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1. 1,000,000 yen no Onnatachi (2017)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

A frustrated writer has arranged his home for 5 mysterious women, who all pay him a million yen as rent. What is the story behind this unusual arrangement?

Stars: Yôjirô Noda, Rila Fukushima, Rena Matsui, Miwako Wagatsuma

Votes: 1,135

2. Still Walking (2008)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

89 Metascore

A family gathers together for a commemorative ritual whose nature only gradually becomes clear.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, You, Kazuya Takahashi

Votes: 11,844 | Gross: $0.16M

3. Let Me Eat Your Pancreas (2017)

115 min | Drama, Romance

A dying girl meets a nonchalant boy who found out her secret. She decided to fulfill her bucket list with none-other-than the boy who couldn't care less about the world.

Director: Shô Tsukikawa | Stars: Minami Hamabe, Takumi Kitamura, Shun Oguri, Keiko Kitagawa

Votes: 1,562

4. Ajin: Demi-Human (2017)

109 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

A high school student discovers he is an Ajin, a demi-human being. He ends up a fugitive on the run because of his powers.

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Takeru Satoh, Minami Hamabe, Tetsuji Tamayama

Votes: 1,169

5. My Rainy Days (2009)

119 min | Drama, Romance

Seventeen year old high school student Rio Ozawa is always the center of attention due to her beauty. Yet Rio has never cared about anyone but herself due to her traumatic past. Her friends... See full summary »

Director: Yuri Kanchiku | Stars: Nozomi Sasaki, Shôsuke Tanihara, Hikaru Yamamoto, Mitsuki Ôishi

Votes: 1,768

6. Mixed Doubles (2017)

120 min | Family, Sport

Tamiko used to be a very good ping pong player as a child, but she is now twenty-eight years old and left the sport behind. Her mother Hanako had taught her how to play imposing discipline ... See full summary »

Director: Jun'ichi Ishikawa | Stars: Yui Aragaki, Eita, Ryôko Hirosue, Yû Aoi

Votes: 649

7. Asahinagu (2017)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

When it comes time to choose an extracurricular club three high school freshmen pick the naginata one or rather it picks them. Asahi and her friends consistently train and improve including... See full summary »

Director: Tsutomu Hanabusa | Stars: Tomoya Nakamura, Miu Tomita, Sayuri Matsumura, Noriko Eguchi

Votes: 130

8. Closest Love to Heaven (2017)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

When Ninon found out that her neighbor and popular classmate Yuji only has one year to live. She decided to go out of her way and help him attain happiness on his remaining time.

Director: Taisuke Kawamura | Stars: Taishi Nakagawa, Marie Iitoyo, Shôno Hayama, Rieko Miura

Votes: 350

9. Have a Song on Your Lips (2015)

132 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Yuri Kashiwagi was once known as a genius pianist. One day, she returns to her hometown in Goto Islands from Tokyo. There, she begins to work as a temporary teacher at a middle school and ... See full summary »

Director: Takahiro Miki | Stars: Yui Aragaki, Fumino Kimura, Kenta Kiritani, Yuri Tsunematsu

Votes: 412

10. One Week Friends (2017)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Yuki Hase befriended a lonely girl classmate when he notices that she's always alone. Upon knowing the girl, he found out a serious matter about her that can either make him put a space between them, or make them closer to each other.

Director: Shôsuke Murakami | Stars: Haruna Kawaguchi, Kento Yamazaki, Seika Furuhata, Sairi Itô

Votes: 675

11. Re: Born (2016)

115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A legend covert soldier with a mysterious past now decides to once again unleash his beast inside of him to stand up for what he cares about.

Director: Yûji Shimomura | Stars: Tak Sakaguchi, Yura Kondo, Takumi Saitoh, Hitomi Hasebe

Votes: 919

12. Switched (2018– )

35 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

In this sci-fi teen drama based on a Japanese comic book series, 2 high school girls swapped bodies. After the unattractive girl switched with a cute popular girl, she refused to switch back.

Stars: Kaya Kiyohara, Daiki Shigeoka, Tomohiro Kamiyama, Miu Tomita

Votes: 832

13. Himizu (2011)

129 min | Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

After two teenagers from abusive households befriend each other, their lives take a dark adventure into existentialism, despair, and human frailty.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Shôta Sometani, Fumi Nikaidô, Tetsu Watanabe, Mitsuru Fukikoshi

Votes: 3,145

14. Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013)

Not Rated | 129 min | Action, Comedy

68 Metascore

A renegade film crew becomes embroiled with a yakuza clan feud.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Jun Kunimura, Fumi Nikaidô, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Hiroki Hasegawa

Votes: 6,516 | Gross: $0.03M

15. Love Exposure (2008)

Unrated | 237 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

78 Metascore

A bizarre love triangle forms between a young Catholic upskirt photographer, a misandric girl and a manipulative cultist.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima, Sakura Andô, Yutaka Shimizu

Votes: 10,552

16. Cold Fish (2010)

Not Rated | 146 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

The lives of a bored suburban couple are changed forever when a seemingly nice old man gives their daughter a job at his fish store, and soon his gruesome hobbies are bought to light.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Denden, Asuka Kurosawa, Megumi Kagurazaka

Votes: 10,106

17. Perfect Blue (1997)

R | 81 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ôkura

Votes: 48,101 | Gross: $0.78M

18. Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

PG-13 | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

73 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents.

Directors: Satoshi Kon, Shôgo Furuya | Stars: Tôru Emori, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Aya Okamoto, Shôzô Îzuka

Votes: 27,920 | Gross: $0.13M

19. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Drama

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by two teenagers and a group of psychics.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 149,426 | Gross: $0.55M

20. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)

Not Rated | 87 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995).

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 32,282

21. Princess Mononoke (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

76 Metascore

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: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Votes: 307,744 | Gross: $2.38M

22. Kabukicho Love Hotel (2014)

135 min | Drama, Romance

Over one day at this love hotel in Shinjuku, Tokyo - where guests have the choice of staying for a short time or overnight - the dreams and desires of these characters intersect while aspiring for something greater.

Director: Ryuichi Hiroki | Stars: Shôta Sometani, Atsuko Maeda, Roy 5tion, Asuka Hinoi

Votes: 628

23. 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: 1,423

24. A Bride for Rip Van Winkle (2016)

179 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

56 Metascore

Nanami is an apathetic, part-time junior high school teacher, whose only solace comes from connecting with others on "Planet", a new social network service. One day, a young man named ... See full summary »

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Haru Kuroki, Cocco, Gô Ayano, Gô Jibiki

Votes: 1,116

25. The Murder Case of Hana & Alice (2015)

100 min | Animation, Drama

Alice transfers to a new school, where students believe that one student per school year is cursed, whom they call Judas Iscariot. Alice is deemed the new Judas, but what happened to the former Judas?

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Yû Aoi, Anne Suzuki, Shôko Aida, Sei Hiraizumi

Votes: 1,302

26. Love and Lies (2017)

106 min | Drama, Romance

This live-action film is set in a modern Japan where the government combats a low birthrate by matching men and women dependent on an analysis of their DNA. With two men and a girl as the ... See full summary »

Director: Takeshi Furusawa | Stars: Aoi Morikawa, Takumi Kitamura, Kanta Satô, Nana Asakawa

Votes: 142

27. The Confidence Man JP (2018)

Drama

An exhilarating and entertaining comedy about a bizarre plan to steal a large sum of money from people consumed by desire. The main character, Dahko (Masami Nagasawa), is a confidence woman... See full summary »

Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Masahiro Higashide, Fumiyo Kohinata, Michael Keida

Votes: 157

28. The Long Excuse (2016)

124 min | Drama

Based on a book by writer - director Miwa Nishikawa, a recently widowed writer ( Masahiro Motoki,Departures)whose wife died in a bus crash comes to terms with his grief,or lack of it, in ... See full summary »

Director: Miwa Nishikawa | Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Pistol Takehara, Eri Fukatsu, Kenshin Fujita

Votes: 743

29. Crisis: Kôan Kidô Sôsatai Tokusô-han (2017)

54 min | Action

The Special Investigation Unit is a secret force of specialists in various fields. The unit is under the direct control of the head of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Security ... See full summary »

Stars: Shun Oguri, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yuriko Ishida, Hidekazu Mashima

Votes: 85

30. One Cut of the Dead (2017)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

86 Metascore

Things go badly for a hack director and film crew shooting a low budget zombie movie in an abandoned WWII Japanese facility, when they are attacked by real zombies.

Director: Shin'ichirô Ueda | Stars: Takayuki Hamatsu, Yuzuki Akiyama, Harumi Shuhama, Kazuaki Nagaya

Votes: 10,709

31. Gintama 2: Rules are Made to be Broken (2018)

134 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Yorozuya gang returns to protect the country's shogun when the Shinsengumi police force finds itself in a crisis.

Director: Yûichi Fukuda | Stars: Shun Oguri, Masaki Suda, Kanna Hashimoto, Yûya Yagira

Votes: 602

32. The Blood of Wolves (2018)

126 min | Crime, Drama

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, Junko Abe, Yôsuke Eguchi, Gorô Ibuki

Votes: 423

33. After the Rain (2018– )

22 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

A young student falls in love with her middle-aged boss.

Stars: Sayumi Watabe, Hiroaki Hirata, Haruka Fukuhara, Mika Kanai

Votes: 544

34. After the Rain (2018)

TV-PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

A young student falls in love with her middle-aged boss.

Director: Akira Nagai | Stars: Nana Komatsu, Yô Ôizumi, Nana Seino, Hayato Isomura

Votes: 593

35. Laid-Back Camp (2018– )

24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Nadeshiko, a high school student who had moved from Shizuoka to Yamanashi, decides to see the famous, 1000 yen-bill-featured Mount Fuji. Even though she manages to bike all the way to ... See full summary »

Stars: Yumiri Hanamori, Nao Tôyama, Sayuri Hara, Aki Toyosaki

Votes: 524

36. The Torture Club (2014)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The movie is at a torture club within a prestigious female high school; Right after Yuzuki Muto (Noriko Kijima) entered school, she becomes a member of the Torture Club. The club trains ... See full summary »

Director: Kôta Yoshida | Stars: Noriko Kijima, Haruna Yoshizumi, Yuki Mamiya, Mika Yano

Votes: 311

37. Solanin (2010)

126 min | Drama

Meiko and Taneda are a couple graduated from university two years ago. Unhappy with their lives, Meiko quits her job and encourages Taneda to have this band become professional. They ... See full summary »

Director: Takahiro Miki | Stars: Takao Handa, Arata Iura, Kenta Kiritani, Yoichi Kondo

Votes: 625



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