Top 100 Japanese Movies

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1. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer(1961)

Original Title: Ningen no jôken
Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|History Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | Mandarin | Russian Rating:NR
Description:The Japanese forces having been shattered, Kaji and some comrades embark on an epic journey on foot southward to where Kaji hopes to rejoin Michiko. After surviving many perils he is captured by the Red Army and subjected to treatment that echoes that meted out to the Chinese.
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai , Michiyo Aratama , Tamao Nakamura , Yûsuke Kawazu
Tags: World War Two Based On Novel Prisoner Of War True Love Japanese
8.80    NA    98%  

2. Seven Samurai(1954)

Original Title: Shichinin no samurai
Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Adventure Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:UR
Description:A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune , Takashi Shimura , Keiko Tsushima , Yukiko Shimazaki
Tags: Violence Tough Guy Samurai Action Hero Cult Film Revenge Martial Arts Friendship
8.70    100%    97%  

3. Ikiru(1952)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:Kanji Watanabe is a middle-aged man who has worked in the same monotonous bureaucratic position for decades. Learning he has cancer, he starts to look for the meaning of his life.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Takashi Shimura , Shin'ichi Himori , Haruo Tanaka , Minoru Chiaki
Tags: Family Relationships Politics Voice Over Narration
8.30    100%    97%  

4. Harakiri(1962)

Original Title: Seppuku
Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|History Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri.
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai , Akira Ishihama , Shima Iwashita , Tetsurô Tanba
Tags: Samurai Based On Novel Revenge
8.70    100%    97%  

5. Spirited Away(2001)

Original Title: Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi
Runtime: Genres:Fantasy|Animation|Adventure|Family Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:PG
Description:During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Rumi Hiiragi , Miyu Irino , Mari Natsuki , Takashi Naitô
Tags: Steampunk Female Protagonist Cult Film Anime Studio Ghibli Family Relationships Friendship Blockbuster
8.60    97%    96%  

6. Yojimbo(1961)

Original Title: Bodyguard
Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Comedy|Thriller Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:UR
Description:A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune , Tatsuya Nakadai , Yôko Tsukasa , Isuzu Yamada
Tags: Black Comedy Violence Samurai One Against Many Cult Film Dark Humor Based On Novel Black And White Black And White Film Martial Arts Betrayal Good Versus Evil Friendship Compassion
8.30    97%    96%  

7. High and Low(1963)

Original Title: Tengoku to Jigoku
Runtime: Genres:Mystery|Drama|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune , Tatsuya Nakadai , Kyôko Kagawa , Tatsuya Mihashi
Tags: Neo Noir Based On Novel Drug Addiction
8.40    94%    96%  

8. Love Letter(1995)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:PG
Description:When exchanging letters two women discover new things about a deceased man they used to know.
Director: Shunji Iwai
Stars: Miho Nakayama , Etsushi Toyokawa , Bunjaku Han , Katsuyuki Shinohara
Tags: Female Protagonist High School Voice Over Narration Japanese
8.00    NA    96%  

9. Grave of the Fireflies(1988)

Original Title: Hotaru no haka
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Animation|War|Family Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | English Rating:UR
Description:A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.
Director: Isao Takahata
Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi , Ayano Shiraishi , Yoshiko Shinohara , Akemi Yamaguchi
Tags: Survival World War Two Based On Novel Anime Studio Ghibli Family Relationships Disaster Tragedy Horrors Of War Friendship Voice Over Narration Japanese Innocence
8.50    97%    95%  

10. Red Beard(1965)

Original Title: Akahige
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune , Yûzô Kayama , Tsutomu Yamazaki , Reiko Dan
Tags: Based On Novel Insanity Japanese
8.30    77%    95%  

11. Hachi-ko(1987)

Original Title: Hachikô monogatari
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Family Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NA
Description:The true story about a dog's loyalty to its master, even after his death.
Director: Seijirô Kôyama
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai , Kaoru Yachigusa , Toshinori Omi , Toshirô Yanagiba
Tags: Based On True Story Japanese
8.10    NA    95%  

12. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love(1959)

Original Title: Ningen no jôken
Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|History Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | Mandarin Rating:NR
Description:A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai , Michiyo Aratama , Chikage Awashima , Ineko Arima
Tags: Concentration Camp World War Two Escape From Prison Based On Novel Japanese
8.60    89%    95%  

13. Sansho the Bailiff(1954)

Original Title: Sanshô dayû
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:In medieval Japan a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression.
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka , Yoshiaki Hanayagi , Kyôko Kagawa , Eitarô Shindô
Tags: Violence Family Relationships Slavery Compassion
8.40    100%    95%  

14. Sanjuro(1962)

Original Title: Tsubaki Sanjûrô
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Action|Comedy|Thriller Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:UR
Description:A crafty ronin helps a young man and his fellow samurai save his uncle, their lord chamberlain Mutsuta, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt local superintendent.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune , Tatsuya Nakadai , Keiju Kobayashi , Yûzô Kayama
Tags: Violence Samurai One Against Many Cult Film Based On Novel Black And White Black And White Film Satire
8.20    100%    95%  

15. Ran(1985)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|History Release Date:
Countries: Japan| France Language:Japanese Rating:R
Description:A story of greed, a lust for power, and ultimate revenge when an elderly lord abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him. A profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai , Akira Terao , Jinpachi Nezu , Daisuke Ryû
Tags: Samurai Based On Play Tragedy Revenge Betrayal Insanity Friendship Japanese
8.20    96%    95%  

16. Your Name(2016)

Original Title: Kimi no na wa.
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy|Romance|Animation Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NA
Description:Two high school kids who've never met - city boy Taki and country girl Mitsuha - are united through their dreams.
Director: Makoto Shinkai
Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki , Mone Kamishiraishi , Ryô Narita , Aoi Yuki
Tags: Plot Twist Based On Novel High School Anime Family Relationships Disaster Falling In Love Friendship Japanese Natural Disaster
8.40    97%    94%  

17. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity(1959)

Original Title: Ningen no jôken
Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|History Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Russian | Mandarin | Japanese Rating:NR
Description:As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai , Michiyo Aratama , Kokinji Katsura , Jun Tatara
Tags: World War Two Based On Novel True Love Bullying Japanese
8.50    NA    94%  

18. The Twilight Samurai(2002)

Original Title: Tasogare Seibei
Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Romance Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NA
Description:A 19th-century samurai tries to protect a battered wife.
Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada , Rie Miyazawa , Nenji Kobayashi , Ren Ôsugi
Tags: Samurai Based On Novel
8.10    99%    94%  

19. Fires on the Plain(1959)

Original Title: Nobi
Runtime: Genres:Drama|War Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:In the closing days of WWII remnants of the Japanese army in Leyte are abandoned by their command and face certain starvation.
Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Eiji Funakoshi , Osamu Takizawa , Mickey Curtis , Hikaru Hoshi
Tags: World War Two Based On Novel
8.00    100%    94%  

20. Ugetsu(1953)

Original Title: Ugetsu monogatari
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy|War|Mystery Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:AP
Description:In the civil wars of 16th century Japan, two ambitious peasants want to make their fortunes. The potter Genjuro intends to sell his wares for vast profits in the local city, while his brother-in-law Tobei wishes to become a samurai.
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Stars: Machiko Kyô , Mitsuko Mito , Kinuyo Tanaka , Masayuki Mori
Tags: Samurai Based On Novel Civil War Tragedy
8.20    100%    94%  

21. My Neighbor Totoro(1988)

Original Title: Tonari No Totoro
Runtime: Genres:Fantasy|Animation|Family Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:G
Description:Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Chika Sakamoto , Hitoshi Takagi , Noriko Hidaka , Shigesato Itoi
Tags: Female Protagonist Anime Studio Ghibli F Rated Japanese Missing Person
8.20    94%    94%  

22. Princess Mononoke(1997)

Original Title: Mononoke Hime
Runtime: Genres:Fantasy|Animation|Adventure Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:PG-13
Description:On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Billy Crudup , Billy Bob Thornton , Minnie Driver , John DiMaggio
Tags: Violence Samurai Cult Film Anime Studio Ghibli Tragedy Human Animal Relationship Martial Arts Compassion Blockbuster
8.40    92%    94%  

23. Rashomon(1950)

Original Title: Rashômon
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Crime Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:UR
Description:In ancient Japan a crime take place as told from three different travelers who have experienced the crime: a man being killed and his wife being raped. Which if any of the stories is true? A Akira Kurosawa film about morals, truth, and communication.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune , Machiko Kyô , Masayuki Mori , Takashi Shimura
Tags: Samurai Multiple Perspectives Martial Arts Japanese
8.30    98%    93%  

24. Tokyo Story(1953)

Original Title: Tôkyô monogatari
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | English Rating:NR
Description:An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city, but the children have little time for them.
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Chishû Ryû , Chieko Higashiyama , Setsuko Hara , Haruko Sugimura
Tags: Generation Gap Friendship Japanese
8.20    100%    93%  

25. Tampopo(1985)

Runtime: Genre:Comedy Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NA
Description:A pair of truck drivers happen onto a decrepit roadside fast food stop selling ramen noodles. The widowed owner, Tampopo, pleads them to help her turn her establishment into a paragon of the "art of noodle soup making".
Director: Jûzô Itami
Stars: Tsutomu Yamazaki , Nobuko Miyamoto , Kôji Yakusho , Ken Watanabe
Tags: Gangster Breaking The Fourth Wall Japanese
7.90    100%    93%  

26. Samurai Rebellion(1967)

Original Title: Jôi-uchi: Hairyô tsuma shimatsu
Runtime: Genres:Drama|History Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Stars: Toshirô Mifune , Yôko Tsukasa , Gô Katô , Tatsuyoshi Ehara
Tags: Samurai Nonlinear Timeline Based On Novel
8.40    100%    93%  

27. Fireworks(1997)

Original Title: HANA-BI
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Crime Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NA
Description:A police officer leaves the force in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into a depression he makes questionable decisions.
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Takeshi Kitano , Kayoko Kishimoto , Ren Ôsugi , Susumu Terajima
Tags: Violence Gangster Nonlinear Timeline Police Brutality Organized Crime
7.80    95%    93%  

28. The Burmese Harp(1956)

Original Title: Biruma no tategoto
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Music|War Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | English Rating:NR
Description:In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.
Director: Kon Ichikawa
Stars: Rentarô Mikuni , Shôji Yasui , Jun Hamamura , Taketoshi Naitô
Tags: Based On Book World War Two Japanese
8.10    91%    93%  

29. The Hidden Fortress(1958)

Original Title: Kakushi-toride no san-akunin
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Action|Comedy|Adventure Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:Lured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman across enemy lines. However, they do not realize that their companions are actually a princess and her general.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune , Minoru Chiaki , Kamatari Fujiwara , Susumu Fujita
Tags: Violence Samurai Martial Arts
8.10    100%    93%  

30. Survive Style 5+(2004)

Original Title: SURVIVE STYLE5+
Runtime: Genres:Mystery|Romance|Horror|Drama|Fantasy|Comedy Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | English Rating:NA
Description:Five bizarre stories with no apparent connection to one and other eventually become intertwined, resulting in surreal circumstances.
Director: Gen Sekiguchi
Stars: Tadanobu Asano , Reika Hashimoto , Kyôko Koizumi , Hiroshi Abe
Tags: Black Comedy Violence Cult Film Christmas Hitman Voice Over Narration
7.70    NA    93%  

31. Memories of Matsuko(2006)

Original Title: Kiraware Matsuko no isshô
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy|Musical Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | English Rating:NA
Description:While combing through the belongings of his recently deceased aunt, Matsuko, nephew Sho pieces together the crucial events that sank Matsuko's life into a despairing tragedy.
Director: Tetsuya Nakashima
Stars: Miki Nakatani , Eita , Yûsuke Iseya , Mikako Ichikawa
Tags: Based On Novel Detective Family Relationships
7.90    NA    93%  

32. Throne of Blood(1957)

Original Title: Kumonosu-jô
Runtime: Genres:Drama|History Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:UR
Description:A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune , Isuzu Yamada , Takashi Shimura , Akira Kubo
Tags: Violence Samurai Based On Play Tragedy Betrayal Insanity Friendship
8.10    98%    93%  

33. Be with You(2004)

Original Title: Ima, Ai ni Yukimasu
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy|Romance Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NA
Description:Mio's death leaves husband Takumi and 6 year old son Yuji fending for themselves. Taku occasionally suffers fainting spells, is disorganized, and fears that his health hindered Mio's ...
Director: Nobuhiro Doi
Stars: Yûko Takeuchi , Shidô Nakamura , Akashi Takei , Karen Miyama
Tags: Time Travel Based On Novel
8.00    NA    93%  

34. Tokyo Twilight(1957)

Original Title: Tôkyô boshoku
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:Two sisters find out the existence of their long-lost mother, but the younger cannot take the truth of being abandoned as a child.
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Setsuko Hara , Ineko Arima , Chishû Ryû , Isuzu Yamada
8.30    100%    93%  

35. Howl's Moving Castle(2004)

Original Title: Hauru no ugoku shiro
Runtime: Genres:Fantasy|Animation|Adventure|Family Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:PG
Description:When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Chieko Baishô , Takuya Kimura , Akihiro Miwa , Tatsuya Gashûin
Tags: Self Discovery Steampunk Cult Film Monster Based On Novel Anime Studio Ghibli Blockbuster
8.20    87%    93%  

36. Nobody Knows(2004)

Original Title: Dare mo shiranai
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:PG-13
Description:In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars: Yûya Yagira , Ayu Kitaura , Hiei Kimura , Momoko Shimizu
Tags: Based On True Story Christmas Japanese Childhood
8.10    92%    93%  

37. Mind Game(2004)

Runtime: Genres:Mystery|Animation|Adventure|Comedy Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NA
Description:The film follows Nishi, a loser who has a crush on his childhood girlfriend. After an encounter with the Japanese mafia, the film follows Nishi as he journeys to heaven and back, and ends up trapped in an even more unlikely place.
Directors: Masaaki Yuasa , Kôji Morimoto
Stars: Kôji Imada , Sayaka Maeda , Takashi Fujii , Seiko Takuma
Tags: Experimental Film Violence Superhero Anime
7.90    100%    93%  

38. Woman in the Dunes(1964)

Original Title: Suna no onna
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Thriller Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them.
Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara
Stars: Eiji Okada , Kyôko Kishida , Hiroko Itô , Kôji Mitsui
Tags: Neo Noir Based On Novel
8.50    100%    92%  

39. Early Summer(1951)

Original Title: Bakushû
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:A family chooses a match for their 28-year-old daughter Noriko, but she surprisingly has her own plans.
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Setsuko Hara , Chishû Ryû , Chikage Awashima , Kuniko Miyake
8.20    100%    92%  

40. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs(1960)

Original Title: Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:A middle-aged bar hostess, constantly in debt, is faced with numerous social constraints and challenges posed to her by her family, customers and friends.
Director: Mikio Naruse
Stars: Hideko Takamine , Masayuki Mori , Reiko Dan , Tatsuya Nakadai
8.20    100%    92%  

41. Kikujiro(1999)

Original Title: Kikujiros Summer
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy|Family Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:PG-13
Description: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
Tags: Gangster Road Movie Innocence
7.80    60%    92%  

42. Late Spring(1949)

Original Title: Banshun
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father.
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Chishû Ryû , Setsuko Hara , Yumeji Tsukioka , Haruko Sugimura
Tags: Coming Of Age Generation Gap
8.30    100%    92%  

43. The Bad Sleep Well(1960)

Original Title: Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:AP
Description:A young executive hunts down his father’s killer. Continuing his legendary collaboration with actor Toshiro Mifune, Kurosawa combines elements of Hamlet and American film noir to chilling effect in exposing the corrupt boardrooms of postwar corporate Japan.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune , Masayuki Mori , Kyôko Kagawa , Tatsuya Mihashi
Tags: Neo Noir Tragedy Revenge Betrayal Friendship
8.10    100%    92%  

44. Kagemusha(1980)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|War|History Release Date:
Countries: Japan| USA Language:Japanese Rating:PG
Description:When a warlord dies, a peasant thief is called upon to impersonate him, in order to protect his clan from appearing weak and vulnerable. But he finds himself haunted by the warlord’s spirit as well as his own ambitions.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai , Tsutomu Yamazaki , Ken'ichi Hagiwara , Jinpachi Nezu
Tags: Samurai Martial Arts
8.00    87%    92%  

45. Wolf Children(2012)

Original Title: Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy|Animation|Family Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:PG
Description:College student Hana falls in love with another student who turns out to be a werewolf, who dies in an accident after their second child. Hana moves to the rural countryside where her husband grew up to raise her two werewolf children.
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Stars: Aoi Miyazaki , Takao Ohsawa , Haru Kuroki , Yukito Nishii
Tags: Coming Of Age Anime Falling In Love
8.10    94%    92%  

46. Floating Weeds(1959)

Original Title: Ukikusa
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:The head of a Japanese theatre troupe returns to a small coastal town where he left a son who thinks he is his uncle, and tries to make up for the lost time, but his current mistress grows jealous.
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Ganjirô Nakamura , Machiko Kyô , Ayako Wakao , Hiroshi Kawaguchi
Tags: Family Relationships Japanese
8.00    95%    92%  

47. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx(1972)

Original Title: Kozure Ôkami: Sanzu no kawa no ubaguruma
Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:UR
Description:In the second film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto battles a group of female ninja in the employ of the Yagyu clan and must assassinate a traitor who plans to sell his clan's secrets to the Shogunate.
Director: Kenji Misumi
Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama , Kayo Matsuo , Akiji Kobayashi , Minoru Ôki
Tags: Violence Samurai Action Hero Martial Arts Good Versus Evil
8.00    100%    92%  

48. Eureka(2000)

Original Title: Yûrika
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Countries: Japan| France Language:Japanese Rating:NA
Description:The traumatized survivors of a murderous bus hijacking come together and take a road trip to attempt to overcome their damaged selves. Meanwhile a serial killer is on the loose.
Director: Shinji Aoyama
Stars: Kôji Yakusho , Aoi Miyazaki , Masaru Miyazaki , Yôichirô Saitô
Tags: Serial Killer Road Trip
7.90    90%    92%  

49. Departures(2008)

Original Title: Okuribito
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Music Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:PG-13
Description:Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job at a travel agency he finds he’s being interviewed for work with departures of a more permanent nature – as an undertaker’s assistant.
Director: Yôjirô Takita
Stars: Masahiro Motoki , Tsutomu Yamazaki , Ryôko Hirosue , Kazuko Yoshiyuki
Tags: Voice Over Narration Japanese
8.10    79%    92%  

50. An Autumn Afternoon(1962)

Original Title: Sanma no aji
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:Shuhei Hirayama is a widower with a 24-year-old daughter. Gradually, he comes to realize that she should not be obliged to look after him for the rest of his life, so he arranges a marriage for her.
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Chishû Ryû , Shima Iwashita , Keiji Sada , Mariko Okada
Tags: Family Relationships Japanese
8.20    95%    91%  

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