Category: japan

Midnight Diner (2014) 7.5

Midnight Diner (2014)

A cook opens a restaurant that only serves from midnight till dawn. One day, he discovers an obituary urn. Follow the stories of his regulars tangled around this urn.

Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu: Hyouketsu no Kizuna (2019) 7

Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu: Hyouketsu no Kizuna (2019)

In this prequel to Re:Zero Starting Life in a New World From Zero, we learn how Puck and Emilia met. We also learn about why Emilia is insecure.

Warning from Space (1956) 4.5

Warning from Space (1956)

UFOs are seen around Tokyo. Because they look like giant starfish the aliens cannot approach us without creating panic. Hence one of them sacrifices itself and takes the form of a popular female singer. It/she warns m...

A Tale of Mari and Three Puppies (2007) 7.2

A Tale of Mari and Three Puppies (2007)

A tale of Mari and three puppies is based on a true story. It tells about the situation Mari and her puppies have gone through after a massive destruction brought by an earthquake that striked Japan in October 23, 200...

Kashin (2016) 5.3

Kashin (2016)

When Sonoko enters a traditional Japanese arranged marriage with Amamiya facilitated by her parents the resulting union is loveless including the functional and goal-oriented sex. When the husband and wife move for hi...

Buddha (1961) 6.4

Buddha (1961)

An Indian prince leaves his world of comfort and riches behind to wander and meditate for six years in search of spiritual enlightenment. Siddartha turns his back on the old religion when people are starving needlessly.

The Hoodlum Priest (1967) 6.2

The Hoodlum Priest (1967)

The first of two films in the Ryuzen series, a rogue martial arts practicing, fornicating, alcohol drinking, gambling priest who competes against the local yakuza thug by opening his own gambling house and beats many ...

By Player (2000) 6.9

By Player (2000)

Film inspired by the life of Japanese actor Taiji Tonoyama, with whom Kaneto Shindo had worked on many occasions, with the help of archive images and fragments of the most famous films of the director. The actress Nob...

The Glory of Team Batista (2008) 5.9

The Glory of Team Batista (2008)

Toho university hospital has established an outstanding coronary surgery team under the leadership of a up and coming, star, U.S. trained surgeon (Kiji Kikkawa) that specializes in the highly risky "Batista" procedure...

Somebody’s Xylophone (2016) 6.1

Somebody’s Xylophone (2016)

Sayoko has moved away from the city centre and into the suburbs. She gets her hair done at a beauty salon. When she replies to a courtesy follow-up e-mail from the stylist things take an unexpected turn involving her ...

Roommate (2013) 5.7

Roommate (2013)

Harumi Hagiwara lands in the hospital after being involved in an accident. She hits it off with her nurse, Reiko Nishimura, and the two decide to move in together after she's discharged. However, Harumi begins to witn...

Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (1997) 7.7

Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (1997)

A radio play is going to go on air at a Tokyo radio station. It is a weepy melodrama written by housewife Miyako, who is the winner of the competition run by the station. Suddenly, the hot-tempered lead actress Nokko ...

Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993) 7.6

Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993)

A Japanese police unit who use giant anthropomorphic robots (called Labors) is caught up in a political struggle between the civilian authorities and the military when a terrorist act is blamed on an Air Force jet. Wi...

Crest of Betrayal (1994) 6.3

Crest of Betrayal (1994)

When Tamiya Iyemon joins the Asano Clan, he brings with him a legacy of death. Aside from Horibe Yasubei, he is the only one with fighting experience and could help the group carrying out their long-awaited vendetta a...

Summer Wars (2009) 7.5

Summer Wars (2009)

Kenji Koiso, an eleventh grade math genius, agrees to take a summer job at the Nagano hometown of his crush, Natuski. When he arrives, he finds that her family have reunited to celebrate the 90th birthday of the famil...

Shinobi No Mono 4: Siege (1964) 6.7

Shinobi No Mono 4: Siege (1964)

Tokugawa Ieyasu is the ruler of all Japan. But one last loose thread must be tied up before his domination is complete -- the destruction of the Toyotomi clan, now beseiged in Osaka castle. Ieyasu's ninja are the only...

Blueprint of Murder (1961) 6.7

Blueprint of Murder (1961)

While testing the advance prototype of a revolutionary gas engine, the vehicle is involved in a mysterious accident killing its driver. The police report states that it was an accident, caused by the driver. But drive...

Wasao (2011) 6

Wasao (2011)

Wasao, an Akita dog in Aomori Prefecture that became famous as an ugly-yet-cute dog from a traveller's blog. Heartwarming drama starring Wasao himself turns part of the life of this former stray into an original story.

Daiamondo wa kizutsukanai (1982) 5.9

Daiamondo wa kizutsukanai (1982)

A college student becomes romantically involved with a married middle-aged teacher.

The Shogun Assassins (1979) 6

The Shogun Assassins (1979)

Generel Sanada, seeking retribution for the murder of his father and a lost battle, both conceived by the Shogun, devises a series of brilliant plans to thwart the Shogun's overwhelming strength.

Nihon no Don: Kanketsuhen (1978) 6.5

Nihon no Don: Kanketsuhen (1978)

The eastern and western factions of the Yakuza battle to control Japan.

Woman Who Wets Her Fingers (1984) 4.9

Woman Who Wets Her Fingers (1984)

Real-Life stripper Madoka Mika plays the fictional ROSE RED, a former striptease queen who is now doing roadshow engagements while trying to raise her kid and balance her love affairs.

Jirôchô Fuji (1959) 6.9

Jirôchô Fuji (1959)

An all-star cast from Daiei Film Company has made "the ultimate Jirocho movie" about the legendary yakuza Shimizu no Jirocho, the biggest Boss in the Tokaido area.

Only on Mondays (1964) 6.7

Only on Mondays (1964)

Yuka is a "good-time girl" from Yokohama who is persuaded by her papa to sleep with a foreign business executive so that he can close an important deal.

Dawn of a Filmmaker: The Keisuke Kinoshita Story (2013) 6.7

Dawn of a Filmmaker: The Keisuke Kinoshita Story (2013)

As a young man, Keisuke Kinoshita (Ryo Kase) carried his mother on a handcart across a mountain. He grew up as a hotblooded young man and was monitored by the military. He then joined Shochiku movie company, to eventu...

Oto-na-ri (2009) 7.2

Oto-na-ri (2009)

Nojima Satoshi (Junichi Okada) is a photographer who wants to photograph scenery, but currently works for a modeling agency where he takes picture of his best friend, a model in his 30, Shingo (Hiroyuki Ikeuchi). One ...

Kwaidan (1964) 8

Kwaidan (1964)

This film contains four distinct, separate stories. "Black Hair": A poor samurai who divorces his true love to marry for money, but finds the marriage disastrous and returns to his old wife, only to discover something...

Avalon (2001) 6.4

Avalon (2001)

In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon. When Ash, a star player, hears of rumors that a more advanced level of th...

A Boy Who Wished to Be Okuda Tamio and a Girl Who Drove All Men Crazy (2017) 5.7

A Boy Who Wished to Be Okuda Tamio and a Girl Who Drove All Men Crazy (2017)

Thirty-five-year-old Yuji Koroki likes singer Tamio Okuda. He is useless with women in the tradition of films like Train Man or My life Changed When I Went To A Sex Parlour. He works at a popular magazine and has a di...

Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004) 7.2

Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)

In 1980s Kyushu, two teenagers fell in love, and exchanged their secrets and thoughts by way of sending tape recordings to each other. More than a decade later, the boy (now grown-up and bittered) rediscovers the last...