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1. Cinema mil (2005– )
Episode: Episode #1.8 (2005)

8.9
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Director: Jaume Figueras | Stars: Jaume Figueras, Héctor Alterio, Ángel de Andrés López, Álex Angulo

Votes: 47

2. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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74 Metascore

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, and must race against time to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarök, the destruction of his world, at the hands of the powerful and ruthless villain Hela (Cate Blanchett).

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo

Votes: 485,423 | Gross: $315.06M

3. Ah-So Graham Norton (2001 TV Movie)

51 min | Documentary

7.9
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This one-off TV special follows the exploits of camp comic Graham Norton on a visit to Tokyo. Staying with a Japanese family, he explores the city's seedy side, visits the home of a famous ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Denyer | Stars: Graham Norton, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 34

4. Yonshimai monogatari (1995)

103 min

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Director: Masahiro Honda | Stars: Misa Shimizu, Riho Makise, Yuri Nakae, Masami Imamura

Votes: 7

5. The Taste of Tea (2004)

143 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.8
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77 Metascore

A spell of time of a rural family's slightly surreal life.

Director: Katsuhito Ishii | Stars: Maya Banno, Takahiro Satô, Tadanobu Asano, Satomi Tezuka

Votes: 5,298

6. Shadows of the Damned (2011 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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A demon hunter named Garcia must enter deep into a hyper-twisted re-imagining of hell where he must rescue the love of his life by defeating the armies of darkness with the power of the light.

Director: Suda 51 | Stars: Steve Blum, Greg Ellis, Julianne Buescher, Paul Mercier

Votes: 286

7. Survive Style 5+ (2004)

120 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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Five bizarre stories with no apparent connection to one and other eventually become intertwined, resulting in surreal circumstances.

Director: Gen Sekiguchi | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Reika Hashimoto, Kyôko Koizumi, Hiroshi Abe

Votes: 8,758

8. 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: 3,083

9. The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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75 Metascore

The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Yui Natsukawa, Michiyo Yasuda

Votes: 44,961 | Gross: $0.85M

10. Maborosi (1995)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.6
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92 Metascore

A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Makiko Esumi, Takashi Naitô, Tadanobu Asano, Gohki Kashiyama

Votes: 3,960

11. Last Life in the Universe (2003)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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73 Metascore

A suicidal, obsessively compulsive Japanese librarian is forced to lie low in Thailand with a pot-smoking woman coping with the recent loss of her sister.

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Sinitta Boonyasak, Takashi Miike, Laila Boonyasak

Votes: 10,495 | Gross: $0.03M

12. Kabei: Our Mother (2008)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

7.6
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Based on childhood days of Teruyo Nogami.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Mayumi Tanaka, Denden, Mirai Shida

Votes: 1,116 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Dreaming Awake (2008)

106 min | Drama

7.6
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A university art professor who is about to be promoted becomes friends with a student who, in turn, respects and admires his teacher. The two become involved in each others lives and the ... See full summary »

Director: Takeo Kimura | Stars: Hiroyuki Nagato, Ineko Arima, Yoshio Inoue, Rie Miyazawa

Votes: 8

14. Redline (2009)

Not Rated | 102 min | Animation, Action, Romance

7.5
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A story about the most popular racing event in the galaxy, the Redline, and the various racers who compete in it.

Director: Takeshi Koike | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Yû Aoi, Tadanobu Asano, Yoshiyuki Morishita

Votes: 9,313

15. A Life: Itoshiki Hito (2017)

54 min | Drama

7.5
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When Okita Kazuaki was starting out as a doctor, he was forced to resign from the hospital. He left his girlfriend Danjo Mifuyu behind and went to the US alone. 10 years go by and he comes ... See full summary »

Stars: Takuya Kimura, Yûko Takeuchi, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Fumino Kimura

Votes: 97

16. The Long Goodbye (2014– )

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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In this unauthorized adaptation of the novel "The Long Goodbye" by Raymond Chandler set in Tokyo during the 1950', Tamotsu is suspected of murdering his actress wife Shizuka Harada. He ... See full summary »

Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Rina Ohta, Gô Ayano, Akira Emoto

Votes: 48

17. Labyrinth of Dreams (1997)

90 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

7.4
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Bus conductor Tomiko falls in love with driver Niitaka, even though she also suspects him of being a serial killer who killed his female conductors after tiring of them.

Director: Gakuryû Ishii | Stars: Rena Komine, Tadanobu Asano, Kotomi Kyôno, Tomoka Kurotani

Votes: 551

18. Keiji yugami (2017)

54 min | Comedy

7.4
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In a society in which justice is awfully subjective, and the possibility of finding the truth is so complicated, detective Yugami simply chases after the facts of various cases. He will ... See full summary »

Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Izumi Inamori, Takashi Nishina

Votes: 38

19. 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

20. Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)

R | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.3
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74 Metascore

The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206.

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Amadu Mamadakov, Khulan Chuluun, Honglei Sun

Votes: 42,236 | Gross: $5.70M

21. Love & Pop (1998)

110 min | Drama

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A high school girl engages in compensated dating in order to buy an expensive ring before the day ends.

Director: Hideaki Anno | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Megumi Hayashibara, Akira Ishida

Votes: 885

22. Picnic (1996)

68 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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Believing that the world will end that very day, three mental patients Coco, Tsumuji, and Satoru set out upon a journey. Walking upon the tops of the walls of the city, they seek to find a ... See full summary »

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Chara, Tadanobu Asano, Koichi Hashizume, Naomasa Musaka

Votes: 1,395

23. Aimai na Mirai: Kurosawa Kiyoshi (2002)

75 min | Documentary

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Director: Kenjirô Fujii | Stars: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Takashi Asai, Tadanobu Asano, Tatsuya Fuji

Votes: 13

24. Silence (I) (2016)

R | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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79 Metascore

In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 85,371 | Gross: $7.08M

25. The Face of Jizo (2004)

99 min | Drama

7.2
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Based on a play by Hisashi Inoue, it focuses on the sufferings of the survivors of Hiroshima. The film takes place during 4 days in the summer of 1948, as the ghost of her father visits ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuo Kuroki | Stars: Rie Miyazawa, Yoshio Harada, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 188

26. 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

27. The Rocking Horsemen (1992)

135 min | Comedy

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It is 1965. High-school student Takeyoshi Fujiwara Yasufumi Hayashi) hears "Pipeline" by the Ventures, and is mesmerized by their unique sound. With three friends, he forms a band called "... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Ryo Amamiya, Aiko Asano, Tadanobu Asano, Toshiki Ayata

Votes: 44

28. R246 Story (2008)

Comedy

7.2
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The anthology film R246 Story centers around the major Japanese highway Route 246. The film consists of six segments.

Directors: Tadanobu Asano, Ilmari, Shidô Nakamura, Yûsuke Santamaria, Genki Sudô, Verbal | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Hirofumi Arai, Haru, Yûdai Hayashi

Votes: 14

29. Ichi the Killer (2001)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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55 Metascore

As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Nao Ohmori, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Paulyn Sun

Votes: 48,666 | Gross: $0.02M

30. Distance (2001)

Unrated | 132 min | Drama

7.1
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58 Metascore

Members of a cult, modeled on Aum Shinrikyo, sabotage a city's water supply, then commit mass suicide near the shores of a lake. Family members of those affected by it meet at the lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ones' deaths.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Arata Iura, Yûsuke Iseya, Susumu Terajima, Yui Natsukawa

Votes: 1,019

31. Villon's Wife (2009)

114 min | Drama

7.1
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This enticing period melodrama depicts a long-suffering woman's relationship with her brilliant but self-destructive writer husband in postwar Tokyo. Based on a semi-autobiographical 1947 ... See full summary »

Director: Kichitaro Negishi | Stars: Takako Matsu, Tadanobu Asano, Shigeru Muroi, Masatô Ibu

Votes: 344

32. Cinema mil (2005– )

30 min

7.1
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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Tadanobu Asano, Hayden Christensen

Votes: 61

33. Sad Vacation (2007)

136 min | Drama

7.1
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Kenji, abandoned by his mother, scrapes out a meager existence doing odd jobs including driving bar hostesses and their customers home. Besides this he takes care of the sister of an old ... See full summary »

Director: Shinji Aoyama | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Kaori Fujimitsu, Eri Ishida, Yuka Itaya

Votes: 345

34. Portrait of the Wind (2005)

97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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When a lonely owner of a photography studio is introduced to a woman not much different from himself in mood and temperament a friendship ensues that soon becomes a deeper bond that leads ... See full summary »

Director: Tarô Hyûgaji | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Erika Oda, Chizuru Ikewaki, Teppei Koike

Votes: 106

35. Focus (1996)

73 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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A small and intrusive reporting crew are reporting on the actions of a man who monitors transmissions in a documentary they are filming. When suddenly a weapon is introduced the nerd and ... See full summary »

Director: Satoshi Isaka | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Keiko Unno, Akira Hirai, Tetsuo Sano

Votes: 159

36. Thor (2011)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.0
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57 Metascore

The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

Votes: 684,544 | Gross: $181.03M

37. Parasyte: Part 1 (2014)

109 min | Action, Drama, Horror

7.0
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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: 3,478

38. The Wasted Times (2016)

Unrated | 125 min | Drama

7.0
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Over the course of several decades, a deal between the Japanese army and criminals in Shanghai plays out with violence and betrayal.

Director: Er Cheng | Stars: You Ge, Ziyi Zhang, Tadanobu Asano, Chun Du

Votes: 1,139 | Gross: $0.24M

39. Café Lumière (2003)

108 min | Drama

7.0
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80 Metascore

The story revolves around Yoko Inoue, a pregnant woman in search for a cafe that's frequented by a Taiwanese composer whose life she is researching.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Yo Hitoto, Tadanobu Asano, Masato Hagiwara, Kimiko Yo

Votes: 2,606

40. Dear Etranger (2017)

127 min | Drama

7.0
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A 40-year old man sees his life change when his wife gets pregnant. He already has a daughter from his first marriage whom he rarely sees and two step-daughters, from his wife's first ... See full summary »

Director: Yukiko Mishima | Stars: Rena Tanaka, Tadanobu Asano, Miu Arai, Narushi Ikeda

Votes: 244

41. Chiwawa (2019)

104 min | Drama, Mystery

7.0
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In Tokyo, Chiwawa is a popular girl. One day, her dead body is found in Tokyo Bay. Her body are in pieces. Chiwawa's friends gather to remember her, but they realize they do not know anything about her like her real name or her background.

Director: Ken Ninomiya | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Kotone Furukawa, Mugi Kadowaki, Taikô Katôno

Votes: 21

42. Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001)

55 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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A violent, guitar-playing, electrically charged boxer faces off against an electronic wizard half-merged with a metallic Buddha.

Director: Gakuryû Ishii | Stars: Yoshiki Arizono, Tadanobu Asano, Masakatsu Funaki, Masatoshi Nagase

Votes: 2,004

43. A Ghost of a Chance (2011)

142 min | Comedy

7.0
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When a not-so-stellar lawyer is in need of something to help her case she has to rely on an unconventional witness for testimony. Will the court agree to hear testimony from and will the ... See full summary »

Director: Kôki Mitani | Stars: Eri Fukatsu, Toshiyuki Nishida, Hiroshi Abe, Kyoko Fukada

Votes: 812

44. Dearest (2012)

110 min | Drama

7.0
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A prison officer hands in his resignation after his wife's death, to drive to the port where she wants her ashes scattered at sea.

Director: Yasuo Furuhata | Stars: Ken Takakura, Yûko Tanaka, Kôichi Satô, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi

Votes: 315

45. Snow Prince (2009)

Drama

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A young boy lives in poverty with his grandfather while tending his dream of becoming a painter.

Director: Joji Matsuoka | Stars: Shintarô Morimoto, Marino Kuwajima, Tadanobu Asano, Rei Dan

Votes: 100

46. Hakuchi: The Innocent (1999)

146 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

7.0
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Director: Macoto Tezuka | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Miyako Koda, Reika Hashimoto, Masao Kusakari

Votes: 152

47. Thor: The Dark World (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.9
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54 Metascore

When Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) gets cursed with a powerful entity known as the Aether, Thor is heralded of the cosmic event known as the Convergence and the genocidal Dark Elves.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 542,114 | Gross: $206.36M

48. Taboo (1999)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.9
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75 Metascore

The new member of a samurai militia unit causes disruption as several of his colleagues fall in love with him, threatening to disturb the rigid code of their squad.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Ryûhei Matsuda, Shinji Takeda, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 6,671 | Gross: $0.05M

49. Harmonium (2016)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

6.9
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84 Metascore

Toshio hires Yasaka in his workshop. This old acquaintance, who has just been released from prison, begins to meddle in Toshio's family life.

Director: Kôji Fukada | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Mariko Tsutsui, Taiga, Momone Shinokawa

Votes: 1,612 | Gross: $0.02M

50. Bright Future (2002)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

6.9
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64 Metascore

Two young guys work in a plant that manufactures oshibori (those moist hand-towels found in some Japanese restaurants). Their weird bond is based on uncontrollable rage--something neither ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Joe Odagiri, Tadanobu Asano, Tatsuya Fuji, Sayuri Oyamada

Votes: 2,388 | Gross: $0.00M



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