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1. Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla (2002)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Family, Sci-Fi

After the appearance of a new Gojira (Godzilla), the Japanese government builds a robotic Godzilla from the bones of the original monster that attacked Tokyo in 1954 to stop the beast.

Director: Masaaki Tezuka | Stars: Yumiko Shaku, Shin Takuma, Kana Onodera, Kô Takasugi

Votes: 3,703

2. Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time (2001)

Not Rated | 100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Menomaru(a moth monster) was brought to life by a Shikon Shard. Inuyasha's father has defeated the monster's father 500 years ago. Inuyasha will need Kagome's feelings to win.

Director: Toshiya Shinohara | Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Satsuki Yukino, Kôji Tsujitani, Houko Kuwashima

Votes: 2,081

3. Spy Game (2001)

R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

63 Metascore

Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 139,225 | Gross: $0.03M

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

143 min | Biography, Drama, History

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: 128

5. Dark Water (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno, Mirei Oguchi, Asami Mizukawa

Votes: 28,656

6. Seoul (2002)

110 min | Action, Thriller

Detective Hayase is caught in the midst of a truck robbery. Being forced to extend his stay and help identify the robbers, Hayase gets thrown into another situation as Japan's Foreign Minister is kidnapped before the upcoming Asian Summit.

Director: Masahiko Nagasawa | Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Min-su Choi, Hoon Jang, Seong Choi

Votes: 148

8. Rat Race (2001)

PG-13 | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy

52 Metascore

A Las Vegas casino magnate, determined to find a new avenue for wagering, sets up a race for money.

Director: Jerry Zucker | Stars: Breckin Meyer, Amy Smart, Whoopi Goldberg, Vince Vieluf

Votes: 105,142 | Gross: $56.62M

9. Doraemon: Nobita and the Robot Kingdom (2002)

80 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Doraemon and friends travels into another world via the time machine; where humans and robots are living together. However they soon find out that the Empress of Robot Kingdom was trying to... See full summary »

Director: Tsutomu Shibayama | Stars: Nobuyo Ôyama, Noriko Ohara, Michiko Nomura, Kazuya Tatekabe

Votes: 161

10. Killing Me Softly (2002)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A woman faces deadly consequences for abandoning her loving relationship with her boyfriend to pursue exciting sexual scenarios with a mysterious celebrity mountaineer.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Heather Graham, Joseph Fiennes, Natascha McElhone, Ulrich Thomsen

Votes: 16,543

12. Friend (2001)

Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Four childhood friends go their separate ways, two go off to college while the others become rival gangsters.

Director: Kyung-taek Kwak | Stars: Oh-seong Yu, Dong-Gun Jang, Tae-hwa Seo, Un-taek Jeong

Votes: 4,503

14. Detective Conan: The Phantom of Baker Street (2002)

98 min | Animation, Adventure, Mystery

Conan and his friends were invited to the premier of an new virtual computer game. But someone programmed the game, that if they can't answer the riddle in the game, they all have to die.

Director: Kenji Kodama | Stars: Rikako Aikawa, Melinda Wood Allen, Laura Bailey, Z. Charles Bolton

Votes: 2,214

15. Nurse no oshigoto: The Movie (2002)

114 min | Comedy

Flighty young nurse Izumi Asakura longs to have her honeymoon in a far off tropical paradise but her doctor husband feels that he cannot afford to take time off from developing his career. ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuyuki Morosawa | Stars: Arisa Mizuki, Yuki Matsushita, Uno Kanda, Naohito Fujiki

Votes: 35

16. Totsunyûseyo! Asama sansô jiken (2002)

130 min | Action, Crime, Drama

When radicals from Japan's Red Army took a woman hostage in the resort town of Karuizawa, Nagano in 1972, Officer Atsuyuki Sassa was put in charge of diffusing the situation. But the task ... See full summary »

Director: Masato Harada | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Ryûdô Uzaki, Yûki Amami, Masatô Ibu

Votes: 147

17. Mohou-han (2002)

124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Leopold and Loeb-styled thriller about serial murders.

Director: Yoshimitsu Morita | Stars: Masahiro Nakai, Kanji Tsuda, Takashi Fujii, Tsutomu Yamazaki

Votes: 158

18. The Sea Is Watching (2002)

R | 119 min | Romance, Drama

57 Metascore

19th century. Oshin is a prostitute in a brothel of a red-light district. A disgraced samurai, Fusanosuke, rushes in the brothel seeking for a refuge, because he had wounded a powerful ... See full summary »

Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Misa Shimizu, Nagiko Tôno, Masatoshi Nagase, Hidetaka Yoshioka

Votes: 1,456

19. Pinpon (2002)

114 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

59 Metascore

The film traces the growth and friendship of two very different high-school ping-pong players. "Peco" Hoshino is a brash, arrogant player, determined to turn pro. He taught his quiet, nerdy... See full summary »

Director: Fumihiko Sori | Stars: Yôsuke Kubozuka, Arata Iura, Sam Lee, Shidô Nakamura

Votes: 3,067

20. Kamen Rider Ryuki: Episode Final (2002)

78 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Picking of episode 46 left off, Ryuki and four other Riders remain standing, but one of them, somewhat-related to Ryuki, threatens to speeden the deaths of the remaining Riders.

Director: Ryuta Tasaki | Stars: Takamasa Suga, Satoshi Matsuda, Ayano Sugiyama, Kenzaburou Kikuchi

Votes: 81

22. Returner (2002)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

36 Metascore

A young woman from the future forces a local gunman to help her stop an impending alien invasion which will wipe out the human race.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Anne Suzuki, Gorô Kishitani, Kirin Kiki

Votes: 10,887 | Gross: $0.07M

23. Inochi (2002)

111 min | Drama

Yu Miri is a writer who's just become pregnant by her married lover. When she decides to keep the baby without his help, her ex-boyfriend Yutaka, decides to help raise him.

Director: Tetsuo Shinohara | Stars: Makiko Esumi, Etsushi Toyokawa, Toshio Kakei, Kumiko Asô

Votes: 69

25. Letter from the Mountain (2002)

127 min | Drama

An urban Japanese couple decide to move to the country.

Director: Takashi Koizumi | Stars: Akira Terao, Kanako Higuchi, Shoji Arano, Hisashi Igawa

Votes: 158

26. Sensen fukoku (2002)

106 min | Thriller, War

Japan is surrounded by enemies and adversaries, but perhaps no country is more of a challenge and cause for worry than the right-wing North Korean regime. It is a national nightmare, ... See full summary »

Director: Rodoh Seji | Stars: Kazuo Andô, Ikkô Furuya, Mansaku Ikeuchi, Tarô Ishida

Votes: 12

27. Dolls (2002)

114 min | Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

Three stories of never-ending love.

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

Votes: 15,148 | Gross: $0.00M

28. Bad Company (2002)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

37 Metascore

When an Ivy League-educated C.I.A. Agent is killed during an operation, the secret agency recruits his twin brother (Chris Rock).

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Chris Rock, Peter Stormare, Gabriel Macht

Votes: 43,736 | Gross: $30.16M

29. Madness in Bloom (2002)

121 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Yamaguchi, Ichikawa and Kosuge dress in white military-style uniforms to clean the streets of Shibuya from bad elements.

Director: Kenji Sonoda | Stars: Yôsuke Kubozuka, Yoshio Harada, Yôsuke Eguchi, Rikiya Kurokawa

Votes: 141

30. The Twilight Samurai (2002)

129 min | Drama, History, Romance

82 Metascore

As the feudal Japan era draws to a close, a widower samurai experiences difficulty balancing clan loyalties, 2 young daughters, an aged mother, and the sudden reappearance of his childhood sweetheart.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Nenji Kobayashi, Ren Osugi

Votes: 21,124

31. Trick: The Movie (2002)

119 min | Comedy, Mystery

Disaster befalls a village's inhabitants every 300 years. A popular self-styled magician named Naoko (Yukie Nakama) is summoned as a deity to rid the people of their anxiety. But there are ... See full summary »

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Kazuyuki Aijima, Bengal, Eri Fuse

Votes: 249

32. Koinu Dan no monogatari (2002)

70 min | Family

A showcase for several Hello. Project pop music idols, the story of Dan the puppy begins when a couple of preteen schoolgirls find and end up keeping the cute and affable young dog. With ... See full summary »

Director: Shin'ichirô Sawai | Stars: Natsumi Abe, Dan, Akira Emoto, Takaaki Enoki

Votes: 30

33. Hwasango (2001)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Violence in Korean High School, especially inside the WaSanGo (Volcano High). You won't be able to escape.

Director: Tae-gyun Kim | Stars: Hyuk Jang, Min-a Shin, Su-ro Kim, Sang-Woo Kwon

Votes: 3,297

34. InuYasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass (2002)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Animation, Comedy

Inuyasha and company have finally destroyed Naraku. And each start to go in their separate ways. Sango going to find her younger brother Kohaku; Miroku back to his old home; Inuyasha, ... See full summary »

Director: Toshiya Shinohara | Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Satsuki Yukino, Kôji Tsujitani, Houko Kuwashima

Votes: 1,716

35. T.R.Y. (2003)

104 min | Action, Comedy

At the turn of the 20th Century amongst tension between China and Japan, a Japanese swindler in Shanghai plans to profit by selling weapons. He steals arms from the Japanese military and sells them to the rich Chinese.

Director: Kazuki Ohmori | Stars: Yûji Oda, Hitomi Kuroki, Ken Watanabe, Bing Shao

Votes: 63

36. Yomigaeri (2002)

126 min | Fantasy, Romance

When the dead come back to life, an inspector is sent to the town of Aso.

Director: Akihiko Shiota | Stars: Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Yûko Takeuchi, Yuriko Ishida, Shô Aikawa

Votes: 438

37. When the Last Sword Is Drawn (2002)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

A samurai goes to extraordinary lengths to provide for his family.

Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Kiichi Nakai, Kôichi Satô, Yui Natsukawa, Takehiro Murata

Votes: 4,596

38. Thirteen Steps (2003)

122 min | Thriller

A released inmate is hired to solve a murder case.

Director: Masahiko Nagasawa | Stars: Takashi Sorimachi, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kankurô Kudô, Tsurube Shôfukutei

Votes: 154

39. One Piece: Dead End Adventure (2003)

TV-14 | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

It was a quite night at the harbor of Anabaru. Luffy continuously ordered meals, right when the crew is in need for more money. Nami overhears a conversation between a pirate & the bar ... See full summary »

Director: Kônosuke Uda | Stars: Sarah Chaney, Hiroaki Hirata, Shûichi Ikeda, Tarô Ishida

Votes: 1,358

40. Doraemon: Nobita and the Wind Wizard (2003)

84 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A boy befriends a wind-child and goes on an adventure to a land of wind wizards.

Director: Tsutomu Shibayama | Stars: Nobuyo Ôyama, Noriko Ohara, Michiko Nomura, Kaneta Kimotsuki

Votes: 276

41. No Good Deed (2002)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Milla Jovovich, Stellan Skarsgård, Doug Hutchison

Votes: 6,762 | Gross: $0.18M

42. The Blue Light (2003)

116 min | Drama, Crime, Romance

A 17 y.o. Japanese secondary school student is living happily with his mom and sister but one day his stepdad returns, drunk much of the time and cruel to his mom and sister. Is there such a thing as the perfect murder?

Director: Yukio Ninagawa | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Aya Matsuura, Kumiko Akiyoshi, Kansai Yamamoto

Votes: 843

43. Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

The Enterprise is diverted to the Romulan homeworld Romulus, supposedly because they want to negotiate a peace treaty. Captain Picard and his crew discover a serious threat to the Federation once Praetor Shinzon plans to attack Earth.

Director: Stuart Baird | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton

Votes: 70,553 | Gross: $43.25M

44. Night of the Shooting Stars (2003)

106 min | Drama, Romance

Working long hours in the emergency room, nurse Kana Aoshima befriends musician and frequent hospital patient Shogo Amami. Shogo's therapy visits for his muteness and blindness happen to ... See full summary »

Director: Shin Togashi | Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Hisashi Yoshizawa, Yûko Itô,