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1. The Wolverine (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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60 Metascore

When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

Votes: 353,238 | Gross: $132.55M

2. The Last Samurai (2003)

R | 154 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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55 Metascore

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, William Atherton

Votes: 332,333 | Gross: $111.11M

3. 47 Ronin (2013)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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28 Metascore

A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.

Director: Carl Rinsch | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 122,905 | Gross: $38.30M

4. Harold and Maude (1971)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 59,146

5. Jûsan-nin no shikaku (2010)

R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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84 Metascore

A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya, Ikki Sawamura

Votes: 52,882 | Gross: $0.80M

7. Brother (I) (2000)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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47 Metascore

A Japanese gangster is exiled to Los Angeles where his brother lives with a small but respectable multi-racial gang, who he inspires to expand their influence.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Claude Maki, Omar Epps, Masaya Katô

Votes: 19,237 | Gross: $0.45M

8. Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)

R | 79 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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Two cops have to work together to bring down the yakuza, while trying to protect a beautiful women.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Brandon Lee, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tia Carrere

Votes: 13,127 | Gross: $2.28M

9. Black Lagoon (2006– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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A Japanese businessman, captured by modern-day pirates, is written off and left for dead by his company. Tired of the corporate life, he opts to stick with the mercenaries that kidnapped him, becoming part of their gang.

Stars: Megumi Toyoguchi, Daisuke Namikawa, Maryke Hendrikse, Brad Swaile

Votes: 7,601

10. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

R | 123 min | Drama, War

7.3
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During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 11,446

11. Harakiri (1962)

Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, History

8.7
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An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 20,430

12. To End All Wars (2001)

R | 117 min | Action, Drama, War

7.1
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A true story about four Allied POWs who endure harsh treatment from their Japanese captors during World War II while being forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. Ultimately ... See full summary »

Director: David L. Cunningham | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Kiefer Sutherland, Ciarán McMenamin, Mark Strong

Votes: 9,081

13. Restless (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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47 Metascore

The story of a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Henry Hopper, Ryo Kase, Schuyler Fisk

Votes: 15,615 | Gross: $0.16M

14. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

7.1
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A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system.

Director: Ngai Choi Lam | Stars: Siu-Wong Fan, Mei Sheng Fan, Ka-Kui Ho, Yukari Ôshima

Votes: 10,328

15. 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: 9,281

16. 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: 5,669 | Gross: $0.45M

17. Tasogare Seibei (2002)

129 min | Drama, History

8.1
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82 Metascore

A 19th-century samurai tries to protect a battered wife.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Nenji Kobayashi, Ren Ôsugi

Votes: 18,769

18. Le magasin des suicides (2012)

79 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

6.2
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A family-run shop that sells everything you need to take your own life finds it hard to focus on business after a new baby -- one who makes everyone around him happy -- is born into the family.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Bernard Alane, Isabelle Spade, Kacey Mottet Klein, Isabelle Giami

Votes: 5,358

19. Hiroshima (2005 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.9
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Documentary with dramatic reenactments with actors to describe what dropping the bomb on Hiroshima was like.

Director: Paul Wilmshurst | Stars: John Hurt, Shuntaro Hida, George Elsey, Paul Tibbets

Votes: 1,223

20. The House Where Evil Dwells (1982)

R | 88 min | Horror

4.4
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A young American family moves to a House in Kyoto, Japan. It turns out to be haunted by the ghosts of a woman and her lover, who were killed by the woman's husband, as well as the ghost of the husband, who killed himself afterward.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Edward Albert, Susan George, Doug McClure, Amy Barrett

Votes: 777

21. Mibu gishi den (2002)

143 min | Drama

7.6
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Kanichiro Yoshimura is a Samurai and Family man who can no longer support his wife and children on the the low pay he receives from his small town clan, he is forced by the love for his ... See full summary »

Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Kiichi Nakai, Kôichi Satô, Yui Natsukawa, Takehiro Murata

Votes: 4,130

22. The 47 Ronin (1941)

241 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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In 1701, Lord Takuminokami Asano has a feud with Lord Kira and he tries to kill Kira in the corridors of the Shogun's palace. The Shogun sentences Lord Asano to commit suppuku and deprives ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa, Kan'emon Nakamura

Votes: 1,484

23. Chûshingura (1962)

207 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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After their lord is tricked into committing ritual suicide, forty-seven samurai warriors await the chance to avenge their master and reclaim their honor.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Chûsha Ichikawa, Tatsuya Mihashi, Akira Takarada

Votes: 1,615

24. Blood on the Sun (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.2
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A dedicated American reporter in 1930s Japan is determined to expose that government's plan for world domination.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: James Cagney, Sylvia Sidney, Porter Hall, John Emery

Votes: 1,439

25. The King Maker (2005)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

3.5
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In 1547 Fernando De Gama, a young "Soldier of Fortune" from Portugal, set sail for the Orient in a bid to find the man that murdered his father and, with luck, like many of his fellow ... See full summary »

Director: Lek Kitaparaporn | Stars: Gary Stretch, John Rhys-Davies, Cindy Burbridge, Dom Hetrakul

Votes: 645

26. The Cowra Breakout (1984– )

50 min | Action, Drama, War

8.2
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In August 1944, 1104 Japanese prisoners of war at the Australian POW camp at Cowra stage a mass breakout. Four guards are killed in the escape, and 231 prisoners die by wounds sustained or ... See full summary »

Stars: Alan David Lee, Dennis Miller, Andrew Lloyde, Tony Barry

Votes: 89

27. Patriotism (1966)

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Short

7.6
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A Noh dramatization of the suicides of Lt. Shinji Takeyama and his wife Reiko. After participating in a failed 1936 coup and being ordered to execute his friends, he bids his wife an intimate farewell and commits harakiri.

Directors: Masaki Dômoto, Yukio Mishima | Stars: Yukio Mishima, Yoshiko Tsuruoka

Votes: 1,055

28. Kichiku dai enkai (1997)

100 min | Drama, Horror

5.5
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While the leader is in jail, his leftist group is controlled by his girlfriend, but her leadership lacks conviction and perspective. When the leader commits suicide in prison, despair and ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri | Stars: Shigeru Bokuda, Sumiko Mikami, Shunsuke Sawada, Toshiyuki Sugihara

Votes: 538

29. Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu (1980)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that ... See full summary »

Director: Noribumi Suzuki | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Shin'ichi Chiba, Etsuko Shiomi, Yuki Ninagawa

Votes: 517

30. Assassination (1964)

104 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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In 1863, when Americans warships approach Japan, a enigmatic ronin becomes a important figure in a complex game of power between the Shogunate and the empire.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Shima Iwashita, Eiji Okada, Isao Kimura

Votes: 618

31. Gatekeeper (I) (2016)

39 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Patrolling a popular tourist destination of steep cliffs that plummet into the Sea of Japan, a retired police officer vigilantly intercepts troubled souls looking to jump, his count of lives saved now over 500.

Director: Yung Chang | Stars: Misako Kawagoshi, Kenji Morioka, Yukio Shige

Votes: 23

32. Return of the Chinese Boxer (1977)

100 min | Action, Adventure

6.7
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In wake of the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895), a group of Japanese warlords calculate that the best way to prepare an invasion of the rest of China from their southern Manchuria ... See full summary »

Director: Yu Wang | Stars: Yu Wang, Fei Lung, Emily Y. Chang, Kang Chin

Votes: 172

33. Sakuradamon-gai no hen (2010)

137 min | History

6.0
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The Sakurada Gate Incident recounts the story of Mito Domain Samurai coming off house arrest named Seki Tetsunosuke (played by Osawa Takao). He along with other prominent Mito Clansmen are ... See full summary »

Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Kyoko Hasegawa, Minosuke Bandô, Akira Emoto

Votes: 45

34. Tang ren piao ke (1973)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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When the Japanese massacre the people of his fishing village, the Chinese hero of this Kung Fu epic (Jimmy Wang Yu) heads to Japan seeking vengeance.

Director: Lung Chien | Stars: Yu Wang, Ching Ching Chang, Fei Lung, Ping Lu

Votes: 144

35. Byakkotai (2007– )

240 min | Drama, History

6.9
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This TV-drama follows Sakai Shintaro, descendant of Sakai Mineji -a Byakkotai samurai-, and traces the tragedy of the Byakkotai, a military force composed of 340 16 to 17 years old boys during the Boshin War (Aizu war).

Stars: Yûko Asano, Aya Enjôji, Taisuke Fujigaya, Yuriko Hirooka

Votes: 24

36. Hashimura Togo (1917)

50 min | Comedy

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Director: William C. de Mille | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Florence Vidor, Mabel Van Buren, Walter Long

37. Bijo kenshi: Futari seppuku (1990 Video)

42 min | Short, Horror

5.5
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Stars: Hiromi Saotome, Yuuri Sunohara

Votes: 32

38. Guang dao nian ba (1974)

110 min | Drama, War

7.1
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Director: Kong Lung | Stars: Josephine Siao, Charlie Chin, Chiao Chiao, Shan Kwan

Votes: 8

39. Meiji Tennô to Nogi Shôgun (1959)

104 min | Biography, Drama, War

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Life and death of Imperial Japanese Army's general Nogi Maresuke, characterized by an absolute devotion to Emperor Meiji.

Director: Kiyoshi Komori | Stars: Hiroshi Hayashi, Kanjûrô Arashi, Sachiko Murase, Shuntarô Emi

40. Nazi Mega Weapons (2013– )
Episode: Japanese Superfortress (2016)

Documentary, History, War

7.8
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Details the formidable Japanese defenses on the island of Okinawa during WW2, and the ultimate test of them.

Directors: Ashley Morris, Bill Thomas | Stars: Masashi Fujimoto, Kei Miura, Dai Tabuchi

Votes: 11

41. The Blacklist (2013– )
Episode: Mako Tanida (No. 83) (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Tom struggles to keep his secret safe. Ressler goes after the man who's taking down his old team one by one, Mako Tanida.

Director: Michael W. Watkins | Stars: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold

Votes: 1,251

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

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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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: 25

43. Rome (2005–2007)
Episode: Utica (2005)

TV-MA | 53 min | Action, Drama, History

8.5
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The defeated Cato and Scipio fall back on the African city of Utica after the Battle of Thapsus where they decide to end it all. Caesar, after two years of fighting in Greece and Egypt, ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Lindsay Duncan

Votes: 1,018