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1. Lost in Translation (2003)

R | 102 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.

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

Votes: 342,615 | Gross: $44.57M

2. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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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.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Suzuka Ohgo

Votes: 124,204 | Gross: $57.01M

3. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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65 Metascore

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

Votes: 25,720 | Gross: $2.60M

4. The Pillow Book (1996)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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64 Metascore

A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Yoshi Oida, Ken Ogata

Votes: 11,007 | Gross: $2.29M

5. Kwaidan (1964)

Not Rated | 183 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Kenjirô Ishiyama

Votes: 11,147

6. Rurôni Kenshin: Kyôto taika-hen (2014)

138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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Kenshin Himura goes up against pure evil Makoto Shishio who is attempting to overthrow the Meiji government. The fate of the country hangs in the balance as Kenshin Himura takes up the sword that he vowed to never draw again.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Yôsuke Eguchi

Votes: 9,305

7. Noroi (2005)

115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."

Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Jin Muraki, Rio Kanno, Tomono Kuga, Marika Matsumoto

Votes: 6,794

8. 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

9. Rurôni Kenshin: Densetsu no saigo-hen (2014)

134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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Shishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Yû Aoi, Masaharu Fukuyama

Votes: 6,251

10. Love Hina (2000– )

TV-14 | 544 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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When Keitaro was a child, he was friends with a little girl. When the girl had to move away, the two made a promise to meet each other at Tokyo University when they grew up. Years later, ... See full summary »

Stars: Yûji Ueda, Yui Horie, Masayo Kurata, Yu Asakawa

Votes: 1,780

11. Ashura (I) (2012)

76 min | Animation, History, Horror

6.7
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Abandoned in the barren wasteland of Kyoto, a savage, enraged orphan does whatever it takes to survive in the wild. When he crosses paths with civilization, he must learn to tame the beast within.

Director: Kei'ichi Sato | Stars: Tesshô Genda, Megumi Hayashibara, Hiroaki Hirata, Yoshihiro Ike

Votes: 846

12. Chikamatsu monogatari (1954)

102 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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Ishun is a wealthy, but unsympathetic, master printer who has wrongly accused his wife and best employee of being lovers. To escape punishment, the accused run away together, but Ishun is certain to be ruined if word gets out.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô, Eitarô Ozawa

Votes: 2,559

13. Gohatto (1999)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.9
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75 Metascore

The new member of a samurai militia unit causes disruption as several of his colleagues fall in love with him, threatening to disturb the rigid code of their squad.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Ryûhei Matsuda, Shinji Takeda, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 6,293 | Gross: $0.05M

14. Hitokiri (1969)

140 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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A destitute ronin allies himself with an established clan, but its ruthless leader tries to turn him into a mindless killer.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yukio Mishima, Yûjirô Ishihara

Votes: 714

15. This Transient Life (1970)

143 min | Drama

8.2
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Near a remote Buddhist monastery, a young man falls in love with his sister and gets her pregnant. After a monk finds out, the young man becomes an assistant to a master sculptor, only to proceed to complicate matters with his affairs.

Director: Akio Jissôji | Stars: Kotobuki Hananomoto, Akiji Kobayashi, Eiji Okada, Kin Sugai

Votes: 563

16. Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees (1975)

95 min | Fantasy, History, Horror

7.6
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A mountain man captures a beautiful, but a manipulative city woman and goes to excessive lengths to please her every whim.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Shima Iwashita, Hiroko Isayama, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 477

17. Uwasa no onna (1954)

83 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Hatsuko Umabuchi is a widow who runs a prosperous geisha house in present day Kyoto. Her daughter Yukiko returns from Tokyo following a failed suicide attempt, after her lover found out ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tomoemon Otani, Yoshiko Kuga, Eitarô Shindô

Votes: 660

18. Village of Dreams (1996)

112 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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Tells of the childhood of nine-year-old twins in a rural village in Japan after World War 2. Includes the boys' relationships with their schoolteacher mother, civil servant father, elderly ... See full summary »

Director: Yôichi Higashi | Stars: Mieko Harada, Keigo Matsuyama, Shogo Matsuyama, Kyôzô Nagatsuka

Votes: 336

19. Yoshitsune (2005– )

Action, Biography, Drama

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Fictionalized account of the last years of Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159-1189), one of the great folk heroes of Japan, and the political intrigues that sealed his fate.

Stars: Mutsumi Fujita, Tatsuo Ito, Noriko Nakagoshi, Ryû Manatsu

Votes: 64

20. Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor (1969)

122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Feudal Japan. Kamo Serizawa and Isami Kondo turn a collection of student fencers into a band of assassins known as the Shinsen Group, devoted to the Tokugawa shogunate and to an elegant ... See full summary »

Director: Tadashi Sawashima | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Kin'ya Kitaôji, Rentarô Mikuni

Votes: 240

21. Nawa to chibusa (1983)

69 min | Drama

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Director: Masaru Konuma | Stars: Nami Matsukawa, Ryôsei Tayama, Izumi Shima, Izumi Sagawa

Votes: 39

22. Janku fudo (1997)

82 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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Director: Masashi Yamamoto | Stars: Ali Ahmed, Arata Furuta, Mika Kumagai, Miki Mia

Votes: 122

23. Please Save My Earth (1993– )

185 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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A group of students discover they are aliens reborn on Earth. But their past lives start to overlap with their present ones, leading to drama and heartache.

Stars: Ted Cole, Michael Dobson, Paul Dobson, Jason Gray-Stanford

Votes: 180

24. Yakuza

Crime, Drama | Announced

An American boy orphaned in Kyoto, Japan, is raised by members of a yakuza crime syndicate. During an all-out gang war, he rises to become one of their fiercest leaders.

25. Koto (1963)

107 min | Drama

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Two twin girls are separated at birth. One grows up in a loving family. The other one doesn't. They finally meat by complete accident on a town fair. No one ever told them about the other one so they begin familiarizing with each other.

Director: Noboru Nakamura | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Hiroyuki Nagato, Seiji Miyaguchi, Teruo Yoshida

Votes: 38

26. Samurai Warriors (2004 Video Game)

T | Action, Fantasy

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Director: Hisashi Koinuma | Stars: Takeshi Kusao, Jûrôta Kosugi, Jôji Nakata, Yûji Ueda

Votes: 49

27. Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director (1975)

132 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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A documentary film on the life and works of director Kenji Mizoguchi.

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Takako Irie, Daisuke Itô, Kyôko Kagawa, Matsutarô Kawaguchi

Votes: 206

28. Ryan Gander: The Idea of Japan (2017 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.7
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Artist Ryan Gander explores Japan's highly sophisticated visual culture, expressed through images and symbols. He makes unexpected connections between everything from geisha to tattoo art.

Director: Ian Denyer | Star: Ryan Gander

Votes: 6

29. Kyoto: A Journey Inside (2016)

95 min | Documentary, Adventure

9.2
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Screenwriter Willie Grady visits Kyoto, Japan and delves into the political issues as well as the indigenous food, traditions, and culture of the city.

Director: Willie Grady | Star: Willie Grady

Votes: 17

30. Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge (2010 Video Game)

E10+ | Adventure, Mystery

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Teen detective Nancy Drew travels to Japan and investigates ghost sightings at a traditional inn.

Director: Tim Burke | Stars: Lani Minella, Kira Lauren, Mikano Fukaya, Walayn Sharples

Votes: 26

31. Kabe-otoko (2006)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.3
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The wall man is a strange wall-dwelling creature that is neither human nor ghost.

Director: Wataru Hayakawa | Stars: Mayumi Ono, Masato Sakai, Hineki Mito, Soushi Miyazaki

Votes: 143

32. Asaki yumemishi (1974)

120 min | Drama

6.8
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After a number of stressful affairs, a court lady becomes a nun in order to pursue a life without desire.

Director: Akio Jissôji | Stars: Janet Hatta, Shin Kishida, Minori Terada, Chisako Hara

Votes: 31

33. Kyoto (1969)

30 min | Documentary, Short

8.3
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Director: Kon Ichikawa | Star: Michael Redgrave

Votes: 10

34. King of the Monsters (1991 Video Game)

Not Rated | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.9
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A one-on-one beat-em-up where you can play a big monster. You can also smash the background graphics and collect power-ups.

Director: Hamachi Papa

Votes: 22

35. Horikawa nakatachiuri (2009)

124 min | Drama

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Director: Gô Shibata | Stars: Kôji Hata, Naozô Hotta, Kirara Inori, Motako Ishii

Votes: 20

36. Mapping Kyoto Streets (2012–2013)

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Stars: Randall V. Channell, Hiroki Sato, Sachiko Hattori, Yuko Harada

37. Ima wa mukashi (2008)

150 min | Drama

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A story of Western characters adrift in the heart of Japan. The three worlds of Mark, a famous novelist, Matthew, an English teacher, and John, a schizophrenic drifter, collide to produce ... See full summary »

Director: Zane J.S. Johnson | Stars: Brenndius Deo, Kate Morgan, Jack Perrow, Ross Wirtanen

38. Benkei tai Ushiwaka (1939)

13 min | Animation, Short

6.3
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Director: Kenzô Masaoka | Star: Kenzô Masaoka

Votes: 13

39. 7-Eleven zhi lian (2002)

97 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Mr Tsai makes his living doing creative work. He writes songs and lyrics, pens novels and makes documentaries. Usually, he works at night and sleep during the day. Every morning, after ... See full summary »

Director: Yung-Shing Teng | Stars: Pin-Yuan Huang, Huan-Ru Ke, Julius Jay Miao, Tzu-chieh Miao

Votes: 15

40. The Island Empire (1932)

7 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: James A. FitzPatrick | Star: James A. FitzPatrick

41. La fête du riz à Kyoto, Japon (1911)

Documentary, Short

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42. Living Arts: Culture in Modern Kyoto (1985 Video)

29 min | Documentary

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43. Shinigami no ya: Kindaichi Kôsuke no kessaku suiri (1989 TV Movie)

72 min | Mystery

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Director: Ikuo Sekimoto | Stars: Kayo Matsuo, Takashi Yamaguchi, Natsuko Migiwa, Yôko Nagayama

44. Mapping Kyoto Streets (2012–2013)
Episode: Fushimi Kaido (2012)

Documentary

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Star: Randall V. Channell

45. Dawn Porter (2008– )
Episode: Geisha Girl (2008)

Documentary

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Dawn travels to Kyoto to become a Geisha. She learns about the customs involved in this profession and the truth behind the myths.

Director: Pascal Franchot | Star: Dawn O'Porter

Votes: 5

46. Mapping Kyoto Streets (2012–2013)
Episode: Hanamikoji-dori (2012)

Documentary

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Star: Randall V. Channell

47. Mapping Kyoto Streets (2012–2013)
Episode: Higashioji-dori (2012)

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Star: Hiroki Sato

48. Mapping Kyoto Streets (2012–2013)
Episode: Imadegawa-dori (2013)

Documentary

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Star: Randall V. Channell

49. Mapping Kyoto Streets (2012–2013)
Episode: Kamo-kaido (2012)

Documentary

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Star: Sachiko Hattori

50. Mapping Kyoto Streets (2012–2013)
Episode: Karasuma-dori (2012)

Documentary

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Star: Hiroki Sato