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1. Tokyo Story (1953)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama

8.3
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An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them.

Writers: Kôgo Noda, Yasujirô Ozu | Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura, Setsuko Hara

Votes: 21,915

2. Hamlet 2 (2008)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Music

6.4
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54 Metascore

In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Writers: Pam Brady, Andrew Fleming | Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Steve Coogan, Elisabeth Shue, Catherine Keener, Joseph Julian Soria

Votes: 14,811

3. Sayonara (1957)

Unrated | 147 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A US air force major in Kobe confronts his own opposition to marriages between American servicemen and Japanese women when he falls for a beautiful performer.

Writers: Paul Osborn, James A. Michener | Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Ricardo Montalban, Patricia Owens, James Garner

Votes: 3,909

4. Still Walking (2008)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

7.9
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89 Metascore

Still Walking is a family drama about grown children visiting their elderly parents, which unfolds over one summer day. The aging parents have lived in the family home for decades. Their ... See full summary »

Writer: Hirokazu Koreeda | Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, You, Kazuya Takahashi

Votes: 6,357

5. 8 ½ Women (1999)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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36 Metascore

Following the death of a mother, a father and son open up a brothel in their Genevan estate after watching (1963).

Writer: Peter Greenaway | Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: John Standing, Matthew Delamere, Vivian Wu, Toni Collette

Votes: 3,209

6. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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A fictionalized account in four segments of the life of Japan's celebrated twentieth-century author Yukio Mishima. Three of the segments parallel events in Mishima's life with his novels (... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Schrader, Leonard Schrader | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Hiroshi Mikami, Junya Fukuda

Votes: 4,691

7. Late Spring (1949)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

8.2
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Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father.

Writers: Kazuo Hirotsu, Kôgo Noda, Yasujirô Ozu | Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Setsuko Hara, Yumeji Tsukioka, Haruko Sugimura

Votes: 7,672

8. Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009)

84 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

6.0
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Transfer student Monami has a secret and a past that has caught up with Mizushima. Deceiving Mizushima into eating a token gift of chocolate, laced with her blood, he is then catapulted ... See full summary »

Writers: Naoyuki Tomomatsu, Shungiku Uchida | Directors: Yoshihiro Nishimura, Naoyuki Tomomatsu | Stars: Yukie Kawamura, Takumi Saitô, Eri Otoguro, Sayaka Kametani

Votes: 2,423

9. Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. (1990)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.8
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Harry Griswald is a NYPD cop who is possessed with the spirit of a great Kabuki master. This has made him 'the chosen one' to do battle with 'the evil one'. He is also out to do good deeds ... See full summary »

Writers: Lloyd Kaufman, Andrew Osborne, Jeffrey W. Sass, Robert Coffey, Cliff Hahn | Directors: Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Rick Gianasi, Susan Byun, Bill Weeden, Thomas Crnkovich

Votes: 1,813

10. Zangiku monogatari (1939)

148 min | Drama

7.9
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In Tokyo in 1888, Kikunosuke Onoue, the adoptive son of an important actor, discovers that he is praised for his acting only because he is his father's heir, and that the troupe complains ... See full summary »

Writers: Matsutarô Kawaguchi, Shôfû Muramatsu, Yoshikata Yoda | Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Shôtarô Hanayagi, Kôkichi Takada, Gonjurô Kawarazaki, Kakuko Mori

Votes: 1,762

11. Tora no o wo fumu otokotachi (1945)

59 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol.

Writers: Nobumitsu Kanze, Akira Kurosawa, Gohei Namiki | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Ken'ichi Enomoto, Masayuki Mori

Votes: 2,047

12. Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)

116 min | Drama

8.0
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A childless middle-aged couple faces a marital crisis of sorts.

Writers: Kôgo Noda, Yasujirô Ozu | Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Shin Saburi, Michiyo Kogure, Kôji Tsuruta, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 1,189

13. Kyôryû sentai Jûrenjâ (1992–1993)

Action, Family, Adventure

8.5
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Bandora's son was killed by dinosaurs and she vowed revenge against the Earth. Five tribes from ancient human civilizations chose one of their best warriors to form the Dinosaur Battle Team... See full summary »

Stars: Yuuta Mochizuki, Aohisa Takayasu, Hideki Fujiwara, Takumi Hashimoto

Votes: 84

14. Tattooed Flower Vase (1976)

74 min | Drama

6.5
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Ms. Yoshino - respectable lady and attractive widow leads a quiet peaceful life with his teenage daughter Takako . However, their life changes radically when fate confronts both with Hideo ... See full summary »

Writer: Kiyoharu Matsuoka | Director: Masaru Konuma | Stars: Naomi Tani, Takako Kitagawa, Hiroshi Chô, Genshû Hanayagi

Votes: 133

15. An Actor's Revenge (1963)

113 min | Drama

7.7
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While performing in a touring kabuki troupe, leading female impersonator Yukinojo comes across the three men who drove his parents to suicide twenty years earlier, and plans his revenge, ... See full summary »

Writers: Daisuke Itô, Teinosuke Kinugasa, Otokichi Mikami, Natto Wada | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Fujiko Yamamoto, Ayako Wakao, Eiji Funakoshi

Votes: 1,164

16. Diary of a Shinjuku Thief (1969)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Shinjuku Thief is the story of a bookstore thief named Birdey who is led through various adventures in Tokyo's Shinjuku district by salesgirl Umeko.

Writers: Masao Adachi, Mamoru Sasaki, Tsutomu Tamura, Nagisa Ôshima | Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Tadanori Yokoo, Rie Yokoyama, Moichi Tanabe, Tetsu Takahashi

Votes: 366

17. Robert. A Fortunate Life (1999)

26 min | Short

7.2
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Aleksander Sokurov brings the treasures of the Hermitage back into the light by making films about artists and their paintings. He has chosen the painter Hubert Robert, who spent a long ... See full summary »

Writer: Aleksandr Sokurov | Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Star: Aleksandr Sokurov

Votes: 130

18. The Ellen and Ted Show

Comedy, Romance | Announced

A fringe theatre actress living hand-to-mouth is suddenly thrust into the national media spotlight when she becomes an unlikely hit on a vacuous reality show.

Writers: Beth Hoover, Gary Hoover | Stars: Sandra Bernhard, Michael Urie, Jeff Bryan Davis, Tracy Letts

19. Doll Parts (I) (2011)

10 min | Short, Horror

4.0
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A serial killer's bad day is made worse when he picks up the wrong girl.

Writer: Karen Lam | Director: Karen Lam | Stars: David Lewis, Sarah Lind, Jennifer Kosovic, Paul Tryl

Votes: 16

20. Kagamijishi (1936)

24 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Writer: Kenji Shuzui | Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Kikugoro Onoe, Kinjirou Onoe, Shigeru Onoe, Wafuu Matsunaga

Votes: 141

21. Rockin' Romeo & Juliet (2006)

87 min | Drama, Musical

3.2
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Shakespeare's famous love story set to music as a new rock musical featuring 17 all-original songs by the band OGGI. The band is whisked into the dream world of Verona, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love through music.

Writers: David McGaw, William Shakespeare, Ginger Wade | Director: David McGaw | Stars: Oto Brezina, Stephen Burr, Tristan Creeley, Gregg Edwards

Votes: 16

22. The Alchemy of Art: David Mack (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

6.6
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This is an in-depth look at the writer and artist David Mack, who Entertainment Weekly designates "One of the true geniuses of the medium."

Director: Greg Jurls | Stars: David Mack, Steven Mack, Terry Moore

Votes: 8

23. Maple Leaf Viewing (1899)

6 min | Short

6.5
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Director: Tsunekichi Shibata | Stars: Danjuro Ichikawa, Kikugoro Onoe V.

Votes: 17

24. Bach Cello Suite #5: Struggle for Hope (1997)

55 min

6.4
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Director: Niv Fichman | Stars: Tamasaburô Bandô, Yo-Yo Ma

Votes: 24

25. Robert Lepage - de Quebec a Tokyo (2008)

52 min | Documentary

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Canadian playwright and stage director Robert Lepage takes us on a journey to self-discovery when he brings The Andersen Project to Japan in June 2006. Lepage reveals how Japanese culture in particular has influenced his work.

Writer: Marc Carpentier | Director: Marc Carpentier

26. Kabuki Mono: The Crazy Ones (2007)

78 min | Crime, Drama

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Li is a well-respected soldier for an immense Yakuza gumi plagued by the past and driven by a sense of duty and honor, he lives each day expecting and ready to die. But when he meets Bess, all that changes.

Writer: Nathan Luppino | Director: Nathan Luppino | Stars: Alena Dashiell, Chieko Huse, Daniel Kluth, Joshua Kluth

27. The Kabuki Joint (2003)

13 min | Romance, Short

5.8
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When a young Asian man has trouble accepting the proposal of his Italian boyfriend, the spirits of the Kubuki House/Sushi Bar intervene.

Director: Bryan Louie | Stars: John Brantley Cole, Ryan Xavier, Claro Austria, Wen Yann Shih

Votes: 6

28. Kabuki Techniques (1969 TV Movie)

27 min | Documentary

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Two of the greatest stars of Japan's kabuki theater reveal what has only rarely been seen: the actual acting techniques used in this most difficult and splendid of theater forms. Onoe ... See full summary »

Writer: Stephan Chodorov | Director: Merrill Brockway | Stars: Onoe Baiko, Faubion Bowers, Shoroku Onoe

29. The Lion (III) (2014)

4 min | Short, Biography

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Unsure of his own identity, a half Japanese, half American man begins to practice the Japanese performance art of Kabuki, and in doing so finds the clarity and meaning in his life he had been searching for.

Director: Anthony Gilmore | Star: Kirk Nishikawa Dixon

30. Arts of Japan (1954)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Shoji Hamaji, Gyokudo Kawai, Hakuô Matsumoto, Shiko Munakata

31. Big Fight: Big Trouble in the Atlantic Ocean (1992 Video Game)

Action

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Director: Nobrin

32. Chûshingura godanme (1907)

Short

4.6
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Director: Konishi Tôru | Star: Nizaemon Juichidai Kataoka

Votes: 5

33. Aspects of the Kabuki Theatre of Japan (1987 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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34. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Butterfly (1970)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.0
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The MI team must exonerate an American businessman framed for the murder of his wife and marked for death in Japan. Undercover in the guise of various masters of Japanese art forms they dupe the true killer into confessing.

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Lesley Ann Warren, Greg Morris

Votes: 38

35. Begin Japanology (2007– )
Episode: Kabuki (2012)

Documentary

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36. Secret Agent (1964–1966)
Episode: Koroshi (1967)

47 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.8
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A Japanese agent warns that a UN negotiator will be assassinated in New York by a Tokyo-based organisation. She is killed before she can give the details and Blake is sent to Tokyo to investigate. The only clue is a pendant the girl had.

Writer: Norman Hudis | Directors: Michael Truman, Peter Yates | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Yôko Tani, Amanda Barrie, Ronald Howard

Votes: 24

37. Arena (1975– )
Episode: The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima (1985)

55 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: Michael McIntyre | Stars: Yukio Mishima, John Hurt, Nobuko Lady Albery, Hirohito

Votes: 38

38. I Spy (1965–1968)
Episode: Tigers of Heaven (1965)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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A small group of fanatical, anti-American neo-samurai called the Tigers of Heaven target friends of Kelly.

Writers: Morton S. Fine, David Friedkin | Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Miiko Taka, Teru Shimada

Votes: 24