Japan (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. 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: Marina Inoue, Yûki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Josh Grelle

Votes: 126,811

2. The Naked Director (2019– )

Biography, Drama

8.1
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Follows the story of Toru Muranishi's unusual and dramatic life filled with big ambitions as well as spectacular setbacks in his attempt to turn Japan's porn industry on its head

Stars: Takayuki Yamada, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Misato Morita, Tetsuji Tamayama

Votes: 1,116

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: 118,526 | Gross: $270.40M

4. One Punch Man (2015– )

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

8.9
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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, Kaito Ishikawa, Hiromichi Tezuka, Max Mittelman

Votes: 90,002

5. Point Break (1991)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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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: 141,433 | Gross: $43.22M

6. Weathering with You (2019)

111 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A high-school boy who has run away to Tokyo befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Chieko Baishô, Kana Hanazawa

Votes: 572

7. Split (IX) (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Horror, Thriller

7.3
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62 Metascore

Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula

Votes: 368,541 | Gross: $138.29M

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: 566,745 | Gross: $10.06M

9. 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: 140,425 | Gross: $5.02M

10. My Hero Academia (2016– )

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

8.5
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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: 18,592

11. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.4
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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: Matthew Mercer, Daisuke Ono, Unshô Ishizuka, Tôru Ohkawa

Votes: 4,383

12. Death Note (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: 190,929

13. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009–2012)

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: 93,101

14. Seven Samurai (1954)

Not Rated | 207 min | Adventure, Drama

8.6
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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: 287,939 | Gross: $0.27M

15. Welcome to Marwen (2018)

PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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40 Metascore

A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Steve Carell, Falk Hentschel, Matt O'Leary, Nikolai Witschl

Votes: 10,822 | Gross: $10.76M

16. Nanatsu no taizai (2014– )

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

8.2
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The legend of the confrontation between the Seven Deadly Sins and the Holy Knights.

Stars: Yûki Kaji, Rintarou Nishi, Misaki Kuno, Bryce Papenbrook

Votes: 14,023

17. 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: 166,351 | Gross: $368.38M

18. Naruto: Shippûden (2007–2017)

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

8.5
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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, Kate Higgins

Votes: 66,911

19. Hunter x Hunter (2011–2014)

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

8.9
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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, Cristina Valenzuela

Votes: 37,160

20. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)

TV-14 | 624 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.6
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A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father.

Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Spike Spencer

Votes: 39,704

21. 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: 286,737 | Gross: $4.71M

22. 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: 299,040 | Gross: $2.38M

23. Vinland Saga (2019– )

24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.2
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As a child, Thorfinn sat at the feet of the great Leif Ericson and thrilled to wild tales of a land far to the west. But his youthful fantasies were shattered by a mercenary raid. Raised by... See full summary »

Stars: Makoto Furukawa, Hiroki Gotou, Satoshi Hino, Mitsuhiro Ichiki

Votes: 834

24. Street Fighter (1994)

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

3.9
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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: 61,603 | Gross: $33.42M

25. Wan pîsu (1999– )

24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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Follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate crew in order to find the greatest treasure ever left by the legendary Pirate, Gold Roger. The famous mystery treasure named "One Piece".

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

Votes: 57,242

26. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

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 who can only be stopped by two teenagers and a group of psychics.

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

Votes: 142,856 | Gross: $0.55M

27. 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: 103,195

28. 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: 79,375 | Gross: $18.64M

29. Shoplifters (2018)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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93 Metascore

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Kirin Kiki, Mayu Matsuoka

Votes: 35,246 | Gross: $3.31M

30. Naruto (2002–2007)

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

8.2
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Naruto Uzumaki, a mischievous 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: 57,691

31. 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: 200,893

32. Fairy Tail (2009– )

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

8.0
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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: Todd Haberkorn, Cherami Leigh, Tia Lynn Ballard, Tetsuya Kakihara

Votes: 17,548

33. Sword Art Online (2012– )

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

7.7
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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, Haruka Tomatsu, Cherami Leigh

Votes: 30,251

34. Cowboy Bebop (1998–1999)

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: 77,185

35. Pokémon (1997– )

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: 34,121

36. A Silent Voice (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

8.2
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78 Metascore

A young man is ostracized by his classmates after he bullies a deaf girl to the point where she moves away. Years later, he sets off on a path for redemption.

Director: Naoko Yamada | Stars: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yûki, Kenshô Ono

Votes: 27,683

37. Dragon Ball Super (2015–2018)

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

8.4
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Six months after the defeat of Majin Buu, The mighty Saiyan Son Goku continues his quest on becoming stronger.

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

Votes: 18,890

38. Dr. Stone (2019– )

23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.4
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One fateful day, all of humanity was petrified by a blinding flash of light. After several millennia, high schooler Taiju awakens and finds himself lost in a world of statues. However, he's... See full summary »

Stars: Felecia Angelle, Aaron Dismuke, Emily Fajardo, Ricco Fajardo

Votes: 806

39. Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019– )

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

8.8
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A family is attacked by demons and only two members survive - Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko, who is turning into a demon slowly. Tanjiro sets out to become a demon slayer to avenge his family and cure his sister.

Stars: Natsuki Hanae, Akari Kitô, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Takahiro Sakurai

Votes: 1,835

40. 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: 242,445

41. Black Clover (2017– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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Asta and Yuno were abandoned together at the same church and have been inseparable since. As children, they promised that they would compete against each other to see who would become the next Emperor Magus.

Stars: Jill Harris, Dallas Reid, Micah Solusod, Gakuto Kajiwara

Votes: 2,509

42. Audition (1999)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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69 Metascore

A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura

Votes: 65,866

43. 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: 18,916 | Gross: $1.91M

44. Death Stranding (2019 Video Game)

Not Rated | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | Post-production

Sam Porter must travel across a ravaged wasteland and save humanity from impending annihilation after mysterious explosions set off a series of supernatural events and otherworldly creatures begin to plague the landscape.

Director: Hideo Kojima | Stars: Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, Margaret Qualley

45. 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: 116,782 | Gross: $0.52M

46. One Piece: Stampede (2019)

Animation, Action, Adventure

9.4
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Follow the strawhats as they get invited to the large event known as pirate expo! All star pirates are gathered in the pirate expo, the marines decide to interfere, what conspires in this event? A One Piece spin off movie.

Director: Takashi Otsuka | Stars: Chô, Hiroaki Hirata, Katsuhisa Hôki, Kanae Itô

Votes: 219

47. High School DxD (2012– )

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.7
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After being killed on his first date, idiotic and perverted Issei Hyodo is resurrected as a demon by Rias Gremory only to be recruited into her club of high-class devils.

Stars: Jamie Marchi, Yûki Kaji, Azumi Asakura, Yôko Hikasa

Votes: 5,090

48. Tokyo Ghoul (2014)

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

7.9
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A Tokyo college student is attacked by a ghoul, a superpowered human who feeds on human flesh. He survives, but has become part ghoul and becomes a fugitive on the run.

Stars: Natsuki Hanae, Austin Tindle, Sora Amamiya, Brina Palencia

Votes: 27,073

49. Battle Royale (2000)

Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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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: 160,245

50. Fire Emblem: Three Houses (2019 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

9.1
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The game takes place on the continent of Fódlan. The landmass is divided into three rival nations who are now at peace: the Adrestian Empire to the south and west, the Holy Kingdom of ... See full summary »

Directors: Toshiyuki Kusakihara, Genki Yokota | Stars: Yûsuke Kobayashi, Shizuka Itô, Ai Kakuma, Kaito Ishikawa

Votes: 73


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