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1. Your Name. (2016)

PG | 106 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.4
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79 Metascore

Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita, Aoi Yûki

Votes: 132,161 | Gross: $5.02M

2. Babel (I) (2006)

R | 143 min | Drama

7.5
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69 Metascore

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Mohamed Akhzam

Votes: 272,998 | Gross: $34.30M

3. Shin Godzilla (2016)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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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: 17,387 | Gross: $1.91M

4. Battle Royale (2000)

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

7.7
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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: 158,986

5. Tag (2015)

85 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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A girl's life cascades into chaos as everyone around her suffers a gruesome fate while she becomes less certain of who she is and her once-once normal.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Reina Triendl, Mariko Shinoda, Erina Mano, Yuki Sakurai

Votes: 4,299

6. Sweet Bean (2015)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

7.4
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60 Metascore

Burdened with a heavy and ever-increasing debt, a dorayaki baker hires a kind ageing woman, after tasting her delicious surprise. Little by little, she unravels her beautiful inner world. Could she be holding the secret to his success?

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida, Miki Mizuno

Votes: 7,122 | Gross: $0.12M

7. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

Not Rated | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Riisa Naka, Takuya Ishida, Mitsutaka Itakura, Ayami Kakiuchi

Votes: 52,136

8. Departures (2008)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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68 Metascore

A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.

Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Ryôko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 44,747 | Gross: $1.54M

9. The Third Murder (2017)

Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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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: 3,829 | Gross: $0.09M

10. I Am a Hero (2015)

TV-MA | 126 min | Action, Horror

6.8
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One day, after returning from work late in the evening, Hideo witnesses a traffic accident in which a car crashes into a nearby pedestrian, killing the victim instantly. However, despite ... See full summary »

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Kasumi Arimura, Yô Ôizumi, Miho Suzuki

Votes: 4,343

11. Suicide Club (2001)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.6
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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: 17,277

12. Confessions (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Takako Matsu, Yoshino Kimura, Masaki Okada, Yukito Nishii

Votes: 32,064

13. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010)

Not Rated | 163 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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On December 18, Kyon finds that several traces of the SOS Brigade have mysteriously disappeared from his life. Mikuru and Yuki do not seem to recall meeting him, and Haruhi and Itsuki do ... See full summary »

Directors: Tatsuya Ishihara, Yasuhiro Takemoto | Stars: Aya Hirano, Tomokazu Sugita, Minori Chihara, Yûko Gotô

Votes: 5,374

14. As the Gods Will (2014)

117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.5
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A group of high school students are forced to play a game of death without knowing who, why or how.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Lily Franky, Sôta Fukushi, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Shôta Sometani

Votes: 3,612

15. Zombie Ass: The Toilet of the Dead (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

4.8
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Wracked with guilt over the suicide of her bullied sister, young karate student Megumi accompanies four older friends on a trip into the woods: smart girl Aya, her druggie boyfriend Také, ... See full summary »

Director: Noboru Iguchi | Stars: Arisa Nakamura, Mayu Sugano, Asana Mamoru, Yûki

Votes: 1,728

16. River's Edge (2018)

118 min | Crime

6.3
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A group of high school students experience the brutal front of urban isolation after a corpse washes up from the river.

Director: Isao Yukisada | Stars: Fumi Nikaidô, Ryô Yoshizawa, Aoi Morikawa, Shûhei Uesugi

Votes: 395

17. Your Lie in April (2016)

122 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.0
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Kosei Arima won numerous piano competitions while under the strict watch of his mother. He was known as the human metronome during that time. Since the death of his mother, Kosei Arima has ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 753

18. Nisekoi: False Love (2018)

117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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Two children of rival gangster families are betrothed to each other to ensure a truce. They dislike each other in the beginning, but over time they start to like each other.

Director: Hayato Kawai | Stars: Marika Matsumoto, Kento Nakajima, Kaede Aono, Haruka Shimazaki

Votes: 32

19. Café Funiculi Funicula (2018)

Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Kazu works for family at a café. There is a belief that occupying a specific table seat at a table allows the occupant to travel back in time. While the traveller can choose the destination... See full summary »

Director: Ayuko Tsukahara | Stars: Kasumi Arimura, Motoki Fukami, Haru, Kento Hayashi

Votes: 217

20. Hibiki - shôsetsuka ni naru hôhô (2018)

Drama

6.4
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Hibiki Akui is a very sensitive 15-year-old girl with a talent for writing. She has grown up in an ordinary family. Her father works as a public officer, her mother a housewife and her ... See full summary »

Director: Shô Tsukikawa | Stars: Yurina Hirate, Mizuki Itagaki, Keiko Kitagawa, Kazushige Komatsu

Votes: 125

21. Schoolgirl Complex (2013)

96 min | Drama

5.9
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At an all female high school, a senior of the radio club becomes fascinated with the club's newest member. As graduation nears and the summer heat rises, so does the sexual tension between the girls. (Japanese with English subtitles).

Director: Yûichi Onuma | Stars: Aoi Morikawa, Mugi Kadowaki, Maaya Kondô, Aoi Yoshikura

Votes: 177

22. Say 'I Love You' (2014)

102 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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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: 815

23. From Me to You (2010)

128 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

7.1
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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: 1,920

24. The World of Kanako (2014)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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55 Metascore

As former detective Akikazu searches for his missing daughter, Kanako, he soon learns she has a mysterious secret life.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Nana Komatsu, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hiroya Shimizu

Votes: 3,669 | Gross: $0.02M

25. Revenge Girl (2017)

110 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A young woman with a big ego plans political revenge after she is duped by a man with a bigger ego.

Director: Kôichirô Miki | Stars: Mirei Kiritani, Fumika Baba, Shô Kiyohara, Shin'ya Ohwada

Votes: 88

26. Helter Skelter (2012)

127 min | Drama, Horror

6.4
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Top star Lilico undergoes multiple cosmetic surgeries to her entire body. As her surgeries show side effect, Lilico makes the lives of those around her miserable as she tries to deal with her career and her personal problems.

Director: Mika Ninagawa | Stars: Erika Sawajiri, Kiko Mizuhara, Nao Ohmori, Gô Ayano

Votes: 1,621

27. Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009)

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

5.7
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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: 3,376

28. Peach Girl (2017)

116 min | Romance

6.5
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Momo Adachi is a female high school student. She appears to be a wild girl due to her tan skin and dyed hair, but she is a actually naive and sweet student. Since her days in middle school,... See full summary »

Director: Kôji Shintoku | Stars: Kei Inoo, Mizuki Yamamoto, Mackenyu, Mei Nagano

Votes: 302

29. Groper Train: The Search for the Black Pearl (1984)

64 min | Comedy, Mystery

5.7
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The world's largest black pearl has vanished without a trace, and it's up to detective Ippei to track it down. His only clue is the mysterious words of a dying man, "Pussy Print!".

Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Kaoru Kaze, Yûka Takemura, Serina Miyabi, Kazumi Kimura

Votes: 127

30. One Week Friends (2017)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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High school student Yuki Hase wants to become close with classmate Kaori Fujimiya who is always by herself. Kaori Fujimiya refuses to become close with Yuki Hase, because she forgets her ... See full summary »

Director: Shôsuke Murakami | Stars: Haruna Kawaguchi, Kento Yamazaki, Seika Furuhata, Sairi Itô

Votes: 589

31. ReLIFE (2017)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Arata Kaizaki is 27 years-old and unemployed. He quit his prior job after working for the company for 3 months. Arata Kaizaki decides to take part in a research program "ReLIFE." He takes ... See full summary »

Director: Takeshi Furusawa | Stars: Taishi Nakagawa, Yûna Taira, Mahiro Takasugi, Elaiza Ikeda

Votes: 452

32. Kamikaze Girls (2004)

102 min | Comedy

7.3
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56 Metascore

Momoko, a strange and seemingly emotionless girl obsessed with 18th century France, befriends a Yanki biker and the two experience the ups and downs of their unusual lives in a rural Japanese town.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Kyoko Fukada, Anna Tsuchiya, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Sadao Abe

Votes: 6,451

33. Close Range Love (2014)

118 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A smart high school student falls in love with her new handsome English teacher after she begins to receive one-on-one tutoring from him.

Director: Naoto Kumazawa | Stars: Tomohisa Yamashita, Nana Komatsu, Mika Akizuki, Hirofumi Arai

Votes: 873

34. My Rainy Days (2009)

119 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Seventeen year old high school student Rio Ozawa is always the center of attention due to her beauty. Yet Rio has never cared about anyone but herself due to her traumatic past. Her friends... See full summary »

Director: Yuri Kanchiku | Stars: Nozomi Sasaki, Shôsuke Tanihara, Hikaru Yamamoto, Mitsuki Ôishi

Votes: 1,691

35. Sing a Song of Sex (1967)

103 min | Drama

6.8
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Four high school students preparing for their university entrance exam fantasize about a classmate, and meet up with thier inebriated teacher, while singing bawdy drinking songs.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Ichirô Araki, Kazuko Tajima, Jûzô Itami, Akiko Koyama

Votes: 585

36. The Miracles of the Namiya General Store (2017)

129 min | Drama

6.8
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A general store that gives advice turning magical one night. Accidently, the time line switched somehow makes the current present and the best present for the people who want to be advised.

Director: Ryuichi Hiroki | Stars: Masato Hagiwara, Kento Hayashi, Mugi Kadowaki, Nijirô Murakami

Votes: 962

37. Honey (2018)

105 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Nao is normally shy at school. It is a surprise when Taiga propositions her for a date and eventual marriage. Nao means to say 'no,' but says 'yes' instead not knowing how to reject such a ... See full summary »

Director: Kôji Shintoku | Stars: Shô Hirano, Yûna Taira, Nana Asakawa, Kaho Mizutani

Votes: 90

38. Mutant Girls Squad (2010)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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On her sixteenth birthday, Rin (Yumi Sugimoto), a bullied, timid schoolgirl witnesses her parents killed by fearful, anti-mutant humans. Rins dormant mutant abilities are awakened and she ... See full summary »

Directors: Noboru Iguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Tak Sakaguchi | Stars: Asami, Tak Sakaguchi, Naoto Takenaka, Noboru Iguchi

Votes: 1,522

39. The Machine Girl (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.9
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Maimed while seeking revenge, a girl becomes stronger than ever.

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

Votes: 9,385

40. Perfect World (2018)

102 min | Romance

5.6
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Kawana Tsugumi works at an interior design company. She happens to meet her first love Ayukawa Itsuki from her high school days. He is now an architect and in a wheelchair because of an accident.

Director: Kenji Shibayama | Stars: Hana Sugisaki, Sei Ashina, Aya Ohmasa, Takanori Iwata

Votes: 39

41. We Love (2018)

Romance

7.1
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The romantic escapades of a group of high school students.

Director: Yûichi Satô | Stars: Shô Hirano, Hayato Isomura, Kentarô Itô, Hiyori Sakurada

Votes: 23

42. The Black Devil and the White Prince (2016)

93 min | Romance

6.4
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Based on the manga with the same name, the story follows Yu Akabane who is moved to the dormitory following her father's transfer for work. While she is excited to be living in the same ... See full summary »

Directors: Hayato Kawai, Shô Tsukikawa | Stars: Nana Komatsu, Yûdai Chiba, Rimo Hasegawa, Kaho

Votes: 418

43. Chihayafuru Part 3 (2018)

Drama

7.5
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The third installment of the Chihayafuru trilogy.

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

Votes: 239

44. Flying Colors (2015)

117 min | Drama

7.4
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Story about a problematic blonde girl, Sayaka who knows nothing about academic but wants to enter one of the prestige university in Japan in just one year?

Director: Nobuhiro Doi | Stars: Kasumi Arimura, Nanami Abe, Morio Agata, Atsushi Itô

Votes: 2,043

45. L-DK Hitotsu Yane no Shita, (Suki) ga Futatsu (2019)

Romance

7.2
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Aoi Nishimori and Shusei Kugayama are in love and they begin to live together secretly. Suddenly, Shusei's cousin Reon Kugayama comes to them. Their secret is discovered by Reon. Now, Aoi, Shusei and Reon begin to live together.

Director: Yasuhiro Kawamura | Stars: Shiori Akita, Mone Kamishiraishi, Keita Machida, Yôsuke Sugino

Votes: 18

46. The Great War of Archimedes (2019)

Action, Drama, Mystery | Pre-production

In 1933, a young naval officer and math prodigy uncovers a conspiracy regarding the construction of Japanese warships for the ongoing World War 2.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Jun Kunimura, Minami Hamabe, Masaki Suda, Min Tanaka

47. Bring on the Melody (2017)

Drama, Music, Mystery

6.1
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Haruta and Chika were childhood friends until the former's family moved away. It is a new year at high school, freshmen are enrolling and the two meet again. Chika wants to be a member of ... See full summary »

Director: Masahide Ichii | Stars: Kanna Hashimoto, Shôri Satô, Takuma Hiraoka, Moka Kamishiraishi

Votes: 78

48. Chihayafuru Part II (2016)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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The second part of the 'Chihayafuru' movies.

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

Votes: 509

49. Little Forest: Summer/Autumn (2014)

111 min | Drama

7.8
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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: 1,697

50. Time Traveller (2010)

Not Rated | 122 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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A high-school girl acquires the ability to time travel.

Director: Masaaki Taniguchi | Stars: Riisa Naka, Akiyoshi Nakao, Munetaka Aoki, Anna Ishibashi

Votes: 1,466



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