Most Popular Titles With Primary Country of Origin Japan


1. 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: 297,220 | Gross: $176.04M

2. 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: 96,990 | Gross: $270.33M

3. 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, Ayane Sakura, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Kaito Ishikawa

Votes: 7,661

4. Attack on Titan (2013– )

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

8.8
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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: Yûki Kaji, Marina Inoue, Josh Grelle, Bryce Papenbrook

Votes: 94,248

5. One Punch Man: Wanpanman (2015– )

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

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

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

Votes: 61,896

6. 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: 319,233 | Gross: $353.01M

7. 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: 128,704 | Gross: $43.22M

8. 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: 505,961 | Gross: $10.06M

9. Batman Ninja (2018)

PG-13 | 85 min | Animation, Action

6.8
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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, Rie Kugimiya, Ai Kakuma

Votes: 982

10. Kimi no na wa. (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: 90,107 | Gross: $5.02M

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: 144,235 | Gross: $368.38M

12. 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: 174,648

13. 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: 50,713

14. 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: 156,624

15. Hagane no renkinjutsushi (2009–2010)

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

9.1
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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: 73,461

16. Violet Evergarden (2018– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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Violet Evergarden, a young girl formerly known as "the weapon," has left the battlefield to start a new life at CH Postal Service. There, she is deeply moved by the work of "Auto Memories Dolls," who carry people's thoughts and convert them into words. So begins her journey as an Auto Memories Doll, and comes face to face with various people's emotions and differing shapes of love. All the while ... See full summary »

Stars: Yui Ishikawa, Aya Endô, Reba Buhr, Erika Harlacher

Votes: 1,697

17. 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: 12,144

18. 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: 14,071

19. 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: 258,656 | Gross: $4.71M

20. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

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

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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: 93,596

21. 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: 151,947

22. Mazinger Z: Infinity (2017)

95 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

6.1
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When the evil Dr Hell attacks the Earth, the mighty giant mecha Mazinger Z is formed to stop him.

Director: Junji Shimizu | Stars: Shôtarô Morikubo, Ai Kayano, Sumire Uesaka, Toshihiko Seki

Votes: 782

23. 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: 269,145 | Gross: $2.38M

24. 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: 263,924 | Gross: $0.27M

25. 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: 14,504 | Gross: $1.91M

26. 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: 57,532

27. 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: 125,920 | Gross: $0.55M

28. Yu-Gi-Oh! (I) (2000–2006)

24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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Yugi Moto solves an Ancient Egyptian Puzzle and brings forth a dark and powerful alter ego. Whenever he and his friends are threatened by evil in Duel Monster Card Game, this alter ego breaks out to save them.

Stars: Dan Green, Amy Birnbaum, Eric Stuart, Wayne Grayson

Votes: 14,549

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

PG | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.8
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73 Metascore

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

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi | Stars: Hana Sugisaki, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Yûki Amami, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 2,207 | Gross: $2.42M

30. 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: 66,239

31. 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: 215,460

32. Tokyo Ghoul (2014)

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

8.0
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Ghouls are terrifying creatures which feed on human flesh. When Kaneki is almost killed in an attack, he transforms into a half-ghoul, half-human hybrid and is forced to adapt to their lifestyle in order to survive.

Stars: Natsuki Hanae, Sora Amamiya, Kenny Green, Shintarô Asanuma

Votes: 19,941

33. 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: 7,400

34. Sword Art Online (2012– )

TV-PG | 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: 24,862

35. DARLING in the FRANXX (2018– )

Animation, Action, Fantasy

7.6
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In a world where future where humanity has been driven to endangerment by giant beasts, a strike force is assembled to destroy the monsters and save the world.

Stars: Bryson Baugus, Haruka Tomatsu, Kana Ichinose, Hiroki Gotô

Votes: 441

36. 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: 57,412 | Gross: $33.42M

37. Death Stranding (Video Game)

Action, Horror | Filming

The upcoming title from the critically acclaimed video game creator; Hideo Kojima, featuring Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead, The Boondock Saints) as lead role.

Director: Hideo Kojima | Stars: Guillermo del Toro, Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Troy Baker

38. Bleach (2018)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Post-production

Ichigo Kurosaki is a High School student, living in Karakura town. He is able to see ghosts, as well as hollows. Later, he meets up with Kuchiki Rukia, a Death God (Shinigami in Japanese). ... See full summary »

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Miyavi, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Ryô Yoshizawa

39. 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, Grey, and Erza, who are part of the (in)famous wizard guild, Fairy Tail.

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

Votes: 14,854

40. Steins;Gate (2011–2015)

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

8.8
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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, Trina Nishimura

Votes: 26,930

41. Pokémon (1997–2017)

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: 31,339

42. Tokyo Ghoul: re (2018– )

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

8.3
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Two years have passed since the CCG's raid on Anteiku. Although the atmosphere in Tokyo has changed drastically due to the increased influence of the CCG, ghouls continue to pose a problem ... See full summary »

Stars: Adam Gibbs, Daman Mills, Madeleine Morris, Austin Tindle

Votes: 259

43. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003–2004)

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

8.6
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When a failed alchemical ritual leaves brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric with severely damaged bodies, they begin searching for the one thing that can save them; the fabled philosopher's stone.

Stars: Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak, Rie Kugimiya

Votes: 49,366

44. 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: 49,854

45. Ouija (II) (2014)

PG-13 | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

4.5
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38 Metascore

A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

Director: Stiles White | Stars: Olivia Cooke, Ana Coto, Daren Kagasoff, Bianca A. Santos

Votes: 40,893 | Gross: $50.86M

46. 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: 107,103 | Gross: $0.52M

47. Sandome no satsujin (2017)

124 min | Drama, Mystery

6.8
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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: 1,253

48. Devilman: Crybaby (2018– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Horror

7.7
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Demons invade humanity after being frozen in ice for millions of years. Akira, a timid boy, is tasked by his friend Ryo to merge with one of these demons in order to be able to fight back against them for the sake of humanity.

Stars: Griffin Burns, Cherami Leigh, Kyle McCarley, Cindy Robinson

Votes: 3,995

49. 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: 99,016 | Gross: $15.09M

50. Ran (1985)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama

8.2
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96 Metascore

In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Votes: 92,396 | Gross: $3.52M