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1. Suicide Squad (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.0
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40 Metascore

A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis

Votes: 541,068 | Gross: $325.10M

2. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.0
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45 Metascore

A teenager becomes a major competitor in the world of drift racing after moving in with his father in Tokyo to avoid a jail sentence in America.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Lucas Black, Zachery Ty Bryan, Shad Moss, Damien Marzette

Votes: 222,359 | Gross: $62.51M

3. Lost in Translation (2003)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.7
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89 Metascore

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris

Votes: 377,555 | Gross: $44.59M

4. Hostel (2005)

R | 94 min | Horror

5.9
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55 Metascore

Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova

Votes: 160,204 | Gross: $47.33M

5. Isle of Dogs (2018)

PG-13 | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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82 Metascore

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban

Votes: 112,761 | Gross: $32.02M

6. 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: 35,404 | Gross: $3.31M

7. The Wolverine (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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61 Metascore

Wolverine comes to Japan to meet an old friend whose life he saved years ago, and gets embroiled in a conspiracy involving yakuza and mutants.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

Votes: 405,468 | Gross: $132.56M

8. 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: 18,939 | Gross: $1.91M

9. The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery

6.1
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58 Metascore

A photographer's obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer who stalks late night commuters, ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways imaginable.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Vinnie Jones, Bradley Cooper, Leslie Bibb, Brooke Shields

Votes: 55,800 | Gross: $0.08M

10. In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

NC-17 | 109 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to a sexual obsession which then came to a violent end.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Tatsuya Fuji, Eiko Matsuda, Aoi Nakajima, Yasuko Matsui

Votes: 16,530

11. You Only Live Twice (1967)

PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.9
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61 Metascore

Agent 007 and the Japanese Secret Service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Mie Hama, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 89,181 | Gross: $43.08M

12. 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: 7,776 | Gross: $0.81M

13. First Love (2019)

108 min | Crime

7.6
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77 Metascore

A young boxer and a call girl get caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Becky, Sakurako Konishi, Masataka Kubota, Jun Murakami

Votes: 84

14. Ninja Scroll (1993)

Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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A vagabond swordsman is aided by a beautiful ninja girl and a crafty spy in confronting a demonic clan of killers - with a ghost from his past as their leader - who are bent on overthrowing the Tokugawa Shogunate.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri | Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Emi Shinohara, Takeshi Aono, Osamu Saka

Votes: 32,002

15. Blade of the Immortal (2017)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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72 Metascore

Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine - ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara

Votes: 12,524 | Gross: $0.15M

16. Pacific Heights (1990)

R | 102 min | Thriller

6.4
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A couple work hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately, one of their tenants has plans of his own.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, Michael Keaton, Mako

Votes: 16,507 | Gross: $29.38M

17. Harakiri (1962)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, History

8.8
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85 Metascore

An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 24,949

18. Departures (2008)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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68 Metascore

A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.

Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Ryôko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 45,222 | Gross: $1.50M

19. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

Unrated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Time travelers use Godzilla in their scheme to destroy Japan to prevent the country's future economic reign.

Director: Kazuki Ohmori | Stars: Kosuke Toyohara, Anna Nakagawa, Megumi Odaka, Katsuhiko Sasaki

Votes: 5,042

20. After the Storm (2016)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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84 Metascore

After the death of his father, a private detective struggles to find child support money and reconnect with his son and ex-wife.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Satomi Kobayashi, Lily Franky

Votes: 7,481 | Gross: $0.27M

21. Antiporno (2016)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama

6.4
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Japan's oldest major movie studio asks a batch of venerable filmmakers to revive its high-brow soft-core Roman Porno series.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Ami Tomite, Mariko Tsutsui, Fujiko, Sayaka Kotani

Votes: 1,891

22. In This Corner of the World (2016)

PG-13 | 129 min | Animation, Drama, History

7.8
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73 Metascore

Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. As she struggles with the... See full summary »

Director: Sunao Katabuchi | Stars: Non, Ava Pickard, Kenna Pickard, Karen Strassman

Votes: 6,438

23. Dreams (1990)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.

Directors: Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baishô, Toshie Negishi, Mieko Harada

Votes: 21,868 | Gross: $1.96M

24. 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: 25,127 | Gross: $0.23M

25. I Am a Hero (2015)

TV-MA | 126 min | Action, Horror

6.8
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One day, after returning from work late in the evening, Hideo witnesses a traffic accident in which a car crashes into a nearby pedestrian, killing the victim instantly. However, despite ... See full summary »

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Kasumi Arimura, Masami Nagasawa, Yô Ôizumi, Miho Suzuki

Votes: 4,509

26. Oh Lucy! (2017)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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69 Metascore

A lonely woman living in Tokyo decides to take an English class where she discovers her alter ego, Lucy.

Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi | Stars: Shinobu Terajima, Josh Hartnett, Kaho Minami, Kôji Yakusho

Votes: 2,329 | Gross: $0.38M

27. Helter Skelter (2012)

127 min | Drama, Horror

6.4
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Top star Lilico undergoes multiple cosmetic surgeries to her entire body. As her surgeries show side effect, Lilico makes the lives of those around her miserable as she tries to deal with her career and her personal problems.

Director: Mika Ninagawa | Stars: Erika Sawajiri, Kiko Mizuhara, Nao Ohmori, Gô Ayano

Votes: 1,665

28. Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

Unrated | 103 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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The aftermath of the Oxygen Destroyer brings forth Destoroyah, a beast intent on killing Godzilla, who is on the verge of a nuclear meltdown.

Director: Takao Okawara | Stars: Takurô Tatsumi, Yôko Ishino, Yasufumi Hayashi, Megumi Odaka

Votes: 4,834

29. Like Someone in Love (2012)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

7.0
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76 Metascore

In Tokyo, a young sex worker develops an unexpected connection with a widower over a period of two days.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Rin Takanashi, Tadashi Okuno, Ryo Kase, Denden

Votes: 9,267 | Gross: $0.22M

30. Kuroneko (1968)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Horror

7.7
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Two women are raped and killed by samurai soldiers. Soon they reappear as vengeful ghosts who seduce and brutally murder the passing samurai.

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Kichiemon Nakamura, Nobuko Otowa, Kei Satô, Rokkô Toura

Votes: 5,212

31. The Japanese Wife Next Door: Part 2 (2004)

Not Rated | 61 min | Comedy

4.5
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Every choice you make can change the course of your life. This is the premise of THE JAPANESE WIFE NEXT DOOR series. Beginning exactly the same as Part One, a businessman's life is almost ... See full summary »

Director: Yutaka Ikejima | Stars: Naohiro Hirakawa, Akane Yazaki, Kôji Makimura, Azusa Sakai

Votes: 192

32. Giallo (2009)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

4.4
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In Italy, a woman fears her sister may have been kidnapped. Inspector Enzo Avolfi fears it's worse. They team up to rescue her from a sadistic killer known only as Yellow.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Adrien Brody, Emmanuelle Seigner, Elsa Pataky, Robert Miano

Votes: 4,901

33. What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)

PG | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.9
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63 Metascore

In Woody Allen's directorial debut, he took the Japanese action film Key of Keys (1965) and re-dubbed it, changing the plot to make it revolve around a secret egg salad recipe.

Directors: Woody Allen, Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Woody Allen, The Lovin' Spoonful, Frank Buxton, Louise Lasser

Votes: 8,694

34. The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)

Approved | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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In post-WWII Japan, an American captain is brought in to help build a school, but the locals want a teahouse instead.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyô, Eddie Albert

Votes: 2,963

35. Madly (2016)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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A global anthology film featuring innovative love stories from the some of the world's most visionary directors.

Directors: Bat for Lashes, Gael García Bernal, Anurag Kashyap, Sebastián Silva, Sion Sono, Mia Wasikowska | Stars: Radhika Apte, Kathryn Beck, Justina Bustos, Zoë Castle

Votes: 108

36. Early Summer (1951)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

8.2
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A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Chishû Ryû, Chikage Awashima, Kuniko Miyake

Votes: 6,284

37. Wet Woman in the Wind (2016)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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59 Metascore

When a successful, but tired Tokyo-based playwright who has sworn off easy women and casual encounters takes refuge in the countryside, his plans are disrupted by a horny woman who pedals fast into his life and is unrelenting.

Director: Akihiko Shiota | Stars: Tasuku Nagaoka, Yuki Mamiya, Yûmi Akagi, Masatoshi Ikemura

Votes: 660

38. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1993 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.0
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Taking the title from the novel by Jules Verne, this story takes his basic premise of the desire to travel to the center of the Earth. The travelers, using their craft, penetrate an active ... See full summary »

Director: William Dear | Stars: David Dundara, Farrah Forke, Kim Miyori, John Neville

Votes: 680

39. Zombie Ass: The Toilet of the Dead (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

4.7
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Wracked with guilt over the suicide of her bullied sister, young karate student Megumi accompanies four older friends on a trip into the woods: smart girl Aya, her druggie boyfriend Také, ... See full summary »

Director: Noboru Iguchi | Stars: Arisa Nakamura, Mayu Sugano, Asana Mamoru, Yûki

Votes: 1,752

40. Samurai Marathon 1855 (2019)

103 min | History

7.3
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The American imperialists are at the door and intruding on Japan. To assess and train his troops the lord of the land announces a marathon through the land crisscrossing shores, forests and... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Takeru Satoh, Nana Komatsu, Mirai Moriyama, Shôta Sometani

Votes: 67

41. The Machine Girl (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.9
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Maimed while seeking revenge, a girl becomes stronger than ever.

Director: Noboru Iguchi | Stars: Minase Yashiro, Asami, Nobuhiro Nishihara, Kentarô Shimazu

Votes: 9,430

42. My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday (2016)

111 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Takatoshi Minamiyama majors in art at an university in Kyoto. On the train to the school, he sees Emi Fukuju and falls in love with her at first sight. Gathering up all his courage, he ... See full summary »

Director: Takahiro Miki | Stars: Sôta Fukushi, Nana Komatsu, Masahiro Higashide, Yûki Yamada

Votes: 2,744

43. The Big Tits Dragon (2010)

73 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

4.4
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A medieval Book of the Dead is discovered in the catacombs that run under a small town strip club. When one of the desperate strippers raises an army of the undead, the rest of the ... See full summary »

Director: Takao Nakano | Stars: Sora Aoi, Risa Kasumi, Mari Sakurai, Tamayo

Votes: 1,208

44. Late Autumn (1960)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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A widow tries to marry off her daughter with the help of her late husband's three friends.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Yôko Tsukasa, Mariko Okada, Keiji Sada

Votes: 3,852

45. Flower and Snake (2004)

115 min | Drama, Thriller

5.6
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Tôyama, a weak-willed businessman, is in debt to the Yakuza; they also have a video of him bribing a government minister. To clear his debts, he agrees to let them drug and kidnap his wife ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Ishii | Stars: Aya Sugimoto, Renji Ishibashi, Ken'ichi Endô, Misaki Mori

Votes: 976

46. Terrace House: Opening New Doors (2017– )

42 min | Reality-TV

7.8
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In a beautiful house near Tokyo, six young people move in together without knowing each other. There is no script: this is their story!

Stars: You, Reina Triendl, Yoshimi Tokui, Azusa Babazono

Votes: 495

47. Creepy (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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76 Metascore

Takakura is a former detective. He receives a request from his ex-colleague, Nogami, to examine a missing family case that occurred 6 years earlier. Takakura follows Saki's memory. She is ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yûko Takeuchi, Toru Baba, Ryôko Fujino

Votes: 3,408

48. To the Ends of the Earth (2019)

120 min | Drama

5.9
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A young Japanese woman named Yoko who finds her cautious and insular nature tested when she travels to Uzbekistan to shoot the latest episode of her travel variety show.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Tokio Emoto, Ryo Kase, Atsuko Maeda, Adiz Rajabov

Votes: 26

49. Yarukkya naito (2015)

Comedy

5.0
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Schoolboy Gousuke has erotic will and power and loves his hentai, but he is in for a rude awakening when his news school is anti-fun and bans nature and natural reactions like erections and... See full summary »

Director: Katsutoshi Hirabayashi | Stars: Tomoya Nakamura, Nina Endô, Elisa Yanagi, Reiya Masaki

Votes: 28

50. After the Rain (2018)

TV-PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.9
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A young student falls in love with her middle-aged boss.

Director: Akira Nagai | Stars: Nana Komatsu, Yô Ôizumi, Nana Seino, Hayato Isomura

Votes: 462



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