Category: japan

Lost Girls and Love Hotels (2020) 4.5

Lost Girls and Love Hotels (2020)

Margaret finds herself in the glittering labyrinth of Tokyo by night and as a respected English teacher of a Japanese flight attendant academy by day. With little life direction, She searches for meaning with fellow e...

Frankenstein vs. Baragon (1965) 5.5

Frankenstein vs. Baragon (1965)

During WWII, a human heart taken from a certain lab in Europe (Dr. Frankenstein's) is kept in a Japanese lab, when it gets exposed to the radiation of the bombing of Hiroshima. The heart grows in size, mutates and spr...

Coup d’Etat (1973) 6.9

Coup d’Etat (1973)

Ikka Kita is a revolutionary, who suffers when he is brought his younger brother's clothes, still smeared with his blood. Ikka's brother followed the revoltionary's precept and acted, attempting on the life of a finan...

Shinobi No Mono 2: Vengeance (1963) 6.9

Shinobi No Mono 2: Vengeance (1963)

Confident that he has destroyed the Iga Ninja, the evil Oda Nobunaga continues his quest to conquer Japan. Meanwhile, Ishikawa Goemon (Ichikawa Raizo) has settled down with his wife and child, and wishes only to live ...

A Story from Chikamatsu (1954) 8

A Story from Chikamatsu (1954)

To save her brother and the ancestral house from the heavy burden of an unfulfilled debt, Osan--the noble wife of the parsimonious but reputable scroll-maker, Ishun--turns to her husband's kind-hearted employee, Mohei...

Onibaba (1964) 8

Onibaba (1964)

In the Fourteenth Century, during a civil war in Japan, a middle-aged woman and her daughter-in-law survive in a hut in a field of reed killing warriors and soldiers to trade their possessions for food. When their nei...

The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959) 7

The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959)

This classic Japanese horror movie directed by Nobuo Nakagawa is based on an 18th-century masterpiece written by Nanboku Tsuruya. It is about a woman who haunts her husband after she dies a miserable death. The story ...

This Transient Life (1970) 7.8

This Transient Life (1970)

Set around a remote Buddhist monastery, it features Masao, a young son of a rich merchant who doesn't want to follow his father into business or go to college, preferring to study under a famous Master how to make Kan...

Battle Royale II (2003) 4.7

Battle Royale II (2003)

Three years after the events in "Battle Royale," Shuya Nanahara (Tatsuya Fujiwara)is a well-known terrorist bent on bringing down the government. In response, they order the creation of the "Battle Royale 2" program, ...

It’s Only Talk (2005) 7

It’s Only Talk (2005)

Yuko is 35 years old, single, out of work, and on medication from her psychiatrist to combat her manic depression. Living in Kamata Town, Yuko divides her time between a variety of men friends, each with his own pecul...

Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972) 7.6

Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)

Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by the yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.

The Perfect Education (1999) 5.5

The Perfect Education (1999)

Schoolgirl Kuniko is kidnapped by a middle-aged man Iwazono when she is jogging. He tells her that he had a failed marriage which leaves him a deep and everlasting scar in his mind. He kidnaps her in search of a perfe...

Be with You (2004) 7.9

Be with You (2004)

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 happiness. Yuji overheard relative...

Kuroi tobakushi (1965) 6.2

Kuroi tobakushi (1965)

Koji Himuro is a make-out artist with unparalleled gambling skills. Shortly after his return to Tokyo, he is invited to attend a reception that is actually an undercover gambling operation run by an international gamb...

Café Lumière (2003) 6.9

Café Lumière (2003)

Shochiku Studio of Japan commissioned several directors to create films reflecting on the themes of Ozu Yasujiro on the centenary of the director's birth. Here we find Inoue Yoko, an apparently single young woman who ...

Miracle: Devil Claus’ Love and Magic (2014) 6.2

Miracle: Devil Claus’ Love and Magic (2014)

The intertwined love story of four young people on Christmas night.

Backwater (2013) 6

Backwater (2013)

Cannes Film Festival winner Shinji Aoyama creates a chilling atmosphere in this adaptation of an award-winning novel. A young man tries to fight the deadly influence of his violent, abusive dad. Will the sins of the f...

The Battle of Port Arthur (1980) 6.6

The Battle of Port Arthur (1980)

Depicts the bloody siege of the fortress Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War 1904 - 1905. In the story dominated the character Lt Takeshi Kogyo (Teruhiko Aoi), teachers, and a reserve officer who became commande...

Early Summer (1951) 8.2

Early Summer (1951)

In postwar Tokyo, this household is loving and serene: older parents, their 28-year-old daughter Noriko, their married son, his devoted wife, and two rascally sons. Their only discontent is Noriko's lack of a husband....

Ushimitsu no mura (1983) 6.1

Ushimitsu no mura (1983)

An emotionally distraught young man goes on a violent killing spree after his tuberculosis keeps him from serving in World War II and is frowned upon by his fellow villagers.

10 Promises to My Dog (2008) 7

10 Promises to My Dog (2008)

A teenage girl adopts a homeless puppy and names it "Socks". They take care of each others since then, until one day when she is thinking Socks to be smaller than she thought it used be...

An Autumn Afternoon (1962) 8.1

An Autumn Afternoon (1962)

In the early 60's in Tokyo, the widower Hirayama is a former captain from the Japanese navy that works as a manager of a factory and lives with his twenty-four year-old daughter Michiko and his son Kazuo in his house....

TUNA Girl (2019) 5.6

TUNA Girl (2019)

A clumsy but cheerful fisheries student struggles to find her place at a research institute renowned for its tuna cultivation.

My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999) 7.2

My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)

The Yamadas are a typical middle class Japanese family in urban Tokyo and this film shows us a variety of episodes of their lives. With tales that range from the humourous to the heartbreaking, we see this family cope...

Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972) 7.3

Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)

After being cruelly set up and deceived by Sugimi (Natsuyagi Isao), a conniving and crooked detective she had whole-heartedly fallen in love with (and subsequently lost her virginity to...), Matsushima Nami's desire f...

Kids Return (1996) 7.5

Kids Return (1996)

Two buddies visit the schoolyard of the high school they used to attend, and remember their young and dumb days. They used to be the bullies in the school, until they find their own ways of life; one as a boxer, and t...

Under Your Bed (2019) 6

Under Your Bed (2019)

Naoto was ignored by other people. During his school days, Chihiro was the first person who called his name. Naoto dreams of seeing her again and tries to find her. Finally, after 11 years, he locates her, but she is ...

Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) 6.4

Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)

When the aliens Xilians invade Earth, they release monsters to destroy the big cities. The Earth Defense Force formed by mutants is incapable to defeat the creatures. Commander Douglas Gordon decides to unleash Godzil...

Ikiru (1952) 8.3

Ikiru (1952)

Kanji Watanabe is a civil servant. He has worked in the same department for 30 years. His life is pretty boring and monotonous, though he once used to have passion and drive. Then one day he discovers that he has stom...

Charisma (1999) 6.9

Charisma (1999)

A seasoned detective is called in to rescue a politician held hostage by a lunatic. In a brief moment of uncertainty, he misses the chance for action. Leaving his job and family without explanation, he makes his way t...