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1. God's Puzzle (2008)

134 min | Sci-Fi

A set of twins -- one a hard-working student and the other a drifter -- team up with a dropout to unlock the secrets of the universe and to build one of their own.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Hayato Ichihara, Mitsuki Tanimura, Ken'ichi Endô, Yusuke Hirayama

Votes: 349

2. Norwegian Wood (2010)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

Toru recalls his life in the 1960s, when his friend Kizuki killed himself and he grew close to Naoko, Kizuki's girlfriend, and another woman, the outgoing, lively Midori.

Director: Anh Hung Tran | Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Rinko Kikuchi, Kiko Mizuhara, Kengo Kôra

Votes: 10,488 | Gross: $0.01M

3. Love Exposure (2008)

Unrated | 237 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

78 Metascore

A bizarre love triangle forms between a young Catholic upskirt photographer, a misandric girl and a manipulative cultist.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima, Sakura Andô, Yutaka Shimizu

Votes: 10,627

4. Nobody Knows (2004)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

88 Metascore

In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Yûya Yagira, Ayu Kitaura, Hiei Kimura, Momoko Shimizu

Votes: 22,751 | Gross: $0.68M

5. Versus (II) (2000)

R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

There are 666 portals that connect this world to the other side. These are concealed from all human beings. Somewhere in Japan exists the 444th portal.... The forest of resurrection.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Tak Sakaguchi, Hideo Sakaki, Chieko Misaka, Kenji Matsuda

Votes: 12,112

6. Symbol (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery

A man wakes up in a white room empty other than buttons on the walls, he must find out which button to push to get what he wants.

Director: Hitoshi Matsumoto | Stars: Hitoshi Matsumoto, David Quintero, Luis Accinelli, Lilian Tapia

Votes: 3,174

7. Confessions (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Takako Matsu, Yoshino Kimura, Masaki Okada, Yukito Nishii

Votes: 33,355

8. Departures (2008)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music

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: 46,276 | Gross: $1.50M

9. After Life (1998)

R | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy

91 Metascore

After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Arata Iura, Erika Oda, Susumu Terajima, Takashi Naitô

Votes: 9,236 | Gross: $0.80M

10. Tokyo! (2008)

Unrated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

63 Metascore

A cinematic triptych of three Tokyo-set stories.

Directors: Leos Carax, Michel Gondry, Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Ayako Fujitani, Ryô Kase, Ayumi Itô, Nao Ohmori

Votes: 8,959 | Gross: $0.35M

11. Love and Honour (2006)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Romance

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: 3,079 | Gross: $0.02M

12. The Twilight Samurai (2002)

129 min | Drama, History, Romance

82 Metascore

As the feudal Japan era draws to a close, a widower samurai experiences difficulty balancing clan loyalties, 2 young daughters, an aged mother, and the sudden reappearance of his childhood sweetheart.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Nenji Kobayashi, Ren Osugi

Votes: 21,131

13. The Hidden Blade (2004)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

76 Metascore

A 19th Century samurai, held in low esteem due to an action by his late father, must resolve his history with a maid and with his close friend.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Yukiyoshi Ozawa

Votes: 5,760 | Gross: $0.04M

14. Crows Zero (2007)

130 min | Action, Thriller

A transfer student attempts to take over the most violent high school in the country, whose students form factions and battle each other for power.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shun Oguri, Kyôsuke Yabe, Meisa Kuroki, Takayuki Yamada

Votes: 7,064

15. Crows Zero II (2009)

133 min | Action

Tension escalates and violence ensues when a young student unwittingly breaks a non-aggression pact between two rival high schools.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shun Oguri, Kyôsuke Yabe, Meisa Kuroki, Nobuaki Kaneko

Votes: 4,193

16. Zebraman (2004)

115 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

A down-and-out school teacher receives the calling to become the real life personification of an old television superhero, Zebraman.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Kyôka Suzuki, Atsuro Watabe, Yui Ichikawa

Votes: 3,092

17. Casshern (2004)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Live-action sci-fi movie based on a 1973 Japanese animé of the same name (Shinzo Ningen Casshân). Theme song by Utada Hikaru.

Director: Kazuaki Kiriya | Stars: Yûsuke Iseya, Kumiko Asô, Akira Terao, Kanako Higuchi

Votes: 12,906

18. Pale Flower (1964)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Crime

A gangster gets released from prison and has to cope with the recent shifts of power between the gangs, while taking care of a thrill-seeking young woman, who got in bad company while gambling.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Mariko Kaga, Takashi Fujiki, Naoki Sugiura

Votes: 2,722

19. Double Suicide (1969)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

A doomed love between a paper merchant and a courtesan.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Kichiemon Nakamura, Shima Iwashita, Shizue Kawarazaki, Tokie Hidari

Votes: 1,970

20. Spy Sorge (2003)

182 min | Action, Thriller, War

A foreign spy using the Sorge alias is assigned to Tokyo the capital of Japan just prior to the outbreak of World War II and in the midst of the Japanese imperial ambitions in Eastern Asia.... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Iain Glen, Masahiro Motoki, Kippei Shîna, Takaya Kamikawa

Votes: 213

21. Owls' Castle (1999)

138 min | Action, Drama

As the great military commander Nobunaga Oda was consolidating his power across Japan, one of his actions was to wipe out a clan of assassins, killing every man, woman and child he found in... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Kiichi Nakai, Mayu Tsuruta, Riona Hazuki, Takaya Kamikawa

Votes: 407

22. Moonlight Serenade (1997)

110 min | Drama

Opens with a journalist reporting on the 1997 Kobe earthquake, as he remembers a trip made as a young boy. Then, he and family took a boat trip from Awaji to Beppu in order to bury the ... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Kyôzô Nagatsuka, Hideyuki Kasahara, Jun Toba, Shima Iwashita

Votes: 84

23. 2LDK (2003)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Two actresses who have auditioned for one part, sharing the same apartment with opposite personalities equals a night which either neither of them will forget - if they survive!

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Maho Nonami, Eiko Koike, Daisuke Kizaki

Votes: 3,330

24. The Black House (1999)

118 min | Horror

A meek agent at the Showa Life Insurance company receives a phone call from a customer who says that she's planning to commit suicide and wants to know if her policy will pay out. Concerned... See full summary »

Director: Yoshimitsu Morita | Stars: Seiyô Uchino, Shinobu Ôtake, Masahiko Nishimura, Misato Tanaka

Votes: 263

25. The Booth (2005)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror, Thriller

Shogo (Ryuta Sato), the arrogant and condescending star of a popular call-in radio-show must temporarily broadcast out of Studio 6, a creepy and dilapidated booth abandoned since its last ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Maiko Asano, Makoto Ashikawa, Mansaku Ikeuchi, Seiko Iwaidô

Votes: 331

26. Death Note: The Last Name (2006)

Not Rated | 141 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Picking up where the first one leaves off, Light joins the task force searching for Kira in an effort to avert suspicion from himself---and get rid of L.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Takeshi Kaga, Shidô Nakamura, Erika Toda

Votes: 14,938

27. Messiah (2011)

Action, Fantasy, War

Kaidou Eiri, the new transfer student at Seiei Academy, is actually a agent working with a secret anti-terrorist government agency known under the code name "Sakura." His objective in ... See full summary »

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Atsushi Arai, Masahiro Inoue, Minehiro Kinomoto, Shô Jinnai

28. Bakamono (2010)

120 min | Comedy, Romance

10 years ago Hide, a college student, meets Gakuko Yuki, an older woman, through work. They become lovers with Hide falling hard for Yuki. The following year, Yuki abruptly announces one ... See full summary »

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Hiroki Narimiya, Yuki Uchida, Miyoko Asada, Reina Asami

Votes: 19

29. Crossfire (2000)

115 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

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: 455

30. Death Note: L Change the World (2008)

129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A spin-out sequel to the popular Japanese thriller. This time it focuses on the character "L."

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Sota Aoyama, David Bueno, Shunji Fujimura

Votes: 7,509

31. Possessed (2009)

112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

After Hee-jin's younger sister So-jin, who is possessed by a spirit,disappears,the neighbors die one by one and a secret underlying their deaths is revealed.

Directors: Yong-Joo Lee, Lee Yong-ju | Stars: Young-nam Jang, Bo-yeon Kim, Chang-jik Lee, Hee-kyung Moon

Votes: 767

32. Gemini (1999)

84 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A successful doctor, Yukio's picture perfect life is gradually wrecked, and taken over by his avenging twin brother, who bumps off his family members one by one and reclaims his lover who is now Yukio's wife.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto | Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Ryô, Yasutaka Tsutsui, Masako Motai

Votes: 2,023

33. Infection (2004)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

INFECTION takes place in a dark, isolated hospital, where one doctors mistake has led to dire consequences for a patient.

Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Michiko Hada, Mari Hoshino, Tae Kimura, Yôko Maki

Votes: 5,082

34. Ju-on: White Ghost (2009)

Not Rated | 61 min | Fantasy, Horror

Akane begins seeing visions of a female ghost wearing the same yellow hat and red satchel she wore as a school child.

Director: Ryûta Miyake | Stars: Hiroki Suzuki, Ichirôta Miyakawa, Natsuki Kasa, Akina Minami

Votes: 1,805

35. Ju-on: Black Ghost (2009)

Not Rated | 60 min | Fantasy, Horror

After losing her child at birth, the dark horror of the grudge begins growing within her.

Director: Mari Asato | Stars: Kôji Seto, Kuniteru Shigeyama, Kana Tsugihara, Ai Kago

Votes: 1,416

36. Zebraman 2: Attack on Zebra City (2010)

106 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Zebraman awakens fifteen years in the future, unclear on what has happened to him, and quickly discovers that the evil Zebra Queen has a hold on Tokyo.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Riisa Naka, Tsuyoshi Abe, Masahiro Inoue

Votes: 654

37. Horny House of Horror (2010 Video)

75 min | Comedy, Horror

The film is about three men, Nakazu (Yuya Ishikawa), Toshida (Wani Kansai) and Uno (Toushi Yanagi) who enter a brothel in Japan to allow Nakazu to have the experience paying for sex before ... See full summary »

Director: Jun Tsugita | Stars: Asami, Yûya Ishikawa, Wani Kansai, Miyavi Matsunoi

Votes: 403

38. Gothic & Lolita Psycho (2010)

TV-14 | 88 min | Action, Horror

Her beloved mother murdered by a vicious gang of assassins, young Yuki (2007 Best Buttocks Award-winner Akiyama) transforms herself into a gothic lolita killing machine, wielding a lethal ... See full summary »

Director: Gô Ohara | Stars: Rina Akiyama, Ruito Aoyagi, Asami, Yukihide Benny

Votes: 697

39. Noroi: The Curse (2005)

Not Rated | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."

Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Jin Muraki, Rio Kanno, Tomono Kuga, Marika Matsumoto

Votes: 8,801

40. Blue Spring (2001)

83 min | Drama

A group of a run-down Tokyo high school students face the struggles of growing up, growing apart from their friends and worrying about their future, while living in a highly violent environment.

Director: Toshiaki Toyoda | Stars: Ryûhei Matsuda, Hirofumi Arai, Sôsuke Takaoka, Yûsuke Ohshiba

Votes: 2,952

41. Shangri-La (2002)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

Follows the lives of a group of homeless people in Japan who run into a man who nearly commits suicide and decide to help him out of his financial troubles. Using their various ingenious ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Shirô Sano, Yu Tokui, Midoriko Kimura

Votes: 171

42. Violent Fire (2002)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

When his beloved boss is killed, a dangerous young gangster cuts a path of vengeance through the Japanese mafia.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Riki Takeuchi, Ryôsuke Miki, Ken'ichi Endô, Mika Katsumura

Votes: 1,521

43. Fudoh: The New Generation (1996)

98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

In order to settle a business dispute, a mob leader murders one of his own teenage sons. The surviving son vows to avenge his brother's death, and organizes his own gang of teenage killers to destroy his father's organization.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shôsuke Tanihara, Miho Nomoto, Tamaki Kenmochi, Marie Jinno

Votes: 3,424

44. Shinjuku Triad Society (1995)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery