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1. Kiyoku yawaku (2013)

126 min | Comedy, Romance

Kanna Seto lost her childhood friend Haruta in a car accident when she was a freshman in high school. Carrying the emotional pain from that incident throughout her life, Kanna is still ... See full summary »

Director: Takehiko Shinjo | Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Yûki Furukawa, Masaki Okada, Aoi Nakamura

Votes: 210

2. House (1977)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

A schoolgirl and six of her classmates travel to her aunt's country home, which turns out to be haunted.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ohba, Ai Matsubara

Votes: 17,045

3. The Star of Cottonland (1984)

96 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

After two-month-old kitten Chibi-neko is abandoned by her former owners, she is found by 18-year-old Tokio. Although his mother is allergic to cats and has a great fear of them, she agrees ... See full summary »

Director: Shin'ichi Tsuji | Stars: Mîna Tominaga, Bin Shimada, Nachi Nozawa, Michio Hazama

Votes: 46

4. 1999 - Nen no natsu yasumi (1988)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Summer vacation has emptied a Japanese boys' school of all but three boys: the junior Norio & the seniors Kazuhiko & Naoto. They have no families to return to for the summer, so they spend ... See full summary »

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Eri Miyajima, Tomoko Ôtakara, Miyuki Nakano, Eri Fukatsu

Votes: 211

5. Tampopo (1985)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy

A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kôji Yakusho

Votes: 13,650 | Gross: $0.22M

6. Hot Road (2014)

Drama, Romance

About a sad and fierce love between 14-year-old Kazuki and 16-year-old Haruyama. Kazuki lives with her mom but she doesn't like her mom's lover and feels deserted. This leads Kazuki to get into trouble.

Director: Takahiro Miki | Stars: Non, Hiroomi Tosaka, Yoshino Kimura, Rina Ohta

Votes: 181

7. Raichi Hikari kurabu (2015)

114 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Nine pretty boys resist becoming ugly adults, building a robot with human intelligence to help them achieve world domination and kidnap a beautiful girl. As their robot learns what it means to be human, its creators lose their humanity.

Director: Eisuke Naitô | Stars: Kisetsu Fujiwara, Yûki Furukawa, Junya Ikeda, Shôtarô Mamiya

Votes: 98

8. A Taxing Woman (1987)

127 min | Comedy, Crime

If tax evasion is an art, wheeler-dealer Hideki Gondo is Rembrandt. And so, a determined taxing woman gets the tough assignment of trying to catch him.

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Nobuko Miyamoto, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Masahiko Tsugawa, Yasuo Daichi

Votes: 1,544

9. Shin Godzilla (2016)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

67 Metascore

Japan is plunged into chaos upon the appearance of a giant monster.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi | Stars: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Ren Osugi

Votes: 18,966 | Gross: $1.91M

11. Boy (1969)

97 min | Drama

A young boy reluctantly aids his swindling father in a threatening scam.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Fumio Watanabe, Akiko Koyama, Tetsuo Abe, Tsuyoshi Kinoshita

Votes: 1,229

12. Pastoral Hide and Seek (1974)

104 min | Drama, Fantasy

A young boys' coming of age tale set in a strange, carnivalesque village becomes the recreation of a memory that the director has twenty years later.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Kaoru Yachigusa, Keiko Niitaka, Masumi Harukawa, Kan Mikami

Votes: 1,136

13. Sûpâ no onna (1996)

127 min | Comedy

Goro's supermarket is not doing well; the rival "Bargains Galore" threatens his business. A chance encounter with Hanako, an energetic woman he knew in grade school, results in big retail ... See full summary »

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Nobuko Miyamoto, Masahiko Tsugawa, Ryûnosuke Kaneda, Sen Yano

Votes: 341

14. Seven Days: Monday - Thursday (2015)

66 min | Comedy, Romance

Toji is a popular high school boy who is easy to get, but difficult to keep. He will date anyone who asks him on a Monday, but is done with the person by the end of the week. Fellow student... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Yokoi | Stars: Tomoki Hirose, Yûki Hiyori, Rin Ishikawa, Itsuki Sagara

Votes: 291

15. Seven Days: Friday - Sunday (2015)

82 min | Comedy, Romance

The second part, the first part is Seven days Monday - Thursday. The continuation of Seryou and Shinos date week, two high school students.

Director: Kenji Yokoi | Stars: Tomoki Hirose, Yûki Hiyori, Rin Ishikawa, Itsuki Sagara

Votes: 248

16. 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: 160,323

17. Transit Girls (2015– )

25 min | Comedy, Romance

Despite high school student Sayuri's reluctance to accept her father's fiancee and her daughter Yui, she begins to develop feelings for the girl.

Stars: Sairi Itô, Yui Sakuma, Kentarô Itô, Ai Yoshikawa

Votes: 88

18. Love My Life (2006)

96 min | Drama

Ichiko and Eri are two beautiful Japanese Uni students who are in a lesbian relationship. Ichiko comes out to her father who tells her he is also gay and her mother was a lesbian. Her best ... See full summary »

Director: Kôji Kawano | Stars: Rei Yoshii, Asami Imajuku, Naomi Akimoto, Miyoko Asada

Votes: 757

19. Senrei (1996)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A fatal skin disease forces a beautiful actress to retire from the screen. She puts a sinister plan into motion to transplant her brain into her own daughter Sakura. She hears her mother's ... See full summary »

Director: Kenichi Yoshihara | Stars: Rie Imamura, Lisa Akikawa, Mie Yoshida, Chihiro Tago

Votes: 105

20. Stranger: bakemono ga jiken wo abaku (2016 TV Movie)

130 min | Mystery

A doctor loses his family and tries to commit suicide, only to be saved by a female vampire and turned into one himself.

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Mika Aihara, Yasunori Danta, Masato Hagiwara, Shingo Katori

Votes: 14

21. Bara no Konrei (2001)

85 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A silent movie with a storyline similar to Bram Stoker's Dracula. It contains Japanese and English captions as dialogue. The protagonist-like character has received a letter from the Earl ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroyuki Muto | Stars: Klaha, Mana, Közi, Yu-ki

Votes: 38

22. Godzilla (1954)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi

Votes: 25,834 | Gross: $2.42M

23. The Little Girl Who Conquered Time (1983)

104 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

A high-school girl acquires the ability to time travel.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Tomoyo Harada, Ryôichi Takayanagi, Toshinori Omi, Toshie Negishi

Votes: 437

24. Lady Snowblood (1973)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A young girl is born and raised to be an instrument of revenge.

Director: Toshiya Fujita | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Toshio Kurosawa, Masaaki Daimon, Miyoko Akaza

Votes: 10,824

25. The Face of Another (1966)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A businessman with a disfigured face obtains a lifelike mask from his doctor, but the mask starts altering his personality.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Mikijirô Hira, Kyôko Kishida, Miki Irie

Votes: 6,212

26. Oshidori utagassen (1939)

69 min | Comedy, Musical

Oharu is in love with ronin who lives next door, but he is being pursued by two of the town beauties. To make things even more difficult for Oharu, her father is obsessed with antiques, ... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Chiezô Kataoka, Ryôsuke Kagawa, Takashi Shimura, Mitsuru Toyama

Votes: 137

27. The Tale of Genji (1987)

110 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

An animated film based on the novel by Murasaki Shikibu, written over 1000 years ago. Genji, the son of the emperor, is the talk of the Kyoto nobility for his charm and good looks, yet he ... See full summary »

Director: Gisaburô Sugii | Stars: Morio Kazama, Miwako Kaji, Reiko Tajima, Jun Fubuki

Votes: 89

28. Moonlight Whispers (1999)

R | 100 min | Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

Two seemingly innocent school kids are obsessed in fetishistic s&m games.

Director: Akihiko Shiota | Stars: Kenji Mizuhashi, Tsugumi, Kôta Kusano, Harumi Inoue

Votes: 722

29. Funeral Parade of Roses (1969)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

The trials and tribulations of Eddie and other transvestites in Japan.

Director: Toshio Matsumoto | Stars: Pîtâ, Osamu Ogasawara, Yoshimi Jô, Koichi Nakamura

Votes: 3,858

30. Ugetsu (1953)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

A tale of ambition, family, love, and war set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, Kinuyo Tanaka, Mitsuko Mito

Votes: 18,218 | Gross: $0.01M

31. Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)

Not Rated | 67 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto | Stars: Tomorô Taguchi, Kei Fujiwara, Nobu Kanaoka, Shin'ya Tsukamoto

Votes: 17,278

32. Pistol Opera (2001)

Not Rated | 112 min | Crime, Action, Drama

75 Metascore

The No. 3 assassin of Japan is given the chance to usurp No. 1 and take their place.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Makiko Esumi, Sayoko Yamaguchi, Hanae Kan, Masatoshi Nagase

Votes: 1,248

33. Hanagatami (2017)

168 min | Drama, War

Fulfilling his filmmaking dream of 40 years, Nobuhiko Obayashi's luminous new feature "Hanagatami" delivers a timeless story of the pureness of youth beset by the chaos of war.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Shunsuke Kubozuka, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Keishi Nagatsuka, Tokio Emoto

Votes: 250



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