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1. Nobunaga Concerto: The Movie (2016)

126 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

This adaptation to a popular manga is the story of a contemporary teenager travelling back in time to the Sengoku period of the sixteenth century. There he meets with the historical figure ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroaki Matsuyama | Stars: Shun Oguri, Ko Shibasaki, Takayuki Yamada, Osamu Mukai

Votes: 289

2. Assassination Classroom: The Graduation (2016)

M | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The story of the assassination classroom and their teacher target continues with the students' own conflicts, Korosensei's identity, and the fate of the world as the deadline for assassination approaches.

Director: Eiichirô Hasumi | Stars: Kanna Hashimoto, Masaki Suda, Ji-young Kang, Kippei Shîna

Votes: 587

3. Botanical Books (2016)

112 min | Romance

Sayaka works as a property agent. One day after work, she finds a man, named Itsuki, collapsed outside her house. She takes him in and they start to live together. Itsuki teaches her about cooking and plants, but holds many secrets.

Director: Kôichirô Miki | Stars: Kazuyuki Aijima, Takanori Iwata, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Shin'ya Ohwada

Votes: 283

4. Rurouni Kenshin Part II: Kyoto Inferno (2014)

TV-MA | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Kenshin Himura goes up against pure evil Makoto Shishio who is attempting to overthrow the Meiji government. The fate of the country hangs in the balance as Kenshin Himura takes up the sword that he vowed to never draw again.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Colleen Clinkenbeard, Monica Rial, J. Michael Tatum, Justin Briner

Votes: 11,019

5. Rurouni Kenshin Part III: The Legend Ends (2014)

TV-MA | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Shishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Vic Mignogna, Christopher Sabat, J. Michael Tatum, Justin Briner

Votes: 7,837

6. Thermae Romae II (2014)

112 min | Comedy

A sequel to the comedy Thermae Romae, an adaptation of Yamazaki Mari's popular comic. A Roman Empire bathhouse architect discovers he is able to travel through time when in need of ... See full summary »

Director: Hideki Takeuchi | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Aya Ueto, Kazuki Kitamura, Kai Shishido

Votes: 544

7. Hot Road (2014)

Drama, Romance

About a sad and fierce love between 14-year-old Kazuki and 16-year-old Haruyama. Kazuki lives with her mom but she doesn't like her mom's lover and feels deserted. This leads Kazuki to get into trouble.

Director: Takahiro Miki | Stars: Non, Hiroomi Tosaka, Yoshino Kimura, Rina Ohta

Votes: 196

8. The Fighter Pilot (2013)

144 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

A young woman and her brother explore the history of their grandfather, who died in the WW2. They start contacting the m'en who flew with him, asking them about who he was.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Haruma Miura, Mao Inoue, Gaku Hamada

Votes: 2,042

10. Midsummer's Equation (2013)

129 min | Mystery

An adaptation of Higashino Keigo's sixth novel in the popular Galileo series. Professor Yukawa Manabu must solve the mysteries of seemingly accidental death of another guest at the countryside motel he was spending his vacation in.

Director: Hiroshi Nishitani | Stars: Ken Aoki, Jun Fubuki, Masaharu Fukuyama, Hakuryû

Votes: 685

11. 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: 19,471 | Gross: $0.28M

12. 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: 474

13. Brave Hearts: Umizaru (2012)

116 min | Action

Mika (Riisa Naka) is a flight attendant on board an airplane scheduled to land at Haneda Airport. On the way to the airport the airplane's engine starts to burn. In order to save the 346 ... See full summary »

Director: Eiichirô Hasumi | Stars: IHARA, Hideaki Itô, Riisa Naka, Ryûta Satô

Votes: 254

14. Thermae Romae (2012)

108 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Lucius, a Roman architect, is transported through time to modern-day Japan, where he learns about Japanese bathhouses and uses this to his gain back home.

Director: Hideki Takeuchi | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Aya Ueto, Kazuki Kitamura, Riki Takeuchi

Votes: 1,945

15. The Bayside Shakedown the Final (2012)

126 min | Action, Crime

Set 2 years after prior film "Bayside Shakedown 3: Set the Guys Loose," a major case occurs that has the potential to take down the entire police organization. For the next 3 days Shunsaku ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Shun Oguri, Yuki Uchida, Eri Fukatsu, Ren Osugi

Votes: 168

16. Always: Sunset on Third Street '64 (2012)

142 min | Drama

The Tokyo Olympics are about to open, and Rynosuke Chagawa is excited to receive a new TV set to watch the upcoming events. His wife Hiromi is pregnant and he has built a second level on ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Hidetaka Yoshioka, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Koyuki, Maki Horikita

Votes: 473

17. A Ghost of a Chance (2011)

142 min | Comedy, Crime

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: 861

19. Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)

TV-MA | 134 min | Action, Drama, History

A former assassin who has resolved to never kill again has his vow sorely tested.

Director: Keishi Ohtomo | Stars: Colleen Clinkenbeard, Patrick Seitz, J. Michael Tatum, Takeru Satoh

Votes: 18,474

20. Eiga Kaibutsukun (2011)

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Are you ready for a host of characters? Kaibutsukun, the prince of Kaibutsu, travels to Earth in order to prove his worth as a rite of passage. Among his entourage are Frankenstein, the ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Satoshi Ohno, Norito Yashima, Ryûhei Ueshima, Hong Man Choi

Votes: 43

21. Gantz: Perfect Answer (2011)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

Kato's (Ken'ichi Matsuyama) death changes Kurono's (Kazunari Ninomiya) view of life completely. He decides to keep fighting until he earns 100 points so that he can bring back Kato. GANTZ ... See full summary »

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Ayumi Itô

Votes: 3,688

22. Gantz (2010)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens wake up in a room dominated by a mysterious black sphere that sends them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth.

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Kanata Hongô, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Natsuna

Votes: 6,800

23. Umizaru 3: The Last Message (2010)

Drama

While a menacing typhoon approaches, an accident at the giant natural gas plant Regalia occurs. Japan Coast Guard rescue divers Daisuke Senzaki (Hideaki Ito), Tetsuya Yoshioka (Ryuta Sato) ... See full summary »

Director: Eiichirô Hasumi | Stars: Soji Arai, Hideaki Itô, Masaya Katô, Ryûta Satô

Votes: 160

24. Bayside Shakedown 3: Set the Guys Loose (2010)

141 min | Drama

It's business as usual for detective Aoshima as he tries to solve three peculiar crime cases at the same time in this third feature length episode of popular Japanese drama.

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Yûji Oda, Eri Fukatsu, Yûsuke Santamaria, Atsushi Itô

Votes: 236

25. Bayside Shakedown 2 (2003)

138 min | Crime, Action, Comedy

A special investigative team takes on a strange murder case. As they trace the killer, another murder happens and a witness shows up, making things even more confusing.

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Yûji Oda, Toshirô Yanagiba, Eri Fukatsu, Miki Mizuno

Votes: 455

26. Bayside Shakedown (1998)

119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Aoshima, a police detective working in the Bayside Precinct, is continually frustrated by the hierarchy and red tape that plague the system. His friend Muroi is climbing the ladder of the ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Yûji Oda, Toshirô Yanagiba, Eri Fukatsu, Miki Mizuno

Votes: 683

27. Limit of Love: Umizaru (2006)

117 min | Action, Drama

A small team of Coast Guard divers, including Daisuke, rappels onto the ship from a helicopter and begins to evacuate the panicked passengers. Then Daisuke finds a familiar face - Kanna. ... See full summary »

Director: Eiichirô Hasumi | Stars: Hideaki Itô, Ai Katô, Ryûta Satô, Nene Ohtsuka

Votes: 235

28. Space Battleship Yamato (2010)

TV-14 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In 2199, the crew of the space battleship Yamato embark on a dangerous journey to the planet Iskandar to acquire a device that will rejuvenate the war-ravaged Earth.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Meisa Kuroki, Toshirô Yanagiba, Naoto Ogata

Votes: 5,683

29. 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

30. Rookies the Movie: Graduation (2009)

137 min | Drama, Sport

Futakotamagawa High School HAD a Baseball Club/Team, but because of a fight during one one of their games, they were suspended for a year from all games. Kawato Koichi is the new Literature... See full summary »

Director: Yûichirô Hirakawa | Stars: Ryûta Satô, Hayato Ichihara, Keisuke Koide, Yû Shirota

Votes: 145

31. Umizaru (2004)

120 min | Action, Drama

Daisuke Senzaki has been selected to go through training to become a rescue diver within the Japan Coast Guard Special Rescue Team. At the side of the grueling training he finds love in the local girl Kanna.

Director: Eiichirô Hasumi | Stars: Hideaki Itô, Ai Katô, Ken Kaito, Karina

Votes: 298

32. 20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End (2008)

142 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

In 1969, Kenji, an elementary school kid and his friends built a secret base during their summer holidays. They fantasized that they had to fight villains who were out to conquer the world ... See full summary »

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Toshiaki Karasawa, Etsushi Toyokawa, Takako Tokiwa, Teruyuki Kagawa

Votes: 2,340

33. 20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope (2009)

139 min | Drama, Fantasy

Childhood friends continue their battle against a dangerous cult.

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Toshiaki Karasawa, Etsushi Toyokawa, Takako Tokiwa, Muneyoshi Abiko

Votes: 1,637

34. 20th Century Boys 3: Redemption (2009)

156 min | Adventure, Fantasy

It is 2017 and a resurrected Tomodachi rules the world. The prophecies of The New Book have all come true. Tomodachi predicts the end of the world through the spread of a lethal virus by ... See full summary »

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Etsushi Toyokawa, Kôichi Yamadera, Takumi Saitoh

Votes: 971

35. Nodame Cantabile: The Movie I (2009)

122 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Talented violinist Chiaki Shinichi really wants to become an orchestral conductor. In the final year at his Tokyo conservatory he finds himself living next door to a brilliant but ... See full summary »

Director: Hideki Takeuchi | Stars: Juri Ueno, Hiroshi Tamaki, Eita, Asami Mizukawa

Votes: 829

36. Nodame Cantabile: The Movie II (2010)

123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Nodame (Juri Ueno) is still pining for the affections of Chiaki (Hiroshi Tamaki), but Chiaki wants them to concentrate on their musical careers and moves out. Chiaki then gets the ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Yasuhiro Kawamura, Hideki Takeuchi | Stars: Juri Ueno, Hiroshi Tamaki, Eita, Asami Mizukawa

Votes: 670

37. 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: 46,277 | Gross: $1.50M

38. Suspect X (2008)

128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

It's another battle of the wits for the brilliant but eccentric physicist, Yukawa, and detective, Kaoru.

Director: Hiroshi Nishitani | Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Ko Shibasaki, Kazuki Kitamura, Yasuko Matsuyuki

Votes: 2,583

39. Partners: The Movie II (2010)

119 min | Crime

Hostage cases are scarce. Even more scarce are they in Japan. Even further scarce are hostage cases in Japan where the confined are the police themselves. The head of the police and his ... See full summary »

Director: Akiyoshi Kimata | Stars: Takehiro Hira, Jun Kunimura, Mitsuko Oka, Ittoku Kishibe

Votes: 48

40. Partners: The Movie III (2014)

Crime, Drama

A news report circulates about a man who died after being kicked by a horse on a small island located 300km away from Tokyo. National Police Agency director Takeru Kanbe assigns Vice ... See full summary »

Director: Akiyoshi Kimata | Stars: Yutaka Mizutani, Hiroki Narimiya, IHARA, Kôji Ishizaka

Votes: 34

41. The Magic Hour (2008)

136 min | Comedy

A hustler who gets in trouble with a gang boss in the port town of Sukago agrees to make good with the don by putting him in contact with a mysterious hitman -- an assassin the hustler has ... See full summary »

Director: Kôki Mitani | Stars: Kôichi Satô, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Eri Fukatsu, Haruka Ayase

Votes: 1,014

42. Always: Sunset on Third Street 2 (2007)

146 min | Drama

Chagawa finds it increasing difficult to support his young ward Junnosuke in his store across the street from the Suzuki garage on Third Street. Unless he can provide a better life, ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Shin'ichi Hatori, Maki Horikita, Fumiyo Kohinata, Kazuki Koshimizu

Votes: 804

43. The Adventures of Super Monkey (2007)

120 min | Adventure, Fantasy, History

On the way to India to get some holy scrolls, priest Tripitaka and his followers are led by Monkey and implored by a princess to protect her people from a warlord and his brother. They've ... See full summary »

Director: Kensaku Sawada | Stars: Shingo Katori, Teruyoshi Uchimura, Atsushi Itô, Eri Fukatsu

Votes: 262

44. Sky of Love (2007)

129 min | Drama, Romance

Mika is a fresh high school student who starts texting a mysterious boy. She is shocked when he reveals who he is - Hiro, a delinquent attending her school. What she doesn't know is that Hiro isn't as bad as he seems.

Director: Natsuki Imai | Stars: Yui Aragaki, Haruma Miura, Yûko Asano, Yôsuke Asari

Votes: 2,760

45. The Da Vinci Code (2006)

PG-13 | 149 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

46 Metascore

A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Ian McKellen

Votes: 383,337 | Gross: $217.54M

46. Suite Dreams (2006)

136 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance