 (2004)
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The women who enter a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love. (129 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
“ 8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
26.
Rurouni Kenshin: Origins (2012)
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A former assassin who has resolved to never kill again has his vow sorely tested. (134 mins.)
Director: Keishi Ohtomo
“ Rouruni Kenshin (Live Action)

9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
27.
Perfect Blue (1997)
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A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past. (81 mins.)
Director: Satoshi Kon
“ 9/10

awesome thriller ” - Massimiliano1988
 
28.
Waterboys (2001)
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In a Japanese high school, a class of adolescent geeks joins the new synchronized swimming teacher and takes up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen". (91 mins.)
Director: Shinobu Yaguchi
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
29.
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
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
30.
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
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
31.
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.)
“ Airdoll

8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
32.
Be Sure to Share (2009)
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Shiro is twenty-seven years old and is tormented by his father's terminal cancer diagnosis. He copes by communicating his care and love to his father... (109 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ Be Sure To Share

9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
33.
Last Life in the Universe (2003)
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A suicidal, obsessively compulsive Japanese librarian is forced to lie low in Thailand with a pot-smoking woman coping with the recent loss of her sister. (112 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
34.
Bounce Ko Gals (1997)
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The film follows three modern Japanese schoolgirls in Tokyo as they flirt with lecherous old men and dodge the yakuza in the lucrative and sometimes dangerous practice of "enjo kosai" or "date clubs". (110 mins.)
Director: Masato Harada
“ Bounce Ko gals

9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
35.
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
“ 8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
36.
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... (115 mins.)
Director: Park Chan Wook
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
37.
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.)
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
38.
The Front Line (2011)
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A drama centered on the Korean War's final battle that will determine the border between north and south. (133 mins.)
Director: Hun Jang
“ The Front Line

9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
39.
Pulse (2001)
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Two groups of people discover evidence that suggests spirits may be trying to invade the human world through the Internet. (118 mins.)
“ Pulse

9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
40.
All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)
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The problematic lives of teenager students for whom the singer Lily Chou-Chou's dreamy music is the only way to escape an alienating, violent and insensitive society. (146 mins.)
Director: Shunji Iwai
“ All About Lily Chou Chou

9/10

a particular movie, a must see. ” - Massimiliano1988
 
41.
A Girl at My Door (2014)
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Young-nam was a promising graduate of the police academy before she was transferred to the small seaside village... (119 mins.)
Director: July Jung
“ A Girl at My Door

8.5/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
42.
Exte: Hair Extensions (2007)
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About hair extensions that attack the women that wear them. (108 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ 8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
43.
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.)
“ Confession.

8.5/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
44.
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
“ The Host

8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
45.
Still Walking (2008)
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A family gathers together for a commemorative ritual whose nature only gradually becomes clear. (115 mins.)
“ Still Walking

9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
46.
Welcome to the Quiet Room (2007)
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Asuka Sakura wakes up in the mental asylums quiet room, with no recollection of how she got there. (118 mins.)
Director: Suzuki Matsuo
“ Welcome To The Quiet Room

9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
47.
Hana and Alice (2004)
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When two best friends develop a crush on the same boy, they develop a plan to trick him into dating them. (135 mins.)
Director: Shunji Iwai
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
48.
Three... Extremes (2004)
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An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors. (118 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
49.
Strange Circus (2005)
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The erotic novelist Taeko is writing a morbid story of a family destroyed by incest, murder and abuse. Her assistant, Yuji, sets on a mission to uncover the reality of this story, but the reality might be too much to bear. (108 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
50.
Peppermint Candy (1999)
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Consists of five phases of a man's life about why he committed suicide in the end. (129 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
51.
Maborosi (1995)
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A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant. (110 mins.)
“ Maborosi

8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
52.
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
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
53.
Departures (2008)
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A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. (130 mins.)
Director: Yôjirô Takita
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
54.
Eureka (2000)
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The traumatized survivors of a murderous bus hijacking come together and take a road trip to attempt to overcome their damaged selves. Meanwhile a serial killer is on the loose. (217 mins.)
Director: Shinji Aoyama
“ 8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
55.
Love & Pop (1998)
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Teenage drama; schoolgirls, enjo-kosai (compensated dating) (110 mins.)
Director: Hideaki Anno
“ 8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
56.
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.)
“ Memories of Matsuko

8.5/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
57.
Retribution (2006)
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A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since... (104 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
58.
Train Man (2005)
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The supposedly true story of a 23-year-old otaku (Japanese geek) who intervenes when a drunk man is harassing several women on a train... (105 mins.)
“ Train Man

8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
59.
Rashomon (1950)
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ 8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
60.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
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A young and truth seeking boy travels to an isolated lake, where an old Buddhist master lives on a small floating temple. (103 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
61.
Survive Style 5+ (2004)
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Five bizarre stories with no apparent connection to one and other eventually become intertwined, resulting in surreal circumstances. (120 mins.)
Director: Gen Sekiguchi
“ 8.5/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
62.
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
“ Cold Fish

9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
63.
Bedevilled (2010)
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A woman subject to mental, physical, and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out. (115 mins.)
Director: Chul-soo Jang
“ Bedevilled

9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
64.
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.)
“ 8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
65.
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
“ Happyness of the Katakuris

8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
66.
Marebito (2004)
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A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman (Shinya Tsukamoto) investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo. (92 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
“ 8.5/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
67.
The Bow (2005)
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On a fishing boat at sea, a 60-year old man has been raising a girl since she was a baby. It is agreed that they will get married on her 17th birthday, and she is 16 now. They live a quiet and secluded life, renting the boat to day fishermen and practicing strange divination rites. Their life changes when a teenage student comes aboard... (90 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
“ 8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
68.
Ikigami (2008)
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Ikigami takes place in a dystopian society where the government has implemented the "Prosperity Law"... (133 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
69.
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
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
70.
For Love's Sake (2012)
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Troubled high school student Makoto arrives in Tokyo to exact revenge from a past incident. He then falls in love at first sight with Ai... (133 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ For love's sake

8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
71.
Pieta (2012)
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A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother. (104 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
“ 8.5/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
72.
Ran (1985)
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In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him. (162 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ 8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
73.
Save the Green Planet! (2003)
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Byeong-gu believes that the world is on the verge of an alien invasion, and sets out to save the world. (118 mins.)
Director: Joon-Hwan Jang
“ Save The Green Planet

8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
74.
Rampo Noir (2005)
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This four-part anthology takes its cue from the short fiction of legendary horror writer Edogawa Rampo. (134 mins.)
“ Ranpo Noir

7.5/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
75.
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.)
“ I Wish

8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
76.
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
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An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord. (128 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ Hara Kiri death of a samurai

8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
77.
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
“ 8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
78.
Brass Knuckle Boys (2008)
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A record company office worker named Kanna Kurita discovers a punk rock band called Shonen Meriken Sakku... (125 mins.)
Director: Kankurô Kudô
“ Brass Knuckle Kids ” - Massimiliano1988
 
79.
The Twilight Samurai (2002)
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A 19th-century samurai tries to protect a battered wife. (129 mins.)
Director: Yôji Yamada
“ Twilight Samurai

8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
80.
The Makioka Sisters (1983)
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This sensuously beautiful film chronicles the activities of four sisters who gather in Kyoto every year to view the cherry blossoms... (140 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
“ The Makioka Sisters

8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
81.
Kamikaze Girls (2004)
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Momoko, a strange and seemingly emotionless girl obsessed with 18th century France, befriends a Yanki biker and the two experience the ups and downs of their unusual lives in a rural Japanese town. (102 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
82.
Akira (1988)
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A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop. (124 mins.)
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
83.
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
“ Blue spring

7/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
84.
Fish Story (2009)
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In the year 2012 a comet approaches earth, threatening to end civilization when it impacts. On the streets of Japan... (112 mins.)
“ Fish Story

8.5/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
85.
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)
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A traumatized member of an elite para-military police force falls for the sister of a female terrorist courier who died in front of him on duty. (102 mins.)
Director: Hiroyuki Okiura
“ 8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
86.
Heavenly Forest (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Heavenly Forest is About a Photographer name Makoto who travels to New York during Christmas to look for his best friend... (116 mins.)
Director: Takehiko Shinjo
“ Heavenly Forest

9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
87.
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
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
88.
Hula Girls (2006)
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Young women in a small Japanese town look to revive their home's declining fortunes by building a Hawaiian village tourist attraction. (121 mins.)
Director: Sang-il Lee
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
89.
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
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
90.
Graveyard of Honor (2002)
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A barkeeper saves a Yakuza boss' life and thus makes his way up in the organization. However his fear of nothing soon causes problems. (131 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ Graveyard Of Honor

8.5/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
91.
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
“ Visitor Q

8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
92.
I Give My First Love to You (2009)
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As a child Takuma is diagnosed with a heart condition that requires care from a cardiologist. He soon... (122 mins.)
Director: Takehiko Shinjo
“ I Give My First Love to You

9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
93.
Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013)
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A renegade film crew becomes embroiled with a yakuza clan feud. (129 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ why dont' you play in hell ?

9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
94.
My Little Bride (2004)
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A teenage girl tries to continue her normal social and school life, after her grandfather forces her into an arranged marriage with a man in his twenties. (115 mins.)
Director: Ho-joon Kim
“ my little bride

8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
95.
Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013)
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A boy with five fathers who is attached to the criminal underworld. A sinister past is about to be revealed as he is forced to join the killing spree. (126 mins.)
Director: Joon-Hwan Jang
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
96.
One Million Yen Girl (2008)
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A 21-year-old girl is released from prison, only to deal with the neighborhood gossip about her and family conflicts. She decides to save one million yen, move to where no one knows her and keep repeating the process. (121 mins.)
Director: Yuki Tanada
“ one million yen girl

9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
97.
Tokyo Tribe (2014)
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In an alternate Japan, territorial street gangs form opposing factions collectively known as the Tokyo Tribes. Merra, leader of the Wu-Ronz tribe of Bukuro crosses the line to conquer all of Tokyo. The war begins. (116 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ 8/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
98.
Poetry (2010)
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A sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class. (139 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
“ 9/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
99.
Drop (2009)
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After dropping out of private school, Hiroshi enrolls at a public school and falls in with a pack of unruly thugs... (122 mins.)
“ drop

8.5/10 ” - Massimiliano1988
 
100.
I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006)
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A girl who thinks she is a combat cyborg checks into a mental hospital, where she encounters other psychotics. Eventually, she falls for a man who thinks he can steal people's souls. (105 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ I'm A Cyborg But That's ok

8.5/10 ” - Massimiliano1988