Tag: Japan

The Taste of Tea (2004) 7.7

The Taste of Tea (2004)

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Storyline:A spell of time in the life of a family living in rural Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo. Though her husband is busy working at an office, Yoshiko is not an ordinary housewife, instead working on an animat...

Dog in a Sidecar (2007) 6.9

Dog in a Sidecar (2007)

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Storyline:In this coming of age story, ten-year-old Kaoru's life undergoes big changes when her mother leaves home. Kaoru forms a surprising bond with her father's lover, Yoko, as she learns a lot about life during on...

A Gentle Breeze in the Village (2007) 7.3

A Gentle Breeze in the Village (2007)

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Storyline:Set against the backdrop of Japan's scenic countryside, director Nobuhiro Yamashita's tale of adolescent love avoids the tear-jerking and virulent social commentary of many first-love stories in telling the ...

If Cats Disappeared from the World (2016) 7

If Cats Disappeared from the World (2016)

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Storyline:Young mailman finds out he has no time left due to a terminal disease. Suddenly he is approached by a devil that offers him to live more time if he eliminates something from the world. Young mailman then thi...

The Girl in the Sun (2013) 6.9

The Girl in the Sun (2013)

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Storyline:A salesman named Kosuke Okuda happens to meet Mao Watarai,a friend from his middle school days. Back then, Mao was bullied, but now she is an attractive woman. Kosuke and Mao fall in love and decide to marry...

Samurai Banners (1969) 7.1

Samurai Banners (1969)

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Storyline:Feudal Japan, 1543 to 1562. Kansuke Yamamoto is a samurai who dreams of a country united, peaceful from sea to sea. He enters the service of Takeda, the lord of Kai domain. He convinces Takeda to kill the lo...

Tenchi the Movie – Tenchi Muyo in Love (1996) 7.2

Tenchi the Movie – Tenchi Muyo in Love (1996)

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Storyline:Tenchi and co. find their existence unsettled by a time-travelling entity called Kain. Desiring revenge upon the Juraian emperor, Tenchi, Kain travels back in time to kill Tenchi's mother. Trying to preserve...

Samurai Rebellion (1967) 8.4

Samurai Rebellion (1967)

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Storyline:During peace in 1725, aging swordsman Isaburo is living a henpecked life when his clan lord requests that Isaburo's son marry the lord's mistress, with whom he's displeased, even though she's born him a son....

Distance (2001) 7

Distance (2001)

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Storyline:Members of a cult, modeled on Aum Shinrikyo, sabotage a city's water supply, then commit mass suicide near the shores of a lake. Family members of those affected by it meet at the lake to observe the anniver...

XX (2007) 5.9

XX (2007)

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Storyline:Recovering from a failed love affair, Shiyori and best friend Aiko head to the country. But they soon discover that the tranquil village is the home of a cult with a fetish for cutting off female legs. They ...

Poem (1972) 6.9

Poem (1972)

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Storyline:As a faithful young houseboy fully devotes himself to his spiritual duty, his teacher plans turning over his grandfather's mountain property to realtors for profit.User Reviews: The Midnight Eye reviews of J...

100 Yen Love (2014) 7.2

100 Yen Love (2014)

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Storyline: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 young son. One da...

A Boy and His Samurai (2010) 7.1

A Boy and His Samurai (2010)

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Storyline:Kidzhima Yasube, the Samurai of the period Edo, is postponed to 180 years ahead to Japan of our days. There he meets the divorced woman Hiroko and her son Tomoyey. She invites Yasube to herself to live, and ...

Picnic (1996) 7.2

Picnic (1996)

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Storyline:Believing that the world will end that very day, three mental patients Coco, Tsumuji, and Satoru set out upon a journey. Walking upon the tops of the walls of the city, they seek to find a picnic spot with t...

Kaiju Mono (2016) 5.5

Kaiju Mono (2016)

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Storyline:User Reviews: Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!

Slit Mouth Woman in LA (2014) 4.1

Slit Mouth Woman in LA (2014)

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Storyline:The rumor of Slit mouth woman is blasting in LA. Claire (Lauren Taylor) sees the nightmare of her every night. She met the professor of the urban legends research and talk about the phenomenon. She finds out...

Ore wa mada honki dashite nai dake (2013) 6.4

Ore wa mada honki dashite nai dake (2013)

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Storyline:A man who had raised his daughter after he was a divorced, quitted his job suddenly to find himself. Then he wastes his time for a while, but one day he begins to try to be a comic artist.User Reviews: Altho...

Garo and the Wailing Dragon (2012) 6.3

Garo and the Wailing Dragon (2012)

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Storyline:In order to protect humankind, Kouga Saezima makes a contract with powerful Kazari. Kouga Saezima travels to the land of promise to bring back the Fang of Sorrow. When he gets there, Kouga Saezim loses the G...

Shinjuku Triad Society (1995) 6.7

Shinjuku Triad Society (1995)

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Storyline:Amidst a Chinese and Japanese mafia war, a lawyer for the Chinese mob finds a rift forming between him and his corrupt police office brother.User Reviews: Shinjuku Triad Society: Chinese Mafia Wars is unlike...

This Transient Life (1970) 7.9

This Transient Life (1970)

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Storyline: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 t...

Kingdom (2019) 7.2

Kingdom (2019)

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Storyline:In ancient China, a young boy dreams of becoming the greatest general of the Qin Kingdom.User Reviews: Takao Osawa's performance was wonderful! It was so weird! (just compliment) After watching this, how do ...

Tokyo Sonata (2008) 7.5

Tokyo Sonata (2008)

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Storyline:The wind of change is blowing as a family grapples with unemployment, alienation, mistrust and a lack of communication. When a Japanese salaryman loses his job to outsourcing to China, it is just the beginni...

The Forest of Love (2019) 6.7

The Forest of Love (2019)

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Storyline:Two women are filmed by a con man and his documentary crew, who uncover dark secrets.User Reviews: You did it again Sono, I am mentally exhausted. I have no idea how this ended up on Netflix.The first 15 min...

Love and Honour (2006) 7.8

Love and Honour (2006)

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Storyline:Shinnojo, a low level samurai, lives with his pretty, dutiful and loyal wife Kayo. He has come to find his position in a castle as a food-taster for a feudal lord to be boring and pointless, and talks about ...

Jinkusu!!! (2013) 6.9

Jinkusu!!! (2013)

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Storyline:South Korean exchange student Yoon Ji-ho tries to make love bloom between her uptight classmate Kaede and Yusuke, a very shy boy she's infatuated with since middle school.User Reviews: If you don't like Kore...

Asaki yumemishi (1974) 6.9

Asaki yumemishi (1974)

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Storyline:After a number of stressful affairs, a court lady becomes a nun in order to pursue a life without desire.User Reviews: Set in the late 13th century Kyoto, an era of the Kamakura Shogunate this was a period o...

Our Little Sister (2015) 7.5

Our Little Sister (2015)

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Storyline:Three sisters live together in their late grandmother's house in the city of Kamakura. They have lived together since their dad left home for another woman and their mum imitated her husband by running off w...

Sans Soleil (1983) 8

Sans Soleil (1983)

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Storyline:"He wrote me...." A woman narrates the thoughts of a world traveler, meditations on time and memory expressed in words and images from places as far-flung as Japan, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, and San Francisco....

Angel’s Egg (1985) 7.6

Angel’s Egg (1985)

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Storyline:a young girl is the sole protector of a very precious, large egg. her lair is near a large, abandoned, decaying gothic city inhabited by restless shadows. a mysterious young man arrives one day, and eventual...

The Hidden Blade (2004) 7.7

The Hidden Blade (2004)

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Storyline:During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends Munezo and Samon as he leaves their clan's fiefdom on the northwest coast of Japan (Unasaka) to take ...