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1. Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
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53 Metascore

A deactivated cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 120,222 | Gross: $85.71M

2. Dragonball Evolution (2009)

PG | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

2.6
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45 Metascore

The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.

Director: James Wong | Stars: Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Yun-Fat Chow, Emmy Rossum

Votes: 66,196 | Gross: $9.35M

3. Ghost in the Shell (2017)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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52 Metascore

In the near future, Major Mira Killian is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

Director: Rupert Sanders | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche

Votes: 178,269 | Gross: $40.53M

4. Death Note (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 101 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

4.5
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43 Metascore

A high school student named Light Turner discovers a mysterious notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written within its pages, and launches a secret crusade to rid the world of criminals.

Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: Nat Wolff, LaKeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, Shea Whigham

Votes: 67,440

5. Blade of the Immortal (2017)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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72 Metascore

Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine - ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara

Votes: 12,343 | Gross: $0.15M

6. Nicky Larson et le parfum de Cupidon (2018)

91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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Nicky Larson, the best private investigator in the business, is called for a high-risk mission: to recover the perfume of Cupid, a perfume that would make irresistible the one who uses it.

Director: Philippe Lacheau | Stars: Philippe Lacheau, Élodie Fontan, Tarek Boudali, Julien Arruti

Votes: 1,228

7. Speed Racer (2008)

PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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37 Metascore

A young driver, Speed Racer, aspires to be champion of the racing world with the help of his family and his high-tech Mach 5 automobile.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Matthew Fox, Christina Ricci, Nicholas Elia

Votes: 65,361 | Gross: $43.95M

8. Akira (2021)

Action, Drama, Mystery | Announced

The leader of a biker gang tries to save his kidnapped friend from a powerful supernatural experiment.

Director: Taika Waititi

9. Kakegurui (2018–2019)

24 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A gambling prodigy comes to an elite school run by games and turns the order upside down.

Stars: Minami Hamabe, Ruka Matsuda, Kiyo Matsumoto, Natsume Mito

Votes: 304

10. Fullmetal Alchemist (2017)

TV-14 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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48 Metascore

Two alchemist brothers go on a quest for the Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their dead mother goes horribly wrong.

Director: Fumihiko Sori | Stars: Ryôsuke Yamada, Tsubasa Honda, Dean Fujioka, Ryûta Satô

Votes: 17,415

11. Attack on Titan: Part 1 (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.1
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In a world where giant humanoid Titans prey on humans, Eren joins the scouting legion to get revenge on the monsters who killed everyone in his town.

Director: Shinji Higuchi | Stars: Ashly Burch, Bryce Papenbrook, Monica Rial, Satomi Ishihara

Votes: 11,110 | Gross: $0.45M

12. Bleach (2018)

TV-14 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.4
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A Japanese teenager can see ghosts and sees a cute girl fighting an evil monster. He ends up with her reaper power and she as human in his high school class. He discovers a connection between his mom's death and these monsters.

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Sôta Fukushi, Hana Sugisaki, Ryô Yoshizawa, Miyavi

Votes: 8,633

13. Tokyo Ghoul (2017)

TV-MA | 119 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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A Tokyo college student is attacked by a ghoul, a superpowered human who feeds on human flesh. He survives, but has become part ghoul and becomes a fugitive on the run.

Director: Kentarô Hagiwara | Stars: Masataka Kubota, Fumika Shimizu, Nobuyuki Suzuki, Hiyori Sakurada

Votes: 2,568

14. Kite (2014)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.4
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19 Metascore

After her cop father is killed, a young woman tracks the murderer down with the help of his ex-partner.

Director: Ralph Ziman | Stars: India Eisley, Jaco Muller, Annabel Linder, Christina Storm

Votes: 5,363

15. Cowboy Bebop

Action, Adventure, Crime | Pre-production

A live-action adaptation of the popular anime about a crew of futuristic bounty hunters.

Stars: John Cho, Alex Hassell, Daniella Pineda, Mustafa Shakir

16. Death Note (2006)

Not Rated | 126 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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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: 27,045

17. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable - Chapter 1 (2017)

119 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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A teen gifted with supernatural power discovers the truth behind his cursed and bizarre bloodline, and the evil that lurks within his town.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kento Yamazaki, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Nana Komatsu, Masaki Okada

Votes: 899

18. The Guyver (1991)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.9
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A young man discovers a mechanical device that merges with his own body, turning him into a cyborg superhero. When strange creatures start appearing, trying to take the device back, he ... See full summary »

Directors: Screaming Mad George, Steve Wang | Stars: Greg Joung Paik, Jimmie Walker, Peter Spellos, Michael Berryman

Votes: 4,363

19. Crying Freeman (1995)

102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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A woman sees an assassin outside San Francisco killing yakuza men and later in Vancouver. She's been told that he leaves no witness. Will she be his next victim or...?

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Julie Condra, Kevan Ohtsji, Mark Dacascos, Debbie Podowski

Votes: 10,909

20. Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)

TV-MA | 134 min | Action, Drama, History

7.6
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A former assassin who has resolved to never kill again has his vow sorely tested.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Colleen Clinkenbeard, Patrick Seitz, J. Michael Tatum, Eric Vale

Votes: 18,070

21. Erased (2017)

TV-14 | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.0
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After finding his mom killed, Satoru's time-traveling ability takes him back 18 years for a chance to prevent her death and those of three classmates.

Stars: Yûki Furukawa, Tomoka Kurotani, Reo Uchikawa, Brenda Joan Wong

Votes: 2,089

22. Attack on Titan II: End of the World (2015)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

4.8
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A young boy name Eren Jaeger has to use his gift to know about the mystery of the Titans.

Director: Shinji Higuchi | Stars: Haruma Miura, Hiroki Hasegawa, Kanata Hongô, Kiko Mizuhara

Votes: 3,897 | Gross: $0.31M

23. Attack on Titan

98 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy | Announced

Feature adaptation of Hajime Isayama's manga about a monster hunter out for revenge.

Director: Andy Muschietti

24. One Piece (1999– )

TV-14 | Action, Adventure, Comedy

9.2
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The young pirate Monkey D Luffy sets out on a quest in search of the legendary treasure One Piece.

Star: Masataka Kubota

Votes: 441

25. Terra Formars (2016)

Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.7
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In an attempt to colonize Mars, 21st century scientists seed the planet with algae to absorb sun light and purify the atmosphere, and cockroaches who in turn spread the algae as they feed. ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Rila Fukushima, Rinko Kikuchi, Shun Oguri, Takayuki Yamada

Votes: 1,542

26. Kakegurui: The Movie (2019)

TV-MA | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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Hyakaou Academy is a private and elite institute that has catered to the well-to-do for over a century. The academic ranking is based on the pupils' gambling winnings. The best are rewarded... See full summary »

Director: Tsutomu Hanabusa | Stars: Minami Hamabe, Mahiro Takasugi, Aoi Morikawa, Yurika Nakamura

Votes: 21

27. Space Adventure Cobra

Action, Adventure, Drama | Pre-production

A rogue space pirate teams up with a bounty hunter on an adventure to Mars in search of lost treasure.

Director: Alexandre Aja

28. City Hunter (1993)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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A self-indulgent private investigator winds up on a cruise ship full of rich patrons, gorgeous women, murderous terrorists, and scarce food.

Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Jackie Chan, Richard Norton, Joey Wang, Kumiko Goto

Votes: 9,038

29. Kingdom (2019)

Action, History, War

7.4
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In ancient China, a young boy dreams of becoming the greatest general of the Qin Kingdom.

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Kento Yamazaki, Ryô Yoshizawa, Masami Nagasawa, Kanna Hashimoto

Votes: 103

30. Initial D (2005)

TV-PG | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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48 Metascore

After winning his first competition, Takumi focuses his attention on drift racing, a sport he has unknowingly perfected while delivering tofu in his father's Toyota AE86.

Directors: Andrew Lau Wai-Keung, Alan Mak, Ralph Rieckermann | Stars: Shawn Yue, Edison Chen, Jay Chou, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong

Votes: 6,914

31. Death Note (2015– )

Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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Light Yagami, an ordinary university student, receives a death note which changes his life. The death note awakens his warped sense of justice and genius.

Stars: Masataka Kubota, Kento Yamazaki, Mio Yûki, Hinako Sano

Votes: 1,008

32. Lupin the 3rd (2014)

133 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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The grandson of a legendary gentleman burglar assembles a team of thieves to steal a Cleopatran necklace from two parties - an ally-turned-rival, and an underworld tycoon.

Directors: James Bobin, Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Shun Oguri, Jerry Yan, Tetsuji Tamayama, Gô Ayano

Votes: 1,297

33. Rurouni Kenshin Part II: Kyoto Inferno (2014)

TV-MA | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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Kenshin Himura goes up against pure evil Makoto Shishio who is attempting to overthrow the Meiji government. The fate of the country hangs in the balance as Kenshin Himura takes up the sword that he vowed to never draw again.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Colleen Clinkenbeard, J. Michael Tatum, Monica Rial, Jamie Marchi

Votes: 10,694

34. Gantz (2010)

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

6.5
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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: 6,586

35. Mob Psycho 100 (2018)

Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.2
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A psychic middle school boy tries to live a normal life and keep his growing powers under control, even though he constantly gets into trouble.

Stars: Tatsuomi Hamada, Atsushi Arai, Masayuki Deai, Kôhei Fukuyama

Votes: 300 | Gross: $0.12M

36. City Hunter (2011– )

TV-Y | 60 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

8.2
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Lee Yun-seong was trained by his father's best friend in order to get revenge on the government for killing everyone in his father's unit.

Stars: Min-Ho Lee, Min-Young Park, Sang-Jung Kim, Ho-jin Chun

Votes: 3,905

37. Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)

R | 91 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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28 Metascore

A vampire named Saya, who is part of covert government agency that hunts and destroys demons in a post-WWII Japan, is inserted in a military school to discover which one of her classmates is a demon in disguise.

Director: Chris Nahon | Stars: Ji-hyun Jun, Allison Miller, Liam Cunningham, JJ Feild

Votes: 14,053 | Gross: $0.26M

38. Fist of the North Star (1995)

R | 103 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

3.9
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Based on a graphic novel, this apocalyptic adventure centers on a man who must reverse the cataclysmic conditions of his world.

Director: Tony Randel | Stars: Gary Daniels, Malcolm McDowell, Costas Mandylor, Downtown Julie Brown

Votes: 2,880

39. Rurouni Kenshin Part III: The Legend Ends (2014)

TV-MA | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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Shishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Christopher Sabat, J. Michael Tatum, Eric Vale, Tatsuya Fujiwara

Votes: 7,550

40. Naruto (II)

Adventure | Pre-production

The Village Hidden in the Leaves is home to the stealthiest ninja in the land. But twelve years earlier, a fearsome Nine-tailed Fox terrorized the Village before it was subdued and its spirit sealed with in the body of baby boy-Naruto.

Director: Michael Gracey | Star: Ralph Kot

41. Death Note: The Last Name (2006)

Not Rated | 141 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.3
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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: 14,573

42. Prison School (2015)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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5 male students enrolls at a school that has all female students. The boarding school was formerly an all-girls high school until the new school year. The student council then places the 5 ... See full summary »

Stars: Taishi Nakagawa, Hirona Yamazaki, Aoi Morikawa, Asana Mamoru

Votes: 281

43. Your Name

Drama | Announced

A live-action remake of the 2016 anime film about two strangers who mysteriously swap bodies.

Director: Marc Webb

44. Back Street Girls: Gokudols (2019)

87 min | Action

5.9
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Three male gangsters are forced by their boss into becoming a trio of female pop singers.

Director: Keinosuke Hara | Stars: Nana Asakawa, Masato Hanazawa, Kôichi Iwaki, Reiya Masaki

Votes: 35

45. Parasyte: Part 1 (2014)

109 min | Action, Drama, Horror

7.0
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The humanity is suffering from murders all over the globe, called "Mincemeat murders". High school student, Izumi Shinichi has a parasite living off him, having replaced his right hand, and he might be the discoverer of truth.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Shôta Sometani, Eri Fukatsu, Ai Hashimoto, Kazuki Kitamura

Votes: 3,497

46. Ajin: Demi-Human (2017)

109 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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A high school student discovers he is an Ajin, a demi-human being. He ends up a fugitive on the run because of his powers.

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Takeru Satoh, Minami Hamabe, Gô Ayano

Votes: 1,059

47. Gintama (2017)

131 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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In an era where aliens have invaded and conquered feudal Tokyo, a young samurai seeks work as he can.

Director: Yûichi Fukuda | Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Ryô Yoshizawa, Shun Oguri, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 1,607

48. Casshern (2004)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.2
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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: 12,818

49. Your Lie in April (2016)

122 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.1
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Director: Takehiko Shinjo | Stars: Kento Yamazaki, Suzu Hirose, Anna Ishii, Taishi Nakagawa

Votes: 770

50. Ouran High School Host Club (2011)

Comedy

7.8
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Fukioka Haruhi is a normal teenager going into a school for the absurdly rich. Wandering into the high school's own host club - a group of young boys whose job it is to keep their female ... See full summary »

Stars: Haruna Kawaguchi, Yûsuke Yamamoto, Shunsuke Daitô, Yûdai Chiba

Votes: 663



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