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1. Shoplifters (2018)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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93 Metascore

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Kirin Kiki, Mayu Matsuoka

Votes: 35,183 | Gross: $3.31M

2. You Only Live Twice (1967)

PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.9
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61 Metascore

Agent 007 and the Japanese Secret Service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Mie Hama, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 89,131 | Gross: $43.08M

3. Fireworks (1997)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Nishi leaves the police in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into depression, he makes questionable decisions.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Osugi, Susumu Terajima

Votes: 25,113 | Gross: $0.23M

4. The Third Murder (2017)

Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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68 Metascore

A courtroom drama centered around the murder of a factory president.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Kôji Yakusho, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Mikako Ichikawa

Votes: 4,102 | Gross: $0.09M

5. Helter Skelter (2012)

127 min | Drama, Horror

6.4
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Top star Lilico undergoes multiple cosmetic surgeries to her entire body. As her surgeries show side effect, Lilico makes the lives of those around her miserable as she tries to deal with her career and her personal problems.

Director: Mika Ninagawa | Stars: Erika Sawajiri, Kiko Mizuhara, Nao Ohmori, Gô Ayano

Votes: 1,659

6. Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

Unrated | 103 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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The aftermath of the Oxygen Destroyer brings forth Destoroyah, a beast intent on killing Godzilla, who is on the verge of a nuclear meltdown.

Director: Takao Okawara | Stars: Takurô Tatsumi, Yôko Ishino, Yasufumi Hayashi, Megumi Odaka

Votes: 4,827

7. Before We Vanish (2017)

R | 129 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.0
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64 Metascore

Three aliens travel to Earth in preparation for a mass invasion, taking possession of human bodies.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Ryûhei Matsuda, Hiroki Hasegawa, Masahiro Higashide

Votes: 1,212 | Gross: $0.05M

8. Masquerade Hotel (2019)

133 min | Crime, Mystery

6.3
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When three murders occur in Tokyo, aside from the corpse and the crime, the commonality is the placement of numbers next to scene of crime. As such, the lead investigator pieces together ... See full summary »

Director: Masayuki Suzuki | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Masami Nagasawa, Nozomi de Lencquesaing, Gaku Hamada

Votes: 233

9. Liverleaf (2018)

Not Rated | 114 min | Horror

6.3
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Haruka is new at her school and is in turn bullied and harassed by the students with one exception. Haruka's only friend is Mitsusru who makes attending class and life more tolerable. ... See full summary »

Director: Eisuke Naitô | Stars: Anna Yamada, Hiroya Shimizu, Rinka Ôtani, Rena Ôtsuka

Votes: 345

10. The Crimes That Bind (2018)

119 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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Michiko came to Tokyo to visit Hiromi, but is instead found murdered. The renter of Michiko's place is missing. The police is having a hard time finding clues and solving the case. There ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuo Fukuzawa | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Junpei Mizobata, Rena Tanaka, Tsutomu Yamazaki

Votes: 565

11. Everyone Is Psychic!, the Movie (2015)

114 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

5.2
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After receiving a cosmic blast while masturbating, a virginal teenager gains psychic powers and joins a group of ESP virgins in order to defend the world from evil psychics.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Mika Akizuki, Tokio Emoto, Motoki Fukami, Mizuki Hoshina

Votes: 655

12. Dogwood Tree (2010)

128 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Sae (Yui Aragaki) is a high school student who is studying hard for her college entrance exams. She lost her father when she was very young and so lives her mother Ryoko (Hiroko Yakushimaru... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiro Doi | Stars: Yui Aragaki, Tôma Ikuta, Nichola Grant, Manatsu Hayashi

Votes: 925

13. Daughter Of Lupin (2019– )

Crime

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The girl is from a criminal family. Her looks are deceiving, but illegal activities is bred into her. She tries to break free and defy her genes. As such, she works at a library and ... See full summary »

Stars: Kyoko Fukada, Kôji Seto

14. The Blood of Wolves (2018)

126 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Hiroshima Police detective Ogami Shogo and his partner Hioka Shuichi are investigating the disappearance of a company's employees amidst an escalating yakuza turf war in 1988. Blood, ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuya Shiraishi | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Joey Tee, Junko Abe, Yôsuke Eguchi

Votes: 373

15. Shield of Straw (2013)

117 min | Thriller

6.2
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35 Metascore

A team of cops must protect an accused killer with a billion-yen bounty on his head.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Nanako Matsushima, Gorô Kishitani, Masatô Ibu

Votes: 2,203

16. Ajin Part 1: Shoudou (2015)

106 min | Animation, Adventure, Horror

7.7
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For high schooler Kei - and for at least forty-six others - immortality comes as the nastiest surprise ever. Sadly for Kei, such a feat doesn't make him a superhero. In the eyes of both the... See full summary »

Director: Hiroaki Andô | Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Mikako Komatsu, Hôchû Ôtsuka, Takahiro Sakurai

Votes: 755

17. Adrift in Tokyo (2007)

101 min | Comedy

7.4
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Takemura has no friends and no family. He's a student but he doesn't have any particular ambitions. In other words, he isn't going anywhere fast. Were all this not enough, the sorry sad ... See full summary »

Director: Satoshi Miki | Stars: Joe Odagiri, Tomokazu Miura, Kyôko Koizumi, Yuriko Yoshitaka

Votes: 2,131

18. The Ravine of Goodbye (2013)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama

6.8
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A child's horrific murder brings to light the haunted truth of an affair between her mother and a neighbor. As a magazine reporter investigates the case, he finds that nothing is as it seems.

Director: Tatsushi Ohmori | Stars: Hirofumi Arai, Joe Hyûga, Mansaku Ikeuchi, Arata Iura

Votes: 349

19. Exte: Hair Extensions (2007)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Horror

6.3
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About hair extensions that attack the women that wear them.

Directors: Sion Sono, Joe DiGiorgi, Tony Salerno | Stars: Chiaki Kuriyama, Megumi Satô, Tsugumi, Eri Machimoto

Votes: 2,563

20. Violence at Noon (1966)

99 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Two young women must come to terms with the fact that a man they're deeply linked to is a murdering rapist.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Hideo Kanze, Hideko Kawaguchi, Saeda Kawaguchi, Narumi Kayashima

Votes: 789

21. Colors of Wind (2017)

119 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Before Ryo's girlfriend dies, she tells him that a woman who looks identical to her is in Hokkaido. To find out, Ryo travels to Hokkaido.

Director: Jae-young Kwak | Stars: Takemi Fujii, Yûki Furukawa, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Maiko Itô

Votes: 123

22. The Good Wife (2019– )

Drama

6.6
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Former lawyer Hasumi Kyoko is gratified to be a mother and housewife while her husband works as a prosecutor and investigator in Tokyo. Their world is turned upside down., however, when the... See full summary »

Stars: Saki Aibu, Miyu Andô, Kazuki Furuta, Kentarô Furuyama

Votes: 7

23. Yakuza Law (1969)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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A story of yakuza lynching during the Edo, Taisho, and Showa periods.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ryûtarô Ôtomo, Bunta Sugawara, Minoru Ôki, Hiroshi Miyauchi

Votes: 197

24. The Brain Man (2013)

123 min | Crime, Mystery

6.5
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A not-too-bright cop searches for a serial bomber.

Director: Tomoyuki Takimoto | Stars: Fumi Nikaidô, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Shôta Sometani, Yôsuke Eguchi

Votes: 853

25. Bullet Train (1975)

Not Rated | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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Criminals plant a bomb on a high-speed train. It will explode when the train slows down, unless a ransom is paid.

Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Ken Takakura, Shin'ichi Chiba, Kei Yamamoto, Eiji Gô

Votes: 772

26. Shady (2012)

94 min | Thriller

6.8
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Because of her last name "Kumada" (bear + rice paddy) and her appearance, Misa's high school classmates call her "Pooh" disparagingly. She obviously has no friends and can only let down her... See full summary »

Director: Ryôhei Watanabe | Stars: Hiroki Horikawa, Gôta Ishida, Jûzô Kakei, Mimpib

Votes: 191

27. Strawberry Night Saga (2019– )

Crime

4.7
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Hotshot assistant inspector of police Reiko is only twenty seven, but leads her Tokyo-based unit with confidence and rigour. She has a good track record and often underestimated, but her ... See full summary »

Stars: Yôsuke Eguchi, Kazuya Kamenashi, Fumi Nikaidô

Votes: 7

28. Hospitalité (2010)

Unrated | 96 min | Comedy

6.5
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The film follows the follies that ensue when a man and his wife shack up with a family that owns a printing press in their building, the husband takes it over, and the couple begin inviting a motley crew of friends.

Director: Kôji Fukada | Stars: Kenji Yamauchi, Kiki Sugino, Kanji Furutachi, Bryerly Long

Votes: 304

29. Twisted Justice (2016)

135 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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In this story of a good cop going rogue, we travel with Yoichi Moroboshi from his university student days to his becoming an ambitious detective on the beat who is using his brawn rather ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuya Shiraishi | Stars: Gô Ayano, Young Dais, Haruna Yabuki, Leon Shibli Ahmad

Votes: 176

30. Blue Blue Sky (2010)

128 min | Drama, Family

7.1
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High school girls decided to participate the Calligraphy Demonstration Event. The importance of calligraphy is 'to learn how to express oneself',which is also the most difficult skill that ... See full summary »

Director: Takafumi Ohta | Stars: Karin Aiba, Michelle Fujisaki, Tomoko Fujita, Yuria Haga

Votes: 13

31. What a Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life (2018)

123 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Not everyone values the housewife enough. When the local friendly neighbourhood burglar hits their house, the husband and wife descend into a quarrel that ends up with the woman departing ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 182

32. Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards! (1963)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime

6.8
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Police detective Tajima, tasked with tracking down stolen firearms, turns an underworld grudge into a blood-bath. Suzuki transforms a colorful pot-boiler into an on-target send-up of cultural colonialism and post-war greed.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Jô Shishido, Tamio Kawaji, Reiko Sassamori, Nobuo Kaneko

Votes: 571

33. 64: Part I (2016)

121 min | Mystery

6.6
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1989 is the 64 Shouwa year in the Japanese calendar, thus the unsolved girl kidnapping-murder case is called "64(rokuyon)" that got up in this year in Criminal Investigation Department in ... See full summary »

Director: Takahisa Zeze | Stars: Kôichi Satô, Gô Ayano, Nana Eikura, Eita

Votes: 259

34. Hagoku (2017 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama

5.7
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The year is 1942 and Japan is in the midst of World War II. Prison warden Susumu's prisoner Seitaro escapes from his cell through the thick of winter and disappears. He was serving a life ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Fukagawa | Stars: Isao Hashizume, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Masanobu Katsumura, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 32

35. 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: 1,125 | Gross: $0.01M

36. Ouroboros (2015– )

54 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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Orphans who live in a shared home for such children attend the same elementary school and witness their teacher slayed. The police take note of their accounts. The case remains unresolved ... See full summary »

Stars: Tôma Ikuta, Shun Oguri, Juri Ueno, Yô Yoshida

Votes: 302

37. Japanese Girls at the Harbor (1933)

72 min | Drama

7.0
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Two schoolgirl friends drift apart when one of them falls for a handsome boy.

Director: Hiroshi Shimizu | Stars: Michiko Oikawa, Yukiko Inoue, Ureo Egawa, Ranko Sawa

Votes: 492

38. I Just Didn't Do It (2006)

143 min | Drama

7.6
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A young man is falsely accused of molesting a high-school girl on a train. He is arrested and charged, and goes through endless court sessions, all the while insisting that he is innocent.

Director: Masayuki Suo | Stars: Ryo Kase, Asaka Seto, Kôji Yamamoto, Masako Motai

Votes: 1,329

39. Two Weeks (2019– )

Action, Crime, Drama

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Thug Daichi is released from prison where he was incarcerated for attempted murder. He is listless and is not working towards any kind of a future. He finds out that a woman he had sex with... See full summary »

Star: Haruma Miura

40. Sherlock (2019– )

Crime

Sherlock moves to Tokyo, Japan. Sherlock is a freelance criminologist. He is a brilliant mind who has the nose and acumen for detecting and finding criminal activity. Unfortunately, he also... See full summary »

Stars: Dean Fujioka, Takanori Iwata

41. The Tale of Iya (2013)

169 min | Drama

7.0
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As a tunnel construction project threatens the natural order of one of Japan's last untouched regions, an old man and his granddaughter Haruna's humble lifestyle begins to influence the outlook of a man from Tokyo.

Director: Tetsuichirô Tsuta | Stars: Rina Takeda, Shima Ohnishi, Min Tanaka, Hitoshi Murakami

Votes: 234

42. A Beautiful Star (2017)

127 min | Drama, Family

5.7
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It portrays a family on Earth who come to believe that they are actually from other planets all of a sudden. They try so hard to save the endangered planet Earth but things get crazy on the way.

Director: Daihachi Yoshida | Stars: Lily Franky, Kazuya Kamenashi, Ai Hashimoto, Tomoko Nakajima

Votes: 170

43. The Wings of the Kirin (2011)

129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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A man is stabbed to death in Tokyo's Nihonbashi area. The victim staggers with the knife still in the wound for eight minutes before collapsing under the winged statues of two Kirin on the ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiro Doi | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Aragaki, Junpei Mizobata, Tôri Matsuzaka

Votes: 507

44. Mienai mokugekisha (2019)

Crime | Announced

There is an accident. A young man dies and a young woman loses her eyesight and becomes blind. She was about to become a cop, but that vocation is not to be. Opportunity to do policing work... See full summary »

Directors: Jun'ichi Mori, Junichi Mori | Stars: Jun Kunimura, Mahiro Takasugi, Tomorô Taguchi, Miyuki Matsuda

45. Tokyo Rose (1946)

Passed | 69 min | Adventure, War

5.5
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An American prisoner-of-war in Tokyo, manages to escape and hooks up with the Japanese underground. He plans to kill Tokyo Rose because one of her broadcasts led to the death of a buddy. ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Byron Barr, Osa Massen, Donald Douglas, Richard Loo

Votes: 33

46. Voice: Emergency Control Room 110 (2019– )

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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A woman with an uncanny ability to recognize sounds and voices and a cop share a common thread. They both have had a loved one murdered. They are connected to an operation centre coming to ... See full summary »

Stars: Toshiaki Karasawa, Yoko Maki

47. Suna No Utsuwa (2019 TV Movie)

Crime

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A bruised and battered corpse in Shibuya, Tokyo has the attention of the local cops. A veteran detective is assigned to the case. The last utterance of the victim is one clue that detective... See full summary »

Director: Shunsaku Kawake | Stars: Akira Emoto, Noriyuki Higashiyama, Kento Nakajima, Tao Tsuchiya

48. Strawberry Night (2012– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Coming out of a traumatic experience a girl is inspired by a policewoman to join the force herself. Rising to lead a group of male detectives, the girl has to balance her professional ... See full summary »

Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Keisuke Koide, Ryûhei Maruyama

Votes: 78

49. Toppuu! Minipato tai - Aikyacchi Jankushon (1991 Video)

93 min | Action, Crime

5.4
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A comedy about a daring policewoman in leotards, who defeats criminals using gymnastics.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Aiko Asano, Minako Fujimoto, Daisuke Nagakura, Hiroko Nakajima

Votes: 48

50. Insutanto numa (2009)

120 min | Comedy

7.0
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A quirky young woman who loves antiques embarks on risky adventures and business endeavors with her eccentric friends, trying to score a unique item that will finally be worth a huge profit... See full summary »

Director: Satoshi Miki | Stars: Kumiko Asô, Morio Kazama, Ryo Kase, Keiko Matsuzaka

Votes: 539



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