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1. Godzilla (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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62 Metascore

The world's most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Writers: Max Borenstein, Dave Callaham | Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe

2. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.8
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74 Metascore

A thief who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

Writer: Christopher Nolan | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

3. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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84 Metascore

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.

Writers: Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack | Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn

4. Battleship (2012)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.9
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41 Metascore

A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.

Writers: Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber | Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, Rihanna

5. Pearl Harbor (2001)

PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.0
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44 Metascore

Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war.

Writer: Randall Wallace | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, William Lee Scott

6. 47 Ronin (2013)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.3
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28 Metascore

A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.

Writers: Chris Morgan, Hossein Amini, Walter Hamada | Director: Carl Rinsch | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano

7. The Wolverine (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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60 Metascore

Logan, a.k.a, The Wolverine, is sent into modern-day Japan to meet an acquaintance who wants to offer him thanks. However, Logan gets convoluted into a battle where has to face not only a deviant atrocity and lethal samurai steel but also his own immortality.

Writers: Mark Bomback, Scott Frank | Director: James Mangold | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

8. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime

8.2
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69 Metascore

The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.

Writers: Quentin Tarantino, Uma Thurman | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen

9. Lost in Translation (2003)

R | 101 min | Drama

7.8
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89 Metascore

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

Writer: Sofia Coppola | Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris

10. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.8
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32 Metascore

An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

Writers: Stuart Beattie, David Elliot, Paul Lovett, Michael Gordon, Stephen Sommers | Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

11. The Last Samurai (2003)

R | 154 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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55 Metascore

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

Writers: John Logan, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, William Atherton

12. Princess Mononoke (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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76 Metascore

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.

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

13. Babel (2006)

R | 143 min | Drama

7.5
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69 Metascore

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

Writers: Guillermo Arriaga, Alejandro González Iñárritu | Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Mohamed Akhzam

14. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | Drama

8.7
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99 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

15. The Grudge (2004)

PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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49 Metascore

An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.

Writers: Stephen Susco, Takashi Shimizu | Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, Clea DuVall, William Mapother

16. Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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56 Metascore

A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth.

Writers: Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky, Rob Letterman, Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, Conrad Vernon | Directors: Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert, Seth Rogen

17. Empire of the Sun (1987)

PG | 153 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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60 Metascore

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

Writers: J.G. Ballard, Tom Stoppard | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

18. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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54 Metascore

Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.

Writers: Robin Swicord, Arthur Golden | Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Suzuka Ohgo

19. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

G | 93 min | Drama, Family

8.2
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A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

Writers: Stephen P. Lindsey, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Sarah Roemer

20. The Pacific (2010 TV Mini-Series)

52 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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The intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Sebastian Bertoli

21. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Unrated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

8.5
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A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister's struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Writers: Akiyuki Nosaka, Isao Takahata | Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

22. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

PG | 92 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.6
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45 Metascore

The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus.

Writers: Don Payne, Mark Frost, John Turman, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby | Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis

23. The Wind Rises (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.9
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83 Metascore

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Writers: Hayao Miyazaki, Mike Jones | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura

24. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

G | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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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.

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Toshiyuki Amagasa, Brianne Brozey

25. Death Note (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

9.0
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An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong, Ryô Naitô

26. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.9
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37 Metascore

While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors who want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.

Writer: Paul W.S. Anderson | Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller, Kim Coates

28. The Runaways (2010)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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65 Metascore

A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways. This film also explores the relationship between band members Joan Jett and Cherie Currie.

Writers: Floria Sigismondi, Cherie Currie | Director: Floria Sigismondi | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon, Stella Maeve

29. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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62 Metascore

Upon learning that his father has been kidnapped, Austin Powers must travel to 1975 and defeat the aptly named villain Goldmember - who is working with Dr. Evil.

Writers: Mike Myers, Michael McCullers | Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Mike Myers, Beyoncé Knowles, Seth Green, Michael York

30. Battle Royale (2000)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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81 Metascore

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.

Writers: Koushun Takami, Kenta Fukasaku | Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano

31. Frances Ha (2012)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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82 Metascore

A story that follows a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles.

Writers: Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig | Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver, Michael Zegen

32. Enter the Void (2009)

Not Rated | 161 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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69 Metascore

A U.S. drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection.

Writers: Gaspar Noé, Lucile Hadzihalilovic | Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Olly Alexander

33. Audition (1999)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.3
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69 Metascore

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.

Writers: Ryû Murakami, Daisuke Tengan | Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura

34. Thank You for Smoking (2005)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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71 Metascore

Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son.

Writers: Jason Reitman, Christopher Buckley | Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Cameron Bright, Maria Bello, Joan Lunden

35. Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

R | 132 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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79 Metascore

The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in WWII.

Writers: William Broyles Jr., Paul Haggis, James Bradley, Ron Powers | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Barry Pepper, Joseph Cross, Jesse Bradford

36. Silence (2015)

Drama, History | Pre-production

In the seventeenth century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity.

Writers: Jay Cocks, Shûsaku Endô | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Ken Watanabe

37. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, War

8.0
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89 Metascore

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

Writers: Iris Yamashita, Paul Haggis, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Tsuyoko Yoshido | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryô Kase

38. One Piece (1999– )

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.9
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There once lived a pirate named Gol D. Roger. He obtained wealth, fame, and power to earn the title of Pirate King. When he was captured and about to be executed, he revealed that his ... See full summary »

Creator: Eiichiro Oda | Stars: Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Mayumi Tanaka, Kazuya Nakai

39. Australia (2008)

PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.6
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53 Metascore

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

Writers: Stuart Beattie, Baz Luhrmann, Ronald Harwood, Richard Flanagan | Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo

40. 1941 (1979)

PG | 118 min | Action, Comedy, War

5.9
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Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor.

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, John Milius | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Treat Williams, Nancy Allen

41. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda, Gorô Naya

42. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.8
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The turtles find themselves transported back in time to ancient Japan.

Writers: Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Stuart Gillard | Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Elias Koteas, Paige Turco, Stuart Wilson, Sab Shimono

43. Ran (1985)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama, War

8.3
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90 Metascore

An elderly lord abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide, William Shakespeare | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

44. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

8.1
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76 Metascore

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop.

Writers: Katsuhiro Ôtomo, Izô Hashimoto | Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Mitsuo Iwata, Tesshô Genda

45. Godzilla (1954)

Unrated | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.5
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78 Metascore

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

Writers: Takeo Murata, Ishirô Honda, Shigeru Kayama | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi

46. The Last Emperor (1987)

PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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76 Metascore

The story of the final Emperor of China.

Writers: Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci, Enzo Ungari | Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

47. Rashomon (1950)

Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.

Writers: Ryûnosuke Akutagawa, Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

48. Still the Water (2014)

121 min | Romance

7.0
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55 Metascore

On the subtropical Japanese island of Amami, traditions about nature remain eternal. During the full-moon night of traditional dances in August, 16-year-old Kaito discovers a dead body ... See full summary »

Writer: Naomi Kawase | Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Nijirô Murakami, Jun Yoshinaga, Miyuki Matsuda, Tetta Sugimoto

49. 13 Assassins (2010)

R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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87 Metascore

A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.

Writers: Kaneo Ikegami, Daisuke Tengan | Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya, Ikki Sawamura

50. Shutter (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
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37 Metascore

A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.

Writer: Luke Dawson | Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Joshua Jackson, Rachael Taylor, James Kyson, Megumi Okina