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1. Mirai (2018)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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81 Metascore

A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Daniel Dae Kim, John Cho, Crispin Freeman

Votes: 7,781 | Gross: $0.81M

2. Fireworks (1997)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Nishi leaves the police in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into depression, he makes questionable decisions.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Osugi, Susumu Terajima

Votes: 25,129 | Gross: $0.23M

3. Sweet Bean (2015)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

7.3
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60 Metascore

Burdened with a heavy and ever-increasing debt, a dorayaki baker hires a kind ageing woman, after tasting her delicious surprise. Little by little, she unravels her beautiful inner world. Could she be holding the secret to his success?

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida, Miki Mizuno

Votes: 7,312 | Gross: $0.12M

4. Liverleaf (2018)

Not Rated | 114 min | Horror

6.3
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Haruka is new at her school and is in turn bullied and harassed by the students with one exception. Haruka's only friend is Mitsusru who makes attending class and life more tolerable. ... See full summary »

Director: Eisuke Naitô | Stars: Anna Yamada, Hiroya Shimizu, Rinka Ôtani, Rena Ôtsuka

Votes: 345

5. A Long Goodbye (2019)

127 min | Family

7.1
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A seventy-year-old retired school headmaster informs his wife and daughters that he has Alzheimer's disease. They are all concerned, but react differently due to their individual situations... See full summary »

Director: Ryôta Nakano | Stars: Yû Aoi, Yuito Kamata, Chieko Matsubara, Yûko Takeuchi

Votes: 52

6. Shield of Straw (2013)

117 min | Thriller

6.2
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35 Metascore

A team of cops must protect an accused killer with a billion-yen bounty on his head.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Nanako Matsushima, Gorô Kishitani, Masatô Ibu

Votes: 2,204

7. The Ravine of Goodbye (2013)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama

6.8
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A child's horrific murder brings to light the haunted truth of an affair between her mother and a neighbor. As a magazine reporter investigates the case, he finds that nothing is as it seems.

Director: Tatsushi Ohmori | Stars: Hirofumi Arai, Joe Hyûga, Mansaku Ikeuchi, Arata Iura

Votes: 349

8. When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to Be Dead. (2018)

115 min | Comedy

6.5
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Confronted by the eccentric and odd behaviour of his wife and the stunts she regularly pulled like ingesting ketchup, spewing it back out and lying on the floor when her husband arrives ... See full summary »

Director: Toshio Lee | Stars: Nana Eikura, Ken Yasuda, Sumika Nono, Ryôhei Ohtani

Votes: 464

9. Two in the Shadow (1967)

108 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A man falls in love with the widow of a man he killed in a car accident. Eventually she falls in love with him in return.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Yôko Tsukasa, Mitsukô Kusabue, Mitsuko Mori

Votes: 739

10. The Good Wife (2019– )

Drama

6.6
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Former lawyer Hasumi Kyoko is gratified to be a mother and housewife while her husband works as a prosecutor and investigator in Tokyo. Their world is turned upside down., however, when the... See full summary »

Stars: Saki Aibu, Miyu Andô, Kazuki Furuta, Kentarô Furuyama

Votes: 7

11. A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story (2013)

122 min | Drama, History

6.8
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During the Edo Period of Japan, an excellent cook marries the heir to a renowned cooking family. However, her husband is a terrible chef. With the help of her new mother-in-law, she begins to teach him the ways of the culinary arts.

Director: Yûzô Asahara | Stars: Aya Ueto, Kengo Kôra, Kimiko Yo, Riko Narumi

Votes: 364

12. Hospitalité (2010)

Unrated | 96 min | Comedy

6.5
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The film follows the follies that ensue when a man and his wife shack up with a family that owns a printing press in their building, the husband takes it over, and the couple begin inviting a motley crew of friends.

Director: Kôji Fukada | Stars: Kenji Yamauchi, Kiki Sugino, Kanji Furutachi, Bryerly Long

Votes: 304

13. Mistresses: Onnatachi no himitsu (2019)

Drama

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Shibasaki Kaori is a doctor. Her patient that she was having an affair with dies. Kaori is suspicious of the patient's son Kido Takashi about the death. Noguchi Tomomi is a single mother. ... See full summary »

Stars: Kyoko Hasegawa, Miki Mizuno, Hyunri, Aya Ohmasa

14. The Glass Reed (2015)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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Kichiro runs a hotel. His wife is the younger Setsuko. he encourages her to publish her poetry and so she did. The tome is entitled Garasu no Ashi. Unffortunately, she is a betrayer and is ... See full summary »

Stars: Saki Aibu, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Yuri Nakamura, Konomi Watanabe

Votes: 20

15. Iwane: Sword of Serenity (2019)

Drama

6.6
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Iwane, Kinpei and Shinnosuke are childhood friends. They also trained at the same dojo, hung out together and dreamt together. Iwane, Jinpei and Shinnosuke also become relatives through ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuhide Motoki | Stars: Ryôhei Abe, Atsushi Arai, Masashi Arifuku, Bengal

Votes: 7

16. What Did the Lady Forget? (1937)

71 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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An affluent medical professor, Komiya, and his bossy wife, Tokio, are to look after Setsuko, their high-spirited niece from Osaka. Setsuko is a liberated woman who does what she wants, ... See full summary »

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Sumiko Kurishima, Tatsuo Saitô, Michiko Kuwano, Shûji Sano

Votes: 769

17. Snow Woman (2016)

95 min | Mystery

6.8
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Minokichi and Mosaku find shelter in a hut while out hunting during a snow storm. Minokichi awakens to discover his senior has been murdered by a female spirit, but has spared him due to ... See full summary »

Director: Kiki Sugino | Stars: Kiki Sugino, Munetaka Aoki, Kumi Mizuno, Shirô Sano

Votes: 33

18. Metamorphosis (2011)

TV-MA | 54 min | Horror

5.3
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A young couple are living a quiet and happy life, until the husband suddenly begins howling uncontrollably.

Director: Hajime Ohata | Stars: Kazunari Aizawa, Aki Morita, Teruhiko Nobukuni

Votes: 186

19. Way to Find the Best Life (2019)

Adventure, Drama | Announced

A lady called Mako has done well for herself and her business. A lady called Yukie is a devout housewife who has done what she needs to do and been good to everyone. Other than the obvious,... See full summary »

Director: Isshin Inudô | Stars: Yûki Amami, Sayuri Yoshinaga

20. Dog in a Sidecar (2007)

94 min | Drama

6.9
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In this coming of age story, ten-year-old Kaoru's life undergoes big changes when her mother leaves home. Kaoru forms a surprising bond with her father's lover, Yoko, as she learns a lot about life during one unforgettable summer.

Director: Kichitaro Negishi | Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Arata Furuta, Kana Matsumoto, Yûsuke Iseya

Votes: 176

21. Odayaka na nichijô (2012)

102 min | Drama

7.6
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Set after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Yukako and Saeko are neighbours at their small Tokyo apartment. They are both anxious, nervous and uneasy about the world. Yukako worries about ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuteru Uchida | Stars: Kiki Sugino, Yûki Shinohara, Takeshi Yamamoto, Yû Koyanagi

Votes: 54

22. Pîkan fûfu (2005)

76 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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The man who is the director of record company has a poorly developed sense of communication. Many feel odd around him. He tries to improve. He sets up a baseball team called Frustrations ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Motoki | Stars: Takeshi Yamamoto, Ayumu Nohara, Kyôko Aizome, Hotaru Hazuki

Votes: 11

23. I Shared My Husband (2019– )

Romance

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Harumi, Kanako and Akane are married and common-law with Kyohei. They are informed by the cops that their husbands has died and his corpse is at the hospital. There they get to know one ... See full summary »

Stars: Eiko Koike, Rei Okamoto, Ryô

24. Otto ga mita 'Onna no kobako' yori (1964)

92 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Namiko is married, but has an infatuation with Ishizuka who runs a nightclub. The businessman is also planning on wrecking the company of Namiko's husband. As personal lives and ... See full summary »

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Jirô Tamiya, Keizô Kawasaki, Kyôko Kishida

Votes: 51

25. Typhoon Family (2019)

Crime

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Ittetsu and Maitsuko are married, but they are not just any normal couple. They robbed a bank and took a cool million or two from the capitalists. Then they duly vanished. Years have passed... See full summary »

Director: Masahide Ichii | Stars: Hirofumi Arai, Tatsuya Fuji, Mahiru Koda, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi

26. Cold Bloom (2012)

120 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A young woman Shiori faces an accidental death of her beloved husband at a local industrial town, recovering from the 3.11 Tsunami disaster. Once detesting, Shiori is hesitant to admit her ... See full summary »

Director: Atsushi Funahashi | Stars: Asami Usuda, Takahiro Miura, Yô Takahashi, Mari Hayashida

Votes: 53

27. Haha no kyoku I (1937)

79 min | Drama

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This film was inspired by the novel Stella Dallas by Olive Higgins Prouty and was initially released in two parts, respectively in 79 minutes and 70 minutes of length. They were combined ... See full summary »

Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Jôji Oka, Takako Irie, Yuriko Hanabusa

28. Haha no kyoku II (1937)

70 min | Drama, Family

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This film was inspired by the novel Stella Dallas by Olive Higgins Prouty and was initially released in two parts, respectively in 79 minutes and 70 minutes of length. They were combined ... See full summary »

Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Yuriko Hanabusa, Setsuko Hara, Takako Irie, Toshiko Itô

29. Penguin fûfu no tsukurikata (2012)

90 min | Drama

6.1
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Japanese woman Ayumi was a writer and contributor for a publishing house. Gyouku worked there as well and loved his photography. The employer goes broke, but never mind because the pair are... See full summary »

Director: Katsutoshi Hirabayashi | Stars: Kingone Wang, Eiko Koike, Motoki Fukami, Hayato Fujiki

Votes: 14

30. Eru

Romance

Koseki Yuji is an ordinary man working in Fukushima, Japan. He dreams of becoming a successful composer. Kinko is a high school student and wants to become a singer. They correspond at ... See full summary »

Star: Masataka Kubota

31. Fukigen na kajitsu (1997– )

54 min | Family, Romance

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A thirty two year old has been married for six years. She is unhappy in her life and has an affair with her ex. She notices that her ex has another mistress one day. She maintains her ... See full summary »

Stars: Yuriko Ishida, Kenichi Okamoto, Ikkei Watanabe, Megumi Yokoyama

32. Shiniyuku tsuma tono tabiji (2011)

113 min | Drama

5.6
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A businessman who owns his own business becomes the guarantor for a friend who is borrowing money from a lender. Sadly, the friend disappears leaving the man on the hook for the loan. This ... See full summary »

Director: Yukinari Hanawa | Stars: Yuriko Ishida, Yutaka Izumihara, Denden, Rie Tanaka

Votes: 7

33. Haha no kyoku (1955)

96 min | Family

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This film was inspired by the novel Stella Dallas by Olive Higgins Prouty and was initially released in two parts, respectively in 79 minutes and 70 minutes of length. They were combined ... See full summary »

Director: Eiichi Koishi | Stars: Kyôko Anzai, Junko Ikeuchi, Tamae Kiyokawa, Michiyo Kogure

34. Shogun (1980)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1980)

Adventure, Drama, History

8.3
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Anjin-san's assimilation of Japanese ways is evident in his exemplary conduct. Toranaga decides to return the Erasmus to Anjin-san. Mariko tells Father Alvito of a plot to murder a Christian lord on the Council of Regents.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 117

35. Neko zamurai (2013– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2013)

Action, Comedy, History

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The ronin has to find a place for his cat and unexpectedly receives assistance to make the plan work. He is under suspicion and cannot afford to tip his hand. At the same time, a flashback ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshitaka Yamaguchi | Stars: Kazuki Kitamura, Kaoru Hirata, Kazumi Ishihara, Shinji Kasahara

36. Neko zamurai (2013– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2013)

Action, Comedy, History

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A mail home is returned and the postman does not know how to handle it. The neighbour helps. The cat is unhappy and the shopkeeper thinks she knows why. The samurai enlists the help of the ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshitaka Yamaguchi | Stars: Kazuki Kitamura, Kaoru Hirata, Yôzaburô Itô, Shingo Mizusawa

37. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: The Begotten (1997)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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The discovery of an infant Changeling gives Odo a chance to correct what he sees as the "mistakes" in his upbringing. But as Starfleet's pressure for results grows, he has to turn to his "father," Dr. Mora

Director: Jesús Salvador Treviño | Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Michael Dorn, Terry Farrell

Votes: 1,051



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