With Asahi Shimbun (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Fullmetal Alchemist (2017)
TV-14 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Two alchemist brothers go on a quest for the Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their dead mother goes horribly wrong.
3. Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle (2021)
165 min | Adventure, Drama, War
When Japan surrenders at the end of World War II, soldier Hiroo Onoda retreats into the jungles of the Philippines to continue the war himself for another 10,000 days.
5. 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: 10,235 | Gross: $0.12M
6. Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
Not Rated | 128 min | Drama
A tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.
Votes: 7,905 | Gross: $0.08M
7. Creepy (2016)
Not Rated | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Takakura is a former detective. He receives a request from his ex-colleague, Nogami, to examine a missing family case that occurred six years earlier. Takakura follows Saki's memory. She is... See full summary »
8. Otoko-tachi no Yamato (2005)
145 min | Drama, History, War
The movie follows 3 Japanese friends from embarking on Yamato, the world's largest battleship, until it's sunk 3 1/2 years later on April 7, 1945 on it's way to Okinawa to stop American advance at the end of WWII.
9. The Great War of Archimedes (2019)
130 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
In 1933, a young naval officer and math prodigy uncovers a conspiracy regarding the construction of Japanese warships for the ongoing World War 2.
10. Flying Colors (2015)
117 min | Comedy, Drama
Fact-based tale of a slacker high-school girl, years behind in her studies, who decides to start working hard and pass the entrance exams to a prestigious university in Japan.
11. The Asadas (2020)
127 min | Drama, Family
Masashi is a young photographer who forms a family with is older brother and parents. Disaster strikes Japan in the form of a tsunami and subsequent nuclear reactor meltdown and the country... See full summary »
12. Erased (2016)
120 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Struggling manga author Satoru Fujinuma is beset by his fear to express himself. However, he has a supernatural ability of being forced to prevent deaths and catastrophes by being sent back... See full summary »
13. Ichi (2008)
R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Ichi is a blind woman who roams about town with her shamisen (a three-stringed Japanese guitar), but she has exceptional sword skills with which she fights off yakuza and other villains.
14. Dororo (2007)
139 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
15. Harmonium (2016)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama
Toshio hires Yasaka in his workshop. This old acquaintance, who has just been released from prison, begins to meddle in Toshio's family life.
Votes: 2,334 | Gross: $0.02M
17. His (2020)
Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, Family, Romance
Two boys met and fell in love with each other in their high school days. Then 13 years have passed - The two live in different places. Nagisa has left for Australia after breaking up with ... See full summary »
21. Dance with Me (2019)
103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
Suzuki Shizuka is an office lady at a conglomerate who is treated by a hypnotist and left under the spell. Thereafter she cannot but sing and dance whenever she hears any melody whatsoever.... See full summary »
22. The Fighter Pilot (2013)
144 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
A young woman and her brother explore the history of their grandfather, who died in the WW2. They start contacting the men who flew with him, asking them about who he was.
23. The Voice of Sin (2020)
142 min | Family
A newspaper reporter is working on an investigative piece regarding an unsolved mystery dating back thirty years. there was gangsterism and extortion at play. As part of his work the man ... See full summary »
24. Little Love Song (2019)
123 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Inspired by a hit song by Mongol800, there is a small town in Okinawa where the US occupation forces are stationed and have fenced off their base. A popular high school band is scouted by a... See full summary »
25. The Tale of Genji (1987)
110 min | Animation, Drama, History
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 »
26. The Great Passage (2013)
134 min | Drama
Majime, an eccentric man in publishing company, who has unique ability of words, joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, 'The Great Passage.' In the eclectic team, he becomes ... See full summary »
27. Sennen no koi - Hikaru Genji monogatari (2001)
143 min | Biography, Drama, History
Based on the ancient Japanese Tale of Genji. This film is set in 900AD and tells the story of a famous female writer of the time, Murasaki Shikibu. Her story begins from the death of her ... See full summary »
30. Listen to the Universe (2019)
119 min | Drama, Music
Four pianists take part in the preliminary round of an international piano playing competition. Each has a story that is different and unique. One is a former child prodigy who stopped ... See full summary »
33. The Floating Castle (2012)
144 min | Comedy, Drama, History
In the year 1590, powerful daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi nears his plan to unify all of Japan, but he comes across a floating fortress known as Oshi Castle. Narita Nagachika must use his army to defend the castle.
35. The Chef of South Polar (2009)
125 min | Comedy
Nishimura has a passion for cooking, but never would he have imagined the task before him now: He is unexpectedly assigned to a south polar mission to serve as head chef at the Dome Fuji ... See full summary »
36. Whistleblower (2019)
119 min | Drama
Yasumi Tamio is a senior manager at the company, but has seen his career stall. There are others around him who also deserve promotions and recognition. They are hard and committed workers.... See full summary »
37. Sakura Guardian in the North (2018)
126 min | Drama
In 1945, the mother fled with her two sons from the Russians to Hokkaido. In 1972, her son returns to Japan after finding success in the U.S.
38. I Just Wanna Hug You (2014)
122 min | Romance
Tsukasa got into a severe car accident when she was a high school student. She still suffers from the effects of that accident, with memory impairment and needing to use a wheelchair. ... See full summary »
108 min | Drama
Newcomer Shizuka Ishibashi throws herself into the role of Mika, a nurse by day, a 'girlie bar' hostess by night, subject to feelings of anxiety and isolation, and unable to reach through a... See full summary »
41. Sea Without Exit (2006)
121 min | Drama, War
Koji Namiki, a talented young pitcher, who had won the National High School Baseball Championships enters university, but soon afterwards injures his elbow. He and his teammates work hard ... See full summary »
45. Into the White Night (2010)
149 min | Drama, Mystery
Based on a novel with the same name, years pass and the unsolved mystery of the case of the death of a man puzzles the police detective. With more death, suicide and murder within the ... See full summary »
46. Life in Overtime (2018)
125 min | Comedy
Sosuke Tashiro is on an elite career course at a major bank until he is transferred - or rather relegated - to a subsidiary company, where he reaches retirement age.
47. 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 »
48. Tatara Samurai (2016)
135 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
In 16th century Japan, a young man has to choose between becoming a master steel maker like his father and grandfather before him, or becoming a samurai so that he can help protect his ... See full summary »
50. The Magnificent Nine (2016)
129 min | Comedy, History
It is eighteenth century Japan and the residents of a poor town lead a typically meagre life. Then nine residents, which include Juzaburo, hatch a scheme to improve their lots by running a ... See full summary »