With Hakuhodo (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Akira (1988)
R | 124 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by two teenagers and a group of psychics.
Votes: 141,411 | Gross: $0.55M
2. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.
Votes: 129,075 | Gross: $0.50M
3. Whisper of the Heart (1995)
G | 111 min | Animation, Drama, Family
A love story between a girl who loves reading books, and a boy who has previously checked out all of the library books she chooses.
4. The Cat Returns (2002)
G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After helping a cat, a 17-year-old girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life.
6. The Twilight Samurai (2002)
129 min | Drama, History, Romance
As the feudal Japan era draws to a close, a widower samurai experiences difficulty balancing 2 young daughters, an aged mother, clan loyalties, and the sudden reappearance of his childhood sweetheart.
7. Pom Poko (1994)
PG | 119 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
A community of magical shape-shifting raccoon dogs struggle to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development.
8. My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday (2016)
111 min | Drama, Romance
Takatoshi Minamiyama majors in art at an university in Kyoto. On the train to the school, he sees Emi Fukuju and falls in love with her at first sight. Gathering up all his courage, he ... See full summary »
9. Sweet Bean (2015)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama
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?
Votes: 7,251 | Gross: $0.12M
10. One Point O (2004)
R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After receiving mysterious empty packages inside his apartment, a young computer-programmer begins a personal investigation into their origins.
12. Let Me Eat Your Pancreas (2017)
115 min | Drama, Romance
A high school girl with a terminal illness opts to make the most of her few remaining months, be cheerful and experience as much as possible before it is all too late. She has a crush on a ... See full summary »
13. The Fifth Mind (2007)
Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Drama
"The 5th Mind" is a harrowing portrait of two siblings torn apart by a shared childhood experience. One sibling has completely blocked abuse, incest and madness. The other has created 5 minds to deal with the pain.
15. Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)
Unrated | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A hibernating species of giant carnivorous birds is awakened on a Japanese island shortly after the military encounters an unidentified mass moving beneath the water off-shore.
16. Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)
Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Sci-Fi
In a small Japanese village, a young woman discovers the means for her revenge, while Gyaos birds are sighted around the world and humankind debates Gamera's allegiance.
17. Café Funiculi Funicula (2018)
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 »
18. 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.
19. Shall We Dance? (1996)
PG | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons.
Votes: 10,029 | Gross: $9.68M
20. What a Wonderful Family! II (2017)
113 min | Comedy
In this sequel to the first It's A Wonderful Family, the characters who are still based on those in Tokyo Family (which itself was based on Tokyo Story), are a couple of years older with ... See full summary »
21. Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (2003)
116 min | Drama, Romance
Tsuneo is a university student working part-time in a mah-jong parlour. Lately the customers have been talking about an old lady who pushes a baby carriage through the streets. They say she... See full summary »
22. Helter Skelter (2012)
127 min | Drama, Horror
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.
24. Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)
138 min | Drama, Romance
While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days.
25. You Shine in the Moonlight (2019)
Takuya Okada is a high school student. He visits his classmate Mamizu Watarase in the hospital. Mamizu suffers from the mysterious ailment "Luminescence disease." People who have the ... See full summary »
27. Chinese Odyssey 2002 (2002)
97 min | Comedy, Romance
In Ming Dynasty China, two pairs of siblings are destined for each other. But fate throws countless obstacles in the path of their happiness. One pair is high-born: the young Emperor and ... See full summary »
28. Hollywood Hong-Kong (2001)
108 min | Comedy
A prostitute named Tong Tong enters the life of a man who runs a barbecue pork restaurant and quickly begins to ruin his life, as well as the life of his two rotund sons, and a local gangster.
30. What a Wonderful Family! (2016)
108 min | Comedy
A husband (Isao Hashizume) and wife (Kazuko Yoshiyuki) have been married for 50 years. For her birthday, the husband asks the wife what she wants for her birthday present. She replies that ... See full summary »
31. The Little House (2014)
136 min | Drama, Romance
A woman looks back on her family's life in Tokyo before and during WWII. A maid arrives from the countryside to work for an upper middle class family. She fits in well, but everyone's emotions are stirred up with the arrival of a student.
32. The Forest of Wool and Steel (2018)
134 min | Drama, Music
When high school student Tomura Naoki met piano tuner Itadori Soichiro at his school in Hokkaido, he could smell the forest from the piano tuned by Soichiro. Touched, the boy decides to ... See full summary »
33. Eye in the Sky (2007)
Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
With the nickname Peggy, a new recruit is mentored by Dog-Head, while undergoing on-job training while tracking down a gang of well organized armed heist robbers. The police use the surveillance cameras trying to track their identities.
34. Penguin's Memory - Shiawase monogatari (1985)
102 min | Animation, Romance
Returning from the Delta War, Mike Davis is left traumatized and adrift in life. Leaving his home town, he eventually winds up in Lake City and takes a quiet job in the local library. There... See full summary »
35. High School Debut (2011)
93 min | Comedy, Romance
Haruna who devoted herself to softball decide to find a boyfriend in high school by instruction from Yoh, who is willingly to teach her how to get a boyfriend but with only one condition, don't fall in love with him at all.
36. The Diary of Anne Frank (1995)
102 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.
38. Moonlight Express (1999)
101 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A Japanese woman named Hitomi who lost her fiancé in a car crash meets a Chinese man named Karbo who looks exactly like him who himself is on the run from the police after being framed.
39. Boogiepop and Others (2000)
109 min | Horror
Female students are disappearing and a rumor is going around that a Shinigami is killing them. However, one girl named Nagi Kirima who doesn't fear death or darkness streets to solve what ... See full summary »
40. Arion (1986)
118 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Arion begins with his journey to discover a world of poverty and horror where ordinary people are barely surviving through the war. He falls in love with a blind slave girl who is then ... See full summary »
41. Nagasaki: Memories of My Son (2015)
130 min | Drama
Set in post-World War II Japan, midwife Nobuko is resolved to move on as she stands at the grave of her son Koji who died, alongside thousands of others, when the Americans dropped an ... See full summary »
43. Gô-hime (1992)
142 min | Drama, History
Chronicles the trials and tribulations of Oribe, the successor to tea-master Rikyu, Usu, his gardener, and Princess Goh, who attempt to balance artistic expression and duty amid political intrigue in feudal Japan.
44. The Prisoner of Sakura (2019)
111 min | Drama, History, Romance
With all the unrest and uncertainty in the world today, now feels as good a time as any for a movie portraying good will and love between people from opposing countries. The film is a love ... See full summary »
45. The Blue Light (2003)
116 min | Drama, Crime, Romance
A 17 y.o. Japanese secondary school student is living happily with his mom and sister but one day his stepdad returns, drunk much of the time and cruel to his mom and sister. Is there such a thing as the perfect murder?
46. Samurai Hustle (2014)
119 min | Action, Comedy, History
During the reign of the eighth shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, the Yunagaya Domain in the Tohoku region is a small han. But at the han, there is a gold mine. Suddenly, Masaatsu Naito of ... See full summary »
47. Another Heaven (2000)
R | 132 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
A pair of hard-boiled Tokyo cops are investigating a gruesome murder: after killing the victim, the murderer cut his skull open and cooked his brain in a stew. As they try to track down the... See full summary »
48. I'm Only Looking: The Best of INXS (2004 Video)
240 min | Documentary, Music
I'm Only Looking is a two-disc compilation DVD by INXS. Disc one contains a number of official videos with commentaries for their most famous hits, and the second disc features a number of remastered live and studio rarities.
Directors: Paul Boyd, Hamish Cameron, Claudia Castle, Emma-Kate Croghan, Troy Davies, Nick Egan, Howard Greenhalgh, Scott Hicks, Clayton Jacobson, Soren Jensen, Richard Lowenstein, Matt Mahurin, David Mallet, Gary L. Page, Mark Pellington, Alex Proyas, Joel Schumacher, Peter Sinclair, Karl Steinberg, Walter A. Stern, Big T.V., Baillie Walsh, Yasuhiko Yamamoto | Stars: Michael Hutchence, Garry Beers, Ray Charles, Andrew Farriss
49. Ghiblies: Episode 2 (2002 Video)
G | 24 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Ghiblies are back!, and we get to see the Ghibli staff eating extra hot curry for lunch and more of Nonaka's first love all in a sequel of one of Studio Ghibli's most unique set of shorts.