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1. Tokyo Story (1953)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama

8.2
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An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them.

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

Votes: 32,043

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.

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

Votes: 15,527 | Gross: $4.88M

3. Sayonara (1957)

Unrated | 147 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Ricardo Montalban, Patricia Owens, James Garner

Votes: 4,647

4. Still Walking (2008)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

8.0
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89 Metascore

A family gathers together for a commemorative ritual whose nature only gradually becomes clear.

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

Votes: 8,486 | Gross: $0.16M

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

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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A fictionalized account in four chapters of the life of celebrated Japanese writer Yukio Mishima.

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

Votes: 5,826 | Gross: $0.45M

6. Late Spring (1949)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

8.3
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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.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Setsuko Hara, Yumeji Tsukioka, Haruko Sugimura

Votes: 10,137

7. 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).

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

Votes: 3,454 | Gross: $0.42M

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

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.9
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A streetwise New York police officer transforms into the world's most unusual superhuman hero.

Directors: Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Rick Gianasi, Susan Byun, Bill Weeden, Thomas Crnkovich

Votes: 2,205

9. Super Sentai Zyuranger (1992–1993)

Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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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, Seiju Umon, Hideki Fujiwara, Takumi Hashimoto

Votes: 149

10. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945)

59 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Ken'ichi Enomoto, Masayuki Mori

Votes: 2,582

11. The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (1939)

Not Rated | 148 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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The adopted son of a legendary actor, and an aspiring star himself, turns to his infant brother's wet nurse for support and affection - only for her to give up everything for her beloved's glory.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Shôtarô Hanayagi, Kôkichi Takada, Ryôtarô Kawanami, Kinnosuke Takamatsu

Votes: 2,314

12. Kyûketsu Shôjo tai Shôjo Furanken (2009)

TV-MA | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.8
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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 »

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

Votes: 2,947

13. Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)

116 min | Drama

7.9
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A childless middle-aged couple faces a marital crisis of sorts.

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

Votes: 1,501

14. Shinjuku dorobô nikki (1969)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

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

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Tadanori Yokoo, Rie Yokoyama, Moichi Tanabe, Tetsu Takahashi

Votes: 447

15. Yukinojô henge (1963)

113 min | Drama

7.6
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Yukinojo, a Kabuki actor, seeks revenge by destroying the three men who caused the deaths of his parents. Also involved are the daughter of one of Yukinojo's targets, two master thieves, and a swordsman who himself is out to kill Yukinojo.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Fujiko Yamamoto, Ayako Wakao, Eiji Funakoshi

Votes: 1,396

16. Tattooed Flower Vase (1976)

74 min | Drama

6.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 154

17. 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.

Stars: Michael Urie, Sandra Bernhard, Jeff Bryan Davis, William Miller

18. Kagamijishi (1936)

24 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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A short documentary about a great Kabuki dancer.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Kikugoro Onoe, Kinjirou Onoe, Shigeru Onoe, Wafuu Matsunaga

Votes: 178

19. Momijigari (1899)

6 min | Short

6.1
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Historical nobleman Taira no Koremori fights a demon who has disguised itself as Princess Sarashina.

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

Votes: 55

20. Robert. Schastlivaya zhizn (1997)

26 min | Short

7.3
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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 »

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Star: Aleksandr Sokurov

Votes: 147

21. Doll Parts (I) (2011)

10 min | Short, Horror

4.7
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A serial killer's bad day is made worse when he picks up the wrong girl.

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

Votes: 20

22. Curtains (2018)

25 min | Short, Comedy | Completed

A comedy about the rise and fall of Peter Fleming, avant-garde theatre legend and one-time bad boy of Cleveland's experimental art scene.

Director: Gar Hoover | Stars: Lara Carling, Megan Caton, Brendan Dowling, Scott Piebenga

23. 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.

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

24. 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.

Director: Marc Carpentier

25. Rockin' Romeo & Juliet (2006)

87 min | Drama, Musical

3.4
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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.

Director: David McGaw | Stars: Oto Brezina, Stephen Burr, Tristan Creeley, Gregg Edwards

Votes: 15

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

Action

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Director: Nobrin

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

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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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: 7

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

55 min

6.5
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Director: Niv Fichman | Stars: Tamasaburô Bandô, Yo-Yo Ma

Votes: 23

29. 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 »

Director: Merrill Brockway | Stars: Faubion Bowers, Baikô Onoe, Shôroku Onoe

30. 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

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

13 min | Documentary, Short

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32. Chûshingura godanme (1907)

Short

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Director: Konishi Tôru | Star: Nizaemon Juichidai Kataoka

33. 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 Alex Gilmore | Star: Kirk Nishikawa Dixon

34. Arts of Japan (1954)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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

35. Koyasan: Home of Shingon Buddhism (1998)

15 min | Short

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Visit to the ancient and spiritual city of Koyasan.

Director: Fred Heiman | Stars: Peggy Heiman, Ryusho Soeda

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

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.1
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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.

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

Votes: 53

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

Documentary

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38. The Private Life of a Masterpiece (2001– )
Episode: Katsushika Hokusai: The Great Wave (2004)

49 min | Documentary

8.7
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Created as "disposable art" circa 1830, the woodblock print of "The Great Wave" by 70-year-old Katsushika Hokusai has earned acclaim and a place of honor in the art world. Scholars and ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Bentley | Stars: Samuel West, Tim Clark, Richard Cork, Matthi Forrer

Votes: 6

39. Secret Agent (1964–1967)
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.

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

Votes: 39

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

55 min | Documentary

7.1
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Director: Michael McIntyre | Stars: Yukio Mishima, John Hurt, Nobuko Lady Albery, Hirohito

Votes: 47

41. 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.

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Miiko Taka, Teru Shimada

Votes: 27