Japanese films I've seen

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1.
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
 
2.
Tokyo Story (1953)
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An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them. (136 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
3.
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.)
 
4.
Departures (2008)
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A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. (130 mins.)
Director: Yôjirô Takita
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
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
 
7.
Kamome Diner (2006)
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Where are we welcome? On a quiet street in Helsinki, Sachie has opened a diner featuring rice balls... (102 mins.)
Director: Naoko Ogigami
 
8.
Hanging Garden (2005)
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(114 mins.)
Director: Toshiaki Toyoda
 
9.
Norwegian Wood (2010)
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Toru recalls his life in the 1960s, when his friend Kizuki killed himself and he grew close to Naoko, Kizuki's girlfriend, and another woman, the outgoing, lively Midori. (133 mins.)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
 
10.
Half a Confession (2004)
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Soichiro Kaji killed his wife who suffers from Parkinson's disease, he surrenders to police two days later... (121 mins.)
Director: Kiyoshi Sasabe
 
11.
Hush! (2001)
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(135 mins.)
 
12.
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
 
13.
Ringu (1998)
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A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it. (96 mins.)
Director: Hideo Nakata
 
14.
Ringu 0 (2000)
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In this prequel to Ring, a young Sadako becomes an actress in hopes of escaping her troubled past. But strange visions and terrifying powers begin to manifest... (99 mins.)
Director: Norio Tsuruta
 
15.
Ringu 2 (1999)
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Reiko takes Yoichi into hiding when her son begins to display frightening powers. Meanwhile, Mai Takano and the authorities begin a desperate search for them, as the mysterious Ring curse spreads... (95 mins.)
Director: Hideo Nakata
 
16.
Ju-on: The Curse (2000 Video)
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A teacher visits the house of one of his students after the boy goes missing, only to have a horrifying excuse for his absence from school. (70 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
 
17.
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.)
 
18.
Kwaidan (1964)
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A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes. (183 mins.)
 
19.
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
 
20.
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
 
21.
Shall We Dance? (1996)
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A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons. (136 mins.)
Director: Masayuki Suo
 
22.
House (1977)
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A schoolgirl and six of her classmates travel to her aunt's country home, which tries to devour the girls in bizarre ways. (88 mins.)