Filming Location Matching "Kyoto, Japan" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Lost in Translation (2003)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.7
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89 Metascore

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris

Votes: 377,646 | Gross: $44.59M

2. The Last Samurai (2003)

R | 154 min | Action, Drama, War

7.7
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55 Metascore

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, William Atherton

Votes: 373,400 | Gross: $111.11M

3. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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54 Metascore

Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Suzuka Ohgo

Votes: 132,387 | Gross: $57.49M

4. In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

NC-17 | 109 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to a sexual obsession which then came to a violent end.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Tatsuya Fuji, Eiko Matsuda, Aoi Nakajima, Yasuko Matsui

Votes: 16,533

5. Rashomon (1950)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband are recalled from the perspectives of a bandit, the bride, the samurai's ghost and a woodcutter.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 137,347 | Gross: $0.10M

6. The Assassin (2015)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Drama, History

6.3
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80 Metascore

A female assassin receives a dangerous mission to kill a political leader in eighth-century China.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Yun Zhou, Satoshi Tsumabuki

Votes: 14,307 | Gross: $0.61M

7. Shogun (1980)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 10,694

8. Lost Girls and Love Hotels

Drama, Thriller | Post-production

The story centers on Margaret, a young Western woman in the midst of losing herself in the bacchanal of nighttime Tokyo. Haunted by memories of her twin brother's descent into madness, ... See full summary »

Director: William Olsson | Stars: Alexandra Daddario, Carice van Houten, Kate Easton, Peter Mark Kendall

9. Harakiri (1962)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, History

8.8
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85 Metascore

An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 24,954

10. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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46 Metascore

In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan prepares to open its war against the United States with a preventive strike on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.

Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 29,525 | Gross: $29.55M

11. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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65 Metascore

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

Votes: 30,100 | Gross: $2.67M

12. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

8.6
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Director: Ron Fricke

Votes: 33,429 | Gross: $1.33M

13. Wasabi (2001)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, Comedy

6.7
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53 Metascore

A French cop gets 2 months leave for getting results too violently. His Japanese girlfriend, who vanished 19 years ago, has died and he flies Paris to Tokyo for her funeral and will full of surprises. The Yakuza meets his brutal ways.

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Jean Reno, Ryôko Hirosue, Michel Muller, Carole Bouquet

Votes: 34,870 | Gross: $0.08M

14. Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)

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

7.5
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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, J. Michael Tatum, Patrick Seitz, Ian Sinclair

Votes: 18,135

15. Sayonara (1957)

Not Rated | 147 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A US Air Force major in Kobe confronts his own opposition to marriages between American servicemen and Japanese women when he falls for a beautiful performer.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Ricardo Montalban, Patricia Owens, James Garner

Votes: 5,464 | Gross: $26.30M

16. The Pillow Book (1996)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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64 Metascore

A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Yoshi Oida, Ken Ogata

Votes: 11,761 | Gross: $2.29M

17. The Yakuza (1974)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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American private-eye Harry Kilmer returns to Japan to rescue a friend's kidnapped daughter from the clutches of the Yakuza.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman

Votes: 6,909

18. 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: 3,541

19. The Street Fighter (1974)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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Tough karate master Terry Tsurugi takes it upon himself to protect a late businessman's daughter from the Yakuza.

Director: Shigehiro Ozawa | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Goichi Yamada, Yutaka Nakajima, Chiyoko Kazama

Votes: 4,253

20. Late Spring (1949)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

8.3
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Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Setsuko Hara, Yumeji Tsukioka, Haruko Sugimura

Votes: 12,302

21. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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The United Nations assembles the ultimate weapon to defeat Godzilla, while scientists discover a fresh pteranodon egg on a remote Japanese island.

Director: Takao Okawara | Stars: Masahiro Takashima, Ryoko Sano, Megumi Odaka, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 3,837

22. The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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60 Metascore

A family moves to the country to run a rustic mountain inn when, to their horror, the customers begin befalling sudden and unlikely fates.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kenji Sawada, Keiko Matsuzaka, Shinji Takeda, Naomi Nishida

Votes: 7,739

23. The Challenge (1982)

R | 108 min | Action, Drama

6.3
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A down-and-out American boxer becomes involved in a feud between two Japanese brothers.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Scott Glenn, Toshirô Mifune, Donna Kei Benz, Atsuo Nakamura

Votes: 1,751 | Gross: $3.53M

24. The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)

Approved | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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In post-WWII Japan, an American captain is brought in to help build a school, but the locals want a teahouse instead.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyô, Eddie Albert

Votes: 2,962

25. Taboo (1999)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.9
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75 Metascore

The new member of a samurai militia unit causes disruption as several of his colleagues fall in love with him, threatening to disturb the rigid code of their squad.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Ryûhei Matsuda, Shinji Takeda, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 6,697 | Gross: $0.05M

26. The Hunters (1958)

Approved | 108 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.4
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In 1952, during the Korean War, two American pilots become bitter enemies over the same woman but must shelf their personal feud when confronted by deadly Chinese MIG fighter jets in battle.

Director: Dick Powell | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Robert Wagner, Richard Egan, May Britt

Votes: 1,232

27. Gate of Hell (1953)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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A samurai pursues a married lady-in-waiting.

Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Kazuo Hasegawa, Isao Yamagata, Yatarô Kurokawa

Votes: 2,772

28. Shogun (1980 TV Movie)

125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.9
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An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 4,045

29. Message from Space (1978)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.0
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In this Star Wars take-off, the peaceful planet of Jillucia has been nearly wiped out by the Gavanas, whose leader takes orders from his mother (played by a comic actor in drag) rather than... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Vic Morrow, Shin'ichi Chiba, Philip Casnoff, Peggy Lee Brennan

Votes: 1,091

30. Parasyte: Part 2 (2015)

117 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.5
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Humanity is under attack by human-mimicking flesh-eating alien parasites. One parasite bonds with his young high school student host, and he convinces the parasite to help him stop the others.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Jun Kunimura, Kazuki Kitamura, Shôta Sometani

Votes: 1,979

31. Ace Attorney (2012)

135 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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This movie is based on the second and fourth cases in the popular video game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. The plot follows Phoenix Wright, a novice lawyer, who faces off against expert ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Hiroki Narimiya, Takumi Saitoh, Mirei Kiritani, Akiyoshi Nakao

Votes: 2,465

32. The House Where Evil Dwells (1982)

R | 88 min | Horror

4.5
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A young American family moves to a House in Kyoto, Japan. It turns out to be haunted by the ghosts of a woman and her lover, who were killed by the woman's husband, as well as the ghost of the husband, who killed himself afterward.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Edward Albert, Susan George, Doug McClure, Amy Barrett

Votes: 958

33. The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)

TV-G | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.7
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In 1856, the first U.S. Consul General to Japan encounters the hostility of the local authorities and the love of a young geisha.

Director: John Huston | Stars: John Wayne, Eiko Ando, Sam Jaffe, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 1,655

34. Radiance (II) (2017)

101 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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52 Metascore

A passionate writer of film versions for the visually impaired meets an older photographer who is slowly losing his eyesight.

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Ayame Misaki, Tatsuya Fuji, Kazuko Shirakawa

Votes: 1,164

35. The Makioka Sisters (1983)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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The orphaned Makioka sisters look for a husband for their third sister, Yukiko, as the rebellious youngest sister, Taeko, is kept waiting her turn.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Yoshiko Sakuma, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Yûko Kotegawa, Jûzô Itami

Votes: 1,232

36. Secondhand Hearts (2017)

TV-14 | 93 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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A photographer on a trip to Japan meets a fellow American woman and they quickly fall in love. However, when he returns home to the US, he discovers that she is his girlfriend's older sister.

Director: Austin Everett | Stars: Ben Isaacs, Mallory Corinne, Allie Rae Treharne, Jericho Lopez

Votes: 48

37. Top Knot Detective (2017)

87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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This is the story of how a failed Japanese samurai series became an instant cult classic.

Directors: Aaron McCann, Dominic Pearce | Stars: Toshi Okuzaki, Masa Yamaguchi, Mayu Iwasaki, Kuni Hashimoto

Votes: 249

38. Anatahan (1953)

PG | 91 min | Drama, War

7.2
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In June 1944, twelve Japanese seaman are stranded on an abandoned-and-forgotten island called An-ta-han for seven years. The island's only inhabitants are the overseer of the abandoned ... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Akemi Negishi, Tadashi Suganuma, Kisaburo Sawamura, Shôji Nakayama

Votes: 779 | Gross: $0.05M

39. Kainan 1890 (2015)

132 min | History

7.3
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True story of two key events in Turkish-Japanese relationship, which deepened the friendship between two nations.

Director: Mitsutoshi Tanaka | Stars: Seiyô Uchino, Kenan Ece, Shioli Kutsuna, Alican Yücesoy

Votes: 1,848

40. My Geisha (1962)

Not Rated | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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An actress disguises herself as a geisha in order to land the lead role in her director husband's film version of 'Madam Butterfly'.

Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Yves Montand, Edward G. Robinson, Robert Cummings

Votes: 1,202

41. No Regrets for Our Youth (1946)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.1
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The daughter of a politically disgraced university professor struggles to find a place for herself in love and life, in the uncertain world of Japan leading into WWII.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Susumu Fujita, Denjirô Ôkôchi, Haruko Sugimura

Votes: 2,532

42. Return of the Street Fighter (1974)

X | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Takuma "Terry" Tsurugi returns. In this sequel, he sets out to bust up a phony charity put together by the Yakuza.

Director: Shigehiro Ozawa | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Claude Gagnon, Yôko Ichiji, Masashi Ishibashi

Votes: 1,684

43. Sanshiro Sugata (1943)

Not Rated | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Sugata, a young man, struggles to learn the nuance and meaning of judo, and in doing so comes to learn something of the meaning of life.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Yukiko Todoroki, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata

Votes: 3,814

44. Hana (2006)

127 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A troubled young samurai seeks revenge for the death of his father.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Rie Miyazawa, Arata Furuta, Jun Kunimura

Votes: 1,320

45. La Truite (The Trout) (1982)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Frederique (Huppert) leaves her family's small-town trout farm to embark on an journey taking her to Japan and into the arms of a man. Irritations concerning her actions and present state ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Spiesser, Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Pierre Cassel

Votes: 513

46. Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)

Not Rated | 108 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.3
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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.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Shinobu Nakayama, Ai Maeda, Yukijirô Hotaru, Ayako Fujitani

Votes: 2,082

47. When the Last Sword Is Drawn (2002)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

7.5
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A samurai goes to extraordinary lengths to provide for his family.

Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Kiichi Nakai, Kôichi Satô, Yui Natsukawa, Takehiro Murata

Votes: 4,469

48. Flight from Ashiya (1964)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Romance, Drama

5.4
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A flight crew tries to save the survivors of a shipwreck off the coast of Japan during a raging typhoon.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Widmark, George Chakiris, Suzy Parker

Votes: 430

49. 47 Ronin (1994)

132 min | Action, Drama

6.5
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A group of disgraced samurai plan a decade long revenge against a corrupt lord.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Ken Takakura, Kiichi Nakai, Rie Miyazawa, Kôichi Iwaki

Votes: 406

50. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

Not Rated | 167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

8.2
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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

Votes: 4,101


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