Japanse movies in my collection

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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: 156,456

2. Raigyo (1997)

75 min | Drama

A black clad woman murders a man that she had just met by chance through a phone sex club.

Director: Takahisa Zeze | Stars: Moe Sakura, Takeshi Itô, Takuji Suzuki, Ryûmei Homura

Votes: 169

3. Azumi 2: Death or Love (2005)

Not Rated | 108 min | Action

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, ... See full summary »

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Aya Ueto, Yûma Ishigaki, Chiaki Kuriyama, Shun Oguri

Votes: 5,061

4. Kaidan (2007)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

Japan, 250 years ago. Soetsu is a moneylender who is killed by the cruel samurai Shinzaemon. His body is dumped in the Kasenega-Fuchi river. According to legend, all who drown in the river ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Kikunosuke Onoe, Hitomi Kuroki, Mao Inoue, Kumiko Asô

Votes: 938

5. Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs (1974)

Unrated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After a politician's daughter is kidnapped by a ruthless gang, a brutal policewoman is released from jail and sent after them.

Director: Yukio Noda | Stars: Miki Sugimoto, Eiji Gô, Tetsurô Tanba, Hideo Murota

Votes: 757

6. Lorelei (2005)

128 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A drama set during World War II where a submarine carrying a secret weapon attempts to stop a planned third atomic bombing of Japan. Based on Harutoshi Fukui's novel Shuusen no Lorelei.

Directors: Shinji Higuchi, Cellin Gluck | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Toshirô Yanagiba, Yû Kashii

Votes: 640

7. Hana to Arisu (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: 3,333

8. 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: 27,287

9. 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: 10,152

10. Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

Lady Snowblood is caught in the politics of early 20th century Japan.

Director: Toshiya Fujita | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Jûzô Itami, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Yoshio Harada

Votes: 2,573

11. Nihon chinbotsu (2006)

PG-13 | 135 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Japan will sink down to the deep sea. The governments only hope is evacuate all Japanese to some other countries.

Director: Shinji Higuchi | Stars: Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Ko Shibasaki, Etsushi Toyokawa, Mao Daichi

Votes: 1,275

12. Puraido: Unmei no toki (1998)

161 min | Drama, History, War

In 1946, Prime Minister Hideki Tojo and twenty-seven other Japanese officials stood trial for war crimes at the Tokyo Trial. This is their story.

Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Masahiko Tsugawa, Scott Wilson, Ronny Cox, Gitan Ôtsuru

Votes: 75

13. Casshern (2004)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Live-action sci-fi movie based on a 1973 Japanese animé of the same name (Shinzo Ningen Casshân). Theme song by Utada Hikaru.

Director: Kazuaki Kiriya | Stars: Yûsuke Iseya, Kumiko Asô, Akira Terao, Kanako Higuchi

Votes: 12,726

14. 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: 57,145

15. One Missed Call (2003)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery

54 Metascore

People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ko Shibasaki, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Kazue Fukiishi, Anna Nagata

Votes: 15,572

16. Koroshiya 1 (2001)

R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

55 Metascore

As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Nao Ohmori, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Paulyn Sun

Votes: 47,665 | Gross: $0.02M

18. Exte: Hair Extensions (2007)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Horror

About hair extensions that attack the women that wear them.

Directors: Sion Sono, Joe DiGiorgi, Tony Salerno | Stars: Chiaki Kuriyama, Megumi Satô, Tsugumi, Eri Machimoto

Votes: 2,459

19. Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master (2001)

R | 112 min | Action, Fantasy, Drama

53 Metascore

Set in the capital city of Kyoto during the Heian period, a magician and fortune teller Onmyoji Seimei is called in to assist Hiromasa to thwart court wizard and minister Doson who is ... See full summary »

Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Mansai Nomura, Hideaki Itô, Hiroyuki Sanada, Eriko Imai

Votes: 1,201

20. Kamui gaiden (2009)

120 min | Action, Drama

The adventurous story of a fugitive ninja.

Director: Yôichi Sai | Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Koyuki, Kaoru Kobayashi, Kôichi Satô

Votes: 924

21. Hâdo ribenji, Mirî: Buraddi batoru (2009)

72 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

In a post-apocalyptic Japan, Tokyo has become a windswept desert. After witnessing the brutal murder of her husband and child, Milly is butchered and left for dead but she wakes up in a ... See full summary »

Director: Takanori Tsujimoto | Stars: Miki Mizuno, Rei Fujita, Mickey Koga, Masahiro Kômoto

Votes: 408

22. Sengoku jieitai 1549 (2005)

119 min | Action, Sci-Fi

An accident during tests of an anti-plasma artificial magnetic shield at Japan's Ground Self Defense Force East Fuji practice range sends the 3rd Special Experimental Company, under Colonel... See full summary »

Director: Masaaki Tezuka | Stars: Yôsuke Eguchi, Kyôka Suzuki, Haruka Ayase, Masatô Ibu

Votes: 493

23. 'Chô' kowai hanashi A: yami no karasu (2004)

80 min | Horror

Employees at a convenience store must get to the bottom of supernatural goings-on occurring within their workplace.

Director: Yoshihiro Hoshino | Stars: Kyôko Akiba, Yumeaki Hirayama, Takaaki Iwao, Etsuyo Mitani

Votes: 486

24. Sukeban deka: Kôdo nêmu = Asamiya Saki (2006)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action

Recruited by a clandestine police organization, "K" must stop a plot by student radicals to create anarchy in Japan. Armed with a hi-tech steel yo-yo, and a new name (Asamiya Saki), she ... See full summary »

Director: Kenta Fukasaku | Stars: Aya Matsuura, Rika Ishikawa, Erika Miyoshi, Yui Okada

Votes: 1,062

25. 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: 9,290

26. Tokyo Gore Police (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

In future Tokyo, a young woman in the privatized police force tracks down her father's killer while battling against mutant rebels known as engineers.

Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura | Stars: Eihi Shiina, Itsuji Itao, Yukihide Benny, Jiji Bû

Votes: 10,042

27. Robo-geisha (2009)

TV-MA | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

After receiving robotic implants, two sisters compete as assassins.

Director: Noboru Iguchi | Stars: Asami, Naoto Takenaka, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Takumi Saitoh

Votes: 2,185

28. Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners.

Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Rie Yokoyama, Yayoi Watanabe, Yôko Mihara

Votes: 2,658

29. Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701's Grudge Song (1973)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Once again on the lam, Matsu is helped by a strip club worker who holds a grudge against the detective who's trying to find her.

Director: Yasuharu Hasebe | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Masakazu Tamura, Yumi Kanei, Hiroshi Tsukata

Votes: 820

30. Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After spending a year in solitary confinement, Matsu escapes from prison with six more convicts, followed by the guards led by the vengeful warden who wants her dead at all costs.

Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Fumio Watanabe, Yukie Kagawa, Kayoko Shiraishi

Votes: 1,999

31. Sasori (2008)

Not Rated | 101 min | Action

A ruthless pack of thugs force mild-mannered, caught-in-the-middle-of-something-bigger Nami to murder her fiance's sister, decidedly ruining her pending marriage and landing the poor girl ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Ma | Stars: Miki Mizuno, Dylan Kuo, Emme Wong, Nana Natsume

Votes: 323

32. Otoko-tachi no Yamato (2005)

145 min | Drama, History, War

On April, 6th 2005, in Makurazi, Kagoshima, Makiko Uchida seeks a boat in the local fishing cooperative to take her to the latitude N30, longitude L128, where the largest, heaviest and most... See full summary »

Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Takashi Sorimachi, Shidô Nakamura, Yû Aoi, Takahiro Fujimoto

Votes: 1,823

33. Apartment 1303 (2007)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror

A modern ghost story which turns a love hate relationship between mother and daughter into a tale of horror.

Director: Ataru Oikawa | Stars: Noriko Nakagoshi, Arata Furuta, Eriko Hatsune, Yuka Itaya

Votes: 1,686

34. XX (ekusu kurosu): makyô densetsu (2007)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Recovering from a failed love affair, Shiyori and best friend Aiko head to the country. But they soon discover that the tranquil village is the home of a cult with a fetish for cutting off ... See full summary »

Director: Kenta Fukasaku | Stars: Nao Matsushita, Ami Suzuki, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Ayuko Iwane

Votes: 515

35. Inugami (2001)

Unrated | 106 min | Drama, Thriller, Fantasy

Akira, the young new schoolteacher in town falls for secretive Miki, an older woman who takes care of her family's urn that supposedly holds a forest wolf-spirit, inugami. People soon start disappearing and the town blames Akira.

Director: Masato Harada | Stars: Yûki Amami, Atsuro Watabe, Eugene Harada, Shiho Fujimura

Votes: 719

36. Shikoku (1999)

100 min | Horror, Thriller

Years after moving to Tokyo with her parents, Hinako returns to her hometown in rural Shikoku. She soon learns that her childhood friend, Sayuri, died several years ago and that Sayuri's ... See full summary »

Director: Shunichi Nagasaki | Stars: Yui Natsukawa, Michitaka Tsutsui, Chiaki Kuriyama, Toshie Negishi

Votes: 592

37. Isola: Tajuu jinkaku shôjo (2000)

94 min | Action, Drama, Horror

When a woman, able to read the thoughts of others, comes to help survivors of the 1995 Kobe earthquake, she encounters a girl with Multiple Personality Disorder whose dangerous 13th ... See full summary »

Director: Toshiyuki Mizutani | Stars: Yoshino Kimura, Yû Kurosawa, Ken Ishiguro, Makiko Watanabe

Votes: 261

38. 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: 14,187

39. Dororo (2007)

139 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

A female warrior who was raised as a man joins a young samurai's quest to recover 48 of his body parts from 48 demons and to avenge her parents death.

Director: Akihiko Shiota | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Ko Shibasaki, Kiichi Nakai, Yoshio Harada

Votes: 2,463

40. Samurai purinsesu: Gedô-hime (2009)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Horror

AS group of young schoolgirls walking through the woods is attacked and raped by a gang of thugs. Only one of the girls survives, but is badly injured. She is found by a scientist who takes... See full summary »

Director: Kengo Kaji | Stars: Aino Kishi, Dai Mizuno, Asuka Kataoka, Mao Shiina

Votes: 799

41. Kyûketsu Shôjo tai Shôjo Furanken (2009)

TV-MA | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

Transfer student Monami has a secret and a past that has caught up with Mizushima. Deceiving Mizushima into eating a token gift of chocolate, laced with her blood, he is then catapulted ... See full summary »

Directors: Yoshihiro Nishimura, Naoyuki Tomomatsu | Stars: Yukie Kawamura, Takumi Saitoh, Eri Otoguro, Sayaka Kametani

Votes: 3,318

42. Karei naru erogami-ke no ichizoku: Shinsô reijô wa denki shitsuji no yume o miru ka (2011)

72 min | Sci-Fi

A Rich Heiress Receive a Third Butlerdroid for Her Birthday in Which She Begins Lusting After Him

Director: Naoyuki Tomomatsu | Stars: Maria Ozawa, Yasunori Tanaka, Fukuten, Yûya Tokumoto

Votes: 241

43. Gyakushû! Sukeban hantâzu: Jigoku no kettô (2010)

73 min | Action

When local yakuza turn her old master's dojo into a gambling house and lay waste to the entire neighborhood, fearless warrior Asami vows revenge.

Director: Shin'ichi Okuda | Stars: Asami, Chuck Johnson, Naoki Kawano, Hitomi Miwa

Votes: 85

44. Kyonyû doragon: Onsen zonbi vs sutorippâ 5 (2010)

73 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

A medieval Book of the Dead is discovered in the catacombs that run under a small town strip club. When one of the desperate strippers raises an army of the undead, the rest of the ... See full summary »

Director: Takao Nakano | Stars: Sora Aoi, Risa Kasumi, Mari Sakurai, Tamayo

Votes: 1,172

45. Tajomaru (2009)

126 min | Action, Crime, Drama

TAJOMARU is the famous 'bandit' of the forest from RASHOMON. Whoever kills Tajomaru inherits his name, status and sword. A royal brother leaves his kingdom to protect the princess he loves,... See full summary »

Director: Hiroyuki Nakano | Stars: Shun Oguri, Yuki Shibamoto, Kei Tanaka, Kyôsuke Yabe

Votes: 307

46. Rengô kantai shirei chôkan: Yamamoto Isoroku (2011)

140 min | Biography, Drama, War

The life of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto from the early 1930's to his death at the hands of the US military in 1943.

Director: Izuru Narushima | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Hiroshi Abe, Shûichi Azumaya, Mitsugorô Bandô

Votes: 830

47. Ame no machi (2006)

95 min | Horror

A young reporter is covering the mysterious case of a child found dead with missing internal organs. Suspecting a case of organ trafficking, he visits the doctor who was responsible for the... See full summary »

Director: Makoto Tanaka | Stars: Sôkô Wada, Yôko Maki, Riko Narumi, Tsutomu Takeshige

Votes: 182

48. Higanjima (2009)

122 min | Horror

Higanjima is an eerie island occupied by vampires, from where none has ever come back alive. When teenager Akira hears that his missing brother has been seen in the island, he decides to investigate with several friends.

Director: Tae-gyun Kim | Stars: Asami Mizukawa, Terri Doty, Dai Watanabe, Kôji Yamamoto

Votes: 628



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