With Tokyo FM Broadcasting Co. (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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75 Metascore

The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Yui Natsukawa, Michiyo Yasuda

Votes: 45,554 | Gross: $0.85M

2. 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: 25,685 | Gross: $0.23M

3. Aggretsuko (2018– )

TV-14 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A socially awkward accountant deals with her annoying co-workers by chugging beer and singing death metal.

Stars: Kaolip, Komegumi Koiwasaki, Maki Tsuruta, Shingo Kato

Votes: 3,623

4. Spiral (2000)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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62 Metascore

The inhabitants of a small Japanese town become increasingly obsessed with and tormented by spirals.

Director: Higuchinsky | Stars: Eriko Hatsune, Fhi Fan, Hinako Saeki, Eun-Kyung Shin

Votes: 6,953

5. I Am a Hero (2015)

TV-MA | 126 min | Action, Horror

6.8
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An ordinary man is surprised by a zombie apocalypse.

Director: Shinsuke Sato | Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Kasumi Arimura, Yô Ôizumi, Miho Suzuki

Votes: 4,734

6. The Outrage (2010)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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67 Metascore

The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kippei Shîna, Ryô Kase, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 11,362

7. Battle Royale II (2003)

Not Rated | 134 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

4.7
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Three years after the failure of the last BR program, a second act is forged and a class of students are sent to an island with one objective: kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara.

Directors: Kenta Fukasaku, Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ai Maeda, Shûgo Oshinari, Ayana Sakai

Votes: 18,766

8. Brother (I) (2000)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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47 Metascore

A Japanese gangster is exiled to Los Angeles where his brother lives with a small but respectable multi-racial gang, who he inspires to expand their influence.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Claude Maki, Omar Epps, Masaya Katô

Votes: 20,927 | Gross: $0.45M

9. Kikujiro (1999)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Comedy

7.8
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44 Metascore

A young, naive boy sets out alone on the road to find his wayward mother. Soon he finds an unlikely protector in a crotchety man and the two have a series of unexpected adventures along the way.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kayoko Kishimoto, The Great Gidayû

Votes: 17,436 | Gross: $0.20M

10. Kamikaze Girls (2004)

102 min | Comedy

7.2
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56 Metascore

Momoko, a strange and seemingly emotionless girl obsessed with 18th century France, befriends a Yanki biker and the two experience the ups and downs of their unusual lives in a rural Japanese town.

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima | Stars: Kyoko Fukada, Anna Tsuchiya, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Sadao Abe

Votes: 6,595

11. Yamato (2005)

145 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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The movie follows 3 Japanese friends from embarking on Yamato, the world's largest battleship, until it's sunk 3 1/2 years later on April 7, 1945 on it's way to Okinawa to stop American advance at the end of WWII.

Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Takashi Sorimachi, Shidô Nakamura, Yû Aoi, Takahiro Fujimoto

Votes: 1,908

12. Go (2001)

122 min | Drama

7.5
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Sugihara, born in Japan but with North Korean parents, falls in love with a Japanese girl after changing from a North Korean school to a Japanese school. His boxer dad teaches him boxing - skills used a lot.

Director: Isao Yukisada | Stars: Yôsuke Kubozuka, Ko Shibasaki, Shinobu Ôtake, Tsutomu Yamazaki

Votes: 2,465

13. Dolls (2002)

114 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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71 Metascore

Three stories of never-ending love.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Miho Kanno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tatsuya Mihashi, Kyoko Fukada

Votes: 15,107 | Gross: $0.00M

14. The Fighter Pilot (2013)

144 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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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: 2,024

15. Space Battleship Yamato (2010)

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

6.1
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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: 5,670

16. The World (2004)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

7.1
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81 Metascore

An exploration on the impact of urbanization and globalization on a traditional culture.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Tao Zhao, Taishen Cheng, Jue Jing, Zhongwei Jiang

Votes: 2,843 | Gross: $0.06M

17. Love and Honour (2006)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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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: 3,067 | Gross: $0.02M

18. Achilles and the Tortoise (2008)

119 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Machisu is a painter. He never had the success he thinks he is entitled to. Regardless of this, he always remains trying to be successful. His wife Sachiko keeps supporting him, despite all setbacks.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kanako Higuchi, Kumiko Asô, Aya Enjôji

Votes: 2,955

19. Takeshis' (2005)

108 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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Beat Takeshi, a prominent actor, meets a lookalike named Kitano, who is a struggling actor, but after the meeting, Kitano's dreams take a violent, surreal turn.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kotomi Kyôno, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Osugi

Votes: 3,392

20. Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea (2007)

R | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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A look at Genghis Khan's life, from his birth to conquests in Asia.

Director: Shin'ichirô Sawai | Stars: Takashi Sorimachi, Rei Kikukawa, Mayumi Wakamura, Ken'ichi Matsuyama

Votes: 764

21. Tokyo Family (2013)

146 min | Drama

7.5
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In this update of Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story", a retired schoolteacher and his wife visit their three working children in modern-day Tokyo.

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

Votes: 1,554

22. Samurai Resurrection (2003)

106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.2
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37,000 Peasants perished in the Shimbara Revolt: among them, the leader of that uprising, Shiro Amakusa. Amakusa is resurrected from hell bent on revenging the death of his fellow comrades ... See full summary »

Director: Hideyuki Hirayama | Stars: Yôsuke Kubozuka, Kumiko Asô, Tetta Sugimoto, Tomoka Kurotani

Votes: 373

23. The Little House (2014)

136 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A woman looks back on her family's life in Tokyo before and during WWII. A maid arrives from the countryside to work for an upper middle class family. She fits in well, but everyone's emotions are stirred up with the arrival of a student.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Takako Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 998

24. Detroit Metal City (2008)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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Soichi Negishi moved to Tokyo to chase his dream of becoming a musician playing stylish, Swedish-style pop. Instead, he finds himself leading the death metal band Detroit Metal City, or DMC... See full summary »

Director: Toshio Lee | Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Yoshihiko Hosoda, Ryûji Akiyama, Rosa Katô

Votes: 2,373

25. The Floating Castle (2012)

144 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.4
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In the year 1590, powerful daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi nears his plan to unify all of Japan, but he comes across a floating fortress known as Oshi Castle. Narita Nagachika must use his army to defend the castle.

Directors: Shinji Higuchi, Isshin Inudô | Stars: Takehiro Hira, Takayuki Yamada, Mana Ashida, Machiko Ono

Votes: 393

26. Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Takeshi Kitano plays a version of himself in which he's a struggling director cycling through a number of different genres in an effort to complete his latest project.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Tôru Emori, Kayoko Kishimoto, Anne Suzuki

Votes: 1,821

27. Siren (2006)

87 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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A writer moves to a remote island with his daughter and young son. After settling into their new home, a neighbor arrives to welcome them and give them a breakdown of the local rules; most important: do not go outside when the island's siren starts wailing.

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Yui Ichikawa, Leo Morimoto, Naoki Tanaka, Hiroshi Abe

Votes: 714

28. The Ode to Joy (2006)

130 min | Drama, History, Music

6.4
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German soldiers are transported to a prisoner-of-war camp in Japan after the First World War.

Director: Masanobu Deme | Stars: Ken Matsudaira, Bruno Ganz, Hiroshi Abe, Jun Kunimura

Votes: 637

29. The Diary of Anne Frank (1995)

102 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

6.7
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During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.

Director: Akinori Nagaoka | Stars: Fumie Kashiyama, Gô Katô, Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi

Votes: 148

30. Railroad Man (1999)

112 min | Drama

7.3
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A solitary middle-aged station manager is haunted by troubling memories of his past when he learns the line his station is on will be decommissioned for lack of profitability. He is visited... See full summary »

Director: Yasuo Furuhata | Stars: Ken Takakura, Shinobu Ôtake, Ryôko Hirosue, Hidetaka Yoshioka

Votes: 782

31. The City of Lost Souls (2000)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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47 Metascore

Violent gangster movie with a Brazilian protagonist.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Teah, Michelle Reis, Kôji Kikkawa, Mitsuhiro Oikawa

Votes: 2,222

32. 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, Rei Dan, Sayuri Yoshinaga

Votes: 1,151 | Gross: $0.01M

33. About Her Brother (I) (2010)

126 min | Drama

7.1
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Ginko seems to be living the good life: She's the respectable owner of a neighborhood drug store in Tokyo, and her daughter Koharu is about to get married to a doctor. However, Koharu's ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Yû Aoi, Ryô Kase, Yuriko Ishida, Sayuri Yoshinaga

Votes: 567

34. Tokyo Zombie (2005)

Not Rated | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

6.0
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A horror-comedy about two blue-collar factory workers (who happen to be jiu-jitsu experts) dealing with a ravenous, flesh-eating zombie uprising in Tokyo.

Director: Sakichi Sato | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Shô Aikawa, Erika Okuda, Arata Furuta

Votes: 1,870

35. Dragon Head (2003)

R | 122 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.6
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A teenage boy wakes up and finds himself on a train. He vaguely remembers being on a class trip when something terrible happened, and he is one of the few survivors.

Director: Jôji Iida | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Sayaka Kanda, Takayuki Yamada, Naohito Fujiki

Votes: 746

36. Sennen no koi - Hikaru Genji monogatari (2001)

143 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.0
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Based on the ancient Japanese Tale of Genji. This film is set in 900AD and tells the story of a famous female writer of the time, Murasaki Shikibu. Her story begins from the death of her ... See full summary »

Director: Tonkô Horikawa | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Yûki Amami, Tôru Kazama, Morio Kazama

Votes: 127

37. Strawberry Shortcakes (2006)

127 min | Drama

7.0
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Strawberry Shortcakes (2006) is a Japanese film by director Hitoshi Yazaki. The film, based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Kiriko Nananan, concerns the life of four girls, as ... See full summary »

Director: Hitoshi Yazaki | Stars: Chizuru Ikewaki, Noriko Nakagoshi, Yûko Nakamura, Kiriko Nananan

Votes: 633

38. A Stranger of Mine (2005)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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In one long Friday evening, Takeshi Miyata, a straight-arrow businessman, will encounter a number of people (some only fleetingly) who have intertwining fates. After six months he is still ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Uchida | Stars: Yasuhi Nakamura, Reika Kirishima, Sô Yamanaka, Yuka Itaya

Votes: 984

39. Space Brothers (2012)

129 min | Comedy

6.7
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As children, two Japanese brothers promise to one day be astronauts and meet each other in space. Years later, the older one has recently lost his job when he remembers that childhood's dream his younger brother is so close to fulfilling.

Director: Yoshitaka Mori | Stars: Shun Oguri, Buzz Aldrin, Kumiko Asô, Hirofumi Arai

Votes: 383

40. Tsubaki Sanjûrô (2007)

119 min | Action, Drama, History

6.0
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A scruffy master-less samurai decides to help a group of young warriors whose leader was taken captive by a gang of ambitious officers.

Director: Yoshimitsu Morita | Stars: Yûji Oda, Makoto Fujita, Shin'yû Fujiwara, Tsuyoshi Hayashi

Votes: 173

41. Ashura-jô no hitomi (2005)

119 min | Action, Fantasy

5.9
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Adapted from the successful play, the film takes place in the 19th Japan where a war between demons and their slayers is fought. Izumo, an Kabuki actor with a demon-slaying past, meets and ... See full summary »

Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Somegorô Ichikawa, Rie Miyazawa, Kanako Higuchi, Atsuro Watabe

Votes: 639

42. Tokyo Tower (2005)

125 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Toru Kojima and his friend Koji are young student boys with one thing in common - they both love to date older women. Koji is a playboy with several women, young and older, whereas Toru is a romantic with his heart set on on certain lady.

Director: Takashi Minamoto | Stars: Hitomi Kuroki, Jun'ichi Okada, Jun Matsumoto, Shinobu Terajima

Votes: 353

43. Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection (2009)

135 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.4
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In the year 2220 A.D., the Earth Federation launches a plan to evacuate Earth when discovering that a traveling black hole capable of destroying anything in its path is on course towards ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Yoshinobu Nishizaki, Takeshi Shirato | Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Kentarô Itô, Daisuke Namikawa, Chafûrin

Votes: 164

44. 69 (2004)

114 min | Drama

6.8
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A group of rebellious teenagers cause mischief and disorder in a 1969 Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan as a result of tensions from their school and a US military base.

Director: Sang-il Lee | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Masanobu Andô, Yûta Kanai, Asami Mizukawa

Votes: 425

45. Drive (2002)

102 min | Crime

7.2
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A salaryman is hijacked by bank robbers.

Director: SABU | Stars: Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Ren Osugi, Ko Shibasaki, Masanobu Andô

Votes: 781

46. Eri Eri rema sabakutani (2005)

107 min | Drama, Music, Sci-Fi

6.5
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A.D. 2015: A virus has been spreading in many cities worldwide. It is a suicidal disease and the virus is infected by pictures. People, once infected, come down with the disease, which ... See full summary »

Director: Shinji Aoyama | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Aoi Miyazaki, Mariko Okada, Masaya Nakahara

Votes: 505

47. The Firefly (2001)

114 min | Drama

6.6
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A Japanese love story that takes place during World War 2. It follows a young Japanese man who goes to war and tries to stay connected to his true love.

Director: Yasuo Furuhata | Stars: Ken Takakura, Yûko Tanaka, Isao Natsuyagi, Ryûji Harada

Votes: 67

48. Year One in the North (2005)

170 min | Drama

6.5
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In 1868, after the fall of the Shogun-dominated Japan, the new government orders people from Awaji, near Kobe, to re-locate to the northern part of Hokkaido. These people once supported the... See full summary »

Director: Isao Yukisada | Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Ken Watanabe, Etsushi Toyokawa, Toshirô Yanagiba

Votes: 134

49. Hayabusa: The Long Voyage Home (2012)

Drama

5.9
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From the Sumitomo Corporation website

"HAYABUSA: The Long Voyage Home" a film in whose production Sumitomo Corporation participated, premiered on January 19 at United Cinemas Toyosu, one of ... See full synopsis »

Director: Tomoyuki Takimoto | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Yôsuke Eguchi, Yui Natsukawa, Yukiyoshi Ozawa

Votes: 45

50. Gekijouban SPEC: Kurôzu - Kou no hen (2013)

Action

5.3
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Mysteries are revealed like the words "Simple Plan," "Third Secret of Fatima" and also the mysterious white man which are all mentioned in the movie "SPEC: Heaven".

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Erika Toda, Ryô Kase, Yûko Asano, Ken'ichi Endô

Votes: 111


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