Tag: Japan

Lock-On Love (2018) 6.6

Lock-On Love (2018)

Towa Furuya is a handsome high school student. Since he was little, he has always been surrounded by women. He believes that he is popular with women, but he has never had a girlfriend in his life. One day, Towa's classm...

Shutter (2008) 5.2

Shutter (2008)

A newlywed couple Ben and Jane move to Japan for a promising job opportunity - a fashion shoot in Tokyo. During their trip on a dark forest road they experience a tragic car accident, leading to the death of a young loca...

The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001) 7.1

The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)

A pioneer of a man convinces his family to take advantage of news of a road soon to be built through an area of the country that can be had for next to nothing. He, his aging, but wise father, his loving and loyal wife, ...

Yamaguchi-gumi gaiden: Kyushu shinko-sakusen (1977) 6.4

Yamaguchi-gumi gaiden: Kyushu shinko-sakusen (1977)

Through a simple act of revenge, Tokyo's deadliest assassin sets off the biggest gang war in crime history. And there is nowhere to hide when the most vicious criminals imaginable try to hunt him down, determined to anni...

Yakuza Ladies: Decision (1998) 3.8
Those Swell Yakuza (1988) 6.1
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 eventuall...

Nihon no Don: Kanketsuhen (1978) 6.8

Nihon no Don: Kanketsuhen (1978)

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

Midnight Eagle (2007) 4.6

Midnight Eagle (2007)

As the Americans run Japan they also reserve the right to fly aeroplanes with nuclear weapons on board over the skies of the country. The Japanese mountains are often referred to as the Alps and it is here that a secreti...

Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo (1978) 7

Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo (1978)

In Transylvania, Lupin III, the notorious international thief, is hung and no one is more suprised to learn of that than Lupin III himself, who was alive and well and nowhere near that area at that time. The answer to th...

Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005) 7.4

Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005)

Edward Elric, the Fullmetal Alchemist, is on the other side of the gate. He has befriended someone who resembles his brother, Al, and has met a gypsy resembling Rose. He finds out that the Germans are planning on opening...

Snow Prince (2009) 6.7

Snow Prince (2009)

A young boy lives in poverty with his grandfather while tending his dream of becoming a painter.::Anonymous...

The Rocking Horsemen (1992) 6.5

The Rocking Horsemen (1992)

It is 1965. High-school student Takeyoshi Fujiwara Yasufumi Hayashi) hears "Pipeline" by the Ventures, and is mesmerized by their unique sound. With three friends, he forms a band called "The Rocking Horsemen." A warm an...

House on Fire (1986) 6.9

House on Fire (1986)

In the 50s, the complicated life of a popular writer who must share his life with his family, his numerous mistresses and his work. Adapted from autobiographical story by Kazuo Dan, who published it a few months before h...

Japan’s Longest Day (1967) 7.7

Japan’s Longest Day (1967)

Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister of the Army Anami leads the mil...

Woman Who Wets Her Fingers (1984) 6.8

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.::lament...

Shura no mure (1984) 6.2
The Battery (2007) 6.3

The Battery (2007)

Takumi Harada and his family moves to Okayama during spring break before his entry to Junior High School. On the baseball field, Takumi has enormous confidence in his ability as a pitcher, but socially he is a loner....

Firebird: Daybreak Chapter (1978) 5.8

Firebird: Daybreak Chapter (1978)

This extraordinarily complex film is not only a send-up of every samurai film ever made, it is also an extrapolation of the value of life. The Yamatai, represented by Prince Susano-O and elderly advisor Sumuke, hire Yumi...

Lonelyheart (1985) 7.3

Lonelyheart (1985)

Lonely and love-struck, high-school student Hiroki pursues one girl but another one mysteriously appears in his life. Is she a figment of his lonely psyche, or real? An intricate triangle develops, and the viewer can't q...

Bonchi (1960) 7.3

Bonchi (1960)

Kikuji is the scion of an Osaka merchant family whose traditional power is matrilineal. Instructed by his overbearing mother and grandmother to give them an heiress for the family business, he stands by helplessly as his...

Ecstasy of the Angels (1972) 6.6

Ecstasy of the Angels (1972)

The movie focuses on the actions of a revolutionary movement.::XO...

Yokohama ankokugai mashingan no ryu (1976) 6.5

Yokohama ankokugai mashingan no ryu (1976)

Bunta Sugawara and his gangster mom robs a bagful of mafia money. They get in trouble when the mafia sends their finest hit men after them....

Tengoku ni ichiban chikai shima (1984) 5.8

Tengoku ni ichiban chikai shima (1984)

A high school girl travels to the island of New Caledonia and has magical adventures....

Twiceborn (2020) 4.9

Twiceborn (2020)

In July 1991, Satoru Ichijo is about to give a lecture in Tokyo Dome. The media pays attention to him as a "Great Charisma." People who know Satoru recall him. Time goes back to a spring day right before the college grad...

Violent City (1974) 6.8

Violent City (1974)

A retired yakuza is caught in the middle of a growing conflict between two rival clans.::Lerylio...

The Hoodlum Priest (1967) 6.6

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 up ...

Call Boy (2018) 6.1

Call Boy (2018)

Ryo Morinaka is a university student and works part-time at a bar. He is bored with his daily life and exists in a state of torpor. One day, his friend Shinya Tajima brings the owner of a host bar over to the place where...

The Invisible String (2012) 7.6

The Invisible String (2012)

THE INVISIBLE STRING tells the fascinating love story between human beings and flying plastic. The documentary takes the audience on a trip from the very beginning of pie pin tossing at the Frisbie's Pie bakery in Connec...

Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll (2019) 7.4

Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll (2019)

Violet Evergarden, a former soldier returned from war, comes to teach at a women's academy and changes a young girl's life....

Eros + Massacre (1969) 7.7

Eros + Massacre (1969)

In the 1920s, the anarchist revolutionary Sakae Osugi is financially supported by his wife, journalist Itsuko Masaoka. He spends his time doing nothing but philosophizing about political systems and free love and visitin...

The Hunt for Bin Laden (2012) (TV) 6.9

The Hunt for Bin Laden (2012) (TV)

Witness the 20-year, billion-dollar hunt for the Al-Qaeda leader, as told by the main players who finally brought him down.::Anonymous...

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.::Julien zarka...

Lupin the 3rd: Napoleon’s Dictionary (1991) (TV) 6.5

Lupin the 3rd: Napoleon’s Dictionary (1991) (TV)

After Lupin steals an old fashion car from a museum in New York. He uses the car to compete in an old school car race in Europe. Reason why is he's after the grand prize, the Dictionary of Napoleon. The book contains the...

Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011) 7.2

Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011)

A coming of age story involving young love and a mysterious music, coming from a crystal radio left as a memento by an absent father, that leads a young heroine deep into a hidden world.::Anonymous...

The Woman Who Keeps a Murderer (2019) 5.2

The Woman Who Keeps a Murderer (2019)

When Kyoko was a child her stepfather loved her sexually. She took refuge in the world of fantasy and multiple personalities. Kyoko has three flat-mates now one of whom is a lesbian who is into Kyoko. In turn, Kyoko is b...

Sanada Yukimura no bouryaku (1979) 5.9

Sanada Yukimura no bouryaku (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.::Troy Eppley...

Seduction of Eros (1972) 5.7

Seduction of Eros (1972)

Tane, a female clerk of a rubber company in a corner of an industrial area facing Tokyo Bay is a quirky woman, also living on the second floor of the company warehouse....

Wet Sand in August (1971) 6.4

Wet Sand in August (1971)

One summer morning, Kiyoshi (Shosuke Hirose) is racing on his bike down the beach. While there, a girl with her clothes torn up is thrown out from a green convertible. This is how he and Sanae (Teresa Noda) first meet. A...

Als die Sonne vom Himmel fiel (2015) 7.6

Als die Sonne vom Himmel fiel (2015)

Tracing the past of her deceased grandfather who worked as a young doctor in the Red Cross hospital of HirSwiss-Japanese filmmaker Aya Domenig, the granddaughter of a doctor on duty during the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiro...