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1. Battle Royale (2000)

Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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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.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 139,000

2. Ringu (1998)

Unrated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

7.3
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Ruthlessly murdered by her father, the ghost of a seer's daughter kills all those who watch a weird video after 7 days; unless the viewer finds the escape clause.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi, Hitomi Satô

Votes: 50,725

3. Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

R | 92 min | Horror

6.7
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48 Metascore

A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Megumi Okina, Misaki Itô, Misa Uehara, Yui Ichikawa

Votes: 31,956 | Gross: $0.33M

4. Another (2012– )

TV-MA | Animation, Drama, Horror

7.9
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Twenty-six years ago, in a third-year classroom of a middle school, there was a student named Misaki. As an honors student who was also good at sports, the charming boy was popular with his... See full summary »

Stars: Atsushi Abe, Natsumi Takamori, Tomoaki Maeno, Madoka Yonezawa

Votes: 3,742

5. Visitor Q (2001 Video)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

6.8
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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.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ken'ichi Endô, Shungiku Uchida, Kazushi Watanabe, Jun Mutô

Votes: 12,181

6. Tokyo Gore Police (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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In future Tokyo, a young woman in the privatized police force tracks down her father's killer while battling against mutant rebels known as engineers.

Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura | Stars: Eihi Shiina, Itsuji Itao, Yukihide Benny, Jiji Bû

Votes: 8,945

7. Guinea Pig: Ginî piggu - Akuma no jikken (1985 Video)

43 min | Short, Horror

4.0
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A group of guys capture a young girl with the intent of hurting her. They torture her in many ways, from beating her to putting a sharp piece of needle-like metal through her eye which ... See full summary »

Director: Satoru Ogura

Votes: 2,690

8. The Big Tits Dragon (2010)

73 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

4.4
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A medieval Book of the Dead is discovered in the catacombs that run under a small town strip club. When one of the desperate strippers raises an army of the undead, the rest of the ... See full summary »

Director: Takao Nakano | Stars: Sora Aoi, Risa Kasumi, Mari Sakurai, Tamayo

Votes: 975

9. Sadako 3D (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

3.8
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The spiteful ghost of Sadako, a murdered woman whose body was thrown down a well, reaches Internet searching for a host in order to live once again.

Director: Tsutomu Hanabusa | Stars: Satomi Ishihara, Kôji Seto, Tsutomu Takahashi, Shôta Sometani

Votes: 940

10. Ginî piggu 2: Chiniku no hana (1985 Video)

42 min | Short, Horror

5.0
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A woman walking home late at night is attacked by an unknown assailant who knocks her out with chloroform. When she regains consciousness, she finds herself tied to a bed in a blood- ... See full summary »

Director: Hideshi Hino | Stars: Hiroshi Tamura, Kirara Yûgao

Votes: 2,788

11. Over Your Dead Body (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror

6.2
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A star, Miyuki Goto (Ko Shibasaki) plays Oiwa, the protagonist in a new play based on the ghost story Yotsuya Kaidan. She pulls some strings to get her lover, Kosuke Hasegawa (Ebizo ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ko Shibasaki, Hitomi Katayama, Ebizô Ichikawa, Hideaki Itô

Votes: 654

12. As the Gods Will (2014)

117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.5
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A group of high school students are forced to play a game of death without knowing who, why or how.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shôta Sometani, Sôta Fukushi, Nao Ohmori, Atsuko Maeda

Votes: 1,982

13. Ringu 2 (1999)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.0
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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...

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Miki Nakatani, Hitomi Satô, Kyoko Fukada, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 9,910

14. A Slit-Mouthed Woman (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

5.6
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A suburban town in Japan is the victim of what is supposedly just an urban legend, a woman's spirit with a horribly disfigured face who is intent on kidnapping children for unknown reasons.

Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Eriko Satô, Haruhiko Katô, Chiharu Kawai, Rie Kuwana

Votes: 1,844

15. Naked Blood: Megyaku (1996 Video)

Unrated | 76 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A scientist taints his mother's scientific experiment with his own drug that transforms pain into a pleasurable experience. Unfortunately for the three women involved in the experiment, the drug works a little bit too well.

Director: Hisayasu Satô | Stars: Misa Aika, Yumika Hayashi, Mika Kirihara, Sadao Abe

Votes: 1,467

16. Rape Zombie: Lust of the Dead (2012)

73 min | Horror

3.9
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After a nuclear attack in Tokyo, the female population is attacked by infected males who have become sex-crazed zombies, hungry for human flesh. Officeworker Momoko and nurse Nozomi seek ... See full summary »

Director: Naoyuki Tomomatsu | Stars: Rina Aikawa, Yui Aikawa, Kazuyoshi Akishima, Asami

Votes: 485

17. Rape Zombie: Lust of the Dead 2 (2013)

67 min | Horror

4.1
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After a nuclear attack, a strange virus has turned 90% of the male population of the world into lust-filled zombies. However, in Akihabara, Japan, some males have been found who are ... See full summary »

Director: Naoyuki Tomomatsu | Stars: Yui Aikawa, Maki Aoyama, Asami, Hiroshi Fujita

Votes: 156

18. Ginî piggu: Manhôru no naka no ningyo (1988 Video)

63 min | Horror

5.5
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An artist finds and rescues a mermaid in a sewer. He takes her home with him and she develops sores all over her body that begin to pustulate and bleed. He uses what oozes from her sores to... See full summary »

Director: Hideshi Hino | Stars: Shigeru Saiki, Mari Somei, Masami Hisamoto, Gô Rijû

Votes: 1,512

19. Fatal Frame (2014)

104 min | Horror

5.7
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Michi a student in a conservative all-girls school, must resolve the mysterious disappearances and deaths of her fellow classmates after they found an intriguing but haunting photo of Aya, ... See full summary »

Director: Mari Asato | Stars: Aoi Morikawa, Ayami Nakajô, Kôdai Asaka, Minori Hagiwara

Votes: 233

20. Exte: Hair Extensions (2007)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Horror

6.4
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About hair extensions that attack the women that wear them.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Chiaki Kuriyama, Megumi Satô, Tsugumi, Eri Machimoto

Votes: 2,041

21. Premonition (2004)

R | 95 min | Horror

6.3
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While stopped at a roadside phone booth for transmitting his work through the Internet to the university, Professor Hideki Satomi finds a scrap of newspaper with the picture of his ... See full summary »

Director: Norio Tsuruta | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Noriko Sakai, Maki Horikita, Mayumi Ono

Votes: 3,388

22. Another (2012)

109 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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After a chain of deaths at a junior high school, new transfer student Koichi Sakakibara (Kento Yamazaki) turns to a mysterious girl (Ai Hashimoto) who holds the key to the dark mystery. In ... See full summary »

Director: Takeshi Furusawa | Stars: Kento Yamazaki, Ai Hashimoto, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Ai Katô

Votes: 452

23. Rape Zombie: Lust of the Dead 5 (2014)

Horror

4.8
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Director: Naoyuki Tomomatsu | Stars: Yui Aikawa, Maki Aoyama, Asami, Megu Fujiura

Votes: 19

24. The Incite Mill (2010)

107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Ten people who agree to take the same lucrative "job" find themselves locked in an underground complex and forced to play a murder game for seven days.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Kin'ya Kitaôji, Nagisa Katahira, Shinji Takeda, Masanori Ishii

Votes: 867

25. Horny House of Horror (2010 Video)

75 min | Comedy, Horror

4.3
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The film is about three men, Nakazu (Yuya Ishikawa), Toshida (Wani Kansai) and Uno (Toushi Yanagi) who enter a brothel in Japan to allow Nakazu to have the experience paying for sex before ... See full summary »

Director: Jun Tsugita | Stars: Asami, Yûya Ishikawa, Wani Kansai, Miyavi Matsunoi

Votes: 320

26. The Complex (2013)

106 min | Horror

5.1
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Nursing student Asuka (Atsuko Maeda) has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Atsuko Maeda, Hiroki Narimiya, Ryô Iwamatsu, Masanobu Katsumura

Votes: 744

27. Teketeke (2009)

70 min | Horror

5.4
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A young girl learns of the urban legend of Teke Teke after her friend is killed in a gruesome way. The legend tells of a female ghost that has no legs. When she visits the spot where her friend died she comes into contact with it .

Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Yuko Oshima, Mami Yamasaki, Mai Nishida, Ikkei

Votes: 186

28. Deadball (2011)

99 min | Comedy, Horror, Sport

5.2
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Baseball prodigy Jubeh Yakyu (Tak Sakaguchi) is the most feared and dangerous juvenile delinquent in all of Japan. After accidentally causing the death of his father with a super-powered, ... See full summary »

Director: Yudai Yamaguchi | Stars: Tak Sakaguchi, Mari Hoshino, Miho Ninagawa, Takamasa Suga

Votes: 369

29. Rape Zombie: Lust of the Dead 3 (2013)

68 min | Horror

4.0
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Japan's war against the zombie hordes continues, and the army of Ghoul-fighting girls struggles to survive when their leader is lost to insanity.

Director: Naoyuki Tomomatsu | Stars: Yui Aikawa, Asami, Iona, Saya Kobayashi

Votes: 116

30. Rape Zombie: Lust of the Dead 4 (2014)

Horror

4.4
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Director: Naoyuki Tomomatsu | Stars: Yui Aikawa, Asami, Megu Fujiura, Aya Kisaki

Votes: 18

31. Ju-on: Black Ghost (2009)

Not Rated | 60 min | Fantasy, Horror

5.5
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After losing her child at birth, the dark horror of the grudge begins growing within her.

Director: Mari Asato | Stars: Kôji Seto, Kuniteru Shigeyama, Kana Tsugihara, Ai Kago

Votes: 949

32. Entrails of a Virgin (1986)

72 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.2
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Members of a film crew making a soft core porn are dismembered by a demon in a warehouse.

Director: Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu | Stars: Saeko Kizuki, Naomi Hagio, Megumi Kawashima, Osamu Tsuruoka

Votes: 787

33. Kaidan (2007)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.3
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Japan, 250 years ago. Soetsu is a moneylender who is killed by the cruel samurai Shinzaemon. His body is dumped in the Kasenega-Fuchi river. According to legend, all who drown in the river ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Kumiko Asô, Takaaki Enoki, Leona Hirota, Teisui Ichiryûsai

Votes: 846

34. Tomie (1999)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.3
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A traumatized young woman is trying to recover her memories with the help of a psychiatrist. During her hypnosis sessions, she repeats the name "Tomie" but is unable to recall where she knows it from.

Director: Ataru Oikawa | Stars: Miho Kanno, Mami Nakamura, Yoriko Dôguchi, Tomorowo Taguchi

Votes: 1,256

35. Ju-on: White Ghost (2009)

Not Rated | 61 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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Akane begins seeing visions of a female ghost wearing the same yellow hat and red satchel she wore as a school child.

Director: Ryûta Miyake | Stars: Hiroki Suzuki, Ichirôta Miyakawa, Natsuki Kasa, Akina Minami

Votes: 1,285

36. Tomie: Unlimited (2011)

85 min | Horror

4.5
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A photography student's life takes a turn for the worse when her dead sister is welcomed back into the family home.

Director: Noboru Iguchi | Stars: Moe Arai, Miu Nakamura, Aika Ohta, Kensuke Ohwada

Votes: 532

37. Moxina (2012)

Unrated | 16 min | Short, Adventure, Horror

8.2
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In the winter of 2008, two climbers encountered the Taiwanese legendary monster 'Moxina'(a.k.a. Mô-sîn-á) at the evil mountain 'Wuzhishan'.

Director: Ryota Nakanishi | Stars: Mario Bava, Pengquang Chen, Shunji Chen, Sean S. Cunningham

Votes: 393

38. Guinea Pig: Android of Notre Dame (1989 Video)

51 min | Horror

4.0
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A dwarf scientist has his dreams frustrated when his sister becomes seriously ill. Determined to find a way to preserve the essence of his sister after the death, the scientist begins to use humans as guinea pigs in a bizarre experiment.

Director: Kazuhito Kuramoto | Stars: Toshihiko Hino, Mio Takaki, Tomorowo Taguchi, Yumi Iori

Votes: 835

39. Oneechanbara: The Movie (2008)

80 min | Action, Horror

4.8
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In the year 20XX a mysterious scientist discovers a way to bring back the dead . . . only it turns one town into a zombie-infested hellhole. But when the world falls into ruin, only one ... See full summary »

Director: Yôhei Fukuda | Stars: Eri Otoguro, Tomohiro Waki, Tarô Suwa, Manami Hashimoto

Votes: 1,021

40. Twilight Dinner (1998)

64 min | Drama, Horror

6.9
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A pale-looking man, Kazuhiko, is being questioned by the police following the extremely bloody murder of a young woman. He begins his story with the day that two sisters, Akiko and Mayuko, ... See full summary »

Director: Yutaka Ikejima | Stars: Yumi Yoshiyuki, Kanae Mizuhara, Reina Azuma, Kyôsuke Sasaki

Votes: 46

41. Tormented (2011)

83 min | Horror

5.2
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Daigo doesn't go to school anymore. His sister, Kiriko, is worried and their father is no help. Now Daigo is missing. He's in danger, and Kiriko will have to follow him into a world of nightmares to discover the truth.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Hikari Mitsushima, Takeru Shibuya, Tamaki Ogawa, Nao Ohmori

Votes: 403

42. Battlefield Baseball (2003)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.9
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Battlefield Baseball is a tough game--it doesn't end until all the members on the opposing team are dead. In this game the Gedo High team is composed of blue-faced zombies, and their ... See full summary »

Director: Yudai Yamaguchi | Stars: Tak Sakaguchi, Atsushi Itô, Hideo Sakaki, Shôichirô Masumoto

Votes: 1,254

43. Tales of Terror from Tokyo and All Over Japan: The Movie (2004)

92 min | Horror

5.6
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Based on stories collected throughout Japan by writers Hirokatsu Kihara and Ichiro Nakayama, and japanese horror TV show: 'Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro'. It compiled eight stories by seven directors.

Directors: Keita Amemiya, Shun'ichi Hirano, Ryûta Miyake, Hirohisa Sasaki, Kôsuke Suzuki, Keisuke Toyoshima, Akio Yoshida | Stars: Naoto Takenaka, Yasufumi Hayashi, Kazunari Shigesawa, Satoshi Ôgida

Votes: 254

44. Unholy Women (2006)

107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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Unholy Women (Kowai onna), is a composite of three unrelated half-hour horror movies. The first segment... See full synopsis »

Directors: Keita Amemiya, Takuji Suzuki, Keisuke Toyoshima | Stars: Noriko Nakagoshi, Yûko Kobayashi, Riko Suzuki, Miharu Morina

Votes: 453

45. Bijo no harawata (1986)

68 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

5.2
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A tortured and raped young girl mutates into a penis-headed demon and mutilates her captors.

Director: Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu | Stars: Megumi Ozawa, Ayako Ishii, Seira Kitagawa, Ken Yoshizawa

Votes: 487

46. The Sylvian Experiments (2010)

R | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.0
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Dr. Hattori and her husband watch footage of brain surgery experiments with Manchurian, Russian and Japanese guinea pigs that had been found in the basement of a wrecked hospital. Out of ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Takahashi | Stars: Yôko Chôsokabe, Mina Fujii, Momoko Hatano, Tomohiro Kaku

Votes: 347

47. Rika: The Zombie Killer (2008)

86 min | Action, Horror

5.3
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Rika never expected to encounter the living dead as she skipped school to visit her grandfather. She is forced to survive and discovers incredible zombie fighting skills.

Director: Ken'ichi Fujiwara | Stars: Mina Arai, Lemon Hanazawa, Kotoha Hiroyama, Chris Ryô Kaihara

Votes: 336

48. Blood (2009)

85 min | Action, Horror

4.8
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Where does love and lust lead you...if you never die? What destiny awaits an immortal? Is there a destination for immortal love and lust? Shigenori Takechi of IZO incorporated these ... See full summary »

Director: Ten Shimoyama | Stars: Aya Sugimoto, Guts Ishimatsu, Jun Kaname, Satoshi Matsuda

Votes: 237

49. The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959)

76 min | Horror

7.2
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The ghost of a samurai's wife takes revenge on her husband.

Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Shigeru Amachi, Noriko Kitazawa, Katsuko Wakasugi, Shuntarô Emi

Votes: 716

50. Hide and Go Kill 2 (2009)

83 min | Horror

5.6
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When her classmate Ritsuko disappears, her friend Ryoko is desperate to find her. When she discovers that Ritsuko was playing a strange game online of hide and seek, she begins to wonder if... See full summary »

Director: Masafumi Yamada | Stars: Yukie Kawamura, Mayuko Kawakita, Masahiro Usui, Ben Yuzawa

Votes: 209