Japanese Movies

by isabelayeyo | created - 30 Jan 2018 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

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1. Battle Royale (2000)

Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 160,991

2. Premonition (2004)

R | 95 min | Horror

While stopped at a roadside phone booth for transmitting his work through the Internet to the university, Professor Hideki Satomi finds a scrap of newspaper with the picture of his ... See full summary »

Director: Norio Tsuruta | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Noriko Sakai, Maki Horikita, Mayumi Ono

Votes: 3,919

3. Ringu (1998)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi, Hitomi Satô

Votes: 59,447

4. Audition (1999)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

69 Metascore

A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura

Votes: 66,435

5. Suicide Club (2001)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A detective is trying to find the cause of a string of suicides.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Masatoshi Nagase, Mai Hosho, Tamao Satô

Votes: 17,523

6. Pulse (2001)

R | 119 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

70 Metascore

Two groups of people discover evidence that suggests spirits may be trying to invade the human world through the Internet.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Haruhiko Katô, Kumiko Asô, Koyuki, Kurume Arisaka

Votes: 14,885 | Gross: $0.05M

7. Grotesque (2009)

Not Rated | 73 min | Horror, Thriller

A doctor kidnaps a young couple and forces them into a game of torment that slowly extinguishes their hopes for survival.

Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Kotoha Hiroyama, Hiroaki Kawatsure, Shigeo Ôsako

Votes: 5,461

8. Teketeke (2009)

70 min | Horror

A young girl learns of the urban legend of Teke Teke after her friend is killed in a gruesome way. The legend tells of a female ghost that has no legs. When she visits the spot where her friend died she comes into contact with it .

Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Yûko Ôshima, Mami Yamasaki, Mai Nishida, Yamamoto Kazuyoshi

Votes: 372

9. Teketeke 2 (2009)

73 min | Horror

The story of TekeTeke, the ghost woman with no legs, continues. Conflict arises between a group of high school classmates, and TekeTeke starts hunting them down one by one.

Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Sayuri Iwata, Miu Nakamura, Yôko Chôsokabe, Hatsune Matsushima

Votes: 141

10. Ringu 0 (2000)

Not Rated | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

In this prequel to Ring, a young Sadako becomes an actress in hopes of escaping her troubled past. But strange visions and terrifying powers begin to manifest...

Director: Norio Tsuruta | Stars: Yukie Nakama, Seiichi Tanabe, Kumiko Asô, Takeshi Wakamatsu

Votes: 7,818

11. Ringu 2 (1999)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Reiko takes Yoichi into hiding when her son begins to display frightening powers. Meanwhile, Mai Takano and the authorities begin a desperate search for them, as the mysterious Ring curse spreads...

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Miki Nakatani, Hitomi Satô, Kyoko Fukada, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 11,743

12. 2LDK (2003)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

Two actresses who have auditioned for one part, sharing the same apartment with opposite personalities equals a night which either neither of them will forget - if they survive!

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Maho Nonami, Eiko Koike, Daisuke Kizaki

Votes: 3,307

14. Chihayafuru Part II (2016)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The second part of the 'Chihayafuru' movies.

Director: Norihiro Koizumi | Stars: Suzu Hirose, Shûhei Nomura, Mackenyu, Mone Kamishiraishi

Votes: 537

15. 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)

TV-PG | 63 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Kenji Mizuhashi, Yoshimi Kondou, Satomi Hanamura, Ayaka Onoue

Votes: 45,383

16. Paprika (2006)

R | 90 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

81 Metascore

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya

Votes: 62,897 | Gross: $0.88M

17. Haunted School: The Curse of the Word Spirit (2014)

105 min | Horror

Ayano, Yuri, Miyu and Mei are high school female students victims of paranormal incidents that may be linked to a gas accident occurred to first-year students in class number 4, years ago.

Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Hitomi Arai, Shôno Hayama, Kai Inowaki, Anna Ishibashi

Votes: 69

18. The Cat Returns (2002)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

After helping a cat, a 17-year-old girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life.

Director: Hiroyuki Morita | Stars: Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Aki Maeda, Takayuki Yamada

Votes: 40,218

19. Dark Water (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno, Mirei Oguchi, Asami Mizukawa

Votes: 28,235

20. Reincarnation (2005)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

A Japanese actress begins having strange visions and experiences after landing a role in a horror film about a real-life murder spree that took place over forty years ago.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Yûka, Karina, Kippei Shîna, Tetta Sugimoto

Votes: 5,884

21. The Machine Girl (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

Maimed while seeking revenge, a girl becomes stronger than ever.

Director: Noboru Iguchi | Stars: Minase Yashiro, Asami, Nobuhiro Nishihara, Kentarô Shimazu

Votes: 9,452

22. Gantz (2010)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens wake up in a room dominated by a mysterious black sphere that sends them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth.

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Kanata Hongô, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Natsuna

Votes: 6,691

23. Gantz: Perfect Answer (2011)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

Kato's (Ken'ichi Matsuyama) death changes Kurono's (Kazunari Ninomiya) view of life completely. He decides to keep fighting until he earns 100 points so that he can bring back Kato. GANTZ ... See full summary »

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Ayumi Itô

Votes: 3,620

24. Say 'I Love You' (2014)

102 min | Drama, Romance

About one gloomy girl named Mei who injures the most popular male student named Yamato. Somehow, Yamato likes Mei and one day, Yamato saves Mei from a stalker by kissing her. From that kiss, their love story begins.

Director: Asako Hyuga | Stars: Haruna Kawaguchi, Sôta Fukushi, Nanami Abe, Rika Adachi

Votes: 862

25. From Me to You (2010)

128 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

A girl that resemble "Sadako" of the movie Ring is being feared by her classmates. She is avoided by everyone.While everyone is avoiding her, the popular boy Shota Kazehaya befriends her, and their love begins to grow.

Director: Naoto Kumazawa | Stars: Mikako Tabe, Haruma Miura, Misako Renbutsu, Haru Aoyama

Votes: 1,997

26. Blue Spring Ride (2014)

123 min | Drama, Romance

When she was in middle school, Yoshioka Futaba met Tanaka Kou whom she had mutual love. After Kou moved to Nagaski with his late mother, Futaba lost contact with him. In her first-year of ... See full summary »

Director: Takahiro Miki | Stars: Yûdai Chiba, Izumi Fujimoto, Masahiro Higashide, Tsubasa Honda

Votes: 801

27. Nana (II) (2005)

113 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A chance encounter between two girls of the same name, "Nana," triggers a series of events and relationships.

Director: Kentarô Ohtani | Stars: Mika Nakashima, Aoi Miyazaki, Hiroki Narimiya, Yûta Hiraoka

Votes: 3,256

28. Nana 2 (2006)

130 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Follows the struggles through life and relationships of Komatsu Nana and Osaki Nana.

Director: Kentarô Ohtani | Stars: Mika Nakashima, Yui Ichikawa, Tetsuji Tamayama, Nobuo Kyô

Votes: 941

29. Wolf Girl and Black Prince (2016)

116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

High school girl Erika desperately wants to have a boyfriend to experience love, romance and sex. Alas, she is single. She makes up a story about a pretend boyfriend to her friends who want... See full summary »

Director: Ryuichi Hiroki | Stars: Fumi Nikaidô, Kento Yamazaki, Riria Baba, Elaiza Ikeda

Votes: 777

30. My Love Story!! (2015)

105 min | Comedy, Romance

A pretty young girl and a sweet but plain-looking boy fall in love. Will their relationship prevail?

Director: Hayato Kawai | Stars: Ryôhei Suzuki, Kentarô Sakaguchi, Mei Nagano, Sawa Suzuki

Votes: 539

31. Orange (2015)

139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A girl mysteriously receives advice from her future self and as a result her group of friends, along with a newly arrived, troubled classmate, learn how to be better friends and a better community.

Director: Kôjirô Hashimoto | Stars: Tao Tsuchiya, Kento Yamazaki, Ryô Ryûsei, Hirona Yamazaki

Votes: 992

32. Maborosi (1995)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

92 Metascore

A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Makiko Esumi, Takashi Naitô, Tadanobu Asano, Gohki Kashiyama

Votes: 4,130

33. Harmful Insect (2001)

92 min | Drama

Following the divorce of her parents, her mother's suicide attempt, and the rumors of an affair with her teacher, a lonely 7th grader starts skipping school in an attempt to find herself.

Director: Akihiko Shiota | Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Seiichi Tanabe, Tetsu Sawaki, Ryo Amamiya

Votes: 711

34. The Third Murder (2017)

Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

A courtroom drama centered around the murder of a factory president.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Kôji Yakusho, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Mikako Ichikawa

Votes: 4,220 | Gross: $0.09M

35. Don't Look Back (1999)

75 min | Drama

Akira befriends a boy that is not so popular and quite a loner.

Director: Akihiko Shiota | Stars: Yûsaku Suzuki, Shingo Mizuno, Yuria Haga, Yûya Suzuki

Votes: 154

36. Antiporno (2016)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama

Japan's oldest major movie studio asks a batch of venerable filmmakers to revive its high-brow soft-core Roman Porno series.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Ami Tomite, Mariko Tsutsui, Fujiko, Sayaka Kotani

Votes: 1,954

37. Distance (2001)

Unrated | 132 min | Drama

58 Metascore

Members of a cult, modeled on Aum Shinrikyo, sabotage a city's water supply, then commit mass suicide near the shores of a lake. Family members of those affected by it meet at the lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ones' deaths.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Arata Iura, Yûsuke Iseya, Susumu Terajima, Yui Natsukawa

Votes: 1,051



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