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1. Hachi-ko (1987)

107 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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The true story about a dog's loyalty to its master, even after his death.

Director: Seijirô Kôyama | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Kaoru Yachigusa, Toshinori Omi, Toshirô Yanagiba

Votes: 4,230

2. Tampopo (1985)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy

7.9
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A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Kôji Yakusho

Votes: 13,945 | Gross: $0.22M

3. Daitokai - Tatakai no hibi (1976– )

54 min | Action, Drama

7.9
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Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Kaku Takashina, Takehiko Ono, Yûjirô Ishihara

Votes: 7

4. Making of 'A Taxing Woman' (1987 Video)

108 min | Documentary

7.7
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Director: Masayuki Suo | Stars: Shinsuke Ashida, Yasuo Daichi, Mach Fumiake, Jûzô Itami

Votes: 6

5. I Just Didn't Do It (2006)

143 min | Drama

7.6
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A young man is falsely accused of molesting a high-school girl on a train. He is arrested and charged, and goes through endless court sessions, all the while insisting that he is innocent.

Director: Masayuki Suo | Stars: Ryô Kase, Asaka Seto, Kôji Yamamoto, Masako Motai

Votes: 1,355

6. Going Home (2004)

82 min | Comedy

7.6
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The story of a man who returns to his hometown in order to attend the second wedding of his mother only to also run into his old squeeze. The encounter escalates and subsequently the woman ... See full summary »

Director: Kôji Hagiuda | Stars: Akiko Aitsuki, Taka Guadalcanal, Atsushi Itô, Reiko Kataoka

Votes: 31

7. I Wish (2011)

PG | 128 min | Drama

7.4
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80 Metascore

Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Kôki Maeda, Ohshirô Maeda, Masami Nagasawa, Hiroshi Abe

Votes: 5,457 | Gross: $0.15M

8. The Creature Called Man (1970)

93 min | Drama

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A police inspector and Olympic sharpshooter (Kayama) is assigned to protect the president of "Southnesia" from assassination.

Director: Kiyoshi Nishimura | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Jirô Tamiya, Mariko Kaga, Nancy Sommers

Votes: 9

9. A Taxing Woman (1987)

127 min | Comedy, Crime

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If tax evasion is an art, wheeler-dealer Hideki Gondo is Rembrandt. And so, a determined taxing woman gets the tough assignment of trying to catch him.

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Nobuko Miyamoto, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Masahiko Tsugawa, Yasuo Daichi

Votes: 1,563

10. A Promise (1986)

123 min | Drama

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An old woman has died and her widower with dementia confesses to killing her. After this, the story goes back in time to show the events leading up to her death.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Chôichirô Kawarasaki, Orie Satô, Sachiko Murase

Votes: 121

11. The Woman of S.R.I. (1999– )

55 min | Drama

7.3
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As criminals become more sophisticated and crimes more complex, the police must turn to speedier and more scientific means of weeding through clues and narrowing down suspects. That's where... See full summary »

Stars: Yasuko Sawaguchi, Takashi Naitô, Satoru Saitô, Mayumi Wakamura

Votes: 6

12. Sûpâ no onna (1996)

127 min | Comedy

7.1
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Goro's supermarket is not doing well; the rival "Bargains Galore" threatens his business. A chance encounter with Hanako, an energetic woman he knew in grade school, results in big retail ... See full summary »

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Nobuko Miyamoto, Masahiko Tsugawa, Ryûnosuke Kaneda, Sen Yano

Votes: 347

13. Umbrella Flower (2000)

116 min | Drama

7.0
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An alcoholic civil servant wakes up under a cherry tree in Tokyo next to a bar hostess with whom he's impulsively made a suicide pact. Though he's now changed his mind, he agrees to travel ... See full summary »

Director: Shinji Sômai | Stars: Kyôko Koizumi, Tadanobu Asano, Kumiko Asô, Akira Emoto

Votes: 212

14. A Taxing Woman's Return (1988)

127 min | Comedy, Crime

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Ryoko Itakura returns as the government tax agent willing to tackle the toughest cases. This time she takes on a fanatical but lucrative religious cult run by a vile lecher.

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Nobuko Miyamoto, Rentarô Mikuni, Masahiko Tsugawa, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 524 | Gross: $0.33M

15. Machi nureta onna (1987)

96 min

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Director: Yasuaki Uegaki | Stars: Akiko Nakamura, Chôei Takahashi, Natsumi Asano, Jirô Karasawa

Votes: 7

16. Woman in Witness Protection (1997)

131 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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A vain actress who witnessed a serious crime is guarded by 2 cops as she goes about her daily affairs.

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Nobuko Miyamoto, Masahiko Nishimura, Yuji Murata, Kazuya Takahashi

Votes: 137

17. True Horror Stories (1999–2010)

Horror

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Stars: Yuria Haga, Ayako Omura, Natsuhi Ueno, Natsumi Yamada

Votes: 9

18. Kyôko to Shûichi no baai (2013)

134 min | Drama

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Kyoko works as an insurance agent. To regain her family's happiness, she becomes involved in a relationship with her boss. Because of that relationship, she is by her family and has to ... See full summary »

Director: Eiji Okuda | Stars: Sakura Andô, Tasuku Emoto, Mitsuru Hirata, Ena Koshino

Votes: 20

19. Chacha (2007)

128 min | Drama, History

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Director: Hajime Hashimoto | Stars: Ryôko Gi, Mieko Harada, Takehiro Hira, Masaya Kikawada

Votes: 12

20. The Last Dance (1993)

116 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A successful Japanese movie director in his 60s becomes increasingly ill while working on his latest film. His family, friends, and doctor try to keep the secret of his terminal cancer from... See full summary »

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Masahiko Tsugawa, Nobuko Miyamoto, Yoshiki Arizono

Votes: 168

21. Shizukana seikatsu (1995)

121 min | Drama

6.5
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Melodrama about the life of a mentally handicapped young man and his devoted sister after their famous novelist father and housewife mother go to Australia on a business trip.

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Masayuki Imai, Nobuko Miyamoto, Hinako Saeki, Mihoko Shibata

Votes: 145

22. Kagerô (1991)

106 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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A woman follows in her late father's footsteps and becomes a gambler, only to meet her father's murderer at a game.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Kanako Higuchi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiko Oginome, Masahiro Motoki

Votes: 165

23. The Music (1972)

104 min | Drama

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A young woman undergoes psychiatric treatment after she no longer hears music and develops sexual hang-ups.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Noriko Kurosawa, Toshiyuki Hosokawa, Chôei Takahashi, Kôji Moritsugu

Votes: 96

24. Tatara Samurai (2016)

135 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

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In 16th century Japan, a young man has to choose between becoming a master steel maker like his father and grandfather before him, or becoming a samurai so that he can help protect his ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshinari Nishikôri | Stars: Naoki Kobayashi, Shô Aoyagi, Tomoko Tabata, Yoshiko Miyazaki

Votes: 112

25. Lake of Dracula (1971)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

6.1
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A doctor investigates the murders of several women at a lakeside resort. His investigation leads him to believe that a vampire is responsible for the murders. He sets out to track the vampire down.

Director: Michio Yamamoto | Stars: Midori Fujita, Chôei Takahashi, Sanae Emi, Shin Kishida

Votes: 483

26. Sweet Scent of Eros (1973)

75 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Director: Toshiya Fujita | Stars: Hiroko Isayama, Kaori Momoi, Maki Kawamura, Chôei Takahashi

Votes: 22

27. Evil Hospital (2013– )

24 min | Horror

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The Kumagawa Hospital which is located in the outskirts of town. Ogami Runa joined as a nursing staff 2 weeks ago. One night, with the lights all turned low, her fellow colleague, Suzuki ... See full summary »

Stars: Kazuma Suzuki, Kaho, Kensuke Ohwada, Riho Takada

Votes: 30

28. Ougon no buta (2010– )

Drama

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Shinko is an accounting auditor who chases after tax evaders and embezzlers that hard working citizens needlessly pay for. Shinko has a knack for solving cases without common sense or standards.

Stars: Ryôko Shinohara, Masaki Okada, Yô Ôizumi, Kenta Kiritani

Votes: 14

29. Yamazakura (2008)

99 min | Drama, History

5.8
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Based on a short story written by Shuhei Fujisawa (who also wrote Twilight Samurai, The Hidden Blade, Love and Honor), the film depicts the uneasy life of Noe Isomura (Rena Tanaka) with the... See full synopsis »

Director: Tetsuo Shinohara | Stars: Rena Tanaka, Noriyuki Higashiyama, Tetsuya Chiba, Fumi Dan

Votes: 98

30. Tetsuko's Room (1976– )

35 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Meiko Nakamura, Makoto Ôtake, Tomio Umezawa

Votes: 14

31. Himeyuri no Tô (1995)

121 min | Drama, War

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Director: Seijirô Kôyama | Stars: Yasuko Sawaguchi, Kumiko Goto, Yuri Nakae, Megumi Ôji

Votes: 9

32. The Sylvian Experiments (2010)

R | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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Dr. Hattori and her husband watch footage of brain surgery experiments with Manchurian, Russian and Japanese guinea pigs that had been found in the basement of a wrecked hospital. Out of ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Takahashi | Stars: Yôko Chôsokabe, Mina Fujii, Momoko Hatano, Tomohiro Kaku

Votes: 419

33. Neko Taxi the Movie (2010)

106 min | Drama

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Director: Tôru Kamei | Stars: Takanori Takeyama, Mayu Tsuruta, Rio Yamashita, Sei Ashina

Votes: 7

34. Star Wolf (1978– )

30 min | Sci-Fi

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Stars: Tatsuya Azuma, Jô Shishido, Miyuki Tanigawa, Chôei Takahashi

Votes: 16

35. Konomachi no inochi ni (2016 TV Movie)

115 min | Drama

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Putting down unwanted animals is a daily job for Makita Hiroshi and his fellow doctors, Hataeda Aki and Shiga Satoshi. All three do what's requested of them, suffering from pangs of ... See full summary »

Director: Akira Ogata | Stars: Ryô Kase, Erika Toda, Yûko Tanaka, Cillian Joe

Votes: 12

36. Masho no kaori (1985)

90 min | Drama, Mystery

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A young man returns home from the bar only to find a woman who was about to kill herself. Taking her home and protecting her, he learns that she's escaped from a violent husband - but ... See full summary »

Director: Toshiharu Ikeda | Stars: Mari Amachi, Johnny Ohkura, Yuki Kazamatsuri, Chôei Takahashi

Votes: 34

37. Fugitive Alien (1987 TV Movie)

102 min | Action, Sci-Fi

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An alien is pursued as a traitor by his own race because he refuses to kill humans.

Directors: Minoru Kanaya, Kiyosumi Kuzakawa | Stars: Tatsuya Azuma, Miyuki Tanigawa, Jô Shishido, Chôei Takahashi

Votes: 649

38. Star Force: Fugitive Alien II (1987 TV Movie)

75 min | Sci-Fi

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In this second film compiled from two episodes of a Japanese TV serial, Captain Joe, reformed interstellar marauder Ken and the rest of the crew of the Backus-3 set off to destroy an alien ... See full summary »

Directors: Minoru Kanaya, Kiyosumi Kuzakawa | Stars: Jô Shishido, Tatsuya Azuma, Miyuki Tanigawa, Chôei Takahashi

Votes: 460

39. Surônin makaritôru (1981– )

600 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Gen Kimura, Ichirô Izawa, Tokue Hanazawa

40. Ôoka Echizen (2013– )

59 min | Drama

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Ooka Tadasuke was a magistrate of Ise Yamada (modern day Ise City in Mie Prefecture). In 1712, he sentenced a thief who was causing a stir in the village. The culprit was a great-grandson ... See full summary »

Stars: Noriyuki Higashiyama, Masanobu Katsumura, Ryôko Kuninaka, Chieko Matsubara

41. Beauty and the Boy (2015– )

48 min | Comedy

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A capable but unpopular showbiz manager, Kazuko, struggles to groom a younger, new male actor, Ryo, whom she had scouted, into a star. An unmotivated Ryo slowly becomes conscious of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Yukie Nakama, Keita Machida, Leo Morimoto, Kyôko Maya

42. Kaihei yon-gô seito (1971)

91 min

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Director: Yoshiyuki Kuroda | Stars: Chôei Takahashi, Akio Hasegawa, Akiko Fumino

43. Onna neko Utsukushiki Fukushuusha (1992)

78 min | Crime

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Director: Yasuhiro Kitabata | Stars: Akane Aizawa, Yôko Itô, Kazumi Kawai, Yuki Kitazume

44. Kogarashi Monjirô (1972–1973)

1,750 min | Drama

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Stars: Atsuo Nakamura, Ryûtarô Gomi, Yoshio Harada, Kenjirô Ishiyama

45. Ore wa otokoda! (1971– )

56 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Kensaku Morita, Kumi Hayase, Yuri Akiyama, Leo Morimoto

46. Shinjuku sodachi (1968)

87 min | Action, Crime

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Director: Kazuo Hase | Stars: Chizuko Arai, Kikko Matsuoka, Yûsuke Kawazu, Hideko Ôki

47. Eiji (1999)

Action

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Director: Mitsuo Kurotsuchi | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Yûji Ishikawa, Baiken Jukkanji, Nayoung Lee

48. Futari no koibito (1969)

Romance

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Director: Shirô Moritani | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Wakako Sakai, Mieko Takamine, Junko Ikeuchi

49. Yonaoshi kômuin the Kôshônin 7 (2008 TV Movie)

114 min | Mystery

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Director: Tenpei Masuda | Stars: Tsunehiko Watase, Keizô Kanie, Miyako Takeuchi, Taeko Kajiyama

50. Summer of the Moonlight Sonata (1993)

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A fictional film that is nonetheless inspired by an account of two Japanese soon-to-be kamikaze pilots has the two stop by a local school near their base one last time to play the piano ... See full summary »

Director: Seijirô Kôyama | Stars: Tokue Hanazawa, Mako Ishino, Tetsuko Kobayashi, Norikatsu Nagano



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