Filming Location Matching "Nara, Japan" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Rashomon (1950)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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98 Metascore

The rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband are recalled from the perspectives of a bandit, the bride, the samurai's ghost and a woodcutter.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 141,804 | Gross: $0.10M

2. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

8.6
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Director: Ron Fricke

Votes: 34,274 | Gross: $1.33M

3. The Assassin (2015)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Drama, History

6.3
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80 Metascore

A female assassin receives a dangerous mission to kill a political leader in eighth-century China.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Yun Zhou, Satoshi Tsumabuki

Votes: 14,678 | Gross: $0.61M

4. The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)

Approved | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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In post-WWII Japan, an American captain is brought in to help build a school, but the locals want a teahouse instead.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyô, Eddie Albert

Votes: 3,011

5. Radiance (II) (2017)

101 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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52 Metascore

A passionate writer of film versions for the visually impaired meets an older photographer who is slowly losing his eyesight.

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Ayame Misaki, Tatsuya Fuji, Kazuko Shirakawa

Votes: 1,291

6. Fortuna's Eye (2019)

111 min | Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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Shinichiro is lonely for two reasons. He lost his family in an accident when he was younger. He also has an unusual and morbid ability to see through and beyond the corporal bodies of those... See full summary »

Director: Takahiro Miki | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Kasumi Arimura, Yukiya Kitamura, Airi Matsui

Votes: 126

7. The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)

TV-G | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.6
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In 1856, the first U.S. Consul General to Japan encounters the hostility of the local authorities and the love of a young geisha.

Director: John Huston | Stars: John Wayne, Eiko Ando, Sam Jaffe, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 1,699

8. The Mourning Forest (2007)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

6.9
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A care-giver at a small retirement home takes one of her patients for a drive to the country, but the two wind up stranded in a forest where they embark on an exhausting and enlightening two-day journey.

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Shigeki Uda, Machiko Ono, Kanako Masuda, Yôichirô Saitô

Votes: 2,145

9. Heaven and Earth (1990)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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In 16th century Japan, two samurai engage in massive battles across the countryside; one attempting to conquer and the other attempting to defend his land while repressing his love for a woman after taking a vow of celibacy.

Director: Haruki Kadokawa | Stars: Takaaki Enoki, Masahiko Tsugawa, Atsuko Asano, Naomi Zaizen

Votes: 881 | Gross: $0.31M

10. Suzaku (1997)

95 min | Drama

7.6
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Depicts the dissolution of a small family in a remote Japanese timber village.

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Jun Kunimura, Machiko Ono, Sachiko Izumi, Kôtarô Shibata

Votes: 995

11. Shara (2003)

100 min | Drama

7.5
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The Aso family live in the old town of Nara. One Day, Kei, one of the Aso's twin boys suddenly disappears. Five years later seventeen-year old Shun, the remaining twin, is an art student. ... See full summary »

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Kohei Fukungaga, Yuka Hyyoudo, Naomi Kawase, Katsuhisa Namase

Votes: 1,555

12. Proxy War (1973)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Drama

7.4
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Yakuza boss Shozo Hirono must choose his alliances carefully as the local gangster family affiliations prove themselves to be wildly unstable, causing gang conflicts to slowly escalate.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Tsunehiko Watase, Shingo Yamashiro

Votes: 998

13. Escapade in Japan (1957)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Family

5.8
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A plane on its way to Japan is forced to land at sea just off the Japanese coast. A small American boy survives the ditching, but is separated from the rest of the passengers and crew and ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Teresa Wright, Cameron Mitchell, Jon Provost, Roger Nakagawa

Votes: 414

14. Deep River (1995)

130 min | Drama

7.1
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Three Japanese pilgrims arrive in India. Miss Naruse is looking for Otsu, a Catholic priest, her lover ten years before; after time in France and Israel, he has come to Benares where he ... See full summary »

Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Kumiko Akiyoshi, Eiji Okuda, Hisashi Igawa, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 57

15. Am I Trying (1969)

91 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Tora-San, an itinerant peddler who is thrown out of his father's house twenty years before but reconnects with his aunt, uncle and sister Sakura. Tora wreaks some havoc in their lives, like getting drunk and silly at a marriage meeting.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Sachiko Mitsumoto, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 346

16. A Midsummer's Fantasia (2014)

96 min | Drama

6.9
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A Korean director visits a small village in Japan to find inspiration for his film.

Director: Kun-jae Jang | Stars: Sae-byeok Kim, Hyeong-gook Im, Ryo Iwase

Votes: 86

17. A Boy Called H (2013)

121 min | Drama

6.6
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Narrated and viewed from the perspective of a child in the family, Shoonen H portrays the daily trials and societal difficulties of a Christian family from just prior to the commencement of... See full summary »

Director: Yasuo Furuhata | Stars: Yutaka Mizutani, Ran Itô, Tatsuki Yoshioka, Shun Oguri

Votes: 155

18. Souls of Zen (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

8.7
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This documentary presents perspectives on Buddhism as practiced by clergy and millions of families in Japan today by drawing on ethnographic fieldwork about prayer practice and mortuary ... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Graf, Jakob Montrasio | Stars: Tomonori Abe, The Dalai Lama, Taio Kaneta, Toshiaki Kimura

Votes: 30

19. Tenshi no iru toshokan (2017)

108 min | Drama

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Director: Atsushi Ueda | Stars: Fûka Koshiba, Kyôko Kagawa, Leo Morimoto, Yûki Morinaga

20. Inori (2012)

72 min | Documentary

7.2
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Inori is a great Japanese / spiritual / scientific documentary. Uncovering deep Human Being truths. A must watch

Director: Pedro González-Rubio

Votes: 87

21. The Power of Two (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

7.2
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A documentary with international implications about the importance of organ donation and transplantation, Cystic Fibrosis awareness and related health causes.

Director: Marc Smolowitz | Stars: Ana Stenzel, Isabel Stenzel Byrnes, Hatsuko Stenzel, Reiner Stenzel

Votes: 21

22. Teacher and Three Children (2008)

118 min | Drama

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Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Akira Emoto, Etsushi Toyokawa, Naomasa Musaka, Maiko Kawakami

Votes: 43

23. SHINOBI: Winds of the 34 Generation (2005)

70 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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This in-depth and comprehensive documentary chronicles the events and history behind the legendary ninja warriors of medieval Japan, and the viewer is treated to rare interviews with ... See full summary »

Director: Brandon Alvarez | Stars: Robert Bussey, David Dow, Mark Franco, Masaaki Hatsumi

Votes: 21

24. The Great Music Experience (1994 TV Movie)

300 min | Music

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"The Great Music Experience", produced by Tony Hollingsworth of Tribute and backed by UNESCO and the United Nations, was staged at Todai Ji, an eighth-century Buddhist temple, the world's ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Taylor | Stars: Jon Bon Jovi, Cara Butler, The Chieftains, Ry Cooder

25. Operation Teahouse (1956)

5 min | Documentary, Short

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This is a short promotional film for _The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)_ . First the cast and crew arrive at Tokyo's airport. The location shooting is done at Nara, where a small town ... See full summary »

Stars: Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyô, Jack Cummings

Votes: 64

26. The Weald (1997)

73 min | Documentary

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Director: Naomi Kawase

Votes: 19

27. Mangekyô (1999)

90 min | Documentary

5.9
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Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Shinya Arimoto, Mika Mifune, Machiko Ono

Votes: 26

28. Gochisôsan (2013– )

15 min | Comedy

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Meiji 44th year. Meiko is the daughter of Daigo, who owns a western restaurant in Tokyo. She loves to eat the omelette prepared by Daigo, and the nukaduke (pickles) prepared by her mother, ... See full summary »

Stars: Anne Watanabe, Yoshihiro Nakayama, Yusuke Kitaguchi, David McFall

Votes: 28

29. Bangkok no yoru (1966)

105 min | Drama, Romance

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Director: Yasuki Chiba | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Mei-Yao Chang, Yuriko Hoshi, Fubuki Koshiji

30. Kazoku wari (2019)

129 min | Comedy

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Director: Shôhei Shiozaki

31. Tunnel of Love (2015)

Romance

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Director: Masatoshi Akihara | Stars: Kumiko Aimoto, Hisayuki Andô, Steve Etô, Yôji Matsuda

32. Gaijin: Fish Out of Water (2016)

16 min | Short, Horror, Mystery

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After poisoning herself on fish offerings stolen from the Buddhas, a lonely Western traveler awakens cursed in a haunted bamboo forest, grossly disfigured and trapped in a labyrinth of nightmares.

Directors: Anabelle D. Munro, Huntly Munro | Stars: Anabelle D. Munro, Huntly Munro, Tsubasa Hattori, Ryoichi Shimizu

33. Irezumi, l'art japonais du tatouage (2011)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Narinderpal Singh Chandok

34. The Island Empire (1932)

7 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: James A. FitzPatrick | Star: James A. FitzPatrick

35. Temples of Japan (1914)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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Beautiful views, inside and outside, of some of Japan's most picturesque temples, erected, some in modem times, some in ancient, as monuments to the Buddhist and Shinto religions. Included ... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Méliès

36. Love Japan (2014)

Short

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Director: David Parkinson

37. Holy Cities in Japan (1913)

Documentary, Short

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Dream of the most exquisite fairy city your mind can conjure up, all toned in silver-gray and rose, and your dream will be like unto the exquisite city of Hatsiisi, which has in its midst ... See full summary »

38. Ima wa mukashi (2008)

150 min | Drama

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A story of Western characters adrift in the heart of Japan. The three worlds of Mark, a famous novelist, Matthew, an English teacher, and John, a schizophrenic drifter, collide to produce ... See full summary »

Director: Zane J.S. Johnson | Stars: Brenndius Deo, Kate Morgan, Jack Perrow, Ross Wirtanen

39. Cities of Japan: Yokohama, Nara and Kyoto (1913)

Documentary, Short

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An interesting tour about the streets and places of interest of the following: Yokohama, Japan's greatest port and leading city of commerce; Nara, the first capital of Japan: Kyoto, capital... See full summary »

40. Listen to the Azuki's Voice (2016 Video)

36 min | Documentary, Short

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Interview with director Naomi Kawase regarding the film "An" aka "Sweet Bean" and her career. Filmed for the UK Blu-Ray and DVD release.

Director: Andrew P. Kirkham | Star: Naomi Kawase

41. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: Japan Cruise: When Worlds Collide/The Captain and the Geisha/The Lottery Winners/The Emperor's Fortune: Part 2 (1983)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Martha, a teacher of Asian history, impersonates a geisha to be near Merrill. Lottery winners Barney and Gladys continue showing off their lottery winnings.

Director: Jerome Courtland | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange

Votes: 29

42. Madventures (2002– )
Episode: Japani (2005)

40 min | Documentary

8.8
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Director: Tuomas Milonoff | Stars: Tuomas Milonoff, Riku Rantala

Votes: 13

43. Konohito konomachi (1998–1999)
Episode: Episode #1.7 (1998)

Documentary

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Star: Koji Kunutani


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