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Lost in Translation
A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. Dir: Sofia Coppola With: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi Drama 101 mins.
The Love Boat
(1977 TV Series)
Episode: When Worlds Collide/The Captain and the Geisha/The Lottery Winners/The Emperor's Fortune: Part 1 (1983) The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess. Dir: Jerome Courtland With: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy Comedy | Romance 60 mins.
The Last Samurai
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle. Dir: Edward Zwick With: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly Action | Drama | History | War 154 mins.
Memoirs of a Geisha
Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha. Dir: Rob Marshall With: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh Drama | Romance 145 mins.
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori Crime | Drama | Mystery 88 mins.
An Idiot Abroad
(2010 TV Series)
Episode: Climb Mount Fuji (2011) Karl visits Japan where he trains to be a sumo wrestler, stays in a capsule hotel, decides to invent something, eats fermented Japanese fish, studies with a Zen Buddhist master, participates in a Japanese tea ceremony, and climbs Mt. Fuji. Dir: Jamie Jay Johnson With: Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant Documentary | Comedy | Reality-TV 44 mins.
A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan. Dir: Jerry London With: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada Adventure | Drama | History | War 60 mins.
Tora! Tora! Tora!
A dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen. Dir: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku With: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards Action | Adventure | Drama | History | War 144 mins.
A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion. Dir: Ron Fricke Documentary | War 96 mins.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
(2005 TV Series)
Episode: Tokyo (2008) Anthony Bourdain is off to Tokyo in search of the perfect sushi and a knife. With: Anthony Bourdain, Kunio Aihara, Alex Bennett Documentary 60 mins.
The Pillow Book
As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book"... Dir: Peter Greenaway With: Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Yoshi Oida Drama 126 mins.
In the Realm of the Senses
A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to a sexual obsession which then came to a violent end. Dir: Nagisa Ôshima With: Tatsuya Fuji, Eiko Matsuda, Aoi Nakajima Drama | History | Romance 109 mins.
Rurôni Kenshin: Meiji kenkaku roman tan
In 1868, after the end of the Bakumatsu war, the former assassin Kenshin Himura promises to defend those in need without killing... Dir: Keishi Ohtomo With: Takeru Satô, Emi Takei, Yû Aoi Action | Drama | History 134 mins.
Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter... Dir: Sydney Pollack With: Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 112 mins.
This movie is based on the second and fourth cases in the popular video game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney... Dir: Takashi Miike With: Hiroki Narimiya, Takumi Saitô, Mirei Kiritani Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller 135 mins.
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. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Chishû Ryû, Setsuko Hara, Yumeji Tsukioka Drama 108 mins.
Parasyte: Part 1
The humanity is suffering from murders all over the globe, called "Mincemeat murders". High school student, Izumi Shinichi has a parasite living off him, having replaced his right hand, and he might be the discoverer of truth. Dir: Takashi Yamazaki With: Shôta Sometani, Eri Fukatsu, Ai Hashimoto Horror | Sci-Fi 109 mins.
The Happiness of the Katakuris
A family moves to the country to run a rustic mountain inn when, to their horror, the customers begin befalling sudden and unlikely fates. Dir: Takashi Miike With: Kenji Sawada, Keiko Matsuzaka, Shinji Takeda Comedy | Horror | Musical | Romance | Thriller 113 mins.
No Regrets for Our Youth
The daughter of a politically disgraced university professor struggles to find a place for herself in love and life, in the uncertain world of Japan leading into WWII. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Setsuko Hara, Susumu Fujita, Denjirô Ôkôchi Drama 110 mins.
A down-and-out American boxer becomes involved in a feud between two Japanese brothers. Dir: John Frankenheimer With: Scott Glenn, Toshirô Mifune, Donna Kei Benz Action | Drama 113 mins.
When the Last Sword is Drawn
Kanichiro Yoshimura is a Samurai and Family man who can no longer support his wife and children on the... Dir: Yôjirô Takita With: Kiichi Nakai, Kôichi Satô, Yui Natsukawa Drama 143 mins.
Paul Robaix is a well known director, married to Lucy Dell, a famous movie star. Robaix wants to make a movie of the classic play Madame Butterfly... Dir: Jack Cardiff With: Shirley MacLaine, Yves Montand, Edward G. Robinson Comedy 119 mins.
Sugata, a young man, struggles to learn the nuance and meaning of judo, and in doing so comes to learn something of the meaning of life. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Yukiko Todoroki Action | Adventure | Drama 79 mins.
Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting... Dir: Nagisa Ôshima With: Takeshi Kitano, Ryûhei Matsuda, Shinji Takeda Drama | History | Thriller 100 mins.
The Barbarian and the Geisha
Townsend Harris is sent by President Pierce to Japan to serve as the first U.S. Consul-General to that country... Dir: John Huston With: John Wayne, Eiko Ando, Sam Jaffe Adventure | Drama | History | Romance 105 mins.
Message from Space
In this Star Wars take-off, the peaceful planet of Jillucia has been nearly wiped out by the Gavanas... Dir: Kinji Fukasaku With: Vic Morrow, Shin'ichi Chiba, Philip Casnoff Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi 105 mins.
The film centers an aged movie extra who specializes to be killed in samurai movies without ever being lit by the limelight... Dir: Ken Ochiai With: Seizô Fukumoto, Chihiro Yamamoto, Masashi Goda Action | Drama 103 mins.
(2002 TV Series)
Episode: Japani (2005) Two backpackers travel through Asia and America. Dir: Tuomas Milonoff With: Tuomas Milonoff, Riku Rantala Documentary 35 mins.
(1980 TV Movie)
An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan. Dir: Jerry London With: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada Adventure | Drama | History | War 125 mins.
After the Rain
During a downpour, a generous ronin and his supporting wife are stranded at a country inn. The ronin comes to the attention of a lord who wants to hire him as an instructor for his men, who treat the ronin with disrespect. Dir: Takashi Koizumi With: Akira Terao, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Shirô Mifune Drama 91 mins.
Flight from Ashiya
A helicopter rescue team tries to save the survivors of a shipwreck off the coast of Japan during a raging typhoon. Dir: Michael Anderson With: Yul Brynner, Richard Widmark, George Chakiris Adventure | Romance | Drama | War 100 mins.
Fear and Trembling
A Belgian woman looks back on her year at a Japanese corporation in Tokyo in 1990. She is Amélie, born in Japan... Dir: Alain Corneau With: Sylvie Testud, Kaori Tsuji, Tarô Suwa Comedy | Drama 107 mins.
A troubled young samurai seeks revenge for the death of his father. Dir: Hirokazu Koreeda With: Jun'ichi Okada, Rie Miyazawa, Arata Furuta Comedy | Drama 127 mins.
Min is a Korean boy moves to Japan with his father who is a potter. One day at a local shrine, he meets Nanae... Dir: Sang-hee Han With: Jun-ki Lee, Aoi Miyazaki, Ayaka Morita Romance 102 mins.
Eyes of a Beginner
Clay Holman (Rob Beare) had everything a young man could hope for, everything but sight. It wasn't... Dir: Rob Beare With: Rob Beare, Michael Bemister, Adam Besse Adventure | Drama | Romance 115 mins.
Heroes and Villains
(2007 TV Series)
Episode: Shogun (2008) The tale of Samurai and their leaders Ieyasu Tokugawa and Mitsunari Ishida who were locked into a power struggle after the death of the Taiko... Dir: Arif Nurmohamed With: James Saito, Hiro Kanagawa, Louis Ozawa Changchien Documentary | Drama 60 mins.
The Makioka Sisters
This sensuously beautiful film chronicles the activities of four sisters who gather in Kyoto every year to view the cherry blossoms... Dir: Kon Ichikawa With: Keiko Kishi, Yoshiko Sakuma, Sayuri Yoshinaga Drama | Romance 140 mins.
Parasyte: Part 2
Dir: Takashi Yamazaki With: Shôta Sometani, Eri Fukatsu, Ai Hashimoto Horror | Sci-Fi
Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer
A chronicle of the life of Yasui Santetsu, a 17th century master of go who turned his attention to astronomy and created a new calendar for Japan. Dir: Yôjirô Takita With: Aoi Miyazaki, Kiichi Nakai, Shôta Sometani Drama 141 mins.
Atout coeur à Tokyo pour O.S.S. 117
US 24, an American Navy base in a small island in the Pacific, is annihilated. Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath... Dir: Michel Boisrond With: Frederick Stafford, Marina Vlady, Jitsuko Yoshimura Action | Crime | Thriller 100 mins.
Gan no tera
Dir: Yûzô Kawashima With: Ayako Wakao, Ganjirô Nakamura, Kuniichi Takami Drama | Romance 98 mins.
The House Where Evil Dwells
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. Dir: Kevin Connor With: Edward Albert, Susan George, Doug McClure Horror 88 mins.
A prison officer hands in his resignation after his wife's death, to drive to the port where she wants her ashes scattered at sea. Dir: Yasuo Furuhata With: Ken Takakura, Yûko Tanaka, Kôichi Satô Drama 110 mins.
Top Knot Detective
(2015 TV Series)
Episode: Pilot (2015) This is the story of how a failed Japanese samurai series, became an instant cult classic. Dir: Aaron McCann, Dominic Pearce With: Toshi Okuzaki, Masa Yamaguchi, Travis Johnson Action | Adventure | Comedy 7 mins.
Sen no Rikyu: Honkakubô ibun
Years after the death of legendary tea master Rikyu, his disciple Honkakubo attempts to resolve the mystery of the master's death... Dir: Kei Kumai With: Eiji Okuda, Toshirô Mifune, Kinnosuke Nakamura Drama | History 107 mins.
Josef von Sternberg directed, photographed, provides the voice-over narration and wrote the screenplay... Dir: Josef von Sternberg With: Akemi Negishi, Tadashi Suganuma, Kisaburo Sawamura Drama | War 92 mins.
Patti Smith: Dream of Life
An intimate portrait of poet, painter, musician and singer Patti Smith that mirrors the essence of the artist herself. Dir: Steven Sebring With: Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Oliver Ray Documentary | Music 109 mins.
Azumi 2: Death or Love
Young assassins Azumi and Nagara continue their mission to prevent a civil war. In their hunt for Masayuki Sanada, who is protected by both an army and a dangerous clan, they meet Ginkaku, a person who shows a remarking resemblance with former friend Nachi. Dir: Shûsuke Kaneko With: Aya Ueto, Yûma Ishigaki, Chiaki Kuriyama Action 108 mins.
On several Shuttle missions, Earth has been portrayed from places that nobody else could reach. We also... Dir: Ben Burtt With: James Buchli, Toni Myers Documentary 42 mins.
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda. Dir: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick With: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan Documentary | Biography | War 167 mins.