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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 | Adventure | Drama | History | War 154 mins.
Lost in Translation
A fading movie star with a sense of emptiness, and a neglected young wife meet as strangers in Tokyo and form an unlikely bond. Dir: Sofia Coppola With: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi Drama 101 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.
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 60 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 88 mins.
In the Realm of the Senses
Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan, a man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair. Their... Dir: Nagisa Ôshima With: Tatsuya Fuji, Eiko Matsuda, Aoi Nakajima Drama | History | Romance 109 mins.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
(2005 TV Series)
Episode: Tokyo (2008) Anthony Bourdain, chef, writer, traveler, visits places all around the world sampling various foods. With: Anthony Bourdain, Masaharu Morimoto Documentary 60 mins.
A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion. Dir: Ron Fricke Documentary | War 96 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.
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 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.
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 | Romance | Thriller 126 mins.
This movie is based on the second and fourth cases in the popular video game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney... Dir: Takashi Miike With: Akiyoshi Nakao, Takumi Saitô, Mirei Kiritani Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
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.
Noriko is 27 years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay taking care of her father. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Chishû Ryû, Setsuko Hara, Yumeji Tsukioka Drama 108 mins.
After the Rain
Ihei Misawa and his wife Tayo, stranded by rains at a country inn, bring a great deal of happiness to... Dir: Takashi Koizumi With: Akira Terao, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Shirô Mifune Drama 91 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 111 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.
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.
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, Edward S. Herman Documentary | Biography | War 167 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.
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.
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.
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.
(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 Action | Adventure | Drama | History | War 125 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: Sonny Chiba, Vic Morrow, Philip Casnoff Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi 105 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ode to Joy
German soldiers are transported to a prisoner-of-war camp in Japan after the First World War. Dir: Masanobu Deme With: Ken Matsudaira, Bruno Ganz, Hiroshi Abe Drama | History | Music | War 130 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.
(2002 TV Series)
Episode: Japani (2005) Two backpackers travel through Asia and America. Dir: Tuomas Milonoff With: Tuomas Milonoff, Riku Rantala Documentary 35 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.
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, Dai Watanabe, Kiichi Nakai Drama 141 mins.
Death of a Tea Master
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.
La Truite (The Trout)
Frederique (Huppert) leaves her family's small-town trout farm to embark on an journey taking her to Japan and into the arms of a man... Dir: Joseph Losey With: Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Spiesser, Jeanne Moreau Drama 103 mins.
Escapade in Japan
A plane on its way to Japan is forced to land at sea just off the Japanese coast. A small American boy... Dir: Arthur Lubin With: Teresa Wright, Cameron Mitchell, Jon Provost Adventure | Family 93 mins.
Am I Trying
Dir: Yôji Yamada With: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Sachiko Mitsumoto Drama | Comedy | Romance 91 mins.
(1960 TV Series)
Episode: Episode dated 24 April 1961 (1961) Dean Miller visits the Kyoto wood shop of Japanese artisan Saito. With: Dean Miller 30 mins.
An American intelligence agent is sent to Tokyo to track down a Communist spy ring. Dir: Richard L. Breen With: Robert Wagner, Joan Collins, Edmond O'Brien Drama | Mystery 100 mins.
Seven Nights in Japan
Dir: Lewis Gilbert With: Michael York, Hidemi Aoki, Charles Gray Action | Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance 104 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.
Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn takes viewers on a tour of the world's greatest gardens. Dir: Bruce Franchini With: Audrey Hepburn, Michael York, Gustavo Tavares Documentary 30 mins.
Ken, a 23-year-old, is devastated at the death of his father. He decides to commit suicide by jumping into the near-freezing river... Dir: Claude Gagnon With: Tatsuya Fuji, Christopher Heyerdahl, Matthew Smiley Drama | Romance 110 mins.