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1. Violent Cop (1989)

Not Rated | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A violence prone police officer discovers that his colleague is trafficking drugs.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Maiko Kawakami, Makoto Ashikawa, Shirô Sano

Votes: 8,870 | Gross: $0.00M

2. Mai wei (2011)

R | 137 min | Action, Drama, War

7.8
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30 Metascore

In World War II-era Korea, rival runners, one Korean (Jang Dong-gun) and one Japanese (Joe Odagiri), go to war together against the Soviets.

Director: Je-kyu Kang | Stars: Dong-Gun Jang, Joe Odagiri, Bingbing Fan, In-kwon Kim

Votes: 8,615 | Gross: $0.07M

3. Pokémon 4Ever (2001)

G | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.6
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Ash must stop a hunter who forces the mythical Pokémon Celebi to help him destroy a forest.

Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Jim Malone | Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rica Matsumoto, Rachael Lillis, Ikue Ôtani

Votes: 6,337 | Gross: $1.73M

4. Godzilla 2000 (1999)

PG | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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41 Metascore

Godzilla saves Tokyo from a flying saucer that transforms into the beast Orga.

Director: Takao Okawara | Stars: Takehiro Murata, Hiroshi Abe, Naomi Nishida, Mayu Suzuki

Votes: 6,239 | Gross: $10.04M

5. Gojira: Fainaru uôzu (2004)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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Godzilla's fiftieth Anniversary project, in which Godzilla travels around the world to fight his old foes plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Masahiro Matsuoka, Rei Kikukawa, Don Frye, Maki Mizuno

Votes: 6,009

6. Kansen (2004)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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INFECTION takes place in a dark, isolated hospital, where one doctors mistake has led to dire consequences for a patient.

Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Michiko Hada, Mari Hoshino, Tae Kimura, Yôko Maki

Votes: 4,795

7. Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Gidorâ: Daikaijû sôkôgeki (2001)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Three ancient guardian beasts awaken to protect Japan against Godzilla.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Chiharu Niiyama, Ryûdô Uzaki, Masahiro Kobayashi, Shirô Sano

Votes: 3,960

8. The Princess Blade (2001)

R | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.8
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59 Metascore

In the near future, Japan is ruled once more by a monarchy. But, rebels opposed to this rule seek to overthrow the government. The House of Takemikazuchi, a band of assassins is hired by ... See full summary »

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Yumiko Shaku, Hideaki Itô, Yôichi Numata, Shirô Sano

Votes: 2,542

9. Solntse (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History

7.4
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85 Metascore

Third part in Aleksandr Sokurov's quadrilogy of Power, following Moloch (1999) and Taurus (2001), focuses on Japanese Emperor Hirohito and Japan's defeat in World War II when he is finally confronted by General Douglas MacArthur who offers him to accept a diplomatic defeat for survival.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Issei Ogata, Robert Dawson, Kaori Momoi, Shirô Sano

Votes: 2,355 | Gross: $0.08M

10. 20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End (2008)

142 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

6.7
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In 1969, Kenji, an elementary school kid and his friends built a secret base during their summer holidays. They fantasized that they had to fight villains who were out to conquer the world ... See full summary »

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Toshiaki Karasawa, Etsushi Toyokawa, Takako Tokiwa, Teruyuki Kagawa

Votes: 2,196

11. Yôkai daisensô (2005)

PG-13 | 124 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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63 Metascore

A young boy is chosen as the defender of good and must team up with Japan's ancient spirits and creatures of lore to destroy the forces of evil.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Chiaki Kuriyama, Bunta Sugawara

Votes: 2,124

12. 20th Century Boys 3: Redemption (2009)

156 min | Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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It is 2017 and a resurrected Tomodachi rules the world. The prophecies of The New Book have all come true. Tomodachi predicts the end of the world through the spread of a lethal virus by ... See full summary »

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Kôichi Yamadera, Qyoko Kudo, Naoto Takenaka

Votes: 884

13. Rampo (1994)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Edogawa Rampo is a writer whose latest work is censored by the government, deemed too disturbing and injurious to the public to be allowed to be published. However, after burning his drafts... See full summary »

Directors: Rintaro Mayuzumi, Kazuyoshi Okuyama | Stars: Naoto Takenaka, Michiko Hada, Masahiro Motoki, Teruyuki Kagawa

Votes: 512 | Gross: $0.31M

14. Rich Man, Poor Woman (2012)

54 min | Comedy

7.8
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Sawaki Chihiro, a hardworking student from Tokyo University right out of college, is having a hard time finding a job due to her lack of experience. At a job interview she meets Hyuga Toru,... See full summary »

Stars: Shun Oguri, Satomi Ishihara, Saki Aibu, Arata Iura

Votes: 423

15. Evil Dead Trap 2 (1992)

97 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.0
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A female projectionist is apparently a serial killer.

Director: Izô Hashimoto | Stars: Utako Nakajima, Rie Kondoh, Shirô Sano, Shino Ikenami

Votes: 382

16. Kôshônin (2003 TV Movie)

107 min | Crime

7.2
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After a convenience store robbery, three unidentified men hold a group of people hostage in a hospital. Inspector Ishida and Captain Tohno handle the negotiations while one of their ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Mayu Tsuruta, Shirô Sano, Ken'ichi Endô

Votes: 323

17. Waga jinsei saiaku no toki (1993)

92 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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61 Metascore

Maiku Hama is a private detective working in Yokohama. Hama comes to the aid of a Taiwanese waiter named Yang and agrees to track down his missing brother. Through a series of ... See full summary »

Director: Kaizô Hayashi | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Shirô Sano, Kiyotaka Nanbara, Hai-Ping Yang

Votes: 319

18. Amarufi: Megami no hôshû (2009)

125 min | Drama

6.2
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A young Japanese woman goes missing in Rome during the Christmas season.

Director: Hiroshi Nishitani | Stars: Yûji Oda, Yûki Amami, Erika Toda, Kôichi Satô

Votes: 299

19. Dare mo mamotte kurenai (2008)

118 min | Drama

6.9
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Ryoichi Kimizuka's riveting exploration of the Japanese media's feeding frenzy focuses on a15-year-old girl forced into police protection to escape from the journalistic hordes after her ... See full summary »

Director: Ryôichi Kimizuka | Stars: Kôichi Satô, Mirai Shida, Ryûhei Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida

Votes: 279

20. Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis (1988)

135 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.3
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A demonic reincarnation of a Japanese general from the 10th century appears in the early 20th century Tokyo with a mission to destroy the blooming city.

Director: Akio Jissôji | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Kyûsaku Shimada, Mieko Harada, Jun'ichi Ishida

Votes: 269

21. Kurai tokoro de machiawase (2006)

130 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.1
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A precarious loner sneaks into a blind woman's home and begins living there without her noticing. Meanwhile, the woman mourns her recently deceased father and struggles to remain connected to the world.

Director: Daisuke Tengan | Stars: Rena Tanaka, Bo-lin Chen, Haruka Igawa, Kôichi Satô

Votes: 259

22. Ihatôbu gensô, Kenji no haru (1996 TV Movie)

55 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.4
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The story of Kenji Miyazawa, the beloved Japanese poet, who also wrote Night on the Galactic Railroad.

Directors: Shôji Kawamori, Stuart J. Levy | Stars: Shirô Sano, Mariko Kouda, Chikao Ohtsuka, Victor Chin

Votes: 250

23. Jipangu (1990)

119 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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Jigoku is a samurai outlaw who is on the run with his motley bunch of followers. There's a bounty on his head with a cute female bounty hunter named Yuri The Pistol who's an ace gunslinger ... See full summary »

Director: Kaizô Hayashi | Stars: Masahiro Takashima, Narumi Yasuda, Mikijirô Hira, Haruko Wanibuchi

Votes: 240

24. Trick (2000– )

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Naoko Yamada is a magician struggling to make ends meet who agrees to partner with Professor Ueda, who has been asked by detectives Yabe and Ishihara for help in investigating crimes ... See full summary »

Stars: Yukie Nakama, Hiroshi Abe, Katsuhisa Namase, Kazuki Maehara

Votes: 230

25. Pâkusu (2017)

118 min | Drama, Family

3.4
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University student Jun has a lot of free time on her hands. She encounters Haru who is in high school and looks a woman she knew in her past. They meet Tokio, who is the grandson of the ... See full summary »

Director: Natsuki Seta | Stars: Ai Hashimoto, Mei Nagano, Shôta Sometani, Shizuka Ishibashi

Votes: 224

26. Shomuni (1998– )

Comedy, Drama

5.9
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Tsukahara Sawako, a newcomer in a big company, starts going out with a superior, only to realise that the latter is married. Due to this scandal, she is demoted to Shyomu ni, a department ... See full summary »

Stars: Makiko Esumi, Kotomi Kyôno, Yumiko Takahashi, Keiko Toda

Votes: 208

27. Chîmu bachisuta no eikô (2008)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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Toho university hospital has established an outstanding coronary surgery team under the leadership of a up and coming, star, U.S. trained surgeon (Kiji Kikkawa) that specializes in the ... See full synopsis »

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Hiroshi Abe, Sei Hiraizumi, Haruka Igawa

Votes: 164

28. Inu no eiga (2005)

96 min | Family

6.9
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It is no secret that dogs are the superlative of superlatives when it comes to life and existence on this planet so it should be no surprise that a film, or anthology, on these noble beings... See full summary »

Directors: Isshin Inudô, Hideki Kuroda, Yoshio Kuroda, Satoshi Nagai, Atsushi Sanada, Shinsuke Sato, Tetsuhisa Yazu | Stars: Shidô Nakamura, Aoi Miyazaki, Misaki Itô, Manami Konishi

Votes: 162

29. Kin'yû hametsu Nippon: Tôgenkyô no hito-bito (2002)

105 min

6.9
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Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Shirô Sano, Yu Tokui, Midoriko Kimura

Votes: 156

30. Kagi no kakatta heya (2014 TV Movie)

Mystery

7.6
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Stars: Satoshi Ohno, Erika Toda, Kôichi Satô, Naoto Fujita

Votes: 155

32. Heya (II) (1993)

92 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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A quiet killer is looking for a room. The real state agent, shy and expressionless, guides him through Tokyo, towards the ruins the decadent economy has left behind, in hopes of finding The Room.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Akaji Maro, Yoriko Dôguchi, Shirô Sano, Sayoko Takahashi

Votes: 142

33. Cat's Eye (1997)

91 min | Action, Comedy

4.4
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Three cat burgling sisters have to go up against the police and a Chinese crime syndicate in order to rescue their kidnapped father.

Director: Kaizô Hayashi | Stars: Yuki Uchida, Izumi Inamori, Norika Fujiwara, Kenta Harada

Votes: 138

34. Jeneraru rûju no gaisen (2009)

123 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Hiroshi Abe, Michiko Hada, Yasufumi Hayashi

Votes: 129

35. Harukana jidai no kaidan o (1995)

101 min | Drama

6.8
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Mike Hama is a private investigator who has been reduced to combing the mean streets of the Yokohama waterfront on a borrowed bicycle.

Director: Kaizô Hayashi | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Kiyotaka Nanbara, Haruko Wanibuchi, Shirô Sano

Votes: 126

36. Gegege no Kitarô: Sennen noroi uta (2008)

119 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.3
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Set in the same world populated by Yokai, demon spirits with supernatural powers - Wentz Eiji of WaT reprises his role as half-human, half-yokai hero Kitaro, who takes it upon himself to ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuhide Motoki | Stars: Eiji Wentz, Kii Kitano, Rena Tanaka, Yô Ôizumi

Votes: 119

37. Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro (2003–2005)

5 min | Short, Horror

5.9
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Stars: Rina Uchiyama, Kenji Mizuhashi, Kurume Arisaka, Tomoka Kurotani

Votes: 114

38. Rakkî sukai daiamondo (1990 Video)

60 min | Horror

5.0
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A woman wakes up in a hospital and is terrorized by horrifying hallucinations and two sadistic doctors.

Director: Izô Hashimoto | Stars: Naoko Amihama, Reiko Nakamura, Shirô Sano

Votes: 111

39. Yôgisha: Muroi Shinji (2005)

117 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

4.9
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Director: Ryôichi Kimizuka | Stars: Toshirô Yanagiba, Rena Tanaka, Shô Aikawa, Norito Yashima

Votes: 110

40. Sharaku (1995)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A crippled kabuki player is taken into a strolling company of itinerant actors. An influential publisher notices his honest, bold drawings, and nurtures him despite persecution and betrayal... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Furankî Sakai, Shima Iwashita, Tsurutarô Kataoka

Votes: 109

41. Oyayubi sagashi (2006)

96 min | Horror, Mystery

5.3
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Eight school friends innocently join together to play a game that, if played well, promised to make their greatest dreams come true. But, they soon discover that mistakes may cost them more than even their dreams could tell.

Director: Naoto Kumazawa | Stars: Ken Miyake, Ayumi Itô, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Runa Nagai

Votes: 109

42. Four Days of Snow and Blood (1989)

114 min | Action, Drama, War

6.7
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Based on the "2.26 Incident", an attempted coup d'état in Japan 1936, launched by radical ultra-nationalist parts of the military. Several leading politicians were killed and the center of ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Tomokazu Miura, Masahiro Motoki, Katsutoshi Arata

Votes: 108

43. Aiki (2002)

119 min | Drama

6.7
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A wheelchair-bound drop-out becomes a martial arts pupil.

Director: Daisuke Tengan | Stars: Haruhiko Katô, Rie Tomosaka, Chiaki Hara, Akiko Kinouchi

Votes: 100

44. Yumemiru yôni nemuritai (1986)

81 min | Fantasy

7.0
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An aging silent film actress hires a private eye and his wacky but helpful assistant to track down her missing daughter, Bellflower. The two follow a succession of bizarre, obscure clues, ... See full summary »

Director: Kaizô Hayashi | Stars: Morio Agata, Kenji Endo, Fujiko Fukamizu, Baiken Jukkanji

Votes: 98

45. Ricchiman, puaûman in Nyûyôku (2013 TV Movie)

144 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Makoto who is working in Brazil is back in Japan for a short stay. However, not having a place for the week she stays over at Toru's house. Their lifestyles though are not exactly good matches and soon the tension begins to simmer.

Director: Masaki Nishiura | Stars: Saki Aibu, Yôsuke Asari, Brandon Francis, Shô Ikushima

Votes: 96

46. Saka no ue no kumo (2009–2011)

Drama

8.3
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The 19th Century was a turbulent one for Japan. Enduring the throes of change brought about by the Meiji era, it still struggled to join the world and be considered a "civilized, modern ... See full summary »

Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Hiroshi Abe, Teruyuki Kagawa, Miho Kanno

Votes: 89

47. Hayabusa (2011)

Adventure

6.0
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Under the guidance of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) the Hayabusa 'Falcon' spaceship shoots for an asteroid in order to correct samples and conduct scientific studies and then ... See full summary »

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Yûjirô Komura, Katsuhisa Namase, Toshiyuki Nishida, Shirô Sano

Votes: 85

48. Mirai Nikki - Another: World (2012– )

45 min | Drama

7.5
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Arata Hoshino is a lazy college student, who doesn't believe in working for his future or putting in the effort. He then gets a "future diary" program on his cellphone. The future diary ... See full summary »

Stars: Masaki Okada, Ayame Gôriki, Kanata Hongô, Mayuko Fukuda

Votes: 83

49. Seigi no mikata (2008– )

Drama

7.3
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Seigi No Mikata is a Japanese television show based on the manga of the same name. It is about sisters living in Tokyo,Yoko and Makiko. Makiko is the smart,intelligent,successful government... See full synopsis »

Stars: Mirai Shida, Yû Yamada, Osamu Mukai, Sei Hiraizumi

Votes: 83

50. Sekai de ichiban utsukushii yoru (2008)

160 min | Drama

7.0
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Its streets overrun with children, the village of Kaname has distinguished itself with the highest birth rate in Japan. Its citizens are excited-tomorrow, the Prime Minister arrives to ... See full summary »

Director: Daisuke Tengan | Stars: Tomorô Taguchi, Sarara Tsukifune, Haruki Ichikawa, Shunsuke Matsuoka

Votes: 78