Japanese drama and movies

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1. Hanzawa Naoki (2013– )

54 min | Drama

An idealistic banker takes on corruption and wrongdoing at his large corporate bank. While forging ties with some unlikely allies, he must use his financial expertise, his instincts about ... See full summary »

Stars: Masato Sakai, Aya Ueto, Mitsuhiro Oikawa, Teruyuki Kagawa

Votes: 993

2. Joker: Yurusarezaru sôsakan (2010– )

Drama

"Date Kazuyoshi (Sakai) is a detective on the Kanagawa prefectural police force. During the day, he is known as a "Buddha" for his gentle personality, pouring all of his energy into ... See full summary »

Stars: Masato Sakai, Anne Watanabe, Ryô Nishikido, Masayuki Akamaru

Votes: 62

3. Suteki na Sen Taxi (2014– )

Comedy

Eda is the driver of Sen Taxi, a marvellous vehicle which is able to take a passenger back to his or her "life's turning point". His cool appearance is at odds with his talkative, ... See full summary »

Stars: Yutaka Takenouchi, Bakarhythm, Nao Minamisawa, Nana Seino

Votes: 76

4. Flower Shop Without Rose (2008– )

Drama

Shiomi Eiji is a florist. He is a single man with a young daughter named Shizuku. One day, he invites a blind woman seeking shelter under his shop awning to come in out of the rain. A ... See full summary »

Stars: Isao Bitô, Junko Ikeuchi, Yûki Imai, Maki Kubota

Votes: 113

5. Mother (2010– )

54 min | Drama

Matsuyuki plays the part of Nao Suzuhara, an elementary school teacher. When she realizes that one of the female students is receiving abuse from her mother, Nao's maternal instincts kick ... See full summary »

Stars: Yasuko Matsuyuki, Kôji Yamamoto, Wakana Sakai, Kana Kurashina

Votes: 211

6. All About My Siblings (2014)

52 min

Growing up in Japan transcends generational differences. The five Sato siblings are coming of age and trying to find their way in the world in modern-day Japan. Asahi (Satoshi Tsumabuki), ... See full summary »

Star: Toshihito Kokubo

Votes: 7

7. Golden Slumber (2010)

139 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Aoyagi meets an old friend and ends up framed for the murder of the prime minister.

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Nao Ohmori, Yûko Takeuchi, Teruyuki Kagawa, Shihori Kanjiya

Votes: 968

8. Key of Life (2012)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

A failed actor switches identities with a stranger at a bath house thinking it is his way out of his life of misery but only to find himself filling the shoes of an elite assassin.

Director: Kenji Uchida | Stars: Masato Sakai, Teruyuki Kagawa, Ryôko Hirosue, Yoshiyoshi Arakawa

Votes: 1,649

9. The Two in Tracksuits (2008)

93 min | Comedy

A son quits his job and is persuaded by his father to head off to a cottage in the remote mountains. Together, the two of them manage to get through their days while wearing old jerseys ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Masato Sakai, Makoto Ayukawa, Miki Mizuno, Asami Tanaka

Votes: 138

10. The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

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: 8,009

11. Spirited Away (2001)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

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.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

Votes: 597,268 | Gross: $10.06M

12. All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)

146 min | Crime, Drama, Music

73 Metascore

The problematic lives of teenager students for whom the singer Lily Chou-Chou's dreamy music is the only way to escape an alienating, violent and insensitive society.

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Hayato Ichihara, Shûgo Oshinari, Ayumi Itô, Takao Ohsawa

Votes: 7,536 | Gross: $0.02M

13. Nobody Knows (2004)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

88 Metascore

In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Yûya Yagira, Ayu Kitaura, Hiei Kimura, Momoko Shimizu

Votes: 22,971 | Gross: $0.68M

14. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

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: 213,873

15. After Life (1998)

R | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy

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: 9,326 | Gross: $0.80M

16. Ame to yume no ato ni (2005– )

Fantasy, Horror

Ame Sakurai is in junior high and lives with her father, who is a butterfly collector in search of the Troides Magellunus. One fateful day, he decided to take a trip to Taiwan in hopes of ... See full summary »

Stars: Reina Asami, Mokomichi Hayami, Tae Kimura, Tomoka Kurokawa

Votes: 20

17. Good Life: Thank You, Papa, Goodbye (2011– )

54 min | Drama, Family

Sorimachi plays the part of Daichi Sawamoto, a newspaper reporter who has always prioritized his work over his family. When his wife suddenly leaves him, he finally notices the love he has ... See full summary »

Stars: Hirofumi Araki, Rikiya Kurokawa, Takashi Sorimachi, Nana Eikura

Votes: 10

18. Real Clothes (2009– )

Drama

Kinue is a saleswoman in the futon section of a department store. One day, she suddenly gets transferred to the women's clothing department, even though she herself is lacking in fashion ... See full summary »

Stars: Sei Ashina, Erena, Moe Fukuda, Imalu

Votes: 27

19. Shiroi haru (2009– )

Drama

Haruo is finally released from prison after completing his sentence. With nine years worth of prison gratuities in hand, he stops at a restaurant to enjoy a good meal, but all of his money ... See full summary »

Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Nozomi Ohashi, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Ken'ichi Endô

Votes: 80



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