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1. Welcome to the NHK! (2006– )

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy, Drama

This surreal dramedy follows Satou Tatsuhiro as he attempts to escape the evil machinations of the NHK.

Stars: Yutaka Koizumi, Yui Makino, Michael C. Pizzuto, Greg Ayres

Votes: 5,108

2. Ima boku wa (2008)

87 min | Drama

A socially reclusive 20 year old NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) is forced to deal with the world when his mother takes the matter into her own hands and finds a job for ... See full synopsis »

Director: Yasutomo Chikuma | Stars: Yasutomo Chikuma, Yoshiharu Fujisawa, Masato Shiga, Qyoko Kudo

Votes: 73

3. Moratoriamu Tamako (2013)

78 min | Comedy

Tamako graduated from a university in Tokyo, but she now lives with her father back in Kofu. Tamako doesn't help her father or tries to get a job. She spends her time just eating and sleeping throughout the four seasons of the year.

Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita | Stars: Atsuko Maeda, Shôko Fujimura, Rie Hagiwara, Ryûzaburô Hattori

Votes: 605

4. 100 Yen Love (2014)

113 min | Comedy, Drama

32-year-old Ichiko (Sakura Ando) lives at home with her parents, passing the days in self-indulgent grunginess. Ichiko's recently divorced younger sister Fumiko has moved back home with her... See full summary »

Director: Masaharu Take | Stars: Sakura Andô, Hirofumi Arai, Yôzaburô Itô, Miyoko Inagawa

Votes: 1,452

5. 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: 8,948 | Gross: $0.35M

6. Eden of the East (2009)

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be called as "Careless Monday," does not result in any apparent victims, and is soon ... See full summary »

Stars: Ryohei Kimura, Saori Hayami, Leah Clark, Jason Liebrecht

Votes: 3,235

7. Suicide Room (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Animation, Drama, Thriller

After suffering extreme humiliation at school, Dominik holes himself up in his room and begins spending all his time in a virtual reality chat room.

Director: Jan Komasa | Stars: Jakub Gierszal, Roma Gasiorowska, Agata Kulesza, Krzysztof Pieczynski

Votes: 8,767

8. Castaway on the Moon (2009)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Romance

A failed suicide attempt leads a heartbroken man to live a life in the wilderness.

Director: Hae-jun Lee | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Ryeowon Jung, Yeong-seo Park, Mi-kyeong Yang

Votes: 15,099 | Gross: $3.73M

9. Loner (2008)

117 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A student becomes a recluse in response to her best friend's suicide and locks herself in her room. She believes that someone is in the room with her. Her alarmed family hires a psychologist to intervene.

Director: Jae-shik Park | Stars: Min-seo Chae, Yeong-suk Jeong, Yu-seok Jeong, Eun-ah Ko

Votes: 360

10. Left Handed (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

Hiroshi, a teenage boy, shuts himself away in his bedroom and for the next two years refuses to come out or let anyone else in.

Director: Laurence Thrush | Stars: Kenta Negishi, Masako Innami, Kento Oguri, Go Furusawa

Votes: 80

11. American Hikikomori (2015)

20 min | Short, Drama, Family

American Hikikomori explores the emotional struggles of a Japanese teenager named Isamu Fujihara, when he moves from Japan to America.

Director: Landis Stokes | Stars: Nick Brovender, Nova Campbell, Leonel Claude, Billynaire Cruz

12. Hikikomori: Tokyo Plastic (2004)

75 min | Thriller

A young female Japanese hacker returns to Tokyo for a short visit and is quickly caught up in a web of crime and violence by the city's most notorious hikikomori psychopath.

Director: Adario Strange | Stars: Rex Hayashi, Tsutomu Ishizuka, Kayoko Kawahara, Kayo Yoshida

Votes: 32

13. Katawa Shoujo (2012 Video Game)

M | Drama, Romance

A bishoujo-style visual novel set in the fictional Yamaku High School for disabled children, located somewhere in modern Japan. Hisao Nakai, a normal boy living a normal life, has his life ... See full summary »

Votes: 65

14. The Quiet One (2004)

32 min | Drama, Short

The Japanese 18-year old Kiyoshi has been living in the kitchen of his parental home for 2 years. His parents cannot seem to get through to him anymore and they are ashamed of him. To the ... See full summary »

Director: Danyael Sugawara | Stars: Bunko Endo, Mariko Hashimoto, Miki Kato, Kuta Kondo

Votes: 32

15. Yume Nikki (2004 Video Game)

T | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

Explore the dreams of a reclusive and mysterious little girl named Madotsuki, and encounter a number of surrealistic horror creatures and locations.

Director: Kikiyama

Votes: 68

17. Hikikomori (I) (2014)

3 min | Short, Mystery

Self-portrait of a hikikomori.

Director: Sergio Álvarez | Star: Sergio Álvarez

18. Twixters (2007– )


Twixters is a comedic look at the perception of the 'facebook' generation, centering around six twenty-somethings trying to cope with life between adolescence and adulthood. The show is a ... See full summary »

Stars: Dan Speerin, Wes McClintock, Andrea Lacey, Kelly Ames

19. The What Is (2008– )

30 min | Talk-Show

The What Is gives voice to the millennial generation, and is filmed in a half-hour in-studio panel discussion format with a Generation Y relevant panel. It also utilizes various outdoor ... See full summary »

Stars: Rebecca De La Cour, Vince Kesavamoorthy, Alan So, Dan Speerin

21. Goodbye, Mr. Despair (2007– )

Animation, Comedy, Drama

A pessimistic high school teacher must somehow manage a class of eccentric students.

Stars: Hiroshi Kamiya, Ai Nonaka, Marina Inoue, Asami Sanada

Votes: 772

22. ChäoS;HEAd (2008)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

A high school student who stumbles on a murder scene spirals into paranoid delusions as he becomes convinced the police are after him.

Stars: Todd Haberkorn, Brittney Karbowski, Eri Kitamura, Ui Miyazaki

Votes: 608

23. The Devil Is a Part-Timer! (2013– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Hilarity and fun ensues when Satan ends up in modern day Japan without any magic to return, and starts working part time in a fast food joint.

Stars: Ryôta Ôsaka, Yôko Hikasa, Nao Tôyama, Yuki Ono

Votes: 3,841

24. Thomas in Love (2000)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

Thomas is a young agoraphobic man; he's afraid of coming to any kind of contact with other people, so he lives totally isolated in his apartment. The story takes place in the near future ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre-Paul Renders | Stars: Benoît Verhaert, Aylin Yay, Magali Pinglaut, Micheline Hardy

Votes: 1,892 | Gross: $0.04M

25. Motivational Growth (2013)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Ian Folivor, a depressed and reclusive 30-something, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. The Mold, a smooth talking fungus who was born... See full summary »

Director: Don Thacker | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Adrian DiGiovanni, Danielle Doetsch, Pete Giovagnoli

Votes: 450

27. Different Kinds of Rain (2017)

91 min | Drama

The door has been closed for many weeks. A teenager has locked himself in - shutting out a helpless father, mother and sister. In Japan, youths like him have already been given a name: ... See full summary »

Director: Isabel Prahl | Stars: Bjarne Mädel, Bibiana Beglau, Emma Bading, Béla Gábor Lenz

Votes: 193

28. Hikikomori, à l'écoute du silence (2013)

50 min | Documentary

A calm, empathetic documentary film about hikikomori - mostly young, male social recluses in Japan - and their way back into society through the help of institutions.

Directors: David Beautru, Dorothée Lorang

29. Gokushiteki erosu: Renka 1974 (1974)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

In this uncomfortably intimate film, documentary filmmaker Kazuo Hara visits his ex-girlfriend Miyuki and records her new relationships.

Director: Kazuo Hara | Stars: Kazuo Hara, Miyuki Takeda, Sachiko Kobayashi

Votes: 268

30. Veras Mantel (2017)

111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Veras Mantel is about a successful writer who is prevented from leaving her house by agoraphobia. Sinister threats from a fan eventually lead to her uncovering the secret of her illness.

Director: Ronald Unterberger | Stars: Lea Faßbender, Nico Josef Zitek, Charlotte Ullrich, Leif Evers

Votes: 82

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