ASIAN MOVIES WATCHED

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1. Solanin (2010)

126 min | Drama

Meiko and Taneda are a couple graduated from university two years ago. Unhappy with their lives, Meiko quits her job and encourages Taneda to have this band become professional. They ... See full summary »

Director: Takahiro Miki | Stars: Takao Handa, Arata Iura, Kenta Kiritani, Yoichi Kondo

Votes: 628

2. April Story (1998)

67 min | Drama, Romance

In spring, a young girl leaves the island of Hokkaido to attend university in Tokyo.

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Takako Matsu, Seiichi Tanabe, Kaori Fujii, Rumi

Votes: 2,583

3. The Girl in the Sun (2013)

128 min | Drama, Romance

A salesman named Kosuke Okuda happens to meet Mao Watarai,a friend from his middle school days. Back then, Mao was bullied, but now she is an attractive woman. Kosuke and Mao fall in love and decide to marry, but Mao has a secret.

Director: Takahiro Miki | Stars: Tetsuji Tamayama, Masaki Suda, Takumi Kitamura, Mitsuki Tanimura

Votes: 710

4. Little Forest: Summer/Autumn (2014)

111 min | Drama

Ichiko (Ai Hashimoto) lived in a big city, but goes back to her small hometown Komori, located on a mountain in the Tohoku region. She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among ... See full summary »

Director: Jun'ichi Mori | Stars: Ai Hashimoto, Mayu Matsuoka, Yôichi Nukumizu, Karen Kirishima

Votes: 1,897

5. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Suzuka Ohgo

Votes: 134,102 | Gross: $57.49M

6. Innocent Steps (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Former acclaimed dancer Na Young-sae (Park Keon-Hyeong) attempts to make a comeback after his opponent, Hyun-soo (Yoon Chan), purposely injures him at a dance competition. At the suggestion... See full summary »

Director: Young-hoon Park | Stars: Geun-young Moon, Keon-hyeong Park, Yu-mi Jeong, Gi-su Kim

Votes: 1,407

7. Jenny, Juno (2005)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy

Fearing their families' disapproval, Jeni and her boyfriend Juno keep her pregnancy hidden. How long can the teenagers keep the secret?

Director: Ho-joon Kim | Stars: Sun-yeong Ahn, Nam-kil Kang, Hye-sung Kim, Ja-ok Kim

Votes: 709

8. Love.Com: The Movie (2006)

99 min | Comedy, Romance

Koizumi Risa an unusually tall high school girl, meets the "vertically challenged" young man Otani Atsushi. They find common ground in height anxieties and interests.

Director: Kitaji Ishikawa | Stars: Ema Fujisawa, Teppei Koike, Shôsuke Tanihara, Nami Tamaki

Votes: 879

9. 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: 3,299

10. Midnight Sun (2006)

119 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Kaoru has a sickness that hindered her to go out when the sun is up. Despite this sickness, she fell in love with a boy named Koji. If she decides to pursue her love, it will mean risking her life.

Director: Norihiro Koizumi | Stars: Yui, Takashi Tsukamoto, Kuniko Asagi, Eri Fuse

Votes: 1,426

11. Little Forest: Winter/Spring (2015)

120 min | Drama

Ichiko lived in a big city, but goes back to her small hometown Komori, located on a mountain in the Tohoku region. She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among nature and eating foods she makes from seasonal ingredients.

Director: Jun'ichi Mori | Stars: Ai Hashimoto, Mayu Matsuoka, Yôichi Nukumizu, Karen Kirishima

Votes: 1,568

12. My Little Bride (2004)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A teenage girl tries to continue her normal social and school life, after her grandfather forces her into an arranged marriage with a man in his twenties.

Director: Ho-joon Kim | Stars: Rae-won Kim, Geun-young Moon, Sun-yeong Ahn, Bo-kyeong Kim

Votes: 5,042

13. My Boyfriend Is Type-B (2005)

96 min | Comedy, Romance

Young-bin and Ha-mi meet by accident after a row over him ruining her cellphone. She believes he and she were destined to meet, but the problem is, he has blood-type B, making him ... See full summary »

Director: Seok-won Choi | Stars: Ji-hye Han, Dong-geon Lee, Yi Shin, Il-seob Baek

Votes: 592

14. Snowy Love Fall in Spring (2005)

150 min | Drama, History, Romance

Early 20th century Japan. Kiyoaki Matsugae, a young aristocrat falls in love with a girl he grew up with; Satoko Ayakura, who is to be married to a prince of the royal family.

Director: Isao Yukisada | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Yûko Takeuchi, Sôsuke Takaoka, Mitsuhiro Oikawa

Votes: 298

15. I Give My First Love to You (2009)

122 min | Drama, Romance

Takuma knows that his life is shorter that the others and he feels that his demise is getting near. He chose to stay away from the girl that he loves so that she can easily move on. What he didn't know is that he is under-estimating her.

Director: Takehiko Shinjo | Stars: Mao Inoue, Masaki Okada, Natsuki Harada, Keiko Horiuchi

Votes: 2,006

16. Kids (2008)

109 min | Drama, Fantasy

Asato (Koike Teppei) is a young man who returns to a slummy neighbourhood (referred to as 'The Street') to be near his Mum who is in prison. He is like the Empath in Star Trek, able to ... See full summary »

Director: Tatsuya Hagishima | Stars: Teppei Koike, Hiroshi Tamaki, Chiaki Kuriyama, Yuki Saitô

Votes: 210

17. Death Note (2006)

Not Rated | 126 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

A battle between the world's two greatest minds begins when Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to rid the world of criminals.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Asaka Seto, Shigeki Hosokawa

Votes: 27,583

18. Death Note: The Last Name (2006)

Not Rated | 141 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Picking up where the first one leaves off, Light joins the task force searching for Kira in an effort to avert suspicion from himself---and get rid of L.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Takeshi Kaga, Shidô Nakamura, Erika Toda

Votes: 14,956

19. Death Note: L Change the World (2008)

129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A spin-out sequel to the popular Japanese thriller. This time it focuses on the character "L."

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Sota Aoyama, David Bueno, Shunji Fujimura

Votes: 7,521

20. Always: Sunset on Third Street (2005)

133 min | Drama, Family

Leaving her provincial home, teenage Mutsuko arrives in Tokyo by train to take a job in a major automotive company but finds that she is employed by a small auto repair shop owned by ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Maki Horikita, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Koyuki

Votes: 2,035

21. Always: Sunset on Third Street 2 (2007)

146 min | Drama

Chagawa finds it increasing difficult to support his young ward Junnosuke in his store across the street from the Suzuki garage on Third Street. Unless he can provide a better life, ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Shin'ichi Hatori, Maki Horikita, Fumiyo Kohinata, Kazuki Koshimizu

Votes: 805

22. Always: Sunset on Third Street '64 (2012)

142 min | Drama

The Tokyo Olympics are about to open, and Rynosuke Chagawa is excited to receive a new TV set to watch the upcoming events. His wife Hiromi is pregnant and he has built a second level on ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Hidetaka Yoshioka, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Koyuki, Maki Horikita

Votes: 475

23. Our Little Sister (2015)

PG | 127 min | Drama, Family

75 Metascore

A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their thirteen-year-old half sister.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose

Votes: 10,763 | Gross: $0.46M

24. Sand Clock (2008)

121 min | Drama, Romance

Following her parents' divorce Ann and her mother move to her maternal grandmother's house in Shimane Prefecture. Adding to the stress is how they are not integrating well at their new home... See full summary »

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Nao Matsushita, Kaho, Shunya Isaka, Sôsuke Ikematsu

Votes: 83

25. Sky of Love (2007)

129 min | Drama, Romance

Mika is a fresh high school student who starts texting a mysterious boy. She is shocked when he reveals who he is - Hiro, a delinquent attending her school. What she doesn't know is that Hiro isn't as bad as he seems.

Director: Natsuki Imai | Stars: Yui Aragaki, Haruma Miura, Yûko Asano, Yôsuke Asari

Votes: 2,764

26. Hand in the Glove (2015)

70 min | Drama, Romance

Wish freedom and feel responsibility. 3days road movie of prince and a girl. It's a romantic story between prince and Levelle Kingdom on an escape journey and a girl living freely in ... See full summary »

Director: Yusuke Inaba | Stars: Tomokazu Enoki, Eri Ishida, Emiko Izawa, Takato Kitamoto

Votes: 8

27. Like Father, Like Son (2013)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Ryota is a successful workaholic businessman. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another boy after birth, he faces the difficult decision to choose his true son or the boy he and his wife have raised as their own.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki, Lily Franky

Votes: 19,516 | Gross: $0.28M

28. Hana and Alice (2004)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

When two best friends develop a crush on the same boy, they develop a plan to trick him into dating them.

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Anne Suzuki, Yû Aoi, Tomohiro Kaku, Shôko Aida

Votes: 3,557

29. Be with You (2004)

119 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

A young woman returns from the dead to her guilt-ridden husband and son, but she cannot remember them.

Director: Nobuhiro Doi | Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Shidô Nakamura, Akashi Takei, Karen Miyama

Votes: 4,110

30. Dogwood Tree (2010)

128 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Sae (Yui Aragaki) is a high school student who is studying hard for her college entrance exams. She lost her father when she was very young and so lives her mother Ryoko (Hiroko Yakushimaru... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiro Doi | Stars: Yui Aragaki, Tôma Ikuta, Nichola Grant, Manatsu Hayashi

Votes: 963

31. Gou Gou, the Cat (2008)

116 min | Drama

Asako, a comic book artist in her early forties, is devastated by the death of her precious cat, CaVa, which kept her company for over 15 years, as her assistant Naomi watches on with ... See full summary »

Director: Isshin Inudô | Stars: Kyôko Koizumi, Juri Ueno, Ryô Kase, Denden

Votes: 224

32. I Wish (2011)

PG | 128 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Kôki Maeda, Ohshirô Maeda, Masami Nagasawa, Kirin Kiki

Votes: 5,571 | Gross: $0.15M

33. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

PG | 81 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu.

Director: David Gelb | Stars: Jiro Ono, Yoshikazu Ono, Masuhiro Yamamoto, Daisuke Nakazama

Votes: 31,808 | Gross: $2.55M

34. Teacher and Stray Cat (2015)

107 min | Comedy

Following the death of his wife professor Kyoichi leads a solitary life by the sea. A stray cat called Mii, who was being fed by his wife, not only continues to drop by, but also seems to ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Fukagawa | Stars: Kayoko Kishimoto, Kii Kitano, Sayu Kubota, Masako Motai

Votes: 142

35. Bakuman (2015)

119 min | Comedy

Moritaka Mashiro, a junior high student, forgets his notebook in class. His classmate Akito Takagi, notes Mashiro's drawings in it and asks him to become a manga artist to his stories. ... See full summary »

Director: Hitoshi Ône | Stars: Takeru Satoh, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Nana Komatsu, Hirofumi Arai

Votes: 1,273

36. Cyborg Girl (2008)

115 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

A lonely university student develops a romance with a beautiful interesting woman, who turns out to be a cyborg from the future.

Director: Jae-young Kwak | Stars: Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide, Risa Ai, Nya Daigo

Votes: 3,388

37. Hana's Miso Soup (2015)

118 min | Drama

Chie, who is a recent college graduate, becomes engaged to a man. Her life, however, takes an unexpected turn when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer. The ensuing treatment should render... See full summary »

Director: Tomoaki Akune | Stars: Ryôko Hirosue, Ken'ichi Takitô, Yo Hitoto, Mahiru Konno

Votes: 215

38. If Cats Disappeared from the World (2016)

103 min | Drama, Fantasy

Young mailman finds out he has no time left due to a terminal disease. Suddenly he is approached by a devil that offers him to live more time if he eliminates something from the world. ... See full summary »

Director: Akira Nagai | Stars: Mauro Caiazza, Gaku Hamada, Mieko Harada, Anna Ishii

Votes: 1,865

39. In His Chart (2011)

128 min | Drama

There is a degree of realism when a professional in the field writes about his vocation and such is the case here. Adopted from a novel written by a doctor and set in Nagano, doctor ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Fukagawa | Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Aki Asakura, Denden, Mariko Kaga

Votes: 134

40. Architecture 101 (2012)

G | 118 min | Drama, Romance

35-year-old architect Seung-Min receives a visit at his office from a woman. Seung-Min doesn't recognize the woman at first, but then realizes the woman is Seo-Yeon. Seo-Yeon is his first ... See full summary »

Director: Yong-Joo Lee | Stars: Tae-woong Eom, Ga-in Han, Lee Jehoon, Suzy Bae

Votes: 2,956

41. My Girl and I (2005)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance

Beautiful student Su-Eun prevents her fellow student Su-Ho to drown in the ocean. Su-Ho however, does not know who saved him, until Su-Eun tells him after a while. The love between them ... See full summary »

Director: Yun-su Jeon | Stars: Tae-Hyun Cha, Hae-sook Kim, Yoon-seok Kim, Jung-hee Moon

Votes: 2,440

42. 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: 1,036

43. A Millionaire's First Love (2006)

116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Jae-Kyung (Hyun-Bin ) is a tough guy, who is a high school senior,If he turns 19 years means, he could be a millionaire by inheriting his deceased grandfather's wealth. Unfortunately his ... See full summary »

Director: Tae-gyun Kim | Stars: Hyun Bin, Yong-joon Cho, Do-hyeon Lee, Han-sol Lee

Votes: 4,681

44. Turn Left, Turn Right (2003)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

This is a movie about two people (Gigi Leung and Takeshi Kaneshiro), who are destined to be together but by some twist of circumstances they never find each other.

Directors: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Gigi Leung, Edmund Chen, Wei-Lun Hsu

Votes: 1,666

45. The Kirishima Thing (2012)

103 min | Drama

A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club and how this disappearance of his affect every person in his school.

Director: Daihachi Yoshida | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Ai Hashimoto, Suzuka Ohgo, Masahiro Higashide

Votes: 1,729