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1. After Life (1998)

R | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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91 Metascore

After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Arata Iura, Erika Oda, Susumu Terajima, Takashi Naitô

Votes: 9,092 | Gross: $0.80M

2. Spiral (2000)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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62 Metascore

The inhabitants of a small Japanese town become increasingly obsessed with and tormented by spirals.

Director: Higuchinsky | Stars: Eriko Hatsune, Fhi Fan, Hinako Saeki, Eun-Kyung Shin

Votes: 6,915

3. Kamikaze Girls (2004)

102 min | Comedy

7.2
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56 Metascore

Momoko, a strange and seemingly emotionless girl obsessed with 18th century France, befriends a Yanki biker and the two experience the ups and downs of their unusual lives in a rural Japanese town.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Kyoko Fukada, Anna Tsuchiya, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Sadao Abe

Votes: 6,569

4. Parasyte: Part 1 (2014)

109 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.9
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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: 3,650

5. The Great Yokai War (2005)

PG-13 | 124 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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63 Metascore

A young boy is chosen as the defender of good and must team up with Japan's ancient spirits and creatures of lore to destroy the forces of evil.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Chiaki Kuriyama, Bunta Sugawara

Votes: 2,197

6. 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: 2,052

7. Splatter: Naked Blood (1996)

Unrated | 76 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A scientist taints his mother's scientific experiment with his own drug that transforms pain into a pleasurable experience. Unfortunately for the three women involved in the experiment, the drug works a little bit too well.

Director: Hisayasu Satô | Stars: Misa Aika, Yumika Hayashi, Mika Kirihara, Sadao Abe

Votes: 1,760

8. Yatterman (2009)

111 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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Every week, toy-shop owner Gan and his cute assistant Ai battled the evil Doronbo gang. The gang led by femme fatale Doronjo and her assistants-pig-nosed muscleman Tonzra and rat-faced ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Sakurai, Saki Fukuda, Kyoko Fukada, Kendô Kobayashi

Votes: 1,730

9. Oba: The Last Samurai (2011)

128 min | Drama, War

6.5
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During the end of World War 2, a group of Japanese soldiers fight on after US forces capture most of the island. They refuse to surrender and continue to resist after the Emperor surrenders.

Directors: Cellin Gluck, Hideyuki Hirayama | Stars: Yutaka Takenouchi, Markus Waldow, Sean McGowan, Mao Inoue

Votes: 927

10. Maiko haaaan!!! (2007)

120 min | Comedy

6.5
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Kimihiko Onizuka is a salaryman infatuated with maiko (apprentice geisha) and whose greatest goal in life is to play a party game called "yakyuken" with one.

Director: Nobuo Mizuta | Stars: Sadao Abe, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Ko Shibasaki, Satoshi Hashimoto

Votes: 508

11. Birds Without Names (2017)

123 min | Drama, Mystery

6.5
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Tawako's boyfriend is not her kind, but she puts up with it in exchange for shelter. Her old boyfriend of almost a decade ago is long gone, and was also not nice, but like most girls she ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuya Shiraishi | Stars: Yû Aoi, Sadao Abe, Tôri Matsuzaka, Yutaka Takenouchi

Votes: 468

12. Paco and the Magical Book (2008)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Ayaka Wilson, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Anna Tsuchiya

Votes: 445

13. Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims (2005)

124 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.4
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Yaji and Kita are two men who live in Edo. They are deeply in love. Yaji is married to a woman, while Kita is an actor addicted to various drugs.

Director: Kankurô Kudô | Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Shichinosuke Nakamura, Sadao Abe, Aja

Votes: 376

14. Ten Nights of Dreams (2006)

Not Rated | 100 min | Fantasy

6.4
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Based on renowned Japanese writer Natsume Soseki's same-titled short story collection, Ten Nights of Dreams brings ten fantastical dream sequences to film with great visual and ... See full summary »

Directors: Yoshitaka Amano, Kon Ichikawa, Akio Jissôji, Masaaki Kawahara, Suzuki Matsuo, Miwa Nishikawa, Atsushi Shimizu, Takashi Shimizu, Keisuke Toyoshima, Yudai Yamaguchi, Nobuhiro Yamashita | Stars: Kyôko Koizumi, Suzuki Matsuo, Tsuyoshi Ujiki, Umenosuke Nakamura

Votes: 366

15. Ai no shinsekai (1994)

115 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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A look a the lives of two sex workers in Tokyo: Rei, who works as an S&M dominatrix, and Ayumi, in the more straightforward profession of call girl. In addition to their working life, the ... See full summary »

Director: Banmei Takahashi | Stars: Sawa Suzuki, Reiko Kataoka, Aya Sugimoto, Yôko Nakajima

Votes: 355

16. Dreams for Sale (2012)

134 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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After losing their restaurant in a fire, a husband and wife come up with a strange plan to rebuild their shattered finances: marrying the husband off to a series of lonely women and defrauding them.

Director: Miwa Nishikawa | Stars: Yûsuke Iseya, Takako Matsu, Teruyuki Kagawa, Tamae Andô

Votes: 349

17. Eyes of the Spider (1998)

83 min | Crime, Thriller

6.6
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A man discovers a darker side of himself after exacting revenge on his daughter's killer.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Duncan, Ren Osugi, Sadao Abe

Votes: 348

18. The Apology King (2013)

128 min | Comedy

6.4
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Why merely say 'sorry' when you could truly make amends by hiring the expert to do the right thing? The Apology King, one Mr. Kuroshima, is advertising his service to an audience at a ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuo Mizuta | Stars: Sadao Abe, Mao Inoue, Yutaka Takenouchi, Masaki Okada

Votes: 325

19. The Lady Shogun and Her Men (2010)

116 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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In the year 1716 a mysterious epidemic strickens the country of Japan, dropping the population of men to 1/4th of its prior state. With the drastic reduction of men, more and more families ... See full synopsis »

Director: Fuminori Kaneko | Stars: Ko Shibasaki, Kazunari Ninomiya, Hiroshi Tamaki, Maki Horikita

Votes: 304

20. Ikebukuro West Gate park (2000– )

Drama

8.0
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This story follows a young man named Makoto who lives in Ikebukuro West Gate Park, an area known for youth delinquency and gangs. In fact, one of Makoto's best friends from high school, ... See full summary »

Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Ai Katô, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Ryûta Satô

Votes: 259

21. The Magnificent Nine (2016)

129 min | Comedy, History

6.5
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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 »

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Maika Yamamoto

Votes: 238

22. Friends: Naki on the Monster Island (2011)

87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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On an island, the residents have named the island "Monster Island." The monsters living on the island are friendly, but live in fear of humans. A child named Kotake wanders onto the island and meet a red ogre named Naki.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Sadao Abe, Shingo Katori, Seishirô Katô, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 211

23. Helen the Baby Fox (2006)

104 min | Drama, Family

6.8
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Leaving school for the day, seven-year old Taichi finds a baby fox alongside a road in rural Hokkaido. The two bond, and Taichi decides to leave the fox with the police as a lost item. The ... See full summary »

Director: Keita Kôno | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Arashi Fukasawa, Ryôko Kobayashi

Votes: 188

24. Miracle Apples (2013)

129 min | Drama

7.0
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In their hometown of Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, Akinori Kimura (Sadao Abe) and his wife Mieko (Miho Kanno) open an apple orchard. Because of Meiko's allergic reaction to pesticides, ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Sadao Abe, Miho Kanno, Mieko Harada, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

Votes: 187

25. Unfair: The Movie (2007)

112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.0
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She was the best crime fighter on the force...until a powerful conspiracy turned everyone against her.

Director: Yoshinori Kobayashi | Stars: Ryôko Shinohara, Kippei Shîna, Hiroki Narimiya, Sadao Abe

Votes: 161

26. Tiger & Dragon (2005– )

Comedy

8.1
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The show revolves around Rakugo, a traditional Japanese comedy that can look back on a 400 year long history. It tells about a Yakuza who goes to a Rakugo performer to collect debts, and a talented comedian who tries to change his destiny.

Stars: Sadao Abe, Yû Aoi, Yoshiyoshi Arakawa, Yôsuke Asari

Votes: 156

27. Kisarazu Cat's Eye (2002– )

45 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Twenty-one year old former high school baseball player, Kohei (nickname: Bussan), learns that he is dying from cancer. He is told that he only has six months to live, and decides that he ... See full summary »

Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Shô Sakurai, Wakana Sakai, Yoshinori Okada

Votes: 150

28. Kisarazu Cat's Eye: Nihon Series (2003)

123 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.6
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Director: Fuminori Kaneko | Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Shô Sakurai, Wakana Sakai, Yoshinori Okada

Votes: 141

29. Kisarazu Cats' Eye: Sayonara Game (2006)

131 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Bussan refuses to accept his death and returns to Kisarazu as a ghost to make peace with his friends. Unfortunately his reappearance brings unforeseen consequences.

Director: Fuminori Kaneko | Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Shô Sakurai, Wakana Sakai, Yoshinori Okada

Votes: 137

30. Unfair: The Answer (2011)

109 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Natsumi Yukihira, an unconventional cop, investigates a series of murders where each new victim is the lead suspect from the previous murder. When her ex-husband becomes the latest murder's suspect, things get more complicated.

Director: Shimako Sato | Stars: Ryôko Shinohara, Kôichi Satô, Takayuki Yamada, Sadao Abe

Votes: 135

31. Year One in the North (2005)

170 min | Drama

6.5
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In 1868, after the fall of the Shogun-dominated Japan, the new government orders people from Awaji, near Kobe, to re-locate to the northern part of Hokkaido. These people once supported the... See full summary »

Director: Isao Yukisada | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Ken Watanabe, Etsushi Toyokawa, Toshirô Yanagiba

Votes: 132

32. Iryû: Team Medical Dragon (2006– )

Drama

8.4
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Ryutaro Asada, a renegade but brilliant surgeon, was being framed for a misdiagnosis and let go by the North Japanese Hospital. He went into exile and lived in a seaside shack when he was ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenji Sakaguchi, Teppei Koike, Sadao Abe, Tetsuhiro Ikeda

Votes: 131

33. No More Cry (2009)

134 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Two brothers are separated as young boys and vow not to cry at their separation. They are unknowingly reunited as adults thanks to fate. Find laughter through the tears.

Director: Nobuo Mizuta | Stars: Sadao Abe, Eita, Shunji Fujimura, IHARA

Votes: 113

34. Going My Home (2012– )

54 min | Drama

7.9
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Ryota Tsuboi is a producer for a CM production company. His wife Sae is a food stylist. She is also enthusiastic about her daughter Moe's education and her work. Ryota goes to Nagano to see his father. There he has a strange meeting.

Stars: Aoi Tatsumi, Hiroshi Abe, Tomoko Yamaguchi, Aoi Miyazaki

Votes: 107

35. Gore from Outer Space (2001)

85 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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A woman is sent to execution for the murder of her daughter, who she believes is kidnapped. When she tells her story to a nun, we learn her story through a series of encounters with a ... See full summary »

Director: Hirohisa Sasaki | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Sadao Abe, Yoshiyoshi Arakawa, Tomomi Kuribayashi

Votes: 86

36. Unfair (2006– )

Mystery

7.5
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Yukihira Natsumi is a no-nonsense, intelligent Tokyo homicide cop known as the department's "number one" case closer who nevertheless also has a bad reputation for not working well with ... See full summary »

Stars: Ryôko Shinohara, Eita, Sadao Abe, Seiichiro Furumoto

Votes: 82

37. Tokiwa-so no seishun (1996)

110 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: Jun Ichikawa | Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Sadao Abe, Satoko Abe, Arata Furuta

Votes: 60

38. Tsubasa no oreta tenshitachi (2006– )

37 min | Drama

7.0
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Stars: Asami Kumakiri, Sadao Abe, Takumi Bando, Reina

Votes: 58

39. To Heart (1999)

25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Adapted from a dating sim game of the same name. Fujita Hiroyuki is an always sleepy and difficult to motivate high school boy, but he has a kind heart, and the gift to make friends with ... See full summary »

Stars: Jessica Calvello, Wayne Grayson, Megan Hollingshead, Mai Hoshikawa

Votes: 54

40. A Farewell to Jinu (2015)

121 min | Comedy

5.7
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Former bank clerk Takeharu thought he was strange when he moved to a remote village in Japan's northeastern Tohoku region after developing an inexplicable "money allergy." However as he ... See full summary »

Director: Suzuki Matsuo | Stars: Ryûhei Matsuda, Sadao Abe, Takako Matsu, Fumi Nikaidô

Votes: 53

41. Marumo's Story (2011– )

Drama

7.6
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Stars: Sadao Abe, Mana Ashida, Fuku Suzuki, Masako Chiba

Votes: 50

42. Anone (2018)

54 min | Drama

7.5
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One day a woman named Anone is getting ready to leave her home for work when she accidentally drops her wedding ring. As she searches for it she finds quite a bit of cash under the floor. ... See full summary »

Stars: Sadao Abe, Noriko Eguchi, Eita, Shôhei Hino

Votes: 49

43. Unfair the End (2015)

108 min | Thriller

6.2
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Director: Shimako Sato | Stars: Sadao Abe, Akira, Tordy Clark, Masaya Katô

Votes: 46

44. First Kiss (2007– )

Drama

6.2
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A bitter-sweet and uplifting comedy drama about a young girl Mio and her brother Kazuki. To treat her illness overseas, Mio has been living away from her older brother Kazuki for the past ... See full summary »

Stars: Sadao Abe, Mao Inoue, Hideaki Itô, Naoto Takenaka

Votes: 45

45. LOUDER! Can't Hear What You're Singin', Wimp! (2018)

106 min | Comedy

5.3
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Director: Satoshi Miki | Stars: Sadao Abe, Kumiko Asô, Yûdai Chiba, Eri Fuse

Votes: 44

46. Shiritsu tantei Hama Maiku (2002– )

54 min | Mystery

4.1
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Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Sadao Abe, Robert Baldwin, Pâko Hayashiya

Votes: 37

47. Taira no Kiyomori (2012–2013)

Drama, History

7.2
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The 51st NHK Taiga drama recounts the life of Taira no Kiyomori (1118-1181), a general of the Heian period, who established the first samurai-based government in Japan.

Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Hiroki Yamura, Hiroshi Tamaki

Votes: 37

48. Yo ni mo Kimyô na Monogatari: Eiga kantoku-hen (2015 TV Movie)

120 min | Mystery

6.3
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Directors: Katsuyuki Motohiro, Hideo Nakata, Shimako Sato, Takashi Shimizu, Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Tamori, Sadao Abe, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi

Votes: 34

49. Wasted Land (2009– )

Drama

8.4
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Iki Tadashi is a military leader who was captured by the Soviets during World War II. Treated as a war criminal, he was sentenced to many years of labor in a harsh Siberian detention camp. ... See full summary »

Stars: Hiroo Ôtaka, Toshiaki Karasawa, Emi Wakui, Mikako Tabe

Votes: 32

50. Unfair: Code Breaking (2006 TV Movie)

120 min | Mystery

7.0
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Director: Yasushi Ueda | Stars: Ryôko Shinohara, Eita, Sadao Abe, Yôsuke Eguchi

Votes: 31



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