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1. Café Lumière (2003)

108 min | Drama

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: 2,598

2. Train Man (2005)

101 min | Comedy, Romance

60 Metascore

The supposedly true story of a 23-year-old otaku (Japanese geek) who intervenes when a drunk man is harassing several women on a train. The otaku ultimately begins dating one of the women, ... See full summary »

Director: Shôsuke Murakami | Stars: Takayuki Yamada, Miki Nakatani, Ryôko Kuninaka, Eita

Votes: 2,144

3. Memories of Matsuko (2006)

130 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

When Matsuko dies of murder, her nephew Sho gets to progressively unveil many details of her mysterious past, discovering she wasn't only a forgotten outcast but led a very interesting yet bizarre life.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Miki Nakatani, Eita, Yûsuke Iseya, Mikako Ichikawa

Votes: 5,580

4. Memories of Tomorrow (2006)

122 min | Drama

68 Metascore

A successful businessman's family life is shattered by an early onset of Alzheimer's.

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Kanako Higuchi, Kenji Sakaguchi, Kazue Fukiishi

Votes: 724 | Gross: $0.14M

5. Kisaragi (2007)

108 min | Comedy, Mystery

One year after the suicide of C-list model Kisaragi Miki, five of her fans come together for a commemorative meeting; fan club leader Iemoto, Oda Yuji, "Snake", Yasuo, and "Strawberry Girl"... See full summary »

Director: Yûichi Satô | Stars: Shun Oguri, Yûsuke Santamaria, Keisuke Koide, Muga Tsukaji

Votes: 886

6. Sweet Rain: Accuracy of Death (2008)

113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Kaneshiro plays a Grim Reaper who appears to his victims in human form and spends a week with them before deciding whether to off them or not.

Director: Masaya Kakehi | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Manami Konishi, Sumiko Fuji, Yuki Enomoto

Votes: 1,051

7. 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: 44,775 | Gross: $1.54M

8. The Chef of South Polar (2009)

125 min | Comedy

Nishimura has a passion for cooking, but never would he have imagined the task before him now: He is unexpectedly assigned to a south polar mission to serve as head chef at the Dome Fuji ... See full summary »

Director: Shûichi Okita | Stars: Masato Sakai, Katsuhisa Namase, Kosuke Toyohara, Kanji Furutachi

Votes: 679

9. Dear Doctor (2009)

127 min | Drama

A young medical intern student is dismayed when he is assigned to work in a remote countryside village.

Director: Miwa Nishikawa | Stars: Tsurube Shôfukutei, Eita, Teruyuki Kagawa, Haruka Igawa

Votes: 426

10. Death of a Japanese Salesman (2011)

90 min | Documentary

A documentary movie that portrays the final months of a Japanese "salaryman" (business man) in his fight against cancer and his reconnection with his family (wife, children, granddaughter ... See full synopsis »

Director: Mami Sunada

Votes: 85

11. A Yell from Heaven (2011)

114 min | Drama

When bento shop owner Hikaru Oshiro learns that a group of high school students have no place to practice music he takes it upon himself to build a studio beneath his store. The only ... See full summary »

Director: Makoto Kumazawa | Stars: Win Morisaki, Hiroshi Abe, Nanami Sakuraba, Shûhei Nomura

Votes: 83

12. Key of Life (2012)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

A failed actor switches identities with a stranger at a bath house thinking it is his way out of his life of misery but only to find himself filling the shoes of an elite assassin.

Director: Kenji Uchida | Stars: Masato Sakai, Teruyuki Kagawa, Ryôko Hirosue, Yoshiyoshi Arakawa

Votes: 1,545

13. The Kiyosu Conference (2013)

138 min | Comedy, History

After the forced suicide of Nobunaga Oda at the Incident at Honno-ji, powerful figures Katsuie Shibata, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Nagahide Niwa and Tsuneoki Ikeda meet to decide on a successor. ... See full summary »

Director: Kôki Mitani | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Yô Ôizumi, Fumiyo Kohinata, Kôichi Satô

Votes: 442

14. The Great Passage (2013)

134 min | Drama

Majime, an eccentric man in publishing company, who has unique ability of words, joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, 'The Great Passage.' In the eclectic team, he becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Yûya Ishii | Stars: Ryûhei Matsuda, Aoi Miyazaki, Joe Odagiri, Kaoru Kobayashi

Votes: 1,880

15. Like Father, Like Son (2013)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Ryota is a successful workaholic businessman. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another boy after birth, he faces the difficult decision to choose his true son or the boy he and his wife have raised as their own.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki, Lily Franky

Votes: 18,053 | Gross: $0.28M

17. In His Chart (2011)

128 min | Drama

There is a degree of realism when a professional in the field writes about his vocation and such is the case here. Adopted from a novel written by a doctor and set in Nagano, doctor ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Fukagawa | Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Denden, Aki Asakura, Michiko Kichise

Votes: 133

18. The Snow White Murder Case (2014)

126 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A young woman who works at cosmetic company becomes the prime suspect after her beautiful co-worker is murdered.

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Mao Inoue, Gô Ayano, Nanao, Misako Renbutsu

Votes: 1,389

19. Wood Job! (2014)

116 min | Adventure, Comedy

After failing to get into university, a soft city boy randomly picks a job in forestry.

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi | Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Shôta Sometani, Nana Seino, Hideaki Itô

Votes: 1,900

20. Little Forest: Summer/Autumn (2014)

111 min | Drama

Ichiko (Ai Hashimoto) lived in a big city, but goes back to her small hometown Komori, located on a mountain in the Tohoku region. She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among ... See full summary »

Director: Jun'ichi Mori | Stars: Ai Hashimoto, Mayu Matsuoka, Yôichi Nukumizu, Karen Kirishima

Votes: 1,699

21. Little Forest: Winter/Spring (2015)

120 min | Drama

Ichiko lived in a big city, but goes back to her small hometown Komori, located on a mountain in the Tohoku region. She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among nature and eating foods she makes from seasonal ingredients.

Director: Jun'ichi Mori | Stars: Ai Hashimoto, Mayu Matsuoka, Yôichi Nukumizu, Karen Kirishima

Votes: 1,391

22. The Inerasable (2015)

107 min | Horror

An author of mystery-novels helps a student to uncover the tragic story of the people who lived in her apartment before which is filled with anger, hatred, murder and suicide.

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Mansaku Fuwa, Ai Hashimoto, Ryô Narita, Kentarô Sakaguchi

Votes: 309

23. My Uncle (2016)

110 min | Comedy

What do part-time philosophy professors do other than loaf about, philosophize part-time, be dolts, stay in a spare room in the home of the brother and an annoyed sister-in-law? How ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita | Stars: Ryûhei Matsuda, Riku Ohnishi, Midoriko Kimura, Kankurô Kudô

Votes: 134

24. After the Storm (2016)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 7,218 | Gross: $0.27M

25. Nanimono (2016)

Drama

Looking for jobs, five young friends regularly meet at one's apartment. Judging and gauging one another by their ability to land job pits the friends as also competitors. When one of the ... See full summary »

Director: Daisuke Miura | Stars: Kasumi Arimura, Fumi Nikaidô, Masaki Okada, Takeru Satoh

Votes: 407

26. Survival Family (2016)

117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

After a sudden worldwide power cut, a Tokyo family are caught up in the chaos as millions traverse the country in search of electricity.

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi | Stars: Fumiyo Kohinata, Eri Fukatsu, Yuki Izumisawa, Wakana Aoi

Votes: 1,198

27. My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday (2016)

111 min | Drama, Romance

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: 2,626

28. If Cats Disappeared from the World (2016)

103 min | Drama, Fantasy

Young mailman finds out he has no time left due to a terminal disease. Suddenly he is approached by a devil that offers him to live more time if he eliminates something from the world. ... See full summary »

Director: Akira Nagai | Stars: Gaku Hamada, Mieko Harada, Anna Ishii, Aoi Miyazaki

Votes: 1,674

29. In This Corner of the World (2016)

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

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: 6,002

30. Parks (2017)

118 min | Drama, Family

University student Jun has a lot of free time on her hands. She encounters Haru who is in high school and looks a woman she knew in her past. They meet Tokio, who is the grandson of the ... See full summary »

Director: Natsuki Seta | Stars: Ai Hashimoto, Mei Nagano, Shôta Sometani, Shizuka Ishibashi

Votes: 856

31. Sekigahara (2017)

150 min | Drama, History, War

A depiction of Japan's 17th Century Battle of Sekigahara where the Army of the East takes up arms against the Army of the West.

Director: Masato Harada | Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Kôji Yakusho, Kasumi Arimura, Takehiro Hira

Votes: 458

32. What's for Dinner, Mom? (2016)

117 min | Drama, Family

Tae finds a box with letters and recipes written by her mother.

Director: Mitsuhito Shiraha | Stars: Izumi Fujimoto, Sô Hirosawa, Michiko Kawai, Haruka Kinami

Votes: 126

33. Our Little Sister (2015)

PG | 127 min | Drama, Family

75 Metascore

A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their thirteen-year-old half sister.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose

Votes: 9,673 | Gross: $0.46M

34. Her Love Boils Bathwater (2016)

125 min | Comedy, Drama

A strict, but caring mother has an awakening when she is told she has cancer and it is terminal. She has a few months. She needs to complete her tasks in that short time frame. She needs to... See full summary »

Director: Ryôta Nakano | Stars: Rie Miyazawa, Hana Sugisaki, Aoi Itô, Yukiko Shinohara

Votes: 1,130

35. One Cut of the Dead (2017)

96 min | Comedy, Horror

89 Metascore

Things go badly for a hack director and film crew shooting a low budget zombie movie in an abandoned WWII Japanese facility, when they are attacked by real zombies.

Director: Shin'ichirô Ueda | Stars: Takayuki Hamatsu, Yuzuki Akiyama, Harumi Shuhama, Kazuaki Nagaya

Votes: 6,206

36. Everest: The Summit of the Gods (2016)

123 min | Drama

A Japanese journalist decides to climb Mount Everest.

Director: Hideyuki Hirayama | Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Hiroshi Abe, Pierre Taki, Shunsuke Kazama

Votes: 176

37. Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura (2017)

129 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Not only is Kamakura-based Masakazu Isshiki a mystery novelist, but he is also a good detective himself. His wife Akiko and he are acquainted with all manners of creatures and gods who are ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Masato Sakai, Mitsuki Takahata, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Min Tanaka

Votes: 768

38. A Silent Voice (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

A young man is ostracized by his classmates after he bullies a deaf girl to the point where she moves away. Years later, he sets off on a path for redemption.

Director: Naoko Yamada | Stars: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yûki, Kenshô Ono

Votes: 24,295

39. The Magnificent Nine (2016)

129 min | Comedy, History

It is eighteenth century Japan and the residents of a poor town lead a typically meagre life. Then nine residents, which include Juzaburo, hatch a scheme to improve their lots by running a ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ryûhei Matsuda

Votes: 222

40. Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

59 Metascore

Goku and Vegeta encounter Broly, a Saiyan warrior unlike any fighter they've faced before.

Director: Tatsuya Nagamine | Stars: Masako Nozawa, Aya Hisakawa, Ryô Horikawa, Toshio Furukawa

Votes: 16,114 | Gross: $30.71M

41. Tremble All You Want (2017)

117 min | Comedy, Drama

Virgin twenty-something girl is neat, talented and professional, although almost too much of all these. She is an office lady who still romanticizes a school-mate, but has the opportunity ... See full summary »

Director: Akiko Ohku | Stars: Kanji Furutachi, Anna Ishibashi, Hairi Katagiri, Takumi Kitamura

Votes: 370

42. Blank 13 (2017)

70 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A son discovers the unknown life of his deserted father's after his death.

Director: Takumi Saitoh | Stars: Cookie, Yoshikazu Ebisu, Lily Franky, Seiji Fukushi

Votes: 115

43. What a Wonderful Family! (2016)

108 min | Comedy

A husband (Isao Hashizume) and wife (Kazuko Yoshiyuki) have been married for 50 years. For her birthday, the husband asks the wife what she wants for her birthday present. She replies that ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Yui Natsukawa

Votes: 775

44. Mori, the Artist's Habitat (2018)

Drama

Vegetation thrives in painter Morikazu's garden, which is home to creatures that serve as models for his paintings, including numerous bugs and cats. A sweet and heartwarming day begins for... See full summary »

Director: Shûichi Okita | Stars: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Munetaka Aoki, Yû Fukuda, Kirin Kiki

Votes: 125



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