Most Popular Titles With Primary Country of Origin Japan


1. Attack on Titan (2013– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Yeager vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Stars: Marina Inoue, Yûki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Josh Grelle

Votes: 98,966

2. Get Out (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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84 Metascore

A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener

Votes: 324,099 | Gross: $176.04M

3. Sing (2016)

PG | 108 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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59 Metascore

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.

Directors: Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson

Votes: 101,741 | Gross: $270.33M

4. Sonic the Hedgehog (2019)

Animation, Action, Adventure | Filming

A cop in rural town of Green Hills will help Sonic escape from the goverment who is looking to capture him.

Director: Jeff Fowler | Stars: Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter

5. Boku no Hero Academia (2016– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.4
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A superhero-loving boy without any powers is determined to enroll in a prestigious hero academy and learn what it really means to be a hero.

Stars: Daiki Yamashita, Justin Briner, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Kaito Ishikawa

Votes: 10,478

6. 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: 103,537 | Gross: $5.02M

7. Spirited Away (2001)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.6
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96 Metascore

During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Kirk Wise | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

Votes: 519,627 | Gross: $10.06M

8. Furious 7 (2015)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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67 Metascore

Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham

Votes: 323,387 | Gross: $353.01M

9. Point Break (1991)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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58 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty

Votes: 131,087 | Gross: $43.22M

10. One Punch Man: Wanpanman (2015– )

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

9.0
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The story of Saitama, a hero that does it just for fun & can defeat his enemies with a single punch.

Stars: Makoto Furukawa, Max Mittelman, Kaito Ishikawa, Zach Aguilar

Votes: 67,407

11. The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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61 Metascore

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

Directors: Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney | Stars: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Lake Bell

Votes: 148,309 | Gross: $368.38M

12. Death Note: Desu nôto (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

9.0
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An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong, Ryô Naitô

Votes: 163,313

13. Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018)

Animation, Action, Fantasy | Filming

Goku and Vegeta encounter Broly, a Saiyan warrior unlike any fighter they've faced before.

Director: Tatsuya Nagamine | Stars: Jason Douglas, Sean Schemmel, Vic Mignogna, Christopher Sabat

14. Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017)

PG | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.8
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75 Metascore

Based on "The Little Broomstick" by Mary Stewart, a strange flower grants a girl magic powers.

Directors: Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Giles New | Stars: Hana Sugisaki, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Yûki Amami, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 4,740 | Gross: $2.42M

15. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.0
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Two brothers search for a Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their deceased mother goes awry and leaves them in damaged physical forms.

Stars: Iemasa Kayumi, Kent Williams, Muriel Hofmann, Lili Troncale

Votes: 77,513

16. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

PG | 119 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.2
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80 Metascore

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin, Akihiro Miwa

Votes: 265,103 | Gross: $4.71M

17. The Quick and the Dead (1995)

R | 107 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

6.4
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49 Metascore

A female gunfighter returns to a frontier town where a dueling tournament is being held, which she enters in an effort to avenge her father's death.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio

Votes: 75,775 | Gross: $18.64M

18. Shoplifters (2018)

121 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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93 Metascore

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find on the street.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Lily Franky, Kirin Kiki, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Sakura Andô

Votes: 1,536

19. Sword Art Online (2012– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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In the year 2022, thousands of people get trapped in a new virtual MMORPG and the lone wolf player, Kirito, works to escape.

Stars: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Bryce Papenbrook, Cherami Leigh, Haruka Tomatsu

Votes: 26,085

20. Naruto: Shippûden (2007–2017)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.4
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Naruto Uzumaki, is a loud, hyperactive, adolescent ninja who constantly searches for approval and recognition, as well as to become Hokage, who is acknowledged as the leader and strongest of all ninja in the village.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Chie Nakamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

Votes: 59,523

21. Switched (2018– )

35 min | Drama

7.2
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In this sci-fi teen drama based on a Japanese comic book series, 2 high school girls swapped bodies. After the unattractive girl switched with a cute popular girl, she refused to switch back.

Stars: Kaya Kiyohara, Daiki Shigeoka, Tomohiro Kamiyama, Miu Tomita

Votes: 256

22. Seven Samurai (1954)

Not Rated | 207 min | Adventure, Drama

8.7
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98 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 268,887 | Gross: $0.27M

23. One Piece: Wan pîsu (1999– )

24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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Follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his friends in order to find the greatest treasure ever left by the legendary Pirate, Gol D Roger. The famous mystery treasure named "One Piece".

Stars: Mayumi Tanaka, Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Akemi Okamura

Votes: 52,273

24. Princess Mononoke (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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76 Metascore

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Votes: 276,225 | Gross: $2.38M

25. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Doc Harris, Christopher Sabat, Scott McNeil, Sean Schemmel

Votes: 95,766

26. Detective Pikachu (2019)

Animation, Family, Fantasy | Post-production

Feature film based on the popular Nintendo game, Pokemon.

Director: Rob Letterman | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Bill Nighy

27. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

8.5
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A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Votes: 180,671

28. Cowboy Bebop (1998–2003)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.9
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The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.

Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara, Steve Blum

Votes: 68,629

29. Dragon Ball Super (2015–2018)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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The continuing adventures of the mighty warrior Son Goku, as he encounters new worlds and new warriors to fight.

Stars: Masako Nozawa, Naoki Tatsuta, Ryô Horikawa, Masakazu Morita

Votes: 15,097

30. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

G | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.2
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86 Metascore

When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

Votes: 221,730

31. Nanatsu no taizai (2014– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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The Seven Deadly Sins were once an active group of knights in the region of Britannia, who disbanded after they supposedly plotted to overthrow the Liones Kingdom. Their supposed defeat ... See full summary »

Stars: Yûki Kaji, Rintarou Nishi, Sora Amamiya, Misaki Kuno

Votes: 8,595

32. Ponyo (2008)

G | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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86 Metascore

A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson, Tomoko Yamaguchi

Votes: 101,402 | Gross: $15.09M

33. Batman Ninja (2018)

PG-13 | 85 min | Animation, Action

5.7
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Batman, along with a number of his allies and adversaries, finds himself transplanted from modern Gotham City to feudal Japan.

Director: Junpei Mizusaki | Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Wataru Takagi, Ai Kakuma, Rie Kugimiya

Votes: 8,406

34. Naruto (2002–2007)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja, struggles as he searches for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the village's leader and strongest ninja.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Kate Higgins, Chie Nakamura

Votes: 51,463

35. 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: 154,206

36. Fullmetal Alchemist (2017)

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

5.9
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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: 14,718

37. Street Fighter (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.8
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Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.

Director: Steven E. de Souza | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Ming-Na Wen, Damian Chapa

Votes: 58,255 | Gross: $33.42M

38. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.3
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The story of the Joestar family, who are possessed with intense psychic strength, and the adventures each member encounters throughout their lives.

Stars: Daisuke Ono, Unshô Ishizuka, Matthew Mercer, Tôru Ohkawa

Votes: 2,523

39. 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: 15,547 | Gross: $1.91M

40. Hunter x Hunter (2011–2014)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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Gon Freecss aspires to become a Hunter, an exceptional being capable of greatness. With his friends and his potential, he seeks for his father who left him when he was younger.

Stars: Megumi Han, Mariya Ise, Issei Futamata, Michael McConnohie

Votes: 29,908

41. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (2017– )

23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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Unlike Naruto, Boruto is about a son who's living his life along his friend, avoiding being in his father's shadow. He has adventures in younger version, in school, revealing new abilities.

Stars: Yûko Sanpei, Kokoro Kikuchi, Ryûichi Kijima, Kenshô Ono

Votes: 3,219

42. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.1
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A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 129,399 | Gross: $0.55M

43. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018 Video Game)

Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Post-production

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate brings back every fighter in the history of the series, with the return of characters like Ice Climbers and Solid Snake. There's also newcomers too, such as long awaited favorite Ridley.

Director: Masahiro Sakurai | Stars: Yuri Lowenthal, David Hayter, Sean Schemmel, Marcella Lentz-Pope

44. Gojira: kessen kidô zôshoku toshi (2018)

101 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Humanity's desperate battle to reclaim the Earth from Godzilla continues. The key to defeating the King of the Monsters may be Mechagodzilla, a robotic weapon thought to have been lost nearly 20,000 years ago.

Directors: Hiroyuki Seshita, Kôbun Shizuno | Stars: Rich Brown, Lucien Dodge, Hayato Fujii, Frank Gerrish

Votes: 1,481

45. Fairy Tail (2009– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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Lucy, an aspiring Celestial Wizard, becomes a friend and ally to powerful wizards Natsu, Gray, and Erza, who are part of the (in)famous wizard guild, Fairy Tail.

Stars: Tetsuya Kakihara, Aya Hirano, Rie Kugimiya, Brittney Karbowski

Votes: 15,414

46. Pokémon (1997–2018)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.4
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Follows the adventure of Satoshi with his Pokemon, Pikachu and his friends to become the Pokemon master.

Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, Ikue Ôtani

Votes: 31,872

47. Steins;Gate (2011–2015)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.7
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After discovering time travel, a university student and his colleagues must use their knowledge of it to stop an evil organization and their diabolical plans.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa, Ashly Burch

Votes: 28,598

48. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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86 Metascore

Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda, Gorô Naya

Votes: 120,895

49. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Crime

8.0
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76 Metascore

A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 109,236 | Gross: $0.52M

50. Boku no Hero Academia the Movie (2018)

Animation, Action, Comedy

8.5
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The story follows right before the first semester ends and the whole class is going on a feild trip. However, all might and midoriya are invited to an event on a island that's all about ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Nagasaki | Stars: Justin Briner, Ray Chase, Kaito Ishikawa, Yûki Kaji

Votes: 151



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