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1. Ghost in the Shell (2017)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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52 Metascore

In the near future, Major Mira Killian is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

Director: Rupert Sanders | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche

Votes: 178,177 | Gross: $40.53M

2. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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54 Metascore

Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Suzuka Ohgo

Votes: 132,039 | Gross: $57.49M

3. Emperor (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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48 Metascore

As the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II, General Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Matthew Fox, Colin Moy, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune

Votes: 12,401 | Gross: $3.35M

4. The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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62 Metascore

A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness.

Director: Udayan Prasad | Stars: William Hurt, Maria Bello, Kristen Stewart, Eddie Redmayne

Votes: 7,665 | Gross: $0.32M

5. Kagemusha (1980)

PG | 162 min | Drama, History, War

8.0
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84 Metascore

A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord's double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to take up arms in his place.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Jinpachi Nezu

Votes: 28,783

6. Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)

R | 121 min | Action, Western

6.2
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55 Metascore

A nameless gunfighter arrives in a town ripped apart by rival gangs and, though courted by both to join, chooses his own path.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Hideaki Itô, Kôichi Satô, Quentin Tarantino, Masanobu Andô

Votes: 14,022 | Gross: $0.05M

7. The Ramen Girl (2008)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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An American woman is stranded in Tokyo after breaking up with her boyfriend. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a râmen chef under a tyrannical Japanese master.

Director: Robert Allan Ackerman | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Toshiyuki Nishida, Tammy Blanchard, Soji Arai

Votes: 8,503

8. Love and Honour (2006)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband's honor.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Rei Dan, Mitsugorô Bandô, Takashi Sasano

Votes: 2,986 | Gross: $0.02M

9. 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: 1,647

10. The Yellow Handkerchief (1977)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Three complete strangers embark on a road-trip to Hokkaido.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Ken Takakura, Chieko Baishô, Kaori Momoi, Tetsuya Takeda

Votes: 674

11. Izo (2004)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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An executed samurai takes an existential journey throughout time, space and eternity in search of bloody vengeance.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kazuya Nakayama, Kaori Momoi, Ryûhei Matsuda, Ryôsuke Miki

Votes: 4,236

12. Tales of Mexico (2016)

TV-MA | 118 min | Drama, History

7.2
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Eight different stories that take place in the same room and in a different period of modern Mexican history.

Directors: Natalia Beristáin, Carlos Bolado, Carlos Carrera, Ernesto Contreras, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Alfonso Pineda Ulloa, Alejandro Valle, Iván Ávila Dueñas | Stars: Irène Jacob, Kaori Momoi, Eugenia Tempesta, Ari Albarrán

Votes: 104

13. Swallowtail Butterfly (1996)

148 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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The struggles of a group of immigrant outcasts living in an alternative-future, xenophobic Japanese metropolis.

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Chara, Ayumi Itô, Yôsuke Eguchi

Votes: 3,094

14. The Sun (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History

7.4
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85 Metascore

Third part in Aleksandr Sokurov's quadrilogy of Power, following Moloch (1999) and Taurus (2001), focuses on Japanese Emperor Hirohito and Japan's defeat in World War II when he is finally confronted by General Douglas MacArthur who offers him to accept a diplomatic defeat for survival.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Issei Ogata, Robert Dawson, Kaori Momoi, Shirô Sano

Votes: 2,460 | Gross: $0.08M

15. Grüsse aus Fukushima (2016)

108 min | Drama

6.8
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A young German woman bonds with an elderly Japanese woman while touring the Fukushima region of Japan in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake.

Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Rosalie Thomass, Kaori Momoi, Nami Kamata, Moshe Cohen

Votes: 612

16. Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (1997)

103 min | Comedy

7.9
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A radio play is going to go on air at a Tokyo radio station. It is a weepy melodrama written by housewife Miyako, who is the winner of the competition run by the station. Suddenly, the ... See full summary »

Director: Kôki Mitani | Stars: Toshiaki Karasawa, Kyôka Suzuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Keiko Toda

Votes: 1,374 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Why Not? (1981)

151 min | Drama

7.0
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Near the turbulent end of the Edo era, a man returning to Japan after exile in America searches for his wife and becomes swept up in the current of revolution in this incisive period drama from the great Shohei Imamura.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Shigeru Izumiya, Kaori Momoi, Masao Kusakari, Ken Ogata

Votes: 480

18. Bounce Ko Gals (1997)

110 min | Drama

7.2
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45 Metascore

The film follows three modern Japanese schoolgirls in Tokyo as they flirt with lecherous old men and dodge the yakuza in the lucrative and sometimes dangerous practice of "enjo kosai" or "date clubs".

Director: Masato Harada | Stars: Hitomi Satô, Yasue Satô, Yukiko Okamoto, Jun Murakami

Votes: 662

19. The yakiniku mûbî: Purukogi (2007)

114 min | Comedy

6.0
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Director: Su-yeon Gu | Stars: Ryûhei Matsuda, Yû Yamada, Arata Iura, Soji Arai

Votes: 76

20. The Youth Killer (1976)

132 min | Drama

7.0
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Though his parents help him run the family business, Jun still feels persecuted by their love; when they bar him from meeting with his girlfriend, tensions increase.

Director: Kazuhiko Hasegawa | Stars: Yutaka Mizutani, Mieko Harada, Etsuko Ichihara, Ryôhei Uchida

Votes: 216

21. Oh Lucy! (2014)

21 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Setsuko, a 55-year-old single 'office lady' in Tokyo, is given a blonde wig and a new identity, 'Lucy,' by her young unconventional English instructor. 'Lucy' awakens desires Setsuko never ... See full summary »

Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi | Stars: Kaori Momoi, Miyoko Yamaguchi, Billy Scott, Rian Nagashima

Votes: 82

22. Smap×Smap (1996– )

52 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Music

7.4
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SMAP×SMAP is a Japanese iconic television show hosted by boy band SMAP. Debuting on April 15, 1996(produced by Kansai TV and Fuji TV, aired on Fuji TV) until it ended on December 26, 2016. ... See full summary »

Stars: Takuya Kimura, Gorô Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Shingo Katori

Votes: 54

23. Comic Magazine (1986)

120 min | Comedy

7.0
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Kinameri is a moderately successful television journalist itching for a big scoop. So when a corrupt local businessman barricades himself in his house, of course he's going to be excited with things picking up.

Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Yûya Uchida, Yumi Asô, Takeshi Kitano, Hiromi Gô

Votes: 125 | Gross: $0.03M

24. Main Theme (1984)

101 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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A former kindergarten teacher has quit her job. One day she meets a magician at the beach and undertake to travel together in his car. She wants to travel to Osaka to meet a man - whose son... See full summary »

Director: Yoshimitsu Morita | Stars: Hiroko Yakushimaru, Kaori Momoi, Hironobu Nomura, Kazuo Zaitsu

Votes: 36

25. The Island Tales (2000)

103 min | Drama

5.3
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The story of seven people stuck on a remote island, quarantined by the government due to a viral outbreak.

Director: Stanley Kwan | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Qi Shu, Michelle Reis, Julian Cheung

Votes: 79

26. Furuhata Ninzaburô (1994– )

Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.1
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A Japanese television drama inspired by Peter Falk's detective series Columbo with Tamura Masakazu as the leading character, Furuhata Ninzaburô.

Stars: Masahiko Nishimura, Masakazu Tamura, Yasosuke Bando, Ken Ishiguro

Votes: 86

27. Hong Kong Confidential (2010)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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One week in one of the most exotic and picturesque cities of the world. The day of changes comes when Amaya meets a charming Englishman, Paul and it dramatically changes Amaya's perception of her cultural and personal identity.

Director: Maris Martinsons | Stars: Kaori Momoi, Andrius Mamontovas, Dan Lau, Shiu Hung Hui

Votes: 530

28. Suspicion (1982)

127 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.2
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The story follow a court case of a woman accused of having killed her husband.

Director: Yoshitarô Nomura | Stars: Kaori Momoi, Shima Iwashita, Akira Emoto, Akihiko Hanyû

Votes: 84

29. Greater Things (2015)

Drama

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Four disparate characters each attempt to escape their own existence as citizens of nowhere.

Director: Vahid Hakimzadeh | Stars: Kaori Momoi, Toshinori Kondo, Marius Zaromskis, Nezam Ardalan

Votes: 37

30. Love Bites Back (1988)

102 min

5.7
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Yuichi Koga is an upper-class business executive, running his own adult video company, and living a successful life with his wife and daughter. Outwardly, his family seems really happy, but... See full summary »

Director: Tatsumi Kumashiro | Stars: Kaori Momoi, Toshiyuki Nagashima, Mitsuru Hirata, Kimiko Yo

Votes: 15

31. Tetsuko's Room (1976– )

35 min | Talk-Show

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

Votes: 14

32. 3.11 Sense of Home (2011)

75 min | Documentary, Animation, Drama

6.5
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In memory of the Japanese earthquake on 3.11, each director presents a 3 minute and 11 second short film in tribute to those who were lost that day.

Directors: Víctor Erice, Naomi Kawase, So Yong Kim, Kazuhiro Sôda, Ye Zhao | Stars: Ana Torrent, Kaori Momoi, Tao Zhao

Votes: 23

33. Tomorrow (1988)

105 min | Drama

7.4
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On 9 August 1945, the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. This film describes the daily life of people the day before that fateful event, their feelings of joy and sadness. For them, tomorrow would never come.

Director: Kazuo Kuroki | Stars: Kaori Momoi, Kaho Minami, Nobuko Sendô, Michiko Araki

Votes: 53

34. Magic Kimono (2017)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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Japanese woman Keiko (played by Kaori Momoi (Marshall's "Memoirs of a Geisha", Miike's "Sukiyaki Western Django")) has been living in a shelf for decades due to a family tragedy in Kobe and... See full summary »

Director: Maris Martinsons | Stars: Kaori Momoi, Issei Ogata, Toms Liepajnieks, Arturs Skrastins

Votes: 41

35. Tôkyô yakyoku (1997)

85 min | Drama

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Hamanaka Koichi returns to the old ward in eastern Tokyo. No one knows why he disappeared and left his family behind. No one knows why he is back either. His wife is unsure whether she ... See full summary »

Director: Jun Ichikawa | Stars: Kyôzô Nagatsuka, Kaori Momoi, Mitsuko Baishô, Satoko Abe

Votes: 71

36. Scandal (2008– )

Drama

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Four women meet at a mutual friend's wedding: one is tormented by love, another is distressed over her lack of courage, yet another frets over her treasures, and the other worries about her... See full summary »

Stars: Moe Arai, Ken'ichi Endô, Kazue Fukiishi, Kyoko Hasegawa

Votes: 6

37. No More Easy Life (1979)

103 min | Drama

7.1
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A wistful slice-of-life drama about a college student's attempts to manage her relations with two men.

Director: Yôichi Higashi | Stars: Kaori Momoi, Eiji Okuda, Leo Morimoto, Jûzô Itami

Votes: 58

38. Like a Rolling Stone (1994)

120 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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Tanaka is a yakuza who collects 'protection money' from establishments. He has just been released from jail, where he had spent eight years, and finds out that his boss wants to get rid of him.

Director: Tatsumi Kumashiro | Stars: Eiji Okuda, Eiko Nagashima, Reiko Takashima, Shô Aikawa

Votes: 29

39. Bokura no jidai (2007– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.2
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Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Shun Oguri, Hirokazu Koreeda, Sawako Agawa

Votes: 15

40. Africa's Light (1975)

95 min

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Director: Tatsumi Kumashiro | Stars: Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Kunie Tanaka, Kaori Momoi, Yôko Takahashi

Votes: 12

41. Gift (1997– )

550 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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Naomi, a middle-aged woman, goes to a house to meet her boyfriend with whom she had planned to skip the country, along with 50 billion yen in cash. When she gets to the house, there is no ... See full summary »

Stars: Mitsuko Baishô, Masayuki Imai, Kiyoshirô Imawano, Zen Kajihara

Votes: 18

42. Hee (2015)

72 min | Drama

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Upon encountering a prostitute in an elevator, a Japanese psychologist living in the United States begins examining and questioning her in his head. The woman recounts stories of arson, ... See full summary »

Director: Kaori Momoi | Stars: Kaori Momoi, Yûgo Sasô, Ayako Fujitani, Brian Sturges

Votes: 35

43. Crossfire (2000)

115 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.3
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A woman with the power to start fires with her mind searches for revenge for the murder of her friend by men above the law.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Akiko Yada, Hideaki Itô, Ryûji Harada, Masami Nagasawa

Votes: 453

44. Kimurake no hitobito (1988)

113 min | Comedy

6.9
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Comedy about a family and their obsession for making money.

Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Takeshi Kaga, Kaori Momoi, Hiromi Iwasaki, Mitsunori Isaki

Votes: 75

45. Dance Subaru (2009)

105 min | Drama

6.3
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A ballerina overcomes the odds to follow her dreams.

Director: Chi-Ngai Lee | Stars: Meisa Kuroki, Ara Go, Yûta Hiraoka, Miku Sano

Votes: 154

46. Ryoma ansatsu (1974)

118 min | Action, Drama, History

6.9
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The last three days in the life of Ryoma Sakamoto, an imperial loyalist who tried to unite the warring Choshu and Satsuma clans in order to overthrow the Shogunate.

Director: Kazuo Kuroki | Stars: Yoshio Harada, Renji Ishibashi, Rie Nakagawa, Yûsaku Matsuda

Votes: 95

47. Kushi no hi (1975)

88 min

7.8
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Director: Tatsumi Kumashiro | Stars: Masao Kusakari, Kaori Momoi, Janet Hatta, Yôko Takahashi

Votes: 6

48. Bitterness of Youth (1974)

85 min | Romance

6.5
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Director: Tatsumi Kumashiro | Stars: Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Kaori Momoi, Fumi Dan, Miyoko Akaza

Votes: 37

49. R-17 (2001– )

Drama

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A new counselor at an all-girls school in Japan finds that her new workplace is a disaster area: not only are the students suffering through bullying, sexual harrassment, drug addiction and... See full summary »

Stars: Kaori Momoi, Chiaki Kuriyama, Miki Nakatani

50. Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies (1986)

135 min | Drama

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This is Japanese melo-dramatist director Yoji Yamada's ode to 1930s film production during the transition from silent film to talkies. With many loose associations we can see the rise of a ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Kiichi Nakai, Narimi Arimori, Chieko Baishô

Votes: 123



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