Most Popular "Japanese American" Titles
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1. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.
Votes: 506,085 | Gross: $176.64M
2. The Karate Kid (1984)
PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family
A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.
Votes: 126,268 | Gross: $90.80M
3. War (2007)
R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
An FBI Agent seeks vengeance on a mysterious assassin known as "Rogue" who murdered his partner.
Votes: 72,506 | Gross: $22.47M
4. About Schmidt (2002)
R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama
A man upon retirement embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.
Votes: 107,386 | Gross: $65.01M
5. The Doors (1991)
R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.
Votes: 67,995 | Gross: $35.18M
6. A.C.O.D. (2013)
R | 88 min | Comedy
A grown man caught in the crossfire of his parents' 15-year divorce discovers he was unknowingly part of a study on divorced children and is enlisted in a follow-up years later, which wreaks new havoc on his family.
Votes: 10,550 | Gross: $0.17M
7. Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
R | 79 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Two cops have to work together to bring down the yakzua, while trying to protect a beautiful women.
Votes: 12,529 | Gross: $2.28M
8. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A one-handed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.
9. Pacific Heights (1990)
R | 102 min | Thriller
A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own.
Votes: 14,171 | Gross: $29.38M
10. Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A U.S. Japanese fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950s, race figures into the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.
Votes: 12,366 | Gross: $14.38M
11. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.
Votes: 11,755 | Gross: $19.65M
12. Robot Jox (1989)
PG | 85 min | Action, Sci-Fi
It is post-World War III. War is outlawed. In its place, are matches between large Robots called Robot Jox. These matches take place between two large superpowers over disputed territories.... See full summary »
Votes: 4,313 | Gross: $1.27M
13. Ask the Dust (2006)
R | 117 min | Drama, Romance
Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.
Votes: 8,058 | Gross: $0.74M
14. Revenge of the Ninja (1983)
R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After his family is killed in Japan by ninjas, Cho and his son Kane come to America to start a new life. He opens a doll shop but is unwittingly importing heroin in the dolls. When he finds... See full summary »
15. Deliver Us from Evil (2006)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime
Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.
Votes: 8,295 | Gross: $30.58M
16. The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
PG | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.
Votes: 18,677 | Gross: $10.20M
18. Come See the Paradise (1990)
R | 138 min | Drama, History, Romance
Portraying one of the shadier details of American history, this is the story of Jack McGurn, who comes to Los Angeles in 1936. He gets a job at a movie theatre in Little Tokyo and falls in ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,071 | Gross: $0.85M
19. The Steel Helmet (1951)
Approved | 85 min | Action, Drama, War
A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War.
21. Blood and Sex Nightmare (2008 Video)
59 min | Horror
Libidinous sexually frustrated jerk Nick convinces his frigid virginal girlfriend Amy to go with him to the remote woodland swingers resort The Pleasure Mountain Adult Retreat. However, the... See full summary »
22. Blunt Movie (2013)
83 min | Comedy
Sketch comedy in the tradition of "Kentucky Fried Movie". Several TV commercial and movie parodies, sex, politics and crazy-humor sketches.
23. Only the Brave (2006)
R | 99 min | Drama, War
A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd. In ... See full summary »
Votes: 634 | Gross: $0.14M
24. The Crimson Kimono (1959)
Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two detectives seek a stripper's killer in the Japanese quarter of Los Angeles, but a love triangle threatens their friendship.
26. American Pastime (2007)
105 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
The dramatic impact W.W.II had in the home-front as U.S. Japanese families were uprooted from their daily lives and placed in internment camps in western States in the early 1940s.
27. Picture Bride (1994)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Romance
The story of 16-year-old Riyo who journeys to Hawaii in 1918 to marry a man she has never met, except through photographs and letters they have exchanged. Hoping to escape a troubled past ... See full summary »
Votes: 940 | Gross: $1.24M
28. Model Minority (2012)
94 min | Drama
Written and directed by ER (1994) castmember Lily Mariye, this gritty, sexually frank coming-of-age story has won 11 awards. Set in inner-city Los Angeles. Stars the immensely sympathetic ... See full summary »
30. The House on 92nd Street (1945)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the FBI in a Nazi spy ring.
31. To Be Takei (2014)
94 min | Documentary, Biography
A look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei, whose wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting.
Votes: 1,258 | Gross: $0.05M
32. Hell to Eternity (1960)
Approved | 131 min | Biography, Drama, War
When his adoptive Japanese-American family is sent to Manzanar after Pearl Harbor, a young Chicano enlists in the marines to become a hero in the Battle of Saipan.
33. Under the Blood-Red Sun (2014)
99 min | Drama, Family, History
December 7, 1941 - On a Sunday morning, TOMIKAZU (TOMI) NAKAJI and his best friend BILLY DAVIS are playing baseball in a field near their homes in Hawaii when the Japanese launch a surprise... See full summary »
34. Blue Tiger (1994)
R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A woman dedicates her life to seeking revenge after her son is killed by crossfire as Japanese gangsters perform a hit.
35. Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance
The author of a scandalously racy best-selling book tries to hide her celebrity from her provincial small town neighbors who'd be scandalized if they knew.
41. The Criminal Code (1931)
Passed | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
After a failed attempt at running for governor, D.A. Mark Brady is appointed warden of the state prison where many of the criminals he prosecuted are incarcerated.
42. December 7th: The Movie (1943)
Unrated | 82 min | Action, History, War
"Docudrama" about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 and its results, the recovering of the ships, the improving of defense in Hawaii and the US efforts to beat back the Japanese reinforcements.
43. Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977 TV Movie)
155 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.
44. The Wedding Night (1935)
Passed | 83 min | Drama, Romance
Because his finances are low and he is seeking background for a new book, author Tony Barratt and his wife Dora return to his country home in Conneecticut. While he is finding a theme for ... See full summary »
45. Farewell to Manzanar (1976 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama
Fact based drama about one of the internment camps used by the American military during World War II to detain some 100,000 Japanese Americans (most of them U.S. born) following Japan's ... See full summary »
46. Living on Tokyo Time (1987)
R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama
When her visa expires, a young Japanese immigrant in San Francisco agrees to marry a Japanese-American boy to avoid being deported back to Japan.
Votes: 140 | Gross: $0.29M
47. Yellow (I) (1998)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Eight friends in Los Angeles spend their last evening together as they face graduation from high school and the onset of their adult lives. One of them gets in unexpected trouble when he ... See full summary »
48. In Gold We Trust (1990)
89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Story about a group of commandos trying to retrieve some gold, which is stored in a NASA capsule. During the operation, they confront another commando group led by two evil mercenaries (one... See full summary »
50. Why Not? (1981)
151 min | Drama
Near the turbulent end of the Edo era, a man returning to Japan after exile in America searches for his wife and becomes swept up in the current of revolution in this incisive period drama from the great Shohei Imamura.