All Japanese movies from 2014

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1. Pale Moon (2014)

126 min | Drama

A mellow drama following the moral decline of a housewife turned bank employee who embezzles a fortune from her customers and indulges in an affair with a younger man. Set in 1994, shortly after the burst of Japan's economic bubble.

Director: Daihachi Yoshida | Stars: Rie Miyazawa, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Juri Ihata, Renji Ishibashi

Votes: 694

2. The Light Shines Only There (2014)

120 min | Drama

Two troubled souls living on the fringes of a port town fall in love, but their trials are far from over.

Director: Mipo Oh | Stars: Gô Ayano, Chizuru Ikewaki, Masaki Suda, Kazuya Takahashi

Votes: 429

3. 100 Yen Love (2014)

113 min | Comedy, Drama

32-year-old Ichiko (Sakura Ando) lives at home with her parents, passing the days in self-indulgent grunginess. Ichiko's recently divorced younger sister Fumiko has moved back home with her... See full summary »

Director: Masaharu Take | Stars: Sakura Andô, Hirofumi Arai, Yôzaburô Itô, Miyoko Inagawa

Votes: 1,378

4. Kabukichô Love Hotel (2014)

135 min | Drama, Romance

Over one day at this love hotel in Shinjuku, Tokyo - where guests have the choice of staying for a short time or overnight - the dreams and desires of these characters intersect while aspiring for something greater.

Director: Ryuichi Hiroki | Stars: Shôta Sometani, Atsuko Maeda, Roy 5tion, Asuka Hinoi

Votes: 625

5. When Marnie Was There (2014)

PG | 103 min | Animation, Drama, Family

72 Metascore

A 12-year-old girl is sent to the country for health reasons, where she meets an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie, a young girl with long, flowing blonde hair. As the friendship ... See full summary »

Directors: James Simone, Hiromasa Yonebayashi | Stars: Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Nanako Matsushima, Susumu Terajima

Votes: 25,850 | Gross: $0.77M

6. Flight 7500 (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Flight 7500 departs Los Angeles International Airport bound for Tokyo. As the overnight flight makes its way over the Pacific Ocean during its ten-hour course, the passengers encounter what appears to be a supernatural force in the cabin.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Ryan Kwanten, Amy Smart, Jamie Chung

Votes: 13,956

7. Gun Woman (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Thriller

A brilliant doctor on a quest for revenge buys a young woman and trains her to be the ultimate assassin, implanting gun parts in her body that she must later assemble and use to kill her target before she bleeds to death.

Director: Kurando Mitsutake | Stars: Jennifer Mullaney, Matthew Floyd Miller, Dean Simone, Noriaki Kamata

Votes: 2,919

8. The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014)

TV-14 | 112 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Hinata Hyuga's younger sister has been kidnapped, so Naruto must do what he can to save her.

Director: Tsuneo Kobayashi | Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Nana Mizuki, Jun Fukuyama, Chie Nakamura

Votes: 9,764

9. Rurouni Kenshin Part II: Kyoto Inferno (2014)

TV-MA | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Kenshin Himura goes up against pure evil Makoto Shishio who is attempting to overthrow the Meiji government. The fate of the country hangs in the balance as Kenshin Himura takes up the sword that he vowed to never draw again.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Takeru Satoh, Emi Takei, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Yôsuke Eguchi

Votes: 10,899

10. Appleseed Alpha (2014)

PG-13 | 93 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

Based on the comic book by the creator of Ghost in the Shell, a young female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos survive through the post World War 3 apocalyptic New York in ... See full summary »

Director: Shinji Aramaki | Stars: Yuka Komatsu, Jun'ichi Suwabe, Aoi Yûki, Hiroki Takahashi

Votes: 7,632

11. Attack on Titan Crimson Bow and Arrow (2014)

Not Rated | 119 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In a dystopian world, a young man vows to eliminate the giant humanoid creatures that threatens the remnants of humanity.

Director: Tetsurô Araki | Stars: Yûki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Marina Inoue, Kishô Taniyama

Votes: 902

12. Killers (2014)

Not Rated | 137 min | Action, Crime, Drama

51 Metascore

A psychopathic Japanese executive accidentally triggers a journalist's 'dark side'. They begin to connect over the Internet and make a complicated bond.

Directors: Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto | Stars: Kazuki Kitamura, Oka Antara, Rin Takanashi, Luna Maya

Votes: 4,582

13. Tokyo Tribe (2014)

R | 116 min | Action, Musical

58 Metascore

In an alternate Japan, territorial street gangs form opposing factions collectively known as the Tokyo Tribes. Merra, leader of the Wu-Ronz tribe of Bukuro crosses the line to conquer all of Tokyo. The war begins.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Ryôhei Suzuki, Young Dais, Nana Seino, Shunsuke Daitô

Votes: 2,829

14. Rakuen Tsuiho: Expelled from Paradise (2014)

TV-14 | 104 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

With Earth now left in ruins following the "Nano Hazard," most of humanity has abandoned the planet they once called home along with their physical bodies and rebuilt their digitalized ... See full summary »

Director: Seiji Mizushima | Stars: Rie Kugimiya, Wendee Lee, Steve Blum, Shin'ichirô Miki

Votes: 1,350 | Gross: $0.03M

15. Black Butler (2014)

119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After her supposed death, a young woman returns as the son of her noble family to precede the family's prestigious company, with a demon at her side to avenge her parent's murder.

Directors: Kentarô Ohtani, Kei'ichi Sato | Stars: Hiro Mizushima, Ayame Gôriki, Yûka, Mizuki Yamamoto

Votes: 1,510

16. Rurouni Kenshin Part III: The Legend Ends (2014)

TV-MA | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Shishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Tao Tsuchiya, Takeru Satoh

Votes: 7,733

17. As the Gods Will (2014)

117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A group of high school students are forced to play a game of death without knowing who, why or how.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Lily Franky, Sôta Fukushi, Shôta Sometani

Votes: 3,892

18. Lupin the 3rd (2014)

133 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The grandson of a legendary gentleman burglar assembles a team of thieves to steal a Cleopatran necklace from two parties - an ally-turned-rival, and an underworld tycoon.

Directors: James Bobin, Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Shun Oguri, Jerry Yan, Tetsuji Tamayama, Gô Ayano

Votes: 1,376

19. Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 3 - Ghost Tears (2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

Motoko and Batou work to try to stop a terrorist organization whose symbol is the Scylla. Meanwhile, Togusa investigates a murder of a man who possessed a prosthetic leg manufactured by the Mermaid's Leg corporation.

Director: Kazuchika Kise | Stars: Maaya Sakamoto, Ikkyu Juku, Ken'ichirô Matsuda, Tarusuke Shingaki

Votes: 2,225

20. Slit Mouth Woman in LA (2014)

104 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

The rumor of Slit mouth woman is blasting in LA. Claire (Lauren Taylor) sees the nightmare of her every night. She met the professor of the urban legends research and talk about the ... See full summary »

Directors: Akira Hirose, Hiro Kay, Kazuya Ogawa, Takeshi Sone | Stars: Megumi Ageishi, Roza Akino, Mennell Alkhawaja, Courtney Bandeko

Votes: 80

21. Fires on the Plain (2014)

87 min | Drama, War

A Japanese soldier endures illness, starvation and brutality in the Philippines at the tail end of WW2.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto | Stars: Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Lily Franky, Tatsuya Nakamura, Yûsaku Mori

Votes: 531

22. Parasyte: Part 1 (2014)

109 min | Action, Drama, Horror

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: 3,645

23. Stand by Me Doraemon (2014)

95 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

What will happen to Nobita's life after Doraemon leaves?

Directors: Tony Oliver, Ryuichi Yagi, Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Wasabi Mizuta, Megumi Ohara, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Yumi Kakazu

Votes: 5,160

24. Kiki's Delivery Service (2014)

108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Machiko Ono, Minako Kotobuki, Rie Miyazawa

Votes: 673

25. Still the Water (2014)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

On a subtropical island, a teenage couple deal with the interwoven cycle of life, death and love.

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Nijirô Murakami, Junko Abe, Miyuki Matsuda, Tetta Sugimoto

Votes: 2,362

26. Over Your Dead Body (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror

A star, Miyuki Goto (Ko Shibasaki) plays Oiwa, the protagonist in a new play based on the ghost story Yotsuya Kaidan. She pulls some strings to get her lover, Kosuke Hasegawa (Ebizo ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ko Shibasaki, Hideaki Itô, Hitomi Katayama, Ebizô Ichikawa

Votes: 1,072

27. The Little House (2014)

136 min | Drama, Romance

A woman looks back on her family's life in Tokyo before and during WWII. A maid arrives from the countryside to work for an upper middle class family. She fits in well, but everyone's emotions are stirred up with the arrival of a student.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Takako Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 990

28. Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction (2014)

Not Rated | 76 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When Diancie a Pokémon said to create diamond travels to find Xerneas to help her make a heart diamond to save her home, Ash, Serena, Clemont and Bonnie help her to be safe on the way from thieves.

Director: Kunihiko Yuyama | Stars: Ikue Ôtani, Caitlin Glass, Sarah Natochenny, Haven Paschall

Votes: 1,015

29. A Courtesan with Flowered Skin (2014)

102 min | Drama, Romance

The New Yoshiwara pleasure district, in the twilight years of the Edo Period. Popular prostitute Asagiri (Yumi Adachi) will soon be freed from her indentured service. One day at a local ... See full summary »

Director: Keisuke Toyoshima | Stars: Yumi Adachi, Yasushi Fuchikami, Ena Koshino, Yôko Mitsuya

Votes: 110

30. The World of Kanako (2014)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

55 Metascore

As former detective Akikazu searches for his missing daughter, Kanako, he soon learns she has a mysterious secret life.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Nana Komatsu, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hiroya Shimizu

Votes: 3,857 | Gross: $0.02M

31. Flower & Snake: Zero (2014)

113 min | Thriller

Misaki Amemiya is an assistant inspector for the Metropolitan Police Department's Community Safety Bureau who becomes ensnared in a trap while investigating a mysterious illegal video ... See full summary »

Director: Hajime Hashimoto | Stars: Maiko Amano, Noriko Hamada, Rina Sakuragi, Naoki Kawano

Votes: 322

32. MONSTERZ: Monsutâzu (2014)

112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A battle between a man who can control people with a stare, and the only man he cannot control. When their fate cross, the survival battle begins. The two men with inevitable fate, who will survive ?

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Kentez Asaka, Mina Fujii, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Satomi Ishihara

Votes: 392

33. Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary (2014)

93 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

Warriors called "Saints" are the champions of hope who have always appeared since the Age of Myth whenever evil threatens the world. In this present day story, many years since the long ... See full summary »

Director: Kei'ichi Sato | Stars: Kaito Ishikawa, Kenji Akabane, Kenshô Ono, Nobuhiko Okamoto

Votes: 3,972

34. Love's Whirlpool (2014)

123 min | Romance

From midnight to 5 AM, people gather at a high-end apartment in Roppongi to engage in promiscuous sexual activity. Story depicts the process of the men and women who meet for the first time there to have loveless sex.

Director: Daisuke Miura | Stars: Sôsuke Ikematsu, Mugi Kadowaki, Ken'ichi Takitô, Eriko Nakamura

Votes: 270

35. Gift (III) (2014)

91 min | Drama

Zenzo Shinozaki made a fortune in his lifetime working as a company president. Due to his bad temper, he has been isolated from people. Saori Yamane works as a hostess at a bar. In her past... See full summary »

Director: Tarô Miyaoka | Stars: Atsuko Anami, Ken'ichi Endô, Takanari Ishii, Hayato Kakizawa

Votes: 113

36. Tokyo Refugees (2014)

130 min | Drama

Could one become a refugee within his own country or city? A college student is down-and-out when he loses contact with his father, is unable to pay for his studies or living and is soon ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Sasabe | Stars: Shô Aoyagi, Jun Inoue, Nobuaki Kaneko, Aoi Nakamura

Votes: 78

37. Kinki (2014)

73 min | Drama

A teacher is sexually involved with an underage student. She visits her father's home and discovers a boy who's been kept as a sex slave. The teacher continues harboring the boy out of fear and begins to feel sexually attracted to him.

Director: Kôtarô Wajima | Stars: Shôko Fujimura, Hayate Matsuzaki, Ryû Morioka, Taiga Nakano

Votes: 45

38. K: Missing Kings (2014)

TV-14 | 73 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

Since the Island Academy Incident, silver clansmen Kuroh Yatogami and Neko have been searching for their master, Yashiro Isana, the Silver King. Their search having turned up fruitless, the... See full summary »

Director: Shingo Suzuki | Stars: Daisuke Namikawa, Daisuke Ono, Tomokazu Sugita, Mikako Komatsu

Votes: 668

39. The Tenor (2014)

121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The talented Korean tenor, Bae, who penetrate the audience's hears through his delicate and powerful singing, is on the rise to stardom at the European opera scene. Sawada, a Japanese music... See full summary »

Director: Sang Man Kim | Stars: Ji-Tae Yoo, Yûsuke Iseya, Ye-ryeon Cha, Kii Kitano

Votes: 122

40. Tiger & Bunny: The Rising (2014)

TV-14 | 108 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Kotetsu T. Kaburagi, a.k.a. Wild Tiger, and Barnaby Brooks Jr. resume their careers as heroes fighting crime. But their partnership comes to a sudden end when Apollon Media's new owner Mark... See full summary »

Director: Yoshitomo Yonetani | Stars: Hiroaki Hirata, Masakazu Morita, Yûichi Nakamura, Hôchû Ôtsuka

Votes: 199 | Gross: $0.03M

41. L.DK (2014)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Aoi lives in an apartment by herself. Shusei moves in next to Aoi's apartment. Shusei is a very popular student. Due to a mistake, Aoi makes the sprinkler go off in his room. Until his room is fixed, he stays with Aoi.

Director: Taisuke Kawamura | Stars: Kento Yamazaki, Takashi Fujii, Ayame Gôriki, Anna Ishibashi

Votes: 910

42. Giovanni's Island (2014)

102 min | Animation, Drama, History

A dramatic yet heart-warming story of cross-cultural friendship among children in the aftermath of WWII, presented by Tokyo-based award-winning animation studio Production I.G. Based on true events.

Director: Mizuho Nishikubo | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Yukie Nakama, Yûsuke Santamaria, Tatyana Sharko

Votes: 1,555

43. The Secret to My Silky Skin (2014)

81 min | Drama

A boy who lives with his parents in Kyoto comes to Tokyo for a business trip and stays with his fuck buddy. They have no special plans for the five days together. They will go to work in ... See full summary »

Director: Kôichi Imaizumi | Stars: Lyota Majima, Issei Honna, Hiro Kitagawa, Jinta Fujimaru

Votes: 5

44. Lupin the Third: The Gravestone of Daisuke Jigen (2014)

51 min | Animation, Action, Crime

7.2